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Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 910 AM The Superstation WFDF in Detroit, Mon. - Fri. 11pm - midnight EST, Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST. We focus on Educating, Empowering and Inspiring people of African Descent throughout the Diaspora and around the World because Right Knowledge corrects wrong behavior. Listen LIVE on 910 AM WFDF in Detroit or around the world online at www.910AMSuperstation.com or by downloading the iHeart ...
 
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Epaminondas' victory at Leuctra created the Theban Hegemony, a brief period where Thebes dominated Greek politics. There has always been criticism that when Thebes defeated Sparta at the battle of Leuctra they had no real plan to replace the Spartan domination of Greece with one of their own. Hence the Theban hegemony of Greece was short-lived. One…
 
Sunday, November 23rd, 1958 was a sunny, cold day in New York. Conway Twitty had the nation’s top song with “It’s Only Make Believe.” The inside cover of the New York Daily News spoke of President Eisenhower’s slashes to the 1960 government budget. Meanwhile Texan Democrat Rep. George H. Mahan demanded the military budget remain robust. West Berlin…
 
'Black Resistance Movements - Black History Month Origins' - FREE LECTURE , Sat. Feb. 4th, 2023 2pm - 5pm EST 'Black Resistance Movements - Black History Month Origins' by Historian, Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show' and panelist on 'Roland Martin Unfiltered', Contributor on 'The Culture' with Farajii Muhammad. REGISTER HERE…
 
By 1958, Norman Macdonnell was a radio veteran with thousands of broadcast hours under his belt. He’d been producing and directing Gunsmoke since 1952. Gunsmoke’s radio show was one of the first to offer a more-accurate portrayal of events and relationships from the Western era, as writer John Meston remembered.MacDonnell also directed the critical…
 
John Dehner was born John Forkum on November 23rd, 1915 in Staten Island, New York. His father Leroy was an artist. His career allowed John to attend school in Norway and France. John was also a gifted artist, and pianist. He studied at the Grand Central School of Art in New York, while simultaneously getting into acting.Forkum’s talent took him we…
 
Tyre Nichols: Healing Past Traumua; Police Reform can't be Just a Black Thing; 6th & 7th Officer Suspended; 3 Paramedics FIRED; 71 Commands in 13 min; Traffic Violation? - Michael Imhotep on 'The Culture' with Farajii Muhammad 1-30-23 Support The African History Network & Michael Imhotep’s work through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or Pay…
 
Epaminondas of Thebes is one of the greatest and most revolutionary commanders in military history, destroying the might of Sparta in a single day at the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC. At that battle, Epaminondas led the outnumbered Theban phalanx to an overwhelming victory over an army of feared Spartan hoplites. Theban victory that day forever chan…
 
Why are Black people taught NOT to do Business with family while other Cultures do that and build Wealth? A father, daughter team create a successful company that markets various scents. NORYAN is an olfactive scenting and scent marketing company that harnesses the power of scent to express identities, transform moods and trigger beautiful memories…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 135 it’s February of 1958 and CBS has just launched a new western, Luke Slaughter, of Tombstone. It’s a forgotten sixteen episode gem. Five years earlier it might have been a hit.——————————Highlights:• William N. Robson and The Hollywood Radio Western• Planning Luke Slaughter• Slaughter Launches• The Radio Dial on February…
 
In 1961, William N. Robson joined The Voice of America. It’s the civilian overseas broadcast agency for the US government. During his fifteen years there, Robson wrote, directed and produced documentaries. He won four more Peabody Awards.Frontier Gentleman lasted five months longer than Slaughter. CBS canceled it in November, but with another weste…
 
Why do African Americans eat Black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day? African foods you thought were American but are not. Did you know Watermelon was from Egypt and 5,000 years old? – Michael Imhotep 1-14-2023 Who still needs to Register for my FREE CLASS SESSION TODAY, Sun. 2pm EST, 1-15-23? REGISTER HERE: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/qw8nk6ih ‘Ancient K…
 
Despite the CBS sales team’s best efforts, national sponsorship for Luke Slaughter was non-existent. Only the May 4th episode managed to get sponsorship from O'brien Paints. All the components for an excellent series were there, except the timing. By Memorial Day, the writing was on the wall.This is audio from the final episode of Luke Slaughter, w…
 
The front cover of the March 2nd, 1958 Sunday edition of The Los Angeles Times spoke of President Eisenhower’s recovery from a mild stroke. Two civilian airplanes crashed over Upland, killing four. Racehorse Round Table, won at Santa Anita. Meanwhile, at 12:05PM Pacific Time, Luke Slaughter signed on from KNX.Lawrence Dobkin was featured in the cas…
 
By mid-afternoon on the 4th of August 1578, three monarchs lay dead on the battlefield of Alcazar in Morocco: two Sultans and King Sebastian I of Portugal. The consequences of their deaths would resonate for decades throughout Europe and North Africa. The Battle of Alcazar is known by several names, all of which are attempts at Anglicizing the town…
 
