Outlawz, formally known as Outlaw Immortalz, is an American hip hop group founded by Tupac Shakur in late 1995 after Shakur's release from prison. Collectively, they are probably best known for appearing in the video "Hit 'Em Up", in a diss track aimed at Biggie Smalls and other New York rappers.
The Outlawz have put out 13 albums, digital and studio, Perfect Timing is the sixth studio album from the group. Lets see if this New Jersey bred hip hop group can keep up the heat they delivered on the diss track Hit Em Up with Tupac. Following the deaths of Tupac and Yaki Kadafi the group went through a big change with Hussein Fatal leaving the group for a little while. Now that they are reunited again hopefully they can give us the music that we have heard in the past from the Outlawz. Tune in 9 pm est to join our live interactive review, where your opinion counts.
The-Dream was born in North Carolina and lived there until moving to Atlanta with his mother when he was 2. After his mother died when Dream was still a child, he was raised by his grandfather. His grandfather, an avid music fan, introduced Dream to the music of many legendary R&B and Soul singers, including Sam Cooke and Al Green. In the third grade he enrolled in his first music class, where he learned to play the trumpet. By the time he finished high school, he'd also learned to play the drums and guitar. At the same time, his taste in music expanded and he became influenced by hip-hop artists like Timbaland.
In the early 2000s, when he was still developing his singing talents, Dream was signed to a deal with Redzone Entertainment. With Redzone, Dream began to write songs for the R&B boy band B2K. He continued writing and producing through the 2000s, including on the second album by R&B singer Nivea from 2003-2005. He married Nivea in 2004 after dating for a year. Eventually he and Nivea had three children together, while he continued writing and producing for others. In 2007, he and partner Tricky Stewart had their biggest success up to that point via Rihanna's hit song "Umbrella," which they co-wrote.
The Topic: The Political Process and People of Color
There is a great disparity between the haves and the have nots. The 47 percent as Mit Romney put it. People of color are proving that they carry weight in a major election such as the Presidency, but where are people of color in their local community political process? Why does it seem that only a few turn out for local elections? What will it take to for more residents to come out and take part in their local government?
Tonight on Live in the Vocal Booth we are getting Political and calling you our listeners out on where they stand in their local community political process. Jump in the live chat www.bks1radio.com or call in 646 233 1302.
Special Guests: Len Gibson and James Brown of Peachtree Village Film Festival
PVIFF is hosted by The African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) & Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 5,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcasses feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF aslo feature celevrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is poised to become one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."
Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer Roger Bobb of Bobb Cat Films, Director Leslie Small, Casting Director Alpha Tyler of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor Bill Nunn, Director Kenny Leon, Humanitarian Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta &The Great Idea" was nominated for an Acadamy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.
Special Guest: Plainfield, NJ Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs
Sharon Robinson-Briggs has the distinct honor of being the first female Mayor of the City of Plainfield. Sharon is a graduate of Seton Hall University, majoring in Political Science/Criminal Justice. She is past president of the Plainfield Board of Education, and past president of the Plainfield Branch of the NAACP. Working with the Union County Prosecutor's Office and the State Police, Plainfield has seen a significant reduction in crime. Following her vision of unity, Sharon has established a Welcome Desk at City Hall, created a "Community Garden" for all the residents and a "Feed the Children" program that has provided groceries to approximately 500 families.
A true ambassador of the city, Sharon stays in touch with the residents working well beyond the required hours; often well into the weekend, fulfilling her promises through dedication, compassion and commitment. While meeting with block associations, religious groups, fraternal organizations, unions, youth groups, business groups, senior organizations, and elected officials, Sharon presented her vision of economic growth for Plainfield. Taking the oath of office as Mayor in 2006; Sharon began to realize her vision of ‘Growth by Unity'! Her sensitivity, compassion, leadership, and confidence have united the city in a variety of ways. She supports the citizenry in their projects, programs, and functions. Having been past president of the Plainfield Board of Education, Sharon understands the importance of education, and can often be found in the schools, encouraging youngsters, being a role model for them, frequently reading to kindergarten and elementary school children.
