Actor Charles S. Dutton, Judge Daryl Traywick and Detroit Pistons Legend Isiah Thomas to Participate in Black Men's Roundtable

Jul 18, 2012, 15:56 ET from National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

MIAMI, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation (FCBCP) will host the 2012 Healthy, Wealth & Wise Mini-Expo and Black Men's Round Table on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue in Miami. NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas; actor and producer, Charles S. Dutton (Rock); Dade County Circuit Judge Daryl Traywick; and Miami Police homicide detective and cast member of "48 Hours," Detective Ervans Ford, are among the speakers. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson will bring greetings. For ticket, vendor and sponsor information call (321) 285-6297 or email

"The goal of the event is to bring together national and local experts to educate and uplift underserved men and boys," said Desmond Meade, chair, Black Men's Roundtable. "We will have mini-expo with important information related to health and wellness for black men and their families and also have some honest discussions about issues that impact black men."

Roundtable discussion topics include: Brother Can We Talk: Defining Manhood and it's Relation to Criminal Justice and Domestic Violence; You're Worth the Dollar and Your Vote: Jobs, Wealth, and Civic Participation; and Speaking from the Heart: Improving his Health Physically, Spiritually, and Mentally.

The FCBCP is an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. The current programs of the National Coalition include Black Youth Vote!, Black Women's Roundtable and the Unity 2012 Voter Empowerment Campaign. With the 2012 theme "Stand Your Ground" the Unity 2012 campaign works nationally with APRI, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Cost of Freedom Project, and other groups to ensure that black voters register to vote, verify their voting status, and are allowed to cast a vote that counts on election day. For more information visit Participants:

  • Salandra Benton - FCBCP Convener and State Field Director, Florida AFL-CIO
  • Kevin McNeir - Senior Editor of the Miami Times
  • Larry Handfield -Attorney
  • William D.C. Clark - Local Activist
  • Don Horn - Chief Prosecutor of Juvenile Division
  • Chief Jimmy Brown - Radio Host, Pastor and former Police Chief
  • Representative Dwight Bullard - State Representative
  • Aaron McKinnie - Activist
  • Marcus Bright, Professor at FIU and FAU

CONTACT:  Edrea Davis, (770)961-6200.

SOURCE National Coalition on Black Civic Participation