The nonpartisan “Igniting Change Radio Show with Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq.” program will be aired from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as nationwide on WOLDCNEWS.COM and Barbaraarnwine.com.
Please note, during the show there are 3 hard stop commercial breaks at 12:13 PM Eastern Time, 12:28 PM ET and 12:43 PM ET.
Bahram Mehretu: 12:00 PM – 12:28 PM ET
TJC Alumni; Bahram Mehretu is an activist and campus organizer. He is one of the founders of the Basic Needs Coalition, a Black Liberation activist, and the former executive director of a social justice oriented 501c3: West Orange Young Dems. His work is focused on addressing basic needs insecurities and providing aid to students who are hungry, have no shelter, and struggle with finances. He hopes to be a lawyer with a focus on movement lawyering: providing legal services and aid to social justice and human rights movements.
Stella McMillan: 12:00 PM – 12:28 PM ET
TJC Alumni; Stella McMillan is a 2L at The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. She was abandoned at birth and a bilateral congenital amputee (meaning she was born without legs), Stella spent the first few years of her life in an orphanage in Vietnam. She was then adopted and raised on the south side of Chicago. She was on Junior Team USA for wheelchair track and earned 2 silver medals. She played wheelchair basketball for The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, won 3rd place in Nationals, and was nominated 1st Team All-American. Stella is a spring extern for The Illinois Supreme Court for Justice Cunningham and a Summer Associate for Faegre Drinker.
Andres Cubillos: 12:00 PM – 12:28 PM ET
TJC Alumni; Andres Cubillos is a Campus Organizer and Senior at Florida State University. In 2020 Andres and the Student PIRGs team at Florida State University increased FSU’s voter registration rate to 90.3% and youth voter turnout to 76%. Now, Andres works with a variety of organizations on community issues including Students Demand Action, the Student PIRGs, Campus Vote Project, and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.
Gemale A. Black: 12:00 PM – 12:28 PM ET
TJC Alumni; Gemale A. Black was born and raised in Salisbury, North Carolina. He was born the second son of four on February 16,1989, to George and Linda Black. Gemale is a 2007 graduate of Salisbury High School. He attended Winston Salem State University where he majored in Justice Studies. Gemale lives his life by the notion that Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. This has been evident in his work. Gemale currently serves as the President of the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP. When elected, Gemale was the youngest president within the state conference of NAACP branches. Gemale has vowed to keep the organization at the forefront of social justice issues in the Salisbury-Rowan community. While in the midst of moments of racial tension in the community, he’s led the charge to not sit silently in the wake of social injustice, but instead, demand wrongs to be righted.
Constance Crockett : 12:30 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Constance Crockett is a TJC Alumni and Fellow and a Stay Woke Freedom Rider. She is a Black, LGBT, and disability advocate. Constance works for the only LGBT group home in the state of Wisconsin, Courage Initiative MKE, and is the founder/president of the Black Woman’s Emancipation; leading the voices of Black women and Black trans women who are silenced in our community, knowing that when they are emancipated we all are liberated
Quincy Robinson: 12:30 PM – 12:57 PM Eastern Time
2023 TJC Alumni and Fellow; Senior sociology major student at the University of Louisville
Myles B. Caggins III: 12:30 PM – 12:57 PM ET
Spokesman for Windsor Group LLC; Myles is a retired U.S. Army colonel and now he is CEO of his own company—Words Warriors LLC, a public relations firm.
The Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time, entitled, “Elevating Gen Z and Young Millennials to the Forefront of the Fight for a Multiracial Democracy”, will be live with Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine, Esq. and Daryl Jones, Esq. and guests Myles B.Caggins; Bahram Mehretu; Stella McMillan; Andres Cubillos; Constance Crockett; Quincy Robinson; and, Gemale A. Black.
Today’s show will review the recent Gen Z and Millennial Votes Matter Leadership Training, held September 20th – 24th in Washington, D.C. during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. Today’s guests are all TJC Alumni who will be discussing their experiences from the Training. This paid training opportunity followed a train-the-trainer model and prepared 50 young people to go into their communities as voting rights advocates. Since 2016, TJC has invested in trainings to enhance the leadership skills of those 18 – 35 years of age. This represented the 15th such training and activation for Gen Z’s and young Millennials. During this September 2023 4-day Training, there was 22 panels from 47 experts, as well as one of the panels being at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference, a community engagement project in Northern Virginia, a reception, an awards ceremony, and a press conference on “Power on the Line: Alabama’s Defiance of the Supreme Court”.
Myles B. Caggins III will also provide a brief and timely update about the US Department of Agriculture’s Discrimination Financial Assistance Program. This is his second time as a guest on our program this year. The application deadline for the Black Farmers’ Fund was just extended from October 31st, 2023 to January 13th, 2024.