Tell Us The Truth

Tell Us The Truth

Tell Us The Truth is a podcast series that provides a safe space for open dialogue about systemic racism and inequity, and what we can do collectively, as a society, to bring about change. You'll hear honest discussion and frank answers from private citizens, elected officials, lawyers, community partners, youth and more. Tell Us The Truth is executive-produced and hosted by E. Duke Bennett, produced and engineered by Michael Pelosi and is in partnership with WBZ NewsRadio in Boston.... Show More

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September 22, 2020 53 min
Episode 8: Healthcare & Multi-Racial Families

Certified Nursing Assistant Maria Lynch Tells Us The Truth about her experiences with Systemic Racism within Healthcare. Listen as CNA Maria discusses the alarming mortality rate of Black Women who give birth in America, how even Maria herself has been mistreated as a Medical Patient and advice for everyone regarding how to advocate for yourself when dealing with Medical Professional...
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Episode 7: The Media

Media plays a vital role within society's ability to remain informed about what's going on in the World around us and beyond. With that said, has Mainstream Media gone too far with how it wants to influence information and what we believe as a society?

Media Specialist and National Association of Black Journalists member Brian H. Waters believes We should all learn more about Media rather than lead with ...
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Episode 6: Black Diversity
This may come as a shock to some, but Black People are in fact diverse. Not only are Black People diverse in terms of physical characteristics, Birthplace of Parents and Grandparents but we are also diverse within the way we think. It's not enough for me to just state this fact; on this episode it will be demonstrated through our two guests.

"Superwoke" Javi was born and raised in the South End ...
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Episode 5: Put Your $ Where Your Mouth Is

One of the most effective tools used to maintain Systemic Racism is financial stability. Those who benefit most from Systemic Racism often experience generational wealth and work to maintain said wealth while keeping those without it in lesser financially stable positions. We'll unpack this notion while examining ways some are making a deliberate effort to improve the financial standing ...
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Tell Us The Truth Episode 4: Trauma
One of the most significant byproducts of Systemic Racism is Trauma and during this episode we're going to examine how Trauma affects us all including Young People. We start with the Founder and Executive Director of the New Democracy Coalition, Kevin Peterson, who is at the forefront of the campaign to rename a Boston landmark that was not only financed by the sale of African Slaves, but also...
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Episode 3: Taxation Without Representation

It's easy to comprehend why protests in the 1770's escalated into riots and vandalism like the Boston Tea Party; which eventually turned into a full scale conflict. Taxation Without Representation is the antithesis of what The United States of America stands for. This is what we are taught in school and what we all generally agree on right? So why are so many of us surprised when th...
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Episode 2: The Elephant In The Room

How is Systemic Racism explained to Children and what's it like working in institutions in which you are faced with the impact of Systemic Racism every day?

Lifelong Bostonian and Father of two Boys, Lovell Porter, details how Racism is just as problematic in the Northern United States as it is in the South. How does Mr. Porter address Systemic Racism with his two Sons? How has Systemic Racism ...
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In our debut episode of Tell Us The Truth, let's reflect on the fact police murder victims such as Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and George Floyd are not just people who you've watched get murdered and read about in the newspaper, they are real people who have a lasting impact on all of us. We explore their impact through two perspectives.

First, we have retired United States Army officer Keith Atkins who reflects on the l...
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