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"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

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01:44 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

"I believe. White but I think there was just a lot of deception that was going on while this. There was radio silence for two years. I couldn't get any conversation. And then I knew what was going on instinctively, but I of course learned a lot of lessons from this process and I do. Believe that this was. This will not be the only thing that I will ever get to do on film with Madame Walker with her story, because I'm almost finished with the biography of a Lilia Walker in her life in Harlem, during the Twenty S, and I think that will ultimately once we get past covert and things open backup that I will have an an opportunity to tell the story again and I will make sure that I'm much more involved, so you know it's lessons learned and. The. People who lied to me have to live with themselves. And you know it's I. Think even before you started to really speak up I. I'm so grateful that you're in a place where you're able to really tell the truth about this. I appreciate that. And I think even before you started feeling like you can really decide what was going on. People could see the discrepancies between Madame Walker's life and her story mainly because of the work that you've done and what was portrayed on Netflix so I'm glad that you're going to have an opportunity to tell the story in the way that you want because I think unless we are able to continue doing that for the sake of really getting the real story out there, you know. People do..

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"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

Fanm on Films

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

"Hollywood work. And I had been through three previous kind of really serious options in in the early eighties Alex. Haley came to us when he was still riding high from roots, and I, did a lot of research for him, and we collaborated and talk and had meetings about this. But Alex died in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, without having done the mirror mini series or the book, but it was still a he was a mentor to me and kind of open some doors, and among the things that happened as a result of that friendship was meeting his editor from Roots Lisa drew, and Lisa acquired a book that ultimately became a on her own ground, the life and times of Madame. Cj Walker which is the inspiration for self made. Made and to hot to different times that book was option I by Columbia Tristar and CBS television, and then later by HBO, but both of those deals fell through which is pretty common in Hollywood. That something gets option. But the but the rights came back to me, and then ultimately in two thousand fifteen several people were calling me and I decided that I would go with mark's older. Whose company wonder. Street was You know mark really loved the. Love the research and I thought that I would be involved because that was the only reason I went with. That is big. Right I was going to I thought I was going to be involved, but ultimately I was not included in the conversations and I'm still discovering exactly what went wrong with the s things are s the. I am Oh, wow I am learning that mark mark and his wife Christine met with Octavia Spencer, which was very exciting for me, and she was on board, but then I was not included in the next part of the conversation when she insisted and rightly so that they're black women as director head writer, and that was important, but I was not part of that. Decision and then when I did meet. On the phone with the head writer, we had a conversation and she was telling me what she was doing and I was saying. We'll hear the things that I think are important and apparently when I didn't embrace her idea of having the central part of the story. Be the conflict between Madame Walker and Annie Malone. She intentionally left me out of the conversation. With Warner brothers and Netflix with the Nicole Jefferson Asher and Casey Lemons all all of a sudden I couldn't get any information, and so that was what? They were leaving me out of the conversation because they didn't want me to contradict. Saying. Wow. that. Is You know that must be I can't even imagine how that must feel given the fact that you have put so much of your life's work into telling. The accurate and authentic story of Madam Walker to see how it was realized in the end, and that you weren't as involved must have been pretty disappointing I'm I'm probably putting it mildly. Infuriating is. Not. I mean I watched it unfold and I wrote an essay for the undefeated and DOT com. So I laid out my thoughts, but I was reserve. Many people have told me I was polite, and in that article and I and I was, but I have more to say that.

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"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

Fanm on Films

09:19 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

"It's kind of like seeing hair as an act of rebellion in active resistance in and because it, it does open doors. For for these women in it empowers them so many ways, and then I would say as well. You know the the Walker system that she's developed as you were saying you know having representatives and training them in all of that at some point, and I don't know when was created, they started using the same. Thing. So, yeah, and so I mean Avon was the California perfume company I, think they were founded in eighteen, ninety two but Madame Walker company. She was having her first convention two years before Mary Kay was born so. She had is says she didn't create door-to-door sales or Sales Agency wasn't the first, but she really took it to another level, and I think it was just her. Her charisma and her marketing genius that she saw as she did travel around the United States in the Caribbean and Central America that women need it ways to support their family so. She organized her agents s. she traveled around she would. Having Vincent do first lectures to large groups of people. And she had something called a Stereo Octagon, which was like in early nineteen hundreds powerpoint she talked about events and black people in education and business and politics, and then she would assemble a smaller group of ten to fifteen women, and they would She would demonstrate her system, and she would recruit the agents, and she always looked for the woman who had the most charisma who other people listen to who asked the best questions that personally become her lead agent so when she had her first convention. Convention in Nineteen Seventeen women came from all over the United States two hundred women, many of whom had been maids and sharecroppers, a few schoolteachers and APP convention they talked about how they have been able to educate their children and buy homes and invest in real estate and she said to them now you're making you're being financially successful, but I want you to know that your first duty is to humanity I want others to look at us as Walker agents and realized that we care not just about ourselves, but about others and she gave prizes to the women who so the most products, but also the ones. To the ones whose local clubs had given the most to charity, and at the end of the convention, the women send a telegram to President. Woodrow Wilson, urging him to support legislation to make lynching a federal crime. So it was, it was about selling those products. Yes, it address the needs that women had to style, their hair to have healthier hair to grow their hair, but it also became a means to a greater end I think her involvement in these activists movements. It's so impressive in the way that she was able to leverage her business to also support these movements. It just reminds me of how we have influencers today, who are using their celebrity or their platforms to move forward the? The kinds of legislation or policies that we're talking about in this moment right now of police brutality, and you know the devaluing of black lives how important it is for folks who are from the community to be pushing forward these agendas because I think that's of the things that was so powerful about Madam Walker is. She was really a walk walking. Testament of what people were going through and I think that's. They trusted her and wanted to join in with what she was doing. Definitely, she made sure that she surrounded herself with other activists IDA. B Wells Barnett with someone who she had met early on and and I to be wells wrote about Madam, Walker in her. Crusade for Justice and she said when I first saw her I. Really Thought I didn't have a whole lot of confidence essentially. What this WHO this woman was! You know said she was going to become, and then when Madame Walker did. She maintained this friendship with either be wells hosted her in her home in Harlem with the National Equal, Rights League where I be wells and Monroe Trotter, who is really quite a black radical were in the leadership roles, and so that was you know somewhat. Her attorney was somewhat concerned. Let me say that. Verb. Like, either be wells or a phillip. Randolph, but she said I can she could be friends with both Booker T. Washington and wkbd boys with when roadrunner neither be wells, and with the conservative African Americans and the more progressive African Americans, she could find the pieces of their policies and advocacy that she agreed with, but she did not. Oh, anything to anybody else. She was making her money in the black community, and she wanted to give back to the community, because that's who had supported her right, so she had no strings attached she. She could really be her her own leader around the issues exactly. I mean I because you think. She was a washerwoman until she was thirty eight, and so this was a really hour period of time when she was developing the business, she founded the business in nineteen. Oh six, she died in nineteen, ninety nine, so that was a real short period of time, but within three or four years she was already making money having influence, and so, what are you? GonNa do woman who was a washerwoman until she's thirty eight. You fire fire. I am going. For my people. And she already knows her own mind. She's not taking anything from anybody. Exact was it a deliberate choice for her to use her husband's name and not keep her name. Yeah, I think so that CJ Walker Charles Joseph Walker was her third husband and I think when you consider the Times that a black woman. Wanted to have being married was a an important thing. It was a statement for women. Black women often were called their first names by whites who? Basically disrespected them and she. She became Mrs Cj Walker as a summer of a status symbol, because that was common at the time, and then that meant nobody knew her first name. They couldn't call her by her first name, so you could call it day, but it was. It was a statement to do that and it wasn't so much that she was You know putting herself into a subordinate role. It's interesting I mean. I think there many things about the Netflix series. You know we can talk about that. That aren't true that are that are historically inaccurate and people have asked me about the relationship between Madame Walker and Charles Joseph Walker. First of all I think Octavia. Spencer did a great job I. I wish he'd had a better script. Any of the actors. Back and I love that Blair. Underwood is the love interest for a four octave you. Spencer I think that's Great. But when they were filming Blair underwood called me and he wanted to do more research on CJ Walker and What I will say to people is that I think when they started out Sarah breedlove had been through I. Husband died the second husband. John Davis was just kind of a ne'er, do well, but somebody she thought can make her life better, but he really didn't. So she was looking for someone who had the same ambition that she did CJ, Walker worked. Worked for newspaper sold newspapers of did advertising, so that was a good parent for them in the beginning, but it is important to know. They were in Saint Louis, but she left Saint Louis and move to Denver to really sell products at that point for animal loan, but she moved because she wanted to get a fresh start and she had a sister in. In Law and for NIECES WHO LIVED IN DENVER? So that was a way for her to to start over, but she didn't move. Because Cj Moo, she moved first, so that already showed that she had a level of adventure and ambition, bad dependence, displaying an independent then she joined her, but think when you look at when I. Look at the research that I. I did the blackness paper in Denver you could see. He had a little real estate business and he was doing events. He was kind of an Impresario and she was styling here and she was recruiting agents, so I think they started off. You know on a level playing field, but her her ambition eventually outstripped his ambition. You know I'm the Netflix, series. I will say that for me every time I see Blair underwood onscreen..

