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  • Jai Davis: Professional Athlete and Personal Trainer. Let’s talks about fitness

    26/01/2017 Duración: 01h19min

    What did you promise yourself you would do different in 2017? For most, 2017 is the year you are going to work out, eat healthy, work on yourself or even participate in a social cause dear to your heart. Let start the conversation about fitness, work outs and personal trainers with Jai Davis, Professional Athlete, Firefighter, Paramedic, Personal Trainer, and Child Advocate. Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 will be Jai Davis Professional Athlete, Firefighter, Paramedic, Personal Trainer, and Child Advocate. Join us as Jai talks about achieving a healthier lifestyle with nutritional planning, staying fit, and maintaining a healthy body image and how fitness empowers woman. Jai will also talk about her commitment to juvenile diabetes through the Jai Fit Academy.  The Jai Fit Academy works hard to educate the youth in achieving a healthier lifestyle to include: nutritional planning, staying fit, and maintaining a healthy body image. Join us this Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 8:30PM ES

  • “Supporting Black LGBTQ Students in our Schools”

    08/09/2016 Duración: 01h28min

    SCHOOL HAS NOW OFFICIALLY OPENED FOR MILLIONS OF CHILDREN. Nearly nine out of 10 LGBT students (86.2 percent) experience harassment at school because of their sexual orientation, and 60.8 percent feel unsafe, according to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) 2007 National School Climate Survey. The 2015 National School Climate Survey will come out in fall of 2016 as noted on the GLSEN website. These numbers are alarming but what is on the horizon is more alarming in a good way. California and Georgia have open schools that are geared toward the LGBTQ student offering LGBTQ students a safe, supportive environment -- one they can choose or decline -- can save lives and be an important ingredient in an overall recipe for positive change for all youth, including and especially LGBTQ youth and their allies.” More importantly is that in October 2016, the LGBTQ Community Initiative at Teach for America will celebrate two years. The Initiative will be a part of the Summit where it is open to LGBT


    18/08/2016 Duración: 01h41min

    We previously had couples from the Chicago area who agreed to join us and juts talk raw about marriage and their feelings about issues that affect us all no matter who you marry. Tonight on Can WE Talk for REAL we are going to continue that conversation. Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL tonight, August17, 2016 is Lisa (Verse) Ware has been married to Romesa Ware since June 10, 2016. Lisa is Sup. Historian,, President of Chicago's Lambda Colony, Alpha Psi Kappa Fraternity, Incorporated, April 2, 2011 to present. Also joining us will be SB Moss, who had been married since June 17, 2008. Sb is a Patient Care Technician (PCT) at DaVita.  She also studied Health Care at South Suburban College. Lastly we have a couple that also are married and are business partners. Interesting combination we have the owners of TnPcleaningprofessionals Are Us joining us tonight. Tonight’s conversation is going to be open and if you are thinking about getting married listen in and ask those questions that will help you. Also, if you got

  • LGBTQ/Suicide, Mental Illness/Suicide, Bullying/ Suicide…..Families/Friends Dest

    11/08/2016 Duración: 01h39min

    School starts soon and for many it will be a new experience with a group of classmates they have never met and they know nothing about. For those returning to school there is the in crowd, the jocks, the brainy students and the TARGETS, and not just the new kids in schools but “friends”, “neighbors” or just the “outsiders”.  Middle school and High school are supposed to be the best years of your life. Its where you meet those lifelong friends, be popular, play sports, become a good debater, take up politics, find puppy love, go to Prom and graduate- beginning life.  Hundreds of students will begin school and many of those who accept and begin living their truth as LGBTQ, or is diagnosed with bi-polar or a mental disease will become those TARGETS and will commit Suicide. ALERT: There is a NEW BULLY in town and it is called Social Media better known as Face Book. It becomes the hidden fist that strikes you, the vicious words (gay, trans, bi-polar) that degrades you, the gun that shoots you and the knife that st

  • Love & Marriage: Advice and insight from Women Healing Women’s CEO (who recently

    04/08/2016 Duración: 01h41min

    It’s been a little past the year mark since the landmark Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, decided the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples. The actual number of couples that have wed since the decision is unknown.  Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 is Imani Baskin. President and CEO of Women Healing Women, Inc. Imani is also Poetess, Empowerment Coach, Artist, Motivator, Feminist, Thought Liberator, Unicorn and Author. This spring she added a new title to her arsenal that of bride/wife.Imani is a dynamic speaker, who captivates her audience with passion, humor and a unique ability to personalize her message to fit anyone listening to her words. As a professional counselor and life coach, Imani inspires her clients to turn painful experiences into purpose-driven missions. She is affectionately known as the Barrier Breaker & Change Maker! Is a wedding in your plans? Want to make a surprise proposal or announce to friends/family your wedding plans? Then t

  • Supreme Court

    30/06/2016 Duración: 01h10min

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  • Behind the Orlando Shootings! How have You Changed?

    23/06/2016 Duración: 01h47min

    Do you remember what you thought, how you felt or what you were doing when you heard that 49 people who were out enjoying the evening had been shot and killed in an Orlando Nightclub? Now the same question, when it was announced the club was a gay club? Did this horrible event impact you in such a way that you needed to talk to a friend, family, vent on FaceBook, or just join in one of the vigils for the victims no matter what city, town or state you were in? The most important question is going to be now, “How did this change your life”? Believe me it has, whether you want to believe it did or not. We are all changed even if you are not gay. Joining Can We Talk for REAL cohosts Teresa (TerryBoi) Jackson and Michelle E. Brown on Wednesday June 22, 2016 is Claudia Mosier, Psy.D. a licensed clinical psychologist in Chicago. She had been the Director of Mental Health and Youth Services for the Center on Halsted. Once the LGBTQ community woke to the news of the Orlando shooting, Mosier opened her office to the me

  • Imam Daayiee Abdullah Speaking For Our LGBTQ Muslim Brothers & Sisters

    09/06/2016 Duración: 02h00s

    Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. In 2016 Ramadan begins in the evening of Sunday, June 5th and ends in the evening of Tuesday, July 5th. Muslims currently make up approximately 0.9% of the U.S. adult population. If children are included, the Muslim population in the United States totals 2.75 million Muslims in the country.  Although the exact number of LGBTQ Muslims in the United States or globally is not known, openly gay Imams are emerging to help those struggling to live openly and authentically in harmony with their faith. Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL cohosts Teresa (TerryBoi) Jackson and Michelle E. Brown on Wednesday June 8, 2016 is IMAM DAAYIEE ABDULLAH one of the five Imams worldwide who are openly gay. IMAM DAAYIEE ABDULLAH lectures nationally and internationally on progressive Muslim concepts, intra-faith and interfaith networking, and the development of inclusive and p

  • The Other 364 Days: Giving Vets Their Roses While They’re Living

    02/06/2016 Duración: 02h01min

    Each year on Memorial Day we remember members of our community – family, friends, neighbors even strangers – who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. We visit their graves, hold memorials, march in parades and thank them for their service but what about the remaining 364 days of the year.After a successful career as an entrepreneur in Michigan, Tiera Craig moved to New York and joined the US Department of Veterans Affairs in New York. Besides providing management analysis, she provides a welcoming “Out and Proud” face for LGBTQ veterans visiting the facility.Tiera has volunteered at various non-profit organizations across the country. As a member of Kappa Xi Omega Sorority, Inc., she is surrounded by successful professional women, some of whom are active military and veterans themselves.Tiera recently attended the 5th Annual OutServe-SLDN LGBT Military Leadership Conference in Washington DC. OutServe-SLDN brings together actively serving and retired service members, advocates and experts to discu

  • Beyond Surviving to Thriving: When Lupus Attacked this Black Woman, a warrior wa

    26/05/2016 Duración: 01h43min

    May is Lupus Awareness Month! Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints and/or organs inside the body). African-Americans are three times more likely than Caucasians to develop lupus and with greater severity.  Black females disproportionately are burdened by lupus. Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL ,May 25, 2016 is Sharon L. Harris, founder and president of Lupus Detroit. Ms. Harris will share her journey from diagnosis to Lupus Warrior raising awareness about the disease and advocating for others stricken with Lupus so they could also not just survive but thrive.A month after graduating from Florida A & M University, she was diagnosed with discoid and systemic lupus. Soon after the diagnosis, she had a “what if tomorrow is never promised” moment. Shortly after the lupus went into remission, she passed two rigorous interviews and six weeks of training and became a flight attendant for Mesaba Airlines. Her reasoning was if lupus was going to attack her, it would

  • The Mother-Daughter Bond: Transforming Same Gender-Loving (SGL) Women’s Relatio

