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  • 01:59

    Creative Community Culture

    in Music

       Please join us for a conversation about Creativity, Community, and Cultural relevance. We will be engaged with two dynamic guests.  The first half of our program, we will interview the talented vocalist Ozara Ode. Ozara has started a Gofundme campaign to take her Nina Simone adaptation to Broadway. After reaching much success in Atlanta with the production “In the Key of Nina” during the summer of 2015, Ozara is on a mission to further honor Ms.  Simone’s legacy. We will be talking more with Ozara to find out what she is doing and how we can support her. 


       The dialogue for the second hour will be driven by Pittsburg raptivist, Jasiri X who has been steadily climbing the rungs of the underground ladder worldwide. Jasiri made major noise with his debut single “Free the Jena6”. Tonight he will enlighten us about Black Liberation Theology and share what else he has in store. 


        We will contemplate the fate of a center that was designed with the spirit of Comrade Tupac Amaru Shakur in mind. Built to be a hub of Creative Community collaboration and cultural education, it has long been shut down and now the building is for sale.  We look into ideas about what happened, why, and what we can do differently to insure that similar efforts flourish. Welcome to the Blaq Hour.

  • 00:38

    The Role of the Church in Community Development

    in Non-Profit

    Today’s episode is “The Role of Church and Community Development”.  We will discuss the history of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and its impact on community and society in particular and the role of the Church, in general, and its responsibility to community. 


    Our guest for today is Rev. Albert D. Tyson III, the Presiding Elder of the North District, Chicago Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. The AME Church was founded in 1787, and has a mission to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.


    Elder Tyson is highly involved in the AME Church, and the community and civic affairs of Chicago and beyond.  His resume is extensive, and time does not permit me to share it all, but here are a few highlights.  Elder Tyson is a member of the Board of Examiners of the Chicago Conference African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has served as the Vice-President and and the Parliamentarian of the Board of Directors for the Interfaith Organizing Project (IOP).  Elder Tyson also has served as the Treasurer, and eventually, the President, of the Near Westside Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC). He is a former member of the Board of Trustees for Chicago City Colleges and was recently appointed as a commissioner with the Chicago Public Building Commission. 


    Call in live at (347) 884-8121. You don't need an account to listen, but, if you want to participate in an online chat, open a listener-only account at https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/register.aspx?type=listener to participate in a live chat. Visit Valeriefleonard.com. Archived episodes may be found at http://Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes, Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

  • 01:22

    Addressing the Pink Elephant: The Black Church and the LGBT Community.

    in Christianity

    No matter where you fall on the spectrum, all of us need to strongly consider and dialogue about how we will do ministry in a world that will no longer define marriage and sexuality by traditional terms.  


    The overall objective of this conversation is NOT to force a change in people's opinions or theologies; the main purpose is to begin the much-needed dialogue on the realities of doing ministry with the LGBT community in mind.  Whether you affirm or deny homosexuality theologically, we can all agree all people are worthy of experiencing God's love; and we must admit that the church has traditionally been a very hostile and hypocritical place for LGBT individuals. How do we do ministry today in a way that upholds our biblical convictions (as diverse as they may be), and still demonstrate love to a community (as diverse as it may be)?


    Special Guest: Pastor Dwight Radcliff


    Pastor Radcliff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies (with highest honors) from the Long Beach Bible College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary (with an emphasis in Multi-Cultural Ministry/African-American Church Studies). He is currently pursuing his PhD.


    Special Guest: Pastor Curt Thomas


    Pastor Curt Thomas is a graduate of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education.  He furthered his study in ministry by completing a certificate program with Interdenominational Theology Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. He incorporates the knowledge and skills garnered from his studies in his approach to educating, counseling, andempowering his church members and community members at large. Pastor Thomas serves as the Senior Pastor of The Renewed Church of Los Angeles.

  • 02:00

    The State of Affairs in America on Monday, February 8, 2016

    in Politics

    What is going on in America and where does it lead us?



    Americans Helping Americans - 100 Year Old Miriam E. Lancaster
    Constitution Party Debate - Monday, February 22nd at 9:00 PM ET
    Saturday GOP Debate
    Tuesday New Hampshire POTUS Primary - What about the rest of the state primaries?
    Super Bowl Half-Time?
    Super Bowl Commercials
    Sunrail Boondoggle and Toll Road Update
    TPP Update

  • 02:00

    The Curious case of Henrietta Lacks, Zika and our trust of the medical community

    in Health

    Do you know the name Henrietta Lacks? Many people don't but, she's had more to do with modern day cancer research than you can imagine.The Zika Virus. Where did it come from and why is there a patent on it over 60 years old? And, the trust of our medical community. Do we trust way too much or, are we in control of our health? 
    Join myself, Dennis Jefferson and my co-hosts 'The ever knowledgeable' Verna Hair Brown and the lovely Dana Pitts as we discuss these and more issues and give you solutions that affect your life.
    Join us each and every Monday at 8:00 pm central time, 9 eastern. Bring a pen a pad & a friend and, start your week with... A Healthy Matter!
     

  • 00:30

    Stars Clap Community Builders

    in Education

    How to start small and make lasting differences in your community. One step at a time.

  • 02:17

    Panther PowerChat (A Community Dialogue)

    in National

    This group follows the original philosophy's of Brother Huey Newton and Brother Bobby Seale including, Self Defense, The 10 Point Program,and The New Black Code. Here we will speak about the issues in our community and invite the People to dialogue with us and bring solutions to our community. It's time for us to be the leaders we have been waiting for no more waiting for what the people want and need now is the time to STAND UP!!! POWER TO THE PEOPLE NOW AND ALWAYS! 


     

  • 01:57

    Thunder and lightning out of the community. # 356

    in Motivation

    Stop faking the the funk.

  • 02:01

    Real Talk On Leadership In The Black Community

    in Culture

    The survival of a community depends on the quality and level of committment by its leaders.  Those with the responsibility of leading must do so with vision, fore site and a high level of committment.  Todays program has assembled a panel of community activist who will critically evaluate the breath and depth of leadership in their areas. They will assess their ability to implement change and create agendas that will inspire folk into action.


    The panel will be asked to critically explore the quality of Black Leadership in the Black Community. Is Black Leadership reactive or proactive? Is it agenda driven or response driven? These and other critical questions will set the tone of the discussion.

  • 01:00

    Ep. 120 Prepping From The Christian Perspective

    in Prepping

    In this episode I will discuss Christian Preppers, and why?  Because Christian Preppers are under served segment of the Prepper Community.  I do not claim that I know all the answers, what I do know is what is in the Bible, the bestselling book on planet Earth.  

  • 02:13

    Religion and Humanity

    in Religion

    Featuring reading from the Tasfeer of W Deen Mohammed by Elihu Beyah 7PM- 8PM.
    Also featuring Salahuddin Bilal discussing Language in Society as it relates to the individual and the global community of Humanity.