Kobe Bryant and other Unpopular Conversations
The Echoes Team opens up Season 3 by talking about the recent tragic death of NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant. Janelle and Chris talk with Louis Flanagan III and Celeste Howell about how we discuss sexual assault, how we deal with celebrities, and Black male grief. Find us at: iTunes Google Play Spotify Articles: Kobe Bryant, children and grief We Can Grieve Kobe Bryant While Still Honouring Survivors of Sexual Assault What Kobe Bryant's Death Says About American Memory #kobebryant #
Transgender visibility and creating art that sparks conversation
In the first episode of our new series, on air with..., Janelle talks with playwright/director Bruce Coleman, Dallas Children's Theater's Executive Artistic Director Robyn Flatt, and actor Zander Pryor about the making of their new show, Andi Boi. Andi, a transgender teen, is entering his first day of school identifying as a male, but what you soon discover is this: Andi is like any freshman boy. He just wants to find his tribe — his framily — that will get him through the ne
Your Part in the Gentrification Problem
What is gentrification? Likely the response is something like, “White people moving into poor neighborhoods,” or “Devaluing a neighborhood so that developers can buy cheap and sell high.” Dictionary.com describes it as the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste. In all of these definitions, the bigger issue is missing. The biggest issue with gentrification is not necessarily the buyers and victims of the neighborhood.