This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph & Patrick have a healthy discussion about the recent spread of the B.1.617.2 or the Delta variant of SARS-COV 2 COVID-19. In 2020, the Delta variant was found in India but has recently spread to the United States. According to the CDC, a number of Delta variant cases were found in Oklahoma, and was also located in other states across the US. The Delta variant is found to be more aggressive and large number of cases were linked to people who were not vaccinated. Patrick asked the question; should a person risk contracting COVID-19 and living with known long term issues, or should they risk taking the vaccine and risk unknown long term issues? They also discussed the current issues with the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. A number of Americans are upset with the Olympic committee, and some are even suggesting boycotting the Olympics because Sha'Carri Richardson will not be competing. The Olympics have banned swimmers from wearing the black owned Soul Caps during the games. At least two black female Olympic competitors are under scrutiny and may not compete against other women because of higher levels of natural testosterone. However, transwomen are allowed to compete against women in the same Olympics. Lastly, Joseph goes on a rant about black people being upset about the fight against CRT being taught in schools, but a good number of black people are not interested in learning black history to teach within their own homes. He is asking, why depend on your enemy to empower your child? Tune in to hear their thoughts!!!
Waletta Mason Dunn (W. Mason Dunn) was born in Bossier City, Louisiana. She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas College in Business Administration and earned a graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. She worked for 20 years in higher education as a counselor for the military while traveling with her husband before he retired from the Marine Corps after 20 years of service. The breadth of her personal and professional experiences has contributed enormously to her fascinatingly inspirational writings.
Waletta’s greatest loves are God and family and she uses both as the inspirations for all of her books. She brings to life compelling relationships that move her readers through the full range of emotions – joy, pain, laughter, tears, and triumph!
She has been married for 36 years to Donald Michael Dunn (USMC, ret.). She is the devoted mother of two young, adult children, Michael Stewart Dunn and Ashley Elaine Dunn.
She also enjoys reading, playing Scrabble and solving crossword puzzles.
Bill Cosby was recently set free from prison, the information shows he was unlawfully tried and convicted of crimes without substantial proof. A number of people are upset about the ruling, a number of people are happy about the ruling, and a number of people using the information present to come up with their own conclusions. Patrick, Carl, and Joseph discuss the details of Bill Cosby being released, the effects of his release, why he was convicted, and how damaging false narratives can be to a person's reputation. Tune in!!!
Derrick Standifer is an author, a keynote speaker, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) whose primary focus is teaching people how to solve the twists and turns of life by solving the twists and turns of the Rubik’s Cube.
Growing up in impoverished neighborhoods and raised by a single mother, Derrick has learned how to transform his pain into power. Derrick dropped out of FAMU and flunked out of Georgia State University only to find himself waiting tables. After internalizing failure, he decided to bounce back from his trials and tribulations.
Notwithstanding his academic accomplishments, Derrick is most proud of the fact that he did not quit. In 2014, he graduated with his bachelor’s degree and then with his master’s degree in 2016. Afterward, he began teaching and what was supposed to be a start to a beautiful career in education was instead met with misfortune. Sadly, he lost his mother to cancer a week before his 26th birthday, and then, his dad, “Coach Hill,” in 2019 from the same illness.
Almost broken from grief, Derrick decided to use his life’s experiences to fuel his drive and commitment to serving mankind and womankind alike. “The people in my life invested in me, and they never let me pay it back, but they charged me to pay it forward. I intend to honor their legacies by using my gifts to serve.”
Currently writing his dissertation to fulfill the requirements of obtaining a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Derrick has proven that failing does not mean you are a failure. When he is not writing and reading and researching, he takes great pride in being a full-time single father of two beautiful, trouble-making geniuses, Ayana and Derrick Jr.
