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The Floor, not the Ceiling: The Supreme Court in 2021

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

07:56 min | 2 months ago

The Floor, not the Ceiling: The Supreme Court in 2021

"Welcome back background boroughs. Ashanti here and we have another episode for today. I'm so excited to talk to. Bagnoli gilmore the state media campaigns director for planned parenthood federation of america onion. How're you doing today and doing. Well thank you so much for having me very excited to. Have you very excited to talk about the important work that you do today at planned. Parenthood really diving into the attacks that we've been seeing on reproductive justice reproductive freedom abortion rights and educating our listeners on how they can help fight back before we dive in intrude fashion. We have to know what brought you to this work awesome. Well i am a huge fan of your work and this podcast. I'm really excited to be here a little bit about me. I am in asian american woman. Born and bred in white middle america foreign raised in kansas city missouri. Where i still live today doing this work before coming into reproductive rights work. I was a journalist for ten years. And i think my work is a reporter. Gave me a front row seat to the every day. Impact that policies have on our lives. I was a healthcare reporter and solve the direct line between what happens in our state legislatures. What happens in our city. Councils and how that impacts our daily lives in how we go about it. And in the midwest that also means a very white dominant culture that sets the tone and the conversation and passes policies in that lens and i spent ten years covering those issues and decided to transition into media work for an advocacy organization that i have long admired and loved for the work that we do at our health centers across the country though now i focused on state policies state fights as we call it here at planned. Parenthood and the intersection. Those policies have on our ability to access reproductive healthcare went you said about how white men dominate policy. It's so true. And i want us to talk about what. We're seeing happening at state houses across the country. Most our listeners. Know the bg is one thing that i do my full time. Job is on the president of merge we focus on recruiting and training democratic women to run for office and we've had a huge focus on state houses in making sure that we're getting democratic women in there. I love talking abou nevada. Colorado new mexico all of those states are majority women and their state houses due to emerge alums and we see the impact that women have on the policies that come out and in a lot of the houses though where unfortunately seeing policy that is not the best when it's coming to abortion access so only two months into twenty twenty one were seeing these attacks on reproductive freedom in state houses and this statistic is crazy more than one hundred bills have been introduced in state houses in the past few weeks that target abortion access. There are so many reasons why state legislators are important. But this is one of the main ones hang you tell us about some of the things that are happening. Yeah impact that number continues to grow today when we're talking. That number is up to more than one hundred and eighty anti-abortion bills that have been filed or are pending an in early february. And that's why all. Because i only saw that hundred number last week. Yep we've seen almost another hundred a week. Yup absolutely And over forty. Five percent of those bills are some form of an abortion ban. And so you know. I think we're sitting at a moment where we are staring at an immense amount of opportunity and hope and change because of new presidential administration because of pro reproductive healthcare majority in congress yet our state legislatures do not reflect this reality where policies are made. I believe it is twenty nine states right now where anti-abortion politicians hold majorities twenty nine states over half And we are seeing a targeted attack on reproductive freedom our ability to control our bodies in lives because again this is about power and control. This conversation is rooted in white supremacy and has nothing to do with the health and wellbeing of any person who needs access to health care with really clear about that because that is what you will hear these politicians wax on about right and they'll even coop racial justice movements to talk about you know black babies and abortion end it is all rooted in white supremacy and the real question that we need to answer is who gets power and control of our bodies and our lives and our future right it be the politician predominantly white men or should it be being able to control that and so these are the policies that are getting past at the state level. And they're not just. Abortion bans a lot of these. The majority of these bills are incremental restrictions. That make it harder. Particularly on people with low incomes women people of color emigrants to access reproductive healthcare basic healthcare birth control annual exams cancer screening and of course abortion.

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Vaccines, Trust, and the Global Pandemic

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

07:11 min | 2 months ago

Vaccines, Trust, and the Global Pandemic

"Welcome back brown roles. this is a shanty. The host of the brown rose guy to politics podcast anti day. We are continuing our conversations with planned parenthood about the first one hundred days of the biden harris administration and we are joined by another amazing woman. Who's a part of the planned parenthood. It's family doctor krishna. Hadja who is the vice president of quality care and health equity doctor. Thank you so much for joining us. Today i'm super glad to be here. Ashanti thank you. I love having doctors on the podcast. Thank you planned parenthood. It makes me feel so fancy. Can you tell us a little bit about your career path. Went you wanna be a doctor. What made you wanna focus on women's healthcare. And what brought you to planned. parenthood sure. I am an adolescent medicine. Doctor cells start with that. Which means that. I am a person who specializes in taking care of teenagers. And i think i was drawn to that because first of all teenagers are fascinating there. At a very interesting time in life we know with so many things going on socially emotionally and physically and they think i. i'm also very drawn to the intersections. Between people's health and other aspects of their life and in adolescent medicine those things are just really at the forefront and those include things like education and policies that impact on the people's access to care and information. Those are all the same things that i that really drew me to planned. Parenthood as an organization because our organization has those pillars of care education research and advocacy. And so for me. You can't have health without any of those four in so just a tremendous opportunity to work for an organization that that really leans into all of those. You agree organization. Let's get to talking about the first one hundred days of the biden harris administration is only been a couple of days but they have been doing a what we saw the huge stack of executive orders. That president biden signed. And even before they took office they talked a lot about how cove it and the pandemic. And we know that it's absolutely in the forefront of what are going to be focusing on the first one hundred days and we've seen so much activity on it in the first days it's really hard to keep up. So can you tell us a little bit about where we are at with the federal rollout of a vaccine. And what are the things that you think will see within the next few weeks. Yes there really has been a lot of activity and as someone who is a clinician and a public health person. I am just so thankful. I'm an and as a scientist. I'm just so grateful that they are coming in to this. Knowing how critical this is to everything that's going on in our country and really leading with experts and really bringing science to bear. I think the fact that they have had to do so much in the few days that they've had shows how much was not done before. That should have been done over this past year. And i think as someone who has worked on our response to covid as an organization both at our national office as well as across our affiliates. I can say that this this year has just been extremely disappointing in terms of the support. That people have had for what was needed in this pandemic in terms of the vaccine. You know one of the things is obviously. We are all very excited to have a vaccine for this this disease. And it's vitally important because so many people have died and we need to provide more people from dying at the same time. This pandemic has clearly shown us that you know health is going beyond what is happening in clinical care and so many inequities in our society show up in health outcomes in how this pandemic has really affected. People in that same thing is true with regard to how this vaccine is rolling out and how people are going to accept it. And so i think there's a lot of promise in still a lot of work to come with regard to the vaccine rollout. India mentioned your work with helping planned parenthood by the pandemic. It was just so important last year. We're now entering the second year of the pandemic to have organizations like planned parenthood that we could trust because you cannot trust anything unfortunately that was coming out of the administration. So what are some ways that planned. Parenthood has worked and will work to help. Come at the pandemic. thank you for that. I think i mentioned earlier about why. I was drawn to the organization of planned parenthood because of the multiple aspects of our mission. And i think at the foundation. We truly believe that people need to have the best evidence based scientific information and care and access in order to be able to live their healthiest lives and that is really how we have approached the pandemic as well. Certainly we know that the care that is provided at planned. Parenthood health centres is essential to people and is time sensitive and so from the beginning. We have worked really hard to make sure that all of our affiliates have access to the highest quality of information to make decisions all of our affiliates have taken steps to ensure that their health centers are safe places to work in to come in to be seen as a patient. We also had a lot of work to support our affiliates to transition care where possible to virtual care. This was work that had started. Before the pandemic in really the pandemic made it a necessity to accelerate that work and so we have affiliates that have really leaned in and just even more built out their capacity to meet people where they are in ways during this time because we know that people still need their birth control people still need abortions people still need to get tested for media or hiv. The can't be put off for a pandemic when this whole situation started. I don't think any of us thought that we would be here a yearly. Either still at home. And that's extremely disappointing. But regardless of people's healthcare couldn't wait and so our affiliates i. it's just been amazing to see how hard they have worked to make sure that their patients could continue to get the care. They need during this really difficult time.

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

05:49 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

"He'll pop sir. I never in my wildest dreams imagine that you know hop would evolve to the level of data dancing fall so the witness drake close up the way i haven. You know still hit machine. Man i never ever witnessed. No artists with ability to write hits waged geology to killed his room of too. Because you know you said earlier that it was a bad room of wendy harry. Old thing come from that. He was found rap alaric. From what i it came out his mouth to make you know. I heard in from home. You know so. We have a mutual. Homey live deep from oakland. I heard the home say that it was said to him that he also get back in. It caused me a lot of problems. You know when a man you know. Make this statement a lap. Like the only problem with the da. Our is back in the day because they you know based on statements being made that way in austin with the nap for them too fast. So you know. I like clint at a more so than me. Hope someday he clear up because a thank you know it'll it'll it'll be better for his resume. But i like to congratulate. You know what i mean. Homie you know like congratulate congratulate. Come out of their hope I don't know solomon explain who. Harry oh is because somebody who's listening. Have no what you're talking about. Well how are you just got pardon by donald trump in you know. They were saying that he was found of Death row records. In the. I guess rap a lot you know but clearly that's not true. I think that's just something to the. Da was trying to do to to to build a case against the brother. We talking to right now. J. prints back in the day. The seemed like to me. Do i don't.

