Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney
By David "DJ" Lloyd Jr. & Courtney Hinton
David "DJ" Lloyd, Jr. and Courtney Hinton each week will discuss topics that inform, inspire, and make you laugh. Often their opinions differ, but in the end, it's all about love!
S1E15: Breaking Down Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Denial, COVID-19 Passports, & Drake's 3-Year-Old Show Stealing the Show
On the Season One Finale, DJ and Courtney break down the controversy of Nikole Hannah-Jones being denied tenure at UNC and the possibility of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. They also discuss Drake’s 3-Year-Old stealing the show at the Billboard Music Awards and Jeff Besos stepping down as Amazon’s CEO. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/26/tech/jeff-bezos-andy-jassy-amazon-ceo/index.html PW special report: After conservative criticism, UNC backs down from offering acclaimed journalist tenured position: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2021/05/19/pw-special-report-after-conservative-criticism-unc-backs-down-from-offering-acclaimed-journalist-a-tenured-position/ Billboard Music Awards: Drake's son joins him to accept artist of the decade: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57226309 As COVID restrictions loosen, the debate over "vaccine passports" intensifies: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-vaccine-passports-debate/ CNN reporter has unwelcome guest during live shot - CNN Video: https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/05/28/cnn-reporter-manu-raju-cicada-eg-orig.cnn Convenience store owner finds trashed $1M lottery ticket, gives it back to customer: https://nypost.com/2021/05/24/woman-gets-back-1m-lottery-ticket-she-tried-to-throw-away/ Stay Connected to DJ: Facebook: https://bit.ly/3yLkrWZ Instagram: https://bit.ly/34unGEl YouTube: https://bit.ly/3fRrqVW Stay Connected to Courtney: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecourtneyhintonexperience/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CourtneyHintonMusic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-yRZDgkWg1sn3Y2gr-K6g Email us at breakingitdownshow[at]gmail.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
May 31, 2021
S1E14 Breaking Down "The Invisible Black Woman", The Welfare Queen, Naomi Campbell's Child Birth, & RIP Paul Mooney
In the penultimate episode of season 1, DJ and Courtney break down The Invisible Black Woman and the myth of the Welfare Queen. They also discuss Naomi Campbell’s recent child birth, send condolences to Paul Mooney, and celebrate Billy Porter. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Oakland Officials Aim to Honor Paul Mooney with Hometown Tribute: https://www.tmz.com/2021/05/20/oakland-officials-plan-to-honor-paul-mooney/ Naomi Campbell welcomes her first child in surprise Instagram post: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/naomi-campbell-baby-announcement/index.html Billy Porter reveals he’s been HIV-positive for over a decade: https://pagesix.com/2021/05/19/billy-porter-reveals-hes-hiv-positive/ Jada, Willow, and Gammy Break Down the 'Invisible Black Women Epidemic' on 'Red Table Talk': https://www.etonline.com/jada-willow-and-gammy-break-down-the-invisible-black-women-epidemic-on-red-table-talk-165620 The disturbing reason some African American patients may be undertreated for pain: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/04/04/do-blacks-feel-less-pain-than-whites-their-doctors-may-think-so/ Great-grandmother earns a college degree at 78: 'I really love learning': https://www.today.com/news/great-grandmother-earns-college-degree-78-i-really-love-learning-t218066 Analysis: Biden just dethroned the Welfare Queen: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/16/politics/biden-welfare-queen-blake/index.html Email us at breakingitdownshow[at]gmail.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
