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Decoding 40

Decoding 40, the podcast where we fearlessly and ferociously explore, debate and laugh at the complex inner workings, issues and thinking of today’s grown a** black men.

Aug 14, 2020

In this week's Check-In, Rick is trying to figure out what's going on with his mustache and beard combination. Go to @alaricphoto on IG and let him know if he’s more Breaking Bad or a Brooklyn van driver. In an unusual turn of events, Vin is happy this week after getting a huge raise and getting back money from his mortgage company. L.O. is well rested and fed this week but, unfortunately he's still dealing with contruction in his apartment and incompetent plumbers.

Mack comes out of his Covid-19 free cocoon and ventures to whole foods in search of safer shopping. He follows this story with a rant about masks and feels people who do not wear masks should be fined.

In the next segment, we tackle the issue of kids going back to school and how we feel as parents. With a lack of solid planning and leadership, we along with other parents appear to be struggling with the lack of planning and funding to mitigate the risk to everyone that would occupy the school building.

Next, we discuss NFL players and their propensity to get into trouble with charges that range from domestic violence to public drunkenness. Is it a character flaw? CTE? Or, are they just targets because of their fame and position.

Lastly, we discuss if Black people be racist and what does it mean to be racist.

In other news, check out the Dear You Project as Decoding 40’s very own gives you some insight behind the soul of the man that is L.O.

Let's all continue to put pressure on the following people and offices to see that justice is delivered for Breonna and her family.

Governor Andy Beshear’s Office: (502) 564 2611 District Attorney Tom Wine: (502) 595 2300 Attorney General Daniel Cameron: (502) 696-5300 Senator Rand Paul: (202) 224-4343 / (270) 782-8303 Representative John Yarmuth: (202) 225-5401 Mayor Greg Fisher of Louisville: (502) 574-2003 Kentucky Senators General Hotline: (800) 372-7181

You can also support the campaign to fight for Breonna by signing the petition on the Fight for Breonna website.

If you haven't already registered to vote please do so by visiting Don't let all those who dedicated their entire life to fighting for these rights die in vain. 

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