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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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. Thanks for listening.
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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.
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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".
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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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!
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!
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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.
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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
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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...
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See you in episode 22! We out! Peace!