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  • BHNTalk Radio Show 5-14-24 - FAMU disgraced; who will pay for this mess, what happens now? Geomagnetic storms intense

    15 MAY 2024 · In this episode, Cheryl Smith, Brigitte Jones and Julia Dudley Najieb talk in-depth about the Florida A&M University (FAMU) incident regarding the $237 million donation to the university from Batterson Farms Corporation CEO, Gregory Gerami, that was not a donation after all. The three news publishers reveal the fallacies that the board members missed in the vetting process. They also review what should be FAMU's next steps moving forward. In the latter part of the program, the recent geomagnetic storms, tornado outbreaks and Northern Lights---aurora borealis---are explained in detail by experts to give the audience a better understanding of the changes happening on earth and to the atmosphere. ----------------------------------- With news publishers, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, get the latest breaking, political and other news from a Black perspective, new episodes live on Tuesdays: 2:00pPST/4:00CST/5:00ST.  Encores at 10:00pPST/12:00AMCST/1:00AMEST.
    1h 20m 2s
  • BHN Talk Radio Show (5-7-24): Unprecedented storms, Morehouse College invitation to Biden an Louisiana maps are the front news topics

    8 MAY 2024 · In the beginning of this episode, the news publishers focus on the storms happening in the Midwest and southwest of the United States.   In more breaking news, A map that the Louisiana legislature drew after the 2020 census – which included only one majority-Black district in a state where roughly one-third of the population is African American – was ruled a likely violation of the Voting Rights Act by a different federal court last year.  The news publisher hosts discuss this action.   In more news, students at Morehouse College, a Black institution, are demanding the university rescind the invitation for President Biden to be the commencement speaker at the graduation May 19, 2024 due to the US involvement in providing arms to Israel for the war on Gaza.   The following spotlight news item focuses on the history of Black jockeys in the horse racing industry.  At the first Kentucky Derby, in 1875, 13 of 15 jockeys were African American. Between 1890 and 1899, Black jockeys won six Derbies, one Preakness Stakes, and three Belmont Stakes.  They were slowly phased out by 1903 due to the Jim Crow laws in the United Staes.   The final news item reviews why African countries can never resolve their debt crisis because the system is rigged against them.  Many African countries stay poor by design.
    2h 26m 34s
  • DEA expected to approve marijuana reclassification, Michigan Green Book project moves forward; more on 'The Wiz' and 'Them'

    1 MAY 2024 · In this episode of BHN Talk Radio Show, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones discuss the DEA's reclassifying marijuana, which would change the the $34 billion cannabis industry.       Since 1971, marijuana has been in the same category as heroin, methamphetamines and LSD, according to https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/biden-administration-plans-reclassify-marijuana-easing-restrictions-na-rcna149424s. Each substance under the Schedule I classification is defined as a drug with no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule III substances include Tylenol with codeine, steroids and testosterone.       By rescheduling cannabis, the drug would now be studied and researched to identify concrete medical benefits, opening the door for pharmaceutical companies to get involved with the sale and distribution of medical marijuana in states where it is legal.       Next, the news team talks about the The National Park Service grant to Michigan for its Green Book project. The National Park Service awarded $23.4 million this month to 39 projects in 16 states and the District of Columbia as part of the https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/index.htm’s https://www.nps.gov/subjects/historicpreservationfund/african-american-civil-rights.htm, which focuses on the preservation of sites and stories directly associated with the struggle of African Americans to gain equal rights.       "Since 2016, the National Park Service has provided over $126 million through this program to document, preserve, and recognize the places and stories associated with the struggle for civil rights of African Americans,” said National Park Service Director Chuck Sams. 
    1h 59m 55s
  • BHN Radio LIVE: (4-23-24) Rev. Haynes steps down, young South African gymnast shines, chess champion plays in marathon for charity

    24 APR 2024 · In this episode of the BHN Talk Radio Show, April 23, 2024 with Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, the breaking news starts with Rev. Frederick Haynes III who has stepped down from the organization Rainbow Push; less than a year ago, the organization’s founder and CEO, longtime civil and human rights activist, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, announced his retirement and named Dr. Haynes as his successor. The 22 year-old https://olympics.com/en/athletes/naveen-daries has been an inspirational figure for aspiring young South African https://olympics.com/en/sports/artistic-gymnastics/ for the better part of the last seven years making history at the https://olympics.com/en/olympic-games/tokyo-2020 and the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed will be named the president of the National African American Mayors Association, according to Reed’s chief of staff. In a post on X early on Monday, Chip Hill, who serves as Reed’s chief of staff, said Reed would be named president of the national organization this week. He also noted that Reed is the only mayor in Alabama to serve on the board of trustees for the U.S. Council of Mayors. Reed has previously served as both the secretary and the vice president of the African American Mayors Association.  A campaigning Nigerian chess champion has played the game non-stop for 60 hours to break the world record.Tunde Onakoya, 29, hopes to raise $1m (£800,000) for children's education across Africa through the marathon attempt that began in New York City's Times Square on Wednesday. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With news publishers, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, get the latest breaking, political and other news from a Black perspective, new episodes live on Tuesdays: 2:00 PM PST/4:00CST/5:00ST. Encores at 10:00 PM PST/12:00AM CST/1:00AM EST. Listen https://www.bhnnow.com/podcast or https://www.bhnnow.com/radio
    1h 27m 32s
  • BHN Radio LIVE: (4-16-24) Texas teacher sex ring, the late, infamous OJ Simpson and Sha’Carri Richardson's plea hit the news

