June 4, 2015

Independent Black media producers w/ Street Team Studios

Today we will speak with members of the “Street Team Studio”.

Street Team Studio is the umbrella company that unites four production studios and affiliate “members”. It is a multi-media company that focuses on putting out quality stories in a variety of formats, whether it be comics, video games or more.

We will try to get a glimpse of their vision and goals as independent Black media producers.

Some of their current projects include the "The Almighty Street Team"...and the video game "Street Team: The Game".

6-3-2015 3-00-45 PMIf time permits, we will continue our conversation on anti-blackness and how surviving police encounters do not have to include being fearful and passive. Last night one of my family members survived a police encounter that could have ended a number of ways.

The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson w/ author Randall Barnes

Randall Barnes is a young talented author and recent high school graduate. He will be dropping by to discuss his book "The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson":

"Meet Aaliyah Anderson, a beautiful, intelligent, ambitious thirteen-year-old young woman ready to take over the world. With her mom being a superstar broadcast journalist and her older brother Damon being an acclaimed writer and star sports player. Aaliyah lives a fantastic life. Aaliyah quickly learns that her good life, doesn't separate her from life's problems. She has to deal with tons of hardships and avoid many obstacles along her path to achieving her short term goal of finally making it to high school and what she feels will bring her closer to her dreams of being a CEO of a company."

If we have time we will open up the phone lines, discuss anti-blackness, feminism and review some of the news of the day.

June 2, 2015

Temple of New African Thought w/ Brother Sankofa

Today we will speak with Bro. Sankofa of the Temple of New African Thought to discuss the importance of cultural heritage for African descendant people in the USA. As we look at the news that Black boys are increasingly susceptible to suicide, I can not help but think that an African cultural education can help change the mindset of these children and adults alike.

The vision of the Temple of New African Thought "is the realization of a politically strong African community wherein healthy, financially stable, educated African families reside; adhering to the Nguzo Saba, and aspiring for spiritual growth. Therefore, we envision a social-emotional, politico-economic and psycho-spiritual reality predicated on the best of African cultural norms." If we have time, we will look at some of the political/social news of the day.