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  • 01:56

    Child Rearing--Discipline or Abuse?

    in Politics

    Adrian Peterson now has more attention for beating his children than knocking grown men out on the football field.


    He left marks on a four year old, which seems excessive to many of us. Franky, it assaults our sensibilities.


    But the public debate is larger than whethere Peterson abused his child or not. The debate is actually over whether corporal punishment is necessary or effective.


    We've come a long way from public floggings, but  some thing that we've not come so far that we still don't need to pass out an ass whipping every now and again.


    Some say a return to corporal punishment will provide some perspective for out of control children. Otherwise, let's get rid of the schools we complain about and leave the children at home. For every discussion about what the school
    system needs to do, there needs to be a discussion about what parents need to do. And instead of simply looking to add more duties to an already overtaxed and nearly failing school system, we should place more of the focus on parental training.


    After all, you have to learn how to drive a car, but no one is trained on being a parent.


    There are a number of things that are wrong with the way we are leaving the world to the next generation, but the overarching problem with today’s youth is that some of them really do need hands placed on them.


    Some kids may turn out fine with the permissiveness and timeout behavior modification methods, but others need their natural asses kicked.


    Today's discussion on "The Bridge" will focus on discipline of children and examining the line between discipline and abuse. Co-hosts, Tracy Powell, Dr. John Hamilton, Marcus D. LeGall, III and DJ Gates weigh in.

  • 01:01

    Mother’s Milk #SamiyyahSaafirMuhammad 323.927.2913

    in Family

    Samiyyah Saafir-Muhammad was born Jacqueline Glover in New York City in 1951. After spending her early years in foster care, moving four times before the age of three, she settled in with her aunt, following her father’s passing.


    While still in elementary school Samiyyah took an interest in helping other students do well, joining “The Future Teachers’ Club” in the fifth grade. As a high school student, Samiyyah became aware her people’s struggle for freedom—witnessing civil rights demonstrations, protests, assassinations and riots—and decided she wanted to help somehow.  It was in this atmosphere that she went off to Northeastern University in Boston where she majored in Education. Her stay there was short-lived, however, as she was introduced to the teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and thereafter joined the Nation of Islam. Within the Nation of Islam’s Muhammad University, Samiyyah underwent educational training and worked as a teacher’s assistant.


    Since 2005, Samiyyah has had the privilege of serving as the Directress at Muhammad University of Islam in Atlanta, which serves students from Pre-K to the eighth grade. She has been blessed to carry on the 84-year educational tradition, which was started by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his brave followers in the 1930’s.


    A widow after 35 years of marriage, Samiyyah presently enjoys the blessing of her and her husband’s nine children: six sons and three daughters, all of whom attended or are attending HBCUs. Samiyyah has been a mother to not only her nine children, but also to her two stepchildren, her nieces and nephews, her eight grandchildren and countless other children and adults in the community who come to her for advice, wisdom and guidance. Affectionately called MamaMiyyah, Samiyyah’s house is never empty. 


     

  • 01:01

    FATHERS IN THE WORLD - WHAT'S THEIR STATUS?

    in Current Events

     


    “Fathers’ rights” is a term bandied about on the web, in courtrooms, and in custody hearings.  It’s a term often used when discussing child support and visitation. But what about fathers’ responsibilities? And what is the difference between terminology and rhetoric and what is really happening with fathers in the world?


    The “State of the World’s Fathers” report was launched recently after taking a long, hard look at dads everywhere, and the results are worth talking about not just in the context of divorce and child support, but in the context of raising generations and creating healthy families. So what did the report say?


    Ruti Levtov, Program Officer at Promundo, co-coordinates the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign, producers of the report.  She will join us Saturday to explain the report and share some pretty surprising findings it revealed.


    Ruti plays a key role in Promundo's research initiatives, including the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES). Ruti previously worked with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center, and was a research fellow at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences in Mumbai. She received her MA in international comparative education at Stanford University, and her PhD in public health from the University of Michigan, where her research focused primarily on gender, violence, and schooling.


    Please join us to learn more about the report on the status of the world’s fathers. Call-in to share your opinions and questions at   (646) 378-0430.


    Live at 11 am Pacific time, or go to the website and listen to all our archived programs whenever you like at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/3women3ways

  • 00:52

    Mother’s Milk #SamiyyahSaafirMuhammad 323.927.2913

    in Family

    amiyyah Saafir-Muhammad was born Jacqueline Glover in New York City in 1951. After spending her early years in foster care, moving four times before the age of three, she settled in with her aunt, following her father’s passing.


