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Voiced as an e-book, this podcast is a series of heart-felt letters addressed to Michelle Obama. In the letters, I discuss my past; from my rise out of poverty and abuse to the hallowed halls of academia and beyond. Along the way, I make history and encounter a number of celebrities. Join me on adventures that promise to be both heartbreaking and hilarious. Oh! Don't forget to check out, "Ep. Afterthoughts."
 
Demetria L. Lucas, cultural critic and author of A Belle in Brooklyn and Don't Waste Your Pretty, muses on pop culture shenanigans, dating and relationships, and everything worth watching on any size screen. #ratchetandrespectable We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy
 
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Demi sees some Atlanta, answers more travel questions (solo travel? Budgeting?) and talks about knowing your worth , being an all-purpose friend and where TF to eat with celebrity chef Jourdan ChaTaun (@thejourdanchataun). Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetria…
 
Demi and Davida Selby, founder of Katelynn & Adwoa Skincare and KLA Goes to Ghana, share their travel tips for the ultimate vacation. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetriallucas. More about the Show: Don’t forget to subscribe to the po…
 
“Lovecraft Country” gets 18 Emmys noms despite being cancelled by HBO; Oprah shouts out Tarana Burke’s new book, “Unbound”; Cynthia Erivo is an honorary AKA; Demi is attacked by a dragon while recording: Codie Elaine Oliver (“Black Love”, OWN) shares the secret to making love work (if that’s what you want). Check out my website: http://www.demetria…
 
Demi sees some Miami, but has NYC FOMO; a sermonette about settling; thoughts and prayerS to the HU communications team; Demi talks about Black women and body image (and big asses) with her writer crush, sister-friend Denene Millner. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. F…
 
It’s Demi’s birthday! The Blacks are winning more than usual this week; Mr. and Mrs. Owen are at it again; Sha’Carri Richardson and Mike Phelps are not the same; Dr. Ruth Celestin explains how to get a good BBL without risking your life (or going to DR). Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitt…
 
Demi’s birthday behavior begins; Lovecraft Country isn’t returning to HBO; Nikole Hannah-Jones displays self-love and aspirational pettiness (at the same damn time); Phylicia Rashad is still employed at HU; the HBCU spin-off of All American is friggin’ amazing; Stephanie Mills wants all the smoke; Sha’Carri Richardson is a stand up chick; ESPN is a…
 
Demi head’s back to therapy; UNC asks Nikole Hannah- Jones ‘are you happy now?’; The Tabitha delivers the sweetest ‘f— you’ to Wendy; A rapist is back on the loose; Phylicia Rashad baffles nearly everyone; Rachel Maddow offers a history lesson; Keith Sweat and Bobby B battle at Verzuz; Sha’Carri Richardson fails a drug test. Check out my website: h…
 
Demi goes “outside” for Essence Fest LA, a review of “the Mary doc”; recapping the BET Awards, including MF Method Man; Wendy is hitting on everyone (for ratings); Michael B Jordan changes course on J’ourvet; BBL’s are the new weapon to attack Black women; Mo’Nique uses a random Black woman to beat a dead horse. Check out my website: http://www.dem…
 
Demi is embarking on an Odyssey (see: Homer); the universe strikes back at the disgraced former Mayor of New York; Sha’Carri Richardson is the latest target of Black incels; Nikole Hannah-Jones pulls out of UNC; John Boyega will not be cancelled; Lala Vasquez-Anthony files for divorce during husband’s latest baby scandal. Check out my website: http…
 
ATL is a lawless city; CNN has an ethics problem; “In the Heights” doesn’t meet expectations; The Host of “High on the Hog” loves his “canela vanilla swirl” (direct quote); Mrs. Gary Owens is entitled to speak her peace (again); Tribeca fest is nerd-heaven. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Tw…
 
‘In the Heights’ is finally here!; K. Michelle has a clone; Kwame Kilpatrick gives his first post-prison interview. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetriallucas. More about the Show: Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free whe…
 
Re-framing Robin Givens; Mary J. Blige and Anthony Bourdain documentaries are coming soon; there’s a du-rag festival occurring in the middle of the national bonnet debate; follow ups on the fall-out of Naomi Osaka quitting The French Open and Nikole Hannah-Jones being denied tenure at UNC. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. …
 
A Black woman takes over the WH briefing room for the first time in 30 years; Blair “MF” Underwood is returning to the dating landscape; Fiddy addresses his turn-of-the-century relationship with Vivica A Fox— again; Future and Diddy “choose violence” when it comes to their exes; Naomi Osaka bails on The French Open (with good cause); the Internet h…
 
