November 13, 2019

Building on last week’s discussion about the global debate on cannabis legalization, today’s episode explores the history of cannabis and the historical role of race in global cannabis prohibition. Joining us is Dr. Chris Duvall, a human-environment geographer and auth...

November 6, 2019

Legalized recreational and medicinal cannabis use is spreading across the United States and the globe. For today’s episode, we discuss the implications of cannabis legalization and ways to reduce the harm caused by prohibition by interviewing Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, a...

October 30, 2019

For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss recent news and events. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news—including phone addicted parents (5:24), counterfeit and expired products on Amazon (9:02), a Japanese rapper’s journey to Cleveland (12:38),...

October 23, 2019

For this week’s episode, we continue our conversation on politics but shift the discussion away from the national landscape by focusing on minority representation in state politics. Specifically, we interview Dr. Christopher J. Clark, an Associate Professor of Politica...

October 16, 2019

Since the 2013 Shelby v. HolderSupreme Court decision, which struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, we’ve witnessed a rise in voter suppression efforts across the United States. However, grassroots organizations across the country are fighting back and fi...

October 9, 2019

Building on last week’s discussion about trauma and the importance of mental health in the black community, we interview Dr. Mariel Buquè, a Counseling Psychology Ph.D. from Columbia University and founder of Cultural Therapy, a website dedicated to connecting people f...

October 2, 2019

For today’s episode, we tackle dangerous myths and misconceptions about black fatherhood by interviewing Dr. Lena Green—founder of the Akira Center and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in fatherhood, trauma, and parent-child bonding. During our conversat...

September 25, 2019

 

For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss recent news, events, and politics. After catching up on life (00:30), the hosts discuss Malik Yoba’s decision to break his silence on being attracted to trans women (7:11) as well as recent sexual misconduct allegations against...

September 18, 2019

Conversations on being Black in America often center the experiences of African Americans, who descended from enslaved Africans brought to the US. Rarely are the experiences and perspectives of black immigrants and Caribbean Americans reflected in discussions about rac...

September 11, 2019

 

Black girl magic is more than just a hashtag; it’s also a celebration of the resilience, power, and overall dopeness of black women, who play a vital role in strengthening the black community and nation as a whole. For today’s episode, we discuss what it means to upli...

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