What started as peaceful protest for justice in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody in Baltimore, boiled over into civil unrest and forced not only Baltimoreans, but the entire nation to pay attention to the issues of our inner city neighborhoods. Sadly the issues are nothing new - high unemployment, low education, broken family structures, food deserts, racism - pick a large urban area and you will find these problems and more. But out of the conflict has arisen a sense of community where people have come together to affect change. On the next Another View we will examine what happened in Baltimore and explore ways to keep the positive momentum going. Roger Chesley, Carol Pretlow, Bill Thomas and Wil LaVeist bring real talk about Baltimore on the next Another View, Friday, May 8 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
Education is front and center for the Another View Round Table - from the resignation of Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Samuel King, to a new report that says education is not the great equalizer for African Americans to seasoned teachers being sent to prison for altering student test scores in Atlanta. Join us for spirited conversation from our Round Table pundits - NSU professor Carol Pretlow, community activist Bill Thomas, journalist, author and talk show host, Wil LaVeist and guest pundit Dr. Eric Claville, political science and history professor at Hampton University. It's Another View, Friday, April 10 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. 50 years later... the US Department of Justice finds Ferguson police consistantly violate the civil rights of its Black citizens...Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner are all killed, with no consequence to their killers...an African American youth is killed at the hands of police in Wisconsin ...and a fraternity is thrown off campus at the University of Oklahoma for posting a racist video on social media. So how far have we come? Candid conversation from our Another View Round Table - Roger Chesley, Columnist with the Virginian-Pilot; NSU Professor of Political Science, Carol Pretlow; Community Activist Bill Thomas; and guest pundit, Author and Poet Tim Seibles all share their thoughts on the next Another View, Friday, March 13 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
Have you ever felt like you were being observed while shopping or had a sales associate follow you as you walked from one display to the next? On the next Another View Round Table we'll discuss "Shopping While Black," with pundits: Roger Chesley, Wil LaVeist, Carol Pretlow and Bill Thomas. The Round Table will also delve into the recent attack of a Norfolk State University student by a Norfolk police dog, and we'll discuss the influx of TV shows featuring black actors on network television. How do today's programs compare to those of yesteryear? Plus Lisa Godley speaks with Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell about the approaching Affordable Care Act deadline. So make an appointment to join us for the next Another View, Friday, February 13th at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!
Happy New Year! On this first Another View Round Table of 2015 our pundits discuss the relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in today's educational environment. Faced with decreasing enrollments and financial and accreditation issues, many say these institutions are no longer needed, while others say the model of serving primarily African American students must change if these schools are to survive. Virginian-Pilot columnist Roger Chesley, NSU political science professor Carol Pretlow, community activist Bill Thomas, and journalist, author and talk show host Wil LaVeist share their unique perspectives on the next Another View, Friday, January 9, 2015 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!