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Episode 176: Life after prison for women w/ Dr. Geniece Crawford Monde

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Geniece Crawford-Mondé, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Wingate University, whose research explores how criminally involved women manage their roles as mothers and caretakers. They begin the interview by learning more about Dr. Crawford-Mondé’s background as a sociologist (33:40) and her research agenda related to formerly incarcerated mothers (41:44). They also discuss how race shapes women’s post incarceration experiences (53:10) and her upcoming book project (1:04:45). They close the interview by having a conversation about her research on social media representations of aging Black women (1:04:02), how social media frames the experiences of Black women (1:15:40), and the importance of researchers de-centering themselves in research with people from marginalized backgrounds (1:19:50). 

Other Topics Include

00:30 - Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne 

5:17 - BhD “Oh Lawd” 

31:15 - Introduction of Topic 

1:24:58 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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Episode 175: Black Estate Planning w/ Ifeoma ‘Iffy’ Ibekwe

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Iffy Ibekwe, the founder and principal attorney at Ibekwe Law, PLLC. During the episode, they have a conversation about the Black-White wealth gap and the importance of estate planning for Black intergenerational wealth building (41:25). Iffy also shares myths and misconceptions related to estate planning (47:11), ways that everyday people can leave a legacy for the next generation (52:50), the costs associated with estate planning (58:10), how to build a financial dream team (1:00:15), and how to be a savvy consumer of financial advice (1:04:55). Next, Iffy provides insight into special estate planning considerations for single parents vs. married couples (1:09:00), elder planning (1:15:10), and single people without children (1:18:34). They close the episode by discussing the importance of trust funds for Black children (1:28:40). 

Other Topics Include

00:30 - Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne 

5:00 - BhD “Oh Lawd” 

32:30- Introduction of Topic 

35:30 - Learn More about Iffy’s Background 

1:24:30 - Etiquette Around Discussing Estate Plans 

1:32:58 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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Episode 174: March Like A Mother w/ Latoya Gayle

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Latoya Gayle, a social entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of founding, leading, and scaling work in the non-profit industry. During the episode, they discuss Latoya Gayle’s background as an organizer and social entrepreneur (29:30), barriers to and strategies for building movements for change (31:55), and advice for others interested in creating non-profit ventures (40:00). They also have a conversation about her organization, March Like a Mother  (46:45), how she balances motherhood and entrepreneurship (50:55), the current state of schooling in the United States (54:10), and various ways that parents can advocate for their children (59:45). They close the interview by discussing her latest venture, Liberation Lab, a civic innovation lab aimed at solving persistent problems by empowering the Black community and families (1:05:55). 

Other Topics Include

00:30 - Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne 

6:25 - BhD “Oh Lawd” 

25:30- Introduction of Topic 

1:14:22 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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Episode 173: Accountability, Not Justice

For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne discuss the latest news and events. The hosts begin by catching up on life (00:30) and sharing “Oh Lawd” news (7:40). The hosts then turn their attention to the Derek Chauvin trial/verdict (15:00), the Ma’kiah Bryant shooting (23:24), and other recent incidents with police (33:33 - 47:15). They close the episode by discussing politics, including the Anti-Asian American Hate Crime Bill (47:30), Biden’s proposed tax increase on the wealthy (52:50), anti-protest legislation (55:00), recent efforts to address homelessness in Los Angeles (56:21), and Caitlyn Jenner’s decision to run for governor of California (59:50). 

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Episode 172: Equality Archive.Com w/ Dr. Shelly Eversley

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Shelly Eversley, an Associate Professor of English at Baruch College, The City University of New York. In addition to discussing her background and interest in literature, feminism, and black studies (29:00), they also explore her work on racial authenticity and practicing Blackness (36:36). Next, they have a conversation about pressing issues related to equity and inclusion within higher education (42:15) and how institutions can support scholars of color (50:05). They close the interview by discussing her motivation for founding EqualityArchive.com (1:00:00), a multimodal encyclopedia of the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. 

