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Tengella’s Take: Black Youth and Violence

tengellaMarch 24, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted the newest edition of our weekly segment, Tengella’s Take with Center for Emerging Media Satirical Commentator Koli Tengella.

Tengella is President of Tengella Edutainment, an instructor and creator of the Positive Social Change Performing Arts Program at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts High School, and he was a 2010 Open Society Institute Fellow.


City Paper: This Week and Reading of the Names of 2015 Homicide Victims

city paper homicidesJanuary 6, 2016 – Segment 4

During our regular feature,  City Paper This Week, we check-in on this week’s issue with Karen Houppert, Editor-in-Chief of City Paper. We close the show with a reading of the names of Baltimore’s victims of homicide in 2015.


President Obama’s Executive Action On Guns

obama gun controlJanuary 6, 2016 – Segment 2

Today we talk about President Obama’s Executive Action today on gun control, with: Firmin DeBrabander, Professor of Philosophy at the Maryland Institute College of Art and author of Do Guns Make us Free: Democracy and the Armed Society.


Analyzing The Armed Occupation Of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

ranching-standoff-protest (1)January 6, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a look at the armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Joining us will be  Margaret Corvid, writer and activist based in the United Kingdom, New Statesman blogger and a contributing editor of the new left-wing quarterly Salvage; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist and author whose most recent book is “An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States”; and Edward Wyckoff Williams, television producer, correspondent and writer living in New York City.


Verdict In The Trial Of Officer Porter: Mistrial

william porterDecember 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Today we begin with a panel discussion on the mistrial declared in the trial of Officer William Porter in the death of Freddie Gray.

Our panel of guests include Dominque Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee and co-author with Eddie Conway of Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther;  Eddie Conway, producer at Real News NetworkMichaela Duchess Brown, head of communications for Bmore Bloc and Doug Colbert,  Professor at University of Maryland School of Law.


US Allies Saudi Arabia & Turkey’s Role in the Islamic State

December 8, 2015 – Segment 3

15199025651_aafbd2f4aa_nToday we look  US allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey and their roles in Islamic State. We are joined by Loretta Napoleoni, author of Islamist Phoenix: Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East.


Social, Racial, Historical and Economic Context of Freddie Gray’s Life and Death

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Today we examine the conditions of our society that placed Freddie Gray in his social and economic position when he died in police custody last April. Joining us will be Jacqueline Robarge, Founder and Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; and Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of the forthcoming book, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.


Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle: The Foundation, A Compilation Album

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle - The FoundationNovember 24, 2015 – Segment 2

 Today we preview Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle presents The Foundation, a compilation album. The Foundation is comprised of multiple music genres and media clips addressing police accountability with a strategic emphasis on the mission of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle with: DevRock, Minister of Culture for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Chelsea Monaé, Baltimore native, singer, songwriter, poet, and emerging recording artist featured on The Foundation.

 


Rojava, Kurdish Resistance and ISIS

paris memorialNovember 17, 2015 – Segment 2

 We now turn to the international scene and talk with Kurdish and Turkish activists about the uniqueness of the Rojava political movement and the Kurish war with ISIS; joining us is Sinam Mohamad, former co-President of the People’s Council of Rojava (the main political body working for the liberation of Rojava since the beginning of the civil war in Syria). She currently serves as the Democratic Self-Rule Administration’s European representative, is a member of the Kurdish Supreme Committee in Rojava, and works for the Democratic Society Movement. We also have Johns Hopkins PHD student, Serra Hakyemez, who is also a member of Rojava Solidarity group in Baltimore.


Escalating Violence in Israel & Palestine: Is A Two-State Solution Possible?

Israel Violence (Credit: FoxNews)October 12, 2015 – Segment 1

We have a roundtable discussion on the escalating violence in Israel/Palestine. With: Ali Zaghab, Palestinian-born businessman and political observer; and Alan Elsner, Vice President of Communications for J Street.


#FreddieGray: Community Activists On Protests In Baltimore

freddieApril 23, 2015 – Segment 2

We take a look at the Baltimore story that is reverberating across the nation: What happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old man who died of a spinal injury on Sunday, a week after being chased and tackled by police officers in Baltimore.

Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor ofBlackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West, a man who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; Megan Sherman, Producer at The Real News Network; Tim Wilson, co-Director of On Our Shoulders; A. F.  James MacArthur, blogger for the Baltimore Spectator, who spent several months in jail in 2013, following a standoff with the police; and Ray Cook.