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"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

Fanm on Films

08:42 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on Fanm on Films

"Have a blast chiding with filmmakers and creatives. Let the show begin. Hey everyone this is ella. Martine and we are fum on films and today we are joined by a very special guest. Missile Lelio Bundles, who is a journalist and author and producer? And also I'm going to see if I get this correctly. The great great great granddaughter of Madame Cj Walker to greats, too. I added an extra one. Alot and welcome to our show and thank you so much for joining us today I am delighted to be here. We're both delighted to have you because personally I am such a fan of Madam, C J Walker and her legacy, and the work that you've done as well in ensuring that her story gets told, and recently net flix released a series about madame. Cj Walkers Life, and this is on the heels of your book, which really detailed a her life and her legacy and the contributions she made not only to black culture and black feminism, but also to entrepreneurship and the business community and I wonder besides the fact that. You're related to her. What made you interested in sort of like chronicling and documenting the work that she did? What I think that I am writing the books that I wish had been written for me when I was young. Alice Walker said and Tony Morrison Right Right. You have to write the books, and this really is a lifelong journey for me, so my mother was vice president of the Madame CJ Walker Manufacturing Company, and my dad was president of another black hair care company, so I really grew up surrounded by entre preneurs who were in the hair care business, but my personal passion was writing, and both of my parents encouraged me to follow that dream, even though I was surrounded by things. Things, the civil where that we used everyday was Madame Walker so from a toddler on why he knew that there was this connection and I will go with my mother to her office in the Madame Walker building in Indianapolis, but I wasn't that interested in working in the quote, Unquote family business, and it really was in high school fifty years ago when when I was a senior in high school. That I wrote my first report and it really was about Madam Walker's. Leilia, who had been my name was my name, but who had been part of the Harlem Renaissance and who knew the writers and artists and musicians of that when I was discovering black culture, and then it was when I was a student at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism that one of my is the only black woman on the faculty. Feel Garlan, recognize this unusual name with its unusual spelling and Um. When I came up with lane suggestions for topics, she asked if I had a connection to Madame Walker, Walker and when I said yes, she said that's what you're going to write your paper on. That really validated it for mood in a way that just having this as a family member had not so you're volatile in that way. Exactly, that's a good way to put it. But this I mean what a fortunate thing! Because it kicked off a lifetime of excavating the work that she did, and there are so many layers I think that people really don't know about I mean they know her? As a legendary self made woman as the net flicks show is entitled but I. Think What Your Book, and what some of the series as we could talk about what the series is doing as well, but what your book is doing is really. Showing all of the different things that she did not only as a business woman, but as a leader in her community as a cultural advocate, and that's the part that I feel is really important, but you know and I think that that is what is important to me. Because when I was growing up, I had some ambivalence about Madam Walker to tell you the truth. Because I came of age in the late sixties and nineteen seventies. When we were go, our community was going from permed hair and straightened, haired an Afros and many people identified Madam Walker with the woman who may want black people to straighten. Straighten their hair. What? They didn't really understand the nuance of what she was doing that. Her product was not about straightening hair. It was about healthy scalps and hygiene, but that was the sort of narrative about Madam. Walker, so, I was an all that eager to embrace her, and it really was as I began to discover her as an entrepreneur in helping women become economically independent and using the money that she made to empower women and to be a philanthropist into be a political activist who supported the Anti Lynching Movement, so it was those dimensions of her. That made me truly interested in who Madam Walker was. And I would say that from me. One of the things that was fascinating that was not really reflected in the film in the series on Netflix. Is How involved she was in the community but not just here in the United States like abroad when when we're finding out that. Her Company had representatives abroad, and there were there to you know, distribute the product overseas and the Caribbean and teach women how to use it, etc. a lot of her work seems to be to me very empowering to women and two black women, specifically she she absolutely had a very international view and I think part of those seeds were planted because as a poor washerwoman when she was still Sarah breedlove. She became a member of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Saint Louis. Louis, and of course, the AME church had missionaries who were an in Africa. In the Caribbean in Central, America and there were some of the more educated women who really mentored her, and many of them were highly educated. Many of them were well traveled and I think she began to see a larger world from that sanctuary at at Saint. Paul Ame so that by the time she began to travel around and to recruit agents. She had this sense of women in the ASS. Who needed these products that she was making? She founded a company in nineteen o six, really just the beginning, but within five or six years she had a really successful company, and in nineteen thirteen she went to. Cuba Haiti Costa Rica Panama and Jamaica and part of that exposure for her. She traveled with a black opera singer who had traveled internationally, and she used that connection to open up doors to her overseas. While when she was doing her traveling, she was doing things like not only promoting the product, but she was. It sounds like she was also doing demos, because part of her mission seemed to be this piece about empowering women to be in business for themselves to create their own economy. was she doing that in these countries as well absolutely and I think that you know when you think about her early life that she was a born on the same plantation where her parents had been enslaved. Enslaved, an orphan seven married at fourteen, she said to get a home of her own to get away from a cruel brother-in-law, a mother at seventeen, and then a widow at twenty, so she knew how difficult her life had been, and there were other women who had exactly the same issues and she when she found this hair found this formula for the hair care product. It was really the he'll scout disease because most hygiene was really different. Most people have indoor plumbing. But as she was healing the scalps, I think she was also healing souls, and she was get confidence about how to make their own money. Because of course, a jobs available to black women were sharecroppers maids lodgers cooks. Those were the only those were the only ways black women could make money, but she by creating these this army of sales agents. She gave the women an opportunity to be economically independent in a way..

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"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

The Culture Soup Podcast

09:52 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

"On. You know all of the little things that I just did. Every single day and ultimately somebody founded. The timing was right. The planets align isn't it so much the pathway of the journey of an entrepreneur it breath it is and you just you. CanNot you know because you are a serial? You really can't be defeated? It was like okay so I learned something from that and I'm just going to keep moving onto the next thing and there's another door that's opened over here. I mean that's a Cliche. I know but in fact it is true that so oh I see another opportunity here. Let me let me keep moving. Yes ma'am put one foot in front of the other and when you hear no keep going to manage the opportunities that pop up right now doesn't even know the name and a pivot just dependent. It's like okay so you you know. Why are you miss? Smart enough to get it. You know that's right. I heard somebody say this. I don't know who it was. It might have been a contemporary of mine. That's an entrepreneur. Who had advice for other entrepreneurs get used to the word no and you not only have got used to it. It's just a part of your whole operation nip. Propels you it absolutely absolutely and you just see you know. There's some things that I've learned so much this now. I have some other things that I'm some other projects. I'm getting ready to do when I finished with this book on really walk. And that's the last book I'm writing. That requires him historical research. And I it. This is kind of madame. Walker's advice have a product that you really high quality and is always really important to me that my books be reliable and credible and so I knew I was starting off with a great foundation so that really important to me that I research and write and rewrite and so everything I write has gone through multiple edits for me so I started off with that. But it's getting ready to do some other things and I'm thinking okay. So what did I learn from this experience? There were some things that didn't make me happy As I was going through it and but I managed to do my meditations Ivanic myself care I managed to see the people who were allies and identified when people were not in my corner. But I didn't WanNa have you know. Knock down drag out fights with anybody I just said. Okay I just gotTa go. GotTa Take Away Right. That's wonderful. That's good advice to because you will come against adversity and how you take care of yourself during that time will impact the way you respond because at the end of the day. It really is about how you respond it totally. Is You know as as I was going through some of the most challenging parts of it I have a really good friend who is like a coach. And you know you have friends. Who are your you know who are in your corner who are cheering you on about or what. And then there's some people who can really give you really good at 'em be honest with you and I need to. I have some of those folks around me you know and that's really really important. It's like here's what you need to think about if you do this. Here's the response that you're going to get right. That's awesome and you mentioned allies. You mentioned people who supported you. I noticed that Rhys Dennis was behind this too and promoting it anything else but it was wonderful to see that side of your business kind of come and support the book and the movie. Yeah the the Sundial folks have been just great and you know now. It's the essence folks with rich. Now this is one of the gifts. In every time there were there were things. I didn't like or challenges. I mean literally for the last fifty years there has. There's there's always you know one of the parts about telling Madame Walker story is that in addition to the wonderful party inspirational parts there are always people kinda grabbing at it or throwing something at that happens as part but one of the great gifts for me has been rich denison interest in Madame Walker and people who know something about him no he came from Liberia to go to college and he had heard about Madam Walker even before he got to the United States and wondered what had happened to the brand so never went out of business that my family was not involved after the mid eighties for about thirty years. Another entity owned trademark and rich bought the trademark for Sundial. And that's when he began to develop this new line of Products M. C. J. W. to be in the Sundial family with Shea Moisture and Nubian heritage so sauce. And it's it's great for me after he you know after the company after with so the Unilever he created this Voices Fund. This one hundred million dollars incher capital fund and bought essence but one of the other options of that is he created a foundation that now earns. Dilawar. Madame Walker's home in Irvington. That's it. That's a national historic landmark. So some of the women who go through the new voices funds. Eventually we'll be able to visit. The House blames it because I saw some of that story. Line about the the entrepreneurs that are being funded and that connection and I didn't know the full story that's amazing having a moment. I mean this is fantastic. I mean let's go back. Did you when you when we met in Milwaukee you a little coffee shop your universe or you want to write this open to the universe at that point I just. I knew that this is part of the one foot in front of the other. I knew that I needed to finish writing. I finished writing the book. I had a great crime promoting that book and then I needed to move on to something else back to work ABC. I did five years but while was doing that. I was starting to ramp up my speeches on Madame Walker. I was starting to do other things. I was on the Board of the Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis but just little on the vacations here and there. I was just doing little things planning seeds but I also knew that I really wanted to write a book about a Walker because I thought her was as fascinating but some of this is just total. Labor of love comes failed to tell their story backwards driving me the ancestors. I knew the ancestors needed their stories told and so that became a passion. That's amazing Olivia. It's always good to. Have you knew that you have been so intentional about what you were going to do? And each one of these things planted seeds dislike. I had planned to see. And some of them blasts him into big huge trees and plants and certainly them a little small African violets are important so I let us know and I always felt like connecting with that very important time when I was thinking about starting agency and I got you. Onboard Burton on board. There she is back there. It's about time this scene. Everybody making the still always believe the spirit of Man Walker coming into content when you empower women around your you know your confidence so amazing because you remember I know I. It was like a whole feel even more honored that I want. I mean are you kidding me say this but you know what even before self made the Netflix revamp of the products. And everything on her own ground has been standing up one or two offices no matter what the box from my agency with all my words in there because you so much of what we did during the time. I have to tell you. This second generation a serial entrepreneur. In fact it's probably more powerful now than it was because I advocate executive women and business coach watching and you had lived the things that you saw in that book on your own. That's awesome.

