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  • 02:38

    Philadelphia Makes African American History Mandatory for Graduation

    in Culture

    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Tues. Aug, 25th, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. We’ll discuss “How Philadelphia Made African American History Mandatory for Graduation”!!! CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.


     


    1) A new municipal judge in Ferguson, MO on Monday ordered sweeping changes to court practices in response to the DOJ report. He ordered that all Arrest Warrants issued before Dec. 31st 2014 be withdrawn.  2) Students In Philadelphia Can’t Graduate Without Taking African-American History.  This needs to be nationwide. 3) A juror in the Johnathan Ferrell shooting death says it was Ferrell who was actually on trial.  4) Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee shows his ignorance about Black Lives Matter and Dr. King.  5) This date in African American History – Althea Gipson and The Red Summer Riots of 1919.

  • 00:51

    The US Embassy opens in Cuba

    in Politics

    Guest:  Jorge Ponce joins me for a look at the opening of the US embassy in Cuba......we will look at human rights violations in Cuba...........the future of the US trade embargo......what happens now on a number of pending items, from claims against Cuba by US investors to Joanne Chesimard to immigration issues......what is in the future for US-Cuba relations?

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  • 00:04

    Homeschool History - coming this fall

    in Homeschooling

    Listen to what we're doing...what we're offering and why you and your children should join us!


    Our lessons are about American History, but will also include some geography, a little language lesson and information about some key people in our history.

  • 02:35

    The History of the Confederate Battle Flag

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    TONIGHT: Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Wed. June, 24th, 10pm-12midnight EST (7pm – 9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.


     


    1) The debate over the Confederate Flag continues as States and Retailers come out against it.  We’ll deal with some of “The History of the Confederate Flag” and some little known facts about it. 2) Details about the Freddie Gray autopsy have been released and gives more insight into his injuries. 3)  Is President Obama snubbing African American Newspapers? 4) This date in African American History.


     


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  • 02:29

    The Racial History of the Gospel Song "Amazing Grace"

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    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, June, 29th, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/


     


    1) Did you see President Obama’s eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney on Friday?  What did you think about it?  2) An activist on Saturday today down the Confederate Battle Flag at the South Carolina State Capitol.  Why?  What about the American Flag?  3) Legendary Educator Marva Collins has died at age 78.  4) There have been 6 Black churches in the South that have been set on fire. What’s going on?  5) This date in African American History – Muhammad Ali wins his case against the U.S. for refusing to be drafted in the U.S. Army, June 28th, 1971.

  • 00:56

    US-Cuba talks plus the Trump-Ramos encounter with Jorge Ponce

    in Politics

    Guest:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer.......We will look at the latest in US-Cuba talks......the Trump-Ramos encounter ...............and a few other thoughts....


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  • 00:47

    029. Cuba Solo Para Turistas por Jorge Luis Seco

    in Writing

    Entrevista al autor de "Cuba Solo Para Turistas", Jorge Luis Seco conversando con Angélica Salomón.


    “Cuba:sólo para turistas”  es una novela dura, erótica pero sobre todo real. Narra la historia de una niña que sale de Cuba a los seis años, con su madre, rumbo a Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, y deja atrás a su padre y una hermana mayor que se resiste a salir del país.


    Sólo llegar a la isla, comienza a sentir cosas que nunca pensó que iba a sentir. Su vida da un enorme giro.  Se va a ir enfrentado a realidades que nunca pudo imaginar que le iban a sucede.


    La novela es sensual, caliente, atrevida. Empieza duramente pero si la sigues leyendo te irá atrapando en sus líneas y llegará el momento en que no puedas soltarla. La vida de mi pueblo, no es lo que conoce el turista que va a Cuba pensando en pasarla bien y en que sus mujeres son calientes y dispuestas a disfrutar por unos dólares, la vida en mi país es mucho más y trato de reflejar algo de esa vida en mi novela.


