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Disruption Now

145 EpisodesProduced by Rob RichardsonWebsite

A podcast to disrupt common narratives and constructs to empower black and brown communities. We provide inspirational content from entrepreneurs and leaders who are disrupting the status quo for social equity and inclusion.

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Stopping HIV Criminalization

January 22nd, 2022


Laws criminalizing HIV must be changed to Cathcart up to facts and science.

What you will learn:

  • How Fear Drive modern HIV Laws in Ohio
  • Why Current …

Edition Magazine Amplifying Black Creatives

January 8th, 2022

  •  Isoul Harris is the Editor and Chief of EDTION. Edition’s mission to uplift and amplify Black creatives across industries. Isoul brings a vast array …

A Higher Calling with Kern Alexander

January 1st, 2022


Kern Alexander is a veteran turned business mogul. Learn about his  unexpected Cannabis journey and how his passion for helping veterans lead to a …

Karim Hutson: Building For The Future

December 4th, 2021


As Founder and Managing Member of Genesis Companies, Karim oversees the firm and it’s strategic direction. Karim enjoys focusing on forging new partnerships and pushing innovation in our operations and investment …

CEO Alexys Feaster: Athletes & the Power of Voice

November 20th, 2021


Alexys Feaster is the Founder and CEO of The Kinship Advisors, a strategic

advisory company launched in January 2021, focused on creating alliances within

the sports, entertainment, and other industries, who are committed …

Phaedra Ellis Lamkins: Promise and the Power of Humanization

October 20th, 2021

  • Phaedra Ellis Lamkins is the CEO of Promise, a payment technology platform that simplifies how people manage government payments like utilities, …

Nick Hamilton Race and Media Narratives

September 22nd, 2021



Nick Hamilton is the founder of Nitecast Media and a …

Disrupting Education with Rebecca Wolfe and Ryan MacDonald

August 25th, 2021


Changing the narratives of what our kids learn is not only disruptive, but it's a long overdue change.   On top of that, changing the system to adapt to the individual needs of kids is the way to guarantee that future …

Disrupting Wall Street with John Rogers

July 27th, 2021


We interviewed John Rogers, Founder, and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments about his journey and his recommendations to close the racial income gap in America. 

What You will learn
-Why long-term investors and corporate leaders …

Yaya Mbaoua - Founder & CEO - ZENCEY Pan African Technology

July 14th, 2021


Former VP of Sales & Business Development at Med1 Healthcare Group, where Yaya was instrumental in building a solid company footprint in several …

Mac Conwell: A Rarebreed

July 7th, 2021


RareBreed Ventures is a pre-seed fund that invests in exceptional founders outside of large tech ecosystems, earlier than everyone else. Unlike other …

Clarence Wooten

June 30th, 2021


Clarence Wooten is a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur with a track record of success spanning back to 1999 when his debut Internet startup, …

The Art of The Hustle: Breaking Barriers

June 23rd, 2021


The barriers for diverse artists are real but so are the opportunities. Learn how to create opportunities outside of traditional models. Fireside Chat from the Art and Equity Summit with artists Mark Phi and Jay …

Robi Reed

June 16th, 2021


Reed has nearly 30 years of experience in the film and TV industry — and over 50 movies under her belt — as an Emmy-winning casting director and …

Art and Equity: Getting what we deserve

June 9th, 2021


We believe that black art should mean black equity. Art has always been an effective tool for social change, but black and brown artists haven’t …

Noelle Silver: Art and Technology

June 2nd, 2021


Noelle Silver is a technical evangelist at heart and enjoys spreading the good news about what it’s like to work in the field of emerging …

Nina Turner: Courage and Conviction

May 26th, 2021


Nina Turner grew up the oldest of seven children to working class parents in Northeast Ohio. Turner has dedicated her life to fighting for the …

David Bianchi NFTs And Social Impact

May 18th, 2021


Actor, Filmmaker and Poet David Bianchi created the first spoken word NFT. The NFT focused on the continuing injustice of police brutality in …

Onaje Henderson: Who Determines Art Value?

