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  • 00:45

    Messiah Community Radio Talk Show

    in Religion

    Our special guest is Veronique Jones, an artist who specializes in Ketubahs. 


    The ketubah is a unilateral agreement drawn by witnesses in accordance with Jewish civil law, in which they testify that the husband guarantees to his wife that he will meet certain minimum human and financial conditions of marriage. Once the ketubah is completed, the procession proceeds from the groom's table to the bridal throne, accompanied by singing and dancing. 


    Veronique Jonas (nee Soriano) was born in Lubumbashi, Zaire, presently the Republic of Congo. As a young girl, Veronique relocated with her family to South Africa where she received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of Cape Town. As a young wife and mother Veronique once again relocated. This time to Dallas, Texas. For close to 20 years Veronique was Art Director and teacher to hundreds of Elementary and Middle school students at  the Solomon Schechter Academy where she was known to draw out a child’s hidden inner potential to communicate through the medium of art.


    Veronique still resides in Dallas with her husband of 40 years. Her 3 children are now grown, providing Veronique with yet another viewpoint of life as that of a grandmother. 

  • 00:09

    BIBLICAL LAW CLASS WITH ISUPK

    in The Bible

    OIN THE ISUPK EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THE LAW CLASS. WHAT THE BLACK COMMUNITY NEEDS MORE THAN ANYTHING IS RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS TO GOVERN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES AND THE WAY IN WHICH WE INTERACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. THE LAW CLASS IS WHERE YOU LEARN TO APPLY THESE BIBLICAL LAWS TO YOUR LIFE.

  • 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.

  • 01:42

    NEEDS and Wants

    in Spirituality

    Join me on to tonight as we ask God for what we need and want. Are you seeking and not finding? Are you asking and no response? If so, you are asking people, rather than God. God wants us to ask him and He shall grant it unto us! We serve a God without fail.


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    Emonya_love@yahoo.com

  • 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 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! 


     

  • 00:59

    Finding The Love Of Your Life!

    in Lifestyle

    Have you always longed for a partner who would understand you, who would validate you, pamper you, provide your needs?  Well, good luck with that search!  You are looking outside instead of inside.
     


    Have you ever felt used in a relationship?  Well, welcome to the world of unconditional love!  We can't be the one who does it all, we have to expect from the other partner, and, if we set the conditions for us both to prosper and live happily, then, we can strive for that in all areas of life.

    You didn't just get on your spiritual path, you were born in it!  You have a right to prosper and live happily and so does everyone else in life, but, we should also be free of force in life.  What ways to do you fell force in your relationship!  Come, on, speak up!   

  • 01:57

    Thunder and lightning out of the community. # 356

    in Motivation

    Stop faking the the funk.