We can’t keep talking: What are the solutions, Part 2
July 30, 2021We have to start asking if the people we elect in the office are really for us or serve a bigger purpose that does not have the people at the front. Local and national politics are playing a very dangerous game and will continue to hurt our state and nation. On this episode, we will connect the violence we see in our city, state and the country as a whole. Time to stop pushing political ideologies and move for perpetual elevation with our people in mind. No more talking; more engagement and actions.
We Can’t Keep Talking…What Are The Solutions Part 1
July 23, 2021
It Starts With Us. In this episode, we will state the needed discussion on accountability in our communities. Violence continues to rise, but the actions & behaviors start's with us. What are we doing to make the needed difference? Why are we afraid to take ownership of our community? We can't fix our society if we don't start getting a grip on what's going on in our home, community, and children. It Start's With Us!!
Podcast at the Peace Festival 2021
July 16, 2021
Please Join James Wilson, Co-host John Nelson from THE BLOCK Podcast and special guest, Founder/President of M.O.V.E and the recent recipient of the IBE Community Impact Award, Mr. Antonio Patton as they discuss the continual violence within our urban community. This topic of conversation was difficult but very much needed. As the violence hits home and effects James and his family we discuss the issues, reasons, and possible solutions to reduce the gun violence within our community. No Time To Sleep…Time To Circle Up!
This Is Just The Beginning Part 6
July 09, 2021
Hear from the Young Ones! In today's episode, James has kids from the community in the studio to show hope for the future.
This Is Just The Beginning Part 5
July 02, 2021
Let Them Doubt! In today's episode, we talk about how we fight to get ahead and push away the doubts others have against the Black Community. Also James' youngest son JoJo is a guest.
This Is Just The Beginning Part 4
June 25, 2021
Welcome back to the continual conversation on mental health in the Black community. Today we have a special guest Mrs. Beverly Mason, a Licensed Mental Health Therapist. Mrs. Beverly brings a perspective not only from the aspect of her work but also from a black woman and understanding from a personal level. It is more than ever for society to be aware of identifying mental health factors in the black community or the community in general. Therefore, we will discuss issues from our own lives and how it relates to the current topic. No Time To Sleep…Time To Circle Up!
This Is Just The Beginning Part 3
June 18, 2021
It is essential and imperative that we in the black community understand and address the needed mental health issues in the black community. So in this episode, we will begin the conversation on why the black community is struggling with managing mental illness.
This Is Just The Beginning Part 2
June 11, 2021
What is the Peace Festival (continued). It is essential to understand the root cause of why Circle Up Indy was built. It is and always will be the focus of the community. We are fighting for an ever-evolving society. Be a part of the evolving community at the 2021 Peace Festival. The foundation of Circle Up Indy is critical because it focuses on the people always at heart.
This Is Just The Beginning Part 1
June 04, 2021
This Is Just The Beginning new series on the Circle Up Indy Podcast is the begging steps of healing, understanding, and address critical concerns in our community. We will be the official introducing our 2021 Circle Up Indy Annual Peace Festival/100 Year Fredrick Douglass Park Celebration in this episode. We will discuss how my journey from incarceration led to the growth and development of the Festival and why it means a great deal to the community and me. Stay turn as the conversation continues next week. No Time To Sleep…Time To Circle Up!!
Silent No More… Hear Me Speak! Part 6
May 28, 2021
Building Our Evolution: It is more than waiting on someone to come and save the day. It's about investing directly into one another and our community as a whole. Understanding that to tackle poverty, you have to invest in the people and stabilizing ideas. We can no longer wait for others to build a path for us. We must make a way one step at a time. No Time To Sleep…Time To Circle Up!
Silent No More… Hear Me Speak! Part 5
May 21, 2021
Where Are All the Funds? In today's episode of Circle Up Indy, we dialogue about the economic development in the Black community and where all the funds are going. We also will be laying out our plan for philanthropy and affordable home development, introducing the 2021 Peace Festival, and more!
Silent No More… Hear Me Speak! Part 4
May 14, 2021
Our conversation today is more than just a simple change. We are focusing on evolving from every aspect especially funding in our community. Hear the voices of the community as we tackle critical concerns for community evolution. Today's conversation will be around funding for our community and the funds to meet the need of residents in our community. Today, our guest Amina Person Director of Martindale-Brightwood CDC, will discuss the housing crisis and need for housing development in our community. It's No Time To Sleep…Time To Circle Up!
Silent No More…Hear Me Speak! Part 3
May 07, 2021
On this week's episode of Circle Up Indy, we're continuing our series "Silent No More...Hear Me Speak!". In part 3, we'll discuss the Derek Chauvin conviction and grassroots efforts.
Silent No More….Hear Me Speak! Part 2
April 30, 2021
On this week's episode of Circle Up Indy, we're continuing our series "Silent No More...Hear Me Speak!". In part 2, we'll discuss issues of cultural diversity, funding exclusion, and police-community interaction.
Silent no more…. Hear me speak! Part 1
April 23, 2021On Today's episode of Circle Up Indy: Part 1 of a four-part series, "Silent No More...Hear Me Speak!" Through this hard-hitting series, we'll be discussing issues of racism, police reform and systematic oppression. Our voices will be heard, we'll be aggressive, and we'll be strong. No time to sleep! Time to circle up!
Socio-Economic Trauma Continued
April 16, 2021
Why does Socio-Economic Trauma Exist In Our Community? This episode will give a deeper understanding of why perpetual issues from mental health, drugs, poverty, and lack of educational support exist! There is always a beginning to everything that exist. Let's discovery why on a deeper lens.
Who is James Wilson?
April 09, 2021
Born and raised in Indy, James Wilson talks about growing up and the challenges he faced as a young man. About family and friends, the best moments of growing up and facing the harsh reality of the real world at a young age. James reveals the bad choices that took him down the wrong path, but helped build a solid foundation for a more positive future. Today, James Wilson is on a mission to educate and inspire, drive a conversation for change, push to stop violence and build stronger communities through Circle Up Indy. And this is his story, part one.
Introducing Circle Up Indy
April 08, 2021
Circle Up Indy, hosted by James Wilson, puts the spotlight on issues associated with socio-economic trauma that plague the circle city. As we explore the perpetual gray areas that exist in our community, from racial inequality to systemic racism, James brings to light the topics that are overlooked, stories that need to be told, and voices that have fallen silent. Join James on a mission to explore the gray areas that exist within our society as we build vigorous resolution by telling our stories, seeking key and practical answers, challenging funders and political leaders. This platform will bring together community leaders, friends, family, and neighbors to promote real progressive evolution within our city and state.