Atoya and Tia kick things off chatting about their weekend. Atoya had a jam-packed weekend full of Halloween festivities which include her hosting an adult costume party Friday and attending their neighborhood block party! Tia’s family does not actually celebrate Halloween, so she had a pretty low key weekend wrapping up youth fall sports!
Then, it's on to Hot Takes! This week, the ladies share their thoughts on episode 1 of the Ava DuVernay-helmed Netflix documentary on Colin Kaepernick called “Colin in Black and White.” Tia and Atoya reflect on the comparison the documentary explores between the NFL Combine and slave auction blocks with Tia sharing how her husband Cliff drew the same conclusion back in 2008 during his combine participation. The ladies also discuss Colin’s experience embracing the hip-hop culture through his hair, and how everyone including his parents and coaches deemed the hairstyles as being unprofessional. Atoya shares how she had the same experiences growing up in a predominantly white area.
Lastly, the ladies are reunited with Nina Thomas, recording artist and co-owner of the Charlotte based clothing boutique iShopCaptivate. Nina discusses how she created her first song, Shot O’ Clock and her future plans for a full length album. She also explores how she felt putting her career ambitions on hold for her family and how she’s slowly starting to explore those passions now. She also shares how several domestic violence incidents led to her filing for divorce from her estranged husband, former NFL safety Earl Thomas. Nina discusses the challenges of that separation and eventual divorce on her and her children and how she overcame the fear of starting over with the help of her support system.
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