May 12th, 2021


ZuCot Gallery the largest African-American owned fine art gallery in the Southeast. ZuCot’s mission is to promote original works of art by living …

Damian Hoskins: The Creative Economy

May 5th, 2021


Damian Hoskins is the General Manager of Elementz an organization focused on providing hope and catalyzing change for the young people in the urban …

Jabari Johnson: The Power of Vision

April 28th, 2021


In 2014, Jabari had the idea for a genre amplification company and launched COLORS Worldwide, Inc., an ecosystem designed to incorporate multiple …

Ryan Wilson: Community Builder

April 22nd, 2021


 Ryan Wilson is co-founder of The Gathering Spot, a private membership club focused on black entrepreneurship. Wilson talks about how they expanded despite social distancing amid the pandemic. Ryan Wilson is the …

Manny Larcher: Collaborate and Elevate

April 14th, 2021


Manny has had the opportunity to work with brands and mentors to hone and develop skills in brand management & growth, sponsorship consulting, …

Dr. Jade Hilton: Disrupting Racial Disparities in Health

April 7th, 2021


Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton Buchholz was born the middle of three girls in the rural town of Little Africa, South Carolina. Following a family tragedy, at …

Tamika Mallory: Unbossed and Unbought

March 24th, 2021


Tamika Mallory is a nationally recognized civil rights activist and seasoned community organizer. She served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network under Reverend Al Sharpton. Mallory was …

Monique Woodard: Demographics is Destiny

March 17th, 2021


Why an investor super-power should be the ability to recognize founder talent with non-traditional backgrounds.

What cities can do to build inclusive …

Kristina Newton: Representation Matters

March 10th, 2021


Less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees go to African-American women.  As a Black Woman,  Kristina  Newton has experienced …

Judas and the Black Messiah

March 3rd, 2021


What you will learn in this episode

The issue with Black Lives Matter and law enforcement is not new but a continuous cycle.

How the FBI infiltrated black leadership organizations to divide and conquer.

How the media …

The Legacy of Roland Martin and the future of Roland Martin Unfiltered

February 26th, 2021


We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, …

Roland Martin: The Future of Black Media

February 25th, 2021


We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, …

Roland Martin: Why it’s critical to define your own path.

February 24th, 2021


We explore the life and journey of a great disruptor and innovator, Roland Martin. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, …

Chris Powell Part 3: The Next Normal Following Covid And The Future of Work

February 20th, 2021


Part 3 of my interview with Chris Powell the Chief Executive Officer for Talmetrix (formerly BlackbookHR). We discuss why it's how COVID-19 has …

Chris Powell Part 2: Understanding And Developing Your Culture

February 19th, 2021


Part Two of my interview with Chris Powell the Chief Executive Officer for Talmetrix (formerly BlackbookHR). We discuss why it's more important than …

Chris Powell Part 1: From C-Suite to Founder

February 17th, 2021


Christopher “Chris” Powell is the Chief Executive Officer for Talmetrix (formerly BlackbookHR), a software company, that develops products to help organizations connect talent and workforce insights to business outcomes.

Gee Horton: Art and Trauma

February 10th, 2021


Using graphite and charcoal pencils, Gee's drawings capture a heightened sense of realism, but it is important to note that the Hyperrealist style is only one facet of comprehending his work. Having earned a master’s in …

GameStop Explained

February 1st, 2021


What you will Learn in this Episode

  1. Understanding the psychology of investing, human nature, and bubbles.
  2. How self-awareness plays into investing and …

Arlan Hamilton: It’s About Damn Time

January 27th, 2021


Arlan Hamilton is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a seed investment fund that backs overachieving, underrepresented startup founders. Hamilton built a venture capital fund from the ground up, …

Dr. King History is the Present

January 20th, 2021


As we celebrate the life of Dr. King we reflect on the lessons of Dr. King and how they apply to this current pivotal moment in our country. Dr. King was not assassinated for his eloquence, he was assassinated for …

Sherrell Dorsey

January 13th, 2021


Dorsey is disrupting the field of journalism. Dorsey has focused on the black innovation economy, highlighting the data and changing the narrative on who is called a genius or entrepreneur.  Dorsey's work has been …

Disruptive Dancing

January 6th, 2021


Blue13 Dance Company is an American dance theatre ensemble based in Los Angeles, with a mission to drive a substantive shift in the perception and practice of American dance through performance, outreach, and education. 

