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Espresso Talk Today

Robin Lofton and Frederick Douglas Lofton

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We confront issues and their effects on Black people in the United States and around the world. From climate change to white supremacy, police violence to veganism, we face these highly charged topics with courage and curiosity. Our uncommon conversation is quick, engaging, and enlightening. Grab an espresso and join the convo!
 
This is a lecture series about African American history. Each "wiki" lecture is approximately 5 minutes long and teaches about lessons from the past can be used to improve our lives and the future. These lectures are fun, interesting, and inspirational!
 
Meet BlackFacts.com, the Internet's longest running Black History Encyclopedia - Delivering Black History, Culture, Vides and News to our followers. This podcast series provides your daily Black Facts Of The Day™. In addition there will be occasion bonus episodes focused on diversity or other key topics of interest to our BlackFacts audience Learn black history, Teach black history - https://blackfacts.com
 
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Habari Gani! Let's prepare to celebrate Kwanzaa! It's all about Black history, Black culture, and Black empowerment. Learn the basics about Kwanzaa from Master Storyteller Mama Edie. Why was Kwanzaa started? Who started it? How do I celebrate it? How can I live the Kwanzaa principles? Great questions! They will all be answered in this dynamic and u…
 
Self-care is important during the holidays. Self-care is important every day. It's not easy, but it is necessary for good mental and physical health. It's necessary for happiness and well-being. Mindfulness & Life coach, Roxanne Brew, joins the Espresso Talk Today team for an uncommon discussion on simple and effective self-care techniques that can…
 
We need to know everything about heart disease and heart health! Cardiovascular disease is deadly and disabling. Dr. Clyde Yancy, cardiologist, discussed risk factors and important symptoms to know. It's time for a Real Talk! The Espresso Talk Today team will discuss how to deal with risk factors like diabetes, how to manage important symptoms like…
 
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death and disability in the Black community. Yet many Black people do not understand the impact of their risk factors or know the early symptoms of cardiovascular illness. The Espresso Talk Today team is joined by Dr. Clyde Yancy, cardiologist, and Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern University Feinber…
 
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death and disability in the Black community. Yet many Black people do not understand the impact of their risk factors or know the early symptoms of cardiovascular illness. The Espresso Talk Today team is joined by Dr. Clyde Yancy, cardiologist and Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg…
 
Attending college is part of the American dream. However, attending a college or university in the United States is expensive. Very expensive. American universities are some of the most expensive in the world. Most students rely on financial aid to pay for their education. However, financial aid is not a perfect solution. It is a confusing and diff…
 
Have you ever had a racial encounter? What did you do? Deny it or Ignore it? Many Black people experience such encounters but deny their physical and emotional effects. The evidence proves that racism damages health! In this show, we discuss a real-life racial encounter and three simple steps that can avoid the damaging effects of racist encounters…
 
Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, the book, Black Rage, by Black psychiatrists William H. Grier and Price M. Cobbs, was published. This widely acclaimed work has established itself as the classic statement of the desperation, conflicts, and anger of black life in America today. In our first literary mentor talk, B…
 
Black Americans are traveling and living abroad at increasing levels. Europe. Africa. South America. Asia. We are not limiting ourselves to the problems and difficulties (and pervasive racism) in the United States. Robin Lofton, co-founder, and host of the Espresso Talk Today show, has studied and lived abroad (in the Netherlands, England, and Swed…
 
Doing Dashiki Fridays. Studying Black history. Learning a (non-colonial) African language. Visiting an African country. Cooking foods from Black heritage. Singing the Black National Anthem. There are so many ways to connect with and celebrate Black culture! In this Real Talk episode, Mel and Robin discuss their favorite ways to connect with Black c…
 
Hear amazing excerpts from the amazing Black health experts who have appeared on the Espresso Talk Today show! This is your opportunity to hear some of the best discussions, explanations, research, and opinions from experts on Black health issues! Today, we will have Professor Deirdre Cooper Owens discussing medical racism and Professor William A. …
 
Would you like to hear amazing excerpts from the amazing experts who have appeared on the Espresso Talk Today show? This is your opportunity to hear some of the best discussions, explanations, and opinions by the experts who have joined the show! Today, we will have Dr. Georges Benjamin from the American Public Health Association, Dr. Theopia Jacks…
 
