KPWR (Power 106)/L.A.'s 'The Cruz Show' Hosts Open Discussion On Violence
July 14, 2016 at 1:30 PM (PT)
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES' J CRUZ of #THECRUZSHOW hosted an open dialogue TODAY to address the recent violence in AMERICA and our communities with special guests, including rapper THE GAME, "AMERICA’s Got Talent" host NICK CANNON, POWER 106 midday host YESI ORTIZ, LOS ANGELES Mayor ERIC GARCETTI, #BlackLivesMatter organizer and CAL STATE LA professor DR. MELINA ABDULLAH and LA Journalist WENDY CARRILLO.
THE GAME offered a moving spoken word poem written with his son that specifically addresses the challenges that young AFRICAN-AMERICANS face today. Watch his performance here.
J CRUZ said, “We wanted to provide a safe place for our listeners to get answers to their questions and give them a platform to discuss what could be done. Thank you to all our guests and to everyone who called in and participated today... Your voices are important!”
POWER 106's YESI ORTIZ added: “We wanted to inspire compassion and ignite social change. Hip-hop is grounded in a history of social injustice and activism and POWER 106 is Where Hip Hop Lives!”