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
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 26th, 2022, entitled “STOP THE BLACK ATTACK!, Part 1: Breast Cancer Threats in African American Women & the Floridian Legislature Sit-In Protest”, will feature Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones in discussion for the first half of the show with guests Robin Maddox and Gwen McKinney regarding the deadly threat of breast cancer for Black women and how to promote awareness. The second half of the show will feature the leaders of the Florida Legislature Sit In Protest of the new Florida racist Redistricting Plan.
The program will be aired from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time 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 *preliminary* 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. We anticipate sending a revised and updated show description to identify the names of the guests for segments three and four.
These are the issues we will cover during this show.
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AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND THE DANGEROUS THREAT OF BREAST CANCER:
The first segment and the second segment of the show will highlight the significant challenge and threat of undetected breast cancer for African American women. Nikita Wright, PhD student in the department of biology at Georgia State University, and colleagues, quoted in Healio, wrote, “Despite a similar number of reported incidences of breast cancer among African American and European American women, African Americans experience notably higher severity in clinical outcomes and exhibit a 40% higher death rate than European Americans among premenopausal and menopausal breast cancer patients.” Our guests Gwen McKinney and Robin Maddox are breast cancer survivors who are dedicated to sharing their stories and lessons in order to educate other Black women and save lives. We will discuss the problems of “breast density”, which is more common in Black women and often results in the failure to identify breast cancer. We will also examine the treatment disparities which African American women often experience following a diagnosis of breast cancer and the formidable barriers for African American women belonging to special populations, such as but not limited to low income women; incarcerated women; and, homeless women. This will be the first in a series of shows in which we will highlight the threat of breast cancer for Black women. We will discuss several threats concerning breast cancer during this show, including but not limited to
People don’t get mammograms often enough. According to Cancer.org
“Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.”
Since breast cancer in Black women tend to develop breast cancer at a younger age than White women, Igniting Change notes that these recommendations may need to be updated.
Regular mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early. But if your mammogram report says that you have dense breast tissue,” it can cause your mammogram to be misread; “you have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women with less dense breast tissue” and “[d]ense breast tissue also makes it harder for radiologists to see cancer on mammograms”, Cancer.org states in an article defining “breast density”.
Black women are less likely to have surgery and chemotherapy and be included in clinical studies.
Other issues to be explored on this subject in future shows in this series will include perspectives from medical professionals, state legislators, and African-American women’s health organizations.
FLORIDA SIT-IN PROTEST AGAINST RACIST REDISTRICTING
The second half of the show, will also be sizzling hot as the third and fourth segments will feature prominent leaders of the Florida State Legislature who led and supported the courageous and bodacious Sit-In Protest against passage of a Racist Redistricting Congressional map. Our illustrious guests will discuss the outrageous voter suppression occurring in the state of Florida, most recently with the adoption of congressional redistricting maps and the resistance by Democratic legislators. On Thursday, April 21st, the Florida state legislature on a party line vote adopted a new congressional redistricting map that reduced the number of Black-majority districts from 4 to 2. In a “spontaneous” response, a lengthy, loud, vigorous, and emotional sit-in protest was led by African American Florida state legislators who were joined by Latino and other Democrats. “Rep. Angie Nixon, a Jacksonville Democrat, walked onto the floor with a T-shirt under her suit jacket that read ‘Stop the Black Attack’ and held a sign in protest”. Read a detailed account of the sit-in protest here: https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida-politics/2022/04/21/florida-democrats-stage-sit-in-on-house-floor-over-congressional-redistricting-map/
Igniting Change will discuss the implications of this sit-in protest and next steps including community organizing and litigation.
Robin Maddox – Founder & Executive Leader, Celebrating Sisterhood; and, breast cancer survivor
Gwen McKinney – President and Founder, McKinney and Associates Public Relations, the first African-American and woman-owned firm in the Nation’s Capitol that expressly promotes social justice communications; and, breast cancer survivor
Rep. Angie Nixon – Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 14th District
Rep. Geraldine Thompson – Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 44th District
Rep. Dotie Joseph – Member of the Florida House of Representatives from the 108th District.