March 15, 2016

This show will focus on the critical presidential primaries occurring on Tuesday, March 15th in Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. Every vote in these primaries is important as the stakes are high! In addition, North Carolina has a new voter photo identification law in effect for this primary. What do voters need to know? In Ohio, a recent court decision overturned the voter suppression ruling by the Secretary of State and now 17 year olds who turn 18 years of age by the November general election may now vote! How do we get this word out! This show will provide information to voters in these primary states while examining how issues of racism and the presidential campaign are being handled by the media.

Our show will feature guests from these primary states including Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler, renowned North Carolina theologian and activist. Other guests from Illinois and Ohio will also participate in the show. Prince George’s County NAACP President Bob Ross will join us to spread the word about the new opportunity for formerly incarcerated persons in the Maryland to register and vote for the upcoming April 26th primary.

For the Republican Party’s presidential race, this could be decision Tuesday as either Donald Trump will win the majority of these large share of delegates at stake or Marco Rubio and John Kasich will succeed in carrying their states and creating the strong likelihood of a brokered Republican convention this summer. For the Democrats this Tuesday will determine whether the Bernie Sanders campaign victory in Michigan really was a major shift by Democratic voters or just an anomaly.

Over the weekend, the issue of racism against African Americans protestors at Trump rallies has gained fire. From the incendiary weekend protests in Chicago which caused Mr. Trump to cancel his rally there to pepper spraying of protestors in Kansas City, Missouri, this issue has been at the forefront of media coverage. Still, candidate Trump has not agreed to tone down his anti-protestor rhetoric at his rallies. This conflict has led to more exploration of the racialized Southern Strategy of the Republican Party. What are the implications of this borderline racism should Trump prevail? As to the Democrats how are Sanders and Clinton handling their past voting records and statements on immigration, criminal justice and other matters affecting civil rights? Are they being honest with the public?

These and many more issues will be covered by our show on Tuesday, March 15th at 12:00 p.m.

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This week’s guests:

Bob Ross

Excerpts from – 2010 article, “County NAACP Elects New President.” A native of Philadelphia, Ross moved to Prince George’s County in 2001 on a […]

Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler

Rodney S. Sadler, Jr. is a graduate of Howard University (1989, B.S. Psychology/Philosophy), Howard University School of Divinity (1992, M.Div.), and Duke University (2001, Ph.D. […]

Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke

Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer and political analyst. ┬áMs. Burke focuses on criminal justice, education, unemployment, African Americans in power, Black leadership and Congress. […]