J's Lunch Counter
About This Show
J's Lunch Counter hosts a free-flowing conversation with guests discussing the latest news and events. Topics include: Race and Gender, Religion and Faith, Culture and Entertainment, Politics and World News, and much, much, more.
Most Recent Episode
J's Lunch Counter HAPPY HOUR - Episode 14 (September 23, 2016)
4 days ago
Episode 14 is a solo show that I recorded for the end of the week, which means one thing….HAPPY HOUR! Today on our second Happy Hour edition, I recap the week in news and politics. I begin with candid thoughts on the Trump's ongoing outreach to black voters using, of all people, Don King as a surrogate on the campaign trail, as well as Don King's controversial use of the n-word, and the thing I found most troubling about this entire show. I also take a look at two new shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina, of black men at the hands of the police. I explore the media coverage and the ensuing outrage over these killings, and I also spend some time attempting to encourage those who have been emotionally impacted by the ongoing imagery of this violence. I discuss the idea of vicarious race-based trauma, and how it can impact those who consume and experience videos and photos and articles and social media posts around this violence. Today, I also debut our new Mailbag segment, where I answer questions submitted by listeners of this show. Today's questions include my thoughts on which of the four upcoming debates will be the most important to the overall outcome of the election, who will be the winners and losers of the Republican party in the event Donald Trump loses the election, whether or not I can give credit to Donald Trump for his attempts at black outreach, and finally, whether or not Hillary Clinton is responsible for starting the birtherism issue against President Obama. If you have a question you want to submit for a future mailbag segment, email the show at email@example.com with your name, city and your question! TELL A FRIEND. J’s Lunch Counter is a platform for each of you to engage in conversation that matters, so please help others join the convo! Tell a friend about the show and help grow our audience! Share our posts on Facebook and Twitter and let your friends know what you find most interesting about each show! STAY CONNECTED. Stay connected to the show! Submit your questions about news, politics, popular culture, social justice, entertainment, music, and sports, and we will cover them for a future Mailbag segment. You can send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also love for you to follow along on social med