Mightier Than A Sword W/ John Green

Mightier Than A Sword W/ John Green

Synopsis

Our purpose is to empower those in the Black community to think about our role and responsibility to ourselves, families, communities and future.

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Episodes

  • The Power Of Creativity In Acheiving Dreams And Overcoming Obstacles
    The Power Of Creativity In Acheiving Dreams And Overcoming Obstacles
    Duration: 01h00s | 31/12/2017

    Join Me In Conversation As We Remember The Power Of Creativity In Overcoming Obstacles And Achieving Our Dreams. In What Ways Can We Be More Creative, Intentional And Resourceful To Our Families And Others? "The kids, the dream, knowing that when you try to achieve something and you have a dream, selling a dream is one thing and living it is another, those are the things that kept me going. I live with a positive attitude, so as long as I could find water, we kept swimming. As long as children showed up at the door, I kept working ...and we were achieving”. Jim Ellis Swim Coach  

  • Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Duration: 01h00s | 09/11/2017

    One Of The Greatest Strategies We Can Adopt, When Trying To Be More Intentional About Our Lives Is To Consider Our Daily Habits, Plans And  Ultimately The Impact Our Personal Decisions Have On Our Legacy.... This Conversation Will Remind Us That What We Do With Our Lives, Thoughts  And Money Influence What Happens Tomorrow..... Every Action And Decision Helps To Create Our Legacy....

  • What Is Moral Courage And Where Does It Come From?
    What Is Moral Courage And Where Does It Come From?
    Duration: 31min | 06/08/2017

    There are certain characteristics in people that remind us of our ability to confront and challenge injustice and inequities in society. Among those qualities exist Moral Courage.  Without such individuals williness to be unpopular, to make certain sacrifices and ask each of us to think about how society is organized important social changes will never occur.  These are the men and women that we should acknowlege and celebrate. The ones who call upon us to demonstrate a higher degree of humanity. I am not much of a football fan but I am a fan of individuals who possess the moral courage to demand change in a peaceful and civilized manner. Collin Kapenick is but one example of an American who have taken a stand for his fellow American all while considering the cost.   

  • The Need For Rebirth, Renewal And Change Agents Today
    The Need For Rebirth, Renewal And Change Agents Today
    Duration: 01h03min | 16/04/2017

    Join us today as we think about the need for rebirth, renewal and resurrection.   What does any of this mean to us on an individual level?   As we look around what do we see, are there conditions and situations around us that need attention?  Are we willing to be honest about what we see?  What sacrifices are we willing to make  for change? 

  • The Impact Of Money Problems On Our Psychology
    The Impact Of Money Problems On Our Psychology
    Duration: 01h01min | 26/03/2017

    Join us today a we look at the affects that money problems have on the minds of individuals and families.  In fact some studies have discovered that money plays a role in depression and deaths....  How do we guard against such risk?

  • Organizing Priorities And Solving Problems
    Organizing Priorities And Solving Problems
    Duration: 01h03min | 12/03/2017

    In This Discussion We Will Look At  A Pressing Concern And A Very Familiar Issue Among Politicians As Well Community Members: Public Safety And Gun Violence Has Touched Far Too Many Lives But How Should  We Think About This Problem To Employ Our Best Solutions...     One Of  The Greatest Skills We Can Learn Is How To Solve Problems... This Skill Will Help Us To Address Not Only Issues Of Public Safety But Most Challenges We Face.

  • Chicago: Reducing The Body Count In Exchange For Social Programs
    Chicago: Reducing The Body Count In Exchange For Social Programs
    Duration: 01h00s | 05/02/2017

    The preservation of human lives should be important to all freedom loving people.  For anyone to suggest that in exchange for reducing the body count we expect to be rewarded with social programs sounds crazy...

  • Choosing Our Battles And Knowing Which Battles Are Worthy Of The Fight
    Choosing Our Battles And Knowing Which Battles Are Worthy Of The Fight
    Duration: 01h22min | 15/01/2017

    Join Us Today As We Talk About:   Choosing And Prioritizing Our Objectives And The Importance Of Short-Term Goals And The Dangers Of Short-Term Thinking...  

  • Overcoming The Fear Of Failure And Lessons Learned....
    Overcoming The Fear Of Failure And Lessons Learned....
    Duration: 01h19min | 08/01/2017

    Join Us Today As We Explore The Importance Of Not Allowing Our Fear Of Failure To Cost Us The Lessons Of The Experience.......     Something To Consider: Why Unpleasant Life Experiences Should Not Be Feared? Why "Smart" Goals Are The Key To Conquering Failure? How Does Lack Of Accountability Lead to Lack Of Effort And Lack Of Achievement ?      

  • What The Movie “Fences” Taught Me About Creating The Best Year Ever!
    What The Movie “Fences” Taught Me About Creating The Best Year Ever!
    Duration: 01h28min | 01/01/2017

    What The Movie “Fences” Taught Me About Creating The Best Year Ever! Today we will have a conversation about protecting our lives, families and dreams. The role Fences play and the lessons learned from the recent movie “Fences” Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.       How should we organize our lives? How do we resist the temptation to quit when we experience trouble? How do we make life’s most difficult experiences our most treasured lessons? "Some people build fences to keep people out...and other people build fences to keep people in."  Fences

  • Overcoming Perception
    Overcoming Perception
    Duration: 01h01min | 27/11/2016

    This conversation dealing with perception took place earlier this year.  Perception is critical to our understading and worldview....

  • As A Man Thinketh So Is He… The Mind Donald Trump
    As A Man Thinketh So Is He… The Mind Donald Trump
    Duration: 01h06min | 20/11/2016

    Join the conversation: As A Man Thinketh So Is He… The Mind of Donald Trump How does various personality traits influence our decisions, goals and future?   Something To Read And Consider... Do you share any of the personality traits of Donald Trump? Do you find any troubling about a Trump presidency? Interesting read: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/the-mind-of-donald-trump/480771/  

  • The skill we must embrace to save us from joblessness in the future
    The skill we must embrace to save us from joblessness in the future
    Duration: 01h00s | 13/11/2016

    Join us for our re-broadcast today as we explore the topic: The skill  must we embrace to save us from joblessness in the future   Up to 65% of the jobs Generation Z will perform don’t even exist yet and up to 45% of the activities people are paid to perform today could be automated using current technology. This won’t necessarily mean fewer jobs, but it will mean new jobs requiring different skills.   Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, ManpowerGroup   Things to consider: In what ways will technology continue changed entire industries and how we perform work?  How do we prepare for the changing workforce?   Read: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/the-most-important-skills-of-tomorrow-according-to-five-global-leaders

  • Nat Turner Freedom Fighter Or Criminal?
    Nat Turner Freedom Fighter Or Criminal?
    Duration: 01h01min | 06/11/2016

    Join the conversation:    Nat Turner Freedom Fighter Or Criminal? Something To Think About: How could we interpret the life of Nat Turner does this piece of  history still have relevance today? 

  • Protecting The Minds And Hearts Of Our Sons
    Protecting The Minds And Hearts Of Our Sons
    Duration: 01h12min | 30/10/2016

    Join us today as we discuss crucial conversations among fathers and son's...  As we share some our successes, challenges, concerns and hopes for the future as fathers.

  • The Skill We Need For The Future In The Digital Age
    The Skill We Need For The Future In The Digital Age
    Duration: 01h02min | 23/10/2016

    This conversation has been pre-recorded...

  • The skill we must embrace to save us from joblessness in the future
    The skill we must embrace to save us from joblessness in the future
    Duration: 01h01min | 16/10/2016

    Join us today as we explore the topic: The skill  must we embrace to save us from joblessness in the future   Up to 65% of the jobs Generation Z will perform don’t even exist yet and up to 45% of the activities people are paid to perform today could be automated using current technology. This won’t necessarily mean fewer jobs, but it will mean new jobs requiring different skills.   Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, ManpowerGroup   Things to consider: In what ways will technology continue changed entire industries and how we perform work?  How do we prepare for the changing workforce?   Read: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/10/the-most-important-skills-of-tomorrow-according-to-five-global-leaders    

  • Ethics In Leadership: Why Issues Of Ethics Should Never Be Ignored
    Ethics In Leadership: Why Issues Of Ethics Should Never Be Ignored
    Duration: 01h01min | 09/10/2016

    Join Us Today As We Discuss Ethics In Leadership.....   Something To Consider: Why Should Issues of Ethic Be Considered InLeadership? How Devastating Are The Consequences When We Only Consider A Person's Capability And Not Their Character When Choosing A Leader? 

  • The reason why we should choose loyalty to principals over loyalty to people
    The reason why we should choose loyalty to principals over loyalty to people
    Duration: 01h01min | 02/10/2016

    Join the conversation: The reason why we should choose loyalty to principals over loyalty to people: Chicago’s “Top Cop” Says He’s Breaking Police “Code of Silence” Let’s talk about it 718-508-9533 or click below to listen.  If you care to share your thoughts press#1 to express yourself.... “ Leaders themselves lie at the core of both the cause and solution to police corruption and the Code of Silence”      Neal Trautman, Director, The National Institute of Ethics   Something To Consider: Is it natural for officers to ignore obvious abuses and misconduct by other officers? How important is it for police personnel’s work to build and maintain the public’s trust 

  • Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Duration: 01h01min | 25/09/2016

    Often times we understand legacy to be something that just happens. Nothing intentional, not planned, little consideration given.  However, when it comes to the financial aspects of our legacy knowing the steps we should take to protect what matters is important.   Your chance of winning the Powerball jackpot: 1 in 175 million. The chance of dying after age 25 before reaching normal retirement age is 1 in 6 for men and 1 in 9 for women.... Let’s not leave our Legacy and the financial security of our family to chance... What are you doing to protect  your legacy? How are you protecting legacy? Who are you doing all of this for?  

  • Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Duration: 05min | 18/09/2016

    Often times we understand legacy to be something that just happens. Nothing intentional, not planned, little consideration given.  However, when it comes to the financial aspects of our legacy knowing the steps we should take to protect what matters is important.   Your chance of winning the Powerball jackpot: 1 in 175 million. The chance of dying after age 25 before reaching normal retirement age is 1 in 6 for men and 1 in 9 for women.... Let’s not leave our Legacy and the financial security of our family to chance... What are you doing to protect  your legacy? How are you protecting legacy? Who are you doing all of this for?  

  • How can we change
    How can we change
    Duration: 57min | 11/09/2016

    Join us the re-broadcast of: How can we change what we are willing to stomach and tolerate? "Anger can be good fuel when it is well placed but destructive when used unwisely it should not be a permanent state but can aid in progress when used appropriately" J.Green Something to consider: What have we learned to accept and tolerate in place of appropriate anger?   To Read: Interesting perspective on appropriate anger: http://www.vox.com/2016/4/22/11487098/obama-british-grandfather-kenya

  • Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Are You Protecting Your Legacy With Life Insurance?
    Duration: 01h00s | 04/09/2016

    Often times we understand legacy to be something that just happens. Nothing intentional, not planned, little consideration given.  However, when it comes to the financial aspects of our legacy knowing the steps we should take to protect what matters is important.   Your chance of winning the Powerball jackpot: 1 in 175 million. The chance of dying after age 25 before reaching normal retirement age is 1 in 6 for men and 1 in 9 for women.... Let’s not leave our Legacy and the financial security of our family to chance... What are you doing to protect  your legacy? How are you protecting legacy? Who are you doing all of this for?          

