Nichelle Nichols, Comdr. Uhura, Star Trek. She was accepting award from BBA's Salute to Black Women

SML 21: March 27, 2011  90 Minutes/ Open Phones

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This Sunday’s show:

SML Reunion Part 2

Yesterday, as the guest of Johnson Products, Corp., we attended the BBA’s stellar Salute to Black Women at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. Amongst the many notables was Nichelle Nichols,of Star Trek fame.  We will present her acceptance address this morning in the 2nd hour.

Last week, we got the update on former Sunday Morning Live co-hosts Rev. Mark Whitlock (COR Church) and Judge Kevin Ross (America’s Court)(scroll below), as well as Darlene Donloe.  This week we get the updates on Kitty Davis Walker, Entertainment Reporter, now Director of Public Relations at Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles),  Sherese Holmes (former Calendar Girl now an educator in Las Vegas), Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, who produced weekly Candid Moments tells us about Dr. Toni Humber coming to speak at his history class Friday.  She has an awesome presentation about Africans in Mexico that you can’t miss! Daphne Bradford (intern, now leading non-profit which took students to the White House), and a clip from Sam Putney (SML Executive Producer, a morning how personality now residing in Dallas). Jacquie Stephens and I already interviewed Sam Putney some months ago.  To hear that interview,  Click here.

Show Schedule:

(If you are watching the rebroadcast, estimate the time, based on what was submitted.)

10:00 Intro – Darlene Donloe – Entertainment Report, Reviews Phylicia Rashad’s Raisin in the Sun

10:10 a.m. Sherese Holmes, former Calendar Girl and Air Personality, Today an educator

10:30 a.m. Daphne Bradley, former intern, air personality, Apple distinguished educator, Mother of Many

10:50 a.m. Kitty Davis-Walker, former Entertainment Reporter, Today Director of PR for Union Rescue Mission

11:10 Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn – Candid Moments

11:20 Sam Putney/Steve Woods

11:30 Rev. Kamal Hassan Be good to

11:40 Nichelle Nichols, BBA Awardee’s acceptance speech

11:55 Sign Off/Thanks you!

All times are approximate and posted so listeners can fast forward to a specific segment.


Kitty Davis-Walker

Kitty Davis-Walker

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.

Kitty manages the new media outreach efforts of the Union Rescue Mission, and is a specialist in voice-over services, and offers a range of accents and sounds.

Sherese Veronica Holmes

Sherese Veronia Holmes (Rappin’ Reesie)

Sherese Veronica Holmes was born in Hollywood, CA.  She attended Saint Mary’s High School, Xavier University, Cal State L.A., and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

From 1988 to 1994, the former model worked at KACE FM as an intern for Steve Woods, her uncle. She became the producer of Sunday Morning Live,  delivered the weekly  calendar, as “The Calendar Girl.” She then went on to work in reception for the station until she became an on air personality,  on her show “Sunday Soft Notes.” Order your Hugs and Kisses by calling 702-882-3222.

While earning her teaching credential, she taught at Benjamin O. Davis Middle School in Compton for 2 years, Windsor Hills Math Science Aerospace Magnet for  a year, and taught kindergarten,  first and second grade  for 14 years in Las Vegas for the Clark County School District.

For the past four years she serves as an ELL facilitator for English Language Learners.  In essence, she teaches teachers how to teach children that don’t speak English.

Many did not know that she spoke Spanish fluently.  Her grandmother, who was Cuban, taught her.

For decades, Sherese has owned Hugs and Kisses, a confection company known for its thick chocolate, sinful brownies, cheesecake, fudge, Carrot Cake cupcakes and cookies. She has built her clientele through word of mouth-watering mouth.

Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, Candid Moments

Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn produced Candid Moments a jazzy segment featuring clips from historians and world thinkers.  Today he is the creator of Afrikan World Civilizations, a class he teaches beyond the walls of the University in the Southern California Community. He teaches traditionally at East Los Angeles College and is the author of a number of history books.

Dr. Toni Humber, speaking in January at LACMA about the Olmec Controversy. She will speak live at Dr. Kwaku’s class Friday, April 1.  For class location visit

Daphne Bradford:

Daphne Bradford, Intern, Air Personality, Mother of Many

Daphne Bradford is the founder of Mother of Many (M.O.M.),  a non-profit grassroots organization focused on inspiring high school students to improve their grades, stay in school and earn various digital media certifications beginning with iLife, Apple’s award winning digital media software  and Final Cut Pro in 9th through 12th grade. In a learning environment where dropping out and failing to meet high school exit exam standards are an unfortunate reality, Mother of Many is committed to assisting young people reverse that trend by taking responsibility for their education.

Even today, many middle and high school students have little or no access to technology much less any awareness of 1) how important technology skills are in today’s 21st Century job market, or 2) jobs that exist based on certified technological skills.

Mother of Many students gain real world experience with our corporate and industry partners including Ogilvy Los Angeles, KABC News, KNBC News and Elias Arts. Career days and internships with these partners offer job shadowing and access to professional mentoring – resources that money cannot buy.

Mother of Many operates solely on the basis of donations. Though the Mother of Many administrative team is very minimal, donations are needed to keep our doors open and the engine running. Your donations are most welcome.

Today, Darlene reviews “A Raisin in the Sun.”  Here are the details:

Actress-director Phylicia Rashad, makes her Los Angeles directorial debut by staging the 1959 Lorraine Hansberry classic for Ebony Repertory Theatre.