Securing Your Legacy

December 30th, 2020


Planning to fail is failure when it comes to your finances. Start the year off right with your finances. Special guests Michael Dean and Tunde Ogunlana of Axial Family Advisors.

Change Leadership

December 23rd, 2020


Being a change leader is really hard especially in addressing issues of race and equity. What is the best approach to leading an environment that …

Opportunities and Risks of Black Entrepreneurship

December 16th, 2020


Georgia is the center of the political universe. The races pit two Republican incumbents, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, against Democratic …

Disrupting in Georgia

December 15th, 2020


 The races pit two Republican incumbents, Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. If Ossoff and Warnock win, the Senate will be split 50-50, with Vice …

100th Episode Podcast

December 9th, 2020


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The American Dream Redefined

December 2nd, 2020


The New American Dream panel was held during the Global Entrepneship Week. We explored the idea, history, and context of the American dream to African Americans.

The Right Propaganda

November 25th, 2020


Propaganda is not spin, marketing or campaigning it’s rapid, repetitive, and it lacks commitment to consistency. The firehose of false propaganda is the biggest threat to our country. To beat it we must first understand …

Episode 97: Noelle Silver Data Disruptor

November 18th, 2020


Noelle Silver has spent many years as a trainer, architect, and evangelist for IBM, RedHat, EMC, Amazon and Microsoft. She believes diversity of thought must be applied at every level to ensure tech doesn't become bias.

Episode 96: How To Get Funded

November 11th, 2020


The opening session at the Disruption Now Summit with corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. From survey results, gathered from entrepreneurs we will …

Episode 95 Sevetri Wilson

November 4th, 2020


She is also the founder of Solid Ground Innovations, LLC  (SGI), a strategic communications and management firm with offices in Baton Rouge and New …

Episode 94 Tech and the Human Connection

October 28th, 2020


This is a re-play from the Disruption Now Summit 2020. Artificial Intelligence is less impactful unless you understand the human connections and …

Episode 93: Dawn Dickson on Crowd Investing

October 21st, 2020


Dawn Dickson is well-known for raising capital through crowdfunding means. In 2019, she made history using the same fundraising route usually overlooked by Black entrepreneurs. Dickson became the first Black founder in …

Episode 92: Equity Matters

October 14th, 2020


The closing keynote panel at the Disruption Now Summit focused on what this moment means for black equity. In 2020 it’s now become mainstream to be socially conscious. Everyone from the NFL to the NBA, to startups and …

Episode 91: Jewel Burks Solomon

October 7th, 2020


In this session from the Disruption Now Summit we discuss the best practices and approaches for getting funded as a start-up with Jewel Burks …

RBG and Black Lives

September 30th, 2020


How laws are interpreted often have a more lasting impact than the laws themselves. RBG's death could change the course and direction of rights in …

Episode 89: Max Tuchman CEO Caribu

September 23rd, 2020


Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO + Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that allows parents and grandparents to read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. Caribu made Fast …

Is Black King?

August 5th, 2020


The use of art can be a powerful change agent in this critical moment. Mark Phi hopes through his art he can inspire change and get more African …

The Need for Black Angel Investing

July 29th, 2020


What you learn in this episode
The right approach to seeking Captial and investing 

What investors look for in startups. 

Why is important to learn from the rejections in fundraising. 