This week on the Freedom train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat discuss the culture of simpin. A young lady @bluejasmine went viral recently because of remarks made on the 8 At The Table Podcast. She discussed how her ex-boyfriend is still paying for the apartment and car she is driving. She also discussed that he gut knows she has a boyfriend and is not willing to give up the apartment and car, but he is still paying. Is the man crazy for continuing to pay the bills for an ex that is in another relationship? Is simp culture ruining the market? The guys also go into men raising their self-esteem, practicing discipline, and not allowing themselves to be used just because the woman is beautiful or has good sex. Tune in!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick have discussions about COVID, the Russian economy, and Joe Biden vs the Catholic Church. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 cases spike in African as only 1% of the continent is vaccinated. Over the last decade, Russia has prepared to drop the US Dollar by slowly minimizing its importance and use in the Russian economy. What does this mean for the US economy? The last topic they had a bit of fun with as they discussed how the Catholic Church get clearance to rebuke Joe Biden because of his stance on abortion. Tune in to hear what they have to say!!
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3:45 Whataburger Story
10:24 Show topics
13:10 Spike in Covid cases in Africa
24:05 Russia to Dump the US Dollar
35:35 Catholic Church vs Joe Biden
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick cover two topics, food banks looking to resolve the hunger issue, and Kwame Brown vs Boyce Watkins. Research conducted by the Duke World Food Policy and the non-profit organization WhyHunger shows that the COVID-19 Pandemic increased the need for food banks in communities that are food deserts, but they also realized that the food distributions alone do not resolve the issue of hunger in America. Joe and Pat dig into the story and information to give their thoughts on why food deserts exist and how they can be eliminated. The second topic they covered is the Kwame Brown vs Boyce Watkins war of words. A few weeks ago Boyce Watkins streamed a video on YouTube talking about how Brown's channel could possibly be taken down. According to Boyce, he was trying to help Brown. The "help" wasn't received well which led to both of the men releasing videos responding to each other. Is it Boyce being messy or Kwame lacking understanding? Tune in to check it out!!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat open up the podcast with one of the countries hottest songs. They covered three topics, The Dr. Fauchi emails, Trump says he will be President, and debunking the myth about the black family. Recently, emails from Dr. Fauchi were leaked to the public and it caused a stir. The conspiracy theory mob came out in droves to blast the internet with all of the confirming information they needed to prove the COVID-19 Pandemic was a hoax. Or did they??? Dun Dun Dunnnnnnn!! The second topic they covered was the "all-powerful" Donald j. Trump proclaiming that he will be president of the United States again in two months. If you don't believe it then you must be a hater. Yep. A Big United States Hating Trump Hater. Trump hate equals the United States hate!! LMAO!!! The last topic covered was the gentlemen debunking the myths about black fathers not being present in their children's lives, the prevalence of black family units, and more. They got it in. Check it out!!!
0:00 - Intro and show topics
5:27 - Anythony Fauci's emails
21:53 - Donald Trump presidency restored?
37:20 - Black Families
Ericka J. Cromartie, is the head Girls’ Basketball Coach at Florida A&M University
Developmental Research School, where she ensures each team member masters the skills
of playing basketball through exposure to the game.
Coach Cromartie is the daughter of Jerome and Claudette Cromartie and a current
resident of Midway, Florida. Her mom played a strong leadership role in her community
which inspired her to get involved and give back to her community. The city of Midway
maybe a small city, but its traditions, atmosphere, and community support makes it much
bigger at heart.
Following Ericka’s graduation in 2001 from FAMU DRS, she attended Miles College in
Birmingham, Alabama on a four-year basketball scholarship. Upon graduating from Miles
College, Ericka returned to the state of Florida to attend The Florida State University,
where she earned a Master’s Degree in Physical Education. Ericka began her teaching and
coaching career in 2008 at Crossroad Academy Charter School in Quincy, Florida. In
2012-13, Ericka was given the opportunity to teach at her alma mater (FAMU DRS) and
earned her second Masters Degree in Sport Management from Florida Agriculture and
Mechanical University (Fall 2013).
