FRI., JAN. 4 – TBJ #2324 – The Devil’s Advice – Part 2: Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius once again shares his insightful talent as he weaves the tale of a young man struggling against the odds. In “The Devil & Leroy Jones,” Dr. Cornelius imbues his performance with a message of hope for the future.
MON., JAN. 7 – TBJ #516 – The Black West: “Little Black cowboys need their heroes too,” sings Black country-western singer Jae R. Mason, as part of a movement to recapture the Black presence in the Old West. This edition highlights the rich history of Black contributions to the settling of America’s western frontier. Their legacy is exposed through song, rare photos and film.
WED., JAN. 9 – TBJ #1016 – Blacks Sing The Blues: In 1987 Black artist generated about 30% of the revenues of the record industry. But, Blacks are scarce when the money is split and the decisions are made. The late Rev. Dr. Benjamin Hooks, past Executive Director of the NAACP and Lebaron Taylor, Vice President and General Manager of Divisional Affairs of CBS Records Group join Tony Brown and a live studio audience to examine this issue.
THURS., JAN. 10 – TBJ #729 –When The Chickens Came Home To Roost -- Part I: This is part one of the award-winning 1982 New York stage hit “When The Chickens Came Home To Roost,” written by Lawrence Holder and produced by Woodie King, Jr. It stars Denzel Washington and Kirk Kirksey.
FRI., JAN. 11 – TBJ #730 – When The Chickens Came Home To Roost -- Part II: This is part two of the award-winning 1982 New York stage hit “When The Chickens Came Home To Roost,” written by Lawrence Holder and produced by Woodie King, Jr. It stars Denzel Washington and Kirk Kirksey.