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Bring It On! – February 3, 2014

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William Hosea welcomes guest Richard Coleman, director of the Center for Career and Employer Relations at Vincennes University.

PART ONE
From the pages of Diverse Issues in Higher Education we read that, “There is significant emphasis placed on the retention and success rate in community colleges among African-American and Hispanic males. Many are experiencing great problems in our society and within the social structure.”

Many African-American and Hispanic males experience academic distress in colleges and have frequently been described in research studies as: (a) being from a low social academic background; (b) being a minimal academic achiever; and (c) possessing a general low self-concept.

Major research efforts have identified a number of factors that tend to impact minority males’ decision to drop or even stop-out of colleges. To explore this further, we have invited Richard Coleman, director of the Center for Career and Employer Relations at Vincennes University, to join us to discuss his pending doctoral research into these alarming patterns titled : Resilience in African American Male College Students.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – January 27, 2014

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome guest Guy Loftman, along with BIO contributor Cornelius Wright.

PART ONE
Back on November 5, 2013, the public was invited to explore alternatives to the war on drugs. The event, co-sponsored by the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP, gave a prevailing thought that there is much evidence that the War on Drugs is, at least in effect, a war on Black males, as shown in the book “The New Jim Crow”, by Michelle Alexander.

Joining Bev and William are Local Bloomington Attorney Guy Loftman, is a member of the Legal Redress Committee of the Monroe County Branch of the NAACP,  and Bring It On! contributor Cornelius Wright to share in a discussion on how damaging illegal drug usage is on black males.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring it On! – MLK Day Special: January 20, 2014

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On a special 2-hour BIO broadcast, Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell are joined by “Freedom Rider” Hank Thomas.

PART ONE
Hank Thomas overcame an impoverished childhood in southern Georgia and St. Augustine, FL to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) affiliated Nonviolent Action Group (NAG).

After participating in the May 4 CORE Freedom Ride, Thomas returned to the Deep South to participate in the May 24 Mississippi Freedom Ride from Montgomery, AL to Jackson, MS, and was jailed at Parchman State Prison Farm. After being released on bail, he went on to participate in the July 14 New Jersey to Arkansas CORE Freedom Ride.

On August 22, 1961, Thomas became the first Freedom Rider to appeal his conviction for breach of peace. He was released on appeal, pending payment of a $2,000 bond. Following the Freedom Rides, Thomas served in the Vietnam War, returning home after being wounded in 1966. In recent years, Thomas has owned and operated several hotel and fast food restaurant franchises in the Atlanta metro region.

It is with great pleasure that Clarence and Liz welcome Mr. Thomas, The keynote speaker for the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, who will speak on “A Freedom Rider’s Journey.”

PART TWO
BIO replays the famous “I Have A Dream” speech

PART THREE
Local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

PART FOUR
BIO replays King’s final speech, “I Have Been To The Mountaintop”

CREDITS
Hosts: Eric Love and Leila Randle
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – January 13, 2014

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On the first show of 2014, Eric Love and Leila Randle welcome guests Nicole Griffin and Ignoisco Miles.

PART ONE
The Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., often called Martin Luther King Day, is a United States holiday marking the birth date of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, January 15. It is the only United States federal holiday commemorating an African American and one of only four to commemorate an individual person.

On January 17, 2000, for the first time, Martin Luther King Day was officially observed in all 50 U.S. states. The day is marked by demonstrations for peace, social justice and racial and class equality, as well as a national day of volunteer community service. In recent years, the moniker of “A Day On, Not A Day Off” has been embraced by a significant number of communities.

Joining Eric and Leila to for the first show of 2014 to go over the many MLK Day activities going on in Bloomington and on the IU campus Nicole Griffin, vice chair of the City of Bloomington MLK Birthday Commission, and Ignoisco Miles, Director for the Revolution Emergent Theatre Project.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Eric Love and Leila Randle
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – December 30, 2013

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Bring It On! looks back at some of the best interview segments of 2013.

PART ONE
From the August 19th broadcast, we spoke with Jamestown, South Carolina resident, Terry James for joining us to talk about his town founded in 1870 by his descendant Ervin James (a freed slave) and their family gatherings that seek to “Celebrate Jamestown.” The co-anchors for this segment were Bev Smith and Liz Mitchell.

PART TWO
From the June 24th broadcast, Bring It On co-anchors Bev Smith and William Hosea hold a pre-trial conversation on the dynamics of the George Zimmerman murder trial with Valeri Haughton, Judge of the Division VIII Circuit Court; Monroe County Deputy Prosecutor Joi Kamper; and Defense Attorney Megan Lewis.

