Denise had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Amandla and Olave of We Reclaim Our Pride in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They staged an intervention to protest the pinkwashing and corporatization of Gay Pride events in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and had to confront the right-wing “Gayservatives” (gay conservatives also known as the “GayKK”) in Rotterdam. They speak about the intersection of Queerness, Blackness, and Xenophobia in the Netherlands – a hidden truth that counters the Dutch narrative of tolerance.
In this week’s episode we highlight some of the amazing talks that we heard at the 2nd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe one-day symposium that took place on October 7th 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In the second segment Denise is in conversation with activists leading the We Reclaim Our Pride movement in the Netherlands. And as always we end with the things making us happy. Tune in!
In this week’s episode we delve into the online discussions and criticisms of the most recent episode of Insecure, “Hella Blows”, and we touch on just a few of the interesting moments at this year’s VMAs. In our second segment we challenge the supposed historic fight in discussing one fighter’s public display of white supremacy and the other’s history of intimate partner violence. And we end with the things that we’re excited about. Listen in!
In this week’s podcast we gush over the 2017 awards presentation of Black Girls Rock! and the acceptance speeches of some of our favorite people from Issa Rae and Solange to Rep. Maxine Waters. In the second segment CC sits down to talk to Black queer artist and activist Imani Robinson. And as always we end with the things we’re excited about. Tune in!
In this week’s episode we discuss the tweets heard round the world “banning” transgender people from serving in any capacity in the US military. In our second segment CC weighs in on the subject of cultural appropriation of African culture at events like AFROPUNK with vendors in London. And the last segment is dedicated to the things we’re excited about. Tune in!
In this week’s podcast we discuss the revelation that Jada Pinkett Smith dealt drugs, Usher’s lawsuit and deceitful behavior, as well as R. Kelly’s so-called cult of women. In the second segment, Chantel C sits down with activist Raquel Willis. And we end with the things we’re excited about and looking forward to. Listen in!
In this week’s podcast we discuss how wearing locs to a KKK rally isn’t actually an oxymoron, the ignorance of wearing latex gloves when interacting with children in an orphanage as Miss South Africa did, and the racism behind the Dutch AirBnB host who threw a Black woman down a flight of stairs. In our second segment Chantel C speaks with South African visual activist Zanele Muholi about her solo exhibition “Hail, the Dark Lioness” at Autograph ABP in London. And we end with the things that we’re excited about. Have a listen!
In this week’s episode we talk about the major Instagram tea that took place before Rob Kardashian was shut down, the announcement that Azalea and Banks will make a record together, and our review of 4:44, Jay-Z’s so-called answer to Lemonade. In the second segment we take on the continued battle now relying on faux science against great women of color athletes such as Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand. And we end with the things that we’re excited about. Tune in!
In this week’s episode we talk about the backlash the Chicago Dyke March Collective received for asking a few disrupters to leave and the reminder that BLM Toronto brought to the Toronto Pride Parade. In our second segment, Chantel C discusses black joy, black queerness and black activism with Charlene Carruthers, National Director of BYP100. And we end with the things that we are excited about. Listen in!
In this week’s episode we talk about the introduction of black and brown stripes to the Pride flag, as seen in Philly, as well as Amanda Seales’ exchange with Caitlyn Jenner. In our second segment we discuss the findings and recommendations of the report on the status of Black American women. We end with the things we’re excited about. Tune in!