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F. Dougie’s Top Ten of 2018

Black Panther

        What can I say about Black Panther that hasn’t already been said? This film was a movement and has changed Hollywood forever. Industry producers and filmmakers have long leaned on the racist notion that black films don’t travel. We were told that “black films don’t make money with foreign audiences”. Not only did the movie go on to make $1.3+ Billion. It has passed every other film in American history to become the highest grossing domestic superhero film EVER. Let that settle in.

While that marinates, let’s also remember that growing up, we were told that we couldn’t be superheroes. “You can’t be Superman, Superman is white. You can’t be Batman, Batman is white.” Pick any action-adventure, fantasy, or superhero movie in the last 50 years and throw a dart at the list of films. I can almost guarantee you that the main characters are white. Black Panther is important to American society not only because it shows us as kings, geniuses, and leaders. It also shows black children of the world that they too can also be heroes. Black Panther isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This wasn’t just a flash in the pan. Ain’t you hear? It ain’t Wakanda 2018. It’s, Wakanda. FOREVER.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Thank you, Donald Glover. “Why?” On the NBC show ‘Community’ (season 2 episode “Anthropology 101)”. Actor/Singer/Rapper/Director/Comedian Donald Glover wore a Spider-Man t-shirt during the episode’s opening. Some of the show’s fans went online and expressed their excitement! “Donald Glover should be the next Spider-Man!” Then came the comments: “Donald Glover can’t be Spider-Man. Spider-Man is white”. You see a pattern here? Spider-Man comic writer Brian Michael Bendis took notice and made a decision that would change comics and entertainment forever. 1 year later, Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli gave birth to new character Miles Morales. An Afro-Latino teen from Brooklyn, NY. Miles would become Spider-Man in his own alternate universe and would go on to join the regular Marvel Comics continuity.

An animated feature film (based on writer Dan Slott’s Spider-Verse comic and Bendis and Pichelli’s Spider-Men) was released in December 2018 to critical acclaim (97% Positive Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and a 95% Audience score). For the movie, the creators implemented a new style of animation to bring Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends to life. Watching the movie is like walking inside an actual comic book. It implements everything from words bubbles to the ‘Ben-Day’ comic print look of comic pages from the early ’60s and ’70s. The critical consensus is that the film is the best animated movie of the year (and maybe of all time), is beautiful, funny, heart-warming, diverse, progressive, and expertly written.

Wrapping up our theme of black children finally getting representation as heroes on screen, spoiler alert; “Anyone can wear the mask“. Anyone can be a hero. Even a black kid from Brooklyn.

Avengers: Infinity War

In the early 2000s, Marvel comics licensed many of their characters to several movie studios (Fantastic Four, and the X-men to Fox & Spider-Man to Sony) in hopes of generating some revenue in order to keep their comics division going and to put some of their world-renowned characters on the big screen. (We’ll get to Infinity War, I promise) They kept many of their most popular heroes and in 2007 formed Marvel Studios, their own in-house movie studio.

They started with an idea, to create a movie franchise that linked all of their characters and stories together, just like the comics. The goal would be to introduce each character in their own respective movies individually and then bring them all together (The Avengers – 2012).

Not only was this a lofty goal, it had never been done before. In order for this to work, the majority of the movies would have to be accepted by audiences all over the world, perform well financially, and speak to critics and fans alike…The plan worked.

The Marvel films have been a critical and commercial success. Infinity War (told you we’d get to it) knocked fans sideways. Not only was the movie another critical and commercial success, but Marvel also gave fans what so many filmmakers have tried to emulate; the feeling that fans felt back in 1980 when they walked out of The Empire Strikes Back. Being the penultimate chapter in Marvel’s 12-year long, interconnected story arc, fans were expecting big things. What they did not expect was to see the characters and heroes that they’d spent over a decade building relationships with decimated, left dangling over a cliff until the final chapter (Avengers: Endgame) hits theaters in April of 2019. Many fans still have trouble hearing someone ‘snap’ their fingers together without having emotional PTSD of sorts. If nothing else, we’ve learned a valuable lesson. The good guys don’t always win. Sometimes negativity and evil overcome the best of us….but only temporarily. The best of us will pick ourselves up, step forward and fight back. We’ll look to each other for strength and when we utter that rally cry: “Avengers Assemble”.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

I know what most of you are thinking….”Tom Cruise? Really?”. So let’s get into it. I get it. Many people don’t like this dude, and rightfully so. Mormonism is weird….

