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Episode 14 -- Skin or Kin, We Ride
In this episode, the bruthas give their thoughts on Coonapalooza -- the black pastors pilgrimage to the White House. They also weigh in on Donald Trump's Twitter rant against King James (and Michael Jordan's rather feckless response to it). And to end on a high note, they celebrate the victory of Wesley Bell for St. Louis County Prosecutor in the response to Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson in 2014; and what this victory might portend for possibly curbing the epidemic of police brutality.
Episode 13 -- Home (Not So) Sweet Home
In this episode, the bruthas explore the question of whether they would ever leave America and if so, as black man, where would they consider putting down new roots?
Episode 12 -- Doing Nothing While Black
In this episode, we put our formidable legal minds to the task of determining exactly what black folks can do without having the cops called on them. As a result, this was going to be a very short episode because we could only come up with three activities between us. However, we were able to fill the rest of the time by discussing the myriad reasons for which cops were called on black folks in just the last few weeks alone.
Episode 11 -- The Lost Episode (Part 1)
The Bruthas discovered this lost episode from May 2018 deep in the BNL vaults. Enjoy!
Episode 10 -- A 50-Year Report Card on Dr. King's Dream
In recognition of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King 50 years ago this week, the bruthas give a 50-year report card on America's progress towards recognition of Dr. King's dream. Needless to say, America is going to be spending the next few years in summer school trying to make up for lost opportunities. That being said, there is some good news on various fronts and the bruthas discuss ways to move forward, collectively and individually.
Episode 9 -- Comply and/or Die
In this episode, the bruthas discuss the latest controversial police shooting of an unarmed black citizen -- Stephon Clark of Sacramento, California. In particularly, they tackle the current regime of comply and/or die policing and the lack of political reforms on the horizon. In doing so, they contrast the nation's reaction to the latest mass school shooting and the Austin bomber.
Episode 8 - A Brief History of This Week
In this episode, the bruthas discuss the lessons to be learned from the passing of the great Stephen Hawking, the black Twitter debate over Bruno Mars and cultural appropriation, the latest developments in the Stormy Daniels / Donald Trump scandal, and Putin's coming out party as the real leader of the world.
Episode 6 - The Sorry State of Our Union
In this episode, the Bruthas take a deep dive into the 2018 State of the Union address and the Democratic responses. In particular, the response by Joe Kennedy III causes one of the bruthas to anoint him as "The One." Lastly, the bruthas weigh in on Monique's call for a boycott of Netflix.
Episode 4 - 2017 The Year in Blackness
In this episode, the bruthas review the year that was for black America in 2017. They cover the Hollywood successes of Moonlight and Get Out, the #takeaknee movement, the first year under Trump, the Ball family fiasco, Kevin Hart's sex tape, Tyrese's YouTube meltdown, Floyd Mayweather's great white hype and so much more.
Episode 3 - HBCU vs. Ivy League
In this episode, the bruthas discuss their experiences at a historically black college vs. Ivy league schools, with an emphasis on the unique aspects of HBCUs, most notably, homecoming. Also, the bruthas report their results to the survey question -- Do white folks use wash cloths?
Episode 2 - The Cream Always Rises to the Top
Join the Bruthas-N-Law as they discuss how amazingly significant Black folks like Benjamin Banneker get reduced to historical footnotes in the eyes of hegemonic society, how Apple's VP of Diversity Denise Young Smith thinks 12 white guys is sufficiently diverse, and Brotha Carter spits hot freestyle fire and ethers his competition... plus a shoutout to T-Pain.