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"The Black Tax": How America stole $275B from african-Americans

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“The Black Tax”: How America stole $275B from African-Americans

In a recent interview, I had the opportunity to delve deeper into the findings and insights presented in Andrew W. Kahrl's eye-opening book, "The Black Tax: 150 Years of Theft, Exploitation, and Dispossession in America." Kahrl uncovers the deeply rooted inequities in the American tax system and their devastating impact on African American communities. Through meticulous research and compelling narratives, Kahrl reveals a history of systemic overtaxation and discriminatory practices […]

todayMay 17, 2024

Ofili Antetokounmpo Crafting His Own Path Beyond Giannis's Shadow

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Ofili Antetokounmpo crafting his own path through afrobeats

Ofili Antetokounmpo On a balmy Lagos day on October 20, 1988, the Antetokounmpo family welcomed their eldest son, Francis Olowu Ofili Antetokounmpo, into a world that would soon marvel at the extraordinary trajectory of their kin. Yet, amid the towering shadows of basketball legends, Francis carves a niche that harmoniously marries the rhythm of sports with the cadence of music. An exemplar of multifarious talents, his journey diverges from the […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines Reveals the Black History of Detroit Techno

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​​Music Documentary Reveals the Black History of Detroit Techno

I recently sat down with director Kristian Hill and producer Jennifer Washington to discuss their eye-opening new documentary, God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines. The film chronicles the origins of techno music in Detroit and the collective of black artists who invented this now-celebrated electronic dance music genre, only to never receive proper recognition. Starring legendary figures like Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and more, God Said […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024

Derek Mosley: From the bench to the heart of Milwaukee

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Derek Mosley: From the bench to the heart of Milwaukee

HYFIN's Anthony Foster and Derek Mosley Milwaukee has many stories in its streets, and few individuals have become as much a part of the city’s narrative as former Judge Derek Mosley. While many know him for his judicial wisdom, few are privy to the facets composing his remarkable journey. Judge Mosley’s commitment to service, culinary zeal, and passion for bringing people together extend beyond the bench, making him a respected […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 24

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Christian Johnson’s “clean comedy” takes on the Milwaukee Improv Thursday

I sat down with Christian Johnson, a standout social media comedian, for an exclusive interview to discuss his latest comedy special, "Lord Have Mer-Say." With a razor-sharp sense of humor and a unique perspective, Johnson and I discussed the inspirations behind his often viral creations. Johnson and I discussed why he delivers “clean comedy” to his unsuspecting audience and how he mirrors his social media character uncle Nathaniel McDowell. You […]

todayJanuary 24, 2024 1

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Vincent Van Great

Anthony Foster & Vincent Van Great Happy Holidays and welcome back for another edition of HYFIN’s Interview series, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Our splendid guest this month, is artist, producer, MC, singer and all-around trailblazer, Vincent Van Great (VVG). His new album, the work or art known as “Ladies Please”, is available now for purchase and for your streaming pleasure. Milwaukee native, VVG, has been ubiquitous musically, for a few years […]

todayDecember 15, 2023

Exploring Jay Pharoah's impact on comedy and culture in SNL and beyond

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Exploring Jay Pharoah’s impact on comedy and culture in SNL and beyond

Milwaukee's cultural landscape often surprises visitors and residents alike, as it did Jay Pharoah, a renowned comedian known for his remarkable work on shows like "Saturday Night Live" (SNL), "Black Lady Sketch Show," "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," and more. I sat down with Saturday Night Live alumni Jay Pharaoh before the December 15-17 run at the Milwaukee Improv. We discussed this time in his life and how he took a stand […]

todayDecember 13, 2023

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“In Godfrey We Trust”: Getting to know the man behind the comedy

I sat down for an exclusive interview with the comedian Godfrey. We dove into the world of the hilarious and socially conscious comedian. During our interview we explore his unwavering dedication to supporting the Black community and reminisce about his comedic roots in the vibrant scene of Chicago. I even received a personal lesson on how to imitate a former president of the United States. "In Godfrey We Trust” is […]

todayNovember 21, 2023

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Immortal Girlfriend

‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’, HYFIN’s monthly music interview series, is back with the imperial “Dark Knights of Synth”, the magnificent brother duo Immortal Girlfriend. Since their 2017 debut, Kevin and Will Bush have created a bevy of lush tracks and heartfelt, honest lyrics in the alternative/electronic spaces. The two stopped by the palatial Radio Milwaukee studios to discuss their beginnings, growing up off of 53rd and Silver Spring (Milwaukee) and developing […]

todayNovember 17, 2023

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