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Hi, I'm David Plouffe. And I'm Steve Schmidt. We're the host of Battleground, a new podcast from the recount. In 2008, I ran Senator John McCain's campaign for president, David Manege. Senator Obama's in battleground.


We're going state by state and giving you in-depth reporting on the Trump and Biden strategies so that you understand what they're doing and more importantly, why they're doing it.


Listen, the battleground on the I Heart radio app, Apple podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts, wake up in the morning.


You wake up in the morning.


And I'm talking you're about to experience a morning show, unlike any of the audience for what you guys are doing right now.


It's the pop culture. Breakfast Club is my morning fit. I need it and I love it. I'm like, you really not popping into the Breakfast Club and waiting. Come to your show, man. I really got to be a big time celebrity, baby. You got to be got to be big time.


The Angeliki and Charlamagne, the to the Breakfast Club pitchIN. Joining us, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo, yo.


Good morning Angela. Yeah, good morning. DMV Charlemagne. The God peace to the planet. Guess what day it is. Guess what day it is all day.


Oh I'm in Toronto.


What's happenin. Hey man, you know another day on this goddamn snow I'm over told you that. I keep telling you that until we get back in that damn studio, I'm sick of it. Don't like it. No, whatever. You know, you're absolutely right. I'm I'm tired.


You enjoy not being stuck in traffic. Oh, I will say that there's no reason to be late for a zoom.


It's definitely no reason to be late for Zoom unless you're just exhausted of the zoom and you're dragging your feet to get there. You just like, OK, I'm here. And I finish watching the social dilemma yesterday, too. I'm sick of all of these devices. All of these computers are ruining us. Do you know that the only industries that calls the people who consume their products users are the software technology industry and the pharmaceutical industry?


Yes, I'm sure she wants the social dilemma on Netflix if you haven't. Great, great, great, great, great documentary. Oh, we're beyond addicts and we don't even know. It not only would be on addicts where we're addicts, who they said we were probably the last generation that knows what life will be like before we started living this illusion. And they ask a fundamental question, how can you unplug from The Matrix and you don't even know that you're in The Matrix?


Like every every human nowadays has its own set of facts, because every time they come to work and forget my book, I used to come to work and forget my phone at home all the time.


And I would be like, am I going to do I have to go home and get it is going to make it through the day. You know, we are that yeah. We are addicted. All right.


Well, let's get the show crack and shout the Stephen A. Smith. Stephen Smith will be joining us in a little bit.


And we have front page news.


What we talk about. You see you we talk about Michael Bloomberg. He has raised more than 60 million dollars. And I'll tell you what that money is going toward and it's promoting. All right. We'll get into that next.


Keep it like this. The Breakfast Club. Good morning. Good morning. Everybody is see envy. Angela Ye shall I mean, the guy we are, the Breakfast Club is getting some front page news last night in sports, the Nuggets beat the Lakers 114 one oh six.


Now, I don't think I don't think that series is going to be a pushover for the Lakers either, by the way, not the Nuggets.


It's tough. They definitely are tough. We start it easy.


And just so you guys know, the University of Notre Dame was forced to postpone their football game against Wake Forest after multiple student athletes tested positive for covid-19. And that's just an that's why I am.


Michael Bloomberg has raised more than six million dollars, and that is to help convicted felons in Florida registered to vote. The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition estimated that his push has already paid off monetary obligations for thirty two thousand felons. Just back in twenty eighteen, Florida passed a law reinstating voting rights for felons that dictated they could register only if they pay off fines, fees and restitution. Sometimes that totaled more than one thousand dollars, and they had to pay those fines and restitution owe to the government before they could vote.


I saw that a lot of people were also raising money for this, like Michael Vick and Desmond me. They worked with, uh, to restore people's voting rights as well in Florida. Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Yeah.


Why does he have to raise that money? I mean, salute to Bloomberg. That was a great justice. But why does he have to raise the money? You don't got that in his pocket. And didn't Bloomberg then whatever Bloomberg said he was gonna spend whatever to get TRUMPER He did say that.




Why did he have to raise the money he should have had, like, just lying around somewhere? I thought he donated some of his own money. That's what I thought.


That's what I was I thought to maybe it is some of his own money. I don't know if he has a fund that he uses for that.


All right. Now, imagine you're sitting on the porch at your own house and officers come and hold you at gunpoint and put handcuffs on you. Well, that happened in Wisconsin on June 2nd. A young black man, Kiante Farage, was arrested in his home. Cops came. They pointed guns at him. And now police are saying it was just a mistake. So just to give you some background, the home belonged to Cantor's coach who was allowing him and another teammate to stay in the house after his mother, who previously lived in the home, had passed away.


And apparently one of the neighbors called 911 one. Listen to this.


Oh, hey, I reported suspicious activity. OK, and where is that happening? That is the African-American with sweat pants and a white shirt on that sitting on the front of.


He's just doing a suspicious activity here, sitting on the just sitting on the porch. Now, here is what he said when the cops came.


Police department come out with your hands up with your hands up, OK? You know, live here. My coach's house coach. OK. Let me stay here. You can call him. OK, just for right now. Just turn out the chance is a chaotic yes. OK, gentlemen, we're going to detain, you know, because you don't live here and the person who lived here passed away. So. OK, you guys call coach. Yeah.


That's what we're going to do.


Well, you know, if police stop perceiving black people as guilty before they are proven innocent, you wouldn't have those problems. Like some people, some white people already think the worst of the worst of black people. When they hear black, they pull up like that. All right. Well, we would never from the coach. Right? And here the chant analogizing. This is the reason why you're here.


Someone called because they. I know because I'm a black man and it's that lady right there, even though she waved at me that wasn't doing this because the person that lived here was OK and their concern that it got broken into or something. So turn on, take them off for quick. Go grab your phone and get on the phone, Mark, OK? He didn't answer, but it sounds like another neighbor knows that you guys are here. So it's a misunderstanding.


So sorry for the misunderstanding on our part.


Yeah. Be nasty. I got shot and killed.


Absolutely. After you traumatize a brother emotionally and mentally, all you get is an apology.


And I really am for doing nothing. But being in the house, I could have went so left. Absolutely.


And wow, why wouldn't the neighbor call the coach? If you're the neighbor, don't you have the coach's number? You can't pick up the phone, say, hey, man, are you expecting guests? Is somebody staying in your house? And then she described the white man, someone she might not have had the coach's number because it's the coach's mom that used to live there.


So maybe she didn't have the coach's number. I don't know. But if they look if they're sitting on the porch, do you think that house is going to be vacant forever? No one's ever going to move in.


And why does she know this is sweatpants? Why does she described it was because there must have been gray sweatpants, scared the hell out of that woman. She saw that and thought he was concealing a weapon like this. All you you get on right.


That is front page news. Get it off your chest.


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L.A. is where I was born and raised. And for years, it's well, I've documented life in the city, not the pop culture headlines, but the stories of people and communities that hardly get recognized and can't wait. Good morning. I brought L.A. wherever I travel to around the world as a journalist, and now I'm back home.


Not look at those cowboys. There are black cowboys. I taught them how to do everything. Shaddock, Kobe, Kobe, Kobe, Kobe made people feel as confident as he was. How do you dress his like, you know, like a casual gangster from Alea Studios. This is California Love. Listen to California Love. I heart radio app. I have a podcast or wherever you get your podcast. Wake up, wake up, wake up.


Ask this is your time to get it off your chest. Are you man or blast. We want to hear from you on the Breakfast Club. Hello. Who's this.


You with the energy. Hey, what's up, Chad?


Oh my God, Travis, you said. Well, how are you? I'm doing good with I mean, that would have sex with those things. Are you living? I'm blessed. Black and highly favored. Are you. Yeah, I'm doing good. I'm doing good. Listen, man, one person I really don't like, can I figure out who it is? Oh, some don't yell like please.


Oh my gosh, no. I would never, ever do a podcast that would be called The Perfect Partner because it'd be a boring as hell. Like I would never do a podcast. I would never work with him. I really don't like that. I got a big position.


You are. I mean, have you already have his sobre? What more do you want? Jesus Christ, no.


You're like a man to beat a randomly break. Yeah, I have not man. I like or I man he died in 2009 and December 2019 and he's that is trying apart.


But that is true.


You have a very good man gave me a message you job he said, he said I love those peace and blessings of peace and thank goodness gracious.


Hello. Who's this. Peace and blessings guys. Are you guys. Oh my God.


How about this. Either this is either this is the way God wants it are. We really need more callers in the morning. Goodness gracious.


Because I'm the number one fan at least once. A you don't say don't say that.


Hey, I didn't want you to see it. I wanted to see if he brought them up randomly. But go ahead, Sean. Oh, shout out to try to. Anyway, I just want to say happy belated birthday to myself. My birthday just passed on the 20th of September and happy birthday. Happy belated. Thank you.


Can expect. Yes. Yeah.


And also, I want to shout out my mom and my dad because their birthday was on September the 13th and 14th and shout out to you, mom and dad, Angela and Alex. And also I want to shout out my son with his own meeting. He's doing pretty he's getting comfortable with it. Man, when he first started, he was all over the place. The attention was all over the place. And I want to shout out his mom because right now she's staying home to help him out with the school.


