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  • The Branden Johnson Show: Gumbo Mix

    in Finance

    This week The Branden Johnson Show has financial experts in the kitchen to whip you up some real money solutions. We will discuss saving more, giving more, learning more, and staying out of debt. We have a bankruptcy attorney on tap to give you advice and share about PayDay Lending woes, as well as legal options to getting out of debt. We have a financial advisor on deck to give you practical saving and preparing solutions with the money you earn, no matter the amount. It is time we start building our legacy of finacial freedom from this day forward. Tune in to get a better handle on the money you have. We all could use more of it, why not listen in on how you can make your money work for you.

  • Alysha Live! Blast From the Past Rewind Show with Guest Najee

    in Entertainment

    Join me for the next Alysha Live! Radio show it is going to be a real treat with no trick my special guest will be  jazz saxophonist extraordinaire Najee.

    Najee is the recipient of many music awards including the Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Artist, NAACP Image Award, & Trumpet Awards.

    Najee has recorded, toured and performed with  some of the  greatest  artist in jazz, R&B and pop such as Quincy Jones, Will Downing, Patti La Belle, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample,  Lalah Hathaway, Jeff Lorber,  Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz, Lionel Richie, Gerald Veasley, Jonathan Butler, MAYSA, Ledisi, and was a part of the Prince “Hit and Run Tour”.

    I promise that this will be a show that you will not want to miss!   Najee will talk about his amazing career and upcoming project and tours and more. Keep it locked to the Alysha Live! Radio Show on Blogtalk radio!

  • 02:09

    The Clubhouse -"Fame...And Fortune"

    in Radio

    Special Guest: Victoria Christopher Murray

    Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author,she spent ten years in Corporate America before she tested her entrepreneurial spirit. She opened a Financial Services Agency for Aegon, USA where she managed the number one division for nine consecutive years. However, Victoria never lost the dream to write and when the “bug” hit her again in 1997, she answered the call.Victoria originally self-published her first novel, Temptation and in 2000, Time Warner published that novel. Temptation made numerous best sellers list and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.Since Temptation, Victoria has written over twenty adult novels, including: JOY, Grown Folks Business, The Ex Files, and The Deal, the Dance and the Devil, and the popular Jasmine Cox Larson Bush series.  In 2012, Victoria joined ReShonda Tate Billingsley to write collaborations which pits Victoria's Jasmine character against Rachel Adams, a first lady created by ReShonda.


  • 00:32

    Michigan Literary Network Radio 8/19/15 w/guest Rodney Saulsberry

    in Books

    Today's guest is noted voice over artist and coach Rodney Saulsberry to talk about his new book "Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm Ups with Other Vocal-Care Tips."

    Rodney Saulsberry is one of the most sought after voiceover talents and voiceover coaches in the world. A two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee, Rodney has given voice to many commercial campaigns that include Zataran's, Toyota, Alpo, Twix, Colgate; and many movie trailers such as Red Tails, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Dumb & Dumber, The Best Man, and Friday.

    As an announcer, zeodney has worked on the NAACP Images Awards and The Essence Awards television specials. He is the author of three books, You Can Bank on Your Voice, Step Up to the Mic, and Tongu Twisters and Vocal Warm Ups with Other Vocal-Care Tips

  • 02:00

    "Up Close & Personal" with "Gregory Abbott" & Saxophonist "JaZmin Ghent"

    in Music

                       Gregory Abbott

    Platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Gregory Abbott’s roots stem from Venezuela (his mother) and the Island of Antigua (his father). Raised in Harlem in New York City, he is a dual citizen of the USA and Antigua. Abbott released the single and album “Shake You Down” shaking up the music industry with countless honors and awards.

    “Shake You Down” has the distinction of reaching one million radio air-plays faster than any song in the history of BMI (now well over three million), and won BMI’s Pop Song of the Year award as the most performed song. Gregory has also won two ‘Soul Train” music awards for Best Male Singer and Best New Artist.

    JaZmin Ghent

    Jazmin Deborah Ghent is a gospel, jazz and contemporary saxophonist. Born in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, she became interested in music at age 5 when she began taking piano lessons. She became the Sunday School pianist at the age of 8 and often practiced with the adult musicians and church choir members. After being introduced to the saxophone in Middle School, she progressed to becoming the church pianist and saxophonist. Once in high school, she discovered her passion for performing and teaching and began playing professionally in the Huntsville, Alabama area

         Jazmin won National awards such as the NAACP's ACT-SO competition and was chosen to perform at the NAACP closing ceremony in Orlando, Florida in 2008. She was chosen for 3 consecutive years as 1st chair tenor saxophonist for the All State Jazz Band. Jazmin was offered a full tuition scholarship in 2009 to Berklee School of Music as well as Florida State University School of Music.