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

02:40 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

"Everybody is tj envy angelini. Shallow mean ago. We oughta breakfast club. We got a special guest on the line right now. That's right. legend j prints. Welcome sir off. We gotta thank you. I because we all got each individual one of us got a box from you with some liquor in it at first one. I've seen the box. I thought maybe we did something wrong. Going to go ahead and guy day man on doodo g like that man. He stay that say what. Say oh boy what it was. It was mesa a bottle of some wise. So you got into the liquor business. What we'll put you into the liquor industry. I heard talk about a name doctor from houston texas years ago and speaking on a benefits of a rear wack none of main benefits. You healthwise right. It's a. I was inspired from two perspectives from hill perspective. Indiana and up to go to napa valley in peep it from a business perspective all in yards and everything before i knew anna audit so an interest in real that the secret in two thousand five hundred.

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

03:03 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

"And i'm sure it's folks out there who really do this for a living and in and have way more information than me when you do some real digging you realize that a lot of times folks would just winging penguins. Nobody knows how they got their name but once upon a time they were called ours feet. Hippopotamuses okay means river horse. In greek raccoons used to be called wash bears. My point is that damn colonizer wants to call animals. Whatever they choose but want but wants us to respect the fact that we shouldn't call each other something they made up when the reality is all. Those animals were named those things without their consent. Oh pedia you're playing a dangerous game who amongst you has had a conversation with a giraffe. The know that that is indeed what they want to be called at least toys r. Us actually called their draft jeffrey. They gave that creature. that animal. a real name. Peter you said it yourself. Words can create a more inclusive world are perpetuate oppression by not allowing animals to name themselves we as humans are pressing them. What if sasquatch bigfoot. What if his name really was harry. And the hendersons were correct. What if damn mouse name really is many and the only reason disney got it right is because they spoke to her and ask her what her name was and didn't just tell her what she was. Now when ingrid newark was here. She broke down speciesism. Let's listen what is speciesism. 'cause i read something about that and i was like it was. It was a language right. Like don't say things like doggone or no us but it's just against supremacism and speciesism says don't think you're god just because you belong to one species just because you're in control doesn't mean that you shouldn't be decent to the other species so it's against human supremacism discrimination prejudice against others because they're not exactly like you ingred you're right for the most part. Okay depending where we are. Humans are in control you now water. No sharks whales. They have control okay. But it's nothing decent about labelling someone are some animal something they never told you they were until angered are someone at pita sits down and has a conversation when one of these animals in one of these animals tells us yes. I'm in dd. Kangaroo are yes. I am indeed allama then peter. We'll have to continue to hear these animal insults. And i am about to play a sound from one of the animals us to insult people for the past ten years on this radio by simply saying dramas. Please give pita the biggest. He all right shoulder. Thank you for you today. Yes ma'am my goodness. All right well thank you for donkey today when we come back. Jay principal joining us as the breakfast club..

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

03:11 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

"Twenty s on all types of alcohol and all types of drugs. But why does she met the man. Was he dirty. What's been what that weight and looked at method comments and they were shambles from this whole thing like i know i could get a chance. Then method man has been married since two thousand to say. I know i can get into it. That's why would you say to somebody. Jesus christ all right now. Cazenove is going to stay behind bars until he goes to trial. His bail was denied. He tried to get this bail. Two point five million dollars he got it together but they did deny him bill and they said when you go back to the history and characteristics of this defense this defendant who has over. The last decade managed to rack up three serious violent felony convictions. It's quite reasonable to infer people who cross casanova get hurt. So that is the reason for them. denying his bail and this racketeering drug trafficking case. All right little baby has a upcoming collaboration with drake recorded that at james harden's house Baby said it just so happens. That one of the songs recorded was at james's studio. I ain't gonna. I ain't delete this song. The computers of the songs were still. There probably got the team at the house and they just listened in the studio. So i seem bogeys. Tweet damn how to hear this song before i was james. You got some basketball plays in there. That's how that came. I don't even know the song he heard. Honestly now little baby also said he is getting ready to open a restaurant in atlanta. So he said he's opening. It was supposed to be open by january but maybe february or march as they are getting the finishing touches done drink feature held a little baby. I think right now drake might need a little bit features. I mean jacob. Hoti drake is still drink. Let's be clear out of the records At lisa of late haven't really taken off the record. He released crowley. We played the number one number two number one number one radio.

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

05:33 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

"All dave told me right now. You'll live exactly ninety six years. I'm fine with that because you know. That's a four life and i promise you when you reach this lease book just as i am which i've been reading because she was supposed to be on breakfast. Club is coming to. You will feel like you're getting a black history lesson especially like no chapter five other america like you. This is the person who was alive during tuskegee experiment. Think about all these conversation. We're having about the experiment. Now headed vaccines. She actually lived through that air. It's a a really incredible read so you know recipes to sicily tyson..

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

01:30 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

"Is. tj envy. Angela ye shall. I mean the guy we oughta breakfast club good morning. Let's get to the rumors. let's talk cecily tyson. It's about rumor report. This is rumor report on the breakfast club. Well recipes to sicily tyson. She has passed away at the age of ninety six. Her longtime manager larry thompson is the person who provided the information and she was groundbreaking and she refused to take parts that were demeaning to black people. She some of her colleagues do the same and she would often go without work because of that. She was very critical of films. Tv programs that cast in black characters is criminal survey or immoral and she said even if african americans were portraying poor downtrodden characters. They should still be portrayed with dignity now. The movie sounder back in one thousand nine hundred ninety two is where really put her on the map and She won she got an oscar nomination for best actress for that. She also was in the autobiography of miss. Jane pittman Some other things that she was in she play. Clinton contains mother and the miniseries roots. She played coretta. Scott king and the mini series. King about reverend dr martin luther king. Junior's final years. He played harriet. Tubman in a woman called moses and a chicago devoted support children and the marva collins story. She also won a supporting actress. Emmy for her portrayal in the oldest living confederate widow tells all she was a vegetarian..

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

05:47 min | 2 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breakfast Club

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Metro Atlanta teen found dead in central Georgia cemetery

Atlanta's Morning News

00:21 sec | 3 months ago

Metro Atlanta teen found dead in central Georgia cemetery

"Atlanta team goes missing after leaving for work, and it's later found dead in a cemetery more than 50 Miles away, the aunt of 17 year old Ashanti Hunter tells Channel two action news. Anyone with information should come forward. This is crushing this. This is wrong. This is wrong. More than wrong. The sheriff of Lamar County near Macon says someone drove Hunter to the cemetery, he says they have several people They want to talk to you.

