Episode 54: "Fast Food Bias, Rhythmic Racists, & The Big Booty"- Current Events w/ BhD

January 23, 2019

  

For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss current events and news related to politics and entertainment. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (3:38), including Mississippi celebrating a confederate soldier on MLK Day (4:40), a high school dancer being dismissed from a team for having too much melanin (7:00), and a complicated custody battle (10:00). Ty and Daphne then discuss updates from the Laquan McDonald case (17:25), the widening impact of the government shutdown (27:00), controversy around the Super Bowl half-time show (36:00), and the Kardashian plastic surgery effect (49:00).

 

Resources: 

Confederate Flag Supporter Makes Racist Slur About Martin Luther King

 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mCDvQqFU9s

 

Chicago Officer Sentence for Murdering Black Teen Laquan McDonald - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46928035

 

Thousands Face Threat of Eviction After HUD Contracts Expire Due to Shutdown - https://www.npr.org/2019/01/11/684414651/thousands-face-threat-of-eviction-after-hud-contracts-expire-due-to-shutdown

 

Illegal ‘Butt Lift’ Injection Leads to Death, and a Manslaughter Charge- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/nyregion/silicone-injection-death-nyc.html 

 

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