Sunday, December 23, 2007

Let's All Have A Called2Action Christmas

Let's not wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks, nor wait for Christmas to bring joy to someone's heart, or Sunday evenings to be Called2Action. Merry Christmas from the Caribbean.

...and now here they are.

A few repeats for you, based on your likes

  • December 23, 2007 Guest Arnold Patent , Author of the book, You Can Have It All.
  • December 30, 2007 Guest Ernie Ramos, Natural Health Expert.
We return live on January 6th 2008.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Frustrated Over Lack of Af-Am Support

Councilwoman Shanie Shields joined me in the studio the week of December 6, 2007. Shanie has been disappointed by the lack of support she receives as a council woman. The minority district that was carved out to increase the likihood of African Americans being on the council has been successful to date. However, the council woman's ability to aide others in being empowered has been short changed because of public support.

Though council woman Shields did not express the notion that this will be her last term, she has mentioned in the past that she does not intend to be a life time politician and this could be her last term as a council woman. Wouldn't it be surprising if upon her leaving no one vied for the position? Amazing, but it could happen. We just don't seem to be interested in achieving a fuller degree of empowerment.
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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Everybody Over There Get On Up,..Get Involved, Get Involved....

Tonight's program features a couple of community updates -- one on the attempts to bring a charter school into the community. I guarantee you, you will find the status of things very surprising.

Secondly, I'll present to you through specific examples the need for a dose of social and political viagra in the African American community. We don't have more, because we don't want more.

Continued Discussion on a Weapon of Mass Destruction

David Lee (Seattle, Washington) and Alice White (Princess Anne, Maryland) joined me on the program this past week. In an attempt to keep the one of the many weapons of mass destruction in front of our community, I continued the topic of HIV/AIDs.

David Lee attained the virus through a homosexual relationship about ten years ago. David shared with us that since contracting the virus he has undertaken to things that he previously only though about doing; traveling being one of those things. HIV is not a death sentence.

Alice White contracted the disease from her husband, and has been trying to get the word out. She shared that her church and community has not been supportive, though she's gotten some support from other communities.

What have we been learning? Any relationship can result in HIV. Get tested. There are drugs that will sustain life. Have one partner. Partners should get tested together. If contracted, it is not a death sentence. Continue to enjoy life. Use condoms, when uncertain of partners sexual habits ---- This suggestion I don't like, but it's what came out of interview. We must meet people where they are. Well, I hope the last two programs have increased an awareness on HIV. I will post the entire interview with Mr. Lee and Mrs. White at Thanks to Mr. Lee and Mrs. White for sharing a bit of their personal lives with us.