WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month: June 2019

WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month: June 2019

94.3 WYBC, New Haven Public Schools, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Birks and Mayor Toni Harp are celebrating this month’s “I Rise” Student of the Month!

Education can and should empower all students to rise up and pursue their dreams. Each month 94.3 WYBC will highlight a student who went the extra mile in pursuit of something extraordinary.

The segment is called “I Rise” because it highlights a student who rises above adversity, tackles a challenge or simply shines. We will recognize these incredible, hard-working young people, not just on the radio, but every day in our homes and in the community.

 

This Month We Honor:

Nevaeh Haynes

6th Grade Student at Lincoln Bassett School

Nevaeh is a sixth grade honor roll student at Lincoln Bassett School. Her favorite subjects are reading, writing and math. Nevaeh hopes someday to be a lawyer so she can help people fight for justice or be a dance teacher. She loves to spend time and cook with her family and dance!

Way to go Nevaeh!

 

If you know a child deserving of this honor, submit an “I Rise” nomination form, click here to the NHPS Communications Dept. Make sure you make the effort to let them know how proud you are of their efforts, they could be the next “I Rise” Student. Together we can help all Kids Rise!

For more information about New Haven School Change go to www.nhps.net or visit their Facebook Page.

Sponsored by:

 

 

Also special thanks to Champion Awards & Promotions.

Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

Sisters’ Journey & WYBC Celebrate Survivors

Photo courtesy of Sisters’ Journey

 

Sisters’ Journey Survivor of the Month –  Sherdena Foreman

Read her story (thanks www.sistersjourney.org)

I have always felt blessed. I moved to New Haven in 1961. I was 18, had just gotten married and was moving to the big city. I have been blessed with two daughters (Theresa Murphy & Deborah Connor). From my second marriage I gained two more (April & Lee) giving me four children. I have six grandchildren.

My first experience with cancer was in 1968 at the age of 25. I was diagnosed with cancer of the vocal cord. During this time my family was told that I had approximately six months to live. My mother traveled to New Haven and told the doctor that they were not going to tell me this. Thank God I had a praying mother. My mother would quote over me, “God has a plan for you.” I wasn’t familiar with the medical terms and technology during this time so fear was not upon me. After several treatments of radiation with no major complications I fully recovered.

My first husband died a tragic death. In 1978 I married my soul mate, who also died after 35 wonderful years of marriage in October 2010. In October 2015 I was diagnosed with malignant neoplasm of the left breast (Stage 2). On November 2, 2015 I had a S/P lumpectomy. This was the only time during this process I was not aware as to what was going on because I was under anesthesia. I was admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay for monitoring of the J.P. Drain that had been inserted. While recovering after surgery it is important to manage pain and rest in order to increase healing.

I never accepted that I had cancer knowing that Jesus lives in me and I in Him. No sickness or diseases can live in Christ. Isaiah 53:5, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; … And by His stripes we are healed.” NKJV. I knew I had to stay positive during this process. I limited discussing my diagnosis with people. I refused to speak about it. I quoted healing scriptures over healing scriptures over my life daily.

My oncologist told me I needed chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This was a journey I did not want to take but I knew God was with me. I would need 11 treatments of chemotherapy and maybe radiation. I said, “No, I don’t need any.” The doctor got up from his chair and walked out of the room. He later came back and said to my daughter, “What are we going to do with her?” “After 50 years I must keep her,” she replied.

The next morning I received a phone call from the oncologist. He had been up during the night reviewing my chart about the treatments from 1968. I said to him, “I’m sorry doctor that you were kept up last night. I slept very well as I gave the matter to God because He never sleeps nor slumbers.” During the conversation he mentioned that he would consider giving me four chemo treatments plus radiation. I did them all. My daughter told me that I was going to show them how to go through this gracefully. And I did. During my treatments I did not experience a rough time – no vomiting, no nausea. I did experience hair loss and weight gain. After each chemo treatment I was given a Neulasta shot the following day to reduce the incidence of infection. I drank six or more bottles of water every day.

Due to my strong faith in God, my awesome support team/anchor, my two lovely sisters (Clara Harper and Esther Hiett), my daughters (Theresa and Deborah), my son-in-laws (Barry Murphy and Derwood Connor), some of my nieces and nephews who willingly offered to take me (and some did) to my appointments, I got through this journey and I am so grateful. They took care of my yard and did whatever they felt was needed. My dear church family, The Life Church, and my Pastor Bill and Sharon Motley were also a part of my support team and were there for me on this journey.

While in New Haven I attend Rock Tabernacle Church. I also completed Minister Studies at Light Christian Institute of Ministry in Houston, TX, Ministerial Ethics, Homiletics 1, 2 & 3, Five-Fold Ministry, Pentecostal Theology 1 & 2, Ministry Concepts 1 & 2, Ordinance Ministry and Phlebotomy Tech.

