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  • 02:00

    Can we trust our government

    in Entertainment

    It seems like another skeleton falls out of the United States’ closet every day. Whistleblowers are coming out of the woodwork, and the government is struggling to keep the scandals contained

    In 1996, Gary Webb, a writer for the San Jose Mercury News, published a series of articles known as “Dark Alliance.” The articles detailed how the CIA turned a blind eye as Nicaraguan drug traffickers sold and distributed crack cocaine in Los Angeles throughout the 1980s. It also described how the Reagan administration protected drug dealers from prosecution.

    US Army Private Bradley Manning is responsible for what some have called the biggest leak of secret military data ever. His actions also helped put WikiLeaks on the map, as he provided the organization with hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

    Among the things Manning revealed were:

    • A secret video, nicknamed “collateral murder” that showed US air crew laughing after killing dozens of people (including reporters and civilians) in an air strike.
    • Detailed records of the civilian death toll in Iraq (even though the military repeatedly said there was no record). Out of 109,000 deaths logged in a six year period, 66,081 were unarmed civilians.
    • US Soldiers committed horrific acts of torture on Iraqi prisoners, and despite hundreds of filed complaints, authorities never investigated.
    • US defense contractor DynCorp was involved in child trafficking.

    Currently Manning is being imprisoned by the military and is facing 21 charges, including “aiding the enemy,” which comes with a life sentence. Yes . . . Manning is in jail for exposing the US government paying a company that sold child slaves.

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  • 02:00

    The reason I never joined a Gang

    in Entertainment

    Growing up in the Bronx I had plenty of friends that were in gangs. They rocked (wore) colors and some had pretty high rank in the gangs they were affiliated with. I had no problem with them and they had no problem with me. I have a life philosophy that I follow that some folks understand and some don't, but it's my mantra and it works for me. Do you belong to a gang? Religious, political, Street or Military? if so why? Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks edition of Zaiyah's House.

  • 02:01

    Zaiyah and Uptowns low budget holiday gift giving ideas

    in Entertainment

    It's that time of year again when a lot of us get stressed out at the thought of not being able to purchase the gifts we know our loved ones and friends would love. Unemployment is at an all time high and a raise is out of the question. But don't worry because Zaiyah and Uptown are gonna save your butts! (you can thank us when you see us.) Home made gift Ideas, Zaiyahs House Friends that have Great Businesses, and free things you can give as gifts. Come check us out you might learn something bighead!

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  • How do we end police brutality?

    in Entertainment

    Unless you've been under a rock or on a distant planet you have seen the plethora of Black citizen being brutalized by law enforcement. We march, We plead and we beg for justice and our cries seem like they are falling on deaf ears.

    They tell you "All Cops Aren't bad". If this is true why is it that every time a Cop becomes a whistle-blower he quickly becomes an Ex-Cop?

    A Baltimore City cop who attempted to hold his fellow officers accountable for on the job misconduct has been intimidated to the point of leaving the police force entirely.

    Detective Joe Crystal became a target of intimidation for his entire department after testifying against other officers in a misconduct case.  Following his testimony, he received threats from other officers, and even found a dead rat on his car one day.

    “He saw a wrong and decided he couldn't live with himself and did the right thing and was punished, I think that’s just unbelievable,” Nicholas Panteleakis, Crystal’s lawyer said.

    Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/good-cop-dead-rat-car-testifying-officers/#H5mgFxpv0Reef7wb.99

    Seems like their are two types of Cops. Bad Cops and ex-Cops. What do you think?

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  • 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.

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  • 01:59

    Does child support entitle your child to preferential treatment?

    in Entertainment

    Your Ex has 3 children but only one of them is yours the father of the other 2 kids is a deadbeat. When you pick up your child for visits you notice he has on hand-me-downs and he is not taking the piano lessons you requested, when you ask his mother what she is doing with the money she states "They are brothers and they have to share everything!"

    Is this acceptable?

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  • 02:00

    Black Friday the first official Black Holiday!!!!

    in Entertainment

    When life gives you lemons make lemonade, So in the spirit of the holydays, Zaiyah's House is re-gifting Black Friday.
    We the people hereby designate Black Friday as the first official Holiday for people of color! So let us all rejoice and celebrate our day by purchasing items from Black owned businesses!!!! and taking time to reflect on the amazing accomplishments of all Black People from all cultures!!!!
    If you have a Black Owned Business Please Post your info on our page ,and call into the show to promote it.

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  • 02:00

    13 Brilliant Money-Making Ideas

    in Finance


    Want to score a little extra cash on the side…without taking your clothes off or getting arrested? Find out how to by checking out these money-making ideas, from Amanda Steinberg, CEO and founder of DailyWorth.com. By Molly Triffin

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  • 02:00

    A discussion of the complexities of the polyamorous lifestyle with Joshua Neal

    in Lifestyle

    The Following is an excerpt from an essay written by Adjunct lecturer Joshua Neal on the complexities of the poly-amorous lifestyle. Adjunct lecturer Neal currently teaches undergraduate psychology while working towards his PhD.

    I can't say that I've always identified with the polyamorous life; as a younger person I often spent time imagining a future life as a father and husband. With time and experience though, I became skeptical about the prospects of long-term pair bonding. The lack of positive role models in this regard, coupled with my own personal experience left me somewhat crestfallen as to the plausibility of a lifetime union. My leery attitude towards marriage shouldn't equate with it being 'unnatural', because I don't believe that monogamy (or for that matter monoamory, the practice of exclusive sexual relationships) is unnatural either. However, in its current configuration it may be highly impractical. I can't make any claims as to the natural position of the human animal when it comes to romantic intimacy, either. Many intellectual pursuits have failed to identify the 'natural' human instinct towards love and family. If any 'natural' or original inclination can be surmised, it is that human behaviors and cultural practices change over time as we adapt to meet the demands of a constantly evolving environment.

    Joshua is also a musician, combat sports practitioner with interests in human optimization.

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  • 02:00

    Thanxgiving & Blakkk Friday, reasons to celebrate or reasons to morn?

    in Entertainment

    Thanksgiving and Black Friday are two holidays that are celebrated but don't take into account the feelings of others. What do the indigenous people of this country do during this time of year? How do Black people feel about a Friday being called Black because it's supposedly the worst Friday of the year? Do you know? Do you care?

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  • 02:00


    in Entertainment

    In the advent of all these new causes and challenges to raise funds and awareness such as The Ice Bucket Challenge and No Shave November, Zaiyah and Uptown have decided to start a challenge of their own to help raise awareness to a problem plaguing the Black community. The dreaded "N" word. Just like A.L.S. or Cancer The "N" word is a disease crippling the Black Community. Join Zaiyah and Uptown and help bring awareness to NO "N" WORD NOVEMBER. Just like you posted yourself and your friends and loved-ones pouring buckets of Ice water over your heads we want you to make posts of yourself pledging not to use the "N" word for the month of November.

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