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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.



Come Out to the Buy Black Pre-Kwanzaa Event! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 12/15/16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 December 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Brother Oba and Brother Farugh of the Afrakan Independence Day Organizing Committee to discuss this coming Sunday's "Buy Black Marketplace and Pre-Kwanzaa" event! Held at the historic Church of the Advocate at 18th/Diamond, this FREE community event promises a vendor market, children's activities, entertainment, and a ceremonial lighting of the kinara! Come out, as Kwanzaa celebrates 50 Years as a cultural tradition!  Feel free to call in with questions or comments at 215.609.4301!

 
35 Years of Resistance! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 12/1/16 Print E-mail
Friday, 02 December 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8PM as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Ramona Africa from the MOVE organization to discuss next week's programming related to the 35 years of Resistance regarding Mumia Abu Jamal's case! There have been several updates, including the fight for Hep C treatment for PA prisoners as well as the city council legislation to provide clean water for all PA prisons! 

 
Inner Circle Midwifery Healing Center! Plus Racism at Univ. of Penn! TONIGHT! 11/17/16, 8PM Print E-mail
Friday, 18 November 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Asasiya Muhammad, who just opened up the Inner Circle Midwifery and Indigenous Healing Center, right in Germantown!  With a focus on providing services and products catered to families and parents regarding natural birthing options and optimal health (including info on doulas and where she will meet with her clients as the "People's Midwife"), Muhammad will discuss how she plans to use the Center as a space for education and wellness. 

Additionally, Gabriel will speak with a representative from S.O.U.L. (Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation), an organization at the Univ. of Penn, who today organized a mass walkout on campus in response to racist group messages which were sent to Black freshmen students last week. They will talk about safety concerns, tensions at the university and next steps for where their work can go! 

 
JASIRI X on the Election Results! Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 11/10/16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 November 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with hiphop star and activist, Jasiri X, who will discuss the results of the 2016 presidential election and the path forward. What did the Trump win mean for communities across the country? What does this win mean for artists and organizers nationwide? Gabriel will also speak with political thought leaders, activists and former elected official candidates, Dr. Weldon McWilliams and Will Mega, on what to expect from a Trump presidency, and other legislation which was passed!

 
Mothers Of Black Sons March and Rally! LIVE, 8PM, 10/13/2016 Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 October 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with representatives of the PLUS (Peace, Love, Unity and Soul) organization, an ensemble of creatives who work to support and bring resources to various communities in need, serving families and neighborhoods.  They will be discussing this coming Sunday's Mothers Of Black Sons march and rally, which has already galvanized thousands on social media towards raising the consciousness and bringing solutions to combat the intra-racial and police violence happening in the city and across the country. Activists, youth advocates and artists will provide messages at the event, and you want to make sure that it's on your calendar!  Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301!

 
Black and Brown Workers Collective Demand Firing of LGBT Affairs Director! LIVE, 8PM, 10/6/16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 October 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM as host Gabriel Bryant discusses the actions and demands of the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC), who have been exposing the climate of racism that permeates Philly's "Gayborhood," and the need for changes to be made to dismantle white supremacist institutions there.  This includes the closing of the ICandy club (where a recent video was released showing the owner repeatedly using the N word to describe customers) and the firing of City of Philadelphia LGBT Affairs Director, Nellie Fitzpatrick. Representatives from BBWC will speak on their work and what next steps are looking like for this movement!

 
The Black Women's Defense League! LIVE TONIGHT on Stepping Into Tomorrow! 8PM, 9/15/16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 September 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Niecee X, Founder of the Black Women's Defense League (BWDL), a coalition of women of color on the path to total liberation through defense training and community building. In addition to operating as a space that "engages in emergency preparedness, urban survival training, and battered women’s rescue," BWDL has a focus that also includes Domestic Violence / Rape Counseling, Health/ Sex Education, Pregnancy/ Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Education, Police Brutality and Economic Stability. Listen in as Niecee discusses the tenets of their program, including their upcoming Clothes and Coats Drive happening on Sept. 30th! Feel free to call in at 215.609.4301!

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The Debut of "Professional Black Girl" Docuseries, LIVE with Dr. Yaba Blay! 8:00PM, 9/8/16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8PM, as host Gabriel Bryant speaks with Dr. Yaba Blay, the Dan T. Blue Endowed Chair in Political Science at North Carolina Central University, author of the book 1ne Drop and creator of the upcoming docuseries Professional Black Girl, debuting on Sept. 9!  With a focus on reflecting the fullness and multi-faceted aspects to Black women and girls, they will discuss how these weekly episodes - featuring a who's who of Black women scholars, activists and thought leaders - will showcase the brilliance and joy in the lives of Black women everywhere! 

 
Colin Kaepernick and Athletes Who Take A Stand! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8:00PM, 9/1/2016 Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow, this evening at 8:00PM, as host Gabriel Bryant discusses San Francisco 49ers QB, Colin Kaepernick, and his recent comments and stance to not stand during the national anthem, with Dr. Drew Brown, professor and activist whose work focuses on the role of race in sports, and who himself played football both on the college level and professionally.  Are his comments in line with the legacies of Jim Brown and others?  What more should we expect from him? And what do negative, hateful and violent comments against Kaepernick showcase about the climate of this country?

 
Removal of the Rizzo Statue! Plus BBWC Block Party! LIVE on Stepping Into Tomorrow, 8PM, 8/18/16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 August 2016

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Tune in to Stepping Into Tomorrow this evening at 8:00PM as host Gabriel Bryant discusses the campaign to remove the Frank Rizzo statue from Philadelphia's Municipal Services Building in Center City.  Speaking with activist Erica Mines, they will talk about why for many, this figure continues to bring out thoughts of the history of racism and police brutality in the city.  Should it be moved to another part of the city? Taken down altogether? Gabriel will also speak with activist Shani Akilah of the Black and Brown Workers Collective, who will be holding their first community Block Party this Saturday, August 20, in Southwest Philly.  Listen in to see how this event is not only a great social event but an opportunity to raise the key political issues of the BBWC and how you can support their movement! 

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