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  • 02:17

    Urban Therapy with Sun #130 The Grown And Sexy: What's It All About?

    in Lifestyle

    Is there an age that you think that no adult should go to the clubs, bars, lounges to hang out? If so, what would that age be? What would the reasons be?

    Most bars and clubs are designed to attract younger people but the evidence shows that there is a market that is thriving for the 40+ and up crowd to do their thing. Line dancing (Stepping) has definitely done a lot to get our older heads out of the house and onto the dance floor as well as the booming social clubs like bike clubs, car and truck clubs and the Masonic Temples are always throwing something.
    Grown and Sexy is the term that is often used to describe the older crowd of party goers. Every weekend you can hear of a party or function that is for the Grown and Sexy but what does that really mean?
     

  • 02:10

    Urban Therapy with Sun #127 The Challenges Of Raising Special Needs Children

    in Lifestyle

    Icylee Basketbill and Kelly Pointer will be our guests on this show to discuss Special Needs and the challenges that the parents of Special needs children face on a daily basis.



    Every child born into this world is a blessing and there is nothing that feels as special as bringing a child into this world. We also have to take into account that some children are born into this world with needs that require a different level of attention than the average child.

    Historically Special needs children would be labelled as retarded, sick, touched, slow or even freaks. Fortunately we have come very far in our understanding of how the brain functions and we have taken away the negative stigmas and are able to provide the children with the help that they need. The goal is to develop them into fully functional adults that are able to meet life's challenges the same as any other person.

    Whether your child is mentally challenged, autistic, has cerebral palsy etc, it's gonna be very tough for a parent mentally, emotionally and especially financially. Our 2 guests will be on hand to help with any questions you may have concerning this such as:

    What causes a child to be have special needs?

    Is there anything that can be done to prevent it?

    What happens if the parent of a special needs child dies before the child or is not physically able to provide care?

    Is it normal to feel embarrassment or shame about your child and what can be done about it if you do?

    What are the financial requirements needed to take care of a special needs child?

    How does the attention needed for a special needs child affect the other children that you have?

    There will be so much to talk about on this show so make sure you don't miss it.

  • 02:06

    Urban Therapy with Sun #129 Babymoms/dads vs The Mother/Father Of Your Children

    in Parents

    Yeah babymom  and babydad sound like the same thing as the mom or dad of your child or children because both situations involve children that were born out of wedlock but are they the same thing?
    It's hard to argue that babymom and babydad are negative titles. When people use the terms it's often to describe someone that they don't have a lot of respect or admiration for. Some people cringe at the sound of the terms because they're not even real words. They're words that we use to identify others but hardly ever like them to be used to describe us. These words have saturated pop culture like a mug! We never thought we would hear these kinds of terms on t.v. but we sure do.
    Think about the characteristics that usually fit the bill of a babymom or a babydad. Save them for the show.


    When you refer to the other parent as your children's mother or father it has a more positive tone to it. It shows that you acknowledge someone as a parent and as a person. This could be the result of a more positive experience with the other parent or it could simply be that you see that using negative terms to refer to a person that you had a child with can't do much good for you or you children.


    This is a very important show that will effect a whole lot of people so bring all of your co-parenting feelings and stories and let's see why you refer to the other half of your child as your babymom/dad or the mother/father of your children.
    Either way we'll learn and teach a lot just like we always do.

  • 02:06

    Urban Therapy with Sun #116 Moms, Dads, The New Baby And Sadness

    in Lifestyle

    This week on Urban Therapy with SUN we're gonna talk about Postpartum Depression in women as well as men.Postpartum depression is is the depressive state that a person may suffer from after a the birth of a child. It can be a very serious condition because it can hamper the development of a child by a parent. A parent can become overwhelmed with sadness and become neglectful of their parental duties. They can become neglectful of feeding, holding, loving, consoling, teaching, talking to, reading to, changing diapers, cleaning and nurturing a child in their depression. At it's worst a parent can even become physically or emotionally abusive to a child if they go untreated and get professional help. Some cases result in death.

    Men suffer from postpartum depression as well which is something that goes unnoticed by many people. The differences between men and women with postpartum depression is that with men it's not caused by hormonal changes. There may be external factors at play that may be the cause. Fathers may not be as playful as they would normally be and may try to compensate for their depression by overindulging food or alcohol or drugs or gambling etc. They may withdraw fro familial duties in the home and my withdraw.

