#14 | We Shall Overcome

While giving condolences to the victims and families affected by the Charleston, SC shooting, Brandon and Kareem discuss some of the best American films about race. We also review "Dope", Janet Jackson’s comeback single, and Scott Storch’s bank account. Later, John stops by to talk about Donald Trump making life miserable for Telemundo and marriage equality passing the U.S. Supreme Court.

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*00:01:00: Intro and Charleston Shooting

*00:20:28: Stuff We Saw Last Week – Reviews of "Dope", "Insidious: Chapter 3", and "Carmen Jones" (1954) on Blu-Ray.

*00:35:26: Ava DuVernay May Direct "Black Panther" – We discuss the rumor mill surrounding this potential pairing.

*00:47:48: RIP James Horner – We recognize the passing of the film composer.

*00:54:07: Scott Storch is Broke – …and for the second time.

*01:03:15: Janet Jackson Returns with "No Sleeep" – We take a listen and review.

*01:11:16: Best Films About Race I – we discuss films that potentially have the power to educate people on the evils of racism. Films discussed include "12 Years a Slave" (2013), "Bamboozled" (2000), "Selma" (2014), "Lee Daniels’ The Butler" (2013), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "Hairspray" (1988 version and 2007 version). "When the Levees Broke" (2005), "4 Little Girls" (1997). John pops in towards the end of this segment.

*01:24:09: "Dukes of Hazzard" Pulled – Warner Bros. yanked the Confederate flag-laced TV show’s reruns and merch…but don’t they still sell "Gone with the Wind"? Kareem pops out after this segment.

*01:25:46: Best Films About Race II – Brandon catches John up, and they discuss "Bamboozled" a little more.

*01:35:21: Donald Trump is a Problem – Donald Trump and Telemundo are at odds over racist comments Trump made about Mexicans, and Telemundo dropping the Miss USA pageant broadcast.

*01:40:39: Marriage Equality Passes – John and Brandon talk about the Supreme Court decision

*01:50:47: Outro

Join Brandon, John, Kareem, Ken, and Jamison as we discuss, dissect, and try to make sense of the past, present, and future in film, television, music, animation, race relations in media - and on occasion comics and tech - while trying to remain sane. If you’re tired of hearing the same (*ahem*) monochromatic take on modern media, we’re the podcast for you!