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breaks

The Breaks

07:56 min | 4 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breaks

"Go from barely getting a budgeted jive with offer. Anything we do. If you don't really have a lot of early videos they know like a lot of as you see for them. Came after after big pimping. But they don't veto for dirty. This might be too videos off super tight like maybe two of of talked to swallow like. I don't even know if it's too hard to swallow a thank only Use me up and of stones video. No no pocket. I has one pass on him because he was on the minutes. Patrick there's not a lot of video but after painting that's what you start seeing. The would wheels chapman blades. And they're coming out but Yes you go. They go from like man. We generally give us any money to do anything to produce high williams. What what what's people always say. It would be a pimp c. Was this then judge. He was difficult blah blah blah. Bre out of britain. I'd have been probably worse. We can do it. I won't just money on car flat now for the baddest guerlain's video with me like you said we're doing a video go from barely getting a budget for video billion videos period with period which to work with one of the top artists in industry doing a video after belly learning doing doing a video. Would you say hi williams. The top video director in industry at the time and the million dollar budget. That was a video like not would have been worship. Emc i would want all the jury now. Being i wanna rolls royce. Gimme a rolls royce down here. I had the code onto and for our shorts. What i'm saying like we know even radio you know. We have a lot of access a lot of support here khgx but if we had ninety seven colleges and was like hey we want you to come do guess. Dj spot and we're gonna give you all these leeway. I'm yeah yeah do we're doing. This can fly us out. Yeah that'd be my first class they won't. I have to be with the warm towels and champagne. And i need to so i guess an obscure. Amc fact Pissy was so getting the most interesting time his life to me was before you with jail. Because he was also he wasn't he got he got out of. Go got married and became a family man. Calm down before that. He was almost the forrest. Gump of southern ramp also also noticed himse lived in atlanta before i went to prison Which ran about atlanta being the island atlanta. I can do all these people blew up so. Ti famously says that he's usually came now like uk with huge influence on huge fan on Top back Back back from back from bag. You know topic. And that was one of the first versus did features. He did when he got out so. Ti's i crimsky wasn't as welcoming. He probably wanted to be you know they always say rose. We talked about last week. So i guess it was a concert or something pimp c. Was there along with young bloods. Who would apparently up. Emc hated often. you'll blow. He said he's too much like he's just trying to be funny number. He just country country so pnc preceded the damn because everybody in backstage like youngblood ti like you just wanna get a whole different person for the first time he yeah he was g he famously was like after jazzy fake because apparently him ajay favorites with the same girl and now bro jets bribed. I mean it's cool. Like i'm i'm not dripping nombreux matt so that's my random people affect all right so i guess this is obscure just like random. Fat is different. Random fact about jay z to black owl What more can. I say two things about that the sample or the supposed sample that we here at the beginning of from gladiator the Are you not entertained. Isn't that why you're here this not a sample from the movie. So that excerpt from the movie wasn't they couldn't get that sample for the album so that is a intern at def. Jam imitate russell. Crowe england on the song. Also what more can i say was originally for lupe fiasco lou fiasco originally had the be. He said he was in the studio working on his team and his producer. I can't remember his name at the time only played the beat and he was like lupe looked at producing. It'd be great. This hope i would be great on his knees. He got on phone and he called j. He was like a yo. I gotta we gotta be for you in jail was like sending on over and luba. You sent it over and like that night. Jc recorded one. More can i say but it was originally for lupe. I've heard before and there's the wrong this ours is all the time the j. songs that end up on jay's album ajay saw off a are you on this and the j just 'cause beak said that now now my mind is that it was a beat that he did not originally for missy elliott and he was like we was at baseline and this is based on still under construction and it was like he was before the a room. The main room in studio Was finished then when visually when he got finished jay was in their recording and he was recording. What would what he was like. J. walked in heard to be and was like a. Oh that's nice. I'll play that again now. Won't they bring it to the arum room. And then me was like god. That was was like you know. But that's that's missy you said. He was getting that he was like man. They not here. He likes to take that out. Unplugged it and take to the them and say what he say he ain't here. He was like he's supposed to be meeting. Mris manager mocha like he was like they're not here he led him in ain't heard nothing illegal her when he said take a room jay. Won't he getting it and it's all like a lot of like you say a lot of stuff that people if jay heard it and he wanted it wasn't going to say now i'm not giving it to you or like you just like all right. I obliged like just take it as wild and also the rumor of a loupe riding on writing a lord. The song allure for jay z squashed dismissed as well But even with like the legacy of both those that was you know we're both huge fans of them Because in my opinion they both helped shape a lot of the hip hop musical landscape. that exists. today it's one and you have the unfortunate tragedy who of course passed away and but they don't have and you have to celebrate somebody that could jay z who was continually pushing hop forward. We would he'd been as that is being ahead of adrian starting trends Making adult themed albums But you know like for p. m. c. p. m. c. We always say that the reason why he took over production for your kids because they didn't have a budget he had to on right off and that sounded he created still permeates and still relevant today inside of hip hop. It's not just hip hip hop hip hop in general country rap tones. That's why you know. And also he was a very Fervent supporter of southern artists. Like he was coming up at him. 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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breaks

The Breaks

09:11 min | 4 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breaks

"About the hits. This is about the hits. Yes so i think random hip hop fact. Fresh discuss random facts about your favorite hip hop bax and yeah the show. How much about hip hop was. Because i my wife test methods name with random thing some random about doing lightning rounds. Play jeopardy jota next kim jennings. I made a million dollars on jeopardy six dollars. But they've been detected hell out of you and you win that they do they take least twenty percent. The irish will come and anymore but now So in celebration of jay z. Birthday off a rapper. And also the death anniversary diversity of pepsi. All the facts would be about anything. He was some country rap tune facts. So i'll let you go first. 'cause you all right i'll give you some hold facts so Fun fact apparently. Jay z had to be co nocco worse but convinced to do Songkrai which to me is unbelievable. I can sit and big pimping. Wait and do it again. Which was the first. I think the first thing but a single of volume three three wait. He had to be convinced community. Big pimping What i heard was the are for rockville at the time. Hip hop be said that He was asked a question earlier. This week on clubhouse was we'll talk about later on About what was the song that he had to convince jay to do. And the first one there was songkrai and the room was just like what everybody in the room. That wasn't rockefeller and like half. The room with rockefeller but everybody in the room. There wasn't rockefeller was like what like like you had to like. He didn't wanna do day in hip hop was like knowledge as the type of partisan. Where if you heard the be. He wasn't really feeling it. He didn't wanna do it and he will fade to black. It was like they sell fast and he was like hip hop was like i was. I was in the studio with him. I was. I was in studio with him during the time and um he was like he tried to sell them like this. You should do this do he. Said jay total. Well if you can come up with something. Then i'll get on it. So hip hop said he had to come up with. He came up with the hook for song crowd and he gave it to into the to reference to j. j. was like i do and then he went in there. He laid the song down and then the rest is history and he was like sounds like that. He was like big pampa. He didn't really like to be. And i had the right to hook for big pimping. So that's hip hop. Wrote the hook for big pimping and once he did he wants. I come up with a concept. Or we like i ride a hook. Then like he'll go in you'll go into booth and he'll lay it down but like he was like that he was lysol crowd big pippen and do it again with three dollars that he had to convince. Jd which. i can see why he had to convince jay. Do do it again. Granted i like do it again with a lot of people think. That's a lot of people. Think that's jay's weakest single. That wasn't good first thing off that album. It wasn't it should have been overshadowed by water. Well yeah that was. That was a fun. That was a fun thing Well you know we do these facts. I try to just like. I'm sure you do say the facts that everybody knows i remember not everybody knows everything we know so i could say something that to us. We've known for years but they might be somebody listening who've never known this so it's time for the pimps ep big they'll story Go so that's why it's funny. You say jason you like the song. 'cause pepsi famously did not like not like big pinton. So after radin dirty randomly was huge case. Third album came out in my favorite easy. How which. I've known as kind of aids thing like the people old enough like are your brothers ate my brothers age. They like hard to swallow and Was the other one. I'm trying to think what what. What's our allies ryan. Dirty super tag number of tyrod dirty ended us. We'd like roger anyway so comes out ninety six. It does okay. Eventually gold over time Apparently jc love an album. That is what put him on the uk right but that time it is before the internet. So goes jd is always had is so easy. Jay z got put worth to his to his connections to bundy to. Hey i won't do a song with y'all like i really like saying directly. Joe bubby who at that. Time was transitioning to kind of not saying he never took music seriously but just really like now. It's time to be strategic. But what we're doing. We've done our own things so long. Now it's time to actually expand upon the people that they save respects rain. Metro connections wanted to do with it. I've always said before. Pepsi was two different artists. Which is why fan of his like people who have to emcee before he went to jail was way different than kim after he got out Before jail which a lot of people with a little bit more reckless so hey manage as wants to solve meetings. Like i'm not doing mainly because i don't like jay z. Because jaycee did anything to him. See but pepsi was a huge fan. Greg never met through. Bach blows my mind every time. I hear this story was a huge fan in two famously jazy like i'm not doing it so too short to convince abra leg i just did a song with him on harden agla volume to one of my favorite songs as. He's a good dude. He's only go with hard. They don't even do that. Have to beat. And so because they i guess originally thought that he was going to have to do the beat because once again he had ninety percent of the production. He's like okay. They want us come. Jd wants to make a case on with him on it. Like i don't wanna give up. I don't wanna either give away our sound. I don't wanna compromise to his sound like we have two different sounds. So they're like no both know tim o. I like to do to be we. He's like what the hell is trying to be funny like we do. What is this. I don't wanna hear this. He's trying to be funny. Is like a hilarious. We hear they said he was personally offended. He thought that. Tim throw away but he just made in home the like. What does this like. i'm rapping on this once again. abundant just like oh man like just. This is this'll be big for us and just moan and groan hotel. I'm going to be out shortly. i. I'll do the damn songs. Y'all leave me about it. And he did it in. Tennessee does have all these only boss the most memorable most memorable rap verses ever but he wants again he did not anything to do with that song so sometimes she'd video carnival got the crew does right. Yeah they by betas buns down there you time. His life dancing jay on the boat patriots video. You're to go down there. They wanna go so his thing was he wanted. He wanted to be just as an aide whole. You know what not. Only that. I want a new mercedes i wanted. I wanted flown down to miami for this. You could see shot. His scenes in miami glow vallejo. Who who's supposed to be the main video girls supposed to be in the with jay z. Cam stolen right away from and his video like just like that. But it all ended up being funny because jay z and pepsi finally did meet during the miami shoots and become a regard for instance. I remember the when. Bt's due to I'll access for the videos behind the scenes. I remember they did. I'll access for big pimping. You granny everything. That computers talk about new store. You didn't see all accident but you of them going barbados them. Down in miami pimm see all of that. So i like that is like etched in my brain. Then you say that he's wrapping that is actually. He bought the video like the white. The cocaine white mercedes the white furry cold and he said it was a hundred degrees at. That's when it hold the famous saying the camera and got no cable. I know he was sweating. Turco in miami also reward is so this is what the book says so. This is a ledger. Of course when pepsi got when everybody went to shoot those scenes pulled over last aside and they were his trailer for x. Amount of time then came is like me that nobody knows what happened in the trailer. Because they'd been there talking with you can see you way what happens with me now because you've only things with jay z. Now i got this competency for. That'd be awesome. Remember bumpy and pimm see art that old so they were probably like mid to late twenties when this was was going to sell ya around here. So you imagine you're lagging. Jay z is one of the biggest artists. The time wait we.

