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When law & order is the headline, what does it mean for us? Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams cross-examines news-making cases and famous faces to peer into the court of law. Each week attorney Eboni K. Williams and cultural observer Dustin Ross break down what’s on the docket in American justice and what’s not, with savvy legal analysis and commonsense commentary to provide teachable moments for us all to navigate a rigged system.

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Actor Faizon Love sues the film studios for literally erasing him and his co-star Kali Hawk from the movie poster of “Couples Retreat” in the international marketing campaign. We hear firsthand from Faizon about his bold and needed step to correct a long history of Black actors being deemed not marketable in international distribution. And we get into the nitty gritty of this issue with Dr. Jason Johnson, Professor of Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University who breaks down the false narratives at the root of Hollywood erasure in examples of John Boyega from Star Wars posters and others. Shout out to James Andrews for connecting us with Faizon! Also on the Docket this week, we examine hate crimes against the LGBTQ community within our Black community exhibited by a recent assault visited on Laverne Cox. Our special guest David J. Johns the Exec Dir. of the National Black Justice Coalition and former Obama administration leader of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans gives advice on how to protect ourselves, our friends and loved ones who are too often targeted by ignorance. This episode was recorded on December 1st which is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for us all to break down stigmas so that we can continue to stop the spread of this disease that, like so many things, disproportionately affects Black Americans. #StopHIV Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Music provided courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Black Patriots Matter

