Black Law and Legal Lies

Black Law and Legal Lies

By Black Law Podcast
Black Law and Legal Lies is a weekly podcast where Ann, a licensed and practicing attorney and Dan, a middle-school dropout both discuss various topics from legal and not-so-legal points of view. Subjects include trending topics, current events, black culture, anything taboo, and a whole slew of complete and utter randomness.

Both hosts are equally experienced in law, but only one is an attorney.
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Citizen's Arrest
Ann and Dan discuss the murders of both Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We also talk about the actions of Breonna's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who in our opinion did everything correctly and lawfully in an attempt to protect their home. Kenneth Walker is currently being charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast  IG: @BlackLawPodcast  Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast  On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs  IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
1:05:43
May 19, 2020
Defend Yo' City!
In response to episode 119 "A Bloody City," Ann provides a rebuttal to Dan's assertion that New Orleans is one of the most violent cities in the US. Despite making the list of top 10 deadliest cities per-capita (at the time of recording), Ann believes it's not a "New Orleans thing." Not so coincidentally Baton Rouge, Louisiana also made the top 10 list. Maybe Ann's right? It's a not a New Orleans thing, it's a Louisiana thing.  Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
55:14
May 5, 2020
Are We Too PC?
Recorded in 2019. Ann, Becky, and Dan talk about how and if society has become too politically correct. It's becoming increasingly difficult to be politically correct 100% of the time with all of society's changes over the past decade or so. We also talk about outrage/cancel culture, like when people dug up Kevin Hart's 10-year old tweets. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
42:00
April 21, 2020
COVID-19 Suits
Can you sue your employer if you contract the coronavirus at work? With so many low wage jobs classified as essential, minority communities have been disproportionately vulnerable. Mainstream media outlets like to point to comorbidity as the cause but comorbidity doesn't cause exposure. A few things have changed with the stimulus checks since the last episode, Ann goes over some of the changes.  Stay connected with us on social media!   Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
31:01
April 14, 2020
Stimulus Checks
This week Dan is remotely joined by Ann to discuss the details of the COVID-19 stimulus plan. There are some common misunderstandings and some not so common misunderstandings regarding the stimulus plan. We also talk about why putting your mortgage in forbearance may be risky in the long run and the lax requirements on who qualifies as essential businesses. We both give updates on how and what we’ve been doing the past few weeks too. Stay connected with us on social media!   Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan   Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann  Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
1:14:11
April 2, 2020
Jury Escape!
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss different ways to get out of jury duty. If you Google "how to get out of jury duty" you'll find numerous myths like dressing a certain way, saying that you're a racist or able to tell if someone is guilty just by looking at them. None of these things are surefire ways to get out of jury duty. In our state (as well as many others), there are only a handful of legit reasons that you're almost guaranteed an excusal.   Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
50:33
March 17, 2020
Antiquated Laws.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan talk about Jim Crow laws that are still on the books. Racial restrictive housing covenants prevented Black people from purchasing homes or living in "non-Black" neighborhoods. Although these covenants aren't enforceable, they can still be found in some deeds in 2020. It's said to be cost-prohibitive to eradicate these covenants, essentially leaving them in place. We discuss how these covenants destroyed our communities and how our historically segregated neighborhoods (read BLACK) are now being decimated by gentrification. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
52:53
March 10, 2020
Hiring Contractors.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss some of the things that you should be aware of when hiring contractors. Worker's Comp insurance can be easily overlooked, especially if you see "licensed and bonded." We also talk about other types of insurances as well as warranties. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
30:43
March 3, 2020
Facepalm (scrapped content)
This conversation was cut out of a previous episode because of how random (though authentic for us) it was. Since it's Mardi Gras week here in New Orleans it's all we have. Inspired by the Kevin Hart documentary we discuss how much money we think we'd need to live without making another dollar. The conversation takes a few twists ending in Dan ranting about novices selling themselves as professionals on social media. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
31:26
February 25, 2020
Palimony.
Ann and Dan are joined by "Killa Baby Jay" to discuss the concept of palimony. Palimony is like alimony for unmarried couples, or in other words, compensation from one unmarried partner to another after separation. Dan and Killa Baby Jay disagree wholeheartedly with the idea of palimony. Ann unsurprisingly agrees with it to an extent.  Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
44:16
February 18, 2020
Selling Your Car.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss how to sell your car privately and protect yourself at the same time. When it's time to get rid of a car most people trade their cars into dealerships to reduce the price of their newer car. Even though trading a car in is much easier than privately selling it, you could potentially be leaving thousands of dollars on the table! We also revisit financial literacy. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
53:30
February 11, 2020
Restraining Orders.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss protective orders and what they're typically used for. We share an email that we received from Ben about our episode "You Willing to Die?" Ben summarizes a restraining order as simply a piece of paper, not armor which is true. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
44:41
February 4, 2020
Shoot to Kill.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss a new California law that was supposed to hold police that shoot unarmed people accountable for their actions. This law got the support of Black Lives Matter... that is until most of the law was stripped down and purposely left vague. Black Lives Matter then pulled their support for this law but like most retractions, they don't get as much publicity as the initial story. There are however some people who still support the current law because it's a "step in the right direction." Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
37:18
January 28, 2020
Wrongful Conviction Compensation.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss wrongful conviction compensation. We've recently learned that the state of Maryland, as well as numerous other states, does not have a formal vehicle to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted. We talk about one case in particular where teenagers were convicted for a crime they didn't commit and spent 30+ years in prison before being exonerated. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
51:04
January 21, 2020
Payday Loans.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss payday loans, refund anticipation loans, and other predatory lending methods. We find that they're a necessary evil in some cases, especially for people living in poverty. People living in poverty are the same people that are being preyed upon. We also describe what "living check-to-check" really means (in most cases). Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
53:13
January 14, 2020
ANNxiety.
We're hoping that Ann's recent medical issue doesn't require surgery. Ann shares some of her anxiety about having surgery since she's never had surgery in her life. Dan and Becky discuss some of their surgeries and medical procedures and what it was like.  This discussion was cut from an upcoming episode since it had no relevance to the actual topic. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
27:02
January 7, 2020
Lil' Ricky & The Impeachment.
Ann, Becky (kinda), and Dan discuss Ann's recent medical issue and Trump's "maybe" impeachment. Constitutional scholars have been debating whether or not Trump has been impeached. Regardless, Dan and Becky think that there's a good chance that he'll be re-elected which would be extremely unfortunate for our country. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
34:39
December 24, 2019
A Bloody City.
This week Becky and Dan talk about the violence they’re surrounded by in the city of New Orleans. Outside of the surrounding areas, not many people know just how violent the city is. The murder rate doesn’t paint a full picture, you also have to consider the number of shootings and violent crimes where people don't die. We take a look at the first week in December 2019 alone where there were 20+ people shot. These are just our experiences and opinions after living here for well over a decade. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
52:52
December 17, 2019
Law School.
This week in episode 118, Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss law school and becoming an attorney. Ann offers some advice to people who may want to pursue becoming an attorney. One of the things she recommends is to avoid majoring in pre-law and instead major in English or math and then attend law school. There's not much you can do with a pre-law degree if you decide you don't want to (or can't) become an attorney.  (3:16) Skipping Law School? (6:03) Louisiana's Public School Systems. (8:04) Law School. (22:53) Dan. Attorney at Law. (24:30) Ann. Real Attorney at Law. (29:31) Ann's Advice to Prospective Attorneys. (41:12) Paying the Cost.  Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies  We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
47:52
December 10, 2019
How to Become a Landlord.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss being a landlord. We often talk about leasing from the perspective of a tenant but this week we take a look at leasing your property as a landlord. Ann shares some things that you should place into your lease (if your state allows) to offer you as much protection as possible for the property owner. We look at things like acceptable noise levels, number of occupants, subleasing, maintenance, property inspections, and in Dan's case wanting to disallow his tenants from having parties/gatherings. We also discuss the eviction process and how to place numerous items in your lease that it committed would immediately breach the lease and offer you a way to evict your tenants. We also learn that after eating edibles, Becky's is really REALLY bad at math! Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com  Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
50:29
December 3, 2019
Full Exposure.
*Warning: Things get more expletive and odd than usual in the last 15 minutes of this episode. You've been warned!* This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the case of a Utah woman who's facing criminal charges for exposing her breasts to her step-children. She removed her shirt (as did her husband) while they were working on a construction project and her step-children walked in and saw her shirtless. If she is found guilty she will have to register as a sex-offender. This brings up the question, why is it ok for a man to take off his shirt in public but not ok for a woman to do the same? We also go DEEEEEEP down a rabbit hole that involves Dan's porn searches, and his expertise in breasts (Becky's specifically), and getting pubic hair stuck in your teeth. Yes, things got weird... even for us.  Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com  Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs  Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
36:29
November 26, 2019
Missing Minority Children.
Roughly 14% of all children in the US are Black but they make up 37% of missing children in the US. Oddly the NCIC groups missing Latino children and white children together, which could exponentially raise the total number of missing minority children.  This week we discuss why minority children are missing at a higher rate than white children and receive far less media coverage. Key takeaways from this episode are that there’s NO 24 hour waiting period to report a missing person. Also do not allow the police to treat your missing child as a runaway if you don’t know for a fact that your child ran away.  (2:27) Amber Hagerman.  (16:22) Distrusting Police.  (22:21) Missing Children.  (38:58) Grooming.  (40:43) Missing Black Children.  (48:59) Exaggerate.  Resources: Black & Missing Foundation, Inc. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com  Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs  Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies  We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
57:09
November 19, 2019
You Willing to Die?
QOTW: Are you willing to die for what you believe in? This week Ann and Dan discuss how some laws have unintended consequences, like in the case of Tondalo Hall. Hall was recently released from prison after serving 15 years of a 30 year sentence. She was arrested for failing to report that her boyfriend was abusing their children after he broke the ribs and femur of their 3-month-old daughter. Tondalo hall was also a victim of her partner’s physical abuse. He served 2 years, she was sentenced to 30 years. We also get into a debate about whether or not “allies” try to help PoC without their own agendas or ulterior motives? Also how to enact change, getting involved in the political process, and whether or not MLK and Malcolm X were “willing” to die. (3:01) Commuting Sentences. (6:49) Sidebar: Under the table Foot Jobs (13:20) Failure to Protect. (29:40) Unintended Consequences. (39:45) Motivations. (57:46) Getting Involved. (61:33) Are You Willing to Die? Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
1:09:20
November 12, 2019
Operating Agreements.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the importance of operating agreements as a business owner. Even if you're a single member LLC, it's still highly recommended that you have an operating agreement in place to help protect your personal assets (in some states).  Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
41:44
November 5, 2019
Step By Step (Lost Episode 4)
This week we had to dig into the crate of lost episodes that were never published. This episode (recorded in early 2018) Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the Fist Step Act and especially what it means for our community. (2:02) Afro-Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (5:18) First Step Act. (16:35) Edward Douglass. (23:50) Dead Cat. (30:23) Sidebar: ACA (33:42) Back to the First Step Act... maybe. (35:41) Drugs. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcas tIG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
53:11
October 29, 2019
Snitching.
What is snitching? Everyone we’ve talked to all have different definitions of what snitching is. The only common thing in everyone’s definition of is divulging information to authorities. We give our takes on what snitching is (and isn’t), and we also talk about “Warrior Style” police training after the murder of Atatiana Jefferson. (2:01) Sh*tty Pills. (4:41) Snitching. (23:07) “Snitching is not always bad…” (27:32) Atatiana Jefferson. (35:47) Warrior Style Police Training. (42:22) The Great Snitch Debate. (47:36) Accessory After the Fact. Stay connected with us on social media!  Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
52:50
October 22, 2019
MAD! (Mothers Addicted to Drugs)
This week Ann and Dan dive into whether or not a mother addicted to heroin, fentanyl, or any other drug should be charged with a crime if they continue to use while pregnant. A lot of people don’t see the ugly reality of newborns going through opioid withdrawal. It’s not something you’d ever want to see. We also discuss addiction in general and compare the opioid epidemic to the crack epidemic that destroyed our community in the 80s/90s. (1:30) Using drugs while pregnant. (22:00) Various State Laws. (33:37) Does the drug of choice really matter? (48:10) Addiction. (1:05:15) Closing Thoughts. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
1:13:53
October 15, 2019
Compensating Student Athletes Revisited.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan revisit paying college student athletes with California being one of the first states to sign legislation allowing student athletes to be compensated. Some states like New York and South Carolina are slated to pass similar legislation too. Unfortunately the NCAA is fighting back! Of course they don’t want their slaves to be paid! Keep up with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast If you’d like to support the show, check out our shop at BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
37:52
October 8, 2019
Right to a Speedy Trial.
This week we answer some questions courtesy of @Flaw700 and @Vitamin_Kai from episode 154 of The Podcast Brothers. With the Amber Guyger trial finally underway, why does it take so long to go to trial? (1:59) Amber Guyger Trial. (8:08) The Podcast Brothers (w/ Killa Kailah) (9:45) Dan’s Response. (13:47) Ann’s Response. (22:37) Dan ain’t about that life! (30:25) Some reasons why it takes so long go get to trial. (35:00) Officer Michelle. (38:39) Right to a Speedy Trial. (42:48) In Closing. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
46:01
October 1, 2019
Bill Of Information vs. Indictment
This week Ann, Becky and Dan randomly discuss Dan’s testicle surgery. We then get into the Tennessee man suing Popeyes for $5000 for a bent rim, gas money, and paying some random person $25 on Craigslist who took his money. Becky shares how her former place of employment was raided by the FBI, FDIC and other agencies. We have a copy of one of the plea deals and Ann explains what the difference between an indictment and a Bill Of Information is. (1:56) Deez Nuts. (13:55) Popeyes Lawsuit. (26:38) Loan Fraud. (40:16) The FBI Raid. (49:09) Indictment vs. Bill Of Information. (57:21) Snitches Get Riches. (1:04:04) Life Inside. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
1:10:52
September 24, 2019
The Art of the 360 Deal.
Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Multiple Rights Agreements (aka 360 deals). The 360 deal has a negative connotation, especially in the hip-hop community but are they really a negative for a recording artist? We also take a look at a generic 360 contract and explain what some of the language and clauses mean. (1:34) 360 Contracts. (15:04) What is a 360 Deal? (19:17) Cross-Collateralization. (27:41) Language Used. (37:22) The Industry Screws Everyone. (41:22) Copyrights & Trademarks (again). (46:30) Reading Is Fundamental. (54:09) Becky Running Around With Her Ass Out. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We now have merch available on our website! Check it out at www.BlackLawPodcast.com/shop
58:16
September 17, 2019
Sugar Babies (Lost Episode 2)
This was initially a throw away episode from 7/4/18, dug out of the trash and presented to you as fresh content lol. Ann, Becky and Dan discuss sugar babies and if such arrangements are considered a form of prositiution. Dan signs up for an account to be a sugar baby on seekingarrangements.com (then completely forgot about it). Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies
1:09:38
September 10, 2019
Two Year Anniversary!
Today is our 2 year anniversary! After podcasting for 104 straight weeks Ann & Dan talk about some of the things we’ve learned from the experience. Becky was under the weather but joins us via FaceTime to talk about what she’s learned during these 2 years. We also talk about fecal transplants, a procedure that introduces a donor’s feces into your digestive system. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies
57:21
September 3, 2019
The American Nightmare.
(1:16) Suja: Uber Greens. (7:24) The American Dream. (28:58) Michael Drejka found guilty of Manslaughter. (33:57) Shoot him in the knee! (39:09) Counting the verdict as an L. (53:07) Concealed Weapons. (56:38) Southern Drivers. (1:01:41) Jeffery Epstein. (1:07:02) May-December Relationships. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies
1:21:49
August 27, 2019
Put Foil On Your Grill.
This week Ann and Dan discuss the Mississippi ICE raids, Trump’s antics and the 2020 Democratic circus. We also discuss whether or not our lives have been personally affected by the Trump administration. Lastly Dan thinks if you don’t put foil on your grill… you’re nasty. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies
41:29
August 20, 2019
Revisiting Gun Laws.
This week Ann and Dan have a discussion about our lax gun laws in light of the recent mass shootings. Dan is a gun owner and he shares that he’d like to see stricter gun laws. He would like to see the current loopholes closed that allow private sellers to not require background checks. He’d also like to see medical records tied into the current FBI background checks. Dan and Ann disagree on banning assault rifles. Dan makes the case that a semi-automatic AR-15 doesn’t function any different than a run of the mill 9mm. Ann is under the impression that every military style rifle is fully automatic, which isn’t the case. Dan attempts to dispell some of the myths and even uses some of his firearms to demonstrate that a handgun can do just as much damage as a rifle in a confined area. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies
1:21:06
August 13, 2019
Repair Our Race.
In episode 100 Ann, Becky and Dan discuss reparations for slavery. If Black people were to get reparations, what form should it be in? We know that 40 acres and a mule is unrealistic, but what isn’t unrealistic is opportunity. We share our thoughts on what we think would help repair our community and why money may not necessarily be the best thing. (6:58) Reparations. (18:58) The Use of Technology. (24:44) Fiscal Responsibility. (31:46) Free Money! (41:42) Closing Thoughts. (54:32) Minimum Wage Increase. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: PayPal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:02:58
August 6, 2019
"Colored" Businesses
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined by #43 (an anonymous athlete who we happened to be on FaceTime with prior to recording) to discuss supporting Black businesses. We’ve all heard “support Black businesses,” but do we really? We have a mutual friend who refuses to support Black businesses or professionals unless they’re supervised by or works for a white person. We share some of his stories. We also talk about some of the stigmas Black business owners face. (2:22) Handiman’s Stories. (14:32) Dr. Shakeita. (24:24) Our Experiences. (38:52) Is a Name Just a Name? (43:17) The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
49:44
July 30, 2019
Re-Vitiligo
Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Black Trump supporters which leads into a conversation about “code switching.” Van Jones (CNN) recently talked to a panel of voters in Pennsylvania and Ann was amazed that there was a Black man who not only supports Trump, but defends the president. This comes on the heels of Trump’s racist “Go Back” tweet. (1:16) Skin folk ain’t always kinfolk. (9:50) Code Switching. (19:21) Black Trump Supporter. (28:49) Do you think Trump is really a racist? (36:25) Closing thoughts. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
41:02
July 23, 2019
Census Controversy.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the controversial citizenship question that was proposed to be put on the 2020 US Census. We also talk about US immigration laws, sanctuary cities, weak borders, and why so many people are crossing the border. (3:21) Census Time! (13:54) Sanctuary Cities. (21:29) Indentured Servitude. (24:32) Final Thoughts. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies We normally would ask for ratings and reviews if you enjoy the podcast but the “purple podcast” app has us blacklisted from receiving any more ratings/reviews for some reason. So Ef Um! If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
32:58
July 16, 2019
Preventable Consequences.
