Thursday, December 22, 2011

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio...Listen Now: "Bobby Rush aka King Of The Chitlin' Circuit: Sue's Boyfriend Uncensored & Uncut"

 

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Original Air Date: Weds. December 22, 2011

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topic:"Bobby Rush aka King Of The Chitlin' Circuit: Sue's Boyfriend Uncensored & Uncut"

Video: Bobby Rush "I Ain't Studdin Ya" 


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Bobby Rush is a true American Master and National Treasure...He is one of the Blues' greatest artists and ambassadors...In this exclusive and insightful 2-part interview with W.E. A.L.L. B.E., the living legend gives us candid insight into his seminal career, homespun folksy wisdom and thoughts about the contemporary music scene including Hip Hop/rap...Learn about how the infamous Capone Mob helped launch his storied career, how he became the only artist to secure his master recordings from the fabled Chess Records (Cadillac Records), how he survived a showdown with legendary Memphis kingpin and music impresario Sunbeam Mitchell and how Sam Walton,the founder and visionary behind Wal-mart, helped fixed his car when he was stranded on an Arkansas Highway...He also reveals the true meaning and history of the Chitlin' Circuit and the blues...This show is an instant classic and must listen!!!

About Bobby Rush

At a time when most of his contemporaries are resting on their laurels, Bobby Rush—a 50-year veteran of the stage—remains one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R&B/blues arena. Rush’s live shows are without parallel, replete with costume changes and comedic sketches acted out with the assistance of his lovely female dancers. In addressing a broad range of matters of the heart, Rush adopts various onstage persona-the adoring lover, the cuckold, the boastful stud-delivering all with a knowing wink that assures the audience that he’s in on the joke.

In the context of today’s all too predictable and sanitized blues market, it’s easy to understand why audiences new to Rush’s performances often find them novel or even bewildering. Unique they are, but Rush’s signifying, jesting, and double entendrĂ© jiving are at the heart of the blues, as exemplified by forbears such as Bessie Smith, Louis Jordan, and Howlin’ Wolf.

Bobby Rush—it’s pronounced as one three-syllable name—calls his music “folk funk,” an apt description for a blend that’s both decidedly modern and deeply rooted in tradition. Over the decades he has consistently updated his music by incorporating new styles-- Chicago blues, soul, funk, reggae, and hip-hop—into a fresh mix. At the same time, his original compositions often stem from his dipping into the well of folk wisdom, as exemplified by songs like “What’s Good For the Goose is Good for the Gander Too.”

The son of a preacher man, Bobby Rush was born Emmet Ellis, Jr.,in the north Louisiana town of Haynesville; he later adopted his stage name out of respect for his father. He built his first instrument, a primitive guitar or “diddley bow,” and by his early teens he was donning a fake mustache and appearing at Deep South juke joints. In the mid-’50s he moved to Chicago, where his bands included Freddie King, Earl Hooker, and Luther Allison, and on jaunts back to his family home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he performed with artists including Elmore James.

Rush began working as a bandleader already as a teenager once he realized that he could control his own destiny if he owned all the equipment. His entrepreneurial flair is legendary among fellow musicians, who fondly recall his earning double pay by working in disguise as the emcee on his own gigs, and his shuffling between three gigs a night at West Side nightclubs.

Rush’s popularity as a live performer in Chicago set back the development of his recording career, but he began to achieve national acclaim in 1971 following the success of his hit “Chicken Heads” on Galaxy Records. Over the next decade he recorded for labels including Jewel, Philadelphia International, Warner Brothers, and toured widely on the “chitlin circuit,” the decades old network of clubs that stretches in a rough triangle between east Texas, north Florida, and Chicago.

In the early ‘80s Rush moved to his current home of Jackson, Mississippi, where he recorded a series of albums for the LeJam, Ichiban, and Malaco labels, and gained the title of “king of the chitlin circuit” in the wake of hits including “Sue,” “Wearin’ It Out,” “Ain’t Studdin’ You,” and “Hoochie Man.”

In 2003 Rush fulfilled his longtime dream of forming his own label, Deep Rush, recording the CD “Undercover Lover” and capturing the magic of his live show on DVD at the club Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi. The same year his showmanship was featured in Richard Pearce’s documentary film “The Road To Memphis,” part of Martin Scorsese’s film series “The Blues.”

Rush has also demonstrated his deep blues roots in the last several years through several special recording projects on Deep Rush On 2004’s “Folk Funk” he revisited the funk era on a live studio outing with guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart, and on his most recent CD “Raw” he strips his sound down to the basics, appearing only with his guitar and harmonica. Although he still maintains a busy schedule with his band, these sessions have inspired him to make occasional solo performances, which have been wonderfully received.

