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Podcast #97: Cardi B & Offset Split, Michelle Obama Serves Tea & The Guardian Reveals Nothing New

In this week’s episode we discuss the buzz on the interwebs concerning the breakup of rappers Cardi B and Offset as well as the piping hot tea that former First Lady Michelle Obama served while in London about her new book “Becoming”. In our second segment we discuss the series of articles published in the Guardian this week that take on racial bias in Britain. As always, we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #96: Thanksgiving, Blackout for Human Rights & A Conversation on Pleasure

In this week’s podcast we discuss Thanksgiving traditions, from food to prayer, as well as the campaign led by Ryan Coogler to boycott participation in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. In our second segment, CC speaks with Kim Loliya, sex educator and bodyworker, about the importance of pleasure. As always we leave you with the things that we’re excited about it. Listen in!

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Podcast #95: Stormzy Serves Tea, Rebel Without a Message & Black Women at Work

In this week’s episode, we discuss Oxford University’s lack of response to Stormzy’s scholarship offer for students of an African-Caribbean background; white feminism as exhibited by Rebel Wilson; and yet another Jungle Book remake. In our second segment we talk the barriers that Black women face in ┬áthe workplace. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #94: Rappers Be Messy, Solange is Here to Stay & Racist Textbooks

In this week’s episode we discuss the messiness that is male rappers personas and lives from T.I. to Diddy, and we dive into the NYT feature on Solange. In our second segment we discuss what happens when racist textbooks are published and the differing responses. We end with the things we’re excited about. Listen in!

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Podcast #93: Insecure, Anti-Black Diversity & WOC in Europe

We’re back after a long break! Did you miss us? We missed you! In this week’s episode we discuss Season 3 of the brilliant series, Insecure. We also get into the importance of Black History Month – in the UK – and more generally the challenges of the broad and somewhat generic term diversity. In our second segment Denise offers her take on how she experienced the 3rd Annual Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe one-day symposium that took place this year on Saturday, September 29th in Berlin, Germany. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #92: Sluts, Rape Apologists & Imposters

In this episode we discuss the brilliance of Samirah Raheem’s clapback against Rev. Jesse Peterson as well as Angela Rye’s willingness to defend Charlamagne Tha God more than he defends his own damn self. In our second segment we talk the inability of the mainstream to give Black women their credit using examples of Pat McGrath Labs, now valued at over US $1 billion, as well as Buki Ade’s fashion line BFYNE. We end with the things that we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #91: #InMyFeelings, Ghetto Vogue & Pride in London

In this week’s episode we talk about the newest challenge circulating the interwebs, #InMyFeelings, and more generally what Black folks love about them. We also get into the cognitive dissonance that is social media vitriol against Black women living their best lives. In our second segment we discuss the TERFs who hijacked Pride in London, and we hear from some folks at UK Black Pride why it is an important event for the diaspora. We end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #90: Homophobic Trolling & in Conversation with TRTL

This week we give you a gay wrap up discussing Lakeith Stanfield’s so-called offensive, speak homophobic, ‘freestyle’, 50 cent getting shredded for his Instagram post on Terry Crews as well as Damon Dash demanding his money after loaning Lee Daniels $2mill for an indy film. In our second segment CC is in conversation with some of the Kenyan artists behind the queer exhibition, To Revolutionary Type Love. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #89: Pop Culture is Political & Pride Month Interview Reel

In this week’s episode we discuss Michael B Jordan’s statement about only wanting roles written for white males, Ellen DeGeneres’ photo op while in Kenya and Rwanda as well as the release of Alice Johnson. In our second segment we give you a taste of the many interviews to be released in their full length over the course of Pride Month. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!

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Podcast #88: #metoo Elder Edition, Beefs & Starbucks

In this week’s episode we discuss the limitations of the #metoo movement and its repercussions as well as the red table talk that led to Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union squashing their beef. In the second segment we talk Starbucks and the possibilities of anti-bias trainings in large corporations. We end, as always, with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!