Queens, NY - January 13, 2016 - On January 24, 2016 LIAACC’S Queens County Director and Founder of Butterflies, BBI, Inc. set to appear of WABC’S Here and Now. WABC Here and Now is a weekly one hour program, airing on Channel 7, that’s dedicated to covering the issues and interests of the African-American community in the New York tri-state area. Continuing in the legacy of Like It Is and the illustrious career of Gil Noble and hosted by an Eyewitness News talent, this program focuses on the latest news stories that are impacting the black community. The show offers a new platform for leaders and experts to voice their opinions, concerns and plans. Here and Now takes an in-depth look at both national and local stories of interest.
The show’s mission is to broadcast stories, at length, that are both important and interesting to the black population. In addition to recent news stories, affecting the black community, the show includes a variety of ongoing discussions including; the economy, education and the latest health issues. Experts along with other guests, appear on the program to share information and provide their personal stories.
“I am honored to be guest on WABC’s Here and Now. Programs like this are very important to us as they allow us to share our views and receive updates on what matters to us in the community”, said Erna Blackman.
About: Erna Blackman – LIAACC Queens County Director/Founder, Butterflies, BBI, Inc. Erna Blackman was born in Queens and attended Grace Lutheran Elementary School in Malvern, NY. In 1984, she graduated from Jamaica High School and subsequently received a BA in journalism from Delaware State University. In 2012, she founded Butterflies BBI, which is a nonprofit organization that provides free hair replacements and solutions to children with medical hair loss. At Butterflies BBI, a special interest is given to inner-city children as they are a group that is often overlooked. Blackman is married and the mother of two children.
To view the upcoming interview with Butterflies, BBI Founder Erna tune in to WABC Here and Now on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Noon!
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