The Break: The Scottsboro Boys (PODCAST)

Listen in as KC and the family discuss their recent field trip to see the controversial musical, The Scottsboro Boys, based off of the 1931 historic incident in Scottsboro, Alabama. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Arian White, and Tash Moseley.

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Track: “Golden Diva” by Flying Lotus

The Break: Mics Off!

In this Mics Off! edition of The Break, we discuss random topics including, Obama helping the black community, violence in Chicago, black on black crime, taking responsibility, and hoodrats getting tazered.

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The Break: The Podcasters’ Roundtable Part II

Listen in as KC chats with some of her favorite podcasters including Mr. Moody of Mr. Moody’s Neighborhood, Darryl Frierson of Straight Outta Locash, Rod and Karen from The Black Guy Who Tips and The Player Hater from The Player Hater Podcast.

Track: If (Kaytranada Remix) Janet Jackson

The Break: Racial Slurs in Bed (PODCAST-NSFW)

Listen in as KC and the family discuss the recent Essence magazine column regarding the use of racial slurs as pillow talk in an interracial relationship. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, Malcolm Darrell, John Wood, Arian White, and Merc80!

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Track: Ima Read – ZebraKatz

The Break: The Evolution of the Sexes & Dating Interculturally (PODCAST)

Listen in as KC and the family respond to a call from Darryl Frierson from the Straight Outta Locash podcast and author of the blog, From Ashy to Classy. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, and Merc80!

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Movers & Shakers: Bilal

I can easily recall the first time I saw Bilal perform. It was at the start of the new millenium and he was the opening act for Erykah Badu at the Universal Amphitheatre. I sat there in amazement at this man with locks, big glasses and an even bigger voice that captured the attention of the room. Vocally captivating, Bilal was hitting notes that only Mariah Carey could rival; lyrically, he brought the house to our feet when he sang “Sometimes”, a song so honest and steeped in truth that it would be one of many standout tracks from his debut album, 1st Born Second. That performance solidified my place as a Bilal fan, and every performance since then has kept me in tune with what he’s up to.

His second major album Airtight’s Revenge was also packed full of soulful, honest tracks – and was heavily anticipated since it was well-publicized that a previously recorded album, Love For Sale, had been shelved indefinitely by his label, Interscope Records, after being leaked online. Now Bilal is back with his third major release, A Love Surreal, a more acoustic, still brutally honest album where Bilal shares his joy and pain with us through song.

Listen in as I chat with Bilal about the creation of this new album, his gifted storytelling through song, and the impact the Internet and social media have had on his career. Enjoy!