After Luke Slaughter signed off, Frontier Gentleman signed on with its fourth episode. It was called “Kendall’s Last Stand,” and was one of the most gripping shows in the run. John Dehner starred.Five minutes of a Road Show followed and then five more minutes of news. After a New York Philharmonic Concert, Suspense signed on at 4:35, guest-starring…
 
When Luke Slaughter debuted on Sunday, February 23rd, 1958 over CBS, network radio had shifted focus. Car radios had become standard. That month, U.S. Radio Magazine reported fifty-five percent of all peak listening came from cars. Auto-rating measurements were underway, but ineffective. If you’d have turned on your radio to WCBS in New York that S…
 
William Robson attracted talented people into Slaughter’s creative process. The going rate in 1958 for a radio script was four-hundred fifty dollars. Lucian Davis would produce script writers like Allen Botzer, Don Clark, Robert Stanley, and Tom Hanley, who also provided editorial supervision. Hanley shared sound duties with Bill James. Gunsmoke di…
 
In February of 1958, CBS’ Gunsmoke, considered by many to be the greatest western of all-time, was in its sixth radio year. The TV version was the medium’s most-watched show, with a rating of 39.6. Although the 1950s proved to be a great time for radio westerns, in 1958 Gunsmoke was the only one of note on the air. Gunsmoke’s cast and crew had litt…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 134 we spend our holidays with one of the most-beloved figures of the twentieth century: Jack Benny.——————————Highlights:• Picking Up with Benny Leaving NBC for CBS• A World in Turmoil• Benny Launches his Fall 1949 Season• The Texas Benefit• What About 1950?• Jack Goes Christmas Shopping• Christmas Week 1949 in World News•…
 
As the curtain closed on 1949, Jack Benny had his most lucrative year to date. CBS was now the number one network in the country, and both were poised for big things in the oncoming TV era. Benny’s January 1950 rating would rise again, to 25.6.This brings our look at December of 1949 with Jack Benny to a close. Although we’ll be moving on you shoul…
 
Pastor Jamal Bryant says he wants to use growing Marijuana as a way to bring Black men back to church. Marijuana was made illegal when Black people started using it.; AG Garland moves to end the Crack vs. Cocaine Sentencing Disparity that harms African Americans; Deion Sanders speaks out on criticism of him leaving JSU; NFL owners get defensive aft…
 
On Christmas Day 1949, The Czech government outlawed all people who’d fled the country during the 1948 Communist coup. While Cary Grant and Besty Drake were married in a private ceremony.At 5PM eastern time, CBS put on a star-studded holiday rendition of “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” Jack Benny played the male title role in this screwball comedy. H…
 
On Tuesday December 20th, Clark Gable and Sylvia Ashley were married at a ranch in Solvang, California. It was the fourth marriage for both of them. They’d divorce in 1952. The next day, Samson and Delilah directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature was released. It would earn more than nine million dollars at the box of…
 
At 7PM eastern time on December 18th, 1949 Jack Benny took to the air with what had become a programming staple: His Christmas shopping episode.Από τον James Scully
 
The U.S. spent the first ten months of 1949 in a recession. Competition for the advertising dollar was stiffer. There were now over two-thousand-six-hundred AM and FM radio stations in the country, and TV was becoming a serious threat. Over one-hundred Television stations were on the air. Only two Network Radio shows had ratings higher than a 20. J…
 
'Reecie Colbert & Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network, RMU CLASH With Black Conservative Over 'Better Deal For Black America' - Roland Martin Unfiltered' from 12-9-22 A recent pew research poll shows that only 4% of Black registered voters would vote for a Republican candidate. While Black Republicans are few, the study found the…
 
By December Jack Benny’s rating was up to 25.4, tops on radio. On December 11th, 1949, Jack attempted to make arrangements for his Texas benefit appearance. Notre Dame football coach Frank Leahy was the guest star.Από τον James Scully
 
To take advantage of Capital Gains laws, Jack Benny had formed his holdings into a corporation and sold it to CBS for Two-point-two-six Million dollars. Benny opened the fall 1949 season by taking stock of his pantry. The October 2nd program got a rating of 20.3.On election night, New York City Mayor William O’Dwyer, who’d succeeded Fiorello La Gua…
 
California Reparations Task Force Floats $223,000 Housing-Discrimination Payment for Black Residents; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries makes history as the 1st Black person to lead a Congressional Caucus; Black Panther is #1 movie for 4th Week. 12-4-22 - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep #hakeemjeffries #RolandMartinUnfiltered #Reparations please Support The Afr…
 
By the time Mel Allen broadcast Game four of the 1949 world series at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on October 8th, the world was in turmoil. The Yankees would win that day and take the series four games to one, but people's attention was turned toward world politics.The Communist People’s Republic of China was formed on October 1st and recognized by th…
 
