Elevate the Soul (wets)

Emilio Williams and Guest
speaking to our collective conscience

Hear the latest moving and inspiring conversation on WETS radio (or join us live every Thursday at 6:00pm est on Blogtalkradio). I don't want you to miss it! I think we all can benefit from the powerful messages presented by Brother Emilio and his guests. Please comment on what you hear and share more positive energy with us all...


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Comment by Lydell Jackson on September 14, 2010 at 6:38pm
Simply an awesome show...
Comment by Lydell Jackson on September 14, 2010 at 4:27pm
Loved the conversation on Trust...included last weeks show...what it is and what its not!!!
Comment by Lydell Jackson on April 16, 2010 at 1:18pm
Thank once again for another inspirational show brother Emilio! There has definately been a message in the music over the ages. We hear the sounds but we don't tend to listen with our hearts...One of my all time favorite musical messingers is Stevie Wonder and the "Songs in the Key of Life" album...A tribute to his humanity and genius!!

Check it our once again here:
Comment by Noah Whelan on March 31, 2010 at 1:20pm
Hello Emilio!

Noah Whelan, a former trainee of yours, here (picture attached). We
worked together in August of '09 during a VISTA PSO in Philadelphia &
I spoke with you briefly last night.

I was very excited to hear about the topic of this week's radio show,
"Combating Food Deserts In Washington, DC One Neighborhood At A Time."
This coincides directly with much of the work we are doing at Just
Harvest (www.justharvest.org) to combat hunger and poverty.
Additionally, as I mentioned on the phone, through my participation in
the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council I've learned a great deal about
issues surrounding food accessibility and food insecurity. Truly,
this is a systematic problem that exists throughout not only urban
centers bur rural areas, as well. Access to fresh, healthy food is a
serious issue in our communities.

So, I was very excited to join live for this week's program when I
heard how relevant it was. Unfortunately, I am now realizing that an
event which I've been planning for a few months is going to take place
at the exact same date and time (I'll be sure to check the archive
that you mentioned). And, my event is geared around increasing access
to local food in under-served communities!

I've partnered with PASA (The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable
Agriculture), a local farm (http://www.kretschmannfarm.com/) and a
progressive local eatery called Enrico Biscotti for a benefit dinner.
The event will include presentations from local stakeholders
surrounding the importance of local food as well as address the many
issues of food inaccessibility in our local Pittsburgh community.

Additionally, the money we will raise is going to be used towards
providing two local families with CSA (Community Supported
Agriculture) Shares for the growing season (as you know they're not
cheap!). The families have been selected from Just Harvest clients
who utilize our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) service. This
is a great opportunity to not only provide food for two deserving
families, but also stimulate conversation surrounding the many
problems of food access in Pittsburgh.

Finally, the families will be maintaining an ongoing blog surrounding
their experiences. I hope this can be a valuable tool for the future
and can document the impact of fresh fruit and vegetables into the
lives of urban families.

I'll look forwarded to listening to the (taped) broadcast.


Noah Whelan, AmeriCorps*VISTA
Just Harvest: A Center for Action Against Hunger
16 Terminal Way, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Phone 412-431-8960 Fax 412-431-8966
on the web at www.justharvest.org

"An imbalance between the rich and the poor is the oldest and most
fatal ailment of all republics." - Plutarch
Comment by Gregory E. Woods "Dawn Wolf" on March 12, 2010 at 1:26am
Excellent show. I enjoyed the banter after we went off the air.
Comment by Emilio Williams on February 12, 2010 at 10:57am
The show last night was quite thought provoking and we will continue with part two on the 25th of Feb. Next week we are back to the Nature and Inspiration show. Stay tuned and thanks for listening in. Peace.
Comment by Emilio Williams on December 22, 2009 at 11:29am
FYI - I just categorized the shows as there are 33 different broadcasts divided among 8 categories for easy listening pleasure. Let us know what you think. Visit http://www.koigroup.com/media411.html
Comment by Lydell Jackson on December 9, 2009 at 1:24am
The latest show on human captital was simply wonderful. I had a negative view of the term "human capital" for a long time. I think it was because I knew that we had lost our value as humans and as a people in this system. We've allowed others to use us as a resource and even acknowledging that can be painful. There were so many valid and constructive comments made till all I can do is say thank you. And you closed out the show with a most positive call to action. Well done!!
Comment by Ty Gray-EL on December 3, 2009 at 4:38pm
Legalized Slavery According to the Constitution

I know that you are about to sit where you are with your mouth wide open in total disbelief. But please understand that this has been going on since 1933 or thereabout.

The Federal Prison Industry Program called UNICOR has been exploiting black people and promoting slavery since the 1930's

When you click on the Clothing and Textile http://www.unicor.gov/?navlocation=ClothingTextiles
link understand that the Federal Government gets 'first-rite-of-refusal’ to sell their goods and services to all state, local and federal government agencies.

When you click on Furniture http://www.unicor.gov/?navlocation=OfficeFurniture
please remember that prisoners are manufacturing these items at the rate of fifty cents per hour and after they reach the top salary, its never any more than one dollar and five cents per hour.

Click on INDUSTRIAL Products; http://www.unicor.gov/?navlocation=IndustrialProducts
look at the list of goods prisoners are making. Now click on the comprehensive video and keep in mind they are talking about prison facilities and prisoners. The propaganda is so shrewd that you would never dream this was a federal prison. They even have a couple of inmates lying about opportunities for jobs once they are released. I know from personal experience that they are lying.

