Black Westchester Magazine reaches a new milestone as we air our 300th Episode of our weekly talk radio show, the People Before Politics Radio Show (PBP Radio Show), which first aired Sunday, May 3, 2014. That’s right Damon K. Jones and AJ Woodson will host their 300th show, bringing you Real Talk For The Community, with rotating co-hosts Cynthia Turquest-Jones, Brenda L. Crump, Priscilla Echi, Andy Falk, RedBlueTalk’s Charles Stern, Janelle Allbritton and BW Financial Columnist Rashad Bilal and now current Co-Hosts Lorraine Lopez and Robert ‘Dr. Bob’ Baskerville, PBP Radio was started by Black Westchester’s co-founders, Publisher Damon K. Jones and Editor-In-Chief.
Relive many incredible moment and incredible guest interviews from many episode of PBP Radio leading up to the 300th episode that will air on Sunday, May 16, 2021. The virtual celebration will include a 300 seconds walk down memory lane with your favorite episodes. Be prepared commentary from previous co-hosts and guests as they share their favorite memories.
Previous guest have included Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence and MSNBC’s National Security Analyst Frank Figliuzzi, Lt. Governor candidate, former NYC Councilman and current NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Senate Majority Leader Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, State Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Shelley Mayer, the five candidates that ran for the 36th Senatorial District, Jamaal Bailey, Rev. Edward Mulraine, Rev. Que English, Dr. Alvin Ponder and Pamela Johnson, who appeared for a live debate before the 2016 Primary. We also had Civil Rights Attorneys Mayo Bartlett, Benita Zelman, Eric Sanders and Michael Sussman, legendary radio show host Bob Law, Byron Allen came on to discuss his lawsuit against Comcast, White Plains/ Greenburgh NAACP President Lena Anderson, Joseph Bridgers Muhammad President of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF), Dr. Yusef Salaam (Central Park 5 now Exonerated 5), Author of “Corruption Officer” Gary L. Heyward, Cynthia Bellinger of Total Faith Networks, Comedians Talent & Aldo Marachlian, Mt. Vernon City Judges
Adrian Armstrong and Nichelle Johnson, Sharonne Salaam (Mother of Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated 5), M.A.D.E. Transitional Services Executive Director and Founder Toney L. Earl, Jr., CPC, Sandy Bernabei, founding member of the AntiRacist Alliance (ARA), and Nada Khadar, the Executive Director of WESPAC, Dr. Ron Daniels President of the IBW (Institute of the Black World 21st Century) and PAUD (Pan-African Unity Dialog), Chris Lat owner of AACA (African American College Alliance Clothing) and Christian Mejia – Latino Outreach for Westchester 4 Bernie, Patrice Wallace-Moore, Eastern Regional Student Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad of Mosque #7 has appeared on PBP Radio at least three times as has Captain Dennis Muhammad – Founder of The Peacekeepers Global Initiative. Other guest have included SLJ Kreations’ Sandra and Greg Johnson, Westchester County Legislators Lyndon Williams (now Mt. Vernon City Court Judge) and Ken Jenkins (now Westchester County Deputy County Executive) have both made multiple appearances. Radio personality Bob Marrone of Radio Westchester (previously on WFAS and WVOX), Mr. Stop & Shake, Hector Santiago, members of the Yonkers SNUG, poverty crusader Juanita Lewis of Community Voices Heard, Homelessness Advocate Laura Case, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr co-founder of Westchester Coalition of Police Reform, Dr. Guilo Cavallo (Westchester Independence Party Chairman), Darin A. Kent and Osiris Imhotep (founder of the Mt. Vernon Film Festival), Philanthropist & Author Michael Arterberry, Talk of the Sound Managing Editor Robert Cox, Retired Westchester County Department of Corrections Officer Rickey Maxwell, People For Bernie’s National Digital Director Katherine Brezler, Author & Former NYPD Inspector and Author Corey Pegues,
City Councilmembers from throughout Westchester, Christopher A, Johnson (Yonkers), Jared Rice (New Rochelle), Nadine Hunt-Robinson (White Plains), Andre ‘Noodle’ Rainey and Vivian (Cyndi) McKenzie (Peekskill) and Mount Vernon Councilman Andre Wallace, Marcus Griffith, Janice Duarte, Ossining Village Trustee Quantel Bazemore and a few Mayors Shawyn Patterson-Howard (Mount Vernon), Mike Spano (Yonkers), Noam Bramson (New Rochelle), Ernest D. Davis (Mount Vernon) and Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Fiener.
Others to appear in the first 300 episodes of PBP Radio include Daryl E. Jenkins, Head of Winbrook Pride, Inc, Jim Killiran of Habitat For Humanity, Mount Vernon Police Commissioners Robert ‘Bob’ Kelly and Glen Scott, Peekskill Police Chief Eric Johansen, Former Dallas PD, Retired Sgt. Preston Gilstrap, Jose LaSalle “Cop Watch”, Timothy Ford “Africans Helping African”, and Frank Sha Francois “Stop Mass Incarceration”, Mount Vernon City School District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Hamilton, Benyamin Bridges of Parents Against Teen Violence, Nesta Felix of NewFlex Youth Programs, Inc., Lead by Example & Reverse the Trend’s CEO Antonio Hendrickson and Director Maurice Simpson,
As you can see we have had a wide range of politicians, former and current police officials, attorneys, community activists, authors, members of the media and even a few recording artists, you never who is going to be the next show. We covered topics on almost everything that affects the Black and Brown communities like police criminality, wrongful incarceration, affordable housing, homelessness, systematic racism, healthcare inequality, the importance of supporting Black businesses, food deserts, health and wellness, mental health, civics, voter’s rights, the importance of the Black Vote, etc. We have had show series like Policing The Black Community with an all-star panel of criminal justice professionals, Criminal Justice Reform, Freedom Fridays and Health & Wellness Saturdays.
In the past seven years Damon K. Jones have received several criminal justice awards and proclamations, and served on the Westchester County Police Reform and Reimagining Task Force, AJ Woodson received a national media award, a Journalism Fellowship from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY. The duo of Jones and Woodson who were named among City & State New York Magazine’s Westchester Power 100, have spoken at several schools, colleges and universities and have been on the forefront of social justice, criminal justice reform, healthcare equality, fighting systematic racism, implicit bias, and have served as the voice of the people, fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves and shedding light on any issue or person who abuses their power in our communities through BlackWestchester.com, the monthly print newspaper and this weekly talk radio show, in addition to changing the narrative to how African-Americans are portrayed in the media.
On Sunday, May 16th we will be celebrating the first 300 episodes and giving you a taste of what to expect in the next 300. Celebrate with us. We will be on an additional hour this week from 5-8PM, If you are interested in sponsoring the 300th Episode or just being a PBP Radio Sponsor, contact us at BlackWestchesterMag@gmail.com.