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  • 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 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.

  • 00:57

    The LOA Blend w/Alyssa & Liz

    in Spirituality

    The LOA Blend with Alyssa & Liz: One Part Numerology, One Part Channeling, ALL Intuition!


    Join your favorite intuitive numerologist Alyssa Banguilan and your favorite intuitive channel Liz as they discuss life and Law of Attraction with you and the Universal Energy Radio community.  Please call in with your questions and include your name and birth date; Alyssa & Liz will offer their insights and positive feedback....and just tell it like it is!  You can also email your question, name and birth date to LOAblend@gmail.com.


     

  • Gang Families: How Can A Child Break Away?

    in Women

     Adults often complain about youth gang violence as if young people are orchestrating the drug trafficking and gun toting that has disrupted peaceful community life. The fact is, gangs are run by grown people, and the organized crime network that recruits and trains children is made up of generations of families that prepare their children from childhood to run the "family business." How does a young person "leave" a gang when the gang is his or her family? How does a young person stand up to bullying by gangs, when the adults in the community won't stand up to the adult gang leaders living in their midst?  Why are we pretending this is a phenomenon of a few "misbehaving children" instead of recognizing it for the crime syndicate that it is? How do we, the adults, root out the drug trafficking that fuels the gang wars, when we, the adults, are the customers for the drug sellers? Photojournalist Marcus Robinson discusses the recent shooting death of youth activist Matthew Williams and the  gang activities that fuel the violence.


     


     


     


     

  • 00:32

    The Female Entrepreneur Janice Montgomery Albokai-Strauser "We Can DO IT"

    in Women

    We Can DO IT"  Positive Connection for Women Leadership Conference Dallas, TX


    Today's  Guest Linda Diane Wattley, Author Soldier With a Backpack


    The Female Entrepreneur focuses on personal and business development of female entrepreneurs under the umbrella of having fun in business, motivation and building our perseverance.


    With diverse topics ranging from developing business tools to staying focused on your vision, this weekly show is devoted to working through and beyond obstacles and hurdles that women entrepreneurs deal with every day. Whether you are challenged by money, time, fear or lack of support, The Female Entrepreneur is committed to providing  solutions while having fun.


    WOMEN DO BUSINESS DIFFERENTLY THAN MEN: As women, we tend to juggle more than most men in business. Learning to balance our lives, feel fulfilled, make money and keep everything around us working can be quite a challenge.


    Show host and creator, Janice Montgomery Albokai-Strauser, described as a tenacious, passionate, radio show host, professional and entrepreneur has worked with the small business community, since 1993.


    Janice has coached and mentored more than 10,000 small business owners & professionals nationwide.


    Her career in ministry & business is driven with a desire to assist small business owners.

  • 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.

  • 01:15

    The Ed Springston Show

    in Politics Conservative

    MVM brings you the hard hitting stories no one dare reports. Combined with fact and opinion, Ed Springston tells it like it is and holds nothing back. Ed has led the way in gaining accountability in elected leaders. His single handed efforts have resulted in multiple charges and ousting of elected officials. Mainstream media, Louisville and Kentucky attorneys,all subscribe to Ed’s RSS feed.


    You should join the thousands of others who do as well.


    James Ramsey, Ford doubling capacity, GOP