During the 2014-15 seasons, she began coaching girls’ basketball at FAMU DRS, in which her
team won the 2A State Championship and she was voted the “2A Coach of the Year.” The
following season (2015-16) season, her team won back to back State Championships, and she
again was voted “2A Coach of the Year”. At the end of the 2016-17 seasons, Ericka Cromartie
led her team to the state championship for the third time, becoming the first team of any sport
in Tallahassee, FL to win three championships in a row. In 2017, Coach Cromartie was named
the Florida 3A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year (third coach of the year award) and was
named the “2017 Florida Girls Basketball Coach of the Year!” In 2018, Coach Cromartie lead a
young, but talented team to the 2018 3A State Final Four! This made a total of 4 State
Appearances in 4 Years! Coach Cromartie thanks GOD for giving her the opportunity to mentor
and coach student athletes to become the best they can be. Finally, in 2019, 2020, & 2021,
Coach Cromartie lead her team to another Final Four Appearance making it 7 Final Four
Appearance in 7 Years. Coach Cromartie was also named the 2021 All Big Bend Coach of the
Year! Since Coach Cromartie has been to FAMU DRS, at least one of her players has signed a
Basketball Scholarship every year under leadership. Her motto is, “Its bigger than basketball!’
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph interviews Ms. Tifany Hill. Joseph and Ms. Hill discussed the coming "revitalization" plans for one of Tallahassee's predominantly black low-income communities the Orange Avenue Apartments, more affectionately known as South City. We discuss how the plans are being executed and how it will affect the current residents of South City.
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick have a much needed and impactful conversation with Mrs. Kristin Jackson. Mrs. Jackson is the founder of Homeschooling Footprints, a black owned homeschooling organization dedicated to the proper education of our black youth. The three go into a conversation about why the black community need to educate our own children so we can make sure they are learning what they need to know to be successful and survive in a racist world. They discussed the process it takes to create and maintain and successful homeschooling operation. Tune in!!
0:38 Joke 1
7:45 Joke 2
9:13 Why Homeschool?
11:45 Schools and Our Community
31:36 How Do You Teach in Homeschool
37:22 Critical Thinking
43:18 Critical Race Theory
In this week's episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick covered three topics that are trending and relevant to our everyday lives. First, they covered the recent COVID-19 outbreak in India. The second most populated country in the world has seen a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Some infectious disease specialists think the outbreak is due to large gatherings and not following safety protocols. They then transitioned to talking about the Pfizer vaccine now being approved for ages 12-15 by the FDA. Is it a good thing to have the teens vaccinated? Is focusing on treating symptoms a better idea than focusing on stopping transmission? The second topic covered is the current gas shortage due to a ransomware attack by an organization known as DarkSide, which affected the Colonial Pipeline. The last subject they covered was the shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr. Andrew Brown, Jr was shot and killed by police officers in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Officers say Brown was using his car as a weapon', witnesses say Brown was no threat o the officers and the shooting was unjustified. Tune in to hear what Joe and Pat have to say about the topics.
0:00 - Intro & Show Topics
6:30 - India Covid Outbreak
14:55 - Middle School Kids Approved for Covid
32:18 - Gas Shortage
48:05 - April 21st Shooting by Police
1:02:00 - Black Woman Celebration and Closing
It is the month of May, which means this is our 2021 Black Women's Celebration Month. This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat get their black women's celebration month kicked off by taking a look back on the black women they had the privilege to celebrate, they also gave an update on some of the women they celebrated. The gentlemen also explained why they celebrate black women, the importance of black women, and also how we can repair the rift between black women and black men. Tune in!!!
On this week's episode of the Freedom train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick have a discussion about Florida's new HB1, the Daunte Wright shooting, and the Ma'Khia Bryant shooting. April 15, 2021, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law HB1 which many are viewing as the law to make protesting illegal in the state of Florida. The bill was said to be created as a response to the violence during the George Floyd protest. 10 minutes away from the location for George Floyd's murder, a young black man named Daunte Wright was murdered by former police officer Kim Potter. Potter claimed that she thought she pulled her taser but pulled her gun instead and killed Wright. A 15-year-old girl is dead because she was killed by a police officer who was stopping her from stabbing another teen. The problem with the situation is the adults involved look to be adding to the turmoil instead of deescalating the situation. Tune in!!
Danielle Harris is a native of Florida, a mother, youth mentor, life coach, and a proud graduate of Florida State University. She worked in state government for over ten years within the human service field. She has always been in the business of helping others through life’s journey. Danielle considers her faith and family to be most important to her. She is committed to helping others recognize their true identity and the power that resides within by providing spiritual support through Christ. She is convinced that love is the true remedy for all of humanity. The Remedy For Life’s Journey is Danielle’s first of many books to come.
