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As we grow and mature, there is an expectation that we will all pair off with another person and become one half of a couple. However, as times change, many people are foregoing the traditional time-frames for settling into a relationship for other life-matters. So, even with that knowledge, there is still a stigma that if someone is NOT in a relaionship but a certain time, there must be something wrong with that individual. When does this happen? Why does society do such a thing? Let's discuss it. 661-449-9318
How many times have you been to a black owned business and either was displeased with the service or a lack thereof? How many times have you went to yelp or the white pages and took the time to right a good review of a black owned business? If you can count on one hand then that's a reality check. Is it the fault of our own or the business owner that we didn't have a pleasant experience at their business? Did that one bad experience turn us off to any future dealings with black establishments? Do we think that other races, white, chinese, jews, have a better quality service or product? It is something to think about. Maintaining or starting a business is a challenge in itself but when you add the race card on top of that, it then becomes a double challenge. We then, just like everything else, have to work extra hard to avoid or put an end to that stigma that black business just don't offer the same quality service as their competitors. Hopefully this show will shed light on how we can make the black business support / experience much more enjoyable. Other races have support from their races, how great would it be to get that same love and support for our own. Call in at (347) 855-8637 to share an experience as a patron, business owner or share a positive review with a black business that you just recently visited. Let's start a riot!
Good morning. Today, on The Meter we will cover the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius' resignation. After the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Sebelius was criticized for website woes. Is she stepping down because of pressure or a job well done? Also, Hillary Clinton had a shoe thrown at her during a speech, very much like George W. Bush n 2008. Is Clinton ready for a 2016 run? In other 2016 news, Jeb Bush angered many republicans over immigration comments. Can Jeb shed the Bush stigma and be a contender? Finally, MSNBC claims to have uncovered documents linking the Iraq War to oil. Deflection or Reflection? Please join us at 10:00. The call in number is 714-242-6214. Your input is essential!
Tonight we will discuss the Manny Pacquiao - Tim Bradley fight as it happens and into the post fight reflection.
This bout seems to have gone from having a mild interest from the hardcore fans into one that is recognized as being a crossroads match for both fighters depending who is victorious in the outcome.
For Tim Bradley, this fight means redemption after winning his first meeting on paper with Pacquiao in the ring with the general feeling that he was gifted by the judges in their scoring.
Although his stock as a fighter has risen after defeating Juan Manuel Marquez - the fighter who knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold in devastating fashion - and his thrilling toe to toe battle with Ruslan Provodnikov, this is a chance to finally quell the whispers that question his standing as a fighter who belongs in the upper echelon of the welterweight division.
For Manny Pacquiao, to win this fight is the only option for him if he is to continue on to bigger and better things which means one day having a shot against Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
To avenge his so called loss against Timothy Bradley keeps him in contention as the process to erase the stigma of his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez continues. He now has no choice but to win as a loss to Bradley would be career suicide.
With these compelling factors hanging in the air on fight night as well as the growing list of worthy young and hungry contenders looming over both the heads of these fine combatants, this fight will definitely have an effect on the direction of where the division will go and the subsequent fights that will take place as the entire group reach for the chance at Floyd Mayweather's crown and the huge payday that is sure to come with it.
Bring your opinions, viewpoints and trash talk to the show because it will be a hangout that will almost rival being at ringside itself!
See you there!
Suicide Escape with Mike Bushman
Mike Bushman's newly released book Suicide Escape is a unique combination of novella and memoir in which he shares his deep struggles with teen depression with a character facing those same battles. His goals are: 1) to share what he has learned as he approachs 50 that he wish he knew when he had a knife under his rib cage, 2) to help those suffering from depression realize there is hope, and, 3) to help those around depression and other mental illness sufferers know how to engage in helpful conversation.
Mike will gladly share his experience, talk about the advice given to the teenage character in the book and otherwise do what he can to help lift the stigma associated with mental health.
Click here to purchase Mike's Kindle book from Amazon.com for $.99
Many people think that recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a lost cause when in reality there are approximately 25-40 million people who consider themselves to be in active, stable long-term recovery. Based on those numbers, most people probably interact with someone in recovery on a daily basis, but they don't even know it because it's not talked about openly. Dr. Kelly and the Recovery Research Institute's mission is change that stigma and show people, through science, that recovery is not only possible, but it is the likely outcome.
On this episode we will talk to Dr. Kelly about addiction, stigma and recovery and how understanding the neuroscience of addiction will help alleviate that stigma.
For more information about Dr. Kelly and the Recovery Research Institute, please visit: http://www.recoveryanswers.org/.
There have been numerous incidents in the NFL that have painted a picture of a league that’s hostile to anybody who doesn’t fit a certain definition of “manhood”.
“That picture is distorted,” say numerous observers of the league; this includes former players, gay athletes and supporters of inclusion.
There exists a culture where a standard of toughness requires severe physical and mental payback, and one man's upbringing, can and often does, cause clashes with his teammates.
