In The Arena with Darrious Hilmon

The People's Politician

Program Air Date: 01/24/2023

Program Overview

The son of a single black mother and an Ethiopian refugee father, he has committed his life to advocacy and public service. He is the first black person to serve the 7th District, the first openly gay member of the Illinois Senate and the third openly gay, black state senator in the nation. This weeks guest on In The Arena is Mike Simmons.