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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 – Senseless Violence Claims The Life Of A 9 Month Old Baby

The city of Atlanta is outraged and deeply sadden by the news of a baby getting shot multiple times during a home invasion. The news reports that the police feel that the invasion is related [...]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2014

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Too Much Truth: Celebrating Rev. C.T. Vivian

Today on Too Much Truth, DB gets a surprise visit from his hero, Rev. C.T. Vivian. For those who don’t know, Rev. C.T. Vivian played a very important role in the civil rights movement. Not only [...]

WAOK-AM–05/11/2014

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Too Much Truth – The Truth About Dr. Sparlin

Our favorite community doctor, Dr.Samuel Sparlin makes it to the studio to encourage everyone to take better care of your health. DB also talked about small business, and pointed out that Sparlin Health Care Clinic [...]

WAOK-AM–05/11/2014

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Too Much Truth: Do You Need To Get Your Hands On Some Money?

DB started off the show with some good information for small business owners. If you have a start-up operations, or your thinking about starting your own business, Invest Atlanta has a loan program that can help [...]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2014

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Too Much Truth – Sterling Gets Banned!

Well there you have it folks. Donald Sterling gets banned from the NBA for his racial comments. He can no longer participate in NBA meetings, attend any Los Angeles Clipper games and has to pay a [...]

WAOK-AM–04/29/2014

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Too Much Truth – LA Clippers Owner Is Under Fire For Comments

The talk around town are the racial comments made by the Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling. Over the weekend, TMZ release audio of Sterling arguing with his alleged girlfriend over her picture with basketball [...]

WAOK-AM–04/28/2014

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Too Much Truth – Justice For Willie Myrick

In honor of Willie Myrick, the young man who was abducted a few weeks ago, there will be an important City Wide Child Safety meeting on Thursday, April 17th starting at 7:00pm at Mount Carmel [...]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2014

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Are You Ready For Let Us Make Man?

It’s time for another edition of Let Us Make Man. This year’s event will take place at Valdosta State University. For those who don’t know, Let Us Make Man is the gathering to Reclaim Black [...]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2014

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Too Much Truth – A Young Soilder’s Testimony

Today on Too Much Truth, DB get the inside story by talking to Willie Myrick and his Godmother Codetta. Willie is known as the 9-year-old boy who was abducted from his home. After riding around [...]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2014

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Too Much Truth – Education In The Community

Today on Too Much Truth special guest Kenyatta Bush and Dr. Wheda Carletos were in the studio discussing the importance of the KIPP Vision Primary School. A public charter elementary school in Southeast Atlanta. It is located on the [...]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2014

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