Black Law and Legal Lies

Black Law and Legal Lies

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Black Law and Legal Lies is a weekly podcast where Ann, a licensed and practicing attorney and Dan, a middle-school dropout both discuss various topics from legal and not-so-legal points of view. Subjects include trending topics, current events, black culture, anything taboo, and a whole slew of complete and utter randomness. Both hosts are equally experienced in law, but only one is an attorney. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blacklawpodcast/support


An Honest Conversation
Jun 2 • 75 min
Ann and Dan have a Zoom conversation with Louisiana activists Sherry and Cherry Wilmore (Everyone’s Favorite Twins), as well as Y’mani Wright a recent Howard University graduate. We have an open conversation about the state of our community, especially…
Elephant in the Room
May 26 • 51 min
Ann and Dan are joined by Craig from Next Level Visions (nextlevelvisions.com) to discuss why so many white folks get uncomfortable, defensive, or offended when talking about race. Craig shares some of his experiences living abroad vs. living in the US.…
Citizen’s Arrest
May 19 • 65 min
Ann and Dan discuss the murders of both Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We also talk about the actions of Breonna’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who in our opinion did everything correctly and lawfully in an attempt to protect their home. Kenneth Walker…
Defend Yo’ City!
May 5 • 55 min
In response to episode 119 “A Bloody City,” Ann provides a rebuttal to Dan’s assertion that New Orleans is one of the most violent cities in the US. Despite making the list of top 10 deadliest cities per-capita (at the time of recording), Ann believes…
Are We Too PC?
Apr 21 • 42 min
Recorded in 2019. Ann, Becky, and Dan talk about how and if society has become too politically correct. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to be politically correct 100% of the time with all of society’s changes over the past decade or so. We also talk…
COVID-19 Suits
Apr 14 • 31 min
Can you sue your employer if you contract the coronavirus at work? With so many low wage jobs classified as essential, minority communities have been disproportionately vulnerable. Mainstream media outlets like to point to comorbidity as the cause but…
Stimulus Checks
Apr 2 • 74 min
This week Dan is remotely joined by Ann to discuss the details of the COVID-19 stimulus plan. There are some common misunderstandings and some not so common misunderstandings regarding the stimulus plan. We also talk about why putting your mortgage in…
Jury Escape!
Mar 17 • 50 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss different ways to get out of jury duty. If you Google “how to get out of jury duty” you’ll find numerous myths like dressing a certain way, saying that you’re a racist or able to tell if someone is guilty just by looking at…
Antiquated Laws.
Mar 10 • 52 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan talk about Jim Crow laws that are still on the books. Racial restrictive housing covenants prevented Black people from purchasing homes or living in “non-Black” neighborhoods. Although these covenants aren’t enforceable, they…
Hiring Contractors.
Mar 3 • 30 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss some of the things that you should be aware of when hiring contractors. Worker’s Comp insurance can be easily overlooked, especially if you see “licensed and bonded.” We also talk about other types of insurances as well as…
Facepalm (scrapped content)
Feb 25 • 31 min
This conversation was cut out of a previous episode because of how random (though authentic for us) it was. Since it’s Mardi Gras week here in New Orleans it’s all we have. Inspired by the Kevin Hart documentary we discuss how much money we think we’d…
Palimony.
Feb 18 • 44 min
Ann and Dan are joined by “Killa Baby Jay” to discuss the concept of palimony. Palimony is like alimony for unmarried couples, or in other words, compensation from one unmarried partner to another after separation. Dan and Killa Baby Jay disagree…
Selling Your Car.
Feb 11 • 53 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss how to sell your car privately and protect yourself at the same time. When it’s time to get rid of a car most people trade their cars into dealerships to reduce the price of their newer car. Even though trading a car in is much…
Restraining Orders.
Feb 4 • 44 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss protective orders and what they’re typically used for. We share an email that we received from Ben about our episode “You Willing to Die?” Ben summarizes a restraining order as simply a piece of paper, not armor which is true.…
Shoot to Kill.
Jan 28 • 37 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss a new California law that was supposed to hold police that shoot unarmed people accountable for their actions. This law got the support of Black Lives Matter… that is until most of the law was stripped down and purposely left…
Wrongful Conviction Compensation.
Jan 21 • 51 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss wrongful conviction compensation. We’ve recently learned that the state of Maryland, as well as numerous other states, does not have a formal vehicle to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted. We talk about one case in…
Payday Loans.
Jan 14 • 53 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss payday loans, refund anticipation loans, and other predatory lending methods. We find that they’re a necessary evil in some cases, especially for people living in poverty. People living in poverty are the same people that are…
ANNxiety.
Jan 7 • 27 min
We’re hoping that Ann’s recent medical issue doesn’t require surgery. Ann shares some of her anxiety about having surgery since she’s never had surgery in her life. Dan and Becky discuss some of their surgeries and medical procedures and what it was like.…
Lil’ Ricky & The Impeachment.
Dec 24, 2019 • 34 min
Ann, Becky (kinda), and Dan discuss Ann’s recent medical issue and Trump’s “maybe” impeachment. Constitutional scholars have been debating whether or not Trump has been impeached. Regardless, Dan and Becky think that there’s a good chance that he’ll be…
A Bloody City.
