Archive for November, 2010

Notes for SML#5

  • Darlene Donloe’s Entertainment Reports are on these three films: Faster, Unstoppable, and Harry Potter’s latest
  • Kathy Williamson interviews Ellen Love re: Darren’s Giftshop
  • Harold Hambrick:  Watts Christmas Parade
    Watts Centenarian Lee Gibson to Serve as Grand Marshall
    at 45th Annual Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade Dec. 4th
    Childhood dreamer and one of the oldest living Pullman Porter, Watts resident and centenarian Lee Gibson will serve as the Grand Marshall for the 45th annual Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade on Saturday December 4th beginning at 12-noon at Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park.
    Gibson, who was born in Louisiana and as a child lived by the train tracks where he would wait for the train to go by and hear the whistle blow, worked for Union Pacific for 38 years as a Pullman Porter and it was that opportunity that brought him to his Southern California destination in the 1930s.
    The parade was founded in 1965 by community leader Edna Aliewine to fill was she recognized as a void during her childhood.
    “When my father took me to Christmas parades it was always outside the community and rarely, if ever did it include people of color,” said Aliewine.
    Now, nearly a half century later it has become one of the proud staples of the Watts/Willowbrook community annually attracting 35,000 people who represent families of the Watts/Willowbrook communities and neighboring cities.
    The parade will kick-off at 10a.m. with a live gospel concert that will also feature a special R&B attraction Young Maestro.
    Marching bands and drill teams representing, Jordan high School, Walton Middle School, Gompers Middle School, Locke High School, Willowbrook Middle School, Verbum Die High School, St. Mary’s High School, Bunche Middle School, South Gate High School, Huntington Park High School, Warren Lane Middle School and many other will be among the participants of the parade.
    The parade route will begin at El Segundo and Clovis and travel north onto Central Ave. and 103rd Street and east on 103rd Street to Grandee. Another set of live performances will follow the conclusion of the parade at the Ted Watkins Gymnasium.
    For more information contact (323)563-3629.



Notes: Leslie Uggams hot new one woman play:  Uptown Downtown Details: Group Sales:  (626) 921-1161 Now THROUGH DEC. 12

Wooli Me Expo

Time: November 28, 2010 from 9am to 6pm
Location: Carson Center
Street: 801 East Carson Street
…City/Town: Carson, Ca, 90745
Website or Map:
Phone: 3105023450
Event Type: natural, hair, expo
Organized By: Denise Estelle 

The 2nd Annual Wooli Me Expo (Back to the Root)
There will be a conference, a hair and fashion show and several speakers. Meet with other local women who choose to wear their hair natural. Gather to commune and support one another in your quest for chemical free hair! Discuss hair care, maintenance, products and services. We are here to connect people of color, to support and empower. Our goal is to help build community, nurture spirits, and create connections that will lead you to a more conscious and fulfilled lifestyle.

The Wooli Me Expo is to provide natural products for the hair and skin. Wooli Me is a wake up call to being Naturally Beautiful; It’s a call to be at peace with God’s gift (young natural hair), and bring an end to the unhealthy drama.

It’s a new time now….. our history of chemical relaxers and heat styling are no longer needed. It’s time for us as Black Women to redefine and promote our own beauty standards. It’s time to take off the wigs, weaves, perms and scarfs and liberate our lifestyle.

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Wooli Me is dedicated to furthering the natural beauty movement.

How to listen on your iPhone or SmartPhone: I downloaded an app called Cinch.  Once loaded they have this feature where you can record messages and leave them on Facebook or Twitter, but if you hit “more” you will see Blog Talk Radio.  And that is how you get to the show:  In the search box type in “Sunday Morning Live Isidra” (There are other shows called Sunday Morning Live but if you put my name, ours will come up frst.

Don’t forget!!! The Leimert Park Artwalk is today 2-8 p.m. Go to last week’s show notes for details!