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"ashanti" Discussed on The Breaks

The Breaks

03:17 min | 4 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on The Breaks

"You've changed Games pain with the game suck enough of no love with little wayne. I am through with nikki. You would roomy in army future kayla. Which i don't think he's gonna play because apparently hurricane fill out but I'm told song though. I'm gonna acacia. I said this in our group shed. I'm gonna i was gonna acacia kisha. I think when it comes down to you say to come down to secrecy and he comes down to for me at least me personally. It comes down to impact is how i score eight after shani's run run out key chicago hat. The more impactful records lie. Love say love is automated point kisha. Okay what ashanti's playing against the she's play. I'm real was low like that's that's the point. Point loves the impact will in a big record Says not gonna play a tango play dreaming by jesus no no. That wasn't a big bigger for jesus that it was her she only completed. But it's definitely not going to be a wash not is are now going to be for either one because ashanti has what behind her. The same fifty cent would ahead if he ever does one. Is that your first album was so big like really hard to get around it right. I mean if you if you could have survived that onslaught of those hits then. You're okay if anybody goes against fifty you can survive whatever gift ryan you'll make it out as gucci couldn't get around one zero one gallery for more reason records. I was just about to say that that was like he's he really didn't have to play anything else. He just kept running off of one. You don't have any single one zero one play. I could play majority this album. Did he got an issue does have that like her. I had a lot of hits on movies of foolish foolish baby flags she can really amy. You can happy. Happy was on their like she can really nice i. I'm real kisha. You gotta kiss. You gotta come kisha hits. She has to match hit for hit. And then shana gives added. It first happened. And he's going to like the kind of hood song like the. I've changed in better because i appleby. I haven't met for sure on that one out. He likes this feature was love with around that time. Always on time with some in point brosseau and i was coming being regular brett. If she pulled day played to announce mytalk he'd been wanting to do of our specs. So yeah i think that I think you can win. She got baked she get it I had to explain to somebody. 'cause it was like nice heads book kisha albums and i was like. But it's not about the album's not about y'all keep saying this about people's catalog but it's not about the entirety of your catalog is about the secrecy is.

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Breonna's Law: Why we need police reform

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

06:02 min | 6 months ago

Breonna's Law: Why we need police reform

"And. I'm really excited talk today's and gas. We know that one of the things that's going to be on the ballot this election season is criminal justice reform and we think about criminal justice reform. We really don't think about all the ways all offices where we vote for people and they have an impact, and today we're going to be speaking to two women in elected office who had been leading on criminal justice. Reform issues. We have state's attorney I-I've brave boy from Maryland in Kentucky State representative. Avocado. Scott in true fashion I we have to start with having you tell us what you're you into politics and we'll start with you state's attorney. Well, that's a great question. Actually I, had no intentions in getting into politics really it was my father who want to work on a campaign. He knows sometimes you have the your parents even as adults. That's. Asked. Me I was going to be a lawyer told him down and. Then, he told me I think I like you to work on his campaign I. Think you need to get politically as like now they're not. WanNa do that. But that the person who? Wanted. To work for happen to have graduate from the same law school that I will. The Howard University School of law. I'm did okay. Another in help bison out. Ever since V. I love how Howard alums Y'all always get an issue it can do no. Just regular conversation. How are you today? Oh I went to Howard. Thank you. Scott. Tell us whether you into politics. Definitely, you know state's attorney brave boy our fathers I mean you know it's their fault. So. I was born in. My Dad gave me my name Attica I'm named after the prison in upstate New York born a few months after the uprisings there in. So I didn't have a choice Ashanti really didn't in. So early on I got involved in a right out of college classmates run for city also in Knoxville Tennessee because I went away to ABC you is well, it's our on his campaign and then my full time job was at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and director was a county commissioner who became the first woman mayor of Maciel Tennessee and I came back home and I was involved with organized Labor at jobs with justice in ended up having. To me that I needed to run for office in. So because my friends mostly black and Brown women encouraged me to run for office. That's how I. Got Involved I love it in Y'all Attica is my emerge sister she went through emerged Kentucky and I remember the first time. I. Got to email her for something and I was so excited because I finally get to work with Atacan. Something is your pie vaccine my email she said, hey, queen and I almost died unlike y'all Attica call me queen because that's the way I, feel about her so you are just so fabulous and I wanNA start with having. US. Talk about retailers case because I think there's so much here particularly with you wrap Scott you just had an op Ed in the Washington Post after the verdict you are out protesting with your daughter named Ashanti another reason why Atacan I are meant to be best friends and you were arrested in. You've been dealing with the aftermath of that. You've sponsored Brianna Law for Kentucky. You're the only black woman currently in the Kentucky State House. So let's let's dissect this case in state's attorney boy I. Know You have a lot to add is the fact that there were no knock warrants how they handle just paperwork body cameras the grand jury I know that something that has really piece Pete People's interests about this grand jury in Oh what does this attorney general deal? So Rep Scott First let's talk about your op-ed why you felt you had to write it in a cave really personal place you said, this is personal to me. Sean in and I'm on this podcast with Queens. Come on State Attorney Ray boy This is power in so. Yes I happy that Opportunity Washington Post invited me to write a piece just from the perspective whatever that was on things going on here in Louisville Kentucky, and so that's exactly what I did I poured my heart into it as a mother of two black children. Masan is the same age as Taylor Madonna's nineteen. She wanted to be an emt in them. Brianna Taylor was murdered and she said to me Ma that didn't protect her from police violence I'm not sure this. So this is really pulling on us in shanty the people relieving leading the Front Lines here in Louisville for justice for Taylor are mostly women is so we're feeling this heavily. So yes, we've back to now to grandeur WANNA speak out. So that says to me that the Attorney General for Kentucky was so inept that in such a failure that you have rand jurors who want the right to speak out to say, he did not give us all of the options in front of us. There was no one there to speak for Briana Taylor in that this whole process was a sham that's where we all right now that says something about the continued. Kushner justice for Taylor in that's why we won't give up and that's why this movement is sustained

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Is LinkedIn ready for Black LinkedIn?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:07 min | 6 months ago

Is LinkedIn ready for Black LinkedIn?

"Lipton has a reputation for being all businesses, but that has been changing recently especially in the last four months workers who are at home and trying to navigate racial upheaval in America are turning to Lincoln to talk about race and activism especially as it relates to work. Black. Workers say it's great that these conversations are happening on the Microsoft owned platform because so many executives and company decision makers are on Lincoln. Ashanti Martin wrote about this for the new. York Times. She said workers are being as she put it black any black black on Lincoln and lots of folks just aren't sure how to react. My first example in the article was that I e should Joseph made a post about companies who bring out there quote House Negro to deal with the difficult black employees visit tricky conversation because I could see how the word Ingo could be labeled as inflammatory. But the fact of the matter is that among black people understand these are these are conversations we have about the House Negro versus the Field Negro why does it matter for authentic black voices to appear on? Lincoln specifically as compared to say twitter. A lot of the discussion that you're seeing on link in is that how black people present themselves is often decided from a white perspective and I think the authenticity factor is a pushback is people demanding to be recognized for their full selves, but it is a very hard dynamic to overcome because you just see so much resistance to it and I think linked in exposes a lot of fat resistance. How Has Lincoln responded as well? I know one of the big problems that black users were having was that their content was. Hidden but they weren't being notified and it just lead to a lot of questions that linked hasn't really satisfactorily answered at this point. One of the things that give people cause for concern are the fact that linked in is an absolutely not diverse company. Three and a half percent of their employees are black. One percent of their leadership is black and only one point two percent of their tech workforces black who has programming these algorithms, and what are these algorithms and what is the machine learning to flag as well as the actual content moderators. The important conversations I think that people are really learning from our conversations about racism in the workplace and these people have a lot of followers. So what I think black professionals do not want to happen is to miss the opportunity to actually gain allies and to make a significant change in the workplace. I mean obviously, it coincides with what is happening in the in the country and do it also reflects conversations that are happening in the workplace to? I think it's hard to say because much of the professional workforce is remote right now in a way lengthened is one of the only ways to have conversations with colleagues. You don't have the chance opportunities to talk with your colleagues after meetings or during lunch breaks. So this is really the voice of professional life for a lot of people especially when it comes to talking about these topics, one thing I think is important to know is. That I think that these conversations are not ones that are easily had in the workplace just because of the dynamic of working with teams working face to face and maintaining a professional environment but I feel a sense of almost relief for a lot of black employees people of color other people have marginalized groups to be able to talk about these things and have their colleagues see these conversations that probably wouldn't take place in the physical office. I mean that's what I think is interesting is you're not writing about conversations in in some ways it's about. People Lincoln talking about workplaces and how they should be more. But what you say is that people are being, what did you say quote blackened black black. Lincoln Yeah that that what you're really seeing is is people being their true selves bringing their true selves to Lincoln in a way that didn't exist before and is. Making some white people uncomfortable, right Yeah. I have one of the questions that guided me as I was thinking about the article and doing interviews in writing it was. Thinking about black twitter and the impact that black twitter has had on our culture just in terms of simply the language the memes will also the Hash Tags Black Lives Matter Oscarssowhite, amend the conversations that come of those Hashtags, Meredith, Clark who I spoke to from my article. She's probably the leading scholar. On black twitter, she's writing a book about it She's a professor at the University of Virginia and she also talks about how black twitter really demands accountability. So in thinking about that impact, the black twitter has had on our culture American culture specifically I started to think about what if that same model was applied to black link thin and how it might affect just the presence of black people in offices across