Dec 17, 2019 • 52 min
This week Becky and Dan talk about the violence they’re surrounded by in the city of New Orleans. Outside of the surrounding areas, not many people know just how violent the city is. The murder rate doesn’t paint a full picture, you also have to consider…
Law School.
Dec 10, 2019 • 47 min
This week in episode 118, Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss law school and becoming an attorney. Ann offers some advice to people who may want to pursue becoming an attorney. One of the things she recommends is to avoid majoring in pre-law and instead major in…
How to Become a Landlord.
Dec 3, 2019 • 50 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss being a landlord. We often talk about leasing from the perspective of a tenant but this week we take a look at leasing your property as a landlord. Ann shares some things that you should place into your lease (if your…
Full Exposure.
Nov 26, 2019 • 36 min
*Warning: Things get more expletive and odd than usual in the last 15 minutes of this episode. You’ve been warned!* This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the case of a Utah woman who’s facing criminal charges for exposing her breasts to her step-children.…
Missing Minority Children.
Nov 19, 2019 • 57 min
Roughly 14% of all children in the US are Black but they make up 37% of missing children in the US. Oddly the NCIC groups missing Latino children and white children together, which could exponentially raise the total number of missing minority children.…
You Willing to Die?
Nov 12, 2019 • 69 min
QOTW: Are you willing to die for what you believe in? This week Ann and Dan discuss how some laws have unintended consequences, like in the case of Tondalo Hall. Hall was recently released from prison after serving 15 years of a 30 year sentence. She was…
Operating Agreements.
Nov 5, 2019 • 41 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the importance of operating agreements as a business owner. Even if you’re a single member LLC, it’s still highly recommended that you have an operating agreement in place to help protect your personal assets (in some…
Step By Step (Lost Episode 4)
Oct 29, 2019 • 53 min
This week we had to dig into the crate of lost episodes that were never published. This episode (recorded in early 2018) Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the Fist Step Act and especially what it means for our community. (2:02) Afro-Becky’s Hip-Hop Knowledge.…
Snitching.
Oct 22, 2019 • 52 min
What is snitching? Everyone we’ve talked to all have different definitions of what snitching is. The only common thing in everyone’s definition of is divulging information to authorities. We give our takes on what snitching is (and isn’t), and we also…
MAD! (Mothers Addicted to Drugs)
Oct 15, 2019 • 73 min
This week Ann and Dan dive into whether or not a mother addicted to heroin, fentanyl, or any other drug should be charged with a crime if they continue to use while pregnant. A lot of people don’t see the ugly reality of newborns going through opioid…
Compensating Student Athletes Revisited.
Oct 8, 2019 • 37 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan revisit paying college student athletes with California being one of the first states to sign legislation allowing student athletes to be compensated. Some states like New York and South Carolina are slated to pass similar…
Right to a Speedy Trial.
Oct 1, 2019 • 46 min
This week we answer some questions courtesy of @Flaw700 and @Vitamin_Kai from episode 154 of The Podcast Brothers. With the Amber Guyger trial finally underway, why does it take so long to go to trial? (1:59) Amber Guyger Trial. (8:08) The Podcast…
Bill Of Information vs. Indictment
Sep 24, 2019 • 70 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan randomly discuss Dan’s testicle surgery. We then get into the Tennessee man suing Popeyes for $5000 for a bent rim, gas money, and paying some random person $25 on Craigslist who took his money. Becky shares how her former…
The Art of the 360 Deal.
Sep 17, 2019 • 58 min
Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Multiple Rights Agreements (aka 360 deals). The 360 deal has a negative connotation, especially in the hip-hop community but are they really a negative for a recording artist? We also take a look at a generic 360 contract and…
Sugar Babies (Lost Episode 2)
Sep 10, 2019 • 69 min
This was initially a throw away episode from 7/4/18, dug out of the trash and presented to you as fresh content lol. Ann, Becky and Dan discuss sugar babies and if such arrangements are considered a form of prositiution. Dan signs up for an account to be…
Two Year Anniversary!
Sep 3, 2019 • 57 min
Today is our 2 year anniversary! After podcasting for 104 straight weeks Ann & Dan talk about some of the things we’ve learned from the experience. Becky was under the weather but joins us via FaceTime to talk about what she’s learned during these 2…
The American Nightmare.
Aug 27, 2019 • 81 min
(1:16) Suja: Uber Greens. (7:24) The American Dream. (28:58) Michael Drejka found guilty of Manslaughter. (33:57) Shoot him in the knee! (39:09) Counting the verdict as an L. (53:07) Concealed Weapons. (56:38) Southern Drivers. (1:01:41) Jeffery Epstein.…
Put Foil On Your Grill.
Aug 20, 2019 • 41 min
This week Ann and Dan discuss the Mississippi ICE raids, Trump’s antics and the 2020 Democratic circus. We also discuss whether or not our lives have been personally affected by the Trump administration. Lastly Dan thinks if you don’t put foil on your…
Revisiting Gun Laws.
