Monday, January 24, 2022

Waffle House Survivor, Chikesia Clemons, Discusses her Assault by Police on Real Black News with Raqiyah Mays

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*New York, NY – Chikesia Clemons, the survivor of an assault by police at a Waffle House in Saraland, Alabama, joined Raqiyah Mays on her new podcast “Real Black News” to share an update on the case with Waffle House.

In April 2018, after Clemons questioned why she was charged for plastic utensils, Waffle House employees called the police. Upon arrival, officers pulled the 25-year-old to the floor, choked, manhandled, and pulled her clothes off. The video of the assault went viral.

“For me, it was like, ‘You embarrassed me,'” says Clemons, who was outrageously charged and found guilty of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest on Monday night. “’I will not be embarrassed. Especially when I know I didn’t do anything wrong.’”

REAL BLACK NEWS is the new weekly podcast where host Raqiyah Mays, breaks down the top 5 black news stories of the week with newsmakers from the worlds of entertainment, arts, and activism. Past guests have included Luke Cage Executive Producer & Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (Ep. 1), Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory(Ep. 2) actor Craig “MuMs” Grant [Hover, BlackKklansman](Ep. 2), and producer, director, and VJ Ralph McDaniels (Ep. 3).

“This podcast is my contribution to bringing the little-known and some of the popular black news together – hard news, Black Hollywood news, and investment tips,” says Mays. “The goal is to inform, inspire, motivate and be an outlet for those in search of news about African Americans and people of the African Diaspora that the mainstream rarely shows.”

RELATED NEWS: Chikesia Clemons Plans To Appeal Guilty Verdict Over Waffle House Incident

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Episodes of Real Black News are available on ITUNES, SPOTIFY SOUNDCLOUD and where podcasts live. Click a link to listen.

TIME STAMPS (Ep. 5: Taped July 21, 2018)

  1. Chikesia Clemons Update on the Waffle House police brutality assaults
    2. Anthony Anderson Sex Assault Investigation (22:52)
    3. The Black Hollywood Report [Zazie Beetz & BlackKlansman Movie Review] (26:28)
    4. Hate Group Assault & Arrests (30:58)
    5. Penn State in “Klan Country” (33:40)
    6. The Truth Behind French Africans & Trevor Noah’s comments (with guest, French Journalist Epee Dingong) (37:22)
    7. The Black Wall Street Report – Stock tips (47:37)
    8. Jersey City Legal Weed drama (54:54)
    9. Affirmations of the week (59:15)
    10. New Music: Sairashawn “Wrong Speed” (1:02:03)

Real Black News host, Raqiyah Mays, wears many hats as an author, journalist, radio personality on New York’s 107.5 WBLS, and life-long activist.






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