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With no topic off limit--from race, religion to politics--each week bloggers-turned-podcasters Jay, RiPPa and The Uppity Negro discuss crucial issues of Black life in America with sarcasm, humor and barbershop banter.
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Adventures in the Absurd

Adventures in the Absurd

2017-07-0201:57:35

In this last episode before a one month hiatus, Jay from Average Bro, RiPpa and The Uppity Negro have a big WTF moment as president Donald Trump seems to go next level bonkers with his Twitter. This journey into the absurd continues as the Brothers have an intense discussion around statements R&B legend Stevie Wonder had to say about "black lives matters." The cool down happens as the conversation moves to the absurdity around whether or not the Migos would have kicked Joe Budden's butt or not at the 2017 BET Awards. The Brothers also touch on the news story of the young black kids detained for selling water bottles at the Mall on Washington as well as what functions as cultural appropriation in this day and age.
In this monster episode, the Three Brothers open up with the story of Terence Crutcher, the unarmed black motorist shot and killed by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby--who was recently acquitted. The Three Bros. turn to politics--of course--and discuss the week that was Donald Trump and the dumpster fire that the White House became. We later discuss the Netflix show "Dear White People," LaVar Ball, Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos delivering the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University, Steve Harvey, the controversy with the Miss USA winner, To Wear or Not to Wear Rompers... ...and somehow Bill Cosby makes it into the podcast as well
This episode starts off with Jay, aka Average Bro talking cash trash about the Uppity Negro's hometown Chicago for no apparent reason. RiPpa brings the conversation back to Trump's first 100 days, the sexual harassment problems at Fox News, the problems with #hashtag boycotts on #BlackTwitter around Shea Moisture, and finally to the mini-crisis black folks had with actor and activist Jesse Williams filing for divorce
All three of the Brothers were tripping over each other to get a word in edgewise in this episode! "But wait, lemme finish tho" was the refrain of the evening as we discussed the finer points of the Trump administration's foreign policy; this episode was recorded less than an hour after the news broke that President Trump authorized a missile strike in Syria. Not left on the table was the controversy around the Pepsi commercial with Kendall Jenner and Kendrick Lamar's "Be Humble" music video. The three of us fall down the rabbit hole of black cultural performance as we debate the merits of Black Lives Matter following the re-election of the white mayor in Ferguson, Missouri.
RIP to TrumpCare

RIP to TrumpCare

2017-03-2501:48:29

The Three Brothers are back! RiPPa joins Jay aka Average Bro and The Uppity Negro after a hiatus. We delve head first into politics and the massive failure of Trump and GOP party when it came to "repeal and replace." The movie "Burning Sands" and Dave Chappelle's new comedy on Netflix make an appearance. Having the three back, sports comes into play with the Lavar Ball beef and whether or not Colin Kapernick has been blackballed or not.
Jay, aka Average Bro and the Uppity Negro chop it up this week about President Trump visiting the Smithsonian's African American History museum, some #OscarSoWhite speculations and the lackluster NBA All Star game. Somehow the two find themselves drilling down on the week that produced #HurtBae and some of the more wonkish parts of the two-party system moving forward and looking at mid-terms 2018.
Literally less than two hours after Donald Trump's first press conference as president, Average Bro and the Uppity Negro delve into the the spectacle that it turned into, not to mention Beyonce and the Grammys and comedian Nick Cannon walking away from his contract with "America's Got Talent." Toward the end we turn to sports with the NBA All-Star games this weekend. We close out with suggestions for the week.
Adjusting to Trumpland

Adjusting to Trumpland

2017-02-0901:03:42

As we settle into the new normal, the Three Brothers, minus Rippa, discuss black athletes in the Age of Trump and post-Super Bowl, we find ourselves discussing the cabal that Trump is amassing, better known as the Cabinet as well as the hot water George Lopez has found himself in recently. And somehow, the Migos are the center of yet another discussion amongst ourselves. And recommendations at the end.
Trump continues to dominate the leading discussion--should the feds go to Chicago, but Jay and the Uppity Negro bounce around conversation about the New Edition miniseries biopic, the death of the WorldStar Hip Hop creator, the celebrity of the Migos and "Bad & Boujee" and finally was Cornel West right about Barack Obama?
Average Bro and the Uppity Negro discuss all things leading up the inauguration: black performers at the inauguration; "mediocre Negroes" who are meeting the Don; black cultural representations in Hollywood and everything inbetween
Election Countdown

Election Countdown

2016-11-0401:26:36

In our first-and-a-half episode, five days before the election, we talk about Clinton and Trump and black voter suppression, Lil Wayne and Black Lives Matters, and the superb genius of FX's "Atlanta" --and a host of others things in between.
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