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Here's what they do to "good cops" who speak out on police brutality

Understanding the Inside/Outside Ways of Fighting for Change

5 Triumphs of the Black Community in 2022: California Reparations & Congressional Medals

American Police Exist to Advance White Power

30,000 Tiny Justice Systems

How do we measure success for Black America?

108: Christmas Shenanigans

What is justice? A hard conversation.

(LISTEN) White people are effectively banning their own discomfort all over the country. Why I think we should be VERY concerned. (Throwback Episode of The Breakdown with Shaun King)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

(LISTEN) Donald Trump is the least accountable white man in America :: Episode #730 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

More Black children may be shot and killed this year than any year in American history :: Episode #729 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

107: How Safe Are Your Accounts?

TNS Weekly Recap 12/11 - 12/17/22

(LISTEN) Last night Elon Musk did something deeply disturbing on Twitter :: Episode #728 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

(LISTEN) Here are our current Top 10 Episodes of The Breakdown with Shaun King :: Please choose 1 or 2, listen today, subscribe for free, and leave a review. THANK YOU ALL!

The History of How Suicide Has Been Weaponized In & Against the Black Community

(LISTEN NOW) I just don't think Trump can win the Republican nomination. That should really impact which Democrats run for President. Episode #727 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

(LISTEN NOW) Black children are being illegally forced into the Junior ROTC and then sexually abused all over the country :: Episode #726 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

White supremacists held a swanky banquet this weekend. Here's why I am very, very concerned. Listen now to episode #725 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

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106: Til Death Do Us Part... or Nah

TNS Weekly Recap 12/4 - 12/10/22

With Republicans set to take over the House, here are the 3 ways policy change will have to get done in 2023

3 thoughts on the release of Brittney Griner :: Episode #723 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

To Attend An HBCU Or To Not - That Is the Question Black Gen Z's Must Answer

(LISTEN) I have 1 MAJOR takeaway from Raphael Warnock's victory yesterday :: Episode #722 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

GEORGIA!! Today is the day you send Herschel Walker back home to Texas :: Episode 721 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

(LISTEN) My honest thoughts on Deion Sanders going to coach at the University of Colorado :: Episode #720 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

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105: Christmas Gift Giving

TNS Weekly Recap 11/27 - 12/03/22

Legalized Lynchings: Kevin Johnson, Davel Chinn, & The Uneven Toll of Death Row on Black People

Hundreds of brilliant students in Brooklyn need our help to study abroad in Africa. Let's do this!

Ep. 719 - Hundreds of brilliant students in Brooklyn need our help to study abroad in Africa. Let's do this!

(ALL HANDS ON DECK) Let's help send hundreds of Brooklyn students to study abroad for 6 weeks in South Africa

Ep. 718 - The #1 reason Republicans refuse to denounce Donald Trump for dining with a Neo-Nazi bigot

(LISTEN) The #1 reason Republicans refuse to denounce Donald Trump for dining with a Neo-Nazi bigot :: Episode #718 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 718 - The #1 reason Republicans refuse to denounce Donald Trump for dining with a Neo-Nazi bigot

104: Resilience and Grit Are Key

TNS Weekly Recap 11/20 - 11/26/22

(LISTEN) Donald Trump just dined with a literal Neo-Nazi and white supremacist. It's a dangerous normalization and escalation of bigotry in America. Episode #717 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 717 - Donald Trump just dined with a literal Neo-Nazi and white supremacist. It's a dangerous normalization and escalation of bigotry in America.

(LISTEN) The one solution for sports teams owned by open bigots :: Episode #716 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

HOLD UP! Herschel Walker just admitted on his taxes that his primary residence is in Texas. Episode #715 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

The Fight For Georgia: $1 Million Police Violence Settlement Underscores Senate Runoff

(LISTEN) Kyrie Irving NEVER needs to apologize again for sharing a link on Twitter. He has apologized more than enough. Episode 714 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

(LISTEN NOW) The Internet has made too many of us mean as hell :: Episode 713 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

103: Crypto Crash

TNS Weekly Recap 11/13 - 11/19/22

Democrats are going to have to quickly make some hard decisions about who all runs for President :: Episode #712 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

EMERGENCY. Conservatives in Pennsylvania just voted to impeach Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner. Episode 711 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Hello Friends! Today I am asking for your support.

Let’s talk about Donald Trump running for President…again. Episode 710 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Making Sense of the Elections That Just Took Place: Here Are the Results You Need to Know

Ep. 709 - The one MAJOR reason ALL of us need to help Raphael Warnock get elected in Georgia

I wanted to take a moment to just say hello and reintroduce myself

Black speech is CLEARLY being over-policed right now. LISTEN to episode #708 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

102: Elections, Politics the Discotheque

(LISTEN) Let's have a serious conversation about OWNERSHIP. Until we do, we will always live at the will and whims of owners

Ep. 707- Let's have a serious conversation about OWNERSHIP

(LISTEN NOW) On Tuesday, millions of Americans voted to KEEP SLAVERY as "punishment for crimes" in their state constitutions

On Tuesday MILLIONS of Americans voted to KEEP SLAVERY as punishment for a crime in their state constitutions. Throwback Episode of The Breakdown with Shaun King

(LISTEN) Let me give you 10 GOOD NEWS stories from the election yesterday! Episode 705 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

(LISTEN) Why I expect today will be a horrible day for Democrats across the country :: Episode 704 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 703 - Why I expect today will be a horrible day for Democrats across the country

(LISTEN NOW) Why I won’t be canceling Kyrie Irving :: Episode 702 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

101: We're in a Flood and a Draught

TNS Weekly Recap 10/31 - 11/06/22

3 lies that we must confront about gun violence in our communities :: LISTEN NOW to The Breakdown with Shaun King

On the Passing of Takeoff & The State of Rap: How White Teens Have Increased Violence in the Genre

Ep. 701 - Can we agree on these 4 thoughts about gun violence? I'm searching for some common ground.

Ep. 700 - When the world is feeling overwhelming, don't watch the news 24/7.

TNS Weekly Recap 10/24 - 10/30/22

100: Our 100th Episode

Ep. 699 - 2 barriers that will prevent Twitter under Elon Musk from becoming a white supremacist haven

Ep. 698 - Democrats are losing on 2 key issues that are ALWAYS essential to voters

The Black History They Buried: Reverse Freedom Rides, & How They Still Exist Today

Ep. 697 - The Kanye West Rorschach Test

Ep. 696 - How Kanye West is causing a spike in Neo-Nazi hate and bigotry

99: The FAFSA or the SHASTA?

TNS Weekly Recap 10/17 - 10/22/22

Ep. 695 - I think we've put far too many of our eggs in the wrong basket

On "The Woman King": White People Love Making "Black Power" Slave Narratives

Ep. 694 - An emergency update on the condition of Kastellio Vaughan

I have to say this ONE important thing about George Floyd :: Ep. 693 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

98: The Oxpecker, Rhinoceros, and New Entrepreneur

Ep. 692 - My #1 favorite school in the entire country

Ep. 691 - What’s happening in Los Angeles RIGHT NOW might be the most eclectic and effective coalition on the left we’ve ever seen

Ep. 690 - The 2 reasons I think the racist members of the Los Angeles City Council REFUSE to resign

The Thievery of Black Joy: Eric André Sues Atlanta Police Over Airport Drug Search

Ep. 689 - 3 overtly racist members of the Los Angeles City Council must resign immediately

TNS Weekly Recap 10/3 - 10/8/22

Ep. 688 - Why we can't simply ignore Kanye West

Ep. 687 - Herschel Walker may be the single worst candidate ever for the United States Senate

Ep. 686 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has taken the bitter & grumpy approach to being an elder

Kanye West, Candace Owens, & the Paradox of African-American Celebrities

Ep. 685 - America will ALWAYS make a place for Black white supremacists

Ep. 684 - Why we must STOP saying NFL players "got their bell rung."

97: Stocks: The Prequel

Can you actually name a single victim of police brutality from 2022?

Ep. 683 - The NFL and the Miami Dolphins failed Tua Tagovailoa - and it could've cost him his life

Ep. 682 - Call and save THIS number to help save the life of Kastellio Vaughan.

Ep. 681 - Italy just elected a racist, fascist, ultra-conservative as their new Prime Minister. Here's why it should matter to you.

The Black History They Buried: Robert Frazier & The Origin of “Negro” College Mascots

Ep. 680 - Let me explain what's REALLY happening to Kastellio Vaughn

Ep. 678 - 3 reasons you should care about the protests in Iran

96: What You Must Know Before You Start Investing--That Most People Never Learn

Ep. 678 - I am increasingly convinced that police violence will never go away in our lifetime

Ep. 677 - All charges need to immediately be dropped against the revered executive Chaka Zulu

Why you should consider becoming a subscriber to The North Star today

Ep. 676 - Why it's horribly wrong to trick and ship undocumented immigrants all over the country

What role does hip hop play with violence in our communities? Episode #675 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

95: The Mis-education (of All of us)

TNS Weekly Recap 9/12 - 9/17/22

GREAT NEWS! Prosecutors just dropped the death penalty from Marvin Guy's case. Episode 674 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 673 - Pennsylvania conservatives are trying to remove Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner from office

On The Tragic Death of Rapper PnB Rock: Stop Blaming His Partner & Start Looking At the System

Ep. 672 - The murder of PnB Rock and the exhausting cycle of gun violence in America

Ep. 671 - If you don't know these 4 names, you are setting your own money on fire

94: Financial Fears

Ep. 670 - When white racists say something is "too woke" they clearly mean it's too Black.

