In Case You Missed it: Raising Our Boys And The Central Park Five
In case you missed it, check out
Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio
on Sunday, December 23
and hear our discussions on
Raising Our Boys:
The Effects Of Failing Schools, Joblessness, Mass Incarceration And A Culture Of Violence On Boys
A number of societal ills are contributing to the detriment of many of today’s boys. Far more boys than girls are dropping out of high school, are illiterate upon graduating high school, fail to go to college or drop out of college. As a result of a weak school system, media that glorifies violence, an over-expanding prison system and a deficit of jobs, our society fails to help many boys develop into healthy and productive men. We explored how these factors affect boys and their perception of manhood in addition to practical solutions based on New York Times best-selling author Lisa Bloom’s book “Swagger” featuring:
TV Personality, High-Profile Civil Rights Attorney and Best-Selling Author of “Swagger“
The Role Race And Class Plays In Justice
Five young Black and Latino teen boys lost the innocence of their teen years after they were wrongfully convicted of brutally raping a white woman known as “The Central Park Jogger” in 1989. The case received international coverage as the City of New York and media demanded that the boys were persecuted despite the lack of evidence proving that they committed the crime. Years later, the actual culprit confessed to the crime, however the men are still fighting to receive the retribution, apologies and justice that they deserve. We’ll talk about the new documentary film about this case called “The Central Park Five” and the incident that is known as the crime of the century featuring:
Is Instagram Still Selling Your Photos?
During the Quickie, we broke down the controversy surrounding Instagram’s announcement that it has the right to sell users’ photos to third parties.
During the News Round Up, we talked about the NRA’s response to the Newtown School Massacre as well as other headlining news throughout the week.
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