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Mar 16, 2021

His father had one condition for the coaches who recruited his son to California. "He graduates on June 10th. We need him out of here by June 12th." It's both funny and poignant. Alonzo Duncan has worked in law enforcement for nearly thirty years. He started his career working within a prison and now works as a parole agent in the Los Angeles area.

Originally from Gary, Indiana, he now resides in Southern California where he's raised two children with his wife. He has a Master's degree in Administration of Justice and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Favorite movie is Menace to Society. Favorite song is No Vaseline.

Favorite words: The Spook Who Sat by the Door by Sam Greenlee. Also "Pretty is as pretty does" from his grandfather and "That's too much sugar for a dime," from his grandmother.

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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired.

Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.

Special thanks to Sonji Walker, Shedrick Sanders, Abigail Gonzalez, Don Davis and William Hamilton for their generous support.