How to adjust if you don't hit a home …

Racism & the Anti-semitism We don't see

July 17th, 2020


DeSean Jackson’s Hitler moment—and Nick Cannon's anti-Semitic comments —showed that Black Americans’ experience of racism doesn’t automatically immunize us toward other forms of hate.   Many African Americans online …

Seeking representation in Hollywood

July 15th, 2020


Dumont’s clients include Spike Lee, The Netflix Original Series She’s Gotta Have It,   BlacKkKlansman for Focus Features, Actor/Director Roger …

Phylicia Fant: Come As You Are, Change the Game

July 8th, 2020


As a music executive, Fant has conceived and executed campaigns for a myriad of multi-platinum, award-winning artists including  Drake’s OVO Sound, …

The Last Confederate

July 3rd, 2020


The movement of tearing down statues is part of a movement to tear down images and leaders who have supported racial inferiority. Should this …

Will Hayes: Equity, Inclusion and AI Delusions

July 1st, 2020


Will joined Lucidworks in 2013 as our Chief Product Officer and was appointed CEO in 2014. He has over 15 years of product, marketing, and business development experience. Prior to Lucidworks, he was head of technical …

Marilyn Mosby: Prosecution & the pursuit of justice

June 24th, 2020


The world knows what happened to George Floyd, but there are many before him. A similar case was Freddie Gray which Mosby was the prosecutor and she charged six officers in his death.  She disrupted the common path and …

Don’t be a Victim of Market Volatility

June 17th, 2020


Richard Antonucci is a Broker at Prudential Annuities Distributors, Inc. we discuss how you can become a victor and not a victim of the market.

COVID-19 Economic Interruptions and Insurance

June 12th, 2020


Rick Ellsley is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and Former President of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association. Your business may already have insurance to shield it from some of the financial losses of …

SoLo Funds: Disrupting Pay Day Loans and Empowering People

June 10th, 2020


Solo Funds is a peer-to-peer lending space that addresses the needs of the unbanked or underbanked.  SoLo Funds connects lenders and borrowers for …

Christians and White Privilege

June 9th, 2020


Senior Pastor of Crossroads Church Brian Tome and Rob Richardson discuss the hard truths about racism in America and what Christians should do to …

Sports in a COVID-19 World

June 5th, 2020


We discuss the future of sports in a COVID-19 world with Jeff Kominsky. Jeff is a legal expert in all things sports. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Kominsky interned with the Minnesota Vikings, reporting directly to former …

COVID-19 is the symptom our system is the virus?

June 3rd, 2020


Tyrel Ventura and  Ameisha Cross discuss the failure of the American system in response to COVID-19.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The US pattern of …

Corona and Employment Law

May 27th, 2020


Michael Elkins founded MLE Law which provides alternative fee structures that include not charging to talk, email, or text with clients. MLE Law does not have traditional brick and mortar office space or unnecessary …

Entertainment to Empowering Entrepreneurs: Monique Idlett-Mosley

May 13th, 2020


For her entertainment career, Monique was CEO of Mosley Brands and Mosley Music Group, with former husband Tim “Timberland” Mosley for over fourteen years. 

Nowadays, Monique is focused on changing the narrative around …

From NFL to Entrepreneur: How to thrive in the COVID-19 crisis

May 8th, 2020


Michael Dean explores his journey from Athlete to entrepreneur and how you can thrive even in a down economy.

Corona and Cybersecurity: protecting against hackers and trolls

April 29th, 2020


Fareedah Shaheed was born in Maryland but spent most of her childhood outside of the US. She returned to the States in 2013 and attended the …

Leadership and Covid-19: Emila Sykes

April 22nd, 2020


Ohio Minority Leader Emila Sykes discusses how COVID-19 has exacerbated longstanding inequalities in communities of color and how we can create a new …

Corona (COVID-19) and Confinement

April 15th, 2020


Dr. Martin Luther King said “In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all …

Corona Culture Wars

April 8th, 2020


Is the Cornoavrius Crisis showing the economy is not as strong as we thought?

Jobs aren't being destroyed fast elsewhere like the US. Why …

Larese Purnell The Art of Black entrepreneurship

April 2nd, 2020


LaRese Purnell spent part of his childhood watching his mother struggle and living in homeless shelters and sometimes went without meals. Despite his struggles, Purnell started his first business as a teenager growing …

Corona and Small Business Survival.

April 2nd, 2020


The Covid-19 pandemic has shutdown thriving small businesses forcing them to go from 100 to zero overnight.  We summarize the Stimulus Act for the …

Opportunities in Corona (Covid 19) Chaos.

March 27th, 2020


In this Episode. 

Trends and opportunities do you see in this climate

How to plan for more opportunities and not panic 

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EP:62 - Living with the Corona (COVID-19)

March 25th, 2020


Disruption Now speaks with a survivor of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

EP:61 - COVID-19 and Societal Disruption with Dr. Amar Bhati

March 19th, 2020


COVID-19 has disrupted everyone's life. How do we cope and stay safe? What makes this particular coronavirus different? This pandemic could …

EP:60 - Kobe and Demonization of Black Humanity

February 24th, 2020


The death of Kobe and his daughter Gigi demonstrated how black men mourn and appreciate their children. It showed the world that black men are …

EP:59 - Dr. Lawrence Drake on The Myth of Absent Black Fathers

February 5th, 2020


On this episode we sit down with Dr. Lawrence Drake author of Color Him Father. Color Him Father is book about love and loss and what it means to be …

EP: 57 - Coach Cass - Developing a Growth Mindset for Relationships

January 22nd, 2020


Coach Cass is a professional love and relationship coach for women. Coach Cass is effective because she is open and vulnerable about her own journey. …

EP: 56 - Creating Wakanda with Brian Brackeen

December 11th, 2019


Brian Mackeen is creating a real Wakanda by investing in black and brown entrepreneurs all across the country. As a successful founder of an AI …

EP: 55 - Rianka Dorsainvil - How to be Bold, Black and Thrive in Business

December 4th, 2019


Rianka's 3 brands:

  • Your Greatest Contribution (firm)
  • 2050 TrailBlazers (podcast)
  • RRD Consulting (speaking/consulting) 

Open Letter Questions …

EP: 54 - Karla Ferguson - Black Art & Activism

November 23rd, 2019


Karla Gibson is a black art activist and believes in the power of art to challenge the status quo and tell stories of the marginalized. Karla is the founder of the Yeelen Group is a global private sales firm specialized …

EP: 53 - Derrick Artis - From Modest to Millions

November 13th, 2019


Derrick Artis never expected to be in private equity, but the opportunity transformed his options and trajectory. Most African Americans aren't exposed to private equity or know how to leverage private equity …

EP:51 - Lauren Maillian - Author & CEO of LMB Group

November 4th, 2019


Full Episode -

Lauren Maillian is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and brand advisory company; was a …

EP:50 - The Great Hack - Big Data is a Danger to Democracy

October 30th, 2019


Ever wonder why everything is free on Facebook, Google, and many other platforms? Nothing is free and if it's free you are not the customer you are the product. How dangerous is big data to democracy? The Great Hack …

EP:49 - Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

October 28th, 2019


Hakeem Jeffries discusses impeachment, his journey in public service and his quest to transform our criminal justice system.

EP: 48 - Crystal Mason and the art of Voter Suppression and Injustice.

October 25th, 2019


Crystal Mason has been sentenced to five years in prison for voting. Crystal Mason said she had no idea that she was ineligible to vote (felons in Texas are prohibited from voting while they’re serving their sentences, …

EP:47 - Who Can Say The N-Word?

October 23rd, 2019


Who can use the N-word? Can the N-word ever be a term of endearment among black people? Is it ever acceptable for people who are not black to use the N-word? Now with Hip hop going global using the N-word all the time …

EP:45 - NBA's China conflict and freedom

October 15th, 2019


A tweet from Darly Morey, GM of the Rockets appeared to support Hong Kong demonstrators but with pressure from China he deleted the tweet and reversed course. Trump is bargaining away U.S. security for conspiracy …

EP:44 - Is Forgiveness Hurting Black Folk?

