Topic: Racial Issues and Equality
Posted on 6/12/2020
Alpha Media aired “United for Justice - A Day of Discussion” on June 12 across its 65 radio stations in 40 media markets. The broadcast addressed the racial tensions affecting American communities following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Host Nick Cannon spoke with artists Snoop Dogg and T.I., Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), California Governor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Carcetti, Arizona State Senator Martin Quezada, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Dr. Melina Abdullah. U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (CA) and Cory Booker (NJ) spoke with host Ebro Darden about how the nation is being impacted and the steps that can be taken. Female hip-hop artist Saweetie spoke about her personal involvement with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Along with personalities in Alpha markets, hosts included Skyview Network’s Nick Cannon and Dana Cortez, Ebro Darden, Laura Stylez, Tino Cochino, Big Boy, Jubal Fresh, and Radio Hall of Fame host Tom Joyner.
“The events of the last few weeks are reminding us that this is not a new problem but one that needs to be addressed right now. We are united in that we love the communities we live in,” said President and CEO Bob Proffitt.
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