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A task force set up by the California state legislature is studying how the legacy of slavery has harmed the state's Black residents. This summer it will submit recommendations for how the state legislature should compensate African-Americans for that harm.The task force has to answer thorny questions like who should qualify for reparations, how to measure the suffering that Black people have endured and how to attach a dollar figure to that suffering.The chair of the task force, Kamilah Moore, says she hopes the panel's work will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Black Californians and serve as a model for a national program.NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports on one big obstacle to a federal reparations package: public opinion is firmly against it. That's especially true among white Americans.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode, Jemar and special guest Ally Henny discuss the Florida's Department of Education rejecting an Advanced Placement course covering African American studies — saying the class indoctrinates students to "a political agenda." Support this podcast at patreon.com/PassTheMic Producer Note: the audio may sound a bit off this week as we are adjusting to a new recording location with some new equipment. Please give us grace as we grow into this new phase of Pass The Mic. Thanks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
John's recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher ... The rigors of the lecture circuit ... The difference between equity and equality ... How do we know that African Americans are just as smart as everyone else? ... The new black bourgeoisie ... Standards in the arts are relative. But how relative? ... John sets the record straight on his dancing skills ...
Galveston Unscripted | Free Guided Tour of Historic Galveston, Texas
https://www.galvestonunscripted.com/galveston-unscripted-at-the-rosenberg-libraryWe are excited to announce that we are joining forces with the Rosenberg Library to put on a series of live conversations free to the public to come and learn more about Galveston's history. We are initiating the spring series on April 4th at 5:00 PM here at the Rosenberg Library. Our first sit down will be joined by Tommie Boudreaux and Alice Gatson, two community leaders here on this island, discussing topics around African American history in Galveston.For the most part, we will be pulling artifacts out of the collections at the Rosenberg Library for you to see. This is our first series of live events starting in the spring. It's a one hour conversation with Q&A that we want to make engaging and provide value to our community.To find out more information about dates, times, locations, and more, check here: https://www.galvestonunscripted.com/galveston-unscripted-at-the-rosenberg-library Support the showGalveston Unscripted Digital Market
How can we lead authentically within a white dominant culture? For this Women of Color Rise podcast, Analiza talks with Arva Rice, CEO of New York Urban League (NYUL). Arva shares her journey beginning with her parents as sharecroppers in Arkansas. Her parents dreamed of a better life for their family and moved to Chicago, then Milwaukee. Arva and her siblings all went to college, with Arva attending Northwestern. A professor asked Arva, “How did you get into Northwestern?” Fighting off tears, Arva used this experience to motivate her, graduating with honors. Arva took on her mother's advice to, “Leave the door open for the next person” and dedicated her life to service. As a three-time CEO, Arva currently leads NYUL and their mission of enabling African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy. Arva shares how she has learned to “dance” in her leadership, staying authentic to herself in a white dominant culture. Shed the belief that white is better and you are not enough. Arva prays and relies on affirmations which begin with, “I am God's daughter…” Also, remember where you've been and what you've accomplished. Not just the tribulations but the trials too. Reflect on where you were one year ago, five years ago, ten years ago. Consider a person you admire. Know that they too have shed tears. Know that even in white spaces, you can decide what feedback to accept or reject. Even with African American donors, board, volunteers, white supremacy still exists because the standard is still the white standard. Arva shares an example of being given feedback by a white CEO mentor that her passion was not sufficient and needed to be followed by statistics. While Arva did not agree with his viewpoint, she thought it was helpful to get a different perspective from a white leader. Arva saw how this could be helpful when deciding to form partnerships or fundraising with other white leaders. Be aware of decision rights. Arva was nominated by Mayor Eric Adams as Interim Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. In this role, Arva leads the board to “police the police” on behalf of the public. At the same time, while the board will give recommendations, ultimately, the decision is with the New York City Police Commissioner. Get full show notes and more information here: https://analizawolf.com/ep-48-lead-authentically-within-a-white-dominant-culture-arva-rice-ceo-of-new-york-urban-league
What if we had a decent, publicly-funded health system — available to everybody, with or without insurance? We've got one, says Dr. Ricardo Nuila. It's where he works. And it could be a model for the whole country. Yes, really. That's the pitch he makes in his new book, The People's Hospital: Hope and Peril in American Medicine. It's a love letter to Houston's Ben Taub hospital, and an argument for bringing Ben Taub's model — efficient, innovative, and cheap —to the rest of the country.And if that seems unlikely in today's political climate, well: Ben Taub's wild origin story was plenty unlikely too. That story takes us to the 1960's, when Dutch novelist and playwright Jan de Hartog moved to Houston. He fell in love with the bustling, futuristic home of NASA and the Astrodome. But he also discovered the city's dreadful underside: a neglected charity hospital where largely African-American patients are left to seek health care in unsanitary and unsafe — hellish — conditions. De Hartog and a group of Quaker volunteers waged a campaign to change that, and eventually found an unlikely ally who brought it over the finish line. The People's Hospital is a heck of a book. We might want to start a book group someday, just to talk about it. If you want to grab a copy, here's a link. (Or: Audiobook, or ebook.)Here's a transcript of the episode. Send your stories and questions. Or call 724 ARM-N-LEG.And of course we'd love for you to support this show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
New Guest Expert! On this week's Aftermath, Rebecca speaks with author and historian Dr. Matthew Delmont about the Port Chicago Weapons Disaster. Professor of History at Dartmouth University, Professor Delmont details the humiliating and often dangerous circumstances African American soldiers were forced to endure while defending their own country during WWII. Afterward, Producer Clayton Early and Fact Checker Chris Smith stop by to revisit the verdict. We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at email@example.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Public Health Review Morning Edition
Carl Route Jr., Program Director for Reaching our Brothers Everywhere, says his group is on a mission to educate, equip, and empower men to increase breastfeeding rates and decrease infant mortality rates in the African-American community; Justa Encarnacion, Health Commissioner and Chief Public Health Officer for the U.S. Virgin Islands, discusses her team's agenda for life after the pandemic; and leaders attending ASTHO's Health Equity Summit for two days next month in Atlanta will learn how to create a movement for justice. ASTHO Webpage: Power In Partners Reaching our Brothers Everywhere Webpage ASTHO Webpage: Health Equity Summit – A Movement for Justice ASTHO Webpage: Be in the Know
New Books in African American Studies
The importance of published accounts by African slave ship survivors is well-known but not their existence in large numbers. Fogleman and Hanserd catalog nearly five hundred discrete accounts and more than 2,500 printings of them over four centuries in numerous Atlantic languages. Short biographies of each African, print histories of the complete or partial life story. Five Hundred African Voices: A Catalog of Published Accounts by Africans Enslaved in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1586-1936 (American Philosophical Society, 2022) is an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, students, and others wishing to study transatlantic slavery using African Voices. Aaron Spencer Fogleman is professor of history at Northern Illinois University. Robert Hanserd teaches African, Afro-Atlantic, and African-American history at Columbia College Chicago. Caleb Zakarin is the Assistant Editor of the New Books Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies
We're talking all about faux pas…and not the funny fashion kind (no socks and sandals here, folks, sorry!)Have you ever said something you wish you could take back the second it slips out of your mouth? Surely, most of us have at one point or another.In this episode, Mary and Chris help listeners who have stuck their foot in their mouth redeem themselves from some grave verbal blunders. WTF? Am I SOOL (S**t Out Of Luck)? sometimes lets an F-bomb slip…they don't mean to but when sh*t happens, they often react in the moment (and no, we're not talking about Mary). People in the office fall into three camps, the “I don't cares,” the “I do s**t too's” and the “how rude's.” How do they avoid offending folks while staying true to who they are? Foot In Mouth in Missouri landed a new job and was scheduled to meet with his boss who was out on maternity leave. He thought they'd have a Zoom call, but she showed up in his office. After thanking her for going through the trouble to come in while pregnant, he asked when the baby was due. Turns out she had the baby two months ago…Should he try to fix this awkward interaction or pretend it never happened?Flummoxed in Fredonia was asked to be on the board of a nonprofit promoting greater diversity and inclusion in manufacturing environments. He was ushered into a conference room for the interview where a young African American woman was wiping down a whiteboard. Before she had a chance to say anything, he asked her if she'd mind getting him a cup of coffee. Ten minutes later she returns to the room with the coffee and five other people. She then introduces herself and the board members. She's the executive director. Is there a way to overcome this embarrassing first impression?We're here to help you succeed! Send us your workplace dilemmas or career questions. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us: @cubicleconfide1. All names will be changed to protect the guilty and innocent...Thanks for listening! Connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter!
I thought conservatives were the party of "law and order," right? But if that was the case, why would they be melting down at the mere possibility of Donald Trump being held accountable for his obvious crimes? The answer is obvious - when they call for "law and order" they mean it mainly for African Americans and immigrants of color. They don't actually love police. It's why they had no problem beating the life out of police all over the Capitol - and refused to honor any of the police that stood up against Trump supporters. They only love police when they are arresting or even killing Black folk. Anything else goes against their core values. And having an African American District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, holding Trump accountable is causing their brains to be overloaded. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Latrice Sampson Richards LPC-S, CLC is a Mental and Emotional Wellness Creative, Podcast Host & Producer, and CEO of STS Productions. Learn more about Latrice and her work here. Lisa WoolforkLisa Woolfork is an associate professor of English specializing in African American literature and culture. Her teaching and research explore Black women writers, Black identity, trauma theory, and American slavery. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black lives matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. In the summer of 2017, she actively resisted the white supremacist marches in her community, Charlottesville Virginia. The city became a symbol of lethal resurging white supremacist violence. She remains active in a variety of university and community initiatives, including the Community Engaged Scholars program. She believes in the power of creative liberation. Insights from this episode:Latrice's strategy for engaging contentWhy Latrice enjoys working with the sewing and quilting communityLatrice's favorite Sew Black interviewLatrice's reactions to her first QuiltConStay Connected:Lisa WoolforkInstagram: Lisa WoolforkTwitter: Lisa Woolfork
On this episode we will discuss the men and women's tournament. Pull Up and chat with us about your NCAA bracket being destroyed. We will check the live score USA vs Japan baseball scores and talk about Ja Morant. CandiKlynn has a message for anyone sharing their suggestions on how African-American's should or should not behave. Check it out Now.
In the late 1830s a young black man was born into a world of wealth and privilege in the powerful, thousand-year-old African kingdom of Borno. But instead of becoming a respected general like his fearsome father (who was known as The Lion), Nicolas Said's fate was to fight a very different kind of battle. At the age of thirteen, Said was kidnapped and sold into slavery, beginning an epic journey that would take him across Africa, Asia, Europe, and eventually the United States, where he would join one of the first African American regiments in the Union Army. Nicholas Said would then spend the rest of his life fighting for equality. Along the way, Said encountered such luminaries as Queen Victoria and Czar Nicholas I, fought Civil War battles that would turn the war for the North, established schools to educate newly freed black children, and served as one of the first black voting registrars.Today's guest is today's guest Dean Calbreath, author of“The Sergeant, a biography of Said. Through the lens of Said's continent-crossing life, Calbreath examines the parallels and differences in the ways slavery was practiced from a global and religious perspective, and he highlights how Said's experiences echo the discrimination, segregation, and violence.
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Donald Trump braces for a potential indictment as the Manhattan district attorney weighs historic charges against the former president that could come at any time. The Republican defense of Trump is now expanding to the Senate while law enforcement prepares for protests or worse if Trump is arrested. Also, the leaders of China and Russia wrap up their second day of high-stakes talks with no evidence that the two countries reached any major breakthroughs on the war in Ukraine. Plus, a Virginia grand jury just indicted all ten people charged in the death of an African American man in custody.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Learning how to heal your body with food isn't something we are taught growing up. Nor is it something we typically learn until it's too late. This episode was so important to me personally because I have experienced food negatively affecting my body. It impacted how I was able to show up and do the work of my purpose. I invited Dr. Lauren onto the show to expand our view of food so that we can continue to thrive and live whole, healthy lives. Dr. Lauren W. Powell, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and culinary medicine specialist on a mission to end generational health issues in the African-American community. She makes healthy eating accessible and enjoyable for all through her social media quick tips, online cooking school, and debut book, “Food Essentials for the Busy Professional.” Dr. Lauren travels the U.S. speaking to diverse audiences about disease prevention and the healing properties in food. She earned the title, “The Culinary Doctor” by means of her insightful, high-energy presentations that offer just as much entertainment as practical health knowledge. Dr. Lauren is a mainstream and social media personality that has been featured on Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. When I decided to record an episode about how to heal your body with food, it made sense that I invite her on to break down how this works. In this episode, she breaks down: Her journey of becoming a board certified family medicine physician When she became interested in the healing properties of food How to heal your body with food Her first real example of seeing food heal someone Tips for eating more healing foods The one thing she wants readers to take away from her book Food Essentials for the Busy Professional Her balance practicing medicine and running a culinary education business The role her faith plays in her practice and business Where does her purpose fit in all of this Check out the show notes for this episode here: https://pavielle.com/123 Want to ask a follow up question to the episode? Submit your question here anonymously: https://pavielle.com/ask Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts "I love Pavielle and The Purpose Collective Podcast."
