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Real or Fake: Zero Tolerance Policy cause the School to Prison Pipeline

On our 10th episode’s REAL or FAKE: we discuss if the Zero Tolerance policy (increase suspensions, expulsions, and school arrests) was implemented to cause the School-to-Prison Pipeline amongst Black students.

EPISODE 9: Sovereignty

Here we discuss what it means to be sovereign as well as indigenous to the land. To help us out we phone in Estes Bey of the Moorish Science Temple from Detroit Michigan, and sat with Dominique who identifies as an Indigenous American.

EPISODE 8: Masculinity in Hip-Hop (L’ Edition)

This is the 2nd Edition of our L’ Edition, where we have a few drinks to set the mood. We’re joined by our guest J Walk to discuss a disagreement he had with our answers to a Real or Fake Question from Episode 4: Cat Calling, about rather or not Black Men ‘Oppress’ Black Women.
Aside from that we discuss masculinity in hip hop, past & present.

Real or Fake: Azealia Banks is right about Black men in Hip-Hop

During our Real or Fake Segment we discussed Azealia Banks recent comments about Black men in the industry pinning Black female rappers against each other, while also promoting non-Black female rappers to the top.

Straight Black Pride vs Black Media pt1

This episode stems from a viral video which took place on Blue Hill Ave in Boston, MA, that shows the Straight Black Pride Movement hosting an event. A freelance writer/journalist arrived and was confronted, being taken as a Black Lives Matter advocate. From here, writer Arielle Gray took her thoughts to AfroPunk to write about her experience… O Salih Rowe, President of the Boston Chapter of SBP tells us his side of the incident and gives more clarity about the SBP Movement.

Cat Calling

In Episode 4 we discussed catcalling and street harassment. What does it mean to catcall? Is it ever ok to approach a woman in public? Could Black men handle street harassment if they had to walk in Black women’s shoes?

EPISODE 7: Code Switching

Here on Episode 7 we discuss the controversial tactic known as Code Switching. Is it just a tactic used for survival or even a bad thing? Is it coonin’? Tackling the subject through exploration of corporate culture and other avenues, we attempt to breakdown what it means to “Code Switch”.

Is Being Woke Divisive?

With the help of social media platforms, movements for marginalized groups are becoming more popular. But as their message grows, does it come with a cost? The UPanic’d team along with our special guest Stephen Hamilton discuss the current trends within the “woke” community and the potential dangers of their popularity.

EPISODE 6: SBPM vs Black Media (Part2)

This episode stems from a viral video which took place on Blue Hill Ave in Dorchester MA, that shows the Straight Black Pride Movement hosting an event. A freelance writer/journalist arrived and was confronted, being taken as a Black Lives Matter advocate. From here, writer Arielle Gray took her thoughts to AfroPunk to write about her experience..

In Part 2 we close out this topic with Arielle Gray as she talks of her encounter with SBPM, and thoughts on unity in the black community.

Black Business

This segment we discussed the current state of Black business with our long time friend Dre. Are we too hard on Black owned businesses? Should we distinguish between Black and non-Black owned businesses? And should we go out of our way to support these Black businesses?

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