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Against The Grain is The View with 3 black comedians.​ No topic is too real, no conversation is too controversial, nothing is off topic. Follow us as we debate, sift through the topical BS, keep it light or make it heavy. What you hear is our thoughts, just what we’re feeling at the time!

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With special guest Phil Augusta Jackson (FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Key and Peele, UCB Theater), the crew touches on the very serious issue of racial profiling and discrimination after a recent episode writing by Phil on Brooklyn Nine-Nine touching on the same issue. Then Phil asks us to settle a debate he's had for years, is peanut butter salty or sweet? This turns into a mini food debate pitting ...
We chop it up about Lavar Ball and our dislike for his style. A conversation about an interview between Joe Budden and Lil Yachty that has us discussing older generations not respecting newer generations way of evolving things. Then we throw out our favorite TV shows with primarily black casts....
With special guest Cody Ziglar (UCB Comedy Podcasts Network, The 2nd Team Podcast) the crew debates on Rachel Dolezal and if she should be getting all the flack she's getting. Then we all discuss something we are currently doing, watching, or consuming in our current lives. And since we're all black, we introduce a new segment called the 'Black Moment of the Week'. By the end, Carl comes to a sad ...
Jacquis and Carl realize they may actually be related through old Mississippi family ties, then the crew talks about their top 5 hip hop artists of all time and it may surprise you. Then, we do a segment called 'How Jesus Touched Me' that turns into us singing our favorite gospel songs from artists like Kirk Franklin and more....
In this first episode, we talk about whether Russell Westbrook is deserving of the 2016-17 NBA MVP award. Then Edgar and Jacquis debate whether comedy is timeless, as Carl moderates and gives a history lesson about Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live. Then we all give our surprising take on the fallout from the Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial....