For Immediate Release:Friday, August 28, 2009Contact: Corey Halstead954-243-5955(Washington, DC)— Please join Talking Right with Raynard Jackson on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 7-9:00 p.m.Saturday’s entire show will be an EXPLOSIVE show as we delve into the issue of relations between Black Americans, Africans, and those from the Caribbean.Our guests will be Mori Diane (from Guinea) an extremely successful businessman who is an American citizen. The second guest will be Gregory Simpkins, former talk show host and one of the foremost experts when it comes to African policy. Our third guest will be the distinguished gentle lady from Guinea, by way of Spain, Ms. Bisila Bokoko. She is executive director of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce.Earlier this month Jackson wrote a column entitled, “The African and the Brother Man (you can read a copy of the piece on his website: According to Jackson, “I had no idea my piece would spark such a vibrant conversation among Blacks, Africans, Caribbeans, and others.” Jackson will open the phone lines to callers from around the world. We will also have a live chat room for people to submit questions and comments. To participate, go to The call in number is 954-530-2068. The show will be Saturday night from 7-9:00 p.m. (Washington, DC time).The show will focus on the “Ican” in African and American. Jackson wants this to be the beginning of a conversation that will lead to a reduction in the barriers existing between these communities. Issues and questions that will be dealt with are: why did Jackson’s Ethiopian friend say she would NEVER date a Black American? Why do African and Caribbean governments rarely give lobbying contracts to Black Americans? Why are African and Caribbean tourism TV commercials always focused on the white community (Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad, South Africa, Ghana)? Why do most Blacks think of jungles or Tarzan when asked about Africa? Why do African or Caribbean ambassadors and embassies have NO presence in the Black community, locally or nationally?According to Jackson, “By the end of the show, I hope we have addressed these concerns and have found ways that we can move forward with closing the gap that exists between these communities. Hopefully, we can get some of these ambassadors to host a series of after work networking receptions for people to mix and mingle with each other. I would love to create a speaker’s series where I can provide a platform for their visiting president to address various audiences in the U.S.”###
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