We talk to Asani Shakur who is from Richmond, CA.
"The street commerce of drug dealing became my occupation, which led me to other illegal hustles", he says. He faced federal drug charges in 2007 and was released in 2012. Four years later, he graduated top of his class from UCLA Summa Cum Laude. We share his story on how he accomplished this feat.
It's time to open your hearts and minds as we delve into the sensitive issues that occurred this past week. We welcome our guests to share their thoughts about Alton Sterling in Louisiana, Philandro Castile in Minnesota, and the police officers in Texas who all lost their lives.
We want to know what news stories have been on your mind! We talk about the Brexit, Reggina Jefferies, the Oakland Police department and more!
Street Soldiers Radio shares Father's Day with Gus Smith, a father who gave his all to help his daughter, Kemba Smith, as she faced a mandatory sentence of 24 1/2 years in federal prison, despite being a first-time, non-violent offender in 1994. With her family's support, she regained her freedom when President Clinton granted her executive clemency in 2000.
You can read Kemba Smith's book, Poster Child, to hear more of her story.
Music- it can bring in peace or cause pandemonium, it can soothe or slay, it can trigger joy or sorrow, it can fire you up or slow you down. so tonight, we invite you to tune in as we take a look at today's contemporary music.
We believe that children are the future and we must teach them well and prepare them to lead the way, while showing them all the beauty they possess inside. And tonight we invite you to join us as we hear from a group of children Paul Revere Academy who we hope to one day~ lead the way with the Alive & Free message. Please join us.
Alive & Free Street Soldiers Radio talks about the difference between Game and Wisdom.
How can you tell the difference?
Share with us your thoughts at www.StayAliveAndFree.org.
We chat with Kemba Smith, author of Poster Child, as she shares her heartfelt trip to the White House and has lunch with President Barack Obama.
Our Collegian, Elexus P. Hunter, is graduating Clark University this year, and has published her first book, Tragic is Magic. We are excited to share her story as she reveals how she dealt with her anger, fear, and pain on her journey as a young adult to a college graduate.
We ask, who has been your guide in life?
We talk about the importance of the mother figure, how Mother's Day has changed, and share stories with our callers as we talk about Mother's Day.
Street Soldiers Radio honors the great Prince with stories and calls from the Bay Area.
Operation Genesis has returned home from their epic journey from Ghana, Africa! Police Officer Jason "JJ" Johnson and his team share their stories as his students visit Africa and donate their time and resources.
Domestic Violence affects a wide range of communities and cultures, Street Soldiers tackles this tough issue so we can help bring awareness and stop the violence. Cherri Allison, Executive Director of Alameda County Family Justice Center, shares some facts with us as we dive deeper into this issue with our community and callers.
We tackle bullying in all its forms tonight on Street Soldiers Radio. Have you ever been bullied?
We celebrate Easter with sharing stories from our Street Soldiers team and callers about their enlightenment and turning points in life.
We uplift the women who have inspired us this Women's History Month. We chat with our callers as well as our Street Soldiers team as they share special moments and characteristics of the women they cherish in their lives.
Street Soldiers Radio gives a progress report on the changes for policing in San Francisco. On-air, we chat with our guests Police Chief Greg Suhr and Police Commission President Suzy Loftus about the current changes that are in effect to help create a safer community for San Francisco.
Dr. Marshall starts off the show with an interview with Blye Pagon-Faust, who is one of the producers of the Oscar winning film, Spotlight, a true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up in the Catholic Archdiocese.
Officer Jason Johnson of the San Francisco Police Department is preparing his 12 students for their first trip to Ghana, Africa. They share their excitement as they talk about the classes they have taken as they learn about the Motherland through their program, Operation Genesis.
We share the studio with some lively and impressive guests this week!
On the phone we chat with a young gentleman who impresses Dr. Marshall with his demeanor and values at the age of 13.
We talk to Andre Ward, our local professional boxer who won gold in the Olympics is currently undefeated in the ring. He also has a role in the 2015 boxing movie, Creed.
We talk to Diaunte Thompson & Art Walls who wrote, directed, and produced "A Hundred Blocks", a film which tells realistic stories of Oakland, CA.
We continue our celebration of Black History Month with our Alive & Free students sharing their knowledge of ancient history. We have Urban Heat in the studio with step team coaches sharing their joys of teaching young people the art of stepping and focusing on their education.
Alive and Free Street Soldiers Radio continues to teach you about Black History Month as we talk with our community. Douglass Fort joins us on air he discusses his honest and powerful family history which dealt with the damaging effects of crack cocaine in East Palo Alto, CA.
"My grandmother came to California in 1954 to escape the racism of the South not knowing that the “Crack Epidemic” would be more damaging to her and her offspring than the overt racism she fled. My grandmother is now 87 years and can look upon five generations of children. As I write, I have to try not to cry as I look at the damage on what the drugging of my community has done to my family and to myself."
We call this the BC (Before Crack) and AC (After Crack) epidemic. Get ready to think and discuss and share with us your thoughts on social media.
We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year with a chat Clarence B. Jones, MLK's own speech writer and lawyer. He shares fond memories and of a man who inspired so many with powerful words and non-violent demonstrations. Our guests are local spoken word celebrities who encourage our communities to think and to move forward together.
Brandon Santiago of Youth Speaks
Donte' Clark & Nya of Romeo is Bleeding (documentary of Richmond, Ca) & RYSE Center
Ace Johnson of iVision Movement
We've experienced a lot of turmoil in our communities this year, so Street Soldiers wants to talk to you about how you cope with grief.
We open the lines to hear your memories of Street Soldiers Radio and discuss with you issues that are going on in our community. The shooting of Mario Woods is fresh on the minds of our callers as well as access to guns through tv shopping networks.
We are thankful and grateful for all of the many blessings we have shared this year! We celebrate Te-Reisha Graves accomplishment in passing the California bar exam. as an Alive & Free alumni.
Chef Gator Thompson of Fenix Supper Club makes the room laugh with the story of how he got the name Gator and gives us some healthy alternatives to cooking Southern food.
Technology surrounds our world and the Hidden Genius Project encourages and teaches Black male youth how to create technology using code. The Hidden Genius Project seeks to reveal the true potential of black male youth and transform their communities from the inside out. Through our student-centered, project-based approach, we invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment.