01-29-2017 SPC Meeting at Bob’s House

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The NSAA Report #10: MLK in Trumpland

Poetry, Music, Technology, Art, Sacramento News, National News, Updates

Show Date: 1/26/2017
Website: http://NSAA360.com

The NSAA Report #10: MLK in Trumpland (Part 1) Music & Poetry

Music Link

Storie Devereaux – After Glow

Poem Link

Poem: How They Get Over On Us Like That by Staajabu

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The NSAA Report #10: MLK in Trumpland (Part 2) MLK March Update, MLK Poetry Reading, Twitter

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2017 MLK March Photos

2017 MLK March Videos

Social Media (Twitter First Campaign)

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2017 SPC MLK Poetry Reading

SPC MLK 2017 Poetry Reading Hosted by Emmanuel Sigauke, Introduction


M.E. Miller

Sean King

Straight Out Scribes

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The NSAA Report #10: MLK in Trumpland (Part 3) News & Greater News

Technology Link

See the 1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still in Use Today | National Geographic

Sacramento Home Grown News Link

Sacramento City Council Votes Unanimously To Fund Local Arts/Food/Tech Projects To The Tune Of $500k

News at Large Link

New Study: Black Students Who Are Taught Racial Pride Do Better In School


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The NSAA Report #10: MLK in Trumpland (Part 4) Events & Updates


Thur, Jan 26, 2017 Joe Montoya’s Poetry Unplugged: Feat. Jeremy D. Green

Wed, Feb 15, 2017: Mahogany Urban Poetry Series. Feat: Shawn William


Black Talk Sacramento #29: Feb 14th

Listen to: Black Talk Sacramento #028: Sun Dried Perspective

Listen to: Coffee & Poets No. 31: Frank Graham interviewing Traci Gourdine


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Black Talk Sacramento #028: Sun Dried Perspective

Current Show Date: January 10, 2017 / 5pm-7pm

Every Second Tuesday

Hosted by: Marichal J Brown, Gerry Gos Simpson, NSAA, Tony Harvey

We would like to welcome Black Talk Sacramento podcast, held at
Underground Books
2814 35th Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 737-3333

Guest: Tim Martin II
Timothy Martin was born and raised in Sacramento CA. He attended American River Community College and received his AA Degree. He attended Jackson State University in Mississippi in 2007 to study Sociology. He has also earned an Affordable Health Care Act Certification from UC Davis Medical Center and has worked as a after school program coordinator for the Roberts Family Development Center. Timothy Martin is currently a case manager for Sacramento City College, and deeply involved in community based building and personal development.

Guest: Simeon Gant
Simeon Gant is a government relations and public affairs consultant. He is the Executive Director of Green Technical Education and Employment (Green Tech), a community-based non-profit organization. Green Tech teaches high school students about career opportunities in clean energy, energy efficiency and sustainable living skills. Simeon has served as legislative consultant in the California State Assembly and Senate. Prior to his work in government, Simeon was a broadcast news and print journalist for KRNV News Channel 4, an NBC affiliate and the Sacramento Observer newspaper in Sacramento, California. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications (Broadcast News).

Observer News: Tony Harvey


Other News

MLK March



  1. SHIRT DAY: 9a.m. to 2pm. Purchase your official March for the Dream shirts, Learn about the March and Volunteer Orientation (Sacramento City Unified School District–5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824) Saturday, January 14, 2017
    THE KING DAY SCHEDULE — Monday, January 16, 2017
  2. EXTRA MILE BEGINS: 8a.m. – 8:30a.m. The ceremonial start of the march for leaders and Oak Park residence (Oak Park Community Center—3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
  3. THE OFFICIAL START OF THE MARCH: 9a.m. – 9:30a.m. The official start of the march begins at Sacramento City College (3835 Freeport Blvd.)
  4. THE MARCH ARRIVES AT THE CONVENTION CENTER: 11:15a.m. – 11:45a.m. The march arrives at the Sacramento Convention Center and passing by our reviewing stand (Sacramento Convention Center—1400 J Street)
  5. THE DIVERSITY EXPO BEGINS: 10a.m. – 2p.m. The main stage program and opening ceremonies will start promptly at noon in addition to the activities that will be in full swing. (Sacramento Convention Center—1400 J Street)
  6. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE: You will have plenty of food options when at the end of the march.
  7. REGIONAL TRANSIT BUSES:  Buses will shuttle walkers back to their points of origin immediately upon arrival

List of black Golden Globe Award winners and nominees

Best Drama Motion Picture: Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Viola Davis
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series: Donald Glover

The 11 Blackest Moments Of The 2017 Golden Globe Awards


Viola Davis gets star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame


Willie Rogers, Oldest Surviving Tuskegee Airman Dies


‘Hidden Figures’ Beats Out ‘Star Wars’ to Become the No. 1 Movie In America



Tech News:

First African-American Crewmember To Join The International Space Station


Astronaut Jeanette Epps made African-American history on Wednesday when NASA announced that she’ll be the first black American astronaut to board the International Space Station.

Married to money: ‘smart’ wedding ring doubles as payment method


In the future, rings could become much more than statements of commitment or fashion. According to a Hong Kong-based tech company, wedding rings will continue to be symbols of everlasting love – but also a method of payment.

The NSAA Report #9: I’ll Cut You, So Good

Poetry, Music, Technology, Art, Sacramento News, National News, Updates
Show Date: 1/3/2017
Website: http://NSAA360.com

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Music Link

Sandbloom – So Good (New Release)

Poem Link

Poem 1 by ISSA from Coffee & Poets #30
October 16, 2016

Art Link

Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain – Episode Four: Bob Kramer (Chef Knife)

The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento, along with the Crocker Museum of Art, have some new spending money thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts.

Social Media (Twitter First Campaign)

SacBlack and YoSacto

10 Other Facebook Experiments On Users, Rated On A Highly-Scientific WTF Scale

Facebook sorry – almost – for secret psychological experiment on users

Great Watches Link

Bus Life NZ

A bus conversion into a home. By a New Zealand family of four who have decided to ditch society’s expectations and live life in a way that means we can live simpler and spend more time together. Starting in April of 2016.

Technology Link

Amazon Echo used in murder case?


Sacramento Home Grown News Link

$250K grant could connect Sac, West Sac through art


News at Large Link

California Blames Incarcerated Workers For Unsafe Conditions And Amputations


Check out photos from: Mahogany Urban Poetry Series. Host Feature

Check out photos from: Joe Montoya’s Poetry: Poetry Fusion Band Christmas Food Drive


Come to our next show: Black Talk Sacramento #28

Listen to latest episode:Black Talk Sacramento #27: 2016 Year End Show

Listen to the latest episode: Coffee & Poets No. 31: Frank Graham interviewing Traci Gourdine

Black Talk Sacramento #27: 2016 Year End Show

Current Show Date: December 13, 2016 / 5pm-7pm
Every Second Tuesday
Hosted by: Marichal J Brown, Gerry Gos Simpson, NSAA, Tony Harvey
Special Guitarist: Norman Mcdaniel

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

Other News

Gun-wielding Mannequin Challenge leads to drug bust, two arrests


two men were arrested and several weapons were seized after a Mannequin Challenge video showed several people in poses with their guns still raised.

Madison County Sheriff’s investigators saw the video after it was posted to Facebook on November 9, where it was shared 86,000 times, and they obtained a search warrant to go to the scene, where they arrested Kenneth Fennell White and Terry Brown.

The FCC received a bunch of complaints over Dave Chappelle’s ‘SNL’ appearance


Members of Congress push Obama to posthumously pardon black leader Marcus Garvey


The Black Star Line and other business ventures suffered serious financial difficulties and after a years-long Justice Department investigation, headed by J. Edgar Hoover, Garvey was charged with using the U.S. mail to defraud business investors. He was convicted in 1923 and started a 5-year prison term in 1925. But two years later, President Calvin Coolidge commuted Garvey’s sentence and deported him to Jamaica. Garvey died in England in 1940.

Racists Freak Out Over Black Santa At Mall Of America


There’s a black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota, giving children of color a Kringle that looks like them at the nation’s biggest shopping destination.

Naturally, some people just can’t handle this, and racists are taking to social media to denounce Larry Jefferson-Gamble, a retired U.S. Army veteran who has been playing Santa since he was 12 years old.

Trolls invaded the comments section of articles such as a CBS Minnesota report, where they posted insulting and racist remarks. The comments function was ultimately turned off ― although many of the posts are still visible in the article.

Remembering Gwen Ifill, a Trailblazing Journalist and a Dear Friend


Tech News:

Earth woefully unprepared for surprise comet or asteroid, Nasa scientist warns


Humans are woefully unprepared for a surprise asteroid or comet, a Nasa scientist warned on Monday, at a presentation with nuclear scientists into how humans might deflect cosmic dangers hurtling toward Earth.

“The biggest problem, basically, is there’s not a hell of a lot we can do about it at the moment,” said Dr Joseph Nuth, a researcher with Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Uber employees ‘spied on ex-partners, politicians and Beyoncé’


Uber employees regularly abused the company’s “God view” to spy on the movements of “high-profile politicians, celebrities and even personal acquaintances of Uber employees, including ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, and ex-spouses”, according to testimony from the company’s former forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg. Even Beyoncé’s account was monitored, the investigator said.

Racism is built into sharing economy, and startups can do little about it


Studies have tracked racial discrimination in car-sharing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., as well as on home-rental sites like Airbnb, as part of a growing body of research finding bias among contractors and hosts. While the racism may be enacted on an individual basis, experts argue that the independent-contractor model of the sharing economy enables it, and that these cases could force these unicorn startups to dramatically change their business models if they try to address it.

The NSAA Report #8: Sticky Tape

Poetry, Music, Technology, Art, Sacramento News, National News, Updates

Watch the video for this episode: https://youtu.be/eZkOWYn6-yM

Show Date: 12/27/2016
Website: http://NSAA360.com

Happy Kwanza Today is Kujichagulia (Self Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.

RossHammond – Mitchell Film 4

Poem: A Women Knows by Traci Gourdine

Unique playground is made out of just scaffolding and sticky tape
“TapeScape” is an art installation from Eric Lennartson featuring tunnels and slides made of scaffolding and over 18,000 feet of tape.

Social Media (Twitter First Campaign)
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Great Watches on Netflix
Jungle Book
Trailer: https://youtu.be/C4qgAaxB_pc

Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi)
Tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba)
Black panther Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley),
The bear is Baloo (voice of Bill Murray)
Python Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson)
King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken)

Are Nike’s amazing $720 Self-Lacing HyperAdapt 1.0’s worth it?

Sacramento Home Grown News
Sac PD shows off hi-tech, $500K crime center

News at Large
It’s my quinceañera and I’ll cry if I want to! Mexican girl looks unimpressed as THOUSANDS hijack her party and cause chaos after her father’s VERY awkward Facebook invitation went viral

Events Recap
Mahogany Urban Poetry Series. Host Feature Pictures

Joe Montoya’s Poetry: Poetry Fusion Band Christmas Food Drive Pictures

Black Talk Sacramento #27: 2016 Year End Show

Coffee & Poets No. 31: Frank Graham interviewing Traci Gourdine

The NSAA Report #7

Poetry, Music, Technology, Art, Sacramento News, National News, Updates
Website: http://NSAA360.com
Show Date: 12/20/2016

Ida Divine – Apartment

Poem: In The In-Between by Traci Gourdine, from Ringing in the Wild

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Amazon makes its first drone delivery

Sacramento News
Sac PD shows off hi-tech, $500K crime center

National News
In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declared

Jan. 25, 2016 Jazmine Davis stands next to water cases and jugs of water that will be loaded onto a U-Haul truck for Flint. Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP
Jan. 25, 2016 Jazmine Davis stands next to water cases and jugs of water that will be loaded onto a U-Haul truck for Flint. Chelsea Purgahn/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP

Upcoming Events
Mahogany Urban Poetry Series. Host Feature

Joe Montoya’s Poetry: Poetry Fusion Band Christmas Food Drive

Black Talk Sacramento #27: 2016 Year End Show

Coffee & Poets No. 31: Frank Graham interviewing Traci Gourdine

Trump Talk True Controversy

What I dislike about this trump locker room talk controversy is that it ignores or simplifies something important. when women leave the room yes men can turn into Klingons, they fart, tell sex jokes, hit each other, curse profusely, and yes they may even use the word “pussy” in many ways. They will talk about it, say they want it, call each other it (they use it in demeaning, uplifting, vulgar ways just like the word dick or balls).