Queen Elizabeth of England Is Gone, & The Black Diaspora Has a Lot to Say

Why it stings to learn the US has given Ukraine $15.2 billion while Jackson & Flint don't have clean water: Ep. 669 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 668 - What Dawn Staley did was the single biggest boss move against racism in sports in a generation

Ep. 667 - 3 questions that prove Israel assassinated Shireen Abu Akleh. It was not an accident.

Black Exodus: Tyler, the Creator, Magic Carpets, and Forming Footsteps

TNS Weekly Recap 8/29 - 9/3/22

93: 21 Questions (to Ask Your Financial Advisor)

Learning our History, & Amassing Generational Wealth: Good News Stories From Communities of Color.

Ep. 665 - Of all people, a brutal cop with the NYPD was just given "restorative justice."

Ep. 664 - Police shot & killed 20 y/o Donovan Lewis in his sleep - 1 second after breaking into his bedroom.

Inflation is Obvious, Segregation is Subtle: A Black Girl’s Way Home - By Ava Emilione

Ep. 663 - West Point has a literal monument to the KKK and refuses to take it down!

Ep. 662 - Government prisons ARE also FOR-PROFIT

Duke University also miserably failed this student athlete : Episode 661 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

92: Student Loan Relief? Joe Did.

Spending a week with family before school begins for the kids. See you next week.

TNS Weekly Recap 8/15 - 8/20/22

91: Alternative Investments

Pennsylvania police shot & killed an 8 year old girl. Here's their strategy to get away with it AND how we can stop them. Episode 660 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 659 - It gets worse. Conservatives love the Vice Chair of the Democratic Party so much that they are throwing fundraisers for him.

Community Conversations: Lineage Based Reparations & the Divide Between Black Americans Descendant From Slaves, & Those Who Aren’t

Ep. 658 - Why does Louisiana have a lifelong ultra conservative Republican white woman leading the Democratic Party?

Don't be duped. The FBI has been HORRIBLE to Black people for generations :: Episode 657 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

TNS Weekly Recap 8/8 - 8/13/22

90: Living My Best Life

We need to fund and build more monuments to brilliant Black leaders :: Episode 656 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Street Gang or Group of Black People - According to the RICO Act, Courts See Little Difference

Ep. 655 - Let me tell you about the single most corrupt DA's office in America

Ep. 654 - 4 great leaders that won their primaries last night!

It's WILD to see white conservatives now calling to defund the police...that are investigating them

Ep. 653 - Now that Trump and his country cousins are being held accountable, Republicans are calling to defund the police

Against their wishes, the men that chased, cornered, and lynched Ahmaud Arbery will spend the rest of their lives in Georgia state prisons

Ep. 652 - Israel massacred dozens of Palestinian men, women, and children this weekend. With American tax dollars.

TNS Weekly Recap: 8/1- 8/6/22

89: Opting Out of a Recession

Brittney Griner & The Commodification of Black Women in America

Bye Amy! Memphis just voted out the worst DA in America :: Episode 651 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 650 - Finally, a measure of justice and accountability for Breonna Taylor

I am going to return the pain back to those that have hurt my family :: Episode 649 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Tell me everything you can about Kevin Sheehan of the New York Post

Ep. 648 - My raw thoughts on Deshaun Watson

TNS Weekly Recap: 7/24- 7/30/2022

88: The Art of Getting Robbed

How The New Oxford Dictionary of African American English Will Pay Tribute To & Protect the Legacy of Black Americans

You can now call 988 for mental health emergencies instead of 911 : Listen now to episode 647 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 646 - The single biggest factor impacting public safety in America? THE ECONOMY

It's time for Dave Chappelle to move on from the trans jokes. Ep. 645 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

Ep. 644 - Pastors shouldn't be wearing a million dollars worth of jewelry. Let's start there.

Black Exodus: Evidence That It’s OK From the Other Side

Ep. 643 - Do NOT allow your frustration with Joe Biden to cause you to stop caring about LOCAL politics

87: The Business of Tipping

TNS Weekly Recap: 7/18-7/22/2022

Let's all support our brilliant writer and editor, Donney Rose, in his next endeavor, OK?

Ep. 642 - Return all land stolen from African Americans back to the rightful owners and descendants

My Farewell to The North Star

Ep. 641 - Police DO NOT make cities safer. Here are the 3 things that do.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: How Safe is Your Community Amid This Record-Setting Heatwave?

Ep. 640 - The same organization that STILL refuses to give Buffalo victims millions of dollars is holding $14 million for Uvalde. And families are PISSED.

