Episode 146: Executive Disorder

Ann and Dan have a conversation about the power of the executive order and how Trump’s latest executive order isn’t constitutional. We also talk about colorism, racism, and how our culture, style, language, and even body images have been historically appropriated by non-Black people. Until about the early 90s things like having a “big butt,” braids, or natural Black hair was considered undesirable. Now it’s common for women of other ethnicities to have butt enhancement surgery, procedures to make their lips fuller, skin tanning, and wearing traditional Black hairstyles (among other things). 
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Episode 143: Grandma’s House


This week Ann and Dan discuss heirs’ property. It is estimated that 76% of Black people today don’t have wills. This is historically how multiple generations of Black families have lost family property. It is also why about 90% of the Black southern farmers lost their land. We had the unfortunate opportunity here in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to witness Black families lose homes that have been in their families for 100 or more years.

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Episode 142: Social Distancing Contracts


Ann and Dan debate social distancing contracts that co-parents are using to prevent each other from taking their children to non-essential places or being around non-essential people. Ann believes that it’s an attempt to control the non-custodial parent. Dan takes it at face value and believes it’s for the children’s benefit, especially if the other parent has proven to be irresponsible (like people refusing to wear masks or social distancing in public). We also discuss how billion-dollar companies looted the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for millions of dollars leaving little to nothing for its intended businesses. Dan also shares which stocks he purchased when the stock market dipped at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Episode 140: Defund and Refund.


Ann and Dan agree with the consensus that “defund” the police is poorly titled and misrepresents what people are calling for. When most people hear defund the police they think it means completely abolishing the police. In reality, it’s a plan to redistribute some of the funding from police departments to places that will make a real difference in our communities. We also share our experiences and opinions on how the Black community being largely underfunded for has affected us generation after generation. Ann also has an impromptu therapy session with Dr. Dan.

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