Radio One DC Stations (93.9)-WKYS-FM, (104.1)-WPRS-FM, (102.3)-WMMJ-FM, (1340)-WYCB-AM and (1450)-WOL-AM hosted a “Community Town-Hall Meeting” at the station headquarters on Tuesday.
A diverse group of community leaders, private and public sector professionals from across the DC Metropolitan area will came together to discuss pertinent issues that impact the African American Community.
Some of the issues that were addressed were job creation and the role of small businesses in the community; the importance of maintaining trust in government leaders; educating youth for future and career success; healthcare concerns in the black community and the importance of social and civic involvement. The event highlighted the upcoming 2012 Elections and what the results will mean for the African American Community. Radio One DC Station’s News and Community Affairs Director Sheila Stewart moderated the town hall meeting, which included an elite panel of speakers such as:
·Kenneth Clark, President, MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council
·Dr.E. Faye Williams, National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women
·Attorney Michael Melton, President, 100 Black Men of Greater Washington
·Marcia Griffin, Founder and President HomeFree-USA
·D. Michael Lyles, Esquire – Executive Director, The Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission
·Akosua Tyus-President Washington DC NAACP
The event was sponsored by The American Beverage Association.