In the last episode of Season 2 of Black Austin Matters Lisa and Rich talk all things Trinidadian with Executive Director of iACT Simone Talma Flowers. She shares her experiences growing up in Trinidad, what faith means to her and some of her favorite recipes.
Black Austin Matters
On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa and Rich speak with local photographer Jules Alcindor and graphic designer Shay Nobles to discuss their daily experiences working at a local shipping store, living in Austin, and their individual interests outside of work.
Lisa and Rich talk with broadcasting legend John L. Hanson, Jr.
In a conversation with Patricia Bedford, a native of Austin, she shares her amazing journey from being an engineer to becoming a successful business owner and master baker. She also talks about how she keeps her grandmothers’ legacy alive through her work and passion.
Lisa and Rich speak with Army veteran and entrepreneur Capt. Calvin J. Turner.
In the first episode of season two, Rich and Lisa talk with social wellness entrepreneur Shauntavia Ward.
In this episode, Rich and Lisa talk with LBJ High School football coach Jahmal Fenner.
We talk with anti-disciplinary film-based artist Ariel René Jackson in this episode of Black Austin Matters.
In this episode, Lisa and Rich talk with Chaka and Qi Dada, the husband and wife duo who make up the hip-hop group Riders Against the Storm.
In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick talk with Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, the outgoing president of Huston-Tillotson University.
Hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Richard J. Reddick talk with IDEA Montopolis teacher Joseph Frilot.
On this episode of Black Austin Matters, Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with barber Joe Harper, Jr. about what really happens at the barbershop.
In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with writer, community curator and social justice activist Stephanie Lang about her deep roots in Austin, what newcomers misunderstand about Black Austin and preserving history.
In this episode of Black Austin Matters, hosts Lisa B. Thompson and Rich Reddick talk with Chas Moore, the executive director of the Austin Justice Coalition. His organization has been deeply involved with advocating for racial justice and police reform in Austin and organized some of the largest demonstrations against police violence in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
This week on The Breaks, Confucius and Fresh
- Touch on their memories of past Juneteenth celebrations and talk about what this year’s event might look like.
- Discuss the criticism surrounding J.Cole’s new song ” Snow on Da Bluff” and the way he appears police the tone used by a Black woman activist (presumably Noname).
- Talk about the Black Austin Matters mural and explain why grand public gestures can not replace policy addressing systemic racism.
- Explore why Black Austin Artists are no longer willing to stay silent about systemic racism in the Austin Music Scene.
- In his Unpopular Opinion, Fresh argues that fans do appreciate Kendrick Lamar and are ready for his next album.
- In his Confucius Says, Confucius discusses the integral role of Black women in the struggle for Black liberation.
- This week’s local song of the week is “RED” by MALIK.
Listen to this week’s episode of The Breaks