Andy Gurczak is the founder of AllCity Adjusting, a licensed public adjusting firm. His journey began in the construction industry, and he discovered his true calling in public adjusting thanks to Herb Johnson, the first African American public adjuster in Illinois. With a family motto of “do it right or don't do it all,” Andy's unique team structure allows his firm to move claims quickly and efficiently, always resulting in maximum settlements for clients. Over the last decade, he's protected thousands of people and helped them receive more money than what their insurance initially offered. Learn more about ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS and INVESTMENT STRATEGIES through QUATTRO CAPITAL! LinkedIn: /TeamQuattroCapital Instagram: @TeamQuattroCapital Facebook: @TeamQuattroCapital Website: www.TheQuattroWay.com [00:01 - 06:30] Uncovering the Power of Public Adjusters Public adjusters can help maximize payment and take stress out of the process Insurance companies make money when claims are underpaid Public adjusters are licensed by the state to represent the insured on their own claim They provide a service that is necessary for loss of collateral or asset too expensive to repair [06:30 - 12:50] Maximizing Your Insurance Claim Settlement Public Adjusters help maximize settlements for the insureds Public adjusters investigate claims and provide value by showing lifetime relationships Steps include filing a claim, inspecting the loss, scoping the entire loss, presenting it to the insurance company, mitigating further damage Public adjusters can help uncover additional damages that may have been missed in the initial estimate [12:50 - 25:13] Tips for Real Estate Investors on How to Prepare for a Loss Have a public adjuster on your team to help with insurance claims Get everything in writing when talking to your insurance agent Reserve money for deductibles and don't jeopardize coverage Be aware of what's going on at your properties and document repairs/maintenance Connect with Andy: Website: http://www.allcityadjusting.com Social Media: LinkedIn Get a free Claim Review: https://www.allcityadjusting.com/?fbclid=IwAR0rwO25lA3LQgolsCNHlJas4ILye-OElQiN6L35KzBrk8NZDaQLNNyGAsI Quotes: “Make sure you have coverage for every instant and, and get it in writing when you're talking to your agent. Because if an agent told you you had coverage and then you're not covered for it, they do have an err and emission policy. So make sure you get everything in writing about what you're actually getting and what you're not getting.“ - Andy Gurczak LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode. Find out how team Quattro can help you by visiting www.TheQuattroWay.com. Real Estate Runway Podcast is all about alternative business and investment strategies to help you amplify life, and maximize wealth! Click here to find out more about the host, Chad Sutton.
365 Brothers - Every Day Black Men
Batlina Boulandi's tailor knew of his artistic talent. Next thing he knows another tailor is introducing him to an author. Just like that, Bat becomes a published illustrator of The Spider Weaver: A Legend of Kente Cloth by Margaret Musgrove. Then there's the time he got to hang out with folks behind his favorite movie while in Brazil. His life flows like that. Batlina is both an educator and artist whose preferred mediums are oil paint, spray paint, and watercolor. Starting as an educator in Baltimore City teaching elementary school art, he now teaches at the Norwood School in Bethesda, Maryland, He earned a BA in illustration from Towson University in Baltimore and his graduate degree in educational studies from Johns Hopkins University. He speaks fluent French and Portuguese, understands Chadian Arabic and is currently learning Spanish. Favorite words: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Instagram: @Afro_pop Instagram @365brothers Are you our next guest? - Let's talk. Support us! 365 Brothers on Patreon. Check out Alitu for more ease editing, polishing and publishing your podcast. About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired. Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker. https://365brothers/linktree Sequence Vitamins formulated by Dr. Greg Hall specifically for the supplement needs of African Americans. Take advantage of the 20% discount available to 365 Brothers listeners for a 90-day supply. Special thanks to our earliest and consistent supporters, Sonji Walker, Abigail Gonzalez, William C. Hamilton, Jr. and Shedrick Sanders.
