May 10, 2018


Washington, D.C.  – May 10, 2018 – Dr. Sheila Brooks, Founder, President and CEO of, SRB Communications was interviewed on Sirius XM’s Steel & Ungar show on the release of her first book,

“Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice.”

This book highlights the activist career undertaken by Lucile H. Bluford against racism and sexism in the United States.

The interview with Michael Steele, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, current MSNBC political contributor and co-host of the Steel & Ungar show, aired Thursday, April 25.

“Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice,” traces the beginnings of Bluford’s activism as a young reporter seeking admission to the graduate program in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and how that became the catalyst for her seven-decade career as a champion of racial and gender equality.

This volume spotlights a selection of Bluford’s writings that appeared in the Kansas City Call newspaper over fifteen years, from 1968 to 1983, as examples of how she articulated a Black feminist viewpoint in her news stories and editorial commentaries on women’s rights and civil rights issues. Issues in particular: education, health, housing, jobs, protest and solidarity.

“I was determined to share her story with the rest of America,” says Dr. Brooks. “Today she does not get the credit that other Black newspaper publishers of her era and before, like Ida B. Wells and Daisy Bates. But she was an amazing person. When you read her story and see what she accomplished, she will become your hero just like she became mine.”

Steele & Ungar airs daily at 6-9pm et on Sirius XM’s POTUS channel 124.

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