As Mayor of Plainfield, she has participated in NJ Sharing Network’s $1.67 million grant to research the most effective methods to promote organ and tissue donation in the workplace. Funded by the Division of Transplantation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the project aims to significantly increase the rate of organ and tissue donor registration as well as the number of family discussions about organ donation among employees in New Jersey. The project is a collaborative endeavor with NJ Sharing Network and leading researchers from Purdue University. The former NJ Sharing Network Community Relations Manager began her relationship with the organ and tissue recovery agency as a volunteer community partner and liaison to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Seton Hall University graduate is always passionate about her pursuits.
Special Guest: Plainfield, NJ Mayoral Candidate Mustapha Muhammad
Mustapha Muhammad, known to many in the community as Chunny, has been a resident of Plainfield, NJ for over forty-five years. He married his childhood sweetheart and they have enjoyed thirty-eight years of abundant marriage. He and his wife, Jeannetta Billups-Muhammad, have three daughters and three grandchildren.
Mr. Muhammad attended Plainfield Public Schools and studied at Union County Technical Institute. He has spent many years working in construction in Union and Middlesex counties. He graduated from the New York School of Hubbard Dianetics Therapy. He is a professional Dianetics Auditor.
In 1996, Mr. Muhammad was a seated grass root community representative and participant in the National African American Leadership Summit in St Louis and in 1996 served as Chairman of the Plainfield Local Organizing Committee (LOC), which became the first certified L.O.C in the United States.
Like President Barack Obama, Mr. Muhammad is a community organizer with superb team building skills. His knowledge and experience working with people in all walks of life; the worker and C.E.O, local neighbors and national figures, has given him the know-how to build teams that get the job done.
He served on the National Board of the Million Family March in Washington, D.C. and co-chaired the State Organizing Committee with Mr. Lawrence Hamm of People Organized for Progress (POP). Mr. Muhammad has organized marches, rallies, events, and spoken at numerous events throughout the metropolitan communities, providing analyses of issues relating to community, public policy, strategic and action planning, and more.
Mustapha Muhammad was also the assistant to Reverend Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, National Chairman for the Million Man March and the Million Family March. As a spokesperson, Mustapha represented the National Agenda in Camden, Trenton, Plainfield and Newark, New Jersey. He participated in the National Organizing Meeting in Chicago, IL and appeared on CN8 News Makers three times. Mr. Muhammad spoke at events and press conferences in conjunction with the former Mayor of Trenton NJ, the Honorable Doug Palmer, in a Stop the Violence series. He was a panelist at The American Leadership Conference and a featured guest speaker at The Unification Church.
Mustapha Muhammad has served as an employee in corrections working as a counselor at The Bo-Robinson Community Educational Center. He has served on Community Watch Boards and worked with former Chief of Police, Edward G. Santiago, of the Plainfield Police Department and former Public Safety Director Michael Lattimore. He has participated and spoken at Plainfield’s National Night-Out Against Crime.
The list of projects Mr. Muhammad has worked on is extensive and the list of people he has collaborated with is significant, and includes Plainfield’s former Superintendent of Schools Dr. Levert, Vice Principal Sheila Thorpe, Reverend Laverne Ball of the Rose of Sharon Church, Flor Gonzalez, President of the Latino Coalition, and former Councilman the Honorable Malcolm Dunn.
Last, and certainly not least, he worked in the service of and was named Mustapha Muhammad by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan on August 12, 1997 at Muhammad’s Mosque No. 80, in the presence of the Plainfield community and the national media.
He began ministering in praise and worship for the New Hope Campus Ministry at Rutgers University under Reverend Leo Sherard. While he ministered at New Hope, this opened the door for him to become a praise and worship leader at the Abundant Life Family Worship Church (New Brunswick, NJ). At Abundant Life, he ministered weekly to a congregation of over 3,000 members under the leadership of Bishop George C. Searight.
