The nonpartisan “Igniting Change Radio Show with Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq.” program will be aired from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as nationwide on WOLDCNEWS.COM and Barbaraarnwine.com.
Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time, 12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET.
Adora Obi Nweze: 12:00 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Member of the National NAACP Board of Directors; President, Florida NAACP; past educator in Florida
State Senator Tracie Davis: 12:00 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Florida State Senator for District 5; Former Florida State Representative for District 13; Former Deputy Supervisor of Elections; Advocate for the people of Jacksonville
Carmen Bolden Day: 12:00 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Founder of the Jelani Day Foundation; Mother of Jelani Day, a 25-year-old graduate student at Illinois State University whose body was found in the Illinois River; Carmen participated in the March on Washington’s 60th Anniversary this past Saturday
The Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time, entitled, “Racial Hate and Black Death: Jacksonville Shooting, Jelani Day, and Ta’Kiya Young”, will be live with Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq. and guests Adora Obi Nweze; Florida State Senator Tracie Davis; and, Carmen Bolden Day.
This show will examine the serious threat of racist domestic terrorism as most recently exemplified by the racist murders of three Black people in Jacksonville, Florida and the troubling shooting of Ta’Kiya Young by police. We will also hear the story from Jelani Day’s mother’s heartbreaking quest to have a real investigation conducted of his death.
The Jacksonville Shooting – “Jacksonville shooter killed Black shoppers with legally purchased guns”, August 28th, 2023 Article
It is important to note that in May 2023, the Florida NAACP issued a travel advisory warning Black people that Florida was a hostile state due to the policies of its Governor, which can be read here: https://naacp.org/articles/naacp-issues-travel-advisory-florida. “The formal travel notice states, ‘Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color.’…[NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson stated] ‘Under the leadership of Governor Desantis, the state of Florida has become hostile to Black Americans and in direct conflict with the democratic ideals that our union was founded upon.’”
The Jacksonville Shooting in particular has affected TJC. In June of this year, TJC, with the Florida NAACP conducted a 7-day “Stay Woke!, Florida” Rolling Protest to oppose the anti-Black, anti-LGBTQIA, anti-women, and book banning policies of Florida Gov. Ron Desantis and the Florida State Legislature. Despite Desantis’ appearance at a vigil for the shooting victims in which he decried the murders, TJC officially takes the position that this hate crime was precipitated by his inflammatory hateful rhetoric and actions.
Learn more about the Jelani Day Foundation. https://www.thejelanidayfoundation.org/ “The Jelani Day Foundation (JDF) is at the forefront of the fight for change and equity to ensure families of color have the help and momentum needed during the search for their missing loved ones. Our focus is to ensure families have the dignity and respect that should be afforded to every human, regardless of race. The JDF provides financial, emotional, and professional resources for families of color in their critical, time-sensitive plight to reunite with their missing loved ones. Nothing can eliminate the pain of receiving the horrifying, life-changing news of a missing loved one; however, JDF plans to bridge the gap of disparity for those at-risk of systemic racial bias and discrimination during the process of their search.”
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