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In The Black Podcast presents
In The Black Podcast
The "In The Black Podcast" is a light hearted and educated podcast dedicated to covering the current events, social issues, and hot topics going on in your black world, and covering it all from the perspective of 3 Black, working-class professionals, fathers, and family men. Informed. Intelligent. In The Black.
September 11, 2021
Remembering Actor Michael K. Williams - Police Violence Victims Don't Want Reform | ITBP S5E37
In this week's episode we take a moment to remember 54yo actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role as Omar on The Wire. We discuss his impact as an artist, and the need for more conversation regarding drug addiction in the Black community. We tackle how many of the families of victims that have died because of police violence don't think that reform is the answer, so what is. All that and much more.
September 4, 2021
Elijah McClain Grand Jury Finds 32 Counts Against Officers - HBCU's See Historic Surge In Enrollments | ITBP S5E36
In this episode we discuss the recent grand jury decision to indict the 3 arresting officers, and 2 paramedics involved in the murder of Elijah McClain. What does it all mean? We tackle how the majority of states still haven't released monies to those seeking eviction assistance. We try to understand why that is. And what has caused the recent historic surge of HBCU enrollees. All that and much more.
August 21, 2021
Biden Administration's Withdrawal From Afghanistan, And Census Says White Population In Steep Decline | ITBP S5E35
This week we tackle how the Biden administration has handle the military drawdown in Afghanistan, and what it means for the Afghan people. Recent census data shows the population of White Americans has taken a steep decline. We ask what could be the cause. And we get a letter from a listener who's asking "how old is too old for someone to date?" All that and much more. Informed. Intelligent. In The Black.
August 7, 2021
Biden Extends Eviction Moratorium, And Jadakiss Shuts Down Dipset | ITBP S5E34
This week we discuss if it's possible for wait until marriage to have sex after 35. And recently the Biden administration has extended the eviction moratorium, was congresswoman Cori Bush the catalyst for it? And we discuss the recent Versus battle between The Lox And Dipset. And if this was an iconic moment in HipHop. All that and much more.
July 31, 2021
Simone Biles Steps Down From Olympic Competition And Racism During January 6th Riots | ITBP S5E32
This week we discuss why olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has decided to take a step back from competition siting mental health as the reason. And we take a look at this weeks congressional hearings from the January 6th riots, and discuss the racism that Black officers faced during the Capitol Insurrection. All that and much more.
July 24, 2021
Texas Senate Believes KKK Not Morally Wrong, And Alabama Councilman Yells Racial Slur In Meeting | ITBP S5E31
In this episode we discuss how a White local Alabama city councilman screamed out a racial slur during one of their council meetings, and what we believe the city's response should have been. And we ask; why did the Texas state senate recently remove teaching that the KKK was "morally wrong" from it's school curriculum? All that and much more.
July 10, 2021
Rachel Nichols' Questionable Diversity Comments And Police Reform Negotiations Stall In Congress | ITBP S5E30
ESPN's Rachel Nichols has recently come under fire for comments about diversity at the company, targeted at her colleague Maria Taylor. We attempt to unpack those comments and ESPN's history with Black talent. Police reform negotiations have stalled in Congress and it appears that the Police may be to blame. And the recent assassination of Haiti's president, Jovenel Moise, has many questioning why it happened, and who orchestrated it. We'll discuss. All that and much more.
July 3, 2021
NCAA Will Let Athletes Make Money From Their NIL, And Billionaire Bob Johnson Wants Reparations | ITBP S5E29
This week we talk about how the NCAA will now allow student athletes to earn money from their names, images, and likenesses. We break down the changes and what it means. And billionaire Bob Johnson (Founder of BET) wants reparations... but why? All that and much more.
June 26, 2021
NY Police Crash Kills 11yo Girl, And White House Reopens Civil-Rights Cold Cases | ITBP S5E28
This week we discuss how a NY State Trooper involved car crash lead to the death of 11yo Monica Goods, and how that family is pursuing justice. And we take a look at how the White House is now pushing for the reopening of Civil Rights era cold cases, and what it means for those involved. All that and much more.