    While still in elementary school Samiyyah took an interest in helping other students do well, joining “The Future Teachers’ Club” in the fifth grade. As a high school student, Samiyyah became aware her people’s struggle for freedom—witnessing civil rights demonstrations, protests, assassinations and riots—and decided she wanted to help somehow.  It was in this atmosphere that she went off to Northeastern University in Boston where she majored in Education. Her stay there was short-lived, however, as she was introduced to the teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and thereafter joined the Nation of Islam. Within the Nation of Islam’s Muhammad University, Samiyyah underwent educational training and worked as a teacher’s assistant.


    Since 2005, Samiyyah has had the privilege of serving as the Directress at Muhammad University of Islam in Atlanta, which serves students from Pre-K to the eighth grade. She has been blessed to carry on the 84-year educational tradition, which was started by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his brave followers in the 1930’s.


    A widow after 35 years of marriage, Samiyyah presently enjoys the blessing of her and her husband’s nine children: six sons and three daughters, all of whom attended or are attending HBCUs. Samiyyah has been a mother to not only her nine children, but also to her two stepchildren, her nieces and nephews, her eight grandchildren and countless other children and adults in the community who come to her for advice, wisdom and guidance. Affectionately called MamaMiyyah, Samiyyah’s house is never empty. 

  • 00:31
  • 00:58

    Mother’s Milk #SamiyyahSaafirMuhammad 323.927.2913

    in Family

    Samiyyah Saafir-Muhammad was born Jacqueline Glover in New York City in 1951. After spending her early years in foster care, moving four times before the age of three, she settled in with her aunt, following her father’s passing.


    While still in elementary school Samiyyah took an interest in helping other students do well, joining “The Future Teachers’ Club” in the fifth grade. As a high school student, Samiyyah became aware her people’s struggle for freedom—witnessing civil rights demonstrations, protests, assassinations and riots—and decided she wanted to help somehow.  It was in this atmosphere that she went off to Northeastern University in Boston where she majored in Education. Her stay there was short-lived, however, as she was introduced to the teachings of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and thereafter joined the Nation of Islam. Within the Nation of Islam’s Muhammad University, Samiyyah underwent educational training and worked as a teacher’s assistant.


    Since 2005, Samiyyah has had the privilege of serving as the Directress at Muhammad University of Islam in Atlanta, which serves students from Pre-K to the eighth grade. She has been blessed to carry on the 84-year educational tradition, which was started by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and his brave followers in the 1930’s.


    A widow after 35 years of marriage, Samiyyah presently enjoys the blessing of her and her husband’s nine children: six sons and three daughters, all of whom attended or are attending HBCUs. Samiyyah has been a mother to not only her nine children, but also to her two stepchildren, her nieces and nephews, her eight grandchildren and countless other children and adults in the community who come to her for advice, wisdom and guidance. Affectionately called MamaMiyyah, Samiyyah’s house is never empty. 


     

  • 00:31

    Child sex exploitation can be prevented

    in Moms and Family

    Awareness is our best defense


    Child sex exploitation can be prevented thru education

  • 01:59

    Random Thoughts of a Soulless Child with Author Tony Ricks

    in Books

    Random Thoughts of a Soulless Child: The Autobiography of Tony Christ, chronicles the life and transformation of Tony Christ from childhood in the rough streets of Sugarhill through his sadistic experiences imprisoned in some of America’s roughest prisons; as well as his rebirth as a scholar, youth mentor, activist, spoken word artist, and author.


    It (The Autobiography on Tony Christ) is centered on him being an angry, poor and violent black youth unaware of the dynamics and social engineering that perpetuates black criminalization, which in turn costed him in circa, 15 years of his life in a cage.


    His life, not only tells the story of an individual; it also tells the story of so many young brothers like tony who have been misguided, ignored, and demonized by society. His life, his struggles with being a black man in an extremely racist institution, his pain, and his compassion for oppressed people has produced a very inspiring story and stalwart figure.

  • 00:31
  • 00:30
  • How to Parent True to Your Type

    in Parents

    What's keeping your good parenting from being GREAT parenting?


    Find out with Carol Tuttle—acclaimed alternative psychotherapist, best-selling author of 4 books, and the creator of Energy Profiling and Dressing Your Truth—as she helps you revolutionize your approach to parenting.


    You will better raise your children true to their natures by using Carol's revolutionary Energy Profiling system. Plus, she'll teach you energy healing methods to empower your children's well-being.


    Carol invites you to call in with your questions during the live broadcast. Her expert advice and hearfelt support will help you become a conscious, intentional parent that creates a supportive experience foreveryone in the family—including parents.


    Want to ask a question before the show? Send Carol an email: parenting@liveyourtruth.com


    Learn more about Carol's Best Selling parenting book, "The Child Whisperer" at www.thechildwhisperer.com