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"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

The Culture Soup Podcast

11:35 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

"Think that people don't really know just how amazing those black folks were in that first interaction out of slavery and rather than default two women fighting each other. I think he could show the amazing things that were going on. And I think that history people assume history is boring because they didn't like it in school but real dynamics and the drama. You know some of these all of these famous people. They didn't get along with each says it. Anyway it's how it is that's real but some of them did and they really lifted each other up and I would have loved the shown that sort of empowering women of our ring other so that's why there has to be me doing another version of so much more stored itself so why not and I've got to ask you again. I'm going to stop you again. You said it was option twice before this so the story so so our when Alice start in one ninety two I had met his editor. Lisa drew who had done roots and Lisa and I hit become friends of the result of ours and she's the one who signed my book on her own ground to scrivener so I began working on that book when it came out as I was finishing it at the end of two thousand the book was actually optioned by Columbia. Tristar for a CBS movie. And that back to me because it fell through. Which is what happens with a lot. A lot and then about five years later H. B. O. Obstinate and this was going along well but There were two writers and the more senior of the writers actually died and HBO wasn't willing to go forward. And so then the option came me again and then we had about a decade of Lack movies don't sell overseas so Hollywood interest and then right then sound twelve years in slave the Butler and Oscarssowhite happened Black Panther. But all those those things happen and then my phone state ringing again so that was in two thousand. So you need option now. We need the story of you getting past book. 'cause that's the movie in and of itself. We need the Iliad Bundles version. There's city there's definitely some drama. There's definitely drama behind drama. You mentioned Malone. There's some other things about the movie that why quite on the menu. You WanNa talk right. Sure so yeah. So the the most obvious thing. The thing that got the biggest firestorm was the adding monroe character. Who the writer the head writer and the show runners decided was a composite character who was adding Monroe because they said and they've said in interviews that they wanted to lean into cholera them. So even though in real life Madame Walker and Annie Malone were rivals and competitors both were in fact as you know very successful businesswoman and philanthropist who you know we're equals in that sense and not there constantly had nothing to do with skin color at Annie Malone in real life certainly did not follow Mount Walker to to Indianapolis they were both doing their own things with an empowering women so upset a lot of people and I and I and that because I did not think that was the Waco overthrow go there you go but that part of the way things work in Hollywood like anyway but I am. I'm really I think there's so many amazing stories now so much. That's being option about these historical figures who the most of the world doesn't know about those of us who read his three. And you know do that kind of research we're fascinated by and we know they're fascinating stories with the rest of the world is like who are these people but the really pave the way for us and I think as these stories are being option. I'm really trying with my friends. Who are in Hollywood who are receptive and my friends who are historians and journalists to really try to create a dialogue that changes the dynamic of you. Write the book and we want to go away. We really don't want to hear you because you're interfering with our creative license and I don't think it has to be that way I mean. Obviously they're different mediums. But there's a what is it that people who write history and who have all those facts that can never end up in a movie. What is it that we need to understand about translating it to the screen? And what is it that the to do the translation could learn from why it matters? If you totally changed the history you know. Yes you could do Kakaza characters but if you totally changing history it's like saying the confederates won. The civil war last came when folks? We're going to do that and movie. This reminds me a lot of the back and forth around hidden figures. And how the white male character kind of turned out to be a savior of sorts but even the whole episode the whole scene around the the woman I think it was Katherine Johnson. Going to the bathroom right or wrong. That was and how that little nuance pretty much changed. The whole storyline which is kind of made a false and not and not true. And you and I get that there are. There are some things in order to make something dramatic for Hollywood. There's some things that are going to be changed so you just kind of go okay. I you know for the greater good but there are things that that were for me troublesome in the movie I mean aside from the Annie Malone thing that was the thing that most people reacted sure. Other things for me Now I will say I love the whigs. I love the I love seeing really prosperous black folks because most people don't know that there were prosperous black in a century. I you know I like to see that. There's sacrifice that goes along with building a business and you and so a lot of people related to that and they were inspired by that but here a couple of things. The character sweetness and I know people love Bill Bellamy but that's not a real character and EFI ransom Madame Walker's attorney was known for being a straight Arrow. His daughter said he took an oath as a teenager to never drink smoke or gamble and so Sofer which which allowed Walker to be on the road into visitor. And you know when you're trying to run a business you gotTa have somebody you can trust so he was totally trustworthy but to have them betting on the numbers and then to and then to have some illegal money implying that illegal money was necessary for the company to get started for me. That was problematic breaking his character. I mean literally his character. That's right literally his character and then one of the other things. That was problematic for me. Well the character was problematic adequate for me because I didn't have a girlfriend named Esther and conflict which was over two boyfriends so there's death but the other piece was the John D. Rockefeller scene and so people have said. Oh did Mana Walker. You know. Visit John Rockefeller. I didn't really live next door to each other about five miles away but I can get that if they had actually known each other but there were so many black people who she consulted you know. They're the publisher of the blackest papers. The leaders of black organizations those are the people whose values were aligned with hers so it was unnecessary to imply that John D. Rockefeller you know who wouldn't have had her over with someone influence she could. Those things back goes way because most people are not going to get in the weeds and not think about those things but I do think that kind of thing matters ultimately. You're the biographer. That is just holding the flame. No matter what you've done so this long stop but I what. I want people to be entertained. I wanted success but movie like anybody but I do I. Maybe I just feel like this for the ancestors that their story is untold and and we need to know and young people you know. Young people can go whatever we don't know our history and our history has intentionally been raised at margin. Awad so it's an opportunity to lift those ancestors up even with their flaws. I don't mind them having laws they had flaws but to really tell what were their struggles so you have done what briars dream of first of all there are plenty of writers industry me having a successful first of all then to take it through the idea of having an option two or three times and then finally having it land and then. It's a Netflix events right. I mean there wasn't too many people on social media that were not talking up saying I've got to watch. It was a really good premier. I would say advice or tips tips. Might you have for writers who are trying to cross that magical cast from book to movie but it is a minor miracle the idea all of these people who worked so hard on this Octavia Spencer was great. I love having Blair underwood is not a walk as bad as tables love edge. I mean real wonderful. I mean if you didn't have anybody actually exactly but it's also true that during the summer when they were filming he caught me to get more information about CJ Walker. The character play. So I really admired him for doing his homework and really putting that kind of care into Kevin Carroll who played FBI. Ransom was incredible. He such a great actor and then be the behind the scenes people that make up people to costume people. The Director of cinematography the production manager to we're both black women so there's a lot of riding on something like this in order to get to this point so I have great admiration and love for the folks who work so hard but advise people so what. I just put one foot in front of the other. I mean that literally I just I I never. I couldn't have told you that this absolutely what happened. I just knew that every time something fell through that I said okay. Well I'm just GONNA keep working. I didn't even think about it as a defeat. I just thought well. It just didn't work out that time but I'm still GonNa do what I'm doing to tell the story. I'm making my speeches. I'm doing my website. I'm getting ready for the next.

