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The history you don’t know, but should. Exploring how Black culture has changed, and is changing the world.

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    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

The history you don’t know, but should. Exploring how Black culture has changed, and is changing the world.

    Life in Prison

    Life in Prison

    In this episode, Kyle talks about life in prison. Quarantine, fights, moving from level 2 to level 5, and back to level 2. Kyle finally gets to a point where he knows how he approaches life has to change. At the same time, the Supreme Court begins to look at the legality of Juvenile life sentences.

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    To prison and back - part 3

    To prison and back - part 3

    In part three Kyle is faced with a choice, take care of a problem in the neighborhood or have the neighborhood take care of him. It ends with him running from the police, and after a mistrial, coming so close to freedom.

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    To prison and back -part 2

    To prison and back -part 2

    In the second part we pick up as Kyle is jumped into the Vice Lords. He talks about his time in the gang, what it meant to part of it and how his life became more intense as time went on. Kyle talks about their interactions with the police, and when he finally went to jail, for good - so he thought.

    • 47 Min.
    To prison and back

    To prison and back

    Have you ever wondered how you go from being a little kid in Vermont to living in Detroit, a member of one of the oldest gangs in the Chicago area, and then being convicted of the most serious of crimes, spending a significant amount of time in jail, and then turning your life around?

    Well, you are about to find out. This is the first part of an interview I did with Kyle Daniel-Bey. Kyle is easy to listen to because he is honest. His story just flows from him, and as with all good stories, you can’t help but learn.

    • 59 Min.
    Your Voice Needs to be Heard

    Your Voice Needs to be Heard

    Do you ever wonder if you are going to come home at night, or, again? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be beaten by police when you are just trying to support your community? What about the knowledge that no matter what happens to you, you will be back, raising your voice, lifting your community, organizing and protesting. Listen in as we talk with Chris Brown aka Thoughtpoet.

    • 57 Min.
    Mary Turner Project

    Mary Turner Project

    Committed to racial justice and healing

    • 59 Min.

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