Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur

URBAN TALK RADIO WHERE BOLDMINDS SPEAK

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Urban Talk Radio is weekly talk radio show that will air Wednesdays 10:00AM to 11:00AM EDT.

 

 

The weekly show format will include “Sass Talkin with Salwa” an interactive 15 minute show segment focused on issues that are c8aff186-0a52-409e-85ba-cc0d9e0f7dd4relevant to young people. “Sass Talkin with Salwa” is dedicated to exploring, discussing and cultivating creative teens into Boldminds.

 

 

On the first Wednesday of each month, the remaining 45 minute portion of the Urban Talk Radio will feature a segment called Urban Legends that will showcase the life works of extraordinary people in New Haven County who have contributed to improving life in New Haven.

EPSB-Hassettshafiq_ray-550x278Our first guest on Urban Legends was Actor Ray Hassett played Echo Base Senior Logistics Officer Tigran Jamiro in “Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back,” where he famously warned Captain Han Solo (Harrison Ford) it was a suicide mission to jump on a tauntaun and go try to save Commander Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the ice planet Hoth.

Now, a retired Lieutenant who formerly served as a District Commander. He became known for his problem solving strategies.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS CHARACTER FROM STAR WARS!

On the second and third Wednesday of each month, the remaining 45 minute portion of the Urban Talk Radio will focus on current events and interactive making it plain community discussion on those hot topics.

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Finally on the last Wednesday of each month, the remaining 45 minute portion of the Urban Talk Radio will feature a segment called “Cops and Coffee” which may prove to be one of the most unique radio show segments in the country. On one side there’s a Cop, on the other side is a cup of Coffee and they are separated by a “grey area.” “Cops and Coffee” is bold and hot! It is an interactive show that brings Community Stakeholders literally to the table to intimately discuss the coherent purpose in modern-day policing and current affairs.

Thus, Urban Talk Radio begins on WNHH-LP 103.5 FM which uniquely combines community radio with the local online news site New Haven Independent to create a new model for audience engagement and local news sustainability. This innovative local NPR-style radio station launched on August 11, 2015.

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The station, WNHH-LP 103.5 FM, will be incorporated into the New Haven Independent (newhavenindependent.org), one of the earliest and longest-surviving online-only local daily news websites in the nation. The station will air in New Haven and Hamden, Conn., broadcasting at 103.5 FM for 12 hours each weekday. Listeners will have four avenues to listen. Shows will be LIVE on 103.5 FM Radio in addition to web-streamed LIVE on newhavenindependent.org. Daily programs will also be converted to podcasts and become part of regular news and cultural articles on the Independent website; and they will be available for download from multiple web locations including the Apple iTunes store and SoundCloud.

All shows will be created and produced by Boldminds LLC and multi-media arts and publishing company which was founded in 1989 by Shafiq Abdussabur.

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URBAN TALK RADIO WHERE BOLDMINDS SPEAK

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Do #Blacklivesmatter or #Blackmouthsmatter

We have all been well aquatinted with the popular hashtag, #BlackLivesMatters, the new slogan for racial injustice that has been the result of countless deadly incidents predominantly between Black males and specifically local police officers within the US law enforcement. This #BlackLivesMatter movement was not the result of a mandate by Congress or laws set forth by State governments. It is merely a fierce grassroots movement that has created enormous awareness to a series of incidents that have involved police shootings and unarmed Black males.

#BlackMouthsMatter

In 2015, with rapidly developing social networks and sophisticated smart phone technology, the ability to capture police interactions is almost guaranteed. As a result, law enforcement officers nationwide have begun to have a new conversation about how to do their police work in making arrest while avoiding getting arrested themselves.

6 Controversial Shootings in 12 Months and things seem to be going from bad to really bad. Do #Blacklivesmatter more than #Blackmouthsmatter

 

Blacks and Hispanics Racially Profiled More in Daylight

African-American Affairs Commission Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Forum

Veil of Darkness theory shows that Blacks and Hispanics are stopped more in daylight hours.

The State of Connecticut’s African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) along with the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) held a discussion panel and Q & A forum on June 16, 2015, regarding recently released CTRP3 reporting on racial profiling and traffic stops in the State of Connecticut.

The event was moderated by Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur–Author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and law enforcement officer (Sergeant), State of Connecticut’s African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) 2015 Man of the Year.

