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Real Black News

Aug 12, 2018

Ep. 8 (August 12, 2018): Features the top 5 black news stories of the week with author, Joan Morgan, discussing her new novel “She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” She touches on hip-hop journalism, Mike Tyson’s rape trial, Ferguson, voting, protesting, and black women. Civil Rights Lawyer Shavar Jeffries discusses the mid-term elections. And veteran journalist Ricardo A. Hazell joins the Black Hollywood Report to discuss Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker’s Biggie movie, Idris Elba, and the international problems of Sorry to Bother You.

TIME STAMPS (Ep. 8: Aug. 12, 2018)

  1. Joan Morgan on being a hip-hop journalist & feminism (5:35)
  2. Joan Morgan’s professional advice to young black women (10:33)
  3. Joan on covering the Mike Tyson Rape trial and why he was guilty (18:37)
  4. Ferguson Politics: Mike Brown’s mother Leslie McSpadden runs for office & Wesley Bell wins (22:56)
  5. The politics report - Civil Rights lawyer, Shavar Jeffries on the mid-term elections (27:15)
  6. BLM activists crash wedding of officer involved in Stephon Clark murder (44:15)
  7. The Black Hollywood Report (Johnny Depp & Forest Whitaker’s BIG movie, Idris Elba, & Sorry to Bother You issues) (51:35)
  8. Chicago cops place “bait trucks” in the hood (1:04:04)
  9. NYC gives inmates free calls and voting help (1:07:13)
  10. Fundraisers for Black women finding success (1:13:20)
  11. Joan’s words of affirmation (1:16:48)
  12. New Music: Young Steff “I Love it, You Love it” (1:21:11)