Honoring Baltimore’s Homicide Victims

homicideJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 5

We honor the lives of the victims of homicide who were killed in Baltimore during 2014 by reading their names.


Violence In Baltimore: Creating A New Reality In 2015

Violence in BaltimoreJanuary 6, 2015 – Segment 2

We have a conversation on violence in Baltimore, and how to really create a different reality in 2015. With: Dr. Phil Leaf, professor and Director, Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Kimberly Armstrong, community advocate, author and speaker; Angela Johnese, Director, Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice; and David Miller, Creator of Dare to Be King.


Just Words: Walker Gladden

killingOctober 10, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen to a segment of our Peabody Award-winning series Just Words. This episode focuses on Walker Gladden, a former prisoner who has devoted his life to saving young men and women in Baltimore. He talks about the divide that separates boys and girls in the ‘hood from the rest of the world.

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Violence in Baltimore

brandon finneySeptember 26, 2014 – Segment 4

We look at the continuing violence in Baltimore, including the tragic death of 25-year old shock trauma worker and father Brandon Finney, who was used as a human shield in a gang shooting while he was waiting at a bus stop on Sunday. Our guests include: Michael Johnson, Creative Director of the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center; Imhotep Fatiu, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Urban Youth Initiative Project; and Bobby Marvin Holmes, local activist, filmmaker, and producer of the documentary Live Young Blood.

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Report Back From #NowWhatBmore Town Hall Meeting on Ferguson

#NowWhatBmore Town Hall MeetingSeptember 11, 2014 – Segment 3

On Tuesday night an important town hall meeting took place in Baltimore, addressing police brutality and the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following last month’s fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. We hear a reporting back from that meeting, with: Jason RodriguezTechnical and Editing Manager for DMV Daily; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church; Tawanda Jonessister of Tyrone West who died while in police custody in July 2013 in Baltimore; and Diana Butler, aunt of Tyrone West.

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Masculinity and Violence

300-man-marchAugust 14, 2014 – Segment 2

Guest host Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University, sits in for Marc. We turn to the topic of Masculinity and Violence. Our guests are: Michael Eugene Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change, and Bobby Marvin Holmes, youth development professional, filmmaker and co-producer Of Live Young Blood, Producer of the Anthony Mccarthy Show on WEAA.

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Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

violenceJuly 22, 2014 – Segment 2

We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

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Elliot Rodger, Male Entitlement, Misogyny and Violence

Elliot-RodgerMay 28, 2014 – Segment 2

We look at the tragic killing rampage last week in California by 22-year old Elliot Rodger. The latest reports indicate that he acted in part out of an intense frustration over rejection by women. We discuss male entitlement, misogyny and violence against women. Our panel of guests includes: Igor Volsky, Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org; Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Dr. Kate DrabinskiLecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) program at UMBC; and A. Adar Ayira, Project Manager of the More in the Middle Campaign for Associated Black Charities and facilitator and analyst at Baltimore Racial Justice Action, a program of Fusion Partnerships.

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Live Young Blood: Documentary About Ending Violence in Baltimore

lybMarch 20, 2014 – Segment 3

We look at Live Young Blood, a compelling and edgy documentary that travels deep into Baltimore’s urban communities that are wrestling with ways to transform a culture of violence. We talk with filmmakers Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden, as well as Kimberly Armstrong, who lost her son to the streets and who is featured in the film. Live Young Blood will be featured at the Baltimore Creative Alliance on Sunday, March 30 at 4pm.

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How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids

Rapper Rick RossMarch 17, 2014 – Segment 4

We’ll discuss the latest article by author, filmmaker and Coppin State University teacher D. Watkins. Called How Glamorizing Drugs Is Killing Black Kids, it discusses young people and hip hop about drug dealing.

We’ll be joined by Watkins, as well as Michelle Antionette aka LOVE the Poet, poet, performance artist, and musician; Baltimore-based rappers DDm and Dez; and Dante Wilson, CEO and founder of Reclaiming Our Children and Community Project, Inc.

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David Kennedy on Operation Ceasefire & Returning to Baltimore

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March 10, 2014 – Segment 2

We begin the week with an interview with author, professor and criminologist David Kennedy, who developed the Operation Ceasefire group violence intervention in the 1990s. Kennedy, who introduced his unorthodox but highly successful approach to crime prevention in Baltimore in the late 1990s and left under the Martin O’Malley mayoral administration, has been recruited to return to Baltimore by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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Role of Masculinity, Media & Culture in Youth Violence

Crime in BaltimoreFebruary 13, 2014 – Segment 2

We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

This segment is a rebroadcast from January 30, 2014.

