The Shomari Show
Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eric K. Grimes, known to many of us as Brother Shomari, is an activist, author, speaker, trainer and educator. His primary focus is developing consciousness-raising and transformative learning experiences for those committed to overcoming social marginalization, oppression, and systemic racism.
Eric is the co-founder of AAKT (Action, Advocacy, Knowledge, & Training) Concepts for Social Justice and Community Development (click here to visit the AAKT website). AAKT’s signature initiative is “Reaching Out For The Brothers: Concepts * Ideas * Strategies for the Exemplary Development of Black Men and Boys.” Mr. Grimes currently serves as chair of the Education and Policy Committees for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s Commission on African-American Males and is an influencer in many organizations.
His weekly Friday program, “The Shomari Show,” aims to help spread wisdom and knowledge to our people and is grounded in the belief that we must teach our own and control our own narrative. Each show is broken into three segments: “Weekly Issues Focus,” “Dynamics Of The Diaspora,” and “Reaching Out For The Brothers,” and follows the path of moving information>knowledge>understanding>wisdom.
Mr. Grimes has worked as a program development consultant and a technical assistance consultant to many youth-serving organizations in Philadelphia and nationwide. He also is a part-time lecturer in both the Graduate School of Education and the Graduate School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and the weekly co-host of a morning program on 900AM-WURD, Pennsylvania’s only African-American-owned talk radio station.
Mr. Grimes is a graduate of The New School for Social Research, MS, Management and Urban Policy and a graduate of Morehouse College with a BA in Economics.