As rioters stormed the Capitol building and lawmakers were ushered to undisclosed locations, Americans were left grappling with the scenes appearing on their televisions and phones — and that includes young people. In this episode of SPEAK THE TRUTH we hear from young voices. Ja’Veal, Brandon, Miles and C.J., speak their truth. It’s tough enough being a teenager. They are dealing with a pandemic, disruption in their education and now this racial strife and an insurrection. We also heard from parents and grandparents. This show ends with a stirring a Capella tribute to children by singer Robin Sugar Williams.
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. Every week National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) 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. 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.