And I want to thank that black queen for doing a good job. Man, this is not easy. It's not easy.


Easy, right? Yeah. And Charlamagne. Yes, sir. You remember I talked to you about the podcast, right? If I didn't see the opportunity to name the podcast, the podcast will be name, face to face. And the podcast would be like be more Bible than, you know. I mean, to talk about the where we are from spiritually according to the Bible, you know, I mean, I do have some faith based podcasts coming on the Black Effect podcast network.


I had some faith based podcast originally scheduled to launch with the black the black effect. But, you know, we didn't get the negotiations done in time, but I definitely have some faith based podcast come.


OK, my mind is totally different because according to mine, it tells you that spiritually before we live on this earth, we lived in heaven, you know? I mean, what? I don't want to take up too much time, but they do me a favor. Whenever you say anything about God, just don't put down and God together. It's not it's not a good look.


I well, you know, I get what you're saying, but when I heard Tribe body you in that freestyle last year, man, I had to say, God damn right.


It's just not a it's not a about one tribe called this morning for you and he knows more about the podcast.


But I mean, I'm sure you hear about it later. You have a good morning.


OK, I think I have a crush on me. So shout out, man. I'll go that way. But I'm cool with you, man. I've got a problem with job. All right, blamers. And I still love them. So that's not what he said, but whenever man whenever a man says, I don't go that way but shout out to him, that means he's willing to go that way.


That's right. Eight hundred five eight five one two five one. Get it off your chest is the Breakfast Club.


Good morning. The Breakfast Club. Hi, I'm David Plouffe. And I'm Steve Schmidt. We're the host of Battleground, a new podcast from the recount. In 2008, I ran Senator John McCain's campaign for president, David Mountain. Senator Obama's in battleground.


We're going state by state and giving you in-depth reporting on the Trump and Biden strategies. So did you understand what they're doing and more importantly, why they're doing it?


Listen, the battleground on the I Heart radio app, Apple podcasts, wherever you get your podcasts, you is your time to get it off your chest, whether you mad or blessed.


But at the same end, we want to hear from you on the Breakfast Club. I love this.


Hey, what's going on with you? What's going on here? If you just look at it so you decide on about the fight over the fat guy? Yes, sir. Yes. But let me ask you a question. The support for the cuts proposed because of that situation, I mean, they sounded like they were professional. The guy was willing to accommodate them. He allowed them to do their job. He wasn't confrontational. And, you know, you say it held up to the op ed and somebody could have gotten shot.


But I mean, everybody didn't have to, but they didn't have to put him in handcuffs. They could have checked out his story. First, he told them, like, hey, could you call coach such and such? This is his house where the guest here, they could have called the coach and verified the story. They would have definitely did that for a white woman. They would definitely do that for a white man. I question how do you know?




You know, you guys always speak in the Senate because we heard a story yesterday of a woman who took off on a high speed chase from the police after telling them she's not going to jail. When she said when they when they said, hey, we'll put your hands behind your back, we're going to arrest you. She said, nope, and sped off. Nothing happened to her when they finally called her a roadblocks later.


Well, I do want to just note one thing. From what you said, from how I reported the story when I said things could have gone left, that was more on behalf of the woman calling the cops on people just because she saw two black men in a house that was sitting on the porch. They weren't she didn't see them breaking in a window. She saw them sitting outside. They clearly been living there for a few days. She waved at them so she could have just engaged.


And so I was referring to her calling the cops for that purpose.


Again, it just always seems like it comes down to this definitive if it was a black man versus if it was a white man. And I just think that, you know, you had to go to like Wisconsin or something, the following that story. So, I mean, I'm sure if I start with the, you know, newspapers, they would find, you know, stories to the contrary. So saying it's not as if it's not because the cops were white and because the guy was plus some points are a little more cautious.


Sometimes cops are a little more aggressive. It's a people problem.


You know, right now I'm thinking more about how they thought that. So imagine you were in your house just Minding Your Business where you're supposed to be, and the cops come in and drag guns on you and handcuff you. Just imagine how traumatic something like that is and how that would make you feel.


No. About it. I agree. That's what I think about it. But you have to understand the culture going into this situation, OK, expecting the worst, hoping for the best. They are going to a house where before the person that is there is not the owner, the person that called in didn't have to put him in handcuffs.


And you know that. I have a nice thank you.


Thank you for your call because we can talk about something. I mean, I don't know.


And I will say I don't know what the protocol is. And the cops did seem polite the way they made me say it is deleted.


It's called the police on on some individuals that she didn't know and didn't see, which I understand to lady looks now. So I don't know who they are. But just the way it was described, they would describe they weren't doing anything. And like you said, they could have called the people that own the house. Hey, there's some people here. You just don't call the people because you see black people that you don't. How about how about when you finally get to the house just once the black person gives you a story?


How about following up on that story? Right.


I have to put him in handcuffs. All right.


Get it off your chest. Eight hundred five eight five one two five one. We got room is on the way. Yes.


And where do we start? Well, let's talk about a person who is voting for the first time in this election, and he didn't even know he could vote. So explain that. All right. We'll get into that next. Keep it like this. The Breakfast Club.


Good morning. The Breakfast Club. Listen, this just in all the gossip. The report is in its original report, The Breakfast Club.


Well, Mike Tyson is 54 years old and he's never voted before and he's going to be voting for the first time this year. He tweeted out, This will be my first time voting. I never thought I could because of my felony record. I'm proud to finally vote. And then he put up a link to register to vote and he hashtag National Voter Registration Day because he was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison. And that was back in 1992 for rape and two counts of deviant sexual conduct and that stripped him of his right to vote.


Now, a lot of state laws about the US rule felons ineligible to vote and about six million Americans, which is two point five percent of the nation's voting age population, couldn't vote in the 2016 election because of felony records. But right now, there's been a movement toward restoring convicted felons, their right to vote on a state by state basis. So in Nevada, they signed a law to restore voting rights to all persons convicted of felony upon release from prison in twenty nineteen.


All right. Now, Snoop Dogg, in the meantime, has teamed up with Rock the Vote and One Vote closer to a social initiative. And this is the first election he's voting in. He said how the system is set up. I honestly didn't know that I was allowed to vote based on my past history. My record has been expunged. So I'm going to be out here this election. I have to get involved. As I'm looking around at what's happening in the world right now.


I know that we need to make an immediate change and we can't take that idol, which is why, along with one, I partnered with Rock the Vote and One Vote Closer and he said he's going to be using his influence to let people know the only option is to get out and vote all the brothers man who's about to Snoop Dogg and Mike Tyson if they found a reason to vote.


I'm happy that they're voting. All right. Now, Ray J is talking about filing for divorce. And, you know, he filed for divorce and Princess Leia found out about at the same time we did online. And here's what he had to say when he was on the rail yesterday. Did you tell her?


No, I didn't. When you're in your own relationship, sometimes, you know, sometimes you do things spontaneously. Sometimes you move too fast. Sometimes you make mistakes, you know what I mean? And so I'm not saying that that's what I did or I made a mistake. But I don't know if I if I did make a mistake. I don't know. You know, I mean, you know, I have every right to just not know, you know, and still just try to figure it out.


Now, Jenny, my then pressed him about whether or not he wants to be married, not just be with his family, but be married.


It seems like you want to get back together. Do you want to get back together with Princess?


I mean, I just I want to be with my family. Yes.


But I want to know, do you want to be married to the kids? Yes. But you have to have a happy family from a happy, stable, loyal marriage. And do you want a happy, stable, loyal marriage? Happy family part? Yes.


As far as counseling, it sounds like the couple does definitely need it. And here's what they had to say about that.


I don't know. I just felt like the counselling was more of a hassle. It's like if the counselor is on one side, then the other person might get mad. So I just felt like it would get one sided.


But hey, maybe we do need counseling or how would you be open to that now? Would you be open to that? Yeah, I mean, I would I mean, I was I spent all weekend, you know, at the house with the kids and with Princess and my mom and her friends. And, you know, it was it was just a good and, you know, I just had to fall back and go, damn, this is a really, really, really good thing.


Now, Princess Love was on Fox. So Claudia Jordan. And here's what she had to say about how now she doesn't want to work it out after all this princess.


You still love him. I'll always love him. Would you like to work it out with him? Um, I feel like right now we just I don't know. We just need to just really figure out. No, I don't right now. No, I don't know right now I don't. Because I feel like by him you actually filed for divorce. You made me spend money on the lawyer. We could have just talked about it, went to counseling or something.


So obviously, you don't want to be married to me.


I mean, let's not forget, she found out online, so that's not an easy thing to find out. Now, she does also say she regrets how she handled the original divorce filing.


Why did you decide to work things out? Because, you know, I wanted to fight for my marriage. You know, at the time all that happened, I was pregnant. I was hormonal. And looking back now, I really I realized that I shouldn't have handled it that way. But, you know, when you're trying to get somebody's attention and you want to know how you feel and it's like, I can't find them, you know, I just I don't know.


Looking back now, I know I shouldn't have did that. But, you know, it happens that you regret saying you wanted to end it.


No, I regret putting my business out there and reject.