Fresh off of vacation Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss a recent case in Alabama where a pregnant woman was shot during an altercation and sadly lost her unborn child. Initially the expecting mother who was shot was charged with the death of her unborn child because she was said to be the aggressor. All charges have since been dismissed. Ann and Dan take different stances on who should be criminally liable in this case. (1:27) Stolen Medical Equipment? (9:21) Shoplifting Secrets. (14:38) Criminally Liable For A Miscarriage? (28:45) Grand Juries. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies
41:39
July 9, 2019
Best Of: Ann
This week (while still on vacation) we’ve compiled some of Ann’s favorite moments. These clips highlight the legal aspect of the show which range from Ann’s time in law-school, taking the bar exam and working in Merrill Lynch’s legal department. Ann then became a Solo Practitioner specializing in Civil and Family Law for over a decade. Much like last week this is a great opportunity for our newer listeners to become familiarized with our older episodes. (1:35) Episode 43: Lawyers Get Shot Everyday B! (7:34) Episode 66: Pro Black Pros. (15:17) Episode 49: The Justice Gap. (19:15) Episode 46: Copyrights. (21:06) Episode 82: Dear Entrepreneurs. (28:26) Episode 78: Attorney Client Privilege. (31:41) Episode 77: Spousal Privilege. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
44:59
July 2, 2019
Best Of: Dan
While we’re on vacation Dan compiled a few clips of his favorite moments from prior episodes. This is a great opportunity for newer listeners who may not have listened to our older episodes to be familiarized with previous topics (or for long-time listeners who may have forgot). As you’ll hear, underneath all of the jokes and clowning around Dan is truly passionate about poverty and racial inequality. (2:11) Episode 51: Juvenile Hell. (4:59) Episode 63: Living On A Prayer. (9:14) Episode 49: The Justice Gap. (17:48) Episode 80: Black In America. (20:12) Episode 39: Racial Integrity. (24:34) Episode 76: National Emergency. (32:08) Episode 48: Stand Your Ground. (39:32) Episode 44: Mississippi Appendectomy. (45:12) Episode 40: The New Jim Crow. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
47:09
June 25, 2019
Gone Fishing!
This week Dan and Becky talk about police questioning minors. Dan has been arrested numerous times as a minor and he’s never once had a parent or an attorney in any of his interrogations. He was often propositioned with what you’d hear on typical cop TV shows, “tell us what we want and you can go home.” Voluntarily offering information to the police in order to go home always comes at a price. Dan also talks about not knowing his rights as a young teen and not fully understanding the Miranda rights. Dan highly recommends teaching children to know how to ask for an attorney and to NOT voluntarily speak to the police unless they’re victims of a crime. This is a topic we will revisit in more depth after our vacation. As of today Black Law and Legal Lies is officially on vacation! We will return in 2 weeks. For our newer listeners, we have a huge back catalog of content and highly recommend episode 55, “The Broken Windows Theory.” If you’re looking for a podcast to fill in for us during the next 2 weeks, we highly recommend the following (if you’re not already current listeners): The Awakened Soul Podcast (@AwakenedSoulPod) Change The Subject (@dergobj) The Podcast Brothers (@PodcastBrothers) What We Gone Do (@WhatWeGoneDo) Da Inside Scoop (@ScoopGrady) Tha Team Podcast (@ThaTeamPodcast) I SAID NO! (@BLCNewYork) Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
23:01
June 18, 2019
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance).
Becky and Dan are joined by P From Charlotte (@PFromCharlotte) to discuss Social Security Disability benefits. For those of you who aren’t familiar with P, he’s a former firefighter who suffers from PTSD as a result of his time in the fire department. P was subsequently terminated because of his work-related disability. After years of fighting in court with an incompetent attorney P could not financially afford to fight the fire department any longer. Now P relies solely on Social Security Disability benefits. He shares some of his experiences, the application process, rules and obtaining medical insurance while on disability. P is also a host of A Few Screws Loose (@ScrewsLoosePod), a mental health podcast on The BREAKS Media Network (@theBREAKSmedia). (1:52) P’s Disability. (22:22) Becky’s HR Experience. (24:45) Oversaturated: The Podcast (@OversatPodcast) (25:21) Taking Advantage of The System. (32:48) Sidebar: Discriminating Against The Poor. (39:49) Medicare. (43:54) What’s Life Like on Disability? (50:11) I’m against it… until I need it. (52:54) Workplace Insurance. (59:11) Applying for Social Security Disability. (1:01:25) In Closing. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies P From Charlotte IG: @PFromCharlotte If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:03:46
June 11, 2019
Money Moves w/Jayden Hollywood
This week Ann and Dan are joined by accountant, credit repair specialist and fellow podcaster, Jayden Hollywood (@TheGreatJayden)to discuss financial literacy. It’s no secret that our community is plagued by wasteful spending and poor money management. The generations before us were financially illiterate for the most part and our generations inherited their poor money management skills and habits. We hope this episode offers a better understanding of finances. (3:34) Jayden’s Social Media Hiatus. (6:44) Da Bottom Line Podcast. (12:23) Debt Collection. (18:42) Bankruptcy. (30:44) Credit Scores. (37:51) Useful Podcasts. (41:16) The Awakened Soul Podcast (@AwakenedSoulPod) (41:48) Car Loans. (48:41) Mortgage vs. Rent. (51:21) Financial Literacy. (1:06:54) HB-C-U Later! (1:12:31) Closing Thoughts. (1:19:45) WTF Just Happened?!?! Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies Jayden Hollywood Twitter: @TheGreatJayden IG: @TheGreatJayden If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:22:07
June 4, 2019
Sweet Home Alabama.
In episode 90 Ann, Becky and Dan discuss The Alabama Human Life Protection Act which is a near-total abortion ban. We discuss the case of an Alabama father who is currently suing an abortion clinic for wrongful death. We also debate Planned Parenthood vs. Cassey. Dan strongly believes that mothers should have to notify fathers of a pregnancy. Ann believes it’s a mother’s choice whether she notifies the father of her pregnancy. (2:46) The Alabama Human Life Protection Act. (8:53) Key takeaways from Alabama’s abortion bill. (17:17) The Hippocratic Oath. (19:10) Using abortion as contraception. (25:04) Alabama father suing abortion clinic for wrongful death. (30:13) Planned Parenthood vs. Cassey. (34:25) Other points of contention. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
39:07
May 28, 2019
The Death Penalty (Lost Episode 2)
Lost Episode #2: The Death Penalty. In this episode Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the death penalty. There are currently 30 states in the US that still have the death penalty. We take a look at the number of people executed in the US and expected to see a much larger racial disparity in regards to Black people being executed. We also discuss the methods used to execute prisoners and how drug makers are refusing to allow their drugs to be used in executions. We also share our opinions on whether or not we agree with the death penalty, and reveal the results from a Twitter poll we ran (back in 2018). (1:19) The Death Penalty and Racial Bias. (9:18) Sentenced to Fentanyl? (22:43) Our Preferred Methods (how would we like to be executed?) (25:57) Do We Support The Death Penalty? (47:01) Ask an Attorney. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:01:09
May 21, 2019
Death By Faith
WARNING: Some people with strong religious beliefs may find this episode offensive. It is not our intent to offend. Our intent is, and has always been to educate and entertain. This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about whether or not religion should be a defense in the death of a child. There are numerous belief systems that prohibit medicine or other forms of medical care. Parents who practice these religious beliefs are unwilling to, and often don’t have their children treated by medical professionals. As a result children are dying from preventable, curable and treatable illnesses. All states have statutes against child abuse but most states (Louisiana being one) still have religious exemptions when medical treatment for a child conflicts with religious beliefs. A handful of states have religious exemptions for criminal child abuse, including manslaughter. (5:11) Afro-Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (6:46) Religion Preventing Medical Care. (12:10) Religious Exemptions. (29:52) What is Child Abuse? (32:00) Kids In Cars. (36:00) Refusing Medical Treatment. (41:58) Should Religious Institutions Be Held Accountable? Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
48:30
May 14, 2019
Insurance Fraud.
Ann, Becky and Dan have a conversation about insurance fraud. Recently an acquaintance of ours filed an insurance claim for damage to their vehicle, Ann and Dan debate whether or not their acquaintance committed insurance fraud. Dan thinks so, Ann does not. Ann explains what insurance fraud is and we discuss some of the ways insurance companies are defrauded. (0:00) Behind The Scenes: “It Popped Out!” (0:54) Introduction. (4:09) Dan’s Music Knowledge. (6:41) Insurance Fraud. (17:43) Dan’s Car Keying. (35:08) Medical Insurance Fraud. (42:51) Other types of insurance fraud. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
49:40
May 7, 2019
The Student Loan Crisis
This week Becky and Dan discuss the Student Loan Crisis. Becky shares her experience with student loans and her reaction once she realized that she’d be paying back over $100,000 for a $10,000 student loan over the course of 20 years. She also talks about still owing 70% of her loan after 12 years and why she hasn’t paid the remaining balance, even though she’s able to. Dan explains how some people take advantage of student loans by using them as income. He also shares why he is unsympathetic to people drowning in student loans. Currently about 45 Million people owe $1.5 Trillion in student loan debt. The average student loan debt amount is $37,172 and average payment is $393 per month. (1:58) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (3:20) Student Loan Stats. (5:47) Forbearance. (8:27) Do we feel sorry for people buried in student loans? (10:37) “Gaming The System.” (16:34) Becky’s Student Loan Experience. (32:34) A Fair Solution? (40:25) Predatory Lending and Check Cashing Joints. (47:24) In Closing. (50:13) Financially Lucrative Degrees. Stay connected with us on social media! Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
57:55
April 30, 2019
Well and Watered (feat. Jayda Atkinson)
This week we alter our format and subject matter to have a conversation with a close friend of ours, Jayda Atkinson. The purpose of this episode is to inspire! In addition to being the owner of Well and Watered and author of 2 books, Jayda has worked in the entertainment industry most of her life along side numerous big named acts. She has been featured on several TV shows like The Food Network’s “Chopped,” and Dr. Oz to name a few. She’s also a philanthropist, speaker, wellness coach, chef, and Spin instructor/enthusiast. Many people who know (or know of) Jayda think she is an agent, manages talent, or is a promoter. She’s none of the above. Ann and Dan have a laid back conversation with her to find out what it is she does, her goals, and how she got into entertainment. Jayda also shares details about an upcoming tour she’s going on with one of the biggest acts in the world! (0:00) Behind The Scenes. (0:46) Meet Jayda Atkinson. (7:25) Jayda’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (9:57) Well and Watered. (27:58) Working in the Entertainment Industry. (30:27) Okurrrr! (37:39) Not Signing NDAs. (42:18) Not Everyone Deserves Your Energy. (51:34) Dan’s Worst Panic Attack (from A Few Screws Loose: The Podcast) (56:56) Dan On Drugs. (61:01) Chopped. (66:58) Accomplishment. (76:15) In Closing. If you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies, please leave us a rating/review and subscribe to be notified of new episodes! We also have video clips from this show and others on our YouTube page! Social Media. Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast Jayda Atkinson. Twitter: @WellandWatered IG: @WellandWatered If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:18:52
April 23, 2019
Anti-Vaxxer Movement (Lost Episode 1)
The Lost Episode. If you're listening to this episode, something went really wrong! In Ann's absence we're resurrecting an episode that was initially scrapped last year because of Ann's other absence. Becky, Dan and Paul discuss The Anti-Vaccine Movement, aka "Anti-Vaxxers." There's an ever growing number of people who refuse to vaccinate their children because of dangerous and purposeful misinformation, or even worse, Facebook Infographics and YouTube conspiracy theory videos. (2:51) Afro Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (4:50) Anti-Vaxxers. (14:48) Strange But True Cases. (20:33) Censoring the Internet. (25:15) Should Not Vaccinating your Children be Illegal? (32:08) Herd Vaccination. (38:44) RANDOM SIDEBAR: Wash Your Ass?? (39:25) Back to Vax. (51:33) Ask a Non-Attorney. Stay connected with us on social media: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
58:11
April 16, 2019
The Settlement.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss settlements stemming from lawsuits. This episode was in response to AJ (@WhatWeGoneDo). AJ was interested in knowing if a settlement indicates an admission of guilt, especially in wrongful death claims. We explore topics like whether or not we think OJ murdered Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, the Rodney King beating, and our friend’s ongoing lawsuit with a hospital for nearly killing her with a botched surgery. (1:56) Thank You Mr. Jayden Hollywood! (8:38) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (10:06) Is a Settlement an Admission of Guilt? (14:03) Did OJ do it? (21:23) Rodney King. (24:16) Not an Admission of Guilt. (29:59) How Typical Are Settlements? (35:39) WWYD? Accept the Settlement or Nah? (46:09) Punch In: The Rich Man’s Justice. (48:12) Ask an Attorney. If you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies, we ask that you leave us a rating/review! Also don’t forget to subscribe to be alerted when new episodes drop! You can stay connected with us on social media: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com Dan Twitter: @iAmDanOnDrugs IG: @iAmDanOnDrugs Ann Twitter: @iTellLegalLies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
52:20
April 9, 2019
Dear Entrepreneurs
Dear Entrepreneurs, This episode is for you (after you make it through the f*ery). Ann, Becky and Dan discuss entrepreneurship and what you should do to legitimize and protect your business. We focus mostly on Sole Proprietorship, meaning a business owned and operated by a single person. Ann explains why you should legitimize your business and which business structures are most common for these kinds of businesses. Seriously, if you own or are starting a business this is the episode for you. We also briefly talk about whether or not podcasters should become businesses, and if so, which business structures would be likely. (1:37) Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge that goes LEFT FIELD. (7:54) Death Of Brick and Mortars. (16:34) Entrepreneurship. (33:01) For Podcasters. (36:15) Sidebar: Everyone Is Important! (41:53) Insurances. GET THEM! (44:26) Accounting. Tracking Your Cash. (45:54) Business Loans and Grants. (49:09) Scam Alert: Grant Writers. (51:54) Ask an Attorney. If you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies, we ask that you be kind enough to leave us a rating/review! You can find us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast, or on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com. If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
55:06
April 2, 2019
Varsity Blues.
In episode 81, Ann, Afro Becky (not Aunt Becky) and Dan discuss the college admissions scandal that has been coined “Varsity Blues.” Dozens of people face federal charges for bribery, paying proctors to correct answers, and even having their children photoshopped onto other athletes bodies in order to gain admission to colleges of their choice. This scandal is a clear case of affluent privilege and the disparity in sentencing when it comes to wealthy people (e.g. Paul Manafort). (0:18) Madam Afro Becky. (4:02) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (6:20) Varsity Blues. (21:30) Complicit or Nah? (29:03) USC’s Demographics. (31:20) The Legalities. (39:03) The Admission Process. (42:21) Judicial Discretion. (47:55) Ask an Attorney. If you enjoy the Black Law and Legal Lies Podcast, we’d appreciate it if you leave us a rating and/or review! For video clips of episodes you can check out our YouTube page. You can also find us on social media: Twitter IG Facebook Or on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
49:18
March 26, 2019
Black In America.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about racism in America in 2019. We look at the recent report from a UPS facility in Maumee Ohio where nooses, confederate flags, and stuffed monkeys in UPS uniforms were hung. We also take a look at the polital landscape with Virginia’s Governeor appearing in blackface and Del Mary Ann Lisanti using “n** district” to describe a prominently black county in Maryland. Lastly we dive into why laws, like the Second Ammendment, don’t apply to people of color. (18:44) Introduction. (1:15) Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (4:05) What Can Brown Do For You? (15:38) Racism Circa 2019. (20:48) Stop Talking, Listen! (25:51) Their Laws Don’t Apply. (32:28) Anarchy! (43:19) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, rate, review and subscribe! You can find us on all social media @BlackLawPodcastor on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com. If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
46:19
March 19, 2019
Recanted.
This week with HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary making headlines, Ann, Becky and Dan discuss recanting statements and testimonies. In a lot of cases recanting a statement signifies perjury but typically the crime isn’t prosecuted. We also discuss some of the reasons people recant statements like intimidation, feeling guilty, fear of retaliation, etc… We also give our initial thoughts on the Leaving Neverland documentary in which two men who previously testified that Michael Jackson did not sexually abuse them as children are essentially recanting their testimonies. (1:06) Introduction. (6:56) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (9:35) Dan Perjured Himself. (15:38) Recanting. (24:26) Flashback: Episode 10 - Stalker vs. Stalked Pt. 2 (27:51) Recanting and Domestic Violence. (31:24) Witness Intimidation. (39:02) Are MJ and R. Kelly Comparable? (52:28) Ask an Attorney. If you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies, subscribe and leave us a review! You can find us on Twitter & IG@BlackLawPodcast and on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com!
