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We've Got Answers

By: Charlamagne Tha God
Narrated by: Charlamagne Tha God, James Altucher, special guests
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About This Audible Original 

Radio Hall of Fame inductee and best-selling author Charlamagne Tha God - one of the most distinctive voices in modern culture - is poised to move the painfully stubborn needle on race relations in America. 

Introducing We’ve Got Answers, Charlamagne’s self-described "safe space for unsafe questions," where America’s most basic, sincere, and yes, at times, ignorant questions about Black America get unequivocally answered. With riveting, unfiltered conversation between today’s most prominent Black thought leaders in their field and author, James Altucher, We’ve Got Answers is essential listening for all. Its lasting power is derived from not only confronting hard truths, but providing a path forward. Are you ready to listen? 

We've Got Answers, features today’s leading Black experts and thought leaders in their field, including Nina Turner, Tezlyn Figaro, Bishop William Barber II, Eboni K. Williams, Corey Minor Smith, Dr. Claud Anderson, Tamika D. Mallory, Jamila T. Davis, Nuri Muhammad, Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Eric Adams, Erika Alexander, and David Banner. 

©2020 Charlamagne Tha God (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.
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An Introduction by Charlamagne Tha God

Charlamagne Tha God on why we need honest conversation on race in America
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About the Creator

Charlamagne Tha God, also known as Lenard McKelvey, is one of the most potent, influential, and authoritative voices in media today. He is the outspoken, thought-provoking cohost of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, heard by more than 4.5 million listeners each week. Charlamagne’s production company, CTHAGOD World Productions, discovers and advocates for original, emerging talent long before they become mainstream. A cultural architect and executive producer, Charlamagne is the cohost of the popular podcast Brilliant Idiots. He is a New York Times best-selling author of Black Privilege and Shook One, which propelled him to become one of the world’s leading voices in the mental health discussion. Charlamagne was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in October 2020.

About the Host

James Altucher has written 25 books, including the best seller Choose Yourself and the recent Skip the Line. His podcast, The James Altucher Show, has been downloaded 80 million times. He's an entrepreneur, investor, stand-up comedian, and chess master. He was an adviser on the TV show Billions and has written for The Wall Street Journal, despite the fact that he has lost millions of dollars and gone broke many times.

About the Expert

Hailed as the Shirley Chisholm of our times, Nina Turner is a motivational speaker, cable news commentator, and defining political icon. A former state senator from Ohio and former professor of African American history, Turner served as a national co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. She is a founding member of the Bernie Sanders Institute, which is dedicated to transforming American democracy through research, education, and outreach. Before joining the Sanders campaign, Turner led the grass-roots organization Our Revolution, which Sanders founded to revitalize American democracy and empower progressive leaders.

About the Expert

Tezlyn Figaro is the founder of the award-winning Tezlyn Figaro Communications Group, providing counsel to some of the most influential political, social, and cultural leaders in America. Figaro is the host of the Straight Shot, No Chaser podcast on Charlamagne Tha God’s Black Effect Podcast Network on iHeart Radio. She is seen weekly in more than 35 million homes on national cable networks such as The Black News Channel, Revolt Television, and National Fox News. As a gifted orator, Figaro shares an independent and nonpartisan political analysis, allowing her to connect with a diverse audience without compromising her calling and authenticity.

About the Expert

Bishop William Barber II is the president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, bishop with the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, the pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the author of four books on social justice. Barber delivered the homily at the inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral, celebrating the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

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Eboni K. Williams is the host and executive producer of REVOLT Black News, which airs on REVOLT TV, founded by Sean "Diddy" Combs. She's also the host and executive producer of the iHeart Media podcast Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams, which appears on The Black Effect Podcast Network. Williams is a regular guest on The Breakfast Club and a cast member on Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of New York City. She holds a BA in Communications and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

About the Expert

Corey Minor Smith is a thought leader in the social justice space with a primary focus on mental health and wellness advocacy in communities across the nation. Smith produces radio round-table conversations with youth and community members to discuss ways to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Smith earned a BA in English and a master’s in education, specializing in guidance and counseling, from Bowling Green State University. She earned her JD from the University of Toledo College of Law. She is the first African American to be elected to a citywide position in Canton, Ohio.