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"ashanti" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

Directionally Challenged

02:36 min | 8 months ago

"ashanti" Discussed on Directionally Challenged

"Thank you. I mean, how many times have we just said she's so cool. We are visually fan girls, Ashanti and I'm also so excited to votes I. Don't know if you guys saw a few weeks go on our instagram. We posted a video with Michael Trevino, who we both worked with on the vampire diaries and. I'm voter specifically to remind you on register a friend day to make sure that you're registered. So all this information that you guys just heard about everyone running for office. Yeah. Guess what you have the chance to vote for them. But in order to vote for them, you gotta be registered and an easy way to do that is to go to I am voter dot com again that's I am a voter dot com. When you go to that website, you can get registered to vote you can check your voter registration status. And you can even sign up for election reminders which I have signed up for, and they're so convenient because I have a little texts that pops up and tells me where all my polling stations are, what upcoming elections are coming up and it is rates. Are you excited vote? Kayla. Are you ready of course I am excited to vote and what I love so much about I am a voter they make it so simple you can text the word voter two to six, seven, nine, seven, that's voter two, two, six, seven, nine. Seven and you have all that information at your fingertips when thing, I love so much about Ashanti to is she recommends go to your state website do your own research read several new news articles on the same topic to make sure that you don't have any misinformation and we need to do that unfortunately right now with the state of our world, we have to take it into our own hands and let's do that. Have you always been this excited to vote I was always exciting to have a vote and have A. Say I think there were times when maybe I. Didn't understand how much difference my vote made. But now especially, in the climate of our world, I definitely know what a difference one vote can make and I am just if tomorrow was November third I couldn't be happier. So you guys remember November third is the date don't forget it put it in your phone set reminders let's do this yet and if you guys want to learn more about the candidates that we talked about on this podcast today go emerge America Dot Org. What a fabulous episode Ashanti thank you so much for joining is and thank you to our listeners for joining us this week. We'll have an all new episode of directionally challenged ready to go next week. Happy voting..

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Make the vision a reality.

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics

06:56 min | 11 months ago

Make the vision a reality.

"Welcome back Brown Girls Ashanti here. The founder of the broncos Guy to politics, the Stop Shop podcast for women of color who want to hear and talk about the world of politics. As we continue with our collaboration with she, the people we're highlighting women from their twenty color to watch twenty twenty less. These are all barrier-breaking women Kerr changing the political landscape this year and beyond. ME, insight thought and Jennifer APPs Addison Jennifer at Edison is the president and CO executive, director of the Center for Popular Democracy, which works with affiliates partner organizations across the country to build a more inclusive equitable society and political institutions that worked for everyone. Jen. How are you doing today, i. Doing as well as anybody can be expected I'm surrounded by family I have been able to be in close contact with you know parents in loved ones, and of course I know protected with the benefits of a good union workplace so I, you know all things considered I. I'm feeling very blessed. We love to hear that in before we start the interview we were chatting in. We're talking about being on the road so much doing this work. What inspired you to get involved in community? Organizing I? Mean I think my mother was just born this way you know I grew up a black woman in the state and city that has been named the worst place in America to be Black Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I know most people don't think of black folks when they think of Wisconsin, they think of like beer cheese in the packers, but you know there have been generations of deeply entrenched. Racial segregation in in problems that have. Led to this dichotomy of Wisconsin, being one of the best places in America if you are a white child in the worst, if you are black and so I think I recognized that from an early age felt really passionate about it in a high school student I became really politicized around the around school funding around the idea that you know. Schools in the suburbs were getting twice as much per pupil. Than you know the school that I was going to in the city of Milwaukee. You know the reality is. Is that every single thing that we hold to be sort of like a part of the American dream was. Fought for and won by people organizing their communities in taking collective action in so You know I feel very blessed to be able to spend my life. Really working with folks to help as many people as possible in this country, find their voice empower. That is that is very powerful. What you just said. and. You mentioned being from Milwaukee. Were in the middle of the virus, and we're seeing it as a city where the majority of the black population there is infected with the virus in that has also just spur conversations to about how so many people still had to go to work, and how are essential workers a lot of them? Grocery workers aren't getting a fair wage in Eve. Let so many different campaigns including fight for fifteen. So how are you connecting at the moment all the work that you've been doing with fight for fifteen for people to have a fifteen dollar an hour wage in what you're seeing with essential workers who are putting their. In their lives on the line right now to make sure that we are able to get the benefits that we need and say stay in our homes. I mean first of all. What we saw just as pass Tuesday in Wisconsin was a travesty, a failure of democracy There's no way around it. You have a city. The largest city in the state. Multiple, times, the population of any other city. That is used to having over one hundred fifty polling places that on Tuesday, in the midst of a crisis in which we are not supposed to gather in large crowds, crowds over ten had five polling locations open for a critical election had A. Tens of thousands of people who had requested absentee ballots who had not received them as of Election Day, and the you know the impact on on my community on my people is is not an accident, right? It is the product a decade's worth of policy passed by elected officials who are incredibly hostile towards the city of Milwaukee on the city's behalf towards sort of neo liberal You know business oriented. Democrats who have allowed the city's most vulnerable populations to suffer in struggle and become the scapegoats of the, and so you know I'm really grateful for groups like black leader, organizing communities in the Laki and leaders igniting transformation who are organizing You know black folks. Brown folks in in the city to really demand the future they deserve in at the end of the day. All of these campaigns, the fight for fifteen, the fight for paid sick days. Many people don't know that. In Milwaukee we passed a referendum with more than two thirds of the voter support to require any business in the city of Milwaukee to provide paid sick leave earned sick leave to their workers, and that a law that was passed by voters was overturned by preemption at the state level. At the at the request of the crack mayor when we talk about the now eighty seven percent of the people who have died of Covid nineteen in Wisconsin are black. We have to understand that this is a consequence of lack of. Political Power and UVA intentional suppression of in particular Black Communities in the state of Wisconsin, and so it's important that we're having this conversation in the context of she, the people of you know a movement of a women of color who are demanding more than just to see at the table, but who are demanding real power. That, we can use to transform the lives of our people. That's what women of Color braying and I. Think you know it's if we look at what's happening in Wisconsin through the Lens of women of Color, we begin to understand the multiple layers enrich raises on in sexism and capitalism are creating. This you know are exploding the impact of this crisis in places like Milwaukee, Detroit and New York. City another's

