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Demetria L. Lucas, cultural critic and author of A Belle in Brooklyn and Don't Waste Your Pretty, muses on pop culture shenanigans, dating and relationships, and everything worth watching on any size screen. #ratchetandrespectable
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Demetria L. Lucas, cultural critic and author of A Belle in Brooklyn and Don't Waste Your Pretty, muses on pop culture shenanigans, dating and relationships, and everything worth watching on any size screen. #ratchetandrespectable
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    The Odyssey Pt.3

    The Odyssey Pt.3

    Demi sees some Atlanta, answers more travel questions (solo travel? Budgeting?) and talks about knowing your worth , being an all-purpose friend and where TF to eat with celebrity chef Jourdan ChaTaun (@thejourdanchataun).
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    • 44 min
    The Odyssey Pt. 2

    The Odyssey Pt. 2

    Demi and Davida Selby, founder of Katelynn & Adwoa Skincare and KLA Goes to Ghana, share their travel tips for the ultimate vacation.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Draycarus

    Draycarus

    “Lovecraft Country” gets 18 Emmys noms despite being cancelled by HBO; Oprah shouts out Tarana Burke’s new book, “Unbound”; Cynthia Erivo is an honorary AKA; Demi is attacked by a dragon while recording: Codie Elaine Oliver (“Black Love”, OWN) shares the secret to making love work (if that’s what you want).
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    THE ODYSSEY

    THE ODYSSEY

    Demi sees some Miami, but has NYC FOMO; a sermonette about settling; thoughts and prayerS to the HU communications team; Demi talks about Black women and body image (and big asses) with her writer crush, sister-friend Denene Millner.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Birthday Behavior

    Birthday Behavior

    It’s Demi’s birthday! The Blacks are winning more than usual this week; Mr. and Mrs. Owen are at it again; Sha’Carri Richardson and Mike Phelps are not the same; Dr. Ruth Celestin explains how to get a good BBL without risking your life (or going to DR).
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Legal Tender

    Legal Tender

    Demi’s birthday behavior begins; Lovecraft Country isn’t returning to HBO; Nikole Hannah-Jones displays self-love and aspirational pettiness (at the same damn time);  Phylicia Rashad is still employed at HU; the HBCU spin-off of All American is friggin’ amazing; Stephanie Mills wants all the smoke; Sha’Carri Richardson is a stand up chick;  ESPN is a hot mess.
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    • 54 min

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