The new Bachelorette is bisexual; “Mr. Big” isn’t returning to the SATC reboot; Liz Cambage is a “big body Benz, baby”; CNN fires Rick Santorum; Paula White’s ex-husband may or may not have delivered a triple-pour of scalding tea; “High on the Hog” is Netflix’s Next Big Thing Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG:…
 
Demi is recovered from her second vaccine shot; Mare of Easttown is amazing TV; Naomi Campbell is a new Mama at 50; Nick Cannon is for the streets; J.Lo and Ben are a distraction; A$AP Rocky is High in Love; Lil Nas X is a national treasure; Nikole Hannah-Jones (1619 Project, Pulitzer Prize) is denied tenure at UNC; Kwame Brown chooses (figurative)…
 
Demi heads to Palm Springs to celebrate a birthday? white people are really mad about Aunt Jemima, Cousin Gary Chambers Jr. goes AWF on Connie; Bubba Wallace’s Boise wasn’t a hoax, and The Problem with White Jesus explained by Dr. Anthea Butler. Also: Breonna Taylor’s murders are still free and #blacklivesmatter. Check out my website: http://www.de…
 
Demi is groomed by a sub— and offered coke as a quick fix for Covid weight; Janet Jackson is getting a Lifetime doc; Tamika Mallory and Coco (SWV) are why we check on “the strong friend”; Porsha Williams is winning-- by her terms. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: …
 
The Internet is trying to figure out if RHOA’s Porsha Williams is engaged (yes!) to her friend’s husband (not sure); and Demi continues last week’s conversation on shame, this time with Tanya Denise Fields (Black Feminist Project). Trigger warning: conversation includes descriptions of intimate partner violence and sexual abuse. Check out my websit…
 
Demi chats with Me Too Founder and New York Times Bestselling Author Tarana Burke about self work, self worth, so-called “strong” Black women and other themes covered in Burke’s debut book, “You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and The Black Experience”. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: …
 
Demi dedicates May to Movement; America *is* a racist country; a church “creative director“ is caught DM-ing d*** print pics ; Pose EP and director Janet Mock has stopped GAF; and much, much more. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetrial…
 
Demi moved— yes, again; The Black Bachelor returns to The Racist; and “Bigger” Executive Producer— he has a few more titles too— Will Packer discusses the business of entertaining Black folks. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetrialluca…
 
Demi has Covid arm; Tyrese Tyrese’s... again; Ursher ticket prices are offensive to my wallet; former US Senator Rick Santorum is a trash human for his comments on Native Americans; not enough Black people win big at the Oscars. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/ Follow me: IG: demetriallucas Twitter: demetriallucas FB: demet…
 
Demi has encounters with two exes; RIP Shock G, DMX, and Black Rob; reactions to Ma’Khia Bryant’s murder demonstrate how we’re not protecting Black women or girls; Variety celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar win; that Snowfall finale; Bigger returns to BET+; Black Domme Mistress Marley discusses money, power and respect in…
 
Bethann Hardison slays in British Vogue; Auntie Maxine says what we were all thinking; “Pay Pigs” in The New York Times; David Johns (National Black Justice Coalition) breaks down performative masculinity. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/ Follow me: IG: demetriallucas Twitter: demetriallucas FB: demetriallucas YouTube: deme…
 
The Bearded Black Men Who Read (On Clubhouse) swing by for a very special V-Day reading; and singer Omar Wilson serenades Demi with a verse from his new single “Sounds That You Make”. Grab your headphones… and if necessary, a towel. Thanks to our sponsors: I want you to start living a happier life today. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first…
 
Another murder in Minnesota; Black horror isn’t just for “Them”; Kid Cudi wears a dress on SNL; people are mad BLM co-founder Patrice Cullors ain’t broke; and Imani Bashir breaks down #handsoffmyhijab, a reaction to France’s potential hijab ban. Thanks to our sponsors: Check out shipstation.com. Just use my offer code, RESPECT, to get a 60-day free…
 
Demi celebrates her 2nd LA-versary; remembers #MidwinCharles and Henry Stewart; St. Louis has a mayor named Tishaura; Amanda Gorman covers Vogue in kente cloth; Claudia Jordan lacks death etiquette; NC Head Coach Hubert Davis pisses off The Blacks on his first day of work; and Showrunner Nkechi Okoro Carroll (@cwallamerican) discuss the most lovabl…
 