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat let a stream of thoughts flow as they cover three topics that are trending in the news. but not at the top of their lists to cover. The first topic is the derrick Chauvin trial of his murder of George Floyd. If Chauvin is convicted, what impact will it have on the justice system as a whole? What impact will it have on the Floyd family? If he is convicted of murder, will it be a blow to systematic racism? These are questions the gentlemen answer. The second topic is about the COVID-19 vaccine and the possible 4th wave of the virus. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the vaccine due to mistrust in the medical industry. There are also a number of people who are not following the protocols in place to help prevent the spread of the virus. If the virus doesn't slow down, should you get vaccinated? The last topic covered is about the recent rise in Asian hate crimes over the last three years. Are the narratives surrounding the hate crime targeting black people true? Also, are black people obligated to be an ally to all other people of color. Tune in to hear what Joe and Pat have to say.
0:00 intro and show topics
6:23 Why the Chauvin Case Doesn't Matter to Some People
22:40 Handle My Lightweight
25:34 Fourth Wave of Covid
49:35 Asian Hate Crimes and the Black Community
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat are visited once again by the legendary playa of all playas Dr. Tip aka Jerrick Daxn. Dr. Tip answered a relationship question sent in by one of our viewers and gave some very interesting advice. In 2017, an article titled The Road To Zero Wealth: How The Racial Wealth Divide Is Hollowing Out America's Middle Class. The article is stating the by 2053 the average wealth of Black America will be Zero. Some may believe that Black America has had tangible progression since the Civil Rights Movement, some believe the opposite. According to The Road To Zero Wealth article, from 1983 to 2013 the wealth of Black America has declined by 75%. Tune in to hear the gentlemen break it all down.
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This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat are joined by guest host Professor Carl Tone Jones. The gentlemen discussed Professor Jones' new book 2020 Through The Eyes of a Social Media Revolutionary, his upcoming podcast, and his documentary The Independence Day Project. This past week was filed with all types of drama across the social media world. Social Media "relationship guru" Derrick Jaxn's alleged infidelity has caught up with him. Information about his alleged cheating was exposed by podcasters, bloggers, media outlets and alleged mistresses. What does the fall of Derrick Jaxn expose about the state of relationships within the black community? In further black community news, journalist Roland Martin is under fire for his interview with 21 year old community activist King Randall. Martin and Randall's interview did not go well. Martin basically seemed to have planned to ambush and bully the young man because of a difference of opinions about how to help the black community. Tune in to hear what all we have to say!!!
3:10 Professor Carl Tone Jones
12:20 Dr. Tip aka Jerrick Daxyn
13:45 Relationship Guru's and Black Relationships
1:09:13 Roland Martin targets King Randall
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph interviews Pastors Robert & Jerilyn Ward.
Robert E. and Jerilyn L. Ward are the founder and co-founder of IN SPIRIT & IN TRUTH MINISTRIES, Inc. birthed on January 4th, 2011 in Deerfield Beach, Florida. I.S.I.T. Ministries’ include; Kingdom Home Economics, with programs for teaching household management and domestic science such as recipe building, cooking, sewing and True Servanthood Leadership, a leadership training for pastors and their teams. Robert and Jerilyn Ward were married the summer of 1991, on July 30th. Three wonderful children were born to this union; Nicholas, Brea, and Jessica who have also worked alongside them in ministry. Before Robert and Jerilyn's union, they were introduced in the House of Worship and immediately began working together in ministry. Both operate in many areas of ministry having equipped them for works placed in their hands. They started as Youth Pastors and then Associate Pastors serving in the ministry of Help’s, Hospitality, and Administration. An ensemble was created and founded by Robert that launched his ministry as a praise and worship leader. He is a gifted songwriter with over 50 written songs, entitled “Songs from the Cloud.” Robert is also a skilled chef with 40 plus years of culinary experience. He started as a dishwasher at 15 years old, then a lead line cook, a Pastry Chef, Sous Chef and finally an Executive Chef. He has now shifted his focus to Chef Instruction. Robert was given an endearing title of “The Singing Chef” by one of his co-laborers in Christ. Jerilyn is a dedicated Intercessor, Liturgical Dance/Flag ministry instructor of 25+ years. She is passionate about the ministry of dance because it is an expression of worship to our Father. Jerilyn is a practical teacher of God’s Word who believes in the application of God's Words in the lives of believers. She believes that all believers can have a successful walk with Christ by applying the practical principles of the Word of God and by having a consistent prayer life. Jerilyn is also an Entrepreneur and is the C.E.O./Founder of Sewing with Lady Ward, L.L.C. which allows her to create /repair garments and teach the Art of Sewing. In December 2014, Jerilyn was healed of Cervical Cancer through a word from God, by her faith in God, and by the backbone of her walk with Christ “intercessory prayer.” Robert and Jerilyn have a heart for success in marriage. Through this first book of a series, “For Better and For Worst – a dramatic testimony of staying married despite having HIV/AIDS” FORGED was born. Forged is a ministry designed to equip and strengthen marriages as they travel through the fires of life.