Hmm. I just wish I was inside instead of doing this so public like this, you know? Yeah. I feel sorry for Princess. And and by the way, people counseling is not a Huso. Counseling is a resource that helps you and your queen. You don't want to call it. I wish they could have gotten it out before they, you know, jump to the divorce of it all, because it sounds like they both have been making a lot of emotional decisions.


And that's why you should move off a motion, you move off strategy.


And then yesterday, Princess had the audacity, the unmitigated gall to post that pic of her in a bikini, talking and going through something that led to something, you know, her deems. What happened after that.


I'm still raging on the gram when we go and do something. Oh, do that. Call a counselor. I want a divorce. No more.


All right. Well, I'm Angela, and that is your room report. All right. Thank you, miss. Yea, we got front page news coming up. What we talking about. Yes. And we are going to be talking about voting, of course as we are getting ready for this election is so important to make sure that everybody out here is registered to vote and participates and does their part. And you know, they are having the first presidential debate next week.


And I'll tell you what they'll be discussing. All right. We'll get into that next. Keep it like this. The Breakfast Club. Good morning.


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All crazy. I know it's a morning everybody is D.J. Envy. Angelie Charlamagne, the guy we are the Breakfast Club is getting some front page news now.


The Lakers lost last night.


They lead the series two one they lost to the Nuggets 114 one oh six. Don't sleep on them. Got them nuggets. I'm trying to tell you right now, I don't think the Nuggets are going to win the series, but I think that they can push it to at least seven games. Those nuggets are no joke.


All right. Well, what else?


We got you the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will focus on different topics, including the coronavirus pandemic, the Supreme Court and racial reckoning in this country. And they announced that yesterday. So that is going to be happening, as you know, on September 29th. It'll be happening in Cleveland, Ohio, at Case Western Reserve University.


So they said yeah, they said the topics are subject to change, though, based on news developments. But there's six segments. The topic of the topics are the Trump and Biden records, the Supreme Court covid-19 the economy, race and violence in our cities and the integrity of the election.


Yeah, the topics are subject to change based on how Donald Trump decides to change them. I highly doubt he sticks to the script. And I got my money on Trump in the debate. Biden simply can't outperform Trump. Trump is a better showman, and I believe Trump is going to hit him with blows that Biden not ready for good. Let's be honest, Democrats don't ever seem prepared. And it's like they would train Biden how to box. When Trump is going to come in there like a UFC fighter, he's going to be boxing.


You will be kicking. You're going to be by Biton. I don't I don't see if Joe Biden in the debate hopefully know.


A lot of times Donald Trump says things that are just untrue, self-serving, narcissistic in the debate debate either.


It absolutely does because you can't argue with a person like that. You use in facts, but he's saying whatever, just to win the argument, to answer certain questions that I asked. Even better, I.


Hillary, don't worry. Joe Biden.


Hillary, Hillary told yo, yo, yo, yo, you've never debated somebody like this because it's a person that's willing to lie and say any anything you're going in there are structured, which are facts.


And Trump is out there freestyler viable. I don't know.


They're lying in a debate, though, is a thing that will make people feel like he did great. He doesn't on the same the same looks.


All right. And Donald Trump also says a Supreme Court nominee will be announced Saturday at five p.m. who is replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg in less than a week?


I don't even know. Funeral arrangements have been made for IBG yet. Come on, man. All right.


I've never seen nobody give less of a F in Donald Trump to Mitch McConnell. Give less of a F. They don't care. Not at all.


And that's why I tell everybody and we've been saying this and I know yesterday we've been talking about this every single day. Make sure that you are going to vote, make sure that you are registered to vote if you have any questions or if you want to know how to register to vote. What key dates are election reminders? You can go ahead and text Levi's Levius to seven eight eight six eight three and get all of that information. But we need to make sure that everybody is out here voting.


We told you earlier Mike Tyson's voting for the first time in this election. So is Snoop Dogg. And make sure you exercise your right. All right. Authorities have arrested three men and one woman in connection with the death of a black man. His body was found burning in a ditch in Iowa.




One of the men arrested is 31 year old Steven Vogul. He's white. He was already in jail on. Related charges, and now he is facing charges of first degree murder and abuse of a corpse, according to the Department of Public Safety in Iowa. So authorities received a report of a fire in a roadside ditch on Wednesday, last Wednesday, just after 530. That man was identified as forty 44 year old Michael Williams of Grinnell. They said he was killed on or about September 12th, and his body was then wrapped in cloth and plastic, secured with rope and tape.


And then they took him to Kellogg on September 16. That's where his body was set ablaze, according to the statement. So they did know each other. These two men, Williams and Vogel and Vogels mother, who shares the home with him, will face charges of abuse of a corpse, obstructing prosecution and accessory after the fact, according to court documents. So there was a fourth person also who was arrested, Cody Johnson. He's accused of abuse of a corpse, also an accessory after the fact.


And his ex-wife, Williams, his ex-wife, Janna LaBolt, says that he was a family person. These kids were always important. He has four children and he has five children. She has four of them.


So, yes. Is that crazy? That's an understatement. Yes, like every statement, they said, he strangled him. And according to a witness, this witness alleges that Vogul strangled Gwilliam, showed him the body, which was in the basement of his house, and the two of them knew each other for several years.


Wow. I mean, is he really, really hated that person? He really hated like he hated the sight of that person. So much so that him being dead wasn't enough. You just, like, get him out of my face. Let me get him out like I got I got to get him away from me. I got to make his body just disappear.


My goodness. All right. Well, that is an age range and that's going to leave us there, you know, I mean, we don't know.


Those are the details that we know they got. I guess whatever. He strangled them. And this is a black man. You don't have to report to him, put him in a ditch in Iowa, burned his body, and he's being charged as long as well as the people that helped him cover this up.


Lord, have mercy. All right.


Well, that's front page news now. The guys, hard reset. Let's go. Come back. Stephen A. Smith will be joining us.


We'll kick it with Stephen A.. So many Afghans.


First take is the legend of Good Morning, The Breakfast Club. Warning everybody is D.J. Envy, Angela Ye Charlemagne, the guy we are, the Breakfast Club, we got a special guest on the line, gave it to me.


What's going on? Y'all don't give even a good morning, King. Good to see you. How are you feeling today?


I'm doing great, man. I hope y'all and all your loved ones are good in these crazy times. Bro has been crazy. It's crazy. You know, I watched you yesterday, Stephenie, like I do most days. And I said to myself, man, you know, even said that the Atlanta Falcons are the dumbest NFL team and the head coach, Dan Quinn, needs to go. But I didn't see you given the greatest NFL franchise of all time, a franchise that you picked, the one in the NFC East, the Cowboys.


Any credit for the comeback?


You. That's right. That's right. There, Dallas, they have cowboy fans everywhere. Make me sick. But they did this. The landing couldn't have been better. Oh, my Lord. It was so sick. They know what I mean. Listen, you got five guys around and a football, five guys. And they were treating it like they pointed the football off to the other team and they were waiting for the football to just go go so they could get better yardage.


No, you're supposed to be out on the football. And they sat around and waited. And that's how Dallas won the game. I thought it was one of the dumbest, if not the dumbest play that I've seen by an NFL team. But nevertheless, Dallas was Ball and Zach Prescott. Hopefully he'll get his money in the hole because he deserves it. So what can I say? Dallas won a game.


I want to thank those players for social justice and from their football at that key moment, that was very important.


What do you think about these head coaches getting fined for not having their masks on properly?


I think that it's it's appropriate because the NFL has to be a stickler. You got to understand that if you come down with a few positive tests, it could ultimately stall the season. And so the mentality is that the players are one thing because they got their ball and they've getting tested. And what have you do the coaches are going through the same thing. The bottom line is you want to send the right message that, you know, wear your mask, engage in social distancing to the best of your ability.


And the NFL has got to do you know, they've been doing a great job and doing just that. And they don't want to give backs with the rules because they don't want the season to be potentially compromised. And it's something that the coaches have to adopt. So I understand where they're coming from right now.


The Greek freak. Let's talk let's start with the Greek freak NBA. Is he moving on? Is he staying with Milwaukee? Is he going to. My son thinks that he's going to to the Golden State. That's my son. My son is betting on that. What what are your thoughts on a Greek freak?


First of all, Golden State, I don't think they have the resources in order to get them. You can look at various other teams. I mean, they're going to Atlanta and New York. In my estimation, Miami could be a possibility. You never know what Pat Riley could pull off. I personally would like to see him in a bigger market. But nevertheless, it really, really comes down to whether or not the Milwaukee Bucks can give him that bona fide number to do Middleton.


Campbell, don't get me wrong. The problem is, is that he's not the got to rely upon night and night out to do what he did. I think it was like in game four against Boston. We dropped like twenty six percent. Put it on my shoulders. We don't have the Greek freak on my handle, my business here. He's not that guy on a night in and night out basis. And if you're the Greek freak, that's what you need.


Because with all his great numbers during the regular season, the bottom line is that he's compromised as a perimeter shooter to come playoff time. Defense has to that they turn up to a half court offense. You got to be able to hit perimeter shots. And if you can't do that, you're not going to win a championship. So you need somebody else to be able to do that. That's why he wasn't my MVP. That's why our LeBron James as my MVP, I was one of the sixteen dudes, evidently, who voted for LeBron James to be V.P. because he was balling out all season long.