  • The Importance Of Understanding And Establishing A Legacy....
    The Importance Of Understanding And Establishing A Legacy....
    Duration: 01h00s | 28/08/2016

    It's always good to consider what direction our lives are taking. Why do we do what we do, what is truly driving us?  Whatever path we are on or decide to pursue will ultimately help shape our legacy....  Something To Consider: The fight for civil rights was a fight about legacy. Having the right to define, create and determine one's life purpose, free from discriminatory practices...... What fight are we engaged in are you fighting for your legacy? 

  • Looking to sell your home? You can still sell your home for what it is worth..
    Looking to sell your home? You can still sell your home for what it is worth..
    Duration: 59min | 21/08/2016

    Looking to sell your home?  You've invested your money, get what it is worth! Today we have joining the conversation is Art Jarrett. Art is a top sales professional with over 20 years in business.  He has received countless awards throughout his career for breaking sales records, achieving business objectives and for his involvement in his community.  He’s been "Agent Of The Month"  countless times, and was the recipient of American Family Insurance coveted award  “Agent Of The Year” .  Art is a successful business owner and real estate expert  who knows a thing or two about getting results!!! To learn more about how Art can help you get the results you’re looking for visit:    http://www.artjsellsrealestate.com/  

  • Looking to sell your home? You can still sell your home for what it is worth..
    Looking to sell your home? You can still sell your home for what it is worth..
    Duration: 01h00s | 21/08/2016

    Looking to sell your home?  You've invested your money, get what it is worth! Today we have joining the conversation is Art Jarrett. Art is a top sales professional with over 20 years in business.  He has received countless awards throughout his career for breaking sales records, achieving business objectives and for his involvement in his community.  He’s been "Agent Of The Month"  countless times, and was the recipient of American Family Insurance coveted award  “Agent Of The Year” .  Art is a successful business owner and real estate expert  who knows a thing or two about getting results!!! To learn more about how Art can help you get the results you’re looking for visit:    http://www.artjsellsrealestate.com/  

  • Looking to sell your home? Youve invested your money, get what it is worth!
    Looking to sell your home? You've invested your money, get what it is worth!
    Duration: 59min | 14/08/2016

    Looking to sell your home?  You've invested your money, get what it is worth! Today we have joining the conversation is Art Jarrett. Art is a top sales professional with over 20 years in business.  He has received countless awards throughout his career for breaking sales records, achieving business objectives and for his involvement in his community.  He’s been "Agent Of The Month"  countless times, and was the recipient of American Family Insurance coveted award  “Agent Of The Year” .  Art is a successful business owner and real estate expert  who knows a thing or two about getting results!!! To learn more about how Art can help you get the results you’re looking for visit:    http://www.artjsellsrealestate.com/  

  • Healthy Communication Is Critical To Healthy Relationships
    Healthy Communication Is Critical To Healthy Relationships
    Duration: 59min | 07/08/2016

    In a world of competing thoughts, ideas, beliefs and priorities, learning to engage in healthy communication can help resolve conflicts. Good communication helps to build trust and cooperation among competing interest. Yes, healthy communication is determined by how we speak of and to each other. After listening to this past conversation hopefully we all will be reminded of how we can use our words more carefully.....  

  • Trump Has A Realistic Chance Of Winning The White House
    Trump Has A Realistic Chance Of Winning The White House
    Duration: 01h03min | 31/07/2016

    Trump Has A  Realistic Chance Of Winning The White House: Join The Conversation As We Explore His Popularity And Why His Message Resonates.  Interesting Article: https://medium.com/@boxerbk/confused-why-donald-trumps-message-is-resonating-1154c977697b#.edinwnmj3  

  • The world has a leadership problem. So how do we fix it?
    The world has a leadership problem. So how do we fix it?
    Duration: 01h01min | 24/07/2016

    The world has a leadership problem. So how do we fix it? Today we will explore the role of leadership in addressing concerns of policing in America. We will also look at what people throughout the world look for in their leaders. Later in the conversation we will discuss the recent decision by players of the WNBA to express their concerns about police authority and the leagues decision to rescind their initial fine.   "We need change and we have a platform to speak. Don't tell us we have a platform and then you penalize us for our platform for speaking and showing our actions. That's not right." WNBA  

  • Alternatives to police use of deadly force
    Alternatives to police use of deadly force
    Duration: 58min | 17/07/2016

    The work necessary to maintain liberty and protect the rights of American citizens never ends.  It becomes necessary to review police policies and other policies to determine how they serve the interest of the public.  So let's continue to work toward a better society where all stakeholders are regarded...   Let consider various alternatives to the use of deadly force in policing.....  

  • What is the meaning of freedom and justice if such justice is not for all
    What is the meaning of freedom and justice if such justice is not for all
    Duration: 01h00s | 10/07/2016

    Join the conversation today  as we explore the meaning of freedom, justice and police abuse of power

  • Now that you are free how do you choose to protect such liberty
    Now that you are free how do you choose to protect such liberty
    Duration: 01h00s | 03/07/2016

    Join us today as we think about the opportunities and challenges that liberty presents....

  • How can we change what we are willing to stomach and tolerate?
    How can we change what we are willing to stomach and tolerate?
    Duration: 01h01min | 26/06/2016

    Join the conversation today: How can we change what we are willing to stomach and tolerate? "Anger can be good fuel when it is well placed but destructive when used unwisely it should not be a permanent state but can aid in progress when used appropriately" J.Green Something to consider: What have we learned to accept and tolerate in place of appropriate anger?   To Read: Interesting perspective on appropriate anger: http://www.vox.com/2016/4/22/11487098/obama-british-grandfather-kenya    

  • Who Do Men Say I Am? Considering Issues Of Identity
    Who Do Men Say I Am? Considering Issues Of Identity
    Duration: 01h02min | 12/06/2016

    Join the conversation Who Do Men Say I Am? The issue of identity, how others see you and how we see ourselves are things many of us think about from time to time. For some the questions of identity and who they are is cut and dry for others not as clear and continues to evolve... To Read: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/im-not-african-american-im-black-racial-labels-matter/1008819/   "I am America. I am the part you won't recognise. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me."  Muhammad Ali  

  • Identity Crisis, Identity Theft and Transcending Race
    Identity Crisis, Identity Theft and Transcending Race
    Duration: 01h00s | 05/06/2016

    Does success require minorities to become color blind?

  • Memorial Day: Black Participation In The Military
    Memorial Day: Black Participation In The Military
    Duration: 01h01min | 29/05/2016

    Are younger generation of Blacks feeling more patriotic or more disconnected from a sense of national identity?

  • If you can t afford it just wait until you can
    If you can 't afford it just wait until you can
    Duration: 01h00s | 22/05/2016

    How can any business survive if they continue to give in to the demands of discounts? Is there a difference between being a wise consumer and a hook-up seeker? Check out article: Why small business owners should stop giving out hook-up http://www.blackenterprise.com/small-business/4-reasons-for-small-business-owners-to-stop-giving-hook-ups/    

  • Overcoming The Perceptions Of Being A Minority In Business And In The Workplace
    Overcoming The Perceptions Of Being A Minority In Business And In The Workplace
    Duration: 01h01min | 15/05/2016

    Join the conversation: Overcoming the perceptions of being a minority in business and in the workplace.. Something to consider: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302443.html   Why are minority service providers' and professionals oftentimes perceived as less competent? In what ways can these challenges be addressed?

  • Overcoming The Perceptions Of Being A Minority In Business And In The Workplace
    Overcoming The Perceptions Of Being A Minority In Business And In The Workplace
    Duration: 01h00s | 01/05/2016

    Join the conversation: Overcoming the perceptions of being a minority in business and in the workplace.. Something to consider: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302443.html   Why are minority service providers' and professionals oftentimes perceived as less competent? In what ways can these challenges be addressed?  

  • The impact of religious leadership failure
    The impact of religious leadership failure
    Duration: 01h02min | 24/04/2016

    Join the conversation as we explore the subject: What is the impact of religious leadership failure? “ The catholic church is no longer providing a solution that resonates for many and fewer believe in such solutions when they are proposed by a discredited brand”  Brendan Canavan       To read more http://www.newsweek.com/catholic-church-tarnished-beyond-repair-449885?rx=us Something to consider: When individuals come up short or does not meet our expectations of leadership how should we interpret and process such shortcomings?    

  • The Relevance Of The Bible... What Gives The Bible Credibility?
    The Relevance Of The Bible... What Gives The Bible Credibility?
    Duration: 01h06min | 10/04/2016

    Join us today as we discuss the subject:   The Relevance Of The Bible:  What Gives The Bible Credibility?   To Read: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2011/feb/21/biblical-literalism-bible-christians Something to consider: Must we believe that the Bible or other religious books have been directly inspired by God to receive value from them?      

  • Does the church still have relevance in the lives of Black people?
    Does the church still have relevance in the lives of Black people?
    Duration: 01h08min | 03/04/2016

    Join us today as we explore the reasons for faith and the relevancy of Church in the lives of Black Americans.   When states passed laws making it illegal to teach black people to read, many learned in church. Even people with little faith had great respect and admiration for the church, if for no other reason than it was a "surrogate world" for black people, as E. Franklin Frazier noted in his book, "The Negro Church in America," in 1963. Is the Black church still such a place? To read: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/08/01/soaries.black.church/ http://www.vision.org/visionmedia/social-issues/are-men-anti-church/141.aspx      

  • Easter, Resurrection, Forgiveness and Life lessons
    Easter, Resurrection, Forgiveness and Life lessons
    Duration: 01h00s | 27/03/2016

    Happy Easter Everyone This is a re-broadcast-Happy Easter Everyone! Join us today at 5:30 cst as we raised the subject:  Easter, Resurrection, Forgiveness and Life lessons.... Do you see forgiveness as a critical component of conflict resolutions and does forgiveness have a place in our life experience, personal or political?  Is this a good representation of forgiveness or is common missing the point? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/18/common-white-people-cure-to-racism_n_6895864.html To add your voice and ideas to the conversation 718-508-9533

  • The impact of our vote and the power we entrust to those we elect
    The impact of our vote and the power we entrust to those we elect
    Duration: 01h01min | 20/03/2016

    Join us today as we explore the subject:  The impact of our vote and the power we entrust to those we elect    “The prosecutor has more power over life, liberty and reputation than any other person in America” Supreme Court Justice and chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials,   Robert Johnson   How can such an important position ever be regarded with little interest by the electorate?    Read why voter's loss confidence in this prosecutor: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/24/1453982/-The-horrifying-behavior-of-Anita-Alvarez-Chicago-s-head-prosecutor      