Aug 13, 2019 • 81 min
This week Ann and Dan have a discussion about our lax gun laws in light of the recent mass shootings. Dan is a gun owner and he shares that he’d like to see stricter gun laws. He would like to see the current loopholes closed that allow private sellers to…
Repair Our Race.
Aug 6, 2019 • 62 min
In episode 100 Ann, Becky and Dan discuss reparations for slavery. If Black people were to get reparations, what form should it be in? We know that 40 acres and a mule is unrealistic, but what isn’t unrealistic is opportunity. We share our thoughts on…
“Colored” Businesses
Jul 30, 2019 • 49 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined by #43 (an anonymous athlete who we happened to be on FaceTime with prior to recording) to discuss supporting Black businesses. We’ve all heard “support Black businesses,” but do we really? We have a mutual friend…
Re-Vitiligo
Jul 23, 2019 • 41 min
Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Black Trump supporters which leads into a conversation about “code switching.” Van Jones (CNN) recently talked to a panel of voters in Pennsylvania and Ann was amazed that there was a Black man who not only supports Trump, but…
Census Controversy.
Jul 16, 2019 • 32 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the controversial citizenship question that was proposed to be put on the 2020 US Census. We also talk about US immigration laws, sanctuary cities, weak borders, and why so many people are crossing the border. (3:21)…
Preventable Consequences.
Jul 9, 2019 • 41 min
Fresh off of vacation Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss a recent case in Alabama where a pregnant woman was shot during an altercation and sadly lost her unborn child. Initially the expecting mother who was shot was charged with the death of her unborn child…
Best Of: Ann
Jul 2, 2019 • 44 min
This week (while still on vacation) we’ve compiled some of Ann’s favorite moments. These clips highlight the legal aspect of the show which range from Ann’s time in law-school, taking the bar exam and working in Merrill Lynch’s legal department. Ann then…
Best Of: Dan
Jun 25, 2019 • 47 min
While we’re on vacation Dan compiled a few clips of his favorite moments from prior episodes. This is a great opportunity for newer listeners who may not have listened to our older episodes to be familiarized with previous topics (or for long-time…
Gone Fishing!
Jun 18, 2019 • 23 min
This week Dan and Becky talk about police questioning minors. Dan has been arrested numerous times as a minor and he’s never once had a parent or an attorney in any of his interrogations. He was often propositioned with what you’d hear on typical cop TV…
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance).
Jun 11, 2019 • 63 min
Becky and Dan are joined by P From Charlotte (@PFromCharlotte) to discuss Social Security Disability benefits. For those of you who aren’t familiar with P, he’s a former firefighter who suffers from PTSD as a result of his time in the fire department. P…
Money Moves w/Jayden Hollywood
Jun 4, 2019 • 82 min
This week Ann and Dan are joined by accountant, credit repair specialist and fellow podcaster, Jayden Hollywood (@TheGreatJayden)to discuss financial literacy. It’s no secret that our community is plagued by wasteful spending and poor money management.…
Sweet Home Alabama.
May 28, 2019 • 39 min
In episode 90 Ann, Becky and Dan discuss The Alabama Human Life Protection Act which is a near-total abortion ban. We discuss the case of an Alabama father who is currently suing an abortion clinic for wrongful death. We also debate Planned Parenthood vs.…
The Death Penalty (Lost Episode 2)
May 21, 2019 • 61 min
Lost Episode #2: The Death Penalty. In this episode Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the death penalty. There are currently 30 states in the US that still have the death penalty. We take a look at the number of people executed in the US and expected to see a…
Death By Faith
May 14, 2019 • 48 min
WARNING: Some people with strong religious beliefs may find this episode offensive. It is not our intent to offend. Our intent is, and has always been to educate and entertain. This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about whether or not religion…
Insurance Fraud.
May 7, 2019 • 49 min
Ann, Becky and Dan have a conversation about insurance fraud. Recently an acquaintance of ours filed an insurance claim for damage to their vehicle, Ann and Dan debate whether or not their acquaintance committed insurance fraud. Dan thinks so, Ann does…
The Student Loan Crisis
Apr 30, 2019 • 57 min
This week Becky and Dan discuss the Student Loan Crisis. Becky shares her experience with student loans and her reaction once she realized that she’d be paying back over $100,000 for a $10,000 student loan over the course of 20 years. She also talks about…
Well and Watered (feat. Jayda Atkinson)
Apr 23, 2019 • 78 min
This week we alter our format and subject matter to have a conversation with a close friend of ours, Jayda Atkinson. The purpose of this episode is to inspire! In addition to being the owner of Well and Watered and author of 2 books, Jayda has worked in…
Anti-Vaxxer Movement (Lost Episode 1)
Apr 16, 2019 • 58 min
The Lost Episode. If you’re listening to this episode, something went really wrong! In Ann’s absence we’re resurrecting an episode that was initially scrapped last year because of Ann’s other absence. Becky, Dan and Paul discuss The Anti-Vaccine Movement,…
The Settlement.
