September 30, 2020

I am not your Negro (Netflix)

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished

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September 3, 2020

The Umbrella Academy season 2

Alicia and I sit down to watch season 2 of this cleverly created and directed Netflix show.  Because there are so many superhero shows out, we didn’t expect the encore to be as good as the first season. 

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On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates the Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. They work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death,

The team starts back up with trying to define what states are more relevant than others and then we talk about the elephants in the room the civil unrest and the military occupying cities.  We also give props to "On Tyranny" by Timothy Snyder and how we should follow this play book to look out for dictatorships.

We end with our personal contribution to Black Lives Matter and how anyone and everyone should do something

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July 30, 2020

DA -5 - BLOODS (Netflix)

Since we are Spike Lee fans but lately we have been a bit cautious of his recent releases.  We didn't run out to see his Netflix release about 5 black men from the Vietnam war going back tot he country to recover a fallen brothers remains.  After Black KKKlansman we thought we would give this one a try since that was made a lot better than his other previous releases

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With all of the nonsense going on, we talk about the humor and information that is out and the people who are looking at any reason to rebel using free rights and civil liberties as the excuse. But in the end there is no humor in racism and debating anyone who doesn’t understand there is privilege for some more than others. Also what's your thought about Black people with guns who just wants to protect them selves?

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This week we have different conversation about leadership in the black community compared to the 60’s and now. Has activism changed based on the people or is it because of social media and the class divide among African Americans?

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The team talks about the resurgence of racial violence and harassment that we didn’t think would be occurring during a global pandemic. Also is this isolation affecting people mentally to react in violent ways. Domestic violence, divorce, etc.

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The team returns and gets into the impact of the Stimulus checks. How will our economy adjust and will our country collapse soon with the more we charge to the federal credit card. Also, should some businesses survive and should some businesses deserve to survive?

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We start our podcast off with why are more black people dying of COVID than any other race. Then we discuss our views about why the lack of education and medical care is causing a huge disparity of deaths from COVID 19. Also are we looking to use this time to better yourself.

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April 23, 2020

Hunters 2020 (Amazon)

We sit down this week to look at a show that I really didn’t think would be worth my while. I’m not a big fan of Nazi and Jewish history unless its a bit unique and interesting. So when I saw some of the reviews and being a big fan of Al Pacino. I decided to sit down to see this Nazi hunter show to see if I would be able to sit through the whole 10 episodes.

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