Just before his 31st birthday in September 1939, Charles Upham volunteered as a private in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF). He had been in the Territorials but refused to join at any higher rank. He was soon singled out for his natural leadership qualities and made temporary lance corporal, but refused to attend the Officer Cadet…
 
On December 23rd, 1948, CBS Chairman William Paley and CEO Frank Stanton broadcast a special closed circuit press conference to their affiliates and staff. The move was to officially announce that Jack Benny was switching his program from NBC to CBS. The change would begin with the first broadcast of the new year. When William Paley signed Jack Ben…
 
In Breaking Walls episode 133 we spend Thanksgiving 1949 with the cast of I Love a Mystery.——————————Highlights:• Thanksgiving Eve, 1949• Carlton E. Morse—Budget Stretcher• The First Two I Love a Mystery Runs• Mutual Broadcasting in 1949—I Love a Mystery Relaunches• Thanksgiving Day 1949—Thorson and Boles• Mercedes McCambridge—Oscar Winner• Tony Ra…
 
African Empires that Europeans tried to Steal and claim as their own (Class Preview) - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 11-23-22 (WATCH VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/live/BePUcI1r93g?feature=share REGISTER NOW for Michael Imhotep’s Online Courses: Next Class Wednesday, 11-30-22, 7pm EST! WATCH CONTENT ON DEMAND NOW!!! ‘Ancient Kemet (Egypt), The Mo…
 
Well, that brings our look at I Love A Mystery to a close, but there’s no mystery about what people thought of the subject of our next Breaking Walls episode. Next time on Breaking Walls, we celebrate the holidays by going shopping with the one and only Jack Benny.Από τον James Scully
 
Chuck Schaden interviewed Tony Randall on September 16th, 1970 at the Ambassador Hotel in Chicago. Eight days later Randall’s new series The Odd Couple debuted on ABC. Randall played Felix Unger. The show ran for five seasons and became Randall’s most-remembered role. He continued acting until passing away on May 17th, 2004.After I Love A Mystery w…
 
Although the serial went off the air in 1952, in May of 1954 a new audition record was produced for CBS in Hollywood. With Russell Thorson back in Los Angeles he carried over the role of Jack, with Ben Wright as Reggie, and Parley Baer as Doc. Parley Baer was most-known for playing Chester Proudfoot on Gunsmoke.CBS didn’t pick up the series and I L…
 
Black Panther Wakanda Forever discussion, MesoAmerican Culture, Midterm Elections Results, What happened to the 'Red Wave'? DETROIT Screening of 'Black Panther Wakanda Forever' & Lecture by Michael Imhotep host of 'The African History Network Show' - 11-16-22 on 'The Anthony Adams Show' with guest host Charlene Mitchell on 910AM Superstation WFDF D…
 
Marla Gibbs said she had to fight to portray a Married Woman on ‘227’; Esther Rolle of 'Good Times' had to do the same thing. Why does Norman Lear have a problem with a strong Black Father Image? Stereotypes in Hollywood continue. - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 11-15-22 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$The…
 
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Rules With $330 Million Globally, $180M in US; Midterms Shocker - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 11-15-22 ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Rules With $330 Million Global Launch, $180 Million Domestic Debut; Midterms Shocker: Democrats maintain control of Senate, defeating many Trump-backed Republicans; Marla Gibbs s…
 
Initially running at 7:45PM, Mutual moved I Love a Mystery to 10:15 in 1950. Although geared for teenagers, it was obviously not standard juvenile programming. Many listeners remembered tuning in under blankets with the lights down low.But, as entertaining as the program was, by 1952, television was taking over in big cities. One Man’s Family began…
 
Tony Randall was born Aryeh Leonard Rosenberg on February 16th, 1920 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Northwestern University for a year before going to New York City to study under Sanford Meisner and choreographer Martha Graham. Randall worked as an announcer at WTAG in Worcester, Massachusetts. As Anthony Randall, he starred with Jane Cowl in Geo…
 
Carlotta Mercedes McCambridge was born to farming parents in Joliet, Illinois on March 16th, 1916. She graduated from Mundelein College. McCambridge began her radio career in the 1930s first in Chicago, and then in New York while also performing on Broadway.In 1949 she made her film debut opposite Broderick Crawford in All the King's Men, for which…
 
Thursday, November 24th, 1949 was Thanksgiving Day. It was clear and crisp in New York as Macy’s put on its twenty-third annual parade. Floats included The Chef’s Turkey Dinner, the Snowman, and Santa’s Sleigh. Milton Berle guest-starred.WOR—Mutual aired Cornell vs. Penn at 1PM, Queen for a Day and Luncheon at Sardi’s in the late afternoon, Gabriel…
 
Origin of Race, Virginia Slave Codes 1705, Moors were exempt NOT Negroes, Moor Sundry Act 1790 - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 11-6-22 (WATCH VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/live/H_qOAPF5fMM?feature=share Register for our Online Course: ‘Ancient Kemet, Moors & Maafa: Understanding The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade’. Next Class Wednesday, 11-23-22, 7p…
 
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