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Community Policing Safe Place To Talk Race

Since the controversial shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a national debate on police, race, social status and ethnicity has become the new norm of America. Unlike the initial criminal justice reform debates that were fueled by over one hundred days of continual public protest that eventually erupted into riots and looting in Ferguson, the continued wave of unrest still emanating from Urban America has begun to spark calls for aggressive legislative reforms for improving police initial contact with citizens from multi-ethic communities. In addition, court-enforceable consent decrees have been issued by the Department of Justice to institute police reforms in departments that have found themselves lacking a fortified Urban Portfolio after a catastrophic incident between police and multi-ethic communities.


Shafiq R.F. Abdussabur special guest lecturer at Yale University Divinity School March 2017

Scientific Approaches

When asked about the best scientific approach? The response is often, “find the best practice.” From the current state of police and urban relations nationwide, previous alleged best practices regarding effective community policing have not improved the historically poor relationship between police and the urban community particularly when engaging Black, Hispanic and Latino males. Most POST standards only require new recruits and cadets to do four to eight hours of social programming over six months of training. Many police and law enforcement agencies grossly lack diversity within their academy classes, training staff, command staff and executive leadership. This further exacerbates stereotyping and biases of race, culture, social status, gender and religion due to the department’s culture of a direct lack of knowledge. This creates the “us against them syndrome” in law enforcement.

………Click here for full article on Huffington Post


Announcing 2016 Urban Writers Series


Urban Writers Series, Workshop (Free)

MR-writers-block-guyAre you a writer and have fallen off of the writer’s wagon? Are you bogged down with social media and inundated with day-to-day family stress, work pressures and of course, bill management? Is that book you have been working on for months-years now collecting dust in a corner of your home? 
You wish to escape this year and get away to do what you long to do – write and finish your book? Actually your manuscript.
The Institute Library is excited to announce a new partnership program, The Urban Writers Series, co-hosted by Boldminds LLC and The Institute Library. We will host an inaugural, (FREE) 2-part workshop in January 2016. Each day will address practical issues facing writers, is offered for free, and is limited to 20 participants. Register today to reserve your space.  Only nine (9) so register today.

Part 1: Saturday January 9  2016 from 11:00 AM2:00 PM

Location: 847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
Workshop Part 1: Saturday January 9, 2016  Capacity: 20 max

  • How to get your manuscript started
  • Focusing on a Main Topic
  • Main Idea and Chapter Development
  • Manuscript inspection (1 per/person)
  • Question and Dialogue

You must attend Part 1 in order to attended Part 2

Workshop Part 2: Saturday January 23, 2016
11am-2pm; Capacity: 20 max (Must have attended Part 1)

  • How to get your manuscript back on track
  • Manuscript inspection (1 per/person)
  • Author forensics on manuscript
  • Copyrights
  • Publication resources
  • Question and Dialogue

Urban Writers Series, Workshop
oordinator Natalie N. Elicker
Workshop Facilitator Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur
Location: 847 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510
203.562.4045 (library)
Save the date for our 2016 Urban Writers/Authors Conference, “Writing with Social Consciousness,” Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9am-5pm. Details will be announced soon.



Urban Talk Radio is weekly talk radio show that will air Wednesdays 10:00AM to 11:00AM EDT.



The weekly show format will include “Sass Talkin with Salwa” an interactive 15 minute show segment focused on issues that are c8aff186-0a52-409e-85ba-cc0d9e0f7dd4relevant to young people. “Sass Talkin with Salwa” is dedicated to exploring, discussing and cultivating creative teens into Boldminds.



On the first Wednesday of each month, the remaining 45 minute portion of the Urban Talk Radio will feature a segment called Urban Legends that will showcase the life works of extraordinary people in New Haven County who have contributed to improving life in New Haven.

EPSB-Hassettshafiq_ray-550x278Our first guest on Urban Legends was Actor Ray Hassett played Echo Base Senior Logistics Officer Tigran Jamiro in “Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back,” where he famously warned Captain Han Solo (Harrison Ford) it was a suicide mission to jump on a tauntaun and go try to save Commander Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on the ice planet Hoth.

Now, a retired Lieutenant who formerly served as a District Commander. He became known for his problem solving strategies.


On the second and third Wednesday of each month, the remaining 45 minute portion of the Urban Talk Radio will focus on current events and interactive making it plain community discussion on those hot topics.

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Finally on the last Wednesday of each month, the remaining 45 minute portion of the Urban Talk Radio will feature a segment called “Cops and Coffee” which may prove to be one of the most unique radio show segments in the country. On one side there’s a Cop, on the other side is a cup of Coffee and they are separated by a “grey area.” “Cops and Coffee” is bold and hot! It is an interactive show that brings Community Stakeholders literally to the table to intimately discuss the coherent purpose in modern-day policing and current affairs.

