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Crossroads Radio Show Annual Calendar

Crossroads Radio Show Annual Calendar

October 16, 2018 - Native Son, Actor, Producer, Founder of the D.C. Black Repertory Company Honors Robert Hooks!October 16, 2018 - Native Son, Actor, Producer, Founder of the D.C. Black Repertory Company  Honors Robert Hooks!THE GUESTS FOR THE SHOW WERE ROBERT HOOKS, FOUNDER OF THE DC BLACK REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY AND LYN DYSON, FOUNDER OF THE MULTI-MEDIA TRAINING INSTITUTE. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has named October 18th, 2018, as Robert Day to honor D.C. native son Robert Hooks and the company he founded 47 years ago. The DC Black Repertory Company Alumni Association and Multi-Media Training Institute will honor Robert Hooks and 12 other luminary leaders who were integral members of the Company during a two-day celebration.
October 9, 2018 - THE NATIONAL CREDIBLE MESSENGER SUMMITOctober 9, 2018 - THE NATIONAL CREDIBLE MESSENGER SUMMITTHE GUESTS FOR THIS SHOW WERE CLINT LACEY, DIRECTOR OF THE DEPT OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES, LINDA HARLLEE HARPER, SENIOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE DEPT OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES AND TYRONE PARKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ALLIANCE OF CONCERNED MEN
October 2, 2018 - The First Topic: MASS INCARCERATION & MENTAL ILLNESS & The Second Topic: GRANDPARENTS RAISING CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTSOctober 2, 2018 - The First Topic:  MASS INCARCERATION & MENTAL ILLNESS & The Second Topic:  GRANDPARENTS RAISING CHILDREN OF INCARCERATED PARENTSTHE GUEST WERE SHARON VOLLIN MIAMIMI - (MOVEMENT AGAINST MASS INCARCERATION OF THE MENTALLY ILL) AND JENICE PATTERSON, DIRECTOR: PARENT WATCH, KEVIN McNAIR, THE WASHINGTON INFORMER.
September 25, 2018 - FROM INMATE TO WARDENThe guest this week was Mr. Peter Jackson, FORMER DEPUTY WARDEN OF LORTON YOUTH CENTER AT LORTON, VIRGINIA.
September 18, 2018 - JUVENILES SERVING LIFE IN MARYLAND PRISONS and ITS BROKEN PAROLE SYSTEMSeptember 18, 2018 - JUVENILES SERVING LIFE IN MARYLAND PRISONS and ITS BROKEN PAROLE SYSTEMThe guests for the show were: WILLIAM GARDNER WHO WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE AT AGE 16 AND RELEASED AFTER SERVING 44 YEARS AND WALTER LOMAX, FOUNDER OF MARYLAND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM
September 11, 2018 - CELEBRATING DC NATIVE SON ROBERT HOOKS, FOUNDER, DC BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY PROCLAMATION: ROBERT HOOKS DAY IN DCSeptember 11, 2018 - CELEBRATING DC NATIVE SON ROBERT HOOKS, FOUNDER, DC BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY  PROCLAMATION: ROBERT HOOKS DAY IN DCTHE GUESTS FOR THE SHOW WERE THE TALENTED ROBERT HOOKS, FOUNDER OF THE DC BLACK REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY AND LYN DYSON, FOUNDER OF THE MULTI-MEDIA TRAINING INSTITUTE. MR. HOOKS WILL BE HONORED THIS WEEKEND ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 AT 16TH AND P STREETS, NW AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 AT THE ICONIC LINCOLN THEATER.
September 4, 2018 - LEADING THE PHONE JUSTICE FIGHT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT AFFECT DC INMATES NATIONWIDESeptember 4, 2018 - LEADING THE PHONE JUSTICE FIGHT  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT AFFECT DC INMATES NATIONWIDECROSSROADS WAS AIRED LIVE FROM BEN'S CHILI BOWL AND THE TOPIC FOR THE FIRST HOUR WAS: LEADING THE PRISON PHONE JUSTICE AND THE GUEST WAS FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSIONER, MIGNON CLYBURN. THE SECOND HOUR'S TOPIC WAS MONITORING AND UPDATES FROM CIC (DC CORRECTIONS INFORMATION COUNCIL) POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AFFECTING DC PRISONERS. THE GUESTS FOR THIS PORTION OF THE SHOW WERE MICHELE BONNER, DIRECTOR OF THE CORRECTIONS INFORMATION COUNCIL AND CHARLES THORNTON, BOARD MEMBER OF THE CORRECTIONS INFORMATION COUNCIL
August 21, 2018 - 10TH ANNUAL "FROM PRISON TO THE STAGE" WRITTEN BY INCARCERATED PERSONS PERFORMED BY RETURNING CITIZENSAugust 21, 2018 - 10TH ANNUAL "FROM PRISON TO THE STAGE"  WRITTEN BY INCARCERATED PERSONS PERFORMED BY RETURNING CITIZENSThe guest for the show were DENNIS SOBIN, PRODUCER OF THE PRISONS FOUNDATION ROSE BAHAM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SAFE STREETS FOUNDATION
Aug. 14, 2018 - THE 60TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF BEN'S CHILI BOWL A LIVING LEGENDAug. 14, 2018 - THE 60TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF BEN'S CHILI BOWL  A LIVING LEGENDTHE SHOW FOR TODAY WAS TITLED: THE 60TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF BEN'S CHILI BOWL, A LIVING LEGEND. THE GUESTS FOR THE SHOW WAS THE FABULOUS MRS. VIRGINIA ALI, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF BEN'S CHILI BOWL AND NIZAM ALI SON OF FOUNDERS BEN AND VIRGINIA ALI
August 7, 2018 - GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE***GENTRIFICATION & ITS IMPACT ON BLACK CULTURE IN DCAugust 7, 2018 - GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE***GENTRIFICATION & ITS IMPACT ON BLACK CULTURE IN DCTHE GUESTS FOR THE SHOW WERE NONE OTHER THAN KENNY BROWN, STEVE "FOOTS" BOLTON AND REV DR SANDRA BUTLER-TRUESDALE (GENERATIONAL NATIVE WASHINGTONIANS). THE TOPIC OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE SHOW WAS GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE, GENTRIFICATION AND THE IMPACT ON BLACK CULTURE IN DC AND THE TOPIC OF THE SECOND PORTION OF THE SHOW WAS SHOULD AGING PRISONERS BE RELEASED? & HARSH TREATMENT FOR YOUTH WON'T WORK! THE GUEST FOR THIS SEGMENT WAS MARC SCHINDLER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JUSTICE POLICY INSTITUTE.
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Washington Post Article:  Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