My passion is teaching healing to individuals who want to walk in divine healing. My spiritual gift is praying and laying of hands. I’m not in remission; I’m on a mission.

 

WYBC Albertus Magnus College “Workforce Scholar of the Month”

WYBC Albertus Magnus College “Workforce Scholar of the Month”

94.3 WYBC, Albertus Magnus College and Albertus Magnus College President Dr. Marc M. Camille are celebrating the “Workforce Scholar of the Month!”

At Albertus Magnus College, they have faith in your future. To learn more visit www.albertus.edu/adult.

 

This Month We Honor:

Luke Karwowski

Sophomore at Albertus Magnus College

Luke is currently a sophomore at Albertus Magnus College studying Business Management. He is on the Dean’s List!

He is currently a quality supervisor and has 2 kids. His dream is to be an aviation accident investigator.

Luke chose Albertus Magnus College because he can work full time, be a full time parent and a full time student.

Congratulations Luke!

 

This Day in Black History: June

This Day in Black History: June

WYBC celebrates Black History EVERYDAY!

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

 

June 1

1973 – WGPR becomes the first television station owned by African Americans.

1947 – Glory Van Scott, dancer, theater professor and stage actress was born today in Chicago.

 

June 2

1939 – Songwriter Janie Bradford was born today in Charleston, South Carolina.

1971 – Vice admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr. became the first African American Admiral in the U.S. Navy on this date.

 

June 3

1949 – Wesley Brown became the first African American graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy.

1919 – Liberty Life Insurance Company, the first legal reserve company organized by Blacks in the North, incorporated the Supreme Court Ruling of Irene Morgan vs. Commonwealth of Virginia, which banned segregation in interstate bus travel.

 

June 4

1972 – Activist and author Angela Davis was acquitted of charges in San Jose, California on this date.

1991 – Baltimore Orioles manager Frank Robinson is named assistant general manager of the club, the third African American to become an assistant GM.

 

June 5

1987 – Dr. Mae Johnson became the first Black astronaut when she completed her training at NASA as a mission specialist on this date. Jemison became the first Black female in space in September of 1992 aboard the Space Shuttle.

1955 – Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded his doctorate from Boston University.

 

June 6

1934 – Civil Rights leader Roy Innis was born today.

1955 – Journalist E. R. Shipp was born today.

 

June 7

1917 – Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born today.

1958 – Singer Prince was born today.

 

June 8

1977 – Rapper Kayne West was born today.

1953 – Discrimination in Washington D.C. restaurants was banned today.

 

June 9

1948 – Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill becomes the first African American to be elected City Council of Richmond, Virginia.

1989 – Congressman John Conyers announced a call for a reparations study.

 

June 10

1898 – Hattie McDaniel, Oscar winning actress, was born today.

1899 – Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was founded in Cincinnati.

 

June 11

1934 – R & B and doo wop singer Pookie Hudson was born today.

1963 – Two African American students, escorted by federalized National Guard troops, enrolled at the University of Alabama. This was despite the opposition of Gov. George Wallace.

 

June 12

1991 – Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls in win over the L.A. Lakers in five games to capture his first NBA Championship.

1972 – The National Black MBA Association was incorporated today.

 

June 13

1967 – Thurgood Marshall, U.S. solicitor general was named to the Supreme Court by President Johnson.

1937 – Eleanor Holmes was born in Washington D.C. Holmes was a graduate of Yale University’s School of Law, and became the chairperson of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, as well as a Georgetown University law professor before she was elected as a non-voting delegate to Congress representing to the District of Columbia.

 

June 14

1941 – Rhodes scholar, John Edgar was born today. He is a writer.

1927 – George Washington Carver received a patent for producing paints and stains on this day.

 

June 15

1877 – Henry O. Flipper received his degree at West Point, and became the first African American graduate.

1921 – Bessie Coleman received her pilot license today.

 

June 16

2002 – Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.

1975 – Adam Wade hosts the Nationally televised game show Musical Chairs. He is the first African American game show host.

 

June 17

1980 – Venus Williams was born today.

1862 – Congress authorized President Lincoln to accept African Americans in the Union Army.

 

June 18

1968 – The Supreme Court banned racial discrimination in sale and rental housing.

1942 – The U.S. Navy commissioned its first African American officer, Harvard Medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.

 

June 19

1948 – Actress Phylicia Rashad was born today. She’s best known for her work on the television series, The Cosby Show, but she later became the first African American woman to win a Tony Award for best actress.

 

June 20

1960 – Harry Belafonte wins an Emmy for his variety special Tonight With Harry Belafonte – the first Emmy to be awarded to an African American.

1911 – NAACP was incorporated in New York.

 

June 21

1859 – Henry Ossawa Tanner was born today.

1945 – Col.B.O. Jr. was named the commander of Godsman Field in Kentucky and became the first African American to head an Army Air Force in the United States.

