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UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF HEMP AND MARIJUANA

Powerful discussion on the good, bad, and the myths of marijuana/hemp with none other than “Mr. Hemp Milwaukee” Mike McGee Jr.

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CARTER G. WOODSON AND HIS QUEST TO TO GIVE THE “KISS OF LIFE” TO BLACK HISTORY

The Black Reality Think Tank will discuss the work and legacy of this intellectual giant. The program will broadcast live tonight 2/18/20 on www.timeforamawakening.com at 8 pm eastern time; 7 pm Central; 6 pm Mountain; and 5 pm pacific time.

One can also listen via telephone at (225)490-9832.

The program host is Dr. William G. Rogers.

WHY WE MUST NOT FORGET PAUL ROBESON

Paul Leroy Robeson was an American bass-baritone concert artist, stage and film actor who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism. Educated at Rutgers College and Columbia University, he was also a star athlete in his youth. He also studied Swahili and linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in 1934. His political activities began with his involvement with unemployed workers and anti-imperialist students whom he met in Britain and continued with support for the Loyalist cause in the Spanish Civil War and his opposition to fascism. In the United States, he also became active in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns.

The Black Reality Think Tank radio program and our panel of community conversationalist will review the life, work, and times of this truly “Renaissance Man.”

DECONSTRUCTING DOLEMITE, THE MACK, SUPERFLY, AND THEIR IMAGES IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

These iconic images have plagued the African American community in the same manner as the Sambo, Coon, Jim Crow, and minstrel acts did during the early years of American life. Where does this behavior originate? Why does it still exist? Why is it still popular in certain areas of the community? Who suffers the most from these demeaning images.

these and other questions will be explored by the community panel of the Black Reality Think Tank radio program on Tuesday evening 1/7/20 at 8 pm eastern time.

THE FEMINIZATION OF THE BLACK CHURCH: WHERE ARE THE BROTHERS?

Why are most Black Church congregations, female? Where are the brothers?

According to Leon Podles, the origins of the problem go back much farther than most people suspect. Author of The Church Impotent: The Feminization of Christianity (1999), Podles theorizes that religion has lost some important traits that, if regained, would give men much more to identify with and would perhaps precipitate their return.

The discussion tonight (8/27/19) at 8 pm eastern time on The Black Reality Think Tank. Host Dr. William Rogers and Co-host Ms. Bonissiwa Ayan.

IS GOD A WHITE RACIST?

This is the age of “Trump-America” and this question has resurfaced. In the late ’60s, a small group of theologians associated with the black power movement separated from the mainstream black church, physically and philosophically. The black liberation theology project, as sketched by founders like James Cone and J. Deotis Roberts, rigorously tested the malleability of Scripture, putting it against the horrors of racism and slavery. They argued that the Jesus of Christianity had been corrupted through colonialism and white supremacy and that the true image of God reflected the plight of the oppressed. In America, this meant poor black people. Black liberation theology rendered the gospel black and populist. It wasn’t embraced by the mainstream black church, and it was considered seditious, possibly heretical by white theologians. Secularists thought it was an incomplete rehash of Marxism.

In the ’70s, William R. Jones took the radicalism of black liberation theology to a faith impasse. Jones’s book “Is God a White Racist?” suggested an alternative approach to theology. “Until the alleged negative elements are appropriately reconciled with the alleged benevolence of God,” Jones wrote, “His goodness remains an open question.” There is an endlessly useful concept within, which Jones calls “divine racism.” The idea is that the benevolence or the wrath of God corresponds to ethnic lines in America. And in turn, an ethnic God practices tribalism. “Ethnic suffering does not strike quickly and then leave after a short and terrible siege,” he wrote. “Instead, it extends over long historical eras.”

“Time For An Awakening” with Bro.Elliott 8-4-19 guest Timia Bethea and students from Univ. Texas at Austin

“Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 8/04/2019 at 7:00 PM (EST) our guests was International Business senior, Ms.Timia Bethea and the student team from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Bethea  is part of a student team that included Ms. Christina Cho, Ms.Vida Nwadiei and Ms.Rebecca Chen who is doing research on Colorism and specifically the topic of skin bleaching in Africa, and their research in particular in  Ghana. We discussed some of their assessments with students at the University of Ghana, and interviews with men and women of the Chorkor, on this and related topics.

IS A RACE WAR INEVITABLE IN AMERICA OR IS IT “FAKE NEWS?’

In light of all the killings of Black folk by the white terrorist, are African Americans being baited to retaliate so that real bloodshed can be implemented?  How long will we allow our children to be kidnapped and killed?  Are our only recourse candlelight vigils and teddy bears on street poles?  How do we alert our children to these possibilities?  These questions and others will be examined on tonight’s program 8/17/18.

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