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Indianapolis native and Bloomington resident, Janet Cheatham Bell is a writer, editor, independent scholar, mother and full participant–not just an observer–of the things going on around her. In addition to her other professional pursuits, Cheatham Bell has effectively pursued her dream of creating and publishing books and has been cited on national television by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr as “a pioneer in doing books of black quotations.” In her latest book, “Not All Poor People Are Black: and other things we need to Think more about“, Cheatham Bell offers insightful essays to the world on a range of topics that impact our interactions with each other from economics and entertainment to politics and race relations.

I spoke with her at length about her book and a variety of topics from social issues to her famous comedian son W. Kamau Bell and her family’s roots and legacy in Indy.  Click the media player below to hear my chat with author, Janet Cheatham Bell.

FULL INTERVIEW (TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  31 MINS):

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