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About

Erika Washington and Derek Washington who are NOT related talk about politics, life, and pop culture from a Black POV.

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Erika F. Washington moved to the Las Vegas valley more than a decade ago and instantly integrated herself into the community. Working for many years as a journalist for the only African American newspaper in the state of Nevada.  Currently as the Executive Director for the Make It Work Nevada and Make It Work Nevada Education Fund, she has sought out to refocus old community organizing strategy ideas and adjust the view through both a gender and cultural lens. She describes herself as a fiercely protective mother, a dope wife, loyal friend, foodie and wine snob.

Derek Washington is a nationally known activist and political influencer. He is the current Nevada State Democratic Party Director of Black Voter Engagement. Known for making politics fun and fashionable, Derek is always an interesting time. 

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Episode 1: Elections Have Consequences

Featuring special guests former Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo and Regent Laura Perkins with a special visit by A'Esha on "The Stoop"

Featuring special guests former Senator Nina Turner, Jovan Jackson and Leisa Moseley

Episode 3: Why We Even Here?

The big WHY? Why Play Cousins? Erika and Derek chat about their inspiration for Play Cousins. I guess you can say... dreams do come true (according to Derek).

Episode 4: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves

Women's History Month and we got some inspirational women! Leisa, Alicia Garza, and Laura Martin all chat with Erika and Derek and talk about how DOPE they are. WOMEN ARE THE MOVEMENT.