Why The Breakfast Club Is A Required Stop For Presidential Candidates (HBO)

If you’re a Democrat running for president, chances are you want stop by The Breakfast Club, the syndicated morning radio show produced by New York City hip hop station Power 105.1 FM.

The three Breakfast Club hosts — Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God — have hosted long, free-wheeling interviews with 2020 candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg and more. On Thursday, their guest was Elizabeth Warren.

Warren’s interview has already gone viral with a clip of Charlemagne accusing her of being “the original Rachel Dolezal.” Viral clips are the best-known result of a Breakfast Club interview, but they do the show a disservice — it’s really a loose, revealing interview that you won’t see on any Sunday morning TV politics show.

VICE News went behind the scenes with The Breakfast Club as they prepared for the Warren interview and grilled her.

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This “Love & Hip Hop” Star Is Calling Out Racism — And Colorism

It’s a scene all too common in the entertainment industry: A male producer tells a female musician she needs to change her appearance in order to be successful.

This time, when the interaction unfolded during the premiere of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop: Miami” on Jan. 1, the female artist pushed back.

Dominican-American singer Amara La Negra walked out as her male castmate made racist comments — that her Afro wasn’t elegant, for example — and instantly put herself on the American pop culture map. She announced she signed with the record label BMG, and landed an appearance on the widely-syndicated hip-hop radio show The Breakfast Club.

During that interview, she again shot down ignorant comments from the hosts, who asked if she was imagining the colorism she says she’s always experienced in her community because she has dark skin.

“Being a Latina that looks like myself in the Latin industry is very hard,” Amara told VICE News. “And I never would have imagined that talking about it would open this worldwide conversation.”

Now, she’s getting ready to record her first album and take her shot at the American market — while promoting her underrepresented Afro-Latino culture along the way.

Watch her full VICE News interview above.

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