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Celebrating Our History, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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To kick off Black History month, we remember Phillis Wheatley, a slave child of seven or eight and sold to John and Susanna Wheatley in Boston on July 11, 1761.  Her first name was apparently derived from the ship that carried her to America, The Phillis. She was the first African American to publish a book, an accomplished African-American woman of letters and First African American woman to earn a living from her writing.

Phillis’ popularity as a poet both in the United States and England ultimately brought her freedom from slavery on October 18, 1773.  She even appeared before General Washington in March, 1776 for her poetry and was a strong supporter of independence during the Revolutionary War. She felt slavery to be the issue which separated whites from true heroism: whites can not “hope to find/Devine acceptance with the Almighty mind” when “they disgrace/And hold in bondage Africa’s blameless race.”

Join me Wednesday February 6 at 8:00 PM for “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as I discuss Phillis Wheatley’s accomplishments as a woman and a poet of her day.

As always, you can email your comments and/or questions to the show at conversationsofasistah@readywriterproductioncompany.com

You can access the show here!!!

136 thoughts on “Celebrating Our History, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah””

  1. Phillis Wheatley first black poet and published author. @Tracy sounds like you have a lot in common with Wheatley 🙂 except you’re not a slave. Can’t wait for tonight’s show.

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      1. show sounds boring already.
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        That’s because there’s no drama or gossip or a guest to talk about. 🙂 tune in anyway it will be interesting I’m sure.

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      2. show sounds boring already.
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        Sounds BORING?? Sounds Boring? Our people suffered and were slaves and our history sounds boring? That’s fucked up. Nothing about my people is boring esp. if it’s something they’ve contributed to our history. You people need to wake up and prioritize what’s worth inhaling and stop indulging in all the other bullshit that zaps our focus like Beyonce shaking her ass @ the superbowl

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      3. show sounds boring already.
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        Sounds BORING?? Sounds Boring? Our people suffered and were slaves and our history sounds boring? That’s fucked up. Nothing about my people is boring esp. if it’s something they’ve contributed to our history. You people need to wake up and prioritize what’s worth inhaling and stop indulging in all the other bullshit that zaps our focus like Beyonce shaking her ass @ the superbowl
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        PREACH!

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      4. show sounds boring already.
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        Can’t quiet follow the comment trail but whoever said this show sounds boring don’t really know the history of US! And we as African American people are NEVER boring…Ms. Tracy gives a good show and has great commentary, that alone is worth tuning in.

        @CDawg, Preach it my Brotha!!!

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      5. show sounds boring already.
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        Really? None of Tracy’s shows are boring IMO. Even when she had the drama with that DeLacey dude.

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      6. show sounds boring already.
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        Ha da hell would you know that Q and the show ain’t even air yet? Stop being NEGATIVE!!!!

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      7. show sounds boring already.
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        It was far from boring. Tracy brings an interesting concept to her platform.

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      1. never heard of phillis wheatley
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        I wouldn’t tell nobody that. You should get the book on African American pioneers and read up on OUR people. You’d be surprised dude.

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  2. No I’m always ashamed/or embarassed when I don’t know a pioneer from our history. But I’ve heard of Phillis Wheatley. I’ll also tune in to Tracy’s show to hear more about her. I know she was a slave but she did great things.

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  3. where everybody at? nows the time for the talk and the chit chatter. it’s black history month, well not just in feb but erday with me. but where’s the conversation about our people? how come ain’t nobody talkin? Ok I’ll be back after the show to see just who gone show up. cause if trace had posted a guest or some gossip the house would be packed.

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    1. wonder if Tracy will cover the history of other nationalities when their month comes up?
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      Why would she? Tracy is a black woman? Why would she talk about a history other than her own? Even if she did why is that relevant to you?

