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

Poetry, Music, Technology, Art, Sacramento News, National News, Updates
Show Date: 1/3/2017

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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

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Show Date: 12/27/2016

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)
Twitter hashtag

Great Watches on Netflix
Jungle Book

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
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.

9/21/2016 – Mahogany Urban Poetry Series. Feat. BC Leake


Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 @ 9PM

Queen Sheba Restaurant
1704 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Door: $5
The Get Down:
8:35 pm – 9 pm: Order food.
9:00 pm – 9:45 pm: Kitchen closes, Open Mic sign ups. Mixer, Music and Dancing.
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm: Open Mic.
10:45 pm: Feature Poet.

Feature Poet BC Leake


Queen Sheba Poetry Night Menu:
Wine – 6.00
Beer – 4.00
Coffee or Tea – 2.50
Soda – 2.50
Juice (Apple, Cranberry) – 2.99
Mango Jice – 3.99
Sorrel Hibiscus Juice – 3.99
Jazz Cake – 2.50
Baklava 1.75
Lintel Samusa – 1.99
Meat Samusa – 3.99
Greens over Rice – 5.99
Chicken over Rice – 8.99

09-15-2016 Poetry Unplugged Feat. Joe Montoya Jr.

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Black Talk Sacramento #24: Old Blackdonald had a Farm (2 Year Anniversary Show)

Show Date: September 13, 2016 / 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

Segment: 1: Introduction

Local News, Underground Books News

Segment: 2: Observer News with Tony Harvey

Black Panther Celebration at The Brickhouse, NAACP 100 Year Anniversary, Out Going City Manager, the presidential election, Colin Kaepernick

  • Article: Racial Bias Alleged At Sacramento City Hall
  • SACRAMENTO — John Shirey has been the city manager for the City of Sacramento for five years. In November, his tenure will come to an end and Assistant City Manager Howard Chan will assume the position on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is hired eventually in 2017. Shirey has done some significant things

Segment: 3: Interview with Special Guest: Chanowk Yisrael

Chanowk Yisrael

Chanowk Yisrael, Founder of The Yisrael Family Urban Farm, is an urban farmer, community activist and husband. Born and raised in Sacramento, he traveled across the country for 10 years on the dime of corporate America before deciding to trade in his frequent flyer miles for seeds and soil.

Chanowk terms what he does as “social entrepreneurship,” a lifestyle that sustains his family and aids his neighborhood in South Oak Park (a food dessert according to the USDA).

Chanowk’s story has been featured in several publications including The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Press, Edible Sacramento and Sacramento News and Review.

Chanowk’s parents are both cancer survivors and doctors often informed him that many of these diseases are hereditary, but he believes that it is eating habits that are hereditary. These events prompted Chanowk to break the cycle of poor eating habits that typically plague the Black community and transition himself and his family to a plant based diet. It is here that The Yisrael Family Urban Farm was born.

The Yisrael Family Urban Farm is transforming the hood for good using urban agriculture as a tool to engage, employ and empower communities. This is done through primarily through agriculture education, cooking classes, and youth mentorship.

The Yisrael Family Urban Farm
4505 Roosevelt Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95820

(888) 487-9494

Segment: 4: Other News & Tech News

  • Dr. Dre Handcuffed Outside His Home After Man Said He Had a Gun
  • Dr. Dre was handcuffed outside his Malibu, Calif., home Monday after a white driver called police and said he was brandishing a gun. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, Dre told the cops that the man was blocking his driveway and refused to move after being asked. But he denied making the threats the driver accused him of. The driver initiated a private person’s arrest on Dre, officials say.
  • Ron Husband: The Story of Disney’s First Black Animator
  • He has worked on: The Rescuers Down Under, Cody, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Fantasia 2000, Atlantis: The Lost Empire with made history for featuring the first black character in a Disney film with Dr. Sweet
  • Colin Kaepernick explains why he sat during national anthem
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.
  • NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo’s pay rises to $120G while working desk duty since killing Eric Garner
  • Chokeholds apparently pay at the NYPD. The cop whose chokehold immediately preceded Eric Garner’s death two years ago earned a hefty $119,996 from the department in fiscal year 2016, a jaw-dropping amount that’s $20,000 more than what he was making before he was placed on modified duty after Garner’s death.
  • Need a Job? Tyler Perry is Reportedly Hiring at His Studios in Atlanta
  • According to his official web site, “Tyler Perry Studios and its divisions are seeking people with a genuine passion for film and television. With our ever-expanding company we are always looking for talented and creative people to assist in bringing imagination to reality. If you want a career that inspires, work that expands your creativity, gives you the chance to live your passion, grow and evolve then come join our team.”
  • We Drive the $30K Bolt, GM’s Tesla-Walloping Electric Car
  • FOR NEARLY TWO years, General Motors has promised that the Chevrolet Bolt, its affordable, long-range electric car, would deliver at least 200 miles on a charge and cost no more than $30,000 after the requisite federal tax credit.
  • Cybathlon: World’s first ‘bionic Olympics’ gears up
  • It’s being pitched as a bionic Olympics. Next month, contestants from across the world using robotic exoskeletons, electronic arms, powered wheelchairs and other tech will take part in the world’s first Cybathlon. The event near Zurich is intended to highlight how people with physical disabilities can be helped by novel technological aids in their everyday activities.