Apr 9, 2019 • 52 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss settlements stemming from lawsuits. This episode was in response to AJ (@WhatWeGoneDo). AJ was interested in knowing if a settlement indicates an admission of guilt, especially in wrongful death claims. We explore…
Dear Entrepreneurs
Apr 2, 2019 • 55 min
Dear Entrepreneurs, This episode is for you (after you make it through the f*ery). Ann, Becky and Dan discuss entrepreneurship and what you should do to legitimize and protect your business. We focus mostly on Sole Proprietorship, meaning a business owned…
Varsity Blues.
Mar 26, 2019 • 49 min
In episode 81, Ann, Afro Becky (not Aunt Becky) and Dan discuss the college admissions scandal that has been coined “Varsity Blues.” Dozens of people face federal charges for bribery, paying proctors to correct answers, and even having their children…
Black In America.
Mar 19, 2019 • 46 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about racism in America in 2019. We look at the recent report from a UPS facility in Maumee Ohio where nooses, confederate flags, and stuffed monkeys in UPS uniforms were hung. We also take a look at the…
Recanted.
Mar 12, 2019 • 54 min
This week with HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary making headlines, Ann, Becky and Dan discuss recanting statements and testimonies. In a lot of cases recanting a statement signifies perjury but typically the crime isn’t prosecuted. We also discuss some…
Attorney-Client Privilege.
Mar 5, 2019 • 36 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan dive into Attorney-client privilege. Recently it’s been debated whether or not Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen broke privilege by disclosing what may have been confidential information. We take a look at what…
Spousal Privilege.
Feb 26, 2019 • 37 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Spousal Privilege (also known as Marital Privilege). Spousal Privilege essentially means that your spouse can not be compelled to testify against you in court. There are a few exceptions to Spousal Privilege which we…
National Emergency.
Feb 19, 2019 • 34 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the recent government shutdown, border wall and the declared national emergency. President Trump was initially onboard to sign a spending bill that would’ve prevented the government shutdown… until Sean Hannity and Ann…
Identity theft.
Feb 12, 2019 • 89 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the increase in identity theft and what to do if your identity is compromised. Identity theft can be devastating and in some cases can potentially cost you your job. We also have numerous sidebars about online…
Rule 17
Feb 5, 2019 • 49 min
This week (on Super Bowl Sunday) Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the NFL’s “Rule 17,” the blown call, Boycott Bowl and the different lawsuits against the NFL stemming from the blown call that prevented the New Orleans Saints from a likely trip to the Super…
Trust but E-Verify.
Jan 29, 2019 • 57 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan venture into Becky’s area of expertise. We take a look at E-Verify which is the system used to verify a employees eligibility to work in the United States. Not all employers use the E-Verify system and it is completely…
Welfare Fraud. I’ll Take $100 for $50 Alex.
Jan 22, 2019 • 60 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan take a look at government assistance. Often called “welfare,” things like food stamps, housing vouchers, child care vouchers etc… were all created to temporarily assist struggling families. These programs all started with good…
Redhibition: When Life Gives You Lemons (kinda).
Jan 15, 2019 • 45 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss Louisiana’s redhibition statutes. Redhibition is a consumer protection law that is unique to Louisiana but other states may have similar statutes under varying names. Ann shares how she won her first redhibition case…
Obeezycare.
Jan 8, 2019 • 55 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Ann and Dan have both been negatively impacted by Obamacare, leaving one of us uninsured and the other underinsured. Obamacare has helped numerous…
LGBTQ+ Panic Laws
Jan 1, 2019 • 84 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are continuing a conversation that started over at our sibling podcast, A Few Screws Loose, about LGBTQ+ Panic Laws. But first… We end up DEEP into the Love Lust and Bad Ass Soul podcast’s (shout to @LoveLustAndBAS!) territory…
Fathers’ Rights
Dec 25, 2018 • 73 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined by CJ aka CEOHaize (of The Awakened Soul Podcast) to discuss fathers’ rights. CEOHaize shares his experience of having his son witheld from him for over a year. Haize ended up obtaining counsel, and fighting it out…
Pro-Black Pros (Pt. 2)
Dec 18, 2018 • 56 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan continue the discussion about the lack of diversity in the workforce. We take a look at Becky’s field, Human Resources, and Dan’s field, Information Technology. Ann also shares a report from the BLS that details what…
Pro-Black Pros (Pt. 1)
Dec 11, 2018 • 63 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan have a discussion about the lack of diversity in the legal profession. According to the American Bar Association there are roughly 61,000 Black attorneys in the US and about 1,117,000 White attorneys. With only 4.8% of…
Getting Hit From The Back.
Dec 4, 2018 • 62 min
Get your minds out of the gutter, people! This week Ann and Dan have a discussion about car accidents and how profitable they are in New Orleans. New Orleans has the 2nd highest car insurance rates in the nation. Ann explains that part of the reason for…
Jury Duty.
Nov 27, 2018 • 46 min
This week with Becky out of town Ann and Dan discuss jury duty. Most people ignore jury duty, especially in the Black community. It’s an unfortunate reality because this leads to a shortage of or lack of diversity on juries. As you can imagine, the…
Bonus: A Few Screws Loose (Can I At Least Get a Blow Job?)
