Black Talk Sacramento #41: Steam Makes the Va-jay-jay Happy






Current Show Date: March 13, 2018 / 5pm-7pm
Every Second Tuesday @ 5pm-7pm

Hosted by:

Marichal J Brown: Barber, Educator and Publisher
Gerry Gos Simpson: Artist, Curator, Fashion Designer
Tony Harvey: Reporter, Author (
NSAA: Poet (
Guest Host: CharRon E Smith (

Black Talk Sacramento podcast, held at:

Underground Books
2814 35th Street, Sacramento, CA
(916) 737-3333
Every Second Tuesday

Special Guest:

Guest Name(s): Kahna Isreal and Victoria Furlow

Organization: Empress Chai You Studios LLC


Phone Number: (916) 3822754

Women’s Health women’s vaginal steaming steaming business. The original one and only business in Sacramento CA. We host SISTERHOOD meetups teach on women’s health and share the power of self healing through Vaginal Steaming.

Web Site

Women’s Health in the African American community and how vaginal steaming can help women self heal.

Venue Name / Business Name
Empress Chai You Studios LLC

Underground Books Events

Saturday, March 17

from 2 – 4 pm

Discussion and book signing with
Vicki L. Ward
“Supercharge Your Life After 60!”
Saturday, March 17

5 – 6:30 pm

Financial Workshop
Pamela Smith, PCE
Saturday, March 24
from 2 – 3:30 pm
Patricia Saunders
“There is Sunshine After the Rain”
Saturday, March 31
from 5 -7 pm
Ebony London
Art Talk
Saturday, April 14
from 2 – 4 pm
Sheryl Lister and Suzette Harrison
“Love Serenade” and “The Art of Love”
Saturday, March 31
5 – 7 pm
Art Talk with Ebony London
Moderated by Milton 510 Bowens
Saturday, April 14 at 12 noon Raisins in Milk by Dr. Covin

Underground Books’ Featured Book

“Dancing In Blackness”
A Memoir
Halifu Osumare


Underground Books’ Art Exhibit

Underground Books Book Club

Raisins in Milk by Dr. Covin
Saturday April 14 at 12 noon!
All are Welcome !!!!!

Children’s Story Time (w/ Charlene Carter, Just Me!)

March 24
12-1 pm
Ages 3 – 10
We have a large selection of Children’s books available at underground books!

Observer News with Tony Harvey

Other News

Obama in Talks to Provide Shows for Netflix

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.

Will And Jaden Smith’s Company To Donate Water To Flint Until Lead Levels Drop

Will and Jaden Smith’s eco-friendly water company, JUST, is vowing to donate water each month to Flint, Michigan, schools until the city’s water is drinkable again.

The company has already donated 9,200 bottles to Flint. After reading about how the city’s water crisis affected its public schools, JUST’s CEO, Ira Laufer, decided the donations were simply necessary.  

“This just makes sense for us to do,” Laufer told MLive. “After reading more about [Flint’s] challenges and the mayor objecting to pulling bottled water from the schools, we thought, ‘Let’s help these kids.’”

raceAhead: A New Nielsen Report Puts Black Buying Power at $1.2 Trillion

A new report from Nielsen on the current buying power of consumers of color offers a fascinating look at how we’re spending our money. For one, we seem to be eating a lot of vegetables.

For another, we’re shaping markets.

In the report Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers, the message is clear: While African Americans make up just 14% of the population, we are responsible for some $1.2 trillion in purchases annually. Further, consumers of color are showing an outsized influence in several key consumer categories, and are increasingly demanding that businesses do and be better.

In some cases, black consumers make up over 50% of overall spending, such as the category of dry grains and vegetables. But other categories are stand-outs as well, like baby food (42.76%) personal soap and bath needs (41.64%) and air fresheners and deodorizers (38.29%).

South Africa votes through motion to seize land from white farmers without compensation

South Africa‘s parliament has passed a motion that could lead to the seizure of land from white farmers without paying them compensation.

Passed by an overwhelming majority of 241 votes to 83 votes against, the proposal to amend Section 25 of the constitution would allow expropriation of land without any financial recompense.

California no longer will suspend driver’s licenses for traffic fines

Californians no longer will face losing their driver’s licenses because of unpaid traffic fines starting next month.

Gov. Jerry Brown said the punishment doesn’t help the state collect unpaid fines and can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty.

Black Panther has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide

Marvel’s Black Panther is continuing its winning streak at the box office. This weekend, it crossed the $1 billion mark in its worldwide box-office totals, after beating out the four-day totals of Disney’s last big movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Toys R Us To Close All Of Its U.S. Stores

According to news reports, the biggest toy store in the world at one time, Toys R Us is planning to close its doors in the U.S. The store, which was founded in 1948, has not found a buyer to restructure the business.

The company reportedly took out a $3.1 billion loan to keep the stores open during the holidays with hopes to turn the store around. Unfortunately, Christmas sales were the worst ever because of the new way of retail, A.K.A. shopping online!

Many toy makers and toy companies such as Hasbro and Mattel will be affected severely.

Toys R Us has officially entered bankruptcy and will most likely soon be closing its U.S. stores officially.


Tech News


Regenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals.  

The treatment, developed by scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.”

The tooth filling works by stimulating stem cells to encourage the growth of dentin—the bony material that makes up the majority of the tooth—allowing patients to effectively regrow teeth that are damaged through dental disease.

MWC 2018: Smell-sensing CAT S61 smartphone sniffs out glue

A phone that can detect the “smell” of chemicals has been developed for construction workers.

The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones asked Bullitt Group’s Peter Cunningham if there was really much demand for a smartphone with a digital nose.

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