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Racism: The Collaborative.

8/14/2018
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We are joined by Paul from Charlotte, Ronnie, Ty, and previous controversial guest, Keisha (from the Racial Integrity episode). We’re also joined by #PodernFamily members Ralph, Justice, CJ aka Haize, and Chaunice to discuss our views on the origins, current state of, and possible solutions to racism. We also discuss our views on the use of the "N-word." (0:00) Welcome (Yes, we're regressing). (1:55) Ann’s Shower Thought. (3:42) Definitions/Dan’s Monologue. (8:33) Paul from Charlotte....

Duration:01:59:00

Racism: The Collaborative.

8/14/2018
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We are joined by Paul from Charlotte, Ronnie, Ty, and previous controversial guest, Keisha (from the Racial Integrity episode). We’re also joined by #PodernFamily members Ralph, Justice, CJ aka Haize, and Chaunice to discuss our views on the origins, current state of, and possible solutions to racism. We also discuss our views on the use of the "N-word." (0:00) Welcome (Yes, we're regressing). (1:55) Ann’s Shower Thought. (3:42) Definitions/Dan’s Monologue. (8:33) Paul from Charlotte....

Duration:01:59:00

The Justice Gap.

8/7/2018
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This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the Justice Gap and class actions. The Justice Gap refers to low-income people being unable to obtain legal representation, especially in civil matters. Class action lawsuits are when a plaintiff sues someone on behalf of a group of people that have been wronged in the same way. If successful a class action settlement is usually split among the group, but the attorneys get majority of the settlement. (0:00) Amateur Hour. (Don’t mind us, we’re not...

Duration:01:09:12

Bonus: Monthly Mental Health Check-up.

8/4/2018
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This episode is a follow-up to the bonus episode, I Am Anxiety. We’re going to try to have these conversations once a month with the focus on Black men’s mental health. There is no legal content in this episode. (0:00) BTS (2:51) Poem: “Blessed” by Dan in 2013. (4:36) Introduction. (5:01) Dan’s Encounter with the Police at his Office. Two police officers came into Dan’s office after hours and didn’t announce their presence. Dan startled the officers and they pulled out their weapons and...

Duration:01:13:15

Florida, Man.

7/31/2018
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This week we discuss Stand Your Ground laws. Markeis McGlockton (a black man) was murdered by Michael Drejka (a white man) in a convience store parking lot over a parking dispute. Markeis' girlfriend Brittany Jacobs and their children were waiting in their car, parked in a handicapped parking spot when Drejkas approached them. Drejka started harassing Brittany. The commotion caught Markeis' attention, who came to Brittany's defense by shoving Drejka who appeared to be a threat to his...

Duration:01:12:38

Legalize Marijuana.

7/24/2018
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This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by regular guest Paul from Charlotte and new guest Jeremy from Wisconsin to discuss the legalization of marijuana. Though legal in 45 states to some extent, the Federal Government continues to refuse legalizing marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws. (1:33) Pre-Production. (2:40) Paul’s opening thoughts on weed. (4:33) Weed Laws. (14:24) Marketing to Kids. (19:43) A Gateway Drug? (22:25) Weed in...

Duration:01:07:31

Copyright Infringement.

7/17/2018
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In response to a listener's email we explain copyrights, copyright infringement, and Fair Use. Although we use extreme examples to drive the point home, just remember to be cautious and protect yourselves at all times! (7:57) What is a Copyright? (11:11) Unregistered Copyrights. (13:11) Can you use copyrighted material? (17:16) Infinity Stones (Permission). (19:42) Common Myths. (20:31) Parody. (22:00) Fair Use. (30:00) Incidental Inclusion. (33:08) Trademarking/Copyrighting Common...

Duration:01:08:15

NXIVM

7/10/2018
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Question: What do blackmail, herpes, vaginal branding, starvation, and rubber cow utters on women’s breast have in common? Answer: NXIVM (2:21) NXIVM (pronounced nexium) Those unfamiliar with the title may be wondering what the hell it means. It’s pronounced “nexium.” (4:50) What is NXIVM? NXIVM is an underground sex cult led by Keith Raniere, disguised as a multi-level marketing company. NXIVM has been making headlines lately because actress Allison Mack and cult leader Keith Raniere have...

Duration:01:00:00

Mississippi Appendectomy.

7/3/2018
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This week we are without any show notes thanks to Ann! Dan explains why in case no. 14302 Dan v. Ann. This week we take a closer look at America's forced sterilization that was in effect until the late 1970s. California, North Carolina, and Virginia were some of the biggest offenders in stripping the ability of people to have children, without their consent. (1:14) Listener Court Case #14302: Dan v. Ann Dan explains why we have no show notes this week and had to call for backup last minute...

Duration:01:07:33

Lawyers get Shot Everyday, B. (Cam'ron Voice)

6/26/2018
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The past few weeks we've been giving you all a more in-depth look at who we are as individuals. This is the last installment of our 3 episodes focusing on us as hosts. (1:51) Lawyers get Shot Everyday, B. You'll be Aight! (Cam'ron Voice) For those not of the culture, it's a Paid in Full/Cam'ron/Uncle Murda reference. We start off talking about how dangerous it is being a family law attorney. There are many instances where lawyers have been attacked, shot, and/or killed by former clients or...