“What’s that? He’s a Scientologist?” Oh shit, my bad.

Scientology is weird, allegedly abusive, and reportedly dangerous. But since movie critics (I’m not one) judge actors and filmmakers on their abilities, and since the dude hasn’t killed anyone (that we know of) or committed any atrocities (See: Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Harvey Weinstein) let’s talk about how fucking awesome this movie was.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (or Mission Impossible 6) was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year. Reviewers called it one of the best action movies ever made. I usually don’t deal in superlatives, but I’m inclined to agree. Objectively, Tom Cruise can act. As a 56-year-old man that does his own stunts, rides motorcycles with no double and also flies his own planes and helicopters, you can’t help but be impressed by his dedication to the craft. While Marvel Studios is wow’ing you with CG feats of superheroism, Thomas Cruise Mapother the Fourth is jumping out of a goddamned cargo plane with his film crew for a Halo Jump at 25,000 fucking feet to impress you. He brings a level of authenticity that makes the movie look and feel more legitimate. There are no weird cuts and pauses in the action because the actor doesn’t to be pulled from the scene and replaced with a stunt or digital double.  If you haven’t seen many of these films, the Mission: Impossible series has always relied heavily on misdirection and fakeouts to keep the viewer entertained. While that’s true to an extent with Fallout, even if you can see some of the twists coming, it doesn’t matter as much to you because you don’t have time to process all the changes. The movie moves from action scene to action scene at such a seamless and fast pace that by the time the movie is over you feel like you’ve just run a marathon. The movie feels expertly executed from beginning to end and you’d be hard pressed to find a better action film.


Books

Michelle Obama: Becoming

I’m going to put it out there. For me, talking about the Obamas without becoming an absolute fanboy is an arduous task. Being objective, I still believe that First Lady Michelle Obama’s memoir is a must read. It’s almost like the life story and perspectives of the first African American First Lady of the United States of America is required reading. Who would have thought?

This is a woman who held black people’s hopes and dreams on her shoulders for 8 years going with style, grace, and humility. Michelle and Barack are the closest to actual royalty that black folks have (not counting Hov and B & George and Weezy). Need I remind you that this is a woman who grew up from humble beginnings on the South Side of Chicago, got herself admitted to a Princeton education, and then went on to graduate from a little institution called Harvard Law? Small potatoes, right?

‘Becoming’ is a relaxing read and fleshes out the upbringing, perspectives, temperaments, and philosophies of one of the most important figures of the 21st Century. Michelle Obama does not suffer fools and we could all learn a thing or two from her intellect. The book is written with such grace and witticism that you’ll wonder why Barack ever hired a speechwriter in the first place. For someone who has been in the public eye for so long and has played such an important role in shaping young people’s lives, you can’t help but agree that Ms. Obama deserves some time to rest and recuperate. After all, how much was asked of her? The Obamas didn’t get 2nd chances. They didn’t get to have embarrassing scandal after embarrassing scandal. Had Michelle or Barack committed even one of the current national embarrassments (tax returns, helping a foreign government hack a national election, payment to adult actresses as payment for silence, travel bans for foreigners, family separations at the border, children in internment camps, etc.) that the current bum has, they’d have been dragged out of the white house and shown as the reason that “you can’t give them a chance”. To be perfect? Yeah, we asked that of them. Ms. Obama has inspired an entire generation of children to not only stay active and work hard but not to take shortcuts. She’s inspired them to give back to a world that may not always love you in return. That said, we’re happy to see her back in the public eye. It’s quite clear that we’ll need her intellect and leadership in the near future.

James Clear: Atomic Habits

Many people make excuses for why they can’t achieve the goals that they want in life. We’ve all read self-improvement books. I’m looking at 3 such books on my shelf right now. With James Clear’s ‘Atomic Habits’, the author spells out some very simple and effective strategies that can be employed in order to attain incremental change. Building good habits and breaking bad ones. That’s all it is.

