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Since we will be celebrating Thanksgiving again, I thought we should talk about the real reason why we celebrate. It's not what you think. They didn't tell us the real story in school. They left out a few important details. We will talk about this and other current news of the day. Join me and I will be taking your phone calls. Call in at 914-803-4571. Peace and Blessings.
According to Wikipedia, 'Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday in Novemberr in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations.' We will discuss the history of Thanksgiving, and why it still resonates so strongly almost 400 years after the Mayflower first landed on the shores of Cape Cod, in present-day Massachusetts as well as the history of the Pilgrims and Native Americans that makes Thanksgiving a holiday that brings together people of all nations, creed and backgrounds in order to celebrate who we are as people and as ONE RACE--the Human Race. So join me for this special Thanksgiving Show and I hope we can keep the Thanksgiving spirit throughout the entire year!
It is in the wee hours of Thanksgiving morning and I am wide away. This show has been on my mind to do since I saw the awful video of the murder of Laquan McDonald. I paused at the beginning of the show because I think it has been said that all of this went down in 30 seconds meaning from the time the officer arrived on scene and fired 16 shots in LaQuan who was already down from the first few shots. But as usual you have those who see nothing wrong. On CNN I saw one of their regulars who come on during police shootings and he had the audacity to say that the killing of African-Americans involving police is not an epidemic. I sat here shaking my head as of last year there was Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and the awful not guilty verdict of Micheal Brown that was happening last year around this time. I can remember almost feeling guilty to sit at my Thanksgiving table being happy when I knew that The Brown family had an empty chair. The officials of the Chicago were forced to release that video and they were forced to arrest the officer involved. But their lenghthy investigation stinks to high heavens. I have tried time and time to again to give Rahm Emmanual the benefit of the doubt but the writing is on the wall. This cannot go on! This young man had a hard life and the system have not only failed him once but twice. I have been watching the coverage of the protests and I thank those on social media who have kept me up on everything happening. So as all of this plays out think about what you are thankful for?
Millions of Americans started their Thanksgiving getaway Wednesday by taking to the roads and airport security lines, undaunted by terrorism fears as officials continue to stress there are no “credible” threats in the wake of the Paris terror attacks earlier this month.
President Obama said at the White House there is no "specific and credible" intelligence indicating a plot against the U.S., while assuring anxious Americans, "While the threat of terrorism is a troubling reality of our age, we are both equipped to prevent attacks and we are resilient in the face of those who would try to do us harm."
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson echoed Obama's statement that there are no specific, credible treats to the homeland ahead of the 2015 holiday season.
Los Angeles - Straight outta' South Central Los Angeles, Havoc Da MouthPiecehails as one the true originators of West Coast gangsta' hip hop! Real hip hop hard heads recall Havoc as a standout pioneer, spearheading the West Coast reign when he was the front man for the rap crew South Central Cartel aka SCC. The group were the first 'left' coast rappers to sign to Def Jam and nurtured a loyal cult following with hits like "U Gotta Deal Wit Dis," "Pops Was a Rolla," All Day Everyday," "Eastside-Westside" and "It's an S.C.C Thang."Ironically, Havoc, a Chicago native, also has roots nestled deep in the legacy of R&B as well. Havoc is not only a rap legend, but he is also the son of legend. His father, Robert "Squirrel" Lester was one of the founding members of the legendary soul group the Chi-Lites.
Tonight and the rest of this week we are going to discuss Cleavers NOTES ON NATIVE SON. In this we will discuss the theory of self hate and displaced love for those who are your enemy and enemy to the thought of a life of liberation for Black People. "After reading a couple of James Baldwin's books, I began experiencing that continuous delight one feels upon discovering a fascinating, brilliant talent on the scene, a talent capable of penetrating so profoundly into one's own little world that one knows oneself to have unalterably changed and liberated from the frustrating grasp of whatever Devils happen to process one. Being a Negro, I have found this to be a rare and infrequent experience, for few of my black brothers and sisters her in America have achieved the power, which James Baldwin calls his revenge, which outlast kingdoms: the power of doing whatever cats like Baldwin do when combining the alphabet with the with the volatile elements of his soul. (And, like it or not, a black man, unless he has become irretrievably "white-minded, " responds with additional dimension of his being to the articulated experience of another black---in spite of the universality of human experience.)
I as I imagine many others did and still do, lusted for any-thing that Baldwin had written. It would have been a gas for me to sit on a pillow beneath the womb of Baldwin's typewriter and catch each newborn page as it entered this world of ours. I was delighted that Baldwin, with those great big eyes of his, which one thought to be fixedly focused on the microcosm, could also pierce the microcosm. And although he was so full of sound, he was not noisy writer like Ralph Ellison. He placed so much of my own experience, which I thought I had understood, into new perspective." SOUL ON ICE by Elderidge Cleave
Canada and its environment. Its air, water, lands, coastlines and glaciers. The last ten years is not a very positive recent past. The Harper Government withdrew from the Kyoto Accord, did absolutely nothing at Copenhagen and stayed on message that climate change was fake. A ruse by enviroterrorists to deny "Canadians" the "benefits" of a resource economy on steroids and wearing a blindfold. A decade later and Canada is the poster boy for failure in environmental stewardship.
