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  • 02:00

    From Dysfunction To Restoration - How Do We Turn Our Black Neighborhoods Around

    in Current Events

    The past few weeks, we've talked about some of the external forces that have wrecked havoc on African American society in America.  From federal, state and local legislation, formal and implicit business policies and practices, and willing complicity and willfull ignorance of much of White America, African Americans have been subjected to disenfranchisement, discrimination and oppression in almost every aspect of life.  These are forces we have little control over, and we fight to bring these truths and their impacts to people's knowledge.


    But there are issues we face within our neighborhoods that are within our power to change that would serve us well, regardless of the outside forces.  These issues may not change or affect the outside forces at - in fact, would really have no bearing on them at all - but they would return us to a quality of life that we seem to have lost, and at one time served to sustain us through times much more violent and desperate than these.


    So today on Coffe, Current Events & Politics, we're going to begin a discussion about addressing some of the internal dysfunction in our neighborhoods, in order to find out how we can turn them around from the inside.

     

  • 01:04

    The reason why Obama is pushing section 8 housing in middle class neighborhoods

    in Politics Conservative

    The real reason Obama is forcing Section 8 housing in middle class neighborhoods.


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  • 02:03

    The Branden Johnson Show: Gumbo Mix

    in Culture

    This week we will continue to unravel the Sandra Bland death and why it means so much to the black Twenty and Thirty somethings of today. Delve into why this situation should matter to everyone who promotes justice and fairness.We will also cover the hot topics that matter to our communities. You are welcome to drop your seasoning into the pot. The only way we get to the bottom of the pot is by all of us pitching in to provide our views and opinions. Once we have voiced our thoughts we will conclude with solutions that our listeners can use to affect change in our respective neighborhoods and country.


    Rodriguez v. US, 13-9972 (SCOTUS 2015)-The Court ruled that a traffic stop, absent reasonable suspicion or consent, cannot be extended even for a few minutes after the conclusion of a traffic stop in order to conduct a K-9 sniff of the vehicle. In this case the driver was stopped and issued a warning. He was then asked for permission to remain so the officer can conduct a K-9 sniff. The driver refused. The officer detained the driver anyway until another officer arrived. The officer conducted the K-9 sniff approx. 8 minutes after the stop was concluded. Drugs were found in the vehicle after the K-9 alerted. The driver was arrested. The Court held that the detention beyond the length of the traffic stop was an unreasonable seizure in violation of the Constitution.


     


     

  • 00:44

    crEATeFest: Hands-On Arts and Food Truck Festival to Benefit Changing Worlds

    in Current Events

    Changing Worlds' Executive Director Mark Rodriguez joins Mary E., to share information about the organization and the up and coming Fundraiser crEATeFest to be held in Chicago's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, Bridgeport. Changing Worlds presents CrEATefest, Family Fun-Day Sunday August 9, 2015. 


    About Changing Worlds Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. We work toward our mission through in-school and after-school programs, teacher and teaching artists professional development and community engagement intiatives. Through our combined programs, last year we reached more than 14,000 youths and families in the Chicagoland area. Additional information can be found at www.changingworlds.org.


    Mark Rodriguez, Executive Director  


    As the organization’s first Executive Director, Mark Rodriguez has led Changing Worlds’ development from a small project at one school to a multi-faceted state-wide resource serving over 10,000 residents annually. Rodriguez has worked for over a decade to strengthen Chicago's nonprofits and communities in various roles. In 2007, Rodriguez was selected as one of Chicago's "35 under 35" from the Community Renewal Society. In 2010, he was awarded an Emerging Arts Leaders of Color Fellowship.


    Music by Jefri Payne_ Midnight Dance 

  • 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.

  • 02:01

    "Town Hall Meeting" - IT IS WHAT IT IS - Ron E. Jefferson on KLJN 107.7

    in Radio

    IT IS WHAT IT IS on KLJN 107.4


    Host: Ron E. Jefferson


    Topic: BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS - BETTER CITIES -- Town Hall Meeting


    Guest: Mayor of Pine Bluff, AK - Debe Hollingsworth


    Assistant Chief of Police, Pine Bluff, AK - Ivan Whitfield


    Call (347) 237-5342 to join in on the discussion.


    Music Selections:


    WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS? - War


    REACH OUT AND TOUCH - Diana Ross


    AIN'T NO STOPPING US NOW - McFadden and Whitehead


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  • 00:31

    Robert Thompson's Thought Grenades

    in Business

    Ross Chapin, architect, community planner and author, joins Robert Thompson and Mike Neiss to share his passion for pocket neighborhoods a term he coined which are building blocks for vibrant and resilient communities. How is a pocket neighborhood different than a regular neighborhood? Is this community or claustrophobic? These are just a few of the questions we'll tackle today. Listen and learn. Practical, simple and effective ideas on how you can make a positive difference for yourself, your organization and the world. Oh, and we have fun too! Listen live Mondays at 10 a.m Pacific, catch it here, or subscribe on iTunes and listen when convenient.   

  • 02:00

    I was just thinking...Why are we being kicked out of our neighborhoods?

    in Politics

    I grew up in a black community. In the morning my father along with 99% of the black men in our neighborhood, rose early in the morning for work in the San Franicsco bay area. Most black families owned their homes due to the G.I Bill and other programs for veterans.


    Today, we are being forced out of our home by taxes, joblessness and not being abel to maintain and upgrade our home and we have been forced to join the ranks of poverty renters. Is this part of the plan to divide and conquer and dilute black voices?


    PBS News wrote:


    No one is more vulnerable to the effects of gentrification than renters. When prices go up, tenants are pushed out, whether through natural turnover, rent hikes, or evictions. When buildings are sold, buyers often evict the existing tenants to move in themselves, combine several units, or bring in new tenants at a higher rate. When residents own their homes, they are less vulnerable, and may opt to "cash them in" and move elsewhere. Their options may be limited if there is a regional housing shortage, however, and cash does not always compensate for less tangible losses.


    Let's talk about the urban removal or Gentirification or as it is know today black removal from ur citeis and urban centers.


     


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  • 00:27

    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

  • 00:30

    Understanding Same-Sex Marriage from the light of a Christian Worldview

    in Christianity

    *skip the poor audio beween the 7:10 - 12:00 minute mark, we go back and cover most of the material


    Join us as we discuss "Understanding Same-Sex Marriage from the light of a Christian Worldview" with guest Raphael Rosch.


    Raphael lives in Toronto, Canada.  He is a Reformed Baptist that has a strong passion for evangelism, for the glory of God.  He is the former pastor of a small hispanic church in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Toronto.