2/27/20 - 9:15am pst - Angelou Exeilo joins Janeane live on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about her book, Engage, Connect, Protect Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders by Angelou Ezeilo with Nick Chiles
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Engage, Connect, ProtectEmpowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leadersby Angelou Ezeilo with Nick ChilesAngelou Exeilo on Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders. This is an important contribution to the ongoing conversation about our environment, and an inclusive one as well. For everyone looking to really make an impact, be of service, connect and bridge the cultural and generational divide, this is it! "Ezeilo's book is powerful, personal and practical. Speaking truth to power, she engages our hearts while challenging our comfort zones as it relates to race and the environment.— Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. author, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great OutdoorsWhile concern about the state of our land, air, and water continues to grow, there is widespread belief that environmental issues are primarily of interest to wealthy white communities. Engage, Connect, Protect explodes this myth, revealing the deep and abiding interest that African American, Latino, and Native American communities – many of whom live in degraded and polluted parts of the country – have in our collective environment.Part eye-opening critique of the cultural divide in environmentalism, part biography of a leading social entrepreneur, and part practical toolkit for engaging diverse youth, Engage, Connect, Protect covers:>Why communities of color are largely unrecognized in the environmental movement>Bridging the cultural divide and activate a new generation of environmental stewards>A curriculum for engaging diverse youth and young adults through culturally appropriate methods and activitiesA resource guide for connecting mainstream America to organizations working with diverse youth within environmental projects, training, and employment.
Nick Chiles on diversity in journalism and book publishing
In this episode, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author Nick Chiles discusses his transition from journalism to writing and publishing books. We also discuss two-fold issues of diversity in writing fields.
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Nick Chiles is one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of African-American life, culture and celebrity—both as a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. He has co-authored several New York Times best sellers with icons like Bobby Brown, Rev. Al Sharpton and Kirk Franklin. As a journalist, Nick has won over a dozen major journalism awards, including a 1992 Pulitzer Prize as part of a New York Newsday team. 05:30 What are some of your hidden talents beyond writing? 09:29 If you could do it all over again, would you have taken a different academic path or are you satisfied with the route you followed? 11:08 Take us back with you for a moment to a time when you really failed at something you were working on and it was a complete mess. Tell us how you handle that experience and the lessons learned? 15:53 What are the biggest gaps between what authors should be doing and what they are actually doing? 19:43 Beyond the accolades and awards, how else has your career created value in your life? 23:51 You've got kids much older than my own and I'm curious to hear your thoughts and feedback on raising black children today? 31:01 Share a couple great reads that have truly inspired you? 35:19 Share one action our aspiring Trailblazers should take this week to blaze their trail?
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The Chauncey DeVega Show on TruthWorks NetworkThis Episode: A Conversation With Nick Chiles About His New Book "Justice While Black"What should a person of color do when they encounter the police? How can you ensure that you, your loved ones, friends, and community members best survive an encounter with the criminal justice system--what is the new Jim and Jane Crow?Nick Chiles is the author of the new book Justice While Black and current editor of the Atlanta Black Star newspaper If you seek an analysis of the facts in a fusion of intelligent observation and alternative views , you might become a friend. We judge him by both, and you will too. Learn more about The Chauncey Devega Show and We Are Respectable Negroes here: chaunceydevega.com/Follow @chaunceydevega
The police killer of Eric Garner is free. The police killer of Michael Brown is free. The police killer of 12-year-old Tamir Rice was a documented incompetent and a member of a racist Cleveland police department: he too is still free. Even more grotesque--American police departments do not keep accurate documents noting how many people they actually kill in a given year. America may not have the "desaparecidos" of her Southern neighbors; yet, the allusion is a chilling one that hints at the power of bureaucracies to make people disappear into nothingness because the state deem acts of violence against those individuals to be "within the law". In all, America's police are the primary means through which state violence is rendered on black and brown communities, as well as the poor. What should a person of color do when they encounter the police? How can you ensure that you, your loved ones, friends, and community members best survive an encounter with the criminal justice system--what is the new Jim and Jane Crow? In this, the fourth episode of Season Three, on the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show, I had the great opportunity to chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Mr. Nick Chiles. He is the author of the new book Justice While Black and current editor of the Atlanta Black Star newspaper. Written with attorney Robbin Schipp, Nick's new book JusticeWhile Black is both an excellent (as well as accessible) history of the racist origins of America's police system, and a invaluable step by step guide for how to navigate the entrapping maze that is the American legal system and the many ways that it can (and will) ruin the lives of those people it encounters. In our conversation, Mr. Chiles summed up the crisis and conundrum that is when the colorline encounters the American legal system as follows: just because it is within your Constitutional rights to do a thing does not mean that a given cop will respect those rights. In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Nick and I discuss what to do when a police officer stops you, how answering no more than the basic questions you are legally obligated to is the smart move, how families can cause chaos and trouble if you are arrested, the dangers of the plea bargain, the foolish hysteria around common sense "black respectability politics", tales of black lives ruined by the system, and if he watches "crime porn" such as The First 48 television show. Nick also clears up some of Chauncey DeVega's misconceptions about what he should do if the police demand to search his car.