This Sunday we will go back. Way back. Back into time.
When Sunday Morning Live first aired, it was on KACE FM in Los Angeles. It was a magazine formatted show which I hosted with this week’s guest Mark Whitlock (Now Rev. Mark Whitlock as co-host. Years later the name was changed to The People’s Connection, andour second guest Kevin Ross (now TV Judge Kevin Ross, America’s Court) co-hosted. There were segments like: The calendar by Sherese Holmes, Mahassin’s Kitchen, The Relationship Doctor, Ronn Elmore, Law with Atty. Billy Mills, Sports with Shawn Powell-Furillo, The Inland Empire report with Dia Poole; Education with Kathy Williamson, Entertainment with (our 3rd guest) Kitty Davis-Walker and then our fourth guest Darlene Donloe, and Daphne Bradford was an intern who covered earthquakes, unrest and Magic Johnson’s announcement that was HIV positive.
We even have a clip from Sam Putney from an interview we did last year with Jacquie Stephens. Both worked for KJLH–our rival station. And Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn who produced Candid Moments will round out the show.
So, this Sunday, in commemoration of the 20th show, I am calling the troops back together. This is more than a reunion show, this is the update show. What have they been doing?
Kevin Ross presides over Entertainment Studios’ America’s Court with Judge Ross. “Boss” Ross (as he is affectionately called) is also a producer on the hit daytime court show, which debuted Fall 2010.
In his early years, Ross held several leadership positions, including serving as student body president at Gardena High School and Morehouse College. After graduating from Southwestern School of Law, the Los Angeles native worked as a prosecutor for eight years. Later, he would go on to become the youngest elected judge in the state of California.
Recognized for his unique insights, Ross has appeared as a commentator on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, Black Entertainment Television (BET), and NPR. His musings have been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, as well as The Huffington Post.
The former judicial officer also has an extensive background in radio, having produced a weekly public affairs program, hosted a show on Talkradio 790 KABC, and becoming the top online Current Events radio host on Blogtalkradio.com.
Moderating a breakout session for the 2008 inaugural “Blogging While Brown” international conference has led to Ross becoming a respected figure in articulating the role new media plays in how the world obtains its news and information.
Through his entertainment company 3BAAS Media Group, Ross convened the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism’s Urban New Media Panel as part of the 4th Annual “Beyond Broadcast” Media Conference. That has since spawned a highly regarded online news column that continues to expose others to resources, analysis and opportunities in the digital space.
What most defines the former judge turned media personality and tech-savvy entrepreneur, however, is his role as a husband and father of two energetic boys.
Check your local listings or visit http://www.americascourt.tv
Kevin Ross, host of tv’s “America’s Court with Judge Ross”, will be honored with the Social Media Award for his efforts at educating the public, especially minority communities, on digital issues affecting them though his 3BAAS Media Internet marketing firm and online column. Click Here
Michael Ajakwe will be joining the conversation as well to explain about these phenomenal awards and why one will be going to Kevin! www.lawebfest.com
Here are his own web TV series: http://ajakwetv.com/
The LA Web Fest Awards Show:
Sat. March 26, 8 p.m.: Stage 52 5290 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles
Rev. Mark E. Whitlock II, CEO and pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, has committed his life to serving God and the Church. As a minister and the economic development officer for the Fifth District of the AME Church, Rev. Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Nehemiah Ministries, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) funding vehicle that offers mortgage loans, transportation services, health programs, training and technical assistance, and legal services.
Rev. Whitlock is the pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine, CA. Christ Our Redeemer started with five members on the UCI Campus and under Rev. Mark’s leadership has grown to a worshiping congregation of 2,500 souls.
He is a frequent guest on television and radio shows including Night Line, Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN News, ABC, CBS, and NBC News.
Rev. Whitlock is happily married to Attorney Hermia Shegog Whitlock for twenty years. They have two sons, Mark and Devin.
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Darlene Donloe is a seasoned entertainment and travel journalist whose work has appeared in People, Ebony, Essence, Black Meetings & Tourism, LA Watts Times, Los Angeles Sentinel, EURWEB.com, EMMY, The Hollywood Reporter, Rhythm & Business, Billboard, Grammy, CYH, BlackVoices.com and more.