In the last decade Rush has gained new audiences through performances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and on festival stages in Europe and Japan. But catch him on an average weekend and he’s just as likely to be playing to packed houses in chitlin circuit clubs in places like Nesbit, Mississippi, and Smackover, Arkansas, before mostly black, working class audiences that conventional blues wisdom suggests no longer exist.

Success in the music business often entails leaving behind the people who sustained you during your early years, but that’s not a price Bobby Rush is willing to pay. As his career takes off in new directions, he’s determined to keep it real, presenting the same unadulterated show as he moves from Tokyo to Smackover. Or as he explains in what has become somewhat a mantra of late, “I want to cross over, not cross out.”

--Scott Barretta
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Monday, December 19, 2011

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "The Redemption Of George Stinney, Jr: Charles Stinney Speaks..."

On Columbus Day 2011, W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News spoke with Rev. Charles Stinney, the younger brother of George Stinney, Jr. who @ 14 was the youngest person legally put to death in the U.S. in the 20th Century under questionable circumstances...He shares his memories of his brother as well as his thoughts on the current movement to clear his name some 67 years after his death.

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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio...Listen Now: "Ed Dwight: First Black Astronaut & Black History's Sculptor"

 

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Original Air Date: Weds. December 14, 2011



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 About Ed Dwight
A man whose resume reads: former Air Force Test Pilot, America's first African American Astronaut Candidate, Computer Systems Engineer, Aviation Consultant, restauranteur, real estate developer, and construction entrepreneur can best be described as a true renaissance man. Ed Dwight has succeeded in all these areas. However, for the last 3o years, Ed has focused his direction on fine art and sculpture, large scale memorial, and public art projects. Since his art career began in 1978, after attaining his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Denver, Ed Dwight has become one of most prolific and insightful sculptors in America.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas, Ed left in 1953 to join the U.S. Air Force. After completing pilot training, he served as a military fighter pilot and obtained a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University. In 1961, Dwight was chosen by President John F. Kennedy to enter training as an Experimental Test Pilot in preparation to become the first African American Astronaut candidate. Ed completed the Experimental Test Pilot course, and entered Aerospace Research Pilot training, successfully completing the course and performed duties as a fully qualified Aerospace Research Pilot. Three years after the death of President Kennedy, Ed left the military, and entered private life. 

After leaving the military in 1966, Ed took a position with the IBM Corporation as a Marketing Representative & Systems Engineer. After leaving IBM, Ed became an Aviation Consultant for a Dallas firm, as well as performing pilot duties with Executive Aviation. This was followed by the development of a restaurant chain. In 1970, Ed founded Dwight Development Associates, Inc., a real estate and land development & construction company, & became one of the larger real estate development entrepreneurs in Denver. Ed’s childhood dream was to become an artist, but was encouraged by his father to become an engineer. His first serious artistic endeavor, however, began with a commission to create a sculpture of Colorado’s first Black Lt. Governor, George Brown. With little formal art training, this opportunity was soon followed by a commission from the Colorado Centennial Commission: to create a series of bronzes entitled “Black Frontier in the American West” which depicted the contribution of African Americans to the opening of the West. Few facts were known about Black pioneers, explorers, trappers, farmers, and soldiers. So Ed, using his new developed and unique artistic style, opened the minds of viewers to this unknown history of the American West. The series of 50 bronzes was on exhibit for several years throughout the U.S. The series gained widespread acceptance and critical acclaim.

Ed Dwight Sculpture Studios, Inc., located in Denver, CO operates a Studio, Gallery, and Foundry in a 25,000 sq.ft. facility. Since all the research for all the memorials is conducted in-house, the studio enjoys one of the larger historical based book, video, DVD collections in the country. The studio is composed of a Design Department; Creative Sculpture, Mold, Casting, Metal Finishing & Patina Departments. We also operated our own shipping department, as well as a wood fabrication area. The studio has the capacity to create & develop art projects using a full range of metals, plastics, other materials. The art gallery is open for viewing & maintains a full range of Ed’s sculptures for your perusal. The studio is open for visits, preferably by appointment.

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Monday, December 05, 2011

Video Promo: "With Eyes From Both Sides: A Thelma Wright Story &The Redemption Of George Stinney, Jr."

