"Power Never Takes A Back Step - Only In The Face Of More Power."
"Truth Is On The Side Of The Oppressed" -Malcolm X
On Sunday July 1, 2007 Our Loyal Audience Had The Good Fortune Of Listening To The Gifted Dr. Manning Marable, Director Of The Malcolm X Project @ Columbia University And One Of The Greatest Scholars Of His Generation, Make It Plain As Malcolm X Would Say On THA ARTIVIST PRESENTS...W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio...
Dr. Marable dropped the science and offered an unique perspective on Malcolm X's life and legacy...He talked about how Malcolm's image has been distorted to serve certain interests who were not interested in the living human being known as Malcolm X to begin with...We talked about the missing three chapters from the classic Autobiography of Malcolm X as well as the controversy surrounding his death and sexuality...
Dr. Marable, a 21 year old attendant of the historic 1972 Black Political Agenda Convention in Gary, Indiana also talked about the inadequacies of the Black leadership model and the so-called two party system today and the need for a third political party which basically addresses the needs of African Americans...
Please feel free to join the "listen up" party by clicking on the following link to hear the actual interview:
Tha Artivist Says:
Bro. Rah Crawford Blessed Our Loyal Audience With His Visualization Of What It Means To Be A Trendsetting Pioneering Man of The Arts And Letters On A Special July Edition Of Tha Artivist Presents...W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio…Not only did he provide us with insights into his amazing and inspirational journey to becoming one of the voices to define the modern generation but he also shared with us some of his wisdom on what it takes to not only create a work of art but also how to master the art of business and marketing as well as the art of peace of mind...His artwork is beautifully done which truly resembles the workings of a beautiful mind...Through The Blessings Of Cyberspace Come Meet Our Generation's Andy Warhol!!!
Sis. Sherie Said:
You are the man! What a delightful experience that interview was. Howard was right, what a great trio we were. Age differences, parts of the country, educations and race. I learned a lot.
My mother taught me to write real thank you letters - you know, the snail mail type. Where do I send one to you? Do you produce your show? If not, who is your producer, too, please.
Thank you for expanding my horizons.
I'm glad I'm your sis.
Sis. Shamontiel Said:
I enjoyed the last show you invited me on, but this one is my favorite because I got to talk about my passion for education, the Harlem Renaissance, and you had some great guests on there to educate people on voting and diversity. Thank you for inviting me on and letting me get some information out there. As for your other guest, what an intelligent and thought-provoking conversationalist Sherie is. The person who called in had some great views as well, and I'm glad he called in to share his thoughts. You've got a great show on your hands and some of the most relevant topics to date. Keep doing you, and I'll keep listening.
Tha Artivist Writes:
On Sunday July 8, 2007 intergenerational reaching and teaching was definitely the order of the day on Tha Artivist Presents…W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio…Yours truly had the honor and privilege of sharing the airwaves with two passionate women of the written word and the valiant deed…Sis. Sherie Lebedis and Sis. Shamontiel Vaughn definitely went together like Ebony and Ivory…Not only do these beautiful kindred spirits share a love for writing but they also have a passion for speaking truth to power and activism on the college campus and beyond…
Sis. Sherie talked about her experiences as a middle class White suburbanite from California registering rural Black voters in South Carolina during the turbulent 1960s…She also talked about her experiences as the only White student @ Allen University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in Columbia, South Carolina during the 1960s as well…
Sis. Shamontiel, an alum of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri another HBCU respectively, shared her experiences as a student activist on a mission at her first college of choice , Northern Michigan University…She shared with us her inspiring story of actually changing the curriculum requirements to stress the importance of African American Studies and diversity in an overwhelmingly White student population through her one woman protest and letter writing campaign…Although she transferred to Lincoln University her efforts were not in vain as you will hear in this interview…She also talked about going to a HBCU where half the student population was White (quite different from Sis. Sherie’s experiences @ Allen University in the 1960s)…
Other Topics We Touched Upon Include:
The Consequences of Brown v. Board Decision
Please Listen To The Actual Show By Clicking On The Following Link: http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/blogtalkradio/show_34958
Please check out the following for more info on our guests…
Our Scheduled Featured Guests Were...