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"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

The Culture Soup Podcast

11:33 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

"So. Let's talk about how on your own. Brown the book you and I worked to get publicity around. How many years ago? Two Thousand and three thousand four something like that has now been brecon. Rename rebound. I believe because there's a new cover to reflect the new Netflix. Show self me right so my book is that we worked on Long long ago on her own ground the life and times madame. Cj Walker originally came out in early two thousand one and then the paperback came out in two thousand and two and now that there is a Netflix series. Star in the Amazing Octavia Spencer. We called staff made. Yes we love her she was great the publisher my publisher has put together two additions. One is a movie tie in edition without Spencer on the cover name South made and the other has an ill cover the original title on her own ground so it is essentially the same book as the original thousand one but I've written a new epilogue and I made a few corrections. You know in a two hundred ninety three page book there are few stakes that you make the first time around so I hope as a journalist I have made a couple of corrections more research. Because I'm writing. I'm almost finished with a biography on Walker's daughter L. E. Walker. It will be out next year away from here so yeah. I stuck in a few little things about her that I did that. Were in the first edition and this would be your grandmother. My great grandmother. Great Greg Greg Kevin Matt Jay Walk or Great-great-grandfather Lily Walker my great grandmother and then a Lilia Walker actually adopted my grandmother. My grandmother who was may so may appears at the end of the Netflix series. She goes to Spelman and she becomes president of the company. And then my mother Leilia and then me well okay. That's how I got it a little crosstalk. I knew there was more than three ali-aliens. We'll throw you ILYA number three. You says more research. What did you uncover that? You didn't know already so a story with a Walker. Even when I was writing on her own ground I was trying to establish the relationship between mother and daughter and my last chapter this sort of end of the book called the after Ward I wrote about tried to put her whole life in the twenties into about ten pages because I knew I was going to write another book and I didn't WanNA get secrets away. But one of the things. I discovered is that the way she's been written about in the past essentially as Madame Walker made the money her daughter Leila spent the money she had a lot of parties the end and I have to say nobody is that pathetic was very well educated and they were like that would just be you know but it was a kind of shorthand that people even some scholars work. I really respect in writing about the Harlem Renaissance. I guess that was just kind of a neat package to do a cliche often. It's because you're lazy so I think I like banning original Click Bait and not for the Internet. That's right exactly but what I discovered about her. She truly was a patron of the arts. And she hosted the first show or against the savage. The famous blacks gawkers. She was very close friends with a lot of the musicians and actors of that period. Because that we know Langston Hughes County Collins Orono Hurston. Even those are lied about her age. But by and large the writers were found a decade and a half younger than a Leilia Walker so her contemporaries were the actors and musicians. Who Really. We're kind of that first. Wave of talent for the Harlem Renaissance. So those people were adver parties performing in her parties and doing concerts on her homes. So those kinds of things were interesting to me to really place her as a as a patron of the arts and not just say some people say oh you know. She didn't even read books. But I haven't library so with her first editions of scientists but just put her in a box and then the other thing. That was so fascinating to me is. She really wasn't international travel. She loved Havana and in one thousand. Nine hundred twenty one and twenty two. She went to Paris London. Monte Carlo Rome for the coordination of the Pope Palestine high row and then Addis Ababa to to meet the empress of Ethiopia so she was saying that she was and she went first class on the on the S S era. The only black who is in first class so you know she is a really interesting story. Now she not. Her mother is absolutely true. She's not as driven a businesswoman. As her mother. She still is quite interesting all on her own. I can't wait to read it now. We gotta get back to Madame. Cj Walker and self made first of all. Tell me about many experienced. What was it like taking your book working with the lights of Lebron James and his team and then and TV Spencer and bringing this story to Hollywood. What was that like? So I know people think that because Lebron James's name is listed as an executive producer that I know but I've never met him never talked to him so I hear splitting paypal dot. Bff that that sort of added to the You know made it interesting to people that are gave some cachet but my book had been option the couple of times before and this is kind of a very typical. Hollywood story in the early eighties. Alex faily wanted to do a mini series about Madam office so I did a ton of research for him that he died at two without having written with that was in some ways. Okay because it was like I got a great mentor and some doors stop. You know what that is like black history. I like take that in four minute. I wonder what his take would have been like. You know it was. I think some of it is generational. This is what I love about doing interviews with you is that you have. You always say now. Wait a minute Minnesota journalist so I actually. I have the treatment that Alex did for the original idea and we so far as to you know he had this beautiful farm in Tennessee. That Marion Wright Edelman Children's Defense Fund now owns and they use it as a retreat. But we went to his farm with A couple of the Hollywood producers and directors who had been part of fruits and Reuben Cannon who had done the casting who now I think works with Tyler Perry and a couple of historians who I invited to come and we talked about how we would develop a story and you know he saw when it was interesting. He saw composite character. Which is something that I would have done for this series that that the writer in really having her vision but to have composite character who was a good friend and a mentor to Madame Walker when she was still a Washer woman and the Church women at Saint Paul Ame Church at St Louis. The people who gave her that vision that she could be something more than an illiterate washerwoman and the person he saw in that role at the time with my Angela. Oh this is so. This is no different people's ferry he was close to Quincy. Jones and Oprah. Winfrey was part of that mix because they had just done Color Purple and he and he and of course an Oprah Winfrey Maya Angelou. We're good friends so that was part of the mix of people who would have been involved but of course now you know thirty years has gone by since then so some of those. Some of those things are older but that was the idea and it was there was more there was a love story with. Cj Walker that he was developing and you know so that was interesting piece and more of her politics and more of her philanthropy which I loved to have seen so we so we get a but Alex. I did all this research for hours. I said nine months off from my job as a producer to be moved to New York for a few months and there were still some of the elders who were living. I went to twelve different cities that these people people work with the company so it was really a very special moment and some people may remember Stanley now since film two dollars and a dream like his very first documentary. You know people know his vials Davis and Hugh Jackman Stanley's a macarthur fellow but his very first documentary with two dollars and a dream about Madam Walker impart because his grandfather was F. B. Ransom Madame. Walker's attorney so same elders for his film and you can see it now on Youtube. He put it up on new to a few weeks ago. And there are the more than four hundred thousand views so this is. Kgo People Participate. This and I know friends but he has since become my friend. I'm no other conversation that I've had on. This show has fascinated so much except for drummer. Please Dr Henry Louis Gates Junior. To what you're sharing with me has a lot to do with ancestry. And that's what we talked about of course but these black history figures that are interacting like in real time in these stories just blowing my mind and these are the types of stories that that skit shares. You know right well. Listen listen this is so much. The story I really want to Redo Spencer was great in an in south main. I think for me. She really embodied the spirit and the courage and the Walker but the story lines were really different than what I would have imagined. It SORTA got stuck on that. Annie Malone Addy Monroe imaginary relationship. That really didn't happen and very little about people like item. Well who Madame Walker new and the way that Booker T. Washington was portrayed and a little bit of wkbd boys. I would have developed those relationships a lot more and a lot more with the philanthropy. Because.

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"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

The Culture Soup Podcast

07:24 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on The Culture Soup Podcast

"How're you you're looking? Well how are you good? I know I know I see your little updates on instagram. Thank you so much. But she don't what you predicted it on. You didn't predict that you told me what's going to happen. What what with the Dell theory right you. You mentioned that Lebron had picked it up at that point. And you'd mentioned Octavia Spencer. So to all come to fruition assist amazing but I I also predicted that the firestorm over the step. That people didn't like was going to happen as well. You did all of that. Everybody store excited my dear friend back. We had her on dipper out. The leader was one of the earliest shows. It is a little bundle. She is the biographer of Madame. Cj Walker the great great granddaughter of the First Female Millionaire in. That's right on her own ground been released under a new probably because the NETFLIX series. May I have a mind how you doing very nice to be with you? You're looking fabulous as always timeless. Y'All hey good thank you. You're looking fabulous two dollars. This pandemic hair is all up in a Bun Maria opportunities for our friends. Yes yes Ma'am yes ma'am and I have. My heart goes out to beauty. Preneurs out there all over the place because so many of them had to either halt their their businesses or pivot. And it's really been trying time. Just WanNa shout them out before we get going. Yeah yeah definitely definitely eight if you know. This is a non for creativity. It's tough but you have to dig. Yes ma'am yes ma'am and you know what we're all inspired by your great great grandmother the man of Cj Walker and she is going to be the Nice segue into worse moment. Are you ready? I'm ready okay. You know what no matter. What the heck out there right now. We know covert nineteen grown virus. All over the place. Boss is always trendy. Wouldn't you say absolutely and I think that the self may Netflix series? I have seen people saying that. They are destined off their side. Hustles and that. They are inspired as they're sitting at home and you worried about what's going to happen next that they are looking to their entrepreneurial. Spirit yes ma'am yes ma'am and Madame. Cj Walker such the original boss. Baby you know. I had the thrill and purpose to do some work with Mary. Kay last year. And now you're unraveling the story of Mary. Kay Ash to some entrepreneurs that day. I couldn't help but in my opening remarks saying that she inspire me but she harken back to original boss. Babe Madame CJ Walker. They sort of the same business model. Wouldn't you say well? Yes and you know one of the things that I learned when I was doing. My research is that in nineteen seventeen when Madame Walker had her first convention a first sales agents something that had been one of the first group of women. Business Women Getting together at that convention. She gave prizes like Mary. Kay what two years and Mary? Kay was born you. The women who sold the most products brought in the most new agents but she also gave prizes to the women who had contributed the most to charity part of her message to this army up. Two hundred black women who had come from all over the United States the Caribbean in Central America. And she said to them. Your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and realize that it's Walker eight since week here. Not just about ourselves but about others and at the end of the convention the Women in the telegram to President Woodrow Wilson urging him to support legislation to make lynching a federal crime. So yes it was about making your own money becoming economically independent but the bigger message was used that money and that influence to make a difference in community awesome. You know what you said the magic date in there and if this is something you don't want to talk about edit it out but I gotta ask you nine hundred seventeen nineteen eighteen. The Spanish flu. So Madam Wasser deal with exactly what is going on right now with corona virus. How did she manage that? Is there anything that gives you any indication of how she kept her business afloat? One of the reasons that we can tell Madam Walker story with such detail is that we have almost daily letters between her and her attorney between her daughter or attorney and business records. I mean literally tens of thousands of records so I can tell thinking about and in one thousand nine hundred eighteen when the flu was happening. When that Spanish flu misnamed Spanish flu was happening Family Physician Joseph Ward Lost. His son his infant son. She had a coal which he describes a cold throughout the fall of nineteen eighteen and into early nineteen nineteen into letters. It just said I can't shake this call. She never mentioned that she has the flu so I don't know that it was the flu but she was having some health problems and of course she was immuno compromised because hypertension and she had kidney issues as a result of hypertension. So I don't know from a documentation standpoint. She actually had the flu but she did have some kind of cold that she couldn't say. Oh you know what this almost spooky. Because there's so many people here in the United States of America before we even knew that it was going to hit our soil. There were people who were sick. That didn't know what was going on right. That's read a symptomatic. I mean it and you think about all. I've done a lot of research on black soldiers who went to over to Europe during during the war in France and certainly a number of soldiers died of the flu. I haven't seen anything really written about the black soldiers. I wonder if they were in a separate you know. They were separated from the white soldiers. If that had anything to do with I don't know that from a from a research standpoint. Yeah Fascinating Oh my goodness.

