On this week's Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele talked to folks who are putting their money where their mouth is…
• Gerald Hamilton, a retired police officer who’s working to help turn young men’s lives around. He has been a foster parent to over 100 young black men.
• We also talked to Breanna Champion a young community organizer and activist with "We Charge Genocide". She gave her perspectives about police-youth relations.
Lastly, one recent protest that got a lot of attention via social media was “Brown Friday”, also known by the hashtag “Not One Dime”. The protest was essentially a boycott of Black Friday. But are marches and boycotts relevant today? What are the earmarks of success?
To help us try to answer those questions, Richard talked to:
• Ken Smikle, president and founder of Target Market News. He can help us unpack the impact of boycotts.
Breanna Champion of "We Charge Genocide" stayed with us for this part of the conversation, as well.
The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 91.1FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. In addition, the show broadcasts on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM.