The death of Texas native George Floyd who was killed by a white police officer has affected the people of East Texas as they lead peaceful protests denouncing racism and police brutality.

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The all-new 107-3 KISS FM has heard the call and will have a conversation this afternoon discussing race relations and police interactions in East Texas.

Join Shawn Knight this afternoon (June 12th) around 4:50 p.m. as he lead a panel with elected officials and community leaders to find solutions to make sure what happened to George Floyd will not happen in our communities.

Scheduled to appear are the following

  • Townsquare Media Tyler-Longview Market Manager - Carleen Dark
  • 107-3 KISS FM Assistant Brand Manager/Afternoon Personality - Shawn Knight
  • Tyler Police Chief - Jimmy Toler
  • NAACP President - Cedrick Grandberry Sr.
  • NAACP Vice President - Joe Turner
  • NAACP Secretary - Linda Williams
  • NAACP Member - Alvin Lacy
  • Elder Mitchell Battles - Shell's Temple C.O.G.I.C
  • Legal Redress Chair - Albert Lacy
  • Publicity - Pamela Phoenix
  • Associate Provost - Dr. Kent Willis
  • Rev. Rodney Curry - College Hill Baptist Church
  • Pastor David Dykes - Green Acres Church
  • City Manager of Tyler - Ed Broussard
  • Communication Director City of Tyler - Julie Goodgame
  • Mayoral Candidate for the City of Tyler - Don Warren
  • Director Texas African-American Museum - Gloria Mayes Washington

The topics of discussion will include

  1. How each representative there is using their voice and platform to build unity, and what more can we do?
  2. How do we bridge the gap between law enforcement and the African-American community?
  3. What systems and/or programs does our local law enforcement have in place to protect all citizens especially the African-American community.  How do we help them feel more safe?  What ideas can we implement that familiarizes African-American children, teens and families in general to have a familiarity with law enforcement and vice-versa, that turns a negative into a positive relationship on both sides?
  4. What are the next steps that everyone represented (Community leadership, Church leadership, NAACP leadership and the media) can take to truly make a difference?

Join us this afternoon for a powerful discussion that could help shape the future of East Texas around 4:50 p.m. on the all-new 107.3 KISS FM.