Original air date: Monday, January 20, 2014
Our Pop Conscious team will discuss how we learned about and celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. through pop culture. We also talked about and how pop culture and the media shaped who we wanted to be when we grew up, and what media support who we are and want to be now.
Here’s a link to the U2 song we mentioned, Pride (In the Name of Love).
Our friend, Dr. Scott Bowman, (Texas State University, Criminal Justice Professor, Soc. Justice Advocate), had this to say:
“…it was nice to be reminded of the deeper spiritual aspects of Dr. King. I think you guys definitely conveyed that message on the show.
As a side note, I thought that you guys were going to mention Nelson Mandela when you talked about the Warrior path (honestly, only because it was recent). In the spirit of pop culture, one of the most powerful movies that I have EVER seen is “A Long Night’s Journey Into Day” about the South African, post-apartheid “Truth in Reconciliation Act.” It is about forgiveness, restoration, and healing… http://www.hulu.com/watch/337499.”
And here’s Malayna with Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, at The Inn of the Seventh Ray, as mentioned on today’s show.