Should Dave Chappelle Be Cancelled? This past week comedian Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix comedy special The Closer, which cause a lot of controversy over jokes about Transwomen. Joe and Pat take a look at the comedy special and give their take on the content. A number of activist groups and individuals are calling for Netflix to remove The Closer from its platform. Should the special be removed? Should Chappelle's 1st amendment right be upheld. Tune in to hear what the gentlemen have to say.
Bobby Love is the name of a man who escaped prison over 40 years ago, and was finally arrested after he made a fatal mistake attending a funeral. Bobby Love's birth name is Walter Miller, but after committing a number of crimes and spending time in prison, he decided he wanted to be free. Walter escaped from a prison in North Carolina and fled to New York. He was able to start a new life, and even build a family, but it all came crashing down early one morning. Check out the story.
Recently, the rapper TI spoke to the public about rapper Lil Boosie being the "Representative of Cultural Authenticity". Joe and Pat decided to give their thoughts on TI's comments. Is Lil Boosie truly the representative of cultural authenticity for black people? How are we defining authenticity for our culture, and just because TI said it is it true? Do our rappers and other celebrities speak for us? Do they really have a real sense of what is going on everyday in our communities? Tune in to see what the fellas say about it.
Over the past few decades, we have heard of how awful men are and can be at sex. Thousands to millions of women have complained about not having an organism, or even just having sex that is somewhat good. Lately, men have began to speak out about their sexual experiences, and they are now telling the world how bad their sexual experiences are as well. The narrative is, as long as the woman's vagina feels good the sex is good. But men are now saying that is not enough. We want good sexual experiences as well. Join Joe and Pat in this discussion about sex, sexuality, pleasure, orgasms and more.
The year is 2021 and our society still has a problem talking about sex. SMDH!! As a result, many people have not learned how to properly have sex or even safe sex. We have generations of people who really believe the fallacies about sex and safe sex products. How many people really know how to use a condom so it doesn't break? How many people are wearing the correct size condom? How many women know how to put on a condom? How many people really believe the Magnum is the best condom on the market? Pat and Joe are from the Bible Belt of America, so they are very familiar with a sexual mis-education and the results. Tune in!!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph interviews Julius W. Garvey, M.D., the leader of the @Justice4Garvey effort. Dr. Garvey is the youngest son of the Honorable Marcus Garvey. In 1923, Marcus Garvey was falsely convicted of mail fraud, evidence was found that the conviction had no merit, but it is the year 2021 and his name still isn't exonerated. We will learn more about the @Justice4Garvey effort, Marcus Garvey, Dr. Julius Garvey, and much much more. Tune in.
Julius W. Garvey, M.D. is a New York-based retired Board-certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon. He is affiliated with Northwell Health System and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been on several educational and medical missions to Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Mali, Sierra Leone, Jamaica, Haiti, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. Dr. Garvey has been internationally schooled in England, Canada, Jamaica, and the US. He is regularly invited to lecture on the life and legacy of his father, the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, and attended the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture which includes an exhibit on the life and legacy of his father, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The Justice4Garvey effort is on Twitter @Justice4Garvey asking President Biden to exonerate Marcus Garvey by granting a posthumous Presidential pardon.
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat discuss the evolution of the word "woke" and the conscious community. In the past the idea of being woke had a different meaning, and the conscious community had a different reputation. Over the years the word woke has gained a negative connotation and the idea of the conscious community has declined. Some of the decline is due to the actions of he conscious community, but the popularization of the word "woke" and the conscious community has impacted the original intent of gaining knowledge of self. Tune in!!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat dig into the latest federal mandate by President joe Biden on the COVID-19 vaccine. Recently, the President mandated that all federal employees and federal contractors be vaccinated. Pat and Joe give their thoughts on the mandate and also drop some knowledge about the spread of "VeRONAica". The gentlemen also covered the silly Texas Abortion Law. A new abortion law was passed in Texas that ban abortion of six weeks or more. This is a very controversial decision which punishes anyone who helps a woman with an abortion. Tune in!!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat cover the Elijah McClain story, The Sha'Carri Richardson saga, and US troops pulling out of Afghanistan. In 2019, Elijah McClain was murdered by police officers and paramedics. Initially the police officers and paramedics were not charged with a crime, but two years later a Grand Jury has changed the direction of the case. A lot has happened in the past two months surrounding the rising US track star Sha'Carri Richardson. Recently she has made news headlines for behavior and performances that were less desirable. Lastly, the two covered the US troops pulling out of Afghanistan after 20 years, only for the Taliban to take back their control. Tune in!!
