Category Archives: Social Issues

Robert Wexler Cries Impeachment on BlogTalkRadio

Congressman Robert Wexler pushed for impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney on BlogTalkRadio tonight.

Florida Progressive Radio and Kenneth Quinnell of the Florida Netroots Caucus hosted Rep. Wexler; Bob Fertick of Democrats.com; Dave Lindorf, author of “The Case for Impeachment;” and David Swanson with AfterDowningStreet.org, to discuss the impeachment of Cheney and the Wexler Wants Hearings campaign.

Listen to the full archive of The Impeachment on Florida Progressive Radio for more information.

Lightning Strikes Premiers African American Panel Discussion

Hosts Rod Amis and Christina Shideler are premiering their panel format today in what is sure to be an engaging conversation. Check out this guest list.

Today at 4pm ET on Lightning Strikes, the following prominent bloggers join the hosts to discuss general social issues as well as African American issues specifically.

Baratunde Thurston has been nominated for the Bill Hicks Award for Thought Provoking Comedy, featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and declared a Champion of the First Amendment by Iowa State University. He has appeared in media outlets such as C-SPAN, The Washington Times, public radio and Fox News Boston. His blog recently won the judge’s vote for the 2007 Black Weblog Awards.

Dr. Chris Bell, self-proclaimed “Black man, poet, essayist, educationist, novelist, retired army Major, Doctor of Education (ED.D.), and Unitarian Universalist.” He is also known for being one of the first black officers in the army after it was integrated under Truman.

Wayne Bennett is author of the Field Negro blog and various articles on child support and children’s issues. Mr. Bennett is currently involved with various community groups such as Philadelphia Reads, Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia, and the Police Athletic League. He currently runs his own private legal practice focusing on criminal law.

Afronerd, blogger and host of the Afronerd Radio show on BlogTalkRadio, says his mission it to “debunk the ghetto-ized” image of African-Americans and defend the Black bourgeoisie.

NFL Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus Tackles Teen Steroid Abuse

Teen steroid use is an ongoing problem with today’s pressures to compete for wins, scholarships and more. Fortunately there are role models out there dispelling the myths.

NFL Hall-of-Famer Dick Butkus and his son Matthew joined host Robert Brewer this month on “Sports Insider” to talk about the problem of steroid use in teens.

Dick and Matt spoke about the unknown dangers and myths surrounding steroid use as well as the pressures to start using for teens. It was a phenomenal show that everyone with a friend, relative or child involved in athletics should take a listen to. Share it.