But what this conversation is missing is that trump represent the rich white male perspective on the world. All men have been somewhere and seen what rich men get away with, it’s almost primate-like (I will do this to you and you can’t do anything about it), if they wear nice clothes, drive a nice car, good job–all the trappings of an successful alpha male, everyone treat them differently and watch them as they beat their chest. What trump was talking about is what he is able to get away with as a white man with power. An example is Roger Ailes, they treat him totally different then lets say Bill Cosby. This is an important distinction. Not that a man should get away with things but the state of power and who wears it.


What Trump said was outrageous but most men listening to his comments was like yep that’s what those bastards are like and it don’t stop there–they bomb foreign lands, layoff hundreds, outsource jobs, their personalities are rewarded in our society, revered even, a CEO is supposed to be heartless, thinking only of the bottom line.

What trump represent is not only “rape culture” (I do understand what this term means and I think it can be used) but I think a more precise term is “capitalism”. His statements is just the surface of it’s raw unfiltered form. In order to succeed in this culture, we are to be dog eat dog, aggressive, conquer, take what you want, sack the village, destroy your enemies, profits come first, dominate others–the same man that will grab a woman by her pussy is the same man that will try to take another man’s women while he is in the same house with him he is not only demeaning her but targeting that man through his wife (this is the meaning of trumps actions–that of domination). His mindset is that of a conquistador, a pilgrim, a rough rider, basically all the men we praise and have holidays for.


There is no kinder, softer version of capitalism, it will always destroy, demean, reduce everything to its lowest common denominator–that is its nature.

Black Talk Sacramento #25 – Smart Black Panther Poetry Super Hero

Segment: 1: Introduction

Segment: 2: Guest 1: Phillis Clements

Phillis Clements positively inspires audiences to action as a sought after speaker, certified coach, author, and successful entrepreneur. She is the owner of Sunshine Solutions and founder of the group Coffee & Conversation. As a local book publisher and author of 9 books, she has published a variety of titles from children’s books, self-help and fiction to financial investments. Phillis has over 30 years of experience the corporate world and as a small business owner. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. She is dedicated to helping others achieve their desired goals and dreams using innovative, non-traditional techniques. through her businesses, volunteerism and collaborative partnerships.


Segment: 3: Guest 2: Jacquelyn Smithson Howard

Jacquelyn Smithson Howard is a freelance writer and poet originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She writes about our shared experiences of life, love, and triumph, and has used her stories to uplift others. Her father’s stroke in 2004 was the catalyst for her journey to better health. She completed her 26.2 mile Marathon in June 2005. In Sacramento, California, she is a member of the ZICA Creative Arts and Literary Guild, has performed her poetry at various local venues. Jacquelyn currently resides in Elk Grove, California.

Segment: 4: Sacramento Observer News with Tony Harvey

Segment: 5: Other News & Tech News

Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel

So it seems only natural that Marvel has asked Mr. Coates to take on a new Black Panther series set to begin next spring. Writing for that comics publisher is a childhood dream that, despite the seeming incongruity, came about thanks to his day job. “The Atlantic is a pretty diverse place in terms of interest, but there are no comics nerds,” besides himself, Mr. Coates said in an interview.

Here’s why there are no cup holders in Golden 1 Center’s upper bowl

“The reason there are not cup holders in the upper bowl is the pitch of the seats is such that if you were to put a cup holder on the chair in front of you, it would literally be sitting on the ground in front of you. So it becomes a trip hazard as you’re coming through. We can’t do it that way,” Granger said. “Similarly, if we put a cup holder on the armrest on your side, it would stick out about five inches or so. By code, that blocks the line of path, the line of traffic out of the row. So, we don’t have any option to put cup holders there.”

White Artist ‘Kidnaps’ Rosa Parks’ Detroit Home, Saves It From Demolition

Mendoza dismantled the home and shipped its façade across the Atlantic Ocean to his Berlin studio, where he’ll attempt to reassemble the house as an art installation and tour it around various art galleries and venues. The artist hopes his unusual intervention will raise public awareness about how the building was long neglected on its home soil.

Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Passes 800 In Haiti, Cholera Takes Lives

Hurricane Matthew’s trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those emerging from the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 877, tens of thousands left homeless and outbreaks of cholera already claiming more lives.

Samsung discontinues Galaxy Note 7s after ‘safer’ replacements reportedly catch fire, too

Samsung is no longer playing with fire. The South Korean tech giant discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones Tuesday, after recalling the exploding devices and replacing them with allegedly safer models — which reportedly also caught fire.

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.