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podcasts: Perspectives with Condace Pressley

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Perspectives S30/Ep17: Cooking with Ms. Quad

Topics: As spring moves into summer, we are outdoors more, enjoying the weather and all the activities living in the south affords us. That also means we are entertaining more. Whether that’s trying a new dish with the family or spending time with friends, there’s always time for something new. Which brings us to our guest today – from Sister Circle and Bravo’s Married to Medicine – Quad Webb whose new book is Cooking with Miss Quad: Live, Laugh, Love and EAT! The book features more than 100 delicious recipes.
Posted: May 14, 2019

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Perspectives S30/Ep16: Valerie Jarrett - Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

Topics: Valerie Jarrett is one of the most influential women of the 21st century. She is a mother, daughter, entrepreneur and public servant. She is the longest serving senior adviser in the Obama White House. She's written a memoir at the urging of her daughter who asked her what she'd tell her 35 year old self. She discusses being bullied as a child; ending her marriage and her friendship with Barack and Michelle Obama. Her book is available everywhere now.

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Perspectives S30/Ep15: Urban Farming with Soil Fest Atlanta

Topics: Leaders of metro Atlanta’s local food movement are extending an open invitation: Come to the heart of the city for a fun afternoon exploring life on the farm - the urban farm , that is. Atlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance and Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture will co-host the 5th annual Soil Festival at Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm, 324 Lawton St. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310 on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 1-5 PM. The free, all-ages event is open to anyone and everyone interested in learning more about healthy soil, local food, gardening, composting, and earth friendly living. We speak with Food Well Alliance Executive Director Kim Karris and Carol Hunter, executive director of Truly Living Well Center.

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Perspectives S30/Ep14 Making a Difference - The Center for Black Women's Wellness

Topics: Led by CEO Jemea Dorsey, the Center for Black Women's Wellness works to improve the health of underserved Black women and their families. Over the organization's 30 year history, the CBWW has grown in the scope of its programs and services. The organization now provides low cost / no cost health care services to thousands of women in metro Atlanta. The group recently received a significant increase in funding for the Atlanta Healthy Start Initiative. This program's goal is to improve outcomes in communities with high rates of infant mortality.

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Perspectives S30/Ep13 Making Bold Moves with Aflac CEO Teresa White

Topics: It's rare for a woman to lead of a $34 billion financial services company. Black women, rarer still. Meet Teresa White, a formally trained computer programmer who was motivated to develop her skills as a coder by the prospect of expressing her creativity. She didn’t realize it at the time, but those core skills would eventually lead to an executive leadership position at a Fortune 100 company. In 2016, Teresa became the first woman, and the first African-American, to hold the title of president in the near 60-year history of Aflac.

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Perspectives S30/Ep12 No Cost Boot Camp 4 Women Facing a DIvorce

Topics: For women who are separated, considering or in the process of divorce, this can be a difficult and emotional time. The Boot Camp for Divorcing Women teaches women how to navigate the process from a legal, information gathering and emotional perspective. The program also coaches women how to avoid the many pitfalls of a stressful process. The Boot Camp is organized by Debbie Dorman who wished a program existed when her marriage ended. Sessions are held at metro Atlanta libraries. Upcoming sessions are on April 27 in Cumming, July 13 in Cumming; August 10, 24, and September 21 in Alpharetta. Questions please call Debbie Dorman at 770-377-4941.

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Perspectives S30/Ep11: Cold Sweat - My Father James Brown and Me by Dr. Yamma Brown

Topics: As the month of March and the observance of Women's History Month draws to a close, we sit down with Dr. Yamma Brown, the youngest daughter born to James Brown, the late Godfather of Soul. Brown works as a pharmacist and has partnered with Kaiser Permanente to bring their mobile health unit to Imhotep Elementary Saturday for a health fair. Our conversation goes deeper i.e. being the daughter of a global celebrity, losing a parent and a spouse in less than 5 years; surviving domestic violence and more. We also learned that Dr. Brown was not gifted with her father's talent for song and dance.

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Perspectives S30/Ep11: A Conversation with Stacey Abrams

Topics: Stacey Abrams made Georgia history in her unsuccessful run for governor. Her campaign turned out a record number of black, Latino and Asian voters. She's rumored to be on former VP Joe Biden's short list should he run for the Democratic nomination in 2020. Abrams herself has not yet ruled out a run for president or a challenge to GOP incumbent David Perdue. Right now, she's focused on promoting her book, "Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change," available now.

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Perspectives S30/Ep10: Jamie Weisman, MD - We Are Gathered

Topics: You are invited to the wedding of Elizabeth and Hank. But the bride and groom are not the lead characters in this story. The guests at their wedding are, and not many of them are likable people. The characters in this story come from the imagination of Dr. Jamie Weisman, an Atlanta dermatologist and author. She's a twin and her brother is also a writer. Dr. Weisman followed in her family's footsteps as her father and grandfather were both physicians. She feeds her creative gene by writing. Her first book was a memoir, "As I Live and Breathe: Notes of a Patient Doctor." Her second book is her first novel, "We Are Gathered."

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Perspectives S30/Ep9: Ready to Step Up with Atlanta's Future Foundation

Topics: Future Foundation is an Atlanta-based nonprofit working at the school level to break a deeply ingrained cycle of generational poverty. Their innovative model connects organizations across the community to level the playing field for the middle and high school students caught in this pervasive, pernicious trend. Future Foundation blends the art of relationships and the science of data to give high-risk youth access to education, experiences, relationships, and life skills they need to become capable, courageous adults.