  • The goal of diversity
    The goal of diversity
    Duration: 01h00s | 13/03/2016

    Re-broadcast: Join us today as we discuss the subject: The goal of diversity:  Why some Judges tend to be more lenient on defendants of a different race. Something to consider: If people can’t help but see the world through the lens of their own experiences how can we ever meet the challenge of being impartial in criminal justice? Show article https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/24/researchers-have-discovered-a-surprising-racial-bias-in-the-criminal-justice-system/?postshare=9981456679828952&tid=ss_fb-bottom

  • The goal of diversity: Why some Judges tend to be more lenient on defendants of
    The goal of diversity: Why some Judges tend to be more lenient on defendants of
    Duration: 01h00s | 06/03/2016

    Join us today as we discuss the subject: The goal of diversity:  Why some Judges tend to be more lenient on defendants of a different race. Something to consider: If people can’t help but see the world through the lens of their own experiences how can we ever meet the challenge of being impartial in criminal justice? Show article https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/24/researchers-have-discovered-a-surprising-racial-bias-in-the-criminal-justice-system/?postshare=9981456679828952&tid=ss_fb-bottom    

  • Locked Up In America: How The Dreams of 580,000 Black Men Became A Nightmare
    Locked Up In America: How The Dreams of 580,000 Black Men Became A Nightmare
    Duration: 01h01min | 28/02/2016

    Join the discussion as we explore the topic: Locked Up In America: How The Dreams of 580,000 Black Men Became A Nightmare Something To Consider: Has the nation’s answer to a weak economy been putting men in prisons who can’t find work?    

  • Good relationships involve how we speak of and speak to each other
    Good relationships involve how we speak of and speak to each other
    Duration: 01h01min | 14/02/2016

    Join us as we raise the following questions: Could the challenge of many relationships begin with how we choose to use our words? What does it mean to affirm someone and how best can we use affirmation in our marriages and relationships? How do we respond during the difficult moments and what should we be mindful of when it comes to protecting our relationships? Do you find the observance of valentine's day to be important in our efforts to affirm our love for one another?   

  • Does The Celebration Of Black History Still Have Relevance?
    Does The Celebration Of Black History Still Have Relevance?
    Duration: 01h01min | 07/02/2016

    Join us as we discuss Black history month and Does The Celebration Of Black History Still Have Relevance?

  • What is a leader and what makes a leader a leader?
    What is a leader and what makes a leader a leader?
    Duration: 01h00s | 31/01/2016

    Join us today as we explore the issue of leadership:   What is leadership and what makes a leader a leader?   Is there a ethical and moral component  that must be fulfill to qualify you as a leader?   What is effective leadership and how do  we determine if a leader is effective?

  • How to strengthen the village if the village is not strong enough.....
    How to strengthen the village if the village is not strong enough.....
    Duration: 01h01min | 24/01/2016

    Join us today as we raise the issue How to strengthen the village if the village is not strong enough..... “The positive men we have willing to be coaches and role models are doing a great job, but we can’t raise 72 percent of children who are missing fathers,” says Kunjufu. “The village is not strong enough. It’s still 5 million black boys who need a father.” Something to think about: Why is it that one of the most important decisions; to create and maintain family does not involve careful planning and greater thought?    

  • Do you find your life to be driven by a sense of legacy or something else?
    Do you find your life to be driven by a sense of legacy or something else?
    Duration: 01h00s | 17/01/2016

    Join us today as we raised the question:   Do you find your life to be driven by a sense of legacy or something else?   If life is a “GAME” what are your RULES? Something to consider......   The fight for civil rights was a fight about legacy, having the right to define, create and determine our life options based on personal initiative, free from discriminatory practices that created unfair barriers to personal pursuits.....   What could be more important than thinking about the reason why we do what we do.....     

  • The Challenges And Concerns Of The Rich Are Similar To Yours
    The Challenges And Concerns Of The Rich Are Similar To Yours
    Duration: 01h00s | 10/01/2016

    Listen and find out about the concerns of the rich...... Yes they have concerns about money and spend time thinking about the financial wellbeing of family..... What can be learned by understanding their list of concerns?  Do you have simliar concerns and what is your plan for addressing those concerns?      Success leaves clues so seek and you shall find........

  • Why New Years Resolutions Dont Work......
    Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work......
    Duration: 01h03min | 03/01/2016

    This was a great conversation that closed out 2015. Could you think of a better way to exit the year than discussing  what we have accomplished and the challenges that made some projects more difficult to achieve.....  The challenges we face when fully understood will allow us to consider and employ some  useful tools and  ultimately make our resolutions work.    After listening to this show you will be reminded of the opportunity that we are presented with daily to be exceptional, to be great and the barriers that should not be ignored.    If resolutions are not effective why write them?   This and many other important questions were  raised doing this dialog....... Happy New Year!!!  We look forward to continuing this ongoing conversation that's all about you in 2016!!!!!  Until we talk again let's remember to make this the best year ever beginning with each day!!!    

  • Why New Years Resolutions Dont Work...... But You Probably Still Should Some..
    Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work...... But You Probably Still Should Some..
    Duration: 01h03min | 27/12/2015

    Join us today as we explore the importance of resolutions, why they don't work and strategies for making them work......   Things to consider.... Writing New Year's resolution does that reflect our level of optimism and confidence in our abilities to make things work? Why is there a challenge carrying out New Year's Resolutions is commitmet and better discipline the answer?   To Read http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/12/27/pete-planner-why-financial-new-years-resolutions-dumb/77299886/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/01/07/its-january-7-and-a-quarter-of-us-have-already-abandoned-our-new-years-resolutions/  

  • Lessons on regret: Choosing a better future by not denying our past
    Lessons on regret: Choosing a better future by not denying our past
    Duration: 01h00s | 20/12/2015

    Join us today as we explore lessons on regret choosing a better future......   Should we hide our regrets or allow our regrets to determine our future?        

  • Accountability the seed of change and the essence of leadership.......
    Accountability the seed of change and the essence of leadership.......
    Duration: 01h01min | 13/12/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the subject: Accountability the seed of change and the essence of leadership....... In Chicago and other major cities around the country there appears to be a crisis in leadership when it comes to police accountability,one that should cause us to consider the many aspects of leadership and how we must hold ourselves accountable for outcomes and results as well as others. Let's talk accountabilty  How often do we give away our power to correct what is wrong by not taking responsibility for the challenges of our lives and the concerns around us?   Something to read: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2016/A-Better-Way/            

  • Integrity in leadership: What is integrity and why is integrity important?
    Integrity in leadership: What is integrity and why is integrity important?
    Duration: 43min | 06/12/2015

    Today we are exploring the issue of integrity in leadership:   What is integrity to you and why should issues of integrity in leadership not be ignored?   Check out articles: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1156884/despite-laquan-video-reports-cops-back-shooting https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-insights/post/leadership-character-the-role-of-integrity/2011/04/04/gIQArZL03H_blog.html      

  • Lessons In Effective Leadership: Chicago Police Execution Cover up
    Lessons In Effective Leadership: Chicago Police Execution Cover up
    Duration: 01h00s | 29/11/2015

    Recently various city officials in Chicago effectiveness as leaders have been questioned once a judge ordered the release of a video tape showing a young man being shot 16 times by a police officer.  Since the release of this video many are left with many questions.....   Things to consider: What did Mayor Rahm Emanuel know and why was the decision made to settle with the family? What does this case reveal to us about the leadership of Chicago? What could city officials have done differently in the case of Laquan Mcdonald?   To Read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rahm-emanuel-laquan-mcdonald_5655e2a2e4b072e9d1c15efb Join the conversation......        

  • What is leadership and what makes a leader a leader?
    What is leadership and what makes a leader a leader?
    Duration: 01h01min | 22/11/2015

    Join us today as we explore the issue of leadership:   What is leadership and what makes a leader a leader?   Is there a ethical and moral component  that must be fulfill to qualify you as a leader?   What is effective leadership and how do  we determine if a leader is effective?    

  • Can street leaders and their influence be the answer to gun violence in Chicago?
    Can street leaders and their influence be the answer to gun violence in Chicago?
    Duration: 01h00s | 15/11/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the issue Can street leaders and their influence be the answer to gun violence in Chicago?   Not everyone thinks the influence of street leaders can solve violence in Chicago, some believe that it can, others question if this is the leadership that the city should seek..   What do you think can the elders and founders of theses groups hurt or help the cause of anti-violence? Check out article http://chicago.suntimes.com/carol-marin-opinion/7/71/1100090/carol-marin-8

  • How do the middle class THINK and what do they VAULE?
    How do the middle class THINK and what do they VAULE?
    Duration: 01h02min | 11/11/2015

    You don't want to miss this show about money, values and class... If you ever wondered...... Who are the middle-class? What do they value? How is the middle-class sustained? Is money the ONLY factor or concern of the middle-class? What aspect does money play in our lives ? These are just a few of the questions we will explore.....

  • How do the middle class THINK and what do they VAULE?
    How do the middle class THINK and what do they VAULE?
    Duration: 01h02min | 08/11/2015

    You don't want to miss this discussion about money, values and class... If you ever wondered...... Who are the middle-class? What do they value? How is the middle-class sustained? Is money the ONLY factor or concern of the middle-class? What aspect does money play in our lives ? Share your thoughts and share the link

  • Rape is not funny: Why the Black community cant stay neutral on Bill Cosby.....
    Rape is not funny: Why the Black community can't stay neutral on Bill Cosby.....
    Duration: 01h13min | 01/11/2015

    Join us today as we explore the issue: Rape is not funny: Why the Black community can't stay neutral on Bill Cosby..... You don't want to miss this conversation: To have your thoughts, views and opinions heard  718-508-9533.... Things to consider: Why is it that many see these allegations of rape as nothing more than an attempt to destroy the legacy of a man of influence?   When we discuss issues of sexual violence against women should we only be talking about allegations surrounding Bill Cosby or the issue of sexual violence in general?   Has Bill Cosby become the face of rape and made it easier to discuss issues of sexual assault?     To read: http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/07/27/bill-bill-cosby-scandal-exposes-black-rape-victims-often-stay-silent/ http://qz.com/#301717/why-the-black-community-cant-stay-neutral-on-bill-cosby/       

  • Defining Manhood... What men are taught and what women believe...
    Defining Manhood... What men are taught and what women believe...
    Duration: 01h01min | 25/10/2015

    Join us today at 5:30 CST as the conversation continues.... We will explore issues of gender and masculinity……. What men are taught about man... To have your thoughts, views and opinions heard call 718-508-9533 press #1 to share your ideas.  You can also click below to listen…. #mtas   Questions to consider Should a man’s self-worth be connected to his net-worth? Who makes the rules nature or society?

