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Benjamin Banneker: Truth To Power

June 13th, 2024 in

“The hunt for ancestral talent or character that might explain the birth of a genius is usually futile. In the case of Benjamin Banneker, however, it has intriguing aspects that refuse to be ignored,” writes Charles A. Cerami in “Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot.” Banneker’s maternal grandmother, Molly Welsh, was originally identified as a…

Legends of Comedy

June 7th, 2024 in

          TBJ #2206 – “LEGENDS OF COMEDY” This program features a tribute to comedy with a litany of entertainer giants such as Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, George Kirby, Nipsey Russell and Moms Mabley.    

Legends of Music

June 1st, 2024 in

TBJ #2122 – “LEGENDS OF MUSIC” This edition features the thoughts and music of some of the world’s most talented legendary entertainers, including Eubie Blake, Chuck Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Hampton and Charles Brown.   HISTORICALLY, TONY BROWN IS also … Coordinator of the “Walk To Freedom with Martin Luther King, Jr.” in Detroit (1963), according to the…

Great Black Men of Color

May 24th, 2024 in

Great Black Men of Color featured on … Frederick Douglass, Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour, Medgar Evers, J. A. Rogers and Dr. John Henrik Clarke  TBJ #323 — GREAT BLACK MEN OF COLOR:  J.A. Rogers spent the majority of his lifetime pioneering the field of Black studies with his exhaustive research on the major names in…

Ronald Reagan: The President and Black America

May 23rd, 2024 in

Tony Brown’s Journal Streaming service features this week a short clip of an interview I did with President Ronald Regan in 1982 called The President and Black America. Tony Brown’s Journal Streaming makes available nearly 1,000 pieces of iconic, historical, and original content that award-winning journalist Tony Brown created during his 40 years as…

Southern Slavery, Northern Lies

May 17th, 2024 in

Featured this week on … Southern Slavery — Northern Lie? — Pt. 2: Cotton was more than just another crop; it served as a “national currency.” Forty cents of every dollar each planter earned from selling his #cotton crop went to the North. New York was full of bankers, shippers, merchants, insurers and a…

Slavery’s Biggest Secret

May 10th, 2024 in

Slavery could not have become institutionalized in the South without the active participation of northerners in the United States. As the authors argue, the state of Connecticut, and the entire nation, were complicit. This “complicity” took many forms – ownership of slaves, promotion and funding of the slave trade and active involvement in it, support…

Rare Footage of Black College Day — 1980

May 3rd, 2024 in

Separatism never has been the major driving force of Black Colleges. Clearly, these schools were not the evil the Brown versus Board of Education decision sought to eradicate. They were the product, not the cause of the evil identified in Brown v. Board of Ed, that is, the exclusion of Black students from White institutions….

Jazz Legend: Dr. Donald Byrd

April 26th, 2024 in

  “JAZZ LEGEND: DONALD BYRD” Guest Donald Byrd shares his jazz career with Tony Brown and a live studio audience. As a sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while remaining a jazz artist. As…

Legends of Sports

April 12th, 2024 in

TBJ #2205 – “LEGENDS OF SPORTS” Arthur Ashe, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson, Jim Brown, and John Thompson are all legends in the sports world.  These renowned athletes are among the personalities profiled in this edition for their “winning spirit.” Tony Brown’s Journal Streaming Service Presents … “Legends of Sports” Arthur Ashe, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Robinson, Jim…