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BLACK POLITICS TODAY

is the only online magazine and talk show focused on the specific needs and welfare of African-Americans; highlighting ‘What’s at Stake,’ socially, economic, and politically for the black community. We present our audience with a clear perspective of the effects that public policies may have on them and their families. We believe that knowledge is indeed power – the better informed you are, the stronger you will be to actively participate in your future.

KELLY MIKEL WILLIAMS

CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, & HOST

He is the host of the Black Politics Today weekly talk show, and the publisher of the bi-monthly Black Politics Today magazine, the only publication solely designed to address the social, economic, and political impact on the African-American community.  Kelly Mikel Williams saw a void in the education of the minority community about the effects that a lack of participation and understanding of public policy and the political process can, has, and will have on communities of color. BPT is the response to that void. 

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WHAT'S AT STAKE

Black Politics Today presents an analysis of the effects of public policies on African-Americans to encourage, enlighten, and empower them, their families to better understand the impact on their community.  We will feature guests from across the nation telling the story impacting everyday lives.

 
Jesse Jackson (Contributor)

Jesse Jackson (Contributor)

Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. Jesse Jackson is the founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Dr. Wilmer Leon, III (Contributor)

Dr. Wilmer Leon, III (Contributor)

Wilmer J. Leon III, Ph.D. is a Political Scientist whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics, American Government, and Public Policy. For 11 years he was a Lecturer/Teaching Associate in the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Currently, Dr. Leon is a nationally broadcast radio talk show host on SiriusXM Satellite radio channel 126, nationally syndicated columnist, and regular political commentator on national and international news programs.

Sharon Kyle (Contributor)

Sharon Kyle (Contributor)

Sharon Kyle is a former president of the Guild Law School and is the publisher and co-founder of the LA Progressive. For years before immersing herself in the law and social justice, Ms. Kyle was a member of several space flight teams at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where she managed resources for projects like Magellan, Genesis, and Mars Pathfinder. Sharon also sits on several boards including the Board of Directors of the ACLU and is on the editorial board of the BlackCommentator.com.

Glenn Ellis (Contributor)

Glenn Ellis (Contributor)

is a medical ethicist, researcher, lecturer and president of Strategies for Well-Being, LLC., a global consultancy that specializes in health education, equity, disparities, advocacy, policy and communication. Ellis is particularly interested in the ethical protection of rights for patients in medical care and clinical research.

Charlene Crowell (Contributor)

Charlene Crowell (Contributor)

As Communications Deputy Director, Charlene Crowell works closely with all functional teams and strategic initiatives. Based in CRL’s Durham office, she is additionally responsible for managing outreach for both African-American media and key radio and TV outlets. Each week she pens a commentary on varying consumer lending issues that is distributed nationally.

Dr. Ezra Aharone (Contributor)

Dr. Ezra Aharone (Contributor)

Ezrah Aharone is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at Delaware State University. His written works apply the “Concept and Consciousness of Sovereignty” as an interpretative lens to examine historical truths, current realities, and the future development of Africa and Africans in America.

Damien Thaddeus Jones (Contributor)

Damien Thaddeus Jones (Contributor)

Damien is a political strategist, inspirational speaker, and servant leader who deploys faith, politics, and civic engagement as tools to empower everyday people. Damien appears on numerous media outlets, makes countless lectures to audiences large and small on subjects ranging from racial equity to servant leadership, and recognized as one of America’s best inspirational speakers.

Rebekah Caruthers (Contributor)

Rebekah Caruthers (Contributor)

Rebekah Caruthers is the principal at Caruthers Consulting. Through a variety of experiences, Rebekah has worked on projects in the American Midwest, South and East Coast. She has studied law and international business transactions at the University of Nebraska College of Law and the University of the Western Cape South Africa. Rebekah attended Creighton University for her undergraduate studies. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. and the Links, Inc.

Dr. Johnny B. Hill (Contributor)

Dr. Johnny B. Hill (Contributor)

Dr. Hill is active in community development gang prevention, immigration reform, reconciliation, and working for economic justice in Chicago.

Ralph  J. Chittams, Sr.

Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.

Ralph J. Chittams, Sr., is the Principal of Black Elephant Consultants LLC a company that focuses on issues of religious liberty on the national and international stage. Its overarching missions is to positively impact culture locally, nationally and internationally; bring the empowering and liberating message of conservatism to urban America; and encourage and equip individuals and religious organizations to engage government, and to live their faith without fear of persecution.)

CONTRIBUTORS

Enhance our cadre of writers, reporters, and subject matter experts. Become a BPT Contributor to the BPTMagazine or the BPT Talk Show. If you're a student starting out in journalism or a seasoned veteran, we welcome your perspective on the issues affecting communities of color every day. You may have insight into particular topics and you would like to join or BPT Talk Team, send us an email and one of our producers will discuss the opportunities to become a guest on the 'What's At Stake' broadcast.