Gary Hines Sounds of Blackness Interview


We spoke with Gary D. Hines, Music Director and Producer of the 3-time, Grammy Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness.

Pop, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Latin, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Ragtime, Classical and Gospel. Gary has recorded,

performed, toured, written for and appeared with: Quincy Jones, Jimmy “Jam” Harris & Terry Lewis, Prince, Usher,

Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin,  Elton John,  Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Sting, 

Dolly Parton, Danny Glover and Jordin Sparks to name just a few. Gary has performed in every major city in the U.S.

and, abroad in Africa, England, Holland, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, 

Bermuda, Jamaica, Martinique and The Bahamas – with Sounds of Blackness

Gary has also conducted countless Music Workshops, Seminars, Lecture-Demonstrations and Master Classes 

across the United States and internationally about the history, impact and evolution of African-American music and culture.

Gary has been the recipient of such honors as a Grammy, International Time For Peace Award, Minnesota Music Academy Awards, 

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Award, Distinguished Citizen Award, Golden Scroll For The Promise of Greatness Award and, 

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his Alma Mater Macalester College, St. Paul.

Sounds of Blackness latest CD, “THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS” won a 2012 NAACP Image Award.

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Ex-Wife of the DC Sniper Mildred Muhammad speaks on her new book


Ms. Muhammad is widely known as the Ex-Wife of the DC Sniper, she is coming on your show to discuss her new book, ‘BEING ABUSED WHILE TELEWORKING DURING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC’. COVID-19 has changed the way American business owners operate their businesses. Now that teleworking is a reality, domestic abuse/violence cases are rising. Leaving the home to go to work offered a sense of relief to victims. What will they do now?

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America does not like Black People


Washington (AFP) – Protesters defied curfews across the United States as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally.

Standoffs between police and demonstrators stretched into the night in cities from New York to Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man whose killing has brought once-in-a-generation protests to the nation for the past week.

But there were fewer reports of the looting and violence that had soured street demonstrations in previous nights.

Tens of thousands gathered earlier Tuesday in Houston to pay a hometown tribute to Floyd, who grew up in the Texas city and is to be buried there next week.

“Today is… about George Floyd’s family — we want them to know that George did not die in vain,” Mayor Sylvester Turner told an estimated 60,000 people.

A tearful Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, told a news conference she wanted “justice for him because he was good.

“No matter what anybody thinks, he was good.”

In New York, which on Tuesday prolonged its first curfew since World War II for the full week, AFP reporters saw hundreds refusing to go home after the 8:00 pm cutoff, instead chanting slogans and peacefully walking the streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Hours after the curfew, mayor Bill de Blasio said it was a “very calm situation,” a day after several Manhattan luxury stores were looted.

“So far, the curfew is certainly helping, based on everything I’ve seen in Brooklyn and Manhattan over the last three hours,” he tweeted.

Minnesota took one of the first concrete actions to address the grievances behind the uprising, which began after Floyd’s death on May 25 in the state’s largest city Minneapolis.

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4 Minneapolis police officers kill black man as one knelt on his neck 8 minutes


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An FBI investigation is underway and four officers have been fired following a fatal encounter Monday between Minneapolis police and an unarmed black man.

In a statement early Tuesday, police said the man had a medical incident during an attempted arrest. However, video of the encounter shows an officer with his knee on the man’s neck for at least seven minutes. Before the man loses consciousness, he repeatedly tells officers that he can’t breathe.

Leaders in Minnesota are calling for the officers involved to be held accountable. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who represents Minneapolis, called for the Department of Justice to investigate immediately.

“It is sickening to watch this black man be killed while helplessly begging for help,” she said in a statement.

Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan also reacted to the incident, calling the video “disturbing” and demanding justice.

“The lack of humanity in this disturbing video is sickening. We will get answers and seek justice,” Walz said.

Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody Monday night.

Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the

4 Minneapolis police officers were fired following their involvement in a black man’s death after a cop knelt on his neck for 8 minutes

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This Job is Hiring Right now!! (TODAY!!) all over the country!!! Listen, share, and call 704-391-7444


Maintenance Heroes based out of Charlotte North Carolina is looking to hire social distancing monitors all over the country… In every city they are looking for people to fill these positions… Positions start at $10-$12 an hour… Some may lead to full-time work so whether you’re in Charlotte Dayton Ohio Greenville South Carolina Richmond Virginia New York city or anywhere in the country….Call them at 704-391-7444 and tell them BJ Murphy sent you..

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Ahmad Arbey case needs help…Mayor Vy Lyles wants to keep Trump away from Charlotte


I saw recently that Mayor Vy Lyles wants trump to stay away because the  covid  19 virus pandemic in Charlotte may be heading towards its peak and it may not be good to have 50,000 people converge on Charlotte at that time… Also the Ahmad Arbery case is being attacked by the defense team of the two white man that killed him… What will Crump and Merit the attorneys for the family do to circumvent this miscarriage of justice trying to demonize him and justify his murder

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The BJ Murphy Morning Show Music Podcast Thursday May 21, 2020


On your drive to work, at your desk at home we got good music and conversation for you….call us at 888-370-9390

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How Author Darshaun McAway got his childrens books sold in Walmart


Darshaun McAway is an excellent resource to address the topic of literary art with a focus ob books for children. His books are featured in WalMart and he is excited to talk about the importance of children’s books, especially during a time like this when stay at home children need quality content to read! Looking forward to hearing the show, this is Darshaun’s website

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Gratitude: Tapping Into the “GOOD” Amidst this Pandemic with Certified Life Coach Stacey Henry-Carr


Stacey Henry-Carr. Stacey is an Author, Speaker, Business Owner and Certified Life Coach. Stacey takes the approach that in every situation, we will find something to be grateful for. What a dynamic mindset to have during such a troubling time! Please, Visit her website:

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Covid19 and our Mental Health -Guest: Stephanie Wijkstrom


Stephanie Wijkstrom is the founder of Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh. The center offers integrative therapy solutions for the whole family and there are multiple locations in the greater Pittsburgh area. May is mental health awareness month and Stephanie will talk about managing mental health conditions amidst the boundaries set upon us by the Covid19 pandemic and associated “new normals” forced upon us. Stephanie is a licensed subject matter expert and this show is a “must hear”! Visit her company website

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