Black Talk Radio News w/ Scotty Reid covers national and global social/political news with a focus on the Black community and how it is impacted by political and social policies. The program features guests who are policy analyst, social activist, politicians, public officials and journalists.
BTR News: Black Men’s COVID Mortality Rates In The USA Are Unacceptable
Tonight on BTR News, Scotty will be joined in conversation around the COVID 19 mortality rates of Black men in the United States is Angel Fall, the host of Victims 2 Victorious also on the Black Talk Radio Network. Angel is a trained and experienced epidemiologist and is a good source of general information concerning the field of infectious diseases.
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BTR News w/ Scotty Reid: Melanin Playing A Role In High Death Rate of Black Men?
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Hot Topic: What variables are playing into why Black males ages 35-44 yrs old are dying at nine times the rate of other groups impacted by COVID 19 in the United States?
Could Melanin (skin pigmentation) and Vitamin D status be among the underlying conditions spoken about concerning victims of the deadly disease?
Does Vitamin D provide protection against COVID 19 and other diseases? A study looking at this very question was published in a nature.com article in early November 2020.
"Vitamin D known to play key role in the maintenance of bone health and calcium–phosphorus metabolism, yet many other functions of this vitamin have been recently postulated, such as modulation of the immune response in both infectious and autoimmune diseases." Read Study Paper.
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BTR News: COVID Depopulating African Americans, Trump Signs COVID Bill, Nashville Bombing & More…
BTR News On The Black Talk Radio Network! Today's Date is December 28, 2020, and we invite you to tune in for the next 90 minutes of news, information, debate, your calls, and more...
COVID 19 Destroying Future Black Generations
On the last broadcast, I was discussing the harm COVID 19 is doing to people worldwide and particularly vulnerable populations in the nation hardest hit by the disease, the United States. I discussed the irresponsibility with those who have been undemocratically appointed leaders in the Black community espousing harmful conspiratorial commentary that isn't based on medical science but rather on fear and paranoia about the vaccine more than the disease it is meant to prevent.
An article on the topic of the COVID death rate in the African American community and the depopulation of a generation of young black men was recently published and is a good read. How many family and friends have you lost to the pandemic?
An early December Pew Research survey was conducted to see what groups were likely to take the vaccine vs those unlikely to get it.
Asian Americans and immigrants were the groups most likely to say they would receive the covid vaccine, Black Americans the unlikeliest. Now that thousands have received the vaccine with minimal side effects, will that sway any minds or no?
Trump Signs COVID Legislation Without $2,000 Stimulus Checks
True to his character, Trump plays games with people's lives and while pretending as he cared so much for the average families in the United States advocating for $1,400.00 more than the paltry $600 negotiated by the Trump administration, Republicans and Democrats. Trump threatened to veto the legislation over the issue but he signed it into law over the weekend. CNN reports on what is contained in the legislation.
DNA Identified Suspect In The Nashville RV Bombing
The thing that is odd to me about this story is that 63 yr old Anthony Quinn Warner, was allegedly concerned about the US government spying on US citizens over 5G wireless networks. I say it's odd because the US government has always spied on its citizens as technology has advanced so not sure what bombing one communication site is going to do to stop it?
Surprise, Surprise, The CIA Running Death Squads In Afghanistan
The head of the CIA, Gina Haspel made history as the first woman to lead the US agency that has shown that women in fact are no different than men when it comes to being brutal, murderous, and heavy-handed as a href="https://www.thenation.
BTR News: The Tennessee RV Bombing, Domestic Terrorists & Neglected Black Doctor Dies
BTR News On The Black Talk Radio Network! Today's Date is December 26, 2020, and we invite you to tune in for the next two hours for news, information, your calls, and more...
Today's Top Topics:
Nashville RV Bombing - FAA shuts down air space over Nashville after bombing and military warns the U.S. government will use 'deadly force' against any aircraft that enters as FBI hunts attacker.
Video Surveillance video shows moments leading up to the explosion in downtown Nashville. Source:
What Groups Could Possibly Be Behind The Nashville Tennessee RV Bombing?
"Hate Groups Down Nationally, Up in Tennessee, Memphis: Report".
Black Terrorism Expert Weighs In
Could the national movement against neo-confederates and their monuments be a motive?
"Confederate monuments represent a racist, terrorizing narrative. They all should come down | OpinionConfederate monuments only serve to tell a story of hatred and racism. It's time we take them down. Jonathan Farley, Guest Columnist Tennessean".