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Violence, Youth, Masculinity, And Culture

violencebaltimoreJanuary 30, 2014 – Segment 3

We turn to the topic of violence, its representation in the media and culture, masculinity’s role in violence, and violence’s effects on our youth. Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Meshelle, The Indie Mom Of Comedy, former OSI Baltimore Community Fellow and Founder of Goaldiggers, The Sankofa Project; and the Rev. Heber Brown, community activist and Pastor at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.

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Tragedy In Columbia

columbiaJanuary 27, 2014 – Segment 2

On Saturday, Columbia, Maryland, tragically joined the ranks of cities across the country that have experienced shootings and murders in public places. We begin our week with a look at that terrifying act, with: Carrie Wells, Higher Education and General Assignment reporter for the Baltimore Sun; and Howard County Executive and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Ken Ulman.

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Responding To Homicide In Baltimore

baltimoreJanuary 15, 2014 – Segment 2

In 2013, homicides reported in Baltimore rose to 235, up 7.3% from 2012. In the first fifteen days of 2014 another 17 murders were reported. We begin our show with a look at the homicide rate in Baltimore. Our guests will include: Michael Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change; Dawnya Johnson, student leader with the Intersection youth project;Ulysses Cofield, Open Society Institute-Baltimore Fellow and founder of CORE, an after school program in East Baltimore; and Doug Ward, Director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.

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Local Roundtable On Violence In Our Communities

violenceDecember 18, 2013 – Segment 2

We have a local roundtable, discussing the tragic fact that Baltimore now has the highest homicide rate in four years. What does that mean for our community, and what are some of the roots of this violence? Joining us are: Munir Bahar, organizer of Raise It Up, a dirt bike movement in Baltimore; Rev. Meredith Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher; Dayvon Love, Baltimore City Schools teacher and Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Michael Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change.

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Violence In American Society: What Does It Say About Us?

Shootings in USANovember 12, 2013 – Segment 2

We begin the show with a roundtable on violence in our society. Our guests  include:

  • Dr. Jessica Klein, author of The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America’s Schools;
  • Kimberly M. Armstrong, inspirational speaker, author and consultant;
  • Dr. Lawrence Brown, assistant professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University;
  • and Anthony McCarthy, community activist and host of The Anthony McCarthy Show on WEAA.

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The Family Of Tyrone West Still Searching For Answers

Family of Tyrone West, man killed by Baltimore PoliceOctober 30, 2013 – Segment 3

Family members of Tyrone West, a man killed by the police on July 18th, join us again to talk about their search for answers from the Medical Examiners Office and the Baltimore Police Department. We hear from West’s uncle George Peoples, his cousin Jamie Richardson, and his sister Towanda Jones. We also hear about a demonstration taking place Wednesday afternoon at the Northeast District Police Station.

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Philosophers’ Roundtable On Violence

drookerOctober 21, 2013 – Segment 1

We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society?  Can it be done?  And how do we do it here? Our guests include

  • Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, Senior Pastor at the Open Church in Baltimore and Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas;
  • Brendan Walsh, a former priest who helps run Viva House, a Catholic Worker soup kitchen;
  • E.R. Shipp,  Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University, and
  • Latonia Valincia, playwright, director, author and motivational speaker.

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Just Words: Lorraine Mackey

police lineSeptember 11, 2013 – Segment 3

In another segment of Just Words, we hear the story of one mother, Lorraine Mackey, whose son was lost to gang violence.

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Dialogue Between Ciudad Juarez and Baltimore: What It’s Like To Grow Up In A Violent Community

September 6, 2013 – Segment 4

We talk with youth from both the U.S. and Mexico about what it’s like to be caught in the middle of America’s War on Drugs.

Our guests will be: Jennifer Aguirre, a teacher from West Baltimore; Ifetayo Kitwala and Donche Golder, two student leaders from The Intersection, a Baltimore project that helps youth learn to organize and advocate for themselves; and Rodolfo David Bailon Perez and Yariela Lizeth Oseguera Alcazar, student leaders from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

This is a rebroadcast from August 2, 2013.

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein

BernsteinSeptember 3, 2013 – Segment 1

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein joins us to discuss a range of issues, including the recent spike of violence in Baltimore and official responses to police-involved shootings.

 

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Families Of Baltimore Men Killed By Police Create Community Park

Site of the CommUnity ParkAugust 29, 2013 – Segment 3

We hear from families who have had family members killed by the police in Baltimore and who are working to create a CommUnity park in the vacant lot where one of the men was killed.

