In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Andre Lee Ellis, founder of We Got This. “We Got This” is a program based out of Milwaukee, WI that started on 9th and Ring. Andre Lee Ellis says...“We need to take our hands off the trigger and put them in the soil, because if your hands are in the soil, you can’t have them on the trigger of a gun.” “We Got This” is making efforts to put the “neighbor” back in the “hood” recreating neighborhoods. The program has empowered young boys to make an honest income with close to 90% of them not knowing their father. Andre told the boys..."I may not be your birth dad but I can be your Earth dad." Join us as we talk about how Andre got started and some of the great work he is doing with the boys.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Dionne Grayson, President & CEO of Lead2Change, Jolanda Rogers, President of T.A.L.K Publishing and Tyrone Harper, a 2020 high school graduate, Mordechai Tinney, a 2020 high school graduate and Olivia Clark a high school senior. With the pandemic and protests, 2020 will forever be etched in the memories of teens all over the world. In response, Milwaukee teens have written responses to the COVID-19 and racism pandemic of 2020 in an anthology. The authors of this anthology are a part of Lead2Change, a career-readiness organization that prepares young people to be successful leaders in college, their career and the community. Join us as they talk about their experiences during these trying times.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by former television broadcast journalist Vivian L. King. Vivian L. King was taking a prescription pill and suddenly suffered a stroke that robbed her of her voice. She battled through neurological intensive care and hours of therapy. Could you ever imagine living your best life, going through your daily routine and all of a sudden you can't speak or move? Join us as we talk to Vivian L. King about her journey from having a stroke to a miraculous recovery and her new book, "When The Words Suddenly Stopped." Find out her powerful three-step process that led to her ultimate healing.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by James L. Santelle, Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Lynnette McNeely, Chair, legal Redress of NAACP WI State of Conference of Branches. Protests are happening everyday and we have even seen police officers joining protesters. There has been legislation passed in regards to police reform in the house of representatives but is that a real solution or enough? In this episode of The 411 Live, we examine the bill for reform, introduce real solutions, what the NAACP is focusing on in regards to police reform, what should be implemented and what could help and mitigate some of the problems they are seeing with police community relations.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by James L. Santelle, Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Lynnette McNeely, Chair, legal Redress of NAACP WI State of Conference of Branches. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, was killed in Minneapolis, MN during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down, begging for his life and repeatedly saying "I can't breathe". This incident triggered National protests against police racism, police brutality as well as the lack of police accountability. In this episode of The 411 Live we examine the handling of George Floyd by police, the case and the BLM protests.
Do you think the USA has a social contract with Black Americans since slavery? Do you know “WHY” people burn down their own neighborhoods during an unrest and have you really took the time to figure out how economics play apart in what’s going on today? Join us for Part 2 of “Gen Z & the Era of COVID-19 & Black Lives Matter Protests” as we talk about the Kimberly Jones video and hear the perspective of a group of young men from Gen Z.
2020, a year that no one could’ve predicted. But with times like these, it has called people to rise up and demand there be a change for the better. What was once the generation that many may have called lazy or irresponsible has been the generation that has put themselves on the front line calling for change. We are talking about Generation Z, the age range between twenty-two to twenty-six. In this podcast we talk to a group who fit that description and how they are reacting and handling the challenges of this year. Some shocked, some almost immune to it, but all of them ready to make a change. Listen along as we discuss the protest, Black Lives Matter, and COVID-19.
It’s important to remember that domestic violence was a global pandemic long before the COVID-19 outbreak. Domestic violence reports have risen in Milwaukee during the coronavirus pandemic. Prosecutors have seen an increase in domestic violence referrals from police agencies across Milwaukee County according to the Journal Sentinel. However there are service providers to help during this pandemic and there are a number of ways you can get help. Join us as we talk to Arnitta Holliman, a licensed counselor and ReCast Program Manager of the Office of Violence Prevention about the spike in domestic violence, trauma, how the office of Violence Prevention responds to mass shootings and how to get help.
It’s something very very important about owning and controlling a piece of ground and to control and own our communities. Does the thought of investing into real estate make you nervous or confused or does being an entrepreneur seem like too daunting of a task? Is red lining an issue today? Donahue says, “In Washington DC, the average black household net worth is one 81st that of the average white family. So every $1 of wealth the black family has, the average white family is $81 and that's a direct consequence of red lining. Join us as we talk to Donahue Peebles, III about the keys to becoming a real estate developer and getting into real estate as a woman or minority. We got the 411 on how to become a real estate developer and get into real estate.
Memory repression often serves as a defense mechanism against traumatic events. So if you are a person who is ready to tell and write your story, how do you safely tell your story and express your feelings and put it in a book? Can you go through this process without traumatizing yourself by opening up those wounds with no one to help you though the process? Using the power of your own creativity and transformative journaling is a good way of recovering and healing from traumatic events.