  • A Good Name and Good Image Can It Be Shattered?
    A Good Name and Good Image Can It Be Shattered?
    Duration: 01h01min | 18/10/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the subject: A Good Name and Good Image Can It Be Shattered? The legacy of one our favorite television families (The Huxtable’s) Does Ebony magazine's recent cover go too far in its depiction of the Huxtable family as shattered....   Check out article  http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/10/about_that_ebony_cosby_cover_that_everyone_s_talking_about.html  

  • Chicago: Gun Accessibility And Declining Values
    Chicago: Gun Accessibility And Declining Values
    Duration: 01h01min | 04/10/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the subject: Chicago: Gun accessibility and declining values Questions to consider: Violence has the potential of touching everyone should laws be change or made stricter to keep the innocent safe? Does love sometimes mean making the tough choice of holding friends and family members accountable for their bad decisions?   “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough deaths by guns are too routine our response and reporting routine” President Obama  

  • How much money will it take to fix our relationships and homes?
    How much money will it take to fix our relationships and homes?
    Duration: 01h01min | 27/09/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the question: How much money will it take to fix our relationships and homes? “What matters for success is less whether your father was rich or poor than whether you knew your father at all.” Lawrence Mead To share your thoughts 718-508-9533 Press #1 or you can simply listen by clicking below…    To Read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-patrick-moynihan-knew-about-the-importance-of-two-parents/2015/03/13/2cdf9bae-c9a4-11e4-aa1a-86135599fb0f_story.html   Questions to consider: Do we have little faith in marriage today or see it as inconsequential to the overall well-being of our children and community?  Should premarital and family planning classes be more readily available to encourage and promote healthy relationships leading to marriage? What characteristics must be present in the lives of men who desire to be great fathers and husbands? Do Black women have a role to play in fixing and stabilizing their families and communities?    

  • Where is the love? Family, community and perceived dead beats
    Where is the love? Family, community and perceived dead beats
    Duration: 01h02min | 20/09/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the topic: Where is the love?  Family, community and perceived dead beats "What woman wants to marry and have children by a man she perceives to be a deadbeat" umar johnson To read: http://newamericamedia.org/2011/09/broken-black-relationships-where-is-the-love.php      

  • What must African American Community do to be saved? Business Ownership?
    What must African American Community do to be saved? Business Ownership?
    Duration: 01h01min | 13/09/2015

    This is a rebroadcast...... Group economics and group politics how do you understand these ideas and do others engage in these practices to further their interest in keeping their families stabled and neighborhoods safe? 

  • Opportunity, Talent or Strategy: Chicago Black business success fading
    Opportunity, Talent or Strategy: Chicago Black business success fading
    Duration: 01h01min | 06/09/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the subject : Opportunity, Talent or Strategy: Why is the history of Chicago Black business success fading? “Thus, it's harder for a black entrepreneur to market products or services primarily to blacks and achieve success. Johnson Publishing and Johnson (Products)—those companies grew and thrived when there was real segregation in the market”. Continue to read:   http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131123/ISSUE02/311239992/why-chicagos-history-of-black-business-success-is-fading Questions to consider: If Blacks in the U.S. buying power is 1.1 trillion what factors are leading to less business success? Why must all business owners consider market conditions when planning?

  • Do you have an ownership mentality ?
    Do you have an ownership mentality ?
    Duration: 01h01min | 30/08/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the question: What is an owner mentality and are there advantages to thinking this way?   To read: http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/19/smallbusiness/minority-women-entrepreneur/ http://www.npc.umich.edu/publications/policy_briefs/brief12/ http://www.educatingtoday.com/do-you-have-an-ownership-mindset/      

  • NWA once considered the most dangerous rap group why?
    NWA once considered the most dangerous rap group why?
    Duration: 01h01min | 23/08/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we discuss the influence of music and the impact of NWA on the African-American community..... Was the music of NWA harmful to the African-American Community?   Can music have a negative impact on relationships and family dynamics? http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/08/snoop_dogg_and_dr_dre_grew_up_so_how_come_ice_cube_won_t.html  

  • What does it mean to be middle-class..... Is it all about the money?
    What does it mean to be middle-class..... Is it all about the money?
    Duration: 01h02min | 16/08/2015

    Join us today for a pre-recorded show as we discuss the concerns of the middle-class, the path to middle-class and determine if money is the only component part that defines middle-class.....  You don't want to miss this opportunity to add to your understanding..... Questions to consider: What are some of your interest and concerns? Do you see joining the ranks of the middle-class to be an accomplishment?  How do you protect your dreams, values, and assets? Listen to determine if your interest and thinking is aligned with those that are considered and make up the middle-class.....  

  • Defining manhood…..What men are taught and what women believe….
    Defining manhood…..What men are taught and what women believe….
    Duration: 01h01min | 09/08/2015

    Join us today at 5:30 CST as the conversation continues.... We will explore issues of gender and masculinity……. What men are taught about man... To have your thoughts, views and opinions heard call 718-508-9533 press #1 to share your ideas.  You can also click below to listen…. #mtas   Questions to consider Should a man’s self-worth be connected to his net-worth? Who makes the rules nature or society?  

  • Be a man: The mask we wear and gender intelligence
    Be a man: The mask we wear and gender intelligence
    Duration: 01h01min | 02/08/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we explore the topic of gender intelligence, understanding and respecting differences. I am sure many of us have heard the term be a man or man up but when we say that what are we really saying and how is that message received.....   We will consider questions surrounding gender intelligence, gender expectation and challenges that are created as a result of gender confusion....... Questions to consider: Be a man what is that and how do men react when this idea of manhood is challenge? Could gender intelligence help reduce violence? Could gender intelligence be the answer to police brutality and hyper-masculinity? Have you considered that one of the most dangerous things you can say to a boy is be a man? Did we see gender dynamics being displayed during the police stop of Sandra Bland? To view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc45-ptHMxo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVI1Xutc_Ws

  • Finding perfection and purpose in a world of imperfection......
    Finding perfection and purpose in a world of imperfection......
    Duration: 01h01min | 19/07/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the question: Finding perfection and purpose in a world of imperfection.....   Protecting your vision and managing expectations……   To read:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-boccia-/accepting-imperfection-in-a-social-media-world_b_7789844.html To Read:   http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2015/04/black_men_are_missing_tell_us_something_we_don_t_know.html To think about: When you consider Ferguson, Baltimore and now we see Sandra Bland dying while in custody does this challenge the idea of freedom, justice and equality?   What does it take to face society and its imperfections and still find purpose and beauty?   

  • What should be done to protect the lives of the innocent?
    What should be done to protect the lives of the innocent?
    Duration: 01h01min | 12/07/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raised the subject: The culture of violence and the role of media Chicago tends to stay on the radar when it comes to gun violence we recently loss a 7-year old on July 4, 2015. So while many celebrated our many freedoms we must remember the innocent lives that will never know of the opportunities that freedom creates RIP Amari Brown...   www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Supt-Garry-McCarthy-Bullet-That-Hit-7-Year-Old-Was-Meant-for-His-Father-311748...271.html To have your thoughts and views heard 718-508-9533 press#1 or click below to listen in. We asked that you consider a few questions: What can communities do to foster safer neighborhoods? Should issues of violence be the concern of its victims only? Does tension between community and police lead to less trust and cooperation in some communities?

  • Can we say Black lives matter and oppose same sex marriage?
    Can we say Black lives matter and oppose same sex marriage?
    Duration: 01h01min | 05/07/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST  as we raise the question: Can we say Black lives matter and oppose same sex marriage? “The fact that protesting a law protecting equality is antithetical to the civil rights movement must be lost on Owens and CAAP” Nathalie Baptiste We will also ask you to consider: Are Black church  leaders wrong or misguided when it comes to their opposition of same sex marriage? Do you find it difficult  to separate your religious beliefs from your politics? To Read: http://prospect.org/article/what-some-black-church-leaders-have-wrong-about-gay-marriage-and-civil-rights  

  • Outwitting The Devil: Napoleon Hill
    Outwitting The Devil: Napoleon Hill
    Duration: 57min | 28/06/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we discuss books: How does thinking and having clarity of thoughts help us accomplish our goals? Listen to this pre-recorded book discussion of Outwitting the devil as we share thoughts and ideas about overcoming the metaphoric devil... In this discussion we ask and answer the below questions: To listen call-718 508 -9533 ... What does it mean to live in fear? What does it mean to live in ignorance? What is the key to moving past of human limitation? Great exchange of ideas you don't want to miss....

  • What are some of the greatest lessons a father can share with his family?
    What are some of the greatest lessons a father can share with his family?
    Duration: 01h01min | 21/06/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject: What are some of the greatest lessons a father can share with his family? Does a father provide something different than a mother when it comes to the development of children? African-American men are often singled out as the poster child for absentee fathers if African-American children are experiencing no face time with daddy why is this the case?

  • Race, Class and Swimming
    Race, Class and Swimming
    Duration: 01h00s | 14/06/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject of: Race, Class, and Swimming What went wrong during the recent pool party in Texas? When we look at the recent incident that occurred in McKinney, Texas it is being reported that hate filled and offensive speech was exchanged by two individuals,  one individual is reported as saying “return back to your section 8 housing”, To what degree does the issue of class enter this conversation?      

  • What does it mean to play the game and where should the line be drawn?
    What does it mean to play the game and where should the line be drawn?
    Duration: 01h01min | 07/06/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as the raise the subject: What does it mean to play the game and where should the line be drawn? According to John Amos the father from Good Times he was killed off the show because he did not like the focus of show being centered on his more comical television son JJ and he was not very diplomatic in expressing his concerns.....Check out link http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2015/06/john_amos_says_he_was_kicked_off_good_times_because_he_didn_t_agree_with.html?wpisrc=topstories How do you choose which battles are worth your efforts and energy and which to ignore?            

  • The tough job of parenting: Is it for everyone and what is required?
    The tough job of parenting: Is it for everyone and what is required?
    Duration: 01h01min | 31/05/2015

    Join us today for a pre-recorded show at 5:30 CST as we revisit a topic that never gets old Parenting…..One thing is for certain parenting can be tough and sometimes we make mistakes along the way….  Parenting requires sacrifice, patience and love….. So let’s consider this:   When children fail academically or fall into a life of crime do we as parents share in that failure?    How do we get back to normal when mistakes have been made?