1.) Civil Rights Movement Veteran, Activist, Author And Educator Sherie Labedis
SCLC, SCOPE, South Carolina, 1965-66
I was a voter registration worker in rural Berkeley County, SC. I walked miles and encouraged entire farming communities to register and vote. We helped the local workers de-segregate restaurants. We helped people fill out confusing paperwork. We were witnesses to the fact that white people are not all prejudiced.
I went south feeling like I was taking freedom to the people I would find there. Instead they taught me wisdom, patience and endurance. I attended Allen University, an African Methodist Episcopal college in Columbia, SC. I was the only white student. I became a U.S. history teacher and retired after 35 years to write a book about my experiences. My story "A Line in the Sand" was published in Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul.
2.) Author Extraordinaire, Entrepreneur And Enamored With The Culture Of Hip Hop Shamontiel L. Vaughn a.k.a. Maroon Sista
Growing up is hard enough, but when six completely opposite people meet to argue, cry, laugh, pledge, fight, and hang together on a Historically Black College campus, a bond is formed. Seleste is a college junior with her own place, no boyfriend, and determined to hold on to her virginity. Her best friend, Cara, is a college junior who lives in the dorms, has an on-again off-again boyfriend, Arnez, and thinks sex is the answer to all her problems. Travis, nicknamed Memo, is a troubled senior from New York who came to Chicago, running from his fathers past as a crooked cop. Jermaine wants to join a fraternity and O wants to get rid of the Super Senior trait hes earned. Change for a Twenty is a fiction novel set in Chicago about six college friends, two nemeses, and the path to adulthood.
Check out Shamontiel L. Vaughn's debut on W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio:
Also, feel free to visit http://www.lulu.com/shamontiel to find out more background information on the author and the book.
*Jena 6 Special Planted Seeds Of Change W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio Style...7/29/07*
The Tragedy And Triumph of The Jena 6 a.k.a. The New Scottsboro 9
Thanks To Everyone For Tuning In And Downloading The Sunday July 29, 2007 Edition Of Tha Artivist Presents....W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio...Our Jena 6 Special Was One Of Our Highly Rated And Most Relevant Shows To Date...E-mails Have Been Pouring In From All Over Telling Me How Unbelievable This Story Of "Just Us" Is...People Also Stated That They Will Do Their Part to Eradicate This As Well As Other Things Still Being Produced From America's Twisted Legacy Of Racism...
Although Bro. Tony Brown the radio host couldn't join us for this important program because of a case of laryngitis, he nevertheless prove influential because he was the reason why many of us knew of this Jena 6 case in the first place...Bro. Brown has been using his very popular daily morning talk show 'Eyes Open With Tony Brown' as a platform to discuss The Jena 6 case...He was the one that gave the African American male youths the nickname in the first place and he has been on top of this case even before there was a case...He was the first to speak out about the September 2006 hangman nooses incident concerning "the whites only tree" that sparked the series of incidents which culminated in the arrest of six African American male youths known as The Jena 6...Even before The BBC and CNN was on the scene Bro. Brown was giving a blow by blow analysis of the situation from round one...I and many others thank him immensely for his selfless contributions in this important cause...He was definitely there with us in spirit...
Our scheduled guests included Sis. Tina Jones the mother of Bro. Bryant Ray Purvis (one of the Jena 6) and Bro. King Downing the Director of the ACLU National Campaign Against Racial Profiling...Our surprise guests included Bro. John Jenkins the father of Bro. Carwin Jones (one of the Jena 6) and Bro. Dell Hickman the lawyer for Bro. Bryant Ray Purvis...Breaking news was made when Bro. John Jenkins announced matter of factly that the infamous "whites only" tree was recently cut down and taken off the school premises...Even Bro. King Downing and Bro. Dell Hickman, people very close to this Jena 6 situation, weren't aware of this development...Thanks also goes to Bro. Morris Howard who always offer great insight and wisdom when he calls in a.k.a. a true fan and supporter!!!
Please Feel Free To Listen To What We Discussed:
Also please feel free to forward along to all your friends and family because we must get the message out about this case!!!
If you want to learn how you can get involved please e-mail the Jena 6 Defense Committee @ email@example.com and check out The Jena 6 Media/Support Contact List...Thanks!!!
And Look For Me In The Whirlwind...
Bro. R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
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