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Claudette Milner

Praise 104.7

MARCH 7, 2020


Host: Sydney Tucker

Teen Host: Sydney Tucker
Guest: Chris Rasheed
Topic: The Mighty Shades of Ebony

Chris Rasheed
7th grade ELA Teacher WEB Dubois Academy
Educator, mentor and musical director for the Mighty Shades of Ebony
The power of the arts as tools for learning across the curriculum is immense and explosive. I
believe true education must include the arts as part of the curriculum. It is a catalyst for true
learning and human growth and development. This philosophy led me to creating the group,

The Mighty Shades of Ebony.
The group is comprised of four students. They are a social/environmental justice Hip Hop
group. They have performed live all over the city, such as various social justice and anti-violence
block parties, the JCPS Hip Hop Summit 2018, The Muhammad Ali Center, and the 2017-2018
Black History month Celebration, held in State Capital’s Rotunda. They have also performed at
many community center events, talent contests, Muhamad Ali Center Events, including one
hosted by Ambassador Shabazz, daughter of Malcom X.
These young activists have also performed on a WFPL Radio special, focusing on Diversity and
Resilience, Literacy Nights at various schools, Back to School Events, the 2019 JCTA MLK awards
banquet, held at Wildwood Country Club, the 2019 Black History Month Talent Show at Manual
High School, an Ideas X Lab fund raiser, an AMPED/Hip Hop Rhythm Science event in Shelby
Park, the NULU/Fund for the Arts block party, The Project Warm, Ari Quality Awareness
Campaign, the JCPS District 1 Community Jamboree Block Party, 2019 JCPS Deeper Learning
Symposium, 2019 JCPS Backpack Summer League Adventure, Mayor’s Gallery, and much more!
The members of the group are as follows:

Kamyah Rasheed is a 12th grade, honor roll student from DuPont Manuel High School’s MST
Program.
Love Eden is a 7th
grade, honor roll student from Western Middle School for the Arts.
Alesha Thorn is a 7th
grade, honor roll student from Western Middle School for the School for
the Arts
Arielle Rasheed is a 6th grade, honor roll student from Barrett Traditional Middle School.
These kids are all about their grades, love for family, and a powerful desire to protect our
environment, stand up against racism, oppression by fighting for equality and empowerment of
the oppressed people around the world!
The arts are one key aspect for developing multi-dimensional, well-rounded citizens. In order
for education to come to life, students must be able to experience a happening rather than just
memorize standards True education inspires human beings to develop themselves mentally
and then give back to the community in return.
For more information, please contact:
Chris Rasheed @ 502-644-3600
— with Chris Rasheed.


March 14, 2020

Host: Claudette Milner
Guest: Deborah D Ferguson
Topic: Author of  "Almost April"

Bio:

Deborah Ferguson began reading before she could recite the alphabet. She became a voracious reader and devoured books by the dozen. 

When a good book ended too soon or when she was dissatisfied with how it ended, Deb decided to fix the problem. She would write alternate endings and while she enjoyed taking the characters a bit farther, she never shared her scribblings. 

Reading and writing enticed her into majoring in at the University of Georgia, where she discovered a new love--research. She earned a bachelor’s degree at UGA. This trio —reading, writing, and research—proved to be the perfect combination for creating stories. Deborah is the author of eight books with many more clamoring to be written. 

She lives in Bardstown, KY, (named one of the “most beautiful small town in America” by the Rand McNally and Deb agrees!) with her husband and their brilliant rescue dog. 





Almost April


Can Sandy Find Hope in The Face of Tragedy?

Sandy Evans is a twelve-year-old sixth grader whose divorced mother is killed in a car wreck. The death of her mother results in Sandy living with her dad while her half-brother Gary goes to live with their mother’s sister.

Just when Sandy thinks things have gotten as bad as they can get, Gladys Hart, a bitter old woman, moves next door. The sixty-four-year old Gladys doesn’t bother to hide her annoyance with life and with Sandy.

Now, with the help of her dad and her favorite uncle, Sandy must find her way through the first year of agonizing loss and learn how to deal with her neighbor.

Author Deborah D. Ferguson

Deborah Ferguson began reading before she could recite the alphabet. She became a voracious reader and devoured books by the dozen.
When a good book ended too soon or when she was dissatisfied with how it ended, Deb decided to fix the problem. She would write alternate endings and while she enjoyed taking the characters a bit farther, she never shared her scribblings.
Reading and writing enticed her into majoring in at the University of Georgia, where she discovered a new love--research. She earned a bachelor’s degree at UGA. This trio —reading, writing, and research—proved to be the perfect combination for creating stories. Deborah is the author of eight books with many more clamoring to be written.
She lives in Bardstown, KY, (named one of the “most beautiful small town in America” by the Rand McNally and Deb agrees!) with her husband and their brilliant rescue dog.


 March 21, 2020 


Host: Claudette Milner
Guest: Lucinda Allen, Evangelist Cara Barrett
Topic: Prayer and Intercession for the Current Times
Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)


Join us in prayer for this nation with these two powerful women of God

121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber





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