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Stepping Into Tomorrow fuses thoughtful dialogue about the issues that face everyday urban communities including Philadelphia, while highlighting those individuals or entities that make solutions possible. This show also features a music component, showcasing artists both local and on a national level, whose work provides a voice for change and societal uplift.

Learn more about host Gabriel Bryant here.



"May We Forever Stand" Book Talk! Update on Starbucks! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 4/19/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 April 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Princeton University professor and author, Dr. Imani Perry, to discuss her latest book, "May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem." A compelling and powerful read, Dr. Perry "uses "Life Every Voice and Sing" as a windo on the powerful ways African Americans have used music and culture to organize, mourn, challenge and celebrate for more than a century." Listen in as she shares her decision to write this book and how it fits into the larger conversation about liberation for Black people in this country.

We also will provide an update on last week's Starbucks racial profiling incident and next steps as outlined by concerned activists. Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301!

 
"One Heartbeat" Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico Relief and the MOVE 9! LIVE, 8PM, 4/12/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 April 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Mike Africa, with Conscious Minds Talent and the MOVE family, who will be discussing this Saturday's "One Heartbeat" benefit concert to bring support and resources to those still struggling in the wake of the hurricane in Puerto Rico last fall, and those MOVE members who have been incarcerated for 40 years now. Bringing phenomenal talent to the stage, activists and artists alike will be touching on these issues in a night full of information and entertainment. Performer and singer Taina Asili will also be joining the conversation, to discuss her art and why she continues to bring voice to messages of liberation through her music!

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Philly's New School Board! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 4/5/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 April 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant discusses the selections for Philadelphia's new school board, with educators and community advocates, Akil Parker and Angela Crawford! Listen in as they discuss what parents and guardians should plan for in the upcoming school year and how communities can remain empowered in the framing of their children's education. Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301! 

 
"Bridging Borders" Youth Trip! "Welcome to Wakanda" Marketplace! LIVE, 8PM, 3/22/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 March 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with educator and filmmaker, Nuala Cabral, along with young people from the youth group, POPPYN (Presenting Our Perspective on Philly Youth News). They will be discussing their upcoming trip to South Africa next month, where they will build with several youth groups on the continent and produce short film projects focusing on youth power and organizing and the need for youth to cross borders throughout the diaspora. They will also share how you can support their fundraiser and provide a donation towards their trip!

Additionally, Gabriel will speak with Ginger Smith, who is coordinating the "Welcome to Wakanda" marketplace slated for Saturday, March 31, at The Pike Banquet Hall, 7:00-11:00PM! This African inspired marketplace is highlights local Black artists and business owners as well as celebrates art, culture and community! There will be African drumming, massages, live performances, vendors and more!

Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301! 

 
Mental Health! Going Inward Wellness LLC and The Black Men at Penn! LIVE, 8PM, 3/15/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 March 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant highlights the need for discussions around mental health in the Black community. He will speak with educator and counselor, Shesheena Bray, who will be discussing therapeutic services through her business, Going Inward Wellness, LLC! She will talk about what programs she has in the community (including at the Institute of Contemporary Art) and why it's critical to maintain one's wellness. Additionally, Gabriel will meet with professor and national race expert, Chad Lassiter along with clinician and artist, Darin Toliver of the Black Men at Penn, an organization coming out of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. They will discuss the work that they have done for years to support young men of color, including a new initiative that began recently at Cheltenham High School. Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301!

 
"You Can't Talk About That"! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 3/8/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 March 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with activist and author, B.F. Nkrumah, who will be discussing his upcoming television show series "You Can't Talk About That (in the Black community)" including this weekend's edition on the mis-education of children! Listen in as he discusses the importance of having experts in the field address these challenges and why they remain taboos in society. Gabriel will also speak with activist Lavinia Davis, who will share information about this weekend's "Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?" book party and info-session, happening at the Kingsessing Free Library! Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301!

 
"Young Black America" Meek Mill Town Hall! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 3/1/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 March 2018

 

Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with members of hiphop artist Meek Mill's team, who are also helping to organize this weekend's "Young Black America" town hall. This interactive event, featuring music, speakers and workshops will allow people to join the conversation around mass incarceration and how to address injustice locally and nationally. As we know these issues affect many young people and folks in our neighborhoods, you are invited to attend!

 
District Attorney's Office Works to End Cash Bail! Students Encounter Racism at School! 8PM, 2/22/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 February 2018

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Reuben Jones of Frontline Dads and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund. They will discuss Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner's recent move to recommend ending cash bail for 25 low-level offenses and how this measure will affect communities of color, while making an impact in the work to dismantle mass incarceration. Gabriel will also speak with Kamila Ahmad, who will provide an account of Black youth who were recently victims of racist aggression from white students while at school and the administration that did not provide the safety, security or expertise to properly deal with the situation. Feel free to tune in at 92.9FM and call in at 215.609.4301!

 
The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Black History Collaborative Conference and BLM Week of Action! 2/1/18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 February 2018

 

Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with organizer and educator Ismael Jiminez, who will be discussing his work with the Philadelphia Black History Collaborative! This includes their second annual conference, happening next week, Feb. 10th at Kensington-CAPA High School, and their work in concert with the Caucus of Working Educators around the Black Lives Matter Week of Action! This week is dedicated to providing workshops, town halls and radical curricula for use in the classroom, and make space for thought leadership and grassroots community work. Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301!

 
Buy Black Marketplace and Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 12/14/17 Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with activists from the Afrakan Independence Day Organizing Committee and Urban Shaman Productions. They will be discussing next week's 2nd Annual Buy Black Marketplace and Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration, featuring cultural vendors, guest speakers, performances, children's storytelling and activities, gift giveaways and a traditional lighting of the kinara ceremony! Be sure to make your way to the event and share with friends and family! Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301.

 

 

 
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