Saturday, December 16, 2006
- Sunday December 17, 2007 ------- The Hispanic Community ----- Guest Jackie Sanchez
- Sunday December 24, 2006------- The Station Plays Christmas Music
- Sunday December 31, 2006------- Best of Called2Action ---- This show is a repeat of two
shows that were done ealier this year. Many calls and community comments were generated as result of these two programs. I've regarded these programs as two of the most popular
programs. The title of the programs, Why Black Men Do Not Go To Church. The foremost
expert in the world on this topic joins me on this show --- Dr. J. Kunjufu, author of the book, Adam where are you, Why Black Men Don't Go To Church, and many other books; also joining me were four young men who find the church as challenging. They are very candid in their comments about the church; also joining are two ministers that are leaders in their churches to discuss how they plan to address the charges made by the men.
Why in the cause of goodness do we refer to ourselves by using the “N” word? Why do we refer to our women as “b_tches” and “who _ es”? Are we sick or stupid? Why would a woman associate with a man or anybody that uses these debasing terms to describe anybody? Is is because he can put a few bucks in her purse? We addressed this general concept on Called2Action on Sunday evening, (12/10/06). Former Salisburian, and now New York community activist,
We’ve allowed ourselves to be hood wicked into a continuing state of modern day slavery, which I professed is worst than historical slavery. Why do I make this claim that some have disagreed with me on. We are controlled at the hands of the capitalist "Godfathers" and most of u don’t realized it. In days of slavery we realized it what we were up against. We knew what kept us in an inferior position, and often times we tried to correct the situation. Today, we’ve allowed the media to perpetrate us as thugs by their repeated use of these derogatory statements, at the expense of the withholding of positive, enlightening and liberating information. But they are not only to blame, over the past generations we have welcomed this trash, i.e Curtis Mayfield’s Pusherman, which is no less demeaning than Snoop Doogys …. whatever. (I don’t know the names of these modern day venoms). We were in the dance halls twisting our "tads" to this trash. Those that did not have our best interest at heart knew where we could be found, and that we would not be contemplating any acts of personal or corporate liberation. All that stuff tasted good to us, but after shallow we realized what we had been eating, and it became bitter to our bellies.
Sunday, December 03, 2006
In our on air interview, Ms. Oliver mentioned the importance of individualized instructions in the classroom, realizing the potentials children and youth have far exceeds our imagination, and geniue love of each child/youth is important.
Six years ago, she was hired at a school that was on the verge of being restructured by the State of Maryland. Driven by her love for the children in her classroom, she was instrumental in inspiring the creation of several innovative programs, that amongst other things encourage parental involvement.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Jimmy Dumas, graduate of Alabama A&M, former Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Development at Selma University and Author of the soon to be best seller, 24 Reasons Why African American Suffer, will be my guest this weekend on the Called2Action radio program. Why do African Americans suffer? How long does it take to break the legacy of slavery? Why are other ethnic groups including African from the continent and the Caribbean doing better than African Americans? Jimmy will anwser these questions and share with us the 24 Reasons Why African Americans Suffer. Join us on this Sunday (11/26/2006) at 8:00pm on Clear Channel's Magic 98.9.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Now that the election is over, we must "cash in" with those people who went into office as a result of our vote, but we must know what we want from them, first of all. What do we want? 1) African American in Policy making positions in government, 2) conducsive working atmosphere in these offices for people of different ethnic backgrounds, 3) In our police departments, Civilian Review Boards, 4) better statistics keeping in all areas, participularly in areas where African Americans are discriminated against, and posting on the internet within 30 days of statistic gathering. We must become a member of groups in our community that will be a catalyst for igniting these things.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
On the ballot, there are three Maryland Constitutional Amendment Questions and one Wicomico County charter amendment question. Katrina Purnell reviewed each of these questions with us, and shared with us what each question meant, and a few political ramifications. Wow! All these questions were written by lawyers and the use of legalistic terms is everywhere, for eg. the phrase "in banc" ----. It took me to the dictionary, (before the show) and I found out it meant ...all the appeals court judges are involved in hearing a case. Politics or Politricks ----- I've got to applaud Katrina for agreeing to be on the show. Our people need to know the issues and cast an educated vote. That was the purpose of the show. Earnest shared the get out the vote strategies that will be used to aid people in getting to the polls. Very Informative show. Glad you were able to join me.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
These two young men were my guests this (10/29) week. Recommended to me by their principle, Lorenzo Hughes, because of their commitment to excelling. We hear much about African American males not doing well in school, these two men are examples of young men that are doing well. When I did the pre-show interview with them, several days prior to the show, I was impressed with their (GQ) dress attire and (positive) demeanor. They were both dressed in shirt and ties, and well groomed. On the show they talked about the importance of a good attitude, parental support, sports, relationships etc. They were a bit shy on the show, but they were brave. Brave young men to come on a radio show and talk about theset things. Thanks men.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
24) Fear 23) Homosexuality 22) Desire for Instant Wealth 21) Lack of Support from African American Athletes, 20) Ignorance about African American Contributions to Science and Technology, 19) Integration 18) Loss of Identity 17) Poor Health 16) Interracial Marriage 15) Insurance, 14) Lack of Business Resources, 13) lack of Investigative African American Media 12) Confusion about the Purpose of African American Fraternities and Sororities, 11) Lack of Spiritual Vision, 10) The Crisis Between Afican American Men and Women 9) the Jinx of Slavery 8) Lack of Morals, 7) Drugs, 6) Teen Pregnancy 5) Welfare, 4) Lack of Discipline, 3) Lack of Education, 2) Poor Money Management, 1) Lack of Unity.