Under Bishop Searight Along with the ALFWC worship team, he has sung at the Six Flags Gospel Day in Jackson, NJ. Noé has recorded with George Searight & Royal Priesthood on their CDs entitled, "Amazing Grace", "Designed for praise" and "Make your presence known".
Along with the ALFWC worship team, God has opened doors for Noé to minister in praise and worship at a weekly bible study for an NFL team. He has also touched the lives of many people as the featured artist at various local churches in the Tri-state area.
Currently, Noe is a praise & worship leader at Light of the World Family Worship Church in Hamilton, NJ under the leadership of Rev. Leo Sherard. Lastly, his most important ministry is his loving family. His wife Deon of 10 years and his son Jonathan are the most cherished gifts God has given him.
Plainfield Meet The Mayoral Candidates Live Tonight, Sat. Nov. 2 @10:30 pm EDT on BKS1RADIO.COM. Tune in from your Phones, I pads, Tablets or PC's. The Residents of the City Of Plainfield have a big decision to make Tuesday, November 5th on who will be the next Mayor.
Plainfield is at a pivotal time in the City's future with hot button issues on the table like the staggering property taxes, PMUA Fees, attracting big business, the fight against crime and what will happen to the land where Muhlenberg Hospital sits. Tonight is your chance to see up close and personal who is vying for the job.
Tune in and ask your questions in our live chat. Be informed and make your vote count. BKS1RADIO.COM Where Your Voice Matters.
TONIGHT 10:30pm-12am Est LIVE on BKS1Radio.com The STORM WARNING Show. Tonight's Topic: IS FLIRTING CHEATING?. Discussing Trending News, Gossip and More..Special Guest New Jersey Assemblyman JAMEL HOLLEY, Author/Mediator DENA REID, Actor AR GARCIA and Artist/Singer WINCEY-Special Live Guest Performances. .Guest Dj-Dee Jay RAN. Participate and Interact Live-Jump In Chat or Call In 646-233-1302.
Special Guest: Wincey
Wincey, a native of Newark, NJ, is a dedicated member and worship leader at the Deliverance Jesus Is Coming Church in Irvington, NJ where Bishop James H. Everett and Pastor Vanessa Everett are her pastors. She is a presenter of arts programs for NJ PAC & Arts Horizons and was awarded the “Phenomenal Women Award" from Kiss FM for her arts integration work in community schools and commitment to children. Wincey began singing in the church choir as a teenager and her career soon took her away to work as background vocalist for industry legendary giants such as Sting, Herb Alpert, Tina Turner, Dorothy Norwood, Tom Jones and.
Moreover, she was a featured vocalist on Grover Washington Jr.'s “Soulful Strut” CD, Dennis Taylor's "Enough is Enough" CD and for Monie Love (“It’s A Shame” single). Her Television credits include: “Soul Train,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Spike & Company Do It Acapella,”“The Cosby Show,” “Nia Peeples Party Machine” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” Moreover, Wincey’s voice can be heard on the famed children’s TV series “Sesame Street.” The featured single "I Remember" from her debut cd release "Time To Say" is currently being aired on 70plus Radio Stations in the US and rose to number 7 on the UK Soul Chart.
Wincey is the CEO of Winceyco Music and Executive Director of Nana’s Babies. Her companies provide musically inspired educational programs to schools, churches and other organizations regarding serious social issues and academic subject matter. She has also produced two educational music CD’s, one cartoon DVD and a children’s book on bullying.
Special Guest: Assemblyman Jamel Curtis Holley
Jamel Curtis Holley, a 1997 graduate of Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, New Jersey, has been regarded as one of the most engaged young activist known throughout his community. Known for his spirited energy and focus, Jamel has incorporated advocacy with accomplishment to improve issues important to Borough residents and stakeholders. His demonstrated leadership has allowed him to bridge many gaps and foster relationships on everything from preserving Roselle taxpayers’ dollars, to standing up for the creation of good government spending practices, to supporting youth recreation, and preserving open space.
