In Baltimore and Across the Country, Black Faces In High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 01: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore speaks at a press conference after it was announced that charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)May 7, 2015 – Segment 1

Our guest host is Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.

We begin the hour with Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor in Princeton University’s Center for African American Studies, who talks about her article last week in In These Times: “In Baltimore and Across the Country, Black Faces in High Places Haven’t Helped Average Black People: Electing African-American political leaders has done little to alleviate the suffering of Black America.”

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

The Marc Steiner Show currently airs on The Real News Network. The show covers the topics that matter, engaging real voices, from Charm City to Cairo and beyond. Email us to share your comments with us.