NABOB & NCBCP Partner For ‘Conversation With Black America’ Presidential Forum
July 15, 2016 at 7:48 AM (PT)
THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION (NCBCP) and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK OWNED BROADCASTERS (NABOB), have joined forces to invite the Democratic and Republican presumptive presidential nominees to take part in a CONVERSATION WITH BLACK AMERICA; a non-partisan presidential town hall forum.
AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK (AURN) will be the lead media partner for the presidential forum, tentatively scheduled for AUGUST 18th at the AUGUST WILSON CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE in PITTSBURGH, PA.
Additional media partners that will distribute the forum include ESSENCE MAGAZINE, the NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (NNPA), that distributes content to more than 200 Black newspapers nationwide, and HUFFINGTON POST BLACK VOICES which reaches an estimated 41 million people monthly.
NCBCP Pres/CEO MELANIE CAMPBELL said, "As we approach this critical presidential election we believe it is vitally important to hear from the presidential nominees about issues important to Black America. Issues that have a disproportionate impact on Black communities such as race relations, the killing of black men, women and children at the hands of police, gun violence, jobs, and educational challenges are just some of the issues we would like for the candidates to address.”
NABOB Pres. JIM WINSTON added, “We are encouraging all of our radio and TV members to air this important broadcast. We intend to follow up this project with a "GET OUT THE VOTE" media campaign in the fall encouraging African Americans to vote.”