Her publicist career began in 1990 after she received a phone call asking if she was interested in being Nelson Mandela’s publicist during his Los Angeles visit. Not to be outdone, six years later Michael Jackson’s then publicist, Bob Jones (a former Motown executive), hired Donloe as the King of Pop’s tour publicist for his HIStory World Tour. Other campaigns include: The Ebony Repertory Theater, “Uptown Downtown,” Ella B. Jenkins, Cassandra Waldon (“Big Brother”), “Unconditional Love,” “Cradle to the Grave,” “Jamerican Film & Music Festival,” the California African American Museum and more.
As a consultant with Tobin & Associates Public Relations her campaigns included: NAACP Image Awards and the Pan African Film Festival. As a publicity consultant for The DeVeaux Group she worked on: “Sinbad’s Soul Music Festival,” “Moesha,” “Robert Guillaume,” “Double Take,” “Remember the Titans,” “Cinderella,” “Any Day Now,” PBS’s “Marcus Garvey,” and more. Prior to becoming a publicist, Donloe worked as a talent agent for Cunningham, Escott & Dipene.
She has written three books, “Gordon Parks,” “Mahalia Jackson” and “Katherine Dunham.”
Her theatrical credits include working on numerous productions (‘Dinah Was,’ ‘Raisin,’ ‘Visiting Mr. Green’ and more) with the International City Theater at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.
Donloe majored in journalism and theater at Michigan State University.
This week she interviews David Talbert who has a new play “WHAT MY HUSBAND DOES NOT KNOW” CLICK FOR TICKETS AND DETAILS
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To contact Darlene Donloe: DCDWriter@aol.com
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PART 2 Of Sunday Morning Live Next Week!
The show schedule is so full this week, we decided to make this a two part. Next week, Sam Putney, SML Executive Producer, talks about Steve Woods and how he got to Dallas and we will have other show members, including:
A graduate of the University of LaVerne, Kitty-Davis Walker has served the Southern California community in some of the hardest hit areas with dignity and a smile. She was a news, entertainment and sports reporter at KACE radio, then went on to co-host On the Positive Side with Muhammad Nassardeen, a program of Recycling Black Dollars.
She then served as public relations director at Kedren in Watts for 14 years, and has served as Public Relations Director at Union Rescue Mission for the past five years.
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Long iPad line. (Check out the video in Forbes) http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/12/video-walking-the-longest-ipad-2-line/?source=yahoo_quote
Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Sunset Boulevard and La Brea beginning at 4am on Sunday 3/20 for the LA Marathon. The streets will be reopen beginning at 11:30am. Patrons attending the 1pm matinee of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST are advised to plan arrival time to the theatre accordingly.
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L.A. Marathon, please CLICK HERE
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The Movie Mooz-lum! Go See this film! Excellent! Congrats to Roger Guenveur Smith who we interviewed last week.
It will only be in the Southland for maybe another week. http://www.Fandango.com. Have you seen it in your part of the world?
Special Thanks to Creative Soul’s Wil Massenburg. I had questions about how he did his Vlogs…and he took the time to do a 2 part video answer. But before you watch the how-to’s, watch one of his Vlogs:
So how does he do that? He’s filming himself while walking and talking! I had questions, and he gave answers. Thanks, Wil!
If you have an iPhone 4, here is a place that sells an adapter that will go on any tripod: http://xshotpix.com/iphone4case.php
Today’s show dedicated to Isaac”Skeet” Collins. At last report he was on life support in a hospital in San Bernardino He was revived after being gone for 20 minutes. The family has gathered ’round. He is my former brother-in-law’s brother, and my classmate from my home town of Linden, NJ.
In Haiti, things are still volatile. News reports this AM of Wyclef Jean recuperating from being shot during the campaign: http://www.etonline.com/music/108928_Wyclef_Jean_Shot_in_Haiti/
Rev. Mark Whitlock, Judge Kevin Ross, Darlene Donloe, David Talbert, Michael Ajakwe, Atty. Bobby Grace, Jaaye Person-Lynn, Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, Will Massenburg and Kitty Davis-Walker whose interview has been scheduled for next week–Part II! And thanks to you if you joined us in the chatroom or tuned in/called in!