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Queen Nanny

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:59 min | 1 year ago

Queen Nanny

"Today's warrior was known as the mother of all Jamaicans. She led the maroons a community of formerly enslaved Africans in Jamaica to victory against their British occupiers. Let's talk about clean. Nanny Queen Nanny was born around sixteen eighty six in the country now known as Ghana to the Ashanti tribe. We assume today that nanny and her family were later. Brought to Jamaica slaves but in truth. There's no historical record of how she got to Jamaica. Oral history holds that clean. Nanny arrived as a free woman. Was never enslaved. The we have no way of knowing for sure by seventeen twenty nanny and a man who may have been her biological brother settled in the Blue Mountains in a strategic area that appeared adequately defensible against potential threats like the British there. The founded a village which later became known as nanny town escaped and freed. Slaves flocked there where they found a welcoming home and vibrant community over the course of a decade. The British tried to capture nanny town multiple times even when they succeeded in doing so their troops couldn't hold onto the village. Nanny had taught her own army a variety of extremely effective guerrilla tactics and advanced forms of camouflage that overwhelmed the British nanny also pioneered a long range communication system. She used a special cowher an instrument that allowed the different Maroon communities to communicate with each other over long distances warning of impending attacks and providing a means of coordination in seventeen thirty nine the British governor of Jamaica finally signed a treaty with nanny and the Maroons to end the first Maroon war which lasted over a decade and depleted resources on both sides in exchange for a ceasefire. The maroons received over five hundred acres allocated to them by the British on which they built a new nanny town besides being their military and political leader. Nanny was also seen as spiritual leader of the maroons due to her status as a master practitioner of OB A- opium is an Afro Jamaican religion that focuses on spirits and mysticism. Nanny used her knowledge of Ob to serve as a spiritual guide and healer for the COMMUNITY OVER THIRTY YEARS. Nanny was credited with freeing more than a thousand slaves. She also helped the former slaves adapt to their new lives in the Maroon. Community Queen Nanny is still remembered today as the brilliant spiritual and military leader of the MAROONS. She became in her lifetime and after a symbol of unity and strength for her people. In one thousand nine hundred. Seventy six Jamaica declared nanny national hero. She's the first woman to be given that honour

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The Legend of Pokou

Encyclopedia Womannica

04:12 min | 1 year ago

The Legend of Pokou

"Are stories today highlights leader whose life was surrounded by legend magic. She overcame significant. Hardship stood up to an army and eventually established a new homeland. Let's let's talk about Queen. Pokou Poku was born around seventeen hundred likely in what's now Ghana to a noble family of the Ashanti People. They were a centuries old African tribe with roots dating back as far as the year thirteen hundred poku was the niece of. Oh say two known as has the greatest Ashanti King because the Ashanti monarchy was matrilineal Poku was included in the line of succession during his rule. Oh say to united in many smaller kingdoms into the larger Ashanti Empire when in seventeen eighteen he was ambushed and killed Howard passed onto poku brother their day. Calm during day Khan's rule who selected a husband an attempt to produce an heir. It didn't get pregnant. Who was quite brave? Leave one day when day Khan and the army were away from the Ashanti. Capital enemy troops ambushed the town and killed all the royal princesses except Recoup Kuku arranged for others to escape but decided to stay behind and defend the town however she cut the enemy. Warriors took her hostage. d-conn soon returned from war furious to discover the besieged capital. He appointed a warrior named Tano to lead Loku's rescue party. They successfully successfully defeated the enemy group and got poku back Tano and Poku then got married. The new couple had a baby boy together. The heir to the Ashanti anti thrown Dakin fell ill when Poku son was still only a baby so we attempted to appoint an older air but day. Cons choice was murdered by his rival. Who who hoped to seize the throne himself after killing the chosen heir? The rival tried to gain favor with Poku to secure his place on the throne but she refused to endorse him. He was determined to seize power regardless so poku left the shontae capital altogether to establish her own kingdom. She invited anyone anyone in the Ashanti Empire to come with her and many of the smaller kingdoms previously united by her uncle Osa to to decided to follow her to a new land. The story of Baku's peril filled adventure to a new land has been passed down in legend. For centuries in many ways echoes the story of Moses and the Hebrews escaped from Egypt and Pokou and her followers fled the capital city with the soldiers of the guy who wanted to be king on their trail. They had to navigate a treacherous jungle filled with snakes panthers and giant elephants many of them also fought illness through the hazardous journey coup and the fleeing subjects reached an impasse. Thank thank Komo River which was to deep and violent across. According to legend the group decided they had to make a sacrifice to the river gods in order to make the crossing crossing possible Poku that she would have to sacrifice something hugely important to her in order to save for people in anguish. She sacrificed her son to the river. Ever different versions of the legend claim. A variety of magical means helped Pokou and her people cross the river including an enormous tree bridge and the help of crocodiles and hippos regardless the refugees cross. The river narrowly escaping pursuit. When Poku Oku safe she cried Bali which means the child is dead because of this new group of settlers came to be called the bow? The the exodus from the Ashanti capital occurred sometime between seventeen thirty and seventeen fifty. Migration took the ballot into what's now Cote d'Ivoire their err poku conquered territory established a new homeland for her people. She was known as a leader and an expert mediator not long after establishing doing this new settlement around seventeen sixty folk who died per legacy lived on and in the years following her death. Ola Influence continued to grow

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"ashanti" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"ashanti" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

"Elizabeth North Carolina. That was good. You know what four people need to question plug your product. Okay Elizabeth. What's your question and towing if they don't want I wanNA say the question? They don't need to sit in the seat baby doll. That's looking so fine tonight. Delicious as always always but I also want to compliment the ladies because they are looking fantastic people on TV we. We WanNa see good looking people on TV shelter question for Eva Eva. Do you really care about repairing or having a relationship with needy or she just like you know yesterday's news and wish you go away like a bad tree or bad birthday and he's definitely not yesterday's news you know. I think when it comes to hard for me it sucks because you guys were really fun. I really like me in. So what she she did really hurt me. And I'm not at a place where all the way over it yet. So you know kind of what it is but hopefully it'll get better at some point Ashanti we are obsessed with Oprah's legends legends. Ball your watch what happens live. Who was the person that you connected with at the legends ball that you're most excited to my gosh? That's so hard to put into words. There was so many iconic women. I was so surprised they even knew who I was. You know what I mean. Michelle Obama being there just so many Coretta Greta Scott King like so many amazing iconic women. You know it was too much to put into words. Olivia from Georgia for a Shanty Hale. Via what your question. Hey certainly Hello I'm actually talking to you know that I love doing that. He always remained classy in holding on holding it by yourself every time you rack like the Phoenix Gert attack. Anybody tried to copy you. Think appreciate you But my question to you is being that you know. You're going to have a new abon coming out soon and I'm pretty sure that you're going to be talking talking about some people or you know addressing something is a particular paper particular people in That you have in mind that you're going to be talking about or hey you give us a hand. They're definitely a couple of real life experiences that I will be talking about on the EP I'm a the writer so I write about real life experiences and feel like that's why the fans released so much because the same things all right thank you. We got to it Jennifer. I emailed EVA. What was the most awkward part of being on the bride float with Cynthia Nina? At the same time you also very pregnant it was. We had fun that the you're a trooper. We had a good time. We were out there for quite a long time but I think it was just the energy that day everyone was there celebrate and despite how hot it was and you know how long it was. It was just awkward and not knowing. If like Mimi and Cynthia we're going to speak to each other was kind of the weirdest part and then they they did and then life went on and literally meaning stayed on the other side of the floor. The whole time Eva Peter the Meteor wants to know if you've tried any of Kenya Moore's I products and if so which do you recommend. I haven't tried any yet in because I was gonNA take like some hair growth supplement. And she said you you can be pregnant take a pill now. Harold is beautiful so Ashanti Julius wants to know the worst wardrobe malfunction you've ever had during your career. I was on tour performing in like a top with holes and it Kinda came all the way down on the screen. This applause came from nowhere and thinking. I'm doing good but the girls out EVA FA. I can't even read. This name. Wants to know how. How did you snatch back so quickly after Having three kids all I do is his work and take care of kids so naturally Mars The D. emailed what was the best example Ashanti of diva behavior that you remember from opening Mariah under charm bracelet tour. Who did that open Mariah on her charm? Right now we were actually supposed also going towards a studio for a couple of weekends trying to put it together in Miami years ago but it never even happened I would've loved to go Out of my charm bracelet. All right. It's time for my Mazal of the day goes to Caroll Spinney. Who is the puppeteer Mu who played big bird and Oscar the grouch for the impact he made on so many childhood? He passed away today at eighty five. Carol you will be so oh missed and in honor of your beautiful legacy. Today's show is brought to you by the letters. Not and why for thank you. Tonight's Jackal goes was to a major superstore chain that I do apologize for selling a sweater that appeared to show Santa doing a bunch of rails of it on the bright side. This is the perfect way to answer your kids when they ask you how Santa can work quickly enough to drop rob all the world's one night I wanNA.

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"ashanti" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"ashanti" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

"A rough pregnancy on the way from start to finish. You know sex nor pregnancy. The I mean we had throughout the pregnancy. You do realize that I saw inappropriate takes after I happy and and after. PJ got here. Par was very real. You know we cry together like every night and that's not a good while but that's like Willie typical so Dennis Lee understand what she's struggling with. How could you have sex with anyone else? All right okay Ashanti Shea am wants. Nellie ever paid you the money he owed you back. Oh my God. He didn't didn't. We didn't know your relationship. Good now Joel. You know what I honestly haven't seen him since we broke up. which is crazy? Yeah okay well. Let's bring him out everybody house by how I. Yeah I I am from Saint Louis. I'm from the Lou and I'm Brian LV leave them. Wants to know why you throw so much about the other woman's ages do you realize you're getting older every year to I am thirty five this year and loving every minute of the mode I did and I don't rush eight at the age as into it if she's offended by her age. Maybe she has this you but I mean and you are where you are w wants me. Ask Ashanti how you feel about IRV Gotti talking on Wendy about your affair. And why haven't talked in two years. I feel like I. I have a single out called pretty little thing featuring phobe is so hot here one in the US went in the UK. You know movie coming out this Saturday and I'm very excited.

