60th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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by LD Azobra
10M ago
August 28th is the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where the moral leader of our nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the famed I Have a Dream speech. Todays episode commemorates this day with a replay of the speech by President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.  He reminds us of "that steady flame of conscience and courage" that fuels the struggle; and that we would dishonor those hero's who gave their lives if we, "suggest that the work of this nation is some how complete." Where do we find that steady flame of con ..read more
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National Black Business Month
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by LD Azobra
10M ago
Did you know that August is National Black Business Month? We have some of the latest reports on the celebration and how it came about. Includes an LD excerpt from Who R U? and 8 Ways to Empower Black Businesses. Click Here to listen to Inspiration - National Black Business Month along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos. Black businesses have been around for centuries. Estimates are that Black entrepreneurs can earn over 10 times more than non-Black business owners. Want to support the show? Go to our Patron Community and leave us a donation!  ..read more
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Robert Eames
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by LD Azobra
11M ago
A renowned civil rights attorney, our Living Legend reminisces about growing up in Baton Rouge and becoming successful. Click Here to listen to Interview with Robert Eames along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos. Want to support the show? Go to our Patron Community and leave us a donation!  ..read more
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Heritage
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by LD Azobra
11M ago
Today we celebrate the dedication of the Heritage monument and the 75th Anniversary of the desegregation of the US Armed Forces. The Louisiana Heritage Monument honors the brave service and sacrifices of all African-American Veterans and their families from Louisiana and throughout the country. It is located in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park at the State Capitol. This episode includes remarks by Governor John Bel Edwards, Senator Royce Duplessis and more. On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9980, which eliminated discrimination in federal employment, and 99 ..read more
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Michel Bellina
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by LD Azobra
11M ago
Our Living Legend describes growing up and running a corner store that is quickly approaching its 80th anniversary of operation in Donaldsonville, LA. One of a few that have survived the heyday of corner grocery stores. Click Here to listen to Interview with Michel Bellina along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos.  Want to show us some love? Go to our Patron Community and leave us a tip ..read more
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Arthur Silky Slim Reed
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by LD Azobra
1y ago
The Ghetto Messiah discusses "family," trauma, rebirth and the challenges of life all in his unique brand of humor, irreverence and insight. Click Here to listen to Interview with Arthur Silky Slim Reed along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos. Want to show Count Time some love? Go to our Patron Community and leave us a tip ..read more
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Yusuf Henriques
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by LD Azobra
1y ago
An inspirational 4th of July episode that will make you think. A Jamaican-born immigrant, our Living Legend describes what happens when access and opportunity are given to young people. A sharp reminder of the folly of the recent Supreme Court ruling which killed Affirmative Action social justice policies. Click Here to listen to Interview with Tech Visionary Yusuf Henriques along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos.  Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IndyGeneUS AI & IndyGeneUS Global (pronounced indigenous) a precision genomics company aiming to create the world ..read more
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Henry Watson
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by LD Azobra
1y ago
A world renown artist, our Living legend describes his life growing up in Louisiana and how he learned his craft. "Everybody's got a story," sums up the 40 years of the woodcarver creating 3D art from centuries old cypress to capture Louisiana life. Everybody needs a Watson! Click Here to listen to Interview with Artist Henry Watson along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos.  Shout Out to Veronica Shealy for becoming a Patron at the Legacy Maker level. Your support means a lot!  Support Count Time, join the Patron Community.  ..read more
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Thad Minaldi
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by LD Azobra
1y ago
Our Living Legend an attorney and former LSU football great describes growing up in Lake Charles, the importance of mental health and of course some great LSU stories. Click Here to listen to Interview with Thad Minaldi along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos. Like our podcast and want to TIP us? Click here. Help support the Podcast you love ..read more
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Judge Freddie Pitcher
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by LD Azobra
1y ago
A pioneer, the first African American elected to a judgeship in Baton Rouge, LA;  served as a District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals judge; Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center; and author. Our Living Legend gives his history and describes the importance and value of relationships and coalition building in becoming an agent of change. Click Here to listen to Interview with Judge Freddie Pitcher along with notes, transcript, pictures and videos.  ..read more
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