For today’s episode, Ty and Daphne welcome a special guest, Shemariah Arki, an educator, activist, and doctoral candidate at Northeastern University whose research focuses on mothering in the wake of #BlackLivesMatter. Together they use a critical lens to discuss current news and events related to entertainment, education, and criminal justice. We begin the conversation by focusing on the latest news in popular culture, including the Serena Williams and the US Open (15:17), the Nicki Minaj-Cardi beef (20:15), and the Katt Williams-Wanda Smith confrontation (26:15). Next we focus on black tv and entertainment by discussing Power (33:00), Insecure (36:42), and the Bobby Brown biopic (40:31). We then focus our attention on the latest education news and discuss the Betsy Devos student loan lawsuit (45:54), the return of corporal punishment (47:48), and the rise in homeschooling among African Americans (52:06). We close by tackling criminal justice news, including updates on the Botham Jean case (56:30) and the decriminalization of marijuana (1:02:38).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
05:53 - Tees4Degree Campaign
10:15 - Learn More about Shemariah Arki and her work