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Sam Greenlee was born in Chicago, attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He served in the military (1952-4), earning the rank of first lieutenant, and subsequently worked for the United States Information Agency, serving in Iraq,Pakistan, Indonesia, and Greece between 1957 and 1965. Leaving the US foreign service after eight years, he stayed on in Greece. on the island of Mykonos, where he began to write his first novel published in 1969 as "The Spook Who sat by the Door", the story of a black man who is recruited as a CIA agent and having mastered the skills of a spy then uses them to lead a black guerrilla movement in the US.Other works by Greenlee include Baghdad Blues, a 1976 novel based on his experiences traveling in Iraq in the 1950s/
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Sam Greenlee Bio Best known for his novels The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1969) and Baghdad Blues (1976), Sam Greenlee is a controversial writer and political activist. His work has always faced opposition because of its confrontational style and troubling imagery, but it has also attracted a large audience of activists, rebels, and radicals. Greenlee makes commercial publishers nervous; in fact The Spook Who Sat by the Door was first published in England when it failed to find an American publisher, but it went on to sell over one million copies and was printed in six languages. A film adaptation of the novel—about a black CIA operative who decides to use his training to organize race riots—was withdrawn without explanation after a promising opening at the box office in 1973. His 1976 novel Baghdad Blues, set in Iraq in 1958, the year of the Ba'athist takeover of the country, is based on his own experiences and has acquired a new audience since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
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The Spook Who Sat By The Door 40 Years Later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weallbe/2009/11/26/tha-artivist-presentswe-all-be-news-radio-1
Since the 1970's, over 17 million Black babies have been aborted. Should we be concerned? ... According to Dr. Stanley Monteith, 450,000 children were tested for exposure to lead. Black children tested had 6 times higher for lead levels than white children. High levels of lead in the blood stream equate to violence, anger & criminal behavior. Does that have anything to do with what's going on in Chicago & every inner city in America? Let's deal with the King Alfred Plan... & the ammendment called Rex 84. We'll also be paying tribute to the Great Sam GreenLee, creator of the Spook who sat by the door. The call in # 347-633-9644. 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Peace.
This Memorial Day we are honoring three special members of our cultural community who made their transition from this physical life and have joined the ancestors. Though they were Chicagoans, they were connected to the global community in vision and in spirit. Rasheed Akbar, Producer, Nahgeree Sutton-Silas, Dancer, and Sam Greenlee, writer, are three memorable personalities whose spirits embodied the higher consciousness of cultural awareness of ones own history and a commitment to the uplift meant of humanity through the arts. Can a conscious artist be the catalyst for a social revolution? Three socialactivists examine the impact of the arts on the raising of social consciousness.
The Ancestors have blessed us once again by putting someone in my path that led me to this PHENOMENAL brother, writer, political activist, journalist, poet and radio talk show host! Mr. Sam Greenlee, Author of: "The Spook Who Sat By The Door." Written in 1969, went on to sell over ONE MILLION COPIES and is written in SIX LANGUAGES! Along with his novel, Baghdad Blues, written in 1976, is set in Iraq in 1958, the year the Ba'athist took over the country, is based on his own experiences. These two books went on to be considered two of the best selling books by a black author in that year. So make sure you DON'T miss this historic interview and make sure you bring your questions, comments and thinking caps! Definitely spread the word and bring a friend or two and anyone YOU know that saw "The Spook Who Sat By The Door" OR....read the book!
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This week we welcome special guest, Sam Whitfield! Sam is the Vice President at The Junior Factor Nation, Journalist at Cowger Nation and Founder and Chairman at Next GEN Conservative. Sam is also the host of his own show, The Whitfield Analysis found JFN. Sam also just finished his first book, "American Instinct: a Vince Ludlum Short Story".
"On Saturday and Sunday nights, Sam Whitfield brings you clear Conservative analysis on various topics that affect America. This young Conservative journalist will ask the tough questions and analyze the topics thoroughly. This show will keep you thinking about important topics in America all week long, every week!"
Join us as we welcome Sam and discuss the work he is doing as well as the issues of the day!
