20 Minute Morning Show
By 20 Minute Morning Show
The 20 minute morning show is a a snap shot of today’s popular culture and news stories. The show is hosted by award winning broadcast veteran Bj Murphy based in Charlotte NC...This show is coming out of the camera angle lens of the AfricanAfrican American experience. This daily show is delivered weekday mornings at 6am.
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November 17, 2022
Remember Danny Boy who sang the classic hook on Tupac's "I aint mad at ya"? Well he is back and Grammy nominated after 2 decades!
Danny Boy has continuing to create, generate brand awareness, buzz and new equity in the market place. Remember Danny Boy who sang the classic hook on Tupac's I aint mad at ya? Well he is back and Grammy nominated after 2 decades! Chicago Creed Music Group on August 29th released the hot new single THIS SONG from Legendary R&B Soul Singer, Danny Boy playing on numerous radio stations across the country. On October 8th THIS SONG hit Billboards R&B top 100 charting at #30. Now, THIS SONG is up for consideration for the 2023 Grammys in the category of Best Traditional R&B Performance.
October 21, 2022
Will Smith Apologized to Chris Rock...Now it's Chris Rocks turn to Apologize
Will Smith has posted an apology video in which he discusses slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards in March. In a YouTube video, Smith addressed the comedian, whom Smith says has declined to speak with him directly. “So I will say to you, Chris, I apologise to you,” the actor said. He also apologised to Rock’s mother and brother: “My behaviour was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk. I want to apologise to Chris’s mother. I saw an interview that Chris’s mother did, and that was one of the things about that moment I just didn’t realise – and I wasn’t thinking – but how many people got hurt in that moment.”
July 29, 2022
From being Homeless to the Board room.... Ron Clark speaks on battling substance abuse and rising to the top!
Contact Ronald Clark Ronald@camino.org
June 28, 2022
Need a Mental Detox? Valencia Dantzler Business Owner at Detoxtopia
Val Dantzler best known as The Detox Diva, Certified Confidence & Wellness Coach. ✨ She helps women gain clarity with a confident awareness of irresistible attraction, femininity, and power! ValDantzler.com https://bookme.name/detoxdiva/30-minute-meeting
June 20, 2022
Sabra Robinson Owner of Sabra Grace Staffing Agency
What primary services do you offer? We will offer temporary and contract opportunities in various roles such as Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Property Management (Leasing), and roles in the Restaurant Industry. What’s your mission and strategy? Our mission is to help fuel change in the community and the individual by connecting the right talent to the right platform at the right time. SGS’ desire is to hire great candidates for businesses that need them. Our strategy is simple: Better quality. More diversity. Where are you located? We are located in the NoDa community, Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment district. Our physical address is 3117 Whiting Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205. You may also reach us by calling 844-SABRAGO (722-7246) beginning 3/7/22.
June 20, 2022
Why is the City of Charlotte Silent on the Beatties Ford Rd Juneteenth Mass Shooting?..Charles Billings the father of Jamaa Cassell speaks
Here are stories for reference https://www.wbtv.com/2022/06/06/beatties-ford-four-loved-ones-still-seeking-justice-two-year-anniversary-deadly-juneteenth-shooting-approaches/ www.wsoctv.com › 4NTMURR3V5BB7IGF2XT4QVJLHICMPD: 181 rounds fired during deadly Beatties Ford ... - WSOC TV https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/cmpd-hold-news-conference-2-year-mark-west-charlotte-mass-shooting/23VCIHJ6KVCWHLRVD7EWXB4OGU/
June 17, 2022
It's How You Handle It: Life's Journey Guest: Eloise Murphy Purdie & Oglivia Purdie Gibson
“At the age of 90, I am birthing my book baby, ‘It's How You Handle It: Life’s Journey.’ While nurturing the contents of my biography, I walked right into a global Covid-19 pandemic. Many people were rudely awakened to find that diseases inside their bodies made them more vulnerable to contracting the virus. Even worst, it was revealed that African Americans were disproportionately more affected due to centuries of systemic inequities. The disregard for our needs caused many unfavorable health conditions called comorbidities, which integrated with the coronavirus and killed people fast and in large numbers. I was at risk because I had almost every pre-condition. My family history could reveal the patterns that led to this moment, but no in-depth stories had/have been written in the history books that I taught from. Now I know why my mother kept telling me stories of my family history, why I kept telling my children these stories, and why I must share with you,” shared Eloise Purdie passionately. Eloise is faced with life’s ultimatum; reveal her history and the lessons it holds or risk it being lost to the world forever. In her story, “It’s How You Handle It: Life’s Journey,”Eloise tries her best to live to the fullest expression of herself, like her role model, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah said that she used her media career to say how people, "...experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome." This book is notably a narrative of perseverance through savage odds. It details the ironic story of Eloise; a history teacher that lived through some of the darkest moments in history but was never able to contribute her life story to the curriculum. This work started as a simple labor of love but ended up a brilliant blueprint on how to elevate oneself in spite of any circumstance. The candid details she is able to recall decades later are remarkable and it is a unique blessing that God has granted her to keep these stories in such pristine condition. The story of Eloise pays homage to her family and is likely the story of many African Americans during the early 1900s; as they did what they could to recover from an enormous interruption to their rich history and prestige. Following slavery, many African Americans could have sunk under the weight of all that was stripped from them, as well as, the lack of resources, health, wealth, and education. Those, like Eloise, who were able to overcome the unpalatable atrocities of that time, have important stories of determination, foresight, and strength that are important to share. At our best, we are all teachers. A true teacher at heart, Eloise's story brings the past to life better than any textbook ever could. The truth matters. -Cornelia Gibson BUY IT HERE https://www.amazon.com/Its-How-You-Handle-Journey/dp/B09XZMDM9M
June 10, 2022
Dr. Kendell Jasper on COVID's impact on Mental Health in the Black Community
The National "We Can Do This COVID-19 education campaign" and Dr. Jasper are joining forces to speak on COVID's impact on Mental Health in the Black Community. Kendell G. Jasper, Ph.D. Owner – Jasper Psychological Services, PLLC Clinical Director – ARJ, Inc Kendell Jasper has been a practicing Psychologist for over fifteen years. He holds his Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Professionally, Dr. Jasper’s experience includes Community Mental Health and Psychiatric Inpatient settings, Sports Psychology, program development and implementation, training/consulting for various groups that span from community agency employees to educators to corporate leadership. He has provided treatment to individuals, families, couples and groups from various rural and urban populations; substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults; Anger Management and Behavior Management Training for children, adolescents, adults and families, individual athletes/teams. Dr. Jasper’s most recent endeavors incorporate an ongoing interview series titled Ebony Mind Body and Soul, public speaking, syndicated radio appearances, television appearances, embracing the advances in technology and using the digital age to provide services in the form of tele- therapy. In addition, Dr. Jasper has provided programming, consultation and intervention services for companies which include but not limited to; NBA, NFL, Nike, Essence, TikTok, Harvard University, College of Charleston, United Healthcare Group, SmartWater, Orleans Parrish School system, and Tulane University. These platforms have provided an opportunity to provide general healthtips and strategies for addressing mental health and human behavior to a wider audience. 704-668-9079 email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/DocNDaDude/ https://twitter.com/DocNdaDude https://jasperpsych.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdtvi1khnQk&t=2377s&authuser=3 Neph Best (she/her) Public Relations Strategist CMRignite 414-704-9932 cmrignite.com
May 30, 2022
Buffalo Grocery Store mass killing targeting blacks in a hate crime..Ron Atkins reports from Buffalo
Police in New York State said in a tweet on Saturday afternoon that it was on the scene of a "mass shooting" at a grocery store in Buffalo. During a press conference, Buffalo police commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said that 13 people were shot, and 10 people died as a result of the shooting, which is being investigated as a hate crime. Gramaglia said that an 18-year-old White male allegedly committed the shooting and was live-streaming it online.
May 15, 2022
A growing percentage of Americans dying from covid-19 are vaccinated
A growing share of the pandemic's victims are vaccinated, as covid-19 deaths grow among the oldest Americans. While many worried the pandemic's toll would shift toward younger people, the opposite actually occurred as the delta variant subsided and omicron surged. There was a rise in deaths concentrated among the elderly, who have consistently been among the groups most vulnerable to the virus throughout the pandemic. While the vast majority of seniors are vaccinated, the shots’ potency wanes over time — particularly in older age groups.
May 13, 2022
York County's Bump Roddey on why the Carolina Panthers Practice facility failed, The future of Black people in Rock Hill SC, and will he run for Mayor again?
Rock Hill missed it's chance to become a part of the NFL by failing to follow through on the $225 Million dollars for the practice facility. York county councilman Bump Roddey speaks on this topic and several others.
May 13, 2022
DeVon Franklin talks about his new Audible Original audio-only memoir, “It Takes A Woman.” Also his new series Kingdom Business on BET starting May 19
Named by Variety as one of the "Top 10 Producers to Watch" and by Oprah as “a different kind of Spiritual Teacher,” DeVon Franklin is a Hollywood Producer and New York Times bestselling author blazing his own unique trail with an unwavering commitment to uplifting the human spirit through entertainment. DeVon serves as President and CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a dynamic production company in conjunction with Paramount Pictures and CBS TV Studios. He’s the driving force behind some of Hollywood’s most successful inspirational films including BREAKTHROUGH and MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, as well as the soon to be released movie FLAMIN’ HOT for Disney and KINGDOM BUSINESS television series for BET. In addition to his work as a producer, DeVon is also the author of multiple bestselling books such as LIVE FREE, THE SUCCESS COMMANDMENTS, THE TRUTH ABOUT MEN and his new Audible Original IT TAKES A WOMAN, which is a deeply personal look into the tragedy that transformed his family’s life forever. It Takes A Woman - Book Trailer https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dlALPKv4QS2t-MMHvSox3HzVv7GChIy6/view Meet The Village https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O34K94tpVH_EyTyuibIFF-gSO1xA-iHe/view?usp=sharing Press Alert https://conta.cc/3re15rk BET's Kingdom Business Info/Trailer: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/VIDEO-BET-Shares-KINGDOM-BUSINESS-Series-Trailer-Starring-Yolanda-Adams-20220426
May 11, 2022
Who is Tigress Sydney Acute McDaniel and why is she running for Mayor of Charlotte
She filed to run for Mayor of Charlotte on February 24, 2022. She is running on a platform to inspire and implement transformative legislative reform and participatory leadership. The thrusts for her campaign further demonstrate her commitment through her platform: “See WE E.VO.L.V.E.,” with “evolve” being acronymous for E.very V.ictory for O.ne L.ends V.ictory to E.veryone and #WeMayorTogether. Tigress was born in Greensboro in 1976. She attended the highly impactful James B. Dudley High School, graduated in 1994, and began her secondary academia at UNC Chapel Hill. She holds a BS in Agricultural Education and Environmental Science with a specialization in Swine Husbandry and Wetland Bioremediation, a MS in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development focusing on the same undergraduate specialization, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Energy and Environmental Systems and Economics and completing her final year in law school to earn her Juris Doctor. Throughout her academic and professional career and life, she has served local and national communities through male and female youth mentorship, women’s empowerment and homelessness intervention and prevention programs, inmate advocacy and reentry assistance and many other philanthropic endeavors. She has remained so steadfast and loyal in her commitment to local and national communities and implemented effective measures to address these issues and many others that the communities she’s served nicknamed her “Queen Get ‘Er Done.” Tigress is a doctoral Environmental Scientist and Economist, and soon-to-be licensed attorney. Considering all of the pressing issues that Charlotte is facing like Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change, air and water quality, affordable housing, fit premises and mold legislation, Macro and Microeconomics of Small Business Viability and economic expansion without compromising the greater good of Charlotteans, community oneness and race relations, the behavioral psychology of police brutality, crime prevention and intervention, amongst other issues, Tigress’ interdisciplinary expertise best positions her to serve Charlotte at large. Tigress checks all the boxes.™ https://www.seetigressrun.com/
May 10, 2022
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May 09, 2022
R Kelly and the Value of Black Women
Sentencing for R&B star R. Kelly on his racketeering conviction in New York was postponed Tuesday, but the judge denied a request to wait until after his trial on federal charges in Chicago in August. Kelly, 54, faces from 10 years to life in prison after being convicted Sept. 27 in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn on racketeering conspiracy charges alleging he used his music career to further a criminal enterprise.