54:31
March 12, 2019
Attorney-Client Privilege.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan dive into Attorney-client privilege. Recently it’s been debated whether or not Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen broke privilege by disclosing what may have been confidential information. We take a look at what attorney-client privilege is, what it’s limitations are, and Ann’s take on whether or not Cohen broke privilege. (1:08) Introduction/Afro Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (6:14) Attorney-Client Privilege. (12:30) How Serious is Attorney-Client Privilege? (15:36) Sidebar: The Pharmacy Recipt. (17:40) The Weight of Information. (19:58) Did Cohen Break Privilege? (22:54) Advice of Counsel. (28:11) AOC (32:22) Ask an Attorney. If you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies, subscribe and leave us a review! You can find us on Twitter & IG @BlackLawPodcast and on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com! If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
36:14
March 5, 2019
Spousal Privilege.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Spousal Privilege (also known as Marital Privilege). Spousal Privilege essentially means that your spouse can not be compelled to testify against you in court. There are a few exceptions to Spousal Privilege which we also discuss. (1:06) Welcome! (1:56) Afro Becky’s Hip Hop Knowledge. (7:03) Happy belated Valentine’s Day? (8:51) Spousal Privilege. (20:50) Exceptions to Spousal Privilege. (32:12) Ask an Attorney. (35:42) In Closing… Remember if you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies, subscribe and leave us a review! You can find us on Twitter& IG@BlackLawPodcastand on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com! If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
37:15
February 26, 2019
National Emergency.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the recent government shutdown, border wall and the declared national emergency. President Trump was initially onboard to sign a spending bill that would've prevented the government shutdown… until Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter called him a p*ssy. After a 35 day shutdown the government was temporarily reopened until a deal was made. After both sides reached an agreement President Trump still declared a national emergency. (1:34) We Gotta Win This Race (Welcome) (4:16) Afro Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (7:00) Podcast Recommendation: The Awakened Soul. (7:33) National Emergency. (13:34) Our "Red" Friends. (21:47) Impeachment. (29:52) Ask an Attorney. (34:07) Bonus: Eddie Murphy Reference. (We gotta win this race/Lemonade) If you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies please rate, review and subscribe! We really appreciate refferals too, so tell a friend to tell a friend's baby's momma! Twitter and IG: @BlackLawPodcast On the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
34:34
February 19, 2019
Identity theft.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the increase in identity theft and what to do if your identity is compromised. Identity theft can be devastating and in some cases can potentially cost you your job. We also have numerous sidebars about online shopping, how identies are stolen, title fraud, working retail jobs, and the most random of porn conversations. (1:39) Introduction.  (2:34) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (6:49) Podcast Recommendation: The Podcast Brothers. (7:42) Dan’s Revisionist History (breif history of online shopping)  (17:56) Online Shopping and Digital Currency.  (24:01) Identity Theft.  (31:15) HaveIBeenPwned.com (see what hacks you may have been compromised in)  (32:09) Credit Monitoring.  (39:58) Sidebar #1: Hood Rich. (53:35) Identity Theft and Protection.  (1:03:40) Sidebar #2: Dan’s Rant.  (1:08:39) What to do if your identity is stolen.  (1:13:17) Sidebar #3: Porn Talk. We’re slowly getting into video content. You can check out video clips from this episode on our YouTube channel! If you enjoy the show don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review Black Law and Legal Lies! You can find us on Twitter, IG, and FB @BlackLawPodcast or on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com. If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:29:42
February 12, 2019
Rule 17
This week (on Super Bowl Sunday) Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the NFL’s “Rule 17,” the blown call, Boycott Bowl and the different lawsuits against the NFL stemming from the blown call that prevented the New Orleans Saints from a likely trip to the Super Bowl. Rule 17 dictates that the commissioner has the discretion to have the game in question replayed. Ann and Becky insisted that we discuss the blown call in the New Orleans Saints vs. The Los Angeles Rams game and its aftermath during what New Orleanians coined The Boycott Bowl. As you’ll hear, Dan doesn’t really care about the issue but the two ladies are still extremely emotional and at times irrational (according to Dan). (1:25) Boycotting The Boycott. (7:24) Ann’s Outburst #1. (17:13) Rule 17. (25:44) Who cares? Really? Ann does! (31:53) Phone a Drunk Friend. (33:51) The Resulting Lawsuits. (47:12) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show rate, review, and most importantly subscribe! You can catch us on social media @BlackLawPodcastor on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com. If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
49:38
February 5, 2019
Trust but E-Verify.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan venture into Becky’s area of expertise. We take a look at E-Verify which is the system used to verify a employees eligibility to work in the United States. Not all employers use the E-Verify system and it is completely voluntary as of now. (6:52) Are resumes verified? (13:02) What is E-Verify and why was it implimented? (26:01) Undocumented workers. (37:18) Dan’s friend gets deported. (41:55) Protecting your identity. (53:50) Food Stamp Trivia. Remember to rate, review, and subscribe if you enjoy the show! You can find us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast and on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com! If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
57:11
January 29, 2019
Welfare Fraud. I'll Take $100 for $50 Alex.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan take a look at government assistance. Often called “welfare,” things like food stamps, housing vouchers, child care vouchers etc… were all created to temporarily assist struggling families. These programs all started with good intentions but as you’ll hear in the top 10 welfare fraud cases, some folks found and used loopholes to defraud the government. (1:44) Afro Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge. (4:51) Government Assistance. (12:43) TANF. (18:23) Poverty Level. (20:32) Food Stamps. (25:50) Scamming. (29:02) Sidebar: Nice For What? (33:15) Top Ten Welfare Fraud Cases. (51:30) In Closing: Our Views. (56:54) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and review! You can also find us on Social Media at: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Email: BlackLawPodcast@gmail.com Dan Twitter: @iamdanondrugs IG: @iamdanondrugs Ann Twitter: @itelllegallies If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:00:30
January 22, 2019
Redhibition: When Life Gives You Lemons (kinda).
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Louisiana's redhibition statutes. Redhibition is a consumer protection law that is unique to Louisiana but other states may have similar statutes under varying names. Ann shares how she won her first redhibition case when her client unknowingly purchased a previously wrecked automobile a few years ago. (0:00) Tangy Blow Job (don't ask!) (3:06) Redhibition: Take 1 (4:14) BTS: Technical Difficulties... (9:58) Redhibitory Defects. (20:20) Sidebar: It's like a Jungle Sometimes. (21:26) If you cannot afford an attorney? (24:59) Ann's First Redhibition Case. (31:13) What Constitutes a Redhibitory Defect? (41:12) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, rate, review, subscribe and catch us on Twitter and IG @BlackLawPodcast! You can also visit us on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com. If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
45:11
January 15, 2019
Obeezycare.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Ann and Dan have both been negatively impacted by Obamacare, leaving one of us uninsured and the other underinsured. Obamacare has helped numerous people who were previously unable to afford health insurance get subsidised coverage, but those subsidies come at a cost to people like Dan. (1:41) Dan's Music Knowledge. (4:43) Affordable Care Act. (31:06) F**k Obamacare! (In its current form) (34:03) Who benefits from the ACA? (38:25) The Individual Mandate. (43:00) Dan's Health Insurance Scam. (48:25) Ask an Attorney. (51:36) Rick James could SING sing! Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, review/rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend. You can find us on all social media @BlackLawPodcastand visit us on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com! If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
55:07
January 8, 2019
LGBTQ+ Panic Laws
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are continuing a conversation that started over at our sibling podcast, A Few Screws Loose, about LGBTQ+ Panic Laws. But first... We end up DEEP into the Love Lust and Bad Ass Soul podcast's (shout to @LoveLustAndBAS!) territory when Dan goes completely off of the rails and into left field discussing his sex life. (0:00) Afro Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (5:28) Introduction. (6:59) WAY LEFT FIELD: "Six Minutes Dan, You're On!" (25:32) LGBTQ+ Panic Laws. (41:54) Pending legislation to overturn Panic Laws. (52:29) Afro Becky's HR Experiences. (60:00) Relevant Cases. (66:08) WWYD? Your partner transitioned. (77:18) Ask an Attorney. Please review, rate, and subscribe if you enjoy Black Law and Legal Lies! You may also enjoy our sibling podcast, A Few Screws Loose (@ScrewsLoosePod), a podcast about mental illness by the mentally ill hosted by @iAmDanOnDrugsand Paul from Charlotte. You can find us on: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast FB: @BlackLAwPodcast Web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:24:35
January 1, 2019
Fathers' Rights
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined by CJ aka CEOHaize (of The Awakened Soul Podcast) to discuss fathers' rights. CEOHaize shares his experience of having his son witheld from him for over a year. Haize ended up obtaining counsel, and fighting it out in court. This is definitely a conversation that fathers, especially young and unwed could definitely benefit from hearing. (0:00) Afro Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (2:34) Fathers' Rights Movement. (17:50) Introducing CEOHaize! (22:12) Haize's Story. (71:23) In Closing. Remember if you enjoy the show to rate, review, and subscribe! You can find us on social media at: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcastIG: @BlackLawPodcastOn the web: www.BlackLawPodcast.com  If you'd like to hear more from CEOHaize you can catch him on Twitter @CEOHaizeand on The Awakened Soul Podcast (@AwakenedSoulPod)! If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:13:46
December 25, 2018
Pro-Black Pros (Pt. 2)
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan continue the discussion about the lack of diversity in the workforce. We take a look at Becky's field, Human Resources, and Dan's field, Information Technology. Ann also shares a report from the BLS that details what "whitest" jobs are in America. (0:00) Afro Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (4:22) More Black Professionals. (28:48) Flying Black. (36:17) The "Whitest" Jobs in America. (43:18) Being Able to Make a Change. Remember if you enjoy the show, rate, review, subscribe and follow us on Twitter and IG @BlackLawPodcast! You can also visit us on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com. If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
56:12
December 18, 2018
Pro-Black Pros (Pt. 1)
This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about the lack of diversity in the legal profession. According to the American Bar Association there are roughly 61,000 Black attorneys in the US and about 1,117,000 White attorneys. With only 4.8% of attorneys being Black and an overall lack of diversity in the legal system, PoC (law abiding or not) are directly affected. (0:53) Becky's Hip-Hop Knowledge. (4:09) Dan's Monologue MFer! (7:40) Why is there a shortage of Black lawyers? (13:47) How does the shortage affect us? (18:15) Ann's experience with the lack of diversity. (21:15) Multiple studies show... (43:00) The Not So Great Debate. (50:43) Black Businesses. (57:00) Ann Bridging The Gap. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Or on the web at www.BlackLawPodcast.com If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:03:08
December 11, 2018
Getting Hit From The Back.
Get your minds out of the gutter, people! This week Ann and Dan have a discussion about car accidents and how profitable they are in New Orleans. New Orleans has the 2nd highest car insurance rates in the nation. Ann explains that part of the reason for the high insurance rates is because of how litigous we are when it comes to accidents. Dan explains that it's because New Orleans has the worst drivers in the nation (the same can be said for majority of the south). More than 50% of drivers in New Orleans are uninsured or under insured. (4:19) Children of Color Traumatized. (6:44) The Come Up. (30:18) No Insurance, No Problem! (35:49) Comparative Negligence. (48:10) Worst Accident Stories. (55:20) Podcast Recommendation: The Awakened Soul Podcast. (56:05) Go See A Doctor! (58:14) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Also check out our new sibling podcast A Few Screws Loose, hosted by Dan and Paul who talk about living with mental illness and all things mental health related. www.AFewScrewsLoose.com If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:02:23
December 4, 2018
Jury Duty.
This week with Becky out of town Ann and Dan discuss jury duty. Most people ignore jury duty, especially in the Black community. It's an unfortunate reality because this leads to a shortage of or lack of diversity on juries. As you can imagine, the effects of this can lead to a culturaly clueless jury, or worse... a jury who convicts someone based off of their skin color or appearance alone. (2:14) Jury Duty. (7:57) Skipping Jury Duty? (15:22) Juror Eligibility. (19:50) Podcast Recommendation: The Awakened Soul. (20:54) Exemptions and Excusals. (33:39) Podcast Recommendation: Oversaturated. (34:16) Sequestering. (38:14) Ask an Attorney. (40:30) Dan's Burning Penis Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and review! You can find us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
46:06
November 27, 2018
Bonus: A Few Screws Loose (Can I At Least Get a Blow Job?)
Welcome to the first episode of A Few Screws Loose! Dan and Paul recently launched A Few Screws Loose: The Podcast, a podcast about living with mental illnesses and mental health in general. We're running episode 1 here in order to promote awareness for people who don't follow either one on social media. If you enjoy this podcast subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, www.afewscrewsloose.com, or where ever you listen to podcasts. We will resume our normal format next week! In episode 1 Dan and Paul interpret some memorable Mike Tyson quotes that sound crazy on the surface but really aren't as crazy as they sound. We move on to talk about the wrong combinations of medication and how we're trained boxers who also carried guns... while unknowingly (or not) suffering from mental illnesses. Lastly we take a look at occupations with the highest mental illness and suicide rates. (0:00) Intro. (4:35) Decoding Mike Tyson. (15:08) The Wrong Combo of Meds. (37:21) Podcast Recommendation: The Awakened Soul. (38:22) Jobs with Highest Mental Illness/Suicide Rates. (70:19) Chitterlings. If you enjoy the show, please rate, review and subscribe! You can find us online at: www.afewscrewsloose.com Twitter: @ScrewsLoosePod IG: @ScrewsLoosePod
1:16:38
November 20, 2018
Living On A Prayer.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan take a look at the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage, tipped minimum wage and the practice of tipping in the US. We debate whether or not tipping should be banned in service industries. We also attempt to budget living off of $1040.00 per month. (0:00) F**k Olive Garden! (4:15) Midterm Election Recap. (9:23) Correction to EP62: Work That Poll. (10:12) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). (14:49) Tipped Minimum Wage. (32:12) Automatic Gratuity. (36:16) Minimum Wage. (62:55) Should We Raise Minimum Wage? (72:55) Dan's Monologue MFer! (77:04) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media at: Twitter IG If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:21:43
November 13, 2018
Work That Poll. (Go Vote!)
We're dropping a day early in order to remind people that tomorrow is election day! Although voting isn't a requirement, it's a responsibility that should be taken seriously. No, Ann isn't really MIA because she disagrees with voting she was actually out campaigning all week! Whenever she's not on Dan makes up a new reason why. (0:18) Go Vote! Dan and Becky share their views on voting and why it's important. (13:37) Key races to keep an eye on. (19:05) People who intentionally don't vote. (21:26) Thomas Mundy Peterson. (24:31) Was the importance of voting taught at home? (27:49) The first time... (34:36) Discussion about voting an politics. (42:36) Voter eligibility, historically. (45:07) DNC Debacle. (51:27) Sidebar: Free Education. (58:52) Are we millennials? (63:18) N.C. Gerrymandering and Voter Supression. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media at: Twitter IG If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:11:15
November 5, 2018
The Grand Finale.
This week in episode 61, Ann, Becky and Dan discuss how to prepare for the death of a loved one. We're not talking preparing emotionally because that's nearly impossible. We are talking about practical things you should do leading up to, and in the days after the death of a loved one. Ann explains how to track down any life insurance policies, how to find bank accounts and gain access to them, as well as what happens to assets. The conversation takes a turn into a recurring theme here at Black Law and Legal Lies, financial literacy. (1:49) Tracking Down Life Insurance Policies. (17:25) Gaining Access to Bank Accounts. (26:27) Debts and Assets. (36:29) Financial Literacy. (62:51) Who You Gonna Call? (70:39) In Summary. (77:00) Ask an Attorney. If you enjoy the show, remember to subscribe, rate, and leave a review! Oh and tell a friend to tell a friend! Find us on social media at: Twitter IG FB If you'd like to donate to the podcast: paypal.me/blacklawpodcast
1:19:05
October 30, 2018
NCAA: Not Compensating Any Athletes.
This week Ann returns from her trip abroad to rejoin Becky and Dan to debate whether or not NCAA student athletes (mainly football and basketball) should be paid. We also discuss why student athletes aren't allowed to be compensated or have endorsements. (1:43) Dan's Monologue Mutha.... (14:30) This week's podcast recommendation: The Podcast Brothers (15:49) Why can't student athletes be compensated? Should they be able to? (47:39) What are the penalties if a student athlete is caught accepting money/gifts etc...? (53:57) Assumption of the risk. Would you allow your child to play football? (73:38) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media at: Twitter IG
1:16:01
October 23, 2018
I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency).
This week since Ann is still out of the country, Becky and Dan are joined by Paul from Charlotte to discuss life saving measures. Since last week was Fire Prevention week, we talk to Paul about his former profession as a Firefighter/EMT. Paul shares some things people can do when they're faced with emergency situations such as fires and medical emergencies. There are seriously a TON of gems in this episode. (2:35) Fire Safety. (29:23) This Week's Podcast Recommendation. (30:26) Medical Emergencies. (65:35) In Summary. To learn more about CPR training check out The American Heart Association Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media at: Twitter IG
1:17:10
October 16, 2018
Coming of Age.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the ages of majority and consent. (0:00) Intro. (1:42) The Age of Majority. (11:56) Juveniles Charged as Adults. (27:18) The Impact of Juveniles Charged as Adults. (30:17) Are We Too Soft on Children? (34:12) The Age of Consent. (44:20) The Pied Piper. (50:52) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend! You can find us on social media at: Twitter IG
55:21
October 9, 2018
ChoMo.
This week after getting the Panera Bread Head jokes out of the way, we have a serious conversation about Bill Cosby, child molestation, and Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly most of us know or know of someone who has been affected by the despicable act of child molestation. (1:48) Panera Bread Head. (8:25) The Bill Cosby verdict. (15:36) Child Molestation (ChoMo). (32:04) Child Molestation Facts. (53:33) Brett Kavanaugh (recorded prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing). (63:18) Roman Polanski. (67:07) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and tell a friend to tell a friend!
1:08:57
October 2, 2018
Cruel and Unusual: Punishment by Death and Injury.
