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(Episode 175) “Fine People…”

After nearly 2 weeks away, Spann returns to the mic for episode 175 of #TSRP. Today we got a lot to talk about, as Spann shares some of his random thoughts, and updates on what’s been happening with him the last 2 weeks. (Trip to New Orleans and all.) We’ll talk about how beer drinking has been shown to lead towards mental clarity. (Spann endorses this message) Comcast done hit your boy with a data cap warning (Spann told ya’ll this shit was coming.) We try to get the fun stuff in first because by now, all of you should know about what happened in Charlottesville Virginia. We’ll navigate towards the foolishness that happened there, and why this is something that could have been avoided, seeing as how we’ve been warning folks about this kinda shit for well over a year now. And the Orange Fuher in Chief did not disappoint us at all with his response. We’ve got a new Champ this week. And we do have an AssHat, but today’s show is filled with them soooo. All of that and more on episode 175 of The Spann Report!

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(Episode 170) “Y’all Gonna Listen To Me One Day”

On episode 170 of #TSRP Spann has an experience with the police this week while carrying a firearm, was he the beneficiary of respectability politics? A Baton Rouge police officer is attempting to sue Black Lives Matter, does he have any legs to stand on legally with the pursuit of this lawsuit? We get an update on 2 armed white men who walked into a Dearborn, MI police station armed with rifles, and wearing ski masks, and lived to stand trial. A northern Michigan political official has called for the extermination of ALL Muslims, and doubled down on the rhetoric when confronted with it, can you guess who he voted for? And later in the show, is Child Support “enslaving” black men? An unnamed woman seems to think so, we’ll see what she has to say, and another woman thinks Michael Jackson was singing about her in a classic song. We’ve got a new AssHat and Champ of The Week as well. All of that and more tonight on The Spann Report!

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(Episode 154) “Like To Be Outraged?”

Join Mr. Spann for Episode 154 of #TSRP as we delve into some of the week’s news. Kendrick Lamar released a new single Humble that as caused a bit of a stir. Pepsi released a new commercial featuring Kendall Jenner that also has people at their wits end. Porn Star/Rapper Brian Pumper almost catches the fade? And Spann openly wonders if “handicapped” drivers really just have a death wish. All that and more on this episode of The Spann Report!

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(Episode 140) “Please Don’t Go”

Join Mr. Spann for Episode 140 of #TSRP as we talk about Michigan’s need for speed. As the speed limit in the state here has just gone up to 75 MPH on highways. Dylann Roof was convicted of killing the Charleston Nine and has received the death penalty. Why then are people admonishing black folks for celebrating this form of justice? A Dairy Queen owner exercised his 1st Amendment rights to be a racist, and life came at him fast when the consequences were handed out. (Guess who he voted for.) Why hasn’t Black Lives Matter denounced the kidnapping and torture of the white special needs teen in Chicago? Mr. Spann just might have the answer. Explosive developments have been reported that the Russian government has compromising information on AssHat-In-Chief Donald Chump. Could this be the reason why he’s been so dismissive of intelligence reports of Russian hacking into the DNC, and engaging in an influence campaign on the American people? And finally, we get the farewell address of President Barack Obama from Chicago, and we reflect on what his Presidency meant for Black people in America. All of that, and a little bit more on the next episode of The Spann Report!

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(Episode 123) “Some Of These Niggas Look Just Like You”

Join Mr. Spann this Saturday LIVE on Facebook, August 6th 1:00 PM EST for Episode 123 of #TSRP Listen in as Spann talks about the Opening Ceremonies of the Rio Olympics, a daughter finds out wayyy too much about her mother’s sex life than she wanted to know, and Spann has another #UnpopularBlackOpinion Later in the show, we talk about the hypocrisy of the Republican Party when it comes to women and sexuality, and their efforts to disenfranchise black voters in both North Carolina & Georgia. We then will discuss the death of Korryn Gaines, and the mental gymnastics a lot of brothers are exhibiting to show just how much they simply don’t get it. We have a new AssHat & Champ Of The Week, and listener feedback to get to as well, this week on The Spann Report!

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(Episode 120) “The Art Of Disagreement Pt 5: Black Lives Matter, For Or Against STILL???”

Join Mr. Spann of The Spann Report, and Mr. Gates of The Haterazzi Radio Show for the 5th installment of “The Art Of Disagreement.” Listen in as these two go at it about the Black Lives Matter movement AGAIN, discussing why there is still a contingent of black folks who still have reservations about the movement after the highly publicized deaths of Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile. Both men died while cameras were rolling. Fireworks definitely flew this episode, listen, and decide for yourself.