May 03, 2022
A Few more comments about Cam Newton...I think we missed the point
NFL quarterback Cam Newton complained about women who "can't cook" and "don’t know when to be quiet." "Now a women for me is, handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs." https://mediaite.com/a/nxozb I think we missed the big picture
April 22, 2022
Attorney Keith Smith is running for District Court Judge in Mecklenburg County
Keith Smith has served in the state of North Carolina for over 30 years in various roles associated within the legal community. It was early in my career as a Probation Parole Officer, that I first realized my passion to help others in a way that was both fair and equitable while reinforcing accountability. That same commitment to fair-minded decision-making was later applied to my roles as an Assistant DA and as a Senior Associate Attorney with Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services. As an elected District Court Judge, I will adhere to the established rule of law while considering all matters in an impartial manner. I value the work ethic instilled in me by my parents who were of humble beginnings, as they stressed the importance of a strong education, but most importantly, treating people with respect and dignity. The justice system in the United States is an incredible forum and I look forward to applying my legal experience as a dedicated and committed public servant for the state of North Carolina.
April 08, 2022
Lucille Puckett makes her case to be Mayor of Charlotte in 2022
Lucille Puckett is running for Mayor of Charlotte NC. She has put herself in the Mayors race sine 2013 and she continues her fight to represent the marginalized citizens of the City of Charlotte. She is an passionate advocate to stop youth violence. She is also the leader of Taking Back our H.o.o.d.s
April 06, 2022
He's Back!! Arthur Griffin is running for a seat on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Commission
Currently, he serves on the School Leadership Council of the Renaissance West Community Initiative. He holds life memberships in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., NAACP, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Association of Black School Educators, Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and Second Ward High School National Alumni Foundation. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees, Central Piedmont Community College, member of Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and member of the Second Ward West Charlotte Men’s Breakfast Club. Arthur was duly appointed and elected to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. He served as chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, and member of the Facilities and Operations Committee. He served in other Board of Education leadership roles as Vice Chair and Chair of the Board. Nationally, he served on the Executive Committee of the Council of Urban Boards of Education and the Executive Committee of the Council of the Great City Schools. Arthur served on the National Assessment of Education Progress Advisory Committee that established achievement levels for the 1990 NAEP Mathematics Assessment. Arthur served as a guest lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the University of Virginia’s Partnership for Leaders in Education. He served as a resident faculty member of the Broad and Texas Institute for School Board members. Arthur is nationally recognized in public school governance. https://www.griffin4mecklenburgcounty.com/
April 06, 2022
My analysis of Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars..do you think the academy is gonna let this go? You heard what Denzel said right?
I think that the academy is gonna do something with Will Smith that we don't expect. Listen to my take on what is going to take place in the next coming weeks.
March 29, 2022
Karuna Shinsho's Jazz album, To Love Again has been nominated for the 35TH Wammie Awards
Karuna Shinsho (Kah-roo-nah Shin-show) this month. Karuna's jazz album, To Love Again has been nominated for the 35TH Wammie Awards that takes place in DC (DMV area), Saturday, March 26th... https://www.wammiesdc.org/ Karuna Shinsho's bio... Jazz|Singer https://www.karunasings.com/bio
March 24, 2022
Wendy Williams wants her money|Ketanji Brown Jackson|Black man tased by cop|Black gun owners|Disney LGBTQ kissing scenes
Todays Topics: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson opened the hearings for her historic Supreme Court nomination by emphasizing her love for the U.S., the Constitution and her family. "My parents taught me that unlike the many barriers that they had to face growing up, my path was clearer, so that if I worked hard and believed in myself, in America I could do anything or be anything I wanted to be,” said Jackson, who if confirmed would become the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. During a phone interview with “Good Morning America,” on last week, Wendy Williams opened up about her ongoing health issues, the status of her show, and more. As previously reported, ‘The Wendy Williams Show” will be canceled this summer and replaced with a new daytime television show hosted by actress and comedian Sherri Shepherd. A white Tennessee police officer was caught on camera on March 10 using a stun gun on a Black DoorDash driver who was ordered to get out of his vehicle during a traffic stop. The video shows a Collegedale, Tennessee police officer using the taser after he told the driver, who was identified in a News Channel 9 report as 20-year-old Delane Gordon, multiple times to step out of the car. According to the report, Gordon began recording the incident on his phone when tensions between him and the officer began to rise. Disney has been accused of cutting LGBTQ+ content from the films of Pixar, the animation giant and Disney subsidiary, during the editing process. A letter from a group of employees of Pixar – the studio behind Toy Story, The Incredibles and Inside Out – claimed Disney executives have “barred” moments of gay affection from films before they are released
March 22, 2022
Whites want to separate from Blacks in Atlanta? "We want Buckhead back"
ATLANTA - The topic of Buckhead splitting from the city of Atlanta and forming its own government continues to weigh heavily on many people’s minds especially as the Georgia General Assembly moves through its fourth week. Is it time for separation to be real on both sides? hmmmm
March 09, 2022
TOPICS: The NFL Gay agenda, Trayvon Martin, Wendy Williams
On today's Show we talk about the NFL and there gay agenda. Plus Trayvon Martin and this being the 10 year anniversary of his death and what has changed and what has to change. We also talked about Wendy Williams dilemma with her show, her health, and how karma comes back to bite all of us on today’s episode
February 28, 2022
Topics: CDC witholding Covid 19 data, Black History month eliminated?, Breonna Taylor, Ahamad Arbury, Brian Flores with Steelers
The CDC has admitted it is withholding large portions of COVID-19 data — including on vaccine boosters — from the public because it fears the information could be misinterpreted. Why?
February 24, 2022
Fed Ex Driver shot at by white men, Phizer vaccine and children, Gayle King got covid
I am getting sick and tired of hearing stories about white men shooting at black men like we are wild animals for sport and play. I will discuss the FedEx driver in Mississippi on the show today who was shot it by two white men; also the Pfizer vaccine is being delayed for children five and under, and what’s up with Gayle King falling out on the floor because she got COVID-19… The drama!! All this coming up today on the 20 minute morning show being brought to you by our sponsor pain magic... if you know anybody suffering knee pain back pain or just any pain that’s aching and annoying. Try Pain Magic the number is 800-430-9605 order online only 800-430-9605
February 14, 2022
Black Men Let White Men Rule over them in all Industries not only the NFL
Not only In the NFL the NBA, and entertainment, but all industries in America, : Black men allow white men to remain their bosses. White men in a smoke filled room make decisions over your career. Because some white dude is control of a business that you want to be apart of, if he says no to you, you are crushed.....Why is there only 1 black NFL? Because we are happy to have a seat at the table with white decision makers. They make you the big Negro among your peers because your crumbs are bigger than everybody else's. Black people must walk away from the control of white power. Create your own NFL. You are the talent. You need to control it from top to bottom. There is no NFL with you!
February 03, 2022
2 time Cancer and Covid 19 survivor uses Nutrition to beat sicknes! Lorenzo Williams has hope for those suffering!!!
Lorenzo Williams is part owner of the WI based nutrition company entitled “ Journey 2 A Better Health” he along side his wife has vowed to assist people to choose a healthier lifestyle through making better food choices. Lorenzo is a 2 times cancer survivor who last bout would had proven fatal had he not equipped his body with the proper vitamins and food choices. His healing has left the medical field baffled and wanting to use Mr. Williams as a case study. The decision he and his wife made to stop the use of conventional medicine and routine cancer treatments saved his life. His recent ordeal with COVID-19 also proved to be a very victorious time for Lorenzo as once again their routine method of vitamins and nutrients assisted in his healing from what could have proven to be fatal for him. Journey 2 A Better Health [Business Line] (414) 368-3462 [Mobile] (414) 368-3462 Journey2abetterhealth@gmail.com https://journey2abetterhealth.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR5X1F-vDxO5hgi8tKTyV9w
February 01, 2022
The remaining years of your life must belong to you!
Imagine what the remaing years of your life would be like if you only did things that made you happy. No matter what is was, it was your choice...If you stopped being a go along to get along person would that make you more happy? Ofcourse it would. 1. Are you a yes person? 2.Do you care too much what peole think? 3.Do you want to be free? Determine today that you will run your own life! "I will not allow another individual to take my place in my own mind. Why wait to be happy? Do it now!
January 28, 2022
Culture of death in Hip Hop, Maya Angelou on a Quarter, Gay stuff on TV, President Biden needs to hang it up
Vee and London join me on Today's show after a little hiatus from the show
January 14, 2022
I'm the last person I have to deal with to be FREE!
I'm the last person I have to deal with in order to be free. I'm giving tips on what has made me into the person that is making me free. Freedom from the judgement of others is our biggest impediment. We have to break ourseleves aloose from that gravitational pull to be medocre.
January 13, 2022
Comments on Antonio Brown, Shawn took the Vaccine and sparks fly!
Shawn took the vaccine..We talked about Antonio Brown and Cam Newton black Quarter backs.
January 11, 2022
You want to succeed? Then change something!
This episode is a part of our 2022 series on creating our own reality… If you are not succeeding in your life, then you need to change something. And that change will take place when you decide to have enough courage to go against the forces of this world‘s life, that’s been holding you down because you have allowed certain things to happen without a challenge from deep within your own soul… Listen to this episode because it will restore your soul and give you the type of energy and and self motivation to conquer anything that’s in your way… Including your own self
January 10, 2022
Sharing my writings on being free!! Be in charge of yourself in 2022!