Bio: Jamar Jones, Founder of Foureva Media. Jamar is a business owner, speaker, and author of the book, "Change Your Circle; Change Your Life” and a proud member of Forbes The Culture. He is a visionary who believes in leadership and subscribes to the notion that we can all connect in a relatable way. From a thriving music career performing for thousands to managing IT professionals, Jamar's experience inspired him to establish his branding and media agency, Foureva Media. Now six years later and 11 employees strong, Jamar models consistency and a strong work ethic to his team. He is the first African American small business owner to rent out a sports arena for the Lead the Movement Business Conference! This conference supported the community and created collaborations with businesses and leaders to propel diversity initiatives using the power of entertainment. He has been featured on major radio stations, worked with companies like BMW, Red Bull, and Vayner X, and created a brand with an audience of over 40,000. His desire to surround himself with good people who challenge him to excel every day is what excites and empowers him. Jamar is proud to serve others as a beacon for excellence; his philosophies and intentional action have changed the landscape of his life and the lives of others.Websites: www.fourevamedia.comwww.iamjamarjones.comSocials:Company LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/fourevamediaJamar's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/relatablejamar/Company IG:https://www.instagram.com/fourevamedia/Company FB: https://www.facebook.com/fourevamedia/Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/FourevaMedia
New Books in African American Studies
A “deeply researched and bracing retelling” (Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian) of the American Revolution, showing how the Founders were influenced by overlooked Americans—women, Native Americans, African Americans, and religious dissenters. Using more than a thousand eyewitness records, Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution (Simon and Schuster, 2021) is a “spirited account” (Gordon S. Wood, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution) that explores countless connections between the Patriots of 1776 and other Americans whose passion for freedom often brought them into conflict with the Founding Fathers. “It is all one story,” prizewinning historian Woody Holton writes. Holton describes the origins and crucial battles of the Revolution from Lexington and Concord to the British surrender at Yorktown, always focusing on marginalized Americans—enslaved Africans and African Americans, Native Americans, women, and dissenters—and on overlooked factors such as weather, North America's unique geography, chance, misperception, attempts to manipulate public opinion, and (most of all) disease. Thousands of enslaved Americans exploited the chaos of war to obtain their own freedom, while others were given away as enlistment bounties to whites. Women provided material support for the troops, sewing clothes for soldiers and in some cases taking part in the fighting. Both sides courted native people and mimicked their tactics. Liberty Is Sweet is a “must-read book for understanding the founding of our nation” (Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin), from its origins on the frontiers and in the Atlantic ports to the creation of the Constitution. Offering surprises at every turn—for example, Holton makes a convincing case that Britain never had a chance of winning the war—this majestic history revivifies a story we thought we already knew. AJ Woodhams hosts the "War Books" podcast. You can subscribe on Apple here and on Spotify here. War Books is on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies
Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 740 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more First the newsdump for about 12 minutes and then..... The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis uses her gifts as author, activist, preacher, and public theologian toward creating an antiracist, just, gun violence free, fully welcoming, gender affirming society in which everyone has enough. Buy her new book Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World Freedom Rising: Dismantling Fascism with Fierce Love Attend the Freedom Rising Conference After graduating with an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1992, Jacqui fell in love with urban ministry, leading two churches in Trenton, New Jersey. Fascinated with how faith heals the soul—so we can heal the world—she returned to graduate school, for a Ph.D. in Religion and Society: Psychology and Religion from Drew University (2004). Jacqui came to study Middle Church, received a call, and joined the staff in January 2004. Middle is the church of her dreams and prayers, a multiethnic rainbow coalition of love, justice, and worship that rocks her soul. Believing faith communities can lead the way to racial reconciliation, Dr. Lewis co-founded The Middle Project and The Revolutionary Love Conference with her spouse, The Rev. John Janka, which train leaders to create a more just society. Now in its 17th year, this justice conference has featured thought leaders and change agents like America Ferrera, Ani Di Franco, Tituss Burgess, Van Jones, Valarie Kaur, William J. Barber II, Melissa Harris-Perry, Wajahat Ali, Linda Sarsour, Sharon Brous, Brian McLaren, angel Kyodo Williams and Ruby Sales. Because of Dr. Lewis' dynamic leadership, Middle Church was featured in a national broadcast on CBS. A Bold New Love: Christmas Eve with Middle Collegiate Church aired on December 24, 2018, to more than 1,000,000 viewers. Dr. Lewis and Middle Church have been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Front Line at PBS, The Laura Flanders Show, and on Yahoo News, Grit TV, NY1, ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS New York Daily News, Here and Now with Sandra Bookman, and on the History Channel H2 series, The Bible Rules. To promote frank conversation about faith and society, Dr. Lewis created two national television programs: Just Faith, an on-demand television program on MSNBC.com, and Chapter and Verse at PBS. Dr. Lewis and Middle Church have been frequently featured in Now This news; her most recent post has received 222,000 views at their Instagram page. Dr. Lewis' has been interviewed on the radio at Sirius (John Fugelsang and Mark Thompson), The Brian Lehrer Show, All Things Considered and The Takeaway. The Associated Press covered the work of Middle Church and Dr. Lewis after the 2020 presidential election; over 13.3 million people read the story. Dr. Lewis' work has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the front page of The New York Times website, New York Times Video, The New York Post, CNN i-report, Essence, Ebony.com, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, The Associated Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News, The Public's Radio, The Houston Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Yakima Herald. She has blogged for The Huffington Post, GLAAD, Patheos, and Believe Out Loud. Her books include The Power of Stories; Ten Essential Strategies (with John Janka); Becoming Like Creoles (with Curtiss de Young, et al), and the children's book, You Are So Wonderful! Harmony/Penguin Random House published her book, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World in 2021. Her next book is the Just Love Story Bible for Children (Beaming Books, 2024). Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jacqui is the first African American and first woman to serve as a senior minister in the Collegiate Church, which was founded in New York City in 1628 and is the oldest continuous Protestant Church in North America. A womanist theologian, Jacqui has preached at the Festival of Homiletics, the Wild Goose Festival, The Children's Defense Fund's Haley Farm, and was a featured speaker on the Together national tour with best-selling author, Glennon Doyle. Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page
