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WOMEN OF COURAGE Conceived and Directed by Michael Green
This installment of the “Trilogy of Truth Series” Features four short plays that take a revealing look into the lives of four women whose contributions and accomplishmentsare minimized but are relevant to the tapestry of American and world
history. Biographical sketches of these bold African American women will shed a truer light on many historical misconceptions and
foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the “Black Experience” from the perspective of three African American Female historical icons, Barbara Jordan, Ida B. Wells and Harriet Tubman.
Featuring: China Colston , Daralyn Jay (Barbara Jordan), Ricki Lynee, Chris Raglin.
The show incorporates music, multi-media and dramatic interpretations
to bring these stories to life.
Duration: 1hour 55minutes with 10min
Tonight on The Gist of Freedom Join host, Roy Paul and guest, former prosecutor Dwayne Nash as they discuss Holder's decision not to charge Zimmerman.
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that George Zimmerman will not face federal criminal civil rights charges for shooting and killing teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012.
Zimmerman fatally shot Martin while the unarmed African American 17-year-old was walking in Sanford, Fla. The shooting became a national flashpoint, sparking a discussion of race relations that continues to reverberate since the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and other incidents across the country.
“The death of Trayvon Martin was a devastating tragedy,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a statement. “It shook an entire community, drew the attention of millions across the nation, and sparked a painful but necessary dialogue throughout the country.”
As a result of the announcement Tuesday, the federal investigation into the shooting has been closed.
Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with community organizer Chet Whye about the preservation of Harlem Renaissance Ballroom
The developers who bought the Harlem Renaissance Ballroom - agreed last night to stay demolition in order to hold discussions regarding saving the facade. Thank you to the leadership of Community Board 10, especially chair Henrietta Lyle and Land Use chair Brian Benjamin for facilitating the exchange. And many THANKS to Cheryl Wills for telling OUR story.
Stones from the River Jordan. #OurHistoryMatters
Join artist and marketing expert Leslie Saeta as she highlights way to sell your art. Leslie is joined by March co-host Dreama Tolle Perry. Today we are going to share the story of artist Chris Bart. Many people dream of life after retirement. Of finally having the time to pursue those secret dreams after having spent many years working a day job, raising families and putting their hopes on the shelves. Chris Bart is an artist who is living the dream post retirement.
Listen to The Gist of Freedom tonight as we talk with Jennifer Nelson a descendant of the historical black town, Boley OK.
One of the first nationally chartered black-owned banks, Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Oklahoma, an all-black town successfully fended off “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s Bank Robber's Gang!
ON NOVEMBER 23, 1932, three members of Charles A. “Pretty Boy” Floyd’s gang made the worst mistake of their lives. They tried to rob the state’s first nationally chartered black-owned bank Farmers and Merchants Bank in Boley, Ok, an all-black town of proud-walking pioneers.
Up to that point, the Floyd gang had been robbing an average of a bank a week, usually without any resistance.
Gangster Floyd had warned his gang members against robbing the Boley bank because, the people of Boley all had guns, knew how to shoot them and weren't afraid to use them. Photos: Boley Council Members, Boley Bank, SEMINOLE NEGRO INDIAN SCOUTS _
They didn't heed Floyd's warning and Birdwell and Patterson, armed burst into the bank early that morning. announced they were robbing the bank and warned "don't pull no alarm."
The bank's Bookkeeper McCormick, saw the robbers enter. He slipped into the bank's vault, retrieved the rifle and aimed it at Birdwell who was scooping up cash.
At the same time, the Bank's president D.J. Turner, was on duty. He loved Boley and was determined to defend it.
When the alarm began wailing Birdwell hollered, "Did you pull that alarm?" "Sure I did," Turner answered.
Gangster Birdwell shot and Turner fell mortally wounded. McCormick, in turn, shot the second gang member, Birdwell to death.
Excerpts taken from Mrs. Betty DeRamus Facebook post
Meet our newest Certified Color Therapist, Paula Bronte. Find out how she combines the practice of color therapy and Rapid Eye Technology to clear lifetimes of stuck energy. 'You can change your life by changing your brain. Due to the plasticity of the brain, you have millions of tiny grooves in your brain called neuro – pathways. They store emotional memory and keep you tied to the original cause of unwanted patterns.' (From Paula's website: http://intheblink-ofaneye.com/) Leslie Romine, our color therapy trainer, interviews Paula and welcomes your comments and questions.
The Gist of Freedom and host Natasha Demosthene is pleased to present to you Mr. Gary Grant President of The BLACK FARMERS, AGRICULTURALISTS ASSOCIATION &THE LAND LOSS FUND. Natasha and Mr. Grant will discuss topics such as preserving Black Heir Property.