Ep. 639 - Let's help the dear family of Millie Packer today

Mending History, Stories of Long-Awaited Justice For POC: First Black Historic District in Philly, & Burial Plots Discovered at the Oldest Baptist Church In America

On the Un-Severed Head of American White Supremacy

86: It Ain't All Bad

TNS Weekly Recap 7/11-7/15/2022

Gun Control Is Historically Racist. So Why Are Black People Buying More Guns Than Ever Before?

Carolyn Bryant Donham [Also] Claims Victimhood in Her Memoir About the Murder of Emmett Till

Ep. 638 - Why are we ok with our taxes fully funding mass incarceration, but not education and healthcare?

Getty Images Recently Made Thousands of Photos of Black People in the US and the UK Accessible to the Public

Ep. 637 - Of course the US is leading coups around the world.

Ep. 636 - The devastating poll that should cause other Democrats to run for President

More Black Medical Students but Few Black Doctors: How Black Students are Being Barred from Advancing In Medicine

Ep. 635 - Reflecting on my Self-Care Journey

85: How to Travel Better

TNS Weekly Recap: 7/4-7/8/2022

My Country is a Shootout

The Come Up: Documenting the Newest Generation of Black & Brown Artists

White Supremacist Killers Benefit From the Moral Debate Surrounding Capital Punishment

Ep. 634 - Israel killed an American journalist. The Biden administration chose to protect Israel.

Ep. 633 - Violence IS the primary brand of America

Community Conversation: Has American Life Worsened Since the End of Social Distancing?

TNS In the Neighborhood: Women of Color on Roe V. Wade

84: Tiffany's Birthday Celebration: 40 Questions for 40 Years

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/27-7/1/2022

We Outside! Black Families are Taking to Camping in Record Numbers to Rest, Retreat and Heal

Ep. 632 - Akron Police basically executed Jayland Walker by a firing squad. He was unarmed.

Ep. 631 - Arrest Carolyn Bryant Donham IMMEDIATELY for the murder of Emmett Till - then figure the rest out later.

In the U.S. Racism Is Literally In the Air: Black People’s Evolving Relationship With Climate Change & the Movement to End It

Yes, Donald Trump Acted a Whole Fool on January 6, 2021 — No, That Has Not Stopped Candidates He's Endorsed from Winning Primaries

Ep. 630 - Incarcerated Black men were told by the government to register to vote. Then given additional jail time for breaking the law when they did so.

NYC Pride Through the Eyes of Those Who Found Joy in Spite of America Being America...

Joe Biden should face a rigorous Democratic primary and the Democratic Party needs all new leadership

Ep. 629 - Joe Biden & The Democratic Party have failed to meet the severity and enormity of the moment we are in

83: Something's Fishy in the Job Market

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/20-6/24/2022

A Miranda Rights Remix Ghost-Written by the Supreme Court

I Was Stranded in My Hometown and Ended Up in a Substantive Conversation on Race and Culture with a Pair of White Strangers

Introducing The North Star Publishing and our very first book, Lemons and Stones

Black people deserve a day off. It's as simple as that.

82: Celebrating Juneteenth

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/13-6/17/2022

Catholic School Stripped of Its Religious Affiliations After Flying Black Lives Matter & LGBT Pride Flags

Ep. 628 - Please support this retreat for Black fathers of police brutality victims

Hate Don't Live There Anymore, Hope Does — On the Reclamation of a Former KKK Headquarters

We need ALL listeners of The Breakdown podcast to please complete this quick survey

Ep. 627 - Joe Biden should NOT run for reelection

Ep. 627 - Joe Biden should NOT run for reelection

Ep. 626 - Inflation vs. Price-Gouging vs. Corporate Profiteering

Ep. 626 - Inflation vs. Price-Gouging vs. Corporate Profiteering

Exonerated in the After-Life

Ep. 625 - The January 6th Congressional Hearings are 16 Months Too Late

White Peoples' Original Name For Gun Violence; “Black-on-Black Crime”

Ep. 625 - The January 6th Congressional Hearings are 16 Months Too Late

81: HENRY to HER, Part Two of High Income to High Wealth

TNS Weekly Recap: 6/6-6/10/2022

Ep. 624 - Families in Buffalo have not seen a dime of the money donated for them

White Domestic Terrorism is Treated Like Political Theater

Racist Museum Menus and the Trouble With Recognizing Microaggressions as the Dangers they Are

Ep. 623 - Merrick Garland is a HORRIBLE Attorney General

Ep. 622 - A bittersweet day for justice

Darker Skinned COVID-19 Patients are Appearing Healthier Than They Actually Are Due to Inaccurate Oxygen Level Readings.