October 11th, 2019


Instead of focusing on the actual victim who was killed, Botham Jean the media has focused on the judge giving the hug and the brother :Botham Jean who forgave her. Judge Tammy Kemp also hugged Amber Geiger to show her …

EP: 42 - Black Love & Marriage

October 3rd, 2019


Journal of Family and Medicine Fewer people getting married less economically attractive men available.

EP: 41 - Are You Racist?

September 30th, 2019


Former Trump staffers apologizes to Obama


Trump Supporters tries of being called racist 

EP: 40 - Rodney Williams - FOUNDER OF LISNR

September 25th, 2019


Rodney Williams, founder of LISNR has been a disruptor all his life. LISNR technology transmits data over sound that you can't hear. It will not …

EP: 39 - Eric Thomas : Push Through The Pain

September 20th, 2019


Eric Thomas the worlds number 1 motivational speaker discusses his journey and how pushing past pain leads to greater success. If you give up in your worse state that will be your legacy. What will your legacy be?

EP: 38 - Jemele Hill - 'Unbothered By Critics'

September 18th, 2019


It’s time for black athletes to leave white colleges

EP:37 - Janelle Monáe's Twitter Mistake?

September 13th, 2019


The plot thickens with Popeye's chicken. Janelle Monáe tweets about voting interest in comparison to Popeye's chicken "sammich" and creates an uproar of clap-backs.

EP: 36 - Dave Chappelle Sticks & Stones Outrage

September 11th, 2019


Dave Chappelle Sticks and Stones Netflix special addresses cancellation culture, groupthink and reflexive outrage. Chappelle is provocative calling …

EP: 35 - Louis Reed: The Power of Redemption

September 4th, 2019


Louis L. Reed has never forgotten his federal prison number and like a tattoo, it’s a permanent reminder of his survival and eventual redemption. Louis Reed is the National Organizer for #Cut50. Cut50 was started by CNN …

EP: 34 - Jay Z Knee-Kaps Kaepernick?

September 2nd, 2019


This week Jay Z announced a partnership between his company Roc Nation and the NFL. The reactions were swift. There are two main camps, one led by Eric Reid and Kaepernick's friends who see the partnership as a sell-out …

EP: 33 - Chicken Wars: Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and Insanity

August 30th, 2019


Popeyes implemented a brilliant social media marketing campaign around its new chicken sandwich to challenge Chick-fil-A. To say it was a success for …

EP: 32 - A$AP Rocky: Soldier or Sellout

August 28th, 2019


A$AP Rocky didn't realize he was black until he got arrested in Sweden. Like OJ & MJ, A$AP never wanted to be seen as a black activist. Now he …

EP:28 - Samara Rivers: Creating a seat for Black Bourbon Drinkers

July 17th, 2019


Rivers’ favorite bourbon to-date is Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Stagg Jr. and she has developed a fondness for the Paper Plane cocktail originated by …

EP: 27 - Mental Health & Trauma in the Black Community

July 10th, 2019


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)

Stark Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

National Alliance in Mental Illness


EP: 26 -July 4th, Betsy Ross & Privilege

July 8th, 2019


Patrol Agents joking about migrants racist about Latino lawmakers

EP: 24 - Kyle Kashuv: Harvard Rejects a Racist Conservatives Cry Foul

June 26th, 2019


Conservative Parkland survivor rejected for racist comments from Harvard

EP: 23 - Obama = Reparations?

