Unique Views, Episode 35: You Might Be Woke, But You Ain’t Belafonte Woke

Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root

Being awake doesn’t mean you are woke. I’ve tried to explain this to my co-host and Creative Producer for The Root, Danielle Young aka Ms. Patti LaDanielle, but she doesn’t get it. Danielle is asleep. Fine, maybe she is awake but she is definitely not woke. Fine. Fine. She’s woke, but I reluctantly say this because Ms. Patti LaDanielle listens to Lil Yachty and she’s really into fashion and in my mind you can’t do both, or either and be fully woke.

Nevertheless we spoke to black American royalty this week and realized that in comparison to her, we aren’t woke as we should be. But, it feels like it’s easier to be woke when you’re a Belafonte.

Can you hear that noise? Or that’s right, it’s just me name dropping on that ass!

That’s right this week Ms. Patti Patti and I had the pleasure of speaking to Gina Belafonte, daughter of the great and wokest brother in black history, Harry Belafonte.

We learned that Harry Belafonte is the real machine behind “We Are The World” and it turn we tried to come up with which artist could be in updated version of “We Are The World.”

I wanted Kendrick Lamar, and you guessed it, Ms. Patti Patti wanted the Cash Me Outside girl to do something. I know, I’m ashamed, too. Seriously, she wanted John Legend’s Fredrick Douglas wig from Underground to be in it and not John Legend, himself.

Check out the whole episode below:

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