Joe Madison – Introduction
He was arrested in front of the UN for protesting against human rights abuses in South Sudan…he went to the heart of Detroit to hold an open Town Hall forum on the issues crippling the blighted city… he has won awards for his audio documentaries on Haiti and other hot button topics of human rights…he has special access to the Obamas (the President and First Lady have both chosen Joe’s show to spread their message on numerous occasions)…and he doesn’t shy away from the responsibility.
He is, Joe Madison, the recognized human and civil rights activist and the preeminent African American radio host, aka “The Black Eagle,” on Sirius XM’s Urban View channel.
As much activist as radio host, his show’s motto is “What are You Going to Do about It?” and he served a executive director of the Detroit NAACP at the age of 24…he is doggedly progressive, having worked on voter registration efforts and led marches and demonstrations to end the genocide in Darfur. He was named Outstanding Media Personality at the 104th Annual NAACP Convention and has been selected as one of the Talker Magazine’s top 10 talk radio personalities for 10 consecutive years. Joe is the only African American to be listed in the “talented ten.”
In February of 2015, he achieved a historic goal of a 52 hour Marathon broadcast that raised more than $200,000 for the construction of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
As the leading African American broadcaster today, reaching a potential daily audience of 26 million on SiriusXM, he faces a new area of skepticism about the first African American President and his legacy. In June of 2015, he did his broadcast from Cuba….the first time in over 50 years that an American broadcaster was able to do such.
Let’s welcome…… “The Black Eagle”…..JOE MADISON