• 00:31

    Job Readiness Workshop Training with LaVerne Freeman

    in Business

    Veteran career strategist LaVerne Freeman and a regular guest on our show discusses the new training workshops created by Operation A.B.L.E. (www.operationable.net) that will debut in October. Reinventing Yourself, Staying Relevant and Strategic Networking are three of the power-packed sessions designed for older workers in job transition or getting back into the workplace. Modestly priced, these sessions will help Greater Boston area residents to step up their game, become more competitive while advancing their career options in industries across the region.

    I am honored to be the trainer for this exciting upcoming sessions and we’ll describe them in detail on today’s show. Spread the word to your friends and colleagues who need a job makeover and aren’t afraid to become transformed!

    AND….we’ll pay tribute to the 13th Anniversary of September 11th. Gone but NOT Forgotten.

  • 01:06

    Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox

    in LGBT

    Joins Us as we welcome the star of the groundbreaking hit NETFLIX series Orange IS THE NEW BLACK Laverne Cox. Laverne a Producer, writer and public speaker will join us to discuss her character on the show as well as her experience with the series so far. We will also chat about Laverne's southern upbringing and how that has shaped her into the amazing "possibility model" that she is today! Laverne will also discuss some of her upcoming projects that she is working on including a documentary featuring Cece Mcdonald and the lives of incarcerated women of color as well as a new Docu-series about Trans Teens and her forthcoming debut memoir!! Join us!!

  • 01:16

    Chowan Discovery Group, Marvin T. Jones

    in Education

    Author & Historian Marvin T. Jones, Excutive Director & owner of Marvin T. Jones and Associates, specilizing in corporate communications photography and photographicdesign. His love of the community of his birth led him to create the now defunct Rowan-Chowan.com website, a personal website of stories and photo essays. jones is a native of Cofield, North Carolina; he attended the Winton Triangle's C.S. Brown School and graduated from Ahoskie High School.

    Marvin also wrote a chapter in Carolina Genesis, Beyond The Color Line and presents the first history of the Winton Triangle. Marvin's essay "The Leading Edge of Edges-The Tri-Racial People of the Winton Triangle", tells the story of a people who emerge from the meeting of the New and Old Worlds and how they created success from century to century in northeastern North Carolina. Highlights of the essay include: Origins of the Winton Triangle and the Triangle's contrbution to the Civil War in expanding freedom in the United States, Founding of Pleasant Plains Baptist Church & the C.S. Brown & Robert L. Vann Schools, and the achievements of their members & graduates. Leadership in worship, education, business & government.

    Associates; Laverne Jones, Director & Dr. Harold Mitchell, Director.

    Mission of the Chowan Discovery Group is to Collect, Preserve & present materials that describe & illustrate the Winton Triangle history. Dating back to the 1740's, North Carolina's Winton Triangle is one of the oldest communities if land-owning people of color in America. The Triangle originally encompassing the towns of Winton, Cofield & Union. In the late 19th century the Triangle expanded toward the newly incorporated town of Ahoskie.

    Read Full Discription of Edpisode Here


  • 00:30

    Holiday Job Tips: Making The Most Of The Season & Preparing For 2015

    in Business

    The holidays are here and you may feel overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the season…. on top of your job responsibilities.  Maybe you’re looking for work or looking for ways to enhance the job you already have.  Or maybe you need a complete job makeover to start the New Year off right.

    Back by popular demand is or veteran job coach, LaVerne Freeman with new tips and strategies for getting ahead in today’s job marketplace.  We’ll also talk with LaVerne about how to fortify your job security throughout 2015.  Now is a great time to sit back, listen to today’s show and take stock of where you are in your job search, with your promotion strategy or making the most of wherever you work.

    This is the holiday edition for all things related to job and career development. 


  • 01:01

    True Christians

    in Religion

    The FDA once again is debating whether or not to lift the ban on homosexuals donating blood in America. More states in America, and now the nation of Finland, have fell sway to the LGBT movement and legalized same sex marriage. And parents professing to be Christians are struggling trying to reconcile their faith with support for their homosexual children. And more judges in North Carolina have been forced to resign rather than perform same sex marriages! Join us as we discuss how to take back our great Christian nation from the grips of Satan!




  • 00:40

    Shannon Bowen Smed Opportunities That Turn Failure Into Success

    in Business

    Shannon Bowen Smed was born an entrepreneur. Her mother, Laverne Bowen, founded BOWEN in 1974 and Shannon grew up in the business. She honed her skills in a variety of roles within the company including administration, recruiting, sales and marketing, human resources, and operations. In 1996, Shannon became BOWEN's President and CEO and under her leadership, the company has flourished, growing in size and service offerings while staying true to its commitment to help organizations find great people and people find great organizations.