For POC Thinking of Leaving America For Good: Here Are Some Who Already Have

Ep. 621 - Today is the day San Francisco can stop the foolish recall of DA Chesa Boudin

Why You Should Subscribe to The North Star with Shaun King

Ep. 620 - We MUST take steps to protect ourselves from gun violence while politicians continue to fail us in every way

80: Going from High Income to High Wealth

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/30-6/3/2022

The Audacity of Payton Gendron's Not-Guilty Plea in the Wake of Ending 10 Black Lives

Ep. 619 - A very BIG change for The Breakdown podcast starting on next Wednesday

Ep. 618 - My honest, sobering answer on what I think is going to happen to address school shootings and gun violence in America

For People of Color Thinking of Leaving America For Good: Me Too

Ep. 617 - An important lesson my wife taught me

Should Black Voters Decide to Let the Democrats Figure Midterms Out Without Our Vote There's a Reason for it.

79: Your Investments are (Probably) Funding Gun Violence

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/23-5/27/2022

Ep. 616 - A retired federal agent was privately supporting the white supremacist terrorist in Buffalo

Why Nothing Gets Done — America's Culture of Violence and the Ghosts of Red Summer

Ep. 615 - The mass shooting at Robb Elementary was a COMPLETE FAILURE of law enforcement from top to bottom

I am Tired of Writing about American Carnage.

Going to School In the Age of Mass Shootings: How I and Other Young People Have Coped With the Reality of School Being A Deadly Place

Ep. 614 - Action steps for confronting white supremacy…while holding a baby.

On the Need to Get the Language Right When Talking Racial Justice.

Ep. 613 - Meet Me Tonight For an Emergency Townhall

How Black Music Serves the Black Community In Times of Violence: Exploring the Intersections of Rap and Gospel

78: It's Time to Fight Back

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/15-5/20/2022

White Students at a Cincinnati High School Posted "Blacks Only" and "Whites Only" Signs Over Water Fountains — Yes, in 2022.

Ep. 612 - America clearly does NOT have a substantive plan to confront white supremacy

Why The Victims of the Hate Crime in Buffalo Aren’t On Gen Z Timelines Nearly Enough

Ep. 611 - Important from Shaun King at the site of the white supremacist attack in Buffalo.

Joe Biden Says "White Supremacy is a Poison" and I Cannot Imagine an America That Will Ever Be Serious About Poison Control.

The Only Politics is Blood — On Replacement Theory in America

Ep. 610 - We're Going to Have to Do Something We've Never Done Before

"Replacement" Religion

When Feminists Forget Us: Women of Color In Today’s Image of the Feminist Movement

77: Scammer Vibes

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/9-5/13/22

On The Right to Choose...

Ep. 609 - What Israel did today is one of the grossest things I've seen in my entire life

Ron DeSantis Wants to Eliminate a Considerable Portion of Florida's Majority Black Voting Districts. Because He's Ron DeSantis...

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: A Caribbean Princess

Ep. 608 - The Assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh

I Know Why The (Un)Caged Bird Sings a Prison Song and Other Vestiges of Jim Crow Louisiana.

Ep. 607 - The US Senate Passes Bills When It Wants To. Just Not For African Americans

Ep. 606 - I Don't Believe the Democratic Party Will Protect a Woman's Right to Choose

Quadry Sanders Was Killed Due to a Hyper-Violent Culture of Policing that Wages War on Black Bodies. Let's Start There.

76: Blood in the (Financial) Streets

TNS Weekly Recap: 5/1-5/6/2022

Don't Say Mom

Ep. 605 - 4 things America would do if it actually loved mothers

Ep. 604 - Let's help Thomas James after he served 32 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit

Mixed In Media: How Mixed Race People Are Portrayed in Film & TV

The Case for Tulsa Race Massacre Reparations Lives On

Ep. 603 - One masterful thing we should all learn from Republicans

Community Conversation: What are the Larger Ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Plan to Overrule Roe v. Wade

Ep. 602 - Let me explain last night's leak from the Supreme Court

The Proposed Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Sparks a Debate Over How it Will Help and Harm the Black Community.

Throwback Episode: We are the most incarcerated nation in the history of the world

Book Bans, Bad Bills, & Why the Black and LGBT+ Community Need to Come Together Now More Than Ever

75: Is the Government Moving the Needle on Your Finances?

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/25-4/29/2022

America, The Country of Contradiction

Will the Latest Attempt at Police Reform Actually Offer the Transparency its Advertising?

The Oppressors' Relationship With "Freedom of Speech" - Friend or Foe?

An Open Letter to NYC Housing Insecurity

Ep. 601 - I'm clearly living rent free in the head of Donald Trump Jr.

Pamela Moses Will Not Serve Additional Time for Attempting to Restore Her Voting Rights. She Just Still Won't Be Able to Vote in Tennessee

Ep. 600 - Why Elon Musk purchasing Twitter is mainly about white power and white control

74: Fine Print (The Devil is in the Details)

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/18-4/22/2022

Community Conversation: What Should We Be Doing About Police Brutality Against Black Children?

"Celling Out": Henrietta Lacks' Stolen Cells Have Been Profitable for Decades for Many People Except her Grieving Family.

Louisiana's Proposed HB729 Legislation Would Limit Mugshots Being Released Prior to Convictions — A Huge Potential Benefit for Defendants of Color.

A Quick Note to the Chicago Police Department on Their Struggle to ‘Build Community’ with Citizens They Terrorized.

It’s Always Felt Like the World Was Ending and Other Lessons I Learned From Spike Lee

73: The Sharing Economy

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/11-4/15/2022

PSA: Black Women it’s Fair to ‘Screen’ Calls for Justice.

Ep. 599 - Taking a week off of work and social media to be with my wife and kids

Patrick Lyoya Was Executed in a Land Where His Family Sought Refuge from Violence

Ep. 598 - NYPD botched everything about the mass shooting, then took shamelessly took credit for solving it

Drop it Like it's Cold: Civil Rights Era Cold Cases Have Been Passed from Administration to Administration with Little to No Resolve

Ep. 597 - The mass shooting on New York's subways CANNOT become an excuse for more police

The Things We Cannot Discuss: When I Wonder About the Race of a Mass Shooter, I'm Always Hoping They're Not Black

Ep. 596 - America is a Deeply Violent Place

Ep. 595 - Grand Rapids Police brutally executed a young Black man named Patrick Lyoya.

Art Imitates...White Privilege

72: Unfair Isaac- our guide to managing your credit score

TNS Weekly Recap: 4/4-4/8/2022

The "Prison TikTok" Movement is the Newest Trend for Formerly and Currently Incarcerated People to Tell Stories of Redemption and the Horrors of Incarceration.

Ep. 594 - Ketanji Brown Jackson is about to walk into a conservative lion's den on the Supreme Court

Throwback Episode: Building a Socially Responsible Portfolio

Child Q and The Desensitization Americans Feel Towards the Brutalization of Black Bodies Across the Globe

It's Funny How Justice is Never in the Budget...

Reading Between the Marginalized Lines: Book Banning is at an All-Time High Impacting Black and LGBTQ+ Authors

Ep. 593 - Why We Just Launched The North Star Publishing

There Still is No Hierarchy of Oppression

Throwback Episode: Is Your Money Racist

My Only Real Takeaway From the Will Smith Debacle Before I Never Talk About It Again: Black People Are Never Allowed to Mess Up

71: Fly or Fly Trap?

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/28-4/1/2022

Between a Rock and A Hard Hand: Chris Rock’s Hairy History with Black People

Throwback Episode: 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 2

For Marginalized People: Why Do We Carry So Much Shame?

Throwback Episode: 10 Ways to Defund the Police Today - Part 1

Yesterday I Became a Black Homeowner. I'm Emphasizing the "Black" Because There is Still a Great Degree of Inequity in Black Homeownership.

Throwback Episode: Joe Biden is the Father of Modern Mass Incarceration

Ep. 592 - Stop Calling Joe Biden Your Damn Uncle

Why White Men Like to Be the Devil…’s Advocate, As Explained To Me By a White Man

Every “N**ga Moment” a Black Person Has is NOT the Burden of All of Black America.

Ep. 591 - 4 things that concern me about what went down between Will Smith and Chris Rock

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/21-3/25/2022

When Keepin' It Colonizer Goes Wrong: On William and Kate's Not-So-Warm Caribbean Welcome

Ep. 590 - How do we measure success for Black America?

Why Our Praise of Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson Isn’t the Support We Think It Is

Ep. 589 - How to pronounce Ketanji

Justice is Hardly Ever on Time but Black Death Never Has to Wait.

Ep. 588 - The most important part of Kentanji Brown Jackson's legal background

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Legal Protection for Natural Hair and a Revolutionary Black-Owned Pajama Brand

Jajuan Henderson was Paralyzed by New Jersey Police Over a Month Ago as He (Unsuspiciously)Sat Outside His Mother's Home

Ep. 587 - Why some people were upset at an HBCU for allowing Ukrainian refugees attend at no cost

Ep. 586 - Let's talk about Deshaun Watson

70: The Best Advice You've Never Heard

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/14-3/18/2021

Black Police Officers Trying To Take Down the System From Within the Force

Throwback Episode: How to Make Police Brutality Illegal - Part 3 of 3

Perjury by Any Other Name

Throwback Episode: Graham v. Garner - Police Brutality is Legal - Part 2 of 3

America is All the Way Back Outside. But Did We Learn Anything from Isolation?

