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!
In the first segment of this week’s episode we talk about the #MyNameIsnt campaign, spun from the Netflix Original Series “She’s Gotta Have It”, the “best ethnic” category at the Oscars for Gay Porn as well as the documentary film “Black in Tokyo” that tells the stories of a handful of Black men living in Japan. In our second segment we discuss the culprits of complicity as dictionary.com announces its word of the year. And we end with the things that we’re looking forward to. Listen in!
In this week’s episode we look at Zinzi Clemmon’s statement on quitting her job at Lena Dunham’s online publication, Lenny Letter, as well as Beyoncé’s rise to the top spot of women in music according to the Forbes pay scale. In our second segment we discuss the backlash against Gabby Douglas after her misguided response to her teammate’s, Aly Raisman, tweet and statement on victim blaming. And we end with the things we’re excited about and looking forward to. Listen in!
In this week’s episode, we discuss Eve’s criticism of Nicki Minaj’s Paper Magazine cover with the help of Cardi B’s definition of feminism, Joseline Hernandez’ Cardi B dis track as well as Grazia UK’s editing of black hair for their cover. In our second segment we talk the problematic type of diversity and inclusion practiced by the Gay Times and Alexandra Shulman. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to. Tune in!
In this week’s podcast we talk the historic December 2017 issue of British Vogue, which is the first under their new editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, as well as Lena Waithe gracing the cover of OUT magazine for their OUT 100 list. In our second segment we discuss all the firsts won in this week’s US elections. And we end with the things we’re excited about.