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Season One | Episode 4

Black Conservatives

We’ll talk with two Black conservatives about the intersection between race & politics.

Black conservatives are often considered an enigma by those on either side of the political spectrum. But pundits expect a record number of Black Republican candidates this year. We speak with prominent Utah Black conservatives Cari Bartholomew and James Evans about their political beliefs, their experiences in the Utah GOP, and their vision for a new Black America.

utah business profile

Twisted Roots

Meet the man using his business to bring a bit of his African home to the streets of Utah.

From his homeland in Senegal, to the streets of Salt Lake City, Ibou Fall is trying to build bridges between cultures through his store Twisted Roots. Learn more about how the eclectic collection of merchandise is inspired by his personal motto.

extended interview

How perceptions of Black culture can influence the development of political viewpoints.

In this Roots, Race & Culture web extra, Lonzo and Danor continue their conversation with prominent Utah Black conservatives James Evans and Cari Bartholomew. Our guests share their opinions on ensuring free and fair elections, and why they believe a new interpretation of Black culture is the key to Black voters re-examining their place in American politics.