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  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Nigerian Author Chioma Okereke

    in Books

    Chioma Okereke was born in Benin City, Nigeria. She started her writing career as a poet and performed throughout Europe and the United States before turning her hand to fiction. Her work has been shortlisted in the Undiscovered Authors Competition 2006,run by Bookforce UK, and in the Daily Telegraph's 'Write a Novel in a Year' Competition in 2007.


    Bitter Leaf is a richly textured and intricate novel set in Mannobe, a world that is African in nature but never geographically placed. At the heart of the novel is the village itself and its colourful cast of inhabitants: Babylon, a gifted musician who falls under the spell of the beautiful Jericho who has recently returned from the city; Mabel and M'elle Codon, twin sisters whose lives have taken very different paths, Magdalena, daughter of Mabel, who nurses an unrequited love for Babylon and Allegory, the wise old man who adheres to tradition.

  • 00:29

    Joy Keys chats with Poet Yolanda Wisher

    in Current Events

    Yolanda Wisher is the 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of the City of Philadelphia. Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song. 


    Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Fence, Chain, MELUS, and GOOD Magazine and the anthologies Gathering Ground and The Ringing Ear. 


    Wisher is a 2016 Hedgebrook Writer-in-Residence, 2015 Pew Fellow, Center for Performance and Civic Practice Catalyst Initiative grantee (2015), Leeway Art & Change Award recipient (2008), and the inaugural Montgomery County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate (1999). 


    She holds an M.A in English/Creative Writing-Poetry from Temple University and a B.A. in English/Black Studies from Lafayette College. Wisher founded and directed the Germantown Poetry Festival (2006-2010) and served as Director of Art Education for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (2010-2015). 


    She currently works as Chief Rhapsodist of Wherewithal for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture. 

  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Award winning South African Singer Lira

    in Music

    Songstress LIRA, whose music career spans 13 years and includes 6 Studio albums, 3 live DVD’s, an autobiography and a movie; has established herself as the foremost female artist in South Africa and a formidable presence on the global music scene.


    When asked to elaborate on the significance of the title; “I grew up in a world where I faced so many limitations. I realised defining freedom for myself and subsequently living it was what I needed to do. In exploring this, the concept of “Born Free” became clearer. I want people to realise how powerful they are and that they can own their freedom. This album has become more than a body of musical work, it seeks to inspire and create change – physically and most importantly, mentally “says LIRA.


    Born Free masterfully blends a new sound with the smooth urban direction synonymous with the LIRA brand. “This is my best record yet, adds LIRA, and listeners should expect to hear the definitive growth and boldness which that brings.”


    Born Free marks a new direction for LIRA and promises to set an exciting tone for great things to come. www.misslira.com

  • 00:28

    Joy Keys chats with Nigerian Author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

    in Books

    Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a novelist, essayist, journalist and humorist. She was born in Enugu, Nigeria. As a teenager, she secretly dreamed of becoming a CIA or KGB agent. She studied Psychology at the University of Ibadan.  Her first income was from winning a writing competition at the age of 13. In her first year at university, she was a member of the Idia Hall Chess Team, and also a member of the university's (classical music) choir.   


    I Do Not Come to You by Chance:A deeply moving debut novel set amid the perilous world of Nigerian email scams, I Do Not Come to You by Chance tells the story of one young man and the family who loves him. Being the opera of the family, Kingsley Ibe is entitled to certain privileges--a piece of meat in his egusisoup, a party to celebrate his graduation from university. As first son, he has responsibilities, too. But times are bad in Nigeria, and life is hard. Unable to find work, Kingsley cannot take on the duty of training his younger siblings, nor can he provide his parents with financial peace in their retirement. And then there is Ola. Dear, sweet Ola, the sugar in Kingsley's tea. It does not seem to matter that he loves her deeply; he cannot afford her bride price.


    Winner of Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book (Africa) 2010,  Betty Trask Award for Best First Book 2010,Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa 2010 finalist and Washington Post Best Books of 2009.

