Michael Baisden

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Michael Baisden
Birth name Michael Baisden
Born (1963-06-26) June 26, 1963 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois
Show The Michael Baisden Show
Network Cumulus Media Networks
Show Baisden After Dark
Network TV One
Country United States of America
Children 1 Child
Website Baisden Live

Michael Baisden (born June 26, 1963) is a former radio personality and host of The Michael Baisden Show. The show was syndicated by Cumulus Media and was heard in over 78 media markets nationwide with over 8 million listeners daily. His media career began when he left his job driving trains in Chicago to self-publish Never Satisfied, and began touring the country selling books out of the trunk of his car.

Baisden has hosted two national television shows, and has produced three films.[1]

Producer and filmmaker[edit]

Baisden has produced: two national stage plays (based on Baisden's novels); Love Lust & Lies, an award winning documentary dealing with relationships and sexuality based on the perspectives of people of color; two seminar tapes, Relationship Seminar and Men Have Issues Too; and a web-based community portal.[2] In 2011 Baisden produced, wrote, and directed the documentary Do Women Know What They Want?[1]

Motivational speaker[edit]

Baisden has toured the US as a motivational speaker with his Love, Lust & Lies Relationship Seminar Series. As well as numerous national Baisden Live Tours, he has also produced international Island Jam events in Jamaica.[1]

Radio career[edit]

Baisden got his start in radio as an unpaid afternoon drive-time host for 98.7 KISS FM in New York City, taking the station rating from number nine to number one in the time slot. The show debuted nationally in 2005.[1]

Basden's show was canceled with little notice in March of 2013[3] He is now being sued by his former network for money that he was paid.[4]

Baisden After Dark[edit]

Baisden hosts and co-produces Baisden After Dark, a late-night television talk show series. The show airs on TV One. The show features comedian George Willborn and musician Morris Day, who conducts the house band.[5]

Social activism and community leadership[edit]

On September 20, 2007, Baisden spearheaded Jena Six March in Jena, Louisiana. In January 2008, he endorsed Barack Obama for president of the United States.[1]

Michael Baisden Foundation[edit]

The Michael Baisden Foundation is a non-profit organization formed to promote literacy and to provide mentors for at-risk youths.[6]

The Michael Baisden Foundation's various projects include:

  • Jena Six March[7]
  • Free Clinics[8]
  • One Million Mentors National Campaign to Save Our Kids[9]
  • Gospel for Teens / Mama Foundation Auditions - Honorary Judge[10]
  • Partnership with Black and Missing Foundation[11]
  • Mentoring Brothers partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters & Black Fraternities[12]

Appearances[edit]

  • 6th Annual Jazz in the Gardens - Host[13]
  • BET Soul Train Awards - Presenter[14]
  • Heart and Soul Magazine Awards - Presenter[15]
  • CNN's Black in America, 2008[16]
  • 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Presenter[17]

Awards[edit]

  • Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.Keepers of the Dream Award[18]
  • Key to the City, Shreveport, LA[19]
  • Key to the City, Alexandria, LA[20]
  • Key to the City, Dallas, TX[21]
  • Key to the City Florence, AL[22]
  • Key to the City Patterson, LA[23]
  • Mayor's Key - Columbia, SC[24]
  • The NCNW Savannah Youth Section 2010 Mir Award - Savannah, GA
  • Key to the City - Columbus, GA[25]
  • Columbus, Georgia Proclamation - Friday, March 12, 2010 "Michael Baisden 'One Million Mentors' Day"
  • City of Mobile, Alabama Proclamation - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 as "Michael Baisden Day"
  • Black Achievers Determined to be Different (BADD) Certificate of Membership - "The BADD Men Brotherhood"
  • Honorary Mayor-President of the city of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge - February 25, 2010
  • Honorary Citizen of the City of Florence, Alabama
  • Key to the City - Florence, LA
  • Key to the City - Mobile, AL[26]
  • Key to the City - Tampa, FL[27]
  • Key to the City - Morgan City, LA
  • Key to the City - Lafayette City, LA
  • Key to the City - Monroe, LA
  • Key to the City - Baton Rouge, LA
  • I Make the Difference Award
  • City of Orlando, FL Proclamation - "March 4, 2010 as 'One Million Mentor's Campaign to Save Our Kids' Day"
  • Congratulations and Commendation from State Rep. Herbert B. Dixon - Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Key to the City, St. Mary Parish - Louisiana[24]
  • Mentoring Brothers In Action Inspiration Award Presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters and Max Miller, Big Brothers Big Sisters Co-Chief Executive Officer[28]

Books[edit]

  • Raise Your Hand If You Have Issues (2014)
  • Maintenance Man II (2012)
  • The Maintenance Man Collectors Edition (2012)
  • Do Men Know What They Want? (2011)
  • God's Gift to Women (2003)
  • Men Cry In The Dark (1999)
  • Never Satisfied How & Why Men Cheat (1997)

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