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Episode 050 – SPECIAL EPISODE: A Frank Discussion About “Surviving R. Kelly” and other issues of abuse, family, parenting, and culture (With Special Guests Dee-1 and Devona Alleyne)

In a break from our normal dialogue, show line-up, and podcast segments, we attempt to tackle the tough subjects raised during the recently released Lifetime docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly”.

Our Host welcomed national recording artists Dee-1 (pictured here) and clinical therapists Devona Alleyne (pictured below) to the podcast for a multi-angled discussion on the docu-series and the tough topics raised.

Upon Lifetime TV Network’s release of the docu-series, the media (including social media) had a constant buzz.  Millions of discussions, threads, comments, videos, blog posts, podcasts and the like were generated from the docu-series.

*DISCLAIMER: While I believe that parents should watch the docu-series AND create dialogue in your home about the topics covered in the docu-series, I would recommend that you watch it first without your children and THEN decide whether your children can handle watching, based on their age, maturity, and ability to process the topics.  PLEASE use HEALTHY discretion.

There are so many angles, conversations and lives impacted. The docu-series raises some very hard questions and lifts up some very difficult topics.

We couldn’t discuss every angle and every topic, but just for a few minutes we walked through some pretty heavy waters.

Enjoy the dialogue!

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About Our Host:

Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation overseeing the day to day operations of the Atlanta Headquarters office for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.

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My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion. (Note: Want your name listed here? Leave a review of this podcast and you may find your name listed here…)