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About the Founder: Shar Bates

Shar Bates is a Broadcast graduate of Television & Radio Broadcast and Production. In 2011, she founded the Non Profit: Breaking the Chains, where she has launched several mentor programs that have raised school/program attendance by over 30% for middle school and high school students. All while simultaneously leading and hosting nationwide community relief events, local health and "edu-tainment" teen summits, and Music Events in Atlanta since 2008.

Shar is also an Indie Radio Pioneer who has interviewed a multitude of celebrities, dignitaries, artists, athletes and Moguls for "The Shar Bates Show" as well as The "Art of Radio" music event where she interviews Music Industry Moguls. She started doing "Live Event Interviews" with TSBS for Music Events in 2014, and then Pop Up Red Carpets which earned her the moniker, The "Red Carpet Slayer" after "Live Interviews" started being a staple in Atlanta and exploded into what it is in the music and entertainment industry today.

Shar is also a Social Justice Journalist that dedicates an immense portion of her life's work to telling the narrative of Victims of Incarceration & Police Brutality Victims' stories, and situations from a hip hop and community perspective, vs biased Mainstream Media!

Shar Bates got the other moniker "Malcolm Luther Queen" after years of activism behind the scenes and on radio was literally taken to the streets in 2015 following the late Cobb County Police Brutality Victim Nick Thomas, and then to social media through My Vote Is Hip Hop in 2018, which is a grassroots campaign to provide reparations for the urban community, who are the epitome of victims of Systematic Racism in the United States.

Shar's work has been featured in several publications and Networks like BET's Copwatch America, and other networks including VH1, Rolling Out, MediaTakeOut, Bossip, OK Magazine, and more. But currently you can catch her on BET’s new series Copwatch America on Wednesday’s at 11pm EST.

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