Episode 45. Trump Absolutes February 21, 2017
President Trump made a press conference addressing the nation for an hour and seventeen minutes. We break down his absolutes. Either things are the best ever or the most horrific events to ever happen. Also in this episode we talk about the 59th Grammy Awards and congratulate Chance the Rappers win of three grammy’s. Kevin Hart has a new show that he’s developing for Black History Month due in part to his daughter. We talk about the most recent unimpressive UFC 208 card, legislative bills passed in Kentucky and Louisiana, dumb shit, and more.
Episode 44. Alternative Facts February 7, 2017
In this episode we talk about Kelly Anne Conway’s most recent news blunder/quotable stating “Alternative Facts”…A.K.A. (Lies). We discuss the movie La La Land compared to BET’s recent 3 day made for television movie The New Edition Story. We give our recent dumb shit installment, plus more in topics in the news.
Episode 43. Is Hip Hop Dead? Part-Two January 24, 2017
Here is the second installment of Is Hip Hop Dead. We conclude this episode finishing the comparison between the hits from 1993-1996 versus the billboard chart topping hits of 2013-2016. We apologize in advance for any surprise duds.
Episode 42. Is Hip Hop Dead? Part-One January 17, 2017
Who’s your top 5 Hip Hop/Rap recording artists. A Tribe Called Quest…Busta Rhymes…Rakim? Or did you pick cliche responses like Biggie or Pac. No judgement, we picked them too. In this episode we explore the question, is Hip Hop dead? If it is, can it be resurrected? We also compare the top Hip Hop Billboard hits from the 90’s against the Billboard hits of the 2010’s. You be the judge which decade won. This show is filled with lots of throwback jams.
Episode 41. Conscious Brother Beef January 6, 2017
Most recently Dr. Umar Johnson, a well known educational psychologist, and even more known staple of the Black Conscious Community, released a half hour video rant against another black conscious associate. What made this newsworthy is Dr. Johnson is talking completely out of character. This “out of pocket” tirade has lots of people questioning his true nature.
Also in this episode, C.I.A. exposes Russia as part of the computer hacks on the presidential election. Rebecca Ferguson agrees to perform at Trump’s Inauguration but with one stipulation. Felony charges for Missouri school children that get into fights in school. J-Lo versus Mary J. Blige, and finally breaking down the quick work of Ronda Rousey in her 48 second loss to Amanda Nunes.
Episode 40. Questions, Comments, Queries, Concerns, & Thoughts December 14, 2016
After another hiatus, long lost original member of the show Khary finds his way back to the mic with his latest rumination. We play an old game called male or female, guessing the guilty gender of underage school crimes. We find out what rapper YG’s song called “FDT” means. Lots of recent Donald Trump news from the president-elect not attending the intel briefings and the Cleveland Cavaliers boycott of Trump Towers when they play in New York. Also, we discuss the douche baggery of Dana White and his reasoning for not supporting any of the newly formed fighters unions. We end with dumb shit with a mannequin challenge that went completely wrong.
Episode 39. A Post Trump/Post Truth America November 29, 2016
In this episode Tyrae and Thomas discuss A Tribe Called Quest new album making the Billboard charts. We talk about America post-Trump election and what statement that made for half of the population that voted for him. We give the definition of post-truth and debate what’s more important, pro-business or pro-human rights.
Also: Minnesota cop is charged in the shooting death of Philando Castile and Kanye rants at his concerts.
Episode 38. Building Black Dollars November 12, 2016
In this episode I speak with Compton, CA native Mr. Low Rider himself Thomas “TJ” Loftin on fabrication car parts and restoring classic vehicles. Some of which were featured in the summer blockbuster hit movie “Straight Outta Compton”. We also speak about the importance of supporting black businesses whether they are in your neighborhood or online. We discussed his move into the real estate development industry that has brought him other revenue streams and the importance of managing your wealth. And one of my personal favorite part of the conversation was speaking how renowned Dr. Sebi gave his rare endorsement to TJ Loftin. Plus much more.
Episode 37. Are We Living In A Warzone? October 11, 2016
This episode Tyrae speaks with friend of the show Brother Thomas in Khary’s absence. We talk about the most recent police shootings of Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, OK by Officer Betty Shelby. Another unarmed shooting of Keith Scott in Charlotte, NC, and the questionable fatal shooting of Alfred Olango with a history of mental illness in El Cajon, CA.
