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Each week on "University College" we will discuss issues ranging from politics and economic empowerment to Black fatherhood and pop culture. We try to provide a nuanced discussion about a vast array of subject matter from the perspective of three Black Males who are family men and have been friends for more than 10 years. We hope you join us and we appreciate the feedback. For booking, please email universitycollege@yahoo.com. Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.

Each week on "University College" we will discuss issues ranging from politics and economic empowerment to Black fatherhood and pop culture. We try to provide a nuanced discussion about a vast array of subject matter from the perspective of three Black Males who are family men and have been friends for more than 10 years. We hope you join us and we appreciate the feedback. For booking, please email universitycollege@yahoo.com. Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.
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Each week on "University College" we will discuss issues ranging from politics and economic empowerment to Black fatherhood and pop culture. We try to provide a nuanced discussion about a vast array of subject matter from the perspective of three Black Males who are family men and have been friends for more than 10 years. We hope you join us and we appreciate the feedback. For booking, please email universitycollege@yahoo.com. Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.

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Episodes

Episode 86 - To the Left, To the Left

7/2/2019
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We are now through the first debates, and although 20 candidates are still in the race, we break down who should probably drop out now. Also, can Joe Biden recover from Kamala Harris dropping the hammer on him during their exchange at the debate? Find out who we were pleasantly surprised with and who we thought underperformed (hint, its Bernie). What’s up with Pete Buttigieg? He had quite a bit of press and raised $25M in Q2 but can’t seem to break (and stay above) 5%. He’s polling at an...

Duration:00:52:09

Episode 85 - When They See, Hear, and Understand Us

6/13/2019
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It’s been a few weeks, so welcome back to University College. This week, we welcome Morehouse man Jason Keene on the show to discuss the recent graduation gift bestowed upon the Morehouse graduating class of 2019. Will the gesture by billionaire Robert F. Smith start a new trend among HBCUs or PWIs? How insufferable will Morehouse graduates be now? Ava DuVernay’s most recent project, When They See Us, was released a few weeks back. While overall reaction has been positive, should this...

Duration:00:57:26

Episode 84: Avengers: Mueller, Biden, End Game.

5/7/2019
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After a lengthy break from recording, we are officially back! Curtiss has a new fondness for Spiderman, Vern got hit by a bus and Coleman is still wearing padded pants for his exercise bike. This week, we do a quick review of the infamous Mueller report. Did Mueller fulfill his mandate even though he ultimately punted on the question of obstruction of justice with regards to Trump? How will the decisions reached (or not reached) embolden President Trump? Does he have a right to gloat? In...

Duration:01:07:12

Episode 83 - Uncomfortable Conversations

2/25/2019
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We’re back for another episode of the University College! In an already-crowded Democratic field, the choices for the primary only keep increasing. We play a quick game of “First Word You Think” about the most noteworthy names in the field: Warren, Kamala, Bernie, Joe, Corey, etc. Also, do any of these candidates have a legitimate shot at the political throne, or is it too early to tell? There’s no doubt that the Jussie Smollet story has garnered quite a bit of attention? Do we think he’s...

Duration:01:03:04

Episode 82 - The Lost Episode

2/3/2019
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Welcome back to University College Podcast! This episode was in our lost files, but we were finally able to get the files to save correctly! Show Notes:

Duration:00:48:04

Episode 81 - Shut Down Sh*t Show

1/16/2019
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New year, new you? Not so much for POTUS. This week, we discuss the path from owning the shut down to blaming the Democrats for it--and more importantly the impact on the American people. Recently, it was announced that Michael Cohen, Trump's former fixer, is scheduled to testify in open session on February 7th. Will his testimony lead to any additional information or is this all for show? Lastly, we discuss the R. Kelly documentary and the rightful destruction of his legacy. Follow us on...

Duration:00:55:38

Episode 80: Happy All That Stuff

12/27/2018
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You all didn’t really think we’d let 2018 close out without another episode, did you? In this episode, Curtiss, Mike and I discuss the latest Trump news, and the fallout for Kevin Hart and Marc Lamont Hill. Also, don’t look now—but Mike had to have “the talk” with his daughter. He’ll tell you how that went. To our faithful listeners, we truly appreciate your support. If you’re a new listener, listen to a few episodes and let us know what you think. We’re always open to feedback. From...

Duration:00:48:44

Episode 79 - When the Dust Settles

11/14/2018
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Welcome back to University College! In this episode we take a look back at the 2018 midterm elections and discuss whether identity politics can still win elections for liberals. We take a look at why people vote for Trump, and the reason may actually be something far different than what you think. We finish up with a discussion about #Blessed and the freak that is Zion Williamson.

Duration:00:49:13

Episode 78 - The Extraordinary Kashman!

