Above, Washinton on CNN, September 23, 2016
February 2017 – “We are so happy to have Stacy Washington on our team of radio hosts as we endeavor to bring truth, wisdom, and empowerment to our nation,” Wil Addison, director of Urban Family Communications told AFA Journal.
Washington’s syndicated talk program, Stacy on the Right, began airing in October 2016 on Urban Family Talk, AFA’s radio outreach to the African American community. The one-hour live program airs at 2 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, and is available by podcast.
“She brings along with her a very enthusiastic personality that is able to accurately communicate about today’s issues from a biblical perspective,” Addison said. “She has added so much depth to an already deep lineup here at Urban Family, and we are blessed to have her in the fight with us at such a crucial juncture in our nation’s history.”
Washington grew up in Germany on a military base. In high school, she was discouraged from pursuing her dream of becoming a broadcaster. In her early 20s, after a couple of years of college, she did what she thought she would never do – follow in her father’s footsteps and join the military. In the end, it was one of the best decisions she ever made.
Washington met her future husband while serving in the Air Force. Several years later, she was taking the oldest of their three children to kindergarten in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, when she saw a sign that read Join us on the Diversity Committee.
Partly out of curiosity, Washington volunteered to serve on the committee. She soon learned that the group was primarily comprised of parents concerned about low scores among black students on standardized tests.
Their concerns led to the development of a successful district-wide, after-school program directed by administrators, teachers, and parents. After logging thousands of hours participating in strategic planning, reading groups, ice cream socials, coffees, and field trips, Washington ran against a number of highly educated and experienced local leaders for an open seat on the Ladue County School Board.
“And there was me,” said Washington with an endearing giggle, “a college dropout and Air Force veteran. And I got the job!”
Between terms, she was invited to speak at a large Tea Party event under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Her speech on abortion before about 5,000 patriots opened a new world to Washington.
She was asked to work with Move-on-up.org, a social networking group for black moderates and conservatives. As part of an initiative to provide education about black genocide, abortion, and Planned Parenthood, the group held showings of the documentary MAAFA 21 in nine cities across America. As a result, Washington was provided opportunities to be a guest on talk radio.
Before long, she was doing a weekly hour-long commentary on a top rated talk radio show. Her audience grew, and she continued to be offered various radio hosting opportunities.
Then she joined Project 21’s black leadership network, an initiative of the National Center for Public Policy Research, to promote the views of African Americans with an entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to family, and commitment to individual responsibility.
“That’s when I started doing regular radio interviews every single week all over the country,” explained Washington. Her media opportunities have since stretched beyond radio to mainstream television: CNN, FOX, and the like.
“There was a time when I was much more concerned with the opinions of other people – how they perceived me,” she said. “And God has replaced that with a sense of courage and the ability to know that if He put something on my heart to say, then I can say it and not be afraid.”
Urban Family Communications, a ministry of AFA, is a multi-media communications network and outreach ministry committed to spiritual revitalization in urban communities.