Also in this episode we give our take on coaches penalizing players for protesting like Colin Kaepernick, Richard Sherman discusses why he and other players have no reason to trust the NFL and much more…
Episode 36. Anniversary Show October 3, 2016
In this episode we’re giving away free Black Podcasts Matter t-shirts to the first 3 individuals that correctly answers trivia about the show. Email your answers to Blackpodcastsmatter@gmail.com …listen for details.
We talk about the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, it’s importance, it’s long awaited opening, and it’s Nascar like sponsors. We touch on the most recent presidential debates between Clinton and Trump with Trump’s over emphasis on Law & Order.
The new breakout Marvel series on Netflix Luke Cage is ready for streaming and guess who’s excited….wait for it…these guys! We talk about Flint, MI and their continued water crisis, Georgetown University giving symbolic gestures to the descendants of slaves the school use to own, and much more.
Episode 35. Support Your Own Self Interest September 14, 2016
Our biggest Shout Out’s go to the few players in the NFL that are willing to potentially sacrifice their endorsements if they don’t remain silent and back Colin Kaepernick.
The fall season for black television shows and movies have arrived. From Lebron James’ Springhill Entertainment Company selling their 1st scripted television show to NBC, to Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) new show on FX titled “Atlanta”, and more.
A little shade is thrown on Hillary Clinton for nearly passing out at the 9/11 ceremony and we discuss supporting organizations and businesses that align with your own self interest.
Episode 34. Taking a Social Stand (Calling on Colin Kaepernick) August 31, 2016
With all the recent talk about Colin Kaepernick not standing for the National Anthem, we delve into the history of sports and politics. It appears that prominent athletes have made a stand for injustices and human rights in the past. Which begs the question is this 2016 or 1968?
Also in this episode MTV’s VMA commentary and Yung Joc’s “Soul Glo”.
Episode 33. From Prison To Ph.D August 25, 2016
In this episode we speak with Dr. Mark Richardson about his troubled past. From being a convicted felon, serving time in New York state prison, to becoming a respected Ph.D in his profession. We discuss his journey avoiding the pitfalls of recidivism, and his new endeavor aiding children k-12th grade receive the resources they need to become successful. We also converse how his program prevents the school to prison pipeline.
Episode 32. The Fam Is Back! August 16, 2016
Finally, the Bros Fletch are back together to provide you everything you’ve been missing… And more!
Thank you for rocking with us. In this episode: Trump steps in it again, MMA fighter vs. local CT police, and Dumb Shit!
Episode 31. How Legitimate is the 2 Party Voting System? August 11, 2016
Love it or hate it, having two political nominees running for president of the United States that no one wants to vote for has changed the discussion. Are these 2 party voting systems all we have to look forward to in the future? Will there be be a change that will include all people without leaving anyone out? Can we have more than 2 systems in democratic country?
Friend of the show Brother Marcus and I discuss along with other issues regarding this topic.
In the one week (July 3-9), two African American men (Alton Sterling in Baton Rogue, LA & Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN) were gunned downed by the police. As two Black men living in America, we are forced to cope with this harsh reality of American life. But we are not alone.
In this episode we discuss the “despicable” murders of Sterling and Castile with Thomas Montgomery (long time friend) and Keith Cooper (Louisiana native and host of Basketball and BS podcast).
Recorded on July 7, 2016: Prior to the shooting of police officers in Dallas, TX.
Episode 29. OJ was an A**hole July 5, 2016
After watching the five-part documentary, “O.J.: Made in America” the Bros Fletch come to a similar conclusion… O.J. was kind of an asshole! We fully breakdown our personal entry point to the “Trial of the Century” and discuss how O.J. was lucky to be a man of color and wealth at that particular time in L.A.
Also in this episode: Trump in hot water (AGAIN), Jay-Z in talks with Apple for the rights to Tidal, Another BPM game of “Male or Female,” and much more!
Episode 28. Slave Movies/Shows: Too Many or Not Enough June 11, 2016
What happens when one of the Fletcher Bros can’t make it to record? The show must go on! In this episode Tyrae explores the world of slave movies and television shows. Are Black people only portrayed in films as slaves? Is Snoop Dogg right when he says we should “boycott” the remake of “Roots” that recently aired? Roland Martin chimed in on this, and so does Tyrae. What do you think? Let us know on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/black_podcasts
Also in this episode: R.I.P. Muhammad Ali, Trump talk, Maria Sharapova, and more…
Episode 27. Is Suing For 54M Too Much? May 31, 2016
In Ep. 1, we spoke about our cousin who died while in the custody of the New London Police Dept.; Oct. 4, 2014. Today, we have an update to the story. The family of our cousin is suing the town, police department, and the hospital that discharged him for $54 million. Is this too much money? Is this the right course of action? We’ll discuss it all.