June 20th, 2019


Mitch Mcconnell Obama’s election was reparations

EP: 22 - Governor Deval Patrick: Breaking Barriers

June 19th, 2019


Deval Laurdine Patrick is one of only 2 African-Americans to ever be elected governor in the United States. Born and raised by a single mother on the …

EP: 19 - Mueller Drops The Mic

May 31st, 2019


Mueller tells Congress it’s your job to impeach. Republicans and Democrats have to decide will they do what’s politically convenient or will they …

EP: 18 - Kirk Perry on Faith & Leading With Values

May 29th, 2019


Kirk Perry is an example of what opportunity can and should be in America. From the outside looking in Kirk Perry looks as if he had a seamless path. …

EP: 17 - Maxine Waters on Impeachment and Fighting for America

May 23rd, 2019


Maxine Waters was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the fifth of 13 children reared by a single mother. She began working at age 13 in factories and segregated restaurants. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked in garment …

EP: 16 - Shawn Holley: On Kim K, OJ & justice

May 20th, 2019


Holley learned the ropes from Johnny Cochran during the Oj Simpson trail dubbed “the trial of the century.” In May 2018, Ms. Holley and Kim …

EP: 15 - Does Black Male Privilege Exist?

May 15th, 2019


Does black male privilege exist? If you talk to most black men they will openly agree that privilege is a real thing among their white male counterparts. However, if you ask is their black male privilege there is a wide …

EP: 14 - Privilege and Subtle Racism

May 6th, 2019


Privilege is a loaded word that invokes strong reactions; especially from white people. After a Jazz fan got into a heated argument with Russel Westbrook, it was later discovered the fan had made racially charged …

EP: 13 - Divided We Fall

May 6th, 2019


Something that was overlooked by the mainstream media in the coverage of the Mueller Report was how Russia focused on fueling racial tensions to influence the election. The Internet Research Agency was an organization …

EP: 12 - The Injustice of Kerry Lathan

April 22nd, 2019


According to Michelle Alexander, author of the New Jim Crow, more black men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, …

EP: 11 - Laura Ingraham’s Lack of Humanity with Nipsey Hussle

April 19th, 2019


Laura Ingraham’s coverage of Nipsey Hussle continues to demonstrate her lack of skills as a journalist and as a human being. She can’t understand why …

EP: 10 - Nipsey Hussle Conspiracies

April 11th, 2019


Conspiracy theories popped up all over black Twitter and social media following the murder of Nipsey Hussle. Why did so many think his death was a …

EP: 9 - Nipsey Hussle - Life, Legacy and Lessons

April 8th, 2019


Nipsey Hussle was in many ways the personification of the American dream. He started off in the streets, joining the gang the 60s (Crips), going to prison but eventually turning his life around and having success as a …

EP: 8 - Mayor Andrew Gillum-On failing forward and fighting for others.

April 1st, 2019


Andrew Gillum was not supposed to be the Democratic nominee for Florida governor. For the entire century nearly every gubernatorial candidate …

EP: 7 - Does Diversity and Democracy Mix?

March 29th, 2019


Governing is hard but leading a diverse nation is even harder. More homogeneous democracies often have greater levels of social welfare (e.g. Sweden, Switzerland)  Can anything be done about the discomfort some people …

EP: 6 - What to do with Gentrification

March 21st, 2019


Growth in urban communities has been accelerating in the last decade. Areas that were for years considered unattractive and crime ridden have become the areas of economic growth and activity. This has had the unintended …

EP: 5 - Rigging the System in College

March 18th, 2019


We are used to hearing scandals involving the recruitment of NCAA athletes. However, I have never heard of a scandal involving students posing as …

EP: 4 - Jussie Smollett, Bill Maher, Robert Kraft and Social Media Bias

March 1st, 2019


The human brain is wired to be bias. The science is clear, everyone is bias without exception. Our minds tend to default to what we think know or …

EP: 3 - Socialism, Capitalism, All Out Skepticism

February 23rd, 2019


The fear of socialism is nothing new in America; But beyond the name what actually is socialism? How did the word socialism become such a tainted …

EP: 2 - Allegations, Accusations, Publications, and our Nation

February 15th, 2019


How do accusations of racism and assault affect us all? From pics of black faces to threats from publications, this past week has been quite the show …

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