Hundreds Attended KJLH-FM Town Hall Meeting Regarding Racial Profiling, Black Men, and Next Steps
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Los Angeles, Calif – Los Angeles radio station KJLH-FM, the leading broadcast radio station for African-Americans and urban consumers in Southern California, hosted a town hall meeting entitled “Black Men Standing Our Ground: Justice for Trayvon Martin” on Saturday, March 31, 2012 in Inglewood, Calif. at Faithful Central Bible Church.
The town hall meeting discussed what has and has not changed in the 20 years since the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles as well as next steps for Los Angeles’ African-American community.
Speakers included: John Mack, vice-president of the Los Angeles Police Commission, Cochran Firm attorney Brian Dunn, the Advancement Project’s Constance L. Rice, Deputy District Attorney, Bobby Grace, Cedric L. Watkins, II, 1st vice-president, 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., and rapper and actress Yolanda “Yo-Yo” Whitaker. KJLH’s Dominique DiPrima, host of the award-winning Front Page Show, Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam, and Pastor Lewis Logan, co-founder of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship moderated the 3-hour discussion which was broadcast live on KJLH 102.3 FM.
Providing around the clock news coverage and updates regarding the case of the unarmed 17-year-old Sanford, Florida teen Trayvon Martin, who was killed February 26 by a neighborhood block watch captain, KJLH’s is the most trusted radio source in Los Angeles for news affecting the African-American community in Los Angeles and around the world. KJLH’s award-winning show the Front Page show heard weekdays from 4:30AM until 6AM, has featured exclusive interviews regarding the Martin case, including police procedures expert and retired L.A.P.D. officer Timothy Williams, southern region Final Call reporter Brother Jesse Muhammad, CNN analyst Roland Martin, Florida Congressional representative Corrine Brown and Federica Wilson, political commentator and Florida native Andre Egglletion, rapper, actress, and activist Yo-Yo, “White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin!” author Michael Skolnik of GlobalGrind.com and Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Action Network, and the Martin’s family attorney Benjamin Crump of Parks and Crump Law Firm in Florida.
Owned by Stevie Wonder’s Taxi Productions, KJLH is the leading broadcast radio station for African-Americans and urban consumers in Southern California. The Los Angeles home for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, KJLH’s award-winning Front Page show with Dominique DiPrima is Los Angeles’ only talk radio show focused on African-American issues.
Since 1992, the Front Page show has been Black Los Angeles’ early communications drum heard exclusively on Radio Free® 102.3 KJLH. Hosted by Emmy-winning producer and talk radio veteran Dominique DiPrima, the Front Page features numerous newsmakers, political leaders, opinion leaders, and more discussing issues of national and local importance to SoCal’s African-American community.