Also in this episode: New London drug dealers with trade drugs for underwear; segregation of schools in Mississippi; white house jumper; NBA playoffs; dumb shit; and much more…
Episode 26. President Hillary or President Trump May 10, 2016
With candidates dropping out on the GOP side, it seems like we have a showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. However, Bernie Sanders has yet to throw in the towel. The question: Who do you vote for? In some eyes they both seem like terrible choices, but is one better than the other?
Also in this episode: Jennifer Aniston named most beautiful woman, U.S. Police and their troubles, stun guns, Xbox no longer being sold, Tubman on $20 bill, Songs of the Summer and more…
Episode 25. The Music Show April 27, 2016
Ever wonder what it sounds like before we record? No? Well too bad, you’re going to find out anyways! That music show is a compilation of the songs we discuss prior to recording an actual show. Enjoy!
Episode 24. Here We Go Again April 13, 2016
Welcome Back! After last weeks interview, we had to get back to the regular format of the show. Here we go again, right back into the New, Movie/Music/Sports, and, of course, Dumb Shit!
In this episode: Azaelia Banks feuds with Sarah Palin on Twitter; Jilted lover added to FBI most wanted list; Utah teacher sentenced for inappropriate contact with 3 students; Bill Clinton is heckled by Black Lives Matter activists; Election news; “Damn Daniel” Cormier; and much much more!
Thanks for listening!
Episode 23. Legalizing Mary J April 5, 2016
After battling the death plague (sickness), we are back with Steve Steele from www.greendiet.com to talk about medicinal cannabis and the road to legalization, not only in New England, but the U.S. as a nation.
Steve Steele is a Keene State and University of New Haven graduate holding a BA in Psychology and a MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology. He currently runs a blog at Green Diet (www.greendiet.com). He is our resident expert when speaking about medicinal cannabis as a treatment for various ailments. Be sure to visit his website and blog with all cannabis inquiries. Also, catch him on FB http://facebook.com/greendiet too.
Episode 22. March Madness March 22, 2016
What is it about March that brings a little bit of madness… Beyond the NCAA tournament, there is madness in the air. Let’s explore the madness together, and find out the reason Ty won’t drop that Hot 16…
Also in this episode: Yale Men’s Basketball player sues University; Hulk Hogan’s $115M lawsuit win; Pres. Obama’s Supreme Court nom; Madness in TX (office duty cop kills teen and teacher’s teen sex parties); Apple’s Tim Cook still fighting FBI; Election 2016 update; and much more
Episode 21. Freestyle Tuesday March 15, 2016
The art of the freestyle! Some have the gift, others do not… And one of the Bros Fletch shows that he does not have the gift. Can you guess which one? His name rhymes with Bly-ray.
Mainly we are free styling in terms of how and when we talk about a topic during this episode.
In this episode: Manning retires, Trump endorsements, Local New London, CT news, UFC 197, Movie trailers: Capt America Civil, Ghostbusters, etc, and much much more…
When the world is coming down on you there is nothing left to do, except…
STAY STRONG!!! We pay tribute to Apple who is fighting for 1st Amendment rights, but mostly they are fighting for the security and integrity of their company. We tell lonely, Sleepy Dwarf, Ben Carson, to stay strong too. If no one else will attack you, we will. Dada 5000 almost died after a horrible fight with Kimbo Slice, he definitely needs to stay strong.
Also in this episode: Presidential Election 2016 update, Dead Pool review, UFC 197, and the silliness that was Rhonda Rousey on the Ellen Show, Dumb Shit, and more…
Episode 19. Is Beyonce Socially Conscious? Feb 18, 2016
We’ve seen Beyone’s Formation video and the World seen her performance at Super Bowl 50. For some reason Queen Bee is receiving a lot of heat over both of these items. This forced us to ask if she is truly socially conscious or is she getting grief for no reason?
Also in this episode: New London Heroin update, Death of Scalia, GOP Debate, Batman v Superman trailer, NBA HOF, and more…
Episode 18.5 NBA All-Star Weekend (ft. Keith Cooper) Feb 13, 2016
In this special episode we are joined by Keith Cooper from Basketball & BS Podcast who helps us discuss NBA All-Star Weekend 2016. Also, we discuss the ESPN list of the Top 10 basketball players of all time.
