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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 universitycollege@yahoo.com. Listen. Discuss. Engage. Be the Change.
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Jan 16, 2019

New year, new you? Not so much for POTUS. This week, we discuss the path from owning the shut down to blaming the Democrats for it--and more importantly the impact on the American people. Recently, it was announced that Michael Cohen, Trump's former fixer, is scheduled to testify in open session on February 7th. Will his testimony lead to any additional information or is this all for show? Lastly, we discuss the R. Kelly documentary and the rightful destruction of his legacy.

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Nov 14, 2018

Welcome back to University College! In this episode we take a look back at the 2018 midterm elections and discuss whether identity politics can still win elections for liberals. We take a look at why people vote for Trump, and the reason may actually be something far different than what you think.

We finish up with a discussion about #Blessed and the freak that is Zion Williamson.

Sep 30, 2018

This week, the University College crew is back at it again! We discuss Trump's United Nations speech, much ado about Rosenstein, and is it ever ok to tell another man his wife/gal tastes like a breakfast cereal (a la the Carmelo incident a few years back).

Sep 10, 2018

Welcome back to University College! We apologize for the late episode--life happens. In this episode, we talk about monkeying up things and the racist tones involved. We also discuss the importance of Nike's new 30th anniversary campaign involving Colin Kaepernick. We finish up with a look at the penultimate episode of Power!

Aug 28, 2018

Last week, there was legitimate breaking news every day. It turns out, Michael Cohen's "love" for Trump wasn't unconditional after all. In fact,  several people closest to Trump spoke to investigators under immunity last week. We take a look at what this means and who will be next to get the call from Mueller.

Apr 26, 2018

Things get a little chippy in this edition of University College. With the recent Cohen bombshell...is Special Counsel Robert Mueller barking up the wrong tree? Will Mike FINALLY admit that where there's smoke, there's the Trump administration in a dumpster fire?

We also take a look at James Comey's new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. Was Comey doing the righteous thing and defending the integrity of the FBI, or was he feeding his own ego and grandstanding?

We also look at the recent raid of Michael Cohen's legal office.

Feb 8, 2018

Blacks and the GOP have a very unhealthy relationship with each other. The GOP generally has no problem telling minorities what they feel about them, and do not generally promote nor pass policies to help African Americans out. However, there was a time when the majority of African Americans that could vote chose to align with the Republican party--the so-called party of Lincoln. In this episode of University College, we briefly discuss the history of Blacks and the Republican party--as well as why it might be time to consider a switch from the Democratic party. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Feb 1, 2018

Welcome back to University College! In this episode, we dissect the effectiveness of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union. The pomp, the circumstance, the red meat thrown out to his base, we look at everything.

What did POTUS say--but more importantly, what did he leave out? 

Jan 31, 2018

What exactly happened with the government shutdown from a couple of days back? Mike, Curt, and I break it down. Let us know your thoughts about the new shortened show format as well! Reach out at universitycollege@yahoo.com, or @ucollege on Instagram, or @UnivCollegeBTC on Twitter.

Jan 11, 2018

In this edition of the U.C., we take a look at "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff. Several allegations are made in the book--and regardless of whether they're true or not, the book is certainly entertaining. We take a look at some of the claims, discuss Trump's mental fitness and more.

Jan 9, 2018

Happy New Year! It is now 2018, and you are officially tuned in to University College Podcast! For our dedicated listeners, we welcome you back. To our new listeners, welcome to the party and we hope you  come back.

This week we dissect Oprah Winfrey's 2018 Golden Globe speech. Can the network and talkshow mogul catapult that speech all the way to the White House? Does the public even want another non-politician in office? More importantly, can she beat Donald Trump if she decides to run?

We have a new format that we hope you all enjoy, and we welcome all feedback!

Dec 15, 2017

This week, we look at a pretty significant moment in American politics: a Democrat was elected over a shady, sketchy, accused child molester Republican in the state of Alabama. Yes, Jones v. Moore was everything you expected it to be, and yet nothing that anyone needed. We take a look at how the vote turned out, what's next for Moore, and is this actually a loss that Trump can't shake off.

Dec 12, 2017

Welcome back to University College. Mueller is coming for everyone, it seems. And while Coleman continues to assert that there is only smoke and no fire--its getting more and more difficult to see how the entire Trump team doesn't get burned.

