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Activist and Powerful Singer

Durham's Own Laila Nur is a powerful singer much in the tradition of activist singers like RIchie Haven, GIl Scott Heron, and the Last Poets and much more... She is not afraid to be a activist fighting for the rights of those in the Lesbian community, as well as those in the Black Lives Matter Movement. She has definitely been involved in some powerful movements here in the area and is even recognized as a national speaker...We are looking forward to talking to this activist. This...

Duration: 02:01:00

Dr. Bey To Speak on Our Show

Dr. Bey and His Queen will be joining us on this particular edition of the Voice of the People to discuss some of the myths that exist in the United States, and he will also be giving a long history of the unknown part of our history. They will discuss healthy living, as well as a lot of the myths that exist in the U.S. and the world...We will also talk about some of the current things that are happening in the world, and will tackle difficult issues like the School to Prison Pipeline, Black...

Duration: 01:58:49

Peace And What It Means TO Us In The World Today

Award winning photographer John Noltner drove all around the United States asking people what Peace means to them. Frustrated by how so often we look at things that divide us, Noltner set out to use his photography to show the common ground in humanity. Now, he has published two books and also has traveling exhibitions and his work has been used in conflict resolution, civic responsibility, and social change conversations. He has had his work presented at the National Civil Rights Museum,...

Duration: 01:57:56

Innclusive and Start Up Businesses Discussed

Rohan Gilkes is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder/CEO of Innclusive, a platform that allows you to rent unique, local accomodations on any budget, anywhere in the world. Rohan also serves as a thought leader in customer acquisition and local intermediation, bringing seekers and providers of local services together using technology.. He serves on the advisory board of a number of startups, and has even done business case studies for Catholic University MBA Program and Northwestern. He...

Duration: 02:02:03

Animal Rights Discussed Here Today

We will be talking with Amanda Arrington about her work with the Humane Society and as a Pet Advocate. There is no doubt that often times Animals are not treated fairly by those who are supposed to be their caretakers, but there is also some apparent racism that exists in the Animal Rights World and there is a definite push to be more inclusive being spearheaded by some. We will be talking about this important issue with this true advocate for Pets on this episode of our sho w as we talk...

Duration: 02:03:00

Shattering Myths And Discussing The World

Dean Gerinomo and Marc Lee discuss the Constitution, Various Things happening in the world, Sports, and More...And in the Second Hour, they are joined by NC State Senator Floyd McKissick who discusses the importance of Voting, even in the smaller elections and shares some stories from his formative years in politics... Orginally scheduled was Dr. Alim l-Bey and His Queen who have devoted their lives to making people more aware of their ancestral connection and also destroying some of the...

Duration: 02:01:16

Healthy Living and Self Worth

Yah-I is a Vegan Entrepreneur, Restaurant Owner and Author of Your Self Worth, Is It Pseudo or Sincere. In the book, he looks at Issues Like Road Rage, Social Media, and How Food impacts our Self Worth.....His Wife has already written a book about how Food impacts the Womb when one is pregnant...We look forward to this great discussion on Monday evening....So many people are trying to live healthier lives in these hard times.....And we look forward to our discussion on this show about this...

Duration: 02:04:04

Urban League and National Politics

Just a little bit less than 40 years ago, I had the pleasure of rooming with Rueben Anthony at Marquette University. He is now the head of the Urban League in Madison, Wisconsin and has an illustrious career in politics and entrepreneurship. I look forward to talking with this great individual about what he is doing now and also some of his views on current national politics and social justice issues. Should be a great conversation between two old friends catching up after a long absence...

Duration: 02:00:28

Determined to Make A Difference

Laniesha Merritt was born in 1982 which was the same year her father went to prison...He wasn't released until she was 15 and she grew up around violence and drugs in one Of Raleigh's Public Housing sections.... Despite her upbringings, Merritt has worked in both the music and Correctional fields and in 2012 she started Own Your Dream, a non-profit that gives a platform for low income children to discover and nurture their talents...Some of these kids are developing artistic talents, while...

Duration: 02:00:09

Jillian Johnson to Speak on the Voice of the People

On the eve of Durham's Primary, we are pleased to have talented activist and current City Council member Jillian Johnson on our show. A long time community activist and mother of two, Johnson has never been one to hold our tongue and isn't afraid to speak her mind. In 2015, she was elected on a platform of racial, economic and environmental justice, police accountability, equitable development, broadening democracy and centering the voices of those most impacted but what is happening in...

