This episode deals with Black identity and the direction of Black America in the age of re-imagination. I also cover Jay Z' deal with Jack Dorsey of Twitter and celebrate the 1st week of Women's History Month with a message to women who misinterpret Malcolm X's message about protecting Black women.
The term "woke" has grown in prominence in recent years and is being forced upon Black people by the Black elite who want to control minorities and their life struggles. This episode unpacks this so-called woke ideology in comparison Black consciousness and I call into question the half-negro Colin Kaepernick for his recent Ben and Jerry's endorsement deal and Angela Rye modeling for Ivy Park. Are they race hustling or mere puppets for white liberals looking to capitalize on the Black dollar?
For this episode, the ancestors and I wanted to present a conversation centered on Black TV shows and the impact they've had on the Black identity and the Black community. From sitcoms to dramas to reality shows, I breakdown each program, the characters and thier importance to Black men, women and children living in America.
Bonus: Are we living in a post-George Floyd era here in America?
As we celebrate Black History Month, many say we should have a longer month or celebrate it all year. I ask, what about Hispanic, Jews, Asians, etc? If the year is dedicated to one race than how will others feel and does it improve Black intelligence?
Since the killing of George Floyd, there's been an increase of interest in Black Businesses and Black Entrepreneurship; the push to support Black people making money has become a hot topic, but is it beneficial to all Black people?
And I give my take on WallstreetBets and the GameStop quagmire.
There comes a time when you have to change your strategy in order to overcome a problem in your life. The Black Republican has long been disrespected and under appreciated in the Black community, which is heavily Democrat. Black leadership has for years missed out on opportunities to resolve ongoing issues in the Black community because of the backlash many would face if they were seen dialoguing with a member of the Republican Party.
This episode is designed to inform the Black community on the benefits of thinking bi-partisan and supporting Black Republicans as oppose to trolling, mocking or using the age-old Uncle Tom or coon name calls.
Before Breonna Taylor's family received a 12 million dollar settlement from the City of Louisville, I recorded The Big Business of Racism to discuss the lack of prison time for police officers involved in the killing of Black men and women. Rather, the end result usually involves families receiving a few dollars for their troubles. Moreover, I discuss the problem with people of color using these opportunities for their own personal gain and how it leads to an endless cycle of cops killing Black people without paying the price.
The conversation between Black leadership and the Black community when it comes to racism and police is redundant. While the effort is respected, its imperative dialogue take place between religious leaders and law enforcement. In episode 20, I lay out the reason I would like to see the religious community serve as mediators to resolve the issues between law enforcement and the black community. Moreover, with certain religious institutions history of racism, it would also be an act of penance.
Shaun King aka Talcum X, recently called for the destruction of statutes of #WhiteJesus. The former Pastor, now Malcolm X wannabe has used the recent protest over the killings of Black people at the hands of police to push an anti-Christian agenda. I addressed Talcum's comments and explored his story and presentation to America. Most importantly, his self-appointed position as CEO of Frederick Douglass, The Northstar Newspaper and repeated use of Black history and culture for profit. Are Black people gonna allow a white man posing as Black man to serve as a voice for our concerns, pains and struggles?
The mainstream media is quick to highlight black on black crime while forgetting the reality of white people committing crimes against white people. From murder to robbery white people know no boundaries when it comes to crime against their own. In episode 18, I highlight high profiled crimes committed by white people in America.
I am concerned by Black folks reckless use of the term "Forever President" in respect to Barack Obama and I think and believe there is room for Clarence Thomas in the Black community.
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Controversy arose when Gayle King asked a tasteless question to Lisa Leslie concerning the late Kobe Bryant. Many, including Snoop Dogg, stepped up to condemn Gayle and her actions. Moreover, others came to Gayle's defense. This episodes centers around that controversy and the idea that not all Black women are bitches and hoes...even tho some fit the description to a T.
After viewing Who Killed Malcolm X? on Netflix and seeing how efforts were made to create a rift between Malcolm and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, I wondered if the same tactics are used in relationships between black men and black women. Are their forces at hand working to interrupt our relationships?
In a stream of thought, I process the rebranding of Black Life and Black Issues in present-day America. How did we go from "Wake Up" to "Stay Woke"? How did some Black women go from "Pops" to "THOTs"? Whose rebranding Black injustice and Black stereotypes?
Do idols really become rivals? Or do some men conceal envy and jealousy behind the guise of admiration? I revisit the now famous crossover on Michael Jordan by then rookie Allen Iverson and the current debate about Lebron James being better than Michael Jordan.
On Ep.6, I try to get to the root of the sexual abuse scandals plaguing America. Moreover, I wonder are these men passing on their trauma to their victims? Whose enabling their bad behavior?
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On Ep. 3, I discuss Black Male Resistance in respect to the late great Muhammad Ali and former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaeprernick. Is his movement bringing Black Men forward or backwards? Also, I acknowledge the value of his girlfriend's support to his movement.
On Ep. 2, I discussed the importance of upgrading our conversations as Black men, understanding the importance of developing a political identity and being able to have mature conversations without becoming adversaries.