Month: November 2016

11-30-16 – It’s the Media stupid

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Hey Family!

I took a week off for the holiday, but i’m back!  Boy that felt great.  Ah, if I could only go back to that time *cue dream sequence*

Apparently President-Elect Donald Trump didn’t let something like a holiday get in the way of his tweets. I’ll talk about the media’s frenzy over them, the possible recounts and everything in-between.

And later, Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief of Rewire says we can’t let Donald Trump control the press.  I’ll get her take on how the free press should report during a Donald Trump presidency.

As always, tune in every Wednesday from 4-5p ET on WERA-FM 96.7 in Arlington, VA or join the discussion at Facebook.com/EnlightenMeonWERA or tweet me @EnlightenMeWERA @andreacambron.

 

 

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11-16-16 – The Trump Effect

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…And the hits just keep on coming.

Hey Family!

I’m not going to say i’m surprised at the appointment of Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist for a Trump White House, but it certainly is a call for any of those Trump supporters who may be thinking a Trump presidency wont be run like his candidacy to think again.  For anyone else…

RUN.

That’s right.  Run to your nearest human rights group, election board meeting, civil and voting rights organization and sign up and volunteer your time and services to making this country truly great. You didn’t think I was really advocating leaving the country did you?

How else would we fight against the rise in reported instances of bullying and intimidation since Donald Trump was elected?  On the program today is Steve Snyder, Editorial Director of The 74. They have compiled more than 140 instances like these in schools alone.

So go out there and find your nearest organization Like this or this or this to volunteer your time and money.  There are plenty, trust me.

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11-09-16 – America, Oh what a night…

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Hey Family!

Well that escalated quickly. In what the polls, the pundits and everyone but the people thought to be the case, Donald Trump became the President-elect of this here United States.

I’ll give my thoughts and analysis today with Adele Stan, the Washington editor for Alternet.  She has been covering the 2016 campaign for Alternet and the American Prospect and I am happy to bring her perspective to the table.

As always, it’s a family affair!  I’ll take a look back on who Sasshem and Aqmeri wanted to win the presidency. If I could turn back time…

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11-02-16 – Dark and Lovely

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Hey Family!

We are less than one week away from determining who will be the next president of the United States and I could spend a whole week talking about the implications of the latest releases of leaked info and accusations.  But I wont. I’ll give you the 5 minute rundown because I, like you, value self-preservation.

Also i’ll give the latest on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

Later, Indian American Aswathi Thomas wrote a piece in Huffington Post on the effects that colorism have had on her and other dark skinned Indian Americans in the hopes that we can dismantle the stereotype that fair skin equates to beauty.  Today i’ll talk to Lori Tharps about her new book, Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s diverse families on how colorism affects people across the diaspora.

As always, it’s a family affair! Sasshem and Aqmeri didn’t get a chance to celebrate Halloween with their fans so they decided to put on a concert of some of their favorite Halloween hits.  You won’t want to miss it!

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