State of the Black Union
Saturdays and Sundays
Viewed by millions in America and around the world, State of the Black Union was an annual gathering of the best and brightest minds in Black America. The yearly symposium featured thought leaders, opinion makers and influencers in deep dialogue about issues of particular relevance to the African American community. For 12 consecutive years, a veritable Who’s Who of prominent Black voices appeared on stage, with C-SPAN broadcasting the gathering live each year during February, Black History Month. Each weekend, exclusively on KBLA Talk 1580, listeners will be empowered and challenged by a rich dialogue that reminds us all that Black progress will not roll in on the wheels of inevitability.
TUNE IN THIS WEEKEND
Strengthening The Black Family: Preserving The African American Imprint On America
February 28, 2004 – Miami, FL
Susan L. Taylor
Jordan A. Harris
Tavis Smiley – Moderator
Benjamin Carson Sr.
Valerie Coleman Morris
Michael Eric Dyson
Thomas Dortch Sr.
Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant
Erin Patrice Mumphord
Raymond Brown – Moderator
The Black Church: Relevant, Repressive, or Reborn?
February 8, 2003 Detroit MI
PANEL 1: James Cone, Paul S. Morton, Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Michael Eric Dyson, James A. Forbes Jr., Barbara Lewis King, Eugene F. Rivers III, Gardner C. Taylor, Jacquelyn Grant, Marvin Winans, Tavis Smiley – Moderator
PANEL 2: Carlton Pearson, Jamal-Harrison Bryant, Marcia Dyson, Dr. Floyd Flake, Cain Hope Felder, Johnnie Colemon, Al Sharpton, Cornel West, Carolyn Ann Knight, William J.Shaw, Frederick Haynes, IvaE. Carruthers, Charles G. Adams, Raymond Brown – Moderator
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
February 23, 2002 Philadelphia, PA
PANEL 1: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Lani Guinier, Hugh Price, Elaine Jones, James A. Forbes Jr., Nashid Ibn Ali, Bernice King, William C. Thompson Jr., Kenneth (Kenny) Gamble, Kimberle` Williams Crenshaw, Cornel West, Raymond Brown–Moderator
PANEL 2: Stanley Crouch, Na’im Akbar, Iyanla Vanzant, Manning Marable, Chaka Fattah, Barbara Lewis King, Gardner C. Taylor, Sonia Sanchez, Kwame Kilpatrick, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., Al Sharpton, Derrick Blassingame, Barbara Lee, PCharles Ogletree-Moderator
All About Us
February 3, 2001 – Washington, DC
PANEL 1: Kirbyjohn H. Caldwell, Johnnetta B. Cole, Michael Eric Dyson, Lani Guinier, Alcee Hastings, Wade Henderson, Bishop T.D. Jakes, J. Kenneth Blackwell, Aaron McGruder, Sonia Sanchez, Al Sharpton, Raymond Brown–Moderator
PANEL 2: Na’im Akbar, Mary Frances Berry, Jamal Harrison Bryant, Farai Chidya, Stanley Crouch, Darien Dash, Alphonso Jackson, Jesse Jackson Sr., Kweisi Mfume, Joe Rogers, Iyanla Vanzant, Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Charles Ogletree – Moderator
Advocacy In The New Millennium: New Paradigms For Progress
August 12, 2000 – Los Angeles, CA
PANEL 1: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Hugh Price, Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux, Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, Les Brown, Farai Chideya, Jawanza Kunjufu, Danny Glover, Stanley Crouch, Jamal Harrison Bryant, Raymond Brown – Moderator
PANEL 2: Jesse Jackson, Sr., Na’im Akbar, Danny Bakewell, Johnnetta B. Cole, Nikki Giovanni, Lani Guinier, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Bishop Noel Jones, Randall Robinson, Malik Yoba, Cornel West, Iyanla Vanzant, Charles Ogletree – Moderator