Black Talk Sacramento #23: 7 Steps to a Painted Rock

Current Show Date: August 9, 2016 / 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


AYANNA S. FABIO & DAPHNE BURGESS (Author and Illustrator of the children’s book, Paint-A-Rock Day!)

JULIAN ANGEL (Financial Peace University; The main focus of the course is to teach people how to get out of debt and stay out of debt by following a simple financial plan.)

Observer News: Tony Harvey

Other News

TSA Officers Will No Longer Stop Black Women to Conduct Hair Searches in Airports

Attorney Andrea Burton Sentenced to Five Days in Jail for Wearing a Black Lives Matter Button

  • Andrea Burton, an Ohio attorney, is appealing a verdict that found her in contempt of court for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter button in court.
  • According to reports, a Youngstown Municipal Court Judge, one Robert Milich, found her in contempt of court after she disobeyed express orders to take off the Black Lives Matter button in court.
  • The judge said that his political opinion did not influence his decision. He was adamant that a judge is always impartial and should ensure everyone has an opportunity for a fair hearing.

Student Debt Helps, Not Harms, the U.S. Economy, White House Says

North Carolina NAACP president is thrown off flight after row with passenger who referred to him as ‘those people’ and criticized him for buying two seats because of his arthritis.

  • Reverend William Barber was removed from DC flight to Raleigh-Durham
  • He said passenger behind him made disparaging remarks and criticized his need for two seats
  • Barber said he purchased two tickets to accommodate physical disability
  • He issued statement saying he stood up to address the passenger because his arthritis prevented him from turning around
  • A crew member called police, who boarded and asked Barber to leave
  • He said: ‘I am not at all happy about what I believe were the real reasons I was the one asked to leave’

Dr. Sebi Died On August 6 2016 After Being Arrested

  • Dr. Sebi Died on August 6, 2016.
  • Update 8/9/16: The Dr. Sebi community is piecing together information about Dr. Sebi’s death until we receive official word from his USHA Research Institute. Alfredo Bowman, who is known lovingly as Dr. Sebi, died in jail after being held on charges of money laundering.
  • Authorities detained Dr. Sebi on suspicion of money laundering on May 28, 2016 along with Pablo Medina Gamboa after his flight from California landed at the Juan Manuel Galvez de Roatan Airport. Authorities detained Dr. Sebi for possessing $37,000 as he and Gamboa attempted to board another plane to La Ceiba, Honduras.
  • Dr. Sebi became famous after becoming the doctor naturalist of luminaries as Michael Jackson, Lisa Lopez, Steven Seagal and other international artists.
  • Won a 1986’s New York Supreme Court case  for practicing medicine without a license and for making fraudulent medical claims where he proved that he cured Aids and other diseases by providing 70 witnesses, when he only needed 9.


Tech News:

The Fight for the “Right to Repair”

  • Manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for individuals or independent repair people to fix electronics. A growing movement is fighting back
  • A growing number of people, seeing this as an unreasonable state of affairs, are fighting back. In a so-called “right to repair” movement, this loose coalition of consumer advocates, repair professionals and ordinary individuals are working to create legislation that would make it harder for companies to keep repair information proprietary.


Luke Cage coming to Netflix Friday, September 30th