Front Page with Dominique DiPrima
Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.
His booking agent, Celeste Bateman, told The Associated Press that Baraka, who had been hospitalized since last month, died Thursday at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Perhaps no writer of the 1960s and ’70s was more radical or polarizing than the former LeRoi Jones, and no one did more to extend the political debates of the civil rights era to the world of the arts. He inspired at least one generation of poets, playwrights and musicians, and his immersion in spoken word traditions and raw street language anticipated rap, hip-hop and slam poetry. The FBI feared him to the point of flattery, identifying Baraka as “the person who will probably emerge as the leader of the Pan-African movement in the United States.” Read Full Story»
Meet the Team
Dominique DiPrima is host of the early morning talk radio show The Front Page on Los Angeles radio station KJLH 102.3-FM. Ms. DiPrima is also producer of the program.Ms. DiPrima spent three years as a co-host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show on KKBT-FM, and in limited syndication. She served as one of “Harvey’s Angels” interviewing celebrities, and providing fuel for Harvey’s humor. In addition she was the News Director/Anchor for the show.
Dominique is a talk radio veteran, with a stint as Host and Producer of her own talk show Street Science with Dominique DiPrima for almost nine years on 100.3-FM The Beat. Street Science with Dominique DiPrima tackled topics of relevance to the Beat’s primarily African American and Latino 18-35 year-old audience. She also served as Community Action Director at the Beat, building the department into an unprecedented large activist arm of the radio station, and working closely with grassroots community organizations. Street Science… earned Dominique an L.A. Weekly “Best of L.A.” award, and a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television among many others.
Before getting into radio Dominique DiPrima was a television host for San Francisco NBC affiliate KRON-TV. Working on camera as well as in the role of Segment Producer, Dominique garnered five Emmy Awards, six Parents Choice Awards, an Ollie and the SAG/AFTRA American Scene Award for positive portrayals of women, the disabled, senior citizens and people of color.
Dominique is also a dedicated community activist, hosting, marching and speaking at countless community events and demonstrations. She was the Director of the acclaimed Summer of Success violence prevention program in Baldwin Village in 2003 and 2004. And she is on the board of directors for The Community Coalition in South Los Angeles. She was chosen by a committee of Bay Area community based organizations to introduce Nelson Mandela during his first tour of the United States after his release from prison because of her dedication to progressive causes in general and the anti-apartheid movement in particular. Dominique managed to interview Geronimo Jijaga Pratt while he was still incarcerated and her radio program was the first media stop he made when he was freed. She has been recognized for her work in fighting racism by the Los Angeles Human Relation Commission, and for social justice advocacy by the San Francisco Media Alliance. She was recently appointed to the position of Commissioner, for the Commission on the Status of Women, by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Dominique is currently the COO of a film/video production company with her husband Guillermo Cespedes. The South L.A. based business is called YeYe Productions and specializes in work for independent artists and community organizations.
Erich Nall AKA Coach “E”
Ultimate Transformations Tuesdays
Erich Nall is the Owner and Founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles, California. Erich, known fondly as Coach E, has been a prominent figure in the Los Angeles community throughout his life as an educator and promoter of health, physical fitness and self-improvement. He has coached and trained many successful professional athletes, actors, models and others in the entertainment industry for the past 18 years. Erich is a passionate motivational speaker and dedicated life coach. Erich is a regular guest and contributor to the radio program Front Page on 102.3 KJLH in Los Angeles and writer to Volleyball Magazine. He is both a certified trainer and nutritionist who has spent the last 25 years learning from the best. Erich is also the President and Founder of Collegiate Search Youth Organization, which offers tutorial support and academic assistance to students in the successful matriculation from elementary through college graduation. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters. For more information about Ultimate Transformations Training, please contact him at email@example.com or call (310) 859-5526.
The 5th Quarter on Thursdays
Avi Bernard can be heard at various times around the clock filling in for other hosts as well as every Thursday on the Front Page in the 5 o’clock hour for his sports segment entitled “The 5th Quarter”.
Forgiving for Living Fridays
Author, motivational speaker, talk-show host, entrepreneur, philanthropist and mother of two – just to name a few; Wendy Gladney is living proof that attitude is everything. As a child, Wendy was abandoned by her mother and sexually abused by her father. However, a firm believer that we all must do the best with what life hands us, Wendy has gone from “victim” to “victorious” and shares how to embrace happiness, experience joy, and live a fulfilled life without hatred. From her experiences, Wendy has written two books. Her first, “Healing Without Hate: How to Forgive to Live,” provides uplifting strategies to overcome obstacles and find personal fulfillment. The topic of “Forgiveness” is also the center of Wendy’s second book, “The Preacher’s Daughter: A Memory.” Wendy’s success with both books has sent her on many speaking engagements. Topics include: rising above abuse and abandonment, bi-racial understanding, overcoming adversity, cancer, divorce, single parenting, and building a business/balancing a life, Personal Development & Management.
Angela Hoffman moved from Windsor, Connecticut to Carson, California at the age of 10. She graduated from Gardena Sr. High School and attended West Los Angeles College graduating with an AA in Liberal Arts. After being laid off from Crain Communication in 2010, she decided to focus her career in Broadcasting and was accepted to Cal State Northridge to continue her education in Broadcasting/Communications. She has one son who lives in Portland Oregon.
Currently she is the voice of Black News Tuesday’s on the Front Page with Dominique Diprima every Tuesday at 5:15 AM.
FRONT PAGE FEATURES – Check out our short form programming Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:09AM…Set your clock for :60 seconds of food for thought!
FORGIVING THE LIVING! – Self Help Expert and Author Wendy Gladney gives tips for self healing through forgiveness. www.forgivingforliving.com
ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION MOMENT with Erich Nall AKA Coach “E” – Every Tuesday certified fitness trainer, nutritionist, and owner of Ultimate Transformations Training, Erich Nall, brings us a transformative moment. With tips on health, fitness and holistic wellness, Coach “E” leads on the path to encounter our highest self. www.ultimatetransformations.com