Demi appreciates your concern— and she’s fine (now); congratulations to Jeezy and Jeannie; prayers for DMX; updates on Michael Starhan and Tameka Mallory; review of “I, Tina”, “Mahalia” and that Verzuz with Ronald “the MF” Isley (whew!); also Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz is definitely a sleazeball and seemingly, a sex trafficker Go check out t…
 
Demi has an update on that date (that y’all have been harassing her about); Niecey Nash gushes and glows on the season premiere of Red Table Talk; and Demetria’s friend-in-her-head, Ranier from Love Life of an Asian Guy, stops by to discuss #stopAsianHate. Go check out www.usualwines.com and use my discount code “RATCHET” for $8 off your first orde…
 
Donald Glover and Malia Obama pair off for a new show; Weatherman Alex Beresford replaces Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain; Sharon Osbourne is (finally) out at a the Talk; Tamika Mallory is under fire— again; Derrick Chauvin— not George Floyd— is on trial; Georgia goes back to the Jim Crow era; Lil Nas X trolls the Internet and the Church; and …
 
Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx and Kim Jayney are having the best Black week ever; Derrick Jaxson has infinite shenanigans and zero shame; Wife “Effie” needs a sisterhood intervention; and Demi interviews Sistah Souljah about her new bestselling book, Life After Death; and gets an answer to the 22 year old question of when we’re getting a film for The Coldes…
 
Ghostface’s Verzuz fur > Bokeem Woodbine’s Queen & Slim fur; Teen Vogue’s EIC-to- be resigns, Derrick Jackson takes a hostage; and John Gray doesn’t waste his petty. Join the millions on Chime. Apply now at chime.com/RATCHET. Get 15% your first order when you use promo code RATCHET at american-giant.com. Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off duri…
 
Viola Davis makes Oscar history; The Bachelor Finale and after show were unintentional comedy; Tina Turner says farewell on her own terms; the Sharon Osbourne sh—show just won’t end; Kirk Franklin and his son’s mother think they owe us something (but they don’t); the mass murder of Asian American women is more than a “bad day” and actress Patrice C…
 
J.Lo and A-Rod ain’t over; Beyoncé breaks a Grammy record; Meg and Cardi scissor on CBS; Sharon Osbourne weaponizes white womanhood; Kirk Franklin kirks out on his son; Oh, and Trey Songz is trending… *sigh* again. Right now, She's Birdie is offering my listeners 15% off your first purchase when you go to ShesBirdie.com/RATCHET. Check out American …
 
Cardi B breaks another record; Buckingham Palace responds to Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview; Piers Morgan is drop-kicked by the weatherman; Teen Vogue has a racism problem; and Nicole Walters, one of Demi’s favorite humans, drops by to kiki about her new reality show “She’s The Boss”. Go to ShesBirdie.com/RATCHET for 15% off your first purchase…
 
A review of Coming 2 America; The Daily Beast does an exposé on Nicki Minaj and her husband; and Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry fire warning shots at the Crown. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to upstart.com/RATCHET. Find your forever pieces at jennikayne.com, and get 15% off your first order when you use cod…
 
Jay Z levels further up; On second thought, we do know the new host of The Bachelor; The Texas Governor is trying to kill his constituents; Cousin Meghan and The Royal Snack tell-all to “O” ; White men in politics go even wild-er; and Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of “Dear Black Girl” drops by to offer lessons on living and self-loving Explore your…
 
Demi’s film, “Don’t Waste Your Pretty” premieres on TV One; Sister Souljah drops a sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever; D’Angelo and just a couple of friends do Verzuz; The Bachelor hires another Black man to fix their systemic race problems (sigh); a third woman — with photo receipts— accuses Big Brother Cuomo of being a dirty old man; and Black fol…
 
Booby Shmurda is free; Tiger Woods defies death; Snowfall and Queen Sugar are back— and triggering AF; Why I stopped caring about The Bachelor… I think; Governor Cuomo adds another scandal to his resume; and NYT does a messy exposé on a fashion god. As a listener, you’ll receive 10% off your first month of BetterHelp therapy by visiting BetterHelp.…
 
“Bigger” is the best of TV; “Married at First Sight” is a sh—show; Serena Williams is already the GOAT; Ted Cruz is even worse than you thought; Dave Ramsey is racist adjacent; and Amin Joseph (aka “Uncle Jerome”) dishes about Season 4 of "Snowfall". Get 15% your first order when you use promo code RATCHET at american-giant.com. Switch to Cricket W…
 
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