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Conversation Piece w/ Angela Birdsong
58 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
27th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival...Let's See the Art!
I decided to go off the beaten path of the 27th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) to showcase those who may not normally be interviewed at PAFF for a broadcast. We will meet artists PeQue Brown and Baba Ohsahgeefo of Timbuktu Art Colony, along with ARTFest Director and Curator Allohn Agbenya. I am savoring every moment!
58 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Defining a successful empowered student community with Mandla Kayise
Education Focused on Conversation Piece with Mandla Kayise who is a leader and innovator in the fields of education and student development with over 20 years of experience, and is founder of New World Education. Kayise will explain how to build successful student communities and define what is a successful empowered student community. NewWorldEd.com @newworldedu
62 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
The Life and Legacy of Stanley "Tookie" Williams
December marks the birth and death of Stanley “Tookie” Williams as we see him through the eyes of friends Melvin Farmer and James McCarter. Stanley Tookie Williams was cofounder of Los Angeles Street Gang, The Crips. Later in life he expressed remorse and was dedicated to try to undo some of the havoc he caused. Stanley Tookie Williams III Born: December 29, 1953, New Orleans, LA Died: December 13, 2005, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, CA
60 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Justice For Ahmaud Arbery...Some Call it a Modern Day Lynching
On Wednesday November 10th I attended a Prayer Vigil and press conference in Brunswick, Georgia at the Glynn County Courthouse where the McMichael Bryan trial was, where Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Roddie Bryan were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging, running in Satilla Shores neighborhood. Meet Ahmaud Arbery’s Aunts Diane Jackson and Ruby Arbery and others: one of his high school friend’s Laquinta Ferguson; Chloreese Wright and Shenoah Shaw comrades for justice; Carl Oliver from Alabama; Timothy Bessent, a local supporter; Filmmaker Rasheed Ali of Atlanta, who is a close supporter to the Arbery family; and hear the parents of Jamal Sutherland speak about their son being tased to death while in custody in jail in Charleston, South Carolina. My deep condolences to the Ahmaud Arbery family, thank you for being so gracious and hospitable to me and others. Photo: Ahmaud Arbery's Paternal Aunts Diane Jackson and Ruby Arbery at Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick, Georgia.
59 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Christmas Toy Drive and Black Womens Forum Walk Talk and Shop
Interview clips from Congresswoman Maxine Waters 43rd District Christmas Party and Toy Drive with Council of Pakistan Chairman Adnan Khan; Cinder Eller-Kimbell - Sr Community Affairs Liaison of Inglewood Police Department; Executive Director Kathy Sutton of (SIERF) Sensory Integration Education Research Foundation. I also took this on the road to the Black Women’s Forum Walk Talk Shop and Eat gala in Leimert Park and met with Debra Reid Founder of the Jonathan Reid Family Rights Coalition. Photo: My nieces with Congresswoman Waters at the Black Women's Forum in Leimert Park.
58 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Breaking the Chains of Abuse with Olympian Althea Moses and Her Mother Candi Lawrence
3x Olympian Althea Moses and her mother, Candi Lawrence, speak on life in Belize as a survivor of domestic violence and immigrating to the United States, as told boldly in Moses’ International Bestseller Irresistibly Fit. This mother daughter duo gives other women hope to survive and thrive beyond domestic violence. Find Irresistibly Fit at AltheaM.com and at Amazon. Althea Moses Fitness Club the first Saturday of every month 9-10am, at Edward Vincent Jr Park in Inglewood in front of the tennis courts. For more information call 310-740-1157.
59 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Author Precious Jackson, HIV Activist, Survivor & Thriver
Precious Jackson, author of "Revelation- Unveiling The Mask," tells her riveting story of living HIV+ to dating, to loving yourself. Quoting Freddie Williams’ review of Jackson's book...instilling hope and inspiring many affected/infected by HIV to find their voice and take back their lives. ~Do you can know your HIV status? To find HIV Testing Sites and Care Services go to HIV.gov ~LA Rape and Crisis Hotline 310.392.8381 ~For Domestic Violence matters, if you are in danger call 911 or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233. ~Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.TALK 800.273.8255 ~For more crisis support, helplines and warmlines resources go to NamiUrbanLA.org.
60 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Giving Women a Voice with Playwrights Sardia Robinson and Shaunelle Curry
Discussion with playwrights Sardia Robinson of Yardie to a Yankee, and Shaunelle Curry of Shattered Glass. Their plays give abused women a voice in their poignant plays. Also hear from Bri Parnell of the Women’s Leadership Program about their upcoming annual rally Standing for Black Girls.
58 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
Black Women for Wellness Get Smart B4U Get Sexy
Black Women for Wellness offers Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy, which is a movement that aims to end sexual and reproductive health disparities, through creating a community of smart and sexy women who are creating a sexual and reproductive health culture that is safe, affirming, nonjudgmental, pleasurable, and addresses all women’s diverse needs to maintain autonomy over their own reproductive, sexual health and well-being. BWWLA.org HIV Testing Sites and Care Services go to HIV.gov For more crisis support, helplines and warmlines resources go to NamiUrbanLA.org.
