Tune-in to "Empower Hour" - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 :: Special guests include Dr. Ray Winbush, Nolan Rollins, Henry Nelson, and Sunni Khalid
Tune-in to Radio One's WOLB 1010 AM :: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 :: 10-11 am :: Baltimore :: www.WOLBBaltimore.com (Streaming LIVE!)
Special Guests on May 22nd's edition of "Empower Hour" with Doni Glover include Dr. Ray Winbush of Morgan State University,
Nolan Rollins of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 1209 Enterprises' Henry Nelson, and international journalist Sunni Khalid
Ray Winbush is an scholar/activist and directs the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University in Baltimore Maryland. He is the father of three children, Omari, Sharifa and Faraji Winbush. He has published books on raising Black boys as well as edited, "Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations."
In 2001, Ray Winbush published The Warrior Method: A Program for Rearing Healthy Black Boys. The book is based on the traditions of Poro Society, the most ancient rite of passage ritual in West Africa, where 85% of Americanized Africans have their genetic roots. The Warrior Method is an extension of the rituals and teachings of Poro Society adapted for African boys growing up in white supremacist societies. It has been taught to hundreds of educators and parents throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Caribbean. In 2004, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation donated $50,000 to establish The Warrior Institute at Morgan State University where Winbush directs the Institute for Urban Research. The generous gift allowed others to receive first hand instruction on TWM by the author of the book.
Winbush's work has been recognized by many, especially in the area of understanding racism and its impact on the Nine Areas of White Supremacy as discussed by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Neely Fuller. He has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, with the stars of the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning film, Crash, and a delegate to the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism.
Nolan Rollins, President & CEO, Urban League of Greater New Orleans: Mr. Rollins has a deeply rooted history with the Urban League, having served the 100-year-old civil rights organization in numerous capacities. As the Senior Vice President of Economic and Community Development for the Baltimore affiliate, he successfully planned and implemented all economic and community development strategies; worked with corporations and foundations to support financial empowerment programs; and helped create business partnerships to increase local minority business participation in the Urban League and community.
From 2001-2004, Rollins served on the Board of Directors of the Baltimore affiliate while concurrently serving as the Eastern Region Vice President and Treasurer of the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP). Rollins served as President of the NULYP from 2005-07. Rollins has represented NULYP on the National Urban League Board of Trustees, where he served on the Program, Affiliate Services and Strategic Planning committees.