It's Been Almost One Year and Many Individuals Still Remember This Tragic Day as if It Was Just Yesterday. On July 17, 2014, Eric Garner died in Staten Island New York City, after a police officer put him in a choke hold for 15 seconds. The NYC Medical Examiner Office Concluded that Garner died partly as a result of the chokehold. NYPD officers approached Garner on suspicion of selling "loosies" (single cigarettes) from packs without tax stamps.
After Garner told the police that he was tired of being harassed and that he was not selling cigarettes, the officers went to arrest Garner. Allegedly, When officer Daniel Pantaleo took Garner's wrist behind his back, Garner swatted his arms away. Pantaleo then put his arm around Garner's neck and pulled him backwards and down onto the ground. After Pantaleo removed his arm from Garner's neck, he pushed Garner's face into the ground while four officers moved to restrain Garner. At That Time Eric Garner stated "I can't breathe" approximately eleven times while lying face down on the sidewalk. After Garner lost consciousness, allegedly officers turned him onto his side to ease his breathing.
Garner remained lying on the sidewalk for approximately seven minutes while the officers waited for an ambulance to arrive. The officers and EMT's did not perform CPR on Garner at the scene; according to a spokesman for the PBA, this was because they believed that Garner was breathing and that it would be improper to perform CPR on someone who was still breathing. Eric Garner was pronounced DOA (Dead On Arrival) at the hospital approximately one hour later.
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Tonight on the Live In The Vocal Booth show we have a two fold discussion. First we discuss Bed Bugs and control/prevention. Followed by Fears and Phobias! Do you have any?, If so are they controlling your life, holding you back from accomplishing your goals or dreams? Get live in the vocal booth and let us know!
"My arm is itching! Where did I get this bump from?" "OMG!" "I've got BED BUGS!!!" Or is it just a detergent allergy? Or did I get it from my friends house? These are all questions and worries that some people bring to themselves. So tonight the LIVB team tackles 2 subjects under 1 topic, "WHAT ARE YOUR FEARS AND PHOBIAS? ARE THEY CONTROLLING YOUR LIFE? The 1st hour, we discuss the world of pest control and the phobias people have over bed bugs,rodents, wild animals, bees etc etc. We have a guest tonight from Horizon Pest Control. Quality Assurance inspector JoAnne Pajunas will tell us about and give answers to questions about all those scary bugs and rodents that may be invading your home and driving you insane!
The 2nd hour we talk about what are your phobias? What makes them a phobia to you? Is your phobia a mental thing or a physical thing? Is it unhealthy? How far will you go to make sure your phobia doesn't get you? Hmmm, I don't know. You might be driving yourself insane! Let's find out together TONIGHT LIVE IN THE VOCAL BOOTH!!
Special Guest: Quality Assurance Inspector JoAnne Pajunas
With a career in pest control that started in 1986, JoAnne Pajunas is one of the best at what she does, which is pest control! She is New Jersey Licensed in Categories 7A - 7B - 13 L since 1986. She is a New Jersey Wood Destroying Insect Credentialed Inspector, and New York Licensed Category 7A since 2007. She also is AIB Certified in Food Safety for Warehousing and Distribution and a member of the Entomological Society of America. She is currently the quality control inspector at Horizon Pest Control. You got a problem, she'll solve it!
Special Guest: Author Cassius Ali
Cassius started writing in High school where he wrote plays, won speech contests and became one of the editors on the year book staff. Later, he wrote two books of his own for Barlow Elementary School in Plainfield, NJ, while studying at the George St. play house.
Cassius also wrote a number of shows for the children of Barlow School and represented the school for city wide P T O two years in a row. Since, then Cassius has gone on to writing commercials, stories, for New York projects and more.
In March of 2012 Cassius came out with one of two books he plans to release this year. The first is a poetry book called “The Last Word”. He chose poetry to start because he believes if you can bring words to life in a poem, you can do the same in a story. Which is why the second book, is a story book with three stories in one. There are two bullying stories, one from the perspective of the bully and the other from the perspective of the one being bullied. The last story is about long term relationships and some of the things that can or have happened in our lives.
Watch "Live with Alisha Lee & R. Paige" Tonight June 23rd, at 7 pm EST. In studio, we're honored and delighted to welcome the Honorable Rev. Curtis D. Morris, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Chester, PA. To discuss the recent tragedy and horrific murders of nine innocent African American Christians, murders that occurred within the very walls where many go to seek solace and peace, the Church Sanctuary, will never be forgotten, nor will the face of the assassin who committed these despicable and horrific murders. Dylan Roof, 21, the baby faced racist assassin, murdered nine Christians during a Bible study after attending the bible study himself for at least one hour, at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston SC on Wednesday, June 18th 2015.
