Real Talk w/Terry (formerly Relationships-411)

NEW NAME-NEW LOOK-NEW FEEL

Hi Everyone!

First and foremost, thank you for your continued support of the Relationships-411 blog. I’m excited to officially announce that through much thought, prayer and supplication we have a new name, a new look and a new feel. The new name for our blog is Real Talk w/Terry. This has been a long time coming.

Just prior to writing my first book, No Longer a Bridesmaid, I started blogging about relationships. Then after publishing No Longer a Bridesmaid in 2013, my platform and brand expanded to include a TV show, Real Talk w/Terry that launched in 2015. The TV show started out as an extension of the blog and was inspired by my book. After several years of managing both a relationship blog and a relationship & lifestyle TV show, I made the decision to re-brand the blog to coincide with the show which has continued to grow these past several years.

The Relationships-411 Facebook community is still alive and thriving. If you do not follow the Relationships-411 Facebook page, please do so and stay in the loop with all of our zanny, witty, and funny relationship posts and discussions.

This blog will now share content that is synonymous with the Real Talk w/Terry TV show that airs Sundays, at 1:00 PM on Comcast 15 in Silicon Valley. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to continuing this journey with all of you.

Real Talk w/Terry: The Links Silicon Valley Annual Authors’ Luncheon

The Links Silicon Valley

The San Jose Chapter of The Links is having their annual Link’s Authors’ Luncheon & Fundraiser on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel.

The 2019 theme is “Your story, My story, Our story”. Meteorologist, Kari Hall from NBCU Bay Area Channel 11 is Mistress of Ceremony.

The authors bring worldwide stories with humor, wisdom and sincerity.
You will leave with the question, “Am I balancing the right stuff?” The program includes a lively Auctioneer who brings interesting, unusual, one-of-a-kind pieces!

The Authors:
W. Kamau Bell – “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell”
Jamia Wilson – “Young, Gifted and Black”
Gina L. Carroll- “A Story That Matters”

For tickets: click here

Don’t Be a R.A.T.

It’s inevitable that at some point in our lives we will be pulled over or stopped by a cop while driving or approached by a cop on the street.

If you missed part two of Terry Cato’s interview with Judge LaDoris Cordell, watch here. Judge Cordell stresses the importance of citizens not only knowing their rights, but knowing how to conduct themselves if and when they are stopped by law enforcement.

When They See Us

The Netflix series, When They See Us is based on the Exonerated Central Park Five: Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam who were wrongfully convicted of raping a white woman in 1989 has once again rattled the community. A serial rapist later confessed to the crime, but not before the men had spent between six to 13 years in prison.

I personally chose not to watch the series for my own mental health. I have read about the incident and watched various news reports and a documentary about the case. The Netflix series has many of us feeling like enough talking has been done, it’s time for real action – a change for the better in the American justice system.

But where do we start? How do we reform a system that wasn’t designed to protect blacks and other minorities in the first place? How do we deal with corrupt cops, unethical prosecutors and judges?

I don’t have the answers, but agree, a change has to come real soon.

Check out my interview with retired Judge LaDoris Cordell, immediate past Independent Auditor for the San Jose Police Department. Judge Cordell discusses how someone should conduct themselves if and when they are stopped by a cop, The Peace Officers Duty Manual – a document that the general public is allowed to see, the Blue Lives Matter Movement and more!

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