    19/05/2016 Duración: 02h02min

    The relationship between women is based on a complexity of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. The mother-daughter bond has a powerful impact on women’s relationships. This relationship of dependence and nurturance, engulfment, power and control, is what gets re-activated in same sex relationships between women. This is where the nature of the mother-daughter bond can show itself in subtle, yet, powerful ways. Difficulties can arise when both parties in the relationship struggle to get their individual needs met. Wednesday Night, May 18th joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL, co-host Michelle E Brown and Teresa (Terry Boi) Jackson will be Bonnie Harrison well-known and dynamic Licensed Psychotherapist who frames her work around an African, and Indigenous Spiritualities Paradigm. The focus of her work is on healing what’s broken as a result of historical harm, childhood trauma, and ongoing socio-political stressors and wounding. She is known as a developer and facilitator of wellness-centered learning experiences for

  • Dr Hyman & Daughter's conversation about The Union between a Mother and Her Sam

    12/05/2016 Duración: 02h01min

    The Strength of My Soul: Stories of Sisterhood, Triumph and Inspiration includes stories that also highlight mothers and their struggles. As noted about the book women are the bearers of life. Women breathe live, live life and love life with all its turns in the roads. This week Can We Talk for REAL will continue to celebrate Mothers in our own unique way. We will have a mother and daughter conversation with Dr. Carole Hysmith and her daughter Lenore about their mother/daughter relationship and how it has formed to be what it is today.Mothers have always been the back bone of the African American Community. So image you have a daughter that identifies as a same gender loving woman.  Joining “Can We Talk for REAL”, Wednesday, May 11th to continue celebrating Mothers will be Dr. Carole Hysmith. Dr.  Hysmith will take us through her journey “ The Union between a Mother and Her Same-Gender Loving Daughter” and how she and her daughter were able to grow in this new relationship once they started the conversation a

  • Five Down! On to the next five years of Black Trans Advocacy

    05/05/2016 Duración: 02h01min

    The Black Trans Advocacy Conference (BTAC) is not just a convention, it's a joyful family reunion. This year the gathering celebrated its 5th anniversary with attendees from across the country and as far away as Jamaica. BTAC is a unique life changing five day program that furthers education, provides linkage to resources, community building and organizing, leadership development and celebration of diverse identities.Winners at this year’s gala awards ceremony included Elle Hearns (Monica Roberts Advocacy Award); Angelica Ross, Bryanna Jenkins, Yusuf James and Wriply Bennet (BTAC Trailblazer Award); Aurora Jonez (Community Ally award), and DeeDee Watters (Advocate of the Year). Each day transgender people are faced with bias that affects all areas of life. According to Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Black trans and gender non-conforming people reported experiencing the highest levels of discrimination of all transgender people based on

  • NC passes discriminatory law and the Clergy Strike Back

    28/04/2016 Duración: 02h01min

    Earlier this month the North Carolina Legislature passed HB2 a discriminatory law taking aim at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and especially the Transgender communities. There are several things involved in HB2 but the one that has gotten the most attention is the requirement that anyone using a public or school multiuser bathroom must use the bathroom assigned to the gender on that person’s birth certificate.This sweeping law reverses ordinance that Charlotte, NC that extended some rights to people who are gay or transgender and nullified local ordinances around the state that would have expanded protections for the LGBT community.In the wake of the passage of North Carolina’s HB2, nearly 70 clergy from several faith traditions pledged to do whatever they can to overturn North Carolina’s controversial new law. The Rev. Robin Tanner, lead minister at the Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church chairs the interfaith Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice.Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL cohosts Teresa (Terry Boi) Jack

  • Taking Back the NIGHT with Kalimah Johnson and the SASHA CENTER

    14/04/2016 Duración: 01h10min

    APRIL is SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH. Around the world activists and survivors of sexual assault are participating in Take Back The Night events, marches, rallies and vigils as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of sexual, relationship and domestic violence. On WEDNESDAY APRIL 13, 2016, Kalimah Johnson, Founder and CEO of the SASHA CENTER returns to the show and, will join CAN WE TALK FOR REAL cohosts Teresa (Terry Boi) Jackson and Michelle E. Brown to talk about Sexual Assault Awareness, SASHA CENTER’s recent Take Back The Night event and the CENTER’s on going work. The SASHA CENTER is a culturally specific Sexual Assault Peer Educational Support Group that provides services for self-identified survivors of rape. SASHA’s programs focus on the primary prevention of sexual violence, educating the public about rape, raising awareness and providing free and confidential support groups to self-identified survivors of sexual assault. Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights 

