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Hip Hop On Trial: #TinyDoo (E535)

Posted January 28, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Since its inception, Hip Hop music has been on trial–first to prove itself as a real music genre, then in defense of its lyrics. This issue is most recently highlighted in the case of Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan, who faces 25 years to life solely on the basis of his rap lyrics, nothing more. On […]

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Forest Whitaker Stop & Frisk (E534)

Posted January 21, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Apparently being Black is enough to make you suspect regardless of who you are, and Forest Whitaker learned it first hand when he was accused of shoplifting in a deli recently. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss Forest Whitaker allowing a shopkeeper to frisk him, the possibility of failing […]

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Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address (E533)

Posted January 21, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

As expected, President Obama told us the state of the Union is “strong”, but what does that really mean for the poor versus the middle class? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address, including the economy, missions to Mars, education, continued wars around […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Selma (E531)

Posted January 20, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Did you see the movie “Selma”? If not, it’s definitely worth seeing, as it chronicles the fight for civil rights led by Martin Luther King Jr., in Selma, Alabama at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss the impact of the movie, the […]

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Are We Living MLK’s Dream? (E530)

Posted January 19, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

“I’ve been to the mountaintop…” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words the day before he was assassinated, seemingly expressing the premonition that his life was nearing an end. Undoubtedly, this expression not only causes one to reflect on Dr. King’s life and principles, but also spurs introspection into our own lives. Have […]

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Episode 529: Abusive Empire

Posted January 15, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Abuse comes in many forms, flavors, colors, and people. So, we must always keep an eye out for suffering at the hands of abusive people and abusive empires. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss Season 1 Episode 2 of the TV show “Empire” a dog that takes the bus […]

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Episode 528: Read In Colorism

Posted January 14, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Colorism continues to rear its ugly head–this time with “light girls” claiming a form of intra-racial discrimination that amounts to “reverse colorism”. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss the murder of Cheri’s childhood classmate, video of a little girl crying because white kids don’t want to be her friend, […]

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Episode 527: Somebody’s Gonna Have To Die!

Posted January 13, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Somebody’s gonna have to be willing to die for it–for the righting of the inequalities many of us endure. That’s the bottom line that most of us don’t really want to face. It shouldn’t be this way, but it’s the reality of the world in which we live. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia […]

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Episode 526: It’s Alien To Me!

Posted January 12, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Have you seen the drawing of the person of interest in the NAACP bombing? You know it looks like one of those gray aliens! Who do they think they are fooling? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss George Zimmerman’s recent domestic violence arrest, people who think Bill Cosby should […]

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Episode 525: Black Backlash

Posted January 9, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

No, we are not Charlie, so you won’t hear us chanting “je suis Charlie”. Meanwhile, there are a number of simultaneous backlashes relating to social and political events. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss the Paris mass shootings, the NAACP bombing, Black folks who hate “Empire”, rich Blacks versus […]

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Episode 524: The Empire Quakes Back

Posted January 8, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Who saw the premier of the TV series “Empire”, starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard last night? And what’s up with the “quake cluster” happening in Dallas? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri the possibility of an AxAm Live!Radio iPhone app, Dallas earthquakes, “Empire” TV show, media hailing a […]

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Episode 523: UnBurdening Blackness

Posted January 7, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

It’s obvious that Black culture is the “in” thing–so much so, that we see non-Black “culture vultures” attempting to capitalize off of Blackness, neither being Black nor feeling any responsibility toward the challenges of being Black in this society. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss simulated sex on Grand […]

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Episode 522: Hacking Consumer Culture

Posted January 6, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Whether you like it or not, we’re all consumers of products and services. Therefore, we need to be smart about how and where we choose to spend our money (and time). On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss their continued Walmart Boycott, Microcenter store ignoring customers they think don’t have […]

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Episode 521: Controversial Deconstruction

Posted January 5, 2015 by Heit & Cheri

Now that we’ve all made it to 2015, it’s time for some controversial deconstruction–breaking down some of the biggest controversies of 2014 to explain what’s really going on. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss beta testing for our new AxAm Live! Android app, the Bill Cosby drug and rape […]

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Episode 520: Are You That Somebody?

