American Muslim 360 Radio Announces Senior Leadership Change
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2018 | Contact: Mark Shahid, Public Affairs Director | (910) 317-0297 | firstname.lastname@example.org
“And each one has a goal toward which he turns; so vie with one another in good works. Wheresoever you may be, Allah will bring you all together. Lo! Allah is able to do all things”—Al-Qur’an, 2:148
NATIONAL – AM360.org known as American Muslim 360 and the #1 Islamic radio station in the nation announced today that Dr. Aisha Kareem completes her tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of AM360, effective October 31, 2018, to become a member of the Board of Directors for AM360’s parent corporation, the Community Wide Shuraa Conference, Inc. (CWSC). Dr. Kareem will also help lead CWSC’s international work and serve in the honorary role of CEO Emeritus for AM360.
CWSC’s Board of Directors has appointed Imam Abdul-Hakim Abdullah of Danville, Virginia as the new CEO for AM360. Imam Abdullah began his relationship with AM360 as an engaged listener, then advanced to the broadcast studio as a national talk show host and familiar voice on the Islam in America Movement weekly broadcast. He was also a distinguished panelist for several national CWSC Townhalls. And eventually he was tapped for Station Programming Manager by Dr. Kareem; she says of Imam Abdullah, “He possesses the knowledge, skills and commitment to continue AM360’s expansion not only nationally, but internationally. He has an unequaled drive and ability to get the job done.”
To all who have made guest appearances and to our loyal listeners, supporters, corporate sponsors and partners, I thank you for your contributions and for being a part of the teamwork.—Dr. Aisha Kareem, AM360 CEO Emeritus
The Board thanks Dr. Kareem for leading AM360 and helping to usher in a period of both stability and steady progress as the Station methodically transitioned from a personal or private concern to a national community treasure and professional 501(c)(3) non-profit intelligentsia. Both her vision and that of her late husband Imam Thomas Abdul Salaam (R), are forever etched in the DNA of the CWSC as a national intelligentsia and in AM360 as a broadcasting network. The new CEO Emeritus now joins the CWSC Board of Directors to focus on CWSC’s international work she has already begun with impressive results at the U.N. Click here to read her full comments on completing her tenure and welcoming into office Imam Abdullah.
One of the most important responsibilities of a Chief Executive Officer is assembling a strong management team and developing the leadership team. Imam Abdullah brings a wealth of talent from his military, corporate and civic leadership experiences. As CEO, Imam Abdullah will oversee staff appointments, approve programming, continue developing partnerships to expand AM360’s reach, strategically plan content development while increasing diversity in both programming content and the roster of national hosts.
Imam Abdullah will also be responsible for helping integrate the Model Communities National Resource Directory or MCNRD and Volunteer Human Resource Network (VHRN) with AM360 and other CWSC intelligentsia components—all engaged jointly to help the group intellect easily locate and utilize talent nationwide. Imam Abdullah states, “I intend to continue taking the bold steps like my predecessors have done to make sure AM360 is the place where your intellect is respected and your voice protected…I am grateful to the CWSC Board of Directors and the entire CWSC and AM360 Team for believing in me, entrusting me with such a significant responsibility, and giving me the opportunity to be not just an ordinary, but an extraordinary worker in this Deen. I pray my service will be one of the doors by which I am permitted to enter the Paradise.”
About American Muslim 360 and Community Wide Shuraa Conference, Inc.
AM360.org is an intelligentsia media, information and network center delivering high quality digital and broadcast content as the official broadcasting arm of Community Wide Shuraa Conference, Inc. AM360 serves as a voice in espousing the CWSC mission, vision and agenda in direct service to communities nationwide; The Station is one of several integrated national intelligentsia components serving the American Muslim community and beyond with a reach now surpassing the 550,000 listen level with some 40 programs ranging from interfaith to finance to politics and all in between with 24 hours / 365 days a year live and podcast programming accessible online and across any digital divide at (701) 719-4197.
Community Wide Shuraa Conference, Inc. – CWSC is a faith-based national conference bringing together diverse human resources with the desire, knowledge and experience to help achieve the highest level of excellence in community life. Through its programs and intelligentsia components including think tank, speakers bureau, broadcasting center, and volunteer resource network, CWSC is unleashing and harnessing the full capacity inherent in the group intellect. Together we can remake the world.
CWSC is a non-partisan tax-exempt IRS Section 501(c)(3) public charity and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ethnic or national origin in its community outreach. For more information, email email@example.com or call (910) 317-0297.
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National Townhall to Air Live October 20th
NATIONAL – Mark your calendars now! This is your invite to tune in AM360.org for the 4th CWSC National Townhall of the year on Volunteerism on Saturday, October 20, 2018 @ 10 a.m. EST.
The planned discussion will include:
–Examining Volunteer Trends and Implications for the Non-profit Institution.
–How can institutions help volunteers more effectively volunteer.
–Balancing civic and other personal obligations.
–What are the volunteer rewards and challenges for the institution and the individual.
–Special circumstances of historically disadvantaged and communities of color that should be considered in volunteer issues and concerns.
Share with your online and offline circles and begin sending in now your questions and comments on your experience. What works? What doesn’t? And what are the best practices in volunteering? Send in questions and comments in advance too at facebook, on twitter, email or on our listener comment line at (901) 317-0297.
Among the goals of the Townhall is to emerge from the conversation with more practical tools and advice offered to help both institutions and volunteers better understand the 21st century landscape both are operating in and how to apply Qur’anic-based principles to the relationship between these two entities for their mutual benefit and for society’s benefit.
Join a distinguished panel who will help us delve into perhaps for the first time what volunteering really means inside community life — only on American Muslim 360 at AM360.org or (701) 719-4197…the place where your intellect is respected and your voice protected.
