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Journalist/genealogist Sylvia Wong Lewis guest host interviews Cheryl Wills about her book “Die Free” and amazing family story.
Cheryl Willsbelieves in speaking truth to power. The author and New York City TV Anchor & Reporter on NY1, made a startling discovery while searching her family’s roots on ancestry.com. By a twist of fate, she found her great-great -great grandfather, Sandy Wills, who escaped from slavery to join the US Colored Troops to fight in the Civil War. Sandy was among five enslaved men who fled Edmund Wills’ Tennessee plantation and fought in the 4th Heavy Field Artillery. Meet Sandy Wills’ widow Emma who fought for his pension. Learn more about Cheryl’s family search journey and how writing the book has empowered and changed her life. Sylvia and Cheryl will also discuss slavery, how to teach and talk about it today and why these American history chapters and family stories are important. Because of her book, Cheryl delivered the keynote address at the United Nation General Assembly for the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A winner of many accolades, Cheryl also received the “2010 Speak Truth to Power Award’ from St. Francis College in Brooklyn. For more information visit: willscivilwarhistory.com.
On this episode of "Soul of Black Folk," join us as we speak with Cheryl Wills, award-winning NYC anchorwoman and author of "Die Free: A Heroic Family History," documenting the life of her Great Great Great Grandfather who escaped slavery and served valiantly in the Civil War.
Cheryl recently played herself in NBC's Law and order SVU, and also in the motion pictures Freedomland starring Samuel Jackson and The Brave One alongside Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard.
As a journalist, Cheryl has landed interviews with such important figures as Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, Hillary Clinton, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Harry Belafonte, and Vera Wang, among others. Tune in at 9pm and call with your questions and comments. This is a show you don't want to miss!
Brother Agyei interviews acclaimed television news anchorwoman Cheryl Wills. In addition to speaking about her life and career, Ms. Wills will share her observations concerning the media's depiction of Black people, and the influence that American media exerts on public policy, public opinion, etc.
Join Dr. McWilliams and award-winning television news anchor Cheryl Wills on The Gist of Freedom show www.BlogTalkRadio.com/BlackHistory Tuesday January 17th at 8pm. When Ms. Wills discovers that her Great-great-great grandfather, Sandy Wills, was a runaway slave who joined the historic fight for freedom in the American Civil War, she embarks on an gut-wrenching search to learn more about the courageous ancestor who demonstrated the same courage that she knew in her beloved father, an intrepid New York City firefighter, who died when Cheryl was thirteen, and who never knew his family s notable legacy. Told with deep love and a brow-raising honesty, Die Free stretches from Haywood County, Tennessee, in the 1860s to New York City in the twentieth century. Cheryl shares the unvarnished truth about the Wills' family roots, ever entwined in passion, music, and faith. Cheryl also exhumes the spirit of her great-great-great grandmother Emma Wills, an illiterate lionhearted widow, who was discriminated against as she fought to obtain her husband's Civil War pension and unwittingly dictated her historic life, from slavery to freedom, in sworn depositions to a lawyer. The century-old pension papers become the Holy Grail for the newscaster who nails a scoop that has forever changed her life and that of future generations. A lesson in the pruning of one's imagination, Die Free takes readers on a haunting yet exhilarating ride through the side door of American history.
In Cheryl's World, there are journalists, writers, actors, divas, activists, health nutritionists, politicians, entertainers, community organizers and more. We're sharing information, providing support, uplifting communities and attempting to solve the world's problems.
Coming from a legacy of preachers, Cheryl Lacey Donovan is a multi-talented preacher, teacher, coach, mentor, motivational speaker and author. She is a woman of integrity with a keen level of wisdom and humor that is nothing short of refreshing.
An award winning bestselling author Cheryl has influenced the lives of thousands in the U.S. and abroad through her powerful life changing messages. Desiring to see the saints efficiently armed with the knowledge of God, Cheryl’s passion is assisting those in the kingdom, especially women, in discovering their authentic purpose and destiny.
Cheryl hosts the weekly Bible Study Tele-Class Titus 2 Tuesdays from Houston, Texas. Cheryl is currently in talks to host a new reality TV program “Real Life Real Faith.” She has written numerous articles addressing issues affecting the community and women at large and the African American community in particular.
As an Evangelist, her outreach ministry allows opportunities to share the gospel at women’s conferences, youth retreats, marriage conferences, and to congregations across the country. With Cheryl Lacey Donovan Ministries, she has delivered a series of messages, workshops and seminars based on the word of God that has transformed the lives of many.
Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' grandson, Filmmaker Muta' Ali talks to host @ShellieGaines about his heartfelt documentary, based on his grandparents' Love, Life & Activism, on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com Special Thank you to @DashonFarad of Arise for your contribution!
The grandson of actress Ruby Dee is mourning the loss of his famous grandmother and releasing a new documentary about her extraordinary life.Compiled by The Gist of Freedom from NY1's Cheryl Wills report.
The film follows Ruby from her early childhood to her acting career when she declared that she would NEVER portray a maid or a mammy and how she was anxious to get her signature role in "A Raisin In The Sun."
The riveting documentary about Ruby Dee was released Sunday just days after her death. The film is called "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee" and her grandson, Muta'Ali, is the director. He says he watched his grandmother pass away peacefully.
"We were all there around her bed in her room when it happened. And my mother told me that she told her as she was transitioning that everything is alright," says Muta'Ali.
"I'm hoping though that today's generation or younger than me even can get a glimpse into Ossie and Ruby that they haven't had before," says Muta'Ali.
in Self Help
Amy Purdes of Sprite Creations will be presenting Faerie Flights - Messages From The Faeries. If you've listened to Amy's shows in the past, you'll know that she brings us down-to-Earth advice from the Faeries (and her own wisdom) that you can live by! Come over and discover what the new message brings you.
Check out Amy's websites TODAY at Sprite Creations and Sprite Creations Etsy.
Cheryl's Numerology vibrations can be read daily at www.cheryl-patton.blogspot.com
in The Bible
Your hosts, Cheryl-Perry Lewis, Shannon Harvey Szatkowski and Trisha Camacho will be reconnecting the Torah to the Gospel as did the bereans before them. They will be comparing "Scripture to Scripture" showing that Yeshua and the Apostles were not revealing anything new because, the WORD is just true. Tonight we will be discussing what's going on in Israel
Its Sunday, so we start with a prayer. We have a special guest tonight Cheryl Chimney, author of Police State USA, but first,we will continue with our Mohammad vs Jesus segment. Then, The Ups and Downs for the week. Since we didn't get to it last show, Homeschooling is under attack. World War l started tomorrow July 28th 1914, we'll review. Followed by,States Rights meets Medical Marijuana and States Rights meets The Second Amendment Report
(2PM) United Voices of Hope on BOCI Talk Radio hosted by Pastor B. W. Burnett with Co-Host, Pastor's Wife; Clarice Burnett. Pastor Burnett is Pastor of Renewed Hope in Christ Ministries In Memphis TN. #voicesofhope #renewinghope #togetherstrong
TOPIC: If We Seek God With Our Whole Heart; We Will Find Him
(3PM) PCCNA Alive! with host Aaron and Patricia Campbell who pastor Rising Sun Outreach Ministries in Memphis TN. They also lead the local chapter of the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America, the most active PCCNA group nationwide.
GUEST: Cheryl Bone is heading the Midsouth Convoy of Hope, a national outreach to provide not only food but hope for those in need.