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"madame walker" Discussed on Necessary Blackness Podcast

Necessary Blackness Podcast

18:11 min | 2 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on Necessary Blackness Podcast

"We are back from our quick commercial break and when I went on a break someone text me some very bad news and then I did receive some good news as well so let me get to the bad news. I I don't know if many of Y'all where but we had one of all grand master teachers in our icon were turn to the essence in that individual is Dr Les Africa be has now joined. The ancestral rim are posted on facebook. Arrested in peace to the beloved brother is with great sadness that we received this information from his family and it was announced on social media. As you know. The weather was a holistic healer acupuncture wireless Meta author historian among many other things. And we'll like to say recipe St- Dr Africa and Those that knew him knew him personally know that he was a giant and was definitely ahead of his time so I just wanted to get that out way so that was the bad news. The good news is that I had posted a tweet earlier and I was telling everybody on facebook and instagram. That I was GonNa do this podcasts. At night on Madame. Cj Walker and we were going to bomb all the lies and half truth about this net flicks documentary and Lohan Ball. I get a text message from my sister crystal and she told me she wanted to introduce me to every Magette and we have the brother on the line and Eric Magette. He is a historian and founder the African American Cultural Heritage Collection and owner of the original collection of the matter. Cj Walker artifacts. By the Eric Majette welcomed the necessary blackness. Podcast how are brother? I'm fantastic brother. Thank you so much for having me on your show on. I'm very honored to be here. A couple of years ago we met through Cristo and event that you were having over in the bluff and I've been following you ever since the documentaries and everything so it's definitely a pleasure to be here but we was able to meet in the physical long on. I do remember that. He's that can't say I remember meeting you because met a lot of individuals that that but I am definitely familiar with your work and crystal you know. She talked very highly of you. So I'm under the assumption that you've seen this train wreck of a movie definitely I did and Was very upset about it. Just being a historian Knowing and being actually really involved in collecting the history of these two giants it actually really upsetting to know that they knowingly did such terrible job on two stories that were literally two of the top email. Self-made millionaire millionaires in our history. And I say to because most people don't know about any more not any malone was actually I self made millionaire. She was not. Cj Walkers boss so the character that they created in this atrocity Eddie Monroe is loosely based also Annual alone and a bunch of other situations during that time. That was how it was explained by a lou bundles the great great granddaughter of Madame. Cj Walker Hollywood. They like to use what they call their creative licensed in rice truth in to make the story more captivate and and I think we're madame. Cj Walker Anne Malone's story alone. The rags to riches elements of it was enough to make captivate air without putting in Lies and half truth now. One of the things that was greatly unappreciated is how they use color. Ism in this serious and they depleted Anne Enroll as someone who was out for high yellow complexion when she was actually if not the same complexion as madame walkers correct. She was slightly lighter but there was no color in any malone's business at all. She literally was one of the people that was adamant about uplifting rates and uplift and black women was considered a lice game fan light-skinned slash browns. Did you know she was more of a caramel complexion because she was in high yellow? Yeah so that's that's that's one thing because I I've seen pictures of her but you know when it's a black and white pitcher right. It's almost hard to tell but the one that I seen. She looked doc. Any from what? I'm being told by everybody else that She wasn't a high yellow inefficient. Now she she was not hi L. And the part where they play her as a villain that was bitter and that she stalked madame. Cj Walker that is so unusual only untrue. I just think it does a disservice tool when you look at her history. Because I I went back and I did some research on some of the things. I knew some of the things I didn't know. Oh Yeah Is that as you said? She was actually the first black millionaire grand. She had over seventy thousand cell agents. I was working for at the height of her company in the college that she had in college. It was actually so great and I don't mean to interrupt you but this is the funny thing her she owned a city block in Saint Louis. Okay it opened its doors in nineteen eighty nine hundred seventeen and This is actually her college. This is the system that she actually put madame. Cj Walker through and she also had another famous Students that most people don't know about which was Chuck Mary. He actually graduated from Portal's college as well and Madame. Cj I'm seeing any malone literally was one of the highest paid black people in the country in in nineteen twenty three. The Philadelphia Tribune had reported that she had paid forty thousand dollars in taxes in nineteen twenty four. This woman was rich and she actually shared her wealth. That was one of her. I guess you could say I want her downfalls but she laid the foundation filmed Filling philanthropy. What's Madame? Cj Walker Kerry. Don't want she gave five thousand dollars for the first black. Ymca to be crazy in in actual Saint Louis she also gave twenty five thousand dollars which was the largest single ownership given towards Howard's of medical school and they try to diminish what she's done and it's by far you know she actually gave more money than Madame. Cj Walker but we're not trying to diminish their view of each of the women but you cannot live any totally try to assassinate. Somebody's character by coming up with this eroneous fictional story you know they changed the name which already confusing naked. Addy Monroe in the movie and Addie Malone was actual person. I did my research on As well as far as how charitable donations to several guns ation. You're saying as you said you know at the height of her career. She gave away a lot of money they able to tell her worth was your tax filings and she paid the highest taxes during that year in. Saint Sir and once she paid in this day and then this time is to five million dollars. A million dollars been earnings. That in itself is monumental and we're talking about what the nineteen twenties yes sir. She established company in one thousand. Nine hundred and people don't know there's a letter that madame. Cj Walker wrote own Stay in all that. She had six hundred thousand dollars. She never made a million dollars in her life as she told her lawyer. Who's writing this letter to a lawyer that wanted to be a millionaire now with the six hundred thousand dollars? A lot of people are saying that we're hall property holdings it would equate it to over a million dollars. So that's why she was considered A me near that. That is true. In S by Evaluation Begins Book of World Records Also did a subtitle at the bottom of the thing that they actually gave to the family for the Guinness Book of Records Nuclear. In her first self made a millionaire but they've mentioned any malone to other people that were Millionaires before and I thought that was interesting. But the caveat that they gave was that it was too there wasn't enough information to substantiate which is B. S. You have written record from the from the articles in newspapers. Around the time you have there is written information which I've collected any malone out her own booklets back out in In the early team of what she did. So there's there's actual records and also if you've seen any of the pictures is absolutely amazing. The block of Poro College building that she built in Saint Louis. The funny part about it is later on Optima. Cj Walker died her family and the actual company almost replicated the building almost exactly to the team for Madame CJ Walker Building in Indianapolis. Still to this day yes seen that I've seen that so let let me ask you. How accurate is the scene with? A Booker T. Washington and him not allowing her to speak in the conversation that he had because it seemed like it was a Lotta sexualization going on there. There definitely was sexism. They are but that was not an accurate account even A Louis Bundles debunk that on a on a live that was done yesterday So account did not happen. He did not allow her the first session. He did not allow her to speak but she did. Wind speaking at the next year and also She hosted him at her house That dialogue and everything was ask for Hollywood sensationalism. So the part where he didn't show show up at a house. That was not true he actually did have a meeting at a house. That was the following year that he actually did. But that was that was all at that was creative license as they call it. Yes so many lies in mistrial. A lot of things that was left out even they didn't highlight a lot. Abou- Poro College. Yeah never touched. They never touched on it at all. They never actually admitted that she was a top sales person for MMC Joe Walker. And she did not go straight to. Indianapolis she stopped. She left Saint Louis and she went to Denver for several years and she was still selling madame. While any malone's products there was no type of color. Ism in that they was like no Division between them Madame. Cj Walker was one of her trusted in closest friends and agents fact. Choose her top agent. She was her top selling agent there. When when I was doing some research about parole college encounter the entire complex alone cost five hundred thousand dollars. It had classrooms. Had A factory. A sewing room barbershop dining hall gymnasium bakery chapel and a five hundred seat Auditorium Auditorium. You have some historical black college today. That don't even have exactly that you know celebrate. This was a phenomenal to be happening in the nineteen hundreds early eighteen hundreds data. Well let me ask you something else. Now this is a big thing Especially in Hollywood when they take our stories and they tried to cast us in a negative light in a light that is something that the majority of metrically opposed to now. We seeing that with the movie. Harriet had a fictional couch in their name. Bigger that existed and it seems that they made him the villain instead of her slave master right now in this film with Madame. Cj WALKER'S DAUGHTER. Who tried to allude to the fact that she had a sexual mail a lesbian relationship. Right now for the research that I have found is said that. Her daughter was a socialite and do a lot of parties where seeing by a Lotta High Society people during the Harlem Renaissance as she was very L. G. T. V. Friendly. He was not a lesbian. In fact Seattle's married twice. I think two or three times present. Tell me a little bit about that. That actually was created The lady that she is a that is alleged that she had a relationship as a totally made up character. That was actually really foul. Actually that they insinuated this now A Lilia Walker. What she changed her name to allow you. She had an Apostrophe to her name. She was a social as you said. She entertained a lot of the actual Harlem Renaissance leaders so she was very friendly to everybody. Black it didn't matter their sexual orientation their religion anything like that. She entertained everybody because she wanted to. She was very into arts in everything and she wanted to create our own niche so she had a club. She had the tower which They did mention in the actual film at of her Harlem Brownstone. There was no historical evidence at all that she was lessening at all. Even though you said that she was a little upset about that. Also the other thing you might touch on this later but They created that That rift between her and her husband as far as them for a madame. Cj Walker he did not. There's no record that he ever cheated on her at all and he never had a problem with her. Establishing her company never discussed you said her granddaughter. The but is it the book based on. Now I mean isn't the movie based on the book by her Granddaughter Is Not. This is the issue with that. And this is my major issue at The book actually. It's what they did. Was they Licensed the rights of the book. They used that quote unquote as the basis of the of the The self-made series. But it doesn't go off of the book at all me being film industry. I haven't come across many contracts. Where license your work. They can tell you that they can create fictional character. Anything from it absolute that they can change things they call. Mc Things and this is this is why a lot of people don't like to give up their creative control on certain projects are they like to have Forget what the clauses but they make the final decision right on the rewrite to anything like dad and I. It's a shame. Doubt this happened to her pretty much. You know for those that don't know the story of Madame CJ Walker. This is our narrative that they are given. But for those like myself. And you who know that you know. We're not we're not believe in that story right we definitely domestically opposed to it and we got to speak out about it because Hollywood shouldn't be allowed to do this is character. Assassination not only four animal but also for me a walker and also for Madame. Cj Walker. I don't think it madame. Cj Walker hand. Say that she would've allowed them to do that. To any Malone In short and everything took everything out of.