Congrats to CA State Attorney General:  Kamala Harris:


President’s Lip:

Gil Robertson, writer and author, is the founder of the African American Film Critics Association. He will be Kathy Williamson‘s guest as they prepare for their next Awards show Dec. 13.

Celebrate the best in cinema for 2010 at the 2010 AAFCA Awards, Monday December 13, 2010, Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. vist



Ava DuVernay | Tilane Jones
The DuVernay Agency

Ben Caldwell: Leimert Park Artwalk  Nov. 28 2-8 p.m. Near Vernon and Crenshaw in Los Angeles, CA 4th Sunday of every month.  Here is the extended version of the interview we played:
Interviewed by Isidra Person-Lynn

An interesting clip by Ben Caldwell, Viet Nam Vet:

Darlene Donloe will return next week.


11/14/10:  Today’s Lineup!

30 minute show airs live: @11 a.m. But you can watch on demand:

Show Link:

FIRST UP:  The Men’s Response to For Colored Girls…The Movie

Tyler Perry

Leslie UggamsLeslie Uggams!

The men’s response to the Tyler Perry movie “For Colored Girls…”

We invite the men to call: (626) 414-3504

We Storified what the men of the Internet are saying about “For Colored Girls…” the movie. :

Click here and start scrolling

About 11:20 Sunday Morning Live welcomes Leslie Uggams!  Does this woman not age or what???  Entertainment Reporter Darlene Donloe interviews Ms. Uggams live!  She has a new play coming up, so scroll below…we posted the details and how you can get tickets last week. To read her story at EUR: Click here

PCITI – Professional Community Intervention Training Institute’s 4th Graduation, Friday Nov. 12, 2010 at the African American Firefighter Museum. PCITI founder Aquil Basheer introduces Captain Brent Burton, L.A. County Fire Dept. and vice-resident of the museum. – video by Kathy Williamson.

Did you hear Terry McMillan’s ex – Jonathan Plummer – on Adai’s show today on KJLH?  If you missed it, join them Tuesday night:

Adai Lamar with Special Guest “Jonathan Plummer” 

Steja Robinson invited all of us!


Time Tuesday, November 16 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Location 8415 Pershing Dr, Playa del Rey

More Info “Jonathan Plummer” will answer ALLLL of your questions about the book “How Stella got her groove back” and how his marriage ended to Terry McMillan..Come and hear HIS side of the story. 

While enjoying some great food.

In Other News:
Mitrice Richardson Update: We tried to get someone representing the young Mitrice Richardson who had gone missing a year ago, only to have her bones found in the wild remote. Well, in light of community suspicions about who or what caused that death, the Coroner’s Office is peeved at the Sherriff’s for moving the remains:,0,1664971.story
Oscar Grant!: And after last week’s show we recorded an extedned interview with Thandi  Chimurenga, who reported on the OScar Grant case.  Please click here for the link to the audio.
Quincy Jones’ New Album is Released to Mixxed reviews.  I love it!  Listen to Secret Garden in its entirety: :
Fans protest Sony Music release of new Michael Jackson Music.
Great Resources for My Journalism Friends Trying to keep up with Social media:

Welcome back everyone! Here are the show notes!

Isidra’s Gadget Tip: You have to set your iPhone manually because Apple announced there is a glitch in the alarm for the Daylight Savings.

For more gadget tips visit:

Kathy Williamson Says:

Aaron Shannon, Jr.

Halloween Shooting Death of 5 Year old Spiderman


On Friday, the Los Angeles police announced that they had arrested two suspects: Leonard Hall Jr., 21, and Marcus Denson, 18, whom they identified as members of a local gang.


