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Tangazo is a meeting place where we share ideas and explore efforts to improve our human conditions and quite simply make our lives better. All are welcome, none will be judged, but all are challenged to look beyond ourselves and our notions of how others think about issues of cultural​,​ political and social significance. We are building bridges of communication between the many groups that make up the St​. L​ouis Metropolitan Region by sharing and reflecting on the stories and lives of a diverse group of guests.

Host and Producer: Hank Thompson
Guest Hosts: Tim Person, Rev. Darryl Gray & Mike Jones
Technical Producers: Kevin Melter, Frankie Meixner, Ryan Voelkel, Jeron Wilson, Matt Patston, Jon Valley & Andy Coco

Feb 22, 2022

Three wise men is how I would describe my guest for this week's episode of the KDHX podcast Tangazo. ——

Former St. Louis city Comptroller Virvus Jones father of St. Louis mayor Tishaura O. Jones, along with editorial columnist Michael Wesly Jones and my broadcast colleague Tim Person, were my guests for a lively debate on the diminishing value of our so-called “Black History month.” ———

Founded in 1926 by black historian Carter G. Woodson, as “Negro History Week” designed to celebrate and raise awareness of African Americans history was expanded into Black History month, in 1970 by black students at Kent State University. ———

Our discussion focused on whether “Black History month,” was a missed opportunity to focus on critical issues such as a national voter registration drive are “Critical Race Thinking” discussions to be held throughout the month of February. ———

Needless to say, my panel of three wise men were the right choice, for this robust conversation on the value of Black History month to African Americans across the nation.  ———

Produced by Sasha Hay for KDHX