Nov 20, 2018 • 76 min
Welcome to the first episode of A Few Screws Loose! Dan and Paul recently launched A Few Screws Loose: The Podcast, a podcast about living with mental illnesses and mental health in general. We’re running episode 1 here in order to promote awareness for…
Living On A Prayer.
Nov 13, 2018 • 81 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan take a look at the Fair Labor Standards Act, minimum wage, tipped minimum wage and the practice of tipping in the US. We debate whether or not tipping should be banned in service industries. We also attempt to budget living…
Work That Poll. (Go Vote!)
Nov 5, 2018 • 71 min
We’re dropping a day early in order to remind people that tomorrow is election day! Although voting isn’t a requirement, it’s a responsibility that should be taken seriously. No, Ann isn’t really MIA because she disagrees with voting she was actually out…
The Grand Finale.
Oct 30, 2018 • 79 min
This week in episode 61, Ann, Becky and Dan discuss how to prepare for the death of a loved one. We’re not talking preparing emotionally because that’s nearly impossible. We are talking about practical things you should do leading up to, and in the days…
NCAA: Not Compensating Any Athletes.
Oct 23, 2018 • 76 min
This week Ann returns from her trip abroad to rejoin Becky and Dan to debate whether or not NCAA student athletes (mainly football and basketball) should be paid. We also discuss why student athletes aren’t allowed to be compensated or have endorsements.…
I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency).
Oct 16, 2018 • 77 min
This week since Ann is still out of the country, Becky and Dan are joined by Paul from Charlotte to discuss life saving measures. Since last week was Fire Prevention week, we talk to Paul about his former profession as a Firefighter/EMT. Paul shares some…
Coming of Age.
Oct 9, 2018 • 55 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss the ages of majority and consent. (0:00) Intro. (1:42) The Age of Majority. (11:56) Juveniles Charged as Adults. (27:18) The Impact of Juveniles Charged as Adults. (30:17) Are We Too Soft on Children? (34:12) The Age…
ChoMo.
Oct 2, 2018 • 68 min
This week after getting the Panera Bread Head jokes out of the way, we have a serious conversation about Bill Cosby, child molestation, and Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly most of us know or know of someone who has been affected by the despicable act of child…
Cruel and Unusual: Punishment by Death and Injury.
Sep 25, 2018 • 66 min
This week our intent was to discuss wrongful death in jail/prison but the episode took a turn almost immediately. Becky decided to try an edible prior to recording and well… it really kicked in 30 minutes into the show. We still managed to drop a few gems…
The Broken Windows Theory
Sep 18, 2018 • 87 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan have a discussion about the Advancement Project’s recent report titled We Came to Learn. A Call to Action for Police Free Schools. It’s an excellent read and we encourage everyone to check it out here:…
Gentrification.
Sep 11, 2018 • 63 min
This week all 3 of us were sick with flu-like symptoms. Dan’s immune system is like Wolverine, so he was the least sick at the end of the week. This week Dan on Cold and Flu Drugs is joined by Paul to try to coherently discuss gentrification and its…
Rewind! A Year End Review.
Sep 4, 2018 • 79 min
Do you know what today is? It’s our anniversary! Well kinda… technically our anniversary is September 5th but in keeping with our regular Tuesday releases, today we celebrate! In mid-2017 Dan came up with the idea to create a relatively unique podcast…
Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice.
Aug 28, 2018 • 71 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan discuss their views on abortion and briefly take a look at Roe v. Wade. Ann who is extremely pro-life responds to pro-choice posts from a debating website. (0:00) Intro Is it our Anniversary or Nah? (3:39) Roe v. Wade (12:26)…
Juvenile Hell.
Aug 21, 2018 • 64 min
This week Becky, Dan and Paul discuss the juvenile justice system and how minorities and children of poor families are often targeted by law enforcement and the judicial system. Dan shares his experience spending 3.5 years in juvenile detention centers…
Racism: The Collaborative.
Aug 14, 2018 • 120 min
We are joined by Paul from Charlotte, Ronnie, Ty, and previous controversial guest, Keisha (from the Racial Integrity episode). We’re also joined by #PodernFamily members Ralph, Justice, CJ aka Haize, and Chaunice to discuss our views on the origins,…
The Justice Gap.
Aug 7, 2018 • 69 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the Justice Gap and class actions. The Justice Gap refers to low-income people being unable to obtain legal representation, especially in civil matters. Class action lawsuits are when a plaintiff sues someone on…
Bonus: Monthly Mental Health Checkup.
Aug 4, 2018 • 73 min
This episode is a follow-up to the bonus episode, I Am Anxiety. We’re going to try to have these conversations once a month with the focus on Black men’s mental health. There is no legal content in this episode. (0:00) BTS (2:51) Poem:“Blessed” by Dan in…
Florida, Man.
Jul 31, 2018 • 72 min
This week we discuss Stand Your Ground laws. Markeis McGlockton (a black man) was murdered by Michael Drejka (a white man) in a convenience store parking lot over a parking dispute. Markeis’ girlfriend Brittany Jacobs and their children were waiting in…
Legalize Marijuana.
