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In light of all the community disparities and national tragedies, Radio One Raleigh coordinated with several organizations to conduct a town hall meeting at North Carolina Central University.

The “Be The Change” town hall meeting addressed problems in the 919 community and focused on coming up with solutions to questions from the community. Some of the key issues discussed were surrounding rebuilding the community, police accountability, and economic growth in the black community.

Panelist in included:

Dr. Jonathan N. Livingston, Associate Professor of Psychology at NCCU

Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Chief of Police, City of Raleigh

John Comer, Community Activist & Co-Executive Director and Lead Organizer of Maryland Communities United

Professor Derick Smith, Political Action Chair for the North Carolina NAACP

Larry Hall, N.C. House of Representative, District 29

Warren Ballentine, Host of the syndicated Warren Ballentine Show

Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis, Chief of Police, City of Durham

Mr. Michael Tyler, Junior Psychology Major at North Carolina Central University

Photo Credit: Glenn Parson

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