JUSTICE NOW: Voting Issues with LA County Registrar Dean Logan, NAACP's Derrick Johnson, Mo'Kelly, and More

Plus members of Brotherhood Crusade, Compton Kidz Club, and more!

July 24, 2020

JUSTICE NOW!  The Wave's ongoing pursuit to bring our Communities to Unity.  We return with JUSTICE NOW! today, July 29 at 6PM PT, putting it all out there with special guests and tough talk, digging into why Voting matters.

Listen to the broadcast today, July 29, at 6PM PT in your car, on your smart speaker ("play ninety-four seven the wave"), your computer's desktop player, or via the RADIO.COM app. You'll also be able to watch the program live on this page, in addition to our Facebook and Twitter pages, and the video will be posted here afterward for on-demand viewing. 

Get all the voting info you need at LAVOTE.NET

Check out our past episodes here.

EPISODE 1: Juneteenth (feat. LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Eddie Levert, Christopher Johnson, and Keith Gibbs)
EPISODE 2: Music For The Movement (feat. Sheila E, Aloe Blacc, H.E.R., and Richard "Humpty" Vission)
EPISODE 3: Policing and Solutions (feat. LAPD Chief Moore, Danny Bakewell Sr., Paula Madison, and Dr. Erroll G. Southers)

When it comes to change, information is power. Here's a list of resources to help you learn more about topics discussed in tonight's episode of Justice Now. Thanks for watching and listening.




Pat Prescott, Deborah Howell, and Greg Mack will speak with NAACP President Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson

On October 21, 2017, the executive committee of the NAACP National Board of Directors elected Derrick Johnson President and CEO. Derrick Johnson formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors as well as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP.  A longstanding member and leader of the NAACP, Mr. Johnson will guide the Association through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration.

Mr. Johnson is a veteran activist who has dedicated his career to defending the rights and improving the lives of Mississippians. As State President of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference, he led critical campaigns for voting rights and equitable education. He successfully managed two bond referendum campaigns in Jackson, MS that brought $150 million in school building improvements and $65 million towards the construction of a new convention center, respectively. As a regional organizer at the Jackson-based non-profit, Southern Echo, Inc., Mr. Johnson provided legal, technical, and training support for communities across the South.

Pat Prescott, Deborah Howell, and Greg Mack will speak with LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan

Dean Logan

Dean Logan is the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California -- the nation’s largest, most diverse local election jurisdiction serving more than 5.4 million registered voters. In addition to election administration, his office records real property documents; maintains vital records; performs civil marriage ceremonies; and processes business filings serving an estimated 3,500 customers daily.

Pat Prescott will speak with members of Brotherhood Crusade (Rufus Williams, Asanii Campbell, and Amir Casimir)

Brotherhood Crusade

Brotherhood Crusade is a 50-year old grassroots organization with a vision of improving quality of life and meeting the unmet needs of low-income, underserved, under-represented and disenfranchised individuals.  

Rufus Williams - Esteban Torres High School, Class of 2021; Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member, 7 years

His community is important to him because he likes to see unity and people coming together for one cause. He is contributing to his community by receiving his life insurance license so that he can teach the people in his community the importance of having insurance. His social justice heroes are all of his mentors because his mentors make it their job to make sure that he succeeds. Voting is important to him because he wants his voice and the voice of his community to be heard on a high scale to affect change.

Asanii Campbell - Washington Preparatory High School, Class of 2020; California State University, Los Angeles, Class of 2024; Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member, 1 years

Her community is important to her because she believes that everyone in her community deserves a chance to be recognized as human beings and they deserve the right to live freely without social restrictions. Everything that affects her community affects her as well. It is a family of people trying to make change. She is contributing to her community by fighting for the Black lives in her community through protests, uplifting voices on social media, and spreading awareness to her friends and family. Her social justice shero is Elaine Brown from the Black Panther movement because she created a new way of how Black women should be seen and respected by voicing her opinions and giving other black women a chance to use their voices as well. Voting is important to her because it is the way to put your voice out there for what you want and what you want to see in your community. If you vote, you get a say in what you want to be done. 

Amir Casimir - Augustus Hawkins High School, Class of 2020; California State University, Los Angeles, Class of 2024; Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member, 3 years

His community is important to him because community is the basis of welfare. It takes a community to build a strong person, and so my community is valuable. He is contributing to his community by being an active youth member of several social justice organizations including Brotherhood Crusade and Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition. He wants to use his voice to uplift the voices around him. His social justice hero is Malcolm X because community building and community wealth by any means necessary are powerful values to have. Voting is important to him because it is a way to make tangible political change for you and those around you. 

Deborah Howell will speak with Compton Performing Arts Academy Founder Fred Martin, and Compton Kidz Club members Aujene Butler and Ariana Garcia

Dr. Carl Fred Martin

Compton native Dr. Carl Fredrick Martin grew up keenly aware of the escalating violence and drugs in his community. However, Martin sought another path, and at a young age became passionate about music, devouring books on composition and theory, and becoming a church organist. In 2002, Martin founded the Urban Entertainment Institute (UEI), a nonprofit designed to teach students music, dance, and multiple aspects of the music business.  It is through performing arts that Fred has been able to nurture and develop students from all different backgrounds, and show them just how much their lives matter to our world. He continues to turn visions into realities, and promote the idea of caring past good intentions.

Aujene Butler

A natural beauty, born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, CA, Aujene Butler, known by many as AJ. In May 2020, AJ received her B.A in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. Having learned to juggle the demands of school, developing content, and modeling. AJ is poised to build a successful fashion and beauty empire. AJ has become one of the most talked about faces on social media having been tapped by various fashion and beauty brands.   
Ariana Garcia

Ariana Garcia is a 16-year-old activist born and raised in Compton. A current member of Compton Kidz Club, Co-organizer of a new youth movement, The Youth Vote, " For My People By My People" and ASB Secretary of Student Body Leadership, at King Drew Medical Magnet. Ariana power voice has been heard at Climate Week in New York, the opening of the Democratic Convention in Long Beach and many Anti-Bullying assemblies for high school and middle schools. She will continue to use her voice as an asset to make social and environmental changes.

Greg Mack will speak with Mo'Kelly

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Morris W. O’Kelly (Mo’Kelly) is a radio and television commentator specializing in politics and current affairs. Prior to forging his own media brand, O’Kelly helped guide the radio careers of entertainment personalities Jim Rome, Ryan Seacrest and Tavis Smiley.  O’Kelly’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Huffington Post,  CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America and hundreds of other news and entertainment outlets.  Listen to Roger Stone “arguing with this Negro” on The Mo’Kelly Show.