What I'm Listening To
Day in and day out we are bombarded with new atrocities in the headlines. For many of us, it’s been difficult to watch the news daily. I even know some people who have quit watching it completely. In my opinion, avoiding the news altogether is not the answer. It is crucial to stay informed but it’s also important to manage your consumption.
Besides experiencing constant trauma by the media, a key challenge I see for my community is that we don’t always understand the legality or cultural implications of current events as they unfold. Watching certain scenarios makes me wonder what I would do in similar situations or if it’s even legal how people are getting away with stuff… like cold-blooded murder caught on camera. This is where Eboni K. Williams steps in to provide a much-welcomed perspective: the Holding Court With Eboni K. Williams podcast.
Along with cultural observer Dustin Ross, attorney Eboni K. Williams analyzes the current headlines to help us all navigate a rigged system. The show is both funny and entertaining, yet somber and educational. New episodes are released weekly on Wednesdays so be sure to tune in wherever you stream your podcasts.
“There’s no way around it, the legal cases we hear about in the news are shaping social justice and popular culture. We need to dissect them from a Black perspective in a way that doesn’t hold back. Dustin and I will give you the facts straight and our takes will be highly unfiltered.”
–Eboni K. Williams
Have a listen to the podcast below and let me know your thoughts. Enjoy!
About Holding Court With Eboni K. Williams
When law & order is the headline, what does it mean for us? Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams cross-examines news-making cases and famous faces to peer into the court of law. Each week attorney Eboni K. Williams and cultural observer Dustin Ross break down what’s on the docket in American justice and what’s not, with savvy legal analysis and commonsense commentary to provide teachable moments for us all to navigate a rigged system. Discussions in this podcast are for general information and entertainment purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Always consult a lawyer for your individual circumstances.
About Eboni K. Williams
Eboni K. Williams is currently the Host & Executive Producer of ‘REVOLT Black News’, which airs on REVOLT TV founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. She’s also a co-host on REVOLT’s hip hop talk show ‘State of the Culture’ and a cast member on Bravo TV’s ‘Real Housewives of New York City’. Williams holds a B.A. in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She began her professional experience in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As a law student, Williams clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. She went on to specialize in family law and civil litigation, providing legal consult on high-profile divorce, spousal support, and child custody cases. Williams then transitioned into practicing as a public defender, as well as a private defense lawyer in North Carolina, and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. She has represented clients in criminal matters including murders, rapes, high volume drug cases, sex crimes, and federal offenses. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Horizon, which is the nation’s leading victims assistance organization. Williams’ podcast ‘Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams’ is produced by her production company Uppity Productions.
About The Black Effect Podcast Network
The Black Effect Podcast Network is a transformative network founded by renowned cultural architect, executive producer, bestselling author, and media mogul Charlamagne Tha God. In a historic joint venture with the world’s number one commercial podcast publisher, iHeartMedia, Charlamagne and iHeartMedia created the groundbreaking first-ever Black Effect Podcast Network, celebrating the most important Black culture-shapers on the planet—in education, politics, entertainment, sports and pop culture. The Black Effect Podcast Network gives rise to emerging and established content creators and storytellers whose perspective and creative vision have been marginalized and overlooked while serving an audience that has been underserved. The Black Effect Podcast Network helps its partners define their place in culture through influence, ideas, and experiences that engage, inspire, inform and empower.
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; through its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; other digital products and newsletters; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.