Month: September 2016

09-28-16 – We should all be feminists

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To understand how any society functions, you must understand the relationship between the men and the women. – Angela Davis

Hello family!

It’s Wednesday…and what does that mean? Nothing other than another day in the week.  BUT, with the presidential debate Monday still cycling the news, i’ll talk about what Washington has to say about Clinton and Trump’s first debate.

Also, Hillary Clinton is inching closer to the White House.  But will she be the first proclaimed feminist?  Of course not.  I’ll talk to Doreen Mattingly on her book A Feminist in the White House: Midge Costanza, the Carter years and America’s culture wars.  You’d be surprised at what’s still relevant today.

And of course as always it’s a family affair!  I’ll get Sasshem and Aqmeri’s take on the presidential elections.

Tweet me @EnlightenmeWERA or @andreacambron and tune in every Wednesday from 4-5pm ET on WERA 96.7 FM.

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09-21-16 – Pay it Forward

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“No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone…”

“My uncle Troy was on death row. He had been arrested and sentenced in 1989 for a crime that he claimed he never committed. There were inconsistent statements from eyewitnesses. No gun or DNA evidence was ever found. Since the trial, nearly every prosecution witness has recanted their testimony.
Even though Uncle Troy was behind bars, with a national movement called #TooMuchDoubt building around his case, he still helped me with my homework. Even after they stopped allowing him to have a pen, he would still critique me on my presentations and encourage me. I visited him twice a month at least.
…My uncle Troy would help me with my math homework. I didn’t realize they were molding me into an engineer.” – De’Jaun Davis Correia

Join me from 4-5p ET on the 5th anniversary of the Troy Davis execution this Wednesday as I have a conversation with De’Jaun Davis Correia on his uncle’s legacy and what propels him to move forward.

09-14-16 – Pay Me What You Owe Me…

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Join me as I talk about the latest report from the Census bureau on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States that was released yesterday.  There were a couple of things that caught my eye, namely the fact that wages between men and women have stayed the same since pre-recession times (2007).  That’s almost 10 years!  (White)Women’s wages currently stand at 80% of what a man makes…the statistics are worse for Black, Latino and Asian women.  I’ll also have a conversation with Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act President Obama signed into office as the first piece of legislation of his administration.

It’s also family affair as Sasshem and Aqmeri give their thoughts on equal pay. Tune in from 4-5p ET on WERA FM 96.7.

09-07-16 – If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything

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“We are trying to show him not only what we are fighting against, but what we are fighting for. So many of these boys have only a very hazy idea of the real issues of the war. About all they see is “going back to the good old days.” This is a dangerous state. If they don’t stand for something, they will fall for anything. They need to realize that we are fighting two wars—the war of arms and the war of ideas—that other war of which the war of arms is one phase.” –  Gordon A. Eadie

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THIS WEEK –  Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest has sparked a major discussion around patriotism,  racial inequality, injustice, police brutality and how protests are handled throughout the country.  Jesse Williams speech at the BET awards earlier this year was handled similarly. We talk to civil rights leader and Executive Director of Color of Change Rashad Robinsion on protests, the message and the media this Wednesday from 4-5p ET on WERA-FM 96.7.