May 24, 2021
S1E13: Breaking Down "Is America Racist?", Gas Shortage, Bennifer 2.0, Pizza Vending Machine
On episode 13, DJ and Courtney break down the question that’s been on the lips of many, “Is America Racist?” They also discuss the gas shortage mayhem. Other topics include Bennifer 2.0, GMO mosquitos, and a Pizza Vending Machine. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Florida releases genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes to reduce spread of disease: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/florida-releases-genetically-modified-mosquitoes-hopes-reduce-spread-disease-2021-05-10/ Jennifer Lopez Is Reportedly "Open" to Getting Back Together With Ben Affleck: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a36420032/jennifer-lopez-open-getting-back-together-with-ben-affleck/ Woman wakes days after surgery with different accent: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2021/05/12/overnight-new-accent-moos-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/wacky-world-of-jeanne-moos/ Is America racist? Kamala Harris and Tim Scott say no.: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/04/opinion/is-america-racist-kamala-harris-tim-scott-say-no/?p1=SectionFront_Feed_AuthorQuery&p1=Article_Inline_Text_Link US fuel pipeline hackers 'didn't mean to create problems': https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57050690 Fresh pizza vending machine prompts curiosity and horror in Rome: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/oddly-enough/fresh-pizza-vending-machine-prompts-curiosity-horror-rome-2021-05-06/ Tani Adewumi: Child Prodigy Chess Master: https://bit.ly/3fg1T8A Tani's New Home (Book): https://amzn.to/33Jxry5 Email us at breakingitdownshow[at]gmail.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
May 17, 2021
S1E12: Breaking Down Bill & Melinda Gates Divorcing, Coded Bias Doc, Will Smith, & Childish Gambino Lawsuit
In Episode 12, DJ and Courtney breakdown the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates and review the Netflix documentary, Coded Bias. They also discuss Will Smith’s Diva pose, the Childish Gambino lawsuit, the coming cicada season and Willow Smith’s surprise performance. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: • Will Smith vows to get fit after ‘countless days grazing thru the pantry’: https://pge.sx/3tBUrcV • Childish Gambino sued by rapper over This Is America copying claim: https://bbc.in/2RKlPs8 • These 15 states are most likely to see Brood X cicadas invasion soon: https://bit.ly/3vU7iZp • Bill and Melinda Gates had an agreement with his ex-girlfriend: https://bit.ly/2R7gXgC • ‘Coded Bias’ Review: When the Bots Are Racist: https://nyti.ms/3vUlwcN • Sean Combs proves he changed his name to 'Love': https://cnn.it/3ewW72Y • Willow Smith Brings Back Jada’s Metal Band Past For Mother’s Day: https://bit.ly/3tAcqR4 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
May 10, 2021
S1E11: Breaking Down Willow Smith & Polyamory, Dr. John G. Turner's Book, Young Thug & Gunna Pays It Forward
In episode 11, DJ and Courtney discuss the Red Table Talk show on polyamory and welcome our first Guest to the show, Dr. John G. Turner. Dr. Turner discusses his book “The Pros and Cons of Online Learning in Higher Education”. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Bucking a national trend, a new queer bar is set to open in DC: https://nbcnews.to/3ubufHb Police killings of Black Americans amount to crimes against humanity, international inquiry finds: https://bit.ly/3nInAlv Red Table Talk Episode: Is Polyamory For You: https://bit.ly/338GTuK The Pros and Cons of Online Learning in Higher Education by Dr. John Turner: https://amzn.to/2SoxsoR The Shade Room post about Andre Winn’s flight: https://bit.ly/2SpKPFl Young Thug and Gunna post bail for 30 people accused of low-level crimes: https://bit.ly/3nIjwS0 Dr. John G. Turner can be contacted at email@example.com.
