Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream on February 2, 10:30 am EST, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week we kick off our commemoration of Black History Month with an interview of Rev. Dr. Reginald Flynn, founder and President of North Flint Reinvestment Corporation (NFRC), a community economic development corporation providing neighborhood stabilization, youth development, community organizing, and early childhood education management services to neighborhood groups, block clubs, schools, and local government entities.
The theme for Black History month 2023 is Black Resistance. The theme explores how, “African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial programs, and police killings.” We begin our celebration of Black History Month with a spiritual leader, who preaches, promotes and practices the Nguzo Saba Kwanzaa principles Ujamaa, cooperative economics and Kujichagulia, self-determination. Rev. Dr. Flynn will share how he used a wholistic approach to community economic development, and self-empowerment.
Rev. Dr. Flynn is known as a visionary leader who is a vocal advocate for spiritual renewal, economic self-sufficiency, and political empowerment. He authored his first book in 2010, “So You Think Your Church Isn’t Big Enough,” a resource guide for pastors and small congregations interested in launching community economic development ministries in distressed neighborhoods. He has committed his professional and Spiritual career to rebuilding and transforming lives and communities.