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.
After the holiday break, we’re back discussing the many ways that toxic masculinity leads to misogynist behavior and the shaming of Black women. We talk about Chris Brown chiming in on the reality of Kehlani’s attempted suicide, Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell’s secret recording scandal, as well as the woman at San Francisco State University who tried talking to a white man about his attempt at locs. In our last segment, we talk the things we’re excited about which includes a photography project, Limitless, of queer Africans.
In this week’s podcast we talk about Amber Rose’s assertion that sex workers confront more scrutiny and criticism than other public figures. In our second segment we talk about Black girls and youth, including the SXSW panel with the First Lady, Michelle Obama. And as usual we end with the things that we’re looking forward to.
In this week’s podcast we discuss the women’s No. 7 in tennis, Maria Sharapova, and her doping scandal, and Kim Kardashian’s newly discovered social media adeptness and the backlash of her nude selfie. We also discuss what the purpose of International Women’s Day is or could be. We end with the things we’re looking forward to.
In this week’s episode we discuss Chris Rock hosting the Academy Awards of 2016, the release of both a poster and trailer of the upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring light-skinned Zoe Saldana in blackface. Our second segment discusses the end of the Melissa Harris-Perry show and all the tea spilt on Twitter. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to.