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This is  a journal based on critical analysis and thought regarding urban music, politics and culture. I am an observer of our culture, vanguard of positive images of urban personalities, particularly black people. Here, we seek to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of our community.

The posts here may reflect thought about church, faith and spirituality; politics, entertainment, and sometimes we just might ill with silly prognostications about the things we see around the ‘hood… It’s all for critical thought… Not trying to impress anybody, not trying to make you like me… Just trying to advance cultural analysis from a decidedly urban, African American perspective.

Greg J is a well known multi-media and entertainment marketing executive. A broadcaster at heart, his core platform is radio. For Greg, his fascination with broadcasting began in an eighth grade science class when he viewed a film about the hundreds of broadcasters who cover the Super Bowl… Coupled with his love for music, his fate was sealed. Immediately after graduation from high school, Greg chose the United States Marine Corps as the doorway to his career pursuit.  It was in the USMC that he honed a keen knowledge of electronics, digital and electronic systems. He worked as an Aviation Weapons Systems Technician aboard the F4 fighter aircraft. Through the Marine Corps he was able to travel fairly extensively including two tours in Japan, a 9-month Mediterranean Cruise aboard the USS Nimitz and a visit to Iceland. Greg left the Marines as a Staff Sergeant….

Greg’s professional broadcast marketing career began at national radio syndicator “Syndicate It” where he was an associate producer of “The Music of Black America”, a radio special hosted by Lou Rawls. At college radio station KPCC, he hosted a weekly show chronicling the history of black music from the 20’s 30’s and 50’s while assisting the Development Department in fund raising efforts. But it would be at urban radio syndicator Bailey Broadcasting Services, headed by urban radio legend Lee Bailey, that Greg would reall solidify his name in the industry. He was the catalyst for the development of successful radio promotions and sales strategy for a line up of nationally syndicated programming including the highly acclaimed RadioScope. He participated as one of the key team members that developed the Hip-Hop Countdown and Report- one of the nation’s first radio syndications spotlighting hiphop music and culture.

As a founding member of the Committee for Excellence in Black Music, he was ane arly vanguard for getting hip hop music played on commercial radio during a time when most stations shunned it.

In 1995, Greg formed the Hannibal Group – an entertainment and media marketing company which provided services to radio stations, advertising agencies, corporations and chuches. Coca Cola USA, Burrell Advertising and AT&T were among the list of clients. Highlights include the NAACP Image Awards Radio Network, national simulcast of Whitney Houston’s HBO Special and Sinbad: Live from Aruba.. Greg is currently Marketing Director at legacy urban contemporary outlet KJLH-FM – a station owned by international superstar Stevie Wonder.. There he works shoulder to shoulder with the station’s programming and sales department to develop strategies, campaigns and events that increase sales and enhance the station’s image within the marketplace.  He is also the primary event producer for station events and he is most notable the creator and producer of the station’s highly popular Gospel Showcase at Knott’s Berry Farm (a live gospel concert event that takes place inside a popular Southern California theme park) Greg also manages the project that results in the Taste of Soul, an annual street festival that attracts 300,000 to the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles.

He is an integral member of the team that produces Stevie Wonder’s annual charity concert known as the House Full of Toy, managing the intake of tens of thousands of toys and distributing them to thousands of need children across the community.

Greg resides in Los Angeles with his wife and grandchildren where he is active in church and community continously working to communicate compelling information and entertainment throughout the globe….

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  1. hi my name is desiree iam a grandmother of 9 grandkids looking for your toys for kids program can you help thank you

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