June 19, 2021
Juneteenth Is Now A Federal Holiday, And Byron Allen Sues McDonalds For $10 Billion Dollars | ITBP S5E27
This week we discuss the shooting incident of six year old Colby Daniels, and ask why there isn't more outcry over this incident. Juneteenth has now officially been made a national holiday. Is it time to celebrate? And we tackle why Byron Allen is suing McDonalds for racial discrimination. All that and much more.
June 13, 2021
Naomi Osaka Leaves French Open And 25 States Opting Out of Federal Unemployment Benefits | ITBP S5E26
In this episode we discuss the pains of being a caregiver, and the sole provider in a household. What do those challenges look like? We take a look at Naomi Osaka's decision to drop out of the French Open, and the backlash she has gotten from it. And as many as 25 states have decided to opt out of providing the $300 covid federal unemployment benefits. We dive into what this means for regular Americans. All that and much more.
June 5, 2021
Kwame Brown Fires Back, What Is An NFT, And Samaria Rice Speaks Truth | ITBP S5E26
In this episode we discuss how after 20 years, Kwame Brown has decided to fire back at all his detractors. Are his comments justified? We ask; how is it possible that Soulja Boy can sell his tweets for $1300 dollars a piece? And Samaria Rice (mother of Tamir Rice) speaks out about the Black Lives Matter Global movement, and other notable figures are profiting from Black death. All that and much more.
May 22, 2021
What Is Critical Race Theory, Israel Bombs Palestine, and Joe Budden's Podcast Ended? | ITBP S5E25
In this episode we ask; what exactly is critical race theory. We take a look at the violence happening in the middle east and the struggle for Palestinian liberation. And Joe Budden fires both his co-host during their most recent podcast. Is this what happens when you mix friendship with business? All that and much more.
May 15, 2021
Dorothy A. Brown: "The Whiteness of Wealth" And The Wealth Gap - The Conversation | ITBP Black Light
Dorothy A. Brown, author of "The Whiteness of Wealth" and Professor at Emory University School of Law joins us to discuss her book, how the American tax system was conceived through Whiteness. How college isn't necessarily the answer to closing the wealth gap for Black America. And much much more.
May 1, 2021
Tim Scott: "America Not A Racist Country", And Elders of The Black Panther Party | ITBP S5E23
In this episode we discuss Senator Tim Scott's republican rebuttal, and saying "America is not a racist country". And we also discuss how similar comments by VP Harris aren't getting as much backlash. We tackle how the rise in recognition for the Black Panther Party hasn't translated in support or notoriety for those aging members who helped to build the organization. And we ask; should hip hop artist unionize? All that and much more. Informed. Intelligent. In The Black.
April 24, 2021
Daunte Wright, And Activism Vs. Public Service | ITBP S5E22
Daunte Wright, 21yo, was shot and killed by Minnesota police officer Kim Potter when she allegedly mistook her taser for her gun. And we discuss the blockades and hiccups that face politicians and activist as they try and march towards the same goals. We are joined by former Massachusetts state representative Carlos Henriquez for this discussion.
April 17, 2021
The Intersection of Black Culture and Pop Culture | ITBP Black Light
We take a look at how the line between Black culture and popular culture continue to grow blurrier with shows like Falcon And The Winter Soldier gaining critical acclaim, and the global adoption of Black culture in animation, clothing, and music. We're joined by Hilton George (@conmanhilton) for this conversation. All that and much more.
April 10, 2021
Chris Sain - Penny Stocks And Personal Finance - The Conversation | ITBP Black Light
Chris Sain (@chrissain) joins us to talk about the how he got his start, has Robinhood investment app been a good or bad thing for investing, and the things that most new investors don't realize before they get into the market. All that and much more.
April 3, 2021
Lil Nas X Sells Satan Sneakers | ITBP Black Light
Lil Nas X causes an uproar over the release of his recent music video (MONTERO) and his Satan inspired sneaker collaboration. In this episode of the Black Light we are joined by Author extraordinaire Rashid Darden. He helps us discuss this, and he tells us about his journey coming out as a young gay Black man.
March 27, 2021
Colorado Grocery Store Shooting Leaves 10 Dead And Derrick Jaxn Admits To Cheating | ITBP S5E21
A Colorado gunman goes on a shooting spree, leaving 10 dead, in yet another mass shooting. We discuss what happened. And Derrick Jaxn, notorious relationship guru, admits to cheating on his wife. We dive into his apology and the circus surrounding it.