Jul 24, 2018 • 67 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by regular guest Paul from Charlotte and new guest Jeremy from Wisconsin to discuss the legalization of marijuana. Though legal in 45 states to some extent, the Federal Government continues to refuse to legalize…
Copyright Infringement.
Jul 17, 2018 • 68 min
In response to a listener’s email we explain copyrights, copyright infringement, and Fair Use. Although we use extreme examples to drive the point home, just remember to be cautious and protect yourselves at all times! (7:57) What is a Copyright? (11:11)…
NXIVM
Jul 10, 2018 • 60 min
Question: What do blackmail, herpes, vaginal branding, starvation, and rubber cow utters on women’s breasts have in common? Answer: NXIVM (2:21) NXIVM (pronounced Nexium) Those unfamiliar with the title may be wondering what the hell it means. It’s…
Mississippi Appendectomy.
Jul 3, 2018 • 67 min
This week we are without any show notes thanks to Ann! Dan explains why in case no. 14302 Dan v. Ann. This week we take a closer look at America’s forced sterilization that was in effect until the late 1970s. California, North Carolina, and Virginia were…
Lawyers get Shot Everyday, B. (Cam’ron Voice)
Jun 26, 2018 • 87 min
The past few weeks we’ve been giving you all a more in-depth look at who we are as individuals. This is the last installment of our 3 episodes focusing on us as hosts. (1:51) Lawyers get Shot Everyday, B. You’ll be Aight! (Cam’ron Voice) For those not of…
Bonus: I am Anxiety.
Jun 22, 2018 • 101 min
This episode isn’t for everyone and contains no legal content. In an attempt to give a little more background on ourselves as podcast hosts we’ve all done a bonus episode that focuses on each of us. You can find “Who is Afro Becky?” on our SoundCloud…
Deadbeat Motherf****r Playin’ Border Patrol. (feat. Jayden Hollywood)
Jun 19, 2018 • 102 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by Jayden Hollywood who as part of the Unapologetik Podcast tour landed in New Orleans, LA. (1:50) Introducing Jayden Hollywood. Although most of you know Jayden from the Unapologetik Podcast, for those of you who don’t…
CPS: Child Profit System?
Jun 12, 2018 • 68 min
Sadly (or not) Ann was not able to join us this week because of an impacted stool that she had to have digitally removed… or something. Becky and Dan are joined by recurring guest and host @PFromCharlotte. (2:20) Drivers: Northern vs. Southern. (6:50)…
The New Jim Crow.
Jun 5, 2018 • 58 min
Some of this week’s topics with Ann, Becky, and Dan include: Jim Crow, racial profiling, mass incarceration, mandatory minimums, racism and AirBnB, Stop and Frisk, and more! (0:47) Jim Crow. (2:10) The History of Jim Crow. (5:41) The New Jim Crow. (7:44)…
Racial Integrity.
May 29, 2018 • 99 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by a whole slew of guests, including some of our highly regarded #PodernFamily/#PodsInColor peers to discuss interracial relationships. (0:00) Behind the Scenes. (0:48) Introduction. (3:18) The Loving’s Story.…
DNA Exoneration…Free at Last!
May 22, 2018 • 58 min
This week Ann, Becky and Dan are joined again by Paul Smith to discuss exoneration. We take a look at 2 particular wrongful conviction and incarceration cases in Louisiana. (0:19) Malcolm Alexander (2:37) Glenn Ford (b. 10/29/49 - d. 6/29/15) (7:27)…
White (Super) Power!
May 15, 2018 • 89 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan take a deep dive into White Privilege this week. White Privilege has been denied in part, by a large percentage of our caucasian brothers and sisters. The term has been called divisive, reverse racism, and an attempt to make white…
Expungement: The Magic Eraser.
May 8, 2018 • 45 min
n episode 36 of Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan examine a few of the intricacies of expunging your criminal record. #WipeMeDown 1.What exactly does expungement mean? 2.If you’re crime is expunged does that mean you’re no longer convicted?…
Raped Once, F****d Twice.
May 1, 2018 • 86 min
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by Tyrone from “around the way.” How we buy eggs in New Orleans. The crew had no idea that Dan hit record just as Ann was telling us about an altercation she had with another Sam’s Club…
Inspiration Inspires.
Apr 24, 2018 • 71 min
This week on episode 34 of Black Law and Legal Lies we’re doing things a little different. We’re joined by author, philanthropist, community organizer, celebrity chef, motivational speaker and friend of the show, Jayda Atkinson (@JaydaEtc). Conversation…
Medical Malpractice.
Apr 17, 2018 • 65 min
This week on episode 33 of Black Law and Legal Lies, in response to Dan’s video about how he and Becky lost their son, we cover medical malpractice. In 2016 Becky gave birth to their son, Chance, prematurely after receiving inadequate care while she was…
Catfish Anyone?
Apr 10, 2018 • 50 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by guests, Ariel, DJ Ayce, and Nakia to discuss catfishing. We start the discussion with Ariel who has never personally experienced catfishing but would like to understand how people find themselves in the position…
STOP KILLING US! #AltonSterling
Apr 6, 2018 • 47 min
Sidebar 01: STOP KILLING US! #AltonSterling Are there any consequences for cops killing black men? It was recently announced that Louisiana’s Attorney General will not pursue charges against the officers involved in the killing of Alton Sterling.…
Operation Lockdown!
