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Mar 22, 2021

While at his Dad's favorite barber shop, Wen Smith noticed the way one of the patrons, an L A County Sheriff, conducted himself. He was friendly, respected and Black like him. Year's later this same man would be one of the lead experts leading his first training to enter law enforcement. Nearly twenty years later, Wen works to recover firearms from those no longer legally permitted to own them. He gives us a peak into the impact of his job on our lives.

Favorite movie: The Avengers series.

Favorite words: If You Believe the Nego Has a Soul speech by Marcus Garvey.

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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.