In 2002, Jamel earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University, and holds a Masters Degree of Public Administration from Kean University.
In 2001, Holley was appointed by New Jersey’s Deputy Majority Leader to serve as Chief of Staff. That appointment earned him recognition as the youngest Chief of Staff in the State of New Jersey for any of the State’s 120 Legislators. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Holley was responsible for coordinating political and constituency outreach programs, supervising legislative departments and projects, and meeting with lobbyists, community leaders and local, state and federal officials on a regular basis.
On November 2, 2004, Holley won the General Election for Councilman At Large in the Borough of Roselle. He became the youngest Councilman in Union County at age 25. Later that year, Holley was one of 40 people nationwide to be honored by The Network Journal Magazine for his achievements and his contributions to the African American community.
Holley was tapped by New Jersey Democratic State Committee in 2004 to serve as a Member of the Affirmative Action and Outreach Committee for the Democratic National Convention. In this position, He assisted the National and State Democratic Party in expanding the base of individuals that may apply for positions in their communities, as delegates and members of outreach committees throughout New Jersey. His responsibilities included utilizing his contacts with community African-Americans and other minority residents to further diversity and minority representation throughout the State of New Jersey.
Holley was once again successful in his 2007 and 2010 election bid for Councilman At Large. In November 2011, Holley was elected Mayor and became the youngest Mayor ever elected in the Borough’s 117th year history.
Most recently, in January 2015, Holley was appointed to fill a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 20th Legislative District. This appointment makes Holley the first African American to represent the 20th Legislative District in the legislature.
Currently, Holley is the Director of Public Works for the Township of Irvington. Holley is the grandson of the late Yvonne Holley, and has two younger brothers, Jesse a former wide receiver for the National Football League (NFL) Team New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys, and youngest brother Joseph. Holley’s future plans include continuing his public service in order to serve others using his experience and knowledge of local, state and federal government.
Special Guest: AR Garcia
In April of 2013 AR Garcia wrote and performed his first one-man show entitled “I LOVE THEM ALL,” directed by Leslie Daniels. “I LOVE THEM ALL” was entered into the ONE Festival at LATEA Theatre and won his first Off Broadway Award. In 2014 AR wrote another one person play entitle “MY TIME” which was also entered into the ONE Festival of 2014 and came in second place.
AR has written advertising campaigns for Robert DeNiro’s new product VODKA 6100. In addition he has written and co-stars in SAINT NICHOLAS; his first screenplay currently in the middle of film production. AR has also held a few readings for an upcoming film he wrote titled SHE HATES COFFEE, a romantic comedy set in NYC with an amazing cast.
AR’s love and passion for writing has grown into all avenues as a playwright, actor, poet, and blogger as well as an author of his upcoming short story/poetry book set to be released in 2015 entitled; The Broken Bachelor. He will also debut the one-man show version of The Broken Bachelor which he also wrote and will perform at the 10th Anniversary of The ONE Festival at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater located at 304 W. 47th Street, New York, NY, April 27th – May 3rd.
The United States interventions in World Affairs is it Necessary for Homeland Security????
What part should the United States play in the issues of other nations? Just in recent months there is the issue with Russia invading Ukraine, the 276 girls kidnapped in Nigeria and as of late in Sudan the married pregnant woman sentenced to be flogged and hanged for marrying a Christian man and converting to Christianity. What voice and what action should America take when atrocities happen throughout the world? Tonight we want you to join the conversation on our google hangout. Be a part of the discussion on BKS1RADIO.COM Where Your Voice Matters!
Special Guest: New Jersey Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula
A Humble Start
The Honorable Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (b. October 8, 1950) rose from humble beginnings to become the man he is today. Born in Nellore, India, Upendra moved south to Chennai as a two-year old as his father searched for work. Living with his parents, grandmother, and five siblings in a hut, there was never enough money to go around.
"Education is the greatest equalizer."
