WASHINGTON – In honor of Black History Month, Howard University’s WHUT-TV announced a new talk show titled, “The Movement with Kmt and Kofi,” featuring people involved in the social justice movement. The show, hosted by Kmt Shockley, Ph.D., and Kofi LeNiles, Ed.D, will air periodically beginning on Saturday, February 6.
“The Movement with Kmt and Kofi is an opportunity for Black people to speak our own special truth in a way that only we can,” said Shockley. “In seeing what happened to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and countless others, and what is happening with Black youth in general, we realize that it is our responsibility to bring new information to the world. It’s important for us to know that who we actually are is quite different than the ways we are being portrayed. This show is another chance for us to correct the historical record, and we do so proudly and with some of the brightest minds in the nation.”
The first episode features Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson and chief impact officer for KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools S. Neal Currie. McKesson and Currie will join the first show to discuss Black Lives Matter reform and Black community control. Other topics of discussion include Black awareness, the Black radical tradition, Black history and Black identity.
A list of original air dates and appearances is below:
“The Movement with Kmt and Kofi” featuring Deray Mckesson and Principal S. Neal Currie
Saturday, February 6, 9 p.m.
“The Movement with Kmt and Kofi” featuring Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka and Tariq Nasheed
Sunday February 7, 6 p.m.
“The Movement with Kmt and Kofi” featuring Dr. Molefi Asante
Monday, February 8, 9 p.m.
“The Movement with Kmt and Kofi” featuring Dr. Jared Ball and Omowale Afrika
Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m.
“The Movement with Kmt and Kofi” featuring Anthony T. Browder
Sunday, February 21, 12 p.m.