This week our intent was to discuss wrongful death in jail/prison but the episode took a turn almost immediately. Becky decided to try an edible prior to recording and well... it really kicked in 30 minutes into the show. We still managed to drop a few gems here and there. (0:00) Random DID Observation. (1:15) Intro. (2:59) Wrongful Death in Prison. (11:14) Darren Rainey and Terrill Thomas. (26:41) Points of Failure? (29:59) Suicide in Prison. (33:36) Who can you sue? (44:15) Game Time. Let's have some fun! (47:10) Becky's Hypothetical Prison Murder. (50:56) Ann's Hypothetical Prison Murder. (55:29) Dan's Hypothetical Prison Murder. (59:53) Ask a HR Professional. (65:28) Special Announcement. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and review! You can also find us on Social Media at: Twitter Facebook IG Email:BlackLawPodcast@gmail.com Dan: Twitter IG Ann: Twitter
1:06:24
September 25, 2018
The Broken Windows Theory
Ann, Becky, and Dan have a discussion about the Advancement Project’s recent report titled We Came to Learn. A Call to Action for Police Free Schools. It’s an excellent read and we encourage everyone to check it out here: https://advancementproject.org/wecametolearn (0:00) Hey, I’m Back! We’ve all pretty much recovered from being sick! We also took a few shots at Paul for one of his outtakes from last week's episode. (2:54) The Advancement Project’s report. Last week the Advancement Project released a report suggesting that Police in schools are detrimental to the education of students of color. (16:41) We Came to Learn. (25:58) Ann tries to sneak a knife into the courtroom. (30:08) Quotes from Students of Color. (44:17) Dan’s Monologue MFer! (52:07) Do we need School Resource Officers? (68:35) SRO Job Description (72:15) The Broken Windows Theory. This is the theory that harsh punishments for minor infractions will discourage serious crimes. (78:11) Super Predators. (80:33) We Came to Learn: The Conclusion. (82:17) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you enjoy the show, subscribe, rate, and review! You can also find us on Social Media at: Twitter: @BlackLawPodcast Facebook: @BlackLawPodcast IG: @BlackLawPodcast Email: BlackLawPodcast@gmail.com Dan Twitter: @iamdanondrugs IG: @iamdanondrugs Ann Twitter: @itelllegallies
1:27:28
September 18, 2018
Gentrification.
This week all 3 of us were sick with flu-like symptoms. Dan's immune system is like Wolverine, so he was the least sick at the end of the week. This week Dan on Cold and Flu Drugs is joined by Paul to try to coherently discuss gentrification and its effects on low-income communities. We mainly focus on the areas we've personally witnessed gentrification like DC, New Orleans, and Charlotte. We also give some great tips for fighting gentrification like dressing up as gangs and hanging out on corners. Dan and Paul both attempt to answer our Ask an Attorney segment. Be warned, we are NOT lawyers, so don't listen to a word we say! Remember if you like the show, please subscribe, rate and follow us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast
1:03:47
September 11, 2018
Rewind! A Year End Review.
Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary! Well kinda… technically our anniversary is September 5th but in keeping with our regular Tuesday releases, today we celebrate! In mid-2017 Dan came up with the idea to create a relatively unique podcast that there appeared to be an open lane for. He pitched a legal podcast for the cultureto Ann who was immediately on board with the idea. Not very many people in our community have access to free legal advice or an attorney that can relate to the culture. Ann and Dan recruited a third host who agreed to join the show but she missed multiple recordings and bailed on us. Becky was a fill-in who then became a permanent co-host. Our mission has always been to educate and entertain. In our first year, we feel like we hit the mark. For our anniversary episode we look back at some of our favorite and most compelling episodes. (2:53) EP00: Pilot.Dan didn’t believe it was possible to rape your spouse. (3:59) EP11: Spousal Rape.We talk to Diane a victim of spousal/marital rape. (11:20) EP23: Burying Your Child. A Mother’s Story.Marie shares how her son was killed in an unsolved murder as well as some of the legal battles she’s faced in trying to get justice for him. (19:30) EP33: Medical Malpractice.Dan and Becky share the story of losing their son in 2016. They attempted to sue the hospital for failing to treat Becky while she was in labor but no one would take the case. (26:44) Bonus #1: Stop Killing Us! #AltonSterling. (31:25) EP25: Prophets for Profit.Paul explains why he became an atheist for 5 years and what brought him back to Catholicism. (35:59) EP42: Deadbeat MFer Playin’ Border Patrol.We got an opportunity to meet Jayden Hollywood (@TheGreatJayden). (42:29) EP17: Sodomy and Gonorrhea.In an episode about sodomy, Becky displays her limited sexual vocabulary. (49:05) Becky Gets a Name!Becky was known as Anonymous until EP11 where she received a pseudonym. (51:45) Bonus #2: I Am AnxietyDan and Paul have a serious discussion about their mental illnesses. Dan also shares an old song he produced/recorded. (61:31) Bonus #3: Monthly Mental Health Checkup.Dan and Paul do a followup episode to I Am Anxiety and decided to have mental health discussions on a monthly basis. Dan shared an old poem he recorded years ago. (66:53) EP39: Racial Integrity.In a collaborative effort, we discussed interracial dating. Keisha ended up leaving people baffled. (74:17) Wrapping Up Year 1. We’d like to thank everyone who takes the time to listen to us! It’s because of you that we continue to move forward. Remember if you like the show to subscribe, rate/review, and follow us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast!
1:19:08
September 4, 2018
Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice.
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss their views on abortion and briefly take a look at Roe v. Wade. Ann who is extremely pro-life responds to pro-choice posts from a debating website. (0:00) Intro Is it our Anniversary or Nah? (3:39) Roe v. Wade (12:26) Fetal Viability. (14:31) Dan's views on abortion. (16:54) Ann's views on abortion. (27:57) Becky's views on abortion. (30:03) Incest. (31:47)The Debate.Ann responds to pro-choice posts on a debating website. (64:28) Ask an Attorney. Remember if you like the show, subscribe, rate, review and follow us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast!
1:11:30
August 28, 2018
Juvenile Hell.
This week Becky, Dan and Paul discuss the juvenile justice system and how minorities and children of poor families are often targeted by law enforcement and the judicial system. Dan shares his experience spending 3.5 years in juvenile detention centers and group homes for an infraction that didn’t fit the time. Ann is absent because she had a vasectomy this week. (0:00) Outtake. Becky wanted to know why Dan didn’t have any adult supervision as a pre-teen/teen. Dan explains what life is like growing up poor. (2:30) Intro. (5:47) Minority Youth Targets. Paul and Dan discuss how they were routinely harassed, stopped and frisked, pulled over and even beaten up by cops as juveniles. (13:35) Dan’s Story: Juvenile Hell. Dan shares why he spent 3 1/2 years in detention centers and group homes, what the process was like, and a day in the life. (42:26) Justice, or Just Us? (46:43) Private Prisons. (48:39) Cash for Kids. We briefly discuss the Cash for Kids scandal in Wilkes-Barre, PA where judges and court officials were getting six figure kickbacks from private detention facilities for unjustly and unfairly sentencing children to these facilities. (54:52) DMV vs. Charlotte. Paul shares some of the differences he sees in how the juvenile justice system works in DC/MD/VA versus where he lives now in Charlotte, NC. (58:57) Allen Iverson. We discuss how Allen Iverson was sentenced and sent to prison while in High-School for a crime he more than likely didn’t commit. Virginia’s Governor eventually pardoned A.I. and he went on to be one of the greatest NBA players of all time. (63:35) Outtake 2. Becky gonna be Becky. Remember if you like the show to subscribe, rate, and follow us on social media @BlackLawPodcast!
1:04:31
August 21, 2018
Racism: The Collaborative.
We are joined by Paul from Charlotte, Ronnie, Ty, and previous controversial guest, Keisha (from the Racial Integrity episode). We’re also joined by #PodernFamily members Ralph, Justice, CJ aka Haize, and Chaunice to discuss our views on the origins, current state of, and possible solutions to racism. We also discuss our views on the use of the "N-word." (0:00) Welcome (Yes, we're regressing). (1:55) Ann’s Shower Thought. (3:42) Definitions/Dan’s Monologue. (8:33) Paul from Charlotte. (17:56) Afro Becky. (22:20) Ralph from The OverSaturated Podcast. (@TheMindOfRalph) (25:55) Ronnie. (34:37) Justice from The Extra Regular Podcast. (@TheExtraRegular) (37:56) CJ aka CEOHaize from The Awakened Soul Podcast(@CEOHaize) (49:20) Ty. (55:07) Chaunice from I’m Just Sayin’ & OkHeresTheThing.com(@_DreadLightly) (1:12:04) KeKe… Whose woMans is this?!?!” (1:30:20) Shackaleeka's Resume. (1:34:39) Dan.(@iAmDanOnDrugs) (145:50) Ann.(@iTellLegalLies) (158:37) Wrapping Up. Don’t forget if you like the show, subscribe and rate/review! Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this episode!
2:00:10
August 14, 2018
The Justice Gap.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the Justice Gap and class actions. The Justice Gap refers to low-income people being unable to obtain legal representation, especially in civil matters. Class action lawsuits are when a plaintiff sues someone on behalf of a group of people that have been wronged in the same way. If successful a class action settlement is usually split among the group, but the attorneys get majority of the settlement. (0:00) Amateur Hour. (Don’t mind us, we’re not professionals) (1:34) Dan’s Former Job. (4:51) The Justice Gap. (10:01) If You Can’t Afford an Attorney… (17:06) What is Contingency? (21:47) Are you paying for the service, or the degree? (26:26) Sidebar: Suits. (27:19) 33 1/3 (how much you should expect to pay a personal injury attorney) (29:41) LegalZoom and Avvo. (31:35) What are Class Action Lawsuits? (50:07) Employment Class Action Waivers. (58:27) What is Arbitration? (64:07) Ask an Attorney.
1:09:12
August 7, 2018
Bonus: Monthly Mental Health Checkup.
This episode is a follow-up to the bonus episode, I Am Anxiety. We’re going to try to have these conversations once a month with the focus on Black men’s mental health. There is no legal content in this episode. (0:00) BTS (2:51) Poem:“Blessed” by Dan in 2013. (4:36) Introduction. (5:01) Dan’s Encounter with the Police at his Office. Two police officers came into Dan’s office after hours and didn’t announce their presence. Dan startled the officers and they pulled out their weapons and aimed them at him. (17:14) Mental Illness and Police Encounters. Are police officers trained to recognize mental health illnesses? There have been numerous cases of mentally ill people and/or people having medical issues being shot, killed, tased, beaten, and pepper sprayed by police officers. If Dan would’ve had a panic attack it’s possible that he would’ve lost his life. (21:17) Police Brutality. Louisiana National Guard Jorge Gomez was beaten to a bloody pulp by 2 off-duty New Orleans Police Officers after they called him a “fake American.” (23:51) Original recording: We share our experiences with different doctors and psychiatric medication while attempting to seek help for their mental illnesses. We also take a look at anti-anxiety medications being demonized making them harder to get for the people who actually need them. (42:33) Paul’s Update. (44:16) Dan’s Update. (48:12) Triggers. (50:39) Paul’s advice to others. (53:05) Faking Mental Illness. We discuss a mutual “friend” who kept posting suicidal thoughts on Facebook. Paul and Dan reached out to him because of their familiarity with these feelings. It turns out that the “friend” was never suicidal, he just wanted attention. (61:10) Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems. (67:33) Final Thoughts. Remember if you like the show to subscribe, rate, and leave a review! Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG @BlackLawPodcast
1:13:15
August 4, 2018
Florida, Man.
This week we discuss Stand Your Ground laws. Markeis McGlockton (a black man) was murdered by Michael Drejka (a white man) in a convenience store parking lot over a parking dispute. Markeis' girlfriend Brittany Jacobs and their children were waiting in their car, parked in a handicapped parking spot when Drejkas approached them. Drejka started harassing Brittany. The commotion caught Markeis' attention, who came to Brittany's defense by shoving Drejka who appeared to be a threat to his family. After being shoved to the ground Drejka pulled out a gun and shot Markeis in his chest. Markeis was pronounced dead 30 minutes later. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Department refused to arrest Michael Drejka because of Florida's lax Stand Your Ground laws. (0:00) BTS: If Dan were a person of power (scary). (1:22) Introduction. (2:56) Nia Wilson. (4:53) Maurice Rucker. (6:31) Markeis McGlockton. (10:05) Did Markeis do anything wrong? (16:38) Was Drejka the aggressor? (17:34) Could someone have legally killed Drejka? (19:59) Is it illegal to initiate conflict while carrying? (24:01) Ideally what should've happened? (28:51) Our Predictions. (30:11) Louisiana vs. Florida's Stand Your Ground. (35:46) No right to be there. (37:35) Shifting the Burden. (40:17) Mental Health & Owning a Firearm. (43:34) Common Sense Gun Laws. (50:38) Stand Your Ground States. (52:21) White Birthright. (58:11) Dan's Ask an Attorney. (59:51) Stand Your Ground vs. Self-Defense (62:03) Normalizing Negative Police Interaction. (66:05) Ask an Attorney.
1:12:38
July 31, 2018
Legalize Marijuana.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by regular guest Paul from Charlotte and new guest Jeremy from Wisconsin to discuss the legalization of marijuana. Though legal in 45 states to some extent, the Federal Government continues to refuse to legalize marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws. (1:33) Pre-Production. (2:40) Paul’s opening thoughts on weed. (4:33) Weed Laws. (14:24) Marketing to Kids. (19:43) A Gateway Drug? (22:25) Weed in DC. (25:31) Ann’s alleged trip to Colorado. (31:18) Locked Up and Locked Out. (35:23) Jeremy from Wisconsin. (37:32) CBD. (43:05) Big Pharma/Tobacco (46:58) Reparations. (58:06) Remaining 5 States. (60:51) In Closing. (62:22) Ask an Attorney.
1:07:31
July 24, 2018
Copyright Infringement.
In response to a listener's email we explain copyrights, copyright infringement, and Fair Use. Although we use extreme examples to drive the point home, just remember to be cautious and protect yourselves at all times! (7:57) What is a Copyright? (11:11) Unregistered Copyrights. (13:11) Can you use copyrighted material? (17:16) Infinity Stones (Permission). (19:42) Common Myths. (20:31) Parody. (22:00) Fair Use. (30:00) Incidental Inclusion. (33:08) Trademarking/Copyrighting Common Phrases. (35:08) Graphics/Images. (39:30) Attribution. (40:39) Copyrighting a Podcast (44:03) Unauthorized Use of YOUR Material (45:15) How Long Do Copyrights Last? (47:27) Trademarks. (50:23) Examples of Infringement (55:15) Marvin Gaye's Estate vs. Ed Sheeran & Robin Thicke. (65:01) In Closing.
1:08:15
July 17, 2018
NXIVM
Question: What do blackmail, herpes, vaginal branding, starvation, and rubber cow utters on women’s breasts have in common? Answer: NXIVM (2:21) NXIVM (pronounced Nexium) Those unfamiliar with the title may be wondering what the hell it means. It’s pronounced “Nexium.” (4:50) What is NXIVM? NXIVM is an underground sex cult led by Keith Raniere, disguised as a multi-level marketing company. NXIVM has been making headlines lately because actress Allison Mack and cult leader Keith Raniere have been indicted on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. (7:37) Who is Keith Raniere?We take a look into Raniere’s past as a con artist, alleged pedophile, and self-proclaimed self-help guru. We also take a look at some of the practices inside of NXIVM. (22:24) Sidebar: All these hoes. Dan doesn’t have a problem with men having multiple sex partners. He doesn’t have a problem with women having multiple partners either… as long as they’re not women he’s involved with. (27:12) Back On Track: Voluntary Blackmail. New women were recruited by members like Allison Mack and convinced to offer items like nude photos, pornographic material, or writing statements that that could be used to blackmail them if they ever disobeyed their “masters” or Keith Raniere. (31:54) Is Brainwashing & Hypnotism Real? We go around the room and share our views on if we believe brainwashing and hypnotism are possible. (53:46) Ask an Attorney: My daughter’s mother is dating a registered sex-offender. Can I do anything to stop him from being around my daughter? Remember if you like the show, subscribe and rate! Follow us on all social media @BlackLawPodcast!
1:00:00
July 10, 2018
Mississippi Appendectomy.
This week we are without any show notes thanks to Ann! Dan explains why in case no. 14302 Dan v. Ann. This week we take a closer look at America's forced sterilization that was in effect until the late 1970s. California, North Carolina, and Virginia were some of the biggest offenders in stripping the ability of people to have children, without their consent. (1:14) Listener Court Case #14302: Dan v. Ann Dan explains why we have no show notes this week and had to call for backup last minute a couple of weeks ago when Ann notified him that she wouldn't be available to record, on the day of recording. Ann argues that she gave enough notice for arrangements to be made. (6:39) Forced Sterilization (14:19) The Human Betterment League (17:55) Puerto Rican Sterilization by the US (19:41) Back to you Ann...Dan botches trying to read an article online (because we DON'T HAVE SHOW NOTES!) (21:18) Present Day Sterilization. (29:50) Buck v. BellSupreme Court rules that sterilizing people without consent was ruled constitutional. (36:34) Mississippi Appendectomy.Sterilization disguised as other procedures. (40:31) SIDEBAR: Doctor Distrust. (45:45) Other cases of forced sterilization. (54:31) In closing... (55:09) Black History Moment.Dan recently learned that 40 acres and a mule was legislation that had actually passed and was signed into effect by President Lincoln. (57:06) Reminder: Eugenics is Still in Effect! (61:01) Ask an Attorney:The Masturbating Neighbor. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter/FB/IG @BlackLawPodcast! If you like the show, subscribe and rate!
1:07:33
July 3, 2018
Lawyers get Shot Everyday, B. (Cam'ron Voice)
The past few weeks we've been giving you all a more in-depth look at who we are as individuals. This is the last installment of our 3 episodes focusing on us as hosts. (1:51) Lawyers get Shot Everyday, B. You'll be Aight! (Cam'ron Voice) For those not of the culture, it's a Paid in Full/Cam'ron/Uncle Murda reference. We start off talking about how dangerous it is being a family law attorney. There are many instances where lawyers have been attacked, shot, and/or killed by former clients or former ex-spouses. Dealing with divorces, child custody, and money brings out the worst in people... sometimes making them dangerous. (7:22) Ann gets "Pulled Up" on after a court appearance! Dan in typical Dan fashion tells the story of how Ann represented a woman in a divorce case and WASHED the ex-husband in court. She took half of everything he owned, including things that you typically wouldn't lose in a divorce. The ex-husband was so angry that he followed Ann for the rest of the day as she ran errands, followed her to family member's homes, and finally confronted her as she parked in her driveway. Luckily all he wanted to do was yell at her because that situation could've ended a lot worse. (24:35) We interview Ann about: Why she became a lawyer, college and law school, taking the bar exam, how she hangs the toilet paper, her time spent at the Law Clinic, and more! She also talks about her time working for Merril Lynch climbing the ladder of success, only to realize she wanted to break families up instead.
