Series of Talks and Forums on www.JoysPeace.com produced by Mama Joy (of The Melody of Joy Institute & Papa Peace of Media Joy Productions.
Our Children Are The Solution, Not The Problem
My grand daughter Aya Woods (freshman in Highschool) says that she is not learning much in school. We as a community a lot of time see teenagers as the problem, not the solution. Aya says She is feeling so bored and sad at school; she views what is being taught to her does not help create financial freedom. If we listen to our children we can know the direction we should take in the education system. After this interview, Aya felt she was heard not as a child but as an adult. Her dad came on the show and that encouraged her greatly. She said, she feels now more purposeful and hopeful.
“Black Youth Are Not Afraid To Defend Their Rights”, Psychologist, Dr. Niama T. Malachi
In this interview, Psychologist, Dr. Niama T. Malachi, states, “Black youth are not afraid to defend their Rights...the evolution of us no longer being afraid, is something to be proud of...”. Together with her daughter, she organizes civil rights marches and activities with youth here in Southside Chicago.She is a Squad Leader for Color of Change-Chicago, a national organization helping people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. From her website thesocialconsult.org “Dr. Malachi uses key principles of Consulting, Community, and Positive Psychology, in order to help organizations, leaders, and individuals, eliminate their barriers to success, empowering them to reach their maximum potential.”
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“I Can Breath”, Says ABJ Youth, Tabario, Asia, Khiari
Amidst the news of unrest in our youth in Southside Chicago, talking to the youth, Tabario, Asia, Khiari, brought tranquility and hope to our hearts.
Jacquline Miller, the mentor at ABJ testifies that, working with these youth, has been such breath of fresh air; she felt like a child again, full of hope.We heard from family and friends of Tabario, Asia, Khiari, as how talented and true to their purpose they are.
Lastly, we heard from Pastor Victoria Brady, who talked about her mother as the founder of ABJ. And in the end, Asia sang beautifully for us.
Our Ancestors Fought For Voting Rights- Interview with Josephine Perry
In this interview, Josephine Hamilton Perry says, if we don’t get involved in the people for the people by the people system of our country, then our ancestors fight for voting rights of colored people and women was to no avail.
Josephine Perry, a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris
The Good Gang, Interview With Youth Antonio & Isaiah and Mentor, Jacquline
“...there is nothing wrong with gangs, it’s a form of organizing...but there is a problem with ‘bad’ gangs, that are formed to torment others...” says Antonio Monix (Toni Mono), one of the Youth leaders at the ABJ foundation.
Alyiah Harris, (writer for breathing minds.org) asks, “How do you handle the day to day fear of walking around Southside, with so many killings there...?” Isaiah James (Adverb Poet) answers, “...I am not afraid because, I live in Purpose...”
Jacquline Miller, the mentor, stated that, ABJ serves the youth, by teaching them how art can serve as a tool for economic growth.
(Victoria Brady is the founder of ABJ foundation) Websitemore podcast on JoysPeace about ABJ
Antonio MonixIsaiah Adverb JamesJacquline Miller
Legacy of My Mother: Hello Campaign, Interview with Lena Bivins
For the last two years, Lena Bivins and her sister Shante Marshall, are saying “helllo” to anyone they pass by, especially to those who are “unwanted” and in distress in their Woodlawn community. Everyday news of shootings, crimes does not deter them from getting out daily and embracing the weary in their neighborhood.
This two sisters get their courage from the legacy their mother left behind. The mother, being in great mental and physical distress, kept on giving to their neighbors till her last days!
We listened in awe, how this family turned daily distress into daily joy of giving to others and each other.