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  • 01:31

    "Celebrity Interracial Adoption: Love Or Fad?"

    in Lifestyle

    Our host returns live tonight at 11 pm...tonight we will be revisiting the subject of celebrity interracial adoption. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were among the first Hollywood couples known for adopting internationally. In the most recent time period, many more celebrities have come forth to do the same, and the difference is that more Black children are the adoptees than ever before. The challenges of standard adoption in itself fare difficult enough, and one of the major challenges is the desire of the adoptee to connect with his or her identity. Are the challenges of interracial adoption by high profile figures doubled? Is the cultural identity of the adoptee at a higher risk of being eradicated by these adoptees? And in cases such as Madonna who has been in controversy for making racial slurs and has now adopted two more Black children, are these celebrities adopting out of love or commercial gain? Join in tonight at 11 pm EST by calling 347-327-9967.

  • 02:00

    "Who Am I? Does Interracial Adoption Cause Loss of Cultural Identity To A Child?

    in Lifestyle

    Activists and psychologists have weighed in on the subject of interracial adoption. Arguments that adoptions of children from a different culture than their adoptive parents can cause disconnection from their culture, customs and religious practices. Others believe that such disconnection can leave a child struggling with identity crises and a subconscious feeling of curiosity and incompletion to find out more about themselves as they grow up. Should keeping a child in their own race and culture be the major mitigating factor in qualifying parents for adoption? Or is love enough? 

  • 02:02

    "Who Am I? Does Interracial Adoption Cause Loss of Cultural Identity To A Child?

    in Lifestyle

    Activists and psychologists have weighed in on the subject of interracial adoption. Arguments that adoptions of children from a different culture than their adoptive parents can cause disconnection from their culture, customs and religious practices. Others believe that such disconnection can leave a child struggling with identity crises and a subconscious feeling of curiosity and incompletion to find out more about themselves as they grow up. Should keeping a child in their own race and culture be the major mitigating factor in qualifying parents for adoption? Or is love enough? 


    TONIGHT'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY DERIQUE BELL

  • Making a plan...Adoption Choices & Agency Supports

    in Family

    Paula Springer came to AAI in 1994 when the agency was looking to further develop services throughout the entire state. Beginning as a birth mother and adoptive family caseworker, Paula eventually moved into the role of supervisor, and now serves as Director of the Eastern Michigan offices. She and her husband, Mark, are long time residents in the Farmington Hills area and live a busy and active family-centered lifestyle with their four adult children and spouses. Paula especially enjoys the work of promoting adoption in the community, building referral sources, and educating others about the positive, loving choice of adoption. Paula feels privileged to be a part of the blessing of building families and supporting birth parents through the mission of adoption.

  • Is It Self Hate When You're Not Attracted To Anyone Of The Same Race As You?

    in Motivation

    We will discuss the link between the term self-hate, and interracial dating.  There has been debates that if  person isn't attracted to a person of the same race it means that you have self hatred.  But is it self hate to not be attracted to someone of the same race as you? Or is it self perference?  Listen in as well as call in to the show to weigh in on the topic.

  • The Parker J Cole Show -- America's Racial DNA

    in Entertainment

    The media has brought to the forefront cases that have caused public outrage and concern. From the curious case of Trayvon Martin killed by George Zimmerman, Michael Brown gunned down as an unarmed felon, to the disturbing incidents surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, there is a definite rise in racial tensions across the United States as the media blares a giant searchlight on situations of African Americans in some sort of confrontation with a Caucasian.

    When these incidents come into the public eye, they lead to an overarching question: "Why?" One black man made a very famous statement while being beaten by a group of police officers: "Can't we all just get along?" The statement has been taken seriously and at the same time, been made a parody. But the question, however one puts it remains. "Can't we all just get along?"

    Is racism simply part of America's DNA -- what makes up this country? Is this just a thing we have to live with and accept? Will those who try to work to bring harmony on either side be ridiculed? Why can't we as a nation get past this? Why does it keep rearing its head? 


    Join in on the conversation with my returning guest Melissa Pellew as we try to tackle this issue and others surround the rise of racial tensions in our country. Call in 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/7886747 Or, download the WLUV radio mobile app. Tune in


     

  • 02:31

    why are black men marrying and dating out of there race

    in Lifestyle

     In today's society it seems interracial dating and marriage is more prevelent than ever before. Alot of black men seem to be in the forefront of this growthing trend. What are the reasons behind their decision to pursue women not of their ethnic race?  


