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This Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, entitled “Highlighting the Best in Black College Basketball the Inaugural HBCU All-Star Game & Addressing the Worst in Deadly Racialized Policing in the Killing of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan”, will feature Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones in discussion with special guests Coach Travis L. Williams; Attorney Mawuli Davis; Attorney Lonita Baker; and, Attorney Carlton Mayers II.
The program will be aired from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as nationwide on WOLDCNEWS.COM and Barbaraarnwine.com. The below detailed Run of Show and Show Description will provide the framing of the questions that will be posed during your thirty (30) minute segment. Attorney Daryl Jones and Barbara Arnwine will rotate in asking questions during the show. The questions included below are designed to provide a guide but are not the only possible questions, nor may they be asked in the exact same order.
The first segment and the second segment of the show will highlight the inaugural HBCU All-Star Game which was broadcast by CBS during the 2022 NCAA Championship weekend. These two segments will feature prominent guests Coach Travis L. Williams and Attorney Mawuli Davis focusing on the significance of this first ever national showcasing of the HBCU All-Stars. The show will address the HBCU All-Star goal of developing completeness in Athletes in using their athletic prestige to be leaders in speaking out against social inequality.
During the second half of the show, the third and fourth segments will feature prominent guests Attorney Lonita Baker and Attorney Carlton Mayers who will discuss the public outcry following the release of videos showing the deliberate shooting of Patrick Lyoya in the head while a Grand Rapids, Michigan police officer was straddling his body on April 4th, 2022. This shooting was the result of a traffic stop for a mismatching license plate!
These are the issues we will cover during this show.
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The topic of our April 19, 2022 show is “Highlighting the Best in Black College Basketball the Inaugural HBCU All-Star Game & Addressing the Worst in Deadly Racialized Policing in the Killing of Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan”.
On Sunday April 3rd, 2022, CBS nationally televised the first ever HBCU All-Star game. After decades of being overlooked during the national broadcasting of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) March Madness tournaments, which traditionally highlighted the basketball stars from the predominantly White colleges and universities, this year a profound difference was achieved by this HBCU All-Star Game telecast. Many viewers were exposed to the talents of the outstanding players from the HBCU institutions. As NBA and professional basketball sport scouts identify talent during these playoffs, this provided a new opportunity for the talents of the HBCU players to be highlighted.
Significantly, the HBCU All-Star Game LLC designed a program to ensure that the HBCU players were made aware of the many social and racial justice issues confronting our nation, including voting rights, hate crimes, and economic injustice issues. TJC participated as a contributing Co-sponsor by not only providing funding for 350 students to attend the All-Star Game, but also by Daryl Jones, Esq. serving as a panelist. TJC also facilitated the participation of Marcus Arbery, father of Ahmuad Arbery, as a panelist. Additionally, TJC distributed voting rights materials and was publicly recognized during the Game. This HBCU All-Star game has strengthened peoples’ love for the game of basketball.
Tragically, the next day after the Game, Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year old Black man, was slain by the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department (GRPD) after being pulled over for a minor traffic infraction involving a mismatched license plate. On April 13th, 9 days later, multiple videos were released showing the horrible and unjustified shooting in the head of Patrick Lyoya while he was pinned to the ground by the officer. Since the release of the video, the Grand Rapids community has exploded in protest of what many, including those in law enforcement have declared as an unjustified shooting.
Our show will examine this continuing epidemic of police shootings, especially of unarmed Black people, in the U.S. Our experts will provide insights into needed police reforms nationwide to prevent more state-sanctioned senseless killings of African-Americans and other People of Color.
Coach Travis L. Williams – CEO & Founder of the HBCU ALL-STARS LLC and Chair of the Travis L. Williams Foundation and is a former 18 year NCAA Division I and II, and high school head men’s basketball coach.
Attorney Mawuli Davis – a founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where he leaders the firm’s Civil Rights Division
Attorney Lonita Baker – President-Elect of the National Bar Association and the Attorney for the Family of Breonna Taylor who was slain while in her bed by the Louisville Police pursuing a “no knock warrant.”
Attorney Carlton Mayers II – Founder, Owner, and Head Consultant of Mayers Strategic Solutions, LLC, and, a prominent advocate in the criminal justice reform movement focusing on community empowerment centering policing reform. He currently counsels the Grand Rapids NAACP.
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