    Postpartum depression is very serious. Please check out this show even if you don't have children. The welfare and safety of a child can depend on your knowledge.

  • 02:07

    Urban Therapy with Sun #123 Kids In The Bed With Their Parents

    in Lifestyle

    How long should parents allow their children to sleep in the bed with them? Should they ever let them sleep in the same bed with them? Maybe as a newborn? An Infant? A toddler? When does the time come to teach children to be a little more independent? Is it the child that needs to sleep with the parents or is it the parents that need the kids to sleep with them? What about 2 parent families? Why would a mom and dad want their children to sleep in the bed with them? When would they have sex?


    There are some studies that show that children that sleep with their parents actually become more independent. They also say that children that sleep with their parents share more information and become closer to their parents. Do you think that that's possible?


    Are space issues the reason that some parents allow their kids to sleep in the bed with them? Is that understandable? If there are more people in the house than there are beds, does it make sense that parents would have their kids sleep in the bed with them?


    Do you think that children who sleep with their parents develop insecurities like thumb sucking, needing security blankets, being afraid of the dark etc.?


    Do you think that parents who have fears transfer their fears to their children and make them fear the same things. Ex. If mommy and daddy are afraid of mice, do you think that their children may also be afraid of mice as well? Do these things develop more because of children sleeping with their parents?

  • 02:14

    Urban Therapy with Sun #126 Getting Them Pregnant On Purpose PT 2

    in Lifestyle

    Having a baby in a planned pregnancy is one thing but getting someone pregnant or trying to get pregnant in order to save a relationship, a family or a situation is a whole other thing. Some people admit to doing this this but most of the time it's only suspected by the one that probably doesn't want to pregnant or want someone else to be pregnant.


    Some people know that someone got them pregnant on purpose or got pregnant on purpose and go along with it but many times there can be major problems like:


    Should I terminate the pregnancy for women. Should I ask her or make her terminate the pregnancy for men.


    Do I stay with this man/woman and just take care of my child or do I bounce and figure things out when the baby comes?


    Does it ever work out  when a planned pregnancy is only one-sided? Can it?


    When a woman gets pregnant by a man who got her pregnant on purpose and she doesn't want the child does she have the obligation to let the man know that she was pregnant in the 1st place? Should she just handle her business the best way she sees fit?


    Can it work out if a planned pregnancy is one-sided? How many babies are out there now who are a product of this situation? Does it ever affect the child? Do children get treated differently because of this situation?


    This show affects a lot of people way more than you may know. There's a lot more to it including your story so make sure you check it out.

  • 02:27

    Urban Therapy with Sun #105 Fear No Future with Shenice Jones

    in Health

    Have you ever been to see a psychic or have thought about going to get a reading? Have you ever wondered about what the future may have in store for you? Ever wonder about why things turned out the way they did in the past? Does the thought of knowing what may happen to you in the future make you nervous and scared or have you taken such good care of today that you have no reason to fear? Don't we all have reason to be a little concerned about our futures?
    We have Shenice Neeci Jones coming on to the Urban Therapy with SUN Show to showcase her years of experience as a Clairvoyant Healer/Teacher. Her company Oracle Treehouse, LLC Intuitive and Healing Services has been providing clients with psychic readings and and miracle-like revelations about secrets that have helped to unlock mysteries about their pasts and and keys that have helped to guide them effectively towards their futures.
    The best part about all of this is that Neeci is gonna do give complimentary readings to our listeners who call in so you wanna be sure to call in and take advantage of this valuable service!........That is if you ain't scared. LOL
    Come welcome Shenice Jones to Urban Therapy with Sun and allow her comforting, down-to-earth approach to psychic reading help you in ways that you never thought imaginable. She's here to help so please take full advantage of this opportunity because she is the real deal......with emphasis on REAL.

  • 02:06

    Urban Therapy with Sun #125 Taking A Beating with Tanisha A. Cunningham

    in Health

    Many Black people will agree that spanking is an accepted form of punishment in our community but most of us are in denial of the long lasting effects that severe beatings by parents can have. Child abuse in the Black community is real and it's time that we deal with that reality and get a better understanding of how it can effect our emotional development.