    17 APR 2024 · In this episode of the BHN Talk Radio Show, April 16, 2024 with Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, the breaking news starts with the Texas cosmetology teacher Kedria Grigsby conspiring to do an under-age, sex-trafficking ring with her son using vulnerable students from the school she was employed; she was arrested on charges related to child sex-trafficking and juvenile prostitution. The next news item discussed include Orenthal James Simpson (July 9, 1947 – April 10, 2024) who was an American football player, actor and convicted felon. In 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. In 2008, he was convicted, and sentenced to 33 years' imprisonment with a minimum of nine years without parole. He served his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada, until being paroled and released in 2017. He was released from parole in 2021 and lived in freedom until his death at age 76 from cancer in 2024. Sha’Carri Richardson makes a strong plea on social media, educating people on why they should not donate to the Team USA Fund cause. Finally, the BHN Talk Radio Show team discuss the push to give the fallen https://www.foxnews.com/politics/maryland-lawmakers-approve-bill-support-port-employees-baltimore-bridge-collapse Bridge a new name once reconstructed. 
    1h 26m 16s
  • BHN Talk Radio Show (4-9-24): Watch reflections on the total solar eclipse, the late Louis Gossett Jr., Jonathan Majors and more

    10 APR 2024 · In this episode of the BHN Talk Radio Show, April 9, 2024, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones discuss the worldwide event of the total solar eclipse.  Smith expounded on the experience in Dallas,Texas as she was present when the total solar eclipse passed through her area. The news publisher hosts also remember Louis Gossett Jr. (1936-2024) for his activism in acting. The news show hosts revisit a similar news article concerning the Black influence on country music and its roots. Finally, the BHN Talk Radio Show team discuss the latest verdict concerning the Jonathon Majors case with his ex-girlfriend. 
    1h 26m 15s
  • BHN Radio LIVE: (3-26-24) Smith talks about the Texas Metro News' dynamic six; does Biden have what it takes to capture Black voters

    27 MAR 2024 · In this episode of BHN Talk Radio Show with Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, the news publishers talk about the latest breaking news concerning a publisher who has fallen ill.  Smith talks about honoring six dynamic individuals April 2nd on behalf of Texas Metro News. Hosts also talk about Shirley Chisholm and the latest Netflix movie out about her. Then the news hosts delved into the results of the latest election primaries. With news publishers, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, get the latest breaking, political and other news from a Black perspective, new episodes live on Tuesdays: 2:00pPST/4:00CST/5:00ST.  Encores at 10:00pPST/12:00AMCST/1:00AMEST.
    1h 19m 38s
  • BHN Talk Radio (3-19-24) Haiti in disarray; here are the Super Tuesday primary election results with commentary

    20 MAR 2024 · In this episode of Black Headline News Talk Radio Show with Julia Ann Dudley Najieb, Brigitte Jones and Cheryl Smith, the news team reviews the breaking news and ongoing crisis in Haiti and the consequences with the power shutting off in significant parts of the country.  In the next segment, the news team reviews the past Super Tuesday primary election results that occurred on March 5 and on March 12.
    1h 14m 54s
  • The Conversation: Nine years after #OscarsSoWhite, here's a look at what’s changed

    16 MAR 2024 · On Sunday, nine years after #OscarsSoWhite, millions of us tuned into watch the 96th annual Academy Awards — some to simply take in the spectacle. And some to see how much had changed. The hashtag https://www.essence.com/news/nine-years-after-oscars-so-white/ started after many people noticed that, for a second year in a row, all nominees for four of five major categories were white. The movement called on Hollywood to do better: to better reflect America’s demographic realities and also to expand its depiction of our histories. Here is an interview with actor and director Mariah Inger, the chair of ACTRA National’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee.Inger warned everyone to remember that the Oscars represent only one per cent of those working in the industry. And that while many working actors, writers, directors may look to the Oscars as a dream, the reality is that they show up every day because this is where they feel most called to contribute to the world. And she says, in that everyday world, things are shifting.
    30m 52s
  • BHN Talk Radio Show (3-05-24): Listen to a review of last week's primary election outcomes and this week's 'Super Tuesday' state elections

    6 MAR 2024 · In this episode of BHN Talk Radio Show with Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, the news publishers review the previous primary election outcomes and the "Super-Tuesday" primary elections happening in 18 states while they are broadcasting live during this show. Smith reviews the latest Texas election concerns, Jones and Najieb review the California elections and candidates for the U.S. Senate seat representing California, Proposition 1 and a local measure. With news publishers, Cheryl Smith, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb and Brigitte Jones, get the latest breaking, political and other news from a Black perspective, new episodes live on Tuesdays: 2:00pPST/4:00CST/5:00ST. Encores at 10:00pPST/12:00AMCST/1:00AMEST.
    1h 20m 32s
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