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Invited guests panelists include: · Joseph L. Gaudett, Jr–Bridgeport Chief of Police · Patrick Ridenhour–Stratford Chief of Police · Kevin Muhammed –CEO/founder of Muck Mud LLC and Principal of Love Christian Academy · Tanya A. Hughes–Executive Director, State of CT Commission on Human Rights · Ken Barone–Policy and Research Specialist with IMRP at CCSU · Ric Cruz–Chairperson of Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) · Charles Grady–Project Coordinator Bridgeport Project Longevity.

AAAC and LAPRAC forums open to the public. The discussion included the hot-topics of Racial Profiling, Mass Incarceration, Juvenile Detention, Suspension and Expulsion Rates of Minority Students, Implicit and Explicit Bias, and Felony Reentry/Societal Reintegration.

Black and Hispanics Racially Profiled More in Daylight

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Amateur Videos Reshaping Police Use of Deadly Force?

The age of the “camera phone” has now capitalized on the five senses of the news consumers and online social justice seekers. Over the past year, countless amateur videos have flooded the internet involving alleged accounts of police misconduct towards citizens. It seems that technology merged with Constitutional Rights have become the driving force of change that has created a sense of urgency.

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Continue Reading about Shafiq’s powerful piece now featured in the Huffington Post and be sure to leave your impute in the comment section of the Huffington Post.

Huffington Post: Amateur Videos Reshaping Police Use of Deadly Force?
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African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) 2015 Man of the Year

The African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) comes together to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans and their contributions to the State of Connecticut. This year’s 2015 Man of the Year will be awarded to Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur.

Abdussabur said, “I am honored to have been selected by the members of the AAAC. This award is particularly special because it comes from such a prestigious group of individuals. I would like to add a special thanks to Commissioner Darryl Hugley for his support.”

The African-American Affairs Commission’s 2015 Classic Awards will take place on May 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut.

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The 2015 recipients:
Man of the Year – Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur (New Haven, CT)
Woman of the Year – Tamara K. Lanier (Norwich, CT)
Youth of the Year – Drew Valentine (Immaculate High School – Danbury, CT
Youth of the Year –Amamihechukwu Nnodum (Kolbe Cathedral High School – Bridgeport)
Lifetime Achievement – Carlton L. Highsmith (New Haven, CT)
Business & Economic Development – Outreach Realty Services L.L.C. – Roberta Hoskie (New Haven, CT)

About the African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC)
The mission of the African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) is to improve and promote the economic development, education, health and political wellbeing of the African-American community in the State of Connecticut.

The AAAC accomplishes these goals through information sharing, promoting cultural awareness, community networking, and legislation. The AAAC is a semi-autonomous agency of the State of Connecticut, established in 1997 by action of the Legislature and by approval of the Governor. The Commission derives its authority from Public Act No. 97-11, Section 24 and, for purpose of administration, the agency reports to the Legislative Management Committee of the General Assembly.

The AAAC was created as a result of recommendations from the Connecticut African-American Male Task Force (CAAMTF). CAAMTF, established in 1993 by Public Act No. 93-411, was formed due to an increasing awareness of the socio-economic disadvantages faced by African-American males in the United States. As such, recommendations were made to empower Connecticut’s African-American community by attacking impediments to social and economic development.

AAAC 2015 Classic Awards, May 15, 2015 – 7:00 p.m.
Legislative Office Building – 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

For more information:
State Capitol 210 Capital Avenue, Room 509 Hartford, CT 06106 Please email: aaac@cga.ct.gov Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444

 

African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) 2015 Man of the Year

Also Check out: Black Man’s Think Tank-BMTT” Making a New Blue Print

Every American parent has experienced the “epic fail” moment of parenting, when over a decade of child rearing meets the teenage ground zero attitude of resistance.

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There is a common trend in the homes of these progressing teenagers when it comes to general behavior development. In the years past, families that had dreams of their child attending a four-year college has changed to them being content with their child successfully graduating from a two-year junior college. Religiously conservative parents have had to reset moral footnoted protocols to a condensed moral life message to spell out …….Read More in the Huffington Post, A Teenage War On Parenting

Discovering Racial Audits

A National Dialogue on Police and Race Relations-Huffington Post Exclusive

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The second national invitation occurred well over 2 and a half years later, on February 26, 2012 ,when a 17-year-old African-American male by the name of Trayvon Benjamin Martin was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford Florida. Once again, the American landscape would explode in marches across the country with racial divides that threatened the social sovereignty of American culture. The same sovereignty that took centuries to establish. This has created a new dimension to the race relations dialogue………Read More

Continue Reading about Shafiq’s powerful piece now featured in the Huffington Post and be sure to leave your impute in the comment section of the Huffington Post.

