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