I'm happy again because I don't have a boss! I like waking up and creating my day. I would like for us all to fully develop our vision. I am sharing from some of my writings on being free..
January 06, 2022
Why did 4.5 Million quit their Jobs? Mother-in law taught me family lesson, Watch the weather! Covid is a plague
I am gonna tell you why people are quitting their jobs. My mother in law refused to be away from us during the holidays and she helped me remember what family is. The weather is a weapon that God uses to get our attention, and the Virus is too!
January 05, 2022
Antonio Brown is my Hero! Is Omicron in your toilet?
Does Antonio Brown need a meantal health evaluation? Heck no! I think we may need one. He is on to something when he defied Tampa Bay Bucs coach Bruce Ariens. I will give you my take on his defiance. Also are we spreading the virus in our stools?
January 04, 2022
Are you gonna take more Vaccines? Really? Well here's my take! Please listen.
Are you really gonna keep vaccinating yourself with more doses...now 4 is not enough? People have been vaccinated and still coming down with the virus...oh well you won't be hospitalized if you are vaccinated...ok yeah right
January 03, 2022
Kirk Franklin and his son still have issues,Chris Cuomo fired from CNN,Omicron is spreading,Married people are fading
Kirk Franklin is back in the news he and his son are still dealing with their contentious relationship… CNN fired Chris Cuomo for trying to help his brother former governor of New York Andrew Cuomo beat his sexual assault charges… OmiCron is spreading twice as fast as the Delta variant are you going to take more shots?…
December 07, 2021
Inspirational artist Shari releases Holiday classic "Hark"
Shari's quest for worshiping God began at a young age; because, even before she knew what worship was, the spirit had her heart. As a young girl who enjoyed devotional time at church in Baltimore, Maryland, Shari found not only curiosity, but a hunger for a closeness with God. Shari found freedom in the high place of worship that would soon become familiar. It would, and has, become home. Shari served as a Worship Leader under the ministry of Bishop Noel Jones at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, CA, Resurrection Church, under the ministry of Pastor Joseph Robinson, and All Nations Worship Assembly, under the ministry of Apostle Sherman and Dr. Jaquet Dumas. Shari has opened for many conferences, performed at concerts with many Gospel Recording artists, and has been blessed to be the featured artist on several recordings, such as Glory to the Highest by Bishop Noel Jones & the City of Refuge Sanctuary Choir, Send the Rain by Kingdom Culture Music, Secret Place by FM2 & Intentional, Jesus I Love You by Brent Jones and recently featured on Seek Your Face with the 4thson project, Volume 1. In addition to her music career, Shari is also the CEO/Founder of Wonderfully Made Academy for Young Women. Shari is a must-see, must- hear, and must-listen-to angel of the Lord. Shari is releasing her solo holiday song, HARK... HARK by Shari song link: https://youtu.be/We2PCpmrKAM Shari's Social Media Platforms Website: https://shari.life/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/songofshari/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shari.life YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr-f03vn_DqMR60mQysxJbQ For a Zoom, IG Live or over the phone interviews with Shari contact: kweisi gharreau, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.217.7246 You predict the future by creating it today...Peter Drucker About kgPR kgPR is a boutique brand strategy and public relations firm based in Los Angeles, CA. Specializing in media relations, brand development, brand partnerships, lifestyle marketing and event production; kgPR creates unique targeted campaigns with the goal of providing measurable results. In addition to its core competencies, kgPR also possess expertise in developing brand and lifestyle event campaigns and forging strategic partnerships.
November 26, 2021
Writer & Director of "3 Days Leave" EW Brooks
The island of Oahu is known for its beaches and tourist attractions, but its buzzing film community isn’t far behind. On the heels of the island’s outstanding, “Ala Moana Boys,” a film by writer Alexander Deedy and directed by Keli’I Grace, a local production company, Eagle Brook Entertainment, will premiere it’s film, “3 Days Leave,” at Pearl Ridge’s Consolidated Theatre on November 18th. Filmed on island with local talent and crew, this premiere will be a first time reveal to them as well. “Each character within this project was forced outside of their comfort zones to become characters that didn’t reconcile with their own. It will be our extreme pleasure for them to see how it all played out,” says 3 Days Leave Writer, Producer, Director E.W. Brooks. “We’re a new presence here on island but we were able to hire 10 crewmembers from the community and to pour into local businesses by utilizing their rentals. This is what it's about for me as a business owner, said Eagle Brook CFO, Anthony Brooks, “that is the magic behind the scenes. That’s what makes it worth it". Local Female Cinematographer, Jannis Ortegon and Hawaii 50 Actress Judy Nguyen were a part of the cast and crew, just over 50% female. “If we all do our part to tip the scales toward equality in the workplace, maybe we can look up one day and see something different out there,” says the film’s Director. 3 Days Leave takes a hyperbolic look at police violence through a Rambo-centric lens. However, its creators are clear, “Don’t think you know our stance because you’ve seen our art. Our goal was to create a piece that would push the dialogue forward. That is it and that is all,” says Writer E.W. Brooks. Contact: EW Brooks email@example.com
November 14, 2021
Try Being Yourself conversation
Vee joined me on this podcast as we talked about vaccinations, and telling the truth as you understand it and not being afraid to speak truth to live as a free person.
May 13, 2021
Hill Harper’s “The Black Wall Street” Revolution Charlotte Monday May 10th!
Location Dupp&Swat, 1824 statesville ave Camp North End Charlotte NC MONDAY May 10th 2021 Hill Harper’s, The Black Wall Street Digital Financial Revolution National Charitable Tour Led by Hill's partner Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, NFT Expert, Najah Roberts The informational rally is to provide you with info on the digital wallet and Cryptocurrency Najah Roberts will in Charlotte Monday, May 10th at North Camp End/Dupp&Swat 1824 Statesville Ave, 5PM-7PM It is FREE. Bring your rally signs and your children for the Crypto Kids Camp performance by Navonne Love and mask-up! Build Wealth. Build Self. Build Community. Black Cash Matters Follow on Instagram @BlackCashMatters @HillHarper @NajahRoberts @CryptoKidsCamp @NavonneLove @Dupp&Swat @CampEndNoth @2kgPR Join the community and the movement: TheBlackWallStreetdotcom. The Revolution will be Digitized!
May 08, 2021
Only 20 seconds? Hear what Andrew Brown's Attorney saw on the video!!
Andrew Brown Jr.'s son describes what he saw on police video 05:37 Elizabeth City, North Carolina (CNN)Six days after Andrew Brown Jr. was fatally shot by police, protesters gathered again Monday to call for the release of the body camera footage they hope will answer questions surrounding his death. Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, since Wednesday, the day the 42-year-old Black man was fatally shot by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies, who according to authorities were attempting to serve him an arrest warrant. Protesters have called for the release of police bodycam footage, which authorities say they are prevented from making public without a court order. Brown's family was shown footage Monday though the clip was only 20 seconds long, said family attorney Chantel Cherry-Lassiter who was also shown the video.
April 27, 2021
Syleena Johnson talks about her life on "TV One's Unsung" Sunday April 25th
Syleena Johnson episode airs on Sunday, April 25 at 9:00pm EST/8:00pm CST TV One
April 23, 2021
Captain Dennis Muhammad Founder of The Peace Keepers Global Initiative speaks on the recent Police involved shootings in America
Men and Women are accepting their responsibility to make their communities a safe and peaceful place to live. Due to serious economical time there has been an increase of gun violence and crime with most of its victims being women and children. The safety of the women, children and elderly in the community must be paramount. There must be a collective effort from all religious, social, law enforcement and grass root organizations to bring peace to these communities. Peace is the common denominator that allows us to transcend above our religious, political and racial differences. We all want Peace in our homes, community and in the world. But there is no Peace when there is no justice. We must work hard to establish justice for all regardless of class, greed, or color. Where there is Love and harmony there is Peace of mind. We believe when peace is present, violence is absent. Peace is not just the absence of war or violence, but peace is the absence of conflicts, and all conflicts are not violent. We all must as Peacekeepers eliminate these conflicts so that we can together to create an environment of peace. https://thepeacekeepers.org/
April 23, 2021
Justice for George Floyd Recap of events with Derek Chauvin Conviction
I wanted to share my honest thoughts about this weeks past events with a Derek Chauvin conviction in regards to the murder of George Floyd… I wanted to play some excerpts for you of highlights from the trial and insight on the future
April 22, 2021
TV One's UNSUNG: Keith Washington talks about his upcoming episode on Sunday night 9pm April 11th
All-new episode of TV One’s original, docu-series' UNSUNG continues this Sunday, April 11. UNSUNG leads the night with Keith Washington at 9 p.m. ET/8C. UNSUNG: Keith Washington Singer Keith Washington burst onto the 90s R&B scene with a sensual, smooth style that was undeniable. Keith reveals the trials he overcame to become a star and the struggle to regain his passion and purpose after reaching the lowest depths. The seven-time NAACP Image Award-winning series UNSUNG continues the season with equally unforgettable stories from a wide array of artists including Mystikal, Syleena Johnson, Bobby V, Lyfe Jennings, and The Jones Girls. UNSUNG, one of the network’s longest-running series’, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented, versatile, and influential black vocal artists. UNSUNG is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland also serves as Executive Producer. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Arrington Greene is Head of Original Programming and Production. For more information on UNSUNG, visit TV One's Youtube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow UNCENSORED on Facebook and Instagram (@TVOne) using the hashtag #UNSUNG
April 10, 2021
From Domestic Violence abuser to Family Man, A.W Burgess Speaks
The Family Man: Solutions To Permanently Eradicate Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Bullying discusses in detail how A.W. Burgess went from being a domestic violence offender to a Family Man offering solutions to abusers to permanently end violence! Burgess confesses to the world that he was a domestic violence offender, abuser, and bully and prays that his public admission will create a transparent movement that inspires other abusers to come forward to receive the required mental health services that will permanently end their struggles with domestic violence. The Family Man is available for domestic and international sale on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Burgess can be reached for speaking engagements, corporate training and workshops via firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting his administrative assistant at 704-287-0086.