Pastor Morris joins Alisha Lee and R. Paige in studio at BKS1 Radio to discuss the tragedy that unfolded in Charleston on Wednesday, June 18th, 2015, as well as provide additional perspective on the history of RACISM, the continued legacy of Willie Lynch in the South and throughout America, the long-standing problems associated with the symbolism of the CONFEDERATE FLAG, and most importantly, what our communities at large need to know and understand in regard to the new face of RACISM in America. ed to welcome the Honorable Rev. Curtis D. Morris, Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, in Chester, PA. Pastor Morris will join Alisha and I to discuss the tragedy that unfolded in Charleston this week, as well as provide additional perspective on the history of RACISM, the continued legacy, and problems associated with the CONFEDERATE FLAG, and what our communities at large need to know and understand in regard to the new face of RACISM in America.What is the “cause and effect” that resulted in this 21 year old white male taking the lives of 9 innocent people, people who were making a profound positive difference in the Charleston community in which they lived, served, and ultimately died in the environment where many feel is the safest place on earth, the Church.
Let’s discuss how the new face of Racism affects our communities, how we collectively as a country come to terms with this senseless act of violence, along with what is required for Americans to come together to erase the face of Racism and the legacy of White Supremacy from our culture once and for all, for the benefit of future generations. Can it be done? Can we really turn back 100’s of years of racism that have served to disenfranchise African Americans for century’s? What must the African American community to do reverse the systemic discrimination that impacts our very way of life in America, from housing, to finances, employment, and all other barriers that serve to delay or defer the American Dream?
Join "Live with Alisha Lee and R. Paige" tonight at 7:00 PM on BKS1RADIO. Feel Free To join the chat or call into the show at 646-233-1302.
Writing the international hit “Chicken Noodle Soup” when she was just fifteen, Harlem artist Young B tapped into her gifts way ahead of her time.
Not knowing the record that DJ Enuff broke one summer afternoon would reach the likes of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Regis and Kelly, Ellen Degeneres, 106 & Park and even Sesame Street, Bianca Dupree remains a young but yet extremely talented entertainer creeping upon her peak.
Already nailing a "Best Dance Cut" Soul Train Award for the single she wrote off of DJ Webstars "Caught in the web" album back in 2007 and remixes from Lil Wayne, Trina, and Fabolous, this 21 year old raptress is destined on the day in which she will receive the first of her many Grammys.
Opening shows at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music hall, The Apollo Theatre, and a 76ers halftime game when she was just 17, 4 years later this young talented female is coming for the throne full force. Now returning from a brief hiatus and linking with French Montana’s Coke boy Mob, Young B is stepping to claim her title as a worldwide superstar while also striving to become the first female mogul of hip hop.
Joseph Asmah is the Senior Pastor of All Nations Church in Kenilworth New Jersey where God is using him mightily to release potential in many individuals and bringing them to the place of achieving destinies. He is a Psalmist, Teacher, Counselor and a Consultant to many churches in the area of worship and leadership. He serves under the Apostolic covering of Rev. Dr. Frank Ofosu-Appiah (General Overseer of All Nations & Living Springs International Churches).
Pastor Joe Asmah is the founder of Psalmody School of Worship, and Battle Axe Prayer Ministries (a non denominational prayer ministry). Many marriages at the verge of breaking have been renewed and restored and broken lives have been amended under his ministry and counseling.
With his many years of leadership experience, and rich ministry as a worshipper, Pastor Joe has impacted and poured into countless individuals with his humility, affection for the things of God and great personality. He is happily married to his wife Eunice and is blessed with three wonderful children.
In November 2007, Joe and Eunice obeyed the voice of God to separate themselves from the local church where they had served as the Minister of Worship and Associate Pastor for 10 years. It felt like God’s calling unto Abraham to leave his family to an unknown land. Joe and Eunice had no idea what God’s new direction of service would be, but they were ready to obey.
On January 27, 2008 a warm send off service was held for them by the local church, after which Joe and Eunice were released to go and fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. After 10 months of waiting on the Lord in prayer God confirmed through various means his intent for Joe and Eunice Asmah to start a new work in New Jersey. Many doors were opened by the Lord including a place of worship at Union Baptist Church.
Pastor Joe felt a strong urge by the Lord to submit under the Apostolic covering of his mentor and spiritual father, Rev. Dr. Frank Ofosu Appiah, who happily embraced the vision and has ever since been of a great support to the church. All Nations Church, NJ then became a member of the Living Springs International Ministries.
The first service was held on November 9, 2008 at the living room of Joe and Eunice Asmah with eleven adults in attendance. All Nations Church, NJ was officially inaugurated on April 19, 2009.