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News

  • A Mississippi teen is fighting for her life after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Jonestown, Mississippi. >> Read more trending news  Family members said Lamonshae Williams was shot in the stomach during a graduation party overnight. She was rushed to Regional One in critical condition. Williams graduated from Coahoma Early College High School on Saturday. Relatives told FOX13 she graduated sixth in her class.  Another victim who was shot at the scene was treated at a local hospital and is expected to be OK. Lamonshae's mother Luetisha Gardner said she is heartbroken about the situation. She told FOX13 that Lamonsha's older sister was killed a few years ago. Jonestown has very limited police coverage, so Coahoma County deputies are currently handling the case. Officers have not identified any suspects at this time. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • A year ago, the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at Windsor Castle’s historic St. George’s Chapel. Less than a year after their nuptials, they welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. On Sunday, the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary. >> Read more trending news  Harper’s Bazaar reported that the couple has shared behind-the-scenes moments from their big day in an Instagram post on Sussex Royal. Related: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: A relationship timeline The video slideshow begins with a series of black-and-white photos that include images of Markle holding hands with her mother, Doria Ragland, and Prince Harry pretending to hitchhike to his wedding. Audio of “This Little Light of Mine,” which Sussex Royal said was selected by the couple for their recessional, can be heard as the images are displayed. The video slideshow ends in color images of the big day and wedding bells. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared a message to supporters, saying, “Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful.” Watch the video below.
  • Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse College at institution’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.  But during his remarks in front of the nearly 400 graduating seniors, the billionaire technology investor and philanthropist surprised some by announcing that his family was providing a grant to eliminate the student debt of the entire class of 2019.  >> Read more trending news  “This is my class, and I know my class will pay this forward,” he said. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony. The announcement elicited the biggest cheers of the morning. Tonga Releford, whose son, Charles Releford III, is a member of the class of 2019, estimates that her son’s student loans are around $70,000. “I feel like it’s Mother’s Day all over again,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Smith’s gift has been estimated at $40 million. Tonga Releford’s husband, Charles Hereford Jr., is also a Morehouse graduate. He said their younger son, Colin, is a junior at Morehouse, an all-male historically black college. The father said he doesn’t know who the keynote speaker will be at Colin’s graduation ceremony but is hoping for a return performance by Smith.  “Maybe he’ll come back next year,” he said.
  • The creepy, unsettling image of the “Momo challenge” will be coming to the big screen, according to one report. Deadline reported that “Getaway,” a horror film directed by Lilton Stewart III, will follow a group of teens on their last summer vacation before college who end up secluded in a cabin. >> Read more trending news  “In ghost story fashion, one tells the story of the urban legend, MOMO, a strange spirit of a bird-like woman that taunts its victims with specific personal details and violent commands via text message and phone calls,” Deadline reported. “What starts out as a harmless prank soon turns more sinister over the next 24 hours as the teens start disappearing without any motive or pattern.” The urban legend is inspired by the viral internet hoax that made the rounds last year. Related: What is the ‘Momo challenge’ and is it a hoax? Despite endless media coverage and local law enforcement warnings on social media of the supposed internet challenge, there were no verified cases of the “challenge” or people being harmed because of the game. “We’ve seen no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo Challenge on YouTube,”  the video platform said on Twitter in February 2019. “Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are against our policies.”
  • DJ Khaled has released the music video for his single “Higher,” which stars John Legend and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The song comes from the producer-DJ’s new album “Father of Asahd.” >> Read more trending news  Billboard reported that the video, directed by Eif Rivera, starts with a tribute to Hussle, who died after he was shot outside his now-shuttered The Marathon Clothing brick-and-mortar store March 31. The video, TMZ reported, is the last one Hussle shot. Behind-the-scenes video obtained by the tabloid site shows Legend, Hussle and Khaled standing on top of a parking structure with a piano and retro cars in shades of blue. Khaled said in a statement Wednesday that the video footage was shot days before Hussle died. Legend reflected on shooting the music video after news broke of Hussle’s death. “Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle,” the statement said. “Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, ‘Higher.’ After much prayer and reflection, and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world. “The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher; level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul. It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-workers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from 'Higher' to Nipsey's children, Emani and Kross. “The Marathon Continues.” Watch the music video on YouTube and see a teaser below.
  • Alec Baldwin, Robert DeNiro and 'Saturday Night Live' cast members took one last jab at President Donald Trump's administration this week in the comedy show's final cold open of the season. In Saturday's sketch, Baldwin's Trump led first lady Melania Trump (Cecily Strong), Vice President Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Aidy Bryant) and other cast members in a musical number set to the tune of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now.'  >> Click here to watch 'Tonight, I'm gonna have myself a real good time,' Baldwin's Trump crooned from behind his Oval Office desk before the others joined in, one by one, dancing and singing. 'He's a billionaire unless you take a look at his tax returns,' Strong's Melania Trump sang at one point. 'He's gonna hide, hide, hide, oh, there's no showing you.' 'I wanna make a super-straight man out of you,' Bennett's Pence chimed in later. >> Read more trending news  Several other 'SNL' regulars appeared in the sketch, including Kenan Thompson as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Chris Redd as Kanye West, Kate McKinnon as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Mikey Day as Donald Trump Jr. and Alex Moffat as Eric Trump. But DeNiro, appearing as special counsel Robert Mueller, nearly put a damper on the celebration. 'Wait a second,' DeNiro's Mueller bellowed. 'I have something very important to say to the American people – something they need to hear.' 'No collusion, no obstruction, so don't stop me now,' Baldwin's Trump interjected as the song resumed. Read more here.