July 18, 2021
From Executive Producers Harold and Hattie Bell, SPEAK THE TRUTH is a virtual talk show hosted by Black Men In America.com on the ZOOM platform. The show was launched with a rock-solid foundation starting with National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) 2020 Pioneer Award winner and Washington, DC area talk show sports legend Harold Bell and his co-hosts, longtime television broadcaster, producer and radio host Maggie Linton and veteran newswoman Jackie Jones, who is the Assistant Dean for Programs and Chair of the Department of Multimedia Journalism in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University, along with Christopher (C.J.) Johnson, Political Commentator for Black Men In America.com.
Over the past year the show has evolved with a rotating panel of co-hosts to include guest panelist Dr. Judy Fisher, Jacques Chevalier, Christopher “C.J.” Johnson, Sidney Davis, Charles Hopkins and Selma Alabama District Attorney Michael Jackson to name a few.
Facilitated by Black Men In America.com Publisher/Founder, Gary Johnson, “SPEAK THE TRUTH” talks about “hot topics” and the current events on the minds of folks in our community and across the nation.
There’s been a wave of media coverage this summer about an increase in homicides across the United States, particularly “black-on-black” crime. Police and politicians routinely share misleading, out-of-context crime statistics to advance their agendas. Fearmongering about rising crime has also been used for decades to undermine Black Americans’ protests for civil rights. Join Harold Bell and the team as they discuss why crime and killings are going up.