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The Richmond Grand Update

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God Bless You Richmond! Starting Monday, Sept 18th Gary Flowers is part of the Praise Richmond Family!

This upcoming election promises to be a huge year for the city, and voters must be informed. Don’t miss The Richmond Grand Update, starting this week on Praise 104.7.

Gary Flowers walks his talk as a fierce advocate, an empowering activist, a thought-provoking analyst, and a compassionate humanitarian. With presence, wit, and wisdom, he commands the airwaves with deep experience in the arenas of civil rights, human rights, and public policy formation on local, national, and global levels.  For seven (7) years on WREJ in Richmond, VA, The Gary Flowers Show incented people to learn, laugh, and love.

A native Richmonder, Gary Flowers is a product of the Richmond Public Schools and a graduate of the University of Virginia. While an undergraduate at UVA Gary was a student leader and social justice advocate on the Grounds.   After training at the law firm of Hill, Tucker & Marsh, and serving as a special assistant to Governor L. Douglas Wilder, he broadened his national perspectives in Chicago, Boston, the nation’s capital—Washington, D.C.—and around the world on behalf of those locked out and left behind.

Gary Flowers has helped to define critical issues of our times through national media outlets, including C-SPAN, CNN, BBC, CBS Cold Files, Radio One, TV One and The National Urban Radio Network. His views have been published in the Huffington Post, New York TimesWashington Post, and The Richmond Free Press, as well as his weekly columns in the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and its 200 Black newspapers. He has been seen and heard through international media outlets in Morocco, Barbados, Senegal, Egypt, Canada, and Dubai, among others.

As Executive Director and CEO of the Black Leadership Forum, Inc. Gary was the spokesperson for the Washington, DC-based alliance of over 50 national African American organizations, representing over 15 million members. As vice president and field director for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Gary was a freedom fighter in Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Chicago-based organization, advancing social, political, educational, and economic justice in American streets and suites.

Gary was a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics, for a course on Coalition Politics. As the 2014 Leader-in-Residence, he lectured at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership StudiesGary deftly wields intellect, knowledge and keen insight through the microphone as tools for social, political and economic transformation.

Family, friends, and faith all drive Gary Flowers’ passionate commitment to improving our community, our nation, and our world through understanding, human kindness, and justice.   By turning to each other in collaboration, not on one another in confrontation, he believes we give flowers to the people!