    Hablo de amor en todas sus manifestaciones. Hablo de religión afro cubana, parte de mi cultura y hablo del sentir a plenitud. Una novela que estoy seguro que te cautivará, te hará poner rojo, te hará llorar, sentir lo que sienten sus personajes, que no tienen nombres propios. Algo que a todos llama la atención.


    Espero que la leas y por favor me dejes saber lo que piensas. Siempre me pondré en contacto con quien me de su opinión.


    Esto es en sí “Cuba:sólo para turistas”

  • 00:58

    Cuba, marches in Brazil & other US-Latin America stories of the week

    in Politics

    Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez Wertz,  editor of Fausta's Blog..........we will discuss the opening of the US embassy in Cuba.......the treatment of dissidents and other stories from the island..........Marches are back in Brazil..........Mexico and the problems with the First Lady's finances........Puerto Rico default.......Venezuela economy and Hugo Chavez' very rich daughter..........Donald Trump and 2016................


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  • 02:57

    Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Cuba Gooding & Dan Siegel!

    in Music

    It's unbelievable how things work sometimes with this show.  As much as the atttempt is made to focus on one artist, another arrives and has to be involved in the same show - because time is of the essence :)  When the caliber of two artists like THIS is combined, it's absolute magic!


    Dan Siegel stops by at the top of the hour - one p.m. Eastern - and he'll talk about his career (the resume is staggering!) and his new CD called "Indigo."  Dan is a pianist of rare vision, with 20 solo albums and countless credits to his name: producing, arranging, composing and performing.  He has had #1 success in Jazz and is known globally.  You've heard his work via TV and film, though you might not have known that it was Dan who created the music.  WHO has played with him and WHAT he has played would take us another page here.  Those beautifully rooted beginnings in the great Northwest have paid off handsomely for our first guest.  He'll count his blessings with us :)


    In the next 30 minutes of "Hybrid Jazz", Cuba Gooding visits and there may be an occasion when your host here might a word in edgewise ;)  He LOVES to talk!  And does he ever have a career (and a half) to discuss.  From the start of his journey with The Main Ingredient to the amazing success of his children, Cuba will never run out of topics.  What you may not know: The Main Ingredient was the first African-American group to be signed to the new R & B division of RCA Records - decades ago.  When Donald McPherson of the group passed away in 1971, Cuba took his place - and took the band to a new level.  "Everybody Plays the Fool" went Gold in 1972.  "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely" and "Happiness Is Just Around the Bend" - oh heck, YOU remember!  Let's catch up with Cuba and find out where that bend has taken him!


     

  • 00:25

    US embassy in Cuba, Clinton emails and other stories of the week

    in Politics

    We will look at the US flag going up in Havana, Cuba........the formal ceremony opening the US embassy......sadly there are no dissidents allowed, a huge snub at the Cuban opposition........also some thoughts about Clinton and the emails....the state of the Democrats race for the nomination......


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  • 03:56

    Jessica Holter of The Punany Poets, Part 2 Haitian Dominican History

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    TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursday, 8pm-10pm EST with guest Jessica Holter founder of The Punany Poets.  She will talk about The Punany Poets, their upcoming Summer Tour Dates and their upcoming date in Detroit, MI on Friday, June 26th at 1515 Broadway.  Tickets are available at www.PunanyTickets.com. Call 510-600-9747 for Customer Service or to inquire about making special announcements, such as anniversaries and engagements at the show.  CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375.  Listen online LIVE and the archived show here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/06/19/jessica-holter-of-the-punany-poets-part-2-haitian-dominican-history.


    Part 2: “The Bloody Origins of the Dominican Republic’s Ethnic ‘Cleansing’ of Haitians”. We did Part 1 on Wednesday, June 17th. We'll continue this discussion on history lesson on tonight's show.  Hundreds of thousands of Haitians in The Dominican Republic stand to be deported.  


     


    On June 17th, 2015 in South Carolina, 9 people were shot at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  This was Denmark Vesey's Church.  We'll talk about the shooting and the history of the Church.