Tonight's Topic: Is Today's Workplace Legalized Slavery?
Is Today's Workplace a form of Legalized Slavery? With unemployment still at such a high rate today's employers seem to feel you should be grateful to have a job. Do you walk on eggshells wondering is today my last day? Are you asked to work longer hours with no regards to your family or personal life? Do they also ask you to do so without getting paid at times? Even with the current state of the employment market, we need to know we have right's as employees. If your employer is like a slave master you need to know you have rights. Let's talk about what you can do to get off of the "Plantation", on Bks1radio.com. Call in 646-233-1302 or become a chat rebel. Join the BKS1 Radio experience!
Special Guest: Singer/Song Writer Tiffany Monique
Joining the live in the vocal booth show tonight is the very talented Singer and Song writer Tiffany Monique. Who better to describe Tiffany than the Legendary Beyonce, with whom she has toured the world with and performed countless times:
"Tiffany's voice has effortless strength, sass, seduction, and heart with a tone that puts you at ease. I am very lucky to have worked with her for many years and I am proud that she now has such a wonderful piece of work to share with the world."
Best known to the general public for being one-third of Beyoncé’s background singers – famously known as “The Mamas”– vocalist/songwriter Tiffany Moníque stepped out of the shadows as a solo recording artist with her debut EP, Nemesis, in 2010. The five-track gem not only highlighted Tiffany’s stylistic diversity, but solidified her place as a superstar on the rise. In less than two years since the launch of her debut, Tiffany Moníque has amassed an impressive international fan base of thousands, including none other than her former boss, Beyoncé:
"Tiffany's voice has effortless strength, sass, seduction, and heart with a tone that puts you at ease," said Beyoncé. "I am very lucky to have worked with her for many years and I am proud that she now has such a wonderful piece of work to share with the world."
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Tiffany’s mom moved the family to Newark, New Jersey in 1983. At the age of three, Tiffany became actively involved in church and began to lay the foundation of her musical career through the church choir. “I went with my grandmother every Sunday and was involved in every ministry,” she pleasantly recalls. By the time she was in high school, Tiffany was a director in the church’s music ministry. While she knew well the songs in her hymnbook, Tiffany also found joy listening to seasoned soul singers on the radio. Listening to artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Whitney Houston, Vesta and Chaka Khan, for whom her Aunt Beverly once sang backgrounds, Tiffany was inspired.
We just had the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Event for President Obama’s second term. Performing for the event was the likes of Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, and more! What do you think about the performances? Are entertainers really necessary for the event or do they distract the public from focusing on the major issues facing America? Join the lovely ladies of O.nly W.omen W.ear H.igh H.eels as they discuss this topic and more. Chat live or call in 646-233-1302 voice your opinion!
Special Musical Guest: SINGER/SONGWRITER - Sharif
The future of R&B is certainly a bright one. One messenger heralding the genre’s future goes by the name of Sharif Sounds. Sharif has always loved music and is working hard to etch his name in R&B’s history books.
Born and raised in the small town of Passaic, NJ Sharif has an undeniable creative spirit. Growing up in a single-parent home he learned early on the importance of hard work and strong family and friend support. Sharif was born with a love for music, and began to nourish his noticeable gift for song around age 10. Performing in school assemblies, local talent shows, and the church choir throughout his teens only made that love grow. Majoring in Vocal Performance at William Paterson University Sharif remained focus on his singing aspirations and continued to wow audiences in university and local venues.
His talents and passions also extend to dancing, choreography, modeling, and design. As a dancer and choreographer, Sharif has garnered a huge following as part of multiple dance and step teams in the North Jersey area. A true performer, Sharif works hard to balance all his creative passions and is hands on in all aspects of his career.
Now in his twenties Sharif is more determined on his dream to pursue his creative talents, especially as a vocalist and writer. Currently working on his debut album, he describes it as having “universal appeal, a sound everyone can sit back and enjoy.” With his fun and bubbly personality he is sure to captivate you with his powerful performance and unique sound. Drawing on inspiration from the vocal styles of Brandy, Frankie Beverly, Keith Sweat, Jodeci, and Shai, and performance techniques of Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and Usher, Sharif says: "My music is a reflection of the 80’s rooted in the current sounds of today’s R&B.”
With recent performances at the 17th Annual MLK Jazz Festival, Red Carpet Fashion Show, and Passaic African American Heritage Festival, this Jersey boy is ready to spread his wings and bring his R&B styling to the world.