Established in 1982, the Drum Beat radio show airs on WRBB, Sundays at 10:00.a.m to provide a forum for discussing pertinent, controversial and important black issues. In addition to provide information on local programs and services on housing, child care, business and city and state program and services.
Tune in to Drumbeat Radio Program, 104.9FM WRBB live Sundays 10am to 11am:
Call in with your question or comment 617-373-2658
Brought to by the Black Community Information Center
Meet Drumbeat Radio Hosts:
Drumbeat hosts bring you Black Information and issues that effects black communities, our hosts are from the communities that they talk about brings the topic and discussed by the community to the air wave…
Each Sunday your Host line up;
Every 4th Sunday join hosts Hassan Kambon & Sadiki Kambon
Every 3rd Sunday Join host Dana Supreme Richardson & Kalida T. Smalls “At The Table”
Dana Supreme Richardson is a lifelong resident of Boston, and graduated from Madison Park High School. He attended Northeastern University, where he studied accounting, and would eventually leave school to launch Supreme Entertainment, an entertainment management A&R, production and consulting business. Supreme is a community activist and served as the 3rd Vice President of the Boston NAACP. In this role, he helped to launch the branch’s inaugural Pipeline to Leadership Program for youth between the ages of 14 and 21, the Watchers Initiative a community watch group. In addition, he led the revival of the branch’s ACT-SO Program in 2012, which has since won one silver medal and two gold’s. In 2012, Supreme also co-founded Team Future Committee for Change (TFCC), focused on grass roots advocacy and connecting people to resources for returning citizens as an agent of change. Today, Mr. Richardson is working with community organizers and fathers to host a Boston Fathers’ Conference, and plans to continue to passion for teaching youth civic engagement through the Boston NAACP and the Youth Strike Force Initiative making sure that courage will not skip this generation. He also is very active in Black Community Information Center and the For the Minor Child workshops, the CORI 4Hire Project and free computer workshops.
Supreme’s hopes to see Community run government one day now that we have seen a black president his falsify is “what we do today will only change tomorrow”.
As a member and consultant to the BCIC family he also serves as a host every third Sunday on Drumbeat “At the Table” show segment 10:00 am to 11:00 am with his co-Host Khatlida Smalls on WRBB 104.9FM, with a sitting at the table atmosphere while providing information and service in your community while giving Boston Black issues exposure. He also co-produces BCIC Drumbeat the continuum on BNN TV.
Supreme is also on WRBB every Tuesday Whatz Up Boston 9pm to 11pm…
Khalida, born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts is a Black woman of African and Caribbean descent. In 1997, she joined the staff of Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) a community based environmental justice organization based in Roxbury, MA. As an ACE organizer, she played a lead role in forming Boston’s first public transit riders’ union; coordinated campaigns with residents and community allies to fight for transportation justice and support the development of youth and adult leadership.
After contributing to the environmental justice movement through many roles within the organization Khalida transitioned out as Organizing Director in April of 2012. Khalida remains a leader at ACE as part of their active membership base.
Now she builds community/labor partnerships by developing and coordinating the Community Support and Strategic Partnership Program at SEIU Local 32BJ New England District 615 in Boston, MA.
Khalida is a core member of a worker/owner culinary collective. Olio Culinary Collective started as a group of community activists sharing their love for cooking amongst friends. Now, Olio is a worker-owned business, dedicated to sustainable sourcing, workplace fairness and the celebration of food as culture. Olio depends on the support of its Boston community to support this vision. Inspired by the idea and energy of folks looking at cooperative economics, Olio is actively building out this alternative business cooperative model to bring Boston great food with a social justice mission.
Khalida is a 2005 graduate of Springfield College School of Human Services, (Boston Campus) with a Bachelors of Science in Human Services. Currently she’s a graduate student at Tufts University’s Urban Environmental Policy and Planning program (UEP).
Every 2nd Sunday join hosts Arthur “Stratosphere” Williams & Jada Jackson
Host Jada Jackson one of Drumbeat young radio personality bring you info that open the mind making sure that the youths voices ae heard.
Jada Jackson: Boston native, recently graduated from Newbury College with a B.A. in Psychology. She was a part of the METCO program and attended Brookline Public Schools from kindergarten through high school. Jada has been deeply involved in the community since she was 14 years old, working as a Youth Organizer at the Hyde Square Task Force. She was raised in a single-parent household where she was taught about issues of racism and information regarding our ancestors and how the world works. She one day hopes to own a non-profit organization for Nubian boys and young men to freely express themselves and receive the tools needed to survive in the world we live in. Currently she is pursuing her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
“Sister’s Swing Seeds” every 1st Sunday
Host; FULANI M. HAYNES, RN.
Fulani Haynes ever-broadening musical/theatrical career has spanned over 3 decades. The Fulani Haynes Live Experience has shared the stage with numerous recording artists such as Frank Wilkins, Patricia Adams, Hakim Law, Mike Shea. Fulani’s diverse musical talent has also added a “unique” and “incomparable” flavor to several upscale affairs in the Boston area. As a life-long resident of Boston, Fulani ‘s rich musical/theatrical heritage has given her a foundation in the industry. Her sound is JAZZ.
Her motto ” AND THE BEATGOES ON ” Community Organizer
Co-Host; Nataka S. Crayton,
Nataka S. Crayton, is completing her Masters in Community Economic Development at Southern NH University and is currently working as a bookkeeper. With more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Nataka S. Crayton has worked in human services and child development administration and management. She worked as a consultant developing administrative and financial procedures. In that consulting capacity, Ms. Crayton assisted in the opening of two new child development programs.
In 1995, Ms. Crayton, founded a non-profit organization, providing information and referrals, youth programs, and a food program which continues to serve more than 300 individuals and families in the Greater Boston area. A lifetime advocate for the underserved, Ms. Crayton raised more than $50,000 in private funding to provide emergency support services for individuals and families. As a community activist, she has and continues to be a catalyst for a number of projects including Humanitarian day in Boston serving almost 1000 homeless and needy, providing winter clothing and health screening. Ms. Crayton served as the lead on several community improvement projects including the Fredrick Douglas Peace Garden which currently hosts several cultural events. In 1996, Ms. Crayton was nominated for her stewardship by the Urban Ecology Institute to receive the REI Stewardship award for environmental leadership and community engagement. Ms. Crayton is currently the president of the United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury.
Visit her website: www.jazzvoc.com
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