#SuitUP Podcast: Ep 20 – Year End EXtravaganza and 2017 Jump Off

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#BestDressedManOnTV hosts another action packed episode of the #SuitUP Podcast.

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#SuitUP is a news magazine and variety program that covers the business, law, politics, and wider societal perspectives behind sports delivered with music, style, and pop culture. We cover the suits off the field about the guys who suit up on the field, to the suits in the boxes. We bring the heat and we slice it like deli meat!

#SuitUP Podcast is tailored for your ears. You can listen to the entire podcast for the complete listening experience, the three-piece suit, tie, tie clip pocket square, and lapel flower, or it can be accessed piece by piece under each segment.


OPENING STATEMENTS

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LeBron James and First Lady Michelle Obama take selfies during the 2015-16 NBA Championship Cleveland Cavaliers visit to the White House. LeBron James has not only been one of sports most celebrated players, he has also been on its most political and socially active. (Photo: Uncredited)

Why the first part of the 21st Century demands active participation by athletes

Exavier opens #SuitUP Podcast with a powerful statement on the state of fairs of the world in the beginning of the 21st Century and why not only athletes but we as citizens must be socially active.


DIRECT EXAMINATION

Colin Kaepernick protest

#MLKonKap was a trending topic on Twitter in 2016 exploring what slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would think of Colin Kaerpernick’s protest of the national anthem. Here Kaerpernick walks off Bank of America Stadium after a game against the Carolina Panthers with his right fist in the air, commonly known as a civil rights salute. ( Photo: ESPN/Gary Melendez)

Why Colin Kaepernick’s protest won’t end in a Trump America

Exavier  is joined by NFL Network reporter/analyst Steve Wyche to discuss the state of black quarterbacks in the NFL, including Colin Kaerpernick, Cam Newton, and Dak Prescott. Wyche also discusses why black quarterbacks still lose out of back up positions and addresses the pipeline for African American coaches in the NFL.


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Hip hop artist Drake attends a game with an homage to ESPN announcer, analyst, and personality Doris Burke. (Photo: Getty Images

Why the discussion about women sports journalists must be had in a Trump America

Exavier is joined by WGN Radio host Amy Guth to discuss sexism, misogyny, and treatment in women in light of the election of Donald Trump, including women sports journalists.


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Two young African American boys play street hockey in their neighborhood. (Photo: Uncredited)

Why increasing diversity in hockey with strengthen the NHL and USA Hockey

Exavier is joined by sports cultural writer Evan F. Moore to discuss the impact of cultural diversity in hockey.


CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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One of the most important sports books ever written, William C. Rhoden explored many angles of how the black athlete has been used and abused. The landscape has changed significantly since the book was written. (Book Cover)

From Slavery to Ownership: How black athletes have claimed a piece of the pie

Exavier delivers a closing argument how black athletes have changed the power dynamic of sports in America.


 #SuitUP Playlist

#SuitUP Podcast playlist is a hotness infusion, always weaving the topics at hand with the theme and subject matter of the show and each segment. This week’s playlist:

Jidenna –  Classic Man (Regular  show intro)
Big Punisher – Beware  (regular Opening Statements intro)
Gangstarr (featuring Freddie Foxx) – The Militia
Curren$y – Game Tape
J. Cole – False Prophets
ScHoolboy Q (featuring Kanye West) – That Part
Ice Cube – Check Yo Self
Ras Kass – Soul on Ice
Public EnemyShut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
Rick Ross (featuring John Legend)Magnificent (regular outro)
The RootsDo You Want More?!!!??!  (Regular Post Credits)

Disclaimer: (All opinions expressed by #SuitUP guests are theirs solely and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., #SuitUP Podcast, #BestDressePodcast Network, or 528 Media Group.)


Exavier B. Pope I, Esq. is an award-winning attorney, on-air legal analyst, media personality, Fortune 500 speaker, content creator, writer, tastemaker, thought leader, and yogi. Mr. Pope is the host of #SuitUP Podcast for his production company 528 Media Group, and  host of the Radical Inspiration Podcast. Mr. Pope has over 200+ appearances on air, including international television on BBC and Al Jazeera English; national television on Fox News Channel, HLN, NBC Nightly News, Al Jazeera America, WGN Morning News, Fox Business Channel, and Huff Post Live; Top 3 Local Media Markets on Fox, CBS, and NBC; international radio on BBC Radio; national radio on ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio, NBC Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio; written and contributed digitally to The Hollywood Reporter, CNBC, Huffington Post, Jet, and Black Enterprise; and has appeared in other media outlets nationally and internationally. Mr. Pope is represented by top media and literary agency RLR Associates.

© 2016, Exavier B. Pope I, Esq., 528 Media Group.


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