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  • 02:00

    What is the future of Hip Hop?

    in Entertainment

    I went to an event the other day and they were playing Rap music, as I listened I noticed that every song was about "Bitches", "Niggers" sexual organs, sexual acts and doing bodily harm to someone. Music is very powerful, it can get you through hard times. The military sings cadence when they train. Certain songs and musical instruments have been outlawed by countries.


    Songs are sung in protest and in churches to inspire and bring people together. At one time there were plenty of Rappers who made music to bring people together and give them a sense of pride but you'd be hard pressed to find one on the top ten nowadays. All this negativity has to be effecting our younger generation. What is the future of Hip Hop?

  • 01:57

    Freddie Gray

    in Entertainment

    Freddie Gray's death on April 19 leaves many unanswered questions. But it is clear that when Gray was arrested in West Baltimore on the morning of April 12, he was struggling to walk. By the time he arrived at the police station a half hour later, he was unable to breathe or talk, suffering from wounds that would kill him. Gray died Sunday from spinal injuries. Baltimore authorities say they're investigating how the 25-year-old was hurt—a somewhat perverse notion, given that it was while he was in police custody, and hidden from public view, that he apparently suffered injury. How it happened remains unknown. It's even difficult to understand why officers arrested Gray in the first place. But with protesters taking to the streets of Baltimore since Gray's death on Sunday, the incident falls into a line of highly publicized, fatal encounters between black men and the police.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House


    .http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-mysterious-death-of-freddie-gray/391119/

  • 01:58

    20 Life Skills Not Taught In School

    in Entertainment

    http://Successful Student A resource for students to excel.


    From http://successfulstudent.org/


    The following is an excerpt from: Successful Student


    An education should involve learning life skills that a person will carry with them after college in order to navigate relationships and careers and be a well-rounded, successful person. This article has compiled 20 life skills not taught in school, which are valuable in life in general. Though high school and college is excellent in teaching many valuable skills, our current academic curriculum doesn’t teach many aspects necessary to succeeding and thriving in life in general, such as financial responsibilities and investments, how to think logically–retaining information and not merely temporarily memorizing information, and how to apply such abilities to real-world scenarios which are bound to occur.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other interesting topics in this edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 01:59

    Zaiyah's House presents the hugely gifted and multitalented Royce Hall

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    http://www.roycehallmusic.com


    Described as "Soul Music's MC", Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is much more than your typical Hip-Hop lyricist and Neo-Soul vocalist. This actor, arranger, composer, songwriter (Yo! Royce Be Easy Music Publishing, ASCAP), and alum of Florida A & M University, is also a multi-instrumentalist, who happens to be well versed in over 5 instruments, including but not limited to clarinet, alto sax, piano and drums. He has been internationally chosen and featured 3 times by Hip-Hop Sisters(an organization under the leadership of and founded by pioneer MC Lyte), selected as a Style Icon and runway model for 24 Hours of Fashion with Cotton, Inc., E! and MTV, currently stars on Atlanta based webseries "Refracted Reflections", can be seen on season two of Tyler Perry's "Have's and the Have Not's" and "Love Thy Neighbor" as well as The CW's "The Originals", the stage play "Beyond Betrayal" playing the lead role of 'Nathan', holds an MC battle wins record of 44-2, shared the same stage with greats such as Lauryn Hill to Talib Kweli, is the owner of AMANDLA! Apparel of Power & Purpose and currently recording material for his sophomore release, "The Groove Theory", features neo fusion jazz and neo soul, which is the follow-up to his freshman release, "ENC 1101: THE YEAR BOOK".


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown for a great evening of music and conversation with the phenominal Royce Hall.

  • 02:00

    Zaiyah's House welcomes The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

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    http://ecbacc.com/wordpress3/


    The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)  established in 2002 by President and Founder         Brother Yumy Odom as a community-based educational, literacy, literary and artistic initiative with the following objectives:
     
    1] To bring together the men / women in the comic book industry, including sci-fi, fantasy and political satire, cartooning / animation, to share ideas and showcase their work;
    2] To discuss the impact of the comic book industry;
    3] To look at the business aspects of the comic book industry;
    4] To look at how the comic book industry can more actively serve as a tool to address community concerns: literacy, incarceration, addictions, homelessness, racism, sexism, etc.; and
    5] To establish a network / consortium (ECBACC Synergy Group) and an annual convention (Comic-Con) to address this initiative in an open and public forum.
    ECBACC, Inc. continues to fulfill this mission. A s the region’s premiere “Black Comic Book Convention” and the forerunner and template for urban comic book & sci-fi conventions.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they interview ECBACC's Innovative President and Founder Brother Yumy Odom.

  • 02:02

    What's Going on?

