Posts Tagged ‘BET’

Intention to Impact

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Angela Rye, political commentator and attorney was the featured speaker for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at Syracuse University.

Angie’s (Syracuse) List

Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Angie Stone, Syracuse Juneteenth

Angie Stone, Syracuse Juneteenth

Why Rap?

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Joe Clair, entertainer and health advocate visited Syracuse with the Rap It Up Campaign.

Joe Clair, entertainer and health advocate, visited Syracuse with the Rap It Up Campaign.

Comedian, actor and former VJ Joe Clair (aka Cleezy) brought humor and but also a generous dose of reality to the Southwest Community Center in Syracuse yesterday during the Rap It Up event. He talked about a family member being HIV positive and having to take 30 pills a day for the past 20 years to maintain. At the same time he said, those same medicines can do damage to the body.

Rap It Up Event Panel

Rap It Up Event Panel

As a moderator a panel that included Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow, adolescent health specialist Dr. Jeri Dyson and singer Sammie, Clair kept it real by enlightening and entertaining the crowd, young and old, with sobering statistics and the need for prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases.

“Some of these disease do not have symptoms,” Clair said. “That’s why you need to get tested.”

Below hear Dr. Dyson talk about diseases that do not go away.

Wise Women

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Lucky Napkin co-founder Amilya Antonellia speak at SUNY Morrisville for the Women Ventured-Women Gained Discussion

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher (left) and Lucky Napkin co-founder Amilya Antonetti spoke at SUNY Morrisville during the Women Ventured-Women Gained Discussion last week.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher gave tips to students at SUNY Morrisville earlier this month for the Women Ventured Women Gained program. She told them: 1) You need a vision; 2) Make no small plans; 3) Ideas without action are meaningless; 3) Hold yourself accountable and 4) Find someone to articulate for your vision.

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson spoke at SUNY Morrisville

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson

Entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson also participated in the panel discussion. She started her career as a teacher before co-founding BET.  Johnson now heads a hospitality company that operates resorts. She is also part owner of three Washington, DC-area professional sports teams and says her media division will soon re-brand AOL Black Voices.

Johnson told SUNY Morrisville students to use creativity to communicate their vision to the world.

Award-winning entrepreneur and green business pioneer Amilya Antonetti,founder of  Antonetti Soapworks and co-founder of the Lucky Napkin, gave these tips: 1) True passion is hard to describe; 2) You can’t succeed by yourself; 3) Trust your choices; and 3) Believe you are invincible.

Roll Call

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The entire list is too long, but here are some of my all-time favorite radio personalities then and now: Frank Ski (Baltimore), Donnie Simpson (Washington, DC), Red Alert (New York), Lady B and Georgie Woods (Philadelphia), DJ Showcase and Rick Wright (Syracuse).

I must add Texas Fred aka the Zydeco Cowboy (Washington, DC) to my list. I’ve checked out his show on the internet for the past few years and he delivers a unique experience over the airwaves.