They had the number one seed in the West. And more importantly, he's got a proven track record. You know, that his limitations are not going to show up. Come play off time.


Do you think we've reached the point where we've taken we start we started to take LeBron James. Great.


Granted, I don't think so. I think that a lot of people that love him so much interpret it that way because he can be sensitive to that. I don't blame him because I'm one of the guys that I don't find myself to be ultra critical of him. I just say here to go if Michael Jordan all day, every day, because it matters to me, I agree with and the road to prosperity that you took. And so when you were in Eastern Conference and you had D Wade and Chris Bosh for four years, I just look at it from that standpoint that I understand and respect the fact that LeBron James is great.


He's on a Mount Rushmore, I think his top two, top three all time. I'm just never giving him the edge over Michael Jordan. And because that's the argument that is made against him, people perceive you as hating on him because you won't give him goat status. And last time I checked, if I put you on a Mount Rushmore of any sport, let alone basketball, how the hell is that? It is. So I'm calling you top to top three in the world.


Aw, come on. That's not even. That's the percent you. Michael Jordan, now, we got to also talk about those clippers now. Now, when we talk about the Clippers, what should the Clippers do as seen by the Clippers? Just have bad luck. This bad juju is there's something wrong with the Clippers.


That stamp don't change a thing. They choked. It was definitely a choke job, no question about it. Kawhi with the crowd dangling from this mirror to come into the season, remember those commercials that he was doing for New Balance? The crowd dangling from his mask from his vehicle, the convertible. There's a new king that's arrived in L.A. All of this stuff we would look at with or looking forward to this all year long. Well, LeBron handled his business.


You didn't you didn't show up. You had a three one lead Jamal Murray put on the show. The Joker put on a show. They won games, you know, five, six and seven. They took you out to Murray drops. Forty two in game seven. It's supposed to be an elite defensive team if you're struggling offensively. OK, but how the hell does that explain him giving it to you in a game seven? Him, Paul, George.


Love Paul. George, that's my man right there. But it was a choke job by everybody involved. What I would say to you is this. I'm the billionaire Steve Ballmer. I got a team in La LA in L.A. Everybody wants to be in L.A. We don't like the taxes in L.A., but we love being in L.A. That's what the tax rate is. You know, I'm trying to leave. I'm a set up there. I'm a stand pat.


I'm saying, all right, it's the bubble season got interrupted, stymied the momentum. Some of y'all didn't even want to be here. It wasn't focused. Williams 2006 Man of the Year. We all know lemon pepper. Look, we know what happened with Magic City. Him going, yeah, that was smart. All right. Well, he's a good brother. People make mistakes. You move on from there. They got the talent. I make them stand pat.


I keep everybody in place, including the coaches. And I let them know you love L.A. You want to leave because I promise you, you don't win this year. I'm getting all of y'all up out of here. That's what I do. And I'll put them on notice. And I make every single person on that team come back to clean what should have been theirs. And a lot of people start this season.


Do you think that if the Lakers win this year, which I think they will. Is there an asterisk on the championship decision?


Not to me. There's something to be said about exercise and the proper level of discipline. Yeah, we understand that there was a pandemic and the start of the season. But remember, season was never canceled. It was postponed. So it's incumbent upon you to stay ready, be prepared, do what you got to do to come ready to ball. This is definitely a legitimate champion, whoever comes out of this.


We have more with Stephen Smith when we come back. Don't move us to Breakfast Club. Good morning, PJ Envy. Angela Ye. Shall I mean, the guy we are, the Breakfast Club was still kicking. It was Stephen A. Smith.


Shelby, you know, I want to ask you because I didn't see this yesterday, how did you handle the situation? Well, LeBron Sun on camera smoking. I did you touch that at all? We didn't touch that. We didn't touch that at all. First of all, I really didn't even know about it. I'm not Ghofran. I didn't know about it. But secondly, and more importantly, chances are, I mean, I wouldn't have said anything.


You know, that's his kid. And I'm very sensitive to stuff like that. I'm one of those guys that I really have a problem with how much people publicized him when he's out there playing ball and stuff like that because his dad is still playing. And so I don't like to invite that kind of scrutiny on a kid. Let the kid be a kid as much as we possibly can. If you see him ball and out out there and you want to comment about his game, a little bit of something, that's one thing.


But I try you know, I do everything that I can to avoid talking about people's families and things of that nature. People's personal business is stuff like that. It's just unfortunate you end up in the police blotters. Sometimes we have no choice. But outside of that, you know what? You just do what you can to make sure you you remind everybody, you him. At first he's a kid. And obviously it wasn't the wisest thing to do with that happened.


But, you know, we've all been there. We've all made our mistakes. And, you know, his dad will handle that. That's not for me or anybody else to get into as far as I'm concerned.


I just have one last question, too, about Mariah Taylor from ESPN and the comments of the reporter that actually got fired from his dad for tweeting about her outfit. So how much more difficult do you find that it is for women who get scrutinized, who are actually covering sports?


It's always been more difficult for women, to be quite honest with you. I know I will never be away from saying that then is not much harder in America than being a black man. But being a black woman obviously is incredibly, incredibly difficult as well. Maria is class personified. She's an incredible talent. She's somebody that I know pretty well in this business. She's she's a she's a star on the rise. Unfortunately, that reporter decided that radio host decided to do what he did and he lost his job because of it, because you just find yourself scratching your head at the kind of things that are on people's mind and more importantly, their willingness to go out there and just see it.


I mean, it is bad enough, you think, in that way, Bill. How about shutting the hell up and not seeing a damn word of just Minding Your Business? But when it comes to women in this business, there's so many stars. I mean, Jemele Hill was a. Sensational tale of the ESPN and and I miss her being at the network Kerry champion used to host first take, she's a sensational talent. I miss her being at the network.


The list goes on and on. But I would say this just as black men have to watch every single thing that we do and be mindful and cognizant of the stereotypes and things of that nature that people are going to put out there about us, women have to do the same thing. That's not to say Maria Attila did anything wrong because she did not. But it's just pointing out that you got people out there that have agendas and they're hell bent on stymieing you at every single turn.


Be mindful of that because they're just giving you an indication of what other people in positions of power might be thinking, what might be smart enough not to say.


Now, this is BCU week, and I'm noticing that a lot of players are going to accuse a lot of athletes of deciding not to go to your typical schools and going to school.


What's your thoughts on that? I love it myself.


What are your thoughts? I'm loving it as a as a graduate of West State, which is an EBC. You obviously I'm loving that as well. And, you know, especially that candidate elected to go to Howard University. He's got tremendous potential. He can be a lottery pick in the NBA draft, you know, so I think that was a great thing as well. You know, HQ week is something that we did last year. We had over 1200 people registered, gave out four million dollars in scholarships last year.


This year, over 5000 people have already preregistered. And so, I mean, when you when you look at it from that perspective and think about the kind of opportunities that are available, I tell people this all the time, me going to an HBC, you I was surrounded by support. And you can't you can't put a price tag on that. You can't measure the significance of that. Just imagine, like I said, you all seem to have great, great relationships.


That's why your show is so great. Imagine coming to work every day with somebody that you don't like. You don't get along with you don't with you have no chemistry with. It just makes that climb that much harder. Well, it's the same that applies to young kids, particularly when they pursue their education. If you go to a university, you don't have that support base foundation, those people to be cheerleaders and mentors. And the lift you up when you fall the task or the road to prosperity can be significantly harder to claw your way through.


And so for me, going to an HBC, you, that's what it did for me and that's what I try to preach about it to everybody. That's the joy of going to HBC people who look like you people share your emotional back identity and all of that stuff, who know what you're going to understand, who they are to lift you up, to motivate you, to push you. All of those different things that are incredibly important to me is the significance of the BCU.


Of course, education comes with it. You'll get all of that. But that to me is what the key is.


You mentioned my Kormákur and I know you got to go in a few, but you mentioned my cure maker. How can college athletes committing to schools, you know, change things for you?


Well, I think it's the attention. I think the athletes themselves, we all know that sports assist in bringing that level of attention to an institution university. When you think about it, if you think about North Carolina, what you think about that, think about Alabama, you think about football. You know, there's a whole bunch of institutions that offer similar curriculums. But what really illuminates a university in the minds eyes is how they resonate in the sports world.


And so because of that, just imagine cats elected to go to HQ when you do that, particularly if you have any kind of profile, if forces attention to gravitate towards you and they can't gravitate towards you without mentioning the school that you're attending. So I just look at it from that perspective. And I think it's all about the attention, the profile. That's where athletes go into those institutions can really, really help. Just raising the profile of HPC, use the highlights that you can indeed get an education from there.


You can indeed go up against Ivy Leaguers and smoke them. This is what they do every day. Max Kellerman graduated from Columbia. I graduated with Malcolm.


I was going to make how do we make sure these high schools get the proper coverage? Because that's the one thing kids are worried about. They want to make sure they get the coverage, some of these other schools, whether it's on TV, so they can get the renkin and they can get in the leagues and they can get those opportunities.


I think that's the only fear a lot of these students have.


