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  • 00:42

    FREEDOM'S GATE: Al Sharpton in Cleveland - unleashing violence

    in Politics Conservative

    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015  –  The horrific violence and mass looting that ravished Ferguson, MO., and Baltimore, MD., did not occur in Cleveland, OH, despite Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo being found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The two were killed by a barrage of 137 shots fired by police into their car,


    Local NAACP leaders were among many black leaders who vigorously disagreed with the judge’s verdict but joined city officials Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams and Mayor Frank Jackson in requesting peaceful protest.


    As an apparent result of combined community and city cooperation, only 71 people were arrested during demonstrations on Saturday.


    But, the calmness in the city may be the quiet before the storm, since Al Sharpton has accepted a request to appear in Cleveland this week to address the judge’s decision. Can the city, state or nation expect Ferguson or Baltimore level violence following Sharpton’s Cleveland appearance? This is the question that will be addressed on Standing at Freedom’s Gate with host Kevin Fobbs and nationally syndicated radio host Kenneth McClenton.  


    McClenton who hosts the Exceptional Conservative Show, formerly served as Policy Analyst for the DC Financial Authority and Ombudsman for the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

  • 01:03

    Open Talk: A Community Conversation-Loudoun County

    in Lifestyle

     


    Mike Chapman was elected Sheriff, Loudoun County, VA in 2011 and took office January 2012. He directs operations for the largest full-service office in the State of Virginia which handles county-wide law enforcement, the jail and our courts. The Sheriff’s Office employs approximately 750; 600 sworn deputies and 150 civilian personnel. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of 350,000 and an area of 519 square miles.


    During his three years in office, Sheriff Chapman expanded the Drug Abuse
    Resistance Education (DARE) to include both Elementary and Middle Schools,
    established a Cold Case squad; enhanced media outreach through integrated
    technology and a restructured website; introduced on-line reporting;
    professionalized the Human Resources and hiring processes; and improved training,
    accountability and efficiency. Sheriff Chapman also initiated a county-wide internet
    safety training program for parents (which has now been expanded to middle and high school students); added prescription and synthetic drug awareness with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); partnered with county schools for “No-Texting and Driving” campaign; helped integrate mental health services, and initiated Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training for deputies and dispatchers. 


    Joining with Sheriff Chapman in this discussion will be Mr. Phillip Thompson who is the current president of the Loundoun County chapter of the NAACP and he will provide the citizens perspective on issues associated with public safety and the impact it is having on the community.  

  • 01:57

    Dynamic Dojo Talkradio: Gloria Hendry, Actress and Masters Hall of Fame Nominee

    in Sports

    Sunday May 24, 2015. 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. It's our SUNDAY BRUNCH SHOW!


    Born in Florida and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Gloria's first job was as an assistant to the legal secretary in the New York office of the NAACP. She also became a model around this time. This exposure led to her being cast in her first movie, For Love Of Ivy  (1968). In the 1970s, she became a popular star of actioner films such as Black Ceasar (1973) and Black Belt Jones (1974).  Gloria made history as the very first romantically involved African-American James Bond girl. The movie was Live and Let Die (1973).


    She has completed her first CD and also produced The Paul Robeson Story. 


     

  • 01:04

    REBROADCAST: A Conversation with Fairfax County

    in Lifestyle

    Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, Roessler has served as deputy chief of patrol since 2010, managing crime fighting efforts across eight district stations in addition to managing the Animal Services Division. Serving as deputy chief, he has managed police emergency responses to a variety of natural disasters and tactical operational events, deployed personnel to the recent Presidential Inauguration and managed patrol assets committed to solving several multijurisdictional crimes. Roessler also directs strategic planning initiatives for the department to ensure a high standard of service delivery as future infrastructure growth is planned in many communities throughout Fairfax County.


    Roessler began his law enforcement career with the New York City Department of Investigation before joining the Fairfax County Police Department as a patrol officer. He has served in every rank up to and including deputy chief. Prior senior command assignments have included the Internal Affairs Bureau, director of the Criminal Justice Academy, managing the department’s budget and human resources and leading a Patrol Bureau division that included the Animal Services Division, the Crime Analysis Unit and the construction of the Sully District Station. In addition to these command assignments, he led efforts that created the Incident Support Services program.