We look forward to hosting you…Blessed Jumah!
New AM360 Podcast Series on Adhab Debuts October 29
NATIONAL – When CWSC asked its Ethics & Human Relations Advisor to help address issues of courtesy, respect, etiquette and the professional conduct expected inside and outside our homes, offices, worship and workplaces for those who call themselves believers, the results were astounding.
Now in a special series entitled A Learning Lab on Adaab, AM360 national talk show host Dr. Ameena Ali of The Birth of Women weekly broadcast, has tackled subjects ranging from business, courtship and respect for elders, to manners, grace and charm and much more—And she’s reminded us of the need to become better mirrors first for ourselves, then for one another and finally for the broader society to help reflect the best in character and behavior.
The Series is timely also in that CWSC is broadcasting a national townhall on volunteerism in which some expected individual etiquettes of commitment including honoring promises, doing our best in even small things like providing timely responses to one another, will be front and center in the discussion.
Etiquette is grace and charm together; this is how you give that charitable thing to a person and you don’t even want your name known…this is that smile that is that charity—and sometimes all that you can give.—Dr. Ameena Ali
CWSC’s Executive Director Mukhtar Muhammad stated recently, “…the tremendous work that Dr. Ameena Ali has produced and what she does daily in her civic and professional life are evidence of the great resources we have in our group intellect. Broadly if more of us would recognize that each one of us is a valuable resource and not unfairly discriminate against one another simply because one is or is not an imam or nationally known; or you’re a male or a female, or you’re too young or too old; or you don’t have a degree, or you have too many degrees, then we’d make more progress. Sometimes our prejudices against one another right inside our own institutions are the greatest impediments to our progress…not some outside force. We have to get beyond ignoring the talent among us and find ways to tap into the vast intellectual resources and skilled expertise present across the country. Yet when we do, we still have to know how to treat one another inside the context of a shuraa baynahum-based environment. I believe that the Adhab Series produced by Dr. Ameena will definitely help CWSC accelerate its corporate culture to reflect even more of a Madinah Munawarah centered approach to leadership, organization and management and help us become more professional as volunteers and leaders. I pray her work will be of great benefit to all of us.”
Dr. Ameena Ali is a professional midwife, maternal educator, reproductive, birth and social justice activist and “lactivist,” is a certified doctor of naturopathic care, a Distinguished Speaker in the CWSC Speakers Bureau, and host of AM360’s The Birth of Women; she is founder-director of Atlanta-based A Mother’s Peace midwifery outreach attending to the maternal wellness needs of women in crises including indigent, homeless, undocumented, incarcerated, HIV, teen clientele and pregnant domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
Stay tuned for more information on the Series that will be featured in specially announced AM360 broadcasts. Dr. Ameena will also be asked to appear with the Executive Director on Getting to Know the CWSC and other venues to discuss the Series. And next year, a townhall is being considered around the Series’ subject matter. And if you read to the end, here’s a special preview treat.
Hot Off the Press! Remaking Our World 2019
2019 ed. Remaking Our World Calendar: Tribute to the Leadership of Imam Dr. W. Deen Mohammed 12-Month Islamic History Wall Calendar…
The annual premier dawah publication of the year is here. Visit the CWSC Store now to get your special limited 2019 edition Remaking Our World Calendar.
Islam in America: What does its presence mean? Now in a concise format, what every American should know about Islam and America’s Muslims…
Marking the 400th Anniversary of African-American history, the 2019 Remaking Our World Calendar is a landmark publication chronicling an extraordinary leadership legacy in Imam Dr. Wallace D. Mohammed (1933-2008) who inherited the struggle for dignity and economic justice through the African American saga and Islamic influence woven into the history of America both before and after slavery.
The Imam led millions to true Islam, dispelling false notions of race and religion to make his Community a new world leader for the proper understanding and practice of Al-Islam; his mission and vision, emphasizing religious scholarship, education, economic development, and the promotion of universal human excellence live on and continue to transpose a legacy of leadership onto the world stage.
Strike a blow to Islamophobia, racism, and religious extremism! Help our fellow Americans learn more about Islam proper, the faith of nearly 2 billion persons, through the eyes of a man who dedicated his life building bridges of interfaith respect and collaboration. This historic Commemorative Calendar is a 12-month odyssey taking the reader on an American and global journey via a concise, yet highly informative 36-page narrative that brings America face-to-face with what Islam is and is not and what its presence means. For American Muslims, Remaking Our World is a reminder of their great responsibility, and for the non-Muslim it is a door to a new understanding and acceptance.
Thematic elements include Christian, Muslim and Jewish Holy Days, historic biography, Islam’s Universal Beliefs, resources page, and analysis of one of the most intriguing chapters in American, Muslim, and world history. Join the National Dawah Campaign. Share the legacy.
CWSC Releases Annual Progress Report
We’re pleased to provide the CWSC Annual Report on our progress.
Click here to access the Report.
In the Annual Report, you will read about some of our programs and activities, accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses.
Above all, we hope we’ve communicated in spite of any challenges, the aspirations, faith and unyielding commitment we have to the cause that brings us together…to continue building and strengthening the intelligentsia that will help us remake ourselves and the world.
By Allah (SWT), the Best is yet to come!
Thank you for supporting the CWSC and our National Intelligentsia.
Relax and unwind anytime on Sakinah
NATIONAL – Introducing Sakinah Rhythms…When you want to relax, unwind, unplug and leave the hustle and bustle behind. Relax your mind with a melody and uplifting lyric. Sakinah Rhythms is a new division of AM360.org and is being developed as a comprehensive cultural arts platform. Attention artists and cultural performers, contact us immediately to be featured on both AM360.org and Sakinah Rhythms (SR) broadcasting 24 hours a day and in the CWSC Store!