Sunday, August 24, 2008

THIS WEEK: Should Blacks vote for Obama? Discussions explore the topic

Shadow Play Entertainment, the Hiphop and Books Literacy Initiative and their partners* are pleased to introduce their most intriguing panel discussion to date:

 "Blacks and Obama:

Vote of Conscience, Conviction or Color?"

Moderated by Cyrus A. Webb, the Founder of the Hiphop and Books literacy project, the public as well as select panelists take an in-depth look at the man who wants to be the President of the United States.


Questions to be addressed include:

*     Nearly ½ of all convicted felons are Black. Should their voting rights be restored after serving time?

*     Why is Obama worthy of the Black Vote?

*     Is the talk of change enough to make a difference?

*     Is a vote for Obama just a vote against McCain?

*     In November what will impact your vote the most?



*     Tuesday, August 26, 2008 @ 11a.m. (Pearl, MS) ---         

        PEARL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Old Brandon Rd.)

Town Hall-Style meeting designed to get people of all beliefs and backgrounds together to discuss what a vote for Obama really means.



*     Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 6p.m.  (Jackson, MS) ---


 Panelists recording artists Eddie Wright, Big Pap and Jokah the General, radio talk show host Berlinda White and Jackson Advocate Newspaper Asst. Editor Deanna Tisdale discuss Obama and what his nomination means for the country and Black America. Also joining the discussions will be community activist Valencia Robinson.


*     Additional sponsors for the event include Naked Conversations Radio Show, The 'N' Word Is Out organization, The Hip-Hop Chronicle, Crunk Magazine,, Hype Magazine, The Drew Reports,, Kevin Weeks and The Street Life Series.


For more information contact Eddie Wright at 601.212.3207 or Cyrus A. Webb at 601.896.5616. Webb can also be reached via email at Additional information will be posted at     


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