• Color Lines: From Phillip to Floyd - An Upward Media Partners Podcast

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  • Just for a moment, imagine your community became another Ferguson. Or Minneapolis. Or Louisville. Or any American community where police killed African Americans under questionable circumstances. How would you react? How would your city react? How would your government react? These are the questions that we will explore in Color Lines: From Phillip to Floyd - A Podcast Exploring the American Tragedy of Race, Police Shootings & the Search for Justice In 1990, the town of Teaneck, New Jersey – a community renowned as a national model of racial unity and peace – became embroiled in a confrontation over race and dignity and fairness after a white police officer shot and killed a Black teenager. In this podcast based on journalist Mike Kelly’s book COLOR LINES investigates Teaneck’s history and what the shooting exposed about the racial dilemma that America faced then and continues to face today.
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  • Jul 23 2021

    In 1990, the town of Teaneck, New Jersey - a community renowned as a model of national unity and peace - became embroiled in a confrontation over race, dignity, and fairness after a white police officer shot and killed a Black teenager.

    Riots broke out. The town engaged in an examination over its racial policies, from the police department to the school system. Were the efforts of Teaneck, New Jersey dating back to the 1950s to build racial harmony real? Why didn’t those efforts prevent another tragedy of police killing an African-American under questionable circumstances?

    Featuring voiceover by the Emmy-winning Keith David, this limited series explores the American tragedy of race, police shootings, and the search for justice. The series features firsthand accounts, insights, and perspectives from the most prominent voices in civil rights and police reform -- from U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Congresswoman Karen Bass to the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights attorney DeWitt Lacy, journalist and author Dr. Janus Adams, activist Nupol Kiazolu and others.

    In this final episode of the podcast series, journalist Mike Kelly and top experts in civil rights and law enforcement rejoin as speakers to share their insights on the impact of the Derek Chauvin conviction for the murder of George Floyd, the intended progress at the federal level for police reform with the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and what the past year has meant for American society as a culture and country as it finds a way to move forward. 

    In honor of the podcast finale, listeners of this episode are encouraged to support Color of Change. Click here to learn more: https://colorofchange.org/ 

    Visit the podcast website to listen to all episodes: https://www.upwardmediapartners.com/colorlinespodcastinterviewseries  

    Time Stamps 

    00:00 Introduction

    2:18 Mike Kelly joins, shares perspective on the times 

    4:36 Similarities between the cases of Phillip Pannell and George Floyd

    5:51 Dr. Janus Adams on the choices America faces and the way forward

    9:31 “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” -Dr. Janus Adams

    11:09 UCLA law professor Joanna Schwartz details what qualified immunity means

    12:33 Why qualified immunity makes prosecution of police difficult

    15:21 Mike Walker shares the intricacies of working in law enforcement

    17:17 Civil rights attorney Marsha Kazarosian on police accountability 

    21:10 Congresswoman Karen Bass discusses the trial of Derek Chauvin

    23:24 Civil rights attorney DeWitt Lacy on how the verdict changes future cases

    27:32 Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig on the challenges of police accountability and the legal system going forward

    34:57 Reverend Al Sharpton on joining the Floyd family for the verdict and continuing the fight

    38:37 Thank you from Upward Media Partners and conclusion

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    40 mins
  • Jun 18 2021

    In 1990, the town of Teaneck, New Jersey - a community renowned as a model of national unity and peace - became embroiled in a confrontation over race, dignity, and fairness after a white police officer shot and killed a Black teenager.

    Riots broke out. The town engaged in an examination over its racial policies, from the police department to the school system. Were the efforts of Teaneck, New Jersey dating back to the 1950s to build racial harmony real? Why didn’t those efforts prevent another tragedy of police killing an African-American under questionable circumstances?

    Featuring voiceover by the Emmy-winning Keith David, this limited series explores the American tragedy of race, police shootings, and the search for justice. The series features firsthand accounts, insights, and perspectives from the most prominent voices in civil rights and police reform -- from U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Congresswoman Karen Bass to the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights attorney DeWitt Lacy, activist Nupol Kiazolu and others.

    In this episode, COLOR LINES author and local reporter Mike Kelly explores the implications of the shooting, how the case played out in court, and similarities that persist in court cases over thirty years later. Reverend Al Sharpton also joins to give insight on strengthening the laws for police accountability and reform. 

    In honor of the podcast episode’s focus, listeners are encouraged to support NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.  Click here to learn more: https://www.naacpldf.org/

    Visit the podcast website to listen to all episodes: https://www.upwardmediapartners.com/colorlinespodcastinterviewseries  

    Time Stamps 

    00:00 Introduction

    02:28 Mike Kelly describes how Phillip Pannell was shot

    06:35 The mindset of a police officer before shooting 

    09:39 Reverend Al Sharpton discusses the need to strengthen police accountability laws

    13:04 Similarities between court cases over 30 years later 

    19:04 The impact of 1990s media coverage in Teaneck 

    22:09 How defense was presented in the Pannell case 

    22:51 Conclusion

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    23 mins
  • Jun 10 2021

    In 1990, the town of Teaneck, New Jersey - a community renowned as a model of national unity and peace - became embroiled in a confrontation over race, dignity, and fairness after a white police officer shot and killed a Black teenager.

    Riots broke out. The town engaged in an examination over its racial policies, from the police department to the school system. Were the efforts of Teaneck, New Jersey dating back to the 1950s to build racial harmony real? Why didn’t those efforts prevent another tragedy of police killing an African-American under questionable circumstances?

    Featuring voiceover by the Emmy-winning Keith David, this limited series explores the American tragedy of race, police shootings, and the search for justice. The series features firsthand accounts, insights, and perspectives from the most prominent voices in civil rights and police reform -- from U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Congresswoman Karen Bass to the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights attorney DeWitt Lacy, activist Nupol Kiazolu and others.

    In this episode, COLOR LINES author and local reporter Mike Kelly starts by examining the mystery of what happened in Teaneck and powerful perspectives from academic and activists’ voices join the discussion - from Nupol Kiazolu to Dr. John Murillo III and Dr. Janus Adams. 

    In honor of the podcast episode focus on activism, listeners are encouraged to support Color of Change. Click here to learn more: https://colorofchange.org/. 

    Visit the podcast website to listen to all episodes: https://www.upwardmediapartners.com/colorlinespodcastinterviewseries 

     

    Time Stamps 

    00:00 Introduction

    02:34 Mike Kelly on the town of Teaneck 

    05:29 Nupol Kiazolu on Trayvon Martin and her activism calling 

    09:27 Dr. John Murillo III on Black culture and existence post-slavery

    15:30 Mike Kelly discusses the similarities between Teaneck then and police shootings today

    18:13 One woman shares her story of driving and being racially profiled

    20:20 Reverend Al Sharpton talks about police accountability

    22:34 Dr. Janus Adams examines the root causes of systematic racism 

    26:12 One woman shares her story witnessing police brutality

    28:08 Carrio Bennett discusses police misconduct and the link to urban areas

    30:09 Nupol Kiazolu on why activism is essential today for younger generations 

    31:37 Conclusion

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    32 mins

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