What do you think? Is the author correct? We'll continue to discuss each of these area and talk solutions over the next few months.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
This week's show (10/8/2006) guest will be the region's most controversial African American Leader, Edward Lee. The African American Pride magazine cited him as one of the 16 African American leaders on Maryland's Eastern Shore. I've placed the adjective "most controversial" before that title. We will be talking about Leadership on the "shore". Why are we not more effective in making social and political progress. Is it attributed to "leadership" or lack thereof? Can a controversial black leader accomplish anything in a conservative rural community?
I'll insert one of my top ten all time favorite books in the discussion, Carter G. Woodson's, "The Mis-Education of the Negro".
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
There is no breakdown in the family structure, as a result of the gay lifestyle, says Jimy. Him and his mate has raised a child.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Gary talked about his experience, his joys and regrets. Gary alluded to the thought that he might do it again. Go Gary Go! 4 new years. 4 New Years.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
The ladies shared the political experience with the listening audience. Thanks ladies.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Let's rally the troops to get out and make educated votes. As you may know, I have been waging a war against political complacency in the African American, (Af-Am) communities. Using the predominantly African American voting precinct in the county as an example, last election the voter turnout was at about 36%, which was relatively high, when compared to past voting patterns, (which is generally around 26%). If you compared that statistic to other non minority voting precincts in the county, it was "criminally" low. Case in point --- in one precinct the voter turnout was at 95%. On this week's radio program (Sept 10, 2006), we lay it on the line, and then we walk that line. I've encouraged the community to set as a goal a 72% voter turnout in the minority communities. I will continue to put forth that challenge. Join me on a new radio station, covering a much large audience, in the Clear Channel network. We will Walk the Political Line. Called2Action will now be covering parts of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. See ya on the radio.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
book, Enough.... Adhim suggested legislation should be passed that steers the government away from working with companies, who have not confessed and taken actions to address, their financial benefits as a result of slavery.
Adhim's Call2Action ---- 1) Let's admit slavery was a problem...
2) Have your legislature support John Conyer's Bill on Reparation, 3) Address the issue of companies in Salisbury that have benefitted from Slavery, 4) Read the book, The Debt, 5) Be educated to the plight of our people.
Books to read, Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Power; Look at the movie, (you may download off the internet, it's free) ---- www.loosechange911.com --- this movie makes Farrenheit 911 look like a teaser; also read the book, What America Owes Black. Super Job Adhim.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
He also shared with us that all positions on the board is now filled, and that he can be contacted if there are questions.
On a different note, Mark shared with us that the Salvation Army has been given a bus and they are looking for a CDL driver for an hour daily. They also need some people to donate some cash to help paint the bus.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
The African-American (Af-Am) and Hispanic Communities will make a greater effort to work together. I invited Jackie to the Juneteeth festivities next year and the NAACP's Political Forum upcoming this week. September is Hi-La Heritage Month. I've extended the invitation to Jackie to have a Hi-La festival on air. Stay Tune. Thanks Jackie.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Adhim and I talked about this general topic a bit on the program. He teaches at an all boy school, in which African American and Hispanics are students. The school does not purposely segregate, (of course not). It incorporates the ethnicity of the school’s students. Persons of other races opt not to enroll. (Isn’t that amazing?). The approach increases one’s self image, self worth etc., thus doing better in school. There are teachers who care about and can relate to the students. The outcomes are still being tallied. When completed Adhim will share them with us. I will post an audio portion of my interview with Adhim this weekend, on this blogsite. You will be able to hear the interview.
