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.
This week we talk about the complexities surrounding the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the loss of a piece of representation in pop culture. Gabby Douglas is still under pressure for being a black woman while being excellent at the Rio Olympics. How do we deal with gender non-conforming athletes? Caster Semenya was an opportunity to clarify that but instead her wins are still met with skepticism and a lack of LGBT discourse and solidarity. Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show was cancelled by Comedy Central. How tenuous is the future of controversial political satire when controlled by those that are not invested in it? The former rape case against Nate Parker and its current implications on community support of Birth Of A Nation in light of Nate’s role in a sexual assault. And we end with what’s making us happy.
In this podcast we talk about Bobby Brown’s new book, Every Little Step where he confirms long-standing rumors of Whitney Houston’s bisexuality. Express excitement about the initial lineup of BET’s Prince Tribute which includes D’Angelo, The Roots, Janelle Monae & Sheila E. We investigate about what the #StanfordRapist reveals about rape culture and corruption in the justice system and the public resignation of Sara Ahmed, a professor of feminist studies at Goldsmiths University in protest of the culture of sexual harassment at the university.
This week we are live from AfroPunk Paris! In this week’s podcast we discuss Snoop Dog’s boycott of new Roots miniseries, Big Boi’s problems with mothers and kids today. We talk about how we can be in solidarity with Jasmine Richards, the Black Lives Matter activist who was convicted of Felony Lynching.
In this podcast we get into the Billboard Music Awards’s tribute to Prince by Madonna who was chosen over Sheila E & Chaka Khan and the further fallout of Cosby’s admission to having sex with drugged models. In Segment 2 we cover colorism in black feminism and hijab fashion. Next week we will be live from Afropunk Fest Paris.
This week’s podcast enjoys the fun of Black Twitter’s newest hit #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies and #ThanksgivingClapBack, Pattie’s Pies and James Wright, talks the killing of Laquan McDonald and the pre-emptive indictment of his murderer, Officer Van Dyke, as well as the shooting and injuring of five BLM Minneapolis protestors by white supremacists. As always, we end on a positive note with things we’re excited about.