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"ashanti" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"ashanti" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

"I didn't mean but sometimes it comes out. Okay okay all right Larry Sounds. Porsche may during ABC tightening procedure. Tonight reminded us of when she got a lot. See I'm telling you we are eagle eyed here on camera back in season eight we remixed it watch. It literally. Feels like you're taking a big big. Maybe not I don't know I mean she can reach a high register. Yeah good that's the marlow needy Porsche. All rocked blonde hair at Marlow Wig van and he's ladies inspire our first poll that I go to W. W. H. L. Dot Com. You tell us who did Blonde Bass. Cynthia marlow knee or Porsche. Throw those pictures up there again because I want Ashanti not to weigh in. Can we throw those pictures back up. I guess not Well it's what do you think Sean I gotTa tell you something. I Love Cynthia's here. I love of the natural all. I like all Q. I like a strawberry blonde. I like poor. Throw that pole. Backup you you guys said Porsche. Ashanti was last on our show and thirteen back with Christina Ricci and we we watched the show show back and we realized a fun fact about that episode it was the clubhouse debut of our mascot the Gay Shark and this is how we realize this short we did not intend for the gay shark to be watched it on.

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"ashanti" Discussed on Marketing Over Coffee

Marketing Over Coffee

14:27 min | 1 year ago

"ashanti" Discussed on Marketing Over Coffee

"Good morning welcome to mark over coffee. I'm john wall today. Our guest is khalil shanty. He's gonna talk to us about his venture. We show up and how that's changing the event space and changing things for performers though live space. He's also going to talk to us about some of the stuff he's he's done as far as his one man show but he actually came to us from ron plouffe who listeners know is our expert on storytelling in the process of storytelling so i'll have a linked to ron's interview in there just to throw throw him a bone for hooking us up but cleal. Thanks for joining us today. Hey thanks for having me john so let's start with we show up. Give us the elevator pitch for that. What if you got going on there. I'm an actor and a web developer. <hes> we show up dot i._o. Is a platform. I built to scratch my own edge and what it does is. It allows you as an audience member to reserve purpose spot for a show for small fee. Come and see the show and then pay when the value of bad experiences highest which is afterwards. What's the the <hes> the drop off rate so you have people reserving the cease. They're saying hey. I'm going to be there at the show and then you're just counting on them to show up actually pay when it's done no no basically they service spot. They pay a few bucks upfront. Whatever the venue decides actually worked closely with the venues promoters festivals. You know the people putting on the events in the actual venue decides hey john we'd like for you to come see calill ashanti performing basic training. He's an artist. You've never heard of before but he's got great reviews. Take a chance and pay five bucks and come see him so there's the the the customer always has skin in the game to show up. Yes that's what i was going to ask. Is this perfect so you do but you've got the skin in the game so you've got that covered. You're getting an actual accounting there some money on the line and then tell us about always impressed some of the stuff. That's happened as far as like what people actually pay after they see the yeah. It's been pretty incredible. It kind of varies but you know one. One of the most impressive things is that everybody pays something and we've seen people just using my own show as an example. I made eighty two percent more than i made performing coming the same show on broadway the average people pay to see my show was fifty three dollars a person and that was me renting a small theater here in vancouver i actually he didn't think anyone else would want to use it again. It was just me having no idea what to charge people for an a largely unknown property and then i started calling different theaters eaters around the world where i had toured my own work who have relationships with and these theaters started writing checks saying wow this is something that does not exist in the way for pressed to reach new audiences and learn more about demographics. We can reach so it's it's been pretty incredible yeah now so it's interesting how this was built off of the network network of you doing the shows and kind of knowing these venues like you said scratching your own issue nowhere. This problem is because you lived it firsthand. How did you get involved with the one-man-show. Men show thing i do where did that come from. The one man show came out of me. Taking an acting class in los angeles taught by a guy named jeffrey tambor who played the dead and arrested development. He also played the lead character and transparent. I think was the name of that show amazon and struggling actor living in l._a. And it was going from audition to audition trying to be like everybody else. You know tight shirt earrings. Why didn't have earrings but you know. There's tendency to try be like everybody else in l._a. And i took his acting class and it was only acting class. I took where he was like. Either you bring your game where you take your ass home and so on stage and i start doing my you know my stand. Dan up comedy bid and he's like look. We don't need any any of this. Are you here to actually share with us or to play the role and so he he challenged me to share my own story. Which was that the night before. I left for basic training for the united states air force my mom. Let it slip that the guy who had been beating me my entire. Life wasn't my real dad. She swears she told me before she said i probably just forgot and i was like oh you want some of that you know he he's like bring the real. He's he's like you as a performer have no right to give any less than one hundred percent in front of an audience because they're taking a chance on coming to see you so that was the first thing that got me into this. One man show thing jeffrey challenged me to actually bring my story to the stage and that because of the comedy an the irony of my story people were gonna laugh but they also understood the pain behind. That's kind of part two part. One was that my job in the u._s. Air force was performing for troops in zones with a group called tops in blue tops and blue started in one thousand nine hundred fifty three as an active duty military performing troupe. I mean one of their first. I performances was on ed sullivan. The toast of the town back in the day and whole mission is family entertaining family troupes performing for troops and so so when i joined the u._s. Airforce in the early nineties i was stationed in las vegas and i tried out for tops in blue and i ended up performing it almost every state state in over a dozen countries every year as a member of this performing group and our job was to land in the desert in kuwait setup equipment equipment under the threat of sniper fire and perform for our audience who often sat on tanks after the show we had to shake hands with every single single audience member to thank them for coming to see our show and that to me thinking back as you know from two thousand nineteen thinking back to nineteen ninety four when i was on tour that was the original social media getting to know your audience and so the combination of how i came to doing a one man show was from the air force performing and in these you know really tough situations where we were our own technical crew and we would unload sixty thousand pounds a year and set up an entire ear by broadway set in the middle of the desert and then perform and then tear it down and then greet the audience to taking jeffrey temblors class which talked about the building blocks. It's a storytelling and how important it was to bring the unreconciled parts of your story to the forefront so that people realize that they see a piece of themselves in you and in your story before we continue we just have to pause a moment to think omni focus for their support of marketing over coffee. I've used dozens of task managers to do lists project management tolls over the years and i know you know what i'm talking about. Most of these things stink. You know you'd think to do less app would be easy but after using it for just even a day or two you start thinking well. Why can't i tag agd things. Why can't i take notes. Can i batch edit and of course that's just because again most of these tools stink but rather than suffer you can accomplish more every day with omni focus. Yes they have tagging tagging to do. Apple change your life. You can take it by person by location by deadline by project all these different things that make it so much much easier to get your to do list and sank. You have different views so that you can see your projects and know what's going on. They have unfocused for i._o._s. Which then sinks with omni the focus for mac and omni focus for the web so you can get your project fuse everywhere forecast view flag view notifications and even the pro view can connect to apple script so if you wanna do crazy stuff based on your to do list you can do that but to learn more tried out just head on over to omni focus dot com tell them marketing over coffee sent you but again that's omni focus dot com and if you're already using focused drop us a line and social lead to hear what you're doing with it and how you've got plugged into your projects but again. We'd like to thank them for their support the show that's so amazing because you've got that deep history and entertainment there. That's the classic vaudeville type experience. I mean <music> out on the road and farming and were like we don't see that so much anymore now it's like eighty jensen you win american idol or whatever but you had the real deal right yeah we had to work man this was back in the day when you had to get out on the road and and you had to get in front of audience after audience and you had to fail and fail and fail and and learn how to draw audience there was no youtube. There was no sort of i call it a cereal box success reach into the bottom and there's a prize in boom. You're a youtube star. You really had to work for it and i feel fortunate to have had my lifetime span that sort of that continuum some of you know. I call it the phone book facebook. I've i've kind of seen i've seen it happen both ways right and so now what's the plan going forward. I mean because he's obviously you know managing software service. That's a whole thing in itself versus continuing to perform. Are you gonna pick one or are you gonna stay in both worlds. What do you want to you. You know what man i'm just trying to put food on the table. You know i started out as a performer performing in the u._s. Air force and then i ended up performing magic in japanese at caesar's palace and selected twice for cirque du soleil starring the mic on amazon. Just continue to keep working as an actor. I do feel like cure. God's blessings are abundant. Just if i get a chance to be a part of something and and i'm lucky enough to to do a gig. I'll do that but i also plan to choose myself and not wait for the phone to ring in. That's coating came in. I i really didn't set out to start a company. I really set out to try to reach as many audiences as possible with with the story that was on my heart that i knew commercial theaters couldn't really get next to but a story that had sold out all over the world so i went and learn to code in my my forties which was terrifying completely out of my comfort zone and ended up being able to have the best of both worlds so that you know i i was as i said at the beginning i was trying the figure out this new show and what to charge people and then the app took off so now i've kind of got my foot in both worlds and what i'm finding john which is really incredible as because i've been in the industry since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight i know the problem i know the challenges of my customers. It just turns out that i'm the best person to sell it and because i built it i i also code so that makes me pretty much weird all around man and that's the best answer yeah and that's you know we talk about that on the show a lot about with product marketing how the mistakes so many people make is they build something and try and get people interested but you've come at it from the other aspect of you started with a specific specific problem that you fix for yourself and now you can tweak it and add on to have it appealed more people but if you already had the problem that needed to be fixed and it was incredibly painful yet. That's the seat if something that can grow in the as any entrepreneur that's been down. That road does have that feeling of like man. I don't fit into any one one bucket. I'm kind of this all over the place person but you know we. We hear that all the time. Oh i did have to dive back to i would love to hear about the tick like how did do you get pulled into that so so jefferies acting class i wrote basic training <hes> which is a one man show at ended up being very successful all over the world and as part of an acting class. I did a couple of showcases where director named doug atchison who was as the writer and director of akilah in the.