The friction resulting from the forced convergence of opposing personalities has cast a harsh light on the NFL. The results of the league’s investigation into possible bullying in the Miami Dolphins’ locker room, centered on offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, are expected soon.
Incognito was, reportedly, instructed to toughen Martin up.
No player wants a "weak" or "soft" stigma attached to him. No one wants to be the team's broken link. And no one wants a broken team spirit.
Thomas Clayton, who was drafted by the San Franscisco 49ers, takes us inside the locker room of the NFL -- for a look BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Please join us LIVE on Wednesday, April 9th, @ 7PM EST, on demand or on Friday at NOON at AMFM247.
In his presentation “Breaking the Taboo of Atheism in Black Communities,” Leo Igwe said that “If there are people who should be religious and theistic today, it is not black people.”
Yet black people are reputed to be the most religious people on earth, and the social stigma for the black atheist can be significant and often severe.
As skeptics, how do we approach the issue of color in relation to non-belief? Should we strive to be “colorblind,” ignoring labels like black, white, etc? Or should color be acknowledged, embraced and even celebrated by those who accept the evolutionary explanation of our origins (aka: we are all Africans)?
Tonight features a panel of very special guests: Jamila Bey: Director of Commnications for the Secular Student Alliance, Alix Jules, President of Black Nonbelievers of Dallas, and Bridgette Gaudette, Executive Director of the Florida Humanist Association. The show will respectfully approach a subject that is controversial, even considered taboo, and will hopefully provide education and resources for atheists of all colors and cultures.
DFW Coalition of Reason: http://www.dfwcor.org
Black Nonbelievers Inc: http://blacknonbelievers.wordpress.com
The Gospel of Doubt: http://gospelofdoubt.net
Secular Student Alliance: http://www.secularstudents.org
Florida Humanist Association: http://www.floridahumanist.org
The radio show host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, opens the segment with a brief description of what Saint Jude Retreats is and the philosophy behind it. Trending topics follow, with local and national news connected to the topic.
The host Dunbar introduces the guest Shira Goldberg - a personal sober/recovery coach that focuses on evidence based, non 12 step alternatives to traditional addiction treatment. She is also the host of The Addiction Show, as well as a full time student at University of San Francisco, aspiring to become a psychotherapist.
Dunbar and Goldberg discuss the power of addiction labels and labels in general. Goldberg shares her personal experience with overcoming substance use, her strategies to empower people through her sober/recovery coach practice, and her take on sober living houses.
Dunbar concludes the radio show by answering questions posted by listeners on the topics of motivation to stop drinking, as well as reconnecting and rebuilding a relationship damages through substance use
Sexual violence encompasses a variety of criminal acts, ranging from sexual threats to unwanted contact to rape. These crimes are extremely underreported because of the stigma associated with sexual assault—and are therefore difficult to count in official statistics. Forcible rapes known to law enforcement have declined sharply since 1979, when they were at an all-time high. Sexual assault can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, and socioeconomic background. It can happen at any time or place. Assailants may be strangers, acquaintances, friends, or family members. Perpetrators may use violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, or other forms of pressure or deception to commit sexual assault.
Join us as we use this platform to educate and bring awareness to you about sexual violence.
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How has mental illness formed such a horrible stigma in our society? This perspective’s rippled effect on our society causes those with mental illness left untreated or even discriminated against once the truth is revealed. Is fear of the unknown once again our enemy? Is your child really “bad” or is mental illness the issue. Will you as a parent be able to set aside your ego and pride to seek out help? Many parents refrain from seeking help; instead turn to religion to resolve the issue or other disciplinary measures.
When do accept mental illness like we accept cancer, diabetes and the other host of illness our society combat. Join us as we explore mental health and its taboo effect on many individuals globally.
North Carolina Families United was created around a kitchen table by dedicated parents eager and frustrated to create policy change in schools, medical practices and their communities that would not only help their children but those that were to come that struggle from emotional and behavioral issues. With the end of CMHS-funded NC SOC grants, North Carolina Families United, Inc. (NCFU) managed to sustain itself with small grants from various sources.
Pound bye Pound is a weight loss blog that will follow the journey of four women, all traveling different paths to get to their weight loss goals. Along the way we will be sharing our losses and victories, posting recipes and reaching out to each other for tips, tricks and support. We also invite you to listen to our BlogTalkRadio show which airs every Sunday night at 8:30pm EST.
Guest: Squeaky Moore and K.T. Nelson the Producers and Directors of Face of Darkness Documentary.
FACE OF DARKENSS DOCUMENTARY
Three African American men chronicle their battle with depression as well as their struggle to overcome it and not be overtaken by it. Face of Darkness is character driven and it wraps itself around the stigma surrounding depression amongst Black Men... identifying it, surviving it and the journey to healing.
The film's objective is to raise awareness of depression in African American males, the detriment of not addressing it, as well as the benefits of treatment. We hope that by exposing the illness in an artistic fashion, the African American community will not only be enlightened, but they will learn how to recognize and seek help for themselves or loved ones.