Dr. Christopher Emdin, Columbia University a/k/a "The Hip-Hop Professor"joins DC and guest co-host, Luther Mercer, Atty to discuss today's classroom and how we are failing the youth of today. We must reevaluate the teaching process and adjust it to today's children, while making its effectiveness the only barometer for success. Remix the Pedagogy, because teaching the same way as we always have and expecting different or better results is INSANE!!! Right?
Former two-time DNC Chairperson, political strategist, entrepreneur and author Donna Brazile documents her life in politics and the need for everyone to vote this election on Funky Politics. She also discusses her book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics.
Virzola Law, Senior Minister, Northway Christian Church and Latrivia Welch, Author of Dmitry's Closet and The Grunt, visit Funky Politics to discuss the role of women in society and what it will take to alter that narrative.
Former street dealer and retired N.Y.C. police inspector Corey Pegues documents a life on both sides of the law on Funky Politics. Pegues discusses his criminal days, his years as a cop and the psychology of a New York City Police Officer. He also discusses when his career took a sharp turn.
Sadiqa Reynolds, JD, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, is championing massive changes in the urban communities of Louisville, KY with urban redevelopment projects. She and the FP crew discuss:
The Blue Wave and who is at the front of this wave and why?
Dorothy Brown, JD, is a tax law expert and professor at Emory University. She visits FP to unpack the effects tax law/policy can have on poverty and prosperity. She and the FP crew discuss:
The Rule of Law versus Alternative Facts - disseminating truth in the era of alternative facts.
One of Memphis' favored sons, Fred Jones, has been a critical member of the entertainment spectrum in Mempis for over 40 years. However, its his 29 year old HBCU football classic that has maid the greatest consistent impact on the Bluff City. On this visit we discuss:
On this episode we dive into food and we discuss the history of food in the US with Celebrity Chef and entrepreneur, Kelly English and our guest Co-Host, Rattle-Bone Jones. We cover a plethora of topics around the food industry as well as, the current climate of our country, topics include:
[RADIO Version ] Youth Social Activist, Sean Waddell, Jr., shares with us the challenges of being young and Black in the Trump Era. The difficulty of building healthy relationships and having positive social interactions with some of their white peers, as well as their black peers. He unpacks the lives and motivations of many young people along with the issues surrounding safety and the future of America. #DontMissThis
[***Part 3 of 3 - Where Do I Fit?] Youth Social Activist, Sean Waddell, Jr., shares with us the challenges of being young and intelligent while being Black. The difficulty of building healthy relationships and having positive social interactions with some of their white peers, as well as their black peers. #DontMissThis
[***Part 2 of 3 - Youth Violence] Sean Waddell, Jr., youth social activist, helps us explore why there is an uptick in the incidences of teenagers becoming active shooters at schools and teens killing one another. #DontMissThis
The premise of the show is how Atlanta was the first city to make an intentional effort to diversify every aspect of its city life (business, government, education, amenities, etc.) and the result has been a booming metropolis with opportunities for all people. Rodney Strong, Atty, Diversity and Inclusion Expert and Angela Robinson, Noted Journalist and Atlanta Native.
[***Don't Sleep on This Show - Part 1 of 3] It is written that God ordains strength out of the mouth of babes and sucklings...In this case, Sean Waddell, Jr. is our "babe/suckling". He articulates life "AO", After Obama, in a way that only a young Muhammad Ali (his cousin) or Malcolm X could come close!
Today we delve into the theory, the practice and the reality of the Black economy with our real, right, and funky friend, in high places, Ms. Nikki Jackson, SVP and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch. We cover a myriad of topics around the economy:
According to an U.S. Commission On Civil Rights report, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are credited with creating the American black middle class. The report states that HBCU’s have produced 40% of African-American members of Congress, 40% of engineers, 50% professors at PWIs, 50% lawyers, and 80% of judges. However, schools are under-funded (more than half of HBCUs are public institutions) with low endowments and tepid support from private donors, including alumni....
According to Pew Research, the Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since 2000. However, due to the current Presidential administration's policies regarding illegal immigration, DACA, empowerment of ICE and its stance on patrolling our borders, many in the Latino community are living in a state of constant fear. Mauricio Calvo, Executive...
J.T. Young, the new President and CEO of Memphis Light, Water and Gas had to stop by and visit the Funkiest Political Show in the country to announce that he had arrived! As the head of the largest 3-service utility company in the United States, he shares with us his journey, the challenges of managing a public utility in the midst of economic challenges and how a public utility can be used as a community based economic driver. Join us as we chop it up with the new leader for Memphis Light...