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      1. wonder if Tracy will cover the history of other nationalities when their month comes up?
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        Why would she? Tracy is a black woman? Why would she talk about a history other than her own? Even if she did why is that relevant to you?
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        No I just think that would be keeping it fair

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      2. No I just think that would be keeping it fair
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        Yeah well you want fair GO TO ANOTHER BLOG OR START YOUR OWN!! Tracy write about topics that relate to all people not just one. This is Black History month! GET OVER IT!!!

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      3. wonder if Tracy will cover the history of other nationalities when their month comes up?
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        Angelhair, why don’t you STOP trying to make this a black n white issue. It’s black History month, why not talk about the greatness of our people?

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      4. wonder if Tracy will cover the history of other nationalities when their month comes up?
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        Angelhair,
        We are the only people with a month (BHM) and it’s the shortest month on the calendar in February at that.

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      5. wonder if Tracy will cover the history of other nationalities when their month comes up?
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        You say the dumbest shit and it’s always an underhanded jab @ Tracy. Why in the SAM-HELL would she talk about other nationalities when African American’s are the only race to have a black history month period?? You want to read about other nationalities seek out those websites!!!!!! But when in Rome, you do as the Romans or STFU! Seriously!!!!!

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      6. wonder if Tracy will cover the history of other nationalities when their month comes up?
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        Angelhair, I’m convinced that you just dumb as hail. and you come up in here with the dumbest comments. Chile Boo BYE!!!! Please!!!!

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  4. It’s black history month all day everyday in my world…Phillis Wheatly made most of her accomplishments young. I took BH in HS so I’ve heard about Phillis Wheatley. I know she was def a slave and a black poet. some of her poetry is hard to read, the language is so broken.

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  5. I love the story of Phillis Wheatley. I thought she was a brave slave. Sad that in the end she had no one to teach her how to handle her money. Tracy I’m looking forward to hear what you will add to her story. 🙂

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  6. Wheatley’s poetry was different. That’s because it was written for her time. If Tracys reads one on the air. vs. one of hers the comparison is different.

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  7. I’m one who couldn’t relate to her poetry I had a professor in college who had us study them. She does get the credit for being the 1st AA poet, writer and published author though. Can’t wait to hear Tracy’s show. Hope she reads us one of hers.

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      1. I emailed the show REQUESTING that Tracy read one of her poems and no one replied
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        I did too and Carolyn said “she couldn’t make any promises, she just relates all messages to the host” 🙂

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      2. I emailed the show REQUESTING that Tracy read one of her poems and no one replied
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        I did too. 🙂 They can’t make no promises so.

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  8. Phillis Wheatley is one of those boring African Amercan poets but I respect her place in history and all that she’s contributed. Tuning in to hear Tra’s spin on this. Gotta support my girl.

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  9. studied wheatley in school and i must say her writing style is different. it’s BHM and I look forward to the different topics of this month Ms. Bell

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  10. yea this show is gon be like going to cooking class when you ain’t into the lesson. But i’m tuning in don’t y’all come for me like y’all came for quincy.

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      1. She gotta a dude rapping
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        He sounded like the dude from the ROOTS but Trace didn’t pay him cause he sounded like he didn’t give a fuck

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  11. show was good. I enjoyed it. Tracy um, can i get a copy of that poem you read tonight. ?? What was the name of it? Please I don’t wanna have to rewind the show to listen for the title again.

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    1. show was good. I enjoyed it. Tracy um, can i get a copy of that poem you read tonight. ?? What was the name of it? Please I don’t wanna have to rewind the show to listen for the title again.
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      “These Challenges” was the name of the poem.

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  12. Enjoyed the show. Phillis Wheatley had a short life 😦 best part was when Tra shared her poem. Love, Luv, Luv that girl!!!!

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    1. Tracy who was the dude that did ya intro? sounds like an ametuer with potential.
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      He was good. I wanna know who he is? I just emailed Tra.

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  13. LMMFAO 🙂 that NIGGA on that intro sounded like, He was doin Trace a favor n shit!!!

    That song at the end was hot, sounded like Kurt Franklin.

