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Jul 31, 2020

Photographer and community activist, Sylvester Givens, aka Duke, came up when Long Beach, California was in the throws of gang violence. After serving in the United States Air Force for a few years, he returned to find many of the young men he grew up with were no longer living as result of the drugs and violence. This...


Jul 29, 2020

My father brought him to meet and hear Malcolm X while he was a high school junior. At Occidental College, Martin Luther King, Jr gave him career advice over lunch in 1967. This math major went on to enjoy a 34-year career in the insurance industry as an actuary. He developed insurance and pension products for Fortune...


Jul 23, 2020

This brother dishes knowledge with just the right amount of humor and a dash of brash. Comedian Papp Johnson lets his sensitivity show through as he discusses the benefits and challenges of attending a white majority high school; microaggressions all tall black men deal with; and the kind of woman that soothes this...


Jul 22, 2020

Husband, Father, Catholic and proud Bostonian native, Rashaun Martin is committed to Bostonian youth receiving a well-rounded education. This includes recruiting and retaining a diverse educator body for Boston Public Schools. As a Catholic, he's had the privilege of finding himself within a stone's throw of each of the...


Jul 22, 2020

Darius Davis was all set to become a college-educated ordained minister. And then life threw a few wrenches his way. He picked them up and used them as tools. Darius shares how he rebounded from a divorce, dropping out of college, dealing with depression and the Texas justice system.  He's now a happily married...