Without giving away too much, the strategy is to get 1% better every day. The author tells us that bad habits repeat over and over “not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change and that habits are essentially the compound interest of self-improvement.” Change can go either way, in the direction you want, or in the direction you don’t. Change your mechanism and change your approach, otherwise, you’ll be stuck on that hamster wheel forever.

Atlanta: Robbin’ Season

Atlanta is still the best show on TV. Creators Donald and Stephen Glover continue their focus on writing a black show from the black experience with an all-black writing staff; something that until now was unheard-of in Hollywood.

Season 2 of Atlanta is dubbed Robbin’ Season after a period of time (typically before Christmas and after New Years) where lower-income neighborhoods will commit more crime to provide their families for the holidays. Its meant to be a metaphor for the main characters of the show and give the viewers a sense of the changes that each is going through. The title gives you an understanding of how desperate they have become to change their individual situations. Some highlights:

  • Van begins to grow sick of Earn’s fuckboy bullshit.
  • Al comes to terms with either being a good person OR leaning into his rapper persona ‘Paperboy.
  • Earn learns that if he wants to manage a rapper or a family member, he’s going to have to do whatever it takes to succeed.
  • Darius goes through hell to get a rainbow keyed piano.

Atlanta’s episode and narrative variety shines to give us more spontaneity. I’ve heard the show called “Black Seinfeld mixed with Twin Peaks”, and that actually may be fairly accurate. In this season we meet:

  • ‘The Alligator Man’ (Played by comedian Katt Williams, who won an Emmy for his performance),
  • Teddy Perkins (Donald Glover in a haunting Michael Jackson-esque whiteface performance, and my personal favorite episode of TV of the year).
  • Paperboi’s barber, ‘Bibby’.
  • Clark County, (who may be the embodiment of many current rappers in the music industry)

Can’t wait to see where these characters go in season 3. I’d try to figure out where the show is headed next, but with Atlanta, that would just be foolish.

Black Panther: The Album

When was the last time you purchased or listened to a movie soundtrack? I’ll wait… Probably middle school, right? Suicide Squad? You can miss me with that bullshit. When TDE announced in 2017 that Pulitzer and Grammy-winning King Kendrick Lamar was commissioned to curate and EP the sounds for Black Panther, fans collectively lost their minds. Not only was the album amazing, it undoubtedly helped push the film’s financial performance to new heights. Kendrick called on some of the best artists in the game to help give the soundtrack an authentic and multicultural feel. Aside from TDE labelmates Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q, the album includes The Weeknd, James Blake, SZA, Jorja Smith, Future, Khalid, Swae Lee, and Travis Scott to name a few.

Album standouts include:

“ALL THE STARS” (performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA)

“KING’S DEAD” (performed by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake)

REDEMPTION” (performed by Zacari and Babes Wodumo)

No Maroon 5 here. Sorry.

The album not only cemented Lamar’s musical artistry across different styles of Hip-Hop and R&B, but he’s also shown that he can curate and draw quality art from some of the best artists in the game. Up and coming stars SZA, Swae Lee, and Khalid are becoming household names and I for one am excited for their futures as young black artists.

The Carters: Everything is Love

Black royalty, Homecoming King and Queen. Whatever you wanna call them, in the summer of 2018, Beyoncé and Jay Z released the first joint album in their tenured careers. We’ve all heard many of their joint tracks, but this album couldn’t have come at a better time. With all of the gossip and rumors circling their partnership over the last several years, you’d think they’d want to take control of the narrative right? With rumors of infidelity swirling, it’s almost like Beyoncé and Jay Z released solo albums baring their own individual emotions and then finally culminated in a joint album to confess their dedication to one another… It’s almost like it was all coincidence.

Anyway, I’m on board. After listening to Beyoncé bare her soul on Lemonade, and after listening to Jay Z man up on ‘4:44’ and apologize to his family for the embarrassment he’d caused and for the mistakes he’d made, on Everything is Love The Carters haven’t missed a step.

The project was introduced to us with the video for Apeshit. A project that notoriously shut down the entire Louvre in Paris. The juxtaposition and subtle symbolism of Beyoncé next to the Mona Lisa is too beautiful for words.