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    Overt racism on college campuses, Congress trying to usurp the Presidents authority, ongoing wars and massive unemployment. In 1971 Marvin Gaye asked the question "What's Going on?". in the year 2015 it seems as though that question is as relevant as ever.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:00

    Zaiyah's House welcomes the phenomenal Antoinette Montague

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    http://www.antoinettemontague.com/bio.php


    Antoinette Montague has a love of humanity and music to bring joy to people. She has played most of the major jazz clubs in New York, and recently returned from Israel with the 46-piece Ashdod Orchestra, and is on her way to to perform with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia.


    Antoinette feels just as appreciated here at home by people who enjoy the spirit she loves to bring inside of her music. Jimmy Heath says, “Antoinette has the instrument, delivery and enunciation, when performing, that touches my soul.”


    Jazz Woman to the Rescue is a foundation in the works.It's historic as it visits Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and living Jazz Heroes on the band stand.


    There are 2 elements to the Jazz Woman foundation. "The Play it Forward" program of encouraging people to take old instruments and give them to disenfranchised children.


    The second prgram is "Put it Back!" The push for citizens to contact local schools in their community to ask if they have an arts education program for their students. If not, we as taxpayers insist they Put it Back! into the curriculum.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they interview this great music activist and humanitarian.

  • 02:01

    Zaiyah's House welcomes Artist Extraordinaire Michael LaFrance Lynch

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    In Albert Einstein words of wisdom, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  With that being said who is, “Michael LaFrance Lynch?”  He is an artist that believes that art represents spiritualism which reaches the core of human beings.  Art is essential to people’s lives and your work should touch their essence.   LaFrance’s work evokes an abstract and surreal feeling that will speak to your spirits consciousness.


         LaFrance is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment)..


       His most recent accomplishments are being selected out of 3,500 submissions, one of the 12 most imaginative artists competing in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE/RUSSELL SIMMONS ARTISIAN SERIES COMPETITION SEARCH, (ART BASEL/MIAMI).  Art Basel takes place in Miami and is hands down the largest art exhibition in America; it is aimed at discovering the next big name in visual arts!  LaFrance was selected twice, once in 2012 for his art work (Temptress) and in 2013 for (Sheol) as National Championship Pieces. His artwork (Desert Rose') also Received THE 'PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2014


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they interview and delve into the mind of artist extraordinaire Michael LaFrance Lynch

  • 01:58

    But she's married!

    in Entertainment

    This is an excerpt from: When Single Men Have Affairs With Married Women


    February 12, 2014


    © COPYRIGHT 2006, 2007, 2013 Recovering Wayward Enterprises, LLC


    Why do some single men have affairs with married women?


    No Strings Attached Sex/It’s Easier.   Unlike most women, single men often love having access to someone who is passionate, sexual and really wants nothing more from them.  On a purely physical level, most men are going to enjoy their affairs with married women.  You’re bringing out her inner tigress. You’re unlocking a woman full of sexual desire who is not getting her needs met at home, so of course the one night (or many nights) of sex is going to be unbelievably great. There are no strings attached to it, either, so it’s just fantastic sex with seemingly no consequences. This to me is the most obvious reason.  Men would love to have a lover who asks almost nothing of them.  The married woman won’t expect presents or moan if he forgets to phone her.   Anything goes.  Anything happens. Nothing is forever. You don’t need to call her. You don’t need to keep in touch. You don’t need to meet the parents and you won’t miss a single bowling night out with your buddies. No strings attached.And it’s easy, usually passionate, sex on tap!


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks episode of Zaiyah's House

  • 01:56

    Time to get your hustle on!

    in Entertainment

    Most popular television and radio shows never give the public a chance to plug their neighborhood hustle or a home business without payment. Well Brother Zaiyah and Brother Uptown believe that sharing the wealth can only make us all richer and stronger. If you have a Hood Hustle, a Home Business or are pursuing a career in the Arts call into the Show and we will give you (1) Minute to plug whatever it is you do to make money.


    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they try to save the world... one laugh at a time.

  • 01:59

    What is Stalking?

    in Entertainment

    http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/types-of-abuse/what-is-stalking


    You are being stalked when a person repeatedly watches, follows or harasses you, making you feel afraid or unsafe. A stalker can be someone you know, a past boyfriend or girlfriend or a stranger. While the actual legal definition varies from one state to another, here are some examples of what stalkers may do:



    Show up at your home or place of work unannounced or uninvited.
    Send you unwanted text messages, letters, emails and voicemails.
    Leave unwanted items, gifts or flowers.
    Constantly call you and hang up.
    Use social networking sites and technology to track you.
    Spread rumors about you via the internet or word of mouth.
    Make unwanted phone calls to you.
    Call your employer or professor.
    Wait at places you hang out.
    Use other people as resources to investigate your life. For example, looking at your facebook page through someone else’s page or befriending your friends in order to get more information about you.
    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this most important topic.