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A weekly program hosted by Stanley El, spotlighting South Jersey people, Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m.
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The American Dream
(May 02, 2012) Play Dowanload

Olga El and Ana Leah joined host Stanley El and co-host Maya Grantham to discuss a dance group they organized called Randake Dance Theater for Social Change. They mentioned how it was their social mission to share the dream for change through dance expression via Randake Dance Theater. Both dancers based out of New York City, El and Leah shared information about a performance they have coming up in Somerset, New Jersey on May 5th.

The American Dream
(Apr 25, 2012) Play Dowanload

Host Stanley El and co-host Maya Grantham talked with two of the newest teen interns and what they've learned so far through the program. Later in the show, Remix, a musician who aims to share the word of God through music joined to speak about how he tries to bring positivity into hip-hop. In addition, Remix mentioned how he gets his lyrics from God.

The American Dream
(Apr 18, 2012) Play Dowanload

Riecee Siren joined host Stanley El and cohost Maya Grantham to discuss her desires to help others through her music. Siren, originally from a group called Renewed Disciples, is now working on her solo project: singing and rapping. Siren, who began her career as a bathroom singer, now is just beginning a solo career and performing. In addition, Siren sang a few bars from one of her songs. Finally, she stressed the importance of being a good role model for younger listeners.

The American Dream
(Apr 11, 2012) Play Dowanload

Susan Hunter joined host Dr. Stanley El and co-host Maya Grantham to provide information on an online community for women that provides a forum with the focus on traditional medicine and holistic therapy surrounding breast cancer. She is building the community to help empower women and teach them that they have choices. After a year and a half of development, 4wholeness.com was launched. A re-launch of the site is taking place in a few weeks.

The American Dream
(Apr 04, 2012) Play Dowanload

Siblings Sharnice and Christopher Jones joined host Stanley El to share their American Dreams. Sharnice, who enjoys singing and acting, and Christopher, who is an aspiring filmmaker, have huge aspirations for teenagers. Sharnice spoke of her dreams of being on Broadway and going to medical school. Christopher spoke of owning his own business and getting involved with animation. Finally, they shared what they believe it takes for young people to be successful and reach their dreams.

The American Dream
(Mar 21, 2012) Play Dowanload

In observance of Women's History Month, Dr. Lenore Hill shared a woman's veterans project. Dr. Hill spoke about her work in developing programs to house and give supportive services to women veterans. She also mentioned the personal development center for women veterans that she's currently working towards. Finally, Hill spoke of her American Dream: not forgetting the work that veterans--men and women--have done.

The American Dream
(Mar 14, 2012) Play Dowanload

Raymond West shared his graphic design aspirations with host Dr. Stanley El and co-host Maya Grantham. West described the trials of being young with an American Dream of success. West explained his strengths in the field and how he hopes to eventually see his work in magazines. Besides just working with graphics, West also incorporates photography into his designs.

The American Dream
(Feb 29, 2012) Play Dowanload

The grand finale of the American Dream's Black History Month Girlfriends of Women Pioneers concluded with the group of girls who participated in the month-long event. Zayda Flannigan shared information about Cynthia Dolores Tucker, Ciara Brewington detailed the accomplishments of Althea Gibson, Taisha Colon shared the story of Donyale Luna and Jazmin Wilson provided information on Madam C.J. Walker.

The American Dream
(Feb 22, 2012) Play Dowanload

As a continuing tribute to Black History Month, Taisha Colon shared the story of Donyale Luna, the famous African American model and the first cover girl. Born Peggy Ann Freeman, Luna grew up in a troubled household and eventually went on to be the first African American on the cover of Vogue magazine in 1966. Colon detailed Luna's career and personal life as well as the impact of race in modeling and publications of the time.

The American Dream
(Feb 15, 2012) Play Dowanload

As a part of Black History Month, Ciara Brewington joined host Stanley El to discuss the accomplishments of Althea Gibson, pioneer for African American women in tennis. Brewington, who also plays tennis, mentioned that Gibson was the first African American to be named the female athlete of the year. Due to the views on race in the country at the time, Gibson faced challenges. Brewington was inspired by Gibson's perseverance in tennis.

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