1:27:55
June 26, 2018
Bonus: I am Anxiety.
This episode isn't for everyone and contains no legal content. In an attempt to give a little more background on ourselves as podcast hosts we've all done a bonus episode that focuses on each of us. You can find "Who is Afro Becky?" on our SoundCloud page. Ann's interview will be published next week. Joined by Becky, both Paul and Dan both speak candidly about their mental illnesses. They discuss anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, bipolar, depression and suicide. (0:42) Walking with The Devil - An OLD song by Dan. (4:10) Introduction. (7:30) Trauma. (9:58) Drinking, Drugs, and Dropping Out. (16:38) Paul's First Memorable Panic Attack. (19:30) Paul Tries to Kill Dan, or Vice Versa? (21:35) Dan's First Memorable Panic Attack. (25:01) Fight or Flight. (28:12) I'm Good. I'm Straight. I'm Fine. (31:50) Have you Tried Bull Semen Smoothies? (38:48) What NOT to do to Mentally Ill People. (49:32) You Willing to Die for some Food??? (55:46) Dan's Journal Entry. (62:57) Journaling. (66:11) Medication. (74:19) Suicidal Thoughts. (84:55) Traits of Sufferers. (94:17) In Closing.
1:41:15
June 22, 2018
Deadbeat Motherf****r Playin' Border Patrol. (feat. Jayden Hollywood)
Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by Jayden Hollywood who as part of the Unapologetik Podcast tour landed in New Orleans, LA. (1:50) Introducing Jayden Hollywood. Although most of you know Jayden from the Unapologetik Podcast, for those of you who don’t here’s your crash course! He talks about his milestones in podcasting, his favorite city that he’s visited on the Unapologetik tour, and his career. Follow Jayden across all platforms @TheGreatJayden and his podcast at @UnapologetikPod. (11:18) Financial Literacy (or the lack of). With Jayden being our unofficial official accountant, we wanted to discuss finances. We go around the room to see if we can identify financial mistakes or bad financial decisions that predominantly affect people of color. We conclude that financial literacy should be both taught at home, and in school. Unfortunately it’s not. (25:24) Immigrant Concentration Camps. The Trump administration initiated a zero tolerance policy for immigrants crossing US borders illegally. Some of the immigrants are seeking asylum, fleeing from violent countries. While the adults are being arrested, any children caught crossing with their parents are separated at the border and detained in an abandoned Walmart in Brownsville, TX. In 6 weeks, more than 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border because of this zero policy initiative. The children are locked inside for 22 hours per day, allowed only one hour outside with supervision, and another hour inside outside of their cages. The site at the old Walmart is now over capacity and we are building a tent city in Tornillo, TX where the US will house additional children outdoors, in the Texas summer heat. (25:24) School Daze. Somehow we ended up on a tangent about if we thought college was a good investment. Dan believes that college can be a bad investment in some cases and you shouldn’t go into debt for an education that may or may not be useful in the real world. He also shared that he thinks college should be free for everyone (he will elaborate on another episode). Jayden and Ann share that his college may not be for everyone but their experiences and degrees are invaluable, even the classes that may not have been necessary for their degrees. Dan tells us how he and his brother Paul in 8th and 9th grades didn’t know what guidance counselors actually did. After learning what guidance counselors did, they talked to their counselor and were told not to worry about college and to fill out job applications instead of college applications. (52:06) Immigrant Concentration Camps (cont.) Jeff Sessions says that the Bible justifies separating children from their parents and placing them in what can only be described as concentration camps. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” said Sessions. The Pope clapped back with, “The Bible teaches that God ‘loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt’ (Deuteronomy 10:18-19).” (73:11) Ask an Accountant: 1. If you make more than $500, is filing a tax return voluntary? 2. Can you claim pets as dependents? 3. Do you have to pay taxes on illegal income? 4. Do students have to pay income tax? 5. Is an accountant liable for any mistakes they make on a tax return, even if it’s their fault? 6. If you owe student loans should you skip filing a tax return?
1:42:41
June 19, 2018
CPS: Child Profit System?
Sadly (or not) Ann was not able to join us this week because of an impacted stool that she had to have digitally removed… or something. Becky and Dan are joined by recurring guest and host @PFromCharlotte. (2:20) Drivers: Northern vs. Southern. (6:50) Policing: Northern vs. Southern. (15:42) Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) (18:26) Elena Andron. (23:33) Abused Foster Children. (30:39) Paul’s First Experience with CPS. (35:06) Paul’s Second Experience with CPS. (43:58) CPS Dirty Tactics. (51:17) Bill Clinton Blunders. (52:02) How Woke is Afro Becky? (53:43) Ask a Former Firefighter. (58:48) Ann’s Appearance. (61:22) Ask an Attorney
1:08:58
June 12, 2018
The New Jim Crow.
Some of this week's topics with Ann, Becky, and Dan include: Jim Crow, racial profiling, mass incarceration, mandatory minimums, racism and AirBnB, Stop and Frisk, and more! (0:47) Jim Crow. (2:10) The History of Jim Crow. (5:41) The New Jim Crow. (7:44) Mandatory Minimums. (11:52) Interesting Statistics. (20:27) AirBnB and Racism. (26:34) Stop and Frisk. (30:05) Calling 911. (33:02) Dan’s Solution to Frivolous 911 Calls. (34:37) POC Hesitant to Call 911. (36:08) ACLU: Know Your Rights. (41:32) The Wrong N*gga! (53:05) Ask an Attorney.
58:28
June 5, 2018
Racial Integrity.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by a whole slew of guests, including some of our highly regarded #PodernFamily/#PodsInColor peers to discuss interracial relationships. (0:00) Behind the Scenes. (0:48) Introduction. (3:18) The Loving’s Story. (12:02) The Survey. We wanted to gauge how people felt about interracial relationships in 2018 so we asked 13 people of varying ethnicities and genders the exact same set of 8 questions. We attempted to not deviate from the predetermined questions or interact in order to avoid influencing the answers; there were some exceptions. What we learned was that though interracial dating is widely accepted, not everyone is as accepting as we thought, though many were. The questions we asked everyone are as follows: When you hear the term Racial Integrity, what comes to mind? When you hear the word interracial, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Do you agree with interracial dating/relationships? Why or why not? 3a. If one party is multiracial, does that change anything? Have you ever been in an interracial relationship? 4a. If yes, is or was the experience noticeably different than a relationship with someone of the same race? (elaborate) 4b. If no, is it by choice? Do you think people dating outside of their race would benefit by expanding their cultural understanding and fluency? Or do you think it'd have an opposite effect (e.g. black folks trying to be less "ethnic")? If you were to bring someone from another race “home,” what would your family’s reaction be? Would there be whispers? If so, what would they be? 6a. What would your reaction be if your son or daughter brought home someone of another race? What do you think about black folks being called "sellouts?" (for dating outside of their race) Any other thoughts? (12:25) Survey: Afro-Becky (16:14) Survey: Just Ann (24:30) Survey: Dan (37:14) Surveying our Guests and Fellow Podcasters. (37:36) Survey: Nikki (42:36) Survey: Model E from E and Friends Podcast (@EricaJonez) (46:50) Survey: Maddie (53:58) Survey: CJ from The Awakened Soul Podcast (@CEOHaize) (@AwakenedSoulPod) (62:27) Survey: Name Redactedto avoid potential abuse. (75:05) Survey: Ty (82:16) Survey: Paul and Diane (interracial couple) (88:00) Survey: Jayden of the Unapologetik Podcast (@TheGreatJayden) (@UnapologetikPod) (92:21) Shout Outs!
1:39:28
May 29, 2018
DNA Exoneration...Free at Last!
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined again by Paul Smith to discuss exoneration. We take a look at 2 particular wrongful conviction and incarceration cases in Louisiana. (0:19) Malcolm Alexander (2:37) Glenn Ford (b. 10/29/49 - d. 6/29/15) (7:27) Thoughts on wrongful incarceration. (12:51) Looking closer at Malcolm Alexander and Glenn Ford’s cases. (20:11) Enter attorney Joseph Tosh. (25:12) Evidence against Glenn Ford. (27:55) Fuck You, Pay Me! (34:36) DNA for Sale! (44:06) The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks. (45:36) Defend Us! (48:56) The Psychology of being Wrongfully Sentenced to Death (53:10) Ask an Attorney
58:05
May 22, 2018
White (Super) Power!
Ann, Becky, and Dan take a deep dive into White Privilege this week. White Privilege has been denied in part, by a large percentage of our caucasian brothers and sisters. The term has been called divisive, reverse racism, and an attempt to make white people feel bad about being white, among other things. Joined by P From Charlotte, we share a handful of times that we've experienced White Privilege first hand.
1:29:31
May 15, 2018
Expungement: The Magic Eraser.
n episode 36 of Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan examine a few of the intricacies of expunging your criminal record. #WipeMeDown 1.What exactly does expungement mean? 2.If you’re crime is expunged does that mean you’re no longer convicted? 3.When a criminal background check is performed, does the crime show up? 4. The DIY guide to getting your criminal record expunged. There’s LITERALLY and app for that! Ann lays out the steps you’d need to take if you are attempting to have your record expunged. If you’re in Louisiana, the state offers a free app called the Clean Jacket app that you can use to request a crime be expunged. 5.What types of crimes are eligible for an expungement? (Ex. Drugs, DUI, violent crimes, felonies, misdemeanors, etc…). 6.If you plead guilty to a crime, can you still get an expungement down the line? 7.If the case is dismissed, retired, of you get a diversionary sentence, are you eligible? 8.If you’ve served time for your crime, are you still a candidate for an expungement? 9.Why do people typically look to expunge their criminal records? 10.How many times, and in how many states can you expunge your criminal record?
45:05
May 8, 2018
Raped Once, F****d Twice.
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by Tyrone from “around the way.” How we buy eggs in New Orleans. The crew had no idea that Dan hit record just as Ann was telling us about an altercation she had with another Sam’s Club shopper in the parking lot. Rape Culture and Crime. Tyrone is a fairly recent graduate of an unnamed predominantly white, upper class university in the northeast. Since most of his classmates were affluent white males, we wanted to bring him in on Rape Culture since it appears white affluent males get slaps on the wrist for sexual crimes. For instance, we revisit: 1. Brock Turner- Stanford swimmer who was caught sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Brock Turner was sentenced to 6 months in jail but only served 3 months. He’s currently seeking a retrial. 2. David Becker- East Longmeadow High School student and athlete who sexually assaulted two girls at a party by penetrating each of them with his finger as they slept. David Becker plead to two counts of indecent assault and battery of a person older than age 14. His sentence was 2 years probation. If he completes his probation without further incident, he will not be required to register as a sex offender and the charges will not appear on his criminal record. 3. Alton Wilkerson- University of Colorado student who took an intoxicated woman back to his off campus apartment where he sexually assaulted her. He was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years of work release, meaning he was free to go to school/work but had to report back to jail for the night. He was also sentenced to 20 years probation and is required to remain on the sexual offenders registry for at least 20 years. In these three incidents the perpetrators were affluent white males and were given slaps on the wrist for crimes that black men would be crucified for. Each of us know at least one person of color, if not more, who is currently serving years in prison for non-violent and non-sexual crimes, such as drugs.
1:26:57
May 1, 2018
Inspiration Inspires.
This week on episode 34 of Black Law and Legal Lies we’re doing things a little different. We’re joined by author, philanthropist, community organizer, celebrity chef, motivational speaker and friend of the show, Jayda Atkinson (@JaydaEtc). Conversation with Jayda Atkison. Although we’ve known Jayda for quite some time, Dan didn’t know about Jayda. It was recently brought to his attention that Jayda was a multifaceted and accomplished creative (and kind of a big deal). Jayda has been featured on Dr. Oz, Food Network’s Chopped, Essence Magazine, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She is the author of ABCs: Feeding the Body and Spirit, A Guide to Fasting, and The Storm Chaser which details Jayda’s life and experiences after Hurricane Katrina. Jail, infidelity, and homelessness did not deter Jayda from finding her purpose. We learn that Jayda was offered a role on the Real Housewives of Atlanta and she details why she had to walk away from the show. She’s also been approached to participate in Wife Swap and Monster-in-Law. Her story. We sat down with Jayda to discuss her story. She takes us on a journey from her humble beginnings in New Orleans, where she learned how to hustle, to getting into the music and entertainment business, taking a cross country trip to feed the hungry, and working with some of the biggest celebrities in entertainment. Jayda landed in Atlanta where she played a pivotal role in the community because of her charitable work and service to others. An example she shares is posting public Facebook posts inviting people who didn’t have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving to her mansion to have dinner with her and her family. While continuing to service the community, she’s working on her next book and may have a podcast in the works as well. We thank Jayda for coming by to have a conversation with us, she’s truly a uniquely inspirational person. She speaks life. To find out more about Jayda and her foundation, Love Lives 365, and how to donate visit www.JaydaETC.com
1:11:14
April 24, 2018
Medical Malpractice.
This week on episode 33 of Black Law and Legal Lies, in response to Dan’s video about how he and Becky lost their son, we cover medical malpractice. In 2016 Becky gave birth to their son, Chance, prematurely after receiving inadequate care while she was hospitalized. The hospital and its staff failed Becky and Dan miserably by making no effort to save the child, or treat the woman.
1:05:20
April 17, 2018
Catfish Anyone?
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by guests, Ariel, DJ Ayce, and Nakia to discuss catfishing. We start the discussion with Ariel who has never personally experienced catfishing but would like to understand how people find themselves in the position to be a victim. Ariel shares that she prefers traditional dating methods and doesn’t necessarily trust online dating. DJ Ayce had a minor incident where a woman trying to catfish him in a BET chatroom... back when there was a BET chatroom??? He shares what happened in this particular incident and how he would react today if he learned he had been catfished. We briefly revisit Dan’s comments about dating initially being a matter of sexual attraction. Ariel and DJ Ayce both agree with his assessment. Nakia joins us later in the show to describe her experiences being both catfished and then becoming a catfisher in AOL chatrooms for entertainment purposes. When asked how she felt about potentially harming at least two people by using one person’s photos, and lying to another about who she was, she explained that she didn’t feel any type of way. Is Catfishing illegal? Is there any personal liability? Are the dating apps/social media sites responsible in any way? Would the sites be liable if a crime were committed while in the commission catfishing? (rape, stalking, assault, etc…).
50:09
April 10, 2018
STOP KILLING US! #AltonSterling
Sidebar 01: STOP KILLING US! #AltonSterling Are there any consequences for cops killing black men? It was recently announced that Louisiana’s Attorney General will not pursue charges against the officers involved in the killing of Alton Sterling. According to the Justice Department, there was no evidence that suggested that Alton Sterling wasn’t reaching for a gun… but there wasn’t any evidence to suggest that he WAS reaching for a gun. We decided to break our regular schedule to do a sidebar episode breaking down the video evidence that is available to the public and find out why there were no indictments in the Alton Sterling case.  Ann explains why the Justice Department didn’t pursue charges, and why if she were the Attorney General, she wouldn’t have either from a legal perspective. We’ve been to Baton Rouge, LA numerous times since the incident and Dan had a chance to speak with some of the residents. The general consensus is that there was always a distrust toward the Baton Rouge Police Department, and this is prior to Alton Sterling being shot. We all believe that the officers should’ve been put in front of a jury to determine if they acted criminally, but Ann explains how the national media coverage has contaminated the jury pool. The Sterling family will more than likely filing a civil suit against the Baton Rouge Police Department and we expect the department to settle. At minimum, these officers acted recklessly and unnecessarily placed numerous lives in danger, including their own. Since this incident, one officer has been fired and the other placed on a 3 day non-paid suspension.  The Washington Post has kept a database for years detailing police shootings and fatalities. Here are links for 2016-2018. 2018 Police Fatalities 2017 Police Fatalities 2016 Police Fatalities It’s an unfortunate reality that people of color rarely, if ever, get justice. Though it’s disheartening and discouraging BUT NEVER STOP SEEKING JUSTICE!
47:28
April 6, 2018
Operation Lockdown!
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by “Officer Michelle” a former corrections officer at a county jail. Prior to retiring Michelle was a corrections officer for 22 years at a county county jail. We talk to her about her time on the job, some of the things she witnessed in the jail, and any advice she may have for new inmates who have never been to jail before. Some of the questions we ask Michelle are: * Why did you become a CO? * What are the requirements for becoming a CO? * What was a typical shift like? * What’s one of the weirdest things you’ve seen as a CO? * What’s the most tragic thing you’ve seen in the jail? * Does rape really occur in county jail? * How and where do COs have sex with inmates? * How does most contraband get into jail? * How many inmates have you personally beaten? * Have you ever seen an inmate masturbating? * What advice would you have for new inmates who’ve never been to jail? * How do you file a complaint against a CO? Prisoner’s Rights. * Do prisons have to accommodate inmates with disabilities? * Do inmates still have their first amendment rights? * Is there any expectation of privacy in a prison/jail? * Are calls and visits with your attorney recorded and admissible in court? * Can you sue the prison for medical malpractice? * If inmates need medical attention that the infirmary can’t provide, are they afforded the right to go to a hospital or doctor of their choice?
57:17
April 3, 2018
STFU! The Non-Disclosure.