March 22, 2021
No Grease: The Small Business Champion of the People
On todays's episode Damien and Jermaine Johnson give us their thoughts on the conclusion to the controversy two weeks ago with Simon Properties terminating thier lease in a space at South Park mall in Charlotte, after only being there since January. The community rallied around the Johnson brothers and now hear what happened in their meeting with Simon properties. CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - After an overwhelming push from the community, No Grease Knights of the Razor Barbershop will be staying at SouthPark Mall for the duration of their lease. The owners of No Grease Knights of the Razor Barbershop, a Black barbershop in SouthPark Mall, finally heard from mall management. SouthPark Mall management sent WBTV this statement: “We are pleased to report that Knights of the Razor by No Grease will be staying at SouthPark for the duration of their temporary lease. We have delayed our other deal until next year and will be discussing with Mr. Damian Johnson and Mr. Jermaine Johnson the possibility of a permanent location for their barbershop beyond their current temporary lease term. Our other 4 locations with No Grease are all permanent leases. We’ve enjoyed a productive and growing relationship with No Grease for the past decade and look forward to expanding our relationship in the future.” Contact: email@example.com
March 17, 2021
Kirk Franklin and his son must come together
An ugly family exchange was thrust into public view Saturday when Kirk Franklin’s estranged son published audio of the gospel legend berating him in a profanity-laden phone call that ends with his father screaming, “I will break your neck. Don’t you ever disrespect me.” The elder Franklin, 51, is a beloved and influential figure in the gospel music world and is widely credited with popularizing modern gospel in the mainstream. He posted an apology to his fans later that night that drew even more attention — and polarized reactions — to the rancorous father-son exchange. By Sunday, “Kirk Franklin” was a Twitter trending topic. Kerrion Franklin, 32, posted a clip of the exchange on Instagram on Saturday and included a caption that said he doesn’t feel safe around his father. “I don’t think I’ll ever trust my father to be alone around him ever again,” he wrote.
March 16, 2021
Black Britain defends Megan Markle|Confusing vaccine instructions|Leave these women alone Cuomo
Piers Morgan has wished Alex Beresford "good luck" after the pair clashed on Tuesday's Good Morning Britain, hours before he quit the show.. The 55-year-old confirmed he was leaving GMB after five years, amid an Ofcom investigation into his coverage of Oprah Winfrey's Meghan Markle interview. State Sen. Liz Krueger, a prominent Democrat from Manhattan, also urged Cuomo to step down, saying: "Our state is rightly crying out for truthful, transparent government. The people's business is too pressing to continue to be derailed in this way." Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie did not explicitly call for Cuomo to step down, but he said he shares Stewart-Cousins' "sentiment" about "the governor's ability to continue to lead this state."
March 10, 2021
The Queen, Megan & Harry and Royal Racism
Royal Racism: Shocking allegations emerged from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey Sunday night. The Duchess of Sussex accused the palace of flagrant racism, while Harry painted a bleak picture of royal life. Prince Harry and Meghan lifted the lid on life in the British royal family in an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey. Meghan found life as a royal so difficult that she had suicidal thoughts, and said there were "concerns" in the family about baby Archie's skin color. Harry said Prince Charles stopped taking his calls for a while, and that he was cut off financially in 2020.
March 09, 2021
George Floyd's Uncle Selwyn Jones speaks as jury selection begins
On this episode George Floyds Slwyn Jones speaks to us. Selwyn Jones’ nephew, George Floyd, died in police custody Monday in Minneapolis after an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes while Floyd laid handcuffed on the street. A bystander video shows that Floyd yelled out multiple times that he couldn’t breathe, and the footage sparked national protest, including a demonstration set in Rapid City which Jones plans to attend this weekend. The four officers involved in the case have been fired as the incident remains under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement. Derek Chauvin, the officer shown in the video kneeling on Floyd's neck, was charged Friday with third degree murder. “It’s pretty bad when you wake up and see (that) video in the news,” said Jones, a 54-year-old man from Gettysburg, South Dakota. “I’m thinking, 'Wow, not again.' Then my wife looks at me and says, 'You know who that is?'”First Challenge in George Floyd Murder Trial: Finding an Impartial Jury Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in connection with Mr. Floyd’s death. Jury selection is set to begin on Monday, in a courtroom built to comply with pandemic protocols and outfitted with television cameras. Mr. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Before his trial begins, he could face an additional charge of third-degree murder, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Friday, in a decision that could delay the start of jury selection because Mr. Chauvin has the option to appeal.
March 08, 2021
Black Lives Matter owes Mike Brown's family money|Cuomo and crisis of moral leadership|Rent Moratorum|Dr Seuss a racist|UIN News
On today's episode The Black lives matter movement made in 2020 90 million dollars and the Ferguson Missouri activist and Mike Brown's family has only recieved $500 dollars since Mike Brown was killed in 2014. How much money has the movement made since 2014? Gove Cuomo apologizes and more news www.20minuteshow.com www.myuin.net
March 05, 2021
More comments on No Grease leaving SouthPark, Is Dr Seuss Racist, Robin Roberts, Coming to America, New Podcast Alert!
On today's show I dive into the possible reasons for South Park Mall not wanting a Black Barbershop business in the mall. Also is Dr Seuss Racist? Did you you know that Robin Roberts from Good morning America is a preacher? Are you ready for coming to America? And we are excited about our new podcast release called "All About Relationships" with Shante Vines being released today on spotify. Here is the contact information for No Grease Barber shop Damian and Jermaine Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
March 03, 2021
No Grease South Park location will be terminated effective April 1, 2021...Why?
Charlotte, North Carolina... Mr. Damian Johnson was shocked and taken aback to receive a letter from SouthPark Mall, managed by Simon Properties that their lease for their SouthPark location will be terminated effective April 1, 2021. When asked if he had broken his temporary lease or conducted business unbecoming or inappropriate Mr. Johnson replied, no. "In fact, SouthPark's management team praised the business owner and said that their shop, called Knights of the Razor, had exceeded all their expectations but they were still going to terminate the lease."They took their Black barbershop to SouthPark. Next up: the moon.- https://charlotte.axios.com/249284/the-brothers-who-brought-the-black-barbershop-to-southpark/ They took their Black barbershop to SouthPark. Next up: the moon. - Axios Charlotte Two successful businessmen were touring their new space in Charlotte’s fanciest mall when the person showing them around suggested they consider changing their brand. “It’s a good thing I had my mask on,” Damian Johnson says, “so they couldn’t see the look I made.” Damian and his twin brother, Jermaine, have built their lives around […] charlotte.axios.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
March 02, 2021
The Black Dollar Initiative with Kelle Rozell
The Black Dollar Initiative is a consumer advocacy group dedicated to unifying the more than $1.4 Trillion in yearly spending by Black Americans for racial equity. OUR MISSION IS TWO-FOLD: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Hold corporations accountable for serving Black employees, consumers, and communities. AFFECT THE BOTTOM LINE: Empower Black consumers by leveraging corporate transparency to help make informed purchasing decisions. www.blackdollarindex.com
February 23, 2021
Essential Practices of Successful Couples with Certified Marriage Experts Howard and Danielle Taylor
Howard and Danielle Taylor Howard and Danielle Taylor are certified marriage coaches with the American Association of Christian Counselors, executive producers on the Christian Television Network, serial entrepreneurs and the founders of Marriage on Deck, a marriage media ministry that has served over 4,000 couples through teaching the fundamentals of marriage. The California couple has been named the Distinguished Couple of the Year in 2017 honored along with Grammy-Award-Winning Gospel Duo Mary Mary, R&B Veteran Dave Hollister and Gospel Recording Artist Dr. Beverly Crawford. Their hands-on efforts in the community have granted them the Trailblazer Award for their Marriage on Deck work. The Taylors currently have a marriage workbook The Fundamentals of Marriage, a marriage talk show Tuesdays and Thursdays 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST on CTN and an eight-part video bible study on Right Now Media, a global streaming library with 22k church subscribers and 3.5 million end users.
February 03, 2021
ATL HOMICIDE Detective David Quinn Talks Policing in the Black Community
SERIES PREMIERE: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9 P.M. ET/8C FORMAT: True-crime series, hour long DESCRIPTION: ATL HOMICIDE (Season 3) reunite viewers with the passionate and fearless veteran homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez of the Atlanta Police Department as they disclose first-hand accounts of real-life murder investigations. As part of TV One’s “True Crime Mondays”, each episode follows the thirty-year Atlanta PD veterans as they reveal how they solved tragic crimes committed in the Atlanta metro area while working side by side as partners in the homicide division. The hour-long show will dive deep into Quinn and Velazquez’s personal experiences as detectives as they narrate step-by-step some of their most bone-chilling cases. The dramatic stories, based on true events, have been re-created through flashbacks with actors Angelo Diaz as David Quinn and Christopher Diaz as Vince Velazquez. In the season premiere episode, Quinn and Vince investigate the tragic murder of a young father gunned down at a gas station. The detectives narrow in on a local drug dealer as the suspect, but as they near the finish line, they find that their closest ally may hold the darkest secrets in this complicated investigation. KEY TALENT: ● David Quinn ● Vince Velazquez PRODUCED FOR TV ONE BY: Wide Net Productions and Jupiter Entertainment EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FOR WIDE NET PRODUCTIONS: Rob Kerr and Sedg Tourison EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR JUPITER ENTERTAINMENT: Allison Wallach SUPERVISING PRODUCER FOR JUPITER ENTERTAINMENT: Rudolf Fischmann EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION FOR TV ONE: Susan Henry
January 25, 2021
Getting Ready for 2021
Just wanted to let you know the show has not gone anywhere! I am retooling it for 2021. We will attempt the daily grind of producing a show for you everyday. Thanks for your patience
December 15, 2020
Black family lives with dead mom & Covid 19 is not leaving until???
The 20 minute morning show is back and we have more conversation for you!!