    Joining Chief Roessler is Ms. Shirley Ginwright who was elected president of the Fairfax County Branch of the NAACP in 2012 with a pledge to increase membership, membership participation, civic engagement, and community involvement which is exactly what Open Talk is all about.

  • 02:00

    Sunny Blue Bland- Exclusive Interview- Mon 18, 2015-06 pm PST On Lynne's Den

    in Music

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    Call in to speak with the host or guest (718) 664-6324 choose option (1) to speak to guest or host.


    Sunny Blue Bland in Sacramento, California. Raised and went to school mostly in California, Began traveling with the only man to be known as his father, Bobby Blue Bland. Graduated valedictorian at Sacramento High School in 1981. Also President of the youth, and college chapter of the NAACP. Entertainment has always been a part of Sunny Blue Bland life, from acting, singing and music promotion.


    At the mature age, the calling to sing the blues is something he has always wanted to pursue, and now at Sunny Blue Bland felt compelled to do so with the lost of so many great icons, such as Johnny Taylor, Johnny Guitar Watson, Albert King, BB King and numerous others not mentioned, but not forgotten. Sunny's passion for the blues is manifested from episodes of love ones lost and the real life experiences of pain and sorrow he has experienced. 


    Sunny Blue Bland is known for his chilling stage presence and sold out performances internationally. His number one influence of the blues is his father, the great Bobby Blue Bland, also O.V Wright, Johnny Taylor and the mighty Joe Hicks. Sunny Blue Bland has had the honors in performing at “Hard Rock Café”, “Silver Legacy”, and “Reno’s Blues Festival” after party, “Zokku’s Club & Sushi Bar”, “California State Fair” "Cal Neva Hotel & Casino" "Black Expo" "Blues Festival Hosted by the NAACP" and more. 


     

  • 02:36

    Is slavery the blame, for the issues that Blacks face TODAY?

    in Education

    Often times I hear that Black people(specifically Black Americans/African-Americans) continues to suffer TODAY, because we don't know our culture, being that everything was stripped away from us during slavery. I also hear that slavery CURRENTLY, plays a part in Black men and women socially and economically, I.E. marriage, parenting, unity, support of each other etc. Although slavery(physical sense) has officially been abolished since roughly 1865, do you think it's possible for it to be having an impact?  If so, how? 


    This thinking is interesting because, post-slavery has been some of the most prominent times for Blacks. Families were together, Black businesses were booming, and they were supported by other Blacks, HBCU's were being founded, musical content was more uplifting and empowering, organizations like The Civil Rights, The NAACP, Black Panthers, Women's Suffrage Group etc, were formed. If slavery has that much of an impact on our social and economic status TODAY, why didn't it affect the people of the early 1900's-mid 1900's in the same way?

  • 00:23

    Sue Monk Kidd joins Susan Wingate for a chat on Dialogue Between the Lines

    in Books

    Sue Monk Kidd is an author to be revered. Her work has inspired generations past and her novels inspire other authors to strive for the perfection Kidd reaches in each of her stories. 


    Sue Monk Kidd was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel The Secret Life of Bees. 


    When her first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, was published by Viking in 2002, it became a genuine literary phenomenon, spending more than 2½ years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has been translated into 36 languages and sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. and 8 million copies worldwide. Bees was named the Book Sense Paperback Book of the Year in 2004, long-listed for the 2002 Orange Prize in England, and won numerous awards. For over a decade, the novel has been produced on stage by The American Place Theater, and in 2008 it was adapted into a movie by Fox Searchlight, which won the People’s Choice award for best movie and the NAACP Image award for best picture. It is taught widely in middle school, high school, and college classrooms.


    Kidd’s second novel, The Mermaid Chair, has sold well over a million copies since its publication by Viking in 2005 and reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.


    The Invention of Wings, Kidd’s third novel was published January 7, 2014 by Viking to wide critical acclaim. It debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at #1 and remained on the hardcover fiction list for over six months. It has been translated into 20 languages, thus far. The novel was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Plans are underway to turn the book into a film.


    She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband.

