Contact: Yashima White AziLove,
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Ferguson Lives…Young Blacks Continue to Die
Where do we go from here?
What: Hot 104.1 FM and Old School 95.5 FM, stations of Radio One, Inc. will convene a Town Hall Meeting to discuss not only the unrest in Ferguson, but address the impeding violence, socio-economic and law enforcement issues facing African-Americans. The meeting will broadcast live on both stations. It will also be live streamed by Interactive One, Radio One Inc.’s digital company at www.newsone.com
Who: Moderated by Shorty da Prince and Demetrius Johnson of Radio One, members of the
media are invited to witness the lively multi-disciplinary panel of national and local speakers:
Music/Entertainment - Murphy Lee (St. Lunatics)
Law Enforcement - Major Robinson STL City Police
Chief Dotson, STL City Police
Politicians – Alderman Lewis Reed, Board President, Aldermen City of St. Louis
Community – James Clark, Better Family Life
Myisa Whitloc, St. Louis RISE
Alice Prince, SLATE
Legal – Anthony Gray, Esq. – Attorney for the Michael Brown Family
Media- Sharon Reed, KMOV TV (CBS affiliate)
When: From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Media Call: 5:00 p.m.
Open to Public: 5:00 p.m.
Where: Harris Stowe State University
Dr. Henry Givens Jr. Administration Building Main Auditorium
3026 Laclede Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Why: The news from Ferguson has transfixed the nation. Another young black man brutally and senselessly murdered by law enforcement in our country. Radio One, Inc. through its local affiliates Hot 104.1 FM and Old School 95.5 FM will convene a Town Hall to address the issues threatening the safety of African-Americans. The focus of discussion will address, where do we go from here and how do we make a moment a movement? A multi-disciplinary national and local panel of speakers will provide inspiration, information and insight followed by voter registration.
Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries (http://www.radio-one.com/), is a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. The Company is one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies, currently owning and/or operating 54 broadcast stations located in 16 urban markets in the United States. Through its controlling interest in Reach Media, Inc. (http://www.blackamericaweb.com/), the Company also operates syndicated programming including the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Bishop T.D. Jakes' "Empowering Moments", and the Reverend Al Sharpton Show. Beyond its core radio broadcasting franchise, Radio One owns Interactive One (http://www.interactiveone.com/), an online platform serving the African-American community through social content, news, information, and entertainment. Interactive One operates a number of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful and social networking websites, including BlackPlanet and MiGente. In addition, the Company owns a controlling interest in TV One, LLC (http://www.tvoneonline.com/), a cable/satellite network programming primarily to African-Americans.