June 22, 2013

The Week In Review & Open Lines 6/21/2013

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  Tonight is a review of the news of the past week and headlines or other stuff that caught my eye. Updates on what is going on with Black Talk Radio Network. A listener suggested I start a open line show were listeners can call in and report any news that has caught their attention or to share some of their experiences this week living behind enemy lines within the United Corporations of America.


 Serena William's comments on the Stubenville rape case
 Prisoner slavery news
 Indoctrination center (public school) news
 Police brutality and 21st Century Slavery
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June 18, 2013

Watermelon Basketballs, Gold Chains & Old Spice Swagger

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Charles Lowman of NuVibe Radio joins us tonight to discuss the Syrius Institute of Learning - Dominican Republic which is seeking "to provide supplemental education to under-privileged children and to promote sustainability through adult education programs.". If you would like to contribute to this fund raising campaign you can find it on indiegogo where you will receive a thank you gift tailored to your contribution.

What does Watermelon Basketballs and Gold Chains have to do with deodorant? The Black Talk Media Project is asking that question. We expected suspected racist white people to defend the Old Spice commercial which aired during the NBA Finals last night but while not surprising, African-AMERICANS are failing to recognize the racial undertones of the not only the commercial but its placement.

In political news, a recent SCOTUS case resulted in the further erosion of so-called "civil rights". The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision in the case Salinas v. Texas, that your right to remain silent can be used against you in a criminal trial should you be charged with the crime for which you are being questioned by police. Texas Prosecutors in the case argued that Salinas’ silence during a police interview prior to his arrest was a “very important piece of evidence” and that only a guilty person would have remained silent when questioned about his connection to a crime. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion that Salinas “was required to assert the privilege in order to benefit from it,” even though a person questioned while under arrest could not have his silence used against him.
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