Community Focus

Community Focus

97.7 is proud to present Community Focus. Community Focus is a public affairs program hosted by one of Boston's community leaders, Darnell Williams. Mr. Williams is President and CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization providing services and programs in education, career and personal development and employment for African-Americans and other residents of color. Mr. Williams is well-known to and often assists other culturally diverse organizations beyond African Americans. Prior to joining the Urban League, Mr. Williams was Manager of Management Recruitment and Development at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as well as a Diversity Consultant in private practice.... Show More

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Recorded 12/12/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (59:51) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Julietta Mayers – Author/Inspirational Speaker Charity Everett – Creative Technologist, Story Teller, Inventor * Core Values * Transitioning from other countries into the US. * Desires to succeed * Entrepreneurship * Engaging, Networking, Inclusion & Delegation. * Leadership

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Recorded 12/5/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:15) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : David Carruthers – Author, Inspirational Motivator * Growing Up in Dual Cultures * Societial Inconfidence * Cultural Bondage, Consciousness & Faith * Writing & Publishing Books * David’s Books – Kill Our Giants, Reactors: Why You Do What You Do, You’re Such A Liar, 30 Days of Real.

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12/2/18 Community Focus Notes Recorded 11/28/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:14) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Gazmine (GiGi) Mason – Olympic Bowling Champion Wilbur Brown – Founder of TRS (Transitional Remedies Soulution) * Bowling on Team USA * Importance of being Consistent & Persistent * PWBA Tournament Spring 2019 * TRS Helping people after Crisis * Psychological First Aid / Social Groups

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November 29, 2018 60 min

11/25/18 Community Focus Notes Recorded 11/11/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:19) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Brent S Harding Brent’s Work Background & Work History * Today’s Economy * Credit & Debt * Building Wealth / Wealth Warriors * Generational Wealth

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Recorded 10/31/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:15) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Rev. Ellis Washington – St Paul AME Church Cambridge Denise Kaigler – MDK Brand Management •National Elections •African American Woman Making History Nationwide in Politics •Voter Oppression •Teaching History to today’s Youth •Learning personal Brands & Professional Goals

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9/30/18 Community Focus Notes Recorded 9/26/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:15) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Rachel Rollins - Democratic Canidate for Suffolk County DA Anthony Benoit – Presdent of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Tech * DA Challenges * Petty Offenses * Resitivism * Education, Housing, Jobs & Resources * Wealth & Race Disparities * Training Employer Ready Students

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September 4, 2018 60 min

Recorded 8/29/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:28) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Evandro Carvallo - Mass State Representative/ Suffolk County D.A. Canidate * Loss Of John McCain * Early Influences * Black Excellence * Obama’s Influence * America Going Forward * Expongement / Mandatory Minimums * Suffolk County DA Race * Boston Police Relationship with the DA Office

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Recorded 8/22/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:05:57) Producer: Ron Furr Guests : Anthony Walrond - Woodbine Liz Miranda – State Representative Nominee Linda Champion – Suffolk County DA Nominee * Recent happenings in Washington * Housing in the Boston Communities * Homelessness & Drug Dependency * Problems around the Mass Ave Exit * Cannibus Regulations * Small Businesses * Inspiratio... Read more

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8/5/18 Community Focus Notes Recorded 7/18/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (1:00:23) Producer: Ron Furr Guest 1: Robert D’Savio – President Encore Boston Harbor/Wynn Resort Everett * Hospitality Industry & Services * Destination & Gaming Resorts * Infrastructure, T-Stops & Water Shuttles * Career Opportunities, Dealer Schools & Scholarships Guest 2 : Shannon McAuliffe – Suffolk DA Canidate * B... Read more

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7/29/18 Community Focus Recorded 7/25/18 Host: Dr. Darnell Williams Runtime (59:56) Producer: Ron Furr Guests: -Wilton Devon Baker – President of the Morehouse Alumni Association & James O. Morton –President/CEO Greater Boston YMCA Subject: * House on the Vinyard Gala * Charity Work the Boston YMCA is part of. * Teen Memberships and the effect on the Community * Commissioner Gross’s induction and BP... Read more

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Darnell speaks with guest Tanisha Sullivan, President Boston NAACPTOPICS OF DISCUSSIONWhy did you decide to work with the NAACP?Branch Leadership ChallengesWhat’s the difference between NAACP & Urban LeagueHow do both organizations work together?Volunteer WorkPipeline To LeadershipThe Gift of CollaborationExplanation of Branches/JurisdictionBody/Dash cams in DMR (Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury)Problem of Unsolved HomicidesAttack ... Read more

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Darnell Williams speaks with guest Rev. Tracy Jackson Antoine from the office on Violence Against Women.TOPICS OF DISCUSSIONExplanation of organizationEducation offerings of non profit organizationHow the organization works with womenHow Tracy got involvedExposure at White House and in Washington DCPartnership between org and Urban LeagueDifference between VICTIM & SURVIVORThe effects of Silence in abusive relationshipVarious Stage... Read more

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Host Darnell L. Williams, President and CEO of Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts speaks with Massachusetts State Representative Aaron Michlewitz about expanded background checks for drivers in the transportation sector. Topics:The removal of drivers from car service jobs (Uber/Lyft/Sidecar)Transportation Network CompaniesEconomic Effects of Removed DriversBackground ChecksThe debate over fingerprintingBoston Cab CompaniesPublic... Read more

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