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.

Too Much Truth with Derrick Boazman: Let Us Make Man Seminar Speakers

On Too Much Truth, Babatunji Ifarinu and Keene Walker spoke about their seminar, Recognizing the Genius in Black Youth. They will each host their own seminar on this topic with their own individual twist. Ayinde […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

Too Much Truth with Derrick Boazman: Nicholas Thomas

On Too Much Truth, Mawuli Davis, attorney for Nicholas Thomas’ family, and TJ Thomas, his brother, joined us and gave us some insight into what took place that fatal day and how the family is […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

Too Much Truth with Derrick Boazman: Save Our Girls

On Too Much Truth, Lashonda Muhammad informed us about an event hosted by the nation of Islam where Minister Farrakhan will be speaking. This event is for women and girls and its purpose is to […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

Too Much Truth with Derrick Boazman: Let Us Make Man Speakers

On Too Much Truth, two Let Us Make Man speakers stopped by. Julious George, speaker for Gangs, Cliques and Crews: The Misguided Spirit of Our Young Warriors, shared his back story and what he will […]

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

Too Much Truth with Derrick Boazman: Attorney Weighs in on APS Case

On Too Much Truth Attorney Gerald Griggs gave a first hand account regarding his client, Angela Williamson’s, and her outcome in the case. Listen below:

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

Too Much Truth with Derrick Boazman: Fired Up about APS Sentencing

On Too Much Truth community activist Reverend Timothy McDonald weighed in on the APS sentencing and how he feels about how this case was handled. Listen below:

WAOK-AM–04/15/2015

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Too Much Truth Exclusive: APS Educator Found Guilty Of Cheating Scandal

BREAKING NEWS: 11 of 12 former Atlanta Public School teachers were found guilty of multiple counts that included RICO charges. Attorney Gerald Griggs and Attorney Sandford Wallock came on to talk about there clients and […]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2015

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Too Much Truth: Super Moms

Calling All Stay At Home Moms! According to Superhighwaymessaging.com, they are offering $300 certifications for stay at home Moms. Prepare yourself for a career in information technology while your kids are in school. This special […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

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Celebrate Derrick Boazman’s 10 Year Anniversary

Join News and Talk 1380 WAOK Thursday, April 2nd, for our next After Work Network Mixer. Derrick Boazman, host of “Too Much Truth”  will broadcast live from 4pm-7pm at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint located at 200 […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

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Ladies, Thank You For Another Successful “Real Women Read”

Thank you to all the loyal ladies that came out to read to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade girls at Emma Hutchinson Elementary School.

WAOK-AM–03/27/2015

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