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  • 00:28

    Interview with Literary Consultant & Author, Patrick Oliver

    in Books

    Patrick Oliver is a program manager and literary consultant dedicated to promoting reading and writing as tools of empowerment. Through a variety of innovative projects Oliver engages children, youth and adults in activities such as writing workshops, author talks, book discussions, professional development sessions and community forums.
    Creator, executive producer and host of Literary Nation Talk Radio a live weekly broadcast on KABF FM 88.3 with past guest such as Marian Wright Edelman, Common, Hill Harper, Sonia Sanchez, Susan Taylor and numerous others.

    He is publisher and editor of the Essence Magazine best-selling anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop: Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth. Contributing participant Roundtable Discussion “Featuring Leaders of Poetry Organizations for Kids from Around the United States” in the publication Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s April 2013). His forthcoming book Notes from a Literary Activist is scheduled for April 2014.

    Mr. Oliver was Director of Sales and Marketing at Third World Press (Chicago, IL); Program Director for the Open Book Program a citywide after-school reading program (Chicago, IL) and spent over 10 years as a material analyst and senior contract administrator in the defense industry (Los Angeles, CA). He has organized and facilitated panels and workshops for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, American Library Association, College Language Association, Ohio State University, Princeton University, Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, Harlem Book Fair and numerous other conferences and events.   Visit his website at www.speakloudly.com for more information.

  • 00:31

    Guest: Marvis Frazier Former Heavyweight Contender!

    in Sports

    Join host Mike Goodpaster and co-host Joe Rodriguez for the Grueling Truth's Tuesday night boxing show. We have a special guest for this show former Heavyweight contender Marvis Frazier, join us as we discuss Frazier's career including his fights with holmes and Tyson. We also will discuss his father former Heavyweight Champion Smokin Joe Frazier, included will be Marvis talking about the Ali-Frazier rivalry. Be sure to tune in this is an episode you don't want to miss. Be sure to check out the grueling truth facebook page for podcasts of all of our shows.

  • 02:05

    Can You Help A Loved One With A Substance Abuse Problem?

    in Women

    Alcohol drinkers and drug users rarely see their habits as a problem. It's the people around them who have the problem: the ones who love them who must indure their irrational behavior and unpleasant personality distortions, their unreliability and unpredictability, the embarrassment and disappointment, and the constant apprehension of wondering when the next episode of drunken, drugged out behavior will hurt, shame and humiliate the family. When women suffer from substance abuse, it is often an outgrowth of depression from some unhealed wounds from childhood, frequently sexual assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse, or abandonment. But when the family nurturer, the mother, is herself hurting, the whole family experiences her pain, and they too, grow up emotionally scarred. Pamela Frazier, A National Certified Addiction Counselor, operates N' The Spirit Transformational Living, a licensed recovery home for women. Today she shares with us the challenges and triumphs of women striving to overcome addictions and what loved ones can do to help.

  • 00:18

    Part 2 - Interview with Mack Williams, Author & Screenwriter

    in Books

    Mack Charles Williams is a writer, musician, and composer who resides in Rahway, N.J.

    His film, Rich From Within (an adaptation of his originally-written musical play), premiered at the Action On Film Festival in Long Beach, CA in July, 2007, where it was one of the nominees for Best Screenplay.  His second film, Your Roommate, won the Best Feature Film award at the PhilaFilm festival in 2013, the same year that his next film, For Old Times’ Sake, premiered at the inaugural Churches Making Movies film festival in Clark, N.J. He is the creator, screenwriter and composer for a new TV sitcom entitled Higher Ground, as well as screenwriter for several episodes of the web-based sitcom, Thug Kidz, produced and directed by Kenya Cagle & CaglevisionMultimedia Enterprises.   

    Mack is the editor of his mother's critically acclaimed memoir, "WWII Diary," as well as the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues." His blogs have been featured on various sites for years (currently The SEVEN at the7blog.wordpress.com), and became  the basis of his first two books:  "Voices From The Blue States" and "Sportin' Life: Essays On Sport and Life."  Additionally, he has combined his varied interests by producing political radio commercials and PSAs for progressive candidates and causes.

  • 01:33


    in LGBT

    welcome back Esteem Awards Founder and Publisher of PrideIndex .com, Phillip Eteem. 

    Philip started working in the community with Black Pride (Chicago in 2005) he began networking and was being introduced to people that were doing good things in the community and never really recognized as they should have been.

