Rose Pierre-Louis, chief operating officer of the NYU McSilver Institute, hosts “Black Men and Boys: Changing the Narrative”, the second season of the Webby-nominated podcast series.
“Throughout American history the lives of Black people have been shaped by harmful narratives,” notes host Rose Pierre-Louis, chief operating officer of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. “Black men and boys pay a price for that from the time they start school and are labeled as ‘problems,’ to the way they are treated by law enforcement, the media, and every arena in life where a person is judged. In this season we hear from leaders and men on the frontlines of shaping a new narrative, one that enables Black men and boys to heal and thrive along with Black women and girls.”
Pierre-Louis, who is also the chairperson of The Haitian Roundtable, took the podcast on the road to speak with thought leaders, from Little Rock to Chicago to Philly. They spoke about what it’s like to lead, how to nurture success in Black children, what it takes to thrive after incarceration, how to reshape media images, how to reach out for mental health help and the aftermath of sexual violence.Guests include: Mayor Frank Scott Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas; Shawn Dove, CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement; Sharif El-Mekki, Director of the Center for Black Educator Development; Malcolm London, poet, activist and musician; Tamika Edwards, Executive Director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College; Dr. Divine Pryor, Founding Director of the Peoples Police Academy; Reverend Cory S. Anderson, Chief Innovation Officer for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; and Carlton Mackey, Creator of Black Men Smile.