David Bowie, Guest Host: Empress, Umar Johnson vs Uncle Ruckus, ICE Raids, Movie Spoilers | Beat*Shot Radio Takeover 01-12-2016


Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Star Wars Episode 7

Beat*Shot Radio Takeover airs live on beatshotradio.com every Tuesday night at 9PM EST. Discussion topics include:

★Special Guest: Community organizer and promotional consultant, Empress (Gwendolyn H.)!
★Under Pressure: After losing his battle with cancer, we discuss why we can’t ignore that David Bowie—in addition to being a cultural icon—was a repeat sexual abuser.
★Who Said It?: In this interactive segment we attempt to answer the question “Who Said It: The self-proclaimed Prince of Pan-Afrikanism Dr. Umar Johnson or Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks?”
★Spoiler Alert: We talk “spoiler” etiquette and highlight what rocked, and what did not rock, from this record setting holiday movie season. (Star Wars, Making A Murderer, Hateful 8, Concussion, Revenant, and more!)
★ICE Capades: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have begun large-scale raids to deport families who have fled violence in Central America. Despite protests in New York and San Francisco, many American citizens (including Black and Brown citizens) seem indifferent. We discuss.
★Lady Killer: According to the Violence Policy Center, a Black woman is killed by a man every 19 hours—in many cases by a firearm.
★Closet Case: Tweet us a photo of an item in your wardrobe that you know you will never wear, but refuse to discard. Use the hashtag #ClosetCase @BeatShotRadio. Most absurd item will win one ticket to Taina Asili’s MLK Celebration, Friday 1/25 @ The Sanctuary for Independent Media.