Sounds Like Hate is a podcast from the Southern Poverty Law Center that tells the stories of people and communities grappling with hate and searching for solutions. You will meet people who have been personally touched by hate, hear their voices and be immersed in the sounds of their world.
Sounds Like Hate
Alzheimer's in Color
There is a lot of loneliness felt by Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and there’s an extra layer of loneliness when the general reflection of the disease you are navigating doesn’t look —or sound— like you. In this intimate portrait, I take listeners through my mother's Alzheimer’s journey, and the value of memories in keeping those we love alive.
The Story of T
T has been in incarcerated more than 20 times, starting when she was just 12. Growing up with an addicted mother and losing her father who was a drug dealer, T's life seemed predetermined. But T turned her life around and is now a warrior in the fight for ending cash bail, a champion for incarcerated women, and leader in the fight for prison reform. The ACLU featured her story on their podcast.
We Are Here
In 1985 Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a rowhome on Osage Avenue. The bomb killed 11 people, eight of them children, and set 61 rowhomes of fire. The destroyed homes were then poorly rebuilt by the city and many homeowners had to abandon their homes. Now, over 35 years later, newly rebuilt homes welcome new neighbors who mingle with the survivors of the bombing and forge a new community.
I hosted, produced and edited Season One of the Mouthful Podcast. In collaboration with Philly Young Playwrights, each episode led with a monologue written by a teen and then we dug deeper into the issues surrounding it. Mouthful placed young people at the center of important conversations about the issues that mattered to them and by extension all us. We looked at eating disorders, gender, race, policing, autism, grief and more.
This documentary tells the stories of the Navajo people who have suffered from high levels of uranium exposure since the mines opened on their reservation in the late 1940’s. From a woman who is suffering from a variety of ailments because she has drunk contaminated water all her life to a family who lost seven children to a form of uranium contamination, Sacred Poison gives a voice to a forgotten people who are fighting against a renewed interest in uranium mining on their land.
"In Conflict takes a rare look at the Iraqi War through the words of those who have fought it. The book features more than two dozen veterans from all military branches, from fighter pilots, nurses, medics, and foot soldiers to prison guards, POWs, and reservists, each accompanied by a compelling photograph. They speak from veterans' hospitals, homes, army bases, and homeless shelters. While their viewpoints are as diverse as their backgrounds -- some supportive, some opposing, some simply confused -- "In Conflict captures one thing these eloquent commentators share: all have been irrevocably changed by their experience.
There were two plays produced using In Conflict as the source material. "In Conflict" was produced with Temple University, played in the Edinborough Fringe Festival, was awarded a Fringe First Award and had an Off-Broadway run. "Voices In Conflict: was produced by Wilton High School in Connecticut and was featured in several Off Broadway-theaters, including the Public Theater.
We Were There
"The Greatest Generation meets Bloods in this revealing oral history of the unrecognized contributions of African American veterans. In a book that has sparked discussions in homes, schools, and churches across America, Latty, along with acclaimed photographer Ron Tarver, captures not only what was unique about the experiences of more than two dozen veterans but also why it is important for these stories to be recorded. Whether it's the story of a black medic on Omaha Beach or a nurse who ferried wounded soldiers by heli-copter to medical centers throughout Asia during the Vietnam War, We Were There is a must-have for every black home, military enthusiast, and American patriot."
We Were There
The photos and excerpts from "We Were There" were featured in an exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Daily News
I was a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where I covered a wide range of urban issues with daily deadlines. This diverse city is one of the largest in America and is plagued by a host of issues like poverty, crime and homelessness. It is also a city of neighborhoods, each with their own grit and joy. I spent my time at the paper telling Philadelphia’s stories.