In this week’s episode we discuss Azealia Banks’ newest beef with Russell Crowe which has led to even more problems with RZA, the nominees for the Rock Hall of Fame Class of 2017 as well as Ciara’s announcement that she’s been named a global brand ambassador for Revlon. In the second segment we talk about the love letters written to honor the First Lady, Michelle Obama. And we end with the things we’re looking forward to.
In this week’s podcast we blast Beanie Sigel for his homophobic ignorance, and we talk the criticism of Issa Rae’s highly acclaimed new HBO series, Insecure. In our second segment we take a look at the silencing and invisibility of Black women in film, using the example’s of Michel’le’s biopic, the Netflix documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay, as well as Birth of a Nation. In our final segment we talk about the things we’re excited about and looking forward to.
In this week’s podcast we talk about Jordan Peele’s new horror film, Get Out, set to be released in February of 2017, and we get into an unspoiled review of Netflix’s newest original series, Luke Cage. In our second segment we discuss Black women and whether they can really have a seat at the table, whether in Hollywood or at the White House. We end with the things that we are looking forward to.
In the first segment of this week’s episode we give you the 411 on the problematic interview that Mary J. Blige held with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; we let Fantasia hear it for her misguided concert flyer and refusal to listen to her fans and others; we talk how Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett and Vivica Fox got 50 Cent right together over his comments about Empire; and we discuss some other shorts from the hip hop scene this week. In our second segment we discuss the dedication and opening of the first National Black History Museum in the US and the general significance of archiving our histories. We end with the things that we’re excited about.
In this week’s episode we briefly talk the divorce heard round the world before getting into our Emmy’s roundup. In our second segment, we discuss the police shootings that took the lives of Terence Crutcher, Keith Scott and Anthony Lamar Smith. Due to time we weren’t able to discuss Tyre King and Terrell Thomas. We also mention the current policy findings of Campaign Zero. In our last segment we end with the things we’re excited about and looking forward to. Tune in!
In this week’s podcast we talk about Bey, who celebrated 35 with a Soul Train-themed birthday party; we talk Kanye’s multiracial casting call; we offer you an update on Kaepernick and how he motivated Rapinoe and others to protest; and we discuss the beginning of great TV with ‘Queen Sugar’ and ‘Atlanta’, which both premiered this week. In our second segment we discuss Lena Dunham’s past and present as a white entitled faux feminist, who continues to hypersexualize black men. And we end with the things that we are looking forward to.
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.
This week we talk about the complexities surrounding the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the loss of a piece of representation in pop culture. Gabby Douglas is still under pressure for being a black woman while being excellent at the Rio Olympics. How do we deal with gender non-conforming athletes? Caster Semenya was an opportunity to clarify that but instead her wins are still met with skepticism and a lack of LGBT discourse and solidarity. Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show was cancelled by Comedy Central. How tenuous is the future of controversial political satire when controlled by those that are not invested in it? The former rape case against Nate Parker and its current implications on community support of Birth Of A Nation in light of Nate’s role in a sexual assault. And we end with what’s making us happy.
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.