Episode 18. 2016 Hip Hop Beef Feb 2, 2016
Amber Rose’s “Finger” emoji to Kanye West, Drake drops “Summer Sixteen” and Meek Mill responds with “War Pain” hours later, and why is Macklemore’s “White Privilege II” receiving so much notoriety when MCs like Talib Kweli and Killa Mike are making their voice heard on the subject of injustice everyday?
Also in this episode: Heroin overdoses in New London, CT; Standoff in Oregon comes dwindles after shooting death; Iowa Caucus Polls; Batman v Superman; and more…
Every time someone takes a stand, it seems that people in the dominant society tote someone of color to start “Shucking and Jiving.” The mouthpiece this time, as always, is Stacey Dash. Not only did Stacey Dash speak out against a Black boycott of the Oscars, but she goes as far to say there should be no Black History Month or BET Network. Here is our take on this matter
Also in this episode: Water crisis in MI; Cam Newton; Iowa Caucus; Trump leading the poll; The People vs. O.J. Simpson and much more.
Episode 16. The Immaculate Conception Jan 19, 2016
Antonio Cromartie (NY Jets CB) is expecting twins, the only problem is…besides the fact that he has 10 kids already…is that he claims to have had a vasectomy! So how did this happen? Could this have been the hand of a higher power, or a vasectomy that didn’t take?
Also discussed in this episode: Black people boycott the Oscars; Maine Governor blames black drug dealers named “Smoothie” and “Shifty” for drug problem and knocking up white women; UFC Fight night; Trump and the Birther argument; and more
Episode 15. And By The Way… Jan 12, 2016
The episode title comes to you courtesy of President Obama’s address about his Executive Order for gun control. In this episode we discuss: 62nd try to repeal ObamaCare, The Hateful Eight, Tupac biopic, N. Korea’s H-bomb test, Netflix Making a Murderer and much much more.
Episode 14. Can’t All Be False, Bill Cosby Jan 5, 2016
After a phone interview during the Hate-A-Thon, that left one of the Bros Fletch without voice, we have finally found our opinion on the Bill Cosby scandal. The court of public opinion has found Cosby guilty, and maybe some of it is false. But is it all false? Is Cosby another victim of sleeping with reckless women (See YouTube video: Sleeping Behind Enemy Lines)? Or has all of is dirty dealings finally come to light?
Also in this episode: Costa Rican Love goes wrong: Sondra Lynn, Freddie Gray and Tamir Rice, Black Women Matter just not hot comments gets student suspended, DeadPool trailer, Gilbert Arenas comment, and more.
It seems that we are in the midst of the holiday season. The Bros. Fletch wanted to wish you all a very happy and healthy ChristmaHanaKwanzka and a Merry New Year!!!
We have not forgotten about you, and new material is on its way for 2016. In the meantime, EXCLUSIVE material has been placed on the YouTube channel (Black Thoughts editorials).
Episode 13. Sports, All Sports, Nothing But Sports Dec 15, 2015
There has been a lot of GREAT things happening in the world of sports: UFC 194, Golden State Warriors, and (PBC) Boxing coming back to cable television just to name a few.
Also in the episode: Trump leads GOP, Women vote in Saudi Arabia, Gun Sales rise, and Justice Scalia’s comments.
Another show brings another deadly shooting in the U.S. This leaves us with another question: Who do we fear? The media labels Radical Muslims as a threat to our National Security. Yet, there is another group that is terrorizing just as much. However they do not have the same label. This group is Radical White Men. Which do you fear?
Also in this episode: Black Mamba retires, the movies Creed and Spectre, Black supporters of Trump, HRC millionaire meetings, and more.
Episode 11. Let’s Enjoy the Dumb Shit! Dec 1, 2015
The Bros Fletch are very thankful this holiday season. Not so much for the Thanksgiving day turkey, but more for the crazy people who have decided to brave the masses in search of Black Friday sales. Even a bigger THANK YOU to those who decided to take it one step further and attack each other in front of the stores. Just like a holiday meal: Let’s all enjoy the dumb shit together.
Other dumb shit in this episode: Emily Faz rant on FB, Donald Trump double down, Planned Parenthood shooter, White House fence jumper, Charlie Sheen HIV coming out to the media, and more.