Community. Culture. Great academic programs. Committed professors. Amazing mentors. Diverse. Welcoming and supportive environment. Yes, you find all of these at historically Black colleges and universities! HBCUs have been educating Black students since 1837. These schools are graduating students who become leaders in every field. The Espresso Talk…
 
Kamala Harris. Spike Lee. Toni Morrison. W.E.B. Dubois. What do these great Black people have in common? They all graduated from an HBCU! HBCUs have been educating Black students since 1837. These schools are graduating students who become leaders in every field. Do you want to learn more about these amazing schools? The Espresso Talk Today team is…
 
Many Black actors have taken on the dual role of activists fighting for social change. In the past, they participated in the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement. Today, Black actors are still fighting for racial equality but are also focusing on women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, economic justice, environmental justice, an…
 
Blood banks. Cataract surgery. Automatic elevator doors. What do these items have in common? They all were invented by Black people! There are many items that we use every day and procedures that have saved lives that were invented by Black Americans. Yet we learn and hear so little about the numerous inventions by African Americans. In this episod…
 
Why is kindness important in antiracism work? What does kindness look like in the fight against racism? In this folktale called Lord of the Cranes, the main character tests the kindness and helpfulness of a wealthy businessman. This folktale, similar to the parable of The Good Samaritan, introduces the importance of showing kindness to all people. …
 
What happens if you discover that your friend holds racist views? Or homophobic views? Or sexist attitudes? Bias exists in every person. Yet racism, sexism, antisemitism, and anti-LGBTQ-ism take prejudice to a different and possibly dangerous level. Handling a racist "friend" is a difficult situation. Hans and Ben discuss this problem from differen…
 
Real Talk Show! Mel and Robin are joined by a special guest for their Real Talk: African tour special, Samuel Kweshie Ametewee. The Espresso Talk Team visited Ghana in May. Sammy was our amazing tour specialist. We welcome our homeland brother to have a Real Talk with us. He will tell us what makes Ghana such a special country to visit. He'll also …
 
How is your quest for success affecting your health? How does your personality predisposition determine your health risk? Epidemiologist Sherman James, Ph.D. developed a questionnaire for Black Americans to assess their health risk in the struggle to succeed: The John Henryism Active Coping Scale. This short questionnaire reveals that certain perso…
 
Thugs. Criminals. Angry. Dangerous. Stereotypes persist about African Americans. Stereotypes are pervasive in society. Everyone holds stereotypes about other groups. Are they all harmful? Do they hold any truth? The Espresso Talk Today team discusses both old and modern stereotypes about African Americans and their effects. They also consider the e…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 5. Frederick Douglass gave his speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?". He was an African American abolitionist, orator, newspaper publisher, and author. He became the first Black U.S. marshal. Douglass was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot Cou…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 4. Marian Anderson and Ralph Bunche receive the first Medals of Freedom. She was an American singer, and an important figure in the struggle for African-American artists to overcome racial prejudice. Bunche was an American political scientist, diplomat, member of the United Nations for more…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 3. Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. After demonstrating exceptional athletic abili…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 2. Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The 10 years that followed saw great strides for the African American civil rights movement, as non-vio…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for July 1st. Roland Hayes named soloist with Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was the first African American singer to achieve success on the classical concert stage. Hayes was born in Curryville, Georgia, to Fanny and William Hayes, who were former slaves. He wanted an education, but he had to drop o…
 
Hypertension. Heart Disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Depression. Black Americans face a disproportionate of many chronic illnesses and conditions. The medical community has been reluctant to dig deep to find the causes of this health crisis. But the Espresso Talk Today team is digging deeper and finding answers! Today, we are joined by renowned epidem…
 
John Henry, the famous steel-driving man, was a Black Freedman born in the 19th century. He was known for his strength and hard-work ethic. In a famous challenge, he faced and defeated the steam machine. He became a legend. But his story is true. The Espresso Talk Today team is honored to share his amazing story with you. The story is read by story…
 
