Report by King Mohamed Kamara
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- In the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, the momentum is growing for a fifty-thousand dollar radio launching project in Liberia, organized by the Quardu-Gboni Mandingo Association in the Americas.
The radio launching project which will be held at the African Cultural Center on Springfield Ave. in Philadelphia, on Saturday September 7, 2013 will be graced by top officials of the State of Pennsylvania.
Among those to be in attendance are Senator Hardy Williams of Pennsylvania, Rep. Ronald G. Waters, Dr. Molefi Kete Asnate, Mr. W. Cody Anderson and Dr. Diane Turner, Curator at Temple University.
Rep. Ronald G. Waters who began his legislative career by special election in May of 1999 currently represent over 60,000 residents of both
Philadelphia and Delaware counties for the 191st legislative district. As a key democrat, he holds the Democratic Caucus Secretary position.
His presence at the Quardu-Gboni Mandingo Association in the Americas’ radio launching program would be seen by many as a way forward in diversifying the communities he serves, it would also project his continue commitment to community development initiatives.
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, a prolific public speaker and writer who at present serves as Chairman at the Department of African American Studies at Temple University will have a speaking role at the Quardu-Gboni Radio launching Program.
Dr. Asante is a 1964 graduated from Oklahoma Christian College, he also completed his M. A. at Pepperdine University in 1965. At age 26, Dr. Asante obtained his Ph.D. from UCLA. From 1973-1980, he chaired the Department of Communication at SUNT-Buffalo.
Owing to his passion for education, Dr. Asante created the very first Ph.D. Program in African American Studies at Temple University in 1987. As publisher of 74 books, he has written over 500 articles and essays for journals, books and magazines and is the founder of the theory of Afro-centricity.
Apart from receiving the Distinguished Douglas Ehninger Award for Rhetorical Scholarship from the National Communication Association, he was made a Traditional King, (Nana Okru Asante Peasah, Kyidomhene of Tafo, Akyem, Ghana).
Mr. W. Cody Anderson who has 35 long years of experience in radio is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AGG Associates Public Relations. As a leading communicator of African-American and urban-based communities here in Philadelphia, the Quardu-Gboni community has hinted that it remains grateful for his participation in this important occasion.
Mr. Anderson is one of the key factors behind WDAS Radio, a station that is Philadelphia’s powerhouse when it comes to soul music. He was the driving force behind WHAT Radio. Giving his relentless services to the Philadelphia communities, Mr. Anderson is one of Philadelphia’s Ten Most Influential African-Americans.
Reports gathered suggests that support from these invitees, couple with the relentless efforts of the general community, the Quardu-Gboni Mandingo Association in the Americas is sure of success at the end of the program.
The report further suggests that proceeds generated from the occasion would initiate the radio program in the early part of 2014.