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky and Dan break down Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), celebs, and Stormy Daniels. NDAs (also known as gag orders and confidentiality agreements) are contracts that prevent one or more parties from discussing a specific subject. Celebs have long used NDAs to protect their public images and/or to prevent people from profitting off of their relationships and interactions. Some of these celebs include: Beyoncé, Justin Beiber, Drake, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Charlie Sheen, and Bill Cosby. Covered this episode: 1. What are Non-disclosure agreements? 2. If so many celebs are using NDAs, why do we know about them? 3. If you sign an NDA can you discuss what the terms were? 4. If you DON’T sign an NDA can you discuss the terms presented to you? 5. What are the penalties for breaking NDA? 6. If you’re a groupie with no money or assets, what’s to stop you from breaking NDA? 7 . Is there any language that is prohibited, or that would make an NDA unenforceable? 8. What happens in the case where the person who initiated the NDA breaks it? 9. Where would every day people encounter NDAs? Stormy Daniels. Ann breaks down the details of Stormy Daniels’ NDA and how it may not be enforceable because of how sloppy (to put it nicely) it was. We also question if $130k is an acceptable amount to keep quiet about a billionaire. Revisiting Brianna Brochu. The sentence handed down to Brianna Brochu, the white student who contaminated her black college roommate’s hygiene items and belongings verifies what we’ve already known, there’s a separate judicial system for white people and people of color. Brochu avoided the hate crime designation and ended up sentenced to probation as a result of her crimes. The judge took into consideration Brochu’s age and how a criminal record would affect her future. Sadly, black and brown people are not afforded this same level of consideration.
48:19
March 27, 2018
Why You Entrapin' so Hard?
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan break down entrapment. We also end up in left field when trying to determine if dating is a form of prostitution. Dan explains why some men think they're entitled to sex after a date. Entrapment 1. What is entrapment? 2. Are police stings (drugs/prostitution) considered entrapment? 3. If you ask an undercover cop if they are a cop, do they have to tell you they are in order to avoid entrapment? Confidential Informants (CIs) and Entrapment. 1. What are CIs? 2. How do CIs benefit from manufacturing arrests? 3. Why are do so many cases of entrapment involve CIs? Sidebar ish: Is dating a form of prostitution? Dan and Ann believe a paralell can be drawn, especially since a lot of men are essentially paying with the hopes of sex. Ann wonders why men think they’re entitled to sex after a man takes a woman on a date. Dan mansplains. Ask an Attorney: Jayden of @UnapologetikPod(Atlanta) wants to know how to get out of an apartment lease without paying an early termination fee.
47:00
March 20, 2018
Die, Witnesses.
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the effects of Stop Snitchin’ in the streets, prison, and judicial system. We take a look at witness protection and how to keep the people who are willing to come forward to report crimes safe. Sidebar: Rapper Troy Ave. (who we admittedly don’t know anything about other than a couple of Breakfast Club interviews) and media personality and podcast host Taxstone got into an altercation in 2016 at Irving Plaza. This altercation left one dead and multiple injured. Rapper Troy Ave., also facing charges, has been on a media run since his release. In one of his songs he alludes to taking the stand and testifying against Taxstone. The general consensus in the hip-hop community is that this is snitching and would cost Troy Ave. his street credibility. Stop Snitchin’ 1. What are stop snitching laws? 2. What are the consequences of violating stop snitching laws? 3. What are the effects of stop snitching in the streets? 4. Effects of stop snitching in prison/jail? 5. What are the effects of stop snitching in the justice system? 6. How do DAs, Law Enforcement, etc… combat stop snitching? 7. How often are witnesses killed, harmed, threatened, etc…? Witness Protection. 1. What requirements need to be met in order to qualify for witness protection? 2. How long are people placed in protection? 3. What are the rules once in protection? Can you contact family/friends? Recanting statements. 1. Are witnesses allowed to change their stories without facing perjury or filing false report charges? What legal actions can be taken? 2. If a witness in a non-federal case has been threatened or fears for their safety what can they do?
58:57
March 13, 2018
DWB & Surviving an Arrest.
Driving While Black (DWB) is no secret to the black community. Dan explains how he and countless other black men feel when they see a police car behind them when driving. Dan and Becky detail some of their experiences being profiled by while driving (11:40) Are being detained and being questioned the same thing? Ann explains what it means to be detained and what your rights are while being detained. Being detained in most states requires a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been or is about to be committed. Reasonable suspicion is extremely vague, probable cause can be even more vague. Some key things to take away about being detained: 1. You can be frisked but the cops cannot go into your pockets. 2. You are only being questioned. 3. You are not Mirandized. 4. You are free to leave when you want to. 5. You do not have to answer any questions other than your name. (22:40) Being arrested, resisting arrest, and wrongful arrest: 1. If you are being detained and you try to leave but the police prevent you from leaving, you are effectively under arrest. 2. Anything other than complying is considered resisting arrest. 3. Sometimes complying is considered resisting arrest. If you’re being wrongfully arrested (you didn’t commit the crime): 1. Do not resist. 2. Do not plead your case. It can be considered resisting. 3. Do not talk, period. Follow instructions. 4. You can plead your case in court, or with an attorney. If you’re being rightfully (you did commit the crime): 1. Do not resist. 2. Do not talk, period. Exercise your right to remain silent. 3. The reason interrogations can last for hours is generally because the suspect hasn’t exercised their right to counsel. Do not answer ANYquestions without an attorney present. 4. While alone in an interrogation room, do not say or do anything! There are video and audio devices recording. (43:35) The Black Man’s Guide to Being Pulled Over. These are some of the things you should do when you get pulled over. Although these tips apply to people of all ethnicities, our brothers and sisters should take the time to learn and teach their children how to respond to being pulled over because sadly, their lives may depend on it. (56:55) Ask an Attorney: James in DC I live in DC and I’ve been told that since we’re not in a state and have no representation that every crime committed is a Federal crime. Is that true?
1:02:19
March 6, 2018
Check Up From the Neck Up.
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss mental illness and suicide. It’s no secret that mental illness is just as prevalent in the black community as any other community. Each host shares their experiences dealing with people in their lives who suffer from mental illness and/or suicidal ideation. National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or chat online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Ann shares her experiences with a loved one who suffered a brain injury that resulted in mental illness. Ann discusses the hurdles in her day to day life while caring for her loved one. She details some of the things she’s done to help this person. Ann also identifies a lot of the road blocks that people face while seeking treatment. Becky shares some of her experiences being involved with Dan who suffers from an anxiety disorder and battles with depression. Becky points out that unless you’re very poor or very well off there’s very little mental health treatment that is affordable and accessible in the New Orleans Metro area. Each host expresses their frustration with the medical community, specifically in the mental health field. Dan shares how he recently talked a suicidal friend off of the ledge. Surprisingly when people are going through rough times, they like talking to Dan. This comes as somewhat of a surprise because Dan HATES talking to people but sometimes mentally ill people can relate to each other better. (21:00)Shout out to the #PodsInColorcommunity and a question for Dr. Berry from @LunchLearnPod. When it comes to SSRIs/SNRIs and benzos, how do doctors determine which medication to prescribe to patients for mental illness? Especially on a first visit? (27:00) Trying to help someone who is suicidal. 1. What do you think the best way to help someone you suspect is suicidal? 2. Do you think trying to help someone close to you can damage the relationship? 3. What are some things you can do to help? (32:45) Legalities. • Is suicide illegal?
53:54
February 27, 2018
Prophets for Profit
Warning: This episode may be controversial and offensive to some listeners. (As usual?) Ann, Dan, and Becky are joined by recurring guest Paul Smith from TruTalk on Tru Radio Network. In what was supposed to be an episode about the differences between for profit and not for profit organizations, we go way left as far as churches are concerned. What is the separation of church and state? What are the requirements you have to meet to become a church/religion? Why aren’t churches taxed? If you make a living from the church, do you have to pay personal income tax? Big Business Where should we draw the line between profit and non-profit? If a church or pastor’s sole mission is to benefit financially from the congregation for personal gain, under the guise of spirituality, should they be charged with fraud? (Mansions, Cars, Vacays, Gifts, etc…) If there’s a separation between church and state and churches are tax exempt, should churches be allowed to require its members submit W2s or tax returns? What are Tithes for? Where does the money go? Using the traditional collection plate and donation methods, how are churches transparent with their accounting? With so little reporting and transparency, what systems are in place to prevent fraud? The Black Church Do Black churches prey on congregations more than others? Mega churches, prosperity churches, and entertainment. Personal Anecdotes Paul shares how he became an atheist after attending protestant churches for a number of years. He walked away from the church after saying to himself, "this can't be God." After being an atheist for 5 years, Paul was reunited with his faith as a devout Catholic. Dan shares his personal experiences growing up in black churches and shares his distrust towards pastors after sharing stories about being tricked into being saved. He details his family members who as pastors used the church solely for financial gain and routinely used scare tactics to prey on their congregation. Ann shares that although she's been to some of the bad churches, she has had an overall good experience in the church. She recognizes the bad but believes that they're in the minority. Becky details her family's time in the black church and found it to be fairly normal and pleasant for the most part. Ask An Attorney: Dan asks, I sent Apple a letter of intent to sue for a redhibitory transaction to Apple’s legal department and received a response from customer service, not legal. Why did legal not respond? Why did customer service respond? What’s my next step?
1:06:53
February 20, 2018
The Workers Comp Come Up!
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss what Workers Comp is, how to get it, and some of the rules (which vary by state). Don’t forget to subscribe, review, and follow us on Twitter @BlackLawPodcast! The Workers Comp Come Up! Getting hurt at work pays… sometimes. What is workers comp? Do all businesses have workers comp insurance? If not, what happens when someone gets hurt on the job? If so, is it required by law? What qualifies as a workplace injury? Falling, slipping, lifting, climbing, etc…? Horseplay? Negligence by the employee? (not paying attention… e.g. touching hot oven) Psychological? Aggravating a pre-existing injury? 4. What doesn’t qualify as a workplace injury? How to get Workers Comp. Are you required to report the injury to a specific person, in a specific time frame? Are you required to seek medical attention? If you seek medical attention, then return to work without missing time off (other than to seek medical attention) are you still entitled? How much does workers comp pay? How long can you receive workers comp? How long does filing a claim take, and how long until an injured employee gets paid? Are there any specific forms or reports that need to be filled out? Can an employer fight the claim? If drug tested and you test positive for an illegal substance are you automatically disqualified? What if you weren’t on that particular substance when the injury occured? What if the substance is a prescribed medication from your doctor, who has also cleared you to work? Filing fraudulent claims. What are the penalties for filing a fraudulent claim? How are claims investigated? How common are fraudulent claims? Getting injured having sex at work… is it covered? If sex is part of your job? Porn? Hooker? If sex isn’t part of your job? Ask an Attorney: Andrew in Amityville. I work standing for 10 hours a day. Lunch breaks aren’t paid and they’re actually frowned upon by my employer. Are lunch breaks and other 15 minute breaks every X amount of hours required by law? Should lunch breaks be paid? How about any other breaks? Thanks!
34:01
February 13, 2018
Burying Your Child: A Mother's Story.
Burying your Child: A Mother's Story. The victims left behind. In what is probably our most compelling episode to date, Ann and Dan have a conversation with their guest Marie, a native New Orleanian whose son was tragically murdered in late 2016. Marie’s son was barely 20 years old when he was shot and killed. Sadly this type of story is not at all uncommon in New Orleans. New Orleans is one of the deadliest cities in the US, which ranked #4 behind St. Louis, Baltimore, and Detroit in murders per capita in 2016. It’s a little known secret that New Orleans is one of the most violent cities in the US, more than double Chicago’s murder rate per capita. Marie takes us on an emotional rollercoaster in detailing her son’s life, his upbringing, and troubled (in some senses typical) past. He was shot on 3 separate occasions with the 3rd time ending his life. She shares that she had never lost a close family member and had no idea what to do after the doctor notified her that he did not make it through surgery. The hospital provided no counseling or guidance as to what her next steps should’ve been. Essentially Marie had to figure out what to do on her own (with the help of friends and family). When she arrived at the hospital she found the waiting room to be packed with people from the neighborhood, most of whom she didn’t know. After it was announced that her son didn’t make it, the crowd immediately left. It was later discovered that the crowd’s intent was to exploit her son’s death on social media… for likes. Before Marie could contact her other children to notify them of their brother’s passing, they already found out from Facebook. We delve into how social media is ruining society by turning someone else’s reality into virtual reality. Most kids today struggle with picking up on social cues, have the inability to hold a conversation and are completely detached from each other as humans. Victim’s family services and life after the death of a loved one. Marie tried to cope on her own but it proved to be a task that was too tough to handle. She sought out support groups, counseling, and reading material to name a few things. One of the things Marie wants people to walk away with is, based on her experience, don’t let anyone else to tell you how to grieve or deal with a loss. Each individual grieves differently at different times. Lastly, Marie explains how she was able to receive news coverage on multiple occasions whereas most cases that aren’t high-profile seldom receive any coverage. We also take a look at Crime Stoppers and some of the services that they offer. Recommended Reading Material: Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child by Ellen Mitchell Ask an Attorney: Marie in New Orleans - Does the District Attorney’s office consider their win/loss ratio when determining whether or not to press charges?
1:13:23
February 6, 2018
Minding yo Black Business(es)!
Minding yo Black Business(es)! This week Ann, Dan, and Becky are joined by Stacy Alugas, a black business owner and entrepreneur. (00:20) Interview/Discussion with Stacy Alugas of Blossom Beauty. Stacy shares some of the hurdles she faced in becoming a salon owner, most of which were presented by other people of color. Stacy explains how many doors were slammed in her face when she attempted to seek knowledge about the industry she was trying to break into. Luckily this didn't deter Stacy from following her dream. She talks about how she financed her business and the steps she took to put her into the best position to succeed. (19:20) Organic Vag Pads! (28:00) Starting a business. Things you should familiarize yourself with when starting a business include employer identification numbers (EINs), limited liability companies (LLCs), incorporation, and doing business as (DBA). We also have a question by fellow podcasters @FromDaBottom504 about copyrighting/trademarking podcast names. (38:25) The first couple of steps you should take when starting a business. (41:35) Small Business Administration (SBA). Who is the SBA and what do they do? How can they help me? (43:40) The great grant myth. Many people are under the impression that they're able to receive a grant to start a for profit business. This is just simply not the case in majority of the cases. Government grants typically apply to not for profit businesses, or specialty businesses that are in high demand but low in existence. (44:40) Insurances. A few basic types of insurances you would want to consider are unemployment, worker's comp, errors and omissions insurance, malpractice. There are also more comprehensive insurances, for those it'd be best to talk to an insurance broker. (45:20) Dan's Brothel! Dan shares his business plan to run a brothel under the guise of a "star in your own pornographic film" model. It could possibly work too! (48:10) Ask an Attorney. Rocky in Austin, TX A little over a year ago I submitted a slogan to a company as part of a slogan contest and didn’t win according to the company’s website. The contest winner was supposed to win $2000. After forgetting about the company all together, I happened to land on their website a few days ago and see that they’re using my slogan. I never gave them permission and the T&C didn’t stipulate they’d own and be able to use non-winning submissions. I never signed anything either. Is there anything I can do? Can I send a cease and desist or request payment for my services?
52:58
January 30, 2018
Hate Crimes, Haters.
Hate Crimes, Haters. Don't hate, be great! Hate Crimes: What are hate crimes and how do they differ from regular crimes? Are they based off of prejudice alone? Can stealing from a person you’re prejudiced against be a hate crime? When did hate crimes become a “thing?” Are sentences harsher for hate crimes? Are these considered non-hate/hate crimes: 1. A white dude punching a black dude in the face? 1a. A white guy punching a black guy in the face while yelling “go back to Africa nigger!” 2. A black guy choking a white guy? 2a. A black guy choking a white guy while yelling “die you cracker ass cracker!” 3. A heterosexual guy spray painting the word fag on a gay person’s car? 3a. A gay guy spray painting the word fag on a gay person’s car? 4. A white girl sticking her black roommate's toothbrush inside of her anus, replacing her roommate’s lotion with moldy clam dip, spitting in her coconut oil, rubbing used tampons on her belongings, and “so much more!” Making her black roommate constantly ill. Headline: Hartford Student Brianna Brochu did all of the above things to her roommate Jasmine Rowe. Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of harassing her roommate and contaminating the living space by smearing bodily fluids all over her roommate’s belongings, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of breach of peace and criminal mischief. Prosecutors decided not to pursue hate crime charges against the Brianna Brochu, the white college student who tormented her Black roommate Jazzy Rowe by contaminating her personal items. According to NBC News, 18-year-old Brochu pleads not guilty to harassment during a court appearance on Monday, with prosecutors stopping short of filing any additional charges against her. Civil rights leaders have continued to call for hate crime charges in light of the incident, which Rowe also said left her with a bacterial infection in her throat. "She should be charged with a hate crime," NAACP Greater Hartford Branch President Imam Abdul-Shahid Muhammad Ansari said on Monday. "We made our feelings known and will continue to do so, letting the community know and elected officials know as well." AaA: Someone stole my apartment complex maintenance guy’s ladder. I’m curious about the legality of the situation. A maintenance ladder was stolen from my apartment's courtyard. The landlord mentioned that if it is not returned tomorrow morning they will do apartment inspections of every apartment to determine if a tenant stole the ladder. Is this legal?