October 29, 2020
Daily Excellence Journal: A 30-Day Journey with Dr. Tina Woodard
Tina Woodard, Ed.D., PHR, Founder & CEO Capstone Performance Solutions Dr. Tina Woodard founded Capstone Performance Solutions, Inc., a WBENC Certified Women's Business Enterprise, in 2016 with a vision to inspire leaders and organizations to achieve excellence. As both an accomplished engineer and HR executive with over twenty years of experience in the manufacturing, government, and education sectors, Dr. Woodard brings innovative solutions to clients looking to build a strong organizational culture and become transformational leaders. Dr. Woodard most recently served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Organizational Development at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG). Her visionary work led to growing the talent pool of executive-level leaders in the USG from 0 to 300 executives within a six-year period. Dr. Woodard also served for eight years as the Organizational Development Division Manager at Gwinnett County Government. Originally starting her career as a quality engineer, Dr. Woodard held various engineering positions at Fortune 500 companies. As a passionate advocate for youth, Dr. Woodard co-founded the nonprofit, I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L., Inc. (IAB) in 2004 to serve underrepresented girls and women through mentoring and leadership development programs. Dr. Woodard holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification and a certificate in Local Government & ExecutiveManagement. She is also an alumna of the 2018 Leadership America Cohort. Dr. Woodard earned a doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Georgia where she was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She also holds a Master of Human Resource Development and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. Dr. Woodard lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their two daughters. https://www.capstonesolutionsinc.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tinacwoodard/
September 29, 2020
Survival guide For The Unemployed : Cassandra Whitlow
Cassandra Whitlow Author | Facilitator | Career Expert Cassandra Whitlow was born and raised in Miami, FL. She graduated from Fayetteville State University and served two terms as an AmeriCorps Volunteer, now an Alumni. She has been in Corporate America as a Recruiting Expert since 2000 coaching and advising thousands of candidates in preparation for interviews and has trained and counseled hiring managers in interview strategies as well as deliberated with them in selecting top candidates for hire. She is passionate about helping young professionals understand the importance of professionalism and bringing soft skills to work. She has done numerous workshops, been a career panelist, created and delivered Employee Engagement programs for organizations and companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, and Bank of America to name a few. She is also a Career Expert Talk Show guest sharing career advice and topics. Instagram: @cassandra.whitlow Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/cwhitlow Phone: (704)918-5058 SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED: Essentials Needed for Confident Interviewing to Land the Perfect Job
September 21, 2020
The Creative Mind of Matthew Knowles: How he created a Music Empire
He’s a Music Executive, Public Speaker, Best Selling Author, Professor, Real Estate Developer, Entrepreneur who just received his doctorate degree, CEO of Music World Entertainment and the father of the world’s biggest pop star of our time Beyoncé and daughter Solange. All of Mathew’s speaking engagements have been canceled for the rest of the year. This is a huge loss for his company Music World Entertainment since most of his revenue comes from these speaking appearances. Mr. Knowles generates awareness about COVID-19 & the importance of social distancing with new PSA video that he produced thru his label Music World Entertainment: https://vimeo.com/409994280 Mathew Knowles is best known for managing Destiny’s Child and grooming his daughters Beyoncé and Solange to mega stardom from his indie label Music World Entertainment. 2020 was supposed to be the year of Destiny’s Child’s return but things have now changed due to COVID19. Mathew was planning to produce Survivor: Destiny’s Child The Musical based on the girl group that he famously created & managed. The show was originally scheduled to premiere in their hometown in Houston Texas later in the year followed by a premiere in London and then Broadway but they has all been pushed back til 2021 Mathew’s latest book was released earlier in the year called Destiny’s Child The Untold Story followed by Girls Tyme Unreleased Album. The book is avail now for purchase on mathewknowles.com and album on Amazon. Mathew was diagnosed with Stage ONE Breast Cancer back in July. He discovered a tiny red dot on his white t-shirt and thought it was nothing but it appeared again which led him to get tested for the BRCA gene. Mathew had a mastectomy and is currently Cancer-Free but is considering to get another mastectomy on his second breast. Mathew decided to go public about his diagnosis to help save lives since most men would never think to get tested for Breast Cancer. Early detection is so important and has saved his life. Mathew is now happily remarried to former model Gena Avery & has a wonderful relationship with his ex-wife Tina & two daughters and prefers to just be “dad” and “granddaddy” these days. DESTINY’S CHILD MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc8bQoL-J0 DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION AT COACHELLA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-mBVDYZSjk WEBSITE: www.mathewknowles.com
August 14, 2020
Melba Moore on her career, racism & the NFL Playing Lift Every Voice
The NFL Will Play 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' Before Each Season-Opener Game. The song known as the Black national anthem will play at the start of every season opener game, coming before "The Star Spangled Banner. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson, and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson in 1899. It was first performed in 1900 at a segregated school in Florida by a group of children commemorating the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. Subsequent landmark performances in the intervening decades include those by Kim Weston in 1972, Melba Moore in 1990, Gladys Knight and BeBe Winans in 2012 and Beyoncé in 2018. In addition to her Tony Award, Moore's music career brought additional accolades. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1971 for 'Best New Artist'. Her 1975 second album, Peach Melba, saw her get a Grammy nomination. In 1976, she earned another Grammy nomination for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female for the song "Lean on Me",. Moore was also nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal in 1986 for "Read My Lips". Moore is also the 2012 Recipient of the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Theatre Legend Award. Moore was inducted into the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame on October 4, 2015, in Detroit. Moore received the prestigious 2015 Sandy Hosey Lifetime Achievement Award during the Artists Music Guild's 2015 AMG Heritage Awards broadcast held on November 14, 2015, in North Carolina. Ms. Moore stars in the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" to great acclaim in the sold-out run. http://www.melbamoore.com/
July 17, 2020
Tashauna Richardson: Homeless to $50K in 84 days!
Tashauna Richardson: Website: m50k-cosmetics.weeblysite.com Article in communiqué Magazine pages 67-69 https://issuu.com/communique_magazine/docs/communique_magazine_issue_01 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFCSzk9Vovxju7AS81JrsTw From Food Stamps to $50K in 80 days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IfeLWj3LH8 Book: https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Lines-Tashauna-Richardson-ebook/dp/B07VYN65KN www.20minuteshow.com for more episodes
July 13, 2020
Trump and White Power
Trump shared the video on his @realDonaldTrump account, which has more than 82 million followers, with the message, "Thank you to the great people of The Villages." The tweet was deleted about three hours later following an uproar over the phrase "white power," a racist slogan used by white supremacists. MORE: Tech executives, activists launch super PAC to stop President Trump's reelection by using his tweets against him In a statement, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said Trump did not hear the use of the slogan. "President Trump is a big fan of The Villages. He did not hear the one statement made on the video," Deere said. "What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters."
June 29, 2020
Taking down Confederate Monuments:Symbol without Substance?
Members of Congress put themselves on a collision course with the White House on Thursday over the politics of America's Confederate legacy. The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment that would create a commission charged with renaming Army installations that bear Confederate names and removing their Confederate symbols. A bipartisan team of House members, both veterans, proposed something similar. LIVE UPDATES: PROTESTS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE Gen. Mark Milley Says Accompanying Trump To Church Photo-Op Was A Mistake And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated her call for members of Congress to enact legislation that would purge the Capitol of Confederate statues. The speaker told reporters she didn't believe she has the power to do so herself — effectively daring the Republicans who control the Senate to go along. "Believe me, if I had more authority we'd have fewer of those statues around," Pelosi told reporters Thursday. The speaker can move statues around within the Capitol but not take them out of it, she said.
June 11, 2020
Comments on home-going celebration of George Floyd
HOUSTON – Relatives and elected leaders spoke passionately at Tuesday's funeral for George Floyd, demanding reforms and justice for a black man whose death has shaken the world. About 500 friends, family, politicians and entertainers streamed into The Fountain of Praise church in Houston for what co-pastor Mia Wright called, "a home-going celebration of brother George Floyd's life.'' The emotional service, which rang with gospel music and calls to ensure that Floyd did not die in vain, was widely broadcast and streamed online. “I want justice for my brother, for my big brother, that's Big Floyd,” Rodney Floyd said. “Everyone is going to remember him around the world. He's going to change the world.” Those words were echoed throughout the service in remarks by several of the invited guests, a list that included Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Rep. Al Green.
June 09, 2020
Gary Hines Sounds of Blackness Interview
We spoke with Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded, performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Sting, Dolly Parton, Danny Glover and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. Gary has performed in every major city in the U.S. and, abroad in Africa, England, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, Jamaica, Martinique and The Bahamas - with Sounds of Blackness Gary has also conducted countless Music Workshops, Seminars, Lecture-Demonstrations and Master Classes across the United States and internationally about the history, impact and evolution of African-American music and culture. Gary has been the recipient of such honors as a Grammy, International Time For Peace Award, Minnesota Music Academy Awards, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Citizen Award, Golden Scroll For The Promise of Greatness Award and, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his Alma Mater Macalester College, St. Paul. Sounds of Blackness latest CD, "THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS" won a 2012 NAACP Image Award. http://www.soundsofblackness.org/
June 09, 2020
Ex-Wife of the DC Sniper Mildred Muhammad speaks on her new book
Ms. Muhammad is widely known as the Ex-Wife of the DC Sniper, she is coming on your show to discuss her new book, ‘BEING ABUSED WHILE TELEWORKING DURING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC’. COVID-19 has changed the way American business owners operate their businesses. Now that teleworking is a reality, domestic abuse/violence cases are rising. Leaving the home to go to work offered a sense of relief to victims. What will they do now? A link to the book is: https://www.amazon.com/Teleworking-Coronavirus-Disease-COVID-19-Pandemic-ebook/dp/B0868ZLKWR Her website is www.MildredMuhammad.com
June 05, 2020
America does not like Black People
Washington (AFP) - Protesters defied curfews across the United States as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally. Standoffs between police and demonstrators stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man whose killing has brought once-in-a-generation protests to the nation for the past week. But there were fewer reports of the looting and violence that had soured street demonstrations in previous nights. Tens of thousands gathered earlier Tuesday in Houston to pay a hometown tribute to Floyd, who grew up in the Texas city and is to be buried there next week. "Today is... about George Floyd's family -- we want them to know that George did not die in vain," Mayor Sylvester Turner told an estimated 60,000 people. A tearful Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd's six-year-old daughter, told a news conference she wanted "justice for him because he was good. "No matter what anybody thinks, he was good." In New York, which on Tuesday prolonged its first curfew since World War II for the full week, AFP reporters saw hundreds refusing to go home after the 8:00 pm cutoff, instead chanting slogans and peacefully walking the streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Hours after the curfew, mayor Bill de Blasio said it was a "very calm situation," a day after several Manhattan luxury stores were looted. "So far, the curfew is certainly helping, based on everything I've seen in Brooklyn and Manhattan over the last three hours," he tweeted. Minnesota took one of the first concrete actions to address the grievances behind the uprising, which began after Floyd's death on May 25 in the state's largest city Minneapolis.
