While SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126) is always dedicated to round-the-clock coverage of the African American experience, it all takes on even more significance each February. As we spend the month highlighting and honouring Black achievements, don’t miss the below specials covering everything from representation to civic engagement.
Black History Month Celebration with Joe Madison
Legendary radio host and activist Joe Madison (also known as “The Black Eagle”) has been giving a voice to African American perspectives on SiriusXM for years. With Black History Month underway, Madison will be celebrating by hosting a special fireside chat with veteran staff members — including an audience Q&A — straight from Washington, D.C. This discussion will center on their experiences while also looking forward to hopes for 2020. Hear this informative and topical event on Urban View at 8 am on Monday, February 10th.
Sunday Civics with Attorney General Letitia James
Few people exemplify the importance of representation in the civic space better than New York State Attorney General Letitia James, the first African American and woman to hold the seat. To celebrate that fact in conjunction with Black History Month, James will be joining L. Joy Williams for Sunday Civics to share valuable lessons about advocacy that most listeners probably didn’t learn back in school. Be inspired to take action when it airs on Sunday, February 16 at 10 am and 6 pm ET.
Coloring Outside of the Lines
As the pathways to success are constantly evolving, it’s important for people of colour to have a seat at the table. This Black History Month, SiriusXM’s African American Ancestry Group & Pandora‘s Mixtape Community are presenting Coloring Outside of the Lines – Black Representation in Untraditional Careers to explore the need for diversity in creative spaces. Urban View’s Mike Muse will host a panel featuring artists Abdul Karim Abdullah, Jay West, and Rob Gibbs as they explore their success in careers outside of traditional fields with the end goal of inspiring listeners to enter a space they’re passionate about even if they’re the only one that looks like them in the room. Catch the special when it airs on Sunday, February 23rd at 11 am and 10 pm ET.
For even more Black History Month highlights and perspectives, stay tuned to SiriusXM Urban View all month long (and beyond).