Tom Joyner Speaks At Hampton University
February 13, 2007 at 6:19 AM (PT)
THE NEW YORK TIMES features a story on TOM JOYNER in today's edition. They report that at a gathering of roughly 10,000 people who came for a conversation concerning the problems confronting blacks, JOYNER told the audience he had been "ready to be angry" as he took a tour about the JAMESTOWN settlement nearby and thought of slave ships. What he experienced instead, he said, was not anger but something akin to his feelings about mainstream media coverage of blacks: a story certainly not from a black perspective.
"We’ve got to stop going to other people to get what we need," JOYNER told the audience, here for "State of the Black Union," an annual event, held this year at HAMPTON UNIVERSITY in conjunction with the 400th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the first permanent ENGLISH colony at JAMESTOWN.
For the past 13 years, JOYNER has been the host of "The TOM JOYNER Morning Show," which has an estimated 8 million listeners in a given week in the roughly 120 markets where his show is syndicated, making it the nation’s largest black-oriented radio show.