Lyrical leader of the original Furious Five and founder of a splinter version of the group during the mid-'80s, Melle Mel wrote many of the legendary raps featured on Grandmaster Flash tracks. Born Melvin Glover, he and his brother Nate (aka Kidd Creole) (not the Caribbean dance-popster of the same name) joined up with Cowboy (Keith Wiggins) in 1978 to form the Three MC's, with production handled by Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler).
After Scorpio (originally Mr. Ness, aka Ed Morris) and Raheim (Guy Williams) joined up as well, the group recorded two singles (one as the Younger Generation and Flash & the Five) before they became Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and recorded the magnificent "Superappin'" for Enjoy, owned by R&B legend Bobby Robinson.
One year later, the group began recording for Sugar Hill and scored on the R&B charts with the wild party jams "Freedom" and "Birthday Party." In 1982, "The Message" became an instant rap classic, one of the first glimmers of social consciousness in hip-hop, and Melle Mel was responsible for many of the cutting lyrics. The record's enormous success ended up fracturing the group, however, despite subsequent successes like "New York New York" and "The Message II (Survival)." Melle Mel wasn't happy about sharing composer credits for "The Message" (especially with Sylvia Robinson), and Flash sued Sugar Hill, citing Robinson's conflict of interest (she not only co-owned the label, but produced and managed the group).
Though most of their beefs were directed at Sugar Hill and not inwards, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five split down the middle, with Flash departing for Elektra with Kidd Creole (Mel's brother) and Raheim while Melle Mel stayed put and formed his own version of the group with Cowboy and Scorpio. (After a court battle regarding rights to the name, Melle Mel was allowed the use of "Grandmaster" as well.) Late in 1983, Sugar Hill released Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)," variously described as anti-drugs or pro-drugs, though the death of one of Mel's friends, a drug dealer, a few weeks before release caused him to add the parentheses.
Mel's best year came in 1984, when he rapped over Chaka Khan's platinum, Grammy-winning "I Feel for You" (the first exposure to rapping for mainstream audiences). He was also drafted for the rap film Beat Street, where Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five performed their new hit "Beat Street" (aka "Beat Street Breakdown") and appeared next to Afrika Bambaataa, the Treacherous Three, Doug E. Fresh, and Rock Steady Crew.
Mel recorded a pair of LPs for Sugar Hill during the mid-'80s, then reunited with Flash and the rest of the original Furious Five for a 1988 LP titled On the Strength. It failed miserably in an atmosphere that was decidedly anti-old school, and neither of them recorded for almost ten years. A 1997 record, Right Now, paired Melle Mel with Scorpio, but also failed to sell. His new project, Die Hard, debuted in 2001 with On Lock. John Bush, Rovi
Special Guest: KING RUSS
Although he was labeled as another kid from the streets of Harlem, Russ’s talent made provisions for him to be recognized as a “Hood Icon”! Russ recognized early on, age 13 to be exact, music was not only his passion, but his calling. What began as a hobby and means of self or situational expression, soon developed into a quest to become not just another household name or a “Hood Icon”, but to become a “Rap Icon”. Unbeknownst to many, King Russ’s talent extends beyond rap as he actually developed his talent first as a singer.
Notwithstanding the fact that Russ excelled as a singer, he yearned to fuse his singing talent with his distinct and vivacious rap style over his rhythmic and melodic tracks. With the mix of the two talents, this would give him double the exposure on stage and increase his fan base. His passion, talent, and love for rap is what got him in the game, but he believes his versatility will set him apart, but it will also develop and grow his following. Without making comparisons, in this day and age, the rap industry lacks well-rounded artists’ who can transcend the rap genre reminiscent of King Russ’s ability to cross over.
Equipped with a harmonious vibrato and thought provoking lyrics or “bars”, Russ placates the ladies while remaining true to his affiliation with the notorious D-Boys of Harlem. Armed with these charismatic attributes and uncharacteristically sound talents, Russ believes these same combinations will assist him in his quest for rap greatness.
Understanding that becoming a rap legend is not an easy task, Russ pays homage to the iconic and infamous rap pioneers who have paved the way for the rap genres success and to those who have paid attention to his grind. To be more specific, Russ idolizes and attributes his success to Grandmaster Mele Mel and Ice-T.
Today, at the age of 21, he credits such artists as Tupac, Mase, Michael Jackson and Fabolous for influencing his talent for rap and lyrical gifts that sets him apart from the rest. More importantly, he credits “Chris Brown” who he deems as a musical genius and icon. Russ was frank to explain Chris Brown as, “A great entertainer, he’s my definition of real talent, which shows in his performances.” King Russ is currently working on a number of projects which include mixtapes as well as putting the finishing touches on his debut album. King Russ just released a mixtape entitled “Punch 4 Punch” which is the Deluxe Edition and follow-up to #IAMKing. Circulating singles by King Russ include: “Greetings” his introduction to the music industry, “Finish This” which in his words is “the rebirthing of Hip-Hop”, “Let It Go” an R&B track and “Watch Em Twerk” a club anthem touted as the fourth most tweeted song in music.