One more thing. At the bottom of the page put your cursor on Services http://www.unicor.gov/services/
and click on the little pop-up icon that says 'Comprehensive Video.' They say its "a best kept secret" well, I guess it is. Ninety-nine percent of our population is not aware that this kind of 'slave labor', which they call 'unique labor’, is being exploited in the United States.

When you click Electronics Comprehensive Video http://www.unicor.gov/?navlocation=Electronics
please understand that I am not referring to something I heard about. No one told me this is happening. This is something I did for 4 years of my life.

My friend, slavery exists TODAY in the United States, according the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution. READ IT! It is legal. If you don’t believe it, just click this link...read it and weep.

~Ty Gray-EL is an author, poet and activist who escaped from a federal prison plantation through the back fence of education more than 30 years ago. He escaped under threat of death for disclosing that education is the key to unlock all the gates in every facility on every plantation.
Comment by Lydell Jackson on October 31, 2009 at 11:24pm
See the full documentary:
"Racism a History - The Colour of Money"
Comment by David 'PHULL' Dalgleish on October 30, 2009 at 2:33pm

Hi everyone

Thanks for the kind comments.

We covered a lot of ground but there was still room for much more and perhaps we will get to pick up the discussion again soon.

I wanted to add some links that cover some of the topics yesterday.

1. UNESCO The Race Question from 1950: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001282/128291eo.pdf

2. French President Nicolas Sarkozy's statements about African history i.e. I paraphrased it as him saying "there is no point looking back for an African historical golden age because it never existed". Here's the story from a UK newspaper: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/aug/27/southafrica.france

3. I mentioned that the philosophers David Hume and Georg Hegel, and a number of 'highly regarded' UK historians of recent times (Professors at Oxford and/or Cambridge) had all contributed to the theory that Sarkozy espoused. Here is Regius Professor of History and later Master of Peterhouse College at Cambridge University, Hugh Trevor-Roper on the subject: "...There is only the history of Eurpeans in Africa. The rest is darkness...". This wasn't his only comment on the subject, and to give you an idea of how respected Trevor-Roper was in the UK, he was given the title Baron Dacre towards the end of of his life (A baronetcy is a title bestowed on people by the monarch).

4. In terms of reading material I referred to Gustav Jahoda's Images of Savages; Winthrop Jordan's White Over Black; but didn't refer to the equally superb Staying Power by Peter Fryer (esp. chapter 7).

5. I would also recommend looking at this documentary Racism, A History http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0nOQUji-WU created for the BBC; and also the materials available from REWIND http://www.rewind.org.uk; and the TIMELINE http://www.hogarth-blake.com/timeline.html, produced by the hugely inspirational Paul Obinna.

If anyone has any further questions on materials or about last night, feel free to message me here or at phull2007@yahoo.co.uk
Comment by Lydell Jackson on October 30, 2009 at 9:37am
Thank you Emilio, David and Ty for the positive instruction from last evenings show and adding the links here today! I feel honored to be part of the vehicle that drives this information forward! Looking forward to doing more...
Comment by Emilio Williams on October 30, 2009 at 8:39am
Hogarth Blake - http://www.hh-bb.com/
Comment by Emilio Williams on October 30, 2009 at 8:36am
I mentioned Hogarth-Blake last night as a tremendous resource and certainly a team that has been instrumental in m development. They are now here as a friend, check them out. Build the social capital. Also, the video series I mentioned is now at http://www.koigroup.com/africanhistoryculture.html
Comment by Emilio Williams on October 30, 2009 at 7:06am
My brother! You helped us move the information further along. You have added to the process and we will continue the journey beginning right where we are. Looking forward...Peace
Comment by David 'PHULL' Dalgleish on October 29, 2009 at 9:40pm
Great to be on yesterday (in this time zone)!
I will post some links to materials discussed in the next few days - time to recharge now.
Thank you all for the privilege.
Emo, Ty, Lydell. I will be in touch asap.
Comment by Emilio Williams on October 23, 2009 at 5:22pm
A venue created for the ongoing dialogue stimulated through the show. Your voice matters and often times we have to be the voice for those whose voices have been silenced, marginalized or oppressed.

We talk a lot about "It Takes A Village to Raise A Child" and forget that the child is a contributing part of that village as well as each adult who resides, travels to and from that village. Our focus is directed towards preparing the village for transformative and sustainable change. We believe, however, that the true work that really needs to be done is to focus inwardly on each individual helping each as much as possible consider and work through the care of self through knowledge, awareness of their gifts, the impacts of their wounds and fears, the role of illusion, distraction and ignorance. If change is to really take root and provide for additional justice leading to freedom, then, perhaps we will find peace. This is also about a soul journey exploring topics and mental energy fields that have been created and other insights and opinions that may not be communicated through our normal and/or regular commercial media channels. Topics will include issues related to forms of oppression, politics, the soul and inner journeys, environment, education and more. Join us as we begin the journey of self exploration. Elevate the Soul: Why - so that we can consciously listen to our own inner voices. As Earth, Wind and Fire say in one of their songs; "Talking to yourself is fine...it shows you where the trouble lies." Peace, Blessings and stay tuned.


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