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In Black America Podcast: ‘No Love, No Charity’ with Paul Lamar Hunter

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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Paul Lamar Hunter, author of ‘No Love, No Charity: the Success of the 19th Child.’

Though many would consider Hunter to be an unlikely candidate to become successful, his thrilling autobiographical account describes how he made it, despite overwhelming odds.

As the 19th child of twenty-one, his troubled life traversed the perils of poverty, neglect, dysfunction, and even deaths. Hunter describes what it was like growing up in the shadows of a famous yet detached mother whose affections were focused on the homeless shelter that she founded.

Though the shelter was supposed to be a haven for the downtrodden, it was actually the breeding ground for dysfunction and despondency. Despite his misfortunes and failures, Hunter’s determined spirit and his unshakeable faith lifted him above the fray to become the first in his family to graduate from college.

Now moving full-speed ahead, Hunter is living proof that neither limits nor lineage determine the quality of one’s life—but faith, fortitude, and determination does.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m., as well as weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.