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  • 00:23

    AUDIO BOOK READING chp 4 BREAKING THE CHAINS, ~ Resistance

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    AUDIO BOOK READING chp 4 BREAKING THE CHAINS, WM.L.KATZ


    Jenny Smith Fletcher was the daughter of W. H. Smith, founder of Nicodemus. She was the first postmistress and schoolteacher in Nicodemus, Kansas. She was also one of the original charter members of the A.M.E. Church.
    Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas.  Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.
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    AUDIO BOOK READING - BREAKING THE CHAINS, Week 4 Chapter 4 Resistance


    Although slave revolts constituted the most dramatic form of slave resistance, they were by no means the only method of reprisal. Arson proved to be an exceptionally effective and consequently frequent form of retaliation. In 1795, slave-set fires in Charleston, South Carolina, prompted the governor to declare a day of fasting. More arson there in 1804 resulted in the destruction of six ships and hundreds of homes. The problem of arson was so widespread that, in 1820, the American Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia stopped issuing policies in the South.


    Assaults and attempts at assassination were also common. In 1740, accusations that slaves were attempting to poison New York City's water supply resulted in widespread arrests and executions. Poison attempts were so frequent they were even referred to in the lyrics of at least one slave song. Vandalism and destruction of crops were also regular occurrences.

  • 01:00

    Audio Book Wk 3- Family First- Breaking The Chains! W/ Wm.L.Katz!

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    I went to the slaver and inquired what was her price for me. She said a thousand dollars.... I opened a regular place of business...


     During this time I had found it politic to go shabbily dressed, and to appear to be very poor, but to pay my mistress for my services promptly. I kept my money hid, never venturing to put out a penny, nor to let any body but my wife know that I was making any. The thousand dollars was what I supposed my mistress would ask for me, and so I determined now what I would do.


    I opened a regular place of business, labelled my tobacco in a conspicuous manner with the names of “Edward and Lunsford Lane,” and of some of the persons who sold it for me, — established agencies for the sale in various parts of the State, one at Fayetteville, one at Salisbury, one at Chapel Hill, and so on, — sold my articles from my place of business, and about town, also deposited them in stores on commission, and thus, after paying my mistress for my time, and rendering such support as necessary to my family.


     I found in the space of some six or eight years, that I had collected the sum of one thousand dollars.
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    I could not legally purchase it, and as the laws forbid emancipation except, for “meritorious services.” This done, Mr. Smith endeavored to emancipate me formally, and to get my manumission recorded; I tried also; but the court judged that I had done nothing “meritorious,” and so I remained, nominally only, the slave of Mr. Smith for a year; when, feeling unsafe in that relation, I accompanied him to New York whither he was going to purchase goods, and was there regularly and formally made a freeman, and there my manumission was recorded.

  • 00:31

    Breaking the Chains.....Wage Love and Peace: Remembering Dr. King

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    I have a dream...Celebrating Our 50 Years of Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our famillies and our communities?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our 50th Year of Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Our ancesters from Africa knew the power of connection to the Divine, while honoring the human-ness in each other. I invite you to remember the greatness of our people, and let's have conversations that inspires us all to take action to "Heal what's hurting our Hearts and our Black Community."


    Today's show is about a movement that is taking root this year that is based in Love, Loving yourself so you can truly love another. As this year begins, I want you to position yourself to Dream, Believe, and Be the very expression of yourself that the world needs to see to allow us all to be transformed. It's time out for playing small. It's time to lock arms with one another, and reveal Love in expression to the world. Awaken your Soul's Mission, and let's begin to live life beyond anything we have previously imagined. As we allow our Spirits to be revealed, we allow supernatural experiences to occur that will transform the world, even as Dr. Martin L. King thousands to reach deep within for change and transformation. 


    And so can we..Be Amazing!


    We are powerful, and together we rise!


     

  • 00:42

    AUDIO BOOK READING SUMMER SERIES-BREAKING THE CHAINS, WM.L.KATZ

    in Education

    "Breaking The Chains: African-American Slave Resistance"


    “The compelling, provocative story of the resistance and courage of African slaves in their never-ending struggle for freedom…important history.” — USA Today


    The first freedom paths taken by runaway slaves led to Native American villages. There black men and women found a red hand of friendship and an accepting adoption system and culture. The sturdy offspring of Black-Indian marriages shaped the early days of the fur trade, added a new dimension to frontier diplomacy, and made a daring contribution to the fight for American liberty. Early Florida history was determined by a powerfull alliance that fought the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines to a standstill for forty years.


    Like other intrepid frontier people, these dark Americans braved every peril for a slice of the American Dream—freedom, a safe home, family happiness and a piece of one’s own land. In the chronicles of the Americas their long, arduous quest for freedom is still a neglected chapter.


    Through careful research and rare antique prints and photographs, this book reveals how black and red people learned to live and work together in the Americas to oppose white oppression. Here is an American story that reveals a little-known aspect of our past and shatters some myths.


     “This book will force many readers to reexamine their assumptions about American history… Young readers will be fascinated and better informed for having experienced this book,” wrote School Library Journal. Striking photographs highlight this unknown heritage.”
    — Black Child Magazine, February/March 1997

  • 02:00

    Breaking the Chains

    in Family

    Join us tonight as we welcome Vanessa Queen Tahiyrah Sparks,  Pierre Demarco Wallace & Maurice Muhammad as we discuss POLICE BRUTALITY. Welcome family, kick back and relax!

  • 00:37

    Breaking the Chains.....Releasing Old Patterns for Growth

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world? How are we Leading Change?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate our Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for the elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Today, we must look deeply at our patterns of behavior if we expect to see changes in our communities, our schools, our children and most importantly, in ourselves. Living is a major City that is creating a major divide in the standards of living, access to jobs, and so much more, it is imperative that we look to our history for guidance, and access our we are carrying that vision forward. We must look for innovative ways to offset what's being set up for our children.


    And how do we do that? We look at our patterns of behavior in how we are operating, thinking, spending, learning, and sharing so that we can release old patterns that no longer work, and innovate new ways of achieving growth for our communities.


    Tune in to today's show to learn how to changing old patterns will release new creative powers at our disposal that may have been lying dormant due to blockages of past experiences. 


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 00:30

    Breaking The Chains - The Garden of Eden's Temperature?

    in Pets

    Host  Rebecca Ann Normandin will discuss what environmental conditions were most likely in the Garden of Eden.  She will also present an overview of what her future shows will focus on.
    Rebecca is the author of "Breaking the Chains of Spiritual Bondage Between Man and God's Creatures" published Feb. 2012.  
     

  • 00:36

    Breaking the Chains....Beginning Again After the Storm

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate the Year of Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    This past Sunday was Mother's Day, and my first one without my Queen Mother, Diva Dee as she was often lovingly called. It was definitely a rough patch to endure, as her memories brought both joy and pain. I don't think we are ever prepared for losing loved one, but one thing is for sure - we have to find new beginnings after the storm.


    I focused on three things to manage my first Mother's Day without her, because last year, my sisters and I all surprised her with a weekend getaway. I focused on: 1) How could I bring happiness to someone else; 2) Support myself emotionally; and 3) Serve others to make a difference?  


    Tune in to today's show to learn how focusing our intentions can help navigate us through the storms of life and create opportunities to find joy and peace through service to others. It's important to find some activity that can uplift your emotions into ones that nourish your soul. For me, it was taking my focus off me through service, which in turn filled my heart with lighter emotions to weather the storm.  


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 00:34

    Breaking the Chains......Awake, Evolve and Grow to Succeed

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate the Year of Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Today is Cinco de Mayo, a time of celebrating Mexico's victory over France's invasion of Mexico. Let's celebrate our freedom, and make a commitment to Awake, Evolve and Grow. Let's Awake from the slumber of mediocrity and challenge ourselves to overcome the limiting beliefs formed from our past, invading our ability to live freely and fully. 


    Let's allow our conscious minds to Evolve into greater awareness of our potential inside, of the unity within, so we can unleash a greater power of Love to express in and through us.


    And lastly, let's Grow and allow the Power within to transform our souls into expressions of light to lead our families and communities into more unity. Together, we can create a new world of peace and love. 


    Tune in today to learn more about Awakening, Evolving and Growing into our greastest potential!


    We are powerful, and together we rise to create a new World!!

  • 00:31

    Breaking the Chains...Resurrecting into a New Life

    in Motivation

    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our famillies and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate the Year of Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Join me today as we discuss the power we possess to resurrect our minds, thoughts and hearts to inspire transformation in our lives as we reach deep within and touch the deepest part of ourselves and so others know what's possible in their existence. By showing others how to tap into our inner power of resurrection, we bring change to every circumstance we may encounter. 


    Are you ready to make the leap this Spring 2015 and reach deep within to your highest potential?


    We are powerful, and together we rise!

  • 00:36

    Breaking the Chains.. A New Day and A New Time

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    I have a dream...Celebrating Our Jubilee!


    Our forefathers and mothers planted trees from which we gather fruit, and dug wells from which we quench our thirst. Civil Rights Activist marched for us, died for us and pleaded for our equality.


    So what are we leaving behind for our communities today? What are we fostering in the minds of our Black children? How will we strengthen our families and our communities? How will we show the power of LOVE in the world?


    Fifty years ago, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream..." Speech debuted in Detroit and transformed a nation. Today, we Celebrate the Year of Jubilee and join in that movement of teaching us all to evolve in our beliefs, values and purpose for elevation of our consciousness into the greatness that lies in the Human Spirit.


    Join me today as we continue to discuss Re-Creating ourselves to ascend to new heights. Today I will share the new steps in place to take Positive S.I.S.T.E.R.S. to a new level in business with the re-creation of the business.


    I present to you A.E.G. Enterprise, a non-profit organzation designed to empower people and businesses to Awake, Evolve and Grow to their highest potential.  Positive S.I.S.T.E.R.S. will continue its work, dba A.E.G. Enterprise, along with the creation of All Things Small Biz, a dba to support small businesses with deeply discounted marketing services to give them winning strategies to grow their business to empower their communities economically with employment and professional services. .


    Tune in today to learn mor about the Newly Evolved Company: A.E.G. Enterprise!


    We are powerful, and together we rise to create a new World!!