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Royle King II is a native of Dallas, Texas who moved to Tallahassee, Florida and received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University in Broadcast Journalism.
His entire life is a testimony to good parents, mentors and men. He spent his teen years in two mentoring programs that would change his life and later change the lives of young men around the world. The Omega Sparks, a mentoring auxiliary of the local Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists journalism boot camp.
These programs laid the foundation for success and desire to help others. After graduating from high school King vowed to dedicate himself to helping others and giving back the same way so many people gave to him. In 2008 while still an undergraduate at FAMU the Omega Lamplighters mentoring program was born. Since 2008 the program has grown to over 120 male youth in the Big Bend area with chapters all over the United States and Naples, Italy. This year the Junior Lamplighters were launched to reach male youth even earlier.
King has gone on to win several awards and distinctions, currently he’s the youngest ever elected chapter president of the Chi Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.,
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This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick cover the story of the black candidate in the Michigan Governor's race, Austin Chenge, who had promised to cancel Black History Month if he wins the race. The gentlemen also covered the story of the governor of New York Andrew Cuomo covering up the actual number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. His team said they did it so Trump couldn't use the information against the Democrats in the Presidential race. These are two topics that may bring out a lot of emotions. Tune in!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat discuss the Black Sheriff's Deputy who took his own life as a protest against police brutality and racism. The gentlemen discuss if the Sheriff's actions will truly bring about change within the American police departments. A 15 year old girl was stabbed and killed in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This was a tragic and horrible event. She was killed by girls 12, 13, and 14. Joe and Pat discuss the murder of the young lady, but they also call out the black media outlet who covered the story in an attempt to demonize the girls and their parents. The last segment was a reaction to a viral video of an old white lady deliberately spitting in the face of her black caregiver. This video is outrageous and the gentlemen give you their full opinions. Tune in!!
6:40 Sheriff kills himself to send a message
32:30 Teenage Murder Coverage
1:02:10 Old Lady Spits on Black Caregiver
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat step into the world of celebrity news and discuss the allegations against rapper TI and his wife Tiny. The two have been accused of sexual assault against a former family friend. A number of stock traders and investors have been going crazy the last few weeks because of the latest events surrounding the GME, AMC stocks, and the supposed fight against Wall Street. A few millionaires are feuding with billionaires and a lot of people are losing money joining the fight. Lastly, at least two FBI agents were killed and a number were injured in a child sex scandal bust in South Florida. Tune in!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph is joined by Professor Carl Tone Jones as guest host. The gentlemen discussed the 2021 Biden and Harris Inauguration, and how it affects Black America. They also discussed the 17 Executive Orders President Biden signed January 20th and the 21st. What does the Biden Harris Administration mean for Black America? Will black people be forgotten? Will the Biden Harris Administration actually help Black America? Black America did go above and beyond to make sure they were elected, will they help us? Joe and The Professor also discussed their thoughts on what Black America should be doing to help themselves instead of waiting on the Government to be kind to us. Tune in to hear their thoughts.
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