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A Women’s Right to Choose or Not? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Roe vs. Wade gave women the right to choose abortion. We can all be sensitive to the devastating impact of rape and abuse on women and the pressure to abort when the mother’s life is at risk or she’s been violated sexually.

We are also very aware of the fact that since 1973, Roe vs. Wade set a precedent where abortion is legal across the country up to the point of viability.

But Roe vs. Wade is currently being challenged with new laws in the states, and the number of states with pending highly restrictive abortion laws is growing. On Friday, Missouri’s legislature passed a bill to outlaw almost all abortions after eight weeks. This came on the heels of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law a near total abortion ban law in her state.

Do Women still have the right to choose or NOT?

Alabama’s abortion law is the most extreme. The legislation carries a life sentence of 99 years behind bars for abortionists and pregnant women who seek their services.

Republican-led states Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky have all passed so-called “heartbeat bills” outlawing abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Missouri’s Senate just passed a heartbeat bill that outlaws all abortions after 8 weeks.

Georgia’s bill threatens to punish women even if they leave the state to get an abortion.

Join host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” for this discussion.

You can add your 2 cents to the conversation by dialing into our studios when the lines are open at 657-383-1199. Just press “1″ for the host Que.

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Single Mothers…A Man Should be Secondary on Tonight’s “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old Houston girl who has been missing for 10 days, was reported missing by her caretaker. The caretaker gave a detailed account of what happened. But as the story unraveled, the caretaker becomes the suspect. The child has been missing since May 4th and hasn’t been found yet.

Her mother’s ex-fiancé was taking care of Maleah (pictured above), and said he and the girl were kidnapped by a trio of mysterious men near Houston, Texas. But police are finding more holes in the ex-fiancé’s story — as well as blood in his home and signs of decomposition in his car.

Tonight’s conversation is a call for single women to STOP leaving their defenseless minor children in the hands of boyfriends and/or other males who are not the child’s biological fathers.

Join host Tracy L. Bell in our studio at 6:30 p.m. EST for her commentary on “When moms are single a man should be secondary” on “Conversations Of A Sistah“.

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“When the media controls the narrative” Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Last week Facebook and Instagram banned, the honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan from its platform.

The controversial Nation of Islam minister, was among several conservative voices banned from the social media platforms for being “dangerous,” according to Facebook’s ruling.

While there are some extreme voices dominating the social media platform, the same can be said for the voices and images on television. But because the media controls the narrative, they control the platforms.

Minister Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam which is considered a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center cited Farrakhan as “deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT.” Farrakhan’s Facebook page was deleted and all of its content purged from the social media giant’s servers, along with the social media pages of his religious organization.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

Join host Tracy L. Bell tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations of A Sistah” for our commentary “When the media controls the narrative“.

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Racist Who Dragged James Byrd to His Death Behind Pickup Truck to Be Executed is Tonight’s Conversation


JASPER, UNITED STATES: John William King (C) grins as he is led from the Jasper County Courthouse after a jury sentenced him to death in his capital murder trial 25 February. King and two other men dragged James Byrd Jr. to death behind a pickup truck in 1998.

21 years ago James Byrd’s gruesome death shocked the nation and devastated his family. Byrd was viciously killed by John William King and two accomplices in Jasper, Texas in 1998., now tonight the ringleader in that murder to set to be executed.

Today Wednesday April 24, King, 44, is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection in a Texas state prison.

King and his accomplices, Shawn Berry and Lawrence Brewer, encountered Byrd walking home after leaving a friend’s house in the early morning hours on June 7, 1998. Berry, who was driving, was familiar with Byrd from around town. He offered to drive Byrd home.

But instead of taking him home, the men took him to a secluded area on the outskirts of town. There they brutally beat him, and urinated and defecated on him before chaining him by the ankles to the back of their pickup truck.

They then dragged Byrd for nearly 3 miles along a paved road.

King and his accomplices are white. Byrd was Black. His death dominated the nation’s headlines for weeks and led to changes in the way local and federal governments prosecute hate crimes.

The details of Byrd’s murder are horrific and grueling but tonight we’re going to talk about it on “Conversations Of A Sistah“.

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“Male Conduct & the impact of the #metoo Movement” on Conversations Of A Sistah”


The #MeToo movement, with many local and international alternatives, is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The movement spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. Unlike many kinds of social-media activism, it isn’t a call to action or the beginning of a campaign, culminating in a series of protests, speeches and events. The movement is about enough being enough and holding those individuals responsible for their indiscretions.

There are other forms of harassment than sexual, and we should not approve of any of them. But the focus on sexual harassment is dangerous, because the term is so broad and undefined. So far the #metoo movement has come down to anything that a woman says is indoctrinated to see it as she says without proof. This is a good way to destroy relations between the genders.

Tune in with host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on Conversations Of A Sistah” with her special guest Dr. Kenneth L. Osborne, CEO of the Therapeutic Justice Institute as they will discuss “Male Conduct & the impact of the #metoo movement“.

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