May 03, 2021
S1E10: Breaking Down R.I.P. Black Rob, the Shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant, Legalizing Marijuana Increasing Black Arrests
In episode 10, DJ and Courtney discuss the tragic shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant and Chicago’s first year with legal marijuana. We also discuss Jaleel White’s new business venture and a long desired host of Jeopardy. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: • Body Cam Footage In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Ma’Khia Bryant • Post from LaShondra Tinsley • Chicago: Legalization of Marijuana Increasing Black Arrests • S1E6: Breaking Down Deepfakes & Evanston, IL Reparations • Jaleel White is launching his own cannabis brand • LeVar Burton to be 'Jeopardy!' as guest host Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtney. Music produced by Courtney Hinton. Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org #BreakingItDownShow #DJtheCareerCoach #CourtneyHinton
April 26, 2021
S1E9: Breaking Down the Shooting of Daunte Wright, Regé-Jean Page departs Bridgerton, & Sharon Osbourne vs. Sheryl Underwood
In episode 9, DJ and Courtney break down the aftermath of the Daunte Wright shooting, The Talk returning without Sharon Osbourne. Additionally they get into Rege Jean Page leaving Bridgerton, Black Maternal Health Week, Bobby Brown on the Red Table Talk, and the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine trouble. Get 30 Days free of SCRIBD: http://bit.ly/readwithcourtney RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: • Bobby Brown blames Nick Gordon for Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina's deaths • White House issues its first-ever proclamation on Black maternal health • 'Bridgerton' renewed for two more seasons at Netflix • C.D.C. Panel Says More Time Needed to Assess Data and Risks on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause: • Former officer charged in Daunte Wright shooting to appear in court Thursday • “Backpacks” a poem by Leslé Honoré • Steak-umm Goes After Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Year's Most Bizarre Twitter Beef • Troublesome Twin Babies Team Up For Great Escape From Grandma • "The Talk" Returns Without Sharon Osbourne • Black Buffalo police officer fired for trying to stop chokehold wins ruling, to get pension Email us at email@example.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtney. Music produced by Courtney Hinton. Facebook: www.facebook.com/breakingitdownpodcast Instagram: www.instagram.com/breakingitdownshow
April 19, 2021
S1E8: Breaking Down R.I.P. DMX, Bhad Bhabie on OnlyFans, Amazon & Racism in the Justice System
In episode eight, DJ and Courtney break down the death of DMX, Bhad Bhabie’s earnings on OnlyFans, Amazon’s Business Practices, and racism in the Justice System. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Rapper Bhad Bhabie Breaks OnlyFans Record by Earning $1 Million in Six Hours Black Florida Man Released from Prison After 30 Years, but Prosecutors Still Want Him Locked Up After spending 44 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, this man says his life is worth more than $750,000 Girl’s Groove Amazon apologizes for wrongly denying drivers need to urinate in bottles 10 Reasons Not to Shop Amazon Pete Davidson Shares the Hilarious Way He Accidentally Helped Alec Baldwin to Lose Weight Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtney. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
April 12, 2021
S1E7: Breaking Down Attack on Transgender Rights and Lil Nas X's Montero Music Video
In episode seven, DJ and Courtney break down the attack on Transgender Rights and the latest Lil Nas X music Video, Montero (Call Me By Your Name). RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Two Black women will be head coaches in the same NCAA women's Final Four for the first time Steve Harvey to host Earth, Wind and Fire; and The Isley Brothers’ Verzuz Transgender rights in the spotlight as Arkansas and Tennessee become latest states to pass anti-trans legislation Mama bear's struggle with cubs looks hilariously familiar - CNN Video Lil Nas X’s Montero Music Video 5-Minute Meditation Email Us: email@example.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
April 05, 2021
S1E6: Breaking Down Deepfakes and Evanston, IL Reparations
In episode six, DJ and Courtney break down the dangers of deepfakes and the Reparations in Evanston, IL. They also discuss Derrick Jaxn’s confession. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Postmaster General announces 10-year plan: https://cnn.it/3miOAqP Inside the Pentagon's race against deepfake videos: https://cnn.it/2OekmbU Evanston, Illinois Offers Black residents Reparations: https://bit.ly/3wlfJ11 and https://to.pbs.org/3sP2Da7 Ta-Nehisi Coates on The Case for Reparations: https://bit.ly/3cHsvPw A mailman, two little sisters, and weeks-long games of Tic-tac-toe: https://cnn.it/3fAJKEf Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