June 03, 2020
4 Minneapolis police officers kill black man as one knelt on his neck 8 minutes
BJ Murphy www.20minuteshow.com (Podcast) An FBI investigation is underway and four officers have been fired following a fatal encounter Monday between Minneapolis police and an unarmed black man. In a statement early Tuesday, police said the man had a medical incident during an attempted arrest. However, video of the encounter shows an officer with his knee on the man’s neck for at least seven minutes. Before the man loses consciousness, he repeatedly tells officers that he can’t breathe. Leaders in Minnesota are calling for the officers involved to be held accountable. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who represents Minneapolis, called for the Department of Justice to investigate immediately. “It is sickening to watch this black man be killed while helplessly begging for help,” she said in a statement. Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan also reacted to the incident, calling the video “disturbing” and demanding justice. “The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening. We will get answers and seek justice,” Walz said. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody Monday night. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the 4 Minneapolis police officers were fired following their involvement in a black man's death after a cop knelt on his neck for 8 minutes
May 26, 2020
This Job is Hiring Right now!! (TODAY!!) all over the country!!! Listen, share, and call 704-391-7444
Maintenance Heroes based out of Charlotte North Carolina is looking to hire social distancing monitors all over the country… In every city they are looking for people to fill these positions… Positions start at $10-$12 an hour… Some may lead to full-time work so whether you’re in Charlotte Dayton Ohio Greenville South Carolina Richmond Virginia New York city or anywhere in the country....Call them at 704-391-7444 and tell them BJ Murphy sent you.. Go to the website https://www.maintenanceheroes.com/
May 22, 2020
Ahmad Arbey case needs help...Mayor Vy Lyles wants to keep Trump away from Charlotte
I saw recently that Mayor Vy Lyles wants trump to stay away because the covid 19 virus pandemic in Charlotte may be heading towards its peak and it may not be good to have 50,000 people converge on Charlotte at that time… Also the Ahmad Arbery case is being attacked by the defense team of the two white man that killed him… What will Crump and Merit the attorneys for the family do to circumvent this miscarriage of justice trying to demonize him and justify his murder
May 21, 2020
The BJ Murphy Morning Show Music Podcast Thursday May 21, 2020
On your drive to work, at your desk at home we got good music and conversation for you....call us at 888-370-9390
May 21, 2020
How Author Darshaun McAway got his childrens books sold in Walmart
Darshaun McAway is an excellent resource to address the topic of literary art with a focus ob books for children. His books are featured in WalMart and he is excited to talk about the importance of children’s books, especially during a time like this when stay at home children need quality content to read! Looking forward to hearing the show, this is Darshaun’s website http://babyauthors.com/
May 17, 2020
Gratitude: Tapping Into the “GOOD” Amidst this Pandemic with Certified Life Coach Stacey Henry-Carr
Stacey Henry-Carr. Stacey is an Author, Speaker, Business Owner and Certified Life Coach. Stacey takes the approach that in every situation, we will find something to be grateful for. What a dynamic mindset to have during such a troubling time! Please, Visit her website: https://staceyhenrycarr.com/
May 15, 2020
Covid19 and our Mental Health -Guest: Stephanie Wijkstrom
Stephanie Wijkstrom is the founder of Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh. The center offers integrative therapy solutions for the whole family and there are multiple locations in the greater Pittsburgh area. May is mental health awareness month and Stephanie will talk about managing mental health conditions amidst the boundaries set upon us by the Covid19 pandemic and associated “new normals” forced upon us. Stephanie is a licensed subject matter expert and this show is a “must hear”! Visit her company website https://counselingwellnesspgh.com/
May 07, 2020
Maintaining Sobriety During the Covid-19 with Kenneth T
Kenneth is a recovering addict of 31 years. He is an active leader in the fight against alcoholism and substance abuse. After being sober and clean for over three decades Kenneth has grown accustomed to the lifestyle of living with a purpose to educate and equip people that want to achieve sobriety. Kenneth turned his life around and retired after 31 years from the Automobile Industry and now he works at his leisure as a Chartered bus driver throughout the US and Canada. Kenneth is most proud of his role as sponsor/mentor to those struggling to stay sober. Kenneth wants to share tips, straight talk and resource for the listeners that may help them battle alcoholism during this Pandemic. * Discuss the tools that are used to help achieve sobriety * For those that may not know, explain what the 12 Step program is * What do you tell a person that says “I want to get sober” * What can you say to family members of a person trying to achieve sobriety * Where can you point our listeners to for help
May 07, 2020
NC Black Film Maker wins case against Damon Dash
E.W. Brooks is a North Carolina Filmmaker, Author and Businesswoman. Brooks, a military-wife and Mother of a young son used her resources to grow her business. She is a well published Author and had just started her film work journey when she signed up to learn from a widely known hip-Hop industry icon, Damon Dash. Brooks was taken advantage of as an emerging filmmaker with a yearning to grow her presence in the Industry. She was caught up in a multi year legal battle with Damon Dash, which she won and proves her stance in the scenario because she won the case that awarded her hundreds of thousands of dollars. Brooks wants to teach other literary peers and filmmakers how to protect their intellectual property. She shares her story to promote an educated environment of people that truly have integrity in helping others succeed. Please see the attached. Also please visit the following website: https://theofficialewbrooks.com/mafietta
May 05, 2020
The Push to Re-open America & the Black death toll
A CDC study released Wednesday found that over 80% of the COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Georgia last month were black. It's the latest analysis showing that communities of color are being hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus. The study comes just days after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp started reopening some of the state's businesses — a move condemned as premature and dangerous by local black leaders as well as public health officials and even President Trump. The study from the CDC, which is headquartered in Atlanta, surveyed eight hospitals in the state — seven in the Atlanta metro area and one southern Georgia. In the sample of 305 COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized in March, 247 — or 83.2% — were black. By comparison, 32 patients (10.8%) were white, 10 (3.4%) were Hispanic and eight (2.7%) were Asian or Pacific Islander. "The proportion of hospitalized patients who were black was higher than expected based on overall hospital admissions," the study says.
May 02, 2020
Russell Simmons alleged rape documentary to air on HBO Max
Did Russell Simmons rape record executive Drew Dixon while she worked for him at Def Jam? A documentary will air on HBO max on May 27th. We discuss.
April 28, 2020
Virus has now killed over 45,000 people...Blacks in Georgia are in trouble..22 million out of work..
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Wednesday expressed her disagreement with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's decision to re-open the state, claiming it will be "deadly" for many people in her community. "It concerns me deeply that we are still seeing an upward trend in our state and we are rushing to reopen businesses," she said on CBSN. "What I've said is I hope the governor is right and I'm wrong, because if he's wrong more people will die," Bottoms added.
April 23, 2020
Go back to work May 1st? Yeah right.....Hell No!
As the U.S. economy continued to worsen dramatically with another staggering jobless claims report out Thursday, President Donald Trump said Thursday some states could start reopening "literally tomorrow." Trump's plan to re-open the American economy after a near-total shutdown consists of three graduated phases. In a call with governors, state leaders were instructed that they could move through the guidelines at their own pace and that the guidelines are not formal orders from the federal government, according to a person familiar with the call. "Encouraging developments have put us in a very strong position to finalize guidelines for states on reopening the country," Trump said earlier Thursday, as the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 30,000 Wednesday evening.
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April 02, 2020
Corine Mack NAACP Charlotte on Covid 19 Virus
The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world's biggest economy. Health care systems in Europe and New York buckled under the strain, with Spain's death toll climbing to more than 4,000. In the U.S., an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package to help businesses, hospitals and ordinary Americans make it through the crisis cleared the Senate and is expected to be voted on in the House on Friday. The plan would dispense checks of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child.
March 26, 2020
The Corona Virus and Charlotte NC
NORTH CAROLINA — The number of cases of novel coronavirus, also know as COVID-19, in North Carolina jumped by more than 100 overnight, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The news comes hours after Mecklenburg County health officials confirm that as many as a third of the county's 106 cases come from community spread. Community spread means the person came in contact with COVID-19 through unknown means and not through travel or by direct contact with someone who has tested positive. "Every zip code in our county now has a positive case," Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio said in the town hall Monday. "And what that tells us is we do have community spread." Since health officials are unable to determine the source of the spread, residents must treat every interaction as a potential source of COVID-19 exposure, she said, the Charlotte Observer reported.
March 25, 2020
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March 22, 2020
Who Lives and Who dies Corona Virus update
Check out theses links for stories about the virus.... Doctor in Italy: We no longer help those over 60... Trump could take bailout cash to save his hotels... Clinic worker found dead in her kitchen while waiting for delayed test results... Hawaii to quarantine all arrivals... DC Closes Streets... Jails Release Prisoners, Fearing Outbreak... INSIDE MILILTARY TOP SECRET PLANS IF OUTBREAK CRIPPLES NATION... DOJ seeks new emergency powers; Detain people indefinitely without trial... Virus killing more than person an hour in NYC... Could peak in 30 days... JAVITS CENTER To Become Massive Hospital... Symptoms often linger before worsening... Top health official says EVERYONE will get infected... 'Who lives and who dies': Crisis to test medical ethics... Third of cases may be 'silent carriers'... LA gives up on containing... 'Terrified' Package Delivery Employees Going to Work Sick... Asia now looks safer than USA? UPDATE: Best-Case Outcome, and Worst... SICK MAP...
March 22, 2020
The Corona Virus is frightening people
Coronavirus Live Updates: Recession Fears Loom as U.S. Lawmakers Negotiate Rescue Package President Trump applauds voluntary help from companies as medical officials in a number of states warn of dwindling supplies of crucial gear and equipment. One in four Americans is being asked to stay indoors. RIGHT NOW Italy’s death toll rose by 793, another grim daily record for the country.
March 21, 2020
The Silence of Kobe Bryant's Parents
I felt so sorry for Kobe Bryant‘s parents during the funeral during the memorial service this past week… I couldn’t imagine feeling like a stranger at my own child’s funeral… They look like invited guest… We don’t know the inside of the workings of their relationship but in this episode we give different scenarios of the parent child relationship when the child is the breadwinner of the family... Should the parents lean on the financial security of what their child can give them… is it worth being at odds with our child if we feel they don’t give back what we think we deserve as parents
February 29, 2020
A Love letter to my wife
I wanted to write a poem but it ended up being a love letter about my relationship with my wife… I’ve been knowing my wife now for 35 years...we met in 1985 at Shaw University in Raleigh North Carolina… I was 20 years old she was 18 years old from South Plainfield New Jersey and I was a country boy from Goldsboro North Carolina born and raised in rual North Carolina… I remember the first time I saw her I was in the men’s dormitory looking out of the window and suddenly she appeared walking across campus.....one of my best friends at that time was standing with me and when I opened my mouth I said that’s my wife right there..... I’ve never seen her before but I knew that was the woman that would be my wife… Sometimes when we’re together I keep reminding her of how much of a miracle that was that we are here today with a family out of a first time encounter... My son is 17 about to be 18 in March of this year… And I told him I believe the same thing is going to happen to you that happened to me and your mother. I have to tell you there’s nothing like knowing somebody loves you and there’s nothing like growing up together in love with a person that you knew so young... Even though we have had our ups and downs in our marriage but my wife has never ever put me down... when we’ve had a lack of money or circumstances turn dire she always was by my side... I never share anything on my personal side like this but I just felt compelled to do so it may help somebody in their marriage to go back and Fetch the feelings of affection that you had for one another and why you got together in the first place… Don’t give up on each other go back and remember why you started your relationship in the first place and be at peace with each other...
February 18, 2020
Was Gayle King's question about Kobe fair?
