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Urban Forum NW 07 – 11 – 19 Special Guest Common

Scheduled guests for the hour are:

*Rapper/ Actor/ Speaker Common.

*Angela Rye, CEO, Impact Strategies, Former Executive Director and General Counsel, Congressional Black Caucus, CNN Political Commentator, NPR Contributor, and a former Seattle/King County NAACP Afro Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) local and national winner will speak in Seattle Saturday, July 13 at a tribute honoring Mrs. Carolyn Riley Payne for leading the Seattle/King County ACT-SO for 40 years.

*Leonetta Espy Elaiho, one of the leaders of the Carolyn Riley Payne Appreciation Day Committee comments on the progress of the committee’s leading up to Saturday, July 13 5:30 pm event honoring Carolyn Riley Payne for her service to our youth.

*Toyia Taylor will MC the Carolyn Riley Payne program at Seattle’s First AME Church’s Social Hall on Saturday, July 13 doors open at 5:30 pm. Toyia talks about after her ACT-SO experience how Mrs. Riley Payne came back to support her in Washington DC when she competed for and won Miss America Washington DC.

*Chasidy Douglas has been leading the media outreach for the Carolyn Riley Payne Appreciation Day Committee and will share her experience with ACT-SO under Mrs. Payne’s leadership.

*Cathie Wilmore, Fathers and Sons Together (FAST) in partnership with Baseball Beyond Borders (Bookie Gates) will be offering an Empowerment Baseball Camp on Saturday, July 20 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Rainier Beach High School Baseball Play-field. Professional coaches and players will be present, surprise speakers and food, all free.


Join Eddie Rye Jr. and fascinating guests from around the world as they discuss the topics important to today’s world – whether you live in the Northwest or in some faraway country. Eddie uses his years of media experience to get to the heart of every conversation.

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