The first part of today's show speaks to the increasing rates of suicide in the Black community. We discuss the potential sources and highlight some higher profile instances of suicide in the media. We feel this is something we need to discuss as a community so that we can provide better support to and for each other.
The second part of the show deals with the ways police can justify the discharge of their weapons resulting in the loss of life...in many cases Black life. We discuss the feeling behind the lack of accountability and share what it feels like to live in a society that can blame us for our own deaths when our reality suggests that we are targets.
Listen to Civic Cipher every Sunday morning at 7am on Hot 98.3!
About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.