It's been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge, which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player? It's not complicated for me at all. Even if there's a few times that we've been at a club at the same time, Kobe's not the kind of guy – never been, like, you know, 'Lis, go get that girl, or tell her or send her this.' I have other NBA friends that are like that. Kobe was never like that. I just never, have ever seen him being the kind of person that would do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way. That's just not the person that I know. But Lisa, you wouldn't see it, though. As his friend, you wouldn't see it. And that's possible.I just don't believe that. And I'm not saying things didn't happen. I just don't believe that things didn't happen with force. Is it even a fair question to talk about it considering he's no longer with us and that it was resolved? Or is it really part of his history? I think that the media should be more respectful at this time. It's like if you had questions about it, you had many years to ask him that. I don't think it's something that we should keep hanging over his legacy. I mean, it went to trial. Yeah, well, the case was dismissed because the victim in the case refused to testify. So, it was dismissed. And I think that that's how we should leave it. Why do you think people are so deeply affected, in many cases, by a man they did not know? I really think it's the idea that you rooted for him or you didn't, but that was an emotion evoked either way. You know what I keep thinking Lisa, it was probably just another ordinary day for them. And then in seconds, your life is forever changed. Forever changed. It reminded about the quote about joy and sorrow are inseparable. And it's when joy is awake, sorrow is asleep. And it's just that. Like, sorrow has been awakened in my life, in their lives – in the world's life.
February 10, 2020
More new episodes with new season
We will start our new season on Monday Feb 10th of the 20 minute morning show!
February 07, 2020
Kobe Bryant Gone just like that
"For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement on Sunday. "He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals. But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna." Considering the impact that Bryant had on the game, and the fact that he had one of the most decorated careers in recent memory, the Hall's decision doesn't come as a surprise at all. However, the fact that Bryant won't be there himself will certainly put a damper on what would have been an otherwise celebratory evening. It's nice to know that Bryant will be where he belongs in the annals of basketball history surrounded by peers whose respect he earned through his dedication to the game, but it still stings that he won't get to experience the induction himself.
January 28, 2020
Kobe Bryant dead at 41...Life is short
Kobe Bryant is gone. I’m screaming right now, cursing into the sky, crying into my keyboard, and I don’t care who knows it. Kobe Bryant is gone, and those are the hardest words I’ve ever had to write for this newspaper, and I still don’t believe them as I’m writing them. I’m still crying, and go ahead, let it out. Don’t be embarrassed, cry with me, weep and wail and shout into the streets, fill a suddenly empty Los Angeles with your pain. No. No. No, damn it, no! Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people who died in a helicopter crash Sunday in Calabasas and how does that happen? Kobe is stronger than any helicopter. He didn’t even need a helicopter. For 20 years he flew into greatness while carrying a breathless city with him. This can’t be true. Kobe does not die. Not now. Kobe lives into his golden years, lives long enough to see his statues erected outside Staples Center and his jerseys inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. He lives long enough to sit courtside at Staples when he’s stooped and gray, keeping alive the memories of two decades of greatness with a wink, maybe even fooling everyone one last time by retiring in a community next to Shaq
January 27, 2020
1 year Anniversary of 20 Minute Morning Show
When the concept of the 20 minute morning show began, I had no idea who would be interested in listening to our commentary of topics in pop culture. We grew from 0 listeners to 11 thousand listeners in a years time. Our goal is to continue to evolve the show and bring you more hard hitting shows on a daily basis. In another episode I will get the other cast members on to tell their experience about this 1 year journey in podcasting. Go to our website www.20minuteshow.com
January 17, 2020
Lonnie Love says are Black Men Unfaithful..You agree?
Loni Love is facing major backlash after calling out the infidelity of Black men during a discussion on The Real. The Real co-hosts were talking about Joe Budden’s comments on Kevin Hart’s infidelity when Loni decided to take a quick jab at Black men. “I don’t speak for the Black community by I do think that a lot of Black men, they really don’t know how to have true, faithful relationships,” she said. “They think because they have money, they have power, that they can treat women any kind of way.” Written by Vanessa Etienne
January 15, 2020
Black British woman speaks on Prince Harry&Megan
I spoke with a Black woman from London who is vising Charlotte the other day about what black people in great Britan are saying about Prince Harry and Meagan Markle leaving the Royal family...Was it that she could not take the racism anymore? We spoke with Kate Jegede and got an interesting twist that you have never heard. LONDON — When Prince Harry and Meghan announced this week that they would be stepping back from their royal duties and spending extensive time in North America, many of Britain’s minority residents said they felt a burst of relief. At long last, many said in interviews, the couple might finally escape the abuse, much of it racially tinged, that has been heaped upon them by the British press, particularly the country’s raucous tabloids. “Thank God they are free,” said Sanaa Edness, lifting her arms to the sky as she walked through Fordham Park in southeast London. “Nobody should tolerate bullying and abusive behavior because of the color of their skin. All of this is about her race. I know it because as a Caribbean woman who did not grow up here, I have experienced it myself.”
January 15, 2020
Thinkers Lounge Charlotte Chanllenges your thinking
This Friday January 17th you are invited to the Thinkers lounge in Charlotte, located at 7300 Mallard Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262 . The events is from 7p-9p. The Thinkers lounge is created for dialogue on how to change your thinking of self concepts that may be holding you back from living the life you want. Hosted by Meta-Marvin and Kate Jedege from London, it promises to be worth your while. Call 704-975-5866 for more info
January 15, 2020
Are you Brave enough to Rescue yourself?
Just some thoughts on making a personal sacrafice to live the life that you want for yourself. As we enter another decade we need to take inventory of how we are feeling about ourselves. We must be willing to give up some things in order to be free to live our lives on our terms. Leave your comments. I would like to know what you think...
January 11, 2020
America and Iran playing a game of chicken?
A day after President Trump backed away from further military conflict with Iran, a commander of the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps declared that Iran would soon take “harsher revenge” on the United States for a drone strike last week that killed a top Iranian general. The slain commander, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, had led the Quds Force, a powerful branch of the corps, and his death reverberated across the country, prompting calls for revenge and retaliatory strikes by Iran against two military bases in Iraq. The barrage of missiles on Wednesday took no American lives, Mr. Trump said, and appeared to have inflicted little damage on air bases in Al-Asad and Erbil that house thousands of Iraqi and American servicemen and women. And though Tehran said afterward that it had “concluded proportionate measures” to avenge the killing of General Suleimani, officials in the region cautioned that Iran might not be done maneuvering and had not abandoned its goal to drive the United States out of the Middle East. A senior commander in the Revolutionary Guards, Abdollah Araghi, said on Thursday that Iran’s armed forces would “impose harsher revenge on the enemy in the near future,” according to a translated report from Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
January 09, 2020
AMERICA, IRAN and Casual Killing
Casual killing is an American thing....right? Are we about to witness revenge killings on another level in the theatre of war....Are we about to go to war with Iran? We examine the mindset of leadership in terms of war and the mistakes that are about to be made on behalf of the American people by their Govt in regards to Iran. Can an impeached President start a war? #redflag #imminentthreat #war #pompeo #trump
January 07, 2020
Dame Dash: A great Black Alpha Male
We need more men with the attitude and spirit of my brother Damon Dash. He is not afraid to stand up for himself in any given situation. Let me know what you think about this episode.. He is also facing a lawsuit: Photographer Monique Bunn has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash for allegedly committing sexual battery. In legal documents obtained by The Wrap, Bunn claims she was hired to shoot a campaign for Dash’s clothing line, Poppington, back in April. After the first day of shooting, the photog says she went back to Dame’s residence that he shares with partner Raquel Horn, where she was planning to spend one night in Dash’s daughter’s room. #alphamale #chrisbrown #rachelroy
December 30, 2019
Eddie Murphy: No love for Bill Cosby
Eddie Murphy showed no love for Bill Cosby on his reunion show on Saturday night live. He is being criticized by Bill Cosby as a Hollywood Slave....I agree...He dissed Bill during his mediocre monologue...take a listen #billcosbyeddiemurphy #mrrogers #lizzosnl #saturdaynightlive #eddiemurphy
December 23, 2019
The Trump Impeachment and Black People
It's a dark day in America. The House of Representatives is set to impeach an elected President accused of violating the nation's trust and his oath to preserve, protect and defend bedrock constitutional values. Donald Trump will be only the third president in 240 years to be impeached -- the ultimate trauma for the system of checks and balances, which will unleash fury that will boil for years. The 45th President will be charged by the House Democratic majority with two articles of impeachment, namely abusing his power and obstructing Congress in a scheme to lure Ukraine into interfering in the 2020 election.
December 18, 2019
Black Mothers in Charlotte speak out Saturday DEC 21st
Black mothers who have lost children to gun violence in Charlotte will speak this Saturday, December 21 marching from the Mccrory YMCA on Beatties Ford Road down to beatties Ford Road and Lasalle beginning at 11:30 AM… Families will gather at 11:30 AM to March from the MCcrory YMCA down to Beatties Ford Road urging residents in Charlotte to join them in speaking out against the gun violence that has Killed over 100 people in Charlotte
December 17, 2019
The awkward retirement of Tom Joyner
I would have never thought that the Tom Joyner morning show Would end on somebody else’s terms outside of his own… Knowing that he would not have retired if they would’ve offered him more money, I still feel disconnected about the way he’s leaving his syndicated radio creation #tomjoyner
December 13, 2019
Billy Dee Williams at 82 "I'm Gender Fluid"?
Actor Billy Dee Williams caught wind of reports about him being "gender-fluid" and made it clear that his words were misunderstood. In fact, he doesn't even know what the term means. In an interview with The Undefeated, the 82-year-old addressed the assumption after his interview with Esquire where he revealed his usage of the pronouns "himself" and "herself" when identifying his self.
December 05, 2019
Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson Fired
Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired police Superintendent Eddie Johnson effective immediately Monday for intentionally misleading her and the public about his conduct when he was found asleep in his running vehicle at a stop sign after a late weeknight out in October. “This moment needs to be a turning point for the Chicago Police Department and the way things are done in this city,” said Lightfoot, emphasizing that a “culture change” must take place. The stunning announcement came just weeks after Lightfoot held what she referred to Monday as “a celebratory press conference” to announce Johnson’s retirement by year’s end after about 3½ years at the helm. Former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck, previously named Johnson’s interim successor, took control of the beleaguered department after flying into Chicago on Monday afternoon. He and the mayor separately met with the department’s top brass
December 03, 2019
Teachers are leaving schools by the thousands
Teacher Shortage. According to research by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the teacher shortage could reach 200,000 by 2025, up from 110,000 in 2018. This shortage of workers is due to a number of factors. Among them are pay, working conditions, lack of support, lack of autonomy, and the changing curriculum. Eric Legette is our guest.. MORE is designed to provide proactive measures and action plans to alleviate pressure off teachers/administrators within schools experiencing a teacher shortage. According to the Economic Policy Institute by the year 2025, the teacher shortage could reach 200,000. Our area of expertise is classroom management. New teachers often struggle in this area and with an increased number of students in the classroom, there is a greater risk of classroom disruptions to occur. Current statistics show that new teachers leave at rates of somewhere between 19% and 30% over their first five years of teaching. A recent study by the Learning Policy Institute shows that if a teacher receives mentoring, collaboration, and extra resources, and is part of a strong teacher network, first-year turnover is cut by more than half. Unfortunately, just 3% of beginning teachers receive such support. The goals are to: · Provide enough assistance and resources for schools to encourage new teachers to stay past the first three years · Our assistance and resources will contribute to maintaining or increasing student achievement · Relieve pressure and stress off teachers and administrators Our assistance will help teachers to continue to work efficiently... connect with him on linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-legette-m-ed-a16b9b10a
November 25, 2019
Is Kanye West Really down with Jesus Christ?
