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Cincy Black PRIDE Asks: Do All Black Lives Matter?

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Jason Whitman
A woman keeps her eyes closed as demonstrators pause for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence during a protest at the Hamilton County Courthouse over the murder of George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Cincinnati.

Amid the protests against racial injustice and deadly police violence against African Americans, a local panel discussion hosted by Cincy Black PRIDE posed the question: Do all black lives matter?

The discussion, which featured local activists and can be viewed online here, explored the impact of police and violence against LGBTQ people.

Cincy Black PRIDE is hosting a series of virtual events this month and this discussion was part of the programming.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to pick up the conversation are local actor, director, choreographer and activist Darnell Benjamin and local author and journalist Kareem Simpson.

Note: Some listeners may find language  in this discussion offensive.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.