Will going to VCU, what is a legitimate fear? And that's something that I've spoken about in the past. But how you all set that is by making sure that you go there, you ball, you perform, because when you perform, the attention will gravitate to you. And then you got a hope that that student is mindful enough to turn around and say, OK, let me make sure that I mentioned the importance of being here as HBC use it to highlight what it's done for my life, my future, etc.


, etc.. And that's how it goes about because you're operating behind a ball from the standpoint that those other institutions wants colleges to time people because they have the television contracts. That's really where stands out even with college football right now. Just think about this for a second. Most of college football said we're not going to take the risk. We're not going. We have a season this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is starting to ask to ask to be one of the PAC 12, the big Ten is stopping them now because there's so much money to be made, particularly from the television networks, that they can't they can't help but continue to go forward and play because to them it's worth the risk.


When you are in at HQ, obviously the television networks and what have you hope they will gravitate towards you, but it's going to be incumbent upon you to perform and to make sure you do what you can to bring attention to the outcome on TV every day. And what do I do? I bring attention to Winston-Salem State and each ABC News, every chance I get because I understand the importance of articulating that message.


I will know who we got more with. Stephen Smith is The Breakfast Club. Good morning. I think everybody is the envy, Angela Ye shall I mean, the guy we are, the Breakfast Club, was talking and it was Stephen A. Smith Salame even.


A couple more questions for you. Get out of here. You mentioned Max Kellerman and how you smoke him every day. Sometimes I get the feeling that you really don't like Max Kellerman, like you really disgusted by some of the things that come out of his mouth. Is that true? Well, let me say this.


I do I it's false. I actually do like him a lot. He is a really, really good guy. But you are right when you say sometimes I do get probably very disgusted with this kind of stuff that comes out of his mouth, you know, and I'm not apologizing for that. That's my man and my partner. First take. He does a hell of a job. He's incredibly intelligent. All of that stuff is true. And and we all know this.


We disagree with somebody you know and still don't hate. We just disagree with them. But there are times that he speaks and, you know, it's like he's and I've told you this before, you trying to act like your brother. I don't give a damn who you are. You ain't that you. And you don't you don't really know. And so there have been times where I have felt the need to check in on that matter. But that's all it's like his heart is in the right place.


But he's the kind of person that he reads a lot. He's highly intelligent and he thinks that reading is that knowledge gives him a level of expertise that myself, you or Jova or anybody else might have. And I'm like, nah, that's not true. There's certain things about our experience you can't get in the books. And I'm not saying he says that literally or feels that way literally, but with some of the comments, he comes across that way.


And if I get annoyed, I will check him. But then I will I will I will go and I will talk to him about it if necessary, and I'll let him know, you know, we teammates. I got you. But again, just like you would disagree with me if I said something you know, about that's relevant to the Jewish community, if I think you said something out of pocket that's pertaining to the black community, I'll let you know.


And I think a lot of times mean he looks at things from a very altruistic perspective. He looks at things about the way he admitted this. He looks at things the way they should be. I look at things the way they are. So I'm mindful of saying stuff and promoting and pushing stuff that I think are going to lead black people down a dead end path or something even worse. I know that we're absolutely right, but I'm like, wait a minute, you got to think about the forest and the trees.


If Charlemagne's is going down, I'm cool with Charlamagne. Well, guess what? I got a lot of respect for his brothers if I see you doing something. And I think that that's going hurt you, even if I know you're right. I'm gonna say Yarbro Marathon, Sprint, make a decision. You're doing this. That's not that might not be the way you want to go because you might get that off your chest, but it might cost you.


He's he's the type of person that says, damn, all of that. And I'm like, that's easy for you to say because you ain't black. So you don't know. But I do know so far back and there have been times and I and our time with one another that I've had to say that to him. But it's always knowing that his heart is in the right place, that he's a really good brother and I'm happy to be working with him.


He used to be a rapper back in the day.


Yeah, I heard about that. You know. You know, you always got Eminem wannabes.


You know, you know, you you know, you dance or rap better than me. I never tried to. So I like. Now, now, now, now. Is your old partner coming back to first take you skip bail is coming back the first take. That's what we're hearing out here.


No, he's not going to be that like you. You can say that without a shadow of a doubt.


Max is under contract for the next two and a half years. At a minimum. I think, Skip, if I remember correctly, I thought his contract was up. He's about to start a new deal. That doesn't mean that we can't reunite in some capacity somewhere down the line because there's a lot of things that I got planned for myself. And that's still my brother from another mother I got a lot of love from. Remember, he's the one that brought me the first take.


And so, you know, I'm very mindful of that. We're still very close, even though I always disagree with him. But in the end, the bottom line is that he got his thing going on. I got my thing going on in terms of him coming back to first take. I can't see that happening in the near future, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility that he and I will reunite in some capacity down the line. I just don't think it'll be first take right now, Max, in our role.


And still, no one had been number one of the mourners for the last six and a half, seven years. So I'm a role with that. There's no reason to look in any other direction. But again, I'm not limiting my opportunities to just first take one. In terms of your question about first take directly, it will be Max, but don't rule out Skip and are reuniting in some capacity in the future. Who knows? So.


All right. Well, we appreciate you joining us, brother. Listen, man. Thank you so much.


Can you all make sure that. By the HBC, you weak dog, I'll do that for me, please. Should I be done this letter HQ Week Dog?


We already got over 5000 people registered. We raised over four million dollars last year in two hours. We got planned on doing some big things this week as well. And I appreciate you all so much. Keep up the great work.


All right. Thank you so much. Steven ACSU is The Breakfast Club.


Good morning. This is The Room, a report with Angela. On Breakfast Club, listen up. Yes, so Clavel is not feeling academics right now, and I can't blame them. Academics are talking crazy about Suwaidi and you know, that's Cobos girlfriend. And here's what academics had to say.


Let me tell you what's really strange to me, sweetie, is only a cute face that no one doesn't write, but a lot of women don't. Fine.


Yeah, she's remaking old songs. She basically taking an old song that was already a hit and making a girl version and putting it out.


Do we call that talking crazy, though? I mean, if you're a woman is an artist and she's getting critiqued on her music, you may not like it, but it's nothing to want to write a person over. I don't think I can act is talking crazy, critiquing music. And he was talking about her appearance or something. Something other than music. I get it.


But just really did also talk about her appearance, though. I mean, not in a negative way. She was just a pretty face and she couldn't read or write something like that.


This just such a way to demean a woman, too, as an artist. And then he said most female artists, you know, I think that was all just I didn't like that as a woman.


I mean, 90 percent of it was about 90 percent of it was it was about the music, though, from what I heard just now anyway.


But can you blame people for being mad? No, I can't blame you.


I don't I mean, I can understand him being upset, but he's been in the industry long enough to know that people are going to critique your music. I mean, even if you're a woman, they're going to critique your your woman's music, too. I can understand him being upset, but nothing to like. Well, I think he should have it.


I think you should anticipate that he didn't say he was going to beat him up. Here's what he said. Pull up and chop it up like a man. I promise I ain't gonna hit you. Just want to play you these new amigos, because since you think it's sweet and stop bashing my girl. She's a female. But if I tell her going in your ear, she would.


So what the word Internet girl you did put the fist emoji end and that's Claffey going to that. That's classic. Hey, come on. I just want to talk, brah. I want to talk about some real quick nothing to talk to you, man. All right.


Well, academics also had something to say about the Bigos meals. Absolutely. On the clock. It was the hottest group on Earth after bad and bougie after a really successful run of really great singles. Then at that point, they started licensing and selling the cool to everybody else. We saw them with football players. We saw them doing this, by the way, great business move. But with the Eagles, they were a street rap group. We use these both an abandoned as a third, obviously, to all of their own in the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills.


They look like they've lost a street presence, the street essence.


I don't agree with that either. Like, I don't think the Migaloo that fell off. We live in an era where if you not red hot, if you not all over the radio, you know, you're not dropping music every week. People just think you fell off like you can't just take a break. Amigos have been out here for a long time, a lot of money.


But they do have a new they do have a record. And they did performing at the I Heart Radio Music Festival. It's called Birken. Listen to this.


She won the bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, bark, honey. That's a whole lot of cash. I bought a watch in middle class and the cost of a contract. I bought a bag and made a bad bet.


Just the oh oh.


You're saying someone fell off is very, very, very, very harsh. They're just not the red hot act of the moment. Right. But to say they fell off like now come on man, because has been around for a long time.


Academics also tweeted out, by the way, I love quavered take off and I've said I could take for them to elevate. Certainly not hate being a fan of them for a long time. Being a fan, though, is sometimes challenging the artist you love.


That's that's very true, too. Like, I mean, we can all we're entitled to have an opinion on the music, good or bad. Once you released to the public, it's up to us to decide whether we like it or not. And those discussions are going to happen.


And then all the way to the end, you just say, I didn't like the new single they just put out instead of saying they, like you said, fell off, you had to give people time.


I mean, in this year critiques, you could critique, you can say whatever you want to say about a person's project, a person's album, a person's anything.


And then artist a reply how they want to reply like right academic seem to be OK when it comes to, you know, absolutely anything either is Charlamagne either with me, the issue is how we feel about it.


It's the regular people as people on social media data worth more than anybody. And by the way, your critique can be critique, too, just like academics critique is being critiqued right. Right now by us. All right.


Now, let's talk about George Bush. He did an Instagram live session. You know, he was Wendy Williams Jr. As recently as this one has took over that spot, we're not sure what happened with D.J. Boufal, Wendy Williams, but he went on live to let us know that there was some type of dirty laundry situation going on. Here's what he said about to be crazy.


Oh, God, don't like ugly. And this little tree is a power. I mean, I was this powerful because I you know, I have as much weight, I feel thankful, I'm blessed, you know, you never know who really did you know?


And when I say I have to be crazy, it's about to be crazy. I don't got the juice. I don't got the tea. I got the coffee.


I was talking about in that video. As you talking, by the way, I want that would be a great time from your show. It's not Wendy.


It's not that I do have a coffee company called Coffee Uplifts People since people want to spill the coffee, you know, make sure you check us out. But yes, continue your sponsor.


I was just wondering who was what is he talking about in that video? You should talk. You should sponsor VU. Have you a great sponsor right now because I've never said with some coffee. Coffee, right. Yeah, it's definitely spilling the coffee.


All right. We're in that because coffee is stronger than tea.


Maybe it can be. Mm.


That's one of the most talking about in that video. Outthought my first one on Wendy. I'm sure. Wendy, I'm sure. Yeah.


I don't know if he does. He knows Antione well I'm sure we don't know. I'm sure he does. Well all I know is if I was that by Mercury or, you know, Lionsgate or whoever's behind that situation, I would make sure Bouffe has been paid accordingly.


And I would have made some movies.


I would I would have makes your Boo Boo Boo severance was was was intact. That's what I'm sure. I'm sure he knows where the bodies are. I'm sure he knows where the bodies are. And you don't want to.


I think he was with you. I think he was wrong for exposing that, though. He was done dirty. We don't know. Yeah. We don't know what happened in that situation.


But somebody you know, you got to keep people away.


Nobody's around for telling their story and don't end up back in New York. Didn't they say Bluefin was sticking something up?


Yes, Bluefin was taking something up. You don't want to go. OK, so you don't want Booth to pull something out is all right. You want him to keep all those skeletons in his.


You want to keep moving.


All right. Don't let Booth pull out. All right.


Well, you know, Boof is going to be OK regardless. So I me see how this plays out. I'm Angela. You want to check on corporate America? Just can't do people dirty when you do people dirty. OK, yeah. I just don't want them to know. All right.


I hope you I've been doing right by D.J., moved by Mercury and Lionsgate, and I really do. All right.


But don't forget, ask who's coming up next hour. Eight hundred five eight five four five one. If you need relationship advice or any type of advice, you could get on the phone lines right now. But Dorcy, today we giving a donkey to shallowing.


I need the chief executive of Wells Fargo, Charles Shafe, to come to the front of the congregation there. The lesson to be learned here today, the teachable moment, corporate America. Listen up. All right. We'll get into that. Next is The Breakfast Club. Good morning.


Don't to be. I'm affected all around you. I want this man to out and Blossman Charlamagne, the top of his gloves. That's got to make a judgment of what was going to be on the docket of the day.


They chose you for the Breakfast Club, whose donkey the day to day donkey a day from Wednesday, September.


Twenty third goes to Wells Fargo and Co. chief executive Charles Sharf. Now, Charles Sharpe pissed off some black employees this summer. You know what? I don't know if pissed off the employees is the correct term. It's more like black employees are exhausted. All right. That's what whiteness can be, exhausting. We get fatigued during these fights. It's been a long, long fight. And one thing about the fight against systemic racism is going to always come down to stamina.


And we is tired. OK, well, Charles Sharf exhausted black folks yet again this summer on his annual meeting. Oh, lord, no. My brothers and sisters was exhausting all by itself. But Charles, he made all of us sleepy when he was discussing Wells Fargo not being able to reach its diversity goals because there was not enough qualified minority talent.


I repeat. OK, Charles Sharf, Wells Fargo chief executive, said Wells Fargo is not able to reach its diversity goals because there's not enough qualified minority talent case arise. Now imagine a company wide memo goes out announcing diversity initiatives as nationwide protests are breaking out over Judge Floyd and your company in this case. Wells Fargo says, and I quote, Well, it might sound like an excuse. The unfortunate reality is that there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from.


Basically, we would love to put some of you Negroes in leadership positions, but y'all simply don't exist. Can you imagine an NBA executive saying that? Of course you can't, because it doesn't happen. Even when the talent pool is so-called low in a draft, they will draft someone. All right. They will draft a lot of people. You know, somebody gets the opportunity. Well, Charles, all those mediocre mayonnaise flavored mammals all put in leadership positions on a regular basis.


Y'all will scrape the bottom of the Helman's jar when it's empty to be able to spread that thick, cold sauce all over a company. But when it comes to black folks, we simply don't exist. Story of our lives now, JOD. Let me use myself as an example. In twenty sixteen I tweeted out would be dope if a young black or Hispanic woak woman. I even put woak in quotation use social media to create a platform to be a voice like Tommy Laurinda.


Yes, I posted that totally tone deaf tweet for one reason all those women already existed. Not only did they already exist, I was already working and had worked with several of them. Charles, all that qualified minority talent that you are saying doesn't exist. Trust me, it does. That limited pool of black talent that you are saying is dry is full. You just don't have the creative eye to see it because all you do is see America through a white lens.


This is what happens when you have white privilege pupils, OK? For all those folks who want to make the white in their eyes wider, this is how you do it. Be a white person in a leadership position at a company and be asked to find black talent. I agree with AOC who tweeted out yesterday, perhaps it's the CEO of Wells Fargo who lacks the talent to recruit black workers.


I also agree with Ken Bacon, a former mortgage industry executive who was on the boards of Comcast Allied Financial and World Talent Inc He is quoted in this NBC News article saying There is an amazing amount of black talent out there. If people say they can't find the talent, they either aren't looking hard enough or don't want to find it. I'll take don't want to find it for 500.


Alex Charles, the only people who should be in a bubble right now is the four remaining NBA teams and the staff that makes the NBA move. All right. That same bubble, OK, is the same insular bubble most white people living in all their life see OK. When I was young, my mother encouraged me. In fact, damn, they demanded that I read things that didn't pertain to me. Therefore, even on a dirt road in Moscona, South Carolina, I knew other people's cultures and places existed.


When she told me to read things that didn't pertain to me, I immediately started reading Judy Blume and Beverly. Clearly, Ramona Quimby in her family introduced me to the white middle class. OK, Margaret, from all you that God, it's me. Margaret made me realize why people believe in God and actually called on God for help. I didn't know I was a kid. I thought, why people call it other white people for help, not God.


The moral of the story is when you're black, you are you are forced to know what's going on with other races.


Certainly the white race, if not for anything else, survival, Charles Shaf, chief executive at Wells Fargo, like most white people in positions of power, will never have to know any black people in order to simply survive. Here's the thing about guys like Charles. And this is a lesson for all of corporate America. If you want your company to be a company and not a plantation, then hire folks who have the eyes and ears to see and hear diverse candidates and go out of their way to find these diverse candidates are give the black, the brown, the women in your company the experience to qualify for senior roles and all you Negroes who get in senior roles at these companies who are already in senior roles at these companies, the ones who have hiring power don't get in these positions and adopt the energy of your oppressors.


Don't be just happy to be there. When you find yourself in that position, it is imperative it is required of you under the laws of God and blackness to lift other black people up with you. That's how you keep the charge of the world dancing for you instead of us dancing for them. Now there is a Wells Fargo employee who wants to remain anonymous, who told NBC News there simply is no lack of talent. I can get them 10 to 15 resumes to date.


Well, Breakfast Club reaches a lot of people, tens of millions between the podcast and the radio show. I know that it is quite a few people that can hear my voice right now. So let's have a petty party, but a petty party with a purpose. And it's not even really being petty. It's a professional, petty party for all you qualified brothers and sisters out there with resumes. Send them to this email, get a pen, pull out your phones.


I'll give you some time. I'll wait for you to get it together, OK? Got it ready. Good.


Send your resume to Charles Dot Sharf. Scharff is spelled C H a R.F.. Charles Dot Sharf s c h a R.F. at Wells Fargo dot com. Charles Dot Sharf at Wells Fargo dot com. Tell them you were referred by me, Uncle Charlotte Charlamagne to God, Lanard McKelvie. Whatever you want to call them, call me. Tell them you were referred by me and in the subject put qualified black in all capital letters. C Charles needs to know we exist because once he knows we exist and he's flooded with tens of thousands of resumes, you will have no corporate excuses to cover is potential racism in the future.


Oh, the mayonnaise was heavy with this one. Please let Kathy Griffin handle my white work. I mean light work.


Please give this giant jar mail the biggest heehaw.


All right. Well, thank you for that donkey today. As I please remember, Charles Schaff at Wells Fargo, Dotcom schaffen spelled S.H. RF. Please send him your resumes with the subject qualified black. Use me as a reference. Thank you. All right.


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Is C.J. N.V., Angela Charlemagne, the guy we are the Breakfast Club for, ask you. Hello, who's this was?


This was from Baltimore. What's up, man? What's your question for Yeezy.


