Flashpoint: How to tell story when legacy is complicated; ACLU of Pennsylvania at 100; UrbnSeek

February 16, 2020 - 6:30 am
This week's panel includes Gregg Feistman (pictured), Linn Washington, and Feminista Jones.

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This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about how to tell the story of one's life when the legacy is complicated. 

The recent, tragic and sudden death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant stunned so many. As reporters and others told the story of his life, many mourning his loss expressed outrage when questions regarding years-old rape allegations resurfaced. CBS journalist Gayle King received death threats after an interview where she asked Bryant's friend and WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the incident. 

But how do you speak about a legacy when there are bad facts involved? Should it be handled differently if the person redeems him or herself? We discuss the nuance of legacy with journalist and professor Linn Washington, reputation management expert and Temple University professor Gregg Feistman and author and blogger Feminista Jones.

Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania
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The newsmaker of the week is ACLU of Pennsylvania. The organization is celebrating is centennial this month at the National Constitution Center. New York Times Magazine reporter and creator of the 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah Jones, will receive the inaugural We The People Award at the event. Her work is helping to reframe how America views slavery. 

Jones and ACLU of Pennsylvania executive director Reggie Shuford discuss the upcoming celebration. Tickets for the February 29 event are on sale now. 

Serita Lewis, founder of UrbnSeek
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The Patriot Homecare Changemaker is UrbnSeek, a company that focuses on Funlanthropy. Founder Serita Lewis discusses their new Game Changers program, which will host a 15-week program designed to get girls of color to do more than play video games. The program kicks off March 6. Registration is open through February 20.

Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHT 1210AM and at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5. 

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