 

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1st Hour: "With Eyes From Both Sides: A Thelma Wright Story"
 
Guest: Sis. Thelma Wright, Black Mafia Widow, Former Queenpin & Entrepreneur
With Eyes From Both Sides
Prologue


Just a simple eye roll, with only the telltale aroma of indignation. Thoughts in my mind rapidly parsing, computing like so many zeros and ones; but not anger, no. Only thoughts about my birthday and how he disappointed me by not attending to me on my day. He always attended to me. I was accustomed to that. I loved that. I needed that. I didn’t get the answer I wanted to hear. He wasn’t kind. He wasn’t considerate. I was summarily dismissed as though I’d done something wrong. Turning away from him, walking slowly, slowly away back to my car; a twist upward of the right corners of my smile, and an ever-so-slight turn of my head; hair tossing for a minuscule moment for the dramatic effect of my disdain with him, missing my birthday; that simple eye roll, the split second between everything you think you know and everything you don’t. And then… “POP.” Or was it a bang? He shot me.

With Eyes From Both Sides examines the life of Thelma Wright, as a youngster growing up in South Philly with loving parents and a wholesome Catholic upbringing; blind to the changing nature of her neighborhood in the sixties, and then as a young woman who falls into what she calls “crazy love” with one of the City’s purported kingpins of Philadelphia’s flourishing drug trade in the seventies and early eighties. When her husband, Jackie Wright is murdered, Thelma becomes a major player in the game, a veritable queen-pin, running major drug operations from Los Angeles to Philadelphia.

The story is divided into sections delineated by a few words or a sentence which aptly describes the series of chapters contained therein. For example, the chapters in which her relationship with her husband is told in vivid detail are part of the section described as “Crazy Love.” Thelma tells her story through thoughtful introspection, calling upon hindsight’s retrospective crystal clarity to weave a story of love, hate, jealousy, and murder; by day, a loving mother, devoted to her son, and by night, a dynamic powerbroker, a mover, working deals with other major movers on the low for most and in plain sight only for those in her inner circle.

About Sis. Thelma Wright

Thelma Wright, a native South Philadelphian, completed her schooling at St. Maria Goretti High School and then attended Temple University for Real Estate Management. In the late 1980’s, Thelma relocated to Los Angeles, CA and launched multiple business ventures including real estate management and Jackiem Enterprises, Inc., a clothing design company which provided custom made jogging suits and touring paraphernalia for athletes and entertainers. After serving as the company’s founding president for a number of years, Thelma decided to move back to Philadelphia to be closer to family and friends. Her entrepreneurial spirit allowed her to begin producing comedy shows and coordinating events and gatherings for high profile individuals on the east coast, in addition to expanding her real estate portfolio in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Thelma has worked numerous jobs in the real estate, banking and the mortgage industry. Currently, working as a property manager for a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Thelma enjoys spending much quality time with her parents, five siblings, close friends and son, Jackiem Wright.
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2nd Hour: "The Redemption Of George Stinney, Jr."

Guest: Pastor Charles Stinney speaks about his late brother and the current movement to exonerate his name and pardon him of a heinous crime he did not commit but due to institutional racism and Jim Crow justice he paid the ultimate price for...


 On June 16, 1944, 14 year old George Stinney Jr. became the youngest person put to death in the history of 20th Century Amerikkka...Read More:

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Daring To Struggle And Daring To Win…Remembering Chairman Fred, Sr., & Mark Clark 40 Years Later…



Videos: Chairman Fred Hampton In His Own Words

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"He was a giant, and this is not some idle white worship of a black man. This is a terrible way to put it, but the people who made it their business to kill the leaders of the black movement picked the right ones." ~Dr. Quentin Young, a member of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's inner circle.

“I believe I'm going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I'm going to die high off the people. I believe I'm going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.”
~Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr.

By R2C2H2 Tha Artivist
Special To W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News

Whether we Black Folks know it or not 12-4-1969 is our 9-11, our ground zero…Arguably more so than 2-21-1965 or 4-8-1968 it actually helped to redefined the future of Black America for the next several generations to come…That is when the world changed…For the worse…That Cold Chicago Winter’s Day The Dream Was Dead Upon Arrival Courtesy Of The United Snakes Of Amerikkka, America’s Schizophrenic, Sociopathic & Megalomaniac wheeling and dealing Twin Brother, You Know The Amerikkkan Nightmare…In an apartment room on 2337 West Monroe Street, in the heart of Black Chicago, the body of Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr., and the seemingly limitless ambitions and hopes of a better and more unified, dignified, freedom loving and righteous people laid slain on what can know be dubbed the Killing Floor of The State…he and his comrade Bro. Mark Clark, were just two victims in a long line of many in what can be dubbed the ruthless efficient State Genocidal Killing Machine known as COINTELPRO…

