Dorothy Brown, JD, is a tax law expert and professor at Emory University. She visits FP to unpack the effects tax law/policy can have on poverty and prosperity. She and the FP crew discuss:
The Rule of Law versus Alternative Facts - disseminating truth in the era of alternative facts.
One of Memphis' favored sons, Fred Jones, has been a critical member of the entertainment spectrum in Mempis for over 40 years. However, its his 29 year old HBCU football classic that has maid the greatest consistent impact on the Bluff City. On this visit we discuss:
On this episode we dive into food and we discuss the history of food in the US with Celebrity Chef and entrepreneur, Kelly English and our guest Co-Host, Rattle-Bone Jones. We cover a plethora of topics around the food industry as well as, the current climate of our country, topics include:
[RADIO Version ] Youth Social Activist, Sean Waddell, Jr., shares with us the challenges of being young and Black in the Trump Era. The difficulty of building healthy relationships and having positive social interactions with some of their white peers, as well as their black peers. He unpacks the lives and motivations of many young people along with the issues surrounding safety and the future of America. #DontMissThis
[***Part 3 of 3 - Where Do I Fit?] Youth Social Activist, Sean Waddell, Jr., shares with us the challenges of being young and intelligent while being Black. The difficulty of building healthy relationships and having positive social interactions with some of their white peers, as well as their black peers. #DontMissThis
[***Part 2 of 3 - Youth Violence] Sean Waddell, Jr., youth social activist, helps us explore why there is an uptick in the incidences of teenagers becoming active shooters at schools and teens killing one another. #DontMissThis
The premise of the show is how Atlanta was the first city to make an intentional effort to diversify every aspect of its city life (business, government, education, amenities, etc.) and the result has been a booming metropolis with opportunities for all people. Rodney Strong, Atty, Diversity and Inclusion Expert and Angela Robinson, Noted Journalist and Atlanta Native.
[***Don't Sleep on This Show - Part 1 of 3] It is written that God ordains strength out of the mouth of babes and sucklings...In this case, Sean Waddell, Jr. is our "babe/suckling". He articulates life "AO", After Obama, in a way that only a young Muhammad Ali (his cousin) or Malcolm X could come close!
Today we delve into the theory, the practice and the reality of the Black economy with our real, right, and funky friend, in high places, Ms. Nikki Jackson, SVP and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch. We cover a myriad of topics around the economy:
According to an U.S. Commission On Civil Rights report, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are credited with creating the American black middle class. The report states that HBCU’s have produced 40% of African-American members of Congress, 40% of engineers, 50% professors at PWIs, 50% lawyers, and 80% of judges. However, schools are under-funded (more than half of HBCUs are public institutions) with low endowments and tepid support from private donors, including alumni....
According to Pew Research, the Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since 2000. However, due to the current Presidential administration's policies regarding illegal immigration, DACA, empowerment of ICE and its stance on patrolling our borders, many in the Latino community are living in a state of constant fear. Mauricio Calvo, Executive...
J.T. Young, the new President and CEO of Memphis Light, Water and Gas had to stop by and visit the Funkiest Political Show in the country to announce that he had arrived! As the head of the largest 3-service utility company in the United States, he shares with us his journey, the challenges of managing a public utility in the midst of economic challenges and how a public utility can be used as a community based economic driver. Join us as we chop it up with the new leader for Memphis Light...
Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director, (Memphis, TN) Shelby Co. Health Department has been extremely outspoken about the challenges communities face by not addressing 3 of its largest public health issues. Unfortunately, getting citizens and other community stakeholders to recognize the impact of gun violence, poverty and drug abuse on the overall health of a community, is not an easy discussion. Join us as we try to break it down to its Funkiest elements on Funky Politics. Enjoy!
Terri Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum and Mendell Grinter, Executive Director, Campaign for School Equity, visit to discuss Civil Rights, MLK50, the book, An American Dream and Education as a tool to ascend out of poverty. Enjoy!
Due to the abysmal approval numbers of #45 (Trump), the media pundits believe that the Democratic Party is poised to make a clean sweep in the 2018 elections. Corey Strong, Chairman of Shelby County (Memphis, TN) Democratic Party, visits with the Funky Politics Crew to discuss, what is happening behind the scenes with the Dems and what they must do to prevent the potential #BlueWave from becoming a mere #Ripple! Enjoy!
Wendi Thomas RETURNS... this time to discuss the role of women in MLK's Dream and WWMD-What Would Martin Do, if he was to miraculously return and observe the actions and mentality of today's Black Community...Think Boondocks MLK episode. Enjoy!
After receiving a 15-year sentence for the murder of another man, Gerald Trotter is now working with the man responsible for that sentence, Bill Gibbons. At that time, Bill was the Prosecuting Attorney, now Bill and Gerald are on the same team. Operation: Safe Community and it's "FED UP" initiative is responsible for this unusual alliance. Responsible for a new set of compelling radio, television and digital public service advertisements, The Fed Up Campaign is being touted as a...