In the first half of the show, we discuss the news story about Aderrien Mury, the 11-year-old who was shot in his home after he called the police to come help and obeyed the officer’s commands. We also talk about a story from last year that just made national news concerning 54-year-old Dexter Barry who died in police custody because he was not allowed to receive medication for a heart transplant he received.
In the second half of the show, we talk about a recent story that saw Amanda Gorman’s poem from President Biden’s inauguration that has been banned in Florida. We discuss the person behind the banning and ask vital questions to understand who this nation is centering and who this nation is ignoring. Our Way Black History Fact discusses the Zoot Suit Riots.
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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.