Yeah, I see. Like, how can I get my girl to understand that we're moving to a new spot like we live together. But I want to get a new spot for me and my son. But we feel like we should just they are not our kids, by the way, but we feel like we should stay under one roof. And I don't know what I should do about it.


Well, you want to move away from her even though you live together, right? You sound crazy. You know, just make things sound crazy.


No, I'm I'm trying to clarify it because it does sound so. I just want to move to raise my sons under one roof instead of like we can commute. You understand? It's not like I want to move away from I love her to death. I name it to me. She's she's my heart. But I just want to spot for me and my son I don't want I think is wrong. You know what I mean?


I'm confused. Why can't they why can't she be with you there if you guys aren't together?


I still that when you are young man you got two kids they thirteen and eleven like I feel like we got to do better for our children. So me stepping out is something to show leadership in our community. So having multiple people around sometimes could, you know, like his religion or like me. I'm into being a fool now. So these things could be confusing if you're trying to teach your upbringing, you know, I'm saying so I feel like one was, you know, my head of household.


I can understand, you know, where I'm coming from with this. And like I said, I love her. I just want to teach them under one roof instead of, you know, the kids come, oh, why can't I?


Just as a couple of questions here. So are you going to be the primary caregiver for your kids? Like, is it a joint custody situation with the mom?


What's going on with this joint custody woman? The mom. But but like I said, for his reason, them and teaching them different, you know, you know, values in life. I feel like the man should be the, you know, mostly and he should see how it should be like if they have kids in the future, they should be, you know, dedicated to keeping the kids under one roof. And, you know, being that role model they need because there's a lot of role models out here, kids can be looking up to anybody and they don't have no values and morals.


So I feel like, you know, it's easy for them to be sweet, you know?


I mean, a lot of you see yourself married to your girlfriend are together for the long term.


You know, your children. My. I want my. I want my. Yeah, I do. I love her to death for real. But I still feel like I should be able to do this with my kids.


I feel like I should be a I don't understand why these things are mutually exclusive though. Why can't you be with your woman who you want to marry and also raise your kids at the same time and in a bigger house with your girl?


It's like jealousy between women, my sons, they they young black men. So they to see stuff. And then she comes to me like, why do you say that?


And, you know, so it's always it's all so your child, your children's mother and your girlfriend don't get along.


I'm not sure they don't get along, but I know they don't like each other, they don't talk, you know, but I know that they don't, you know, it just sounds neat to see they need to see a functional relationship and a blended family situation.


They need to see that if this is a woman you want to be with and you want to marry, they need to see her being able to communicate with their mother because, of course, any mom would not want their kids around a woman who she doesn't know or like. Right. And you need to work on that relationship if this is somebody you see yourself with, because I'm not going to lie if I was in her situation. We live together now.


You want to move out because you say you want to be able to when your kids come to see you and stay with you being a roof, are just you under there with them? I would feel like that means you don't see a future with us.


Yeah, she said that. And it's making me feel like I'm being split between the two, like I shouldn't be with you. What I'm saying is I understand I'm not being dismissive. I'm very aware of the situation. And, you know, it's just something we got to work through.


But, yeah, maybe it does feel like something you guys have to work through because, you know. I just think you got to work on that relationship between the mom and your girlfriend, and if this is somebody you really want to be with, that should be the first thing that you do, right, so that she's comfortable with her kids being around this woman and so that she feels secure also, because I think to set an example for your kids, like the relationship didn't work out with their mom and you're in love with somebody else and this is the other person you want to be with.


They need to see those functioning relationships. I think that's a great example.


Yeah, I think it's I think it's just kind of confusing because I still love her, too, like, we are great friends. But it's just kind of. Yeah, it's just kind of confusing everybody.


So you kind of want to be with the mom, with them.


I have no not OK.


I'm just asking about love and respect and am never wrong. But she's a beautiful woman, the most beautiful woman. But I want to move on with the one I'm with now. She's more like together with Democrats.


But part of that moving on is making sure that you guys can all actually get along and know each other and be adult about it and set that example so I can see where she's coming from. And I think you should look at it from her point of view as well. I don't think you should have to make a choice between the two. Why can't they coexist? I agree and I agree. I agree.


A king. I just want to tell you two men, I can hear the bottom on your breath. So I just want you to know.


And I'm praying. I'm praying for you. I love my.


Yes. Oh, my goodness.


Is going to be able to do that. All right. All right. We're going to ask you 805 eight five one two five one if you need advice, any type of advice.


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Good morning. Real well. Which there's some real advice with Angeliki. It's aski morning, everybody.


Is D.J. Envy. Angela Ye shall I mean, the guy we are at the Breakfast Club. We're in the middle of ask ye. Hello. Who's this.


Hey, how are you doing in the morning. Good morning ma'am. What's your question for you. Hey good morning. Like it's a relationship question I made me and my girl, we've been getting into it so I know what it's like when it comes to her admitting like when she does like crazy stuff. She has a hard time, as many like literally we're going to get we're seeking counselors now, but it's a good way to just like, you know, break the ice when it comes to, oh, man, you did some you did something crazy.


I mean, I understand you just give me an example. Like I said, she caught my eye. I'm driving her to work that thing there. She didn't like it. Me, like, literally in front of her job. Get moving. I'm turning the car. She cuts my car off those. And in part, I open the door, jump, start the moving car like, oh, my gosh, justify it by saying, hey, I told you I want to get out of the car companies like yo, what's your response?


Let's let's have my conversation now. So she says, all right, I told you, I'm trying to get out the car. You didn't stop the car. So I turned it off and jumped out.


I me what you expect was my response. Mm.


I will call the cops because you know, I understand what they say.


No, I don't know if I try to tell her like what she was doing was dangerous. The other driver, you know, we could have crashed man.


And she's just like now can you tell the cops. Yeah. How would you you see one go call the cops skyscraping.


She said she had to jump out of a car.


And I thought this this sounds like a I don't need to be calling the cops on the bra.


I mean, I agree with that. But I mean, I just thought it was you didn't respond to crazy.


But we're crazy also, though. I mean, here's what my thoughts are, right? When it comes to calling somebody out on something they've done that is wrong instead of telling them you're wrong, you did this, you did that, you have to talk about how it makes you feel. That's something that I've learned like like when you did that, it made me feel this way because that's not accusatory. That opens the door for communications. And then it's also you expressing your thoughts on a situation and how you felt.


And then you can ask her, well, how are you feeling when you did that? This is how it made me feel. Instead of saying you always do this, you never do that, that's accusing you have to say, OK. And I think that's the best way to start is just talking about your own feelings, your own emotions, why you have some concerns, because it feels like things blow up into a bigger situation. She does something, then you do something to be even worse.


It's like a tit for tat, pretty much. Yeah, but that's a really big catch.


But here you are again. You know, you just you got to take responsibility, too. Like, what are you doing that contributes to her behavior? Not that she's right, but that's. Does it mean that you have to be wrong as well, because that is that you do this, so I do this and then you did this, which was worse than what I did. And she's looking at it like, no, what you did was worse than what I did, if you know what we decided to do.


So we're going to get like a counselor. We don't know the police. Let it go. I thought it was like a behavioral counselor. I don't know. I thought, like, maybe Charlamagne kid. I tried to reach them online, but I know he's busy. Maybe you type of counselling. Yeah, I.


I go to therapy. I go to therapy every week. I don't. I've done couples counseling before my wife. But that's not a frequent thing that we do all the time. I do my own personal self work every week, the therapist and a Secret Service coach.


But yeah, I think you guys need couples counseling. And I will say for yourself, what may happen in your conversations is if you do own up and take responsibility for what you do, you can say, I know that my reaction was wrong and start there and say, but but the reason I did that was because I felt this way when you did this.


And this was my reaction and my reaction was wrong. And I apologize for that. And it's great when you can start with an apology for your actions, because then that leads her to apologize for what she's done.


OK, but somebody's got to be the bigger person and take that first step. I appreciate you guys.


All right. You know, I ain't never, never I have somebody to talk to now. Lord, please ask 855 one two five one.


You got room was on the way.


Yes. Let's talk about time. They have put out their 100 Most Influential People issue and will tell you some people who made the cut and the cover. All right. We'll get into that next. Keep it like this.


The Breakfast Club, the morning, the Breakfast Club. Everybody is T.J. Envy, Angela Charlemagne, the guy we are, the Breakfast Club, let's get to the rumors. Let's talk Time's most influential people. It's about who's going.


Oh well, this is the rumor report with Angela Gates on The Breakfast Club. All right.


Time magazine has put out the list of the most 100 most influential people of 2020. And these are influential people from all over the world. These are different categories like pioneers, artists, titans, leaders and icons. You know, it's pretty interesting to see how they did it this year because they also have each person profiled by a famous fan or an admirer of theirs. For instance, Dapper Dan was written about by Missy Elliott. Denzel wrote about Michael B.


Jordan, Elton John about the weekend. He said the weekend is a mysterious figure in an era when mystery is rare in pop. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade are also featured. Meg, this stallion, just a lot of different people that deserve these accolades. Yeah.


Salute to the Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza. Alicia has a book I think is out of coming out called The Purpose of Power.


And I want to read I want to have Alicia on the show.