  • 00:34

    Joy Keys chats with Actress Keesha Sharp

    in Current Events

    Actress, writer and director Keesha Sharp shines in her current role as Dale Cochran, the wife of defense attorney Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance), in FX’s “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”  She’s also well known for series regular roles as Gigi on the TBS (and Syndicated) comedy “Are We There Yet?” in which she also made her directorial debut, and as Monica Charles Brooks on the hit CW series “Girlfriends,” for which she was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

     

    Keesha is also recognized for her recurring television roles on The CW’s “ Significant Mother,” CBS’s “Bad Teacher,” ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey,” UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris,” and guest starring appearances on NBC’s “The Player,” TV Land’s “The Exes,” CBS’s “Elementary,” CBS’s “Cold Case,” and more.

     

    She can also be seen in Tyler Perry’s hit film, Why Did I Get Married? alongside Perry and Janet Jackson, as well as the upcoming indie films Frozen Peas and Born Guilty. www.keeshasharp.com

     

  • 00:18

    Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Orlando Magic 119, Boston Celtics 114

    in Basketball

    The Orlando Magic dug deep and erased a 14-point second-half deficit to steal a home win from the Boston Celtics, avenging a loss from Friday. The Magic found some hustle and began to resemble the team that stormed through the NBA in December. And it comes just in time as the February schedule is about to get much, much tougher.

  • 00:13

    Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Los Angeles Clippers 107, Orlando Magic 93

    in Basketball

    The Orlando Magic dug deep and erased a 14-point second-half deficit to steal a home win from the Boston Celtics, avenging a loss from Friday. The Magic found some hustle and began to resemble the team that stormed through the NBA in December. And it comes just in time as the February schedule is about to get much, much tougher.

  • 00:26

    Orlando Magic Daily Game Recap: Charlotte Hornets 120, Orlando Magic 116

    in Basketball

    The Orlando Magic had things rolling for three quarters and built a 19-point lead, only to see it crumble behind turnovers, missed shots, worse offense and Kemba Walker. Now the Magic are on the ropes and asking big questions.

  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Author Kali Nicole Gross

    in Current Events

    Kali Nicole Gross is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and affiliate faculty in the History Department and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. 


    Her research concentrates on black women’s experiences in the United States criminal justice system between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is author of the award-winning book, Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910, and the newly released, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America.  


    A native New Yorker with Guyanese ancestry, Dr. Gross received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.


    In Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso, historian Kali Nicole Gross uses detectives' notes, trial and prison records, local newspapers, and other archival documents to reconstruct this ghastly whodunit crime in all its scandalous detail. In doing so, she gives the crime context by analyzing it against broader evidence of police treatment of black suspects and violence within the black community. http://www.kalinicolegross.com

  • 00:49

    The Keys 107 Ziggy Marley Unplugged and Exclusive

    in Music

    The Keys 107 is catching up with Ziggy Marley - Past, Present, and Future. We will talk about his soon to be released self titled album ZIGGY MARLEY. “This album is about the struggle of humanity,” Ziggy said, “I’m not singing about my own struggle but that of the human family—which I feel a strong connection to. I found myself emotionally and consciously affected by the plight of our species in general. We’re all family. We can’t let ego be the driver; truth has to be the driver. We have to help each other.”


    The Keys 107 focuses on the 7 keys that open doors to endless possibilities in the pursuit of love, peace, and happiness. Each episode explores the 7 keys: spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, financial, art science & entertainment, and the social with emphasis on acts of kindness. It's our intention to invite guests who present information as we believe the 7 keys are the essential building blocks to help you get to the next level as you pursue love, peace, and happiness.Connect with us:


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  • 00:17

    OMD Game Recap: Philadelphia 76ers 96, Orlando Magic 87

    in Basketball

    The Orlando Magic continued reeling with their eighth loss in nine games. This one feels a little worse as the team loked lifeless and the league-worst 76ers took it to the Magic again and again in another disappointing effort.