    Trace who da dude on the intro.

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    1. Dude was good, he just needed some FIRE!!!!!! Shit sounded like he could fall off to sleep in the middle of the song!

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      1. I was SHOCKED when a live voice followed the intro song tonite. I wanna know who the guy that’s rapping on it is too???.

        @BBallen, he did need some FIRE!!!!! 🙂

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      2. Dude was good, he just needed some FIRE!!!!!!
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        If y’all talking bout the dude who rapped on the opening of Tra’s show, he sounded like he had some oil to wind his ass up like Nipsy Russel in the original WIZ.

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      3. Dude was good, he just needed some FIRE!!!!!!
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        That monfucker sounded like he was rapping on PAUSE!

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      4. Dude was good, he just needed some FIRE!!!!!!
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        I thought he was great! He had his own style.

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      5. Dude was good, he just needed some FIRE!!!!!!
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        I think it’s kind of hard when you rapping over lyrics i think this may have thrown the brotha off a bit….other than that, i thought he was good!

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      6. Dude was good, he just needed some FIRE!!!!!!
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        Fire, a bomb and a blast! he needed a real PUSH

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      7. I thought he was great! He had his own style.
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        I’m LOL @ some of these comments about the rapper in the opening intro. I agree he was good, the talent was there, his willingness a little week but he had potential.

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  14. I’m into the poetry. and thought when Tracy read hers she just changed the whole tone of the show 🙂 great show. Now I’m going to read up up on Phillis Wheatley.

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  15. Trace this 15-20 minute show shit gots to cease. and who was “Ronney the rapper on ya intro?” Dude must’ve just woke up from a hang over, sounded like he was sleep rapping. I was like WTF! He was good though.

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  16. Such a great show Ms. Bell. And I loved your tribute to Phillis Wheatley. Never heard of her like you shared tonight. Thank you for that.

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  17. Ok here’s my take on the show:
    Love Trace as the host but she gotta take the show a little longer
    Loved Tracy’s poem, Phillis Wheatley’s a bit patriotic to me but I got it.
    Dude who rapped the opening intro was good he just lacked a little enthusiasium (sp)
    Can’t wait for next week to hear about woman in business.

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    1. Love Trace as the host but she gotta take the show a little longer
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      She gives us just enough NOT TO GET BORED!!! I like because she’s short, sweet and str8 to the point!!! Keep up the good work Ms. Bell

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      1. Love Trace as the host but she gotta take the show a little longer
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        It depends, when she has a guest sometimes she does take it longer. when that loud mouth (light bright negroe) was on there she went past the hour. so her flow fluxes but it’s all good imo.

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  18. Love the show
    Loved 2nite’s show
    Loved Tracy’s Poem
    Loved 2nite’s topic
    Hangin on till next week for women in business

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  19. What up Fam.
    I love Ms. Blog Queen on blog talk radio. keeps her human.
    The intro with the guy rapping took me off gaurd, he has the voice for it but because the lyrics weren’t dropped on that “what U want” song it was real hard to focus on him dinging in it with his lyrics. He was good though liked how he plugged in the title of the show at the end.

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    1. Hey on Point! 🙂
      Good morning.
      Thought the show was good too. Tracy sounded like she was reading a monologue on Phillis Wheatley. I loved how she threw her poem in there at the end. I thought that was an extra bonus 🙂 Phillis Wheatley’s poem was short and to her point. and although I couldn’t relate to it, i understood where she was coming from.

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  20. good show. i listened in on it this morning and i need trace to tell me who the dude was in her opening intro laying the lyrics. that took me by suprise 🙂

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  21. My 2 cents:
    The Philis Wheatley commentary interesting.
    Tracy’s poem was off the hook.
    The closing song hot
    The intro rap aight.

    Looking forward to next week.

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  22. Great show I loved it all and caught it again this morning.

    The way Tracy enunciated her poem was just beautiful. Mad talent. Can’t wait until her poetry book drops.

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