Nov 16, 2017

This week, we take a quick look at the GOPs "Roy Moore" problem. As more and more allegations continue to surface about his alleged criminal interactions with underaged women--what exactly will the GOP do? Is this all a setup to put current Attorney General Jeff Sessions back as senator of Alabama so that a new AG can kill the Russia investigation?

We also look at revisions to the proposed tax plan, as well as GQ Magazine's 2017 Man of the Year. Here's a hint, its Colin Kaepernick.

Nov 3, 2017

You're probably going through the PVAMU Homecoming hangover. No problem, come hang with the men of UC Podcast. This week, we discuss the latest indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates and how it will impact Trump.

We also discuss the fallout with actor Kevin Spacey and what this means for "House of Cards" and Netflix.

Finally, we take a look at why its pretty stupid to compare athletes to prison inmates.

We extend our prayers to the people in New York impacted by the latest terrorist attack.

Jun 19, 2017

What do President Trump and Kevin Durant have in common? More than you realize. Trump, who may be one of the most polarizing people in the US is now joined by Kevin Durant who is equally hated for "taking the easy way out."

This week, we discuss Trump, Comey, Sessions, the DOJ, and why Trump continues to lie about the most basic of facts.

 

We also take a look at the 2016-2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, specifically, Durant's place among the greats of all time. It wouldn't be University College if we didn't also analyze Durant's love/hate relationship with a wave brush.

Check us out!

May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day and welcome back to University College! This week, we are joined by special guest Okey Enyia, who discusses quite a bit with us, including:

- Is there diversity in Washington?

- The disconnect between what the Democratic Party espouses and their issues with execution.

- The quality of Trump's Saudi Arabia speech

- Why does the Trump administration wear such terrible suits

We hope you enjoy!

May 20, 2017

In this #UCSoundbyte, Curtiss, Mike and I discuss why Mike refuses to acknowledge that there is there...there. Do we believe that Trump can be quiet long enough to let the investigation run its course? What does it mean that there is a resounding silence when conservatives normally run to his side? How much political power does Trump have left to spend? We briefly tackle all of this and more.

Apr 21, 2017

Welcome to Episode 33 of University College! After an extended break, we are back with a very interesting discussion. Do Black Trump supporters actually exist? Its not the political unicorn you've been lead to believe is a fairy tale. We sit down with Chelvis Kennerson, a self-proclaimed conservative and Donald Trump supporter. We discuss his reasons for aligning with he party and supporting Trump. By the time the discussion is over, you may actually reconsider your position on certain political hot topics in the news today!

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

Feb 1, 2017

This week we look at Trump and the latest batch of executive orders. We also discuss the Women's March to the extent that we can. We discuss the current state of the media and how it covers President Trump. Is the media responsible for the current state of affairs? And should you ever use "wet" on the radio/tv? Please join us for an insightful discussion.

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Jan 19, 2017

Hail to the...chief? We're back for Episode 21 of University College! We cover quite a bit this week, including: President Trump's inauguration, his inauguration speech, boycotts and protest scheduled for post-inauguration, Trump's cabinet picks and their respective confirmation hearings, and NFL Hall of Famers who live for chicken wings! Rock with us!

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Jan 17, 2017

We are back in Episode 20 with a full breakdown of President Obama's final address to the nation! We also discuss the new intelligence report about President-Elect Trump, and the Congressional Black Caucus and its fight to keep a controversial painting in the halls of Congress. Finally, we celebrate pop culture with a discussion about some of the African Americans that won big at the 2017 Golden Globes. We hope you join us!

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Jan 13, 2017

In Episode 16, we review "13th," the Netflix original documentary by Ava DuVernay. We also discuss the policies, politicians, and American events that have led to "law and order" governance and the impact these policies had and continue to have on people of color.

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Jan 12, 2017

Last week we discussed reactions to President-Elect Trump's historic win. This week, we look ahead to what the next four years could be like in Trump's America. We have a very special guest to discuss his thoughts on being a Muslim in America and his reaction to Trump's rhetoric the during the presidential campaign. He expresses his concerns about the Trump administration and we also look at some of the policies currently being discussed for Trump's first 100 days in office.

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