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Podcast - Sydney Johnson and Jima Chester
May 2022

Healing Youth Alliance

Teenagers, Sydney Johnson and Jima Chester join the Free to Bmore Podcast to share the work they are doing to break the cycle of generational trauma for the future of Baltimore.

Tee Scott, Peer Navigator in black and white
March 2022

Peers in the Library

She started helping others as a teenager when she created a special club in her garage. Now, Tee Scott is helping people overcome addiction as a recovery specialist. In this episode of the Free To Bmore Podcast we take a look at what’s being done to overcome the stigma of addiction and help people move towards a path to recovery.

Donna Bruce
February 2022

Donna Bruce

She suffered as a victim of human trafficking as a young adult, now Donna Bruce has dedicated her life to other victims of trauma. In this episode, she speaks out about how she became an advocate, overcoming her past and inspiring her purpose.

Dr. Malik Muhammad
January 2022

Dr. Malik Muhammad

His difficult childhood gave him a passion for helping children. Now, Dr. Malik Muhammad is working to change lives in Baltimore City.

Troy Staton
December 2021

More Than a Shop

From clippers to coping strategies, Troy Staton has expanded what it means to be a barber shop. His program called More Than A Shop provides literacy help, health screenings, art shows, and more at a dozen barber shops and salons, making Baltimore better one haircut at a time.

Dr. Lawrence T. Brown
November 2021

The Black Butterfly

He calls himself a scholar of historical trauma, and in his book The Black Butterfly, Dr. Lawrence Brown lays bare the history of harmful politics in Baltimore and what he thinks should be done to make black neighborhoods matter.

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