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Planet Money: Netflix And Amazon Stream In India

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:05 min | 2 years ago

Planet Money: Netflix And Amazon Stream In India

"This podcast. And the following message is brought to you by jet dot com. Your one stop shopping destination. The jet experience provides a unique and relevant Dortmund with no membership fees. Start shopping conveniently at jet dot com or on the jet app today. Listen carefully, and you can almost hear Americans all over the country, binge watching the latest releases from Amazon and Netflix. These two tech giants are now turning their attention to India the country's market for online video. There is expected to reach over two billion dollars in the next five years. But so far neither company has had a whole lot of luck. So Cardiff Garcia and Sally Herships from our planet money team identify some possible steps to success. So I was watching this movie recently on Amazon, it's a comedy guy gets engaged. His best friend doesn't like the girl tries to break up the wedding. There is this whole complicated plot. But that is all besides the point. What was really surprising with all the twerk gang, which I told Ashanti OMB car about she's a journalist for the BBC. See I don't know if you have to working in the UK or all at the same thing. We do Ashanti covers Indian, film and culture. That's what you were watching an Indian film. And there are all these stereotypes about these films like that they're really conservative. So I get it. Sally. You felt prayed to a stereotype it's true shameful. But chew. And when I told shanty I was surprised by all the drinking and talking about sex in the movie, she totally schooled me Indian cinema has not been the way you've just described in many, many, many years don't feel bad Amazon, and Netflix also need to get up to speed on Indian film because they're up against a serious competitor. India already has a major online content provider called hot star and hot star says it has about one hundred and fifty million monthly users, according to counterpoint research Amazon has eleven net. Flicks a paltry five which brings us to our strategies for streaming success in India number one understand the market because if you think India is all. Hollywood think again, India is not just Bollywood Bollywood movies are mostly in Hindi. But according to India's last census a hundred and Twenty-one languages are spoken in the country. So plenty of Indian films are made in other languages. You know, what when you go to India you go to village cinema. I remember in two thousand and five I was in a village at I went Paul the cinema that was showing Harry pulsa, but it was showing it with cobbled up. So how are we supposed to speaking in step two programming for culture, most of the content Amazon Netflix producing the US plays. Well, all over the country. You can show Portland in New York and Seinfeld in Portland, but India is packed with different cultures and viewers want content relevant to them, which is why Amazon, and Netflix are using strategies three focusing on a niche in this case, India's wealthy high earners people who can afford in other words in Amazon prime subscription, which is almost the same price as hot star just over. One US dollar a month or net flicks around seven dollars a month and both Amazon and Netflix say they're having some luck both are offering content in multiple languages, and Netflix has a hit secret games a Cup thriller. But if either wants to crack the Indian market, there is one more thing, they'll likely need hot star has this thing. Amazon and Netflix do not the advantage that helps the have cricket because Indians Loveday cricket hot star has the licensed to show the IP L. That's the Indian Premier League like the NFL cricket and one last challenge. Ashanti mentioned Indians love sharing their Loggins. But we don't have that problem here. Sally Herships of Garcia NPR news. Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class

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For God or party? China's Christians face test of faith

Dennis Prager

02:02 min | 2 years ago

For God or party? China's Christians face test of faith

"Two one five five These really army is struck HAMAs post, in the Gaza Strip killing two members of the groups militant wing video released by the Israeli military shows two men and a watchtower said to be in northern Gaza and puffs of smoke because one appears to open fire it then constituted of a shell hitting the. Post and an explosion HAMAs confirmed that two of its fighters were killed in. The past four months there's been an upsurge in violence along, the Gaza border, BBC's Yolanda Nell reporting Christians in China. Are sharing firsthand accounts now from the, frontlines of them bishops new effort by the ruling communist party to dictate the practice. Of faith in China, one church they say was destroyed by local authorities. Arm with electric saws Christians in one, role township were persuaded I should say through so-called thought reform to replace their Jesus posters with portraits of president Xi Jinping breaking news and analysis. Hat townhall, dot, com A radar the New, Mexico desert compound turned up eleven children wearing rags living in filth Jacobson is a cabinet secretary for New Mexico's department of children youth and family We have, a situation where children's most basic needs aren't being met it's it's absolutely it's heartbreaking it's frustrating and they say the right also broke open a bizarre. Tale of. Guns extra schism and a search for. A missing boy who, suffers from seizures. And has now nowhere to be found Clayton county police sergeant, Ashanti marver easier Imedi also has developmental and cognitive delays voice father, was wrong five people arrested after the raid. It happened near the border with Colorado looking to Wall Street another. Strong session shaping. Up right. Now the Dow Jones industrial average up by more than one hundred and sixty points, the NASDAQ up by twenty three in the s. and p. five hundred right now up by eleven points breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com This.

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"ashanti" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:37 min | 3 years ago

"ashanti" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Tribal groups in the gold coast area of west africa today modern day ghana region and in fact probably made by a subgroup of the economy ashanti people and between about fourteen hundred eighty nine thousand nine hundred eighty these tribal groups were using gold dust as currency these were the very vast and and productive gold areas that europe was coming into to gather and and so the local people perfected these methods of producing weight so that they could accurately judge how much value they had using these gold weight with a beam scale a balance scale to weigh it so they they got these initially the the early ones from the fourteen hundred to the seventeen hundreds were just simply geometrics brash weight and by the later in the seventeen hundreds the ashanti people were credited with making the earliest representational art of in this in these weights so some of the weights do represent stories or tribal lore or cultural traditions they might mirror personal beliefs i think in this case this is a musician i think it's a shanty musician some of these weights were thought to have spiritual powers and in fact a set of weights with a common wedding gift for young men in hopes that they would then use them in a prosperous business fashion later in their lives so so let me let me jump in here again and tell you people can we put up photos i i haven't had a chance to get to the website and find them but i understand we we put them up photos side by side photos of the of the little figurine that was found in the desert the mohave and then the pictures that you sent us these are other weights that are very similar just part of the and they do look identical it looks like you know if you had a almost like chess pieces like the difference between some chess pieces and this this guy looks like a musician you're right and the unique thing about these is they're all made with what's called the.

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"ashanti" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

02:42 min | 3 years ago

"ashanti" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Tribal groups in the gold coast area of west africa today modern day ghana region and impact probably made by a subgroup of the economy ashanti people and between about fourteen hundred eighty in one thousand nine hundred eighty these tribal groups were using gold dust is currency these were the very bashed and and productive golden areas that europe was coming into to gather and and so the local people perfected these methods of producing weights so that they could accurately judge how much value they had using these gold weight with a beam scale or a balance scale to weigh it so they got these initially the the early ones for me fourteen hundred to the seventeen hundreds were just simply geometrics brass weights and by the later in the seventeen hundreds the ashanti people were credited with the making the earliest representational art of in this in these weights so some of the weights do represent stories or tribal law or cultural traditions they might mirror personal beliefs i think in this case this is a musician i think it's a shanty musician some of these weights were thought to have spiritual powers and in fact a set of weights was a common wedding gift for young men in hopes that they would then use them in a prosperous business fashion later in their lives so you so let me let me jump in here again and tell you people can put up photos i i haven't had a chance to get to the website and find them but i understand we we put them up the side by side photos of the of this little figurine that was found in the desert the mohave and then the pictures at you santa's these are other weights that are very similar just part of the and they do look identical it looks like you know if you had a almost like chess pieces like the difference between some chess pieces and this this guy looks like a musician you're right and and the unique thing about these is they're all made with what's called the lost wax technique so the individual who made these.

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