In our racialized society, raising black boys presents particular challenges. That’s true whether they are our birth children or adopted children. And the challenge is even more complex in cases of transracial families. So, how do we raise black boys to be safe and strong?
To talk more about this, host Richard Steele was joined by:
• Nijole Yutkowitz, Vice President of Inclusion and Community Development at The Cradle and a Cradle adoptive parent
• Kenard Gibbs, VP, Black Entertainment Television & CEO of Soul Train Holdings
• author and poet (and father of 4 boys) Quraysh Ali Lansana
Then, we reflected on Maurice White and Teesee Hooks: two shining stars of the entertainment scene that we lost this past week.
For that conversation, we were joined by:
• Lynn Norment, of Lynn Norment Communications (and Former Senior Staff Editor for Ebony Magazine)
• Dorothy Tucker, reporter at CBS2 & Host of WVON talk show on Consumer Affairs
The Barber Shop Show airs live on Fridays at Noon on 91.1FM. You can also stream live at vocalo.org. In addition, the show rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 9am on 91.1FM and on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5FM