In this week’s episode we discuss one of the Blackest MTV VMA Awards to date, including Chance the Rapper on the red carpet, Rihanna accepting the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and Alicia Keys staying true to her #nomakeup style. In our second segment we discuss the hypocrisy in the backlash over Colin Kaepernick choosing to peacefully protest by not standing for the national anthem, especially considering the history of the Star-Spangled Banner. We end with the things that we’re excited about.
In this week’s podcast we discuss the context behind why Leslie Jones remains under attack by racist trolls. We talk about the support that the Black community offers its stars and our excitement about Donald Glover’s upcoming show on FX, Atlanta. In our second segment, we debate how problematic the most recent Wikileaks data dump is as well as the skewed lines of oppression and empowerment behind the so-called burkini ban. We end with the things we’re excited about.
After a long break we’re back to discuss Deepica Mutyala and her many attempts to make amends for her Today Show fail in styling natural hair. We also discuss the 2016 Olympics in Rio, including all the love for Simone Biles and some of the hate towards Gabby Douglas and her un-laid edges, Simone Manual and Rafaela Silva winning gold, and the most unethical article ever published to intentionally harm and out queer athletes. In our second segment we discuss the two-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder and what Black Lives Matter means, the platform it has built, and its global reach. We end with the things we’re looking forward to.
In this week’s podcast we discuss the successful Prince tributes at this year’s BET Awards as well as the speech heard round the world when Jesse Williams accepted his Humanitarian Award as well as Kyrie Irving’s apparent self hate. In our second segment we discuss the far-reaching effects of race politics, or lack thereof, and the invisibility it leads to. In our last segment we talk about Blacktopia, from South America to London.
In this week’s podcast we give an overview of all of the emotions coming out of pop culture: Iggy moving out, Rihanna breaking down at her concert in Dublin, Drake refunding tickets for the meet & greet breakfast. And we discuss AfroPunk’s misguided decision to book MIA as the headliner for their inaugural London festival. In our second segment we discuss the importance of Juneteenth for Black queer women in 2016. We end with the things that we’re excited about.
In this week’s episode we discuss the historic Tony Awards, at which Black actors won the top four honors in the musical categories. We also send our condolences to Christina Grimmie’s family. In our second segment, we discuss the shooting at a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando as well as the general whitewashing of the #LGBTQ community. We round things off with what we’re excited about.
In this week’s podcast we discuss Azealia Banks’ most recent tirade on Twitter, which has led to her account being disabled, and talk at length about bell hooks’ essay on Lemonade, the many many rebuttals and reviews, as well as her own follow up. In our second segment we discuss the US Attorney General, Loretta Lynch’s, decision to file a lawsuit against North Carolina for its House Bill 2. And we end with the things that we are looking forward to.
After two weeks off we’re back discussing the death of revolutionary Afeni Shakur and the social media reaction with #DearMama, Janet Jackson announcing her pregnancy, Larry Wilmore’s roasting of the press and the POTUS along with the imagined backlash of his use of the expression ‘nigga’, as well as the #WhiteWashedOUT protest of the erasure of Asians in Hollywood films by actors such as Scarlett Johansson. In our second segment we discuss the the sexual assault survivor @RapedAtSpelman, who told their story via Twitter. As always, we end with the things making us happy.
In this week’s podcast we discuss the 27 questions Buzzfeed didn’t need to ask, Rachel Dolezal’s book deal and the LGBT community’s exaggerated response to La’Porsha Renae’s comments. We also discuss several cases of discrimination, including Cree Ballah’s and her employer Zara, Thabo Sefolosha’s civil suit, and the women who have to investigate their own cases of online abuse.
This week’s podcast celebrates all the talent that was on showcase at the 2016 Black Girls Rock awards show. Congratulations are also in order for the newly engaged couple, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian. In expectation of the Democratic primary for the Baltimore mayoral race that will take place on 26 April, we discuss DeRay McKesson’s campaign. As always we end with the things that we’re excited about.