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  • 00:07

    INTERnational Week for Nonviolence

    in Books

    I am privileged to be a member of the Summit Council of the INTERnational Week for Nonviolence, which will be held 16th-23rd August 2014.

    If you are organising an event during that week, please post the details in the comments section below. I shall list as many of these events as I can on the Master Calendar, which will help you get publicity.

    I have also posted some NVC events - not just events for that week – here.

    One of my guests on my recent show about Black parents and nonviolence was saying, "You CAN'T teach young people nonviolence because they have to fight”.

    This got me thinking about the first time I met Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication. I asked him about his work with Black gang leaders.

    I am also inspired by the example of Malcolm X. He was alienated and disaffected, and he became involved in petty crime and ended up in prison. But the right support and encouragement, and given the right inspiration, he became a leader.

    Help me celebrate the Week for Nonviolence this coming August.

    I have written about Nonviolent Communication in Success Strategies for Black People and my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents. 


  • 01:02

    SATURDAY WAKE UP CALL- Self Mastery and Nonviolence

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Maisha Hazzard continues Khepra's participation in the SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE: a 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

    This weekend marks 50 years since the violent crackdown on peaceful marchers in Selma, Alabama.  March 7, 1965, became known as "Bloody Sunday". We commemorate this demonstration of Nonviolent Direct Action for social justice by continuing to talk about awakening within us what Gandhi called Satyagrapha -- Soul Force or Truth Force. 

    There are three foundation stones for Self Mastery in Nonviolent Direct Action: Spiritual Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, and Strategic Intuition and Intelligence.


    Yale psychologist Peter Salovey, maps the ways in which we can bring Intelligence and Self Mastery to our emotions in challenging situations:

    1.  Knowing one's emotions. 

    2.  Managing emotions. 

    3.  Motivating oneself.

    4.  Recognizing emotions in others. 

    5.  Handling relationships.  

  • 00:06

    Why I Am Committed to Nonviolence

    in Books

    There are so many, many incidents of violence happening all around us, every day, all the time.  Terrible, terrible things.  Mindless violence.  

    Every time someone is stabbed or shot, every time violence is inflicted on someone, it affects all of us.  It affects each and every one of us.  

    We must protect ourselves and our children.  We must end the violence.  

    I wrote about Nonviolent Communication, NVC, in Success Strategies for Black People and in my new ebook, Affirmations for Parents.  

    Click here for more information about the International Week for Nonviolence, 16th-23rd August 2014.  

    Click here for details of the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence and how you can submit your blog.  

    We can end the violence, we can save lives.  It's up to you, it's up to me.  It's up to us.  

  • 01:54

    Peace Farmer: Building a Culture of Peace with the Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

    in War

    In this episode, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, will share his vision of world peace, a vision rooted in nonviolence activism and the transformation of the opponent through love.

    Join the ICERM Radio talk show, “Lets Talk About It,” for an inspiring interview and a life-changing-conversation with Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi.

    Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, Arun was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, he sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering.

    Arun’s grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, taught him to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world,” Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun says, he learned about violence and about anger. Arun shares these lessons all around the world, and is a visionary speaker at high level meetings including the United Nations, educational institutions, and social gatherings.

    We are privileged to have Arun on the ICERM Radio program, “Lets Talk About It.” Tune in by calling +1- (323) 642-1236 on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2 PM in Eastern Time (New York time, U.S.A.) to listen to the show and add your voice to the discussion.

  • 02:01

    NC passes discriminatory law and the Clergy Strike Back

    in LGBT

    Earlier this month the North Carolina Legislature passed HB2 a discriminatory law taking aim at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and especially the Transgender communities. There are several things involved in HB2 but the one that has gotten the most attention is the requirement that anyone using a public or school multiuser bathroom must use the bathroom assigned to the gender on that person’s birth certificate.This sweeping law reverses ordinance that Charlotte, NC that extended some rights to people who are gay or transgender and nullified local ordinances around the state that would have expanded protections for the LGBT community.In the wake of the passage of North Carolina’s HB2, nearly 70 clergy from several faith traditions pledged to do whatever they can to overturn North Carolina’s controversial new law. The Rev. Robin Tanner, lead minister at the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church chairs the interfaith Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice.Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL cohosts Teresa (Terry Boi) Jackson and Michelle E. Brown will be representatives from the Coalition to talk about HB2 and their commitment to fight this discriminatory law including Rev. Robin Tanner, Rev. Dawn Flynn and Bishop Tonyia Rawls.The clergy group, which includes two transgender ministers, will organize an anti-HB2 rally on April 24 and have pledged to financially support the lawsuit recently filed by the ACLU to challenge HB2.The Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, called out to North Carolinians from the shared moral grounding of love for neighbor. The Coalition employs the methods of nonviolence and the practices of peace in the pursuit of justice and equity in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 

  • 00:31

    The Plantpower Way, with Rich Roll

    in Food

    Today Laura Theodore welcomes Rich Roll to talk about his book “The Plantpower Way.” Plus, Jen Kaden and Rebecca Szanyi chat about the Cleveland VegFest, May 7th 2016!

