To Celebrate Afternoons With Amos 10th Anniversary, Black Leaders Gather To Discuss Problems, Solutions For Indy’s Black Community

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    LISTENER REACTION JUST ADDED! Ten years ago, February 2, 2004 Afternoons with Amos began on AM1310 The Light. And quickly established itself as a talkshow that dared to break broadcasting barriers and truly be the Talk Show of Record for Indianapolis’ African-American community.  To commemorate Afternoons with Amos’ 10th Anniversary, the program gathered a cross section of Indianapolis African-American voices and leaders in a critical discussion of where the community is heading.  The special panel discussed Improving Educational Outcomes; Reducing Poverty/Strengthening Families; Reducing Crime/Violence among Youth & Young Adults; Increasing Employment/Including Breaking Glass Ceilings Holding Back Black Upward Mobility in the Workplace. Congressman Andre Carson kicked off the discussion from Washington with encourage and his thoughts. Then a distinguished panel of leaders and thinkers and doers joined in. Participating in the historic special broadcast were: Tammy Butler – CEO/Owner – Engaging Solutions – Business Owner; Debra Oatts – CEO/Owner – Nubian Transportation Management; Charlotte Westerhaus, Former VP NCAA; Former Interim President Martin University. Op-Ed contributor IBJ; Dennis Bland – President, Center for Leadership Development; Tanya Bell – President, Indiana Black Expo; Shannon Williams – President/General Manager, Indianapolis Recorder; Rod Bohannon – former President NAACP, Attorney/Activist; Marcus Robinson – President/CEO – Tindley Schools; Regina Marsh – Executive Director, Forest Manor Multi Service Center; Rev. Michael Jones – Pastor Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, VP, Indiana National Action Network; Rev. Dr. David Hampton – Pastor Light of the World Church; State Rep. Greg Porter; State Rep. Cherrish Pryor; Deborah Hearn Smith, CEO – Girl Scouts of Central Indiana; Erika Smith – Columnist, Indianapolis Star; Carolyn Mosby – Exec Dir. Mid States Regional Minority Supplier Council; Chrystal Radcliffe – President Indianapolis NAACP; Joe Slash – President Indianapolis Urban League; Greg Wilson – Director, City of Indianapolis Office of Minority & Women’s Owned Business. The discussing was lively, frank, open, honest, civil, freiendly yet direct.  Everything from jobs, poverty, parenting, education, morality in the community, youth, education, perceptions and misperceptions were discussion.  And a number of solutions were explored and discussed by the panelists. Then on a second special broadcast, listeners reacted to the panel of leaders observations, thoughts and suggestions.   To hear the full discussion of the LEADERS Click the Arrow Below for Part 1 Runs 54 Minutes. Part 2 Runs 41 Minutes. ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.  Part 1 –   

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    To hear the reaction to the LEADERS from listeners and the community during a special Friday Afternoons with Amos and Abdul Click the Arrows Below for Part 1 Runs 49 Minutes. Part 2 Runs 48 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.

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