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Sept. 27, 2011

90 Minutes/ Open Phones

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This Week’s Topic (s):

As we close out Black History Month 2011, let’s look at Black Dollars— where they’ve been and where they can go. Need to read up on Black Wall Street?  Just search the plentiful videos on You Tube,  like this one:

For where they have been,

Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn ( will give the history of Black Wall Street and what happened to all that Black wealth. Dr. Kwaku will begin his spring semester of Afrikan World Civilizations Class March 4 at the Ladera Park Center. He is unique in that he delivers classes on Afrikan history–all over the world, that is usually reserved only for college students.  Many adults never get exposed to this history.  He also teaches Black History 4 Young People during the summers, also in the community.


Jarim Person-Lynn, Wealth Coach

And the man with the solutions, Jarim Person-Lynn, a wealth coach and author of Brass-Knuckle Finance -a new book due out in March, will be our guest. Read more about Jarim’s message at and

Jarim, like so many others, grew up in the fast pace and showy Los Angeles area that is often times filled with higher levels of consumption and visibly showing off supposed “wealth”. After attending a local Cal State University, he went to work at one of the largest advertising agencies on the west coast – the very type of business responsible for instilling most of the high consumption mindsets of so many around him. At night he would also become one of the areas most sought after DJs known for mixtapes allowing companies to introduce product placement to his fans and listeners.

Jarim’s Brothers and Father. He has authored Brass-Knuckle Finance

A few years ago, during the economic financial collapse, he began to see all of the root issues with the rampant consumerism in America in general. He would then realize how they are even more amplified within the minority communities – those he himself had taken part in influencing. Now in March his book will come out, his community financial courses will launch and he will help the masses apply all of what he has learned about getting hundreds of people out of debt and into a better financial mind-state.

His focus is on sharing what he has learned through the school of hard knocks to people of color so they can prepare for brighter futures. To learn why his Winners Circle is singing his praises, you just have to tune in! Log onto the chat room to ask questions or call in!

Were African Americans Snubbed at This Year’s Oscars?

Also:  Tonight, a new class of Oscar winners will be awarded.  Were African-Americans Snubbed?  For Our Entertainment segment, we play the audio conversation with African-American Film Critics.  Click here to watch the video.


Trevor Ariza, NBA, Los Angeles


Trevor Ariza, For Sure!

Last week, we really enjoyed meeting our pro-athletes.  But!  We ran out of time before we could get to the prerecorded Trevor Ariza piece, so we will play  it on this show, including Lisa Leslie, the LR Services Plumbers, Howard Hewitt and Tony Bland.

In the meantime, here is my interview with the two young owners of the Buffalo Wild Wings where the Trevor Ariza Foundation‘s NBA All Star Weekend event was held.  It appeared in The Atlanta Post. Click to view the video interview.

More:  Pics from the event:


Karim Webb and Edward Barnett celebrate with Trevor Ariza the Grand Opening of Buffalo Wild Wings. Also pictured: Ken Lombard and Councilman Bernard Parks Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

LR Services Plumbers with Claudia Jordan / Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

Singer Howard Hewitt and Jaaye Person-Lynn Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn


Lisa Leslie!!! Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn


Afrikan Mental Liberation Film Festival is in San Diego scheduled for Feb. 26 and 27 has been postponed.  We will let you know as soon as we learn the new dates.

Also, Darlene Donloe will have the Entertainment Report (Sunday 2/27/2011 IS the Oscars, you know!) and we will play the Trevor Ariza clip we didn’t get to from last week’s show.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, Isidra Person-Lynn photographed a number of events this week:

Gang Girl Screening at the Pan African Film Festival

Grand Opening of Buffalo Wild Wings and Trevor Ariza Foundation


Carmelo Anthony and Eric Brown, CEO Johnson Products Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

The Carmelo Anthony Fundraising Brunch Album


Russell Simmons was catching up with Carmelo Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

Carmelo with Kim Kardashian and Date, Amar'e Stoudemire, his new Knick teammate and his wife LaLa. Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

Corner Store Premiere at an African Film Festival: More Pics


Roger Guenveur Smith (actor) and Joe Doughrity (director) Corner Store Premiere Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

Star of Gang Girl, Nafeesa, Glynn Turman and Congresswoman Maxine Waters Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn

More Pics:

Things to do:


Come and support the fine artists, fine crafts, jewelers and craft vendors, who have come from faraway places to sell and also celebrate the Black History Month.

Please share this with family, friends and colleagues.  Lots of good stuff for sale and for students and kids to do.

An art workshop given by a world renown artist, sculptor and poet, Emmanuel Taiwo Jegede, who flew in from London, England to share and also work with a new crowd.  Visit him at his booth located on the first floor by Sears Court.

Come and visit with:  artist, Diane Shannon Young, Charles Bibbs, Oduwa Art, jeweler, Timbuktu Art Colony, Original Haitian Watercolors, wood sculptor, Eddie Stokes, stone carver, Adeyemi Chaka, Design by Sandy, Roscoe Lee Owens of the Jammin Foundation/Jazzzone representing the works of: Synthia Saint James, Kathleen Wilson, Aldonia Bailey and Chuma Okoli, Foo Foo Fashions, from Texas, Sultry Touch Collection, from South Carolina, Another Phase by Karen Roache, Pride Hats/Jarmon, from New Mexico, Wild Strawberry & Muddy Wheel Studios, from New York, jeweler Sisterphyre Kreations, Tiles N Such, from New Jersey, jeweler Adrienne Lockett Designs, from New York, Simply Greta @ The Brownstone, West Love Ltd., Suzi’s Hats & Regal Adornments with jeweler Seku Ra, New Lyfe Books & Things, Scent, My Earring Fetish, African fashions by Benin Imports, from Buffalo New York, Saibo African Imports, Art Africains, Kumasi Gift Shop, jeweler Sister Queen Treasures, Velvet Monkey Designs, from Philadelphia L.I.P.S Hats, Wilbourn Sisters Designs, One of a Kind Denim fashions, Melba Carter Jackson.. “Lost Love” book signing to name a few….
The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza is located at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008 (at Crenshaw)

Don’t forget the Ben Caldwell’s Leimert Park Artwalk beginning at 2pm, 3333 43rd Place , LA CA 90008.

Take our first poll.  And vote on election day!

Please, comment below on why you are voting for your candidate.  All we ask is you are respectful.  Your neighbors really would love to have some real reasons why to choose one of these candidates.

Thank yous for helping with SML #17, Feb 27, 2011:  Jaaye , Jarim and Kwaku Person-Lynn, Darlene Donloe, Trevor Ariza, Howard Hewitt, The Atlanta Post, AAFCA and panelists, Roger Guenveur Smith, Joe Doughrity and all who called in or joined us in the chat room!


Charis, at a photoshoot with Leroy Hamilton before she and hubby Terry hit the road for Pennsylvania living. You should see the real photos by the master! Bon Voyage, guys!

Remember:  The Oscars are tonight.  Visit for more!  Watch and make your own movies!

This was a memorable Black History month.  Thanks for whatever you did–read, attended events, interviewed elders or posted factoids to Facebook–we saw you and we appreciated you!  Even the Kings are keeping it real–look at this!