#145 | “Dear White People”…It Ain’t That Serious

“Dear White People”…big, bad Netflix and Black, scary Justin Simien aren’t out to destroy everything you hold near and dear. We discuss the far overblown controversy surrounding Netflix’s TV series adaptation of Simien’s 2014 Sundance film, as well as “Being Mary Jane” addressing the character’s hypocrisy head-on, “Riverdale’s” questionable handling of Archie Comics’ key Black character, and reviews of “The LEGO Batman Movie”, “John Wick 2”, the premiere of FX’s “Legion”, Syd of The Internet’s debut album, and more.

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• 00:00:00: Intro/Film Reviews

  ◦ “The LEGO Batman Movie” (2017)

  ◦ “Central Intelligence” (2016)

  ◦ “Justice League Dark” (2016)

  ◦ “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” (2015)

  ◦ “Brooklyn’s Finest” (2009)

• 00:12:05: Film News: NAACP Image Awards + more

• 00:45:24: TV Reviews

  ◦ “Legion” (FX)

  ◦ “The Flash” (The CW)

  ◦ “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (The CW)

  ◦ “Riverdale (The CW)

  ◦ “The Quad” (BET)

  ◦ “Being Mary Jane” (BET)

• 01:13:42: TV News: Netflix’s “Dear White People” teaser breaks the Internet + more

• 01:31:50: Music Reviews

  ◦ Syd – “Fin”

  ◦ Public Enemy – “Fear of a Black Planet” (1990)

  ◦ Kashif

  ◦ SiR

  ◦ Scarface – “The Diary” (1994)

  ◦ Mr. Mike

• 01:45:32: Music News – Erykah Badu’s “Baduizm” turn 20 + more

• 02:03:13: Ken’s Say Something Nice Challenge

• 02:26:50: Feedback/Outro



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