Lya & Dana, co-hosts of Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations, discuss two different takes on whether to watch video of police engaged in brutality against Black motorists. #2blackpodcast
Each new day brings with it the potential for another video of the police beating a Black motorist. Should we watch?
Dana James is an award-winning writer, former Des Moines Register reporter. Born and raised in Des Moines, Dana tells stories that center the lived experiences of Black Iowans and amplifies their voices. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Grand View University.
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