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

07:41 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Changing their chocolate. What is it something something, I said, what? The, the look of the chocolate, the chocolate instead of a Hershey bar, saying, Hershey on it in the little squares, it's going to have emojis, smiley faces and fist bumps. I don't know. I don't know why they did it. History. But they wanted me to talk about Hershey bars. Congratulations, well done slung chocolate stays the same. And maybe I do care what they print on it. Maybe I do. Maybe does matter, maybe some things you just don't change the Isley Malone. Tony cats. Ninety three WIBC good morning. So good to be with the devante museum gets its. Well, they should get. It's money that doesn't sound right? They did the thing they were looking to raise one point five million dollars, and they raised one point five million dollars. Did the thing this is for a new home. They are going to build the Kurt Vonnegut museum and library. Directly across from the Madame Walker theatre. Can't wait to see it the arts matter, putting out a statement saying we met our goal. We are past the first important step to being able to open Kurtz forever home for you. Thank you so much for all, you've done, if you plan to make to make a gift still want to and you can't, by the way, Vonnegut, library dot ORG. Vonnegut. V. O. N. N. E. G UT Vonnegut library. Dot ORG. Right. They've got exhibits, they wanna do a whole bunch of stuff. Now there's something worth noting about this in terms of where the where the moment comes together, and you can find people who may disagree about a million things, but can find stuff you agree about in the, the, the? In putting together in learning about this and saying, you know what? I wanna be a part of this. I took a look at everything and what they're all about one of the people, I'm not calling. I'm not calling him out. I'm not a bad word. That's not what I'm going for here. One of the people, for example. On the executive committee. Of the Ovonic museum is a guy by the name of Kip to T W. I would make the argument that Kip to does not agree with me on a single bit politics. Former member of the Indianapolis city county council, we've actually wants done some work together, we were on the same couch RTC it didn't go well. To say the least former chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. He was the state chair of the Barack Obama presidential campaign in Indiana, as noted by inside Indiana business dot com. Okay. We disagree on politics. I can live with that. But the Vonnegut museum is a start moving to move down the road in bringing more arts, Indianapolis, which is good for us, regardless of our politics. I look at this list of people's, oh, I can't be your I'm not gonna help them because look that who knows. No, no, no. I said, this is good for us. I wanna be a part of the thing. That's good for us. And let this be the start of more and more arts coming to central Indiana, because that is what is necessary. When I talk about the fact that we don't have vision. I mean every single word that we don't we don't have vision in Indianapolis right now. And it is problematic. And his frightening. It is necessary for indie two point. Oh, you need a vision to point out. Sports got us to hear arts. Take us to the next place, which is more people coming to Indianapolis more people, enjoying Indianapolis people spending. More Indianapolis people loving more in Indianapolis, that's what it's going to do. Guy doesn't agree with me politically. I don't agree with him politically, okay? We agree on this happy to find a moment. Happy to find the moment. There have been moves in Iraq in congress wants a briefing on Iran. It is some people describe it as a fear of war. Certainly there has been an enhanced posture in dealing with Iran nonessential government workers moved out of Iraq, there in the US embassy State Department has ordered all non-essential non-emergency government staff to leave the country that took place a couple of days ago. This has led congress say, we would like some answers, please. From both sides of the aisle, removing personnel from embassies and consulates is clearly, a serious move by the State Department, according to Senator Lindsey Graham, they feel the threat, and I would urge the State Department and department of defense to come down here and explain to us what's going on. Other saving wrong with them asking that question. And guaranteed. There's going to be a couple of hearings Cup of QNA's on this subject. What has happened with Iran over the course of the month of April? Now, we're in the month the may because we know that it was the US Lincoln carrier group carrier strike group that left Norfolk back in early April to be able to meet up with John Stennis carrier strike group in the Mediterranean. Is this because they already knew some things going on with the ran where there's some other credible threats, the answer's yes, there are some credible threats. What are the details of those credible threats to the amount that you can give us those details, congress wants them? I want. No, no question nor any doubt about it. Want to know what's going on? And I don't think that's the craziest thing to ask for again. I will tell you I do not believe we are going to head to some level of war with Iran. That's not coming. Could Iran decide they're going to use the, the US presence as a reason it's used to attack Israel. It's exactly what they'll do on expecting that I am prepared for that. What I'm saying is that I don't think you're going to see any level of there was a rumor of President Trump is gearing up for one hundred twenty thousand troops in around. That's not that's, that's not happening. That is absolutely, positively not happen. I'll say again gladly that's not happening. But some type of further aggression between the US Anna ran, Iran responding to the US by going after Israel. That's definitely going to happen. And now if you have not heard this center, comma, Harris. I, I give her credit democrat from California running for president, I give her credit and build a Blasi of the mayor of New York finally did announce this morning that he's running for president, finally did announce that he's, he's gonna make it happen..

