Movement Minute #1 with Goddess Jaz featuring DJ Chela of MAMA LAVA!
Learn how healing, music, and art come together spiritually with Mama Lava on Rise Up Radio!
Tonight on Rise Up Radio…
Tune in at 7PM EST, 99.5 FM or live on the web at stream.wbai.org for an
update about the London Riots with blogger, Nii Tieko calling in from the UK…
Later we catch up with one of our favorite emcees, Likwuid and discuss her newest EP, “No Regrets” and learn about her evolution thru hip hop and why this maybe he last Hip Hop project.
UPDATE! Rise Up Radio (August 5th, 2011 Edition)
UPDATE: We regret to inform you that Ms. Felisha Bell will be unable to join us for tonight’s show. However, our show will go on as normal. Tune in at 7:00pm on WBAI 99.5 FM!
Rise Up Radio (August 5th, 2011 Edition) - The State of the Black Male in America
This week on Rise Up Radio, we’ll be talking about the State of Black Males in America. We will be touching on topics that affect Black men such as the education system, incarceration, lack of role models, hip-hop and its influence and developing some real solutions to the problems.
Our guests for the discussion tonight are:Gif and Ms. Felisha Bell
Here’s the description of Gif’s new play:
Inspired by Black Skin, White Masks, The Extraordinary Ordinary Lives of the Living is a provocative and controversial Hip Hop theatrical performance, starring one of Hip Hop’s rising stars, Gif, featuring Poetry, Spoken Word and political Hip Hop music.
In The Extraordinary Ordinary Lives of the Living, Gif takes the audience on a journey from being shuffled through the educational system by means of social promotion, through stints of illegal activity resulting in a criminal conviction, to chronic homelessness and joblessness. Gif showcases the effects of lack of self-awareness, self-love and identity in black and impoverished communities delivering what promises to be an outspoken, emotional and entertaining performance.
Check out the link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1866102563
Ms. Felisha Bell - who is hosting a panel discussion next week entitled Everybody’s Sun: Helping Our Black Boys Shine.
Here’s the description of the panel:
Everyone’s Sun: Helping Our Black Boys Shine, a panel discussion focused on the crisis facing Black boys in America. The goal of the dialogue is to discuss best practices, strategies and solutions to counteracting and combating this crisis. Panelists will engage in conversation that is geared towards the social, emotional and academic growth of Black male youth in relationship to the family and community. The forum is the second awareness event in an awareness series leading up to the Stronger: Redefining and Reinventing The Strong Black Woman Campaign and Conference Tour. Confirmed panelists include:
1)Dennis Rahiim Watson,chairman of The National Task Force on Youth and Gang Violence and CEO of The Center for Black Student Achievement
2)David Fattah,Founder of House of Umoja which has operated for more than 40 years as a residential home for black boys based on Afrocentric values, it is in actuality the first “boys town” in America. Brother Fattah is also the father of Congressman Chaka Fattah (Philadelphia)
3)Matthew P. Stevens, Founder and CEO of Empower Today’s Youth and author of several publications including “Raising Him Alone” with David Miller, the creator and founder of the Raising Him Alone Campaign
and 4) Dr. Umar-Abdullah Johnson, blood realtive of Frederick Douglas, nationally certified school psychologist/child therapist specializing in working with at-risk, violent, suicidal and depessed African American youth.
And the Eventbrite page to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1920774087/eorg
Catch you at our normal time 7:00 pm EST on WBAI 99.5 FM, streaming live on http://stream.wbai.org
Let’s Rise Up!
[CANCELLED for reasons beyond our control.]Help us raise funds and get great gifts from Rise Up Radio!
Tonight we are raising funds to keep your free speech radio station, WBAI 99.5 FM on. It’s important to call us tonight between 8-9PM EST to make your pledge so the powers that be see that a youth driven show has value and listenership.
WBAI itself has gifts you can choose from but in addition to that, RISE UP RADIO has our own gifts that we want to give you for your modest donation. Supplies are limited, so call us tonight at 212-209-2950 and make your pledge.
1. The Extraordinary Ordinary Lives of the Living: Retail value $10 each
About: The Extraordinary Ordinary Lives of the Living, Gif takes the
audience on a journey from being shuffled through the educational
system by means of social promotion, through stints of illegal
activity resulting in a criminal conviction, to chronic homelessness
and joblessness. Gif showcases the effects of lack of self-awareness,
self-love and identity in black and impoverished communities
delivering what promises to be an outspoken, emotional and
1. The Sons of Liberty Book 2: Death and Taxes (Graphic Novel)
Created and Written By: Alexander and Joseph Lagos
Illustrated By: Steve Walker (pencils and inks) and Oren Kramek (colors)
Summary: Several years have passed since Graham and Brody escaped the
bonds of slavery. Now, when the streets of Philadelphia erupt in
violence, the two boys must decide: will they use their extraordinary
abilities to aid the growing rebellion or to quell it? An ambitious,
thought-provoking, and visually stunning graphic novel, Death and
Taxes offers an entirely new way to experience all the hope and
heartbreak of America’s early days.
Books and accompanying posters
2. The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood
Summary: a collection of first-person stories about what it means to
be a man in America today — from Pulitzer winners and Poet Laureates
to ex-cons, Pro Football Hall of Famers and just regular guys. The
authors describe their defining challenges, losses and triumphs
through honest and simple truths, and are hoping to spark
conversations about what it means to be a good man today.
Night on the Town:
*Painted live at A Monthly Bondfire by John Smalls
Rise Up hosts TastyKeish & Divino each have shows Uptown and Downtown NYC
and are making 2 pairs of passes available for their next shows which
include: one guaranteed spot on each open mic, free entry, and 1 drink
ticket per person.
Both shows include concert features, live art, and an open mic portion.
Redeem for A Monthly Bondfire (Lower East Side) Aug 30 &
The W.H.A.T (Washington Heights) September 2nd.