A Heart-forward, Open, Honest, and Empathetic Conversation about Race in America
On the brink of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called on Americans to summon their “better angels.” Today, John Wood, Jr. is echoing that call, with a twist: To end injustice, each of us must have the courage to unleash our braver angels.
How do you tackle one of the most divisive issues in American history? For Robert Randolph, one way is simple: Set it to music – and use it to unify.
In searching for solutions to racial injustice, what can just one person really do? Leon Ford gets that question all the time. “My answer is simple. Lead with love,” he says. “Start compassionate conversations even with individuals and systems that have caused you pain.”
For Cassandra Illidge, her experience growing up in New York was different from that of her parents – but not in the way you might assume.
Tamika Stembridge doesn’t know how to solve every racial injustice. But she does know where every solution must start: with the people who personally experience it in their daily lives.
Alice Marie Johnson received a living death sentence for a first-time, non-violent offense – until the President of the United States commuted her sentence. Now she’s working tirelessly to make sure that others caught in an unfair system get the justice they deserve.
Bishop Omar Jahwar saw something in Cortez Bryant, who before he was 30 was already one of the most successful entertainment moguls in the world. It was something Tez had never seen in himself: that he, too, has a voice. And that he, too, could be the change he wanted to see.
Bishop Omar Jahwar lived his life according to a single, powerful notion: Only inspired people can inspire people to be a part of change. The key? To focus on solutions – relentlessly. Although Bishop Omar’s life was cut short by Covid-19, his vision to heal America is just getting started.
Buster came of age in the days when Dr. King had a dream. Though only a teenager, the energy and excitement he saw in the freedom fighters of the 1960s inspired him to take a stand. He knew America’s ideals were worth fighting for. After 50 years he believes they are the solution to the problem of injustice – whatever form it takes.
Would you have believed in Antong Lucky? Most would say no – including Antong himself, who founded the Dallas Bloods gang. But a few people said yes, which inspired him to turn his life around and emerge as a leader in the movement to heal America.