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Crossroads Radio Show Annual Calendar

Crossroads Radio Show Annual Calendar

January 3, 2017 LOST AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS IN THE MARYLAND JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM and A FAREWELL TO MONA LISA GAFFNEYJanuary 3, 2017 LOST AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS IN THE  MARYLAND JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM and A FAREWELL TO MONA LISA GAFFNEYTHIS IS THE FIRST SHOW (CROSSROADS) OF 2017 The guests for the show were Tim Curry, National Juvenile Defense Center and Mike A. Males is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. The debate was heated, as both men had unique views on the topic of youth offenders. However, after all is said and done, we need the Justice Department to STOP allowing children to be strip searched. Teenaged kids don't want their parents in the room when they are undressing, so just imagine how a child feels when a sexually deviant male is in the room and asks him to strip. This is traumatizing to adult males, so imagine a child at the tender age of 10, 11 or 12 years...
December 27, 2016 - 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF 2016December 27, 2016 - 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW  THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF 2016The guests for the final radio show of 2016 were none other than: STEVE "FOOTS" BOLTON, A THIRD GENERATION WASHINGTONIAN; KENNY BROWN, ANOTHER THIRD GENERATION WASHINGTONIAN AND SANDRA BUTLER-TRUESDALE, A FIFTH GENERATION WASHINGTONIAN. Roach Brown and these three Washington Historians spoke candidly about the events that took place in 2016, which included the good, the not so good and the bad.
December 20, 2016 - LAST CALL FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCIES ...ONLY 30 DAYS LEFT December 20, 2016 - LAST CALL FOR EXECUTIVE CLEMENCIES ...ONLY 30 DAYS LEFT  The show was a final push asking Obama to release countless inmates who are non-violent offenders. The guests for the show were Mr. Michael Schwirtz, a reporter for the New York Times, Children of Incarcerated Parents hoping for Executive Clemencies: Ebony and Miko Underwood who are relentlessly fighting fore their father; William Underwood's release, and you can find their website at www.inprison.net or https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-28-years-is-too-long-free-our-father-william-underwood and Miquelle West, who is asking President Obama to release her mother, Michelle West who has been incarcerated for over 20 years. You can find Michelle's story at https://www.crowdrise.com/freemichellewest
December 13, 2016 - HOW LORTON'S PRISON RIGHTS MOVEMENT GAVE BIRTH TO "THE INNER VOICES" AND SIMILAR REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMThe guests for the show were Tyrone Parker, Founder and Director of the Alliance of Concerned Men and Andre Gainer, Former Member "The Inner Voices" Drama Group, Recently Released after Serving 25 Years in Prison. This show was very informative and shed light on what happens when people are released after serving many years in prison. Host Roach Brown also spoke about "An Evening with the Inner Voices and Roach Brown" which promises to be a night to remember.
December 6, 2016 - TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR OBAMA'S CLEMENCYDecember 6, 2016 - TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR OBAMA'S CLEMENCYThe guests for the show were Mark William Osler, Law Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota and MiAngel Cody,Defense Attorney and Founder of The Decarceration Collective, Chicago, Illinois.
November 29, 2016 - Mass Incarceration - DC Corrections and ParoleNovember 29, 2016 - Mass Incarceration - DC Corrections and ParoleThe guest for the show was Walter Ridley, Former Chairman of the DC Board of Parole, Former Warden and Former Director of the DC Department of Corrections. Mr. Ridley spoke about his time at DC Jail and the respect that he had for the inmates who were incarcerated at that time. He gave us an inside look at the prison system and spoke about the things that should and should not be in the law.
November 22, 2016 - Justice for Terrence SterlingNovember 22, 2016 - Justice for Terrence SterlingThe guest for the show was Mr. Steven Douglass of Justice for Terrence Sterling, Steven Douglass Ministries. Terrence Sterling was murdered by DC Metropolitan Police Officers on September 22, 2016 while riding home. This show was very touching and showed that the police have been and still are covering up their hateful acts of violence. We as a nation must fight for changes where it concerns our people and the police. We are not saying that all police are bad, but we must re-educate the police and stop this racial profiling.
November 15, 2016 - SHOW PREEMPTED
October 25, 2016 – Is US Parole Commission Applying Correct DC Parole Guidelines for DC Code Prisoners?October 25, 2016 – Is US Parole Commission Applying Correct DC Parole Guidelines for DC Code Prisoners?The guests for this show were: Nicole Parker, Director of Advocacy at The Sentencing Project and Chiquisha Robinson, Program Manager of the Prisoner Reentry & Legal Services at the Public Defender Service. This was a very interesting show. The women gave some powerful views regarding the US Parole Commission and spoke so eloquently about the laws that effect DC Code offenders
November 8, 2016 - ELECTION DAY AND RETURNING CITIZENSNovember 8, 2016 - ELECTION DAY AND RETURNING CITIZENSThe guests for the show were Michelle Whittaker of Fair Vote and Courtney Stewart of the Reentry Network for Returning Citizens. Also, City Councilwoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton was expected to call in. This was a very important radio show, in that we are voting for President of the United States of America and for a ballot referendum to split the nation’s capital into a new state for its residents and a smaller, federal district for government buildings and monuments is headed to D.C. voters in November. The D.C. Council unanimously approved the referendum proposed by Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on Tuesday, saying that, if approved, it could help pressure Congress to hold the first vote in more than two decades to allow D.C. residents to form the 51st state.
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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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