Thursday, August 21, 2014

WISE WOMEN MEDIA for August 22, 2014--Connie Burton, Community Activist and Advocate for the Poor

FOREGROUND: Connie Burton at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012.
BACKGROUND: From left to right behind Connie is Reverend Bruce Wright with the Green Shadow Cabinet, Shamako Noble from the Hip Hop Congress and Cheri Honkala, the Green Party of the USA's Vice Presidential Candidate for 2012 and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign.
WE BROADCAST LIVE AT 10PM EDT on Friday night, August 22nd, 2014.

Connie Burton, Tampa Community Activist and Advocate for the Poor joins me on tonight’s show and takes us on a journey into the Black communities with understanding and compassion as she describes the plight of the Poor. We will also cover Human Rights and Social Justice, Racism, Oppression, the Prison Industrial Complex and the School to Prison Pipeline, Police Violence and Brutality, the Stand Your Ground Law, Marissa Alexander, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown and others and the current uprising in Ferguson. This sister has a lot to say so don’t miss this show! 

This will be a LIVE SHOW so we will be taking callers.
CALL IN NUMBER (during live broadcast): (213) 816-0357

Complete show description can be found at:

Connie’s Bio:
Connie Burton was born and raised in Tampa. She is a mother, a grandmother and a long time activist who represents the poor, the impoverished and public housing residents. Connie hosted a popular radio show called "Straight Talk" on WMNF-FM 88.5 in Tampa where she talked about the important issues affecting the poor and their communities. She is a former member of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement and the African People's Socialist Party. She is the chairman of the Black People’s Advancement & Defense Organization.

She states that, “...liberation and freedom is what the Black Community as a whole needs to claim. There is continued disparity in housing, healthcare and education. In order to save ourselves, we need to free ourselves.” Connie's undying love for African people, her vision for the future and her unwavering belief that the Black Community will eventually win their freedom is clearly expressed in her words and actions.

Connie interviewed in 2012 on Tampa News and Talk: 
Connie Burton interviewed by Bruce Wright Spectrum 360 at the 2013 US World Court of Women on Poverty: 

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