Posted November 17, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Are YOU that somebody? Well when it comes to the Ferguson Police, if you’re a young Black male, then the answer is probably “yes”. On the other hand, if you’re talking about the actors cast in the newly released Aaliyah biopic, the answer is a resounding “NO!” On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, […]

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Episode 519: Lost In A Technical Headspace

Posted November 13, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

It is quite easy to become lost in a “technical headspace” when you’re trying to figure out things like why we only even see one side of the moon from Earth. Not only does it require critical thinking abilities, but you’ll also need to understand a bit of physics. On this Technology & Science episode […]

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Episode 518: Reflections On Dallas Ebola Crisis 2014

Posted November 12, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

It looks like the Dallas Ebola crisis of 2014 is over–at least for now. There were so many things wrong with how it all went down… On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri take a look back at the good, the bad, and the appalling events related to the Dallas Ebola […]

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Episode 517: Veterans Day Dilemmas

Posted November 11, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Happy Veterans Day! Or maybe not… How do you feel about the celebration of Veterans Day amid the perpetual wars? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri talk about a host of issues surrounding Veterans Day and how the country treats those whom they call heroes. Topics discussed include Veterans Day, […]

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Episode 514: Organic Citations

Posted October 18, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Surely you’ve seen all of the ads for “Organic” food. Is it overrated? In terms of health benefits, how different is it than other food? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss the hype behind organic foods via their first trip to Whole Foods Market. They also discuss an update […]

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Episode 513: Bangin’ Scientific Discoveries

Posted October 17, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

What are your thoughts on Creationism versus The Big Bang Theory? On this science and technology episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss the latest scientific discoveries pointing to proof of The Big Bang Theory, and other ways technology can help make our lives easier. Topics discussed include scientific proof of theories […]

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Episode 512: Mythological Challenges

Posted October 16, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

In this age of information, mythological challenges seem to be around almost every bend. We owe it to ourselves to dispel the myths and folktales that leave people putting more faith in falsehoods than what they could more rightly deduce if they had better logical understanding of the matter. On this episode of The Axiom […]

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Episode 511: Django Won’t Unchain Your Brain

Posted October 15, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

So many of our brains are in chains, and we cannot think beyond that which has been propagandized with us in mind. Many of the things that target us are not for our benefit, but rather are intended to provide economic gain for those who scheme to dupe us with the ultimate mind screw. Blacks […]

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Episode 510: Don’t Yank My Django Unchained

Posted October 14, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Don’t yank our “Django Unchained”! In other words, please don’t try to feed us B.S. about the movie “Django Unchained,” slavery, or the Black culture and experience as told through the eyes of the presumptuous director Quentin Tarantino. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri dedicate the entire show to dissecting […]

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Episode 509: History 1.2.9

Posted October 13, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Today, we’re giving you History version 1.2.9–what we know right now about the world. Of course, history is fluid because it doesn’t represent what actually happened, but rather what people say happened. And, as we know, the gulf between historical fact and fiction can be very wide, causing different versions and revisions of history. On […]

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Episode 508: The World Is A Ghetto

Posted October 12, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

The world is a ghetto, but the hood is where the “authorities” spend most of their time plotting to systematically criminalize its inhabitants. Wanna know what life is like in the hood? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri give you a glimpse into hood experiences from day-to-day experiences like shopping […]

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Episode 507: Conspiracy Factoids

Posted October 11, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

We always hear the phrase”conspiracy theory” bandied about whenever a discussion about government lies and other actions ensues. What we know, however, is that many of the claims are not “theories”, but proven fact. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss conspiracy factoids via an examination of a variety of […]

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Episode 506: Spying On Americans’ Debates On Violence And Nudity

Posted October 10, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Should the U.S. government be spying on Americans? Do violence and nudity in video games and movies adversely affect children? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri tackle some of the biggest social and political debates among Americans, providing commentary on everything from government spying and same-sex marriage to children being […]

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Episode 505: Secret To Technology Of Revolutionaries

Posted October 9, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

Do you consider yourself a revolutionary? The fundamental question for any revolutionary involves the extent to which they are willing to sacrifice in order to reach their goals. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri discuss a variety of topics related to technology and philosophical revolution. Topics discussed include technology available […]

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Episode 504: “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop…”

Posted October 8, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

“I’ve been to the mountaintop…” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words the day before he was assassinated, seemingly expressing the premonition that his life was nearing an end. Undoubtedly, this expression not only causes one to reflect on Dr. King’s life and principles, but also spurs introspection into our own lives. Have […]

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Episode 503: A Slave’s Haven On The Underground Railroad

Posted October 7, 2014 by Heit & Cheri

The Underground Railroad served as the route to freedom for enslaved Africans in the United States, traveling from the South to the Northern U.S. States or Canada. But, do you know what the Underground Railroad actually was in the literal and figurative sense? Do you have any idea what it was like for slaves escaping […]

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