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.

Episodes

April 30, 2021 60 min
Episode 38: Clementina Chery Tells Us The Truth

The guilty verdict for former Officer Derrick Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd should have been a moment when The United States finally turned the corner on senseless murders yet unfortunately that has not been the case. More people, especially Black and Brown people, have been murdered by community neighbors and in some instances Law Enforcement all over the Nation since the verd...
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Episode 37: Black Men Check In

Right before the Verdict of the Derek Chauvin trail is revealed, Rapper and Actor S7even Sinz has an in-depth "Check In" with host E. Duke Bennett about a variety of topics that include the George Floyd Murder, Concerns over organizations leading Protests and issues protesters face in the aftermath, Teaching the next generation about how to survive in a world in which Black and Brown folk are t...
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April 16, 2021 53 min
Episode 36: When Racism Is Normalized

Imagine growing up in a society in which racism not only exists but is accepted and normalized. Unfortunately Bibi, our guest this week, doesn't have to imagine because this was her reality growing up in Italy. Listen as the first known Italian born Black Woman details the fact she didn't even know she was black until she was 8 years old, her first experiences encountering racism in Ital...
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Episode 35: Photos, Education & The Black Experience

Society has led us to believe the Black Experience is finite and can only be certain ways, yet all you have to do is speak to Black Folk to realize our experiences are similar to an onion; full of various layers. Alan Rolette is a Military Veteran, Former Educator and the owner of River Horse Photography. Listen as Alan details being a child growing up from humble beginnings a...
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Episode 34: Racism Against Asians In America

The recent coverage of racism against Asians in America has many people assuming this is a sudden and new issue when in reality it is unfortunately par for the course. Meeshie joins us this week to detail her experience growing up as an Asian American Woman in Massachusetts. What was it like being the only Asian Person in most of her classes in school? What was it like experiencing racism...
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Episode 33: Overcoming Mental Health Challenges & Global Racism

Ashley J Williams is enjoying a wave of positive feedback regarding her book "Thorns of A Blood Red Rose". The first time Author shares the premise of the book including being influenced by everything from Supernatural Thriller Movies and celebrated Authors like Stephen King and R.L. Stein. Ashley also opens up about her life long journey coping with Mental ...
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Episode 32: The Truth About Racism In England

The Megan and Harry interview special with Oprah has sparked world wide interest and discussion. One of the most common questions many are asking is: What is the Truth About Racism in England and how have the Royal Family contributed to it? Four guests discuss the matter:

* Lysienne - Born and raised in London to a White German Mother and Black British Guiana Father. Lysienne's pers...
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March 10, 2021 48 min
Episode 31: Big Ramp Tells Us the Truth

New Orleans Rapper, Actor, and Entertainer Big Ramp has had a hell of a life journey that he hopes others can learn from. Listen as Big Ramp explains the differences between selling Mix Tapes in the 90's to the Digital Age of distributing music in modern times, his thoughts on Rappers creating songs about murdering real people and then doing so and advice regarding not drawing negative att...
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March 3, 2021 57 min
Episode 30: The Texas Snow Disaster

February 2021 will forever be remembered as the year a major snow and ice storm crippled the State of Texas resulting in everything from blackouts, boil water orders and people freezing to death. Austin Texas resident and lead singer of the band Summer Sleep, Pete Martin, shares his personal experiences from the 2021 Texas Snow Disaster. The first hand issue by issue details covered during this co...
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Episode 29: What Not To Say To Black People

The episode many have been waiting for; What Not To Say To Black People! Everything from The N Word to "You People" to "Can I Touch Your Hair" and so much more will be broken down in great detail. Why shouldn't you say it plus analysis of some of the reasons certain people fetishize wanting to say these things. Listen and Share with whomever you feel needs to hear this ...
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February 17, 2021 54 min
Episode 28: Patrice Bennett Tells Us The Truth

Patrice Bennett believes we should all treat others the way we want to be treated and spends every day of her life doing just that. Listen as Patrice discusses her humble beginnings growing up in Jamaica, her journey immigrating to the United States and becoming a Citizen, how her upbringing and faith have allowed her to always look for the good in others and her experience being a Law...
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February 10, 2021 55 min
Episode 27 - Reggie B Phine Tells Us The Truth

Pro Wrestler, Security Guard and overall Entertainer Reggie B Phine is used to fighting tough battles. For over 34 years Reggie has battled with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Wrestlers who've tried to beat him up for real during matches and even addiction. Despite all of the other battles he's had to endure, Reggie B Phine is at the tail end of his toughest challenger; Covid 19...
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Tell Us The Truth Episode 26: The Gamestop Stock Controversy Explained

The battle between Hedge Fund Stock Market Experts and Average Joe investors over Gamestop stock has heated up and Educator and part time Investor James "Smitty" Smith is here to hopefully make sense out of what's going on. Listen as Smitty, a New England native, details specifically what the controversy is, why Amateur Investors like himself have ta...
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January 27, 2021 56 min
Episode 25: Charlie Paine Tells Us The Truth

Charlie Paine is a Father, Computer Technician and Small Business Owner who's entire life has been impacted by the Pandemic. Listen as Charlie details the challenges regarding his children's education, how he and his Girlfriend manage the logistics of keeping themselves and their three children fed and how the Pandemic has impacted their relationship as significant others. Charlie...
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Episode 24: The Troops Speak Out

Enough of hearing everyone else's interpretation of what it means to respect the Troops. This week Military Vets Dejaun O'Neal & OB Tynes share their thoughts on current events around the Nation including the latest Insurrection that occurred at the U.S. Capitol Building by White Supremacists. They also discuss if the Black Lives Matter Protests are in any way similar to the Capitol Insur...
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Episode 23: Elder Care

Imagine being responsible for feeding over 12,000 Elderly Persons every single day. Ethos CEO Valerie Frias is responsible for such an undertaking and so much more. Listen as Valerie explains the complex challenges she and her team are tasked with managing and how the Pandemic has increased the number of people they serve. How has growing up in a family originally from Portugal affected Valerie's decision...
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January 6, 2021 68 min
Episode 22: Biden

President Elect Joe Biden had a round table meeting over Zoom with some of the Civil Rights Leaders in America today, and made headlines with the way he spoke to them. President Elect Biden raised his voice, told members of the meeting he's done more for Black People than anyone and one by one told them each that includes doing more than all of them. Did he go too far? Listen as Political Scientist and Co-Host ...
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December 30, 2020 54 min
Episode 21: Dr. Kendra Ham Loves The Kids

Dr. Ham goes into detail regarding her thoughts on Black Folk being concerned about taking the Covid Vaccine, her experiences being a Doctor that specializes in Child Abuse Pediatrics, thoughts on whether Kids should physically be in School plus exclusive details regarding her Children's Book Series: A Violin in the Shed. Dr. Ham also shares hilarious info about her Brother "Hambin...
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Episode 20: Bi-Racial Identity

Heidi Grandberry's entire life centers around one important concept; identity! The Engineer turned rising star Comedian opens up about growing up Bi-Racial and the differences in the things she and her White Friends would get away with doing as opposed to that of Heidi and her Black Friends. Heidi also delves into how people react to her, a Woman that looks Black, doing Comedy routines about White...
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December 16, 2020 64 min
Episode 19 : Maria Ann Russell's Diverse Life

Actress, classically-trained dancer and one of the stars of the TruTV Comedy Series Tacoma FD, Maria Ann Russell, embodies the word diversity. In this exclusive and revealing conversation Maria shares her experience having a Lithuanian Father and Mexican Mother. How has her Father's Law Enforcement career affected Maria's approach to playing Law Enforcement characters on Tv...
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