SML 30: June 5, 2011  120 MINUTES/ OPEN PHONES

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10:00 A.M. Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn: Black Music Month and Black History 4 Young People (Open Phones) (Interviewed by Isidra Person-Lynn) Open Phones
11:00 A.M. Qasim Basir, Director of Mooz-Lum (Interviewed by Darlene Donloe)
11:30 A.M. Tevin Campbell (Interviewed by Darlene Donloe)

11:55 – 12:00 Thank Yous/Outro

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Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, musicologist, historian and author

 Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn

Known for his way with students, Kwaku Person-Lynn is a native of Los Angeles, a husband, father of five sons and a grandfather of two. Professionally, he is an historian, musicologist, educator, author, filmmaker, and radio producer.

He has published two books (e.g., First Word: Black Scholars, Thinkers, Warriors: Knowledge, Wisdom, Mental Liberation. New York: Harlem River Press, 1996; On My Journey Now; The Narrative of Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Northridge, CA: California State University, Northridge Department of Pan African Studies special edition of The Journal of Pan African Studies) and is currently working on a third (expected soon). A future book will compile his over 200 articles, essays and book chapters. In the early 1980s, his dissertation chapter “Rap Music – Afrikan Music Renaissance” was the first scholarly publication on rap/hip hop and has been published in several books and on the Internet.

In the early 1970s, Dr. Kwaku was a record producer for A&M Records, the first Black recording engineer at the company, and only one of four Black record executives in the country. He was also founder of the Malcolm X Center in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, his master and doctorate from UCLA, being the first person of Afrikan descent in the history of UCLA to graduate from the Individual Ph.D. Program, requiring two majors (Afrikan World History and African World Music, and a minor in anthropology).

Dr. Kwaku has also produced two films: Afrikan World Civilizations, covering the history, culture and accomplishments of Africans people around the world, (the first of its kind) and Afrikan World Masters, featuring John Henrik Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, Frances Cress Welsing and Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He also teaches adult and youth history classes in the community.

He and his wife Isidra Person-Lynn, who assists with the classes, have raised 5 sons.

At a Glance:
Name: Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn
College: L.A. City College and UCLA (undergrad and grad). Degrees Earned: AA, BA, Masters and PhD

Major: Afrikan World Civilizations

  •  On My Journey Now: The Narrative and Works of Dr. John Henrik Clarke
  • First Word: Black Scholars, Thinkers, Warriors | Note: New Book coming Soon!

Videos by Dr. Kwaku:

Classes Offered:
Afrikan World Civilizations, Spring and Summer Annually

Go to for details! Starts June 18.

Black History 4 Young People (Summers)

Let’s Meet Tevin Campbell!

Tevin's alive and well and Darlene interviews him!

From Wikipedia:  Born in Waxahachie, Texas,Tevin Campbell by the age of four, had a passion for singing. Likened to such greats as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, Campbell began by singing gospel, first as a choir member, and then as a soloist at Jacob’s Chapel in a small town just south of Dallas, Texas. Apart from his favorite singer, Aretha Franklin, his greatest influence as a child was probably his mother, Rhonda Byrd. Then a postal worker, she was known to the Texas congregation as “little Aretha.”

As Campbell told Dennis Hunt of the Los Angeles Times, “[My mother] pushed me and made me see trying to be a big solo singer was something I should do. Without her pushing, I’d still be in the background. To some extent, that’s what happened to her. She has a good singing voice that she never fully developed. I guess nobody pushed her to get ahead. She didn’t want to see me waste my talent too. When I was younger I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but she knew what was best for me, and I went along with it.” Rhonda went on to become Tevin’s co-manager.

In 1988, a friend of Campbell’s mother arranged for the budding young singer to audition for jazz flutist Bobbie Humphrey (Read More)

Meet Qasim “Q” Basir Director of Mooz-Lum


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About Qasim Basir

Mooz-lum director Qasim "Q" Basir

Qasim “Q” Basir has been taking the movie industry by storm for years now, but it wasn’t always about the movies. He was planning on a career in law until he flew through the window of a car during a traffic accident in 2002. He said that while  recovering from his injuries, “I decided I needed to do what I loved, and make a difference while doing so.” That was making movies.

After completing his first project, 1Nation 2Worlds, he began doing just that. He took the film to Colleges and Universities all over the country, challenging students and professors to open discussions on the important issue of race. “I feel like ignorance is one of the most significant issues hindering our society today,” says Qasim. His next film, award winning short “Glimpse,” dealt with a different subject but had the same idea, erasing ignorance. But this time, as it deals with Muslims in America. Next Qasim went on to create a short film series aimed at supporting Presidential candidate

Available on DVD soon!

Barack Obama. The series, Th Inspiration of Barack: “Yes We Can” Film Series, is a compilation of seven short films all dealing with different people who become inspired by Obama to take essential steps forward in their lives. Similar to 1Nation 2Worlds, he took the series to theaters around the country, urging attendees to get involved with the Obama campaign. “My whole purpose is to help change the world. Obama getting in office will be a huge step in that direction.” Because of his work on this series, Qasim recently received the “Inspirational Filmmaker of the Year” award from the Memphis Black Writers Film Festival.  The series can now be found in Blockbuster video &

More recently, Qasim has refocused his attention to his next feature film “MOOZ-lum”, starring Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil & Dorian Missick.

Taken from:

Favorite Links from this Week:

Shaq’s funny retirement press conference

BBA President Earl "Skip" Cooper II, owners of Johnson Products, Renee Cottrell-Brown and Eric Brown, in town to accept their Business of the Year Award. Photo by Isidra Person-Lynn More event photos here:

Filling Oprah’s Shoes?  From Media Bistro

Katie Couric’s New Talk Show Deal Likely To Be Announced Monday (THR)

Disney/ABC is expected to announce as soon as Monday that Katie Couric will host a new talk show, which it will syndicate beginning in September 2012, while also contributing to ABC News programs. WSJ: ABC is placing a big bet on Couric to fill Oprah Winfrey’s shoes.

Award-winning Anthony Samad on the MTA Fight for Leimert Park (EUR)

Harry Belafonte explodes the presidential ‘Make me do it’ myth

May 27, 2011
by Bruce A. Dixon (San Francisco Bay View)

Roland Martin on Bishop Eddie Long:

Isidra Gadget’s Tech Tips:

Are you hip to the “Groups” feature on Linked In?  First, if you don’t have an account, please sign up right now.  It is a professional/business gathering that can assist your career.  But once signed in look at the top and click “Groups.”  In there are many groups of likeminded people and email reminders keep you in the discussion about your chosen industry. I thank Zenobia Millet for turning me on to this feature!

Other headlines of interest:

« Wisconsin Man Sentenced For Facebook Death Threat

Kirkland’s Buys 200,000 Facebook Likes, 12.5 Cents Each »

How To Track All Your Facebook Statistics For Free

Thank yous:

Special thanks to Darlene Donloe, who shares her exciting entertainment reporting life so readily with all of us.  Thanks to our guests:  Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, Tevin Campbell and Mooz-lum director Qasim “Q” Basir.

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