Media – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Tupac Talks Donald Trump & Greed in America in 1992 and “The Charleston Chronicle”—both have vital Black History Month Messages for you

In 1992, I was very busy working on a career and Hip Hop was not on my radar, and consequently, I didn’t listen to a Tupac Shakur. I had no idea who Tupac was. It’s only within the past two … Read More

With sorrow: Gwen Ifill (September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016), Journalist

Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill was American journalist, television newscaster, and author. She was the Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor of PBS. Gwen Ifill interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

Retro Reflections: Ed Bradley (January 22, 1941-November 9, 2006), 60 MINUTES Co-Editor and CBS News Correspondent

It has been 10 years since the passing of Ed Bradley, DJ, WCBS Radio newscaster, CBS Sunday Night News anchor, 60 Minutes Journalist and 19 Emmy Awards’ winner. Read about Ed’s extensive and successful journalism career through 60 Minutes’ Ed Bradley Dead At 65 tribute.

Teddy Pendergrass, Alma John, The Fatback Band, WRVR, Dr. Helen Johnson, Ed Love, Mahalia Jackson

ROUTES: Do you find any contradiction between your religious image and your sex-symbol image? 

TEDDY: No, because I don’t think people confuse the two. You can have a strong belief without opening a church or anything like that. I’m not into that. Besides, I’ve analyzed it and I think that makes a person even more sexy, you know, when they have a firm belief. I don’t want to throw the church into it, but the way Jesus Christ did things was very sexy. He knew what he was doing. Yeah man, he had it.

“Thank You Sister Jones” by Agnes O. Bunn – “Lady in White” Painting by Ernest Chrichlow

Revisiting the Good Old ROUTES’ Days! Continuing to publishing excerpts, with additional information, from the October 1977 Maiden Issue—A commentary on the appreciation of food “Sister Jones,” written by Agnes O. Bunn (If you’ve grown up in a Baptist church, you’ve … Read More

Dick Gregory Talks Donald Trump Scandal, No Election 2016 & Martial Law

In my formative years, I never got the chance to spend quality time with my maternal or paternal grandparents. I only vaguely remember my maternal grandfather who died just before my 12th birthday. I remember him, mostly, because of his disappointing death … Read More

Jazz Visions – Daa’iya El-Sanusi, Host interviews Entertainer Ty Stevens, Soul Jazz Performer Maysa, Jazz Pianist/Composer Helen Sung

Have you been listening to and enjoying your Jazz, R&B, Soul, Gospel & Blues music library that predates Hip Hop and Rap, but deep down you’ve longed for “Mo’ Music” and enjoyable and refreshing conversation? Well click on the links … Read More

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