March 29, 2021
S1E5: Breaking Down Kirk Franklin and Sister Souljah
In episode five, DJ and Courtney take on the Kirk and Kerrion Franklin explosion and Sister Souljah and her new book release. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: United Negro College Fund Elects First Ever African American Chair: https://bit.ly/3rEVlEw Kirk Franklin Appears On 'Tamron Hall Show': https://bit.ly/3rL2FyD Zoom Escaper: https://bit.ly/3sLPaQt Sister Souljah Releases Sequel To 'Coldest Winter Ever': https://bit.ly/3sKragF Megan Thee Stallion: Why I Speak Up for Black Women: https://nyti.ms/39C8V5p Goldman Sachs to invest $10 billion over 10 years to support Black women: https://reut.rs/39ArC9J Deb Haaland: America’s first Native cabinet secretary: https://bbc.in/3mq41xL Email us at email@example.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
March 22, 2021
S1E4: Breaking Down the Royal Aftermath and the George Floyd Bill
In episode four, DJ and Courtney break down the aftermath from the Oprah interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and the George Floyd Bill. They also review Coming 2 America and shout out Stop AAPI Hate. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Kecalf Franklin’s Instagram Post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CLKl_jsssQ9/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link How the Police Killed Breonna Taylor | Visual Investigations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDaNU7yDnsc Prince William says royals are 'very much not a racist family' in first remarks since explosive interview: https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/11/uk/prince-william-response-racism-harry-meghan-intl-gbr/index.html How Meghan and Harry’s Interview Blew Open the Monarchy’s Troubled History With Race: https://time.com/5945383/meghan-harry-royal-family-racism/ Civil Rights Act of 1870: https://www.fjc.gov/history/timeline/civil-rights-act-1870 Civil Rights Act of 1871: https://www.fjc.gov/history/timeline/civil-rights-act-1871 Pierson v Ray: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierson_v._Ray Harlow v Fitzgerald: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlow_v._Fitzgerald Stop AAPI Hate: https://stopaapihate.org/ Email us at breakingitdownshow[at]gmail.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
March 15, 2021
S1E3: Breaking Down Rachel Dolezal & Chadwick Bozeman
In episode three, DJ and Courtney break down the latest on Rachel Dolezal and the recent Golden Globe win by the late Chadwick Boseman. They also introduce a new segment called “What’s Still Cooking?”. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Rachel Dolezal on Tamron Hall’s show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ERmy8k3aw Martina Big moves to Kenya: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8312350/martina-big-tanning-addict-moving-africa/?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebaramp Jessica Krug, GW Professor, Pretends to be Black: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/03/us/jessica-krug-gwu-race.html Be a Better Ally: https://hbr.org/2020/11/be-a-better-ally Denver’s STAR Program: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/denver-looks-at-nonviolent-mental-health-policing-with-their-star-social-worker-unit/ Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
March 08, 2021
S1E2: Breaking Down Legalizing Drugs, Who Shot Malcolm X, & Regé-Jean Page
In episode two, DJ and Courtney break down Dr. Carl Hart's view on legalization of drugs, the recent news around the assassination of Malcolm X and the debate on defunding the police. They also touch on Regé-Jean Page's appearance on SNL and the start of GirlTrek's fourth round of Black History Bootcamp. RESOURCES/LINKS MENTIONED IN THE SHOW: Dr. Jason Nichols' Facebook Post about Dr. Carl Hart Insider.com Article, A Columbia professor who uses heroin says the drug helps him maintain a work-life balance and should be legal for everyone Ayahuasca Legalize It All Why Do Adults Misuse Prescription Drugs? Malcolm X's family releases letter alleging FBI, police role in his death Regé-Jean Page SNL Monologue Let's Say Grace Sketch from SNL GirllTrek GirlTrek's Black History Boot Camp ANNOUNCEMENTS: 7 Truths: How to Trust the Master Within Epic USED Book Sale Email us at breakingitdownshow[at]gmail.com Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
March 01, 2021
S1E1: Breaking Down Didn't We Almost Have It All: Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina Documentary
In their inaugural episode, DJ and Courtney review the recent Lifetime documentary, "Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All". They also discuss the latest with Gorilla Glue Girl, Tessica Brown. Breaking It Down with DJ & Courtney is edited and produced by designsbycourtneyh. Music produced by Courtney Hinton.
February 22, 2021
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February 18, 2021