Damning With Faint Praise: Reconciling Father’s Day and Juneteenth with America’s Slander of the Black Man


We discuss the beautiful reality of Black Fatherhood: honoring, celebrating, and reflecting, especially for Black men – Father’s Day, what would have been Tupac’s 53rd birthday, and Juneteenth.


Thank you to our Special Guests

Darryl James

Author/Publisher/Playwright/Filmmaker Darryl James is an award-winning author (LA Riots/Revolution), lecturer, syndicated columnist and the publisher of Tenacious Books, a boutique publishing house for self-publishing authors.

James is in pre-production on his second feature film, I Love Koffee, a pandemic love story. His first feature film, Love In A Day, a story of love in the age of troubled relationships, is currently streaming on Amazon, Tubi and Vudu.

Ria Rai Harris

Ria Rai Harris was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She's a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she pledged Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and is a Life Member. Last year she retired from the Cook County Adult Probation Department after a 32 year career as a probation officer. She is the National Director of the Beyond Beautiful World Pageant, a licensed realtor in Illinois, Indiana, Punta Cana & Ghana and the author of "Girl Bye! 10 Lies Women Think And Tell Themselves About Men."

Contact Ria Rai at:

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