Duration:01:27:54

Bonus: I am Anxiety.

6/22/2018
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This episode isn't for everyone and contains no legal content. In an attempt to give a little more background on ourselves as podcast hosts we've all done bonus a episode that focuses on each of us. You can find "Who is Afro Becky?" on our SoundCloud page. Ann's interview will be published next week. Joined by Becky, both Paul and Dan both speak candidly about their mental illnesses. They discuss anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, bipolar, depression and suicide. (0:42) Walking with The Devil -...

Duration:01:41:15

Deadbeat Motherf****r Playin' Border Patrol. (feat. Jayden Hollywood)

6/19/2018
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Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by Jayden Hollywood who as part of the Unapologetik Podcast tour landed in New Orleans, LA. (1:50) Introducing Jayden Hollywood. Although most of you know Jayden from the Unapologetik Podcast, for those of you who don’t here’s your crash course! He talks about his milestones in podcasting, his favorite city that he’s visited on the Unapologetik tour, and his career. Follow Jayden across all platforms @TheGreatJayden and his podcast at @UnapologetikPod. (11:18)...

Duration:01:42:41

CPS: Child Profit System?

6/12/2018
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Sadly (or not) Ann was not able to join us this week because of an impacted stool that she had to have digitally removed… or something. Becky and Dan are joined by recurring guest and host of the upcoming boxing podcast, The Boxing Critics, Paul Smith. (2:20) Drivers: Northern vs. Southern. Leading into how policing differs in the north and south we discuss the driving habits of both northern and southern drivers. We unanimously decided that people in the south suck at driving. Traffic...

Duration:01:08:58

The New Jim Crow.

6/5/2018
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Some of this week's topics with Ann, Becky, and Dan include: Jim Crow, racial profiling, mass incarceration, mandatory minimums, racism and AirBnB, Stop and Frisk, and more! (0:47) Jim Crow. Dan wasn’t aware that Jim Crow was not a real person. During his monologue Dan explains that he thought that someone named Jim Crow was responsible, or at least in part, for creating segregation laws in the south. Becky also admits she did not know that Jim Crow was not a real person. (2:10) The...

Duration:00:58:27

Racial Integrity.

5/29/2018
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This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by a whole slew of guest, including some of our highly regarded #PodernFamily/#PodsInColor peers to discuss interracial relationships. (0:00) Behind the Scenes. We included part of our pre-show roll, which would normally be edited out, because of how silly it sounded. (0:48) Introduction. (3:18) The Loving’s Story. We recap the police raid, arrest, and subsequent sentencing of Richard and Mildred Loving. The Lovings plead guilty to "cohabiting as...

Duration:01:39:28

DNA Exoneration...Free at Last!

5/22/2018
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This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined again by Paul Smith to discuss exoneration. We take a look at 2 particular wrongful conviction and incarceration cases in Louisiana. (0:19) Malcolm Alexander A Gretna, Louisiana antique shop owner was allegedly raped twice at gunpoint from behind. She did not get a clear look at her attacker. Months later, Malcolm Alexander had a consensual sexual encounter with another white woman who afterwards demanded money. When Mr. Alexander didn’t pay her, she...

Duration:00:58:05

White (Super) Power!

5/15/2018
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Ann, Becky, and Dan take a deep dive into White Privilege this week. White Privilege has been denied in part, by a large percentage of our caucasian brothers and sisters. The term has been called divisive, reverse racism, and an attempt to make white people feel bad about being white, among other things. Joined by Paul Smith (from The Boxing Critics Podcast), we share a handful of times that we've experienced White Privilege first hand. (1:18) What is White Privilege? In our own words, we...

Duration:01:29:31

Expungement: The Magic Eraser.

5/8/2018
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In episode 36 of Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan examine a few of the intricacies of expunging your criminal record. #WipeMeDown 1. What exactly does expungement mean? 2. If you’re crime is expunged does that mean you’re no longer convicted? 3. When a criminal background check is performed, does the crime show up? 4. The DIY guide to getting your criminal record expunged. There’s LITERALLY and app for that! Ann lays out the steps you’d need to take if you are attempting to...

Duration:00:45:05

Raped Once, F****d Twice.

5/1/2018
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This week on Black Law and Legal Lies Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by Tyrone from “around the way.” How we buy eggs in New Orleans. The crew had no idea that Dan hit record just as Ann was telling us about an altercation she had with another Sam’s Club shopper in the parking lot. Rape Culture and Crime. Tyrone is a fairly recent graduate of an unnamed predominantly white, upper class university in the northeast. Since most of his classmates were affluent white males, we wanted to bring...

Duration:01:26:57

Inspiration Inspires.

4/24/2018
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This week on episode 34 of Black Law and Legal Lies we’re doing things a little different. We’re joined by author, philanthropist, community organizer, celebrity chef, motivational speaker and friend of the show, Jayda Atkinson (@JaydaEtc). Conversation with Jayda Atkison. Although we’ve known Jayda for quite some time, Dan didn’t know about Jayda. It was recently brought to his attention that Jayda was a multifaceted and accomplished creative (and kind of a big deal). Jayda has been...

Duration:01:11:14