Everything they do together is intelligently planned out. Hov releases a song, and Beyoncé has writing credits. Money.  B releases a song and Jay is featured. Money. She releases another song and Blue has vocal credits. Money. This family is a billion dollar business and if people want to know every detail of their personal life, they’ve made damn sure that they’ll profit from it.

The Carters don’t hold back and give you all the details you were clamoring for over the last 4 years. Yes, Hov cheated. Yes, Beyoncé almost left him. And Yes, they got back together and made it work not only for their family but for their business. Here are some of my favorite lines from the album:

APESHIT “I said no to the Super Bowl: You need me, I don’t need you/Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums, too/Last night was a fuckin’ zoo, stagedivin’ in a pool of people/Ran through Liverpool like a fuckin’ Beatle/Smoke gorilla glue like it’s fuckin’ legal/Tell the Grammy’s fuck that 0-for-eight shit/Have you ever seen the crowd goin’ apeshit?” —Jay Z

BOSS “100 million crib, 3 million watch, all facts/No cap, false, nigga, you not a boss, you got a boss/Niggas getting jerked, that shit hurts, I take it personally/Niggas rather work for the man than to work with me/Just so they can pretend they on my level, that shit is irkin’ to me/Pride always goeth before the fall, almost certainly” —Jay Z

BOSS “Ain’t nothing to it, I boss so I bought my momma a whip/My great-great-grandchildren already rich/That’s a lot of brown chi’r’en on your Forbes list/Probably looking around my compound on my fortress/I be ridin’ around with my seat reclining/Droppin’ my daughter off at school every morning/We slammin’ car doors/I be true balling on these bum whores” —Beyoncé

NICE “Yeah, fuck your subpoenas/And your misdemeanors/Was too busy touring out all your arenas/My passport is tatted, it look like it’s active/I play on these planes, y’all catch me in traffic/Y’all drag me in court for that shit, y’all backwards/After all these years of drug trafficking, huh/Time to remind me I’m Black again, huh?/All this talking back, I’m too arrogant, huh?” —Jay Z

NICE “Patiently waiting for my demise/’Cause my success can’t be quantified/If I gave two fucks—two fucks about streaming numbers/Would have put Lemonade up on Spotify/Fuck you, fuck you, you’re cool, fuck you, I’m out/I ain’t never seen a ceiling in my whole life, that’s word to Blue/Freestyling live, blueprint from my Jigga who never bribes” —Beyoncé

713 “Cash, hit deposit, 24-carat faucets/Louis V and Goyard trunks all in the closet/Ain’t shit change, the streets is still watchin’/And my little baby Blue is like, ‘Who gon’ stop us, huh?'” – Jay Z

BLACK EFFECT “I’m good any way I go, any way I go/I pull up like the Freedom Riders, hop out on Rodeo/Stunt with your curls, your lips, Sarah Baartman hips/Gotta hop into my jeans, like I hop into my whip/Mobbin’ in a hoodie like Melo/Come up out that pretty motherfucker like ‘Hello, hello’/I will never let you shoot the nose off my pharaoh” —Beyoncé

LOVEHAPPY “Y’all know how I met her/We broke up and got back together/To get her back, I had to sweat her/Y’all could make up with a bag, I had to change the weather/Move the whole family West, but it’s whatever/In a glass house still throwing stones/Hova, Beysus, watch the thrones” —Beyoncé and Jay Z

There are levels to this shit, Y’all. I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to the next Carter Trilogy. The theme of black excellence continues and 2019 couldn’t come and faster. If they can make it through all this bullshit and still find some peace can’t we all?

Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer

Janelle Monae has been taking folks to Wakanda since before many even knew it existed. Black Girl Magic has been the mantra for for little black girls everywhere since they realized they could be Mae Jemison’s or Michelle Obama’s.

In a year that saw the confirmation of Monae’s long-term partnership with actress Tessa Thompson (sorry fellas, y’all never stood a chance), we listen to this amazing woman talk about her life experience and what she calls her womanhood: “remember when they used to say I looked too mannish”?