Undaunted, Upendra aspired to achieve the "American Dream", and believed that hard work would allow him to accomplish his goals. "Education is the greatest equalizer" he says, and will tell you how he used a small lamp to study late into the night during his childhood years. He received a merit scholarship to study engineering at the College of Engineering Guindy (Anna University) in Chennai, and after much hard work, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
With only a few dollars in his pocket, Upendra immigrated to the United States in 1974, and received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from City College of the City University of New York. At City University, he met his future wife, Dayci.
Tonight 10/25 @ 11 pm EST. on “Live in the Vocal Booth” the team will speak with Candidates running for the Plainfield District School Board. This will be an opportunity for people everywhere to tune in and have a full discussion about Education and what is needed to strengthen education in urban communities.
School districts nationwide face challenges from violence, budget cuts, and low student performance, but schools in urban or should we say inner city schools face additional issues from gangs, teen age pregnancy, and students dropping out of school. What can School Districts do combat these challenges.
The LIVB team will bring you up close and personal with the Candidates asking the questions you would ask if given the opportunity. Tonight we welcome Candidates Norman Ortega, Tania Center and Michael Horn. Call in or jump in the live chat.
Special Guest: Tania Center
Tania Center started her college career at Howard University and later finished her BS degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills. Shortly thereafter, she began teaching 2nd grade in South Central Los Angeles. This teaching experience is what motivated Tania to pursue an advanced education degree in Special Education. Shortly thereafter, she began working on a Master’s Degree in Special Education and teaching credentials in K-5 General Education, Mild-Moderate Disabilities and Moderate to Severe Disabilities. While finishing her MA degree in Special Education, Tania began working for Los Angeles County Office of Education teaching in various educational settings such as Metro State Hospital for children and adults, special schools for children with extreme behavior disorders, and a special school for children on the severe spectrum of Autism and other severe cognitive and learning disorders.
Working with children with Autism became a passion for Tania after teaching at Carousel School for severe behavioral and learning disorders in Los Angeles. While teaching and continuing her Masters Studies, Tania began to work with Autistic individuals and families 1:1 as a behavior interventionist and behaviorist therapist. What began as a part-time experience later led into a full-time position; servicing students in their homes, at school and in a clinic setting. After conferring her MS degree in Special Education and triple teaching credentials, supervising 15-20 therapists became Tania’s new position with Looking Glass Children’s' Services.
After moving to New Jersey in 2006, Tania was granted New Jersey Teaching Certification, which enabled her to return to the classroom to teach special education. She has been teaching in New Jersey since then.
In 2011, Tania became a New Jersey Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Expanding her repertoire of experience with supervising and managing staff, she directed Agape Summer Day Camp in summer of 2014. This was a new and rewarding experience.
Currently, she is pursuing an Administrative Certification and working on building a client based agency in New Jersey.
Special Guest: Norman Ortega
Norman Ortega is career social worker and passionate community activist for various causes in Plainfield. A co-author of The Plainfield Advisory Commission on Hispanic Affairs with the former late Councilman Ray Blanco, Norman is also the former Director of Centro Hispano Americano.
He is the founder and former chair of Angels in Action Foundation - a non-profit committed on bringing progressive reforms to our educational system to ensure equal access and opportunity to all students in Plainfield.
Special Guest: Michael A. Horn
Michael A. Horn attended Montclair State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Recreation and Leisure Studies. He is currently a Recreation Leader for Union County Division of Parks and Recreation and has held a variety of other recreational positions since graduation from college. Those positions required that he develop engaging programs while supervising staff and children and working within a specific budget.
In addition, Michael worked as a Union Carpenter for many years. Youth involvement and recreation have always been at the forefront of his volunteer service. Since 2002, Michael has coached for a variety of Plainfield athletic programs including baseball coach for P.A.L. and Queen City, and football coach for the Plainfield Pop Warner Cardinals. In addition, he was a football coach for the Plainfield High School varsity football team in 1988. He has also been a trustee at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, New Jersey since 1995. Michael and his wife Raquel have been married for 18 years and they have two children.