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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

Ratchet & Respectable Demetria L. Lucas & Studio71

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

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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    There will not be justice for Brionna Taylor; Supreme Court Justice RBG died (RIP); Vanessa Bryant is on a (rightful) war-path; Meg Thee Stallion covers Time Magazine and Ms. Stephanie/ Humans of New York captivates the Internet. Again. #blacklivesmatter 

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    • 48 min
    Diqué

    Diqué

    Demi has no life. The price of peen is expensive on the open market; Cardi & Offset call it quits; The Elbas do not need your “Congrats!”; John Boyega is a real one; Will Smith and The Real Aunt Viv reconcile, Patti "Verzuz" Gladys was a good time for grown folk; The Gillums do Tamron Hall and crisis communications expert Li-Ron Anderson-Bell weighs in on the good, the bad and the WTF of the interview 
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Trust Black Women

    Trust Black Women

    Demi is buried in work; The Occupant knew how bad #covid19 was from the beginning; Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle are doing a Verzuz, Torey Lanez apologizes (kinda) to Megan Thee Stallion; John Gray apologizes for cheating on his wife…. Again; Dr. Dre’s wife has a $20k phone bill and #EbonyJaniceMoore (The Free People Project) pops by to discuss Jessica Krugg aka The Passing Professor. Oh, and #blacklivesmatter. Still. And arrest the cops who killed #breonnataylor
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    When and Where I Enter

    When and Where I Enter

    Demi mourns the transition of Chadwick Boseman; gushes over HBO’s Lovecraft Country; plans a watch party for the inevitable train wreck interview with Andrew Gilllum— and his wife(!)— on “Tamron”, rethinks her support of Jacob Blake; celebrates Niecy Nash’s nuptials, and discusses all things hair with Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis, including Tracee Ellis Ross on the cover of the September 2020 Ellle, Megan Thee Stallion being shot, and the duty of light skinned Black people when they gain a seat at the table. 
    Also: arrest the cops who murdered #breonnataylor and #blacklives matter (even when Black people keep getting killed and shot.)

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Audacity

    The Audacity

    Demi gives the BTS deets on her upcoming TVOne film “Don’t Waste Your Pretty” ; the sports world reacts to police shooting #JacobBlake; Megan Thee Stallion stops protecting Tory Lanez; Tavis Smiley owes PBS $2.6M for violating his morals clause; Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. may or may not have watched his wife having the sex with the pool boy; and Pastor John Gray engages in shenanigans. Again. On video. Also, #blacklivesmatter and Arrest the cops who murdered #breonnataylor 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Everything Is Everything

    Everything Is Everything

    Demi binges Homeland; and calls up her friends Mike Muse (SiriusXM), Natasha Eubanks (The YBF Politics) and Dr .Stacey Patton (Child Advocate) to discuss the latest in politics and pop culture, specifically, why so many Black men don’t like Senator Kamala Harris as the VP pick, the problem with ADOS, Michelle Obama’s speech at the virtual DNC and Selah Marley’s childhood “trauma”, inflicted by her vary famous parents, Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley. 
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    • 2 hrs 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

cassiewassiedoodah ,

Highlight of my week!

I rarely write reviews, however I had to express my gratitude for yet another great episode. I absolutely love Demetria and her podcast. It’s rare to find a podcast in any genre that is so consistently good, week on week. She has such a witty way with words, her storytelling is so engaging and she always hits the nail on the head with her commentary on current affairs / popular culture. Thank you for being a shining star throughout the grey skies of this global pandemic *Demetria voice* “A GLOBAL PANDEMIC!!!!” and (continuing) racial injustice we are all facing. You are appreciated! 🖤

Black summer ,

All the Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Insightful and fearless journalism, whose style is unique and profoundly resonates, which each and every listener.

Congratulations 🥳 on your deserving success 🙏🏿

Malautru ,

Diversified and insightful

Demetria has a lot of opinions and a great way to express them. I learn a lot about conversations happening in the US that don’t reach Europe. It is interesting and entertaining. I hope they’ll be plenty more.

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