Monthly Archives: December 2014

Interracial Jawn Podcast Episode 24 – No Hay Yerba

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy recap their family holiday and discuss baffling Ferguson PD, Zinn Project, race wars on The View, How to get blocked on FB, Pope Francis’ tips to be happy, Make A Wish with Tamar Braxton, LRS Plumbers, More unboxing poop lessons, raps songs white ppl like, Tales from Argentina including werewolf adoption folklore, The Wire, The Comeback, Motown 25 & Chonilla’s Festivus 2014 celebration.

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IRJ – White Privilege Podcast Ep5 – Featuring Livestreamer Bassem Masri

Interracial Jawn presents Episode 5 of  White Privilege Podcast with hosts @VeryWhiteGuy& @drumbeats4peace, two privileged white males aggressively speaking out against racism.

On Episode 5 the guys are joined by @bassem_masri to discuss the protest movement, his snatch and grab arrest, livestream content producers, the narrative of protesters being “against the police” and more.

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Interracial Jawn Podcast – Episode 23 – Unboxing Poop

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss Ferguson Response Network announcement, Cosby kissed Kathie Lee, Evin Cosby’s FB page, cops out of control, SONY leaks update, 10 sentences from 2004, BS by CardsAgainstHumanity & 28 biggest pop culture fails of 2014

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IRJ Presents – (Post) Dispatches from the Blue Room – Kalina

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy present IRJ Dispatches from the Blue Room where we interview guests from our home. In this episode our good friends from the UK Konstantin & Alina discuss their recent visit the USA and some of the differences between British & US culture.

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Interracial Jawn Podcast – Episode 22 – TMI

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy are joined by Howard to discuss Ferguson Action & #DayofResistance activities, DC Justice4All march controversy,Congress trying to get data on police shootings, MI “license to discriminate” bill, millennial dating & 20 times America failed black people in 2014.

Special Guest Howard:

Former host of the Awkblerd Podcast, the Black Cat Podcast, guest writer on Beyond Black & White, former guest on Chonilla.com, 3BlackGeeks, LSRules, and Single Simulcast.

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Interracial Jawn Podcast – Episode 21 – Clean, Rad & Powerful

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss Ferguson #DayofResistance, the non-post racial world of teenagers, White Liberal Condescension, Light/Dark Symbolism, SONY LEAKS, Ceelo offers post rape accusation advice, Mariah straight off the soundboard, Dat Twitter Game, Radical Honesty, Myths about White People, Happy Birthday Very White Guy, Horrible Bosses & Top Fives, Podcast Stanning for Karen from The Black Guy Who Tips & RIP to our friend Angel.

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Interracial Jawn Podcast #20 – Ex’Treme Institute

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss recent & upcoming Ferguson Response Actions, Racists getting fired, Cops blast Skynyrd at protesters in Chicago, Beverly Johnson tells it like it with re CosbyGate, Madison LOVES books, SONY leak turns into deluge, NellyVille & the Ex’Treme Institute, Corrections, FOJ & Podcast Stanning for The Pennymon Doctrine

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IRJ Presents – Dispatches from the Blue Room – Thanksgiving Part 2

@VeryWhiteGuy & @LeslieMac present IRJ Dispatches from the Blue Room where we interview guests who visit our home.  In this special Dispatches from the Blue Room episodes @LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy interview Leslie’s family who came to visit for Thanksgiving.  In Part I we hear from Leslie’s Sister Karen, niece Ciarah, Nephew Christopher & his girlfriend Marsha. ENJOY!

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Interracial Jawn Podcast #19 – Defiantly 10 Stars

@LeslieMac & @VeryWhiteGuy discuss the Stages of Injustice against Black People, Ferguson Moment becomes a Movement, White protesters, No-Bola, CosbyGate on 30-Rock, Soul Train Music Awards, Jeopardy, Arthur Chu, FOP, & our very FIRST 5-star review!

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Ferguson to Philly – The Night A Moment Became a Movement

Last Night the Ferguson To Philly leaders held a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the current state of law enforcement & race related issues in Philadelphia and to make strategic plans for what lays ahead. The meeting was attended by 400 citizens, young and old, black & white, artist & professional (and some not very well hidden undercover Philadelphia Police officers).

I was struck during the open mic portion of the agenda about what this moment meant to me personally. 3+ years ago I organized the first of many public events I would plan meant to open people’s eyes to the stark issues of mass incarceration and racial disparity in our criminal justice system. It was a showing of the Philadelphia based documentary Broken on All Sides.

It was NOT well attended – a small but interested group of 7 people were in attendance for the showing. During the post viewing discussion, someone made the statement “no one showed up tonight – how is this ever going to be changed?” I replied (with A LOT of fake bravado) “I have a feeling that all around this country there are small groups just like this having this exact same conversation. From these small groups a movement will grow & eventually the world will hear our cry”  In reality, this was not a “feeling” I had but more accurately a hope, a prayer, a wish.

Last night in at Calvary Church on 48th & Baltimore, I saw that wish come true here in Philadelphia. Our city & our citizens have heard our cry and all those rooms of small groups who had determined for themselves that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH have come together to bring about MEANINGFUL change on issues of mass incarceration, criminal injustice & race relations in Philadelphia & in America.

As the breakout session portion of the meeting began my eyes began to open wide.

I could see connections being made under the umbrella of topics like education, media/communications, protest actions, agenda/demands & healing/arts.

I could see the bright eager young faces of the PENN & Temple students.  

I could see the hopeful elders ready to both talk AND LISTEN in this fight. 

I could see the clergy clearly impressed with the meaningful work being done. 

I could see the thoughtful Ferguson to Philly leaders ensuring we all remained on task.

And it became very clear to me – on THIS night, in THIS place the MOMENT became a MOVEMENT in Philadelphia, PA.

Our work has only just begun, but it is as true now as it has ever been – A PEOPLE UNITED CAN NEVER BE DEFEATED.

We fight on – together. #FergusontoPhilly with Love.

Photos from the historic meeting are below courtesy of Joe Piette

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