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Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursday, June 13th, 8pm-11pm EST we we discuss the Anniversary of the deaths of Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers and Poet & Singer Gil Scott Heron.
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In our 1 hour we’ll be joined by Malaika Cooper of The 4th Annual North Carolina Hair Care Expo taking place on Sat. June 22 & Sun. June 23 at The Dream Center, 5616 Fox Road, Raleigh, NC. There will be numerous classes and vendors to empower you. For more information please visit www.NaturalHairCareExpo.com. Michael Imhotep will also do a presentation both days dealing with “Great African Women In History”.
Medgar Evers was assassinated 50 years ago June 12, 1963. We’ll discuss his legacy and the courage of his widow Myrlie Evers-Williams to bring his killer to justice.
Gil Scott Heron known as the Godfather of Rap died on May 27, 2011. We’ll talk about his career, legacy and the impact he had on Hip-Hop artists like Chuck D of Public Enemy and Kanye West.
We’ll also replay our interview with did with Runoko Rashidi about his upcoming lecture in Detroit, Friday, June 14, 6:30pm at 1500 E. State Fair, True Oracles Ministries. "Great Black Women – Goddesses & Warrior Queens From Auset (Isis) to Assata Shakur: An Evening with Dr. Runoko Rashidi”. Tickets are $15 in Advance, $20 At the Door. For more information please call (313) 646-3375. Be sure to visit the Vendor Table of The African History Network.
This Saturday the Empowerment Hour Online University we welcome a very special guest. Reena Evers-Everette, the Daughter of Civil Rights & NAACP leader Medgar Evers. As we approach July 2nd, the Birthday of Medgar Evers we present a empowering and very educational lesson focusing on some powerful questions.
Have things really changed for Black People since Medgar Evers was alive?
Are we as a people moving in the right direction and how we all can remember the legacy of Medgar Evers moving forward?
We welcome Reena Evers-Everette to the Empowerment Hour this Saturday
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"Freedom has never been free...I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart and I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them." -Medgar Evers,
Almost prophetically he said that just 5 days before his death 51 years ago
Fifty Years ago today, the first trial of Medgar Evers' murder took place in 1964 that resulted in a misstrial due to jury tampering. A Brilliant movie was released in 1996 and we'll honor Medgar Evers by reviewing it and the psychological aspects. To watch the trailer watch here: Ghosts of Mississippi
There is a legacy that occurs from this huge wounds of history, not only are the oppressed changed forever, but so are the oppressors. Here is a little segmant by CBS News about the legacy Medgar Evers Left: The Legacy of Medgar Evers
Join me in remembering how far America has come and how far we still have to go until all Americans are treated respectfully and equally regardless of their differences, especially the color o their skin!
Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond. His career in equity markets began in Detroit, Michigan as a stock trader and later as a trader for the largest NASDAQ trading firm in the nation, Knight Securities. He established his own financial awareness group in 2003 where he began to publish regular newsletters about various financial related issues that were of interest to people from all income levels.
In addition to being a financial advisor working with many prominent clients across the U.S., he charitably lends his support to inner-city communities by coordinating workshops and creating economic empowerment initiatives that teach the principles of understanding the power of financial literacy. Unions, churches, government-subsidized housing communities, municipal programs, nonprofits, inner-city organizations, international communities and especially colleges and universities have benefited from the financial workshops/programs that he has developed and instructed through Optimum Capital Management.
Ryan has also authored his book “Living in the Village”; has been profiled in Tavis Smiley’s Covenant and Action (a New York Times Bestseller); co-authored a book with Kevin Powell entitled “The Black Male Handbook”; featured in Black Enterprise, African American Family, The Source & NV Magazine; contributes regularly to Huffingtonpost.com, The Network Journal, Fortune, and Black Enterprise; received the Top 40 Ander 40 Achievement Award from The Network Journal; was inducted by Medgar Evers College (where he currently serves as a board member) into its national honor society PI ETA KAPPA as a honorary member; and received Tom Joyner’s “Hardest Working Financial Advisor Award” because of his efforts to empower the community with the crucial life skills of financial literacy.
‘60's was a great era
which was tearing down the negative stereotypes which had been
used to keep black people down, poor and subservient.
There were chants of Black is Beautiful, Black is Brave, Black has
Power. The Red, Black and Green flag was hurled about and
became a symbol of Black Liberation in America. The movement
was vibrant, the drums were sounded and it gave people a sense of
purpose and pride.
While some folks of a lighter hue tended to interpret this as racism,
it was not. It was merely a way of counteracting hundreds of years
of propaganda which had painted Africans in America as shiftless
But the fears of certain lighter skinned people led to one tragedy
after another, and the sudden demise of the movement occurred. An
assassin’s bullet took Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin King,
and the FBI, under J Edgar Hoover, planned and accomplished the
destruction of the Panthers and the BLA by use of infiltration,
entrapment, imprisonment and sometimes direct murder as in the
case of Panther leader Fred Hampton by the Chicago police.
In this way, Black America found itself without direction, and for
about forty years seems to have been wandering around
directionless in the desert, prodded by the media to pretend that
racism was over, and, for some, to swallow the lie that the poor are
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