Throwback Episode: Tennessee v Garner - Police Brutality is Legal

In Eternal Memory of Breonna...In Forever Solidarity with Tamika

Ep. 585 - How to be consistent about human rights

Youth at the Acadiana Center for Youth in St. Martinville, Louisiana are Being Treated Like Savages. Because They are Seen as Disposable

A Tale of Two Refugees: The Story of Two Asylum-Seeking Children From Drastically Different Countries & The Fates That Awaited Them

69: Good Times: How to Retire with more than enough Money

TNS Weekly Recap: 3/7-3/11/2022

Community Conversation: How Do You Define Representation?

A Mock Slave Auction at a North Carolina School is the Latest Incident of Black Students Living the History that Many Schools Don't Want Taught.

In the Russia-Ukraine News Coverage, Media Shows A Loss of Humanity. In Black and Brown Countries Ravaged By War, Media Turns Humans Into Statistics.

Ep. 584 - I so badly wonder who and what Biggie would be if he was still alive

The 72-year-old War: DEI, CRT and the Integrating of American Education

Ep. 583 - Mitch McConnell just did something evil AND brilliant. Let me explain.

On the Mysterious Conditions Surrounding the Death of Johnny Lee Perry in Montana

Ep. 582 - He pointed his gun at police and didn't even get arrested.

68: What's Happening with Russia and How it Impacts Your Finances

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/28-3/4/2022

A Lament For Mixed Kids: Understanding America Through The Erasure of Its Bi-Racial Citizens

Ep. 581 - When the US desperately needed moral authority on war crimes - it has none

When Joe Biden Says the 'Answer is Not to Defund the Police, it is to Fund the Police' What He's Really Saying Is...

Ep. 580 - My heart for refugees, widows, and orphans

Black Americans Believe in Heaven More than Every Other Racial Group. There are Reasons Why that Is

(At Least) 7 Black Women Whose Image Should Be the Universal Logo of Women's History Month.

Ep. 579 - What we are doing to help African immigrants caught at the borders of Ukraine

Our Ancestors' Legacy: Reflecting On Voting Rights This Black History Month

Ep. 578 - What I think about African immigrants being mistreated at the Ukrainian border

67: It's Our Anniversary

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/21-2/25/2022

Stop Making Jokes About Ukraine and Start Seeing It As the War Zone It Has Become

Ep. 577 - What we can expect from Kentanji Brown Jackson on the Supreme Court

What the Sentencing of Kim Potter Said About a White Mother Being Denied Proper Justice for her Black Son

Ep. 576 - Let me explain what "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" truly means.

7 Million Americans Won’t Be Un-Masking Anytime Soon. When You See Us Protecting Ourselves, Mind Your Business

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: A List of Brand New Black-Owned Businesses

Ep. 575 - 4 reasons we should care about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

Photo Essay: Clarifying What Lincoln REALLY Believed about Black Folks on Presidents' Day 2022

Bigoted Orange County DA Decides the Fate of Black Man’s Life Based On One Thing - If He Dated White Women

66: Get Off the Menu and Get Your Seat at the Table

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/14-2/18/2022

Black Twitter Responds to Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Defending Corporate Racism

Ep. 574 - White people are effectively banning their own discomfort all over the country. Why I think we should be VERY concerned.

Yes, People of Color Notice If You Have an All-White Friend Group, and Yes We ARE Judging You For It!

Kanye West Is Giving Us Textbook Abusive Behavior: Why We Don’t See It That Way and Why That’s Dangerous

Travis and Greg McMichael Talked Like Racists Talk and Their Words Informed Their Actions.

Ep. 573 - Israel's Apartheid Against Palestinians

These Songs of Freedom Live featuring Yamin Semali

Ep. 572 - Let me talk a little bit about love today

When it Comes to Fighting for Our Voting Rights, Have We Lost Our Spunk?

65: The New Tax Laws

TNS Weekly Recap: 2/7-2/11/2022

A High-Profile Sex Trafficking Case in Louisiana Highlights Disparities in Sex Crime Cases When Victims are Young Black Girls

Ep. 572 - Joe Biden just literally stole $7 BILLION from Afghanistan

The Unraveling of Black Voting Rights & The Strings Conservatives Continue To Pull

Ep. 571 - 2021 was the deadliest year for police violence ever measured

Episode 8: My Microphone Evolution

C.O.R.E. Values: A Tribute to the Freedom Rides of 1961

Ep. 570 - No. Joe Biden DID NOT allocate $30 million for new crack pipes in the Black community

The Whitest States in America Have the Lowest Numbers of Police Killings but Their Black Citizens Would Never Know It.

