Sunday, March 25, 2007

Upcoming Called2Action On Air Educational Seminars

Called2Action programs are generally scheduled every three months. Depending on the availability of guest some changes are made. Below is a list of topics we'll be discussing during this quarter. All guest have not confirmed nor have been identified through today.
  • Credit and Homeownership March 25th 2007
  • The 24 Million Dollar Slave April 1, 2007
  • The Little Rock 9 and It's Contemporary Affects on Education April 8, 2007
  • Aides In the Black Community April 15, 2007
  • 40 Development Assests of Youth April 22, 2007
  • The State of Health In Shore's Black Comm. April 29, 2007
  • Building a Community ... Alice Coles May 6, 2007
  • Mother's Day Celebration May 13, 2007
  • Does the Church Empower or Emprison May 20, 2007
  • Substance Abuse in Our Community May 27, 2007
  • Closing the Digital Divide June 3, 2007

Return Visit With Drew Brown

After receiving several positive comments about Drew's Brown's last appearance on Called2Action, I invited Drew to a return appearance; besides our last discussion was unfinished. This time we talked about a number of different issues, --- Bill Cosby's controversial comments about our youth --- the solutions to our educational challenges. Solution according to Drew --- in my our words ---- put your money where your mouth is. Drew is a motivational speaker. If you would like to have more information on Drew, visit his website.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Highest Ranking Education Policy Makers In Region Visits Called2Action

The three men in the set are the three highest ranking policy makers in our Education system on Maryland's Eastern Shore. They were my guest this past weekend on the Called2Action radio program. Their policy making decisions affect (directly and indirectly) several hundred thousand people in our region. Here's who they are, in the lower right hand corner is Mr. Gary Mumford, President of the Worcester County Board of Education; in the lower left hand is Mr. Mark Thompson, Vice President of the Wicomico County Board of Education, and in the upper right hand corner is Rev. William Miles, Vice President of Somerset County Board of Education. We reviewed the data that showed African Americans are on the bottom of all educational endeavors in each of the county's. Dropout rates highest of any group. We discussed the 10 reasons we students are sent to the office, and here again ----- we're on the bottom of the totem pole.We discussed how the school budget is discussed, and community input. Solutions: Currently there is mentoring programs in place, and an Ombudsman. We will continue the discussion this week.

The Crisis Between African American Men & Women

The author of the book "24 Reasons Why African Americans Suffer" was my guest on February 25, 2007. Our discussion was centered around reason number 10. A summary of the program: African American men have been targetted for destruction, and the most important part of the plan involves the Black woman. Are African American females willing pawns in the conspiracy to destroy the family. Will they stay with African American men? Is it all a conspiracy? Whether it is or not we still hold the key to overcoming resulting odds. A few questions and thoughts that we discussed on the program. You may visit Jimmy's website at http://African Thanks Brother Dumas.