59 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Meet Comic Book Writer, Hannibal Tabu
Hannibal Tabu award winning comic book writer and poet, who will discuss Black Comics/portrayal of Blacks in comics, his road to writing comic books, and share some tips for upcoming creators. Hannibal Tabu is a Top Cow Talent Hunt winner and City of Los Angeles Cultural Trailblazer....and a close friend of my family. HannibalTabu.com Operative.net
60 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Dr Harry Edwards Q&A From Robinson to Kaepernick The Evolution of Athlete Activism
This question & answer session with Dr Harry Edwards at North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in 2016, is on time for football season, as he explains the four waves of athletics in protest. So chew the meat and spit out bones. Get some talking points for those hard conversations about athletic protests with a history to build upon it.
58 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Filmmaker of "Ferguson Rises"
Before George Floyd, before Breonna Taylor, before Black Lives Matter, there was Michael Brown Jr, "Ferguson Rises." Mobolaji Olambiwonnu discussed his first featured film, "Ferguson Rises." This life changing documentary examines the story of Michael Brown's father's grief and a small town's defiance that showed the world that Black Lives Matter. If you are in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, Ferguson Rises opens on September 17th through to September 23rd, showing 3 times a day 1:30, 3:40 and 7:40pm at the Laemmle Monica Theater, 1332 2nd Street in Santa Monica. For more information go to Laemmle.com/film/ferguson-rises, and check out FergusonRises.com
58 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
GRID LA Solar Power with Alex Turek
GRID Greater Los Angeles movement with program manager Alex Turek as they bring affordable solar power and solar jobs to under-resourced communities and communities of color that disproportionately bear the burden of environmental injustice and climate change. GRID puts people-first and they are putting money back into families’ pockets, by reducing the energy cost burden for housing providers, and jumpstarting solar careers. They partner with affordable housing organizations, job training groups, government agencies, municipalities, utilities, tribes and local communities to make solar a win for everyone. To join and learn more about the Grid Greater Los Angeles movement visit GridAlterrnatives.com/GLA
60 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
NBC Songland Finalist, Singer Songwriter Ollie Gabriel
In the Army, Homeless in LA, Left Six Figure Sales Job to Pursuing His Music Dream, Conversation Piece guest award winning Ollie Gabriel, songwriter, multi-instrumentalists, music producer and world class speaker and finalist on NBC Songland…Ollie Gabriel is More than a Musician. See his music videos, and follow his musical journey on Facebook and at OllieGabriel.com. My co-host for this week is one of my sister’s Heather Coleman which is how I met today’s guest.
57 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Meet Some of My Radio Justice Colleagues!
Meet some of my Radio Justice LA colleagues and fellow broadcasters: Xalli Algo and Hector Marquez of Ni Santas, Ni Pasivas; Adam Rice of Music To Resist By; Fernando Velazquez of El Sur en El Norte; and RJLA Visionary CEO Leslie Radford. From hard-hitting news to music, talk radio y programas en espanol, the goal of Radio Justice is to provide media to inform and empower local communities, and to promote and advocate for social justice. Radio Justice LA at RadioJustice.org Power for the All Oppressed People!
58 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Althea Moses the Story of an Olympian Coming to America
My fellow UCLA alumnae, Althea Moses, shares from her International Bestseller Irresistibly Fit the story of coming to America and her journey to become a record-breaking Olympian. When Althea first placed her feet on the track and runway, no one expected the skinny, disadvantaged, and ambitious teenager to become a triple-jump Olympian. Irresistibly Fit is not only a mini-memoir but also a mind, spirit and physical training guide.
60 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Los Angeles Tenants AntiHarassment Ordinance and Women & Money
Conversation Piece on the scene…hear from Lead Organizer, Sergio Vargas of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), and from tenants Jenise Dixon and Maria Luz Ortiz (Danny Acevedo Interpreter)…all of them and more spoke at the press conference in Downtown Los Angeles City Hall to get the Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance passed bringing justice to renters who experience daily harassment from their landlords. acceaction.org Radio Justice Community Calendar spotlight on Women & Money with some startling statistics.
60 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Standing Against Female Mutilation w/ Minister Sha Givens of I Can Fly International
Sha Givens with her Butterfly Project, I Can Fly International, discusses how she rescues girls in East Africa who are victims of child marriage, female genital mutilation, tribal war and poverty. Hear how & why she does it. I Can Fly International Butterfly Project organization provides quality education, rescue programs, shelter and meals for women and children who face adversity every day of their lives in Eastern Africa. www.icanflyinternational.org
60 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ashanti Daniels, A Perfect Picture of Health to Using a Wheelchair, M.E. Warrior
Hear Ashanti Daniel's story: Registered Nurse, BSN who went from being a perfect picture of health to using a wheelchair. After a 9 month search of an answer, She discovers how she was blindsided with a diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Learn about ME this week on Conversation Piece for ME Awareness Month. meaction.net
60 minutes | May 4, 2021
Too Late to Buy in the Hood? Ask Michael Buttler AND Skid Row Singing with Stasi Cusack-Mercedez
One of my UCLA Alums Michael Buttler talks about generational wealth through homeownership, but first Stasi Cusack-Mercedez with Downtown Women’s Action Coalition of LACAN to tell us about LACAN Culture Hour and the upcoming Freedom Singers concert series on Thursdays at 5pm & 6pm on Zoom and Facebook live. Go to Los Angeles Community Action Network on Facebook for details. For info about LACAN check out Cangress.org
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