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Time For Some Action

Day 1 Radio

Release Date: 05/28/2020

Black Stories Matter feat. Jerry L. Barrow show art Black Stories Matter feat. Jerry L. Barrow

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You most likely know OG journalist and media personality Jerry L. Barrow from his work with Scratch Magazine, BET, Interactive One or WatchLoud but in 2020 he’s embarked on a new and more meaningful journey. Barrow’s newest venture, "Fathers Who Bother,"  is a podcast that has featured some hilarious and insightful interviews with Phonte, Royce Da 5’9” and more. 2:00 - We start off with a round of respect as Branden gives props to Jerry for helping him out early in his career and Maurice chimes in with some props for Branden and the circle keeps going. After that we get into...

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Kanye's Rally, NBA Return & Staying True show art Kanye's Rally, NBA Return & Staying True

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This week Branden and Maurice hold it down with no guest and speak on the plethora of things that have been happening (to Black people) in the world. Kanye West is the lion share of the conversation, but they also speak on Nick Cannon, adidas, and Nike's HR woes and the NBA season coming back.   1:20 - Branden and Maurice offer their perspectives on Kanye West being Kanye West this week. This includes his "campaign rally" in South Carolina and his behavior on Twitter. While the outlandish remarks are headlines, Branden and Reese unpack some of the comments, why Kanye still has followers,...

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Unseen Weapons feat. Ernie Paniccioli show art Unseen Weapons feat. Ernie Paniccioli

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This week's guest on Day 1 Radio is award-winning photographer and Hip-Hop documentarian Brother Ernie Paniccioli. In this talk, Brother Ernie gives us glimpses and stories about his career and encounters that date back to the 1970s. 1:30 - Brother Ernie wastes no time with the gem dropping. He kicks off our conversation explaining why Hip-Hop as we know it did not start with Kool Herc in the Bronx, but that it started in ancient Africa because all four of its main elements can be traced back there. He then goes in the history of how Blacks and Indigineous people were portrayed in the media...

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Black Wealth Building feat. VC Sarah Kunst show art Black Wealth Building feat. VC Sarah Kunst

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Tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Sarah Kunst has been named Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting, amongst a bunch of other accolades. Currently the Managing Director for Cleo Capital, Kunst drops plenty of gems in our talk with her. Listen as she gives up some game on how to get in, what to do once you are in there, and why and how she is leading a charge to create some change and diversity in the field. 2:30 - We start our talk with Sarah about how she is keeping her sanity and doing the work. She bluntly...

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NBA Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Talks Activism, Hoops & Hip Hop show art NBA Head Coach Lloyd Pierce Talks Activism, Hoops & Hip Hop

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This week Day 1 Radio sits down with Atlanta Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce. Pierce has been on the frontlines sharing his views on the current social unrest. During this conversation we discuss his activism, the renewed NBA season and Vince Carter’s retirement. Check it out and as always, rate, review and share! 1:20 - Pierce explains why he's been using his profile and platform to speak out not only for himself, but for his family and his people. 3:40 – LP is part of a committee leading NBA head coaches in discussions about race relations and history in America. He talks about being...

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Black Media, Giving Back and Staying Solid w/Datwon Thomas show art Black Media, Giving Back and Staying Solid w/Datwon Thomas

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This week Day 1 Radio catches up with media veteran and current Editor-In-Chief of VIBE Datwon Thomas to talk about the role of Black members of the media in days like this and the overall experience of being a Black journalist and editor in a field where things change on a daily basis. Listen as Datwon paints a picture of this journey through stories and forward-thinking ideas as only an OG like himself could.   4:30- The Vibe EIC talks about what he feels is his primary responsibility is right now as a leading creator in Black media. Among them are continuing to tell Black stories...

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Stay Dangerous w/Security expert Mike Smith show art Stay Dangerous w/Security expert Mike Smith

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With everything going on in the world right now, self-defense and preservation is a top priority. So this week, we brought on security and protection expert Mike Smith. With more than 30 years experience in security and executive protection, Smith has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to maneuver. Listen, study and share.   2:30 - Big Mike talks about how he got into doing security  and eventually started his own executive protection business. He then gives advice on how to get your family and children accustomed to handling firearms and becoming your own first line of defense....

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Keep That Same Energy w/ Tiffany Williams Roberts show art Keep That Same Energy w/ Tiffany Williams Roberts

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This week's guest on Day 1 Radio is Atlanta-based Attorney/Organizer Tiffany WIlliams Roberts. In this conversation, we unpack the current civil unrest in the wake of the string of recent police murders. Here she offers information on how to get involved in the movement and explains what concepts like "defund the police" actually mean.  2:20 - Are we making progress? Tiffany calls the last two weeks the most astounding narrative shift she's seen in some time where people are actually talking about prison abolition, police defunding, and white supremacy by name.    6:30 - Tiffany...

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Sha Money XL talks Protests, New Album and the State of the Game show art Sha Money XL talks Protests, New Album and the State of the Game

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Sha Money XL has one of those names that everyone knows, but now everyone knows what he's accomplished.  For this week's episode, we sat down with the producer, label exec and dot connector to not only talk about his latest project Chain on the Bike Vol. 1, but also his history in the music business and the things he's doing for his community in New York in the wake of the current uprising.  Kick back, listen and learn what he saw in artists like 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Bobby Shmurda and BIG K.R.I.T. and why he signed them to their first major label deals. Plus his take on what labels...

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Time For Some Action show art Time For Some Action

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This week Branden and Reese host a no-guest show and catch up on current events and unpack some of the things in the news and the streets that have many of us upset. Here they discuss the potential aftermath of the George Floyd police murder, Joe Biden's "Black agenda," the remaining NBA season and a lot more. 2:30 - The death of George Floyd at the hands of police has led to protests breaking out. It's also another case of the murder being recorded by bystanders. Branden and Maurice ponder if it is time to move beyond recording injustices and doing something about it on the spot. 14:30 - Joe...

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This week Branden and Reese host a no-guest show and catch up on current events and unpack some of the things in the news and the streets that have many of us upset. Here they discuss the potential aftermath of the George Floyd police murder, Joe Biden's "Black agenda," the remaining NBA season and a lot more.

2:30 - The death of George Floyd at the hands of police has led to protests breaking out. It's also another case of the murder being recorded by bystanders. Branden and Maurice ponder if it is time to move beyond recording injustices and doing something about it on the spot.

14:30 - Joe Biden's "Black agenda" has left us with some questions. Is it specific enough to be taken seriously? Branden feels that it address Black problems but doesn't offer actual solutions. Here we unpack it.
 
19:00 - Maurice starts to ponder why Black people aren't prepared to deal with injustice and crisis and have the right people in place to get things done. Branden follows by talking about how life itself often becomes a barrier for some people who want to make a difference.
 
31:00 - Should people actually be mad about singer Doja Cat's racist self hate remarks resurfacing? We discuss what worth getting upset over and what can be looked past.
 
36:00 - Branden and Maurice speak on the speculation that the NBA is considering restarting their season in a new format that will essentially have teams playing and living in closed quarters.
 
41:00 - Branden feels that the organizers behind Verzuz (Swizz Beatz and Timbaland) jumped the gun and aren't getting the most out of the situation. Maurice suggests that artists follow Erykah Badu's example of creating online content.
 
48:00 - After Dr. Dre's comments in GQ magazine about artists losing mystique due to social media, Branden and Reese go back and forth about examples where this rings true and cases where it doesn't really matter.

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