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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.

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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

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We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda

March 20, 2010 Chicago, IL
Panel 1 Michael Pfleger – Invocation, Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, Angela Glover Blackwell, Jesse Jackson, Sr., Michael Fauntroy, Julianne Malveaux, Dorothy Tillman, Ronald Walters, Louis Farrakhan, Tom Burrell, Raven Curling, Tavis Smiley – Moderator

Making America As Good As Its Promise

February 27, 2009 Los Angeles, CA
Panel 1 Maxine Waters, Charles Ogletree, Stephanie Robinson, Peter Harvey, Michelle Singletary, Marc Morial, Michael Eric Dyson, Iyanla Vanzant, Les Brown, Jesse Jackson, Tricia Rose, Raymond Brown – Moderator

Panel 2 Na’im Akbar
Danny Bakewell Sr., Lani Guinier, Al Sharpton, Na’im Akbar, Karen Bass, Cornel West, Michael Steele, Erica Williams, Emilie Townes, Julianne Malveaux, Randall Robinson, Jawanza Kunjufu, Tavis Smiley – Moderator

Reclaiming Our Democracy, Recasting Our Future

February 23, 2008 New Orleans, LA
Panel 1 Ray Nagin, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Norman Francis, Angela Glover Blackwell, Jesse Jackson, Naomi Churchill Earp, Michael Eric Dyson, Cleo Fields, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Darron Keith Boyce, Jonathan Demme, Tavis Smiley – Moderator

Panel 2 Na’im Akbar
Stephanie L. Woodward, Michael Steele, Eddie Glaude, Sheila Jackson Lee, Cornel West, Donna Brazile, Dick Gregory, Nicole C. Lee, Robert Franklin, Al Sharpton, Herreast Harrison, Tavis Smiley – Moderator

The African American Imprint on America

February 10, 2007 Jamestown, Virginia
Panel 1 Azia Alexander, Keith Ellison, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Glenda A. Hatchett, Catherine L. Hughes, Rev. Jesse Jackson, B. Courtney McBath, Otis Moss Jr., Daphne Maxwell Reid, Tim Reid, Stephanie Robinson, Malika Saada Saar, Rev. Sharpton Jr., L. Douglas Wilder, Michel McQueen Martin – Moderator

Panel 2 Lerone Bennett Jr., Angela Glover Blackwell, Marian Wright Edelman, Bruce S. Gordon, Julia Hare, Wade Henderson, Mae C. Jemison, Charles J. Ogletree, Carlton “Chuck D” Ridenhour, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Scott, Omar Wasow, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley – Moderator

Economic Empowerment & Defining the African American Agenda Part II

February 25, 2006 Houston, TX
Panel 1 Marc H. Morial, Alpha Blackburn, Julianne Malveaux, Keith Milner, Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, Michelle Singletary, Floyd Flake, Harriet R. Michel, Najee McGreen, Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, Michel Martin–Moderator

Panel 2 Na’im Akbar, Harry Belafonte, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Raymond Brown, Melvin L. Watt, Wade Henderson, Cornel West, Harry Jackson, Angela Glover Blackwell, Al Sharpton, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Jackie Winters, Louis Farrakhan, Tavis Smiley–Moderator

Panel 3 Dr. Ian Smith, James H. Shelton III, Victor Marsh, Kamala Harris, Malia Lazu, Walter Mosley, Eddie Glaude, Shola Lynch, Jerome C. Ringo, Trish Millines Dziko, Jamal-Harrison Bryant, Harry R. Jackson Jr., Tavis Smiley-Moderator

Road To Health: Defining The African American Agenda

February 26, 2005 Atlanta, GA
PANEL 1: Georges Benjamin, L. Natalie Carroll, Ronald L. Copeland, Robert L. Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Thomas Parham, Donna Richardson, Ian Smith, Faye Wattleton, Phill Wilson, Jifunza C.A. Wright, Tavis Smiley-Moderator

PANEL 2: Dennis Archer, Eddie Long, Angela Glover Blackwell, Cornel West, George C. Fraser, Jehmu Green, Patricia A. Ford, Louis Farrakhan, Joseph Lowery, Joycelyn Elders, Al Sharpton, Tavis Smiley–Moderator

PANEL 3: Cory Booker, John Conyers Jr., Julianne Malveaux, Marie F.Smith, Connie Rice, Keith Boykin, Michael Eric Dyson, Donna Brazile, Jesse Jackson Sr., William Lucy, Vashti McKenzie, Harry R. Jackson Jr., Raymond Brown-Moderator

Strengthening The Black Family: Preserving The African American Imprint On America

February 28, 2004 Miami, FL
PANEL 1: David Satcher, Marva Collins, Vashti McKenzie, Jeffery Johnson, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Cornel West, Orlando Patterson, Na’im Akbar, Greg Mathis, Susan L. Taylor, Julia Hare, Jordan A. Harris, Myrlie Evers-Williams Tavis Smiley-Moderator

PANEL 2: Benjamin Carson Sr., Stanley Crouch, Valerie Coleman Morris, Michael Eric Dyson, Thomas Dortch Sr., James Comer, Jawanza Kunjufu, Iyanla Vanzant, Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant, Erin Patrice Mumphord, Raymond Brown-Moderato

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

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