Kathy’s Election Recap:

Kamala Harris:

After Bobby (Jindal), (Indian American) community hopes ride on Kamala Harris

People of Color who won the election:

  • First African American woman elected to the U. S. Congress in Alabama (Terri Sewell-Democrat)
  • First African American republican elected to Congress since 2003 in South Carolina. (Tim Scott)
  • First African American woman elected State Attorney General of California. (Kamala Harris–Democrat)
  • First Black immigrant woman elected Lt. Governor of Florida (Jennifer Carroll-Republican, born in Trinidad)
  • The only African American governor was reelected to a second term in Massachusetts (Governor Deval Patrick-Democrat)
  • First African American republican elected to Congress in Florida (Alan West-Republican)
  • First Hispanic woman elected governor in New Mexico. (Susana Martinez-Republican)
  • First woman elected governor of South Carolina (Nikki Haley – Republican, whose parents were born in India)
  • Majority-minority district elects an African American to the U. S. Congress in Louisiana. (Cedric Richmond-Democrat)


Guests: Oscar Grant Case:  2 Years?

Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Thandisizwe Chimurenga says this about herself:

I am an activist, organizer and writer. I am passionate about the power of media as a liberating tool for oppressed peoples. I write, do radio and dabble in video. I use the pen and the mic as my primary weapons but I’m not opposed to others.

She is traveling down the Cyberground Railroad…Writes for San Francisco Bay View,  and hosts “Some of us are brave”–Saturdays on KPFK

Her work appears here:

She was in the courtroom when the verdict in the Oscar Grant case was read.

After the Show:  We interviewed her some more about the error the Judge made:  CHECK IT OUT!

Video of Oscar Grant’s Uncle’s Reaction From a Facebook Post by Shani:


Darlene Donloe Reports:

She brought us the interview with Ella B. Jenkins, and leaves these reminders:


Phylicia RASHAD


A RAISIN IN THE SUN plays March 23 – April 17, 2011, with the official press opening on March 25, 2011.  The performance schedule is Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale November 1, 2010. All tickets are $40 if purchased by December 31, 2010.  Regular price tickets take effect January 1, 2011 and range from $45 – $55. Single tickets are available now through the theatre box office at 323-964-9766 or online at  Groups of 10 or more are available at 323-964-9592 or by email








PASADENA, CA (September 10, 2010) – Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Stephen Eich, Executive Director), in association with KPC Incorporated, presents Tony and Emmy Award-winner Leslie Uggams (Pasadena Playhouse’s Stormy Weather and ABC’s “Roots”) in UPTOWN DOWNTOWN. Directed and conceived by Michael Bush (Pasadena Playhouse’s Stormy Weather), Ms. Uggams returns to the Playhouse stage beginning November 16 – December 12.  The official press opening is on Friday, November 19.

UPTOWN DOWNTOWN is a dazzling musical evening with the legendary Leslie Uggams. In stories and song, Leslie recreates her extraordinary journey from uptown to downtown.  From Mitch Miller to “Roots.”  From the Apollo Theater to Broadway. UPTOWN DOWNTOWN played earlier this year at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.

UPTOWN DOWNTOWN plays November 16 – December 12, 2010, with the official press opening on Friday, November 19, at Pasadena Playhouse, 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  There will be one Wednesday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on November 24. Ticket prices range from $39.00 – $69.00.  Rush tickets are available for $15.00 one hour prior to the performance time and are subject to availability.  Rush tickets must be purchased at the Pasadena Playhouse Box Office. Tickets are available by calling the Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or by visiting the Pasadena Playhouse Box Office.  The box office is open from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on performance dates and from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Sunday.  Note: The box office is closed on holidays.  Tickets are available 24 hours online at ; Group Sales (15 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161.



Ella B. Jenkins children’s book series:

Eve Lynne, Author

Click to listen to the long version of the interview with Eve Lynne: CLICK HERE

Ella B. Jenkins:


New Magazine Features Eve Lynne:

Visit to learn more about "Shades Magazine"

This is a new magazine out of the Bay area.  Our guest. artist, author Eve Lynne is on their second cover.



Curtis Michael York (who owns a salon on 43rd in Leimert Park) stars in the AMA commercial

Shout out to my locktician: Curtis Michael York:

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Nancy Wilson Honored by Brotherhood Crusade:
Congrats to Cherisse Bremond
Leroy Hamilton, photographer was there!
Photo of the week: