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Award-winning Journalist and author Leo Adam Biga returns to the show to talk about his latest book: Crossing Bridges.
Father Vavrina has served as a priest for many years, and has served several missions trips to help the needy. Father Ken worked with lepers in Yemen, and was ultimately arrested and thrown in jail under false suspicions of spying. After being forcibly removed from Yemen, he began his tenure with Catholic Relief Services. First in the extreme poverty and over-population of Calcutta in India. Then with warlords in Liberia to deliver food and supplies to refugees in need. Father Ken also spent several years working with Mother Teresa to heal the sick and comfort the dying.
Crossing Bridges: A Priest’s Uplifting Life Among the Downtrodden is the story of Father Ken Vavrina’s life and travels – simple acts that moved him, people that inspired him, and places that astonished him. Father Ken has spent his life selflessly serving the Lord and the neediest around him, while always striving to remain a simple, humble man of God.
Marcus Garvey once proclaimed that we are men and deserve a man's chance in this world.He also said that Asia for the Asiatics,Europe for the Europeans so it is reasonble to cry Africa for the Africans.Currently Africa is for everybody but Africans.This is going to change even if it means revolution.Yes real revolution.Before you can get answers you have to first ask the right question.Why are 200 million Africa victims of the Atlantic slave trade Maafa(holocaust)denied their birthright to have LIN Land Infrastructure Nationhood on the continent of their ancestors?Why are some larger ethnic groups able to dominate the countries and deny small groups with their own language,culture and values self determination.I will talk about religious and ethnic conflicts raging throughout the continent,that was not unlike Europe in the ancient and middle ages.A new organization that we are exploring is the Organization of Emerging African States.This organization seeks to redress the legacy of colonialism and foster in the idea that Africa is not complete until everyone has liberty and justice.There will be a state for the African Americans and those who assimilate with us on the continent.Tonight the Kalagenesis will invite quest to call in and share some of their views in Kalaland.
Scott Harrison, Founder and CEO of charity: water
Scott spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist. Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-profit organization charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 800 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue. In eight years, with the help of more than 500,000 donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $180 million and funded over 16,000 water projects in 25 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 5.2 million people with clean, safe drinking water. And guess what? 100% of the money raised by this charity goes DIRECTLY to the projects they support. How could you not want to hear about this amazing human being and this amazing charity? Hope you will join me. This show made possible due to the generous support of Habitat for Humanity.
Every year, the president and Congress meet to set refugee quotas for specific countries. "By its very nature, it’s not a legal process; it is a political process,” says Bill Frelick, the director of the refugee program at Human Rights Watch. A vulnerable group of refugees who do not have a big profile and do not have a “special” connection to the United States, are left out. Acceptance of refugees is a popularity contest that is politically driven.
When Saigon fell in 1975, the U.S. had no comprehensive refugee policy. When refugees from the South China Sea started arriving, the government passed the 1980 Refugee Act, giving way to a universal definition for what it meant to be a refugee, and founded the resettlement program that exists to this day. The Vietnamese exodus continued through the '90s until the U.S. formally closed its resettlement program in 1994.
By 2007, the U.N.’s refugee agency called the Iraq exodus the "largest long-term population movement in the Middle East since the displacement of Palestinians" in 1948. But at that point, the U.S. had admitted fewer than 1,000 Iraqi refugees.
There are currently 2.6 million Afghan refugees. But in the last 20 years, the U.S. has taken in less than 20,000.By 1994, 2.3 million Rwandan people had fled the country. The U.S. has taken in less than 1,500. The 1999-2001 civil war in Liberia resulted in 640,000 refugees. The U.S., has accepted about 33,000.
Out of the more than two million Syrian refugees, the United States has taken in a total of 90 since that country’s civil war began.
Soviet Jews have been steadily streaming into the U.S. for decades surpassing their relocation to Israel. The Lautenberg Amendment, a special 1989 law, even granted refugee status to Jews from the former Soviet Union without having to prove specific persecution.
Best selling author, Navi Robbins was born in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of ten his family relocated to the West African country of Liberia. While living abroad for seven years he found and nourished his immersive imagination. Being immersed in several other cultures and languages gave Navi a unique perspective on life and self-expression.
