Family & Health Lawyer Talib I. Karim Hosts First Show 3 p.m., April 19 on Trayvon Martin Case
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- On the day commemorating the end of slavery in the District of Columbia, local radio station WPFW and D.C.-based law firm, TEC Law Group, announces the launch of "Family & the Law." The one-hour radio program premieres from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 19, and is slated to air the same time every Thursday on WPFW 89.3 FM.
Seasoned family and health lawyer Talib I. Karim is the show's host and executive producer. Karim has been active in the D.C. region for the past 20 years as a lawyer, writer and political advisor. Karim's writings on legal and other issues are regularly featured in The Washington Informer and the AFRO-American newspapers.
"Everyone, no matter their race, religion, or creed, has at least two things in common," says Karim. "First, we all have a family -- and next, while we realize it or not, virtually every aspect of our individual and family life has a relationship with the law."
In the first episodes of Family & The Law, Karim plans to critically analyze a leading issue on the minds of parents: How to prevent our children from becoming the next Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman.
To help make sense of and find solutions from this case, Karim's first guest is noted author and psychiatrist, Dr. Francis Cress Welsing. From a public policy perspective, Dr. Welsing asserts that it's impossible to understand and prevent tragedies such as the killing of Trayvon without discussing race and racism.
"For all too long, lawyers and judges alike have attempted to divorce themselves of tackling racism in the justice system," asserts Welsing. As of today, justice is not blind."
Karim acknowledges this reality. In his nearly two decades of experience, Karim has seen first-hand, by representing clients and dealing with personal legal issues, that outcomes in the context of the law, have as much to do with a person's racial, financial, and even religious background as with the facts of the case.
"This is not the way our system of laws is designed to work, and I'm hopeful that Family & the Law can help create change, even if just small steps," Karim contends.
In addition to interviewing stimulating guests to tackle a central issue for the week, Karim's show intends to engage the public by taking questions by Facebook and Twitter.
About Family & The Law
Family & the Law is a program that seeks to provide legal and practical solutions to questions faced by people seeking to improve the quality of their individual and family life. The show's target audience includes parents, couples, seniors, individuals seeking to adopt, teachers, school administrators, lawyers, social workers, and health professionals in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.
Family & the Law is produced for the TEC Law Group, a firm focused on serving families and businesses in the DC area. The program is staffed by a team of professionals working with TEC Relations, a public relations firm affiliated with the law firm. While the show is being broadcast live on radio, TEC Law Group will post the show's video on YouTube. For more information visit: www.TalibKarim.com.