  • THE SIP- Urban Broadcast Media Comes to CWT4R

    07/04/2016 Duración: 01h59min

    It’s a new look at life from a Black LGBTQ perspective. It’s “THE SIP!” - A weekly two-hour LGBTQ radio talk show that unites four intellectual African-American gay men from diverse occupations and life journeys on a quest to discover and report on everything from world headline news to pop culture. Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL cohosts Teresa (Terry Boi) Jackson and Michelle E. Brown are the cohosts of “THE SIP” André Darey, Isaac King, David Dodd and Lenox Magee. They will tell how they came to host the show on Urban Broadcast Media and their vision to develop a show that aspires, according to cohost and executive producer Lenox Magee, to be a “James Baldwin with a pop culture twist.” They hit the ground running with a first show talking about the anti-gay laws in North Carolina and Mississippi.Urban Broadcast Media (UBM) is dedicated to building people, communities and partnerships. How will the cohosts of “THE SIP” shape the vision of UBM with their unique style and perspective? Join us WEDNESDAY, APRI

  • Andrea Jenkins: Building Social Change Through a Mashup of Words and Art

    31/03/2016 Duración: 01h56min

    Wednesday March 30, 2016 playwright, curator, visual artist, poet, writer, spoken word artist, performer, and trans activist Andrea Jenkins.Jenkin's work is concerned with the interplay of words, mediums and genres that can be mashed together to create a new narrative. She views her work as collage, working primarily with paper and mixed media as a visual form of curation. Taking various images that have been artfully produced for the purpose of consumerism and mixing them with social justice messages and images brings attention to the issues of inequality. Andrea calls South Minneapolis home. She was awarded the Bush Fellowship in recognition of her extraordinary achievement and potential. In addition to the Many Voices and Bush Leadership Fellowships, she was awarded Naked Stages and Verve Grants in 2010. In 2002 she received the Loft Mentor Series Award for Poetry. Since 2006 she has co-curated the Queer Voices series at Intermedia Arts, which is the longest running GLBT reading series in the country. Her

  • The Artists Inn-in the Making- Natasha “T” Miller

    24/03/2016 Duración: 01h38min

    Natasha “T” Miller is African American, lesbian woman, dedicated LGBTQ activist, author and poet, raised on the west side of Detroit. The Artists Inn is located in the historical east village neighborhood of Detroit. The Inn will provide quality yet inexpensive lodging for visiting artists, while providing them an opportunity to give back to their host community. The Artists Inn will provide jobs to local Detroiters, artistic opportunities, knowledge, and healthy food alternatives. The Inn envisions a community with blocks anchored by homeowners, renters, and businesses proactively contributing the stabilization of the neighborhood. “T” Miller will be talking about the Artist Inn, its impact on the community and her dream of establishing similar projects around the country. This project will reflect the current interests and concerns of community members while keeping in-mind the forward thinking that will sustain the area for years to come. Join us on CAN WE TALK FOR REAL to talk with Natasha “T” Miller and

  • The Strength of My Soul- a Woman’s Journey

    17/03/2016 Duración: 01h49min

    The Strength of My Soul, Stories of Sisterhood, Triumph and Inspiration, Presented by SharRon Jamison is an anthology that premiere the trials, tribulations and victories of 27 women from different races, classes and backgrounds. These women share their pains, their moment of despairs and the moment of victories.  They use prose and narratives to tell of their journey as the let you into their lives. They show you their darkest hours and the brightest triumphs. Their works are inspirational and a must read for all women. Joining CAN WE TALK FOR REAL to talk about their contribution to The Strength of My Soul “Seeing” The Forest For The Trees, will be Yvette Bennett, a BFA Graduate, previous Media Society President at American Intercontinental University, Atlanta Georgia and Asset Manager for Universal Pictures. Also joining will be Colleen Pratt who will also share her contribution to The Strength of My Soul, A Perceived Hurdle Is Not a Hurdle At All. Over the past fourteen years, Colleen M. Pratt has practic

  • Celebrating National Reading Month with award winning author LaWayne Childrey

    10/03/2016 Duración: 01h58min

    March is NATIONAL READING MONTH. In celebration of National Reading Month CAN WE TALK FOR REAL co-hosts Teresa (Terry Boi) Jackson and Michelle E. Brown welcome LaWayne Childrey to the show to talk about his book “Peeing Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph.” His book was selected as one of the top six autobiographies of 2015 by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. This book tells Childrey’s story - how a troubled, black, gay youth from the Deep South grew up to become one of the most respected news journalists in the country. Childrey is also a recipient of the national Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence. The award is given by the Radio Television Digital News Association honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. Childrey has also won numerous Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters awards for his reporting with Missis

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