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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

Pre-Launch, Dry Run of “The Janita Poe Show!”

In our first, pre-launch episode, we talk about productive ways to sustain the racial-profiling consciousness movement that has emerged around the Feb. 26 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fl. At issue is how to navigate the racial tensions–on all sides–and reach clear, attainable goals that improve conditions for young, black males in America. (Call in to the live show between 10-11 a.m. Fri., March 30, or visit this site to view a podcast of the show:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-janita-poe-show/2012/03/30/trayvon-martin-where-do-we-go-from-here

Also on the table: Do you think the Supreme Court will vote that the mandate for all Americans to have health insurance is unconstitutional? If so, what do you think will happen? 

And, what makes a person “black?” African blood? Culture? Can you have black blood and not be black? Going further, what is race and why does it matter so much in this world?

Again, this is a dry-run and we do anticipate some technical issues to work out. Our soft launch is 7 to 9 a.m.Friday, April 6, and we will cover these same topics at that time. Our on-location premiere is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., May 11, at the upscale African-American owned Landon’s Restaurant Cascade.

After April 6, we will air every Friday in Atlanta and Houston from 9 to 11 a.m. Our website is www.thejanitapoeshow and our call-in number at 1-855-POE-SHOW (1-855-763-7469).

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Several Hundred Atlantans Rally for Trayvon Martin

Chanting old civil rights protest songs such as “Oh, Freedom” and “Amen,” several hundred demonstrators gathered on the steps of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta Thursday evening to stand in solidarity with demonstrators around the country who are outraged over the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The rally was one of several held simultaneously around the country to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, 28, the Sanford, Fl., man who shot an unarmed Martin on Feb. 26.  Media across the country and world are covering the demonstration continuing right now in Sanford, Fl., under the leadership of the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network. For more on this story, visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net.

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