With over 11,000 Twitter followers and 113,000 video views on YouTube, King Russ exhibits industry presence, innovative rap style, a passion for perfecting his performance, and an unwavering drive for rap stardom. Stand up and take notice because King Russ has arrived! For more news and updates on King Russ visit http://twitter.com/TheRealKingRuss.
1/6/2013 TODAY From 7 to 8pm Est. "PASTOR B & THE HOUR OF TRUTH/STRAIGHT NO CHASER" GOSPEL SHOW. LISTEN AND GET SOME MORE GOOD WORD and INSPIRATION. TODAY'S DISCUSSION "PREPARING TO PROSPER IN 2013".PASTOR'S GUEST ELDER FRANK FORD.
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Marvin Sapp was introduced to the gospel community by Fred Hammond as a six year member of the vocal group Commissioned. "I am a preacher - called by God - who happens to sing," is the way he defines his ministry - which was given its official blessing upon his receiving of the Doctor of Divinity Degree from Aenon Bible College and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Friends International Christian University. Sapp’s previous releases as a solo artist are the self-titled Marvin Sapp (his solo debut for Word Records – 1996); Grace & Mercy: Live (1997); Nothing Else Matters (1999); I Believe (his 2002 Verity debut); Diary of a Psalmist (2003); Be Exalted (2005) and Thirsty (2007).
When he isn’t spreading the word of God through over 200 preaching and speaking engagements a year, Sapp ministers at The Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, where he is senior pastor. By 2012, he hopes to have built a 1,500 seat sanctuary connecting to “FLC.” His ultimate goal: to encourage Believers to elevate their level of worship and praise.
Tonight’s Topic: Being Judgmental- A State of Superior Airs or A State of Self-hate?
Have you ever encountered a person that can just point out everything you do wrong or are struggling with? Often times this person could be a friend, family member or a coworker. This individual may have a critical spirit or a genuine desire to help you improve your short comings. Whatever the reason good or bad how do you feel when they approach you? Are you able to receive the criticism? Do you see their short comings and complexly reject the whole encounter as hypocrisy. Could it be the very thing the person is trying to correct in you is the thing they despise in themselves?
Tonight the ‘Live in the Vocal Booth Team” will discusses being Judgmental and how it can effects all involved..
Special Guest: J. Kingdom (aka Pastor Michael J.T. Fisher)
J. Kingdom became the Pastor of the Greater Zion Church Family at the young age of 26! Over the years, he has become known throughout the community and abroad for his ability to reach and reform troubled youth and young adults. Mothers, fathers and the many Grandparents’s who have been left to care for their teen grand children often call upon him to help re-direct their troubled youth. Fisher has taken the once small Church in Compton from approximately 400 members to more than 4500! That’s huge in COMPTON!
The Greater Zion Church Family is located in Compton, CA and is literally nestled in between two rivalry gang territories. Fisher has experienced great success in changing/saving the lives of many of them by spending time with them, counseling, listening and providing a platform for them to express themselves through the arts. Fisher believes that there are so many young talented people who just need a platform to express their frustrations. They just want someone to hear and understand their plight and their struggles in hopes to finding a solution. And that is when Pastor Fisher does his best work, offering them the keys to a better life and a divinely intended destiny! He helps them find the “Champion” within themselves. (hence, the album title “Champion”).
In 2010, Fisher lead the Voices of Destiny, a 50+ voice choir to a highly publicized sweeping victory in the national competition of Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Contest. People were AMAZED to find out that not only was this a group of talented young people but many of its members were reformed gang members, drug dealers, drug users, delinquent’s and high school drop outs. Many had spent time in juvenile hall or had been arrested at some point in their young lives. The win opened up doors for them that they could have never imagined and they are still riding that wave of success to date.
Some of the shows they have been featured on include: BET Celebration of Gospel, the Official Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, Pan African Film Festival, NBA All Star Gospel Brunch Children’s Mending Hearts w/Ben Affleck, DIVAS Simply Singing w/Sheryl Lee Ralph, the Today’s Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN, KTLA Black History Special, KTLA Morning News, Jet Magazine, EURweb, The Examiner.com and more.
The choir used the winnings from How Sweet the Sound to complete the first youth center in South Compton, CA and they remain extremely active in the community helping to rescue other youth’s and young adults from their toxic environments. They offer tutoring, counseling, STD testing and a place to belong with a large family that cares about every area of their lives!
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