These two elegant spokespersons were singled out for State execution because of their willingness and commitment to redistribute and share the wealth with the huddled masses: All Power To The People!!! The bureaucratic law entrapment despot and propagandist known as J. Edgar Hoover labeled the Black Panther Party as the greatest threat to the internal security of the U.S. and therefore initiated a domestic terrorism program against U.S. citizens that even the likes of Stalin and Hitler would have envied…

Why were the Panthers a threat??? Because they existed to serve the people and empower the disenfranchised that’s why…They started survival social programs such as the free breakfast program for kids, initiated innovative and free sickle anemia testing as well as provided free healthcare clinics…They believe that community folks should embrace self determination and so they took it upon themselves to police their own communities and streets from enemies both outside and within…They mastered the understanding of Caesar’s law and made it served them to the greatest effect possible…They also dared to clothe the naked and enlighten the ignorant as well with a way of life that demanded that they recognize and respect their human dignity and that others do the same…By any means necessary…Their 10 Point Platform Program was and is a necessity for all folks and not just a luxury for Black folks…These brothers and sisters were true grassroots community organizers who only aspired to serving the people in a very direct and revolutionary way and not just to Higher Office…hmmm….

And by all accounts Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr., was the gold standard of this philosophy…He was charismatic, an electrifying orator, a very gifted organizer and by all accounts highly intelligent…Everybody that knew or knew of him, knew that he wasn’t ordinary but extra-ordinary…He was destined for truly great things…But Fred overstood something that many of us still fail to understand: that individual accomplishments and feats mean little when you and the people that you love are not free! So at the age of 14 Chairman Fred embraced ‘liberation for all’ and not just ‘entitlement for one’ by creating quite frankly one of the largest NAACP Youth Leadership Councils in the country…In his hometown of Maywood, Ill, a town of roughly 27,000, he was able to secure close to 500 active members in his respective branch…These youths were actively involved in helping to integrate the city’s public parks and pools…This no doubt infuriated the ruling class of the city and it also put him on the radar of the FBI…If you think about it this is truly a amazing feat in and of itself considering that Dr. King, one of the movement’s great icons, was not involved in social protest until he was 26 years old (and at first reluctantly so) as leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and El Hajj El Malik Shabazz also known as Malcolm X, another dynamic icon of Black Power, was also in his mid twenties when he realized his ultimate mission as well after nearly ten years in a concentration camp (prison)…

Although Chairman Fred was a gifted scholar athlete he instead chose to develop his mind rather than a lucrative sports career by going to college to study pre-law…Chairman Fred eventually became the Deputy Chairman of the Illinois State Black Panther Party and rapidly ascended through the organization gaining both statewide as well as nationwide attention for the discipline and vision of his chapter…For example, it was Chairman Fred not Rev. Jesse Jackson who first coined the phrase the rainbow coalition…He applied this term in relation to working with some of Chicago’s notorious and ethnic street gangs…He considered street gangs as tribes and it was his purpose to politicized them and indoctrinate them into the philosophy and workings of the Black Panther Party…Chairman Fred was instrumental in creating a truce between the largest of these street gangs and was about to hook the panthers together with the Black P Stone Rangers (Black P Stone Nation) led by a very charismatic and equally intimidating Jeff Forte...It would have been like the head (BPP) reconnecting with the body to form a formidable political action organization that would have no doubt raised the ante in getting Black people proper and righteous representation in electoral politics as well as put the Black community in a very substantial and enviable position, locally and nationally, to properly demand better and sufficient treatment under Caesar’s government…

However that was not to be…The enemy had developed and implemented numerous effective and devious ways to short circuit their opposition’s effectiveness in actualizing goals and objectives…In many instances they would use your own at first to undermine and cut you at the knees…This has always been the way of imperial and colonial rule to prosper and sustain itself: Divide and Conquer & Good Ole Willie Lynchism…

The FBI sent a letter to Jeff Forte stating that Chairman Fred & BPP put a contract out on his life and was in the process of a hostile takeover of his organization…This deceptive letter helped to undermine the peace treaty between the street gangs…Also The State was using the media to disseminate propaganda to show the BPP in a bad light in the court of public opinion…That also used this character lynching to raid the BPP Chicago Head Quarters 4 times with the fourth time effectively destroying the leadership of the Illinois BPP…

The FBI also mailed fake BPP coloring books to white residencies to conjure up a scary image of the BPP being a racist Black Supremacist group bent on destroying Whitey and the Pigs by any means necessary…Ironically much of the BPP’s financial support came from well known liberal white celebrities such as Marlon Brando, Leonard Bernstein and Jane Fonda respectively…

"When Fred was shot in Chicago, black people in particular, and decent people in general, bled everywhere." –Rev. Jesse Jackson @ Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr.’s funeral.

