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Controlling Our Narrative

Aug 28, 2020

Police shot Jacob Blake in his back in Wisconsin, while his children were in the car— guests Dr. Calvin Smith, Jarrett Hill, and Co-EP OJ Smith discuss their feelings after this latest shooting that has sparked protests and athlete strikes. Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron speaks on Breonna Taylor’s family at the...


Aug 14, 2020

Kamala Harris is the first Black Vice Presidential Candidate for a major party, in history. A Black man in Louisiana might spend the rest of his life in prison for trying to steal hedge clippers. Actor Ryan Reynolds apologizes for getting married at a slave plantation, what’s the big deal? The panel talks about the...


Aug 7, 2020

Trump talks Covid-19 deaths and upsets many. TCU’s Football Coach apologizing for using a racial slur. Latinx representation in Hollywood and the work that still needs to be done. Beyonce’s Black Is King. Guests: Marileny Acevedo and Chriss Holliday


Jul 24, 2020

We break down Nick Cannon’s anti-Semitic comments, the fall out, and support. What happened after and why? Rebecca Pierce, a Black and Jewish writer and filmmaker shares her perspective. Counseling Psychologist Dr. LaVonya Bennett joins the show as well. The St. Louis couple who pointed guns at peaceful protestors are...


Jul 17, 2020

95 percent of Syracuse police officers do not live in the city. A child in Michigan is sent to juvenile detention for not completing her homework. The White House has a new campaign focused on careers. Does it miss the mark or get it right? Plus, this week’s Out of Africa. The Root’s News Editor Monique Judge...