African American Male Wellness Walk's founder John Gregory
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by Gannett
6M ago
Dr. Terrance Dean and Scot Kirk sit down with John H. Gregory, Founder of the National Center for Urban Solutions and National African American Male Wellness, along with Kenny Hampton, VP at African American Male Wellness Agency. The pair talked about the work that the organization does and Gregory reflects on his work throughout the years. Gregory says the reason for starting the organization was to curb Black male unemployment. However, they quickly realized that Black men's health issues were some of the primary causes of Black male unemployment. To create awareness about the health is ..read more
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Why 'gifted' programs leave behind students of color
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by Gannett
1y ago
In this episode of the "In Black and White" podcast, hosts Dr. Terrance Dean and Scot Kirk talk to Dr. Donna Ford, distinguished professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University, about school programs designed for gifted students and why many children of color are missing out. Ford said too often Black and Brown students are far more likely to be overlooked and excluded for gifted programs compared to white students. She also said teachers need to have higher expectations for all the children in their classrooms regardless of the students' backgrounds.  For ..read more
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What will be the impact of Columbus' new city council districts?
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by Gannett
1y ago
A major change is coming to how Columbus chooses its City Council members. Two years from now, nine districts will be created, each represented by a council member, with winners for all of the districts chosen in a citywide vote. Candidates must live in the district they wish to represent. To explain the change, In Black and White podcast host Scot Kirk along with Dr. Terrance Dean talked to Columbus City Councilmember Emmanuel Remy and City of Columbus legal counsel Niyah Walters.    ..read more
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In Black and White: Artist Queen Brooks reflects on career, artistry
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by Gannett
1y ago
In Black and White podcast hosts Dr. Terrance Dean and Scot Kirk talk to Columbus artist Queen Brooks about her most recent works, which were inspired by the pandemic and by the current social and political turmoil in the United States. Brooks — whose works comprise drawings, paintings, print making and mixed media —  said she wants to create pieces that foster hope in these troubled times. She also reflects on her career as an artist, and why she finds inspiration in the talents of today's younger artists. Finally, Brooks gives advice on collecting art for those just starting out, or tho ..read more
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Columbus Councilwoman, Favor uses passion for housing to help others
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by Gannett
1y ago
Dr. Terrance Dean and "The Other Side" podcast host, Scot Kirk, speak with Columbus City Council Woman, Shayla Favor, about the City of Columbus' eviction assistance program, which is part of the city's stable housing initiative. The Council Woman talks about some of the specifics of the program, such as how to qualify and what resources are available to renters.  Favor also talks about her passion for fixing the housing problem and how systemic racism disproportionately affects people of color when it comes to having adequate housing.  ..read more
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Black soccer players face racism on and off the field
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by Gannett
1y ago
Several high-profile incidents of racism have recently occurred in soccer worldwide. The Other Side host Scot Kirk talks to sports writer and author Edward Akemi about what's fueling the racism, and why Black soccer players so often find themselves the object of hate and abuse. Racist abuse comes from fans in the stands, other players on the pitch, game officials, sports writers and broadcasters, and online trolls. Contributing to the often toxic environment in soccer is how Black athletes are  stereotyped in the media, with their talents reduced to physical prowess, while white athletes ..read more
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A year after the killing of George Floyd and the summer protests
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by Gannett
1y ago
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of a George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police offer who knelt with his knee on Floyd's neck. The video shot by a bystander sparked worldwide outrage. Tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest racial injustice, and a national awakening spurred a top-to-bottom look at racial equality and social justice. In this podcast, reporters and columnists from Ohio's Gannett newspapers come together to discuss the reaction in their own cities to George Floyd's murder. You'll also hear how the events of 202 ..read more
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In Black and White: Ma'Khia Bryant and the adultification of Black girls
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by Gannett
1y ago
Dr. Terrance Dean leads a discussion with three Black scholars and intellectuals regarding the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, a teenage girl shot and killed by a Columbus police officer. Dr. Karen Powell Sears, Dr. Drexler James and Marcelius Braxton share their opinions on what the case means for young Black women around the country. Braxton, an assistant dean at Capital University's law school and the author of an op-ed column on the subject for the Dispatch, says that the Bryant case exposes a dirty secret in American culture — Black girls are often treated as if  ..read more
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In Black and White: Negotiating Blackness
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by Gannett
1y ago
Dr. Terrance Dean and "The Other Side" podcast host, Scot Kirk have a conversation with Jean-Philippe Dorval, Advocacy and Public Policy Liaison for the Prevention Action Alliance, regarding his op-ed column in the Dispatch about negotiating his Blackness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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In Black and White: Dialogue key to understanding others
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by Gannett
1y ago
Dr. Terrance Dean and "The Other Side" podcast host, Scot Kirk, discuss with Erik Farley, Senior Vice President of Equity and Inclusion for the YMCA of Central Ohio, the importance of getting residents from different communities and cultures to talk to each other. Farley says having a dialogue creates opportunities to build trust, and from that trust can develop plans of action to address inequities in our society. But it all starts from talking to one another, because that's the first step to allow individuals from different ethnic, racial, religious and cultural back ..read more
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