37:49
January 23, 2018
Tax Season! (aka Cuffing Season... for men)
Tax Season! (aka Cuffing Season for men) The loser's guide to Tax Bae and other tax laws. This week Ann, Becky, and Dan talk taxes and tax bae! Tax season, also known as cuffing season for men because in our community it's not uncommon for single men to prey on single mothers with multiple children in order to claim their children as dependents. After claiming the woman's children and receiving his refund, an experienced Tax Season cuffer will then proceed to spend much of the woman's refund before dumping her. Tax Season Common Misconceptions (True/False):  1. You have until April 15th to file your tax return or you’ll be penalized. 2. You can claim your spouse/significant other as a dependent. 3. You don’t need to file if you make under a certain amount of money. 4. If you’re married, you can still file head of household. 5. You can only claim your child until they’re 18. 6. If you’re a working student you don’t have to file taxes. 7. There can be multiple heads of households at one address. 8. You can claim child support as a deduction. 9. You can claim alimony as a deduction. Questions from Uber/Lyft drivers:  1. Why don’t I receive a W2 and what the hell is a 1099-K? 2. Why aren’t taxes taken out of my earnings and is this why I owe the IRS? 3. Can I have taxes withheld? 4. If so, how much should I have withheld? 5. My tax preparer/software tells me I’m self-employed but I work for Uber, right? 6. What can I claim as far as expenses? 7. Can I still get EIC? 8. Do I have to pay taxes on Uber’s cut of the payments? Trump's new tax laws We discuss some of the changes in Trump's new tax laws and how they may affect regular people. Our neighborHOOD Tax Preparer: We speak with Denise (aka D-Robe) a Tax Professional in New Orleans. We catch D-Robe unexpectedly and clown around about tax laws. We also ask her a few serious questions that someone may benefit from. Things like Earned Income Credit, dependents, stagnant wages, and fraud are explained. When it comes to fraud, there's a running joke in the tax industry about the black community which is, "everyone who doesn't have a job does hair," which alludes to the numerous fraudulent self-employment tax returns that people attempt to file. Ask an Attorney  I’m married and have been filing head of household for the past 3 years. Is that really illegal? What’s my worst-case scenario? I usually get more money back if I claim the children and don’t file with my husband. We end up with thousands more. Can I go to jail? Subscribe on iTunes and Follow us on Twitter @BlackLawPodcast!
54:13
January 16, 2018
The Course of Divorce Court, of Course!
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan tackle divorce. We also have the opportunity to speak with one of Ann's former clients who Ann represented in a messy divorce case. (0:00-16:54) Divorce: What are fault and no-fault Divorce. Divorce without grounds based on physical separation. Contested divorces. What are they? Are they normal? Costs. How much does a typical divorce cost? (16:55-61:45) Interview with Ann's former client, Shanell, who shares her divorce experience. Shanell got married in 2002 to who she though was the love of her life, it turned out she was wrong. In 2014 Shanell sought Ann out to represent her after her husband (at the time) filed for divorce. Shanell's ex-husband found a new woman and moved on both physically and emotionally in the last year of their 12 year marriage, leaving Shanell and their daughter for his "side piece." Shanell's ex-husband took the opportunity in court to try and make Shanell look like a bad parent, bad spouse, and an overall irresponsible person. These attempts included claiming Shanell had a drug abuse problem as well as submitting photos from family vacations claiming they were evidence that Shanell was living "lavish" at his expense. During the divorce Shanell was on the brink of losing her house and couldn't refinance because both her ex-husband's truck and her car were financed by her. After looking at her income it was determined that she woldn't be able to afford a refi considering she had 2 vehicles financed at the time. Shanell told her ex-husband that he would need to put the truck in his name in order for her to make room on her credit to save the house and he refused. Her next idea was that they either sell or rent the house out, he refused. Her hail mary was for the both of them to file chapter 7 bankrupcy and to no surprise... he refused. The bank ended up taking the house which left Shanell and their daughter looking for somewhere to live. Because of her ex-husband's refusal to work with her Shanell had to make a lot of drastic changes in her life. (61:46-67:59) Ann's commentary on Shanell's divorce case Ann's thoughts. Was there anything unique or remarkable about this divorce case or was it pretty typical? Had you or any other attorney not been involved, what could’ve gone differently? How did you defend against the weed allegations? (68:00-77:10) Ask an Attorney and Giveaway! I got into a car accident, it was my fault technically and I have no problem with taking responsibility. I rear-ended a driver who stopped abruptly when a traffic light turned yellow. He jumped out of his car and was extremely hostile and aggressive. Before I could get out he stormed up to my car and started punching, think “Hulk Smash” on the hood of my car. He tried to pull my door open and couldn’t because it was locked. I freaked out and put my car in reverse then drove off. The other driver jumped in his car and started following me. I called the cops from my cell phone and they caught up with us. All of a sudden the guy wasn’t this maniac and was very articulate and well spoken, even laughing and joking with the cops. I was cited for leaving the scene of an accident. What can I do? Was I wrong for driving off while he was beating the shit out of my car and scaring the hell out of me? I still have the dents in the hood from where he pounded on my car which I showed the cops and they didn’t care.
1:17:18
January 9, 2018
Bullies gon' Bully.
Bullies gon' Bully: The Keaton Jones Fam Scam. In the wake of the Keaton Jones "Fam Scam," Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss bullying and the law. Bullying: What is bullying, as defined by the law? Is bullying illegal? Ann and Afro Becky have never been bullied before but Dan shares that he was bullied as a child after moving into a new neighborhood. Because Dan wasn't born and raised in what eventually became his "hood," he was bullied by other kids in the neighborhood before becoming accepted. In cases where bullying victims commit suicide or self-harm, should the bullies be charged with their deaths? If the bully is a minor, should the parents be responsible? What charges would the bully face? If the bullying happened at school, is the school liable? Why do bullies bully? Old School Bullying. Bullying was different in our day. We weren't connected via social media and the the "cool kids" weren't the ones that did the bullying. Dan's theory is when you pick on people that are perceived as weak or are scared of you, you're making them fight for their lives. When you make someone fight for their life, no matter how big and bad you are, there's a chance you can lose that fight. Ann discusses the differences between hazing and bullying. Though they share a lot of similarities they are different which is why there are separate laws for each. Fun fact: Gang initiations are considered hazing and are illegal! The fine in Louisiana for such activity is no less than $10 and no more than $100. How do you prevent your child (or yourself) from being bullied?  Dan says always fight back, even if it's not in your best interest at that moment. He thinks that violence is the only thing that stops violence. Dan uses WW2 and the Vietnam wars as examples. If you're not good at fighting, or aren't willing to, you only other option is become a great joke teller. Sometimes the best jokes will hurt more than an ass whoopin'. Ann disagrees with fighting back. She believes that bullying victims should tell an adult. If telling an adult doesn't stop the bullying Ann says as a parent, she would speak with the bullying childs parent. If all else fails, Ann would file suits against the parents of the bully and the parents of any subsequent bullies. Ask an Attorney: Lawyer didn’t show up for court. My lawyer didn’t show up for court appearance. My case was continued and on the rescheduled date my attorney didn’t show up! What should I do?
1:04:14
January 2, 2018
Sodom and Gonorhea
Sodom and Gonorrhea: The Criminalization of Sexual Acts. This week Ann, Dan, and Becky discuss sodomy... laws! What is sodomy?Though it varies from state to state, sodomy is generally anything other than traditional man on woman vaginal intercourse. Afro-Becky embarrassingly reads a number of sexual acts to see what’s considered sodomy and what isn’t. Becky (not surprisingly) has never heard of more than half of these acts. About 12 states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books including our great state, Louisiana. Anti-sodomy laws are discriminatory in nature and have historically been used to target members of the LGBTQ. Prior to 1962 sodomy was a felony in every state but most states have since repealed their anti-sodomy legislation. Some of the harshest  punishments included castration, life imprisonment, and death. Acts Covered: Fingering/Fisting Rim jobs, Rusty Trombones Rubbing one out Double Penetration Doggy, Froggy, Reverse Cowgirl Mustache rides "Dan on Drugs Black don't crack unless it's your back spectacular smash" (TM) Questions covered: How do anti-sodomy laws affect gay marriage? If the woman is a transgender woman who has intercourse with a cisgender male, do anti-sodomy laws still apply? What crimes can you be charged with if you commit sodomy? Do you have to register as a Sex Offender? Registered Sex Offenders: What are the requirements that registered sex offenders have to meet? How long to registered sex offenders have to stay on the registry? How often is their information on file verified/updated? If you’re exonerated, are you removed from the registry? Headlines: A string of about a dozen undercover arrests by East Baton Rouge Parish police targeting gay men in a park. The arrests, which stretched over a 10 year period until 2013, demonstrate how problematic state laws can be when they contradict court rulings. “Cops would sit in public parks in unmarked cars, propositioning [men] for sex, then when the men agreed, the police would arrest them for attempted crimes against nature,” says Matt Patterson, managing director of Equality Louisiana. “People were being arrested for agreeing to have sex in private at a future time.” Headlines: Husband catches male nurse having sex with his dead wife's corpse. Ask an Attorney: As a teenager, my parents used my trust that my grandmother left me to send me to a mental facility for 6 months at almost $30k per month. Nothing was wrong with me mentally. They just didn’t like my boyfriend because he wasn’t Catholic and couldn’t stop us from seeing each other. In order to stop us, they sent me to an inpatient mental health facility and literally spent all of my trust money on it. Is there anything I can do to recover the money? The facility never found anything wrong with me but my parents insisted I stayed.
56:01
December 26, 2017
Opiates, Opioids, Crack!
Opiates, Opioids, Crack! This week Ann wasn't able to make it to the podcast so we scratched the legal talk. Joined by Paul Smith of TruTalk on Tru Radio Networkin our makeshift studio, Dan and Becky discuss Dan's favorite topic, drugs! We will be back in our studio to talk about the law next week! With all of the media coverage on the opioid epidemic we wanted to discuss why it was considered an epidemic and how it's being treated differently than the crack epidemic in the 80s. We also talk about safe drug use, drug interactions, and overdosing. Prior to heroin, morphine was the drug of choice for treating pain but it was later discovered that morphine was addictive. Bayer invented heroin as a safer, non-addictive alternative which was prescribed up until about the 1920s. Once it was realized that heroin was more addictive than morphine, history repeated itself. We finally ended up with Percocet, Vicodin, and Codeine which were billed as safer alternatives to heroin and morphine. It turns out they got it wrong again. Opiates are very addictive as proven throughout history, but they're also very effective at controlling pain. SOME of the problems contributing to opiate-related deaths are: Drug interactions. Mixing opiates with other drugs such as alcohol and benzos (Xanax, Valium, etc...) Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Vicodin and Percocet both contain Tylenol as an ingredient. You should only take up to 1,000mg of Tylenol per one dose, and 4,000mg per day. Both of these can be easily exceeded by opiate users, leading to liver damage/failure. Fentanyl. With the Darknet Markets being a popular place to mail order drugs there a lot of look-a-like prescription pills that are actually pressed with Fentanyl which is 50-100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl is being passed off as Xanax, Percocet, Vicodin, Molly, and other popular drugs. Dealers are also stretching heroine by mixing in Fentanyl leading to overdoses of all of these drugs. Respiratory Arrest. You essentially become too relaxed to breathe. Paul discusses Narcan (Naloxone) from his time as an EMT. Narcan stops an opiate overdose in it's tracks. Paul has administered Narcan 40-50 times and has experienced patients becoming hostile afterward because they didn't know they overdosed. To the patient, they wake up immediately and think the medics ruined their high.
57:12
December 19, 2017
Our Broken Child Support System.
This week Ann and Dan fight it out over child support! Fight! Fight! Fight! Dan's stance: Child support shouldn't be based on a man's income but instead the actual cost of supporting that child, and each parent should contribute 50% of the actual cost. He also thinks that men who adequately provide for their children without a court order should be exempt from legal child support. Child support should only be reserved for deadbeats who have no interest or desire to provide for their children. Dan also believes the dollar amounts are typically unfair and that most child support orders are filed by spiteful women. Ann's Stance: All men who do not have physical custody should pay child support regardless of any other circumstances. If they aren't already court ordered they should go down to the courthouse and place themselves on child support. Ann believes that most men, especially black men have no interest in providing for or taking care of their children, and bail at the first opportunity. Afro Becky doesn't really take a stance other than agreeing that the system is broken and should be overhauled. What we learned about child support: The court typically determines the amount of support an absent parent pays based on their income. The court can deem that a man is underemployed and base his child support payment on how much the court thinks he SHOULD be making. Generally, the only way to change a court-ordered dollar amount is by a material change in circumstances. Another way the dollar amount can change is if the support isn't court-ordered but the parents have a consent decree. The parents can agree to adjust, or drop the support in this case. If you are a father who provides financially for your child, ALWAYS DOCUMENT EVERY PENNY by using money orders and keeping receipts. If you have paid for 5 years and it's undocumented, as far as the court is concerned you haven't paid a dime. We discuss how to document these things. Fathers can request accounting from the mother to verify that the money is being spent on the child and what it's being spent on. If a mother is a breadwinner, that will in most cases lower the child support payment that the father has to pay. If the father is the breadwinner, he'll likely pay more than if that weren't the case. Always get a DNA test, ALWAYS. If not you can end up stuck paying support for another man's child. We all agree that children shouldn't have to suffer because the parents cannot get along and that both parents should be equally responsible in raising and providing for their children, which is unfortunately not always the case. Ask an Attorney: Mark in Ohio - Are lawyers who advertise that they specialize in DUIs any different than any other lawyer? Are they familiar with laws that allow them to get DUIs reduced that other attorneys aren't familiar with? Follow us on Twitter @BlackLawPodcast
47:00
December 12, 2017
Custody? Those Bebe's Kids!
This week Ann, Dan, and Becky discuss custody orders and how they work. Dan thinks men don't get a fair shake when it comes to family court, especially when children are involved. Ann believes that most men don't want to take care of their children anyway so the mother should be the natural custodial parent. They agree to disagree but the one thing Dan and Becky learned new is not only should you have a will, you should specify who your children should go to in the event of your death. Dan also learns what a Godparent is and why his father used to have to pick his little sister up at Burger King and Gas Stations. Custody of Children What are the different types of custody when it comes to children? If there are no custody orders, does anyone have custody of the children? If both family members become deceased, where do the children go if: There are family members/relatives on both sides willing to take them in. There are no known family members/relatives, or none willing to take them in. Can the parents have some sort of directive prior to their deaths as to where or who the children can be placed with? Do you need a custody order as a: Single mother/father with no contact with the father? Co-parent who the child lives with? Divorced or separated from the other parent? Other parent in jail/prison? What reasons would you want to pursue a custody order? What are some caveats that common people wouldn’t expect or know about when it comes to custody? Custody for women. Top reasons women file for custody. How do you file for sole/joint custody and what types of documents, proof, etc… would you need to be successful? Custody for men. Top reasons men file for custody. How do you file for custody, if your child doesn’t live with you? What types of documents, proof, etc… would you need to be successful? (walk through the process) How likely is the court to rule in favor of the father who the child doesn’t live with? What can improve his chances? Other Family Law stuff concerning children. Can a registered sex offender who has an order to not be around children be around their own children? If not, do they lose their parental rights? Headlines: Missing Child Support. Colorado man pays child support late but the mother never got it. The state kept it because the mother is receiving other state assistance and by doing so she waves her right to collect back child support. A FOIA was submitted to find out where the money went and the FOIA was denied on grounds that it was “confidential.”
1:00:31
December 5, 2017
How Free is Free Speech?
This week Ann, Dan, and Afro Becky discuss Freedom of Speech and its limitations (or lack thereof). First a very brief look at Net Neutrality and how its reversal can affect content creators, their audiences, and change the internet as we know it. If the FCC reverses Net Neutrality, all data on the internet has the potential to not be treated equally without paying a premium. It's our theory that both ISPs and the new FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, a former Verizon attorney have a lot to gain financially if Net Neutrality is reversed. Freedom of Speech. How free is free? There are very few limitations when it comes to free speech. In the case of the Texas woman with the decal on the back of her pickup truck that reads, "F Trump and F you too if you voted  for him," she is protected by the First Amendment. Profanity is not prohibited whether its spoken, in print, or as in this woman's case, a political statement. Can you use profanity towards or around law enforcement? Absolutely. Cursing is not a crime and is protected by the First Amendment. The only thing that isn't protected is something that would cause a person to believe they will become injured or their life is in danger. This would include things like yelling fire in a crowded movie theater, talking about bombs at airports, or talking about shooting at a school. Aside from these examples there is a more obscure limitation which is defined as obscenity. Obscenity is however not clearly defined and there are no examples of obscenity that we could come across. We also take a look at some examples from around the world where speech isn't free and comes with harsh punishments if you're caught violating that country's laws. Ask an Attorney:
43:59
November 28, 2017
Discipline, Child Abuse, or Both?
This week Ann, Dan, and Afro Becky discuss the difference between disciplining your child and child abuse. What is child abuse? Just-Ann disseminates Louisiana's child abuse laws and what they mean for parents who engage in corporal punishment (aka whoopin' that tail). The things that have been traditionally used in the past to "spank" children are now frowned upon and toe the line between legal and illegal. How has spanking affected each of us? (not the freaky kind) We all share our experiences getting spanked, objects that were used, and how it has affected us. Child Abuse: Is spanking/popping/slapping child abuse? How about a belt/switch or other objects? Using physical activities as a discipline, like push-ups, running laps, etc… By today’s standards, were old school Catholic Schools guilty of child abuse? How can false allegations be proven by parents? If a child or another adult were to make false allegations, is there a way that innocent parents can defend against such allegations? Are teachers, doctors, etc… overstepping boundaries by becoming child abuse “detectives” and involving authorities when they think there may be abuse present? Dan's theory is that younger children often aren't effectively able to articulate or communicate which can end up placing non-abusive parents into a bad situation, possibly losing their children. Is there a difference between cultures and ethnicity when it comes to corporal punishment? It's reported that psychologists say that corporal punishment is ineffective, causes mental disorders, more behavioral issues, and an increased likelihood of criminality. Do Black teens mature faster than their white counterparts because of the traditional use of corporal punishment versus the time-out theory? Child Abuse in Pop Culture: Tyrese's mental instability. After his recent actions, should he be allowed unsupervised visitation with his daughter? Revisiting Adrian Peterson. Headlines: Mississippi Judge refused to allow a mother to see her newborn for over a year due to unpaid court fines. Lawyer dog, dog. Ask an Attorney: What makes a car qualify to be a lemon? (interrupted by Dan's tirade against Apple) As always, subscribe, rate and follow us on Twitter! @BlackLawPodcast
1:20:39
November 21, 2017
Spousal Rape is Real Rape.