Washington Post Article: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

The Washington Post

March 18, 2016

Memorial service to be held for celebrated, controversial Frances Cress Welsing.
Psychiatrist and author Frances Cress Welsing was known for her controversial views on race. (Elvert Barnes/elvertbarnes.com)
By Hamil R. Harris March 17 at 10:32 PM  
When family members, friends, and colleagues of Frances Cress Welsing began planning a memorial service for the psychiatrist and author who devoted her life to studying racism and its root causes, they knew they would have a tall order trying to capture her impact.

She was both celebrated and controversial, but never wavering in her belief that the persistent struggles of people of color were the results of the racism they had endured. Welsing died Jan. 2, a few hours after suffering a stroke. She was 80.
Welsing provided psychiatric services to D.C. government agencies and institutions for 27 years. She also maintained a private practice in the District beginning in 1967, counseling patients until days before her death.
Several of those she helped, such as motivational speaker and radio host Roach Brown, say they owe her their lives.
In 1965, Brown was a 21-year-old inmate at the D.C. Department of Correction’s prison in Lorton, Va. A year earlier, he and two other men had been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a “local fence in a dispute over the price of hot jewelry,” Brown said.

[The price of redemption]

No weapon was ever recovered, and Brown, now 72, has always maintained that he was not the triggerman.
Welsing testified during his trial that his actions were consistent with someone whose environment had led to mental-health problems.
“They ended up giving me life in prison because Dr. Welsing spoke up on my behalf,” said Brown, who went on to start the prison theatrical group Inner Voices. “She saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.”
Brown, who had his sentenced commuted in 1975, will be among those in attendance at the memorial service for Welsing on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Metropolitan AME Church in the District. “Dr. Welsing turned me and other guys around,” Brown said. “She was our Harriet Tubman to get out of mental slavery.”

Welsing first gained notoriety in 1969 after she wrote an essay, “The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy).” In it she theorized that racism was rooted in the varying degrees of melanin and the “color inferiority” of white people. She argued that the lack of melanin led white people to develop “hostility and aggression” toward people darker than themselves.
 “She had a theory about race and why white people do what they do and I dealt with the what,” said Neely Fuller, author of “The United Independent Compensatory Code System Concept: a textbook/workbook for thought speech and/or action for victims of racism (white supremacy).”

In her 1991 book, “The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors,” Welsing again looked at the origins of white supremacy and its impact. She wrote that “black males must help one another to understand that they are being led by the dynamic of white supremacy to inflict extreme damage upon themselves and each other.”

[Welsing’s work provokes different reactions]

“Dr. Welsing’s major contribution as it relates to black mental health was that she had the capacity to challenge the dominant prevailing thought of our society and she gave it the name global white supremacy,” said Kevin Washington, president of the Association of Black Psychologists.

Ray Winbush, director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University and former director of the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University, said Welsing drew heavy criticism for her views, which she expected. She frequently engaged her detractors.

In 1974, she and Stanford University physicist William Shockley, who had argued that blacks were genetically inferior to whites, engaged in debate on the syndicated television show “Tony Brown’s Journal.”
Welsing was born in Chicago in 1935.Her father, Henry N. Cress was a physician, and her mother, Ida Mae Griffen, was a school teacher, and there were high expectations.
“We were taught that we were special,” said Welsing’s older sister, Lorne Cress-Love. “We were encouraged to read and discuss all types of issues.”

Cress-Love said their father and their grandfather, who also was a physician, were passionate about fighting for equality. “My father told us that our grandfather spent more time fighting for the race than practicing medicine.”
In 1957, Welsing earned a bachelor’s degree from Antioch College and in 1962 she earned a medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine. After graduation, Welsing completed a residency at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington. From 1968 to 1975, she taught in the pediatric department of Howard University’s Medical School.
 
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