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On this episode of Field Afrikan Radio we will be discussing multiple subjects. The first subject we will be discussing is Erykah Badu's comments concerning the length of young girls skirts. Did her comments have merit or was the backlash from other women justifiable? We will peel through the layers of consicous vs subconscious feminism, social norms and how White supremacy is the root of this discussion. We will also discuss the horrible allegations of pedophilia and homosexuality that Afrika Bambaataa is being accused of. What should we do? Can we do anything? Do you believe the allegations? We will also discuss the latest in cracka shenanigans in the news. Join us.
ERYKAH BADU, called a PEDOPHILE APOLOGIST, VICTIM BLAMER after tweeting support for a school in New Zealand banning short skirts. BADU never used her SEXUALITY to sell her music, but once went nude in public for a video shoot, so how could turn around and support such a ban? Many of her twitter detractors suggested boys should be taught to control themselves, however, BADU defended her stance as simply the nature of young boys and agreed the ban would limit the boys distractions. BADU said she didn't expect the backlash, but glad should could create the dialogue. Do you agree with BADU that this ban is approprate; or is this ban add to the RAPE CULTURE, and unfair to teen girls? In general should adult women dress modestly to gain the respect of men? MENTAL DIALOGUE asking the questions America's afraid to ask. "ALL I ASK IS TO THINK" FEATURING Badu's music throughout show.
It's #ThoroughThursday in The Magick Playhouse with Mystic Philosopher Dina Deon and our co-hostess Tawanna. The question we are posing tonighg is: Are We Protecting Our Black Girls?... How?
Cardi B recently posted that teaching girls their vagina is their prized possession reduces them to their vagina.
Erykah Badu tweeted that knee length uniform skirts is one way to protect girls
A 16 year old teen was beaten to death in a Delaware high school bathroom supposedly over a boy
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BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy is the author behind the “New Day Divas,” “Still Divas,” “Always Divas” and “Forever Divas” series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas in Print.” She is an Essence Magazine Bestselling Author who wrote secular books under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY. Her title, If I Ruled the World, earned her a book blurb from Grammy Award Winning Artist, Erykah Badu. An All Night Man, an anthology she penned with New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Jackson, earned the Borders bestselling African American romance award. Her Urban Fiction title, Dollar Bill (Triple Crown Publications), appeared in Newsweek and has been translated to Japanese.
After thirteen years of being a paralegal in the insurance industry, E. N. Joy divorced her career and married her mistress and her passion; writing. In 2000, she formed her own publishing company where she published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin’s Press. This award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise on conference panels in her home town of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country. She also conducts publishing/writing workshops for aspiring writers.
Her children’s book titled The Secret Olivia Told Me, written under the name N. Joy, received a Coretta Scott King Honor from the American Library Association. The book was also acquired by Scholastic Books and has sold almost 100,000 copies. Elementary and middle school children have fallen in love with reading and creative writing as a result of the readings and workshops E. N. Joy instructs in schools nationwide.
While most ambitious, career conscious college students were pursuing internships, IamG was getting in real work as an MC, performing on DJ Whoo Kid’s Shadyville University tour and getting covered by major college blogs, BroBible and GoodMusicAllDay. The 2013 Syracuse University Music Business major graduate is taking his grind to the next level with the release of his latest project, Mia Vita EP. The Mia Vita EP captures the party energy of his early mixtapes The Movement and Ain’t Nothing To It as well the perspective of a successful independent artist with several stints on the road under his belt. “This EP is the starting point of the new IamG,” he said.
Seattle MC Dave B is a multi-talented hip-hop artist who raps, sings, writes and produces also brings to the table lyrical content reflective of the golden age of hip-hop. His depth and versatility is partially attributable to his vast musical inspirations: gospel icons Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin; hip-hop luminaries Andre 3000, Missy Elliott, and Kanye West; R&B songstresses Aaliyah and Erykah Badu; jazz legend Theolonious Monk; and rock god Jimi Hendrix. In 2015, he released his breakthrough song “Leaves" produced by fellow Seattle native Jake One. Soon after, the Seattle Weekly named him “One To Watch” and The Fader declares he’s a “versatile rapper.”
Toni is an international champion of hip-hop culture, known for the irresistible, contagious energy of her performances and for her alluring female presence. An award-winning artist, her steadfast work and commitment to hip-hop led the U.S. Department of State to select her to work as the first ever hip-hop artist to work as an American Cultural Specialist. She has already served in Senegal, Ghana, Botswana, and Swaziland where her residencies include performance, workshops, and lectures on hip hop music and culture. She recently toured Southeast Asia with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Musical Ambassador program and has shared the stage with the likes of Erykah Badu, Mos Def, The Roots, Wu Tang Clan, GURU, Bahamadia, Boot Camp Clic, Me’Shell NdegeoCello, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Jill Sobule and even Rickie Lee Jones. Her first book, Inner-Course was released in 2003 (Villard/Random House). Toni has performed in Eve Ensler’s V-Day Festival, the DODGE Poetry Festival, in Spain at the Barcelona World Social Forum, featured in the CUTTING EDGE Festival in Darmstadt, Germany, featured at SENERAP International Hip Hop Festival in Dakar and toured South Africa as a headliner on the URBAN VOICES Festival alongside the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson. Toni has collaborated with a host of highly esteemed musicians including Craig Harris, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Jay Rodriguez and master kora players Papa Susso and Yacouba. She continues to work with artists from around the world. She has been listed in ESSENCE Magazine’s listing of “30 Women to Watch,” featured in SAVOY Magazine, Newsweek Japan, The Washington Post, and in The New York Times. NHK-Global Japan Television produced a full-length documentary on her work with hip-hop airing it to 11 million viewers on national TV in Japan. She and her work have been highlighted on BET, as well as on FOX News and VH1, featured in UPSCALE, and VIBE.
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Alycia Kaback hosts DAB5 live tonight; DAB5, Has a sound best described by CP at Museache.com as “a blend of R&B, funk, soul, and Jazz in one package.” With an added country twang, a sound has developed that the guys have come to know as Hybrid-Soul. A sound that was recently featured on Bandcamp weekly’s homepage for its good vibes.
They proudly released their debut album “Clarity” in 2015 independently with, and it is now currently available on Pandora Radio, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Google play. Currently the guys are touring throughout the NJ/NYC tri-state area making appearances and spreading their infectious grooves. They recently played the Soupergroove music festival and are currently in the studio preparing for a tour and the release of a new project.
The guys, played in their first ever music festival in 2015, in NJ at the Soupergroove Music Festival. They shared the stage with the incomparable Turtle Soup, TM Stevens, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Benard Purdie and many more!
Their list of influences look like the lineup for the perfect festival. The band takes its roots amongst the greats before them like Funkadelic, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Grateful Dead, James Brown, John Mayer, the Black Keys, Al Green, Gary Clark Jr, Motown, John Legend, Curtis Mayfield, Donnie Hathaway, Lettauce, Jill Scott, J. Dilla, D’angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Pink Floyd, Colplay, and the list Kinda just goes on like that for days.
After long soul search, I came to conclusion that music relaxes the soul and mind. Also I also learned that change is also good,therefore todays show is all in Akan language from Ghana. Some of the musicians includes, Sakodie, Shatta Wale, Castro and so on. We will also play Niageria music too, such as Flavor, Davido and Wizkid.
Our guest today is.. The professor...aka Atta the wisdom.
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