Tom Joyner to Celebrate MLK Day, Tuskegee Airmen

(DALLAS – January 13) Tom Joyner, the top rated nationally syndicated morning radio show, is presenting the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation at his alma mater, Tuskegee University, at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16 as part of a weekend long celebration of the release of “Red Tails,” the epic George Lucas movie on the famed World War II airmen.

As part of the Monday’s festivities, Joyner also will host a special screening and panel discussion of “Red Tails”, George Lucas’ new movie based on the legendary accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. Joyner’s dad, Hercules, was part of the Tuskegee Airmen program, and his mother worked in the airmen’s office.

The schedule will feature Joyner’s speech at 12:30 p.m., a screening of the movie and afterwards, a panel discussion with some former airmen and actors, including and Anthony Hemingway, the movie’s director, Terrence Howard as Col. A.J. Bullard, Nate Parker as Marty ‘Easy’ Julian, David Oyelowo as Joe ‘Lightning’ Little, Tristan Wilds as Ray ‘Ray Gun’ Gannon, Elijah Kelley as Samuel ‘Joker’ George.

“I’m proud to go back home to speak at my university’s MLK Day celebration,” Joyner said. “It’s particularly special because we’ll also be viewing and discussing the movie about the famed Tuskegee Airmen who played a huge role in Tuskegee’s and this country’s history.”

Red Tails is an action drama based on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American World War II U.S. service members who faced segregation during the war. They were called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard. As the war in Europe continued to take its toll on Allied forces, the Pentagon brass moved forward with the development of untried and untested African-American pilots in the experimental Tuskegee training program. Against all the odds, the intrepid young airmen took to the skies to fight for their country. The movie stars Academy Award winner, Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard, NeYo and others. The official release date for the movie is Friday, January 20, 2012.

To interview Mr. Joyner or learn more about the event, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC, neil@neilfoote.com and 214.448.3765.

Sybil Wilkes and OLD SCHOOL 94.5 Hosts ‘Take A Loved One to the Doctor Day’

Free Health Fair in Dallas

WHO:  
Sybil Wilkes, co-host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, and OLD SCHOOL 94.5 will broadcast live from the MLK Family Clinic on Friday, September 30th to culminate Tom Joyner’s national community health initiative.  The ‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day’ campaign will feature a FREE health fair with several interactive activities for TJMS listeners.  Wilkes herself has served as a national ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise campaign for the last three years, which is a platform to raise breast cancer awareness by advocating preventive measures targeted at African American women.  Recognizing this, the Komen on the Go “Little Pink” mobile unit will be on site to equip attendees with vital tips and information.

In addition, Dallas Mavericks Assistant Coach Darrell Armstrong will make an appearance at 9:30 am.  Coach Armstrong champions against issues that disproportionately affect the Black community by advocating for health through the Darrell Armstrong’s Foundation For Premature Babies.

WHAT:  
The ‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day’ campaign will host activities in Dallas, TX.    Sybil Wilkes will be on location in the city promoting personal-health awareness targeted at the African American community.  The ‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day’ events will showcase music, diabetes testing and maintenance education, interactive nutrition and wellness seminars, and tons of giveaways for TJMS listeners.  Plus, this year’s collaboration with the Ohio State University Medical Center will allow listeners in any city to receive health and wellness advice from African American physicians during that morning’s broadcast by calling 1-866-Joyner-6.  Other participating sponsors include the Alzheimer’s Association, Bayer, CVS, Susan G. Komen FOR THE CURE, Novo Nordisk, and Rx Outreach.

More information can be found on the official micro site for the campaign located on BlackAmericaWeb.com: http://www.blackamericaweb.com/drday/.

WHERE:
MLK Family Clinic
2901 Pennsylvania Street
Dallas, TX  75245

WHEN: 
Friday, September 30,  2011
5:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

To learn more about the other ‘Doctor Day’ events around the country, go to http://prlog.org/11672493.

For more information and interviews, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC, neil@neilfoote.com, 214.448.3765.