  • Roles, Goals and Expectations: A good man or good woman what is that?
    Roles, Goals and Expectations: A good man or good woman what is that?
    Duration: 01h01min | 24/05/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject: Roles, Goals and Expectations: A good man or good woman what is that?   http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/05/should_you_fix_your_man_s_plate_meme_sparks_internet_debate.html?wpisrc=topstories   What are your expectations of men and who influenced your thoughts about what men should be?   Is part of being a good woman making a plate for your man and not giving it a second thought?     Does this recent conversation on social media about the appropriateness or inappropriateness of making a plate for a man reveal the challenge that a changing culture have on relationships?  If we want change well we should not ignore this seemingly senseless conversation. We must examine and discuss relationship concerns... Let’s talk about it today…… To have your thoughts , views and opinions heard 718-508-9533 Press 1 to share or click below to listen  

  • If the question is important asking the right person is equally important…
    If the question is important asking the right person is equally important…
    Duration: 01h01min | 17/05/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject: If the question is important asking the right person is equally important… The questions we asked and the answers we accept and act upon can shape our lives. Don’t believe me read for yourself. Click here to read: https://medium.com/life-learning/what-i-learned-about-leadership-when-i-interviewed-the-biggest-drug-dealer-in-history-42f6220d962e When one of history’s biggest drug dealers Freeway Rick Ross whose organization was partly responsible for a billion dollars’ worth of crack sales was asked…..  What could he have done differently? I was touched by his answer……   How serious are we about change and making our lives impactful? When was the last time you examined your associations and the impact their advice or example has had on your decision making? To have your voice heard and ideas understood call 718-508-9533 Press #1 to speak or simply listen in and learn something from the conversation…. Your presence and support of this show is not taken for

  • What a gift and privilege it is to be called mom....
    What a gift and privilege it is to be called mom....
    Duration: 42min | 10/05/2015

    A year ago we discuss the beauty and challenge of motherhood It is always good hearing from the women out there making it happen.  The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.... Happy Mother's Day ladies, enjoy your day as I too honor the woman who has given me her very best.

  • Slapping your child should not earn a mother of the year award a card perhaps
    Slapping your child should not earn a mother of the year award a card perhaps
    Duration: 01h01min | 03/05/2015

    Join us today 5:30 cst as we raise the subject: Slapping your child should not earn a mother of the year award but a Mother’s day card perhaps…… What is the reason for celebrating the Baltimore mother who is seen publicly disciplining her 16 year old  son is has this type of parental behavior become a thing of the past?  Do you know of any mothers who would have responded in the same manner as Toya Graham? With such positive reaction by many media outlets as to the appropriateness of this mother's reaction what message are we sending to parents about methods of discipline? http://abcnews.go.com/US/baltimore-protests-boy-smacked-mom-cares/story?id=30698915  

  • Is social media making the work of God difficult? Creflo Dollar thinks so....
    Is social media making the work of God difficult? Creflo Dollar thinks so....
    Duration: 01h01min | 26/04/2015

    Is social media making the work of God difficult? Creflo Dollar thinks so....

  • Traditions, Values and Culture: Why choose to marry?
    Traditions, Values and Culture: Why choose to marry?
    Duration: 57min | 19/04/2015

    Join us today  5:30 CST for a pre-recorded show as we explore the subject matter of : Traditions, Values and Culture: Why choose to marry? Last week our guest host Les Rodgers raised the subject of choosing to marry and deciding to stay marry. In which he raise key concerns that allowed us to consider the health of families, marriages and why heathy marriages is a critical component towards building and maintaining healthy communities.  We will not accept live callers this conversation has been pre-recorded however, the information shared and ideas exchanged is important to our understanding of  marriage, traditions and the challenges we must address.  

  • Choosing to marry and deciding to stay married…. What’s the benefit?
    Choosing to marry and deciding to stay married…. What’s the benefit?
    Duration: 58min | 12/04/2015

    Join us Sunday April 12, 2015 5:30 CST as we raise the questions: Choosing to marry and deciding to stay married…. What’s the benefit?  How should we support and encourage healthy relationships and marriages?  Today's host is not a stranger to the MTAS family. Les Rodgers is committed to public safety, the health of families, businesses and communities. Through ITC consulting and training he shares his passion, ideas and expertise in areas of effective communication and time management.  To add your voice and have your views heard please call 718-508-9555 Press #1 to speak your mind or always feel free to simply listen to the mind of others.   

  • Easter, Resurrection, Forgiveness and Life lessons
    Easter, Resurrection, Forgiveness and Life lessons
    Duration: 01h01min | 05/04/2015

    Join us today at 5:30 cst as we raised the subject:  Easter, Resurrection, Forgiveness and Life lessons.... Do you see forgiveness as a critical component of conflict resolutions and does forgiveness have a place in our life experience, personal or political?  Is this a good representation of forgiveness or is common missing the point? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/18/common-white-people-cure-to-racism_n_6895864.html To add your voice and ideas to the conversation 718-508-9533      

  • Many million dollar lottery winners go broke ,what could possibly go wrong?
    Many million dollar lottery winners go broke ,what could possibly go wrong?
    Duration: 01h01min | 29/03/2015

    Join us today at 5:30 CST as we raise the question:  Many million dollar lottery winners go broke what could possibly go wrong? We will also discuss other factors surrounding immediate gratification: How important is it  to connect and have the right people in your circle or network when building wealth and trying to hold on to it? Add your voice add your thoughts....  Check out article http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/08/25/what-not-to-do-lottery-winners/2696845/    

  • Should the N-word be retired?
    Should the N-word be retired?
    Duration: 01h01min | 22/03/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raised the questions  Should the N-word be retired?   “If we’re going to use the word then people are going to use the word” Trinadad James rapper Some of the hottest records and artist today are rewarded handsomely and  use the N- word  freely, do African-Americans help to perpetuate racist attitudes and behavior by our casual use and acceptance of  N-word?  To have your thoughts views and opinions heard 718-508-9555 press #1 to share your thoughts or just listen in…..    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/12/us/oklahoma-who-are-expelled-students/index.html    

  • Do you vote and does your vote matter?
    Do you vote and does your vote matter?
    Duration: 01h01min | 15/03/2015

    Today at 5:30 CST we will not be taking live calls but we invite you to listen to a  Pre-recorded broadcast.....  We raised the question….   Do you vote and does your vote matter?   This conversation took place on April 13, 2014   This is an important question and one we must continue to raise as we see a lack of interest and participation in the political process around the country….       Let’s have this conversation:   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/us/in-chicago-mayors-race-against-emanuel-garcia-is-upbeat.html?_r=0     http://tobtr.com/s/7439879   support@blogtalkradio.com

  • Has Chicago’s Black community made their disapproval of Mayor Emanuel clear?
    Has Chicago’s Black community made their disapproval of Mayor Emanuel clear?
    Duration: 01h01min | 08/03/2015

    Join us today as we raise the question:   Has Chicago’s Black community made their disapproval of Mayor Emanuel clear?   It’s being reported that Chicago’s Black community will be the deciding factor in this political contest.... Are you excited and engaged.... To have your thoughts views and opinions heard call 718-508-9533 Press #1 to share your thoughts or click below to listen….  

  • Low voter participation: Have we found other alternatives to voting?
    Low voter participation: Have we found other alternatives to voting?
    Duration: 01h01min | 01/03/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject: Low voter participation: Have we found other alternatives to voting? If people are not voting does that reflect voter’s satisfaction or loss of confidence in the political process? To have your thoughts views and opinions heard 718-508-9533 Press #1 to have your say or click below to listen…..   Interesting articles: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/why-are-the-poor-and-minorities-less-likely-to-vote/282896/    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-mayor-emanuel-garcia-voting-met-0226-20150225-story.html#page=1      

  • 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X are his words still true?
    50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X are his words still true?
    Duration: 01h00s | 22/02/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the question:   50 years since the asasination of Malcolm X does his words still have relevance?   His funeral was held on February 27, 1965 at Faith Temple Church of God in New York City. "All of us sitting here tonight, men and women, black and white, can stand a little taller because a man like Malcolm X walked on our earth, lived in our midst, smiled his smile on the face of Harlem," said Ossie Davis, an actor, director, writer and social activist, in a speech delivered at the funeral   "You are not suppose to be so blind with Patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who says it."   " Im for truth no matter who tells it, Im for justice no matter who its for or against".   Malcolm X   http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fifty-years-after-his-death-malcolm-x-speaks-to-the-current-moment/2015/02/19/4dba5ca4-091e-4303-b3ee-6a655c583655_story.html      

  • Gov. Scott Walker’s lack of a college diploma not an issue Willie Wilson well?
    Gov. Scott Walker’s lack of a college diploma not an issue Willie Wilson well?
    Duration: 01h01min | 15/02/2015

    Join us today at 5:30 CST as we raised the question:   Why is it that Gov. Scott Walker‘s lack of a college diploma not matter to some voters but Chicago’s mayoral candidate Willie Wilson 7th grade education does?   Is formal education the only path to knowledge and is educational attainment the magic bullet that leads to effective leadership?   In the case of Dr. Wilson some have taken issue with his pattern of speech, Consequently questioning his ability to lead the city of  Chicago, articulation is that the only mark of great leadership?   Check out the two links below…..   To have your thoughts views and opinions heard call 718-508-9533 press #1 to speak your mind or click on the link to simply listen….   http://www.chicagonow.com/fitness-health/2015/01/an-open-letter-to-chicago-mayoral-candidate-willie-wilson-please-stop-now/   http://www.vox.com/2015/2/14/8039773/why-scott-walkers-lack-of-a-college-diploma-doesnt-matter  

  • If Black lives matters where do we go from here?
    If Black lives matters where do we go from here?
    Duration: 01h00s | 08/02/2015

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise some important questions during Black history month. Here’s what we are asking you  to consider…. If Black lives matters where do we go from here?   Is there a need for a political or social movement today or did the civil rights generation finish the work?   What barriers exist today that hinders the advancement of Black Americans?   To have your thoughts views and opinions heard you can expressed them by calling 718-508-9533…. Or click below to listen to the show as always we invite you to participate……    http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/why-america-still-needs-historically-black-colleges/379992/      

  • After President Obama is Black History month still needed?
    After President Obama is Black History month still needed?
    Duration: 01h00s | 01/02/2015

    Join us today as we raise the question: After President Obama is Black History month still needed? Why do some individuals question the relevance of Black history, as if remembering is the same as living the experience? http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/24/black-history-month-still-needed/5797753/

  • Information divide or information desert?
    Information divide or information desert?
    Duration: 01h01min | 25/01/2015

    Information divide or information desert..... Is there an information divide in the African-American community where some are prepared to participate and  take advantage of opportunities and others are not?       