Ray Livingstone of ‘Alone' fame digs deep with Robbie to explore the spirituality he feels when in the woods, especially when hunting. Ray has a special something about him - you can feel his exuberance of life come through the podcast. Shoutout to our Conservation Club Members! Hunt the Eastern Cape with Lalapa Hunting Safaris https://www.lalapasafaris.co.za/ Shop MTN Gear here https://www.mtngear.nz/ Visit the Bull Creek Outfitters website http://www.bullcreeklionhunts.com/ See more from Blood Origins: https://bit.ly/BloodOrigins_Subscribe Music: Migration by Ian Post (Winter Solstice), licensed through artlist.io Podcast is brought to you by: Bushnell: https://www.bushnell.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Breaking Barriers, Building a Hire Ground
“To really build in supplier diversity, you have to hit all levels within an organization.” – Cecelia Bolden Cecelia Bolden is an IT executive, business strategist, client relationship expert, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion advocate with over 34 years of experience in the information systems industry. She serves as the Chief Development and Diversity Officer of SDI Presence, an IT consultancy and managed services provider that leverages its strong team presence to advance its clients to a secure digital enterprise. In her role, Cecilia leads the development of new, large strategic accounts for SDI Presence. She oversees the organization's financial stability, growth, vision, and direction while working to implement a business strategy that foregrounds DE&I efforts. She worked for Accenture and Oracle prior to joining SDI Presence and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business. Cecilia joins us today to discuss cultivating an ecosystem of diverse suppliers. She describes her professional journey in consulting and her role and responsibilities as SDI Presence's Chief Development & Diversity Officer. She reveals the deficiencies in IT that she sees as an African American woman. She outlines how SDI Presence empowers diverse suppliers and how they work with organizations like Chicago United to build a supplier diversity ecosystem in Chicago. Cecilia also highlights how it's possible to turn business competitors into collaborators and partners and underscores how the integration of commitment, education, and corporate America can create a thriving ecosystem of diverse suppliers. “To really build in supplier diversity, you have to hit all levels within an organization.” – Cecelia Bolden This week on Breaking Barriers: Why Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is all about intentionality and focus Cecelia's professional journey in consulting and her career at SDI Presence How her work in designing and implementing information systems has informed her leadership in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and supplier diversity Chicago United: its creation and mission Chicago United's “Five Forward” program and how it builds supplier diversity The role of mentorship and apprenticeship programs in cultivating a supplier diversity ecosystem The factors that encourage an ecosystem of diverse suppliers to flourish in the Chicago area SDI Presence's “Three Cs” ethos Collaboration over competition and growth versus fixed mindset in business Enabling diverse suppliers to grow Connect with Cecelia Bolden: SDI Presence LLC SDI Presence on LinkedIn SDI Presence on Instagram SDI Presence on Facebook SDI Presence on Twitter SDI Presence on Vimeo Cecelia Bolden on LinkedIn This podcast is brought to you by Hire Ground Hire Ground is a technology company whose mission is to bridge the wealth gap through access to procurement opportunities. Hire Ground is making the enterprise ecosystem more viable, profitable, and competitive by clearing the path for minority-led, women-led, LGBT-led, and veteran-led small businesses to contribute to the global economy as suppliers to enterprise organizations. For more information on getting started, please visit us @ hireground.io today! If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcasts | TuneIn | GooglePlay | Stitcher | Spotify Be sure to share your favorite episodes on social media and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
#plugintodevin - Your Mark on the World with Devin Thorpe
Devin: What do you see as your superpower? Dilla: I sincerely think my ability to connect us all via the past is my superpower.Shermann “Dilla” Thomas was a member of the delegation invited by the Foreign Ministry to visit Israel last month. I was fortunate to be included in that roster. One of the trip's highlights was getting to know the remarkable, diverse group.Dilla is rapidly becoming a civic icon and treasure in Chicago. He recently bought a 48-passenger tour bus funded by all the major league teams in town. He's in discussions to open a South Side micro museum, in separate talks with Thomas Lennon to co-write a script and is blowing up on social media.It was an honor to visit with him.AI Summary* Dilla Thomas is a black historian and founder of Mahogany Chicago Tours. * The tours showcase African American contributions to Chicago's and America's history. * His mission is to promote black pride and encourage people to appreciate the city's history and culture, irrespective of their background. * Thomas emphasizes the significance of African Americans' contributions to Chicago and the world, including gospel music, skyscrapers, Italian beef, deep-dish pizza, and much more. * There are symbiotic relationships between the black and Jewish communities in Chicago. * Thomas's mission is not just a business but also to change people's perspectives and promote the intrinsic value of the South and West sides of Chicago. * Dilla is a historian and founder of Mahogany Chicago Tours. * Dilla's ability to connect people through the past is his superpower, which he uses to find the common humanity among all people. * Dilla suggests that people look for shared moments of origin in their own families and communities and find intersectionality to change perspectives about other places and people.Dilla started using TikTok with his eight-year-old daughter. Once, while they were out using the account together, he overheard someone suggest that gang shootings were all that Chicago was about.He decided to respond on their shared TikTok account about his pride in Chicago's history. The positive response he received encouraged him to keep going. “I always like bragging about Chicago much more than I like bragging about anything else,” he says.He highlights some of the things he loves most about Chicago:* “Chicago gives us what we refer to as skyscrapers.”* “I'm in love with the notion that Chicago, as a city, gave the world what we consider gospel music today.”* “A lot of civic kind of civil rights organizations, too, like the Harlem Globetrotters—we don't consider a civil rights organization, but they needed to form because African Americans were excluded from professional basketball. Contrary to popular belief, they're from Chicago.”* “The western hemisphere's first planetarium.”* “Firefighters from all over the world now slide down the pole to respond to fires. And that concept comes from black firemen in Chicago right about 1874. And the speed at which that gets you to the truck or horse has saved thousands, if not millions, of lives now versus everyone taking the stairs.”* “The first successful open heart surgery, argumentatively, is Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performing that open heart surgery in 1893. He not only is a Black doctor that did it, but he did it in the world's first Black hospital, founded by and for African Americans.”After his social media account blew up, Dilla says:It dawned on me that people would want to see the spaces that I was telling them about. Then, because of things like restrictive racial covenants and the policies of redlining, it hit me that all of these amazing black sites are blocks from each other because African-Americans in Chicago had to live in this one area called the Black Belt for half a century, if not longer.“It isn't just black history,” Dilla says. “It's American history that has been contributed to and by African-Americans.”Dilla approaches this work with a clear social purpose or mission in mind. “Our main purpose of that is that we believe that tourism and perspective changing changes spaces.”