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat once again have a conversation about the rising number of new medical and viral experts throughout social media. Popular talking heads all over social media have given their opinions for or against the protective measures used against the spread of the "virus". People on both sides, for and against the virus, are giving information to their followers who Pat and Joe have found to be untrue according to their research. People are giving information based off of how they feel rather than what the information says. They are encouraging everyone to do your own research and stop allowing people on social media to give you information about the virus. The gentlemen also covered the ongoing drama surrounding Brother Polight of the black conscious community. Recent allegations suggest Polight sexually assaulted the 14 year old daughter of one of his many girlfriends. The men cover the details of the fight and give their opinion on what is happening. Tune in!!!
This last week of our Mental Health Awareness Month, Joe and Pat breakdown Slavery, Racism, & Psychological Trauma. Many people wonder why black people in America are in the unique position of being a people who are powerful and capable of creating their own destiny, can still be negatively affected by slavery in 2021? African people were kidnapped and terrorized by Europeans for over 500 years, sustaining constant physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and mental trauma, generation after generation. After legal slavery was ended, black Americans continued to experience trauma from white Americans. If we have experienced over 500 years of trauma, how long would it take to overcome the trauma. Also, can we accept the trauma but learn to excel as a group despite the trauma. Tune in to hear what they have to say.
00:00 Intro & Sponsor
03:09 Thoughts on "The Psychological Effects of Slavery
05:37 The Context of Our Condition
05:59 How long should it take to get over slavery
10:25 Intergenerational Cultural Trauma Theory
11:34 Overall Health
22:50 Poverty and Racism
48:54 Terror Management Theory
53:35 PTSS - Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Remember, August is Mental Health Awareness Month for the Freedom Train Network. We will be dedicating this month's podcasts to raising more awareness about mental health in the black community.
This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joseph and Patrick continue their discussions about mental health in the black community. This show focused on the recent mental health events surrounding Sha'Carri Richardson, Simone Biles, and Naomi Osaka. Sha'Carri Richardson was already dealing with a new level of national and Olympic popularity when she learned that her birth-mother passed away from a reporter during an interview. Simone Biles was the last competing victim of the Larry Nassar Olympic sexual assault case, and she was expected to carry the U.S. gymnastic team to gold. It is reported that she too was experiencing mental health problems. She was dealing with the "twisties" which could cause a gymnast to hurt themselves. Lastly, we covered Naomi Osaka choosing her mental health over being interviewed at the French Open. She is doing her best to manage her anxiety, but the interviews after her matches trigger her anxiety. All three of these ladies are expected to compete at a high level, but not many people are concerned about the mental health of these ladies. Tune in to hear more!!
It is August, and that means it is our Mental Health Awareness Month. This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat talk about 18 months of chaos, and how the pandemic is weighing on the mental health of the nation and our communities. According to the NHS Early Release Program and the U.S. Census Bureau, anxiety and depression disorder has increased by 30% in America since June 2019. The pandemic, the loss of jobs, social and political upheaval, mass number of death, and much more all play a part. Since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed an increase in visits to a therapist and conversations surrounding therapy. The pandemic is weighing on the mental health of the nation, and it cannot be ignored. Tune in.
The 2021 Olympics are finally here, and for a number of black women their dreams were ripped from them. This week on the Freedom Train Podcast Series, Joe and Pat cover stories of at least six black women who were told they could not compete in the Olympics for various reasons. Aliyah Shipman, Caster Semenya, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi are four of the women being bullied by the Olympic committee. Is it because they are black? The gentlemen also talked about the recent assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse. Mr. Moise was gunned down on July 7th in his home by what is believed as hired mercenaries. Who were the mercenaries, who hired them, how did they gain access to the President's home, why wasn't the President's guards injured? these are just a few of the questions that need to be answered. Tune in!!
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.
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