In this week’s episode we kick off with the women making waves in music including Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Janelle Monae. In our second segment we discuss the overt racism in the fashion industry that appears resistant to learning from other brands’ bad decisions. And as always we end with the things we’re looking forward. Listen in!
In this week’s episode we discuss some of the most talked about Oscar nominees as well as the new documentary set for Netflix release in April, The Rachel Divide. In our second segment we discuss International Women’s Day and the recent trend in the queer community to erase the word woman. And we end with the things we’re excited about. Tune in!
In this week’s episode, recorded on FB Live, we talk how the Black community hasn’t had Mo’Nique’s back even after admitting that Netflix offered her a bad deal as well as Taye Diggs’ claim that Black women have made him racist. In the second segment we discuss what it means 50 years on after the initial Kerner Report that the Black circumstance has only minimally improved. And we end with the things we’re excited about. Listen in!
In this week’s episode we discuss the claim that Black Twitter is negative and tears down Black people as well as the new Netflix series Queer Eye. In our second segment we talk some of the different critiques currently circulating the interwebs concerning Black Panther and Wakanda. We end with the things we’re excited about. Listen in!
In this week’s episode we talk about the use of the word ‘girl’ in the gamer community, The Grammy awards, and Rose McGowan’s meltdown when confronted by a trans woman at her book reading. In the second segment we offer a basic checklist to ensure that you plan the best possible Black and/or LGBTQI history month. And we end with the things that we’re excited about. Listen in!
In this week’s episode we speak on Sir Offset’s Shakespearian usage of the word queer and delve into just some of the discussion points surrounding the sexual misconduct allegations against Aziz Ansari. In the second segment we discuss the importance of MLK Day during 45’s presidency. And we end with the things that we’re excited about and looking forward to.
In this week’s episode we talk the backlash Ginuwine received after resisting an unsolicited advance from a transwoman on Celebrity Big Brother UK, Nipsey Hussle’s homophobic IG post as well as the forever-hating left and their problem with all things Golden Globes. In our second segment we discuss the insignificance of outrage over H&M’s racist ad. And we end with the things we’re excited about. Listen in!
In our first episode of 2018 we talk Essence Ventures, making Essence Communications once again 100% Black-owned, the new initiative Time’s Up Now, supported by over 300 women working in film and media, and Dave Chappelle’s continued transphobic behavior in his newest Netflix special. In our second segment we discuss some of the great activists that we lost in 2017. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Listen in!
Denise had the opportunity to talk with Jay of Afro Rainbow Austria about his life in Uganda, fleeing due to his sexuality and his activism in Austria. He elaborates on how criminalizing sexuality leads to dangerous conditions even within families and intimate relationships. It is well worth the listen.
In this week’s episode – the last of 2017 – we look back on some of the major events over the course of the year and discuss their impact on politics and pop culture. In the second segment, Denise speaks with Jay of AfroRainbowAustria about his experience of growing up gay in Uganda. We end with the things that we’re looking forward to in the new year. Listen in!