COP21 in Paris promises to be different. The increase in major emitter participation in real planning has never been higher. There have never been so many public policies from nations on climate before. Have we heard this before? Well, yes and no. Despite the new level of urgency and co-operation, there will also be a massive corporate presence at the tables. How can one deny the inevitable industry being built to deal with this mess. And it won't be cheap even if it were.
Prime Minister Trudeau will be joined by Premiers, Environment Ministers and scientists in Paris. A united front for action is the narrative. Alberta has led the way domestically with introduction of "Carbon Plan". Astroturf lobbies and sycophantic politicians warn of the economy disappearing. Yet the industry says they can work with it and it is reasonable on initial appearance. Cue the CPC end of days fundraising videos. Apparently, change is still evil.
Some regions are much better equipped for the shift from carbon to renewables than others and that's just domestically. Globally it's a much more visible issue. This is where our old friend Politics comes in. Recent events have basically outlawed protests of any kind in Paris. The efforts will now be dispersed around the world but may be even stronger given the access by all to be heard.
Lots to look at in two hours, but we will do our best and you are invited.
Starting with the Pilgrims not only leaves out the Indians, but also the Spanish. In the summer of 1526 five hundred Spaniards and one hundred black slaves founded a town near the mouth of the Pedee River in what is now South Carolina. Disease and disputes with nearby Indians caused many deaths. Finally, in November the slaves rebelled, killed some of their masters, and escaped to the Indians. By now only 150 Spaniards survived, and they evacuated back to Haiti. The ex-slaves remained behind. So the first non-Native settlers in "the country we now know as the United States" were Africans.The Spanish continued their settling in 1565, when they massacred a settlement of French Protestants at St. Augustine, Florida, and replaced it with their own fort. Some Spanish were pilgrims, seeking regions new to them to secure religious liberty: these were Spanish Jews
Beginning with 1620 also omits the Dutch, who were living in what is now Albany by 1614. Indeed, 1620 is not even the date of the first permanent British settlement, for in 1607, the London Company sent settlers to Jamestown, Virginia. No matter. The mythic origin of "the country we now know as the United States"
On tonight's The Voice of Americans and Veterans, we bring back Aynaz Anni Cyrus, a woman who grew up with this culture and lifestyle all around! What do you need to know to be watchful of Muslim activity in your area? What are the warning signs of impending attacks? What is the possible impact of bringing the refugees to our shores? Are they likely to be what the President says they are? How likely is it they are to be considered a threat? All this and MUCH MUCH more....TONIGHT! Tune in by calling the number below and press 1 after you hear, "Blog talk radio" to be a guest or click the link to tune in!!!
Ellie Keys: Author of contemporary romance, paranormal romance and mystery. She spends a great deal of her time lending her unrelenting pen to the voices that have taken over her mind. The characters that readers will find in her works have a demanding nature. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created.
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Jen Cousineau: Wisconsinite. Romance Author. ItWorks distributor. Mother to twins. Wife. Adventurist wannabe. Fitness enthusiast. Foodie. Hunter. Dreamer. Coffee and Chapstick addict.
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SL Schiefer: Ohio native. Loves Ohio State Buckeye football and Cleveland Indians baseball. Mother of two little boys. Wife. Romance author. Coffee and Dr. Pepper addict. Hair stylist in the real life,
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The Chea K. Woolfolk Show is a show about life, inspiration, business and personal growth. Woolfolk is a Louisville, KY native who began manufacturing unique health and beauty products that she felt were absent from the market, which eventually led to an offer and buyout from the multinational consumer goods company, Proctor & Gamble. She is the owner of Kymberli Shoe Designs LLC and a Marketing/Branding expert.
Listen as "GAME CHANGER" Chea K. Woolfolk and her "GAME CHANGING" guests talk about how they "CHANGED THE GAME."
Tonight's guests will be: M. Celeste Black who will talk about her journey through breast cancer, surviving, and creating her business Body By Miriam Be and author, pastor, licensed therapist Cassandra Harris- Gray who will be discuss her book"90 DAYS OF POWER" and the importance of self care.
Each time we air our goal is to promote interest in the creative arts community. The focus is to allow artists in the community get their recognition. We know that radio has been for years at the forefront of communication and no matter how technology will send us in different directions, radio is here to stay. Almost everyone has something to say and what better opportunity to say it then to bring it straight to radio and then to the world.
Aj-Poet a native of Westchester County in White Plains, NY to be exact is jumping in head first to share her family of performers, artist, writers with the community. She hoping not only to reach individuals in the surrounding area but to launch a movement to preserve the beauty of the arts. She especially want that person who we call the "closeted" artist to come out and shine. No longer will we sing only in our bathroom or paint behind closed doors. What is freeing with radio is that these talents can be communicated behind a microphone exposing many to what we are afraid to show. However once revealed a star is born.
Aj-Poet will be interviewing, playing music, sharing taped and live interviews. Discussing what folks are doing out there and also promoting their crafts. From authors who are reachable in our communities to dancers and musicians about to do a show. She will have entrepreneurs, supporters, activists, politicians, community leaders and active participants in our communities.
Currently the show is aired from the Blue Door Arts Gallery located at 13 Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, NY every other Friday at 1pm. On alternative Friday's Aj-Poet takes her show on the road to interview artist out and about. Stay tuned to dates and locations. If you miss the show there is always a feed into Facebook. Call 914 299-0964 to make suggestions for the show.
Here's to SNOFHing with you. Aj