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Black Los Angeles Kicks Off A Week of Events in Solidarity with Nation’s Outrage Over Death of Trayvon Martin
KJLH-FM’s Front Page Show Continues Another Week of Full Coverage and Black Civil Rights Groups Call for JusticeLos Angeles Sentinel Newspaper to Host Press Conference and Rally with Civil Rights Leaders, Labor, Clergy, Entertainers and Students Tues. Mar. 27
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles’ AfricanAmerican community has kicked off a week’s worth of events in solidarity with the nation’s outrage over the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin and the non-arrest of his killer George Zimmerman. Following on the heels of a Sunday’s march and rally in Leimert Park, today, Los Angeles’ early communication drum, the Front Page show with Dominique DiPrima on KJLH-FM, continued another week of full coverage of the Trayvon Martin case with police procedures expert and retired L.A.P.D. officer Timothy Williams, Final Call reporter Brother Jesse Muhammad, and CNN analyst Roland Martin. (Click here for audio)
Tuesday (3/27) from 4:30AM to 6AM, listeners will weigh in on President Barack Obama’s comments regarding the case. On the issue of race, Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, talk radio host Larry Elder, and Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera’s latest comments will jumpstart the conversation. Special guests include Pittsburgh rapper Jasiri X, whose video and song “Trayvon” has taken over Youtube and the Internet. It’s a Hot Topic Tuesday only on the Front Page and only on Radio Free® 102.3 KJLH.
Tuesday morning at 11AM, Los Angeles’ Black civil rights community will stand with students insolidarity for justice for the family of Trayvon Martin at a press conference and rally at the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper in the Crenshaw District. Civil rights leaders from the: The Brotherhood Crusade, NAACP, Southern California Leadership Conference, Los Angeles Urban League, National Council of Negro Women, will join forces with labor leaders from the AFL-CIO and Los Angeles area Black clergy. Rapper and actress Yo-Yo will also be attendance. The press conference and rally will be held at 3800 South Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Wednesday (3/28), KJLH-FM’s Front Page show special guests include Florida Congressional representatives Corrine Brown and Federica Wilson discussing Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground Law and native Floridian political commentator AndreEgglletion. Live on air from 4:30AM to 6AM.
Thursday (3/29), KJLH-FM’s special coverage of the Trayvon Martin case continues with rapper, actress, and activist Yo-Yo who will be live in studio to talk about the Trayvon Martin case from her perspective as well as why she’s called out other rappers to join her in calling for justice for the Martin family and young Black men everywhere. “White People, You Will Never Look Suspicious Like Trayvon Martin!” author Michael Skolnik of GlobalGrind.com and Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Action Network, will also be on the show. Tune in live from 4:30AM to 6AM.
It’s Radio Free® open phone lines on Friday (3/30), plus special guests as KJLH-FM looks back this week's developments in the Trayvon Martin case from 4:30AM to 6AM.