“In some areas where there are high gang violence or drug violence or just any of the socio-economic things that are going on, we feel like we're able to show corporations, schools, municipalities that there's still intrinsic value in the South and West sides,” he says.For example, he says, “People who come to Chicago want to see where Muddy Waters lived and where Chaka Khan went to high school. These are things that make America awesome. And so, yeah, I love that it's a business. Yes. But it's more of a mission nowadays for me to change the perspective.”He highlights the many points of positive community intersection in Chicago's history. One case in point: During the Great Migration, African Americans were coming from the South to the north. They could perform in things tan clubs, and very, very, very few record labels would record what they call race records. It was more considered a novelty. At the same time, though, Jewish Americans were being denied employment at steel mills and other places. So they start to form their own companies because they can't get hired. And one of the companies they start to form is record companies. If you start a record company, you're going to need talent. Whereas other ethnic groups would not sign black acts, those early Jewish record companies would. One I'm thinking about is Chess Records, which gives us Eartha Kitt, Howlin Wolf and some other people.There are several other examples Dilla shared that you'll want to hear, so be sure to listen to the entire podcast.Throughout this effort, Dilla has used his superpower, his ability to use history to help people connect their common humanity. As a shorthand, I'll call it sharing humanity.How to Develop Sharing Humanity As a SuperpowerDilla offers up a profound thought, “I think at every turn, we've always needed each other, human beings of all races and all ethnicities.” That insight is what gives life to his superpower.He explains his superpower this way:Sometimes during the course of human existence, something was a common thing that men did or people did that may have sucked. There's always like a person that thought that did suck. They were the one that pushed forward for that to stop happening. It's across all spectrums. A lot of times those stories can be found when we look through the history of those things. So, yeah, that's my superpower.He shared a few examples of how he wields his superpower; here's one:I've had very, um—people who felt strongly about Jewish folks on the tours. When I showed them what today is called Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, but it used to be the Cam congregation. It was the largest Jewish congregation in the city. When that neighborhood demographic was shifting, they sold the property to the Black church. But not only did they not price gouge, the rabbi was like, “Hey, I want to come back a couple Sundays a year to pray with you guys, if that's okay.” And then not just that, but like when they sold the building, they were like, “Hey, in the shed is where we keep the backup back up nails and screws and stuff.” Then, “This is who we've always called about our plumbing and this is who we've always called about this. He knows this building like the back of his hand.” It was more of a handover than a sale. Because of that, the people at Mount Pisgah promise to never cover up the stars of David or the original name of the congregation on the front of the church now. It's hard to physically be in front of that and see that and not really believe in people. You're at that point fighting to not believe in the humanity within us. I think helping us find that is my superpower.Dilla is particularly proud of one particular instance of his using his ability to connect people to their common humanity. The topic came up when he and I and the rest of the delegation visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.Dilla got to know Tamil Black, one of the Black liberators of concentration camps run by the Nazis. After the War, he had been a teacher and an impactful community organizer, perhaps the only person of his era able to bring rival gang leaders together to talk about peace. He was the first person to bring Dr. Martin Luther King to Chicago. At 102, it was clear he needed to be in hospice. He and his wife had outlived their savings and were surviving—barely—on a fixed retirement income that was barely enough when they retired almost forty years earlier.Dilla helped them promote a crowdfunding campaign. He shares how:For the next two weeks, I dedicated my social media channel to shaming anyone who wouldn't put out the thing. Black radio stations, white radio stations, sports radio stations—whenever they needed a Black talking head to pop up and say something historical, they called him. Then, in his family's time of need, they wouldn't. Anyway, after my shaming of folks for about a week, every radio station in the city invited me on to drop the link. All the TV stations in the city did. And the last thing his wife was able to say to him before she passed away was that they raised about $200,000 for us. So, now she gets to sit and be a widow of a very worthy person. And they didn't have any financial burden with this hospice. That's the proudest thing I've ever done in my life.It is challenging to learn how to do something as unique, personal and powerful as Dilla's ability to connect people through their common humanity, but I asked him to help us see how to do that.He says it starts with learning your family and community history. He says:There is always a shared moment of origin that everyone benefited from. Sometimes there are in moments of what seems like disaster. So, a place like Chicago, which has always been very residentially segregated—today it's the second most residentially segregated place. Instead of trying to convince people to go live in Black neighborhoods and desegregate, I explained to them how during the Great Chicago Fire, about 100,000 people became homeless instantly because 85% of the city burned. It was a combination of the newly arriving folks from Ireland who had survived the potato famine and knew how to stretch food, and then it was the newly freed African Americans who had just arrived coming out of the 1865 end of the Civil War, who also knew how to cook the wasteful things that people threw away. So, together what is normally a rivalry of ethnic groups and a lot of urban cities came together and saved Chicago. But because of who they were, we don't have those—. That's not the—. We—. Across America—. The great city of Chicago burned, and all the architects came and rebuilt the city. And now it's Chicago. There's no mention that poor Irish and poor African Americans got together and showed the rest of the city how to survive on nothing until the city could be rebuilt. If you're a person of Irish descent that in 2023 doesn't necessarily like what you see as it relates to the Black community, I hope that hearing that story makes you want to at least make that the starting point as opposed to today. So, that's typically how I coach anyone to look for that intersectionality of what you care about and find it in another place, and then automatically, it's going to change your perspective about that other place.By following this coaching, you can develop the ability to find and share common ground with people who may be differently situated. By working to establish that habit, you can make it a superpower that enables you to do more good in the world. Get full access to Superpowers for Good at devinthorpe.substack.com/subscribe
Aubrey McDade served in the United States Marine Corps for over 18 years on active duty, until he was medically retired. For his actions in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004, Aubrey was awarded the Navy Cross; becoming the 2nd African American to receive the award since Doris Miller of World War II and the first African American to receive the Navy Cross post 9/11. Aubrey currently serves as the Vice President of Programs alongside LaDanian Tomlinson at the Tomlinson Center. The Tomlinson Center establishes high production cultures and creates elite citizens; working with student athletes and troubled youth, grades 7-college. Aubrey is also starting a non-profit organization called "Life Changer", with one of his Marine brothers, to help young men and women, ages 21 and younger, without fathers and/or who are in foster care. Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at www.hazardground.com/sponsors Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases...You Know The Deal! (Paid Link) Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts! Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (www.silenceandlightmusic.com) Photo Credit: Aubrey McDade
