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Black Talk Sacramento #020 – [FULL] Black Books Over a Bar B Que Fire

Segment: 1: Sacramento Black Book Fair with Faye Kennedy

  • Sacramento Black Book Fair
  • This historic 3-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among four featured authors, book signings, talks by each of the featured writers, cultural & food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program (80+), children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more.
  • Segment: 2: Barber Shop Bar B Que Battle With Timmel Pittman

    Guest: Timmel Pittman

    Bio: Went to barber college in 1991 dropped out 9 months in and went to work at the Sacramento bee for close to 8 years. Went back to school in November 1999 and took my test Valentine's Day 2000. Worked in several shops New episodes for about 3-4 months then the final cut for 5 1/2 years then Prostyle barber shop for 7 years. Open up my own shop Upper Kutz on March 3 2013. I specialize in designs fades tapers straight razor cuts and shaves. I'm a husband father of 2 boys where one of my boys took after me and became a barber as well. I have 2 beautiful grand daughters.

  • Segment: 3: Observer News with Tony Harvey

  • Sacramento Observer
  • Segment: 4: Other News

  • Haiti to Join African Union
  • Already holding the distinction of being the world’s first free Black republic, Haiti has made another first as it prepares to become the African Union's first member state that is not actually on the physical continent of Africa.
  • Ghanaian crowned first 'Miss Africa Continent'
  • Miss Ghana, Rebecca Asamoah, is crowned the first ever Miss Africa Continent in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • How Black Independent Store Owners In The 1920s Created A Movement To Stay Competitive
  • The grocers were joining a new cooperative business group called the Colored Merchants Association (CMA), which had begun in Alabama. On April 17 they announced in a local newspaper an ambitious plan to create “a movement looking towards the salvation of the Negro independent grocery stores, through cooperative buying and teaching the lesson and value of advertising.” National Negro Business League leaders promoted the grocers’ efforts as a national model for African American businessmen working in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
  • Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis raise concerns
  • In the mid-1950s, and again a decade later, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to send a potentially dangerous compound into the already-hazy air in predominantly black areas of St. Louis.
  • Segment: 5: Tech News

  • Autonomous Robot Performs Successful Surgery On Living Pig
  • 60 percent of the surgeries were performed completely autonomously, meaning the physicians provided no help during the procedure.
  • Robots Could Replace 5 Million Workers by 2021
  • And that’s not even the worst part. The most worrisome part of WEF’s report is that it challenges the common wisdom that while change brings creative destruction to many “old” jobs, even more “new” jobs are created. WEF begs to differ.
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