  • Sororities take issue with reality TV and advertisers take notice:
    Sororities take issue with reality TV and advertisers take notice:
    Duration: 01h01min | 18/01/2015

    Sororities take issue with reality TV and advertisers take notice: Considering other reality TV shows that portray Black women in a negative light what was different about Sorority Sisters’?   Should reality TV be seen as entertainment only or are there values and images that are worthy of preserving and protecting? To have your thoughts views and opinions heard you can call 718-508-9533 press #1 or click on the link below to listen in……  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/12/22/why-black-america-hates-vh1s-sorority-sisters/  

  • The tough decisions and choices of proper parenting
    The tough decisions and choices of proper parenting
    Duration: 01h00s | 11/01/2015

    Join us today at 5:30 cst as we raise the subject: The tough decisions and choices of proper parenting Could you make the decision to cooperate with the police if by doing so would send your child to jail or compromise their future?  Do we harm our children when we do not allow them to live the consequences of their choices or should we soften the blow? To have your thoughts views and opinions heard call 718-508-9533 press #1 to share your thoughts or click below to listen.... Check out link below: http://abc11.com/news/parents-turn-in-teens-in-fayetteville-burglary/458152/  

  • Looking back to move forward: New Year 2015 what gives you reason to hope or rea
    Looking back to move forward: New Year 2015 what gives you reason to hope or rea
    Duration: 01h00s | 04/01/2015

    Join us today as we raise the question : Looking back to move forward: New Year 2015 what gives you reason to hope or reason for concern? To share with us an event, issue or news story that got your attention in 2014 that caused you to hope or be concern call 718-508-9533 press #1 to add your voice to the show or click below to listen. Visit us online we talked about it all in 2014, go to the radio tab: How to find us and how to participate is simply like our page and share your ideas and opinion. You never can tell how what you share with the world will impact what it becomes…..   Remember this story….. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/04/30/naacp-nba-cliven-bundy-donald-sterling-clippers-racism-column/8509011/ Remember this.... http://sandrarose.com/2014/01/gabrielle-union-blames-herself-for-dwyane-wades-cheating-ways/ How about this…. http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/opinion/maynard-assisted-suicide-cancer-dignity/ www.m-tas.org  

  • What does it mean to be Black or Afr-American and how did you learn to be that?
    What does it mean to be Black or Afr-American and how did you learn to be that?
    Duration: 01h01min | 28/12/2014

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the question: What does it mean to be Black or African-American and how did you learn to be that?   Are we taught to be Black or is Black the experience the is shared by all Black people?   As we exit this year 2014 what new chapters would you like read about in the book of Blackness and what chapters are you tired of revisiting and hearing about?? To have your thoughts views and opinions heard 718-508-9533 or click below to listen in…..   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lloyd-burnett/i-was-taught-to-be-racist-for-my-own-protection_b_6385054.html    

  • Could gentrification be the answer to violence in Chicago?
    Could gentrification be the answer to violence in Chicago?
    Duration: 01h01min | 21/12/2014

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the question: Could gentrification be the answer to violence in Chicago? When a more diverse group of families move into a neighborhood should this be viewed as a negative, particularly when greater resources and opportunities come as a result of this migration? Why do you think that some Black neighborhoods are not desirable and what can be done to make these neighborhoods more desirable even for Black families? To share your thoughts, views and opinions call 718-508-9533 Press #1 to express your ideas or click on the second link below to listen   

  • Gun violence and moral collapse:
    Gun violence and moral collapse:
    Duration: 01h01min | 14/12/2014

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject of:    Gun violence and moral collapse:   When you see or hear the slogan Black lives matter what does that mean to you; What is taking place in our country that leads many to believe that the lives of blacks does not matter?     If there is legitimate concerns surrounding issues of policing and police practices in communities of color, particularly the African-American communities why do some individuals attempt to diminished or ignore these concerns, by talking about issues of African-American fathering and community violence among black youths?     To have your thoughts,  views and  opinions  heard call 718-508-9533 press #1 to express your views or click below to  listen……   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/gun-fashion-_n_6036282.html?utm_hp_ref=shooting   http://abc7chicago.com/news/boy-15-fatally-shot-during-robbery-attempt-police-say/435553/

  • Eric Garner no indictment and the seeds of distrust that exist
    Eric Garner no indictment and the seeds of distrust that exist
    Duration: 01h01min | 07/12/2014

     Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the issue:    Eric Garner no indictment and the seeds of distrust that exist, we are asking you to think about a few things…..   Are we at the point of saying don’t do the crime or escalate a situation and maybe you will not experience death at the hands of law enforcement?   What can be said about the various protest we are seeing around the country by Americans of different ethnic backgrounds….. I read one sign that said you don’t have to be Black to be concerned about issues of policing… Does that say something about the character of the American people and our desire for a more just society?      Check out the articles below and call us at 718-508-9533 to express yourself  press #1 to share your thoughts or click below to listen.  We value what you have to say and appreciate your willingness to learn and hear from others. http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/11990119/derrick-rose-chicago-bulls-wears-breathe-shirt-reference-eric-garner    Do you know how

  • Ferguson Missouri: Is the criminal justice system broken and in need of repair?
    Ferguson Missouri: Is the criminal justice system broken and in need of repair?
    Duration: 01h00s | 30/11/2014

    Join us 5:30 CST as we raised the question:  Ferguson Missouri: Is the criminal justice system broken and in need of repair?  

  • Ferguson grand jury verdict: What Do you anticipate and what are the lessons?
    Ferguson grand jury verdict: What Do you anticipate and what are the lessons?
    Duration: 01h01min | 23/11/2014

    Join us as we raised questions surrounding Ferguson Missouri grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown.   What is there to gain from a violent reaction and response to the grand jury’s verdict?   If the Grand jury decides that officer Darren Wilson should not be criminally charge in the shooting death of Mike Brown, what would be an appropriate response by concerned citizens?   http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/08/ferguson_protests_over_michael_brown_won_t_end_soon_the_black_community.3.html#   “It’s possible that Darren Wilson will also be arrested and go to trial. But even if he’s convicted—even if the Brown family finds a measure of procedural justice—we will still be left with an unequal, segregated Ferguson in an unequal, segregated St. Louis County. The underlying problems of white flight, discrimination, and disinvestment will remain, and—absent a dramatic and unexpected change—they’ll persist into the next generation. We may never see another “Trayv

  • What is wrong with Derrick Rose future after basketball?
    What is wrong with Derrick Rose future after basketball?
    Duration: 01h00s | 16/11/2014

    On today's show we are going to look at what is wrong with Derrick Rose thinking about his health and family after his career in basketball is done?

  • Knowing when to say goodbye: Should you be given the right to die if terminal?
    Knowing when to say goodbye: Should you be given the right to die if terminal?
    Duration: 01h00s | 09/11/2014

    Join us today as we raise end of life and right to die questions: There seems to be a tendency not to think about our individual mortality, why is there this avoidance of talking and planning for this transitional period? Do you have a moral objection to individuals being assisted with suicide?

  • Mid-term elections low voter turnout: What issues will get you to the polls?
    Mid-term elections low voter turnout: What issues will get you to the polls?
    Duration: 01h01min | 02/11/2014

    Do you think African-American illinois voters are ready to give a Republican governor a chance?      Why is it seen as disingenuous when African-American leaders who have traditionally voted for a democrat come out in favor of a republican?      

  • The value of religion: Blacks, Christianity and the Bible, is it worth the read?
    The value of religion: Blacks, Christianity and the Bible, is it worth the read?
    Duration: 58min | 26/10/2014

      Join us today as we raise the question 5:30 CST The value of religion: Blacks, Christianity and the Bible, is it worth the read?   How are African-Americans able to find value in maintaining and practicing the religion of those who once oppressed them?  55% of African-Americans interpret scripture as the literal word of God could this create any challenges for the African-American community or do you find that this line of thinking has little effect on ideas and behaviors?    

  • 34 children by 17 different women who should be held accountable?
    34 children by 17 different women who should be held accountable?
    Duration: 01h01min | 19/10/2014

    To have your thoughts, views and opinions heard you can call 718-508-9533 Are men responsible for impregnating women and if so does that mean women are powerless and have no voice or choice in deciding to become a mother?   Even if one were to say, yes it is irresponsible of men not to think and create children they cannot and will not support, how successful has society been in holding men accountable? Is child support enough? Equally responsible is that the same as saying equally accountable?    

  • For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also: Men, Women And Sex
    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also: Men, Women And Sex
    Duration: 01h02min | 12/10/2014

    Men's sexual pursuit area is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain: If a man has multiple children by multiple women do you find this behavior to be natural, irresponsible or rationale?   Are women driven by biological and natural tendencies, consider the cosmetic and haircare industry does nature have a hand in any of this behavior?

  • If beauty is in the eye of the beholder why have self-doubt when shade changes?
    If beauty is in the eye of the beholder why have self-doubt when shade changes?
    Duration: 59min | 05/10/2014

    It seems to me that there exists a great deal of importance in the African-American community on hair, one article states that we are spending a half a trillion dollars on hair care and weaves:  Is this the cost of beauty? When you think about the idea of beauty do you think there are universal standards that everyone can agree on?  

  • You have a right to remain silent but not angry: Black women angry?
    You have a right to remain silent but not angry: Black women angry?
    Duration: 01h01min | 28/09/2014

    If Black women are angry as some would say and even at times depicted in media does this anger have any legitimacy based on their experiences? 

  • Traditions, values and culture how important are they?
    Traditions, values and culture how important are they?
    Duration: 01h00s | 21/09/2014

    This show will discuss how values and traditions shape how we view life.   What is culture and how does it influence us?

  • For the love of money: What would you do?
    For the love of money: What would you do?
    Duration: 01h02min | 14/09/2014

    What are your thoughts about damaging the reputation and lives of people by selling information like the Ray Rice video tape for a quick buck, would you do it?   Is there an unhealthy balance in our desire to have money, power and respect that causes us overlook problems and be abusive towards others?  This seems to be a real challenge any wisdom you care to offer?    

  • Domestic violence and its victims: 1 out 4 women will be victims
    Domestic violence and it's victims: 1 out 4 women will be victims
    Duration: 01h01min | 07/09/2014

    When trying to understand the victim of domestic violence, and it is asked why does she keep going back is this blaming the victim for the physical abuse?    When men are confronted physically by their female partner is this seen a domestic violence by most women? 

  • Why are only 11% of American Churches led by women do men make better pastors?
    Why are only 11% of American Churches led by women do men make better pastors?
    Duration: 01h02min | 31/08/2014

    Female ministers find obstacles on path to pulpit: Can our religious institutions benefit from having a woman’s perspective in pastoral leadership, do women lead differently from men? In your estimation do you find individuals who use religious text to say women should not lead men or pastor churches to have a bias against women or simply remaining faithful to their religious traditions?    

  • The shooting death of Mike Brown: Law enforcement or police brutality?
    The shooting death of Mike Brown: Law enforcement or police brutality?
    Duration: 01h00s | 24/08/2014

    Today we will raise questions surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown,  another case of police brutality or the nature of law enforcement:   Why do you think many African-Americans are more likely to perceive this incident as police brutality and not the nature of law enforcement?   If the offender is not armed are there reasonable alternatives to the gun?  

  • A hoodie and saggin jeans make you a target? Travon Martin to Mike Brown?
    A hoodie and saggin jeans make you a target? Travon Martin to Mike Brown?
    Duration: 01h00s | 17/08/2014

    A year ago we spoke with a few high school students and ask them about their thoughts about dress and image. How Black youths are perceived by others within the community and outside. A year after Trayvon Martin the nation is discussingMichael Brown & Eric Gardener again we see various media sources attempt to paint a different image of the unarmed young man the same as we saw during the Zimmerman trial.  Check out our past show where young people shared their ideas about images of Black youths and how sometimes perceptions of their language, dress and social media images can be misinterpreted. (Link is at the bottom of page). How is an unrelated incident of robbery become relevant in discovering if the shooting of an unarmed person (Michael Brown) was justified?  http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/feds-urged-police-not-release-michael-brown-robbery-video-n182346 What is it that the various policing agencies want the public to think about Mike Brown after releasing the video? 

