CIVIC CIPHER: The Brooklyn Neighborhood That Polices Itself + Persistent Myths About Black Fathers

Today’s Thursday Night Special is a special edition of Civic Cipher, which airs regularly on KKFI on Sundays from 3-4 am.   To hear other episodes, visit

In the first half of the show, we discuss the Brooklyn neighborhood that began using community policing to deal with many of their own issues. The positive impacts that this rethinking has had are far beyond what police could hope to do by themselves.

In the second half of the show, we talk about Black fatherhood and the myths that Black men dont take care of our children or leave our children to be raised solely by their mothers. We discuss the history of these stereotypes and how damaging they have been. Our Way Black History Fact covers the largest mass deportation in U.S. History.

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