Empowerment & Encouragement = Wisdom & Knowledge
In the coming months - Tune in for some great guests and interesting topics --
In September, Dr. Karlos K. Hill is an expert on racism and race relations will discuss his new book Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory published by
Cambridge University Press Hill is Associate Professor of History at Texas Tech University and Founding Director of the Distinguished African American History Month Lecture Series at the university.
In August we'll discuss the subject of implicit bias with officials with The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.
Specifically it refers to how implicit and explicit mental processes– that are both altered by and contribute to racial inequities – affect individuals’ decisions, behaviors, and lived experiences.
On the show in August a unique and exquisitely wrought story of one multiracial woman’s journey to discover and embrace herself in a family that sought to deny her black heritage, Sil Lai Abrams shares her story in Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity—an account that will undoubtedly ignite conversation on race, racial identity, and the human experience.
I had a great time honoring Dr. Bobby Jones on the show recently. "I consider Dr. Jones to be a Tennessee Treasure and my hope is to honor his global legacy in gospel music which started the Nashville area", said Sharon Kay. He recently retired from being a host on BET for his popular show Bobby Jones Gospel ending a 35-year run.
The Home of Smooth & Contemporary Jazz
Steve Phillips was totally on point in this conversation. He s discussed his new book. Phillips is a national political leader, civil rights lawyer, and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Coming to the show soon is Dr. Jeffrey Rabuffo, Founder of the
New England Men's Health Initiative.
He's also author of the book The Life of Men: Love, Sex, Myth, Medicine... and Political Correctness.
It's was another great 411 Show "live" Christmas party -- Mayor Megan Barry had a blast with everyone. Sharon's daughter and granddaughters love coming to the party annually, they meet new people every year. Also photographed is this years musicians The Whitings Jazz Group (Tammy (l) and her husband Jamey (r), Bill Lyons (c) attends annually to sing in the Mass Choir. (Photo credit: Earl Flippen Photography)
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WHo is Sharon kay?
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Depends on who you ask....
Sharon Kay is an award-winning media professional with nearly 40-years’ experience in the industry. Currently, she is General Manager of JAZZY 88 WFSK Radio at Fisk University serving in that capacity for more than a decade, making her the first woman to head the historic radio station. Almost 30 of those years were in corporate media.
During her career Sharon has held positions which cross the gamut in media: radio, television, newspaper and web-based services. Those roles include: talk show hosts, news reporter, news anchor, public affairs director, public service director, promotions/copywriter, sales staff, music director and disc jockey.
She is also host of the popular talk show What’s the 411? with Sharon Kay, now in its 15-year.
For more information please visit www.sharonkays411.com
What kind of talk show is this?
What's the 411? with Sharon Kay is an empowerment, encouragement program designed to pass along enlightening information, both culturally and specifically to address cutting edge topic and news issues of the day.
It is not designed to spread fear and ignorance.
"When gaining wisdom from mentors or elders be a sponge, not sandpaper". - SK
"It's not the stuff it's how you handle it." - SK
"The ball won't roll unless someone gets it started." -- SK
"If God wills it -- you'll have endurance to the end." - SK
"Do not live your life like a 24-carat gold phony!"
-the late Nile Williams, Sr.
"To understand God, that's an oxymoron. The clay is not going to understand the potter." - Kirk Whalum
"Its time for love to be on the increase and put hate on the decrease." - Sharon Kay
"Do you need a fill-up at the Faith Filling Station?" The cost is always no charge!" - Sharon Kay
"Gratitude is the opposite of entitlement." - Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.
"You are gifted (by God) for your assignment." - Dr. Derek Grier
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
- the late Nelson Mandela
"Call a thing, a thing"
- Iyanla Vanzant
"Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number One."
- Author Ashe
Professional Tennis Player
"I don't know the future may hold, but I know who holds the future."
- Rev. Ralph Abernathy
"It's a waste of time and energy to give a $100 response to a $10. situation"
- Graham Barker, Ph.D.
Over the years we've taken the show on the road -- here's just a few of the stops along the way.
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Historian Onyeka Nubia will be back on the show in the coming months to continue our discussion on his research in his book Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England Their Presence, Status and Origins. He states that Black people have been a part of European society since at least the fifteenth century.
Loved this interview -- he was so interesting!