    BIG news! Jazzy Vegetarian SEASON FIVE, starring Laura Theodore, premieres MAY 4th, 2016 on the CREATE Network! Laura will be speaking at the Cleveland VegFest on May 7th, 2016, at 10AM and signing books after the event! Twitter: #CLEVegFest or Online: clevelandvegansociety.org

    Jen Kaden is one of the founding board members of the Cleveland Vegan Society, which hosts the Cleveland VegFest, and now serves as the organization's Speakers Chair.  She also serves as president of the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance.  Jen has been vegan for 12 years and is a dedicated advocate for peace and nonviolence towards all beings.

    Rebecca Szanyi's life-long passion for food led her to study pastry arts at Johnston and Whales. Rebecca then returned to her hometown of Cleveland to open Vegan Sweet Tooth in the summer of 2010.  Vegan Sweet Tooth is an all-vegan bakery which offers fresh baked sweets and desserts and uses local, seasonal and organic products.  

    RICH ROLL was awarded the title as one of 2009’s “25 Fittest Men in the World” by MEN’S FITNESS MAGAZINE, Rich is one of the worlds most popular world-class ultra-endurance triathletes, a widely regarded plant-based nutrition & wellness advocate, writer, public speaker, podcast host, husband and father of 4.

  • 00:34

    Guest: Tasreen Khamisa

    in Culture

    Today's show is a special one. We are joined by Tasreen Khamisa - a mother of three, a faithful sister and a woman with a mission. The day of this interview's recording was January 21, 2016 which marks the 21st anniversary of her brother Tariq's murder. After Tariq was senselessly gunned down in a gang-related ambush while he was delivering pizzas in North Park San Diego, their father Azim Khamisa founded TKF, The Tariq Khamisa Foundation. This foundation - which stops youth violence through education, mentorship and restorative practice programs - has impacted millions of children worldwide teaching the principles of nonviolence and peace. Tasreen has guided the foundation as Executive Director two times - 1998 to 2003 and December 2014 to the present. Listen in as she speaks about her brother, the foundation and a purpose that drives her.

    Website: http://tkf.org/

  • 02:02


    in Politics

    "Africa and Asian leaders also questioned the feasibility of nonviolence in the face of such barbaric violence by whites.  On October 12, Tom Mboya of Kenya condemned the Kennedy administration for "taking a too cautious" approach to America's racial problems.   "This is and issue,"  Mboya said angrily, "on which no compromise can possibly be explained. Negro freedom is part of our freedom struggle to give dignity to the colored man wherever he is."  Melie Ajuluchuku, director of the Nigerian National Press, suggested in an interview with Muhammad Speaks that perhaps it was time for Africans to join in the civil rights movement.  After all, he said, his countrymen "regard the Negroes of America as our brothers and sisters...... Our view in Nigeria as all Africa, is that this movement should be supported without compromise."

  • 01:34

    Yoga Master Rolf Gates-Meditations on Intention and Being in The LOVE Cafe

    in Spirituality

    NEW LOVE Cafe Web Site HERE

    Join the LOVE Cafe Facebook Group HERE

    Former Army Airborne Ranger, 25 year mediation teacher and author, Rolf Gates joins Scott Cluthe LIVE in the LOVE Cafe tonight. Together they will discuss his new work, Mediations on Intention and Being. Yoga is more populr then ever, but it's path leads to much more then just physical strenght and agility. Rolf has designed 365 daily mediations for each day to support us in re-examining every aspect of our life, way of being and more. Call in: 347-308-8478

    In Meditations on Intention and Being, acclaimed yoga teacher Rolf Gates draws on twenty years of teaching experience to explore and explain how to take the mindfulness of yoga off the mat and integrate it into every aspect of life.
    Presented in the form of 365 inspirational daily reflections, Gates helps readers—from experienced yogis to novices seeking a little tranquility—to fundamentally reconsider their relationships with their minds, bodies, and the universe around them through self-reflection. Over the course of seven chapters, he explores Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and Joy, and Intention and Being, giving readers the tools they need to effect positive changes in their lives.

    Rolf Gates conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad. Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

  • 00:42

    GETTING THROUGH THURSDAY - Expressing Gratitude - Welcome Home RAMONA BRANT

    in News


    1st Thursday High Power Prayer Mainline Call In
    A quote from Hillary Clinton "Practice the discipline of gratitude"
    Expressing Gratitude 

    Amy Lou Ladies - I'm sending all of you a friend request - so we can all be linked in. Ramona Brant also has a FB page. I have the CAN-DO Foundation that advocates Clemency for All Nonviolent Drug Offenders.... and 5 women I advocated for were on this last Dec. 18th batch that Obama granted but we have many more to go --- would like to link efforts together by being "friends"

    Let's not for get all the others still incarcerated completing sentences and those seeking commutations, clemency, reductions and other remedies.

    Miles to go before we sleep

    THANKS to National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls



  • 02:58

    SixEyes - Open Mic Monday - Martin Luther King WAS WRONG!!! - Eagles Founder and Guitarist Glenn Fr

    in Current Events

    "Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery."

    In November, the Eagles postponed tour dates and their Kennedy Honors ceremony so that Frey could have surgery.


    A statement released by the band at the time said Frey "has had a recurrence of previous intestinal issues, which will require major surgery and a lengthy recovery period."

    Celebrate Martin Luther Kind Day and great music from the late Glynn Frey - founder and guitarist of the Eagles.