Apr 3, 2018 • 57 min
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan are joined by “Officer Michelle” a former corrections officer at a county jail. Prior to retiring Michelle was a corrections officer for 22 years at a county county jail. We talk to her about her…
STFU! The Non-Disclosure.
Mar 27, 2018 • 48 min
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky and Dan break down Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), celebs, and Stormy Daniels. NDAs (also known as gag orders and confidentiality agreements) are contracts that prevent one or more parties from…
Why You Entrapin’ so Hard?
Mar 20, 2018 • 47 min
This week on Black Law and Legal Lies, Ann, Becky, and Dan break down entrapment. We also end up in left field when trying to determine if dating is a form of prostitution. Dan explains why some men think they’re entitled to sex after a date. Entrapment…
Die, Witnesses.
Mar 13, 2018 • 58 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss the effects of Stop Snitchin’ in the streets, prison, and judicial system. We take a look at witness protection and how to keep the people who are willing to come forward to report crimes safe. Sidebar: Rapper Troy…
DWB & Surviving an Arrest.
Mar 6, 2018 • 62 min
Driving While Black (DWB) is no secret to the black community. Dan explains how he and countless other black men feel when they see a police car behind them when driving. Dan and Becky detail some of their experiences being profiled by while driving…
Check Up From the Neck Up.
Feb 27, 2018 • 53 min
Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss mental illness and suicide. It’s no secret that mental illness is just as prevalent in the black community as any other community. Each host shares their experiences dealing with people in their lives who suffer from mental…
Prophets for Profit
Feb 20, 2018 • 66 min
Warning: This episode may be controversial and offensive to some listeners. (As usual?) Ann, Dan, and Becky are joined by recurring guest Paul Smith from TruTalk on Tru Radio Network. In what was supposed to be an episode about the differences between for…
The Workers Comp Come Up!
Feb 13, 2018 • 34 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss what Workers Comp is, how to get it, and some of the rules (which vary by state). Don’t forget to subscribe, review, and follow us on Twitter @BlackLawPodcast! The Workers Comp Come Up! Getting hurt at work pays……
Burying Your Child: A Mother’s Story.
Feb 6, 2018 • 73 min
Burying your Child: A Mother’s Story. The victims left behind. In what is probably our most compelling episode to date, Ann and Dan have a conversation with their guest Marie, a native New Orleanian whose son was tragically murdered in late 2016. Marie’s…
Minding yo Black Business(es)!
Jan 30, 2018 • 52 min
Minding yo Black Business(es)! This week Ann, Dan, and Becky are joined by Stacy Alugas, a black business owner and entrepreneur. (00:20) Interview/Discussion with Stacy Alugas of Blossom Beauty. Stacy shares some of the hurdles she faced in becoming a…
Hate Crimes, Haters.
Jan 23, 2018 • 37 min
Hate Crimes, Haters. Don’t hate, be great! Hate Crimes: What are hate crimes and how do they differ from regular crimes? Are they based off of prejudice alone? Can stealing from a person you’re prejudiced against be a hate crime? When did hate crimes…
Tax Season! (aka Cuffing Season… for men)
Jan 16, 2018 • 54 min
Tax Season! (aka Cuffing Season for men) The loser’s guide to Tax Bae and other tax laws. This week Ann, Becky, and Dan talk taxes and tax bae! Tax season, also known as cuffing season for men because in our community it’s not uncommon for single men to…
The Course of Divorce Court, of Course!
Jan 9, 2018 • 77 min
This week Ann, Becky, and Dan tackle divorce. We also have the opportunity to speak with one of Ann’s former clients who Ann represented in a messy divorce case. (0:00-16:54) Divorce: What are fault and no-fault Divorce. Divorce without grounds based on…
Bullies gon’ Bully.
Jan 2, 2018 • 64 min
Bullies gon’ Bully: The Keaton Jones Fam Scam. In the wake of the Keaton Jones “Fam Scam,” Ann, Becky, and Dan discuss bullying and the law. Bullying: What is bullying, as defined by the law? Is bullying illegal? Ann and Afro Becky have never been bullied…
Sodom and Gonorhea
Dec 26, 2017 • 56 min
Sodom and Gonorrhea: The Criminalization of Sexual Acts. This week Ann, Dan, and Becky discuss sodomy… laws! What is sodomy?Though it varies from state to state, sodomy is generally anything other than traditional man on woman vaginal intercourse.…
Opiates, Opioids, Crack!
Dec 19, 2017 • 57 min
Opiates, Opioids, Crack! This week Ann wasn’t able to make it to the podcast so we scratched the legal talk. Joined by Paul Smith of TruTalk on Tru Radio Networkin our makeshift studio, Dan and Becky discuss Dan’s favorite topic, drugs! We will be back in…
Our Broken Child Support System.