Ep. 569 - What's truly needed are Black owned sports leagues

Joe Rogan Uses the N-Word, the Sky Is Blue, And Other Facts I Thought We Already Knew

Ep. 568 - Amir Locke is Why We Need a COMPLETE BAN on No-Knock Raids

64: WTF is Going on in the Market Right Now?

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/31-2/4/2022

To Be Black is to Always Pay the Empire's Poll Tax

Ep. 567 - The Brutal Police Execution of Amir Locke

Black Futures Month: What It Means & Where The History Went

Ep. 566 - The price my family has paid for the lies of Deray McKesson

Episode 7: “America is Mine and Yours Too”

The NFL Never Really Attempted to Hide its Racism. It Just Doubled Down on Gaslighting Black Fans

Ep. 565: All of us need to stand with Coach Brian Flores

Lies My Country Told Me: Great Lies and Voting Rights

Ep. 564 - Happy Birthday to Lee Merritt! + An update on what happened in court yesterday

John Bel Edwards' Silence on the Police Killing of Ronald Greene is Rising to the Surface

Ep. 563 - How the DOJ is bungling one of the most important moments in modern American history.

Why Don’t We March When A Police Officer is Murdered?

63: Investing vs Trading

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/24-1/28/2022

The 'Fine Print' of Democracy or America's Attempt at READING Black Voters for Filth.

Just Because They’re Black Doesn’t Mean They’re A Politician: Why We Must Fight For A Brilliant, Capable Black Woman as Supreme Court Justice

Word.Life Podcast: Episode 6: "Fight For You” is Award-Winning Revolution

Bars on the Page vs Bars Inside a Cage: On Legislation Efforts to Decriminalize Rap Lyrics

The 3 Officers who Watched George Floyd Die Are On Trial, Along With the Entire Blue Lives Matter Movement

99 Problems, How to Solve 1: Fixing the Black Teacher Shortage

Ep. 562 - This American city drastically increased their police budgets and murders still DOUBLED.

62: Building a Socially Responsible Portfolio

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/17-1/21/2022

Broken Promises: How Generation Z Refuses To Be Disappointed By Politicians

Mitchell McConnell Saying that African Americans Vote Just as Much as 'Americans' is Not Shocking. It's Age-Old Othering.

Ep. 561 - Why this Florida law making it illegal to make white people uncomfortable should concern all of us

Community Conversation: What Did or Did Not Surprise You About the Voting Rights Bill Being Blocked in the Senate?

Ep. 560 - Why Joe Biden is to blame for yesterday's voting rights failure

Episode 5: The Life and (Hard) Times of Etheridge Knight

The Genius of Gary Chambers’ Pro-Marijuana Legalization Campaign Ad

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Black Churches Across the Country Get A Major Financial Boost

Ep. 559 - One key way we CANNOT respond to racism & bigotry

Ep. 558 - America is addicted to policing to solve EVERY problem

Police Are Using Social Media to Control the Narrative, Here’s What That Looks Like

The Villainy You Teach

MLK 360

61: TikTok Financial Advice

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/10-1/14/22

Black Voter Blues

See you on MLK Day

Mother Maya Makes the Tail End of a Quarter and America Thinks it an Even Toss

Ep. 557 - Demystifying Therapy for Black Men

Episode 4: I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)

8 HBCUs Were Targeted with Bomb Threats This Month. Because anti-Black Terroristic Threats are Very American

Ep. 556 - Will Joe Biden & The Democratic Party Actually Protect Voting Rights?

Ep. 555 - LAPD Officers Caught Playing Pokemon Go While a Robbery Was in Progress

How the Man Who Gave Kyle Rittenhouse A Gun Has Suffered More Consequences Than the Actual Shooter & Other Reasons Why American Gun Laws Are A Joke

On The Ghost of the Three-Fifths Compromise and its Impact on the Battle Over Voting Rights

Ep. 554 - Let me explain the shortcomings of identity politics

Episode 3: Cry Freedom

60: "Won't You Be My (Financial) Neighbor?"

TNS Weekly Recap: 1/3-1/7/2022

Ep. 554 - This is accountability

Good News Stories From Communities of Color: Amassing Our Own Generational Wealth

Supremacy in Syndication

Ep. 553 - 1 Year Later

The Tale of a Black Photographer Capturing the January 6 Insurrection

Ep. 552 - Killer Mike gave Joe Biden an F- for his first year. I'd give Attorney General Merrick Garland the same grade

Ep. 551 - Our Government is Clearly Afraid of Doing Hard Things

Episode 2: The Key to Hitting

A Look Back On the Landmark Police Accountability of 2021 - Will It Continue?

Ep. 551 - Police said crime was high because they needed more money. They got the money, but crime is the same and even worse all over the country.

Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene. Unfortunately She Represents a Group-Think that Has Not Suspended Covid Conspiracies

59: How to Buy a Car