Members of the families of Anthony Anderson, Sr., who was killed by the police on September 21, 2012 at the age of 46, and Tyrone West, who was killed by the same police unit on July 18th, share their stories and tell us about an event taking place this weekend on Anthony Anderson’s birthday:

The Anderson Family is inviting the people of Baltimore to join them on August 31, 2013, from 12PM to 8PM at East Biddle & North Montford, to celebrate the life of Anthony Anderson, on what would have been his 47th birthday. They plan to bring life back to the vacant lot where he was killed, by turning the abandoned field into a CommUnity Park. They will be spending the day cleaning the lot and planting flowers, vegetables, and trees while distributing free food and books to the community. They will also use the opportunity to demand a fair investigation into the death of Tyrone West.

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Violence In Baltimore: Community Solutions

Baltimore CrimeAugust 22, 2013 – Segment 2

We discuss the latest spike in violent crime in Baltimore City. What is at the root of the violence, and what can be done to combat it?

Our guests include: Krishana Davis, multi-platform journalist who writes for the Baltimore Afro newspaper; Kimberly Armstrong, community advocate, author, speaker, and winner of the Spirit of Woman Award; Cameron Miles, Director of Mentoring Males Teens in the Hood; and Michael Johnson, community leader and activist.

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Philosophers’ Roundtable On Violence In USA

tankJuly 24, 2013 – Segment 1

We speak with religious, ethical, and philosophical thinkers about violence in our country. Why is violence so omnipresent in our daily lives? Is the United States an exceptionally violent nation? What does it mean to create a more humane and just society?  Can it be done?  And how do we do it here? Our guests include

  • Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton, Senior Pastor at the Open Church in Baltimore and Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas;
  • Brendan Walsh, a former priest who helps run Viva House, a Catholic Worker soup kitchen;
  • E.R. Shipp,  Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University, and
  • Latonia Valincia, playwright, director, author and motivational speaker.

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Community Responses To Violence: 300 Man March And Beyond

300 man marchJuly 10, 2013 – Segment 1

We have a conversation about community and police reactions to the escalation of violence in Baltimore City over the past few weeks. We examine initiatives such as last weekend’s 300 Man March, and discuss what is being done to combat violence in our community. Our guests are: Daniel Webster, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Bob Cherry, President of Baltimore’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3; Munir Bahar, activist, founder of COR Fitness, and one of the organizers of the 300 Man March; and Jason Rodriguez, Editing and Technical Manager for DMVdaily.com and one of the founders of the Baltimore City chapter of Copwatch.

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Violent Week In Baltimore: Where Do We Go From Here?

Baltimore City Police Commissioner BattsJune 28, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin our show with a local news round table focusing on the wave of shootings that have swept Baltimore lately. Guests include:

  • Krishana Davis, multi-platform journalist;
  • Antero Pietila, author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City;
  • community activist Kimberly Armstrong; 
  • and Munir Bahar, activist and founder of COR Fitness.

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Stopping Violence In Baltimore

cherry hillMay 29, 2013 – Segment 4

This weekend, a 16-month-old named Carter Scott was tragically shot and killed in Cherry Hill. We discuss that and hear about community efforts to curb violence in Baltimore with

  • Delaino Johnson, Safe Streets Outreach Worker for Cherry Hill and
  • Cameron Miles, Director of Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood.

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Misogyny And Violence: From Ohio To Baltimore

ohioMay 8, 2013 – Segment 2

Yesterday, an off-duty Baltimore City police officer allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then barricaded himself inside a house with a toddler believed to be his son. In Ohio this week, three women who had been kidnapped over a decade ago, along with a six year old girl believed to be one of their daughters, escaped from the home they had been held in against their will by three brothers. In the context of these stories, we discuss violence and misogyny with Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor at Racialicious;and Keith Snipes, actor, narrator, writer, and social commentator.

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Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this weekMarch 13, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week. We discuss the youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore with: 

  • LaMarr Darnell Shields, President of the Urban Leadership Institute and founder of the PRAISE Academy;
  • Dawnya Jackson, Junior at the Baltimore Freedom Academy and member of the Intersection;
  • Bonnita Spikes, whose husband Michael was murdered in 1994, and who is now Murder Victims’ Family Members Organizer for CASE (Maryland Citizens Against State Executions);
  • Corey Brooks, Pastor for New Beginnings Church in Chicago;
  • and Phillip Jackson,Executive Director of the Black Star Project in Chicago.

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