• 00:27

    Neighborhoods: Time to Fix 'em Up

    in Politics

    It's time we fix our neighborhoods America. Many of my shows this year has been about neighborhoods. These shows have not been listeners favorites.  I continued to air shows about neighborhoods until there was no listeners, either live or in archive files. It was then and still remains on my heart to make neighborhoods an issue across America. The fears of  Americans comes from not feeling secure in our own neighborhoods.
    The news this week about 3 women in Cleveland, Ohio angered me. Three women abducted, and kept within blocks of their families for a decade. This should not happen America. Healthy neighborhoods will prevent such activity. Healthy neighborhoods like a healthy body don't just happen.  We have to talk neighborhoods America. We can protect one another. Not with weaponry, but with love for self and love for one another.

  • 00:46

    Getrification Literacy - How Neighborhoods Get Gentrified

    in Real Estate

    How do neighborhoods get gentrified ?  It is simple really; you simply must have "neighbors" or a "community" that (thinks) and (puts into motion) "legacy strategies"...........aka.............Estate Planning that reach into the future 75 to 150 years out.


    In this installment of "It's My House" we shall discuss how anyone can become "gentrification literate".


    The first primary step is to increase your vocabulary in certain areas.  We shall introduce various words and concepts that you might have be familar with and how to recognize the early signs of neighborhood change.

  • 00:30

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Cares)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know

  • 00:31

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Cares)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know read more

  • 00:28

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Cares)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know read more

  • 00:30

    FAWC (For Anyone Who Care)

    in Lifestyle

    Life drama, children, blended families, culture issues, community concerns, creative people, social concerns, relationships, spirituality, cooking, traveling, dreaming out loud, entrepreneurship, baby mama drama, baby daddy drama, self-esteem, self-worth, teen drama, self-respect, character building, racism, sports, interactive, stinking thinking, mindsets, role models, mentors, bullying, peer pressure, neighborhoods, creative thinking, mental illness, impaired thinking, poor impulses, profiling, social conscience , sense of right and wrong, family dynamics, environments, social justice, moving forward, positive people, integrity, honor, home associations, economy, education, we the consumers, child development, stages of life, liberty, empowerment, embracing life challenges, keep life moving, self-evaluations, assessments, political red tape, it's who you know not what you know


     

  • 00:23

    Stop The Gun Violence: #PeaceInTheSprings Community March

    in Current Events

    On our next edition of America's Community Voices Network, we examine gun violence in at risk communities in the City of Tampa that has reached epidemic preportions.  On Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12 noon sharp at the Abundant Life Church Parking Lot, 8117 N 13th Street, Sulphur Springs a Community March will occur to raise awareness about the increased gun violence in the Springs threatening the safety and health of children, families and neighborhoods.  Our guest is a representative of the Tampa Police Department, Lt. Randy Peters.  This event will also provide information about positive resources available to the community.  Rally! Eat! Drink! Support.

  • 01:00

    Venita Smith, C & J Trophy and Engraving

    in Business

    Venita and her husband, Duwayne, own C & J Trophy & Engraving, a family business.  The couple makes it work by setting serious boundaries.  Nestled between the University of Memphis campus and the Orange Mound Community, one of the largest and oldest black neighborhoods in the country. They purchased the business and property had been in business for over 30 years. The startup risk was low, but the stakes were high since they knew nothing about the awards and recognition industry.  For the first few years, The Smiths didn’t change a thing.  Fortunately, Venita had experience in retail and operations management and her husband had background in color proofing and lithographic photography, so they threw caution to the wind and went for it. And, eight years later, the rest is history.


    Her first job, was at the Memphis in May International Festival as Secretary. That position would lead becoming its Operations Director for 10 years. That led her to become the Director of Operations at the National Civil Rights Museum.  During her 16-year tenure, she assisted with two renovation projects and two expansion projects all while managing the day-to-day operations of the 40,000 square foot facility, 13 full time staff members, security, housekeeping and IT contractors.  Venita retired in 2014 to focus more on the family business.


    With her father owning a shoe repair business for over 30 years and her mother, who was a beautician and owned her own salon, Venita was destined to become an entrepreneur. Venita watched her parents as they worked together like hand and glove to provide a comfortable lifestyle for her family. They managed to work together as a team, like she and her husband Duwayne. Venita is the brain and Duwayne is the brawn.


    C & J Trophy and Engraving * www.cjtrophy.com * (901) 452-5393  *  3444 Park Ave. Memphis TN 38111


     

  • 02:01

    How Can Elected Officials Create Jobs In Poor Neighborhoods?

    in Women

    Citizens are frustrated with the absence of economic growth in drug infested, crime ridden communities. The easiest way to get elected as alderman in such areas is to promise to bring "jobs". But is that a realistic promise? What does it really take to convince businesses to move into a high crime area? How does an "entrepreneur" generate revenue among the unemployed? How does one compete with the ever thriving drug business run by well financed street organizations that are propped up by a hidden hand that no one seems willing to expose? This week we'll talk to candidates that are promising to change such frustrating conditions and we'll give voters a chance to ask hard questions and determine whether they are getting real answers. Today's guest, 15th Ward Alderman Toni Foulkes, explains her vision for the struggling Englewood community.


     


     


     

  • 00:20

    Living, Caring, Learning and Sharing W/Don Durant

    in Writing

    Our Broadcast today will focus on the Changes going on in our communities.  Many Developers are getting rich, and gaining wealth off the destruction of established neighborhoods.  Hempstead, Long Island, as well as Far Rockaway, and Glen Cove.  Developers are making promises and enriching the Trustees of local governments as they waltz away with riches beyond measure.  Join us at 9:00 am est blogtalkradio.com /don-durant.

  • 01:00

    Exploring Historical Norfolk, VA by the Sea

    in Travel

    World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today's show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of the ice cream cone, and visit cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum and Attucks Theatre. From the Waterfront to the Freemason District, the Botanical Gardens, Nauticus and beyond, Norfolk offers a treasure trove of art, culture, history and culinary delights.

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