SML 26:  Mother’ Day–Parenting 101


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SML 26: May 8, 2011  120 Minutes/ Open Phones

Call-in number: (619) 996-1674

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This Sunday’s Show Schedule:

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10:00 Welcome – Happy Mother’s Day!

Greetings to the chat room and review  If time, Mother’s Day Greetings FROM the audience.  Call (619) 996-1674.

Today’s show is mostly about “Parenting:  It Begins a Home”

10:05  Dr. Wendy Dearborne: Her focus is “Communication and child expression. ” “It’s vitally important that a child be taught and are able to express themselves effectively and to have input in the choice making process that will ultimately affect them.  That being said, boundaries have to be firmly in place, or people will be beating their kids in the head, “until the white meat shows”…according to the late great Bernie Mac!

10:25  Cassandra Roy:  She has helped many students prepare for college

10: 45Entertainment Report with Darlene Donloe:  Today she reviews Jumping the Broom, Bridesmaids, Everything Must Go, and much more.

11:05 Candid Moments, Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn — Dr. Frances Cress Welsing–Laptime

11:06 Lura Daniels Ball: A Triumph over a Near Miss .

11:36  NEI Testimonials  Guest Sponsor

11:41 Recap/Thank yous!Mother’s Day Greetings/It’s aWrap!

12:00 Sign Off

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

More on Our Guests:


And what better day to talk about parenting?

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Dr. Wendy Dearborne

Dr. Wendy Dearborne has established a successful coaching practice where she incorporates a unique and highly effective blend of life coaching and holistic therapies designed to define and enhance your choice making skills.  She recently established Life Coaching4coaches and is co-founder of The Life Choice Life Coach Institute where she offers both foundational and advanced life coaching certification programs.

Dr. Wendy hosts a weekly radio talk show called “My life, My choice”  on Blog Talk Radio.  Her personal journey began with a near death experience (NDE) at the age of twenty-one, which brought home two irrefutable points, life is all about you, your choices, and effect your choices have on health and well-being.  From that moment when she realized that she was “alive” Wendy has dedicated her life to gaining and sharing her knowledge on the importance of developing one’s personal empowerment, through utilizing the power of one’s conscious choice to create the life desired. Dr. Dearborne offers workshops on “honing your choice making skills” and understanding the power and role choice has in our lives.

Rev. Dr. Wendy Dearborne has two doctorates in her field of study, one in science and the other in philosophy.


Sunday May 15th 2011 @ 2.00 -3.00 pm teleconference workshop: “Creating your unshakable foundation” so you can create the life that you want to live through the power of your conscious choice.   This is a free workshop for members only. To receive the call in number and access code, subscribe to

Hands-on Life coaching certification program, being held in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas on June 17-19.   For details go

Cassandra Roy

Cassandra Roy
Cassandra Roy is a native of Los Angeles, California.  Attending schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District, she knew at an early age she wanted to be an educator.

To quench her thirst for knowledge, she continued her education first at West Los Angeles College, and then matriculated to Immaculate Heart College where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Art and English with a minor in Psychology, after teaching for three years she attended Mount Saint Mary’s College and graduated with a Master’s of Science in Counseling and Guidance.  Her journey in education began in 1975 at John Burroughs Middle School and concluded in 2005 at John Burroughs.  During her tenure with the District she held positions as a teacher, class sponsor, District Advisor for the Gifted and Talented program and the office of Student Integration, grade level counselor, College Counselor and Assistant Principal. When Cassandra was assigned to John Burroughs for a second time she knew it was God calling her to move into another area where she could help children.

In 2006, Cassandra became the Executive Director of Holy Trinity Child Care Center which is an outreach ministry of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Inglewood, CA.  Under the pastoral guidance of her Pastor James J. Lobdell, Cassandra has given the school roots and wings by which, it has grown tenfold.

On a personal note, widowed in 2001, Cassandra resides in Los Angeles with her son, David Alexander Roy who is an honor student at Otis College of Design in Westchester, California where he is majoring in Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography.  Currently she is writing a romance novel and a book about her experiences as a lifelong educator.  Her hobbies include needlepoint, reading, travel and going out with friends to movies and plays.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Alpha Gamma Omega Chapter, HTCCC Board of Directors, and consults with Heart for Kids, a non-profit educational consulting firm.

She wrote “Age for me is just a way of marking time. I have marked 57 years, but I don’t feel it or look it. I enjoy being around people, but I am comfortable being alone as well. I enjoy good jokes and good food. I believe in God with out a doubt. ”

Lura Daniels Ball, Owner, Heartsung, a Marketing Agency and a Singer

Lura Daniels Ball

Singing ever since she can remember, Lura Daniels-Ball began formal training at the ripe old age of 11 at the UC Berkeley Summer Music Institute thanks to the recommendation of her chorus instructor at Hamilton Junior High School.   It was there that she met Phillip Reeder, her music mentor and voice instructor for the next seven years…   Undaunted by rigorous year-round courses in classical voice, piano, music theory, conducting and composing, Lura loved what she was learning, and knew that she was destined to sing.

