• 01:34

    Chief Langley House of Ancestry - Genealogy Questions and Ancestors

    in Education

    Chief Langley returns tonite with basic genealogy questions and answers. Tune in Live.

  • 01:05

    Gather at the Table Revisited with Sharon Morgan and Thomas Norman Dewolf

    in History

    Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade --


     


    -- is the chronicle of a shared journey toward racial reconciliation. Informed by genealogy, it deals with race, social justice and healing from the traumatic wounds of slavery. Over a three year period, the authors traveled through 27 states, visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. 


    Bernice Alexander Bennett welcomes Sharon Leslie Morgan and Thomas Norman Dewolf to share this compelling journey with us.


    Sharon Morgan is a marketing communications consultant and a nationally recognized pioneer in multicultural marketing. An avid genealogist, she is the webmaster for OurBlackAncestry.com and is a founder of the Black Public Relations Society. 


    Thomas Norman DeWolf, author of Inheriting the Trade, is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary film Traces of the Trade, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and on the acclaimed PBS series POV. DeWolf speaks regularly about healing from the legacy of slavery and racism at conferences and colleges throughout the United States. 

  • 00:46

    Hattie Nelson Connecting The Dots

    in Family

    This is a look at how I used various documents and oral history to document Hattie Nelson life.  Much is still unknown and not certain about Hattie Nelson life.

  • 01:12

    Chief Langley Genealogy Lecture "Beyond the walls of Hope"

    in Education

    Getting beyond genealogical breakwalls may become difficult at times. Chief Langley gives break throught techiques of researching for the unknown. one must become inspired. to believe its not impossible to dream and connect with your ancestors. 

  • 01:27

    African Americans in 19th Century Alexandria with Char McCargo Bah

    in History

    Prior to the Civil War, Alexandria, Virginia had a large freed African American and slave population who contributed a lot to the community and to the United States.  Each one of these groups helped build Alexandria, Virginia through their skilled labor, involvement in politics, teachers, churches, businessmen and etc. The history of Alexandria, Virginia cannot be told without including these African Americans.


    Char is posting blogs every two weeks on African American people in the 19th century that made a difference in the History of Alexandria, Virginia at http://theotheralexandria.com.


    Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC.  She has been a genealogist since 1981; appeared on numerous television interviews with CBS, FOX-5, Comcast, Public Broadcasting Services just to name a few and documentaries. She has also received numerous awards in 2014, 2013, 2010, and in 2009 for her work in genealogy. Char became a 2014 Living Legend in Alexandria, VA.  She was the City of Alexandria’s genealogist on the Alexandria Freedmen and Contraband Cemetery.  She is doing an advance study in genealogy at the University of Toronto and is co-author of “African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century.”


     

  • 00:31

    Getting Started with Genealogy 101 Part 2

    in Family

    Provide basic information on how to get started with genealogy.  The basic rules of research and various tools available to aid in documenting family history.

  • 00:56

    Chief Langley Returns Vacationing with your Ancestors

    in History

    Tonite Lecture details experiences with your ancestors. Understanding that spiritul life continues after death. Balancing the relationship one had with them while on Earth. That relationship and rememberance of them needs to be continued. Your Ancestors are the keys to your genealogy and many times searching for tr ancestry we need to turn to them. Tonite show deals directly with this. If you ever find yourself missing your ancestors this lecture is for you. its spiritual and inspiring,

  • 01:05

    Prophecykeeper's Will Blueotter -- interviewed by Steve Mitton on "Radioactive"

    in Religion

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    Ever affable (say what?), sometimes bombastic, (read: jerk) always iconoclastic (meaning "one who smashes Idols"), Blueotter is always full of surprises, just like his animal namesake. Instead of bashing clams on his stomach while lying on his back floating in the water (another of Blueotter's many useless talents) like Otters do - his favorite pastime is bashing peoples heads full of knowledge that some of them yearn to know -- and others would just as soon like to forget.


    Blueotter received his name directly from Creator in August 2000 -- the night after he was given another name in a naming ceremony -- a name (Runningbull) that he had carried forward from his work with another nation. Puzzled at first, Blueotter figured "Creator must have thought, 'New Nation, New Work, New Name'" which was customary anciently but ignorantly scoffed at by many of today's natives. Blueotter discovered later that the color blue when associated with a person or thing, in Cherokee Way, means that person or thing is a "spoiler" and is the Cherokee equivalent of the Greek word "Iconoclast."


    Will Blueotter is founder of the Oklevueha Native American Church of The White Roots of Peace. Born in Minnesota, his mother's home is Vicksburg, Mississippi. He is Cherokee, descending from Savanukah (Cherokee for "Shawnee Chief", Raven of Chota, First Beloved Man 1781-83) and Powhatan, descending from King Powhatan and his Cherokee wife AmoPostuskee and his daughter Matoaka aka "Pocahontas."


    In 1985, Mad Bear Anderson appeared to him in a dream suggesting he follow up his Cherokee genealogy. This later led Blueotter to Zula Brinkerhoff, Daughter of David Monongye, Keeper of the Hopi Prophecy, who then introduced him to John "Rolling Thunder" Pope. Between 1999 and 2013, he has run up against several corrupt "Chiefs' and a few good Indians too!

  • 01:31

    Yes! February is Black History Month

    in Culture

    Yes it is Black History Month. I hope this is about the 100th time you have read or heard it this month. That would mean, people are talking about it…and that is the purpose of having a Black History Month. There is a lady that posts the most important tidbits of information regarding Black History on FaceBook I have seen. The site is https://www.facebook.com/groups/SDAAGRG/ Her name is Beverely A. Harper. I wanted to get her on the show but learned she is blind. Check out her posting at Friends of San Diego African-American Genealogy Research Group.


    “To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” Kofi Annan.


    Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world." Currently, he is the Chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela.  The quote speaks to a mindset that any young man or woman should learn and hear from their parents, their school counselors, and even their church pastor, no matter their color or creed.


    It is with this quote we bring you our Black History Show for February of 2015. Kimberly Johnson, a young researcher, will be around to help me out. Stop on by and join in on the fun.


    The show is brought to you by  http://hampscofa.net/

  • 00:56

    "The Black Loggers of Wallowa County, Oregon" with Pearl Alice Marsh, Ph.D.

    in History

    "THE BLACK LOGGERS OF WALLOWA COUNTY, OR"


    In 1923, the Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company of Missouri built Maxville, a logging camp in Wallowa County, Oregon and brought 40-60 African American loggers as part of the labor pool.  This project uses genealogy research methods to reconstruct the social history of these workers.


    Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh (Ph.D.) is a retired foreign policy expert and now spends all of her time doing genealogy and historical community research.  She currently is working on her father's memoir and assisting other descendants of the original loggers to find their roots.  She is an active member of the Wallowa (Oregon) Historical Society and the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.


     

  • 01:02

    The Power of Identity with Kathy Wigley on A Voice for Our Time EP06

    in Christianity

    Join host Charlana Kelly and her guest Kathy Wigley for a conversation about heritage and identity. Kathy is a Genealogist with a passion for heritage beyond her immediate family and previous generations. She actually has been searching the Word of God for clues about the lost tribes of Israel. We are all connected! Tune in for this riveting conversation about a topic that is as vital today as ever. If we don't know where we came from, then we sure won't know where we are going. Let's put an end to the identity crisis and rise up to be all God created us to be! #TRUTHmatters #SPEAKup #BeAVoiceForOurTime


    A Voice for Our Time is the flagship program on Voices of Truth Radio Network a SpeakTruth Media Group production (c) 2015.


     

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