The Dr. Vibe Show

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D’Juan Hopewell is a career advocate for oppressed people. His work has been instrumental in passing major legislation in the Maryland General Assembly, including marriage equality, the Dream Act and retirement security. His anti-hunger work resulted in an unprecedented funding increase from the legislature toward school breakfast programs for children. D’Juan currently runs a blog, and contributes for the HuffPost and His current focus as an entrepreneur is creating jobs on the South Side of Chicago.

Mr. Hopewell was our on our show talking about his article How Could We Have So Much Hate For Umar, But Love R. Kelly?.

During our conversation, Mr. Hopewell talked about:

– Some of his background including life growing up as a preacher’s kid, how he hated school
– Dropping out of university and being unemployed for three years
– Why did he write the article
– His belief that many men are unconsciously sexist and the root causes for this
– Why the world is unsafe for Black women and who is responsible for this situation
– Why he hasn’t spoken about this issue with Black men
– His thoughts on the current state of relationships with Black women and Black men
– Reaction to the article
– His call to action for Black men and Black women

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith, 

Dr. Vibe