Can a Powerful Crime Boss Also Be A Good Mom? Exploring “Raising Kanan”

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In the “Power” prequel series “Raising Kanan,” Patina Miller’s character Raquel “Raq” Thomas is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a loving mother to her son Kanan, yet also a ruthless drug lord in the New York City underworld. In ‘TV Head Drama’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest Dr. Cortina Peters discuss Raq’s complex character.

Mother and Mob Boss

Raq’s conflicting identities make her a fascinating character study in how people navigate opposing roles.

Can Love and Crime Coexist?

Dr. Peters examines whether it’s possible to be both a devoted parent and a ruthless criminal, and the potential costs to everyone involved.

The Impact on Kanan

Dr. Peters helps us understand the long-term psychological risks for children in these situations.

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