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New Books in African American Studies
Between 1961 and 1971 James Baldwin spent extended periods of time in Turkey, where he worked on some of his most important books. In this first in-depth exploration of Baldwin's “Turkish decade,” Magdalena J. Zaborowska reveals the significant role that Turkish locales, cultures, and friends played in Baldwin's life and thought. Turkey was a nurturing space for the author, who by 1961 had spent nearly ten years in France and Western Europe and failed to reestablish permanent residency in the United States. Zaborowska demonstrates how Baldwin's Turkish sojourns enabled him to re-imagine himself as a black queer writer and to revise his views of American identity and U.S. race relations as the 1960s drew to a close. Following Baldwin's footsteps through Istanbul, Ankara, and Bodrum, Zaborowska presents many never published photographs, new information from Turkish archives, and original interviews with Turkish artists and intellectuals who knew Baldwin and collaborated with him on a play that he directed in 1969. She analyzes the effect of his experiences on his novel Another Country (1962) and on two volumes of his essays, The Fire Next Time (1963) and No Name in the Street (1972), and she explains how Baldwin's time in Turkey informed his ambivalent relationship to New York, his responses to the American South, and his decision to settle in southern France. James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile (Duke UP, 2009) expands the knowledge of Baldwin's role as a transnational African American intellectual, casts new light on his later works, and suggests ways of reassessing his earlier writing in relation to ideas of exile and migration. Magdalena J. Zaborowska is Professor of Afroamerican and American Studies and the John Rich Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan Morteza Hajizadeh is a Ph.D. graduate in English from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. His research interests are Cultural Studies; Critical Theory; Environmental History; Medieval (Intellectual) History; Gothic Studies; 18th and 19th Century British Literature. YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-american-studies
Mr. Lorenz Clark is the first African American male to graduate from his Master's Program at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Lorenz was told that “Blacks had no home there” but clearly he proved them wrong! He moved from Fayetteville, North Carolina to Kent, Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic to pursue his dreams of being a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Dr. Hayes discusses her work as founder and president of the Iberia African American Historical Society after retiring as Dean of the College of General Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She talks at length about the effects of slavery in the state and region, including its toll on her ancestors and her community, the destructiveness of omitting history, the causes of division, and how working together on the local level can bring about positive change for all. She also shares details on her organization's momentum, including recognition from the National Trust of Historic Preservation and her partnership with the Shadows Plantation. Her website is https://iaahs.org/The Shadows on the Teche:https://www.shadowsontheteche.org/
Chief & Bell discuss the healing process. Is it possible to heal without forgiving? How do you move forward if you've forgiven but still haven't healed? Can you have one without the other? The conversation reaches a stalemate as both the fellas realize it may be impossible to fully heal without forgiving. Join the discussion, as it will prompt introspection and generate much-needed dialogue.Smells Like HumansLike listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Eye-Opening Moments PodcastEye-Opening Moments are stories of adversity, encounters, and perspectives. They are...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify
We Are For Good Podcast - The Podcast for Nonprofits
Welcome back to our Friday Series, 9️⃣Trends that Matter in 2023. Today we're lifting our final trend, Trend #9: Normalize Rest. We're all about asking the bigger question here, “What if you cared as much about yourself as you did your mission?” Here to explore this topic with us is Kimberly O'Neil, an award-winning professor, executive leader, and social good expert who was the youngest African-American female city manager in the United States
YVETTE NICOLE BROWN BIO Yvette landed her first television role - - a two-episode gig playing Toni Childs' sister "Sherri" on GIRLFRIENDS - - by chance. Casting director Robi Reed called her in to audition from a post card submission. Yvette had no credits and no agent. That stroke of serendipity at the beginning of her career, taught Yvette that you never know how God is going to move in your life and career. Booking a series regular role two months later, on the first pilot she auditioned for further proved the point. That show, ABC's THE BIG HOUSE -- which starred Kevin Hart, only lasted a few episodes; but that experience proved to be a blessing as well. Through it, Yvette learned the transient nature of the business and to always "travel light".Yvette has since appeared (and often recurred) on shows as varied as ENTOURAGE, PSYCH, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, HOT IN CLEVELAND, MELISSA & JOEY, THE OFFICE, THE SOUL MAN, THAT'S SO RAVEN, HALF & HALF, SLEEPER CELL, HOUSE, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THAT 70'S SHOW and BOSTON LEGAL - - where she got to perform "Big, Blonde & Beautiful" from Hairspray. It was a bit of a homecoming because Yvette is no stranger to singing. She was managed by Michael Bivins (of New Edition and BBD) and signed to Motown Records when she was just a teen.Younger viewers may know Yvette from her recurring role on Nickelodeon's DRAKE & JOSH, where she played movie theater manager, Helen Ophelia Dubois. Landing that role was another serendipitous experience. The role of Helen was to be a one-time role; one that Yvette auditioned for while on hiatus from THE BIG HOUSE. That one-time role turned into four years of employment and introduced Yvette and her silliness to the best group of fans in the world...kids! The cast of DRAKE & JOSH reunited in 2008 for the holiday movie, "Merry Christmas: Drake & Josh," a film that broke Nickelodeon viewership records when it was seen by over 8 million viewers the night it debuted. It has since gone on to become an annual holiday favorite.Yvette has also had a successful career in commercials. She's appeared in over 40 national spots. You may have seen her in ads for BIG LOTS, PINE SOL, CITIBANK, FIBER ONE YOGURT, DAIRY QUEEN, HAMBURGER HELPER, ARROWHEAD WATER, HOME DEPOT, COMCAST, LG and DiGIORNO'S PIZZA to name a few. Yvette was also immortalized in puppet form as "Mrs. Lewis, from downstairs" in a series of NIKE spots alongside puppet versions of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. She is also making a name for herself in the voiceover world. She can currently be heard as "Luna" on Disney's ELENA OF AVALOR, "Principal Waller" on DC's SUPERHERO GIRLS and the dual role of "Portia" and "Zenith" on Crackle's SUPERMANSION where she works alongside Bryan Cranston and Keegan Michael Key. She also voiced the character "Cookie" for three seasons as one of the HUB Network's POUND PUPPIES. Listen closely and you can also hear Yvette on WABBIT, FAMILY GUY, PUPPY DOG PALS, THE REGULAR SHOW and DOC McSTUFFINS just to name a few and recently made her feature animated debut voicing "Ladybug" in the film "Yellowbird"Most recently, Yvette has made the rounds of numerous game shows and talk shows including THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, THE CHEW, THE VIEW, THE REAL, HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT, TO TELL THE TRUTH, CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, PYRAMID, MATCH GAME, CELEB NAME GAME and her absolute favorite, THE TALKING DEAD.In addition to her commercial and television work--most recently as a series regular on CBS' THE ODD COUPLE, Yvette also has a burgeoning film career. She made her film debut in the romantic comedy, "Little Black Book," working alongside Brittany Murphy and Oscar winners, Holly Hunter and Kathy Bates. Her next film, Michael Bay's