I believe the Kanye Is taking a beautiful journey imreaching down and pulling up the youth with his music in a non-traditional way of worshiping God… A lot of people have a problem with Kanye West and his newfound Christianity they don’t think he is real with it and my two cohost Shawn and Sundi try and make the point that Kanye is playing with this… I see the brother is real... you listen and determine for yourself.
November 25, 2019
Stephen A. Smith calls Blacks Idiots in ESPN Rant!
Stephen a Smith from ESPN is upset that blacks are turning on him and his non-stop relentless assault against Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid… Black people are saying that he is a sell out and uncle Tom for his viewpoints.... and on this episode he recently called blacks idiots.... listen for yourself and listen to the logic of Stephen a Smith from a Neely Fuller audio cut of how blacks act in front of their white bosses to get their approval at the expense of your black constituency
November 22, 2019
Colin "Kunta Kinte" Kaepernick Vs. The NFL And Steve A. Smith
I’ve been ready for three years, I’ve been denied for three years,” Kaepernick told assembled media following a 40-minute workout. “We all know why I came out here: to show you today, in front of everybody, we have nothing to hide. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them, to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people.” It was a remarkable end to a remarkable day, a day that began with protesters at the gates of the sleek compound of the Atlanta Falcons and ended with a cheering crowd lining the chain-link fence of a high school 60 miles south. It included Kaepernick’s team staging a sudden last-minute walkout of the NFL-controlled workout, a move that allowed Kaepernick the luxury of demonstr
November 19, 2019
Male female balance in the Black agenda movement
The male-female relationship in regards to the black agenda can be a little tricky… Sometimes men may be using language that women deem exclusionary in nature but may not be necessarily so… The conversation was brought up to remember to bring balance to the movement in terms of male-female equity in the conversations that we are having… I wanted you to hear what happened towards the end of our black agenda conversation we held at queens coffee bar 1720 Pegram Avenue in Charlotte on October 29th..Please give us your feedback and leave a comment and make sure you subscribe to the show on this platform
November 13, 2019
Charlotte Schools 72% Black Hispanic students majority White school board
Question… How much do you think the most segregated school system in the state of North Carolina which is the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools system is going to change with a majority white school board trying to improve the lives of our black children… How do you think that’s gonna work out… Anette Albright who ran at large for the Charlotte Mecklenburg school board and I discuss this issueOn the 20 minute morning show the real people of Charlotte
November 06, 2019
Annette Albright is running for School Board At-large in Charlotte Nov 5th
Annette Albright (Nonpartisan) is a candidate for at-large member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in North Carolina. Albright is running in the general election on November 5, 2019. Albright was a candidate for District 1 representative on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education in North Carolina. Albright was defeated in the by-district general election on November 7, 2017.
November 05, 2019
Queen Thompson wants to stop malpractice in education in Charlotte
Queen Thompson (Nonpartisan) is a candidate for at-large member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in North Carolina. Thompson is running in the general election on November 5, 2019. Thompson (Democrat) was a candidate for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina. Thompson lost the primary on May 8, 2018. Thompson was a candidate for District 4 representative on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education in North Carolina. Thompson was defeated in the by-district general election on November 7, 2017.
November 04, 2019
A Black Agenda Conversation for Charlotte Part 3
And part three of our four part series on a black agenda for Charlotte we talk about violence in the community brought on by the music we’re listening to… What do we believe in as a group… How can we work collectively… How can we support what is already taking place and we talk about misogyny and equality between black men and black women working in our community
November 04, 2019
A Charlotte Black Agenda Conversation Part 2
This episode is part two of our conversation in a four part series of a black agenda conversation for Charlotte North Carolina.. The city of Charlotte has a 2040 plan and the question that we’re asking is where is our 40 year plan that the black community must come up with to survive outside of the government of Mecklenburg County, which has never done anything of substance to help black people out economically... In this episode we talk about the 93 murders at the time of this broadcast and about leadership with people wanting to lead and not come out of their silos and work together in various organizations.... also how we use language to address one another when talking about our condition as black people
November 01, 2019
A Black Agenda for Charlotte Conversation Part 1
This past Tuesday at Queens coffee bar 1720 Pegram St. in Charlotte we had a discussion about charlottes black agenda. The city of Charlotte has a 2040 plan that they are putting together, but what is our 2040 plan. The first 40 years of planning for the city of Charlotte certainly did not include us, so why would we sit around and allow this to happen again when we have full control of our destiny. This is part one of our discussion. www.20minuteshow.com
October 31, 2019
Tank says men giving oral sex to men does not make them gay?
R&B crooner Tank caused quite the ruckus on social media after suggesting that a man giving another man oral sex more than once does not define his sexual orientation. Tank appeared on Angela Yee’s “Lip Service” podcast as he made the promotional rounds for his album Elevation.
October 24, 2019
Atatiana Jefferson's Family Feud?
Earlier in the week, Atatiana Jefferson’s aunt, Venitta Body, said at a news conference that Marquis Jefferson was not Atatiana Jefferson’s biological father and never had legal custody of her. Both sides in the dispute met Monday for a court hearing that took place behind closed doors. After announcing the details of the funeral, Thompson said a gag order was in effect and would prevent the family members and their lawyers from speaking publicly about what took place. Check out our latest shows at www.20minuteshow.com
October 22, 2019
Elijah Cummings fighting death and his critics
Elijah Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68 A son of sharecroppers, he fought tirelessly for his hometown, Baltimore, and became a key figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump.
October 18, 2019
Fort Worth Texas Officer Charged with murder of Black woman
The Fort Worth officer who fatally shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her home this weekend was jailed on a murder charge Monday.
October 15, 2019
Part 2 Gentrification Beatties Ford Rd Charlotte NC
Get a chance to talk with long-time resident Danelle Dickson about gentrification on Baytes Ford Road in Charlotte. As the trolley line begins to make its way up Beatties Ford Road the face of the pipe line of the black community will change over the next couple of years. We discussed some of the issues with justification and the overall political status in Charlotte and what must take place.
October 08, 2019
Trump Impeachment and No Black agenda
For days now, Trump has been unable to slow the momentum of Democrats as they investigate whether he abused his power by trying to pressure Ukraine to dig for dirt on potential 2020 foe Joe Biden and his son Hunter. With the Democrats focused on getting Trump out of the white house, there is no talk about a black agenda and probably won't be leading up to the 2020 election
October 01, 2019
What Can Black people agree on?
The REVOLT Summit dominated Atlanta this past weekend during our three-day event, which was put in place to allow rising moguls the opportunity to be enlightened and informed by people in positions of power who look like us. One panel in particular called “Trap the Vote: Hip Hop & Politics” focused on the importance of being vocal and educating yourself ahead of the 2020 election. The panel discussion included activist and co-president of the 2019 Women’s March Tamika Mallory, rappers and activists T.I. and Killer Mike, activist and former spokesperson for the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign Katrina Pierson, American conservative commentator Candace Owens, and Steven Pargett of Dream Defenders. Journalist Jeff Johnson moderated the conversation.
September 20, 2019
Conversation on Charlotte Gentrification Pt.1
Had a interesting conversation with two business women in the city of Charlotte about gentrification… We want to have a series of conversations with black people on their thoughts on how to solve the affordable housing crisis and how black people must unite to create wealth in the city of Charlotte... If this is the number two banking capital in the United States why don’t we have some of this wealth spread to the black community as we are number 50 out of the top 50 largest cities in America,how could this be that we are last in poverty? Who are our greatest enemies in Charlotte keeping us from acquiring wealth?
September 16, 2019
Carolina Pathers, Lowes and a Black Kid
12-year-old Jaylin Clyburn started mowing lawns to save for college this summer.@Lowes and @RiverboatRonHC heard his story and got him all new equipment for his growing business.....Should the Panters and Lowes also give him scholarship money? People are upset that they missed that opportunity..we discuss
September 12, 2019
Cam Newton Paris Model or NFL Quarterback?
Is Cam Newton serious about playing football or is the more about a fashion show before and after the game… People can say whatever they want to say but the 2015 Cam Newton has left the building and now I don’t know who this dude is. He’s not winning and it doesn’t seem like he wants to make it to another Super Bowl to prove that he is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game even though he has statistics and records that stand today but we want the old Cam Newton back playing at the level we know he’s capable of… Something happened to him..
September 11, 2019
Black Woman Continues to Boycott Korean Beauty supply Chain
A black woman named Carolyn J Ruff is continuing the boycott of a Korean beauty supply chain called Missha beauty supply for almost 2 years… She was inspired by what happened in Charlotte in 2017 when a black woman was beaten by the store owner for allegedly stealing eyelashes. The store owner in Charlotte punched kick and threw a black woman to the ground.
September 09, 2019
The Popeyes Chicken Lesson
If black people can unify over chicken you know that we can pool our dollars nickels dimes and quarters together to carve out a future for our people… No longer can black people say in my opinion that we don’t have resources even though my cohost have a differing opinion about the Popeyes chicken fiasco… I think God sometimes uses the most simple things to show us that it is possible for us to unify
September 05, 2019
Jay Z The NFL and Colin Kappernick
This week, the NFL, with its $42 million-per man at the wheel, committed another act of putting up while shutting up. It named Jay-Z and his entertainment/rep company Roc Nation to “enhance the NFL’s live game experiences and to amplify the league’s social justice efforts.” Jay-Z also will contribute to and supervise Super Bowl halftime acts.
August 16, 2019
Kamala Harris talked to me last year about her Black Agenda before her VP position with Biden
We got a chance to talk with Senator Kamala Harris who is running for president about her black agenda on the 20 minute morning show today… We talked about reparations racism and Donald Trump.
August 14, 2019
White Hatred of Black and Brown People
Is it just Donald Trump we can blame for the intense hatred in our country. With the mass shootings in Elpaso and Dayton, it is important to understand that this is not new to black people in America. Listen to our discussion on the mass shootings that have recently taken place and give us your feedback.
August 07, 2019
Being on Crack on Beatties Ford road
I don’t know what it’s like to be on drugs or addicted to crack or be a regular marijuana smoker. I never popped pills or any of that but I do have empathy for my people when I see them in that condition. The other day talked with a brother that I see frequently on Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle, and we had a conversation about his crack addiction and how he was struggling with it.
August 02, 2019