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Tony Mason, Indpls Urban League President

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He was successful running what was then one of the biggest African-American sporting events in the country – the Circle City Classic.  He was a Executive Vice-President with the organization that put on the Best Super Bowl ever in Indy in 2012.  He’s Tony Mason.  Last October he became only the third President of the Indianapolis Urban League.  After the legendary Founder and longtime leader Sam Jones, and Mason’s immediate predecessor, former longtime Deputy Mayor Joe Slash.  In his first broadcast interview, Indianapolis Urban League President Tony Mason appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about the Urban League and where its going in the 21st Century to help our Indianapolis African-American community. Tony Mason talked about the recent annual State of Black America report issued annually by the National Urban League.  In the report it talked about how poorly Indianapolis area compared in Black and white disparities in median household income and unemployment.  The State of Black American report compared the country’s seventy largest metropolitan areas.  In Income disparities the Indianapolis metro was ranked 38th out of 70 (70 being the highest disparities 1 being the lowest). In unemployment disparities Indianapolis ranked 56th. The National Urban League’s State of Black America Report is Available as an “E-Book”. Click the Link To Read The Full Report Here:  2015 STATE OF BLACK AMERICA REPORT E-BOOK   In his Afternoons with Amos interview, Tony Mason talked about the disparities and how the Urban League was dealing with it.  Mason talked about the Urban League’s successful job readiness program and an education program for students at Washington and Howe High Schools that put young people on the road to on time graduation and college enrollment.  Mason said that advocacy will continue to be a strong part of the Indianapolis Urban League’s mission.  mason also told listeners that the organization is working to involve younger persons in the community, young professionals and those just out of school. Mason also heard from the community on a wide range of topics and issue of interest to the Urban League. Hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview With Indianapolis Urban League President Tony Mason. Runs 54 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. Audio Starts After Brief Video Ad.