Dr. Cooper's Karamu Show Schedule
Aug 10, 2012 | News Archive
Dr. Cooper's Karamu Show Schedule

A Rainy Friday indeed, but The Karamu is sure to make your commute filled with enriching topics and discussion, from food features to an interesting discussion on the black olympians. Check out the show schedule!

We will feature Jamaican Music celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Liberation

4 to 4:30 PM    Herb Quick  of the African American Festival in Seaford Delaware on Friday & Saturday

We discuss the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Located in the Seaford Sports Complex, Seaford Delaware. The event takes place this Friday & Saturday. There are lots of fun activities for the whole family - and fabulous food and music. The festival opens Friday night, AUGUST 10th at 5:00 PM, with the traditional Little Miss and Little Mr. AFRAM Pageant, featuring music by talented locals. Test your wits in this year's edition of the hilarious AFRAM Family Feud game show. Stroll among AFRAM's unique vendors for some of the best cultural foods, and exotic imports such as African textiles and beauty products. Shop for ethnic fashions as well as jewelry, and other accessories; and fine arts/crafts (and books) from across the African Diaspora.

4:30 to 4:50 PM Adrienne Whaley  is the Museum Educator at the

African American Museum of Philadelphia We discuss Habari Gani (What’s Happening?) at the Museum.

5 to 5:30 PM  Erica Nicole founder CEO YFS Magazine Young Fabulous & Self Employed Magazine We discuss her essay “4 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Gabrielle Douglas” Erica Nicole is an accomplished serial entrepreneur, acclaimed small business expert, dynamic speaker, syndicated columnist, philanthropist and Christian thought leader. As a renowned serial entrepreneur, Erica leads a diverse business portfolio across digital media, national speaking, global business development, and electronic equipment industries.

Erica is best known by the entrepreneurial community as the Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine:Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed ( an internationally acclaimed and award-winning small business news site – the definitive digital magazine for startup, small business news and entrepreneurial culture.

As an entrepreneurial change-agent, Erica Nicole been featured in national media outlets including,, Fox Business, MSN Business on Main, The Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, American Express OPEN Forum, Business Insider,, Mashable,, and many more.

5:30 to 6 PM Dr. Russell Wigginton  We discuss African Americans as Americans in the Olympics. Dr. Russell T. Wigginton, Jr. is the vice president for college relations at Rhodes College and author of The Strange Career with the Black Athlete.” His book state the following:

Few realize that some sports were integrated, or even dominated by blacks, before becoming dominated by whites, for example, horse racing, golf, hockey, and tennis. This book provides a lens through which to view the historical context and specific circumstances of African Americans' presence in various sports. The author asks why sport has at times challenged the status quo with regard to race and civil rights, and at other times reinforced it. To that end, he analyzes various sports and asks why and when has each sport responded differently.

Wigginton asks how did blacks break the color barrier? Were they able to maintain representation in the particular sport? And did the entrance of blacks in these sports change the public's perception of the sport? The answers to these questions shed light on why America remains preoccupied with sports, race, and the seemingly integral relationship between the two.Show More Show Less

6PM to 6:30 PM Helena Andrews is an author, journalist and pop culture critic. Her first book,“B-word (Word changed) is the New Black” 2010 The book is a collection of essays chronicling her experiences as a single Black female in Washington, DC. First conceptualized as a daily blog documenting the sad state of dating among educated African Americans. We’ll discuss her social commentaries.. and two recent ones entitled: Why aren’t black girls allowed to be girls? &  Single-Minded: When the Weapon of Choice Is a Snarl

Helena began work in publishing as an intern at O, the Oprah Magazine in 2002. After leaving O, she worked brief stints at Seventeen Magazine, Domino Magazine and Rap Up Magazine. After a year pursuing a master's degree from Northwestern University in 2005, Helena worked as a news assistant in the Washington bureau of the New York Times. In 2006 she became a staff writer for the online political magazine where she covered the cultural goings on of Capitol Hill. Helena has appeared on CNN, Inside Edition, Fox News and XM Radio. Currently, she is a regular contributor to Slate’s and AOL’s

6:30 PM to 7 PM EST New Segment: It’s the Food…What’s Cooking? We’ll discuss recipes and what’s for dinner…


Posted By: Dr. Richard Cooper