February 27, 2018

Our show on Tuesday, February 27, 12:00-1:00 PM will begin a series of shows examining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 years after his assassination with a focus on homelessness, especially among youth. We will also look at the cinematic $710 million dollar blockbuster, The Black Panther, and why this movie is resonating so powerfully with the African Diaspora and has such a diverse following.

Our expert guests are Joel Segal, Spokesperson for the poor people’s campaign, North Carolina Chapter, and homeless advocate; Caitlyn Cobb, TJC social media specialist and homeless advocate; Christina Flowers, Baltimore homeless advocate; and Justin Arnwine, associate producer of Igniting Change. See guest pictures and bios at www.BarbaraArnwine.com.

April 4, 2018, will mark the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, whose last campaigns were focused on issues of economic justice including the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the planned Poor People’s Campaign. In the wake of his death, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Sadly, the goals of Dr. King’s economic justice campaigns remain unfulfilled. During our show we will look at homelessness in our nation, particularly, the scourge of youth homelessness. Caitlyn Cobb who was homeless for 5 years during her late teens and early 20’s will share her personal story and her recommendations for reducing homelessness. Joel Segal will reflect on successful homeless programs and how the new Poor People’s Campaign will help to address this crisis.

Lastly, Caitlyn Cobb, Justin Arnwine, and radio host Arnwine will share perspectives on the popularity of the movie, The Black Panther, and discuss its likely impact on Black culture, images of Black men and women, and connections between the African diaspora.

Questions to be raised during this show include: Why is homelessness so pervasive? What has been the Trump Administration’s policy on reducing homelessness? Who are our nation’s homeless youth? How does youth homelessness impact the lives of those affected? What should local, state and federal municipalities do to address this problem? What can our listeners do? Why is The Black Panther movie creating a box office sensation? What are the themes of Black Panther that are most powerful? Why is this movie setting records throughout the African diaspora including African nations? Caribbean nations, North America? United Kingdom? Brazil? Elsewhere? How is this movie reflective of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is Killmonger a true villain? What is unique in the movies portrayal of Black women? Black men? Black people? Black rulers? Africa? Why is the movie universal? Will Black culture change? Can the movie continue to set new box office records domestically in the U.S. and internationally? Join us as we explore these questions and many more as part of our show.

You don’t want to miss this show!!

Be sure to listen live on Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:00 PM, in the Greater DC Metro Region at WOL 1450 AM and on the Internet at www.BarbaraArnwine.com. You can call in with questions and comments for our host and guests at 800-450-7876. A podcast of the show will be available Tuesday after 8:00 PM.

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Caitlyn Cobb

Caitlyn Cobb

Caitlyn currently works for the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) as its Social Media Director and as a Special Assistant to Barbara Arnwine, president and founder […]

Justin Arnwine

Justin Arnwine

Justin Arnwine is an independent scholar, artist, and entrepreneur. A blue belt in Tang Soo Do his personal training style focuses on dietary nutrition above […]

Joel R. Segal

Joel Segal received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina in 1989, where he focused on constitutional law and conflict resolution […]