(Courtesy photo/DCP Entertainment)

On the heels of the police-involved killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky, a new podcast series is gearing up to tell the stories of lesser-known victims of police violence, whose stories, they say, are just as tragic.
The “Say Their Name” podcast series launching Oct. 12 anywhere podcasts are available and will detail the harrowing stories of seven African Americans who were unarmed when they were either assaulted or killed by police.
DCP Entertainment, a media and distribution company that provides a platform for underrepresented voices, including people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and other overlooked communities, says “Say Their Name” will offer a personal look at each event through the eyes of family members and those closely involved in the cases.
Chris Colbert, founder and CEO of DCP Entertainment says he traveled the country to gather these important stories.
“It was a harrowing experience sitting with these families in their living rooms, as they told us about the life that was stolen from them, and the re-victimization they have faced time and time again as they continue to fight for justice.”
Among those highlighted:

Archie “Artie” Elliott was killed by a police officer on June 18, 1993 in District Heights, Md. (Courtesy photo/ebwiki.org)

Archie “Artie” Elliott, III
Archie “Artie” Elliott, III was killed by police in District Heights, Md. on June 18, 1993. At the age of 24, he was shot by police 14 times while handcuffed and sitting in the front seat of a police car after being arrested for a suspected DUI. This episode features an in-depth conversation with Archie’s family and friends about what they remember from that tragic day, along with activist and veteran radio host Joe Madison. They discuss the ongoing efforts to have Archie’s case reopened.
Danny Ray Thomas
Danny Ray Thomas was killed by police in Houston on March 22, 2018, at the age of 34. He was shot by police while having a manic episode in the middle of the street with his pants around his ankles. Danny’s sister speaks about his life and their strong bond while navigating multiple family tragedies in the days leading up to his death.
Kaldrick Donald
Kaldrick Donald was killed by police in Gretna, Fla. on Oct. 28, 2014. At the age of 24, he was shot by an officer in his family’s bathroom after the officer arrived to help get Kaldrick mental health care.
Kaldrick’s family and attorney discuss how the case was kept out of the public eye, and how the officer’s pattern of behavior has terrorized their small town.
Colbert says DCP Entertainment is also raising money as part of the series to equally distribute to the seven families profiled.
The funds raised will assist the families with medical bills, counseling, legal fees, fund foundations and scholarships, as well as continue their pursuit for justice.
“The families I spoke with were previously unable to control their own narrative, as police, politicians, and media spin stories that make the deceased seem like perpetrators, and the killers look like victims,” Colbert said.
“The families have not had a national platform to be able to fight back until now.”

Shevry Lassiter

Who am I? I’m Shevry, the photo editor, a photographer and now producer of the Washington Informer’s digital broadcast program. Photography has been my passion since I was a teenager capturing neighborhood...

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