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Dr. Claud Anderson, noted forensic historian, critically analyzes the social and economic dilemmas facing Black America and crafts solutions for them. He is president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc., one of the most successful Black publishing companies in the nation, and has built and owned radio stations, and the largest indoor fish factory in Maryland. He served as assistant secretary of the US Department of Commerce under President Jimmy Carter and was the education coordinator for Florida under Governor Reubin Askew. Anderson is also president of The Harvest Institute, a national Black think tank and advocacy organization.

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Tamika D. Mallory is a nationally recognized social justice activist, organizer, and movement strategist. Her front-line bravery and heroic servitude continue to fuel a global movement inspiring millions around the world to get involved in the fight for racial and social equity. Mallory made history when she helped shepherd the largest single-day demonstration in US history, the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, serving as one of its four national co-chairs. Most recently, she co-founded Until Freedom, an intersectional social justice organization, and wrote the highly anticipated forthcoming book State of Emergency, birthed from the urgent declaration she made in the opening of her speech during the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis.

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Jamila T. Davis is a motivational speaker, community activist, and the author of several books intended to empower the young and the old. In 2008, she was sentenced to 12 ½ years for bank fraud. From behind bars, Davis embarked on an intense journey of inner healing. She earned a college degree and is currently working on a doctorate. Through her writing and activism, Davis is devoted to spreading her inspirational message to the communities that need it most.

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Nuri Muhammad, student minister of the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, joined the Nation of Islam in 1992 at the age of 17. He serves as resident minister of Mosque #74 in Indianapolis. Since his appointment, the mosque’s membership has quadrupled and expanded to a new and wholly renovated, expanded state-of-the-art facility. Muhammad typically visits 40 to 60 cities a year to speak in high schools, prisons, churches, and community events. His talks have received millions of views on social media.

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Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is a pioneering psychologist, scientist, media contributor, author, and speaker. As founder of the mental health nonprofit The AAKOMA Project, Inc., she translates complex scientific concepts (developed over 20-plus years as a disparities researcher at Duke and Georgetown medical schools) into useful, everyday language for communities of color. A sought-after mental health expert and thought leader, Breland-Noble’s media work includes hosting her new video podcast Couched in Color with Dr. Alfiee, which addresses mental health issues among youth, young adults of color, and marginalized communities.

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For three decades, Eric Adams has served the residents of Brooklyn as borough president, state senator, police officer, and coalition builder. In November 2017, he was reelected for a second term as borough president. Born in the borough’s Brownsville neighborhood and educated in the city’s public school system, Adams is committed to ensuring Brooklyn’s bright future by helping its citizens reach their full potential.

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Erika Alexander wears many hats: actress, trailblazing activist, entrepreneur, creator, producer, and director. An all-around boss, she is co-founder and chief creative officer of Color Farm Media, described as the “Motown of film, TV, and tech,” a media company that develops and produces scripted and nonscripted content for film, television, and streaming and podcast platforms. Alexander is beloved for her iconic acting roles as Maxine Shaw ( Living Single), Detective Latoya ( Get Out), Cousin Pam ( The Cosby Show), and Perenna ( Black Lightning). Currently, she stars as Linda Diggs on Wutang: An American Saga and Barb Ballad in Run the World.

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David Banner, CEO of A Banner Vision, is an internationally recognized Grammy Award-winning music producer, recording artist, and actor with more than 26 films under his belt. The Mississippi native is an entrepreneur dedicated to preserving culture, economic empowerment, and freedom of expression. Having earned a business degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge before embarking on his career in entertainment, Banner encourages underserved youth and creative minds to pursue professions “behind the scenes.” He leverages his affluence and influence to help leave the world in a better place than he found it.