News Release:

Jul. 26,  2013

Ellison on NPR: African-American Men 'Hidden in Plain View'

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On NPR’s program TELL ME MORE, Candler’s Gregory Ellison, assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling and author of Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African-American Young Men, sat down with host Michel Martin, Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion writer for the Washington Post Eugene Robinson, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Miami Herald Leonard Pitts as part of a “panel of dads” discussing President Obama’s recent message on the marginalization of young African-American men.

The four men discussed topics ranging from the president’s “humanizing” of slain teen Trayvon Martin after the acquittal of shooter George Zimmerman to the meaning of the phrase “cut dead” and the launching of Ellison’s “Fearless Dialogues” across the country.

Ellison kicked off his “Fearless Dialogues” on July 20 at Candler. (To read coverage of the event, click here.)

Listen to the full discussion on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2013/07/23/204837414/are-african-american-men-invisible