This show is about sovereignty. Sovereignty in the home, in our local communities, and in our States as well as our Nation. CommonCore, CSCOPE, ObamaCare, the EPA, BLM, and a plethora of other schemes and government agencies are trying hard to take away our rights and freedoms.
Join Jennifer Montrose (AL), Dan Wilson (FL), and Scott Osborn (TX) as we discuss the latest happenings and open up a free speech dialogue around the nation. We welcome you to call in and join the discussion!
Dermot Kelly is my guest tonight and we have a special story for you.....
He was one of my callers into the radio show about two years ago. He got his "one" question answered and what came through changed his life. I think he is still shocked by what was discussed. This was his information about his soul's incarnation and what he was here to do...
The reason Dermot is coming forward to share his story is so others will know we are not alone. We come in all ethinic groups, shapes and sizes; but yet still star-seeds to help with the same goal...to help raise the Blue frequency on this planet.
Come and apart of the growing team that is here to help humanity, the planet, the animals, and so much more...if its alive; we are here to help.
Notice we are all different and have a different skill set to offer; that is by design. When you put us all together for the same cause, then we can create the world we choose to play in.
The paradigm has shifted from a school of lessons with restrictions. Now that we have moved beyond limitations, we now move into the Golden Age of creating what ever you want. Everything you want is already here, you just need to learn how to change your frequencies to match the timeline you want to experience. The secret to a happily ever after means you have switched from the external world to the internal world. When you work on the being within, then you create the permission slips to have your fairytale life.
Join us and starting learning more about yourself so you can empower yourself and be on your way to a better and more wonderful life.
Thanks for having an open mind and an open heart,
Dr Sam Mugzzi
DAZZLING, INVENTIVE, AND SUPER MELODIC TRUMPETER!
Offering up a fresh and exhilarating vibe with his full length debut Nothing Between Us,
the trumpet sound on this smooth jazz album is playful and dancy, sometimes reflective & intimate, but often peaceful and becomes a unique expression of the musician, rounding it off with a unique hip hop smooth jazz tune.
Trumpeter and composer Sam Hankins draws on a powerhouse resume as a music educator and R&B/jazz sideman that includes multiple awards as a middle school bandleader and performances with numerous legendary artists, including Al Jarreau, Clark Terry, The O’Jays, The Temptations, The Dells, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin and the Glenn Miller Big Band.
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This week's show features Poke Dog of DBD muzik. He is one of the underground's most potent forces! We will be discussing his upcoming album release of "Hood Icon II: King Guu," and how he has become one of the most talked about executives and artists ever out of Alabama.
We open with an interview with author, Doris I. Mangrum, whose A Soiled Identity: From Triumph to Tragedy and Back Again, tells the story of Darnell Cookson, former Marine and former felon as he rejoins society. However, this is not a typical rehabilitation story. Told in the protagonist's voice as if we were seated in his home one evening getting to know one another, we meet Darnell just as he arrives home from prison to new wife, new child and many relationships he has to restore, like that between he and his two older daughters by a prior marriage, and his kid brother who is making a bit too much money fast. Darnell tries to hold his head up when applications are rejected and interviews have no follow-up calls, but it is hard. Darnell's reentry is a community venture; each chapter ends with what Mangrum calls, "Choice Moments" where her audience gets to imagine a "what if?" In "Live Your Life," the reader is invited to learn from Darnell's experiences while we also gear up to participate in an "Idea Infusion," which per chapter is a way to make the returning veteran or prisoner feel welcome and supported (171). Visit https://www.facebook.com/LetsSaidiana
Musicians Damu Sudii Alii and Paul Tillman Smith join us to talk about the music, of course, but also a wonderful music series in two Oakland resturants. The Wednesday & Sunday, Jazz Jams sessions are free and open to professional musicians to sit in on and play. www.chumpchange.com
The Village of Peace (SFJFF 2014) tells the story of the Hebrew Israelites, African Americans who moved from America to establish a home in Israel. Directors and producers join us this morning to close the show: Ben Schuder, Director/Producer and his brother Sam Schuder, Producer. www.villageofpeacemovie.com
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