Dec 12, 2017 • 47 min
This week Ann and Dan fight it out over child support! Fight! Fight! Fight! Dan’s stance: Child support shouldn’t be based on a man’s income but instead the actual cost of supporting that child, and each parent should contribute 50% of the actual cost. He…
Custody? Those Bebe’s Kids!
Dec 5, 2017 • 60 min
This week Ann, Dan, and Becky discuss custody orders and how they work. Dan thinks men don’t get a fair shake when it comes to family court, especially when children are involved. Ann believes that most men don’t want to take care of their children anyway…
How Free is Free Speech?
Nov 28, 2017 • 43 min
This week Ann, Dan, and Afro Becky discuss Freedom of Speech and its limitations (or lack thereof). First a very brief look at Net Neutrality and how its reversal can affect content creators, their audiences, and change the internet as we know it. If the…
Discipline, Child Abuse, or Both?
Nov 21, 2017 • 80 min
This week Ann, Dan, and Afro Becky discuss the difference between disciplining your child and child abuse. What is child abuse? Just-Ann disseminates Louisiana’s child abuse laws and what they mean for parents who engage in corporal punishment (aka…
Spousal Rape is Real Rape.
Nov 14, 2017 • 72 min
This week Ann, Dan, and Afro Becky (formally known as Anonymous) are joined by our caller Diane from North Carolina who is a victim of marital rape. Diane’s #MeToo post caught Dan’s eye because if you remember in our pilot episode, prior to the recent…
Stalker vs. Stalked Pt. 2
Nov 7, 2017 • 92 min
In part 2 of Stalker vs Stalked, Dan, Ann, and Anonymous have a discussion with Marcus, who was arrested and jailed for stalking…his wife. After being with his wife for 8 years, Marcus caught his her cheating on him. Marcus had a feeling that something…
Stalker vs. Stalked Pt. 1
Oct 31, 2017 • 51 min
This week in part 1 of Stalker vs. Stalked, Ann, Dan, and Anonymous have a discussion with our guest Nicole who is a stalking victim. Next week in part two we have a discussion with Marcus who was arrested and jailed for allegedly stalking… his wife.…
Defending Public Defenders
Oct 24, 2017 • 69 min
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss public defenders and whether or not they’re actually good lawyers. Dan describes his interactions with one of his public defenders as a juvenile delinquent and theorizes that the caseloads of public defenders make…
NRA: National Redneck Association
Oct 16, 2017 • 64 min
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss gun control (or lack of), the Brady Bill, background checks, and go over the process of purchasing a firearm in Louisiana. We also take a look at how to completely avoid a Federal Background Check when purchasing…
“Blue-blonick” Plague: Just-Ann still pays for porn.
Oct 10, 2017 • 58 min
Dan, Ann, and Anonymous are joined again by Paul Smith to discuss what each host thinks should be illegal that is legal and vice-versa. We learn that Just-Ann has been scorned enough by adulterers that she would like to see people caught cheating on their…
FIREDfighter: Extinguishing the Myth of Brotherhood.
Oct 2, 2017 • 107 min
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous are joined by special guest, retired Fairfax County (Virginia) Firefighter Paul Smith. Though officially retired, Paul was wrongfully terminated after disclosing his work-related disability to the FCFD. His case has been…
You down with EEOC? Yeah you know me!
Sep 26, 2017 • 92 min
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss ex-convicts in the workplace, the EEOC, and releasing unrestricted medical records to your employer. We also take a look at revenge porn… no literally… we spent an hour just looking at photos. Ex-cons in the…
How to Get Away with Murder.
Sep 19, 2017 • 105 min
Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss the Equifax security breach and how to protect yourself, along with how to get away with murder. Equifax Security Breach: What should I do? Can I sue Equifax for not protecting my sensitive information? How do I join a…
Bed Bugs with a Side of Semen.
Sep 12, 2017 • 85 min
This week Dan, Ann, and Anonymous discuss: Self Defense What is self-defense? When is self-defense NOTself-defense? Can self-defense turn into assault or murder? What does Stand your Ground mean? Parental Rights Part Deux Insemination after…
Bonus: Weekly Headlines
Sep 8, 2017 • 14 min
We usually cover a few headlines each episode, but we cut the headlines from episode 1, “Trans Mission” for the sake of time. Utah nurse stood her ground in refusing to illegally draw blood from an unconscious patient. Georgia cop says to driver, “we only…
Trans Mission.
Sep 5, 2017 • 55 min
Episode 01: Just-Ann, Dan on Drugs, and “Anonymous” explore the world of Transgenders, same sex marriage and how (if at all) the law affects members of the LGBTQ community. Transgender Laws: Can you change your “sex” on your Driver’s License/ID, Social…
Introduction
Sep 2, 2017 • 6 min
Who are we? Just-Ann is a license and practicing attorney in the state of Louisiana who graduated from LSU and Loyola University School of Law around the same time the light bulb was invented. She’s practiced law for more than 20 years and hasn’t lost a…
Pilot
Aug 29, 2017 • 70 min
Ann and Dan are joined by their special guest “Anonymous” to discuss complete randomness. Celebrity: Does Usher really have herpes? Who leaked the settlement details? If the allegations of R. Kelly having a sex cult are true, is there any criminal…