Aside from also standing out in critically acclaimed films like Moonlight and Hidden Figures, Ms. Monae is finally being recognized by the recording academy via an Album of the Year nomination. She’s at her absolute best here with Dirty Computer. Even though this is primarily an R&B album, I had to throw Django Jane on my best of 2018 Hip-Hop playlist. Her flow would put even some of the dopest male MCs to shame. She lets the listeners know about her experiences in life, as a member of the LGBTQ community, and also about her experiences in the recording industry where (surprise) they don’t celebrate and appreciate Black Girl Magic like we do. Continuing 2018’s theme of honesty, Ms. Monale sets a new precedent for the genre. She’s not going back and hopefully neither are we.

Album standouts include:

I LIKE THAT “Uh, I remember when you laughed when I cut my perm off/And you rated me a six/I was like, “Damn”/But even back then with the tears in my eyes/I always knew I was the shit.

“AMERICANS”

“I GOT THE JUICE”

DJANGO JANE “Yeah this is my palace/champagne in my chalice
I got it all covered like a wedding band/Wondaland, so my alias is Alice
And we gon’ start a motherfuckin’ pussy riot/Or we gon’ have to put ’em on a pussy diet. Look at that, I guarantee I got ’em quiet/Look at that, I guarantee they all inspired.


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Travis Scott’s Super Bowl Adventure – Objectively Black

        Super Bowl Sunday is upon us once again. The biggest sports and media day in the United States. Brands salivate over how much exposure their ads will receive. Grown men in their peak physical condition beat the living shit out of each other and risk permanent brain damage for a chance at glory and for our entertainment. Until recently, American Football was an untouchable cornerstone of American culture. But now, given all of the static around the treatment of the players, the right to protest, and the dangers of the game as a whole, enjoying the game without fielding some kind of conversation seems not only impossible but disingenuous. Let’s get into it….

Sidestepping the scientific studies about the game of football and its relation to concussions and CTE, we’ll mainly be focusing on what we think is the biggest topic that involves the NFL today; Colin Kaepernick being blackballed from the league for non-violent protest and his subsequent lawsuit against the NFL for collusion.

Just to recap quickly, If you don’t know by now, Colin was the franchise QB for the San Francisco 49ers. Frustrated with young black men being gunned down in the streets of America, he protested by taking a knee and ultimately sitting during the national anthem. His reasoning;

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color…To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people are getting paid leave while getting away with murder.”

The fallout has been a complete clusterfuck, even getting to the point where the “president” of the United States weighed in and pressured the league to punish players for not standing for the anthem. You’ve got people calling Colin a hero, striking resemblance to Ali’s protests against bigotry and unjust war in Vietnam. On another hand, we have people angry about players taking a knee and calling anyone that does so Unamerican. (We call those people racists).

Looking over the fact that NFL teams have needed QBs and have picked up far inferior players over the last few years instead of Colin adds insult to injury. When asked if Colin should be on an NFL team, 95% of players answered YES.

Look, you’ve been through all this before, so we don’t want to drag you back through the controversy, but just so you know, most people of color are still not happy with Colin’s treatment or the league’s handling of this matter.

We’ve actually had this conversation many, many times, but the reason for bringing this back is the 2019 Pepsi Halftime show. Yes. The halftime show.

“I said no to the Superbowl, you need me, I don’t need you/Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too” – JAY Z / APESHIT

The NFL announced in late 2018 that Maroon 5 would be headlining the Halftime show. Great. Awesome. But does that tell the whole story? The NFL first asked Hov to perform at the halftime show and he basically told them to go fuck themselves. We already know that he rides wit Colin and he was making a point. ‘You gotta do right by us before we play your shows’.

They asked Rihanna. Declined.

Called Cardi.  FOH.

Usher. Yeah? Nope.

Mary J. Blige. Nigga please.

Andre 3000. *crickets*

All said no to show solidarity with Colin. This brings us to Travis Scott (and now, Big Boi?!). Trav will be playing with Maroon 5 during the show. When he was up for the job, it was reported that Hov tried to talk him out of it (for the above-mentioned reasons). He was unsuccessful. Most of the online reaction was interesting, to say the least.

Rapper – Meek Mill: “For What???”

Editor – Monique Judge: “Of course a Kardashian nigga is doing the Super Bowl.” (Ouch)

Activist – Al Sharpton: “I think he should do what a lot of other major artists have done. Say ‘I’m not going to participate…You can’t fight against Jim Crow and then go sit in the back of the bus.”

