Roach Brown
Roach Brown (Courtesy photo)

Roach Brown, a longtime D.C. fixture and voice for the voiceless who routinely and unabashedly takes on injustice within America’s criminal justice system, with emphasis on the formerly incarcerated, returns Tuesday, Dec. 4 for his monthly talk show, CROSS ROADS, 10 a.m. – noon. Aired by local radio station, WPFW-FM 89.3, the show can also be heard via the Internet @ on Pacifica Radio (worldwide).

December’s topics for discussion: The Unger Decision, with guest Stanley Mitchell, a Baltimore resident who counts as one of 130 former inmates serving life sentences for violent crimes released on probation following the landmark ruling by Maryland’s highest court; and, during the second segment, “Racism in Black and White” when one white WPFW listener, Mark Burnett, will challenge notions of racism that he asserts have recently “unfairly” resurfaced against his own community. Other guests from the District will be in the studio and have the opportunity to share their own views.

And with Roach, well-known for his own amazing journey from the outhouse to the jailhouse to the crazy house to the White House, leading the way, the monthly discussion will, as he often does, pique your interest, slightly raise your blood pressure, invoke momentary laughter and, upon the show’s conclusion, most certainly spark more than a few listeners to become more active participants within their own communities.

The action takes place, as always, at Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U Street NW), where you can also enjoy breakfast.

Brown will be joined by co-host Ofchi Taifa, Esq., Open Society Justice Roundtable.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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