  • Open Talk: A Conversaton with Norfolk Virginia Leadership

    in Lifestyle

    Michael Goldsmith is a 26 year veteran of law enforcement.  He joined the Norfolk Police Department in 1989 and ascended to his current position of Chief of Police in Norfolk Virginia in 2012.    His appointment represented the first time in 20 years that a local officer was promoted to the top spot in Norfolk law enforcement. Chief Goldsmith has extensive leadership and command experience. He supervised investigative, patrol and tactical units throughout his career.  He also managed patrol responses and critical incidents involving the special operations team.   Chief Goldsmith also served as the commanding officer of the office of professional standards where he supervised all aspects of administrative investigations concerning police misconduct and citizen complaints.

    Mr. Joe Dillard was appointed chairman of housing and community planning for Norfolk State University NAACP chapter.  In April of 2013, Mr. Dillard was appointed chairman of the economic development commitee of the Norfolk branch NAACP.  Then, in September of the same year…. he was appointed 2nd Vice President of the branch; and, in October he assumed the role of interim President and served the remaining term of the outgoing president.  One year later… December 2014 he was elected into the office of President.

  • Aljazeera is the best network by far; Remembering Julian Bond

    in Current Events

    All 3 co hosts will be on tonight discussing memories of Julian Bond, whom Don saw 3 weeks ago at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia.

    Jane will explain why Aljazeera is the best news network and why Donald Trump is a MNC colonialist.

  • 02:42

    BLAME GAME - The Lack Of Accountability

    in Radio

    REVEALED: How Miami police union in attempted to smear woman who posted video of cop BEATING handcuffed man inside squad car

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199758/President-Miami-police-union-attempts-besmirch-woman-dared-post-online-video-police-officer-JUMPING-handcuffed-man.html#ixzz3izUIIFJr
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    The moment a mother was caught on camera teaching daughter to steal tequila

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199196/Florida-mom-seen-teaching-daughter-steal-tequila-Pembroke-Park-s-24-7-Liquors.html#ixzz3izUP6wm3
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  • Julian Bond

    in Politics

    “He was one of the architects of the Black Lives Matter movement before there was a hashtag, His presence is no longer with us but his voice will remain echoed through the work we and others do in civil rights movement.” Clayola Brown, president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute

    “Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life – from his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his founding role with the Southern Poverty Law Center, to his pioneering service in the Georgia legislature and his steady hand at the helm of the NAACP,” President Obama said in a statement Sunday. “Michelle and I have benefited from his example, his counsel, and his friendship – and we offer our prayers and sympathies to his wife, Pamela, and his children.”

  • Andre Pitre ~ Singer ~ Actor ~ Producer

    in Radio

    Andre Pitre is definitely a triple threat!  Singer, Actor, Producer. He just completed a stage play with Tyler Perry called  “I Don’t Want To Do Wrong.”  He is also starring in the BET premiere movie called “Heaven Aint Hard to Find.” Andre also toured with David E. Talbert’s hit stage play “Love In The Nick in Tyme,” starring along side Morris Chestnut and Ellia English of the Jamie Foxx Show.

    Last year, Andre was nominated as the NAACP Image Awards best male lead in a theatrical play for his dynamic performance in Michael Ajakwe, Jr’s hit musical “Body Language.” To date, he has make appearances on Houston’s Benson and Hedges tour with Phil Perry, Jeffrey Osborne and Morris Day and Time. He’s also performed with Frankie Beverly and Maze.  He performed in many of Hollywood finest clubs as well as performing in Houston, Texas, Canada, just to name a few. He is a partner of Indigo at Midtown in Houston, Tx.  He has opened for Eric Benet, Chante Moore, Lenny Williams, David Hollister and The Zapp Band. Andre has also been featured in The Essence Magazine as Single Man of the Month!

  • 00:31

    Eartha Watts Hicks, a Former Stay-at-Home Mom But Look at Her Now!

    in Writing

    On June 13, 2013, Eartha Watts-Hicks was recognized as a literary "game changer" by the NYCHA branch of the NAACP and presented with the Just R.E.A.D. Award in the fiction category.

    Eartha is a member of the acclaimed Harlem Writers Guild and an honors graduate of the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. For years, she was a stay-at-home mom. The former editor and director of publications for Cultivating Our Sisterhood International Association's COSIAnet, Eartha, a freelance writer, blogs for FutureExecutives.org. Her articles appeared in numerous online publications. Eartha is also a songwriter & music publisher registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

    Her first novel, Love Changes, a novel with a soon-to-be released companion music soundtrack, was the culmination of years of independent study, and continuing education coursework in creative writing, fiction, and poetry she received at Marymount Manhattan College, City College of New York, and the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center. 

    For interviews, readings, panel discussions, and facilitation of writing workshops, please send an inquiry to earthatone@aol.com. Also a Project Enterprise certified entrepreneur, Eartha offers professional PR writing and editing service at www.earthatone.com/