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The Origins of Mother's Day, Black Female Westpoint Cadets come under fire

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Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Monday, May, 9th, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  

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1) Sunday was Mother's Day and the National Retail Federation estimated that $21.4 Billion would be spent on Mother's Day.  Many people don't know that the founder of Mother's Day hated what the holiday became and spent the rest of her life fighting against the commercialization of Mother's Day.  2) Sixteen African American female, Westpoint Cadets have come under fire for taking a picture in their uniform with their fists in the air. Some people are saying this is showing support to Black Lives Matter.  3) Larry Wilmore was interviewed by Rev. Al Sharpton about calling Pres. Obama the N-Word.  We continued this discussion.  4) We shared excerpts of "The State Of Black Politics In Detroit" from Grits & Politics from this past Saturday.  5) This date in African American History.

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