JSC Radio Ep. 69: Panther Power


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) — The 69th (:::giggles:::) Episode of the People’s Podcast is here and, it’s the long awaited review of the hottest movie in years: Black Panther.

Those who know me know that I do NOT buy into hype. At all. Think of the most pumped up, hyped up things in music, or TV, or film over the last 15 years. There’s a high probability that I likely either never bothered to buy in or if I did, it was moths or even years later. I do this because, honestly, most of y’all have terrible taste and have a habit of calling everything a “classic” or “the future” or “the greatest” when it’s often total basura. Black Panther is NOT in that category. This movie is the truth.

black-panther-ticketsBlack Panther is the super hero flick that we have deserved. It’s the best Marvel movie of all time. It has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. It is the best superhero film since The Dark Knight, one of the five best ever, and arguably the best “Black” movie of all time. Much like Get Out last year, this movie is a game changer, not just in terms of superhero movies, but in how we look at black cinema. Too often the last 60 years, black movies have been a zero sum, all-or-nothing game. It was either a serious biographical/documentary film, a stereotype-ridden action film, some stereotype-laden hyper-religious Tyler Perry flick, or some wild, wacky stereotype-filled comedy (or some combination of the latter three). Black Panther‘s a game changer, and I will talk about why this week. Plus a special shout out to Get Out, which we reviewed last year, that won an Academy Award for best Original…original…Screenplay.

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JSC Radio Ep. 59: The Kids In The Hall


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  Good evening everybody. The People’s Podcast is back as 2017 is mercifully coming to a close. It’s a mixed bag this week as we celebrate Detroit, but also hit an interesting postscript.

Adrienne Lawrence - June 7, 2016

As we talked about last week, 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, sports, and politics. I also noted that I’ve heard a multitude of stories from women I know in this business who have been harassed, propositioned, and even assaulted by men on their jobs. Well, one of those women came forward with her story this week.

Adrienne Lawrence, who appeared Episode 20 on in Oct. 2016, came forward with her story of the harassment and alleged retaliation she faced while at ESPN on Wednesday in the Boston Globe. Adrienne, who left from a lucrative career as an attorney to become one of the “Worldwide Leader’s” rising stars, alleges that SportsCenter anchor John Buccigross tried to turn their professional relationship personal and sent multiple shirtless selfies to her via text. Her spurning these advances seemed to coincide with her rapidly being slid down the totem pole and eventually out of Bristol. In an unexpected postscript to Episode 58, I address this in the first half of the show.

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JSC Radio Extra: A few minutes on R. Kelly and how we treat Black Women…


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up, Y’all. I know. It’s not Thursday or Friday. This ain’t #JSCWOW. Instead, I’m here to highlight a particular point I made in last week’s episode of JSC Radio. For those of you who have listened: THANK YOU. For those who haven’t, get your ass onto SoundcloudiTunesStitcher Radio, or Google Play and subscribe now.

During last week’s episode, which was the 45th, I dug into the archives and played part the audio from the Feel The Hunger Radio episode DJ Cutt-Nice and I did the day R. Kelly was acquitted in 2008. At 28 years old, I was more incredulous at how it happened. At 37 years old, I’m livid that it’s continued on and that boiled to the surface after I played the cut from 2008. Today, I’ll give you the transcript of what I said. Continue reading JSC Radio Extra: A few minutes on R. Kelly and how we treat Black Women…

JSC Radio Ep. 45: Cult of Personality


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s up everybody. After a couple of weeks off for a well earned vacation, the People’s Podcast is back and so is the rage. We rediscovered that R. Kelly is a garbage human, and Michael Vick is still not very bright. For the 45th Episode of JSC Radio, I got off on Kelly and Vick, plus I dig into the archives for some goodness from…Feel The Hunger Radio.

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JSC Radio – Episode 17: Lara Witt (and an update on where I’ve been)


PHILADELPHIA (JSC) —  What’s Up y’all! So it’s been five months since I updated this blog and JSC Radio has kinda become more of an organized THING. When I first started doing this podcast back in March, my goal was for it to evolve into an extension of this blog and eventually become the “People’s Podcast.” It doesn’t have a set genre by design and that allows me to take on different issues every week. In the Last few months, the show has expanded to both iTunes and Stitcher Radio (Hey, Hey!). I’ve talked about everything from WrestleMania to A Tribe Called Quest to the Detroit Lions to Mass Shootings and the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton SterlingFrom Brexit to the NBA to the Olympics, I’ve been all over the place, but there’s also been a common theme: These podcasts are about giving a different voice to different subjects. I’ve also been lucky enough to have two great guests on the show. The first was Jenee Darden, the daughter of Christopher Darden — who is best known as being one of the prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson Trial — following ESPN’s incredible documentary on Simpson. The second came earlier this week when I talked to Lara Witt, a journalist, blogger, Feminist activist, and sexual assault survivor who grew up in Switzerland but moved to Philadelphia in 2010. The reason I brought her on was to bluntly (very bluntly) address the NFL’s — and football as a whole — treatment of women and how their reaction to violence against women seems to to pale in comparison to things such as refusing to stand for the National Anthem. Let’s Go

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