Friday, November 01, 2013

Sun. 11/3/2013~4PM E/3PM C/1PM P~W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: "My Uncle Al Capone Part 2" & "Tales From Uncle Frenchie"

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W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: "My Uncle Al Capone Part 2"  & "Tales From Uncle Frenchie"

 W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio: Resurrecting Black Radio One Podcast At A Time!!!
Date: Sunday November 3, 2013

4pm Eastern/3pm Central/1pm Pacific

 This is a 2 LIVE hour show/discussion

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1st Hour~My Uncle Al Capone Part 2
Guest 'Uncle Al Capone' Author Sis. Deirdre Capone
"A crook is a crook, and there's something healthy about his frankness in the matter. But any guy who pretends he is enforcing the law and steals on his authority is a swell snake. The worst type of these punks is the big politician. You can only get a little of his time because he spends so much time covering up that no one will know that he is a thief. A hard-working crook will-and can-get those birds by the dozen, but right down in his heart he won't depend on them-hates the sight of them."
~Al Capone

Video: "Al Capone's Grandniece Goes Off On Boardwalk Empire's Portrayal of the Capone Brothers" 10/20/2013

Video: "Al Capone's Grandniece On How Al Capone Would Handle Gang Violence In Today's Chicago." 10/20/2013

About The Author & The Book

Her grandfather was Ralph Capone, listed in 1930 as Public Enemy #3 by the Chicago Crime Commission. That makes her the grand niece of Public Enemy #1: Al Capone.

As a child, she didn't know he was a notorious gangster ... he was just her Uncle Al. She sat on his knee and traded "knock-knock" jokes with him. He taught her how to swim, ride a bike, and play the mandolin.

But after he died on her seventh birthday she began paying the price of being a Capone.

From age 7 to 13 her classmates were not allowed to play with her. Just before her 11th birthday her father committed suicide due to the burden of the Capone name. At age 18 she was fired from her first full-time job because of her name. These circumstances made Deirdre determined to find out more about her family history and to write this book.

Over the course of many years she had countless conversations with her grandfather Ralph, as well as Al's other brothers and only sister, Al's wife, and his only child, Sonny. Some were more open than others, and each made her promise to not publish anything until all of them were dead and buried. Deirdre is the last member of Al's family born with the name Capone. She is literally …the last of the Capones. Finally, after all these years she is able to share things about Al Capone and his family that none of his many biographers ever knew.

Most importantly, this is the only book written about Alphonse Capone by a person who actually knew him, touched him, heard him talk, and ate meals with him.

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2nd Hour~Tales From Uncle Frenchie
Guest Bro. James French Sr. aka Uncle Frenchie
Founder of The Charleston Chronicle & R2c2h2 Tha Artivist's Great Uncle

2 Peas in a Pod separated by a few generations: Bro. Ron aka r2c2h2 tha artivist and Uncle Frenchie

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Tales From Uncle Frenchie (True Stories!!!)

The above photo is me with my Great Uncle James French, Sr., aka Uncle Frenchie...He is my paternal grandmother’s last surviving sibling (there were ten of them in all breaking down to 6 girls and 4 boys…My grandmother is the youngest and he is the oldest by 2 years but they are the last as well as the youngest siblings of the bunch…)

This was taken 10/7/2013 on his 87th Life Affirmation Day at his place of business, The Charleston Chronicle Newspaper Offices...This was my first time meeting him but it seemed like I knew him all my life...We share a lot of interesting things in common including a unique sense of humor, fondness for hats, our dislike for stupidity and white supremacy as well as a sincere love of food and women...He is after all a sailor...Lol...

Although he is 87 he has the energy/stamina and drive of a man half his age!!! He drives himself around in his van, set his own hours because he is the boss, and he is very active in the community, serving on the board of directors for the famous Jenkins Orphanage which produced some of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th Century!!! 

He is also a former Golden Gloves boxer and was awarded the Bronze Star during his stint in the Navy while surviving the Vietnam War as a navy journalist...My Uncle Frenchie was good childhood friends with jazz icon Charlie Parker, was trained in the art of photography by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, drank beers with Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution, once interviewed Ava Gardner as well as the Queen of Spain, accompanied U.S. VP Hubert Humphrey and Gen. Ben Westmoreland on a tour of Vietnam (he also gave them a scare when his camera light bulb pop causing everyone to duck because they thought they were being hit with enemy fire), was an invited guest to a spaghetti dinner with legendary gangster kingpin Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano in Naples, Italy, partied in Rome, Italy, with legendary Black night club impresario Ada 'Bricktop' Smith, and was a guest of honor in the homes of Vietnamese enemy combatants during the Vietnam War while patrolling the infamous Mekong Delta among other adventures…

Safe to say that Uncle Frenchie did a lot of living in nearly a century of living to last several lifetimes!!! 

My Uncle Frenchie Founded And Runs The Oldest Black Owned Newspaper In The State Of South Carolina: The Charleston Chronicle...Support It!!!

For posterity I was blessed to interview him about his life for several hours...Most times the facts and truth makes for a better story than fiction and hyperbole...In this segment I will share some of the incredible stories my Uncle Frenchie have so selflessly shared with me...What a humble man and what a well lived life...The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

Below checked out the ones I already posted and please share with your networks... 

 Video: Tales from Uncle Frenchie: On Meeting Lucky Luciano (10/10/2013)

Video: "Tales From Uncle Frenchie: My Father Killed A White Man For 'Bullying' My Mother, No Bull $h*t!!!"

Video: "Tales From  Uncle  Frenchie: On His Childhood Friend, Jazz Great Charlie 'YardBird' Parker" 

Video:  "Tales From Uncle Frenchie: Breaking Bread With 'The Enemy' & Black Soldiers During The Vietnam War" 


And The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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