CREDITS
Hosts: Chris Martin
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – December 23, 2013

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Bev Smith and William Hosea joined Eric Love, Liz Mitchell, and Leila Randle

PART ONE
It’s Christmas time and while last week’s temperature climb and torrential rains melted away all vestiges of snow, we at Bring It On still wanted to gather around the ol’ Yule log and talk about our favorite memories and family traditions for the season.

Joining Bev and William for a special Christmas edition of Bring It On to talk about their favorite Christmas memories and traditions are Eric Love, Liz Mitchell, and Leila Randle.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – December 16, 2013

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Bev Smith and Cornelius Wright joined Dr. Roderick Paige.

PART ONE
On January 21, 2001, the United States Senate confirmed Dr. Roderick Paige as the 7th U.S. Secretary of Education. For Dr. Paige, the son of a principal and a librarian in public schools, that day was the crowning achievement of a long career in education. Born in 1933 in segregated Monticello, Mississippi, Dr.  Paige’s accomplishments speak of his commitment to education. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University in his home state. He then earned both a master’s and a doctoral degree from Indiana University.

Dr. Paige began working with students early in his career as a teacher and a coach. He then served for a decade as dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University (TSU). In this position, Dr. Paige worked to ensure that future educators would receive the training and expertise necessary to succeed in the classroom. He also established the university’s Center for Excellence in Urban Education, a research facility that concentrates on issues related to instruction and management in urban school systems.

In 1994, Dr. Paige left TSU to become superintendent of HISD, the nation’s seventh largest school district. Inside Houston Magazine named Dr. Paige one of “Houston’s 25 most powerful people” in guiding the city’s growth and prosperity. In 2001, he was named National Superintendent of the Year by the American Association of School Administrators.

During his tenure as Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education from 2001 to 2005, Dr. Paige was a fierce and innovative champion of education reform who led the way in setting new standards of achievement for all students in our education system. He spearheaded the implementation of the historic No Child Left Behind Act, with its goal of reinvigorating America’s education system. Dr. Paige Cornelius and Bev by phone this evening to shed some light on his illustrious career.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and Cornelius Wright
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – December 9, 2013

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Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright joined Frank Motley of the IU Maurer School of Law and BIO contributor Liz Mitchell

PART ONE
Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013. Though not a total surprise, the world was nevertheless saddened to learn of the recent passing of this legendary and iconic South African anti-apartheid leader and former President.

To commemorate his life, Bring It On welcomes contributor Liz Mitchell and Frank Motley from the IU Maurer School of Law to share their thoughts on Mandela’s recent passing.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Clarence Boone and Cornelius Wright
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – November 25, 2013

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Bev Smith, William Hosea, Eric Love, Beverly Calender-Anderson, and Clarence Boone discuss what they are thankful for in a special Thanksgiving Episode.

PART ONE
It’s Thanksgiving week, and before we get too captivated with all the Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day sales, football games, and before we stuff ourselves with turkey and all the trimmings, Bring It On! wanted to take a few moments to share with listeners what they were thankful for during this season.

We  assembled a number of our Bring It On contributors to share for a few moments, those things meaningful moments that they have experienced that are worthy of taking a pause for the cause of giving thanks. Joining Bev and William are contributors Beverly Calender-Anderson, Eric Love, and Clarence Boone.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith, Clarence Boone, and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

Bring It On! – November 18, 2013

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Bev Smith and William Hosea welcome Dellsie Boddie, executive director of Cry of the Children Incorporated.

PART ONE
Cry of the Children Incorporated was founded in 1995 in Bloomington. It was created to empower children and teens on their journey of being participants in positive activities and to be positively accepted in their school environment.

In collaboration with local community organizations, schools and parents, Cry of the Children seeks to help youth develop the skill sets they need to build and maintain relationships with parents, teachers and the larger community of Bloomington.

Their direct services include but are not limited to providing Thanksgiving meals, literacy and tutorial services, choir and dance performances, single parenting mentoring, and a performing step team. Joining Bev and William tonight is the Executive Director of Cry of the Children, Dellsie Boddie.

PART TWO
Headline news and local calendar events of interest to the African-American community.

CREDITS
Hosts: Bev Smith and William Hosea
Bring It On! is produced by Clarence Boone
Executive Producer Alycin Bektesh
Our News Editor is Michael Nowlin
Our Board Engineer is Chris Martin

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