SML 31: June 12, 2011  120 MINUTES/ OPEN PHONES

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10:00 A.M. Miki Turner, Jet Magazine West Coast Senior Writer, Photo-Journalist

11:00 A.M. Najee Ali, Director Project Islamic Hope takes on Prostitution OPEN PHONES

11:55 – 12:00 Thank Yous/Outro

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Miki Turner, Photographer, Journalist, Senior Editor at Jet Magazine

Miki Turner, Senior Writer, West Coast, Jet Magazine

This week, we welcome Miki Turner, a Jet-setting Photo Journalist who major assignment is bringing the latest news and images (even video) to Jet Magazine (search on her name for some great stories).

An alumnus of Hampton University, she uses the new media to tell her stories wherever she may travel to.  Lately, those trips include Morocco, South Africa, all over these United States and cover stories featuring the hottest stars and personalities today.

Her work can be viewed at

And at her sites:

A link about her book:  Journey to the Woman I’ve Become: Click Here (VIDEO AT LINK)

View her story on Kobe Bryant and his latest quest: HERE

Other article/sites about Miki Turner:

Her Photo Gallery:  Click Here


Miki Turner, Laurel Holloman’s friend, new interview at

Thanks to Simphiwe Dana whose music we led into and out of Miki’s segment – and references her in her interview: (Check her out on You Tube as well!)

Miki mentions the late Brian Williams (Bison Dele) who was allegedly killed by his brother.  Here is more:

Najee Ali Takes on Prostitution

A Protest Against Prostitution

Friday, June 17 at 9:00pm – June 18 at 12:00am

Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy
1700 W 46th street
Los Angeles, California

Created By
Najee Ali

More Info
A coalition of community based organizations and leaders will launch a new South Los Angeles Initiative called ” A protest against prostitution”.

Known for Speaking Out for What's Right

Street prostitution has increased dramatically on Western Ave between Vernon and Slauson Ave. This new initiative is designed not just to protest against prostitution but work with social service providers to help provide support and referrals for women who need help with to overcome homelessness, domestic violence and substance abuse problems “We need to get our sisters off these streets who are participating in these immoral acts and help them.”stated Najee Ali Director of Project Islamic HOPE.

Contact: Project Islamic HOPE (323) 275 8219

Supported by: Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood
Development Council.
Rev K.W.Tulloss, National Action Network. L.A.Chapter.
Melvin Snell. L.A.Humanity foundation.

Najee Ali – Executive Director
Project Islamic H.O.P.E.

Najee Ali has been a beacon for justice for many years.  He has been involved in some of the most courageous civil rights struggles of our modern times.  Most known for his work in the Los Angeles, California area, he is also known internationally for taking some pretty big stands against injustice.

Below are just a few of his many accomplishments:

  • In 2005 Najee Ali, executive Director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. was selected by Wave Publications as one of the 25 most influential Black leaders In Los Angeles, Ca .
  • Najee Ali, went to Texas and Louisiana for a week to help bring food,supplies,and Hope to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Najee Ali, executive Director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. coordinated the march for peace and served as the lead advocate and spokesperson for the Family of Deliesh Roberts Allen the 16 year old Locke H.S.student who was shot to death by a gang member as she was leaving school.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. organized and led the protests for the removal and relocation of over 70 sex offenders who were living in a sober living house in a residential neighborhood  near schools and parks where children play.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E was at the forefront in fighting police abuse and organized protests and spoke out for justice in the flashlight L.A.P.D.bea ting of Stanley Miller,and the shooting deaths of  19 month Susie Pena. by the L.A.P.D.
  • Najee Ali,Led a protest and was arrested outside the Mexican consulate for protesting a racist Mexican stamp. The Mexican Government then withdrew the stamp.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Led the successful movement to have blacks hired at Downtown Buffet restaurant in the Crenshaw Mall,
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Sponsored and Led prayer vigils which Mayor Villaraigosa,attended at Jefferson H.S,in response to racial fights between students.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Created the Latino and African American Leadership Alliance with Rev Sharpton, and Christine Chavez,to help ease tensions between both ethnic groups.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. holds  Peace assembly for students at Jefferson H. S.Guest speakers Rev Sharpton and Christine Chavez,and Najee Ali.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. Pressured Paramount Pictures to remove the violent and offensive” Get Rich or Die Tryin” bill board campaign which featured gangster rapper 50 cent from South LA.neighborhoods and nationally.
  • Project Islamic H.O.P.E. organized candle light vigils and tributes  for Luther Vandross, Johnnie Cochran, Rosa Parks,and Richard Pryor In Leimert Park.
  • Najee Ali was the Community advocate, peace keeper, and spokesperson for the family’s of the two unarmed black men who were shot to death in South Central L.A. by a store owner.Ali, was selected by Our Weekly Newspaper as  their 2005 Newsmaker of the year and also selected by L.A. Alternative Newspaper as one of the top 10 people who changed L.A. in 2005.

His website:


More about Najee:

From Wave Newspapers:
L.A. Weekly:

L.A. Times:

Let’s not forget the force behind prostitution: Pimps

Atty. Michelle Alexander: Michelle Alexander at Riverside: New Jim Crow convict under-caste

Legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues persuasively we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control. —More African Americans are under correctional control today than were enslaved in 1850— Alexander reviews American racistl history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its deliberate transformation into the war on drugs. She provides analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice. She spoke at Riverside Church in Manhattan May 21, 2011.

Michelle Alexander is a longtime civil rights advocate and litigator. She won a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship and now holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Mortiz College of Law at Ohio State University. Alexander served for several years as director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, and subsequently directed the Civil Rights Clinics at Stanford Law School, where she was an associate professor. Alexander is a former law clerk for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is her first book. Audio: Riverside Church, Camera: Joe Friendly


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Thanks and much gratitude to God, for allowing this technology to help us continue our work.  You are truly awesome!

Thanks to Darlene Donloe, our SML Entertainment Reporter, for initiating the interview with Miki Turner, her good friend, and thanks to Miki Turner  for doing the interview. Please click all of her links!  There is so much to see!

Thanks to Najee Ali, who I have known for many years, but I believe this is our first profile interview. He is going to need help doing his work, because in his absence, it did not appear there was very much going on!

And thanks to my family and friends who put up with my questions and provide me research and leads.

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