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Crossroads Radio Show Annual Calendar

Crossroads Radio Show Annual Calendar

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.
July 31, 2018 - RETURNING CITIZENS IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY Returning Citizens Make Positive ImpactJuly 31, 2018 - RETURNING CITIZENS IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY  Returning Citizens Make Positive ImpactThe guests for the radio show was Eric Weaver, National Association for the Advancement of Returning Citizens and Elwood "Yango" Sawyer, Movement for Love and Unity. There were many callers who made comments regarding the issue and asked questions regarding their family members who are incarcerated.
July 24, 2018 - THE HIGH COSTS OF HIDDEN FEES IN PRISON Inmates Must Pay Exorbitant Fees for Toiletries, Phone Calls, Email and SnacksJuly 24, 2018 - THE HIGH COSTS OF HIDDEN FEES IN PRISON  Inmates Must Pay Exorbitant Fees for Toiletries, Phone Calls, Email and SnacksThe guest for the show was PAUL WRIGHT, FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE CENTER, EDITOR OF PRISON LEGAL NEWS. THE SHOW WAS VERY INFORMATIVE, MR. WRIGHT WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND GAVE MANY EXAMPLES OF HOW FAMILIES AND INMATES ARE BEING EXTORTED.
July 17, 2018 - POLICING AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN WARDS 7 AND 8, WASHINGTON, DCJuly 17, 2018 - POLICING AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN WARDS 7 AND 8, WASHINGTON, DCTHE GUESTS FOR THE SHOW WAS MR. ANTHONY LORENZO GREEN, ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONER (ANC 7C04) DEANWOOD NORTH EAST WASHINGTON, DC AND MS. SHERICE MUHAMMAD, ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSIONER (ANC 7D06) DEANWOOD NORTH EAST WASHINGTON, DC. THE GUESTS WERE EXCELLENT AND SPOKE ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THE DC POLICE FORCE BETTER. CROSS ROADS RADIO SHOW JULY 17, 2018 POLICING AND PUBLIC SAFETY IN WARDS 7 AND 8 WASHINGTON, DC Grapevine Former Trump campaign boss Manafort no longer a “VIP” as he gets new jail and prison jumpsuit Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has left the jail where he recently boasted of being treated like a “VIP’, and has landed in a new lockup with a new inmate outfit. At his former jail, he was kept in “a private, self-contained living unit” that is bigger than his fellow inmates’ spaces, had “his own bathroom and shower facility, his own personal telephone, and his own workplace to prepare for trial”, prosecutors said in a court filing. And he was not required to wear a prison uniform in the Warsaw jail, the filing said. Manafort’s relocation came a day after prosecutors on the team of special counsel Robert Mueller detailed the special treatment Manafort had been afforded in the Warsaw jail since his $10m bail was revoked June 15 after claims he tried to tamper with two potential witnesses for his trials. FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) urges increased use of compassionate release Compassionate release programs could be a useful and humane means of reducing the prison population if states were to use them more, according to a report by FAMM. “It’s cruel and wasteful to continue to incarcerate people who no longer pose a threat to our society,”, said report author Mary Price, The Crime Report. EXPAND COMPASSIONATE RELEASE LIBERALLY TO RELEASE OLDER AND INFIRMED PRISONERS NOW! How to reduce the “safety hazards” of plea bargaining The vast majority of cases in the American criminal justice system are settled through plea deals - 97% of all federal cases and 94% of state ones. In a plea-bargain arrangement, the defendant admits to an offense in exchange for a lighter sentence from the prosecutor that could be expected following a conviction at trial. But for precisely these reasons, the plea-bargain system runs the risk of locking up the innocent. Rural (In)Justice: The hidden crisis in America’s jails Judge Leifman said people with mental illness are nine times more likely to be incarcerated than hospitalized, and that at any given time, about 550,000 people with serious mental illnesses are in jails or prisons, and another 900,000 are under correctional supervision. 11m people are placed in jail yearly. Mass incarceration warrants mass release. Guests Sherice Muhammad – Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC 7D06), Ward 7, Washington, DC Anthony Lorenzo Green, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC 7C04), Ward 7, Washington, DC On Thursday, July 12, 2018, Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, held a public oversight roundtable to hear from members of the community on policing and public safety concerns specific to Wards 7 and 8. The roundtable was held in two locations to give residents an opportunity to share their views. The morning session included testimony from government witnesses. The evening session focused on hearing from members of the community. In recent weeks a series of cell phone videos has shown officers harassing citizens for no apparent reason. Why was this hearing necessary at city council chambers and a community panel that evening? The testimony of Police Chief Peter Newsham was disclosed at the morning meeting. He called some of the actions of his officers “disturbing and inappropriate.” Trust with police is completely broken. Youth are crying out. Why are we so targeted? Young girl Sade Cunningham spoke eloquently through her pain. Self-knowledge and knowing yourself are key to maintaining your self-respect. Contact your ANC. November 6 was a dismal turnout. Residents must turn out and vote! Think of our ancestors! They died and were beaten for this right! This community already has the highest unemployment, deaths, sickness and illiteracy. To contact your ANC: Sherice Muhammad 202.808.4615 7D06@anc.dc.gov Anthony Lorenzo Green 202.600.9834 Lorenzo.deanwood@gmail.com
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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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