Episode 10. Keeping Syrians Out Nov 24, 2015
Since the Paris terrorist attacks, there has been debate on whether or not to allow Syrian refugees into the United States. Governors of States within the U.S. have vowed to “close their doors” and unwelcome these refugees despite the fact that they have been through a thorough process which include background checks, finger prints, etc. Has fear of terrorism overtaken the U.S. responsibility of humanitarian aid? The Brothers Fletch discuss.
Also in this episode: Caribbean islands seek reparations from European powers, Spying on Black Lives Matter in Oregon, Don Lemon, Cotto vs. Canelo, the movie Creed, Dumb Shit and more.
Episode 9. Should Black People Care About Politics? Nov 17, 2015
The question/topic comes from a behind the podcasts discussion Khary and Tyrae were having when discussing the topics for Episode 8. Tyrae feels that Black people don’t want to hear about politics, while Khary feels they NEED to hear about politics…you be the judge. Do Black people care about politics?
Alos in this episode: Ronda Rousey gets chin checked and knocked out by Holly Holm, Yale and Mizzou Protests, Terror attacks in France and more.
Episode 8. Closed Door Racism Nov 10, 2015
Guess who’s back? After a brief week hiatus, the Brothers Fletch are back to discuss a topic inspired by recent events as well as the comedy styling of the late GREAT Patrice O’Neal: Closed Door Racism! It seems that we are living in a society where we are only able to identify racists individuals after they are exposed by secret recordings or videos.
Also in this episode: The Carson Scholarship Scandal, Sexting Scandal in high schools, Yusaf Mack the boxer turned Porno Actor, and more.
The events concerning NBA Milwaukee Bucks player John Henson leave the Brothers Fletch questioning: Have Black people forgotten the power of their earning/spending power? Are they spending their money in places that respect them and their culture? Have people forgotten about Black Wall Street, or is this a piece of history not taught/learned?
Also in this episode: Lawsuit fidelity 11 women on the Napa Valley Wine Train, Derrick Rose’s rape accusation, Ben Carson rise in the pole, Jon “Bones” Jones and more.
Episode 6. 80’s Black Movies Oct 20, 2015
The Brothers Fletch are back at it again. The original format is back including: In the News, Movies/Music/Sports, and it’s the return of Dumb Shit! In this episode the bros discuss the classic and not so classic Black movies of the 1980’s in order to create their Top 5.
Also in this episode: Tiger Woods and the THOT temptation, Lack of Republicans wanting the Speaker of the House seat, Derrick Rose and the Series of Unfortunate Events, plus Lamar Odom.
Episode 5. Are We Post Racial Part:2 Oct 13, 2015
The Brothers Fletch complete their discussion from Episode 4, in efforts to answer the question: Are we, in the U.S. post racial? During the discussion, Tyrae illustrates racism and segregation through events that have taken place in the mid-1990’s through 2015.
Also in this episode: The re-writng of history, The drunken UConn student, Slave Toys, Ben Carson, and more.
Episode 4. Are We Post Racial Part: 1 Oct 6, 2015
In part one of this two part topic, the Brothers Fletch step back from their usual format of News, Movies/Movies/Sports, and Dumb Shit to discuss the U.S. History that has led Black people to this point in society. The attempt to answer the question, “Are We Post Racial?” led the brothers to discuss the current state of Black folks based on 2013 census information; the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment; lynchings (Billy Holiday singing “Strange Fruit”); 1964 Civil Rights Act, and much more. Much needed ground work of the history in order to understand the plight of the Black population.
Episode 3. Going To The Movies Sept 29, 2015
In this episode the Brothers Fletch discuss too many issues ranging from Pope Francis’ visit, John Boehner’s tears and resignation, Kim Davis, Viola Davis, and the movie Straight Outta Compton. The dumbest shit the podcast has encountered so far is also discussed.
Episode 2. Blaxploitation 2015 Sept 22, 2015
In this episode the Brothers Fletch discuss the exploitation of Black culture through athletics (Serena Williams), the music of Slim Jesus & Iggy Azalea, and movie (War Room). We also disagree on the use of the N-Word in American society before ending with Improvement advice.
Episode 1. The New Black Normal Sept 19, 2015
Join the Fletcher Brothers as they establish the “Origins” of the Black Podcasts Matter show with discussions of their lack of affiliation with Black Lives Matter, Police killings of unarmed Black people, the love life of “Top Shelf” Katie Holmes with Jamie Foxx, and more.