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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06:44 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"High today of sixty seven the time is eight forty five. Von museum and library. We've been talking about it all morning, helping them get over the hump just eighty seven thousand maybe now eighty six thousand dollars to go as numbers keep coming in because you're making donations at Vonnegut library dot ORG. And don't worry. I got some people who I'm still wondering whether donation is. I'm I'm talking directly to you Doug both Indianapolis Motor Speedway Vonnegut library von museum. You know? You wanna see it? You know, it's good for India. So let's get it done. And then of course, there's the business world. They're talking about the sports world the business world lily and Cummins and anthem art communicates. I think it's called MS bear MS Kennedy's. I think with an e. Swan lot. In there somewhere Alson? They make transmissions Rolls, Royce and health. Hey, come on. We got a museum. To to build some people being emailing in. I'm Tony cat. So are you? Julia Whitehead the founder and CEO of the Vanni museum is is with us right now. Trying to raise one point five million dollars. Literally at the tail end of may fifteen deadline going to take the building that's cross from the Madame Walker theatre turn into museum. That's good for Indianapolis. It's the start of even more because more arts is what is necessary. Right here and one of the questions, I got asked is wait is that the same as the hardware store and the answer is it's all in the family, but that wasn't Kurt Vonnegut. That was his uncle, although he did work in hardware store as a child if I can add this in when cool thing about the new building Bluebeard is going to set up a restaurant on our first floor. Isn't that really? Yes, they are. And so people will be able to take their coffee lunch and go up into our galleries with their food. Right. So if you've never been by the way, Bluebeard indie dot com, if you've never had Bluebeard you are missing out on something. That is fantastic. Bluebeard a great great great work that they do. Okay. So there's going to be food. Do I mention the the the the little balcony? Absolutely. Yeah. So it turns out that they're they're gonna have a smoking lounge. Away for the folks who don't like that they won't have to. Own secret kind of entry way because it was a smoke cigars. And so they're they're like, yeah. We're we're it is the full on experience that got him it. I can't wait for that. This is AM that you've been working on. You've had it for years. You lost the lease where it was how did that happen? What did they say to you? And what was your first response to be honest. We knew from the start that there was a chance that we would have a limited period to to move onto our next home cats. Corn Cunningham law firm donated that space to us for all those years. They donate donated that isn't that wonderful expanded. So they needed that space. And that was the right thing to do for everybody. Plus this building I've had my eye on that building for at least five years I've been wanting because it's right across from UP y all the students need a place to go for lunch. You know, all the people who work down there who need. To learn more Vanek, it it's just a wonderful location for now the website is a Vonnegut library dot ORG, Vonnegut library dot ORG. Talk to me about the donations here. How much of it goes to the creation and the upkeep of the museum because listen when people are giving their money, they want to know that it's actually going to the thing, and it's not gonna end up in some buying of yacht somewhere. Julie they wanna know that you're not gone about this. So every penny of this donation goes to the purchase of the building, which is one point two million. And then the three hundred thousand goes to the build out that will allow us to open. It's not everything we need we need more than this. But it's enough to get US Open, which we're not open now. So, you know, veterans people come in for monotone wanting to see von against typewriter. They don't have a place to go right now to see this stuff. So we just need to get the. Building and get it open. We're not thinking about, you know, my salary, and these other things that, you know, money can go for, but it is justified the building in and get it open, and one of the things you mentioned of his his typewriter, the family is with you like, you know, sometimes people try to do things. No. Everybody's on board. This is the official. This is it and the whole family is behind you. It's so important. We have the official legal permission for Vanek it for educational center and his family has daughter stays at my home when she comes to town. I mean, we're we're very close. They're good people. They share their artifacts with us. You know, his his purple heart some of his other artifacts from the war. Even mentioned, the free speech stuff. That's a big part of what we do von gets interest in advocation for advocacy for free speech, really important. So you go to get library. Von. Negate library dot ORG. And you make your donation, and it's funny as we've been sitting here and talking about things every time a donation comes through. There's a little notification Julius phone she she doesn't even look at me. Now. The phone and writing things down. I do want to hear from the eleven. I do want to hear from the fuel. I do want to hear from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I do want to hear from the Indianapolis Indians. We'll really not me Vonnegut library dot ORG. And yeah, everyone needs to come out in the idea is look at the sport. We've given so many other things the arts are next I've been discussing this all morning. The arts are next who are we what are we what is the city going to do? How's it going to grow? I fear a lack of vision, I fear that there is no taking a look of the city and saying what is it that we can be and how do we get to be that thing a place that is not only a great convention city. But a place that is for us to enjoy. I love a good restaurant..

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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05:01 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Away from getting the new space. They had a space here. In Indianapolis, lost the lease at happens. Now this space Indiana avenue across the way from the Madame Walker theatre, this is the Indianapolis guy creek von we've got the mural in his honor. Now, the museum the arts are where it's at. That's vision. Two point one of the people who supports the Vonnegut museum has actually done documentaries. That have been produced by the board of the Kurt Vonnegut museum and library. Mickey Mouse is with us, of course, IBJ the Indianapolis business journal and his work of chairman of the national Bank of Indianapolis. Why Vonnegut, sir? Thank you for allowing me to be on your Cobra ever much. Appreciate it. And. As you said, he's an interesting, read and guy that if you read is woken, entertain you think a lot and you start to dialogue with people. So he's a creator of of a good solid dialogue for the community. Now, I'm a big believer that the future of Indianapolis is the arts as I call it as of today vision, two point, oh, you from the beginning have been a part of this city and have watched this city grow the name. Mickey Mouse, the things that you've done, and you have been behind our part of the story here. Is there something? What was that, sir? I because I lived a long time. Well, wait, a second take pride in work. That's that's my theory. But the idea of how this city grows, and you know, it's one thing to remember Kurt Vonnegut as an guy from Indianapolis. What do you think the importance is of having an actual museum that people can go to? I think I mentioned the are very important to economic development, and I've been involved a lot in bringing jobs to the state of Indiana and Warren, Ken. Never underestimate the importance of the arts community in economic development, and sometimes that's overlooked. So let me get is part of that and very very important to that health and. Of our city and state talking to Mickey Mouse, our Indianapolis business journal and the national Bank of Indianapolis. We're talking about raising money for the Vonnegut museum and library Vonnegut veto N. E G U T Vonnegut library dot ORG. Just ninety two thousand dollars away from hitting their one point five million dollar goal. And you've done work with the library and the museum because there's actually a movie, which is about you, my friend Mickey which was executive producers amongst them is the board of the Rana get museum in library. How did it come to making a movie about you? Well, that's a good question because I didn't have a whole lot with that the Varna get folks wanted to make films, and I was there. I I the Guinea pig. And so I decided I would cooperate the best I could. And they did a terrific job. They made me look good, which which that's hard work a lot of makeup. No, I didn't think I got any makeup at all. I think they made me look good for a different point of view. I'm never going to look good. You play all the make up. You wanna make me any clear? Well, you know, listen there different levels of beauty. And I'm not here to judge. Mickey Mouse, listen, I I I've had a chance to talk to you the name, of course, has been repeated a more than once to me. Hey, have you met? Mickey Mouse, one of these days, there's a bourbon and our future, sir. But I appreciate you supporting the museum. Appreciate your support of Indianapolis and making it easy for guys like me who moved here just five years ago to have a great place to live. Mickey mouse. Well, I would say the same about you, you done a great job in the last few years, and you develop a big following and WIBC, of course, spin one of Premio radio stations. But the last six years so and so I go go for it. That's that. That's that's that's that's going in my media kit. That's gonna be my new ringtone. Right there. That's what's happening. Mickey mouse. I appreciate you. Thank you very much. Let me bring. Julia Whitehead right now, she is the CEO and founder of.

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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01:44 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Eighty six sixty sixty four. Over on the west side once again, northbound four sixty five absolutely miserable before seventy four up to I sixty five victims stuff and go, and then we're catching a little bit traffic from eighty six to eight sixty five you go Easter flew out to Meridian westbound lanes type from thirty one over to Michigan over on the east side. Northbound four sixty five slow went up all the way up at around alisonville road. Inbound sixty nine slow from fissures on them to four sixty five. Invest seventy jamming of four sixty five shave avenue in that area. Then you're gonna catch traffic all the way into the north split from the south side, northbound sixty five slow row keystone avenue up to the south split traffic, lights, not working down down Illinois attempt. Traffic sponsored by mecum auctions. Mecum auctions returns to the state fairgrounds now through Sunday two thousand cars, classics, corvettes, trucks, hot rods, restaurants and more your mecum. Experience begins me dot com. I have bear with traffic on the FIS. Follow us on. On Twitter W traffic, forty degrees in the American standard cooling weather center. The time is seven forty six. The Vonnegut museum in library von library dot ORG. That's where you're gonna go right now and make your donation. Tony cats Ninety-three WIBC there ninety two thousand dollars away from getting the new space. They had a space here. In Indianapolis, lost the lease at happens. Now this space Indiana avenue across the way from the Madame Walker theatre, this is the Indianapolis guy creek von we've got the mural in his honor. Now, the museum.

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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03:56 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Deputy attorney general. He speaking at a vent in Baltimore, businesses, business and civic leaders speaking about the former FBI director James Comey. So I do not blame the former director for being angry. I wouldn't be too. If I were in his shoes. But now, the former director seems to be acting as a partisan pundit selling books and earning speaking fees, while speculating about the strength of my character and the fate of my immortal soul. I kid you not. That is disappointing speculating about Seoul's is not a job for police and prosecutors. That's just brutal right there. And it goes along with something that we've been discussing here. James Comey sees himself as this biblical figure. The former FBI director the disgraced FBI director, the the the FBI director who is holy partisan a craven political animal. Believes himself to be anointed to dictate and to demonstrate to the rest of us are failings, but his moral superiority, and he gets to do more of this. When he gets outrageous book, the ozone CNN gives them town halls. It's nice to see rod, Rosenstein, speaking. This. Clearly, I haven't agreed with everything Rosenstein said, I think there are times where he's been absolutely an ego maniac. There have been times where I think he's been completely wrong. This not one of those times be curious to see if he comes out with a book, by the way, and we are doing the work the Vonnegut library needs less than one hundred thousand dollars to get it self. It's new space right there on Indiana avenue, right across from the CJ a Walker a theater. And we're going to help make that happen. The arts are the future of Indianapolis. It's vision to point out. It was sports sports has proven itself to work and now. It's the arts the volume is Eum losing its lease. This of course, Kurt Vonnegut, the author and needing a new home this home on Indiana avenue. Very cool building across MLK a from the Madame Walker theatre raising one point five million dollars is the bonnet museum by may fifteenth. That's tomorrow, they're less than a hundred thousand dollars away. We're going to do what we can Vonnegut library dot ORG, Vonnegut library dot ORG. We've got a bunch of stuff to get into people calling in quotes from von again. This is part of Indianapolis. We need more things for people to do in Indy. We need more reasons. People come visit Indy. The arts are the future. This is vision. Two point. Oh, we're talking about. And let's start with what we've already got and making it better. They need a new home. Let's help them. Get the new home Vonnegut V O N N E G U T Vonnegut, a library dot ORG make your donation and to the Pacers. And you know, hey, guys. How're you doing? You want me start name by name? I will to the colts. I know Mr. say listen to the show when you're not practicing tire, you're listening. I got that too. The Indy eleven of course, all those Demere is listened to the show and to the Indy fuel the how it's oh. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Doug balls. What's up the Vonnegut library? If you want to call in and make your donation and tell us and tell us what you're doing. That'd be we're cool with that. You all have the number. You have a number. You could tax me. I'll just announce it.

