JSC Radio Ep. 58: Consent Decree

PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Good evening everybody. We once again get serious on The People’s Podcast. And you already know why.


For the last 2 months, it’s been an endless parade of men being outed as being the literal worst in all forms of business, industry, education, politics, you name it. Whether it’s News (Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, John Hockenberry, All of Fox News), Music (Russell Simmons, R. Kelly), Comedy (Louis CK, Bill Cosby), Politics (Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Al Franken), Sports (Greg Zaun). From local to national, it’s essentially everywhere. 

Well, coming out of Thanksgiving and having time to think about things, it was time for another serious commentary. This time, talking about how men in this country (and around the world) really need to get our collective shit together. And in the process, I decided to bring back parts of what Lara Witt had to say during Episode 17 of the show back in Sept. 2006. Her interview — the most downloaded show in JSC History — provided a blueprint for how we can get right plus a harrowing story of how she combated a sexual assault in her native Switzerland.

It gets real this week. You’ve been warned.

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JSC Radio Ep. 41: Final Destination 2

PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Hey Now! What’s good, People! The People’s Podcast is back this week after taking last week off for a needed vacation. It’s time for Episode 41 and for the Second straight year (JSC Radio wasn’t around in 2015), it’s time for the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rubber match. 

Remember, JSC Radio is on SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, and Google Play! The show is also on Twitter at @JSCRadio!

Going forward, expect there to be an update every week when a new show drops — usually, but not always — every (other) Thursday.  Continue reading JSC Radio Ep. 41: Final Destination 2

“Dark”ness in Boston: When Getting It Right Goes Wrong…

♠ What Happens When A “Dark-Skinned Male” isn’t… ♠

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”

— Will Rogers

DETROIT (JSC) — Greetings & salutations, people. After what has been honestly one of the more insane news weeks in memory, I almost wouldn’t know where to start if I had to do a mash-up of every horrible and amazing thing that’s happened in the last seven days. But let’s first and foremost throw thoughts and prayers out to the nearly 200 people who were injured in the heinous and senseless bombing of the Boston Marathon. Rest in Peace to the three people who were killed during the attack, and to the family of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was murdered by the two cowards on that insane Thursday night. Thoughts and prayers to the people of West, Texas as well, who are reeling from that horrific explosion at the plant that killed 14 people and obliterated most of that town. Big ups to the police departments of Boston and Watertown, Mass. as well as the FBI for their work in capturing one of the culprits while killing the other one. Incredible work. A lot of people did the damn thing in terms of their jobs. One entity that didn’t exactly have a very good week was the American news media — which, if you didn’t know, I am a member of. Never one afraid to smack my own when needed, I’m here to address the hottest of hot buttons and that’s the performance of CNN, specifically a man I had grown to respect the hell out of the last decade: John King. With one speculative statement amidst a chaotic afternoon, he may have single-handed ruined his reputation and exposed an multitude of greater problems in the news media and journalism as a whole. Let’s Go.

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Separate But Unequal: The Quandary of Black Women & Marriage

♥ Hell Hath No Fury…♥

“This is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible beings who do not run away from life”

— Paul Tournier

DETROIT — I Love Black Women. Period. My Mom is a Black Woman. I Love Her. There is something about an intelligent, well-spoken, well-versed, hard working, confident, Nubian Goddess. From her walk, to her attitude, to her ability to understand me, there is nothing more impressive than a Black Woman. Now that we’ve established this, I feel that, as a black man, I can chip in my two cents to why her ass is as single as a $1 bill in my wallet. Lately it has become apparently en vogue, and I don’t mean the R&B group, for there to be all these reports and statistics on why the black woman (more specifically, the “successful” black woman) can’t seem to find a man to marry her. While I’m not some sympathizer like Michael Baisden who will do anything to get women to listen to him, nor am I a self-proclaimed relationship expert like Steve Harvey, this blog is not exactly meant to be a scientific meta-analysis of the plight of our Nubian sisters. I’m not gonna get into the conflated and often overused mantras about black men being the problem (BTW: Essence Magazine’s assessments about black men are, on the low end, 95% F.O.S.). I am gonna shoot straight on what I feel is the problem just from my experience as being a black man having dealt with black women since birth. If you don’t like it, then create your own damn site and do something about it! Let’s Go.

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JSC Throwback: 10 Things I Hate About Radio (Part II: 4-1)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Greetings once again. Hopefully you were able to check out the first part of this throwback blog from 2008 I wrote about my beefs with the radio business. No need for long intros, especially if you read Part I. Part II. which gets a little angrier than Part I, dropped two days later on 2/8/2008. Let’s get down to business. Continue reading JSC Throwback: 10 Things I Hate About Radio (Part II: 4-1)