Actor/Producer – Michael B. Jordan: “Hopefully it’s a rumor. We are trying to stand behind something right now. We all have to try collectively.”

There’s no question that we support Colin. The question is, how do we each feel about how the protests have played out so far.

F. Dougie: First things first: I don’t fuck with the NFL. I can’t support them as an organization right now and for that reason, I don’t consume their content. I won’t be watching the Superbowl and I haven’t for the last 2 years. That’s My personal choice and point of view.

I don’t condemn people that do watch the NFL. Do your thing. Watch the games. Play fantasy football. Do what you do. No judgment here. In my opinion, not watching their product or purchasing their merchandise is a great way to protest their treatment of Colin Kaepernick and shows solidarity for the players while they may not have the luxury to do so. In this scenario, for the purposes of the protests, I think that musical artists do have some level of influence over culture and can send a message to the NFL and their sponsors by banding together and saying “We don’t agree with the way that you have handled this, and we won’t be playing your shows until you come correct.”

Me personally, I’m disappointed in Travis Scott (Big Boi, and anyone else who decides to participate). Do I think he’s a sellout? No. An Uncle Tom? No. We’ve seen these words thrown around online like deflated footballs (Shoutout to the GOAT. I see you MAGA Tommy. Tell Yeezy we said ‘What up’). But if we are really supposed to be together in this, I think that vilifying brothas for making their own decisions is a bad look.

Of the above comments, I think that most are coming from a place of love. Meek said he still rode with Travis, and I still support the young brother as well. 2018 was an amazing year for him and it seems like he wants to capitalize on that momentum.

Sure, there are people out there talking about “Cancel Travis!”, but I think that’s extreme and is a conversation for another time. Idris, what do you think about the protests and the Superbowl performers?

Idris Gray: Thank God the NBA knows how to treat its players. I don’t know if I could stop watching then Kobe, and now Lebron leading those Lakers to their next championship. But while the demographics of the players in these two leagues might be similar, 70+ percent for both. There is one fact of the makeup of the fans that isn’t lost on me. Basketball is sacred in the black community. While Football is more of a white thing. At least that’s my perception of it. And I think it’s proven in how the NFL is behaving on this matter.

Both sports leagues cater to their fans. And it’s sad that while one league tries to be inclusive, the other is stuck on stupid. Remember Donald Sterling? Yeah, he was the former owner of The Los Angeles Clippers who was forced to the sell the team after making racist remarks about blacks. He was also banned from basketball for his inflammatory words. Why such a harsh punishment? I like to think its because the NBA wants to set an example of how progressive a sports league should be. Which is necessary since racism in US sports still happens even at the highest levels in the NBA, MLB, and NFL.

F. Dougie: Right. Look at how they still treat Serena.

Idris Gray: So yes I’m in line with the protest. The NFL is certainly in the wrong for locking Kaep out. BUT, and yes there’s a but, I won’t condemn Travis Scott here. On Sunday, Travis Scott will be one of many black men participating in the festivities of the Super Bowl. There will be a number of black men suited up, playing a sport for the entertainment of millions, just like Travis. And yes, before you say anything, I understand why it’s different.

Perhaps these athletes don’t have quite the same opportunity to protest as Travis. Some may even say that protesting as an athlete on the field would have no effect, as there are many willing participants who would jump at the opportunity to take a players place. I would disagree with both points. First, by saying, that no protest is supposed to be convenient, sacrifices and costs are usually high. And 2nd by saying that the black athletes in the NFL are so essential to the success of the league, that just the outrage from fans from not seeing their favorite players, might be the catalyst needed to bring the issues that Colin was fighting for, back to light.

So what am I asking from the players? I’m not even sure what they are doing. Are they still taking knees? I’m sorry. I don’t watch the NFL. Are they putting fists up? I couldn’t tell you. But that’s part of the issue. I hear outrage that Travis is playing the Superbowl. But none that every single black athlete is doing the same.

F. Dougie: Great points. Since you brought up fans condemning people in the public eye, let’s talk a little about ‘Cancel Culture’.

This is gonna be a big one Y’all, so join us next week when we really get into it.

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