CORONA Pandemic Coverage
Dr. Susan Moore (Black Woman) Last Words Before Dying From COVID and Neglect. A Black doctor speaks on what can only be described as medical apartheid where victims of racism are mistreated in the medical field making Black doctors who don't practice racism a valuable resource. Youtube channel under the name of Dr. Linda Burke, who appears to be a Black doctor posted Dr. Moores's video which portions of was on MSM cable channels today.
Nearly since the start of the pandemic, the Nation of Islam has sought to confuse the masses with depopulation conspiracy theories, stoking fear of vaccines and oft-repeated nonspecific rumors during a deadly viral outbreak that is killing Black men, women and children at alarming rates. Here is one such conspiratorial article published in The Final Call.
The Covid-19 Vaccine and the U.S. policy of depopulation
Earlier I came across a video on TikTok that I can not find any longer, with Mr. Fharrakhan suggesting Black people should quit their jobs if forced to take the vaccine with no plan to give jobs to those who take his advice, it is like he is telling them to hope that Allah or God creates jobs for them.
Tune in and discuss these topics with your BTR News host Scotty Reid.
BTR News: Does The Arc Of History Bend Toward Justice?
Have the victims of raced based slavery and their descendants made any progress towards producing justice?
Before we answer the question, several people, have used a variation of the phrase “The arc of history bends toward justice”. In 2007 Barack Obama said ‘The arc of history is long but it bends towards justice’, alluding to one of Martin Luther King’s great sermons from 1968: ‘We shall overcome because the arc of a moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.’ But this in turn harks back to a speech by the American preacher Theodore Parker in 1853: ‘I do not pretend to understand the moral universe: the arc is a long one… And from what I see I am sure it bends toward justice’.
BTR News: Shots Fired, Policy War Between Progressives and Neo-Liberal Democrats Heating Up
BY Scotty T. Reid - The civil war within the Democratic Party is hot again, temporarily paused as various wings of the party sought to broker a rhetorical peace until after the 2020 election which Joe Biden won. It did not take long for the corporate wing of the party to fire the first shots in accusing the progressive Democrats, street activists, and organizers for causing corporate Democrats to lose congressionally. Congress Members House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-South Carolina), U.S. Representative Conor Lamb (D-Pennsylvania), and U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger of Virginia spoke out on a Democratic Caucus conference call on November 5th and blamed progressives for seats that were lost because of street slogans like “Defund The Police” and what they called “socialism” adopting right-wing attacks on popular legislation like Medicare For All.
Compare and contrast the campaign messages of the corporate Democrats who lost their seats to Republicans with the messaging of the Progressive wing of the party which added members to its caucus. Progressive Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her reelection campaign by huge margins along with the other members of what became dubbed “The Squad”. Progressives also won seats in various states and incumbents like South Carolina’s US. Senator Lindsey Graham faced tough challenges from progressive Democrats.
One is newly elected progressive, US Representative-elect Jamal Bowman, is weighing in with a rebuttal of former President Barack Obama who weighed in to push the corporate wing’s messaging in continuing to assert the debunked notion that corporate Democrats lost seats because of what activists in the streets or candidates in other states were saying and not based on the campaign messaging of the candidates who lost.
Barack Obama, on the issue of reforming the police budget that the streets refer to as Defunding The Police”, Obama is quoted as saying you lose people (voters) with “snappy” slogans like “defund the police”.
The Hill reports Obama told Peter Hamby, who hosts a Snapchat political show called “Good Luck America,” that those who use the slogan could jeopardize their goals of enacting meaningful reforms for police.
"You lost a big audience the minute you say it, which makes it a lot less likely that you're actually going to get the changes you want done," the former president said in the interview that occurred on Wednesday of this week.
On Twitter, Bowman replied to these statements and said,
“Damn, Mr. President. Didn’t you say “Trayvon could’ve been my son?” In 2014, #BlackLivesMatter was too much. In 2016, Kaepernick was too much. Today, discussing police budgets is too much. The problem is America's comfort with Black death -- not discomfort with slogans.”
Listen, I get what Obama is saying about choosing words carefully, and how slogans can sometimes be vague and open to interpretation by the public or purposely misinterpreted by those opposed to any kind of reforms whatsoever but this is not the context in which he is making his statement but rather speaking in the context of making excuses and unfounded allegations against progressives in explaining away to corporate donors as to why corporate Democrats lost to Republicans. Those corporate Democrats had every opportunity to state what their positions were on police brutality and reforms and they did and they lost, end of the story.
A new generational movement for social justice is happening in the United States and it could be that corporate so-called moderate Democrats are not inspiring new voters to turn out for them by playing middle of th...
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