Duration: 02:00:23

Bluegrass and Video Games Discussed

Glad to have Bluegrass legend Joe Newberry on her show this evening...he will be talking about the history of Bluegrass, his own role in this music form, as well as other the role of the African Instrument the Banjo in this art form...Also glad to have Val Smith on this show who is a star in the field and also hoping to have former Chocolate Drop member Justin Robinson on this show as well....Join our discussion.. We will also be talking to Jatovi McDuffie about his recent Video Game event...

Duration: 02:00:21

General Discussion Of the World

.On this episode of the Voice of the People, Myself and the Sixth Man Dean Geronimo talk about things happening in the world...Part of the conversation revolves around Trump and the U.N., Changing Work Force, Protests Against the NFL, and various other World and Society Issues....We love it when our listeners join in the conversation.......and area always excited to hear from others and their viewpoints...We even talked about some of the latest developments in the world of Rap and what's...

Duration: 01:32:50

Music and Health Discussed On Show

William D. Burton has had a history that includes playing in San Francisco and the Raleigh Durham area, and his music earned him attention from the likes of people like Cat Stevens and Axl Rose.....He is definitely a great fixture here in the area, but he is also a proponent of Healthy Living and he is working with several organizatons that are helping folks lead a better and more productive life well into their Senior Years. He is also very devoted to his belief systems as well and he...

Duration: 01:59:49

Minorites In Tech, Leadership Traits, and Discussion About Music

In this program, we looked at qualities of a good leader, and ways minorities are breaking into the tech field. Also discussed tragedy in Charlottesville.,.

Duration: 02:00:57

Celebration of Hip Hop and Some Of The New and Old Players in The Game

On August 11, 1973, Six years before it was formally called by the name Hip Hop, It started out as a hobby for a young NYC DJ, Clive Campbell, AKA DJ Kool Herc, At a young age, Herc who had moved to New York from Jamaica was heavily influenced by some of what was developing around him and he even began to run around with a Graffiti gang...eventually, he started throwing house parties and from these humble beginnings, the origins of Hip Hop started.......And though some wondered about it's...

Duration: 02:00:48

Entrepreneur and Jazz Fan Featured On Show

Earlier this decade, Cicely Mitchell and Al Strong formed Art Of Cool which has become a primary part of the cultural landscape here in Durham, and which has gotten all kinds of national attention bringing quality jazz and Hip Hop here to the area. Among the acts they have brought have included Bilal, Ninth Wonder, George Clinton, Common, and many more. Ms. Mitchell, whose background is in Bio-statistics, uses her analytical mind to help create this wonderful festival which continues to...

Duration: 01:46:01

African Americans in The Spirit Industry

Throughout history, African Americans have been making noise in various industries, and the alcohol industry is no different. We are hoping to have guests on the air today from both Harlem Brewing and Shoe Crazy Wine. Gwen Hurt had a very successful career and family working for a top company that eventually let her go because of downsizing and then she and one of her kids was in a car accident... From that experience, she refused to fall into depression but instead decided to change her...

Duration: 02:01:24

Award Winning Journalist and Children's Author To Speak

My long time friend Katina Rankin will be joining us on the show. She has had a rich history including being a Children's Book Author and an Award Winning Journalist. Her First Book "Up North, Down South" is a Children's Book about folks from different parts of the country, and soon she will be releasing "Kendall's Kitchen", a guide to Healthy Snacks. As a Journalist, her reporting on Emmett Till earned her an Emmy and she has covered stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia...

Duration: 01:57:31

Third Time Should be the Charm

Rev. Carl Kenney who is a noted author and activist will be speaking on our show this evening. We are looking forward to hearing him talk about everything from Liberation Theology to how the Christian community should treat various community members, including some of those who have different beliefs...He has also authored books that while fiction are based on his life as a minister. He was involved in struggles for varioous rights here and in his home state of Missouri....

Duration: 01:54:34

Author and Motivational Speaker Is Our Guest

Born in 1970, Author Jenine May is originally from Detroit, Michigan but for many years has been calling Atlanta home...She is a speaker, teacher, and motivator and the author of the Book Why Can't We Be Friends. And she is also the author of Saved, Sanctified which deals with a very troubling part of her own life. You don't want to miss this interview that will definitely leave you inspired and wanting to learn more about this powerful lady who is desiring to take over not just the...

Duration: 01:58:27

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