University College Podcast

Each week on "University College" we will discuss issues ranging from politics and economic empowerment to Black fatherhood and pop culture. We try to provide a nuanced discussion about a vast array of subject matter from the perspective of three Black Males who are family men and have been friends for more than 10 years. We hope you join us and we appreciate the feedback. For booking, please email Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.
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Mar 30, 2017

University College, Episode 32 is now live! This week, we sit down with ESPN’s Darren M. Haynes to discuss his career in sports journalism, his beliefs on giving back to his community, and his self-described most important role—being a father.

If you know a young person interested in broadcast journalism, give them the link to the show and have them listen to the discussion with Darren. There is a lot of great information that he provides on his mentors and advice he's been given over the years.

Curtiss, Michael, and I also discuss the latest with President Trump, Congress signing legislation that may decrease your internet privacy, and whether Bill O’Reilly was out of line for his comments about Rep. Maxine Waters.

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Mar 25, 2017

We have a long way to go, but we are pleased to announce--because of all of you, our listeners, University College has hit the 10k download milestone.

You all trust us with one of your most valuable resources, your time. We appreciate it, and won't forget it.

Mar 25, 2017

Today, the repeal and replace proposal for Obamacare was relegated to a no-vote. The Republicans in Congress were not able to get enough support to push the the proposal to a vote, marking a pretty significant defeat for President Trump, Speak Paul Ryan and the other Senate and House Republicans.a

Mar 23, 2017

This week, we are pleased to welcome Henry Williams (aka King Henry) to the show! Henry discusses his passion for music, his musical influences and the intersection between social issues and hip hop. What was the album that changed his life? What does being a music producer mean? We answer all of these questions and much more.

We also breakdown the "repeal and replace" debate for the Affordable Care Act, and discuss the ramifications for Trump if it doesn't pass. Did the Comey hearings accomplish anything?

Also, are Sage Steele's recent comments indicative of self hate, or does she simply think that Blacks are the most racist people she has dealt with? Is there a difference between her comments and the past comments Bill Cosby has made?

Thank you for listening, and we hope you enjoy!

Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.

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Mar 19, 2017

In Episode 30, we take a very special look at the Netflix original movie, Burning Sands, starring Trevor Jackson and directed by Gerard McMurray. While we discuss the film's plot, characters, and its depiction of underground hazing, we have to also ask about whether or not we would allow our children to pledge, and should membership intake become above ground versus traditional underground processes.

To pledge...or not to pledge....that is the question.



Mar 15, 2017

Welcome to Episode 29 of University College! This week, we are pleased to welcome Black Sports Online creator and CEO, Robert Littal, to the show! His interview covered everything from how he started his hugely popular media company to his views on athletes practicing social activism on the field of play.  We even get to play a little round of 'Rapid Fire' with Robert where he provides his quick opinion on Nicki vs. Remy. We hope you enjoy this great interview that covers sports, entertainment, politics, and much more!

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Mar 10, 2017

In this edition of University College Black Business Profile, we interview Evelina Monroe, owner of Blvck Supply. She discusses the genesis of the idea for the business, what inspires her to create, and the empowerment that comes with owning her own business.

Mar 8, 2017

Welcome back to University College! This week, we are pleased to have Vanessa Baden Kelly as our special guest! She is one of the co-stars of GIANTS, a kick-ass series on YouTube that is written and produced by James Bland. GIANTS chronicles the lives of 3 thirty-something African Americans and the triumphs and struggles they encounter trying to find themselves.

Vanessa opens up about several topics, including her early days as a child star in Hollywood, how her family has helped shape the portrayal of her GIANTS character, and much more. She even gives her opinion on Ben Carson’s recent “slaves were immigrants” speech.

You can follow the series at:
Twitter: @giantstheseries
Instagram: @giantstheseries

Mar 5, 2017

Welcome back to the U.C.! This week we are joined by Jarmar Dupas, host of "Get Your Money Right Podcast." Typically, Jarmar discusses different ways to help people create and save wealth—but this week, he talks to us about how he began his podcast, how finances are handled in his family, and the types of financial buckets he believes are beneficial to financial wellness. Jarmar also sticks around to share his thoughts on some of our topics of the week, including: Trump and Betsy DeVos and their lack of HBCU knowledge, the Oscars, and much more.

For more information about Jarmar or his podcast, head on over to  You can also find his podcast on most podcast platforms.