KFAI-FM Radio Without Boundaries To Broadcast Black Men In America

IBNN's editor-in-chief Don Allen to host hour-long program as part of KFAI's WAVE Project with special guests.

On Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. a long awaited conversation titled, "Black Men In America" will take place on the Twin Cities #1 FM radio station for community news and cultural awareness.

KFAI - Radio without Boundaries (90.3 FM Minneapolis - 106.7 FM St. Paul) presents another installment of its critically acclaimed and prestigious WAVE Project.

Controversial and outspoken editor-in-chief of the Independent Business News Network, Don Allen, will host this hour-long program.

Allen, a political activist, publisher, father and supporter of civil rights says, "It's time we take a real look at what is happening to the Black Man in the United States - more importantly right here in my home state of Minnesota. How many more leadership groups do we need to create when none of them have addressed issues of poverty, unemployment, police brutality, education and fleecing their own back yards? I've assembled a cast of legends in their own time to start a conversation about real issues and the opportunities to present solid solutions."

IBNN's editor-in-chief has invited local scholars and community development organizations that actively deal with the day-to-day challenges of the Black Man.

Joining Allen for this in-depth discussion will be:

Dr. Jesse Mason, Jr.: In 2010 the Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (MMEP) named Jesse L. Mason, Jr., PhD an MMEP Policy Fellow. (Currently, Dr. Mason is the chair of the MMEP's African American Male Education Advisory). Dr. Mason is a member of the psychology faculty at MCTC and an adjunct faculty member at St. Catherine University. Dr. Mason has assisted in the data collection, policy analysis, research and writing of the "State of African American Males in Education in Minnesota" policy brief. Dr. Mason is also the lead advisor for the Student African American Brotherhood in at MCTC - an organization dedicated to making sure Black men and women achieve excellence in college.

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq: Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is the director of the Community Justice Project (CJP), an award-winning civil rights legal clinic. The CJP is a part of the Inter-professional Center for Counseling and Legal Services. Levy-Pounds teaches and supervises law students as they use the law as a tool to advance the cause of social justice in poor communities of color through problem-solving, legal research and writing, community engagement and legislative advocacy. Levy-Pounds' goal in founding the CJP was to take a more holistic approach to addressing complex issues affecting the poor and working poor.

Dr. Enid Logan: Dr. Logan is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Logan's areas of interests are Contemporary U.S. Race Relations; Sociology of Afro-Latin Populations; Family, Marriage and Gender; Race and Media; Race and Law; Historical and Comparative Methods. She is also the author of the recently released book, "At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race. (2011 New York: NYU Press). Dr. Logan joins us to discuss the politics of race and gender in the Black community.

Sarah Catherine Walker - Sarah is the Chief Operating Officer at 180 Degrees, Inc. Sarah holds a BA in Political Science and African American Studies from Carleton College. Walker is also a doctoral student in the department of political science at the University of Minnesota. Walker brings extensive research experience to issues of politics, inequality, criminal justice reform and the role of philanthropic organizations in setting interest group agendas. Her current research hypothesizes that contrary to dominant views expressing the centrality of successful media campaigns to political agenda setting, unpopular or disenfranchised groups may benefit from an absence of media attention. This hypothesis has both practical and theoretical implications and challenges the basic tenants of pluralism in American politics.

To listen to this power-packed hour of programing on in the Twin Cities area and surrounding suburbs, tune in at 10:00 a.m. (CST) to 90.3 FM in Minneapolis or 106.7 FM in St. Paul.

To listen anywhere in the world via the Internet, go to www.kfai.org and click on the "Listen Now" or "WAVE Project" link.

The broadcast of Black Men In America on KFAI-FM, Radio without Boundaries is a brought to you by the WAVE Project. Views and opinions are not necessary the views of KFAI, its staff, management or board of directors.

For more information, contact IBNN NEWS at ibnnnews@gmail.com.

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