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.
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 podcast we talk about Bobby Brown’s new book, Every Little Step where he confirms long-standing rumors of Whitney Houston’s bisexuality. Express excitement about the initial lineup of BET’s Prince Tribute which includes D’Angelo, The Roots, Janelle Monae & Sheila E. We investigate about what the #StanfordRapist reveals about rape culture and corruption in the justice system and the public resignation of Sara Ahmed, a professor of feminist studies at Goldsmiths University in protest of the culture of sexual harassment at the university.
This week we are live from AfroPunk Paris! In this week’s podcast we discuss Snoop Dog’s boycott of new Roots miniseries, Big Boi’s problems with mothers and kids today. We talk about how we can be in solidarity with Jasmine Richards, the Black Lives Matter activist who was convicted of Felony Lynching.
In this podcast we get into the Billboard Music Awards’s tribute to Prince by Madonna who was chosen over Sheila E & Chaka Khan and the further fallout of Cosby’s admission to having sex with drugged models. In Segment 2 we cover colorism in black feminism and hijab fashion. Next week we will be live from Afropunk Fest Paris.