Fred Hampton was assassinated by the police and dragged by his wrist to the door December 4th 1969

And The State was able to find their Judas in a petty small time car thief known as William O’Neal…O’Neal basically willingly traded the prosperous future of a robust and thriving Black America to save his own trifling skin from legal prosecution for his criminal offenses…He became a FBI informant answering directly and only to his slave master, FBI Agent Robert Mitchell…The seemingly affable O’Neal eventually became a very trusted in Chairman Fred’s BPP inner circle…He was so much revered by the Chairman Fred that O’Neal became his personal bodyguard and security chief…

To me it is very surreal to view rare footage of Chairman Fred on YouTube pontificating the finer points of BPP philosophy while this Benedict Arnold is offering praises of support as well as laughter at the Chairman’s jokes…It was O’Neal who provided his slave master Robert Mitchell and The State with the blueprint of Chairman Fred’s apartment and where his bedroom was located…It will later be revealed that the State’s almost 100 rounds of fire was aimed towards the direction of the bedroom…The only shot fired from a BPP member was Defense Captain Mark Clark as a reaction to being shot in the heart while he slept…It was O’Neal who fixed Chairman Fred’s last supper and laced it with something to induce sleep (perhaps a barbiturate in the Kool Aid) so that the State could assassinate him while he slept next to his pregnant fiancĂ© with his namesake almost nine months in the wound (Chairman Fred Jr. would be born several weeks later on Dec. 29)…

We’ve seen this movie before 4 years earlier…When Malcolm X was assassinated in front of his young family at the Audubon ballroom, his chief bodyguard was an undercover NYPD BOSS (Bureau Of Special Services) operative by the name of Eugene Roberts…Although Malcolm told his security not to body check anyone or carry any weapons on their persons, Roberts was of course carrying heat…In an interview years later for the brilliant Malcolm X documentary Make It Plain he explained that he wanted to pull his gun out to intervene when Malcolm was getting pumped with bullets but was afraid of blowing his cover…This is the same infamous Eugene Roberts who would eventually set up (entrap) Afeni Shakur (the mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur) and the rest of the Panther 21 crew…

On Dec. 4, 1969 we lost two of humanity’s shining lights…Defense Captain Mark Clark of Peoria, Illinois, is often lost in the memorializing, but it must be remembered that he was a true soldier and the embodiment of the ‘observe and participate’ methodology of the BPP as well…Over 5,000 people from all walks of life, socioeconomic backgrounds and political leanings came to pay their respects to the fallen Black Giant of revolutionary thought and action including Revs. Jesse Jackson & Ralph Abernathy...


It's In The Blood: Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr.

Although their bodies are no more their revolutionary spirit lives on through the power of the people and in the living legacy physical form of Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr.!!! In the words of Chairman Fred ,Jr., he fell from the tree of two freedom fighters…Chairman Fred, Jr., who was born Dec. 29, 1969, to 18 year old Black Panther Sis. Akua Njeri the former Deborah Johnson, has picked up the proletarian freedom struggle and fight where his father left off…He has immersed himself in the message and sacrificial blood of his father and namesake and dedicated his life to the undying love and support of and for the liberation of the people…He is fighting the war and for the principles that many of us won’t recognize, forgot, are unaware of or are too afraid to fight on the frontlines for…We The People should do all we can to uplift this once mighty panther cub, once man child now full fledged revolutionary so that his universal vision for justice for all oppressed peoples can mature alongside the living man…Freedom fighting ain’t free and there’s a price to be paid for every gain earned as well as ounce of sweat and pint of blood expended...Free Em All!!!

Please send your $love and support$ to Chairman Fred Hampton,Jr., and the POCC (Prisoners Of Conscience Committee) to the following address:
Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr.
The POCC
P.O. Box 368255
Chicago, Illinois 60636

Also call to book Chairman Fred for interviews, paid lectures and other engagements:
773-256-9451

For More Coverage On W.E. A.L.L. B.E.:

Topic: You Can Kill A Revolutionary, But You Can't Kill The Revolution...Remembering Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr., & Mark Clark 40 Years Later...A Conversation With Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weallbe/2009/12/03/Tha-Artivist-PresentsWE-ALL-BE-News-Radio

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*Bonus*
Fred Hampton, Jr. Speaks About His Father's Murder
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/01/18631070.php


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They ‘Remember Fred Hampton, 40 Years Later’...

