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Brainstorming With Comedienne Just Nesh
Chicago-native Taneshia Rice, better known as Just Nesh, talks about the controversy swirling around Steve Harvey, what motivates her, her favorite comics and the challenges - and rewards - of living out your passion. She also dishes on dating, political correctness, and working with Kevin Hart & the late, great Dick Gregory. Follow us: @Dometi_ | dometi.net @JustNesh #BrainstormWithDometi
Brainstorming with Enstrumental and Complex2010
This Chicago designer flipped when he saw actress Issa Rae rocking a knock-off version of his "The CPD Killed Fred Hampton" t-shirt on an episode of HBO's Insecure. Drew, the founder of Enstrumental talks about the situation and how Issa Rae slid in his DMs to make amends. Joining us is the owner of CMPLX 2010, Merk Murphy in a brainstorming session about economic opportunity and entrepreneurship.
Brainstorming With Jay Ellis
Actor Jay Ellis, known most recently for his role as Lawrence on HBO's Insecure, talks about the challenges facing black actors, balancing work and romantic relationships and why he's had to turn down certain projects. -- Follow us: @Dometi_ | BrainstormPodcast.com @Jayrellis | HBO.com/insecure
Brainstorming With Nailah Ellis
We're kicking of Season 2 of the Brainstorm with a conversation with the founder of Ellis Island Tea, Nailah Ellis. Featured on Centric's "Queen Boss," Ellis is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce's 2015 entrepreneur of the year and the mom of an adorable two-year who has just gone viral for schooling her parents on how to count. Our guest co-host is Afenya Montgomery, a consultant with AM Advisory and self-proclaimed "Queen Boss," expert. There are a lot of...
Journo-Activism and the Laquan McDonald Shooting W/ Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith is one of many activists responsible for the release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video. We tackle quite a few questions in this brainstorming session... Should American police carry arms? How has submitting that FOIA request impacted Smith's career? How should we examine the surveillance tactics of local police departments? We also take a deep dive into the ways media outlets perpetuate police narratives and run the risk of prematurely demonizing police-shooting victims....
The Infamous Prodigy Episode
Prodigy of Mobb Deep and his collaborator Kathy Iandoli join us for a brainstorming session about their project, "Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook." The book explores healthy recipes for inmates who only have access to ingredients they can purchase in prison. We couldn't talk about that without discussing inhumane prison conditions, Prodigy's struggle with sickle cell anemia and even secret societies and the meaning behind some of P's most infamous lyrics. My guest co-host,...
"The Two Year Rule" Brainstorming W/ Real T@lk & Allyson Scrutchens - Ep. 4
Foward Planning Inc. founder Allyson Scrutchens and award-winning emcee/poet/playwright Brandon "Real T@lk" Williams visit the Brainstorm to chat about entrepreneurship, why millennials are still living at home and the economics of sex and relationships. -- BrainstormPodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @Dometi_
Brainstorming With Dr. Obari Cartman Ep. 3
Psychologist and author Dr. Obari Cartman joins Dometi to remember the contributions of Afeni Shakur. He even discusses work he' s done with her husband, Tupac's stepdad, Mutulu Shakur. We also talk about the fake-outrage concerning Larry Wilmore's use of the N-word as well as Beyonce's "Lemonade" and the demonstrations it inspired in Chicago. -- BrainstormPodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @Dometi_
Brainstorm With David Banner Ep. 2
Producer, rapper, actor, and cultural critic David Banner talks to us about his new project, The God Box and his role on Bounce TV’s “Saints and Sinners” which airs Sundays at 8pm (CST). And was he really born in Chicago then shipped to Mississippi as an infant on pounds of weed? Yep. We talk about that too. -- BrainstormPodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @Dometi_
Brainstorming With Michael Eric Dyson Ep. 1
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discusses his latest book, "The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America," with WVON News Director, Dometi Pongo. Around the 12 minute mark, the conversation shifts to hip hop and its place in politics and social commentary. -- BrainstormPodcast.com Instagram/Twitter: @Dometi_