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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 21, 2020

On this episode of Decoding 40, we start by discussing Jam Master Jay's killers being indicted and Mack recuses himself from the conversation about notorious Queens’ drug figures from the 80's and 90's, so we move on to the Check-In.

Alaric is preparing to convert his wife's office into a bedroom for his youngest kid. This will mark the first time in 4 years that Alaric and his wife will have a bedroom to themselves. Vin helps him move some heavy furniture and gets paid in beer and veggie patties. Leon is still trapped in a never ending episode of This Ghetto House. Leon finds out that old time building material is hard to demolish. Mack recounts a questionable experience with a famous, but unnamed civil rights activist.Mack is also looking into getting a new AC and somehow does not check with the ICEMan aka Leon for recommendations.

The first topic we tackle is the addition of Kamala Harris as the vice presidential candidate for the Democratic party. What does the nomination of the first Black and South Asian-American woman for vice president of the U.S. mean? If the Biden/Harris ticket wins in November, is it a true test of the country's progress for racial and social justice? Is she the right pick to further the movement?

Next we talk about the news report featuring a real life Clayton Bigsby aka Daniel Sims. He was adopted by a white family, attended an all white skrool and would die if Confederate monuments were removed.

Finally, we share what we are drinking in This Week’s Libation and talk about a new study that says men should limit alcohol consumption to one drink per day. Can we comply? Probably not.

You’ll hear all this and more in this week’s episode of Decoding 40. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook Instagram and  Patreon.

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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

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