Flashpoint: “Racist” figures, exoneree Shaurn Thomas, Evoluer House girl power

Sunday, August 19th
Flashpoint Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the recent efforts to remove monuments, memorials and signage dedicated to individuals who were once revered but today are seen as "racist." The Newsmaker of the week is Shaurn Thomas, 44. Thomas walked out of prison on May 22, 2017 after 24 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. He sits down in the Flashpoint exclusive to discuss both the joys and challenges of life after wrongful conviction. The Changemaker of the week is Evoluer House, a non-profit that empowers girls and young women of color. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the organization is led by Cheryl Ann Wadlington, a fashion journalist and consultant who was named a White House Champion of Change by the Obama White House. Wadlington discusses the ways she and her team "groom girls" from the inside out.

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