     


     


     

     

     

     

  • 02:56

    Everything with Kathy B, Dr. Aesha, Allana Pratt, Bigg Mommap

    in Entertainment

    Source Nation! Join us tonight for The Ladies Lounge and  Whatz Da Buzz with Bigg Mommap


    6:15-Dr. Aesha Adams-Roberts


    Dr Aesha specializes in African American, Christian and interracial dating. Dr. Aesha equips, empowers and inspires her listeners and clients with practical strategies to help them find and keep love in the ever-changing modern dating world. After years of making painful dating mistakes, including a broken engagement to an emotionally & verbally abusive man she dated while in college, Dr. Aesha overcame low self-esteem and discovered secrets to how men think & what makes relationships last. Dr. Aesha quickly noticed that the matchmaking & dating coaching industry didn’t speak to the special needs and unique experiences of African American professional women or women of faith. Drawing on her academic expertise researching African American women’s voices, Dr. Aesha gives unique strategies for women of color in their search for love and marriage.


    7:15- Allana Pratt


    Featured on CBS, TLC, FOX; coach to celebrities, Allana has triumphed over an internal war of body shame and sexual guilt that was destroying her confidence, joy and softness. Now, author of three books, she pole dances for pleasure. She inspires women to embrace their sacred erotic nature to attract all the love and attention they choose; she heals men’s emasculated hearts, cures their ‘nice guy’ and awakens their noble badass honoring of women. Thousands flock to her sexy empowering show, Intimate Conversations LIVE. 


    8- Join us for Whatz Da Buzz with Bigg Mommap as she spills the tea on the 411 trending in Social Media.

  • Interview with Brian Babb

    in Spirituality

    "Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers.  You are the truthsayer with quill and torch. Write with your tongues on fire."  - Gloria Anzaldua



     


    "The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life."  - Jane Addams


    "Never question what I am God knows/Cause it's coming from the heart"  - Chuck D


        Shaman and dear friend to Brian, Michael Dove discusses that which is "sacred" as being that which is essential to life.  Essential to the vitality of Brian's life are the sources, essences, and forces of love, empathy, compassion, and liberation.  It is this dynamic sacredness that impels Brian personally and professionally.  


        Brian is a poet, spoken word artist, and emcee from San Diego, CA.  He engages his artistry with a determination to interrelate and transform the human and divine, sorrow and joy, hurt and healing, and oppression and freedom.  Brian composes, records, and performs his artistry with the urgency of attending to an abandoned child's adoption, an institution's practice of discrimination and brutality, and our Mother Earth's rising temperatures.  In witnessing his artistry, audiences experience the texture of beckoning and forging self love, the Beloved Community, and communion with Source.  For more than a decade Brian has performed on stages throughout the country at countless open mics, poetry slams, schools, colleges and universities, music festivals, and neighborhood and community events.


     

  • 00:44

    "Looking at Benjamin Franklin & Abraham Maslow" #562

    in Spirituality

    The adding of virtuous habits and the elimination of, well, not so good habits, has been, is now and will continue to be a hot topic for many people.  The adoption of virutes moves us toward eliminating "The Integrity Ga" that exists for most of us.  


    Moving through the literature on this topic yields some very interesting strategies given by some very credible authors.  I have no intention of even attempting to discreit the two authors I will discuss namely, Benamin Franklin and Abraham Maslow for I met (the writings of) these two men at two different times of need.  Each man took me to a higher place for which I was very grateful.  Their writings and strategies, however, left me with questions and a lack of fultillment; I knew there was something better; something more.  


    My invitation to you is to join me in this message; it's my journey and the journey of many others.  Perhaps this will save you some time in your path to a more contented, fulfilled life.  The journey isn't supposed to be hard; in fact, it's a joyous one.  Let's look at Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Maslow to get some direction.  

  • 00:38

    Adoption Focus , A Birth Mother's Reflection... Looking Back

    in Family

    Listen as we talk to Sue, a Birth mother who placed a child for adoption 20 years ago. Learn from her strength and also how times have changed through the years. Adoption Associates supports birth parents  through their journey. Don't miss this show... it will thought provoking and educational.