10/5/2018
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As we count down to #PVHC2k18, we sit down with friend and Prairie View alumnus, Krystal Ashade. She has an amazing story that begins with a life-changing diagnosis at 12 and picks up with her authoring her first book titled "The Extraordinary Kashman." Kashman tells the story of a young child with Cerebral Palsy who is also a superhero. Even more touching, the story was inspired by Krystal's son. Equal parts touching, funny, and inspirational Krystal's book does a great job reminding us...

Duration:00:41:06

Episode 77 - No Knock!

9/30/2018
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This week, the University College crew is back at it again! We discuss Trump's United Nations speech, much ado about Rosenstein, and is it ever ok to tell another man his wife/gal tastes like a breakfast cereal (a la the Carmelo incident a few years back).

Duration:00:51:32

Ep 76 - Is it Racist?

9/10/2018
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Welcome back to University College! We apologize for the late episode--life happens. In this episode, we talk about monkeying up things and the racist tones involved. We also discuss the importance of Nike's new 30th anniversary campaign involving Colin Kaepernick. We finish up with a look at the penultimate episode of Power!

Duration:00:53:31

Ep 75 - Flipmode

8/28/2018
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Last week, there was legitimate breaking news every day. It turns out, Michael Cohen's "love" for Trump wasn't unconditional after all. In fact, several people closest to Trump spoke to investigators under immunity last week. We take a look at what this means and who will be next to get the call from Mueller.

Duration:00:35:21

Episode 74 - I Promise

8/13/2018
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University College is pleased to present Episode 74! This week, we discuss LeBron James and his new educational endeavor. Mike tosses a little hate at James (but makes sure we know its not at the school because education rocks!). We also dissect Donald Trump's criticism at James and CNN's Don Lemon. Finally, we discuss our "Who Gotta Go?" for Power, Season 5 Episode 6. Check us out and let us know your feedback! Find us on Instagram at @UCollege and @iOpine11.

Duration:00:46:58

Episode 73 - SCOTUS

7/12/2018
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On the show this week, we discuss President Trump's SCOTUS nomination. What legacy is Trump trying to leave behind with his Supreme Court picks? We also take a quick look at Season 5 Episode 2 of "Power". Is Angela's character still useful? How many times can Tommy screw Ghost over? When will Season 1 Ghost return?

Duration:00:25:03

Episode 72 - Power Returns!

7/6/2018
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What an amazing couple of days! Immigration is still a major news topic, Maxine Waters told a certain segment of America "they better shoot straight" and LeBron is headed to Tinsel Town. All of that is nothing compared to the return of Power! We look at all this and more in this week's University College Podcast.

Duration:01:09:38

Episode 71 - All Over the Place

6/28/2018
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Welcome back to University College! In Episode 71, Vern gets parent-shamed by Coleman and Curtiss. We discuss Coleman's recent purchase of an environmentally friendly, gas-efficient Negro classic automobile with a modern twist. Is Terrell Owens the jerk many believed him to be, or is he simply misunderstood? Finally, Kim Kardashian has sworn off of selfies, and helped to free a prisoner! The world is truly in the end times! Have a listen, leave us comments!

Duration:00:57:46

Episode 70 - Adulting

5/28/2018
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In this week's edition of University College, we take a look at adulting. A made up word, the trials, tribulations and triumph are too real for most of us. Is there a manual for how to adult properly? Further, what are the trademarks of being a successful adult? Is it owning a home, making and keeping friends, handling your money properly? For everyone, the proper version of being an adult means different things. We ask specific questions this week, including: 1) Is there any shame in...

Duration:01:08:43

Episode 69 - This is America...Sort Of

5/16/2018
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UC family, welcome back! Its been a while since we dropped a recording, but episode 69 is available! This week, we discuss the importance of Mother's Day and the uselessness of Father's Day. What did we think about Donald Glover's "This is America" video? Listen to find out. We also ask the question, can you be woke if you're dating outside of your race? This discussion then leads to a quick talk about what is "normal" versus what is "weird"? Do these labels even mean anything...

Duration:00:44:02

Episode 68 - Enemy of the State?

4/26/2018
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Things get a little chippy in this edition of University College. With the recent Cohen bombshell...is Special Counsel Robert Mueller barking up the wrong tree? Will Mike FINALLY admit that where there's smoke, there's the Trump administration in a dumpster fire? We also take a look at James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. Was Comey doing the righteous thing and defending the integrity of the FBI, or was he feeding his own ego and grandstanding? We also...

Duration:01:01:57

Episode 67 - Them vs. Us?

4/19/2018
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Welcome back to University College! Recently, a discussion has re-ignited about how to join together the different parts of the African diaspora in America. Black Americans feel that their brothers and sisters from Africa judge them—while many first-generation Africans in America have the belief that Black Americans have squandered opportunities. In reality, we each have something to learn from one another and ultimately share the same cultural space. This week, we are joined by Dr. Nehdia...

Duration:01:01:20