Lauded for her tonally rich, emotionally powerful and uniquely nuanced vocals that belied her age, Lura had a full performance schedule during her junior and senior high school years that included her performing as a soloist with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra.  She was also a featured soloist for her Castlemont High School choir, the internationally-acclaimed Castleers Chorale.  Her performances included a tour of Europe with the Castleers.    Though formally classified as a lyric soprano with dramatic tendencies, Lura would stun listeners with her ability to “turn it out” vocally in any genre – whether classical, traditional, spiritual, gospel, jazz, R&B or pop music…

Lura went on to attend the renowned USC Thornton School of Music (then the USC School of the Performing Arts), the alma mater of her idol, the legendary, Marilyn Horne.  It is a testament to Lura’s talent that while at USC, she was the only African-American vocal performance major for four consecutive years.

Lura also produced and performed in USC’s legendary student talent program, Evening of Soul, presented before packed audiences that not only included guests from USC, but from the Los Angeles community as well.    Since 1998, Lura has expanded her support of USC’s African American music students with a scholarship named in memory of her parents, Wilburn and Marylee Daniels, as well as, the Lura Ball Music Scholarship.

Though a full-time performance career was detoured by a profession outside of music, over the years Lura continued to perform.   Her solo performances in diverse music genres include:  featured entertainment for special events; original theatrical productions, such as a tribute to Martin Luther King; orchestral works during Christmas and Easter; and many, many more… She has also performed the National Anthem at NFL games, as well as, for the Los Angeles Black Expo, the Los Angeles Urban League, the Black Collegiate Hall of Fame, and for other entities and events.

One of her most treasured experiences include performing “There Is A Balm In Gilead” in  front of Dr. Cornel West, only to have him tell her that was one of Coretta Scott King’s favorite songs and exclaim his delight and enjoyment of her rendition of this classic spiritual.  She was also a national finalist in the prestigious American Traditions National Competition for Singers.

Now, Lura works with her daughter ElleB to stage SoulLoft an open mic and performance opprotunity for emerging Indie artists Tuesday evenings in Leimenrt Park. This venture brings her back to her first professional experience as the General Manager for Performing Arts at USC.  There she was engaged in artist negotiations, and front and back of the house management, skills that she would use in her other professional endeavors over the years since in those positions she would often hire artists.  In fact, because of this expertise, she is still sought after to help stage performances and special events, as well as, judge and evaluate rising talent.

Lura also continues to spiritually lift her musical gift.   Currently a member of the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, she performs with the choir for special occasions.

Lura lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Lionel, also USC alum.  They have three children:  Langston, an independent building contractor; Lawrence, a Howard University senior majoring in Business Administration; and ELLEB (aka Lauren), also a singer/songwriter and USC graduate.

Email Lura at for booking.

Correction on the Elle B site: (Don’t forget the “B!”)

Her son, Lawrence’s (the miraculous one’s) picture is below:

ATTENTION: Due to technical difficulties we could not air the entire entertainment report by Darlene Donloe.  Here it is:

Darlene and Qasim Basir, creator of Mooz-Lum, a great film!

Darlene reviews of Jumping the Broom, and quite a few other plays, movies and TV events.

Thanks to our friends at Johnson Products. Go see the movie! Get the products! Roll over the characters to hear lines from the movie!  Cool!



CDs and others are available at his class Friday nights from 6:30-9:15.  Details on the location:

Walking and Talking in L.A #15: 

Thank Yous: 

Special thanks to Dr. Wendy Dearborne, Cassandra Roy, Darlene Donloe,  Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, NEI Beautycare and everyone in the chat room and everyone who tuned in to watch the archives.

Thanks to our Sponsor: 

NEI Beautycare.  Today’s tesimonial comes from Kelcee from Texas.  Here is her photo!

Kelcee from Texas!

Kelcee has been using  Nature’s Essential Ingredients products for over a year.  Her hair is thick, shiny and manageable, which is a plus for this athlete and cheerleader.

She highly recommends Nature’s Essential Ingredients (NEI Beautycare).

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News that caught our eyes:

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Few African-Americans Call 9-1-1 Immediately for Stroke Symptoms



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Jill Scott is hosting this event. May is my birth month and every day I can I am gifting myself “MOVEMENT!”  Now look at that face of Brittania Henderson.  Such a beautiful child had to BATTLE cancer.  Do it for her if not for yourself!

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Enjoy your Sunday, everybody!

Isidra Person-Lynn

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PS:  Lakers, no matter what happens today, we love you and thank you for all the championships!!!  A win WOULD be a great Mother’s Day Gift, though. lol! Hint, hint!

Happy 9th Birthday, grandson Amiri!