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Yusef Salaam is one of the exonerated men of the Central Park Five. On April 19th 1989, at just 15 yrs of age, he along with 4 other young boys were being falsely arrested for the horrific crime of rape. The victim had no memory of the incident; and these boys, from 14 - 16 yrs old, had no prior arrest records. They later became known as the ‘Central Park 5’, victims themselves in New York City’s historical “Central Park Jogger Case.”
Korey King Wise one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted of the 1989 raping and beating of a white investment banker in Central Park. Due to the media frenzy and the outrage of NYC for the Central Park Jogger victim, the young accused teenagers were labled as the Central Park Five. The young boys were taken in by police and interrogated for over 24 hrs. The end result led to a coerced video taped confession by four out of the five teenagers.
Join The Gist of Freedom and host ILYASAH SHABAZZ, as she speaks with Yusef Salaam, One of the 5 Central Park convicted survivors. Mr. Salaam says that New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s call for a settlement to the suit by the wrongfully convicted five men allows the matter to come to an end. Read More In a jailhouse confession following his conversion to Christianity, Matias Reyes claimed that he raped the Central Park Jogger, exonerating the five Ha
Meet the team at Midland Park Community Ministries, MPCM, in North Charleston,SC. Incorporated in 2002, Midland Park operates a food pantry and clothes closet but since the beginning it's primary goal has been to encourage clients that life changes and things get better.
Join us as the MPCM team talks about life and service at the Park.
Meet one of the volunteers at Midland Park Community Ministries, John Miller has been on board for almost a year and during that time he has seen and done a whole lot on behalf of many clients. Join us as he shares his story about the importance of volunteering.
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