Black Patriots Matter

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How did Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who shot three protesters with an assault rifle and killed two of them, post $2 million bail? Because he was funded by some “silver spoons” who do not understand that a true patriot is someone who stands for liberty and justice for all. Young men joining militias is not patriotism, its terrorism and we hereby reclaim the patriot narrative! On the Docket this week: Lil Wayne’s gold-plated firearm possession charge, Dr. Dre divorce again (yep), the “professor” who assisted in Michael Brown autopsy charged with fraud, and Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck, attempted to hide his ASSets in divorce filings. Happy Thanksgiving y’all and read up on some of the history of this U.S. holiday here and here. Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Music provided courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Flashback to the first viral video of a brutal police encounter with a Black man when Rodney King was beaten in 1991, and the police officers who beat him were tried and acquitted in 1992, then LA and the world cried no more! And yet it happened again and again. Then in 2020, police brutally knelt on the neck of George Floyd until he took his last breath, and Minneapolis and the world cried no more...again. The outcry galvanized today by Black Lives Matter faces familiar narratives from leaders and media that contribute to the devaluation of a human life.  On The Docket this week, we peel back layers in what it means for Black women as victims of assault and Meg Thee Stallion’s plea for Sisters to speak out. Also, a California judge ruled in favor of Russell Simmons in a $10 million sexual assault case. Plus NBA player Sterling Brown agreed to a $750 thousand settlement with the city of Milwaukee for excessive force by police from a 2018 encounter.   Check out GQ Magazine The Year of Thee Stallion. Clips from 1989 President George H.W. Bush address to the nation and 2020 Attorney General William Barr testimony before the House Judiciary Committee courtesy CSPAN. Rodney King clip courtesy CBS News / Veritone Licensing. Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Music provided courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
We’ve been waiting to exhale and finally, thankfully our nation has spoken and placed our trust in President-elect Joe Biden to lead us the hell out of 2020, and Madam Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to make history -- “work that, work that, Girl don’t hold back”! Legal headlines on The Docket this week include a fishing expedition by Nicole Young’s attorneys into possible paternity claims against Dr. Dre in their divorce case, plus Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter Lori Harvey pleads “no contest” to resisting arrest. Also what does it mean that the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the murder of George Floyd will stand trial as one? Audio clip of Shirley Chisholm courtesy of National Visionary Leadership Project. Go to VisionaryProject.org to hear more and learn more about the legacy of Congresswoman Chisholm as the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress in 1969 and her historic candidacy in 1972 as the first Black woman to run for President of the United States in a major party nomination. Learn more about women elected officials at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, and learn more about the history of Black Americans in Congress by visiting the U.S. House of Representatives history archives. Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Music provided courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. Song "Wanna Be Free" by King Sis feat. Jobii  Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Election day has passed, but we’re still just beginning the work to fix our democracy and build a more equitable America. Eboni and Dustin discuss the moment including the coveted Black male swing vote, and WTF was up with Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, 50 Cent and Kodak Black co-sign of Trump?  Legal headlines on The Docket this week include Mel B and Eddie Murphy child support case, the latest on Dr. Dre and Nicole Young’s divorce case, and the shocking lawsuit by a Louisville police officer who killed Breonna Taylor.   Special guest US Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District joins the conversation to clarify 2018 Jobs and Justice Bill legislation introduced from the Congressional Black Caucus versus recent proposals from the Trump Administration’s Platinum Plan and Ice Cube’s Contract with Black America. Congressman Richmond also drops knowledge about lesser known positive programs of the infamous 1994 Crime Bill, including authorization for “pattern or practice” investigations for police misconduct and grants for preventing violence against women. And Eboni shares a personal story about how the judicial system needs more “pretrial diversion programs” for giving young people a second chance rather than a criminal record. Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Music courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Too much power for and against the People lies in the hands of nine people, the Justices of the US Supreme Court. What you need to know about the history of the Court from Thurgood Marshall to Clarence Thomas, and the notorious RBG to Amy Coney Barrett, and why it matters to Black Lives! Special guest, Bakari Sellers. Also on the Docket: Taraji P. Henson split with fiancé Kelvin Hayden, does she have to give the ring back? And rapper Saweetie and Birkingate, is that bag real or fake? Brennan Center finding on the negative consequences to voting rights from Shelby County v. Holder verdict can be found here. Additional reading on the career of Justice Thurgood Marshall here and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg here. Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Music provided courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always. Consult. A. Lawyer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution does and doesn't protect you in your home. Also on The Docket, insights and commentary on Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams divorce settlement, divorce filings by Cardi B, and news about the estate of the late, great Chadwick Boseman, may he rest in power! Official documents related to the murder of Breonna Taylor: Louisville, KY police accountability and search warrant reform can be found here. Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Public Integrity Unit (PIU) investigative file including a copy of the no-knock warrant can be found here. Follow Eboni K. Williams on IG or TW, and Dustin Ross on IG or TW Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams is produced by Uppity Productions LLC in association with Dossie Media LLC, and presented by The Black Effect Network from iHeartRadio and Charlamagne tha God. Audio production services provided by One of One Productions. Fourth Amendment voiceover by Eli Harris. Music provided courtesy of EpidemicSound.com. "Waterfalls" by TLC provided courtesy Sony Music, Sony ATV, Royalty Network and BMG. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always. Consult. A. Lawyer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
I’m Eboni K. Williams, an attorney, TV news anchor, and former public defense attorney. I was raised by a single mother. We were poor, we struggled but we strived and she taught me, inspired me and instilled in me a sense of justice through perseverance, through knowledge! I worked and was accepted to college at 16, then I went to law school. Now I want to teach, to inspire.   I believe we are a nation of laws, but the system is rigged and we must work to restore the promise of justice for all. This show isn’t about the law as much as it’s about how the law impacts our lives, and what we need to know to protect and empower ourselves.   And one more thing, I’ve got the most amazing, smart, sexy co-host Dustin Ross. Y’all know him from The Friend Zone. On this show we’re going to get real, get informed, get going and of course have a little fun along the way. Come join us and let’s hold court! “It makes no sense, it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” - Johnny Cochran clip courtesy CNN. “You go down there looking for justice, that’s what you find, ‘just us.’” - Richard Pryor clip courtesy Rhino Entertainment / Warner Music. Music - Bitter Sweet by Tilden Parc courtesy Epidemic Sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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