Monday, August 27, 2007

To Name A Building

Dr. H. DeWayne Whittington, first Af-Am Board of Education Superintendent in Somerset County, Maryland, (inset on right) did not have his contract renewed by the Somerset County Board of Education, his bosses. He took them to court on a racial discrimination charge and won. The judge ruled that a school in Somerset County should be named after him. A school was named after him and a few years later the school was closed down. The notion of having another school named after him was re-discussed by the board of education one evening. One of the organization that spoke that night, and may have influenced the Board in not having a school renamed after him was the local branch of the NAACP, (President Kenneth Ballard left inset).

I invited both men into the studio to discuss this issue. Happy to add, our discussion has lead to the realization of the importance of communicating with each other and gather as much of the facts as you can before rendering a point of view is paramount. Won't get into details here, but you may listen to the program by clicking on the appropriate link off to the left of this page.

I have posted some historical background information on this issue; just click on this link.
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Black Enough? What Do You Mean?

Lots of conversation in and around our ears about being Black enough. We've heard it most about Senator Barack Omaba. What does it mean. Well, Warren White joined me to discuss this notion. What does it mean? Having the interest of African Americans at heart by talking and living it. Lively discussion, much covered; too much to cover in this article. If you're interested in what was said, send me a comment, (see below), and I will send you a copy of the program. Oh, by the way, I asked the thought provoking question, is Former President Bill Clinton (touted by some as the first Black President), black enough? The response was amazing.
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Not Black Enough. What In the World Does That Mean?

This week on Called2Action (8/19/07) will be an open mic night. The primary topic will be the subject line cited above. We've been hearing comments on whether Barack Obama is black enough to represent all Americans. On the other end of the spectrum we've felt, (I think) that Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton is too black. In either cases because of these attitudes (judgements), in either case none will assume their political aspiration of becoming President of the United States.

The Ghetto Is Not My Final Destination

My discussion with Dr. Angelia Nelson left us all on a motivational high. Dr. Nelson's motivational interactions with young African American girls 11 - 17 years of age in the inner city of Philadelphia has aided many young ladies to realize their current state of affairs does not have to be their final. Using her own upbringing and the accompanying circumstances as a catalyst for inspiration to others has been her spiritual life's calling. This was very evident. I've associated her website to her highlighted name above. By double clicking on her name above you will be taken to her website and learn more about her.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Here Doesn't Have To Be Your Final Stop

Another author joins us this evening, a motivational speaker and educator, Dr. Angelia Nelson joins me tonight. Her book, "The Ghetto Is Not My Final Destination". She motivates young ladies 11 - 17 years of age, in the inner city of Philadelphia. Join us.

Monday, August 06, 2007

A Called2Action Evening with Arnold Patent

The motivating goal of the Called2Action radio program is to take those of us who experience a preponderance of social maladies to a higher level of universal consciousness. This past week the ball was placed into the hands of Arnold Patent, my guest, and his book, You Can Have It All, was the play book. After reading this book over 20 years ago it was a delight to talk directly with the man behind the book --- a highlight of the Called2Action program. I highly recommend this book. It’s one of my all time favorites, as it has aided me in moving into a higher level of consciousness. Thanks Arnold.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Author Arnold Patent --- Tonight

Author of the Book "YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL"' Arnold Patent... TONIGHT!!!