WMU News

Reginald Jones speaks on campus Tuesday

Feb. 21, 2004

KALAMAZOO--"Betrayal: Sold Out By the Civil Rights Movement," is the title that entertainer and entrepreneur Reginald Jones has selected for his lecture Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in room 2304 of Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University.

During his presentation, Jones is expected to assert that many public officials are playing to the fears and ignorance of African Americans to enslave them, by advocating positions supporting an enlarged welfare state and affirmative action.

Jones is a 20-year veteran of the entertainment industry, and founder of The Reggitainment Group, an entertainment company that manages, promotes, and publishes music, including George Clinton's WeFunk records. In 1997, Jones landed his own national television show "Grassroots Live," which appears on National Empowerment Television. In 1998, he began hosting "Generation Now" on the Radio America Network. Jones has also appeared on the Rush Limbaugh radio program, America's Black Forum, the Right Side with Armstrong Williams, as well as several national television and radio news networks.

The event is sponsored by the College Republicans at Western Michigan University. For more information, contact Matt Hall, president of the WMU College Republicans at 248 895-8228 or <m1hall@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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