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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Too Much Truth: Racist Cop Should be Fired

Come On Black Boy; Cobb County has a negative reputation of racial discrimination and injustice when dealing with white police officers and African American citizens. In this case it was all caught on camera, hear firsthand what happened from the victim, Brian Baker.

WAOK-AM–01/15/2016

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Too Much Truth: Are You in a Lottery Pool?

The Powerball Lottery drawing is tonight!!! Are you ready? Did you join a lottery pool or remain solo?

WAOK-AM–01/13/2016

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Too Much Truth: Black Youngsta

Black rapper withdraws $200,000 from account and is immediately detained by police.

WAOK-AM–01/11/2016

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Too Much Truth: Is Age Just A Number?

How old is too old when it comes to who you will date?

WAOK-AM–01/07/2016

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Too Much Truth: Mental Fitness with John Childs

John Childs talked about his initiative to get kids interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

WAOK-AM–01/05/2016

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Too Much Truth: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Passes

Hear the personal stories listeners shared about the doctor and how her lectures and written works impacted their lives.

WAOK-AM–01/04/2016

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Too Much Truth: 10,000 Fearless

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick was joined by Rev. Timothy McDonald and Min. Sharieff Muhammad to talk about their newest initiative in one of the most dangerous and drug-infested communities in Atlanta, The Bluff.

WAOK-AM–12/30/2015

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Too Much Truth: Q Parker Making a Difference

We know him as a member of the popular Atlanta singing group 112 but Q Parker tells Derrick Boazman there is more to him than being a celebrity.

WAOK-AM–12/29/2015

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Too Much Truth: No Indictment in Tamir Rice Case

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick talked about the newest development or lack thereof in the Tamir Rice case.

WAOK-AM–12/28/2015

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Too Much Truth: Harris & Co. Jewelers

Today on Too Much Truth, Derrick was joined by Mikala Harris of Harris & Co. Jewelers. They are a black-owned family business and with the holidays coming up, she stopped by to talk about some […]

WAOK-AM–12/22/2015

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