 

 

Huffington Post: Discovering Racial Audits

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Huffington Post Feature on Ferguson

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As a leader in the world in economics, military strength, and technology, America is now faced with nurturing the culmination of bad relationships in the small town of Ferguson, which is rapidly heading towards social catastrophic failure. At this point, it is counter-productive to continue the hunt for people and systems that may have contributed to this citywide dilemma. The past 90 days of reporting have shown that there is plenty of blame to go around for everyone. The top priority now must include a strategy centered on how to fix the immunity of the social system in Ferguson.

Continue Reading about Shafiq’s powerful piece now featured in the Huffington Post and be sure to leave your impute in the comment section of the Huffington Post.

Huffington Post Feature on Ferguson
Also Check Out: Examples of Racial Profiling – How To Avoid Another Ferguson

For Immediate Release: 2014 URBAN THINK TANK DRAFTS BLACK MALE SOLUTIONS

Part Two has been completed!

Shafiq Abdussabur and his 14 year old son Ihsan Abdussabur photo by Chris Randall

Photo by Chris Randall

The Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT, Making The Connection, part-two will take place on Saturday October 18, 2014 in New Haven from 11am to 2pm. The event will gather over 50 men under the age of 55 from the Greater New Haven County Area who work in various professions. Admission is full for this part-one session.

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photo by Ihsan Abdussabur

The Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT will seek to answer the question. “How do we connect them- the young Black men? In addition, the core goal is to determine where are the breakdowns with in the Black community that have left countless numbers of qualified young Black men, who do not have criminal records, economically stranded and void of mentorship by other successful Black men. It will also examine the dynamic that continues to disqualify young Black men from being considered productive members of society. Thus, keeping them in a perpetual state of “last hired-first fired.”

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photo by Ihsan Abdussabur

Part Three “Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT, Making a New Blue Print, is scheduled for Saturday November 15, 2014 from 11am – 2pm in New Haven. This will be held in a public forum. The public is strongly encourage to attend and participate in discussing the findings compiled in the first two sessions.

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photo by Ihsan Abdussabur

 

 

2014 URBAN THINK TANK DRAFTS BLACK MALE SOLUTIONS

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For Immediate Release 2014 URBAN THINK TANK FOCUSES ON BLACK MALE SOLUTIONS

 

For Immediate Release

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2014 URBAN THINK TANK FOCUSES ON BLACK MALE SOLUTIONS

(September 25, 2014, New Haven, Connecticut)– The “Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT, hosted by Boldminds LLC, is a three-part “Educational Intensive” for contemporary Black male professionals. At this historic event, men of color will be seeking effective protocols, concepts, practices, applications and public policies to bring immediate, short and long-term solutions to the chronic issues facing young Black men in America (ages 18- 28).

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The Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT, Meeting of the Minds, part-one will take place on Saturday September 27, 2014 in New Haven from 11am to 2pm. The event will gather over 50 men under the age of 55 from the Greater New Haven County Area who work in various professions. Admission is full for this part-one session. (Completed)

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The Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT will seek to answer the question. “How do we connect them- the young Black men? In addition, the core goal is to determine where are the breakdowns with in the Black community that have left countless numbers of qualified young Black men, who do not have criminal records, economically stranded and void of mentorship by other successful Black men. It will also examine the dynamic that continues to disqualify young Black men from being considered productive members of society. Thus, keeping them in a perpetual state of “last hired-first fired.”

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Part Two “Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT, Making the Connection, is slated for Saturday October 18, 2014 from 11am – 2pm in New Haven. Participants must be preregistered in advance by visiting http://urbanthinktank.co/ (upcoming)

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Part Three “Black Man’s Think Tank” #BMTT, Making a New Blue Print, is scheduled for Saturday November 15, 2014 from 11am – 2pm in New Haven. This will be held in a public forum. The public is strongly encourage to attend and participate in discussing the findings compiled in the first two session.

Boldminds LLC
Contact: boldminds@gmail.com
Phone: (203) 903-8083

 

THINK TANK FOCUSES ON BLACK MALE SOLUTIONS

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