    Today, BOWEN is considered the contract manager of choice within the energy sector and provides customized workforce solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of its diverse client base, which includes 60 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies. The company is well-known for attracting top quality candidates and providing talent management across a broad spectrum of roles and industries. 

    Shannon suggests that one of the key components of the company’s success is in understanding “...that we can’t be great at all things...we can grow the business so far with pure talent and determination...” But she acknowledges that there comes a point when as a business owner, it is essential to get help or support where it’s needed.

    Join us as we discuss business opportunities that turn failure into success.  You can read Shannon Bowen Smeds' article in our latest Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.

    Visit www.bowenworks.ca for more information on Shannon and BOWEN.  

  • 00:30

    Reinvent Your Career, Your Job, Yourself w/Laverne Freeman

    in Business

    The days of having ONE job that lasts a lifetime are gone, only to be replaced with new opportunities to reinvent yourself in relevant and compelling new ways. If you are fortunate to keep your job for 40 years or more, God Bless You! Most in this new economy will make several career moves before transitioning to retirement.

    What does reinvention mean?  How can you reinvent yourself without making bad choices that will cost you in the long run?  And how can you reinvent yourself so that others will notice your value and promote/pay/hire you accordingly?

    We’ll talk with job coach LaVerne Freeman who knows first hand the value of personal reinvention.  LaVerne has spent a lifetime helping others find new career opportunities...as a small business owner, corporate recruiter and career coach.  She’ll highlight her own career path while sharing insights on how you can leverage your skill sets for greater upward mobility.

    Put on your thinking cap and let’s reinvent for career success!

  • 00:46


    in Politics Conservative

    The Political Pundits, Attorneymom and Blkseagoat are back with a vengence. to vent on social issues from the murder of Mike Brown to pro-pedophile Laverne Cox.  We have some shit to get off of our chest. Tune in.

  • 00:51

    Counterfeit Christians Part 2

    in Religion

    Another federal judge has struck down a state same sex marriage ban and more are yet coming. A so called trans teenager took her own life by stepping in front of a train! A New York couple was fined for not allowing a lesbian couple to wed on their farm. The LGBT movement is growing stronger but preachers are getting weaker. It's time for pastors to step up and stop being cowards and join in with True Light and Prophet Walker!


  • 00:31

    Orange Is the New Black “Take a Break from Your Values” – On Air Recap - 2.11

    in Entertainment

    Summary: The jail newspaper is shut down and Piper is told she’s being transferred to Virginia. Meanwhile, Soso's hunger strike attracts new support when Sister Ingalls joins in. The elders concoct a plan to kill Vee without Red’s knowledge and it backfires when they stab the wrong inmate.

    Join hosts Kristin ( @Kristin0409 ) and Keisha ( @Keelime_ ) live August 18 at 8 p.m. EST.

    Variety Radio Online – bringing you all things entertainment including news, reviews and interviews. Check out our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 

    Orange Is the New Black is currently available on Netflix.

  • 02:02


    in Music

    Otis Day (DeWayne Jessie)/Bio: At the outset of the 1970s, a teenaged DeWayne Jessie had a promising start to an acting career, just at the point when gifted young black performers were getting more work than ever before. But after eight years of steady screen work and small but enlarging supporting roles, he was sidetracked by a part so unexpectedly big in a movie so unexpectedly successful, that in the 25 years since, he's only appeared in five more movies, but never lacked for work as a performer on-stage, growing out of that movie. In 1978, Jessie was cast in National Lampoon's Animal House in the role of Otis Day, leader of Otis Day & the Knights, who are seen performing {&"Shout"} and {&"Shama Lama Ding Dong"} in two key scenes -- ever since then, like Clayton Moore donning the mask of the Lone Ranger in 1949 and never getting too far from it, DeWayne Jessie has worked regularly as the leader of Otis Day & the Knights.

    Ironically, Jessie's most prominent role before National Lampoon's Animal House was probably in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, in which he played Rainbow, a ball player in the Negro Leagues who is mute. Born in 1953, Jessie made his screen debut at age 17 as a high-school student who is unable to read in the topical dramaHalls of Anger (1970), directed by Paul Bogartand starring Jeff Bridges. He had an uncredited role in The New Centurions (1972) and bounced between television and films over the next few years, guest starring in episodes of series such as Love American Style, Kojak, Starsky and Hutch, and Laverne & Shirley, interspersed with small feature roles inDarktown Strutters, Car Wash, and Fun With Dick and Jane. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings earned him good reviews for a portrayal as poignant as it was inspiring, and earned Jessie an Image 

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