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Buffalo, What's Next: Black and White-- An Examination of Self

In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?” our hosts examine the very different, but necessary steps Black and white people can take after racially motivated violence. Dave Debo and mental health professional Karl Shallowhorn have a conversation about processing trauma caused by racially motivated violence. Jay Moran walks through an exercise with DEI consultant Jeremy Besch to examine one’s own identity and privilege in order to be a good ally.

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  • Food apartheid on the East Side of Buffalo is an issue that continues to need further discussion. In this episode, Jay Moran welcomes Author Natalie Baszile, whose latest book “We Are Each Other’s Harvest” celebrates African American Farmers, the land, and their legacy. The conversation continues with Dave Debo and Allison DeHonney from Buffalo Go Green as they examine urban farming and barriers to food access.
  • In this episode, Jay Moran welcomes Zeneta Everhart, Director of Diversity & Inclusion for NYS Senator Tim Kennedy. Everhart’s 21-year-old Zaire Goodman, was wounded but survived the racially motivated attack at the Tops supermarket on May 14. Everhart talks about testifying before the House Oversight Committee about gun violence and the massacre in Buffalo.Dave Debo spends the rest of the hour talking "action" with Tina Peel from West Seneca, a white ally behind one of the most enduring images along Jefferson Avenue – lawn signs touting thoughts, prayers, and an unchecked box next to the word “action.”
  • In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?,” Dave Debo speaks with sports journalist John Wawrow about his personal essay regarding why it doesn't matter that the shooter "isn't from here." Brigid Jaipaul-Valenza shares an extended report on Juneteenth education in Buffalo, followed by a conversation with Black History educator, LaGarrett King, Ph.D. Finally, Jay Moran welcomes John Washington to talk through housing inequity and Afrofuturism.
  • As federal hate crime charges are announced in the racially motivated attack at a Buffalo grocery store on May 14th, “Buffalo, What’s Next?” speaks with former Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Bruce and Mark Talley, son of shooting victim Geraldine Talley. They discuss the legal process, death penalty, and more. Jay Moran welcomes Harper Bishop from PUSH Buffalo to talk about the power of a united community voice in the fight for social and racial justice.
  • In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?” we welcome Kelly Diane Galloway, Founder of Project Mona’s House, to talk about modern-day slavery in the form of human trafficking in Buffalo. Dave Debo and Jomo Akono, VP of the Juneteenth Festival, unpack the complex fight for racial freedom and how the 47th annual Festival hopes to be a place for healing.
  • In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?” we welcome Feed Buffalo's Drea D'Nur to talk about serving the Halal community before, and since, the racially motivated shooting at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue. Jay Moran speaks with journalist Madison Carter (former WKBW reporter) about her time in Buffalo and recent return to cover the tragedy. Finally, Dave Debo looks back on earlier episodes of Buffalo, What's Next? where themes of grief, anger, and action emerge.
  • In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?” Brigid Jaipal-Valenza digs deep with facilitator and Buffalo writer, Nanette Massey, who connects the dots of white privilege and racial bias through weekly virtual workshops. And from Capitol Hill, we bring you a recap of this week’s testimony by Garnell Whitfield, son of shooting victim Ruth Whitfield, and Zeneta Everhart, whose son Zaire Goodman was shot in the neck and lived to work with her on outreach and education efforts after the mass shooting.
  • In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?,” Jay Moran welcomes Rene Petties-Jones from the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc. to share her expertise on facilitating productive conversations about race. Dave Debo learns about local Muslim community efforts to assist victims and their families after the May 14 mass shooting at a local Buffalo grocery store. Finally, Brigid Jaipaul-Valenza talks DEI and critical race theory with with Tolulope Odunsi from SUNY Buffalo.
  • In this episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?,” Dave Debo and Buffalo State College Chair and Professor of Sociology, Ron Stewart, examine how our society breeds this kind of violence and what we can do about . Bridgid Jaipaul-Valenza speaks with Fragrance Harris Stanfield. She courageously shares her first-hand account of the mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets on May 14. And Jay Moran sits down with former Buffalo mayoral candidate India Walton to discuss what she believes should be next for Buffalo.
  • This episode of “Buffalo, What’s Next?” welcomes poet Jillian Hanesworth to talk about how art can contribute to social change. Buffalo Catholic Charities Educator Harvey Miles, Jr. discusses the idea of racial truth and reconciliation in America, and Alexander Wright, President, African Heritage Food Co-op presents the need for healthy food sustainability, and how his organization is helping the community.