After several years attempting to complete a novel, in 2012 Navi completed his first book titled Walking Among the Shadows: Awakening which was published in 2013 and is part of a planned seven book series. Wanting to push himself into different genres, Navi penned three short stories in a series titled Article 88: Jericho's Revenge. On March 24, 2015, Navi released his first romance novel, Tragedy, Lust, & Destiny becoming an Amazon best seller two days after being released.
Join me, Why Yet, as I chat with Navi about his inspiration for his stories because you know I bring you what's going on.
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One of the finest collections of classic higlife music. with host Dj kwasi africa. The album is available for download via iTunes & amazon.
Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana at the turn of the 20th century and incorporated the traditional harmonic 9th, as well as melodic and the main rhythmic structures in traditional Akan music, and married them with Western instruments. Highlife was associated with the local African aristocracy during the colonial period. By 1930s, Highlife spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia and Nigeria via Ghanaian workers, amongst other West African countries, where the music is now very popular.
Highlife is characterised by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound (see Daddy Lumba). Igbo highlife and Joromi are subgenres.
This arpeggiated highlife guitar part is modeled after an Afro-Cuban guajeo. The pattern of attack-points is nearly identical to the 3-2 clave motif guajeo as shown below. The bell pattern known in Cuba as clave is indigenous to Ghana and Nigeria, and is used in highlife.
Dr. Scott will lead a discussion on "The Selling of Yourself". Dr. Scott is the President of On Point Consulting Group with 30 years of managerial and Donnell Scott administrative experience. His areas of expertise include strategic and tactical planning, operations management, fiscal management and the creation of cost-effective solutions.
Dr. Donnell Scott is the former Director of the Executive Master of Public Administration Program and faculty member in the Public Administration Department at North Carolina Central University. During his tenure as Director, Dr. Scott developed international programs at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and The Republic of Liberia Civil Service Agency.
Dr. Scott's passion for people inspired him to write "Leadership Prescription," "Workplace Politics: Survive and Advance," & the participant workbook "Workplace Politics: Survive and Advance" and The Last Lesson: The Death of Average. He wrote these books "in plain English" and clearly explains how to successfully navigate the intangible obstacles present in the global driven business and job markets.
On Point Consulting Group can assist your organization with create a culture where productivity, employee fulfillment and commitment flourish. Contact Dr. Donnell Scott to discuss one of our many workshops
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Within the context of Black Empowerment Liberia would have been the nation state (a.k.a. the base of operations)
Black Wall Street would have been the Satellite community within the United States with a direct line of trade and commerce with the nation state.
Neither one was a failure but a lesson.
Apparently a lesson we have yet to learn from and take things to the next logical level, natural conclusion and ultimate end game;
LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, NATIONHOOD
Great Scott! It's the RedMaryland NewsHour for October 23rd, 2015
Where we're going we still need roads, and a way to travel on them.
This week Governor Larry Hogan was thanked for his investment in Rt. 404, and he revealed a plan to improve transit in and around Baltimore with better bus service. We may not have flying cars, but we do have flying planes. The Board of Public Works talked about this form of travel, as it encouraged airlines to bring hubs to BWI airport. The future of the Republican Party hasn't been written yet, but it will be written by Young Republicans, we talk to some of them.
All this, plus a news update. Sorry I didn't have time to build the podcast to scale or to paint it, but you can join us as we get Mr. Fusion to feed the 1.21 gigawatts into the Flux Capacitor.
(What, me a Back to the Future nerd? That's heavy.)
On the @RedMaryland NewsHour:
Redistricting Reform Testimony from @BrianGriffiths
Del. Michael Malone Del. Bob Flanagan
Heather Olsen Anne Rutherford & more.
Plus we talk with a Redistricting Reform Commission co-chair.
We also go to a breakfast meeting of the BWI Partnership, where we talk with the Executive Director of the organization, Greg Pecoraro.
We speak to the head of the Maryland Dept. of Commerce, Mike Gill, and hear his speech before the group.
All this, plus a news update