    This is where Tanisha A. Cunningham? who is the author of the book A Rose Can't Grow In A Garden Of Weeds comes in.
    On Wednesday we will review her very revealing autobiography that is sure to engage and enlighten all who follow her life story. Some of the highlights of this show will deal with:


    Physical and emotional child abuse in the Black community.


    Foster Care. Corruption issues, abuse, and advocacy.


    Group Home violence and at risk youth labeling.


    Perseverance from turmoil against all odds.


    Tanisha's book is an astounding personal account of the many struggles that a young person may have to overcome just to be able to be functional in the world. There is a good chance that there is a little bit of  our story in every chapter of her work. Her story is extremely candid, easy to understand and has a very personal feel to it that almost forces the reader to feel where she is coming from and want to cheer her on. It's a great read and this Wednesday we will break it on down.


    Please pick up the book that you won't be able to put down: A Rose Can't Grow In A Garden Of Weeds by Tanisha A Cunningham on www.amazon.com and visit her website at www.tanishacunningham.com. Your life will be changed for the better and you will not be disappointed.

  • 02:10

    Urban Therapy with Sun #103 White Women Raising Black Children

    in Health

    We probably see it everyday but do we really put any deep thought into it? We have not one but two White mothers of Black children to share with us their challenges, issues, triumphs and disappointments of raising their biracial children. These two women are Patty Candell and Leah Wagner and they are gonna put us onto a perspective that is rarely considered by the browner side of us. Well, maybe it is considered but other shows don't have the balls to do it like Urban Therapy with SUN will.

    Do we care about their challenges? Are we aware of their challenges? Do we consider the way that they raise children who look like us to be the same way that we raise our children? Do they feed their kids the same things that we eat? How do they deal with disciplining their children? Is it all calm talk, reasoning and time outs?
    How do they do their daughter's hair? Where do they get their son's hair cut? What happens when their children ask what race they are and why mommy and daddy look so different? What happens when deeper cultural, heritage and identity questions and issues arise should they come up? How do White mothers deal with their children's peer pressure to date, dress, talk and act BLACK so to speak? What happens if they talk WHITE?
    How does the White mother handle the looks and stares that some may give when they go to register their children for school or when they have to interact with other parents who have not been in interracial relationships and may be negatively judgemental about this?

    On this show we will hear firsthand the way that a White woman feels when she is around Black women who may feel some kind of way about them "taking" their Black men and if that is even the case?

  • 01:00

    How Has Hip-Hop Influenced Urban Fiction?

    in Writing

    Hip-Hop has not only grown but has expanded and created insane amounts of opportunities for the music industry. It was said to be a phase that wouldn't last but a few years but has since changed the game tremendously. It's hard to deny its role in Urban Fiction with so many stories using the same glamorous approach. However, how much of an influence has it played in the genre is the question. Come along as your favorite Urban Fiction Hosts K.C Baylor and Co-Host Santiago goes indepth about tonight's topic 


    Remember to call in for comments, questions or shout-outs! Also follow to be reminded of future episodes!

  • 02:04

    Urban Therapy with Sun #117 The Decision To Marry Again

    in Family

    What would you say the likelihood is that first marriages will end in divorce would you say?


    Do you think that people who marry young are doomed for failure?


    Do you think that most people's expectations of what marriage will be like is realistic or unrealistic?


    When a marriage ends in divorce, how much time needs to pass before a person starts to recover from the emotional stress and can consider re-marrying?


    What makes a couple decide to marry each other again after divorcing? Would you do it? Could you do it? Know someone who has done it ?


    What about people who marry more than twice? Do you think that they put enough though into their decision to marry?


    Would you get into a serious relationship with someone who married more than twice? Would you consider marrying them if the situation was right?


    Do people treat people who have had multiple marriages the way they treat people that have multiple baby mothers and fathers of their kids? Is any of it fair?


    What age do you think a person should marry in order to ensure the success of a marriage? Is there such a an age?


    What about non-legal marriages? Is there a big difference between marrying by the state and marrying by God?


    We will explore these things as well as many other thing concerning marriages. Don't miss this one whether you're married, want to be married or have gotten divorced.