  • 00:45

    Georgia St. Rep Keisha Waites Discuss "Anti-Bullying" (Bill 40)

    in Politics

    Join me and welcome one of Georgia's most powerful women, in the House of Representative, St. Rep Keisha Waites. A woman of conviction and cause with answers and solutions. Rep Waites, is a graduate of Atlanta Metropolitan College and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Gov. She's a former Chief of Staff to, St.Rep. Sheila Jones. She has lead countless grass root efforts to better the City of Atlanta. She structured and secured a community grant from Home Depot and many other big businesses to serve the community. Sponsored legislation to bring the first high speed rail system to Atlanta. Worked on legislation to get free tuition to children from fallen law enforcement officers and countless other legislative bills to help build infrastructures and bring jobs to her city. Rep. Waites, is the queen essential example to never give up on your Dreams!. After running seven unsuccessful campaigns from early 2001-2011. She struck ed gold winning the 60th congressional seat Feb-13-2012. affiliated with many groups, such as, Atlanta Planing Advisory Board, Board of Commission on Women, National Political Caucus, Fulton County Democratic Party Executive Board, NAACP. Along with Special Committees Boards such as, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Transportation and Juvenile Justice System.. Rep. Waites, is a lady of class and grace and able to handle the tough daily grind in congress. If you want the job done right, call St. Rep. Keisha Waites. My co-host's on today's show needs no introduction when it comes to Anti-Bullying!!. Sir Edward James Hubbard and Bud Collier, are two out spoken advocates on face-book and twitter Against Bullying. Bud Collier, founder and CEO of I'mbullyfree.org501c3 and Sir Edward James Hubbard, of United Together We Take A Huge Stand Against Bullying will be joining us on today's show.

  • 02:29

    Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Oscar Wilde

    in Politics

    May15, 2015 @ 3-5 pm


    www.michaellawsonlastword.com


    www.blogtalkradio.com/the-last-word-with-michael-lawson


    “The Last Word" with Michael Lawson”


    “All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”  ARISTOTLE


     


    Today’s Guest:


    Thomas Fortenberry, TLW Senior Producer


    Cozzie Watkins, Candidate for 12th District Chair, NC Democratic Party


    Lucille Puckett, Candidate for 12th District Chair, NC Democratic Party


    Randy Voller, Former Chair NC Democratic Party


    Dr. Grace Liem-Galloway, Former Chair Carbarrus County Democratic Party


    Corine Mack, President Mecklenburg Chapter NAACP


    George Fisher, NC Resident


    Chris Telesca, NC Resident

  • 00:53

    HIT:NBBA: Powernomics Ch7 "Practicing Group Politics"

    in Marketing

    We look at politics through the framework of the PowerNomics vision and offers 12 principles Blacks can use to win group-based political benefits.


    It questions the historical practice of Black Americans ritualistically electing political candidates to public office without receiving reciprocal benefits, voting simply to exercise the right, and failing to hold those they elect accountable for delivering benefits to Black communities.


    The political principles presented show Black Americans how to play and win as a group in competitive politics.

  • 01:04

    Open Talk: A Community Conversation-Fairfax County Virginia

    in Lifestyle

    Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, Roessler has served as deputy chief of patrol since 2010, managing crime fighting efforts across eight district stations in addition to managing the Animal Services Division. Serving as deputy chief, he has managed police emergency responses to a variety of natural disasters and tactical operational events, deployed personnel to the recent Presidential Inauguration and managed patrol assets committed to solving several multijurisdictional crimes. Roessler also directs strategic planning initiatives for the department to ensure a high standard of service delivery as future infrastructure growth is planned in many communities throughout Fairfax County.


    Roessler began his law enforcement career with the New York City Department of Investigation before joining the Fairfax County Police Department as a patrol officer. He has served in every rank up to and including deputy chief. Prior senior command assignments have included the Internal Affairs Bureau, director of the Criminal Justice Academy, managing the department’s budget and human resources and leading a Patrol Bureau division that included the Animal Services Division, the Crime Analysis Unit and the construction of the Sully District Station. In addition to these command assignments, he led efforts that created the Incident Support Services program.


    Joining Chief Roessler is Ms. Shirley Ginwright who was elected president of the Fairfax County Branch of the NAACP in 2012 with a pledge to increase membership, membership participation, civic engagement, and community involvement which is exactly what Open Talk is all about.