Bruce Dixon Of Black AgendaReport: ‘Remembering Fred Hampton, 40 Years Later’


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNYuSBXUo6g

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Democracy Now!: “The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther”
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/4/the_assassination_of_fred_hampton_how


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‘I Am … A Revolutionary!’

http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/%E2%80%98i-am-a-revolutionary%E2%80%99/

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Youths See Slain Black Panther As Role Model
http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=38547

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Accomplishments Of The Illinois Black Panther Party

• Breakfast for Children Program – Chicago

• Breakfast for Children Program – Peoria

• Free People’s Medical Clinic

• Free Sickle Cell Anemia Testing

• Political Education Classes

• Community Control of Police Project

• Unified the street gangs of Chicago

• Multi-racial united front among the Black Panther Party, Students for a Democratic Society, the Blackstone Rangers, the Young Lords and the Young Patriots that was called the “Rainbow Coalition,” a phrase later taken by Rev. Jesse Jackson

For More Coverage On W.E. A.L.L. B.E.:

Daring To Struggle And Daring To Win…Remembering Chairman Fred, Sr., & Mark Clark 40 Years Later…
http://weallbe.blogspot.com/2009/12/daring-to-struggle-and-daring-to.html

Topic: You Can Kill A Revolutionary, But You Can't Kill The Revolution...Remembering Chairman Fred Hampton, Sr., & Mark Clark 40 Years Later...A Conversation With Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/weallbe/2009/12/03/Tha-Artivist-PresentsWE-ALL-BE-News-Radio

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*Bonus*
Fred Hampton, Jr. Speaks About His Father's Murder
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/01/18631070.php

Friday, December 02, 2011

Listen Now! W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: The Father Of The Black TV Sitcom: An Interview With Eric Monte

 

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topic:The Father Of The Black TV Sitcom: An Interview With Eric Monte
  
Artivist Writes: Listen Now to the man who created Good Times, The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, What's Happening, The Cosby Show and the classic movie Cooley High based on his life tell it like it is in this exclusive on W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio!!! One ♥! 
 
 ERIC MONTE’S STORY

I created the television show “Good Times,” the characters George and Louise Jefferson of “The Jeffersons.” I also wrote the movie “Cooley High,” upon which the television show, “What’s Happening?” was based, not to mention that I created the television show, “The Cosby Show."

“Cooley High” was made for $750 thousand dollars and grossed over $100 million in the box office. All those things were block buster hits and made people hundreds of millions of dollars but yet I ended up living in a homeless shelter because I was cheated out of all the money those things made because of my ignorance and race.

When I came to Hollywood I was a young black high school dropout from the streets of Chicago who’s desire was to improve the images of black people on the screen and in books. In 1970 Norman Lear produced a show called “All in the Family.” He hired a guy named Mike Evans to play a character called Lionel. Lionel’s first line on “All in the Family” was, ‘I’s gwine get an edjumakation.’ The kind of degrading stereotypic thing I had come to Hollywood to change. I knew Mike.

One day Mike came to me and said that he was on this show called “All in the Family,” and that all he had was a walk on, walk off part. He said that there were a lot of people writing for the show and getting paid. He’d heard that I was a good writer and he wanted me to write a show, centering on his character, he would put both our names on it and take it in to Norman Lear. I wrote the episode in which I created Lionel’s mother and father, George and Louise Jefferson. George was a successful black man who didn’t like white people and called them “Honkies.” Mike took the script in to Norman and two weeks later Norman Lear sent for me. The first thing Norman said when I walked into his office was, ‘America will never buy a black man calling white people honky on a sit-com.’ I said, ‘they will if you keep it funny.’ You can’t be that funny he told me. “I can,” I said. He said he wanted to talk about something else. He sent for Mike Evans who was on the set rehearsing “All in the Family.”

While we were waiting he told me that “All in the Family,” was originally an English show and that he had another English show that he was getting ready to produce about a junkman called “Steptoe and Son.” I recommended Redd Foxx for the part because Redd was playing a junk man in a movie called “Cotton Comes to Harlem,” and I’d been a fan of Redd’s for years. Norman, who had never heard of Redd Foxx, told me that it was a white show and that it wouldn’t work with a black actor.

Mike came up and Norman said he wanted to do a black show and asked if we had any ideas. I immediately pitched “The Black Family,” which came on the air three years later as “Good Times.”

