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Chef Richard L. Austin, Tonight… on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


It’s not uncommon to be in touch with my high school classmates, especially with the popularity of various social media options that we have today, which makes it all possible. I get excited to see and hear, when so many of my classmates are successful and doing well.

Like Richard L. Austin (pictured above). He was the heartthrob of almost every female in my class at Passaic County Technical and Vocational High School in Wayne, NJ. Richie (as he was known), was handsome, athletic, buff and charming. He was so cool, very polite but in a way, he made me nervous; I was a bit intimidated by his charisma.

Today, he is known as “Chef Austin“, a professional chef who specializes in Southern American/International cuisine and has been certified by the “American Culinary Federation“. Chef Austin also is owner and proprietor of his own business: “Austin’s Catering“.

Educated at Brunswick College in Brunswick, Georgia, Chef Austin has much to add to his accredited achievements, having appeared on The Savannah morning news; Brunswick News 6, Coastal Illustrated Magazine, Coastal Cuisine and Elegant Island magazine. Winner of over twenty five (25) culinary competitions, and now manufacturer of his very own seasonings, Chef Austin is truly accomplished. 

Join me tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via blog talk radio, as I catch up with this culinary genius and high school classmate, to discuss how he’s manufactured his own seasonings and the secret to his success. 

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Black men are being killed unjustly by policemen throughout the country, but should ‘black on black’ crime be the real focus of outrage? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Justice is long overdue and it hasn’t stopped demonstrators from seeking it, not just for Michael Brown but for Trayvon Martin, Eric Gardner, Sean Bell, John Crawford, Tamir Rice and the list goes on. Demonstrators are blocking parades, lying down in the streets, standing in traffic on highways, laying down on sidewalks and disrupting shoppers shopping at malls.

But for some critics this rage and outcry for justice is misplaced. The anger and outrage is un-necessarily exaggerated. And according to former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who—after President Obama spoke on Ferguson—told CNN that “[Obama] should have also spent 15 minutes on training the [black] community to stop killing each other.” —“Where is all the outrage over black-on-black crime?” Why is the question always raised whenever black Americans protest a police shooting, or any other violence against unarmed black men?

Join me tonight at 6:30 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blog Talk radio as I address how “Black on black crime is relevant to police brutality and civil unrest”, with my special guest Dr. Kenneth Osborn, an expert on behavioral health and corrections for more than twenty (20) years and author of the book, “When Mama was daddy”.

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Children know Nothing about being Gay…Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

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What do children know about being gay? Yet it seems to be behavior that their exposed to in the home and in the lifestyles of their parents (s) and/or family members. But this is not a choice that children are aware of choosing.

However gender identity appears to be established and influenced by psychosocial factors during the first few years of a child’s life. Theories and psychologist outlined that for some adults who have gender identity disorder which leads to a homosexual or lesbian lifestyle, usually apply this behavior to their children.

It seems as though children are being recruited into a homosexual lifestyle, because a homosexual lifestyle is not genetic but inherited. Parents are easily the most important external force in the life of any child and, as would be suspected, contribute largely to the homosexual or heterosexual predisposition of their children.

As important as the father is in the life of a child, even he must take second place to mother during the first three years of life. The mother feeds the baby at her breast and spends far more time with him in infancy than does his dad. Consequently, mothers actually have more to do with producing a predisposition toward homosexuality than fathers.

Join me tonight on at 6:30 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Blog Talk Radio” as I discuss, homosexual influences in a child’s development.

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Join me tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via Blogtalk Radio.Com…On my Own and in my new home!!


I’m excited to announce that “Conversations Of A Sistah” has officially moved! We are now independently on our own at in our new time slot at 6:30 PM EST on Wednesdays. Here —-> on you can follow the show, contact us and have full access.

So tune in tonight as I discuss “Will the Republicans win the Senate in 2014?”.

In a year when Republicans have been able to harness economic anxiety to their distinct advantage, the upcoming Senate election is crucial this year. It is increasingly clear that states such as, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina will be the most crucial in determining which party controls the Senate.

According to CNN, nearly 7 in 10 Americans are angry at the direction the country is headed and 53% of Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance and a dysfunctional Washington, two troubling signs for Democrats one week before the midterm elections.

Democrats are battling to try and save the Senate majority, while hoping to prevent more losses in the House, which the GOP controls by a 234 to 201 margin. Yet several state polls in the past month of contested races show that Democrats are in danger of losing control of the majority.

In the meantime, the GOP’s plan and position has been to block the vote. To discourage minorities from voting in those southern states where democratic president Barack Obama won big in 2008 and in 2012. 

What’s your opinion, will the GOP control the Senate?

Will you rock your vote or allow your state to block your vote?

Sound off here and I’ll see you on the air!

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The Joys & Pains of a Poet, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


As I continue in the celebration of Women’s History month, I’m reminded of those poetic artist who spoke their true to life pains and sorrows through the spoken word of poetry. Why? Because life almost always imitate art. As a poet we write what we feel, we write our experiences be it good or bad; happy or sad.

Join me tonight at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I reflect on the life of the most intellectual poet of all, Dr. Maya Angelou. Angelou who used her own experiences throughout life to show how she coped with being a black woman in a predominantly white society, while overcoming adversity despite the harsh odds. 

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