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Comic/writer James Davis ventures back to where he was born and raised, adjacent to the projects of South Central Los Angeles, to explore contemporary urban topics and share his comedic thoughts on the world he grew up in and the world he grew up next to. What defines the "hood," and why is it only glamorized or villainized by the media? Using a combination of stand-up bits and unscripted field segments, Davis -- who says he was often the only black kid in his circle of white friends while growing up -- investigates the space between cultures and levels of privilege.

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James brings actress Jazmyn Simon into the studio to explain Black Girl Magic, a popular phrase that describes the phenomenon of black women triumphing in a society that stacks the odds against them.
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James looks back on his lifelong love of golf, which has made him even more adjacent, taken him to some of the whitest corners of America and made him realize just how nuanced his identity can be.
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James lays out just how important Michael Jordan has been to him and those around him while taking viewers on a journey through the subcultures, personalities and controversies surrounding the basketball legend.
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James explores some of the less-discussed sides of gangs, with the goal of humanizing gang members and gaining a better understanding of the surrounding social issues.
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Black Twitter turns into a dominant and cutting-edge cultural force; James breaks down its unique brand of comedy and invites everybody to join the party.
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James goes back to Pomona College to relive his memories from his time there -- an immersive experience in whiteness and being privilege-adjacent; tackling some of the larger issues facing college students of color.
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James puts his personal stamp on activism by providing real-world solutions; James looks at the protest movement in America through a lens that satirizes the issues facing people of color in these racially combustible times.
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James journeys to the 'hood with his friend Stevie J to earn his 'hood pass; introduces Trap Kitchen; gives appropriating YouTubers a taste of their own medicine.

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