  • Sex offender has custody of his surrogate daughter should this be allowed?
    Sex offender has custody of his surrogate daughter should this be allowed?
    Duration: 01h02min | 10/08/2014

    It was initially believed that an Australian couple abandoned their surrogate son who was born with Down syndrome, while taking custody of their perfectly healthy daughter.  It turns out this was not the complete story, although the couple did think that they should have been given sufficient time by the surrogate agency to terminate the pregnancy: The father is a convicted sex offender but says he is not the same man….. There are several issues at work here, however let's consider the various moral and ethical concerns that this story raises.......   If an individual has made the determination that they could not support or provide for a specials needs child and decides to terminate the pregnancy do you find that choice appropriate or heartless?   Should societies deny sex-offenders the right to parent will this protect children from potential abuse?

  • Are perceptions reality or are they simply PERCEPTIONS? Justice in America....
    Are perceptions reality or are they simply PERCEPTIONS? Justice in America....
    Duration: 01h01min | 03/08/2014

    According to the pew research center 86% of Blacks were dissatisfied with the Zimmerman aquittal and 5% were satisfied. Former NYPD Captain: Eric Garner 'Would Not Be Dead If He Had Not Resisted'  How do you perceive these occurrences?   What could be the reason for such a significant gap in opinions and how does perceptions inform our opinions about events and people?

  • Racial paranoia or racial realities……. Police brutality let’s talk about it
    Racial paranoia or racial realities……. Police brutality let’s talk about it
    Duration: 01h01min | 27/07/2014

    Do Black males have an added concern of potentially being victimized by those who are charged with their public safety? 

  • What must the African-American community do to be saved? Business ownership?
    What must the African-American community do to be saved? Business ownership?
    Duration: 01h01min | 20/07/2014

    Group economics and group politics how do you understand these ideas and do others engage in these practices to further their interest in keeping their families stabled and neighborhoods safe? 

  • Violence in Black neighborhoods why does it exist?
    Violence in Black neighborhoods why does it exist?
    Duration: 58min | 13/07/2014

    If there were a police presence or military presence as some have even called for on every community block that is identified as a hot spot can this help?

  • July 4th Independence Day for who should Blacks celebrate the 4th of July?
    July 4th Independence Day for who should Blacks celebrate the 4th of July?
    Duration: 01h02min | 06/07/2014

      Since blacks has helped to shape what this country is today do they not with clear conscience have every right and privilege to celebrate in its birth and independence irrespective the racial challenges they had to endure? Is it a contradiction for blacks to celebrate July 4th 1776 given the signing of the emancipation proclamation did not occur until 1865?  

  • Who are the middle-class, what concerns them and how do they think?
    Who are the middle-class, what concerns them and how do they think?
    Duration: 01h02min | 29/06/2014

    What do the middle-class deem important and why?    

  • Get rich or die trying what can be more important than money?
    Get rich or die trying what can be more important than money?
    Duration: 01h01min | 22/06/2014

    Today we are asking the questions does the rich worry and have similar concerns as you?  Would you  trade your problems and concerns for the concerns of the rich? 

  • In what ways has the role of fathers changed over the last thirty years?
    In what ways has the role of fathers changed over the last thirty years?
    Duration: 01h00s | 15/06/2014

    Is the role that fathers play in the lives of their children still seen as an important one? Is fatherhood still being celebrated or do we take the responsibility of fathers for granted?   

  • What will be the impact of a minimum wage hike on struggling communities?
    What will be the impact of a minimum wage hike on struggling communities?
    Duration: 01h02min | 08/06/2014

    Does everyone benefit when workers have more money? What will be the impact of a minimum wage hike on the African-American community?

  • Reparations And Restitution does America owe YOU for past wrong doings? PT 2
    Reparations And Restitution does America owe YOU for past wrong doings? PT 2
    Duration: 01h02min | 01/06/2014

    What would reparations if received by Africans-Americans accomplish?   In what ways would reparations impact the African-American community?   

  • Should the question of reparation for slavery and racism still be discussed?
    Should the question of reparation for slavery and racism still be discussed?
    Duration: 01h02min | 25/05/2014

    Are Black Americans holding on to racial grievances that are a thing of the past or are there real concerns? Is there anything that is owed to blacks, has America's debt been paid? 

  • Zimmerman not guilty, Sterling racist rant, Black males dying prematurely
    Zimmerman not guilty, Sterling racist rant, Black males dying prematurely
    Duration: 01h01min | 18/05/2014

    Does everyone benefit when we find ways to serve and forgive? What are your thoughts on letting go and moving on regardless of the pain? Is it possible to let go?  

  • The Challenge And Beauty Of Motherhood
    The Challenge And Beauty Of Motherhood
    Duration: 42min | 11/05/2014

    This is a pre-recorded show from last year on this day.  The conversation was informative and insightful.... What a wonderful thing it is to be a mother.... Enjoy the day and this conversation ladies... Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!!!   Is motherhood appropriate for every woman? What advice did  your mother give you that you've held on to even up till today? What a great day to reflect and show gratitude to the women who made a difference in your life...

  • Does the end justify the means….LA-NAACP under fire but why?
    Does the end justify the means….LA-NAACP under fire but why?
    Duration: 01h02min | 04/05/2014

    When you look at organizations like NAACP who needs money and depend on donations, fundraising and membership support, can you see why the need exist to knock on the doors of the rich, even those they may oppose?    Any suggestions?

  • Why should you vote and are you voting your interest?
    Why should you vote and are you voting your interest?
    Duration: 08min | 27/04/2014

    When individuals say that their vote does not matter and therefore they occasionally involve themselves in the electoral process what do you see as the origin or reasoning behind this thinking?

  • The Importance of our cultural traditions
    The Importance of our cultural traditions
    Duration: 01h00s | 20/04/2014

    This is a re-broadcast of an earlier show addressing issues surrounding values and traditions   Whether the traditions are religious or secular in nature they often reinforced some of our highest ideals....      Do you find cultural and religious traditions meaningful?   Which days do you hold sacred or place any importance on?

  • Do you vote and does your vote matter?
    Do you vote and does your vote matter?
    Duration: 01h01min | 13/04/2014

    In 2012 President Obama received 93% of the Black vote was this the African-American community way of saying we were satisfied with his presidency? What is the African-American community receiving for their vote?       

  • Sexual responsibility And Sexual Abstinence can you make the case ?
    Sexual responsibility And Sexual Abstinence can you make the case ?
    Duration: 01h00s | 06/04/2014

    Irrespective of whose role it is to teach children about nature, sex and biology should abstinence be a part of that curriculum and conversation?

  • Condom Availability And Sexual Responsibility
    Condom Availability And Sexual Responsibility
    Duration: 01h01min | 30/03/2014

    As a parent if your child school gives them free condoms do you think this will encourage your child to experiment with sex prematurely? Are parents in denial about the sexual activities  and curiosity of their children? Or is this just a difficult discussion for parents to properly engage in with their children?    

  • S.MA.R.T Goals For The African-American Community
    S.MA.R.T Goals For The African-American Community
    Duration: 01h01min | 23/03/2014

    Ending racism, sexism and discriminatory practices have we  accomplished these aims or must they remain S.M.A.R.T  Goals for the African-American community?

  • The single moms club..... Is that a club you want to be a part of?
    The single mom's club..... Is that a club you want to be a part of?
    Duration: 01h01min | 16/03/2014

    Is Tyler Perry's film single mom's club his attempt to support single motherhood or challenge it? 

  • Nearly 90% of Black Males by 8th grade are not reading at grade level
    Nearly 90% of Black Males by 8th grade are not reading at grade level
    Duration: 01h01min | 09/03/2014

    How can we rebuild the Black Family if nearly 90% of Black Males by 8th grade are not reading at grade level?   How much funding will it take to address this concern and what must parents do?

  • Am I my brother’s keeper? PresidentObama’s initiative to address
    Am I my brother’s keeper? PresidentObama’s initiative to address
    Duration: 01h01min | 02/03/2014

    Whose responsibility is it to address the concerns of employment, education and violence in communities of color..... What can be done by government?  What can be done by each of us?

  • Should Parents Allow Their Children To Fail?
    Should Parents Allow Their Children To Fail?
    Duration: 01h01min | 23/02/2014

    Can Black Children afford to fail?  

  • What does it mean to be a parent...Is parenting for everyone?
    What does it mean to be a parent...Is parenting for everyone?
    Duration: 01h01min | 16/02/2014

    When children fail academically or  fall into a life of crime do we as parents share in that failure?   

  • Should parents allow their children to fail…… Does Blacks children have any room
    Should parents allow their children to fail…… Does Blacks children have any room
    Duration: 01h01min | 09/02/2014

    Are Black parents failing their children by not preparing them to compete and succeed?

  • Are Black Husbands Becoming Extinct?
    Are Black Husbands Becoming Extinct?
    Duration: 01h01min | 02/02/2014

    Why are black women half as likely as white women to be married, and more than three times as likely as white women never to marry….. What do you see as some of the challenges that make the possibility of marriage for Black women decline?  THIS IS A RE-BROADCAST

  • Are Black Men Avoiding Marriage or Delaying it.....
    Are Black Men Avoiding Marriage or Delaying it.....
    Duration: 01h01min | 26/01/2014

      Black women are three times as likely never to married than White women.....Do Black men have a favorable attitude towards marriage? Are Black men avoiding marriage or delaying it?

  • If 1 out of 9 Black men in the U.S are in jail.... what about marriage?
    If 1 out of 9 Black men in the U.S are in jail.... what about marriage?
    Duration: 01h01min | 19/01/2014

    What are the chances of Black women getting married if she’s praying for a husband and he’s praying for a release date?   1 out of 9 Black men between the ages of 20-29 are in jail or prison in the U.S.....

  • Are Black Husbands Becoming Extinct?
    Are Black Husbands Becoming Extinct?
    Duration: 01h01min | 12/01/2014

    Why are black women half as likely as white women to be married, and more than three times as likely as white women never to marry….. What do you see as some of the challenges that make the possibility of marriage for Black women decline? 

  • Traditions, Values and Cultures
    Traditions, Values and Cultures
    Duration: 01h00s | 06/01/2014

    To start off, this year M-tas will focus on the black family and black relationships for the first quarter of the 2014.... So let the healing and dialog continue!  Listen to this re-broadcast as we talk about black parenting, black relationships and the black family "Traditions, Values and Cultures."