Black Americans face a disproportionate risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions. This affects the quality of our lives and longevity. The medical community has been reluctant to dig deep to find the causes of this health crisis. But the Espresso Talk Today team is finding answers. Today we are joined by renowned epidemiologist D…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 30. Lena Horne was born. She was an African-American dancer, actress, Grammy-winning singer, and civil rights activist. Horne left school at age 16 to help support her ailing mother and became a dancer at the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City. She was discovered by producer John Hammond,…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 29. NAACP chairman S.G. Spottswood criticize Nixon's administration. Stephen Gill Spottswood was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He went on to Albright College, earning a B.A. in history in 1917; Gordon Divinity School; and Yale Divinity School, where he earned his doctorate. He joined the N…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 28. The U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the use of racial quotas for university applications. The medical school at the University of California, as part of the university’s affirmative action program, had reserved 16 percent of its admission places for minority applicants. Allan Bakke, a wh…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 27. Frederick Jones invents the ticket dispensing machine. He was an U.S. inventor credited with more than 60 patents. After a challenging childhood, Jones taught himself mechanical and electrical engineering, inventing a range of devices relating to refrigeration, sound, and automobiles. I…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 26. Sit-in demonstrations and passive resistance began in Cairo, Illinois. Despite Illinois’s relatively liberal reputation, Cairo, a small city far south from Chicago, was thoroughly segregated and violently racist. Local youths formed the Cairo Nonviolent Freedom Committee (CNVFC) and inv…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 25. Sonia Sotomayor was born. She is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman of color, first Hispanic, and first Latina member of the Court. Sotomayor was raised in a housing project in the Bronx. After the death of her father, her mother worked long …
 
Real Talk Show! Summer is here and people are traveling again! Here is an idea: Visit Black history sites! Many of these places are unknown. Others are ignored. Terrible shame! These sites are informative, exciting, and affordable. The Espresso Talk Today team is joined by educator Kirk Wadi for another Real Talk show. We discuss great historical s…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 24. John R. Lynch became first African-American to preside over deliberations of a national political party. Born into slavery in Louisiana, he became free in 1863 under the Emancipation Proclamation. He became active in the Republican Party by the age of 20. Although too young to participa…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 23. Wilma Rudolph was born. She was an American sprinter, the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals in a single Olympics. Physically disabled for much of her early life, Rudolph wore a leg brace until she was twelve years old. Because there was little medical care av…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 22. Arthur Ashe leads UCLA to the NCAA tennis championship. Ashe was coached and mentored by Robert Walter Johnson at his tennis summer-camp home in Lynchburg, Virginia. Johnson helped fine-tune Ashe's game and taught him the importance of racial socialization through sportsmanship, etiquet…
 
JUNETEENTH - A Celebration of Freedom. Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth) is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. It is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. It is now celebrated annually on the 19th of June throughout the United States. HI…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 21. Painter Henry Ossawa Tanner was born. He was an American artist and the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim. After a childhood spent largely in Philadelphia, Tanner began an art career in earnest in 1876,painting harbour scenes, landscapes, and animals from the …
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 20. Harry Belafonte became the first African American to win an Emmy award. As one of the most successful African-American pop stars in history, he was dubbed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. He was an early supp…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 19. Solidarity Day March In November 1967 civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) met and decided to launch a Poor People’s Campaign to highlight and find solutions to many of the problems facing the country’s poor. T…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 18. W.H. Richardson patents Baby Buggy. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and he made a huge improvement to the baby carriage. Richardson decided to create a stroller to be shaped more like a symmetrical basket, rather than a shell, as it was back then. This new design made it easier for …
 
Harambee! The Espresso Talk Today team is celebrating Juneteenth! We present an original, based-on-fact story read by Marlene Slaughter. In the second part, Elder Mel reads a narrative by her great-grandaunt, Miss Rosina Hoard who had been enslaved in Texas. We also discuss the meaning of Juneteenth, the commercialization of this cherished holiday,…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 17. Tuskegee Boycott began. The issue of the boycott was segregation and voting rights. The voting districts for the city of Tuskegee were changed dramatically to prevent black citizens from electing local officials. The Tuskegee Civic Association (TCA), a predominantly black organization w…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 16. Kenneth A. Gibson became the first African American mayor of Newark. He entered politics in the 1960s, during the Civil Rights Movement, by joining the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Congress of Racial Equality (COR…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 15. Henry Ossian Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, the eldest of five brothers. His mother, Isabelle Flipper, and his father, Festus Flipper, a shoemaker, and carriag…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 14. William H. Gray was elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives. He graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1959 and enrolled in Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, majoring in sociology. In 1972, Gray succeeded his father as the senior minister at Br…
 
BlackFacts.com presents the black fact of the day for June 13. Thurgood Marshall named the first African-American Court's justice. After being rejected by the University of Maryland Law School because he was not white, Marshall attended Howard University Law School; he received his degree in 1933, ranking first in his class. He established a privat…
 
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