What’s In It For Us, theGrio’s weekly political podcast hosted by Christina Greer, PhD, welcomes special guest co-host and acclaimed Writer/Historian, Professor Tanisha Ford.
In today’s episode, both Dr. Greer and Dr. Ford celebrate the life of Hip-Hop icon Earl “DMX” Simmons and discuss his battle with substance abuse and the industry’s perpetual exploitation of music artists’ trauma.
Speaking of trauma, 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario, who is Black and Latino, went viral for an unjust police stop ending with the Military Officer face down in a public gas station in tears after being maced. Dr. Greer explains the historic emotional rollercoaster of black army veterans and their treatment in America.
Unfortunately, 20-year old Daunte Wright of Minnesota was not as lucky when being stopped by the police. Daunte Wright was killed by a police officer who alleges she was attempting to fire a taser but instead fired a single shot from her firearm. As a result, Wright, a father of a 2-year-old son, died and the city of Minnesota has been in outrage with protests.
With so much going on, we have to stop and take a moment to ask, “What’s In It For Us?”