AUGUST 30, 2014
Attorney Pamela Meanes
The timeline of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson started August 9, 2014 around noon as Michael walked down the street and was shot to death by a police officer as a result of their encounter. While Michael Brown's life is over, the incident continues to unravel in the court of public interest. Pamela Meanes, President of the National Bar Association started long before August 9th seeking justice for all African Americans who have been wrongfully murdered by police officers. She has collected the names of African American males who have been killed and has demanded a full investigation from the Department of Justice, which they have listened to. We will listen to this mother of seven on Saturday as she gives us her perspective on the civil rights issue in Ferguson as it concerns Michael Brown's shooting.

Pamela Meanes is a partner in St. Louis' largest law firm. She was the first African American in Thompson Coburn's history to be elevated from associate to partner. Pamela received her formal education from the East Saint Louis Public School system. She holds an earned: 1) Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL; 2) Masters of Arts in African/African American Studies from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA; and 3) Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. In addition, she holds an honorary Doctorate in Divinity from the New Freedom Bible College. "Having opportunities to spotlight influential, trailblazing women like Pamela Meanes is what inspired me to launch Game Changers earlier this year," states Lisa Faulkner, the Host of Game Changers.

In addition to her Presidency of the National Bar Association, Attorney Meanes' accomplishments and service have poised her for the causes before our nation, as she is determined to help prevent and protect against the school to prison pipeline. In addition, she has received numerous NBA honors including the 2013 Outstanding Officer's Award, 2012 NBA Special Presidential award, 2012 & 2011 WLD Chair's award, 2011 & 2010 Presidential award, 2011 & 2010 Region of the Year, 2010 NBA Young Lawyers' Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. award, and the 2007 Affiliate Chapter of the Year award. Pamela is married to Reverend Doctor William M. Meanes, Sr., and they have seven wonderful children: Wilson, Ciara, Kandia, William, Jr., Anointing, Aayannah, and Divinity.
Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis

Mawuli Mel Davis is co-founder and partner at the Davis Bozeman Law Firm leading their Criminal Defense, Civil Rights and Trial Sections. Attorney Davis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Bowie State University while on active duty in Spain. Attorney Davis is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law and was awarded the Eleanor Norton Holmes/Thurgood Marshall Award for his outstanding contribution as a law student. He also is the recipient of the Gate City Bar Association Civil Rights Attorney of the Year. Attorney Davis is among less than 3% of the lawyers in Georgia who receive the honor of being selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyer Magazine. He was selected by the Fulton County Daily Reporter as lawyers "On the Rise" in Georgia. Davis has risen to the occasion in Ferguson on the frontline 

In 2013, Attorney Davis and his law partner, Robert Bozeman were featured in an article highlighting successful entrepreneurs in Black Enterprise magazine. His courtroom victories range from winning a civil verdict against an NFL player to obtaining not guilty verdicts in murder trials. He has been featured as legal commentator on truTV's In Session, Fox 5 News, Legally Speaking, V-103 and WAOK. Attorney Davis has had cases covered by a diverse group of media outlets across the country including: the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Atlanta Journal Constitution, USA Today, New York Times, NPR Radio, CNN, TMZ, and Worldstarhiphop. Attorney Davis has also appeared on VH-1's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta representing recording artist Lil' Scrappy. Attorney Davis' organizing efforts have ranged from working with gang members in Chicago to participating in the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in South Africa. Attorney Davis developed and presents a multimedia presentation to young people entitled, "The Consequences of Thug Life". It is easy to see why Activist Attorney felt it not robbery to visit Ferguson at the height of the public's reconciliations over the Michael Brown shooting. We will hear from him Saturday on Game Changers about his discoveries there; how the communities and officials are progressing and learn if Attorney Davis believes this incident will move beyond court of public opinion.

As a result of his many community endeavors, Attorney Davis was named Humanitarian of the Year by both the Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP and Kappa Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma. He has represented civil and human rights activists engaged in protests and has been dubbed the "liberation lawyer". As an activist, Attorney Davis is a co-founder of Let Us Make Man and was one of the primary organizers for the march of over 5,000 protestors from the Atlanta University Center to the CNN Center after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. Recently, Attorney Davis was featured in the 2014 Who's Who in Black Atlanta for counselors at law. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. More recently, attorney Davis was awarded Father of the Year in 2014 by Jack & Jill Inc. Atlanta, Social Innovator Award by Sistas Inspiring Sistas and was sworn in as the 31st President of the DeKalb Lawyers Association.




Eric Barnum, Esquire
Eric L. Barnum is an experienced trial lawyer for Schiff Hardin firm in Atlanta. Among his litigations, he also represents Bernice King in the King Estate suit that forced her to return her father's Nobel Peace Prize and his Bible. Barnum eloquently explained to the Game Changers listeners earlier this month how he stands with his client, Bernice King "in the belief that those items should not be for sale." He also noted Bernice King is hopeful there will be an amicable agreement amongst the family members. 

Attorney Barnum is perfect for this hour and will remain throughout the discussions hosting with Brian and Lisa this week as they explore the happenings in Ferguson.
Brian Poe|Esquire Entrepreneur
Attorney Brian Poe has been named Executive Producer of "Game Changers" with Lisa Faulkner...Attorney Poe will also serve as occasional host or co-host of the show.

"We are proud to add someone with the community passion and contacts of Attorney Brian Poe to our team as Executive Producer," stated "Game Changers" Host Lisa Faulkner of PenStar Communications. 

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