A few months after that first meeting he started shooting “Sanford and Son,” with Redd Foxx as the lead character. I tried out for the role as Lamont but Norman told me that I was a writer not an actor.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

5 For $50: Prints Of R2C2H2 Art


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: Weds11/16/2011 @ 9pm c/ 10pm e/7pm p*"Triumph Beyond Measure: The Martha Dixon Story"

 

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Air Date: Weds. November 23, 2011


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topic: "Triumph Beyond Measure: The Martha Dixon Story"

"Martha Dixon is wonderful, wise, gifted, and tough-an amazing woman with an awe-inspiring story.  This is a book any person of any age will learn from and enjoy.  After you read it, you'll find it harder to feel sorry for yourself, easier to get on with your life and go after your dreams and impossible not to be grateful that Martha shared her story with you.  She has been a blessing to Hillary and me, and she will be to you."
William Jefferson Clinton, Former U.S. President

 

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Martha Dixon Fashion Icon Award from Michael Mueller on Vimeo.
 

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About Triumph Beyond Measure

From the backbreaking work of picking cotton in the hot Arkansas sun, the daughter of a poor sharecropper, to the dressmaker for the First Lady of the United States, Martha Dixon's story is uniquely American.  Starting with nothing but an entrepreneurial drive, Ms. Dixon rose to the peak of her profession.  Triumph Beyond Measure is an impossible story that became possible.  A tale of a woman who believed in herself and set her sights high.  Inspirational, motivational, and steeped in lessons learned along the way.  Triumph Beyond Measure will leave you cheering.  "They said you need to crawl before you can walk," writes Ms. Dixon, "but I didn't want to walk. Nor did I want to run.  I wanted to fly."  Rags to riches.  From the poorhouse to the White House.  Triumph Beyond Measure is a story everyone should read.


About Sis. Martha

Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Women of Arkansas" by Arkansas Business Magazine, and the recipient of numerous awards for her entrepreneurship, political work, and community service, Martha Dixon rose from abject poverty to the height of her profession. Founder of Dixon Manufacturing, as well as other successful enterprises, Ms. Dixon's meteoric career took her all the way from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House and beyond. Dress designer for First Lady Hillary Clinton (her presidential Gala gown remains on display at the Truman Library), Ms. Dixon's stellar reputation and entrepreneurial spirit combined for one of the great success stories of our time.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Video: Tha Artivist Explains 'The Legacy': An Art Tribute To Dean James E. McLeod & Dr. John B.Ervin

Tha Artivist Explains: The Meaning Behind ‘The Legacy’
 'The Legacy' By r2c2h2 tha artivist (washington university in st. louis class of 2002)

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
~Albert Pine

"Know that you are valued by not how much money you make, titles that are bestowed or what you own but rather by how many lives you have touched and enriched with your presence, passions and talents which are priceless on their own…One ♥!"
~r2c2h2


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Own 'The Legacy' Today: An Art Tribute To Dean McLeod & Dr. John B. Ervin

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Tha Artivist Explains: The Meaning Behind ‘The Legacy’

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 'The Legacy' By r2c2h2 tha artivist (washington university in st. louis class of 2002)

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
~Albert Pine

"Know that you are valued by not how much money you make, titles that are bestowed or what you own but rather by how many lives you have touched and enriched with your presence, passions and talents which are priceless on their own…One ♥!"
~r2c2h2

‘The Legacy’ represents the bond and mission shared by two men of honor, Dean James E. McLeod & Dr. John B. Ervin, in the vision that they had for empowering their people through education. St. Louis has been known as the gateway to greatness and opportunity for those willing to seek it and risk it all in their pursuit of happiness.

'The Legacy' Is Part Of A Rich Educational Tradition

St. Louis has a rich educational tradition in their African American community respectively. The first high school for Blacks west of the Mississippi was Sumner High School. When Missouri made it a crime to educate Blacks it was the unconventional genius of Rev. John Berry Meachum that found a loophole in the law by creating a school on a steam boat perched on the mighty Mississippi River outside the jurisdiction of state law.  It was the crusading People’s attorney Homer G. Phillips who took on the powers that be to demand that city funds be used to create an adequate facility to provide healthcare for St. Louis’ Black community…His life blood and undying vision (he was assassinated in 1931) gave birth to an institution, Homer G. Phillips Hospital, that arguably at one point trained more Black doctors and nurses to serve the greater Black community than any place in America during those disturbing Jim Crow Days…This institution also helped give birth to the modern American Civil Rights Movement training at one point the dynamic and charismatic Dr. T.R.M. Howard,  the successful entrepreneur and innovative Mississippi civil rights leader who took interest in alerting the world about the death of Emmett Till and who served as the mentor to both Medgar Evers and Fannie Lou Hamer…Wash. U. alum Henry Hampton Jr., was the man who brilliantly told the story of that movement through his award winning, powerful and groundbreaking ‘Eyes On The Prize’ series…His father served as chief surgeon and director of Homer G. Phillips Hospital for a number of years…Or let us not forget the unsung contribution of Vashon High School graduate Lloyd Gaines who sued the University of Missouri so that he could attend the University of Missouri School of Law…Although he disappeared without a trace at the height of his fight and thus never gained entry into the law school himself, his selflessness and sacrifice directly paved the way for what eventually became known as Brown v. Board and the desegregation of public funded schools…So when these two sons of Alabama paths crossed in the Gateway City, it was not by accident but by design…

