Frankly Speaking with Tyra G webcast weekly worldwide on Radio Fairfax
Women’s History Month recognizes Brig. Gen USAF Retired Sandra Gregory for her service then and now.
Thank You for Your Service, Then and Now with Sandra Gregory
Podcast format of Tyra Garlington's weekly radio show, Frankly Speaking with Tyra G.
Broadcast on Radio Fairfax www.radiofairfax.com
Send in a voice message:
Black History Month: Stories that need telling with guest Colonel Arthur Nick Nicolson Retired, and current president of the Mt.Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society
The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson, and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent.
By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the Civil Rights Movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses.
President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history."
Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The Black History Month 2023 theme, "Black Resistance," explores how "African Americans have resisted historical and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial massacres, and police killings."
Today in the United States, we hear terms like diversity, equity, and inclusion as goals for our society now and in the future. However, before those words were a part of our United States lexicon, brave, determined black Americans were willing to die to be recognized as worthy of fighting for any rights. The question I leave you with today is how would you grade their success?
Listen to three stories that were born, lived, and survived in a military setting. Colonel Arthur Nick Nicholson, Retired and current president and executive director of the Mt. Olive Cemetery Historical Preservation Society, is joining me at the Frankly Speaking table this week.
Learn more about the Society here. https://www.facebook.com/mtolivechps/ and https://mtolivechps.weebly.com
Rotary Opens Opportunities Through Service: Healing the Wreakage with Dr. Sarah A. John in Haiti
"It’s true that, depending upon which community to ultimately decide to call a second home, you might just be the only medical professional available to meet the needs of multitudes. The more remote the community in a developing country, the less likely it is to have a Western-trained medical professional. You are likely to be very welcomed in your new community, but you should also expect to be viewed as an outsider and treated as such until you’ve established yourself and proven your abilities. You’ll need to work with the community’s healers and find common ground in the provision of patient care. Once you’ve proven your worth, you should expect to be working around the clock. "
The above is an advertisement from Gap Medics. However, it did not take an advertisement for Dr. Sarh A. John to begin serving the underserved. After a life-changing traumatic health crisis and years of restoration, she felt she had no other choice but to share her medical talents differently.
Join the conversation and hear her compelling story on the Frankly Speaking with Tyra G podcast.
Click below, be inspired, and share.
Hope Reflected, Restored, and Repositoned with Meesh Peters and Tijani Musa.
Rob Bell in his 2016 book How to Be Here, reflects,
"That question the blinking line in your mind or on your mobile device asks is: Who are you to do this? It can keep you locked up for years, living in fear and doubt, looking over your fence or your shoulder, and comparing yourself with the people around you.
But the first word about you is a gift, and you’re here, breathing, and you get to participate in the world's ongoing creation. Creation is exhausting, exhilarating, draining, and invigorating, and it’s also a mystery because everybody sits down to a blank page. Or a business plan. Or test or experiment or meeting or deal. Or a child or job or life. Especially those who have done it before.
The more you do the work, the more you build muscles. From shaping metal to forming paragraphs to arguing a case to doing research to making spreadsheets to arranging the parts for the violins to play to organizing staff to raising a child---you can acquire skills and then improve on them as you do the work year after year. This growing technique and expertise can help you create, build, and act more easily and excellently, but it cannot help you avoid the blank page.
This is true for rocket scientists, actors, and doctors, and it’s also true for parents, people who work in restaurants, and your insurance agent. No one has ever lived your life with your particular challenges and possibilities, no matter who you are and whatever work you do.
This quarter, we have an umbrella theme: Reflect, Restore, and Reposition. These three terms allow us to dig deep into each concept individually or explore all three as part of a process or a journey. Today, we are going to do both.
I have two guests at the table today who will share how they individually and together successfully understand that some things do not fit in a lab; they will talk to our hearts, beyond where answers only move us one level down toward to understanding, to a place where hope and faith are built into the GPS.
Take a listen, Be inspired, and share!
REWIND: Sweep in a new season with the courage to be vulnerable with Dr. Brene Brown and Krista Tippett from NPR
Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake.
What are you doing to revive and reinvigorate your dreams, your soul, your mind? What script are you creating? Does it contain thoughts like “I am not enough!” or “I am more than enough!”? Are you stuck between your no longer and you not yet? Or are you willing to take new risks and experience the vulnerability that comes with it? Do you understand that hope is a consequence of struggle? What is your mirror telling you?
I invite you to take a listen to an NPR On Being podcast that I treasure and feel compelled to share between Krista Tippet and Brene Brown about Courage and Vulnerability. It is NOT comfortable, yet it is necessary to hear.
It is one of those experiences, when you finish listening, you may say to yourself, Wow! I thought I was the only one.
Take a listen, and get smarter. Then let me know what you think. Maybe we can continue the conversation around the Frankly Speaking with Tyra G table.
What time is it on the clock of the world? Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategist shares her view.
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."– Camus…documenting my liberation.
"Adrienne Maree Brown grows healing ideas in public through her multi-genre writing, her music, and her podcasts. Informed by 25 years of movement facilitation, somatics, Octavia E Butler scholarship, and her work as a doula, Adrienne has nurtured Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism, Radical Imagination, and Transformative Justice as ideas and practices for transformation. She is the author/editor of seven published texts and the founder of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, where she is now the writer-in-residence."-Adrienne Maree Brown
Adrienne is brilliant in a fresh, non-threatening, and insightful way. She wants us as a community to commit to not canceling us. She believes we are in a time of unstoppable change and describes the difficulty individuals have with change. She believes that when it looks like everything is falling apart, that is when everything is possible. She wants us to understand that failure is not when something ends because sometimes, it's time, and that end is vital. We live in cycles, not perpetuity. Most importantly, What a time to be alive!
I had to share this podcast. Consider it my special gift. Be motivated to...