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne 

6:40 - BhD “Oh Lawd” 

26:45- Introduction of Topic 

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Episode 171: Ezra Coffee Co. w/ Jessica Taylor

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Jessica Taylor, a diversity and inclusion consultant, an entrepreneur, and the founder of Ezra Coffee Company. During the conversation, they discuss Jessica’s motivation for establishing an ethically-sourced coffee company that fuses bold flavors with rich history (34:40), the story behind her favorite blends (39:40), and what customers can expect from the brand (46:05). They also have a conversation about the challenges she faced on her entrepreneurial journey (48:45) and her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs (54:40). They close the interview by discussing how Jessica balances her role as an entrepreneur and DEI leader (58:30), her take on the growing interest in DEI work (1:04:20), and advice for people interested in entering the DEI field (1:10:00).

Other Topics Include

00:30 - Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne 

7:26 - BhD “Oh Lawd” 

28:35- Introduction of Topic 

30:55 - Learn more about Jessica Taylor 

1:18:00- Tyrell and Daphne reflect on the interview 

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Episode 170: Being Black in Medicine w/ Dr. Russell Ledet

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Russell Ledet, an MD-MBA candidate at Tulane University who also earned his Ph.D. in molecular oncology at New York University. During the conversation, they discuss his journey to becoming double Dr. Ledet (25:42 ), myths and misconceptions about being Black in medicine (32:40), and what it means to be true to yourself in professional settings (38:32). They also have a conversation about Dr. Ledet’s motivation for founding 15 White Coats and his effort to increase access to medical education (42:37). Moreover, they discuss  barriers to medical education (48:27) and strategies for addressing diversity in medicine (53:17). They close the episode by discussing the documentary, Black Men in White Coats (1:00:07), sources of Black mistrust related to the medical community (1:02:07), the positive implications of increasing cultural diversity in medicine (1:07:55), and the COVID-19 vaccine (1:15:17). 

Other Topics Include

00:30 - Catch up with Tyrell and Daphne 

7:55 - BhD “Oh Lawd” 

24:37 - Introduction of Topic 

1:22:32 - Words of Encouragement from Dr. Ledet

1:25:14 - Tyrell and Daphne reflect on the interview 

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Episode 169: Attack on the (Black) Vote

For this week’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne discuss the latest news and events. The hosts begin by catching up on life (00:30) and sharing “Oh Lawd” news (7:30). The hosts then turn their attention to politics. They discuss conservative voter suppression laws in Georgia and throughout the United States (26:00), Florida’s anti-protest bill (37:55), and Buttigieg’s recent comments about a mileage tax (40:50). They then have a conversation about gun control and the recent rise in mass shootings in Atlanta, Colorado, and Virginia (44:30). They close the episode by discussing generational differences in social attitudes (48:35), their favorite binge-worthy shows (55:00), and recent backlash against BLM activists (1:03:20). 

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Episode 168: Drug Enforcement and Race w/ Dr. Shytierra Gaston

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Dr. Shytierra Gatson, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Georgia State University, whose research focuses on race, crime, and the U.S. correctional system. During the conversation, Dr. Gatson speaks to the importance of exploring criminal justice issues through a qualitative lens (37:15), provides insight into the long-term impacts of parental incarceration on children (39:00), and how sheds light on how neighborhood racial composition shapes policing practices (45:27). They also discuss approaches to policing reform (53:00) and the role of celebrities in criminal justice conversations (57:25) They close the episode on a lighter note by recapping the last season of Power (59:30) and discussing the Godfather of Harlem (1:08:52). 

Other Topics Include: 

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

6:22 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

29:15 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 

33:12 - Learn More About Dr. Shytierra Gatson

1:11:14-  Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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Episode 167: School to Prison Pipeline w/ Prof Leah Hill

For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Professor Leah Hill,  a clinical associate professor of law at Fordham University whose teaching and writing focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to family law problems. During the conversation, they discuss the role of policy in shaping the trajectories of adolescent girls and boys (32:45), factors contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline (40:15), myths and misconceptions about school discipline (40:15), and the role of gender in school disciplinary outcomes (44:20). They also discuss how the child welfare system contributes to family instability (49:50), structural solutions to addressing discipline and family law problems (55:30), potential improvements to the child welfare system (1:03:50), and Professor Hill’s upcoming projects (1:06:10). 

Other Topics Include: 

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

7:20 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News

26:45 - Introduction of Today’s Topic 

29:00 - Learn More About Professor Hill 

1:11:35-  Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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