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Talktainmentradio Celebrates Black History Month

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

FEBruary Black History MOnth 2013 1-31-14 v2While there is much controversy over the topic of whether or not we should continue to celebrate Black History Month and other specific dates and months of recognition for individual populations and holidays; is celebrating Black History Month to commend past, present, and future everyday heroes who have made a positive impact on individuals and society.

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Here are a few of our host who already have scheduled special guest and topics to commemorate Black History Month

All In Our Family with host Yolanda Robinson has a number of guests who are highly acclaimed in the field of Black Studies. They are: Dr. LaFrancis Rodgers Rose, Dr. Harry Edwards, Dr. Molefi Asante, Val Gray and Francis Ward, Dr. Ron Daniels, Dr. Clenora Hudson Weems,Dr. Linda James Meyers and Dr. Jacqueline Wade. Check out the All In Our Family page on TTR for show times.

The Kinsman with radio show host Melek Heru February 12 – “Africa’s Nation-Child: Nine Generations In The Womb of Captivity”…February 19 – “The Tenth & Eleventh Generations: The Quest For Power and Peace In Jim Crow America”…February 26 – “The Twelfth & Thirteenth Generations: The Quest For Education And The Rising Tide of The Descendants of The Survivors.” Check out the Kinsman page on TTR for show times.

The E. Michelle Lee Show with radio show host E Michelle Lee shares the mic with co-host for a day, Joseph C. Phillips Actor, Conservative Columnist, aka Lt. Martin Kendall from the Bill Cosby Show. Lee engages Phillips in discussion for Black History Month to help listeners hear about things you won’t get from main stream media.  Check out the Kinsman page on TTR for show times.

Check out this Talktainmentradio Face Book page post where other show host will be adding special guest joining the on-Air celebration of Black History Month.

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What Does Black History Month Mean Today?

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Sojourner Truth, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks – recognize these names? These are only a few of great people who began to pave the way for African Americans forever. From freeing slaves to marches on Washington, these people risked their lives for all African Americans to live free, comfortable, and happy lives with the same rights as everyone else.

Black History Month: Looking beyond textbooks

We have learned about these people all the way through grade school, and even into college. We are aware of the amazing things they did and what they went through to do them. Now that we are all grown up, some of us with degrees, jobs, and families of our own, Black History Month should go beyond the textbooks. Black History Month should be a reminder to us all, no matter what race, that we can have an impact on society that can last for eternity.

Today we are faced with many factors of violence and hatred. From gun violence in communities and schools, to kids bullying one and another – and some killing themselves because of it, to even bigger scales like the wars and threats of nuclear wars. All of these things give us the opportunity as a community to ask ourselves, “if Dr. King or Sojourner Truth were still alive today, what would they do?” Would they sit around and watch their community suffer from a few bad seeds, or would they stand up and speak out on what is right?

Coming together as a community to create change

This is our time now. We have the opportunity and the skill to be able to take our communities back. Stop the violence and the hatred and stand up for what is right. Just like the greats once did in their time.

Black History Month does not mean we sit on our couches and watch another documentary or special about what has already happened. Black History Month means that it is time for us to reevaluate what is going on around us and make a difference in our communities. Just like those brave men and women who did the same for us.

It’s our turn to make history. What are you willing to fight for?

Black History Month Highlight: African American Leadership Flourishes in Central Ohio

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

As a company that celebrates the beauty of diversity, would like to wish everyone a happy Black History Month! Every year the United States of America uses February as a time to honor and pay tribute to the people and events that contributed to the history of African descendants and their allies. While it is recognized annually in the States, here is a little known fact about Black History Month: it is an international observance! Among many other countries in the world, Canada and the United Kingdom are just two examples of places that celebrate Black History Month.

Black history being made in central Ohio

In honor of Black History Month, we would like to highlight some African American figures who have made major moves in central Ohio. Continue reading to find out who they are!

Mayor Michael B Coleman

Mayor Coleman’s 1999 election gave him the achievement of being the first African American mayor of Ohio’s capital. Under Coleman’s leadership, Columbus has flourished as a safe, progressive, economically prosperous city and was recently named one of the world’s seven smartest cities.

Yvette McGee Brown
Justice Yvette McGee Brown’s career has seen her become a pioneer in Ohio government. Coming from humble beginnings, she went on to become the first African American female justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. Brown also became the first African American to serve as a judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. Brown is the founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Joyce Beatty
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty is the United States Representative for Ohio’s 3rd congressional district. Joyce Beatty was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1999-2008 and served as the Senior Vice President for Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University from 2009-2012. Beatty is known throughout the community as a fierce supporter of equal rights for minorities such as women and gays and lesbians.

Janet E. Jackson
Janet E. Jackson serves as the President and CEO of the United Way of Central Ohio. Jackson’s acceptance of the position with the organization made her the first woman, and African American, to head the United Way of Central Ohio. Not only was this a great accomplishment, but this was one of many previous ‘firsts’ for her. Before making history at the United Way of Central Ohio, Jackson was the first African American female judge in Franklin County, and the first woman, and African American, to serve as the Columbus city attorney.

Living the dream

These influential figures continue to reach levels of success that, as recently as fifty years ago, many African Americans did not see as being possible.  Congratulations to those who continue to live THE DREAM. Happy Black History Month from!