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(Episode 119) “Is There A Problem Officer? 2”

Join Mr. Spann this Saturday, July 16th at 4:30 EST, on Facebook Live, for episode 119 of #TSRP as we discuss the explosion of Pokemon Go! Who’s playing the game, and why are people giving them shit? Spann has more #UnpopularBlackOpinions how does this dude sleep at night? And later in the show, we discuss how the police have a penchant for passing the buck when it comes to their accountability, from Dallas Police Chief David Brown offering job applications to protesters of police violence, to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signing into law legislation that would bar public access to body, and dash cam police videos. We’ve got a new “class” of AssHat Of The Week Candidates, and Champs this week as well this week on The Spann Report!

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(Episode 118) “It’s Always Business, Never Personal”

Join Mr. Spann for Episode 118 of #TSRP as we talk about this past July 4th, as Spann becomes the Angry Old Man that everybody hates. The NBA Free Agency spending spree has started, and the big prize has found a new location. So why are people so damn upset? Spann hits us with more of his #UnpopularBlackOpinions and makes you question why are you even friends with this dude. And later we talk about the unfortunate shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the officers killed in Dallas TX. We’ve got a “class” of AssHats this week, and a new Champ of The Week as well, this week on The Spann Report!

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(Episode 110) “Take Me To Church!”

Join Mr. Spann this Saturday 5:00 PM EST April 9th on SPREECAST for Episode 110 of #TSRP as we discuss, inadvertently blocking another dude’s shot. The Walking Dead has managed to piss off their fans with their season finale, will you continue to watch? Bill Clinton puts takes up for himself for passing the 94 Crime Bill, and Ray Lewis gives us a sermon on “black on black crime?” We’ve got a new AssHat & Champ this week, and more, on Episode 110 of The Spann Report!

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Let’s Be Clear, Today’s Republicans/Conservatives Would Have Hated Dr. King

It’s the 30th year that we celebrate the life and times of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a pioneer of the non-violent civil rights movement of the 1960’s, stepping into the forefront of the movement at the age of 26 while leading the Montgomery Bus Boycott. As is common knowledge, most Americans can tell you that he won the Nobel Peace Prize, and that he led the historic March On Washington. But above all, most Americans remember Dr. King for his famous “I Have A Dream speech.” A speech that I wholeheartedly encourage folks to read in it’s entirety. And the reason that I encourage the reading of that speech, is because far too often Dr. King is referred to as “The Dreamer.” He’s portrayed as a non threatening, cuddly civil rights icon, who just wanted us all to get along. His radicalism is rarely spoken of, the consistency of his speaking truth to power brushed off.

And it’s become an annual thing as of late for Republicans/Conservatives to try to white wash his image and his message to shame those who would call for more equitable civil rights action in this country, while at the same time seeking to dismantle the very policies and laws Dr. King very well would have fought for. And it’s an interesting thing to watch unfold. Former Republican Congressman from Illinois, Joe Walsh took to his twitter account today to say this.

Never mind that what Joe Walsh is saying is patently ridiculous, it’s that after saying something ridiculous, he dons the cape of victim hood as he’s being corrected. Make no mistake, he and other’s like him would have HATED Dr. King if he were living today. But it’s not just Joe Walsh, others chimed in to say what MLK would have admonished black folks for.

It’s as if these people have forgotten who Martin Luther King Jr. was, and what he stood for. While Republican legislators fight to make it harder for citizens to vote. Here, here, and here. They also willfully forget the social justice message that Dr. King advocated that very well cost the man his life. No cuddly, friendly, civil rights icon who just wants everybody to get along meets an assassin’s bullet without being a threat. You would think that it should go without question that King would be in favor of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement, contrary to Congressman Joe Walsh’s assertion. For if “All Lives Matter” in the time of King, there would have been no need for the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s to begin with. King spoke with urgency then, just as BLM activist speak with urgency now.

Toward the end of King’s life, He advocated AGAINST the Vietnam war, which leaves one to wonder what his stance would be, as hawkish Republicans/Conservatives continue to beat the drum to go to war with Iran. King was in support of a sanitation workers strike in Memphis one can speculate as to where King would stand in regards to fast food workers seeking better wages, and unionization opportunities. A position that a number of Republicans/Conservatives have vehemently spoken against. Republicans/Conservatives damn near wet themselves when President Barack Obama spoke of a need for a “redistribution of wealth,” but ironcally, Dr. King also advocated for this very same thing near the end of his life. But don’t just take my word for it. Listen to the man himself.



Nothing that Dr. King advocated in his time would be consistent with the talking points of current Republican/Conservative pundits and politicians. And it’s hugely comical to see White, Republicans/Conservatives step out on the limb to lecture black people on what Dr. King wanted not only for black people, but America as well. Especially when they themselves are doing their damnedest to undo everything the man fought for. Don’t be fooled, if they’re rolling their eyes anytime Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson speaks out on behalf of families dealing with the loss of a loved one because of police brutality, just imagine the clinched fist they’d have when Dr. King says “We’re coming for our check.”

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