The struggle for the survival of the Black farmer is not over. During the lead up to the now historic settlement of the Black farmers lawsuit, Pigford v. Glickman, Secretary of the USDA, Howard University was working with the Black farmers’ leadership to host a "mock trial" that would have exposed the racial discrimination and other atrocities inflicted by the agents of the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) - now the Farm Service Agency (FSA) – on Black farmers across the nation. The USDA could not afford for these stories to be told for they would show the limit to which this government would and will go to keep a people dependent and not able to raise their standard of living or be able to safely feed themselves. African American people are becoming a landless people in the United States. We are losing the land and wealth that our parents, grandparents and great grandparents worked, fought and died to acquire for us. We owe our ancestral warriors a debt and our youth an opportunity for safe and healthy food. USDA has not helped us and certainly the courts have proven more devastating than we ever dare thought. So, who will help us? WE must help ourselves by insuring that the next generation is ready to maintain and conserve the land. Come and let us reason and plan together, our enemies do.
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Bianca Kajlich - Bianca Kajlich stars as Leslie Burton in NBC’s comedy series “Undateable.” Leslie is Danny’s sister and is a recently divorced wine-rep who, now single again for the first time in ten years, is struggling to find her place in the single world. Once introduced to the guys at the bar, she bonds with them immediately as they welcome her into their gang.Kajlich starred in Rules Of Engagement, Bring It On, 30 Minutes Or Less..Follow her on twitter @misskajlich
Sawyer Fredericks - 15 - Fultonville,NY - Team Pharrell - Won his battle against Noelle Bybee while singing "Have You Ever Seen The Rain?" by Creedance Clearwater Revival
Corey Kent White - 20 - Bixby,OK - Team Blake - Won his battle against Jacob Rummell while singing "I Want Crazy" by Hunter Hayes
Koryn Hawthorne - 17 - Abbeville,LA - Team Christina - Won her battle against Vance Smith while singing "Love Me Harder" by Ariana Grande
Jacob Rummell - 19 - Akron,OH - Originally Team Blake then stolen by Team Pharrell after he lost his battle with Corey Kent White while singing "I Want Crazy" by Hunter Hayes
Rob Taylor - 22 - Baton Rouge,LA - Team Christina - Won his battle against Jeremy Gaynor while singing "Animals" by Maroon 5
Brooke Adee - 16 - Tampa,Fl - Team Blake - Won her battle against Bay Brooks while singing "Style" by Taylor Swift
Lexi Davila - 17 - Lorain,OH - Team Adam - Won her battle against Bren'nae Debarge while singing "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedinfield
On tonight's show Rosie is going to discuss the compatability of souls. What is Soul Chemistry? When there is a vibrational match between two or more people, it will raise everyone’s vibration to create a new vibration, or a new harmony, and this is called Soul Chemistry.
At the bottom of the hour Rosie will be joined by Leslie Hale, Astrologer for the "Astro Talk" segment. You can find Leslie's newsletter at www.lesliehale-astrology.com.
Rosie will be accepting calls the last hour of the show. Call in early to be in the queue ..call number is 1(714)888-7516.
*The opinions expressed by the guests are for entertainment purposes only and those guests providing comments are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Psychic Viewpoint Show or its host.*
The Dr. Pat Show: Change as a Catalyst for Transformation with Dr. Susan Allison.
Do you love change, or do you secretly hate it? Well, regardless of your feelings about change, it is the only 'given' the only constant in our lives, and whether we like it or not, it is here to stay. Dr. Susan offers ways to handle change more easily, with less stress and effort, and actually with more awareness and gratitude. Even the change that is hardest, the losses of people, jobs, homes and dreams can offer us the gift of transformation. Finally, we can 'be the change' and rather than letting life happen to us, we can be proactive and clearly take action that is positive and uplifting for us and the planet.
Sheer Alchemy! with Host Leslie Fonteyne: Visions, Dreams and Procrastination . We have the dream, the idea, and we begin. Then procrastination sets in and we do anything but. What is that? How does this kind of interference stop us? Let's dig deep and clear out the source of the fears that prevent our greatness.
Black Abolitionists, Book by Benjamin Quarles Chapter 9 Vigilance Committe
Noted historian, scholar, and educator Benjamin Author Quarles was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 23, 1904.
A prolific writer, Quarles published ten books, twenty-three major articles, and hundreds of shorter pieces of various sorts. At least four of his books attained national significance: Frederick Douglass (1948), which grew out of his doctoral research and remains the authoritative source for most of what is known about Douglass; The Negro in the American Revolution (1961), one of the first books to demonstrate the importance of including African Americans in the mainstream narratives of U.S. history; The Negro in the Making of America (1964), a text used in courses throughout the country; and Black Abolitionists (1969), a book that helped propel a major reassessment of the anti-slavery movement.
David Ruggles advocated for self-defense and the need for African Americans to organize and establish their own "remedy" for justice. In 1835, Ruggles and other black abolitionists formed the Committee of Vigilance (A hybrid of The Black Panthers and The NAACP) to protect free blacks and recently escaped slaves and to fight slave catchers and kidnappers.
As David Ruggles, a leading black abolitionist, made clear in this 1836 account of a kidnapping, African Americans could not count on the police, the courts, or anti-slavery organizations.
Richard Riker (Rikers Island named after him) [1773-1842]
A lawyer and eventual judge who saw us on the lowest social level possible. Adipta writes, "When seven-year-old schoolboy Henry Scott was seized as a fugitive slave from his classroom, the kidnappers forcibly brought the terrified child before Richard Riker, the magistrate of New York City. They claimed that the boy was property belonging to white slaver.