Last Saturday, November 16th, activist NichoDavid embarked on an over 700-mile bike trip from Chicago to Atlanta with one goal: to raise awareness for youth violence, critical thinking, and obesity. Reporter Renata Sago spoke to him before his trip and joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning to share his story.
On the this installment of Practically Speaking, we unpacked the hidden epidemic of mental illness in the Black community, why some people of color believe that counseling is for white folks, and why some are still so loathe to talk about needing help. You’ll hear from N’Dana Carter, a Black woman and mental health activist who is not ashamed to say that she has struggled with depression for years.
Associate director ‘63 Boycott’ Tracye Matthews, and Brandon Johnson of the black caucus of the Chicago Teachers Union join hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the legacy of student activism in Chicago.
Before the Teacher’s Union strike in 2012, the largest organized protest against the Chicago Public Schools was a 1963 student boycott that involved 200,000 young people. Kartemquin Films will be screening a version of their new film ‘63 Boycott.
Healthy Schools Campaign: Improving the public school system is a complex issue because there’s so many things that can be focused on. We speak with Guillermo Gomez, Vice President of Internal Affairs for the Healthy Schools Campaign. He’ll discuss this week’s “Principal’s Breakfast for School Wellness” Event and…
Shantell had the honor of speaking with the legendary MC Lyte while she was in town promoting her new book “Unstoppable.” The hip hop pioneer and lyricist talks frankly about hip hop then and now, navigating the world of fame and her philanthropic efforts to give back to the community.