Friday, July 14, 2006
The lady with me in the picture at the left is Lucy Graf, running for the office of County Council at Large. Very funny lady. It was an enjoyable evening for all. Thanks to the Political Action Team for making things happen. We are striving to build our community.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
On this weeks' Called2Action radio program former Maryland State Senator Clarence Mitchell III and Dr. H. DeWayne Whittington, former Superintendent of the Somerset County School system, said yes to this article's title question. Displacement of Black leadership may be blatant, but many times its subtle. Dr. Whittington's displacement as Superintendent was blatant. Dr. Charlene Boston's, (first African American female Superintendent of any school system on the shore) displacement was more subtle. Kenneth Ballard in NAACP President in Somerset County another example. Both guest cited other cases to support the conclusion that Black Leadership is under siege. Another point, the enemy is not always outside of our community. Many times the displacement occurs from within.
After the show I had someone call me to say that they wanted me to do another show on the topic and focus on the notion of our own desire to displace ourselves --- sometimes instigated by ourselves, and other times instigated by someone outside of our community.
What can we do? 1) Become involved in an organizations that's doing something, 2) Contact Senator Mitchell (410-901-9795) -- he is involved with an organization that's addressing this issue, amongst other similar issues, 3) start a conscious effort to address this problem, yourself, 4) Youth -- learn as much as you can about these type concerns and then do something to address them, and 5) Be involved in a church.
Thank you men, for paving the road, and continuing to maintain it's upkeep.
Pastors Anthony and Linda Wheatley brought some insightful information to the show on our July 1, 2006 show. They shared with us some of the things they are doing in their walk with God to bring more men into the church. Pastor Anthony leads a men's discussion group. Pastor Linda shared the humbling quality of women washing their husband's feet, and responding to their husbands as being the head of the family. THOUGHT: It would be interesting to hear the initial feedback from women, particularly christian women, when they are told this. Men must feel wanted and genuinely appreciated, especially by those that they view as vessels of the gospel.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
A few years back the areas' first Black Superintendent of schools, Dr. DeWayne Whittington, Superintendent of Schools in Somerset County, did not have his contract renewed after his first term. He took his supervisors to court, (the Somerset County Board of Education) and won the case. It was not surprising to the African American community that he won the case. His case was based on the charges of racial discrimination.. In addition to being compensated a sizeable amount of cash, --- dinero in spanish ----- a school was named in his honor. Shortly after the this honorable gesture took place, students were relocated out of the school. The school is currently unoccupied.
What's going on? Is Black Leadership on Maryland's Eastern Shore Under seige? I discuss this with Dr. Dewayne Whittington and a special unannouced guest on this week's (7/8) show. If you know of similar instances, let me know by commenting in the response section of this e-mail. This stuff is amazing. Don't ya know.
Well, this week concluded our serious on why most African American men don't go to church. This past week Rev. Dr. John Kennedy, Presiding Elder of the Philadelphia Eastern Shore District (right) and Rev. Grant Johnson, (left),an Elder in the United Methodist Church addressed the concerns and solutions to get more African American Men into the church. What are the solutions? The church must address men's daily needs, it must present many avenues for ment to enter the church. Once men are into the church there should be mentoring program to help them understand the functions of the church. Men must assume some responsibility of seeking God and realizing the church is not a perfect institution. I shared/reminded our listeners of Dr. Kunjufu's examples of churches that are addressing men's needs, while also addressing their spiritual concerns. One such church have a number of men attacting activities on Saturday evening -- the time when most bad things happens in our communities. Men sleep in the church on Saturday evenings, they wake up on Sunday mornings, have breakfast in the church and then go into church service upon the conclusion of breadkfast.
We agreed the discussion started on Called2Action, must continue with Church leadership and men that are absent from church. Both pastors agreed they would be a part of these efforts, but would not lead the effort. Let's pray that our local church realize the importance of this serious problem and will strive to solve it in an unselfish manner.
I will keep the urgency of this problem in the forefront of our community. Let's all pray that we will hear God's word on this issue.