About The Picture

The picture created by R2C2H2 Tha Artivist is meant to embody more the essence than the likeness of these two outstanding individual educational giants…Although both of these men were known as conservative dressers, their dreams and visions to add ‘color’ and ‘flavor’ to Washington University’s campus was anything but. This is represented by their loud or brightly colored suits which also represents the school colors of red, white and green…Paving a trail for others that followed, their collected efforts ensured that people of color will get proper and qualified representation in both academia and other arenas…The arch represents the gateway to opportunity that a real education provides with both Dean McLeod and Dr. John B. Ervin serving as the pillars or gateway keepers. The bird represents both the freedom of expression and the freedom to pursue both your happiness and purpose.  The students represent the living legacies of our heroes, thus ‘The Legacy’: The graduating scholar and the student scholar studying…Each one teach one is the key to our educational philosophy and survival and we all should lend a helping hand to help our fellow travelers get to the ‘Promised Land’…Although the Ervin and McLeod Scholars programs are open to anyone who is qualified regardless of race, the Ervin Scholars Program was first started as an initiative to attract more African American scholars to Washington University…However, history has showed when African Americans are granted access and create opportunities for themselves then everyone in society benefits.

Dean McLeod was and is a great man because he was willing to serve and give others the best that he had while being used for a purpose greater than himself…True greatness can be selfless while success can be selfish…Both Dean McLeod and John B. Ervin died in the line of duty while selflessly serving others…They parlayed their successful empirical positions into eternal praise and goodwill…To me this proves that what these great men did was more than just a job or a profession, it was a calling that one fully committed to and in some occasions willingly sacrifice one’s life for…

On November 4, 2011, a framed print of this work of art was presented to Sis. Clara McLeod, the widow of Dean McLeod and one of the early supporters of the art career of Tha Artivist, at the closing reception of ‘Ronald Herd II: The Most Known UnKnown’ art exhibition @ The Nu-Art Series Metropolitan Art Gallery.
 The Dean & Tha Artivist

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: Weds11/16/2011 @ 9pm c/ 10pm e/7pm p*"Ladies' Night: Women Of The Nu Renaissance"

 

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November's Anthem: A Nu Perspective...
 
Air Date: Weds. November 16, 2011


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topic: Ladies' Night: Women Of The Nu Renaissance

Our Featured & Honorable Guests...
1.) Patricia Neely-Dorsey
Poet & Author
Sis. Patricia & Tha Artivist
 Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia: A Life in Poems
My book Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia is a true celebration of the  south and things southern. Using childhood memories, personal thoughts and dreams, I attempt to give a positive glimpse into the southern way of life. There are so many negative connotations   associated with Mississippi and the south in general. I want to show a flip side of the coin.There is much to love about this much maligned and misunderstood part of our country. I would really love for you to get to KNOW Mississippi (and the south) in a different light and I want to introduce you. I invite you to Meet Mississippi Through Poetry, Prose and the written word.


Thank you for stopping by my site and showing an interest in my "little book of southern poems"


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2.)  Sis. Margaret Block, 2010 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Artivist Of The Year, Poet & Freedom Fighter Extraordinaire (Left) & Sis. Chandra Williams, Artist/Philosopher & Founder Of The Brilliant Easel School of Art (Right)
http://www.brillianteasel.com


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3.) Sis. Dail Chambers, Artist, Social Entrepreneur & Founder of GYA & The Yeyo Arts Collective
 Tha Artivist & Sis. Dail Chambers


Yeyo Arts Collective is dedicated to women's art and topics surrounding women’s issues; including family, youth, and community.

Our guiding principals are:

-We believe in empowerment through arts based learning.
-We practice intergenerational collaboration.
-We encourage creativity and inventive efforts in daily life practice.
-We support independent, arts based entrepreneurial efforts.
-As women we stand together, and against gender stereotyping in the arts and society at large.

Together we operate Gya Community Gallery and Fine Craft Shop!

Website: http://www.yeyoarts.blogspot.com/

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