Performances at The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center will play through April 17.

The cast includes Kenya Alexander, Brandon Brown, L. Scott Caldwell, Kevin Carroll, Jason Dirden, Deidrie Henry, Amad Jackson, Scott Mosenson and Ellis Williams.

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center is at 4718 W. Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles.

For more information call, (323) 964-9766 or visit

Rev. Kamal Hassan

Rev. Kamal Hassan

Join him at

“Be Good to Women Day” on March 29 at 7pm. This is the 8th year of this event which promotes gender equality and healthier relations with women in the African American community. It will take place at Bryant Temple AME Church in LA. More details at:

Rev. Kamal’s Bio:

The Rev. Kamal Hassan serves as Designated Pastor of Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church.

Although Sojourner Truth is his first call as a Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Hassan has more than 20 years of experience as a religious worker and more than 10 years as an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a powerfully gifted preacher and Christian educator whose message is rooted in the African American prophetic tradition. He is a community organizer who has toiled for decades in low wealth communities of color for social justice. He is a sensitive and supportive counselor and visitor of those in need. He is a visionary leader who can see beyond the now to the “not yet.”

Rev. Hassan received his AA in Radio Broadcasting from Los Angeles City College, his BA in History from California State University Los Angeles, and his Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

He is the husband of Makini Hassan. They have three children, Jonathan Coleman, Stephanie Coleman, and Aiyisha Hassan.  His church website:

Nicelle Nichols, Comdr. Uhura, Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols accepts Legacy Award from the Black Business Expo 3/26/11 Also among the awarded were Judy Pace, Lula Washington, Alice Huffman, Chef Marilyn. Councilwoman Jan Perry announced that she will run for Mayor.  Sandra Evers Manley, VP, hosts panel on women in corporate America–from Northrup Grumman. Former Supervisor Yvonne Burke updates us on her political life now.

Follow her on Twitter, or visit her at


Chris Brown: 3/22/2011

Follow up on the Bully who got slammed by the hefty kid: Click here

Credit:  Radio Facts Magazine

I love Davey D:  He told us about this song:  Three Little Girls by Jasiri X.  Listen to the lyrics:gardner1214

From Tricia Cochee:

“The Golden Voice of Africa”, Salif Keita, is coming to the Conga Room April 6th!! Get your tickets now! See you there!

Co-sponsored by: Radio Afrodicia bringing you the best from Africa!!
During her ongoing trip to Africa, Miki Turner wrote: This sister is incredible! If you haven’t already, download her music from iTunes! Her name is Simphiwe Dana!
What the lyrics mean:


(verse 1) Do it like this then Zandisile I pin my hopes on you I have seen what you will never have to see We have passed the deep end Always remember you are my inheritance

(verse 2) You will cross this river And take up the journey When I can no longer continue It’s the brave ones who cannot be defeated You are a brave one Please do listen in the silence For the sound that will show you the way Don’t you worship tears You are the power don’t look down on yourself

Isidra Gadget Word of the Week: “Troll”

Internet words are often confusing and stymie some people who whisper to me “What does LOL mean?”  So when the You Tuber who posted a video happy that the Tsunami was God’s way of speaking, comedian David So decided to take her on. But, he was warned that she was a “troll.” Don’t be confused!  For the INTERNET usage of the word scroll below David So’s comedy.

When you grew up with the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff, you learned of a troll that lived under a bridge.

Troll (Internet)

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“Do not feed the trolls” and its abbreviation “DNFTT” redirect here. For the Wikimedia essay, see “What is a troll?“.

The trollface, often associated with trolling

In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into a desired emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[2] In addition to the offending poster, the noun troll can also refer to the provocative message itself, as in “that was an excellent troll you posted”. While the term troll and its associated action trolling are primarily associated with Internet discourse, media attention in recent years has made such labels highly subjective, with trolling being used to describe intentionally provocative actions outside of an online context. For example, recent media accounts have used the term troll to describe “a person who defaces internet tribute sites with the aim of causing grief to families.”[3][4]

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Here is David So’s response to the comments from his blog about the UCLA girl complaining about Asians.


Happy Retirement Avis Ridley-Thomas! This is a beautiful piece by Leroy Hamilton It’s a MUST SEE!

Ravim Lynn, at his portfolio show. He's set to graduate Art Institute June 20.

Congrats to Ravim Lynn, the eldest of the House of the Rising Sons

Dwight Pilgram

Also, heck this young 21 year old African-American man who won two Poker championships in 4 days. And another won another tournament recently.

NAACP CONVENTION coming to Los Angeles July 23-28, 2011:

Aretha Franklin Celebrates 69th Birthday

Angela Davis speaks to founder of Be Good to Women Day, Brad Sanders about President Obama.

Thank You’s:

That’s a wrap for our Sunday Morning Live #21 Reunion.  I’d like to thank everyone:  Sherese Holmes, Kitty Davis Walker, Daphne Bradford, Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn (Don’t forget Dr. Toni Humber this Friday!) Sam Putney, Rev. Kamal Hassan, Darlene Donloe (Raisin in the Sun info above!), and Johnson Products for providing a wonderful experience at the BBA Salute to Women Conference and Luncheon (Photos coming soon!) Nichelle Nichols was a large part of that experience!