In the first half of the show, we discuss the Brooklyn neighborhood that began using community policing to deal with many of their own issues. The positive impacts that this rethinking has had are far beyond what police could hope to do by themselves.
In the second half of the show, we talk about Black fatherhood and the myths that Black men don’t take care of our children or leave our children to be raised solely by their mothers. We discuss the history of these stereotypes and how damaging they have been. Our Way Black History Fact covers the largest mass deportation in U.S. History.
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.