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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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“Belle” is back in Brooklyn; “Donda” still isn’t out; You too can dine with Bevy Smith; Copper-diggers are on the loose; Michael Che loses him damn mind; Whitey [was] on the moon. Check out my website: http://www.demetrialucas.com/about/. Follow me: IG: demetriallucas. Twitter: demetriallucas. FB: demetriallucas. YouTube: demetriallucas. More about…
 
Demi’s DMV Odyssey; a ton of good Black news, including Simone Biles leaving the Olympics; Da Baby is an idiot and so is TI. 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…
 
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: …
 
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