WELCOME listeners to today’s episode of the “Black Business Roundtable! I am your host Doug Blacksher broadcasting to you LIVE from the city of Diversity Oakland California! The Holidays are upon us and the CRIME in OAKLAND and other San Francisco Bay Area Cities and across the Nation is reaching all-time highs. On the news we are seeing stories of people locally in the BAY AREA leaving their empty vehicle TRUNKS of their cars OPEN or windows down to hopefully avoid being broken into leaving owners with expensive damage! Today’s show highlights: Tonight we will discuss CRIME in our communities and how we can reduce crime and BUILD BACK our communities BETTER TOGETHER! We will discuss the role of the Community Policing and Advisory Board here in the city of Oakland, California. Our Guest Today include: -Weekly Check-in w/ Dr. Ashley Coleman, Department Chair/Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of the West. -Carol Wyatt – Is the Representative on the Community Policing Advisory Board for District 3, serving as the Chair for Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council for Police Beat 7x for over 10 years. During her service as chair, she and several neighbors worked to see crime indices reduction by more than 50% by engaging neighbors and businesses in the area. She previously served on the Public Ethics Commission (2014-2017) and she serves as an At-large board member of West Oakland Neighbors (WON). Carol Wyatt is the Director of Talent, Diversity & Professional Services for Carol H Williams Advertising, the largest minority and female owned creative communications company. -Attorney Creighton Davis, ESQ. – Returning guest Creighton graduated with honors from Boston College majoring in Political Science with a double minor in International Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. He also attended New York University of Law. He is the Chair of Oakland’s Community Policing Advisory Board and also sits on the boards of Aurum Prep, a middle school in East Oakland, and the Center for Youth Development Through Law. -Janani Ramachandran, Esq., Will Return after the New Year! She continues to be our Social Justice Warrior fighting for Oakland one day at a time! Catch up with Janani anytime at Centro Legal De La Raza website www.centrolegal.org or via her website www.JananiForCA.com and Instagram @jananiforCA. National Political Highlight: Val Demings – is running for the 2022 Florida Senate Seat! IF you would like to stay updated on TEAM DEMINGS – TEXT the word JOIN to 77076! On this day in history December 16, 1945: Black Family Killed After Refusing to Leave White Neighborhood in California (Fontana CA). Courtesy of EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) Visit www.calendar.eji.org – for more information and to read the full story of this day in our Black and Brown History! https://calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/dec/16 -SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT- Congratulations to the CAST of “Lerner & Loewe’s” CAMELOT! Past BBRT Guest and Notable musical performer, Carnegie Hall – Soloist, Author, Music Director, Music Researcher, Teacher and Classically trained Singer Extraordinaire – Dr. Phillip Harris, PhD, last performance is December 19th. Phillip Harris, is the Music Director and also cast as “Arthur” in “Lerner & Loewe’s” CAMELOT! THE VENUE- BARN THEATRE- Marin Art and Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Ross CA 94957. Although SOLD OUT there is a waitlist email: BoxOffice@MountainPlay.org or www.mountainplay.org or call 415-383-1100. Covid Protocols in place. For more on Dr. Phillip Harris visit: www.PhillipLNharris.com A special Shout out to Doni Glover of BlackUSA.News and Current Sponsor Magnolia Engineering and Construction. To join our “BBRT” ADVERTISING family or to be a possible guest on the show reach us via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org INCLUDE Your COMPANY NAME, ADDRESS, WEBSITE, Company Phone Number & Social Media Page INFO. We also have a network of Shows hosted by Mr. Doni Glover such as “Chap & Friends” on Mondays, “Party Marty Let’s Talk” on Tuesdays, “SISTABIZ with Nicole and Tamara” on Wednesdays,” BlackUSA Crypto News with Kamal Hubbard” on Fridays so be sure to CHECK OUT these Black Voices and guiding lights of our community! Thank you Audience for tuning in and Remember, together we can Listen, Learn and SHARE because I know you care! This is Doug Blacksher of the Black Business Roundtable, God Bless and Good Night!