 

June 22

1868 – Congress readmitted the state of Arkansas on the condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise African Americans.

1909 – Katherine Dunham was born on this day.

 

June 23

1940 – Wilma Rudolph was born today.

1904 – Gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith was born today.

 

June 24

1972 – The rules committee of the Democratic National Convention approved the nomination of Yvonne Brathwaite Burke as co-chairperson of the convention.

1884 – Former Mississippi Congressman John Lynch was elected temporary chairman of the Republican convention and became the first African American to preside over deliberations of a national party.

 

June 25

1968 – Lincoln Alexander becomes the first African American of the Canadian Parliament.

1945 – Carolyn Cheeks was born today in Detroit, Michigan.

 

June 26

1934 – W.E.B Du Bois resigned from his position at the NAACP in a disagreement over policy and racial strategy.

1974 – Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter was born today.

1967 – Martin Luther King was denied freedom of speech when he came to a Chicago church.

 

June 27

1939 – Frederick Jones invented the ticket dispensing machine.

1872 – Poet and author Paul Laurence Dunbar was born today.

 

June 28

1970 – Muhammad Ali stood before the Supreme Court in regards to his refusal of induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

1964 – Organization for Afro-American Unity was founded in New York by Malcom X.

 

June 29

1970 – NAACP chairman Stephen Gill Spottswood told the NAACP convention that the Nixon administration was “anti-Negro” and was pressing “a calculated policy” inimical to the “needs and aspirations of the large majority” of citizens.

1863 – William Henry Hunt was born today.

 

June 30

1951 – NAACP attached issues concerning segregation and discrimination at elementary and high school levels.

1978 – Larry Doby became manager of the Chicago White Sox baseball team.

 

Facts from www.blackfacts.com

Enter to win: Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop In The Park in Queens NY

Enter to win: Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop In The Park in Queens NY

The 94.3 WYBC Tri-State Festival Tour is heading to Queens, New York for Ralph McDaniels’ “Hip Hop In The Park” Saturday July 13th from 3-7pm at Socrates Sculpture Park, overlooking the NYC skyline!

Enter to win 2 seats on the bus to join WYBC in Queens courtesy of Bohannon & Vines Transportation Group!

 

 

Enter to win: Mary J. Blige at Foxwoods

Enter to win: Mary J. Blige at Foxwoods

Mary J. Blige is coming to The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday September 5, 2019 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at www.foxwoods.com.

Enter to win a pair of tickets!

WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month: May 2019

WYBC “I Rise” Student of the Month: May 2019

94.3 WYBC, New Haven Public Schools, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carol Birks and Mayor Toni Harp are celebrating this month’s “I Rise” Student of the Month!

Education can and should empower all students to rise up and pursue their dreams. Each month 94.3 WYBC will highlight a student who went the extra mile in pursuit of something extraordinary.

The segment is called “I Rise” because it highlights a student who rises above adversity, tackles a challenge or simply shines. We will recognize these incredible, hard-working young people, not just on the radio, but every day in our homes and in the community.

 

This Month We Honor:

Pamela Samuel

Senior at Career High School

Pamela is a senior honors student at Career High School. She is involved in the National Honor Society and has received many awards! She is the class president of the senior class and captain of the cheerleading squad. Pamela will be attending Boston College in the fall!

Way to go Pamela!

 

If you know a child deserving of this honor, submit an “I Rise” nomination form, click here to the NHPS Communications Dept. Make sure you make the effort to let them know how proud you are of their efforts, they could be the next “I Rise” Student. Together we can help all Kids Rise!

For more information about New Haven School Change go to www.nhps.net or visit their Facebook Page.

Sponsored by:

 

 

Also special thanks to Champion Awards & Promotions.

WYBC Albertus Magnus College “Workforce Scholar of the Month”

WYBC Albertus Magnus College “Workforce Scholar of the Month”

94.3 WYBC, Albertus Magnus College and Albertus Magnus College President Dr. Marc M. Camille are celebrating the “Workforce Scholar of the Month!”

At Albertus Magnus College, they have faith in your future. To learn more visit www.albertus.edu/adult.

 

This Month We Honor:

Heather Kublin

Senior at Albertus Magnus College

Heather is currently a senior at Albertus Magnus College studying psychology. She is on the Dean’s List!

She is currently a server at a local restaurant and mother of 3 kids. Her dream is to be a correctional psychologist.

Heather chose Albertus Magnus College because of how flexible classes are with her busy work schedule and home life.

Congratulations Heather!

 

Enter to win: Kirk Franklin at Toyota Oakdale Theatre

Enter to win: Kirk Franklin at Toyota Oakdale Theatre

94.3 WYBC and Sweet Sounds of Praise welcomes Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love Tour” with special guest Koryn Hawthorne to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on Thursday August 1st. Tickets are on sale now at www.oakdale.com.

Enter to win a pair of tickets!