GetFamiliar Episode 3 D. Horton

This #GetFamiliar episode was different! We got to chat with D. Horton while recording in the studio. The conversation was lovely! D. Horton: “It’s just like me… sitting down with myself and saying “Okay how does this make you feel?” and being honest with it, being transparent I think a lot of people who have been going out fighting and going through so many traumatic experiences from a pandemic to like … (pause) you have to be able to sit down and say, “where am I? What’s going on in…

John Focke has Focked Up

Technology is a wonderful thing. A very useful thing. It can also be very troublesome if used incorrectly. Charlotte Hornets radio play-by-play announcer John Focke found out the latter the hard way. Earlier today The Charlotte Hornets  indefinitely suspended their first-year radio play-by-play announcer after he sent out a tweet using the N-word with the hard “er”….OOPS!! Focke was tweeting about the Utah Jazz-Denver Nuggets playoff game Monday afternoon. “Shot making in this Jazz-(N-word) game is awesome! Murray and Mitchell going back and forth what a game!” After realizing what…

New Podcast Documents Black History and Social Justice in Appalachia

With Black historical education joining the movement as a pivotal step toward racial progress less is known about the African Americans who make up the rural and mountain south. Synonymous with Folk music, Trump country, banjos and whiteness the geographical areas known as Appalachia are void of African American story telling on a broad scale and the Black in Appalachia Project is doing work to change that. Notable cities within Appalachia include Asheville, NC, Binghamton, NY, Knoxville, TN, Roanoke, VA, Pittsburg, PA, and Huntsville Alabama. However the entire Appalachian region…

BREAKING: Joe Biden Says Stupid Shit..Again

First off.. Dear White People Running for President, Listen, I know y’all want to be hip and shit. I know you want your “ear to the streets,” and you assume that the only way to sure up the young black vote is to “hit up” the Breakfast Club with Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy, but maybe, just maybe y’all should avoid them like I’m out here avoiding this Rona. Avoid them like y’all avoid seasoning, if that makes it easier. Pretend like they are the living embodiment of salt,…

Exclusive: Angela Means Kaaya talks Friday’s 25th anniversary, Playing the role of “Felicia,” Feeding the Hood and The Importance of Protecting and Uplifting Black Women. (Hi Felicia! I See You)

Hi Felicia: I See You Episode 26 This past weekend, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of “Friday”, the legendary classic hood movie starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, John Witherspoon, Angela Means Kaaya. As fortune would have it we were able to have Angela Means Kaaya, the actress who portrayed Felicia in the film, join us on the show the Monday following the 25th Anniversary. One thing The Black Lunch Break did not expect was how the dichotomy of “Felicia from Friday” and the complexity of all that occurred…