Derrick Boazman

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Derrick Boazman, a native Atlantan, was born and reared on Atlanta’s southside. In 1997, he was elected to the Atlanta City Council and was re-elected for his second term in 2001. Councilmember Boazman resigned his seat on the city council in April 2004.

Mr. Boazman is President and CEO of Facilitation Strategies, Inc., which specializes in strategic planning and group facilitation activities.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Morris Brown College, where he began his political career as President of the Student Government Association.  He serves as a certified trainer teaching community leadership and organizational development skills for Midwest Academy, an instruction entity that travels throughout the country, and at  the Fanning Leadership Institute of the University of Georgia in Athens.  He has also served as an instructor at the Community Development Institute at Clark Atlanta University.

Mr. Boazman contends that “education is an equalizer”, and lives his life accordingly, by formally serving as a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) officer at Price Middle School and currently as a member of the PTA at Perkerson Elementary School.  He is currently very active with the United Youth-Adult Conference (UYAC).

In 2000 Mr. Boazman was the recipient of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metro Atlanta, Inc.’s “Award for Outstanding Contribution in Politics” and Morris Brown College’s “Going the Distance – Career Achievement Award”.  He was the 1997 recipient of the “Human Service Award” from the Georgia Greater Metro chapter of the Association of Black Social Workers.  He also received the 1996 Community Service Award from the Atlanta Project. Being selected as one of ten people to serve on the President’s Summit for America’s Future Committee, by former United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell, was one of his proudest moments. Mr. Boazman was also selected to be a prestigious German Marshall Fund Fellow. In 2002, he traveled abroad throughout Europe studying state, local and national government issues. His travels took him to Brataslava, Slovakia, Berlin, Germany,  Marseille, France, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Brussels, Belgium. Mr. Boazman was also selected by the American Council of Young Political Leaders. This organization is a bipartisan leadership development program that identifies promising younger leaders under the age of 40 and provides them with opportunity to travel abroad to examine
the impact of U.S. foreign policy. He has also traveled to Egypt and Israel.

Councilmember Boazman is an outspoken advocate for  the rights of minorities and has appeared on CNN’s Talkback Live, Nightline, Court TV, dozens of nationally syndicated radio
programs, as well as being interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the New Yorker Magazine.

Mr. Boazman is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and is very active with the Prince Hall Affiliated Masons where he has attained the 33rd degree. Mr. Boazman is a member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.

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Find Out About Young Players Brain Injuries In Football

If you have a young man who wants to play football in high school or college, you should know as much as possible about brain injuries. Derrick Boazman talked about an upcoming discussion in Atlanta today on Too Much Truth.

WAOK-AM–03/11/2016

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Free Tax Tips On Too Much Truth

If you have not filed your tax returns yet, there is a seminar coming up this weekend that you may want to attend.

WAOK-AM–03/09/2016

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Too Much Truth: Civil Rights Activists Recount History

Derrick and guests discuss the view points on police brutality now versus during the civil rights movement. Derrick discovers a deeper understanding on how civil rights historians felt about the news of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr and how today’s black lives matter movement differs and has similarities.

WAOK-AM–02/18/2016

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Too Much Truth: Judge Penny Helps Women Start Businesses

Judge Penny Brown-Reynolds wants to help women become entrepreneurs with her upcoming 6-week seminar series, Woman’s Entrepreneur Initiative : Launch A Business Or Non Profit.

WAOK-AM–02/15/2016

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Too Much Truth: Skip Mason, Remembering Black Atlanta

Herman Mason, better known as Skip, stopped by the studio to discuss black history in Atlanta.

WAOK-AM–02/09/2016

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Too Much Truth: #BeyonceBowl50

The Super Bowl was between the Caroline Panthers and the Denver Broncos but Beyonce stole the show.

WAOK-AM–02/08/2016

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Too Much Truth: Free Tax Prep this Saturday

Get your taxes done for FREE, this Saturday, at Saint Paul AME Church located at 1540 Pryor Road SW, Atlanta, GA.

WAOK-AM–02/03/2016

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Too Much Truth: Political Roundtable

Political strategists for both the Republican party and the Democratic Party stopped by to talk about the results of the Iowa Caucus. Killer Mike was apart of the discussion and he made it very clear that he is all about black people and Bernie Sanders is his pick for the presidency.

WAOK-AM–02/02/2016

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Too Much Truth: Human Trafficking Awareness Through Hip Hop

The Positive Arts Movement brings awareness to domestic violence, human trafficking and HIV/AIDS with their urban musical, Rimshot.

WAOK-AM–01/28/2016

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Too Much Truth: Poisoning an American City

Flint, Michigan Water Crisis
The poisoning of an American city and our response to it is sending trucks of bottled water; is this the best we can do or should be doing?

WAOK-AM–01/26/2016

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