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The state of black leadership in LA




File: Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 1963.
File: Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 1963.
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As we mark what would have been the 85th birthday of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we look at the state of black leadership in Los Angeles.

What impact has the Obama presidency had on the work of black leaders locally? What are the current issues for African Americans? And who are the next generation of leaders?

Guests: 

Joe Hicks, Vice President, Community Advocates,  a civil rights and social criticism organization  

Dallas Fowler, Commisioner, Commission on the Status of Women

Rev. Mark Whitlock, Executive Director, Cecil Murray Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Shani Byard, Founder of Message Media Ed, School of Black Leadership in the Digital Age