futuristic thriller, "The Island" put her on the set with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Supporting roles in other films including "Dreamgirls" and "The Kid and I," - - where she first met and worked with one of her childhood heroes, Henry Winkler - - soon followed. She was in the box office hit, "Tropic Thunder" (directed by Ben Stiller) where she worked with Matthew McConaughey; as well as the family film, "Meet Dave" where she realized a childhood dream by sharing the screen with Eddie Murphy.Other film roles include the family film, "Hotel for Dogs" starring Emma Roberts and Don Cheadle, the romantic comedy, "The Ugly Truth" starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, the indie hit, "(500) Days of Summer" starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and the action thriller, "Repo Men" where she shared the screen with Jude Law and Oscar winner, Forest Whitaker. Most recently, those with a keen eye, could see Yvette peeking thru loads of prosthetic makeup as one of the "three fates" in the Percy Jackson sequel, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters".Yvette also appeared in the hit BET mini-series THE NEW EDITION STORY and hosted SyFy's game show, COSPLAY MELEE, Yvette also co-starred in the recent ABC sitcom THE MAYOR and starred as Shirley Bennett for five seasons on the NBC hit comedy series COMMUNITY.Yvette currently resides in L.A. ABOUT ACT YOUR AGE, PREMIERING MARCH 4th ON BOUNCE Series premiere of 'Act Your Age' set for Saturday, March 4 on Bounce, starring Kym Whitley and Tisha Campbell, with special guest star Yvette Nicole BrownDouble-episode premiere kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT Bounce, the popular broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today announced that its newest original series, "Act Your Age," produced in partnership with MGM, will premiere on Saturday, March 4, with the first two episodes back-to-back starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.The premieres kick off the two-part, 16-episode first season, with the first eight episodes running weekly throughout the spring and the second half running over the summer.The multiple-camera, half-hour comedy tells the story of three vibrant, successful Washington D.C./Northern Virginia-area women in their 50s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together. "Act Your Age" stars Kym Whitley ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Next Friday," "Young and Hungry") and Tisha Campbell ("Uncoupled," "My Wife and Kids," "Dr. Ken") with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown ("Community," "The Mayor," "Big Shot").Whitley plays Bernadette, a successful, no-nonsense real estate developer. Campbell plays Keisha, the wild card of the group who is always up to something, and Brown plays Angela, the former First Lady of Norfolk, Virginia, who is looking to redefine her life after being widowed by her husband, a revered career politician.The multi-generational sitcom also features Mariah Robinson ("The Wrong Valentine") and Nathan Anderson ("Black-ish," "Richie Rich,") as the 20-something children of Angela and Bernadette, respectively.Alyson Fouse ("Big Shot," "Everybody Hates Chris," "The Wanda Sykes Show") created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is executive produced by Barry Poznick, Bradley Gardner ("Hot in Cleveland") and David Hudson; and co-executive produced by Ranada Shepard and Ken Ornstein ("Everybody Loves Raymond").In addition to Bounce, viewers can also watch "Act Your Age" - along with all Bounce original series - anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce's subscription video-on-demand service, with episodes dropping the day after their Bounce premieres. Visit www.BrownSugar.com for more information.https://twitter.com/bouncetv?lang=en https://www.bouncetv.com/show/act-your-age/57065/ https://twitter.com/YNB
Top o' the mornin' to ya! We would say today is a celebration of the heritage of our dear commander in chief, but he's...how should we say...ethnically confused.
Victor Varnado (born May 15, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is African American and albinistic. He was born legally blind due to his albinism. He grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. This bio is culled from his Wikipedia page to make you aware that he and co-host, Rachel Teichman, read another Wikipedia page on their podcast, WikiListen. He also hosts the Arts Academy podcast.---Support TBAS by becoming a patron!!!! - https://www.patreon.com/bestadviceshow---Call Zak with your advice @ 844-935-BEST---IG: @bestadviceshow & @muzacharyTWITTER: @muzacharybestadvice.show
The San Francisco, CA Board of Supervisors is open to major payouts - up to $5M - for reparations for slavery. Michael talks about a draft reparations plan that made headlines this week with Tinisch Hollins, Executive Director at Californians for Safety and Justice, and Vice Chair of the African American Reparations Advisory Committee in San Francisco. Original air date 16 March 2023.
The Bass Sisters enjoyed a lively discussion with Dr. Omékongo Dibinga. Dr. Dibinga talks about his soon-to-be-released book Lies About Black People; How to Combat Racist Stereotypes and Why it Matters. Questions they tackle during the conversation:1. What are stereotypes? 2. What responsibility do black content creators have in producing positive images of black people?3. What responsibility do black actors have to reject roles that perpetuate false black stereotypes?The conversation also moved to ideological diversity and stereotypes placed on black conservatives.Civil discourse flowed as The Bass Sisters and the good doctor parted ways on their views about Florida Governor DeSantis' decision not to allow an AP African American Studies Course. - Is Queer studies fair game for an African American studies course? - Is CRT being taught in Virginia schools and schools across America? - Are gay teachers in Florida allowed to put their family pics on their desks?- What power should parents have over what their kiddos are taught?To read more about why The Bass Sisters support DeSantis' decision, visit BPALiveWire.com or visit the link below.https://www.bpalivewire.com/post/is-ron-desantis-a-racist-for-rejecting-african-american-studies-course Links and Content Mentioned In the Show:Dr. Omekongo Dibinga's Book - The Lies About Black PeopleChimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TEDPolicy & Pound Cake - The Woman KingBPALiveWire: Newswire celebrating diversity of thought in the black communityGovernor Glenn Youngin's Parent LineVerify: Can gay Florida teachers put pictures of their spouses on their desks?What is CRT and was it ever taught in Virginia Schools?
| @covermecutee founder and mompreneur, Idayat Sambo discusses her inspiration for launching a modest clothing brand, the origin story of her massive talent, and the utility of African American fashion fusion. As it turns out, our favorite piece, the Aisha hoodie, is also Idayat's favorite creation! Hear about affirming African standards of beauty that have us convinced we were born on the wrong continent, the amazing charitable work she is doing to empower women with her talent, and how to shop her store. Sign up for the new edition Aisha hoodies coming soon (WE are!). One lucky listener will win a brand new Active Abaya and Full Coverage Active hijab SET if they respond to us via DM or via email firstname.lastname@example.org with the code word heard on this episode. First come, first served. Tune in at 6pm EST on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, or click on link in bio to hear this episode. | 1. Shop covermecutee on the web: https://covermecutee.com/ 2. Follow Idayat on IG: @covermecutee 3. Support Empower Her with sewing machines for a living. 4. Idayat's book recommendation: Becoming 5. Web: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.com 6. Email: email@example.com 7. FB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim group 8. IG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcast 9. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrdKxpBdBO4ZLwB1kTmz1wSupport the showWeb: www.mommyingwhilemuslim.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFB: Mommying While Muslim page and Mommyingwhilemuslim groupIG: @mommyingwhilemuslimpodcastYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrdKxpBdBO4ZLwB1kTmz1w