13 episodes

In this podcast, B.P. and Dev explore how to engage positively with Black men and boys. They challenge the listener to question assumptions about Black men and boys, to see them as individuals, not as stereotypes. In each episode, BP and Dev provide practical tips for allies of all races and ethnicities to help create spaces where Black men and boys can feel safe and supported. Join BP and Dev as they explore this important topic.

Building Bridges With Black Men Byron Pettit and Devin Eugene Cuffee

    • Society & Culture

In this podcast, B.P. and Dev explore how to engage positively with Black men and boys. They challenge the listener to question assumptions about Black men and boys, to see them as individuals, not as stereotypes. In each episode, BP and Dev provide practical tips for allies of all races and ethnicities to help create spaces where Black men and boys can feel safe and supported. Join BP and Dev as they explore this important topic.

    Rightful Tenant, Wrongful Taser: The Shocking Reality of Police Responses

    Rightful Tenant, Wrongful Taser: The Shocking Reality of Police Responses

    In this episode, we investigate an incident when a Black man calls the police for help, but instead of receiving assistance, he gets tased and arrested.  We ask the question: Before you call the police, what can you do to reduce your risk of being wrongfully harmed?

    • 17 min
    HVAC While Black: From Service Call to Police Call

    HVAC While Black: From Service Call to Police Call

    In this episode, we unmask the harsh reality of false allegations and unjust targeting of Black workers in the home and property services industries. We ask the question: Before you call the police on Black HVAC workers simply trying to do their job, what else can be done?

    • 18 min
    From Homeowners to Handcuffs: The Unjust Arrest of a Black Couple in Their Own Home

    From Homeowners to Handcuffs: The Unjust Arrest of a Black Couple in Their Own Home

    In this episode, we deconstruct how the tradition of calling the police on Black families newly moving into all-white neighborhoods is still alive and well. We ask the question: Before you call the police on your new Black neighbor who's simply trying to live in peace, what else can be done?

    • 22 min
    Saucy Shenanigans: When Chick-fil-A Sauce Leads to a Police Call

    Saucy Shenanigans: When Chick-fil-A Sauce Leads to a Police Call

    In this episode, we investigate a situation when a Chick-fil-A manager called the police on a couple who was simply asking for more dipping sauce. We ask the question: Before you call the police on customers simply wanting more sauce, what else can be done?

    • 21 min
    Tis the Season for Accusations: Unpacking a Shoplifting Conspiracy Report

    Tis the Season for Accusations: Unpacking a Shoplifting Conspiracy Report

    In this episode, we unpack the Christmas gift of having the police called on you while innocently shopping for a Christmas tree. We ask the question: Before you call the police on peaceful Christmas shoppers, what else can be done?

    • 18 min
    Neighborly Awareness: Hasty Police Calls and Neighbor Interactions

    Neighborly Awareness: Hasty Police Calls and Neighbor Interactions

    In this episode, we discuss how being a good neighbor does not mean being quick to call the police on every unfamiliar black man in the neighborhood. We ask the question: Before you call the police on a new face in the neighborhood, what else can be done?

    • 20 min

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