  • 2013 A year-end review: Time of reflection and renewal
    2013 A year-end review: Time of reflection and renewal
    Duration: 01h01min | 29/12/2013

    As this year comes to a close and the coming year presents us with new hopes and  new challenges we must never forget to practice gratitude.  Gratitude gives us the spiritual and mental edge to press forward no matter the obstacle....   So as we leave the last Sunday of 2013 what are you most grateful for?  

  • The influence Of money and social pressure that leads to debt, misery and crime
    The influence Of money and social pressure that leads to debt, misery and crime
    Duration: 01h01min | 22/12/2013

    What different choices will you make in the coming year  with your money?  Its perfectly fine to be a work in progress.....Making more money may not be the issue but rather how we handle the money currently being earned.... 

  • Nelson Mandela, The Man, His Message And Myth
    Nelson Mandela, The Man, His Message And Myth
    Duration: 01h01min | 15/12/2013

    What can we learn from the life of Nelson Mandela 

  • Harry Belafonte, Jay Z And the intergenerational Beef Principal or Profit
    Harry Belafonte, Jay Z And the intergenerational Beef Principal or Profit
    Duration: 01h01min | 08/12/2013

    To whom much is given much is required does this saying hold true for        Jay Z, Did he owe it to the black community to end his partnership with Barneys? 

  • Outwitting The Devil: The secret to freedom  success
    Outwitting The Devil: The secret to freedom & success
    Duration: 46min | 01/12/2013

    Outwitting The Devil: The secret to freedom & success

  • 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Part III
    7 Habits Of Highly Effective People Part III
    Duration: 57min | 24/11/2013

     Final book discussion of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People... Part III

  • Decisions, choices and Consequences.... What will you do to get ahead?
    Decisions, choices and Consequences.... What will you do to get ahead?
    Duration: 01h01min | 17/11/2013

    Decisions, choices and Consequences.... What will you do to get ahead? Certain women have always use sex as bait remember Monica Lewinsky but rape as leverage? # scandal  

  • Traditions, Values and Culture
    Traditions, Values and Culture
    Duration: 01h00s | 10/11/2013

    What is the point of traditons and long held Values, is there wisdom to be found in traditions such as marriage, family or roles?  You decide......

  • Shop and Frisk or Shop at your own risk
    Shop and Frisk or Shop at your own risk
    Duration: 59min | 03/11/2013

    When you consider the recent race and class lawsuit filed against Barney’s and the national attention that Black leaders are bringing to the issue of shopping while Black…  Will Black consumers be treated better and have a better shopping experience?… Let’s be honest who wants to lose a consumer group who  has the capital to spend $350 on Belts and $2,500 on handbags?

  • 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. Part 2
    7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. Part 2
    Duration: 01h01min | 27/10/2013

    Join us for our second discussion of  our quarterly book selection 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • What is wrong with being Judged?
    What is wrong with being Judged?
    Duration: 59min | 20/10/2013

    Is Pastor Marvin Winans correct in his decision not the bless children born to unwed mothers? Who is he to judge and Whose standards is he upholding?

  • Goverment Shut Down/ EBT Failure
    Goverment Shut Down/ EBT Failure
    Duration: 45min | 13/10/2013

    How long will this standoff in Washington last and could more people having access to affordable care really lead to us defaulting on  our debt?

  • When To Shoot? Unarmed women killed after ignoring law
    When To Shoot? Unarmed women killed after ignoring law
    Duration: 47min | 06/10/2013

    Were there other ways that law enforcement could have handled this situation?  Now we know that this unarmed woman was challenge with mental illness.

  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
    The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
    Duration: 01h01min | 29/09/2013

    Why is it that some fail while others succeed not because of their circumstances or conditions but their habits..... Join us for our monthly book discussion as we create new habits of reading consistently and sharing with others as we learn, grow and develope.

  • 40 Billion Dollar Cut In the Food Stamp Program.
    40 Billion Dollar Cut In the Food Stamp Program.
    Duration: 46min | 22/09/2013

    Should Food Assistance to those who need the help be up for debate? 

  • Traditions,Values and Culture Part 2
    Traditions,Values and Culture Part 2
    Duration: 01h00s | 15/09/2013

    What is the point of traditons and long held Values, is there wisdom to be found in traditions such as marriage, family or roles?  You decide...... Part 2

  • Traditions, Values and Culture
    Traditions, Values and Culture
    Duration: 01h01min | 08/09/2013

    What is the point of traditons and long held Values, is there wisdom to be found in traditions such as marriage, family or roles?  You decide......

  • The unexpected does occur, but not living forever should not
    The unexpected does occur, but not living forever should not
    Duration: 36min | 01/09/2013

    Not Living forever is not the unexpected....So give your family the financial security they deserve by protecting them with  life insurance...

  • The Power of Music and the Influence of the EMCee.
    The Power of Music and the Influence of the EMCee.
    Duration: 45min | 25/08/2013

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  • Outwitting The Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success.PIII
    Outwitting The Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success.PIII
    Duration: 01h01min | 18/08/2013

    Final discussion of our quarterly book selection Outwitting The Devil. The secret to  Freedom and Success

  • The impact of the war on drugs and is it time to end it....
    The impact of the war on drugs and is it time to end it....
    Duration: 01h00s | 11/08/2013

    War on drugs is it time to end it?

  • Can a hoodie and saggin jeans make you a target?
    Can a hoodie and saggin jeans make you a target?
    Duration: 01h00s | 04/08/2013

    Should young people be singled out and viewed as threating due to  their style of dress and language or should this expression be seen simply as youth culture?

  • Contingency thinking and planning for families
    Contingency thinking and planning for families
    Duration: 31min | 28/07/2013

    Join us today as we discuss Why contingency thinking and planning should be considered by all families with your host John Green.    

  • Outwitting The Devil Part II
    Outwitting The Devil Part II
    Duration: 01h07min | 21/07/2013

    Tune in today at 5:30 pm as we continue our journey to discover how to experience success and freedom. If the devil is real, can the devil be conquered and outwitted? If you have lost your edge or have yet to discover purpose you might not want to missed this conversation.  To listen call 718-508-9533.

  • Where do we go from here? Remembering Trayvon
    Where do we go from here? Remembering Trayvon
    Duration: 01h01min | 14/07/2013

    Making sense of the Zimmerman not guilty verdict

  • Will there be justice for Trayvon?
    Will there be justice for Trayvon?
    Duration: 45min | 07/07/2013

    Join us as we explore the question will the Martin family find justice of the death of Trayvon or will they have to settle with a wrongful death lawsuit?

  • The necessity of life insurance
    The necessity of life insurance
    Duration: 24min | 30/06/2013

    Today on MTAS radio we will be discussing the necessity of life insurance and why you should never buy it!

  • Outwitting The Devil: The secret to freedom  success
    Outwitting The Devil: The secret to freedom & success
    Duration: 44min | 23/06/2013

    Join today as we discuss Outwitting The Devil: The secret to freedom & success by Napoleon Hill, our quarterly book selection.

  • The importance of fathers and the role that women play?
    The importance of fathers and the role that women play?
    Duration: 45min | 16/06/2013

    On today's show we will discuss the importance of fathers and the role that woman play in chooing their children's fathers? Today's guest will be Monique Howard and Jill Allison.

  • Are Black Fathers M.I.A?
    Are Black Fathers M.I.A?
    Duration: 45min | 09/06/2013

    On today's show we ask the question Are Black men missing from the lives of our children or simply not home? Our guest will be Les Rogers of ITC Consulting and Jahmal Coles, founder of the Role Model Movement.

  • More Perspective on President Obamas Morehouse Speech
    More Perspective on President Obama's Morehouse Speech
    Duration: 38min | 02/06/2013

    Don't Judge a book by it's cover: What every Black American can learn from President Obama's Commencement Speech given at Morehouse College.

  • Chicago School closing and The Obama Speech
    Chicago School closing and The Obama Speech
    Duration: 45min | 26/05/2013

    Today's discussion we will disuss the CPS closings and President Obama's speech at Morehore College. Today's guest will be Randy Evans and Akbar Beyah.

  • White Fear or White Reality: The Magnificent Mile Hoax
    White Fear or White Reality: The Magnificent Mile Hoax
    Duration: 43min | 19/05/2013

    In today's conversation, we will deal with White Fear or White Reality:The Magnificent Mile Hoax.  Our guests will be Smoke "JT" Taylor, Akbar Beyah and Sholanda Sloan.

  • Motherhood
    Motherhood
    Duration: 42min | 12/05/2013

    Today's topic do discussion the Beauty and the Challenges of Motherhood. Our guest will be Sholanda Sloan

  • Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Duration: 45min | 28/04/2013

    The mission of the church, the role of church members and the responsibility of the black preacher, our guest will be Pastor Odell Mcfarland III of God's Harbor For All Souls, Matteson, IL and Pastor Frederick Wilson Jr. of The Temple Of Glory International, Chicago, IL

  • Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Duration: 45min | 21/04/2013

    Join us at 6:30pm EST for M-TAS Radio Show as we talk about celebrities, role models and star power with three rising high school students, Jimmie Taylor III from Urban Prep High School, Quintin Bohannon from Thornwood High and Jhermani Green from Downers Grove South.  www.m-tas.org

  • Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Duration: 45min | 14/04/2013

    Join us for M-TAS Radio with Host John Green Sundays at 5:30pm EST. Today's show will deal with the relevance of churches in the black community, black youth unemployment, and black businesses.

  • Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Mightier Than A Sword Radio with Host John Green
    Duration: 44min | 07/04/2013

    Join us for M-TAS Radio with Host John Green Sundays at 5:30pm EST. Today's show will deal with the relevance of churches in the black community, black youth unemployment, and black businesses.

  • Mighter than a Sword
    Mighter than a Sword
    Duration: 38min | 31/03/2013

    Our purpose in building this community is to empower individuals in the Black community to think about our role and responsibility to ourselves, families, communities and future.  To encourage thinking, dialogue and collective effort towards rebuilding homes, schools, churches, businesses, organizations and communities one mind at a time.

  • Mightier Than A Sword - Black Talk Radio
    Mightier Than A Sword - Black Talk Radio
    Duration: 46min | 24/03/2013

    Join us for M-TAS Radio with Host John Green tomorrow at 5:30pm CST.  Tomorrow's conversation will deal with role models, Chicago public school closings, and the future of education.

  • Mightier Than A Sword Radio: Violence in Chicago Part 3
    Mightier Than A Sword Radio: Violence in Chicago Part 3
    Duration: 47min | 17/03/2013

    We will continue the conversation about violence in Chicago, remembering Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month old who became the younges victim of gun violence in Chicago.  We will also discuss the Black Starr Youth Report Card, the role straw buyers play in violence.  Tune in at 5:30pm CST on Sunday to join the conversation.    

  • Mightier Than a Sword with Host John Green
    Mightier Than a Sword with Host John Green
    Duration: 42min | 10/03/2013

    Our purpose is to empower those in the Black community to think about our role and responsibility to ourselves, families, communities and future.  Join host John Green as he dwelves into issues in the Black community.  

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