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Voices For Racial Healing



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#VFRH sits at the intersection of race, class, art, culture and healing, featuring provocative conversations and dialogue with thought leaders, practitioners, artists, and community members in Philadelphia and beyond.

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Join me as I chat with and play some songs by Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, members of the Philadelphia-based musical duo Be Sad Music. We'll talk about their 5+ year collaboration and themes of love, struggle and healing in... more

Did you see the videos of the incident between an off-duty cop in Anaheim, CA and a teenage boy? It's shocking and disturbing on so many levels. Let's just say I'm glad I'm not a teenager in 2017, where walking on someone's lawn might... more

Filmmakers Tim Viola (Twitter/IG: @tviola) and Kris Mendoza (Twitter: @krismendozzzaaa; IG: @maestrofilmworks) chat with host Tieshka Smith about "Americano," an exciting and very timely new film project slated for production... more

Melissa Holman of @EverydayPhilly and @Igers_Philly fame comes BACK this Friday to chat with me about the latest in Trump high drama: The abrupt resignation of Michael Flynn, national security adviser (The Washington Post... more

Melissa Holman, photographer and co-founder of @EverydayPhilly on Instagram, chats with Tieshka Smith about the immediate impact a Trump presidency has had on photojournalism, street and documentary photography in Philadelphia.... more