August 28th is the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where the moral leader of our nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the famed I Have a Dream speech. Todays episode commemorates this day with a replay of the speech by President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of the March […]
Did you know that August is National Black Business Month? We have some of the latest reports on the celebration and how it came about. Includes an LD excerpt from Who R U? and 8 Ways to Empower Black Businesses. Black businesses have been around for centuries. Estimates are that Black entrepreneurs can earn over […]
A renowned civil rights attorney, our Living Legend reminisces about growing up in Baton Rouge and becoming successful.
Today we have an impromptu speech given by Ms. Lauryn Hill at a Jalen Brown-hosted Event in 2018 at NBA All-Star Weekend. We hope that you too are inspired. Lauryn Hill is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill […]
Today we celebrate the dedication of the Heritage monument and the 75th Anniversary of the desegregation of the US Armed Forces. The Louisiana Heritage Monument honors the brave service and sacrifices of all African-American Veterans and their families from Louisiana and throughout the country. It was created by Count Time Living Legend Sheleen Jones. It […]
Our Living Legend describes growing up and running a corner store that is quickly approaching its 80th anniversary of operation in Donaldsonville, LA. One of a few that have survived the heyday of corner grocery stores.
Our Living Legend the Ghetto Messiah discusses “family,” trauma, rebirth and the challenges of life all in his unique brand of humor, irreverence and insight.
An inspirational 4th of July episode that will make you think. A Jamaican-born immigrant, our Living Legend describes what happens when access and opportunity are given to young people. A sharp reminder of the folly of the recent Supreme Court ruling which killed Affirmative Action social justice policies. Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of […]
A world renown artist, our Living Legend describes his life growing up in Louisiana and how he learned his craft. “Everybody’s got a story,” sums up the 40 years of the woodcarver creating 3D art from centuries old cypress to capture Louisiana life. Everybody needs a Watson!
Our Living Legend an attorney and former LSU football great describes growing up in Lake Charles, the importance of mental health and of course some great LSU stories.
A pioneer, the first African American elected to a judgeship in Baton Rouge, LA; served as a District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals judge; Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center; and author. Our Living Legend gives his history and describes the importance and value of relationships and coalition building in becoming an agent […]
Our Living Legend a 93 year old trailblazing former justice of the peace gives a Scotlandville history lesson along with great stories from his life and time serving as Justice of the Peace. An interesting glimpse of African-American life 1940’s – 1970’s.