I love Alicia Keys energy.


She's got a great spirit. Right. So if you want to see the full list of the 100 most influential people in the world, you can go over to Times website. By the way, Donald Trump and Joe Biden made the list. So they Kamala Harris, Dr. Fauci, J Balvin. Jennifer Hudson, Tyler Perry. Angela Davis. Selena Gomez. I saw Trump on that list, so I wonder what the definition of influence is for Time magazine.


I've already definitely done, but I mean, you know, I guess I guess I guess it doesn't matter if it's a positive or negative influence, I guess.


I don't know. All right.


Vanessa Bryant is suing the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva. That's for leaking that photo of the helicopter helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and their daughter, Jenna and other people as well in January. So it's a civil claim and they are seeking undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress and violation of privacy.


That's devastating. It is devastating because even if they win, it's not going to take away any of that trauma. It's not going to take away any of that emotional distress at all.


All right. And shout out to 50 Cent has power, but to Ghost has been renewed for a second season. So congratulations to them. A record breaking premiere at the Fifth. Let me tell you something.


Watching that show, I might be a prisoner at the moment. It's possible. I think I really love goes to I love the casting of goes to Boyd and I will power. And I know that's crazy to say because, you know, we had like six, seven seasons of power. But I love marriage. I love that family. Like, I love Woody. Is the son playing Cain.


I love Mary is the art I love I love my husband doesn't talk radio and it's everything was good. Yeah. I love the attorney. I think Theresa's killing it. I love tosing. Just like I really like I like I like power to go.


I really do the shout out to my grown literary man. I got my free Tarshish shirt that I was wearing the other day.


So how long before Ghost shows up as a ghost? You know, Power would like to show us spirits on these shows. How long before Ghost shows up as a go?


Well, fifty cent posted when I had the idea to create the power universe, I knew they were going to be many levels to its success. I'm glad the fans agree. I am looking forward to releasing Raising Conan and Force soon. Executive producer Curtis 50 Cent Jackson.


Hey, I enjoy it thoroughly. Enjoy it.


And I can see how they setting up the Tommy show. The Tommy show for us. I can see how they setting that up in this one.


All right. Now, Rick James miniseries Brother's Keeper is officially in development, so that should be something pretty fun to watch.


It was recently confirmed it's a seven episode miniseries about the life of Rick James and his brother, former manager Leroy Johnson. And it's in development with a twenty twenty one filming date. So you'll get a chance to get an in-depth look at his life along with his brother and former manager. I hate the name. I hate to name it. It should be no Rick James miniseries or biopic. That's not title it. I'm Rick James, but James bitch.


Yeah, that's him and his brother, who was also his manager. So that's why his club Brother's Keeper died.


Well, maybe I'm just I'm like, I'm Rick James. Yeah, like that. Back to you, brother. I'm I'm Rick James. Brother bitch. I could work. All right.


Well, I'm Angela Yee and that is your room report now, right?


Shout to Jermaine Dupri. Today is Jade's birthday. So happy birthday to JD. Also, happy birthday to Pécas. Today, Pécas turns 50.


So I. Eighty, too. But we can't he can't even have a little pool party.


It's a little cold out too cold. Now I have a lesson in the mix to start off with some. Jdey is the Breakfast Club. Good morning, The Breakfast Club.


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OK everybody is deejay in the English Channel. I mean the guy we are the Breakfast Club. We got a special guest on the line this morning. We have Dr. Torian Easterling. Welcome. Bravo.


Thank you. Thank you for having me. Good morning. First and foremost, thank you for everything that you've been doing right now during this pandemic. I know it's a rough time for a lot of people.


Absolutely. I mean, we're coming out of a sobering week. I mean, we just just hit the mark over 200000 deaths here in the United States. And I think it's it's a reminder of the moment that we're in. And I think this is why I'm here. And and thank you so much for allowing me to join the show this morning to talk about the importance of the flu vaccine this year. We know that this is going to be a really important year.


All of the public health officials and experts are really showing how because of the emergency in the pandemic that we're in, we really have to send out the message that it's going to be really important to get your flu vaccine this year.


More than any other year that we've we've been I've been talking to a couple of days and they said that, you know, if you take the flu vaccine, you know, it'll help with the covid virus because you know what you have in which you don't have, you can tell the difference between just a regular cold or the flu or what's going on with covid.


So they're saying that definitely kids and and older people should die. Take this vaccine this year. Yeah, so absolutely anyone over six months of age should take the flu vaccine is going to be specifically important for young kids, specifically important for our elders. And so individuals over 65. But really, it's going to be important for anyone. But generally, you just hit a really important point. The symptoms are going to be similar for both covid as well as flu.


And so it's going to be really hard to distinguish between both. I mean, you can experience fever, runny nose, shortness of breath with both Colgin and flu vaccine. So it will be difficult to really discern between the two. So that's what we really want folks to just understand that prevention is really getting immunization.


What about the fact that, you know, a lot of these people that die from covid-19, they have a lot of underlying conditions?


Yeah, absolutely. So having chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension or immunosuppressed, certainly you are at a higher risk of covid 19 related symptoms. But certainly that's the same case for for influenza, that you're at higher risk if you have chronic disease. So, you know, I would add that category along with children and as well as older adults, if they really need to make sure that you're getting a flu vaccine this year.


What are your predictions of coming now? Because people keep saying that there's going to be a huge surge with coronavirus, and that is because of the flu, because of the weather changing, because of schools opening again. So what do you predict is about to happen?


We're certainly looking at the science. We're looking at the data. You know, as you three of you know, New York City was the epicenter epicenter when this all kicked off in early 2012. So we continue to pay attention to the data, you know, to the to folks who are saying that we're opening too fast and we've really been looking at this and being intentional throughout, you know, looking at restaurants, you know, looking at businesses across school, reopening as well.


And even as we think about, you know, sort of larger workforce and other business sectors. So that's why, you know, taking the preventive steps continue to wear face masks, wash your hands are the messages. They're really clear and sort of anything else of having a flu vaccine on the market. We have to continue to take those precautions. But certainly having the flu vaccine available early this year, people getting immunized early this year, which is why I want to thank you again for having me on earlier this year where we were really sort of sharing the same message.


But we need to get the message out early.


Know I'm talking about a vaccine for Colvert that's supposed to be available in November. Would you recommend taking the vaccine?


So I think we're going to have to take a pay attention. Absolutely. To the data around the cholera vaccine. So we're certainly right now in phase zero. Right. When you think about a development of a vaccine trial, because a lot of the information that's coming out, people are really trying to discern what's true, what's real. What I would say is we need to have, you know, some serious conversations around the history of vaccination, immunization in black and brown communities.


You know, addressing equity issues is paramount to making sure that people understand how important it is to take a cholera vaccine, but also safety. And so we want to make sure that it's both safe, but it's also equitable. And so thinking about who is most at risk, you know, I talked about some of the important, you know, groups that we have to think about, health care workers, people with chronic disease, elderly, you know, even black and brown communities as they have bear the brunt of, you know, the global pandemic.


So, you know, equitable allocation is going to have to be a part of the process of how we distribute the cholera vaccine. So certainly all of those three factors are going to be important safety, equity, but also think about an equitable allocation due to everybody wearing a mask.


They said they don't expect the flu season to be as as strong as it usually is. I guess they got, you know, free things from some other places. They said it shouldn't be as bad because everybody has those mask on. And do you think that's a new way of life for the next 10 years? People are going to have to wear masks.


You know, certainly right now, you know, that's the way forward. And, you know, you hit a really good point. You know that having some of the infectious disease control measures in place, like face coverings, such as physical distancing, is also going to support the flu virus this year as well and sort of transmitting. So I think that we could certainly see that is not as bad as it has been in previous years. But I think what we're trying to say is that it's also those, you know, precautions.


But also taking the flu vaccine is going to really help ensure that we don't see, you know, a high number of deaths this year. Well, absolutely. Thank you for having me on. And I just want to also say, you know, again, I think that this is going to be really important, not just for right now, but also so that we could have a safe boating season as well. And I know that's just as important as making sure that we address all of that vaccine.


And I know that you all have been raising the importance of voting and supporting. Our electoral process as well. So thank you. All right. Well, thank you, Doctor. Doctor Tony Eastley. Make sure you go out there and get your flu shot. And we appreciate you checking in.


All right. When we come back, we have the positive note is The Breakfast Club. Good morning. Even reporting everybody is the envy. Angela Ye shall I mean the guy we are the Breakfast Club.




Listen, man, I want to tell everybody out there, all you sports fans, to go check out the new podcast from Steve Smith, senior cut to it available on the Black Effect podcast network. And make sure you check out the All the Smoke podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson. They dropped a new episode yesterday as well. All the smoke, Jamelle and Jorma, Charlo, on this week and tomorrow they have my favorite basketball player of all time, Allen Iverson.


Oh. So check them out on Showtime and listen to the podcast on the Black Effect podcast, network on I Heart Radio. Steve Smith Senior. He has Frank Kaminsky on his podcast this week. Cut to it. He's talking all about the NBA draft process. So, you know, whatever you listen to podcast, you can just go to the Iroha radio app and type in black effect and, you know, the podcast will pop up. So, yes, we'll check those out.


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