Thus, Urban Talk Radio begins on WNHH-LP 103.5 FM which uniquely combines community radio with the local online news site New Haven Independent to create a new model for audience engagement and local news sustainability. This innovative local NPR-style radio station launched on August 11, 2015.

Radio Logo

The station, WNHH-LP 103.5 FM, will be incorporated into the New Haven Independent (, one of the earliest and longest-surviving online-only local daily news websites in the nation. The station will air in New Haven and Hamden, Conn., broadcasting at 103.5 FM for 12 hours each weekday. Listeners will have four avenues to listen. Shows will be LIVE on 103.5 FM Radio in addition to web-streamed LIVE on Daily programs will also be converted to podcasts and become part of regular news and cultural articles on the Independent website; and they will be available for download from multiple web locations including the Apple iTunes store and SoundCloud.

All shows will be created and produced by Boldminds LLC and multi-media arts and publishing company which was founded in 1989 by Shafiq Abdussabur.

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Blacks and Hispanics Racially Profiled More in Daylight

African-American Affairs Commission Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Forum

Veil of Darkness theory shows that Blacks and Hispanics are stopped more in daylight hours.

The State of Connecticut’s African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) along with the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) held a discussion panel and Q & A forum on June 16, 2015, regarding recently released CTRP3 reporting on racial profiling and traffic stops in the State of Connecticut.

The event was moderated by Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur–Author, public speaker, racial profiling consultant, entrepreneur, and law enforcement officer (Sergeant), State of Connecticut’s African-American Affairs Commission (AAAC) 2015 Man of the Year.

Click picture Below for CT-N Recorded Broadcast

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Invited guests panelists include: · Joseph L. Gaudett, Jr–Bridgeport Chief of Police · Patrick Ridenhour–Stratford Chief of Police · Kevin Muhammed –CEO/founder of Muck Mud LLC and Principal of Love Christian Academy · Tanya A. Hughes–Executive Director, State of CT Commission on Human Rights · Ken Barone–Policy and Research Specialist with IMRP at CCSU · Ric Cruz–Chairperson of Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission (LPRAC) · Charles Grady–Project Coordinator Bridgeport Project Longevity.

AAAC and LAPRAC forums open to the public. The discussion included the hot-topics of Racial Profiling, Mass Incarceration, Juvenile Detention, Suspension and Expulsion Rates of Minority Students, Implicit and Explicit Bias, and Felony Reentry/Societal Reintegration.

Black and Hispanics Racially Profiled More in Daylight

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Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur guest hosts WNPR  “Where We Live”  

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Racial Discrimination Facts

This special segment will highlight famous racial discrimination facts, racial profiling cases, racial profiling meaning, how to stop racial profiling and the recent report that reveals statistics on  racial profiling.

The show will also analyze the pros and cons of racial profiling. Why are so few African Americans becoming police officers? What obstacles are turning many of them away from the police force? And how do we fix this? Is there law enforcement profiling?0

Listen to this broadcast live: 9:00 am Thursday September 18, 2014

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About Where We Live, hosted by John Dankosky, is a talk show about where we live…in Connecticut, in the northeast, in the U.S., and on the planet.

Racial Discrimination Facts

Also check: How to Stop Racial Profiling

Examples of Racial Profiling – How To Avoid Another Ferguson

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Examples of Racial Profiling


Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur Appears On NPR-Where We Live

(Hartford, Connecticut – August 17, 2014) Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur will be on NPR’s “Where We Live” tomorrow (8-18-2014) morning at 9am talking about Urban Policing and #Ferguson. His perspective is always a double edge sword because he’s a Black man who grew up in the Inner City. He is now an 18 year veteran cop who lives and polices the inner city he grew up in. Tune in tomorrow morning at 9am for what is sure to be an intriguing conversation. Follow Shafiq on Twitter: @Boldminds

Shafiq Abdussabur, is the author of A Black Man’s Guide to Law Enforcement in America will share examples of racial profiling and his experience gathered from being on both sides of the police badge to uncover the issues of communication, perception and the truth behind racial profiling and young urban males and misconceptions about the police that lead mistrust.

If you are a parent, guardian, relative, educator, or someone who works with young urban males, you don’t want to miss this thought-provoking and dynamic national conversation.

About Where We Live, hosted by John Dankosky, is a talk show about where we live…in Connecticut, in the northeast, in the U.S., and on the planet.

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Examples of Racial Profiling

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