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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02:52 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Really it's because. The arts matter I can't say that I'm going to spend the day on this subject. Tony cats in Ninety-three WIBC as the curtain museum and library. Looks to finalize fundraising on the last hundred thousand dollars of a one point five million dollar fundraise. It's been doing to get themselves. A new museum. They lost their lease. It happens people. It's quite all, right. They are looking for a new location that new location directly across from the Madame Walker theatre. So right there on Indiana. The purpose is really simple, Kurt Vonnegut favorite son of Indianapolis, warts and all. Is part of our history. His writings have been read around the globe. And there's an opportunity for us to further the arts in Indianapolis, Indiana, by making sure there is a place where people can go and learn about him and what he wrote agree or disagree. That has value. The whole reason we're talking about it, and I want everybody to go to Vonnegut library dot org. Veto an EEG UT Vonnegut library dot org. Give what you can now to some of the the people who who sponsor this show. I want you to give a little bit more than you can to the big guys to the colts to the Pacers to the in the eleven to the Indy fuel to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Oh, yeah. You're going to be giving. I I don't wanna have to call you out. I'm just going to enjoy doing it. Sports built this city. And it's unbelievable. It's unbelievable to witness and watch and to learn the history of how it all came together of how it was this this almost leap of faith in the idea of what India can become it was vision. You know? That's that's not something that is all new age e end, Tony. We why are you talking about vision vision matters having an idea where you can go what it is you can achieve what it is that you can become it matters every six months in my own personal life for my own career for my own life. I am tweaking and re tweaking going through what do I want the next six months? And then what do I want for the next year? And then what do I want for the next five? I'm doing it all the time. Indianapolis needs vision as well. Sports weren't incredible incredible vision, it's time for vision two point. Oh and Indy. I believe that vision is the arts, and we should start with what we have. Maybe it's that's the low hanging fruit. I'm cool with that. The Vonnegut museum is already here. It's just.

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"So now they're split weekend. And the Kurt Vonnegut fan. No, not really no basically ruined this bit boring. All right. But by the Kurt Vonnegut museum, would you favor? I Kurt Vonnegut museum right here in Indianapolis. Would you pay for it? Yes. Gonna pay for it. I'm okay with that. Then God killing me twice. We're all we're all in on this. That's the whole. I have to teach you how to be a part of the. That's what I am. All the folks from from from Randy Alice now now you got now it's put up time. That's be talking about it. You should be listening. Kurt Vonnegut museum. We're going to help make that happen today right here on the show. That's that's Randy Alice. Don't don't rely on him. We're going to rely on each other. He will learn the error of his ways. And then he will come be a supporter thirty nine degrees in the American standard cooling weather center. A high of sixty seven today the time right now a seven this hour on ninety three WIBC is powered by Marshall home comfort solutions your American standard air dealer in Franklin. And. Shower dance to the radio, tell stories write a poem to a friend, even a lousy Pelham do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You have created something. From a man without a country. That's a little bit occurred. Bonna get me. I'm Tony catch Ninety-three WIBC. This museum. Is just under one hundred thousand dollars to being done. I'm going gonna do what we can to push it over the Mark. This is the Kurt Vonnegut museum and library. They had a location, but they lost their lease and that happens. So they wanna get a new location. The new location is a right across MLK from the Madame Walker theatre. And onto like a whole very cool cultural section over there. We talked about museums. We talk about art that the way to.

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"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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05:35 min | 3 years ago

"madame walker" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Center. High fifty nine today the time is seven thirty five. So what's up with the elephants? Indianapolis zoo confirming a third elephant has a virus known as e h v elephants and the filial tropic herpes virus. There's a thirteen year old African elephant the third to test for this disease. Very high fatality rates to elephants have died at the zoo after testing positive for this disease. Tony cats Ninety-three WIBC. So they have this this elephant with this undergoing this antiviral treatment. Everyone's checking in on it. The the the question is what what is brought it here. What's causing it? How do they ensure that other elephants aren't in infected? The. Some big story. This is a big deal. You have it was. Back in March. To elephants dying within a week normally or typically normally typically found as reported in Asia fence, rare in African elephants is these are African elephants that were we're talking about here. Crazy crazy story now, according to others, including a from from the Indianapolis zoo, the president, Dr Ralph Schumacher no effect on humans whatsoever. Right. It's it's prior poses no risk to humans or any other animals just to the elephants three keeping up with that story. Give me nine that. Now what's going on with the von Vonnegut museum? All right, Kurt Vonnegut. I mean, we've painted a mural to the man here in Indy. Right. Big Indianapolis story slaughterhouse five is how you most likely know him. So the museum that was there on Senate Abu close right 'cause they lost the space. So they're looking for a new space. They wanna have a full-on fulltime museum the trying to raise one point five million dollars to get this done and they've done pretty well in making this happen. The the the cop over the competition. Capo the the one that really Whitehead. She's been on the show before talking about talking about this and raising. The the funds to do it. People have come out from all over the place to be a part of this thing and get this done. I'm a huge believer in doing this. I am a believer that we need more arts in Indianapolis. You need not only things for tourists to do. But you need reasons for more and more people to come down to downtown and experience it enjoy it. You've got the monuments. You've got sporting events, you've got bars and restaurants, you need those other things to make day of it. Need those other things to add to the cultural excitement and value of the city? What we did was sports. I shouldn't say we what you all did was sports to make it put India on the map arts of the next step and celebrating. What we've done is a big part of it the Madame Walker theatre man that should also. I mean, I don't even know if they have museum it should. But right near there's where they believe where they want to do the von again. Museum. And I am down for this on Tuesday. May fourteenth. We're going to be doing a telephone throughout the morning show to help raise money for the Vonnegut museum. One of the great Monnet stories is Harrison Berge on the red Harrison Burs, Ron you should there's actually a movie that version that was made of it's it's short film. It's it's excellent about control and about the ideas of giving up yourself in. What happens when you actually try and create this world of equality and man, very very important in in today's world got von a-, get library dot org. Vonnegut v o n e g UT Vonnegut library dot org. Click on the capital campaign, and you'll learn all about what they're doing. And then you can make a donation and be a part of it. This is the important stuff. It's not just saying, hey, I want the thing. It's putting the time where your where your thoughts are. And where where your value my values are that? I'm not just talking about we need arts. We actually need them and supporting the very best. I can't that's going to be Tuesday. You can give donation now Vonnegut library dot org. And you can make a donation and then Tuesday, We're gonna be talking give quoting some get some things. They like, oh, that's what that comes from. Yeah. It comes from the guy who was born right here. Much more to get to including what's going on in Indianapolis leadership. And why we can't just say I'm sorry. We don't accept certain things. We don't accept certain apologies. And we've got to stop acting in a certain way, I will get into all of that..

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 Netflix Picks Up Madam CJ Walker Series from Octavia Spencer and LeBron James IGN Entertainment

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Netflix Picks Up Madam CJ Walker Series from Octavia Spencer and LeBron James IGN Entertainment

"Buy specifically over Columbus Day weekend and finally once the school year is up and running it's a really, good tip from experts to actually pack your kid's lunch. Can save you a lot of money in the long run reporting. Live Olisa, Donovan RTD six Eliza thank you for those temps will most, IBS students don't go back to school until August six for the district's innovation network schools do head back to class this week with some of them starting today we're going. To tell you who those are students attend Ending. Edison school of the. Arts Purdue polytechnic high school and Thomas Greg neighborhood school they go back this morning and then tomorrow even Avon Dale meadows middle school starts, off the school year on. Wednesday it's the first day for. Kids going to cold spring school in urban act academy school fourteen and if you are sending the kids out to the bus stop today, they might want to bring that umbrella, along Todd absolutely you're going to need that umbrella off and on throughout the course, of the day today so you need it during all day parts here morning afternoon. And into the evening hours so make sure you have it handy. Not going to be dealing with any real heavy rainfall and severe weather. But these, showers will just continue to stream through at, times and here's where we stand right now and you notice most essential Indiana dealing with. Some showers there's some spots where there's no rain falling but still, probably a pretty. Damn feeling and then across the state line in Illinois there's a pretty good batch of rain that'll be sliding here in. Central Indiana as we work our way throughout the day so here are rain, chances from start to finish throughout the course of this This Monday nearly, one hundred, percent here. To the morning commute then as we go throughout. The course of the remainder of the day those rain chances you see are straight with us. Through the eleven o'clock hour and they continue into your Tuesday we'll talk, more about the rest of the work week here, coming. Up in just a few minutes all right Todd thank you a big announcement from net. Flicks it's wanting a series about an Indianapolis icon it will tell the story of Madame. CJ Walker she created a line of, hair care products for African American women that made her a millionaire and, she also began the development of the historic Walker feeder on. Indiana avenue before her death in nineteen nineteen the series on Madame Walker will be produced by. TV Spencer and LeBron James with Spencer also, set to star in this show it. Will be based on the biography on our, own ground by Madame Walker's great great granddaughter Alenia bundles eight release date has not been announced coming up.

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