This week Ann, Dan, and Afro Becky (formally known as Anonymous) are joined by our caller Diane from North Carolina who is a victim of marital rape. Diane's #MeToo post caught Dan's eye because if you remember in our pilot episode, prior to the recent national attention on sexual crimes, Dan didn't think it was possible to rape one's spouse. Diane's Post: We were married. He was drunk. He said it was my wifely duty to submit. I laid motionless and cried...But it doesn't count because I didn't resist. It happened several times. But he's a nice guy 👍🏽. I tolerated this and many other bad behaviors because I didn't want the stigma of divorce. After 11 years of waiting for things to get better, I finally decided that my sons needed a better example of what a marriage should look like and started a new life. This is NOT about my current husband. He's a wonderful, loving, and respectful man. I'm so thankful our paths crossed. Marital Rape: Diane shared that her ex-husband of 11 years would regularly go out drinking and doing cocaine all night, only to return barely before the sun would rise and make unwanted sexual advances as Diane slept. Diane would tell him no multiple times and he would persist. Frustrated, and seeing no way to stop his advances Diane would lay there as he proceeded to have intercourse with her. There were times that he would be so drunk/high that he would literally fall asleep in the act. Other times Diane's ex-husband would ridicule her for self pleasuring and justify his sexual behavior by using the Bible to convey that she should submit to him, whenever he wanted. At the time, Diane didn't know that she was being raped. She knew it felt wrong and viewed it as being in a dysfunctional relationship. If a person says no, or doesn't give explicit consent, legally it is rape. Sadly Diane shared that her teenage son now displays the same behaviors as his father (her ex-husband). She has been attempting to get her son help so that he does not become the man his father is, but it's proving to be difficult. The State of North Carolina has ignored her pleas. To make matters worse, a judge in juvenile court told her to shut up when she expressed in court that she didn't want her son "to become another Brock Turner." The judge went on to tell her that she's a Dragon Mom who has unrealistic expectations of her son. North Carolina's Rape Law: We also talk about the loophole in North Carolina's rape law that does not allow a sexual partner to withdraw consent after giving it, even if the person no longer wants to have sex. This introduced us to the story of Aaliyah Palmer, a 19 year old woman who gave sexual consent until her partner started abusing her by pulling her hair out of her head. She asked him to stop and he did not. According to North Carolina case law, this act was NOT rape. To read more about Aaliyah's story visit: http://bit.ly/2zFM8EN
1:12:32
November 14, 2017
Stalker vs. Stalked Pt. 2
In part 2 of Stalker vs Stalked, Dan, Ann, and Anonymous have a discussion with Marcus, who was arrested and jailed for stalking...his wife. After being with his wife for 8 years, Marcus caught his her cheating on him. Marcus had a feeling that something was going on when his wife started acting strange. After his wife went missing one night, Marcus and his cousins tracked her down at a seedy motel with the guy she was cheating with. Marcus attempted to get her to leave the hotel and come home, which didn’t happen. She decided to stay with her side piece that night. Marcus, for the sake of his kids, decided to stay and try to work it out... until he caught her with the same guy again. Marcus confronted the side piece in an attempt to reason with him. Marcus informed the side piece that his wife was married and asked that he put some RESPEK on their marriage. The side piece notified Marcus’ wife that Marcus had contacted him and she called Marcus in a rage which led to a huge argument. Things were said. After the argument, Marcus felt bad for some of the things he said and wanted to apologize. Since his wife stopped coming home during this time, he went to the bar that she worked at in an attempt to reconcile but was met with hostility and asked to leave. He was under the impression that it was because she didn’t want to make a scene in front of the bar patrons and her coworkers so he left. Marcus decided to come back after she got off in order to apologize for his language and have a discussion about where they go from there. When he returned Marcus approached his wife to talk outside of the bar. His wife called the police as Marcus approached and said she felt threatened, so Marcus left. Days later his wife called him to tell him that there may be a warrant for his arrest, but she didn't want to press any charges. Needless to say, Marcus was arrested and held on a $25k bond for stalking, held in jail for a week and placed on house arrest with a no-contact order for another week. Eventually, the charges were dropped. Marcus continued to try and work it out with his wife even after all of this... until she moved her side piece into Marcus' home (where he wasn't staying at the time). Marcus also shares his experience with being arrested for the first time, and his first time in jail. Listen to Marcus share his story in only a way that he can.
1:32:11
November 7, 2017
Stalker vs. Stalked Pt. 1
This week in part 1 of Stalker vs. Stalked, Ann, Dan, and Anonymous have a discussion with our guest Nicole who is a stalking victim. Next week in part two we have a discussion with Marcus who was arrested and jailed for allegedly stalking... his wife. Nicole has been a victim of stalking twice, once by a woman and once by a man. Unfortunately we weren't able to publish the first incident we spoke about because of technical difficulties with the audio but we will recap it here: Nicole started receiving phone calls from a random phone number at odd hours. When she would answer the caller seemed like a salesperson... at first. The caller would ask if Nicole was interested in purchasing a security system or other services, all of which Nicole would decline. The calls kept coming in and Nicole got the feeling that these calls were more sinister than they appeared. After a visit to the police station the calls were traced back to a residential VOIP service that the caller tried to use to mask their identity. After further investigation the caller was identified as a registered nurse who was the significant other of a man that was dating Nicole. The woman followed Nicole to various places including on dates with the guy that was cheating on said stalker (Nicole was unaware of any cheating). She also stalked Nicole in her neighborhood, applied for a position at Nicole's company, and continued calling. The stalker then went to the police station to report that Nicole was actually the one stalking her and reported that she was afraid for her children's lives. The outcome of this case was that the woman that was stalking Nicole lost her nursing license, has a permanent restraining order, and is forced to pay Nicole restitution. In the second instance Nicole worked for a large company in a male dominated industry as an independent contractor. There she met a man who was in charge of recruiting permanent employees for the company. He offered to help get her promoted to a permanent position, for what she thought was her quality of work, and her work ethic. He asked for her phone number under the guise of it being for employment purposes and Nicole saw no problem with this request given the circumstances. Things started getting weird when he would call Nicole often and not for work related reasons. Nicole gave the hiring manager the benefit of the doubt, possibly thinking that he just wanted to stay in touch during the hiring process. One night Nicole went out to have a good time with friends and the hiring manager called her repeatedly, over and over and over. When he didn't get an answer he decided to go to Nicole's house and wait in her driveway until she returned home from her night out. On her way home, Nicole listened to the voicemail messages that the hiring manager left, which ranged from name calling and threatening to vulgar and sexual in nature. To her surprise, when she got home there he was was, the hiring manager who had left these threatening and vulgar messages, in her driveway. As she jumped out of her vehicle to confront him, she grabbed the first thing that she saw that could be used as a weapon to defend herself. He began to tell her about the relationship that he had constructed, in his mind at least. He kept asking "why are you doing this to me? You know I love you!" After chasing him off, she reported the crime to the police and to the human resources department at the company. After he was reported to HR he was immediately fired and 6 other women came forward with the same allegations. Out of the 7 women, they were offered jobs at the company as a part of a settlement. Nicole and one other woman did not settle for a job opportunity at the company but 5 others did.
51:07
October 31, 2017
Defending Public Defenders
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss public defenders and whether or not they're actually good lawyers. Dan describes his interactions with one of his public defenders as a juvenile delinquent and theorizes that the caseloads of public defenders make them ineffective at their jobs. Ann argues that public defenders are just as capable as private attorneys and also explains who can and cannot benefit from a public defender. We also discuss how young black males have their bad behavior criminalized and aren't afforded the same opportunities as their white counterparts (such as diversionary programs or therapy). Public Defenders What are public defenders and why are they available? Does the old saying, “you get what you pay for” apply? If I CAN afford an attorney, can I still use a public defender? Who pays public defenders? (State/Federal/City etc…) Is having a heavy caseload, being overworked and underpaid an excuse to suck? When, if possible, shouldn’t you use a public defender? Ask an Attorney (Extended): Ann attempts to answer multiple questions ranging from teenage abortions without parental consent, illegal seizures, placing a restraining order on a child you've given up for adoption, and more!
1:09:28
October 25, 2017
NRA: National Redneck Association
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss gun control (or lack of), the Brady Bill, background checks, and go over the process of purchasing a firearm in Louisiana. We also take a look at how to completely avoid a Federal Background Check when purchasing a firearm. We take a look at some of the cities and states with the strictest gun laws and the correlating gun crimes in those areas. Requirements and process for purchasing firearms in Louisiana? Application Process Background Check Psychological/Medical Background check How many guns can you purchase at once (or in a specific time frame) What types of guns are legal/illegal The myth about “Gun Registration” The Brady Bill What is the Brady Bill and why was it passed? Go over the prohibitions in section 922(g) Discuss the NRA trying to defeat the Brady Bill. The Brady Bill “Bypass” - (private sellers, in most states) Other Federal Gun Foolishness Federal law fails to require law enforcement officers to investigate the multiple sales or purchases of firearms that are reported. Federal law actually prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from disclosing reports of multiple sales (other than those involving prohibited purchasers) and requires those agencies to destroy such reports and related records within 20 days of receipt. Federal Work Around - Some states require reporting Places that have or have had strict gun laws and correlating gun violence. Washington D.C. - All guns were illegal from 1976 - 2009 California Maryland Connecticut, NJ, NY NY - The City limits all firearm purchases (not just handguns) to one handgun and one rifle or shotgun every 90 days. Before a sale can occur, the seller must check with the governmental authority that licensed the purchaser to make sure the purchaser has not bought another firearm within the previous 90 days. NRA Who are they and what do they do? Why do they oppose every piece of gun legislation? Why didn’t they provide aid to Philando Castille (obvious) The newer NRA commercials “A Call to Arms.” Headlines: What’s happening in Vegas isn’t staying in Vegas. Vegas Mass Shooting. Michael Bennett Bodycam footage released. Was he lying?
1:04:06
October 16, 2017
"Blue-blonick" Plague: Just-Ann still pays for porn.
Dan, Ann, and Anonymous are joined again by Paul Smith to discuss what each host thinks should be illegal that is legal and vice-versa. We learn that Just-Ann has been scorned enough by adulterers that she would like to see people caught cheating on their spouses, thrown in prison, all while supporting polygamy. Dan shares how Floridians participate in bestiality, but reject gay rights, and fights to legalize beating hookers. Headlines: The Trump Administration's response to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. AaA: 1. Can the private school I work at force employees to enroll their children? 2. My job pays $12/hr and requires employees to pay $7/hr for an employee parking lot, even if employees don't have cars or drive to work. Shout to the folks at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truradio1 where you can listen to Paul on Tuesday's at 8pm EST.
58:51
October 10, 2017
FIREDfighter: Extinguishing the Myth of Brotherhood.
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous are joined by special guest, retired Fairfax County (Virginia) Firefighter Paul Smith. Though officially retired, Paul was wrongfully terminated after disclosing his work-related disability to the FCFD. His case has been thoroughly documented and offers a unique look into ADA violations, discrimination, attorney malpractice, malfeasance, numerous other law violations, and how the judicial system railroads minorities. Paul was fired for having PTSD, denied his service connected disability, drained of all of his financial resources and ended up homeless with 3 children (at the time) to provide for. He shares his story with us about how the legal system and IAFF failed him and other minorities in the Fairfax County Fire Department. Find out more about the brotherhood that allowed one of their own to become destitute by listening to and sharing Paul's story. Headlines: NFL Protests Kevin Hart's sextortion incident. AaA: A neighbor i'm having a feud with just made a erroneous noise complaint. The officer asked for my ID, i asked him if i was required to give it to him when I'm at my own house he said yes. He also said he was going to follow me into my house while I got it, I said "you can not enter my home" he responded with "I can, to make sure there are no weapons." Was this a legal encounter? Almost a year ago I took over a friend's car loan payment. While we did not change the loan to my name, she drew up a contract stating the monthly payment due as well as the insurance needed on the vehicle. We both signed it and kept a copy. I fell behind 1 month, caught up, but as of last night, she stated she will be taking the vehicle back. Is there anything I can do? I've paid almost $4000 towards this vehicle. Or am I just SOL now? Shout to the folks at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truradio1 where you can listen to Paul as a panelist on Tuesday's at 8pm EST.
1:47:43
October 3, 2017
You down with EEOC? Yeah you know me!
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss ex-convicts in the workplace, the EEOC, and releasing unrestricted medical records to your employer. We also take a look at revenge porn... no literally... we spent an hour just looking at photos. Ex-cons in the workplace: Can you discriminate against criminals in the hiring process? Which crimes disqualify you from which jobs? Why is there a stigma if they’ve served their time? Not disclosing past convictions on job application. What exactly is the EEOC and what do they do? What does filing a complaint with the EEOC do and what would you need in order to file a complaint? Revenge Porn: What is revenge porn? Does revenge rely solely on intent? Rob Kardashian releasing photos/videos of Blac Chyna on IG & Twitter faces revenge porn case. Is it considered non-consensual pornography if both parties agreed to and actively participated in the recording or photographing that was later released to the public with only one person’s consent? What are some of the loopholes in some of the revenge porn laws if any? (Expectation of privacy, etc..) How would you represent Rob, if this case were in Louisiana (if Cali’s laws are different)? Headlines: DACA Penn State Hazing.
1:32:31
September 26, 2017
How to Get Away with Murder.
Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss the Equifax security breach and how to protect yourself, along with how to get away with murder. Equifax Security Breach: What should I do? Can I sue Equifax for not protecting my sensitive information? How do I join a class-action lawsuit? How to Get Away with Murder: Each host devises their perfect murder plans and how they'd get away with it. Dan and Ann learn that Anonymous is one sick puppy, no, like really sick. Perfect High Profile Murders: Tupac/Biggie JonBenet Ramsey Jimmy Hoffa Chandra Levy Imperfect High Profile Murders: Rae Carruth Aaron Hernandez Oscar Pistorius High Profile Murders without Convictions: Robert Blake I'm not black, I'm OJ! Ray Lewis
1:45:40
September 19, 2017
Bed Bugs with a Side of Semen.
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss: Self Defense What is self-defense? When is self-defense NOTself-defense? Can self-defense turn into assault or murder? What does Stand your Ground mean? Parental Rights Part Deux Insemination after separation/divorce; should you have to pay child support? Underground Sperm donors. Is there any liability? Are grey market sperm clinics/donors legal? Ask an Attorney A friend of mine was killed by a police officer. A witness posted his account of what happened on Facebook. In it, he mentions that he took a video of the incident, but when he went in for questioning, the police took his phone and deleted the video. Is it legal for them to do this? My employer is asking me to do something that is illegal. If I don’t comply can I be terminated?
1:25:14
September 12, 2017
Bonus: Weekly Headlines
We usually cover a few headlines each episode, but we cut the headlines from episode 1, "Trans Mission" for the sake of time. Utah nurse stood her ground in refusing to illegally draw blood from an unconscious patient. Georgia cop says to driver, "we only kill black people." Was this a criminal act?
14:03
September 8, 2017
Trans Mission.
Episode 01: Just-Ann, Dan on Drugs, and "Anonymous" explore the world of Transgenders, same sex marriage and how (if at all) the law affects members of the LGBTQ community. Transgender Laws: Can you change your “sex” on your Driver’s License/ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, and other official documents? Standing for the right to stand... or sit. Can a woman that was born with a penis, and still has a penis use the woman's bathroom legally? Can a man who was born with, and still has a vagina use a urinal? Confused yet? Dan on Drugs is too. If you were born a male, but identify and are recognized as a woman, which prison do you go to if you commit a crime? Are you a woman of childbearing age for medical insurance purposes if you’re a transgender woman? Is there an age limit to being recognized as a Transgender? Can you be 8 years old and identify and be recognized as a boy if you’re a biological girl? Same-sex marriage: Parental Rights. Supreme Court case about the cake shop owner who refused to create a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. Are there any rights that same-sex married couples DON’T have? Is religion the only argument against same-sex marriage? Ask an Attorney: Pets: I was walking my dog on a leash in a public park and another dog off-leash came over to us. The dogs got into a fight and my dog won. Should I have to pay the other dog's vet bills? Contract: Just because something is in a contract, does that make it binding no matter what? We had to sign something called a Waiver of Liability before being allowed to rent and ride ATVs. What if the ATV park did not perform routine maintenance to the ATV and it falls apart?
55:36
September 5, 2017
Introduction
Who are we? Just-Ann is a license and practicing attorney in the state of Louisiana who graduated from LSU and Loyola University School of Law around the same time the light bulb was invented. She's practiced law for more than 20 years and hasn't lost a case yet, but that's because she's a hoarder. Dan-on-Drugs is a licensed driver that quit school in the 8th grade in order to pursue his dreams of not waking up early in the morning. Somehow he became a certified IT professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Auto Mechanic, and Published Photographer along the way, which is rather unusual for a middle-school drop out that spent his teenage years in juvenile detention centers and group homes. In other words, he's still "ignant" as hell. Anonymous is a Human Resources Professional with a bachelor's in Business Management who chooses to remain anonymous because, well, she doesn't want her employer to know she associates with foul mouthed miscreants (her words not ours). Anonymous is very familiar with employment law and conduct in the workplace. She's also an accomplished trombone player. What are we? Our podcast is a conversational, black barbershop-ish, and offensive legal show. We talk about current events, trending topics, and a bunch of random other things that probably have nothing to do with anything. We discuss both the legality and criminality of these subjects, most of the time at least.
06:37
September 2, 2017
Pilot
Ann and Dan are joined by their special guest "Anonymous" to discuss complete randomness. Celebrity: Does Usher really have herpes? Who leaked the settlement details? If the allegations of R. Kelly having a sex cult are true, is there any criminal misconduct by R. Kelly? Consent: If you give sexual consent, can you revoke the consent during or after penetration? Is it possible for you to rape your spouse? Is consent assumed in a marriage? Toss around a couple of Mystikal, Jeffrey Dahmer, Bill Cosby, Darren Sharper, Ted Bundy, and Michael Jackson mentions here and there, you have a whole 'lotta raping going on. Headline: An Oregon family has their children removed from their custody because the parents have a low IQ. Is this both legal and moral? * * Ask an Attorney: Questions submitted by Social Media friends 1. "Can you sue a broad for having trash vag?" (we really need new internet friends!) *2. "Why is it that women generally get custody of the children during a divorce or separation, automatically?" 3. "If I sue my job for discrimination can they fire me in retaliation?" *
1:10:15
August 29, 2017