    After a short time Philip founded the Esteem Awards and some of the pass awardees included organizations such as Craig Johnson, Sanford E. Gaylord, David Bridgeforth of DBQ Magazine, Trisha Lee Holloway of Howard Brown, Simone Koehlinger, Gregg Shapiro of boi Magazine,brklynboihood.com, colorlines.com, The Trevor Project, About Face Theatre, The Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition (BRC), and Can We Talk For Real, Blog Talk Radio just to name a few. This year’s awardees include: Erik Glenn, Program Manager, Black Gay Men's Caucus, Mona Noriega, Chairman & Commissioner of Chicago's Human Rights Commission; ATL's Love Works with Juan and Gee; Pastor Jamie Frazier; Sharon Zurek Founder of Dykes Delicious Film Series, Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP); writer/activist/social critic Darnell L. Moore; Activists: Mandy Carter, Tiq Milan, Angelica Ross; Jaison Ashley Gardner & Dr. Story of the blog talk show "Strange Fruit;" 

    The ESTEEM AWARDS is awarding some of the LGBTQ best, Saturday, July 2, 2015 at Sidetrack beginning at 2pm don’t be late. 

  • 00:58

    Tomorrow Will Be Televised Humans/YouToo America HD Simulcast

    in Television

    The program all about TV, simulcast live on BlogTalk Radio and Brooklyn Independent Media HD. Our guests: Jonathan Brackley and Sam Vincent, writers of Humans, AMC's provocative new drama series (live in our BIM studio) and YouToo America chairman/chief executive officer Ed Frazier (live via Skype).

  • 00:46

    Topic: Top 10 Boxers since 1970!

    in Sports

    Our Topic tonight Top 10 fighters since 1970, join host Mike Goodpaster and co-host Joe Rodriguez as they give there list of the top 10 boxers of the last 45 years. Who makes the list and who doesnt? Ali,Hagler, Leonard, Duran listen in to find out who makes the list and who doesn't. It is sure to be an enternaing debate and show! Will any suprises make the lists of the two host? You will definatley want to listen in and find out!

  • 01:41

    Callywood Live with Angelica Ross & Edwina Wright

    in Entertainment

    Callywood Live with Angelica Ross & Edwina Wright

    As the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, Angelica Ross has dedicated her life to empowering, educating and employing transgender people. Through training academies and apprenticeship programs that don’t require formal education, TransTech is teaching transgender people how to use technology and innovation to save their lives.

    Edwina Wright

    I wanted to be sure that the products that I used on my skin only contained ingredients that would nourish my skin/body, so I started making my own body oils, body scrubs, body washes and body lotions.  This is when CLENAPURE WAS BORN!
    I especially enjoy sharing my knowledge about the importance of quality, plant-based skin care and I always encourage my customers to become avid label readers of the products that they consumer, inwardly or outwardly.

  • 01:00

    A Message of Hope w. Christina Lockett

    in Self Help

    A Message of Hope,Tuesday, June 9th @ 9 PM CST

    Tonight’s theme is Hope in a dream. Do not give up on your dreams. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you according to Philippians 4:13. Each guest scheduled can testify that dreams will come true when God is first in your life. Award winning author Natasha Frazier will encourage and inspire you to dream big. Wife, mother, and friend Stephanie Clairborne assisted her son in pursuing his dream to play in the NFL. Stephanie is a mother with a dream for her children. Singer, songwriter, and author Timm Knight is pursuing his dreams everyday while putting God first in his life.

    Do not miss your moment to hear great interviews from Natasha Frazier, Stephanie Claiborne, and Timm Knight.

    Tune in by dialing 347-237-4648 or online at www.christinalockettamessageofhope.info

  • 02:00


    in Hip Hop Music

    Hoping to see everyone this tuesday! Call in at (646) 716-5926 then press one if you want to be heard! The show begins at 8pm eastern time, and ends at 10pm eastern. Know any rappers who are too much talk? Then challenge them on tonights show! Tonight we will have Delilah Alexander as our guest co host and a little interview about who he is! And if we're lucky enough we will have (LG) Lawrence Gilmer from last week to join us again for another Dynasty Hour!

    *Artwork by Daryl Frazier*


  • 00:29

    Interview with Author, Keba Cairo

    in Entertainment

    Keba Cairo is an extraordinary mom, a generous giver, and a dedicated advocate for safety. She has spent over 10 years working to educate and inform communities across the tri-state area about various safety topics. Keba has practiced her passion for education, community outreach and marketing for some of New York City’s top agencies, including: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

    After her son’s negative reaction to seeing news reports of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, Keba saw an education opportunity. Emphasizing the importance of her son’s voice, Keba encouraged him of “speaking out” against things that seemed suspicious or dangerous. Keba didn’t stop by teaching her own kids about safety, she then published a children’s book entitled: Don’t Snooze On Clues! (2014), which encourages ALL children to “speak out.” The book is a fun and easy way for educators and parents alike to start what can be considered a “difficult” conversation on safety.

    Keba has shifted her career focus full-time to protecting the welfare of children across the country. She visits schools, camps, libraries, and after-school programs encouraging and teaching children the book’s theme (and New York City’s slogan) “If you see something, say something.”
    Keba Cairo lives in the New York City area with her two amazing children and husband. A big part of Keba’s life is her service work, in addition to, regularly devoting her time to various organizations and charities, Keba continues to work diligently to promote violence prevention to children across the country. Visit www.dontsnoozeonclues.com for more information.