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Talk Radio – April 19, 2022 – Highlighting the Best and the Worst – Call In 1-800-450-7876

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April 19th, 2022, “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”

Join President and Founder Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. along with Co-Host and Chair Board, Daryl D. Jones, Esq., Every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Attorney Daryl Jones and I 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.

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.

Be sure to invite your friends to listen live at WOL 1450 AM in the Greater DC Metro Region, and nationwide and globally on the Internet at WOLDCNEWS.com and BarbaraArnwine.com.  Listeners can call in with questions at 800-450-7876.

Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET.   We will stop all guests from speaking right before each break.

SHOW DESCRIPTION AND BACKGROUND

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.

GUESTS

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.

QUESTIONS

SEGMENTS ONE AND TWO

  • How did you come up with the concept of an HBCU All-Star game during the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament?
  • What is the goal of the HBCU All-Star Game for players and for HBCUs?
  • Why did you decide to focus on the overall development of the character of basketball players in putting together the All-Star weekend?
  • A. How did you come up with the concept of a social rights panel discussion to engage the Black college All-Stars?
  • B. Why do you believe it’s important for young players to use their athlete influence on social justice issues?
  • What programs/activities did you have for the players to participate in for the extended weekend of activities?
  • A. If the police killing of Patrick Lyoya had occurred before the All-Star game, how would you include the social issues in your activities, what information would you provide to your players?
  • B. Does the NCAA do anything similar to the programming activities that you provided for the players?
  • What was the response of the players to participating in the game and “off the court” activities?
  • What’s next for the HBCU All-Star series?
  • Why is Black College Basketball important to the African-American community?
  • What is the intersection of voting rights and Black College Sports funding?

SEGMENTS THREE AND FOUR
Questions for Policing in America

  • What is the intersection of policing in America and voting rights?
  • What is the background of the Grand Rapid Police Department and the Black community in Grand Rapids, MI?
  • What are some of the policy changes that could be implemented to reduce the possibilities of police killings of Black people in Grand Rapids?
  • What effect would modifying the Qualified Immunity for police officers have on the police killings of Black people for minor traffic and criminal infractions?
  • How can our listeners get involved?

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Organizer

Transformative Justice Coalition
Phone:
(202) 602-7080
Email:
info@tjcoalition.org
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Venue

Talk Radio Show