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Minority Korner

Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Sounds like you need MINORITY KORNER! Nnekay & James dish out your weekly serving of pop culture, social commentary, nerdy stuff, politics, empowerment, celebrity feuds, zanny anecdotes, mispronunciation of most names, and things they left out of the history books, all from a perspective that’s Black, queer, and lady like! So come learn, laugh, and play! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)
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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you!  Sounds like you need MINORITY KORNER! Nnekay & James dish out your weekly serving of pop culture, social commentary, nerdy stuff, politics, empowerment, celebrity feuds, zanny anecdotes, mispronunciation of most names, and things they left out of the history books, all from a perspective that’s Black, queer, and lady like! So come learn, laugh, and play! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)

Jun 15, 2018

Did you know that June is African American Music Appreciation Month?! Well now you do! The Wonder Twins try with all their might to talk about this, but Jimmy Carter just keeps showing up to steal the show! James needs tips on how to leave a date early and Nnekay has dubbed herself the Date Referee giving tips and calling it when the gig is up! Should James trust a "walk up dentist?" Nnekay says no and tells a tale of caution. In James' Korner he addresses the Supreme Court ruling in favor for Jack Phillips- who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. What does this mean for the future, what has happened in the past, and how we can stay woke to discrimination with love and respect. Inspired by the recent Oakland, Ca events involving BBQ Becky and Jogger Joe, Nnekay talks gentrification- what and what not to do.

Links!

https://www.gofundme.com/j98zu-help-drew

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/jim-crow-gay-cakes-trump-administrations-war-civil-rights/

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/new-inclusive-flag-replace-rainbow-flag/?utm_source=queerty&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=directlink&utm_content=Could+this+new+more+inclusive+flag+replace+the+rainbow+flag%3F

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/hardware-store-posts-no-gays-allowed-sign-supreme-court-cake-decision/

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/hardware-store-posts-no-gays-allowed-sign-supreme-court-cake-decision/


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-be-ally-to-lgbtq-friends-during-pride_us_5b16b68de4b09578259c0ad0

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Jun 8, 2018
We kick this week off, by discovering our dear lil James had grown up to be a Minister of Love!!! Yes yes, ya'll James got his licence and is ready to officiate your wedding- which he did this weekend! The twins get into it and all that went down in Central Park. Nnekay then takes us on a ride to Amusement Park Past! She talks about three major amusement parks that were owned and for black people and all the glamour that occurred at these amazing spots. Then James breaks down gaslighting- what is it, how can we protect ourselves- ESPECIALLY since our current administration are pros at it. So relax and come hopalong into this episode.
 
Links!
 

https://blackthen.com/joyland-park-first-owned-operated-amusement-park-established-chicago-1923/
 
https://blackamericaweb.com/2013/05/15/little-known-black-history-fact-joyland-park/
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/remembering-suburban-gardens-dcs-only-amusement-park/2013/10/26/62bb1c9a-3d72-11e3-a94f-b58017bfee6c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6693a314aaf2
 
https://seaviewbeach.wordpress.com/
 
http://adage.com/article/agency-news/jimmy-smith-dgwb-partners-launch-amusement-park-brands/297414/
 
https://www.therichest.com/business/companies-business/top-10-most-popular-theme-park-operators-in-the-world/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting


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Jun 1, 2018
Gather round lil doggies! You think you know about Cowboys but you have no idea! We got a the history of cowboys coming at you! You might be surprised that Cowboys might be a liiitttle more Black, Latino, and Queer than old Hollywood would have you believing- James breaks down the facts. Before that the Wonder Twins discuss Deadpool 2 and how "fridging girlfriends" is a trope that needs to go! We round out the episode with an Ask Minority Korner Anything addressing a unique form of male privilege. Enjoy the show!
 
Links!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lesser-known-history-african-american-cowboys-180962144/

https://www.americancowboy.com/ranch-life-archive/history-vaquero

https://blackamericaweb.com/2012/11/19/little-known-black-history-fact-black-cowboys/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-cowboy-photography_us_5882237fe4b070d8cad1f79d
 
https://truewestmagazine.com/old-west-homosexuality-homos-on-the-range/
 
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May 25, 2018
The Wonder Twins are back in the saddle and ready to break down some more titillating bossip! First They're breaking down James' upcoming show in SF for Pride- Manity Kane (come on thru it will be at Oasis SF) where James will be choreographing a Sailor Moon themed dance to Damaged  by Danity Kane! Which brings us to some Dawn and Aubrey O'day Related DRAMA!! Next up they talk about the Royal Weddingggggg and how black excellence CAME THRUUUU. In Nnekay's Korner to celebrate Stacey Abram's historic run for governor of Georgia, Nnekay breaks down the forgotten pioneer Shirley Chisholm- who racked up a bunch of first including the first woman to run for president in the democratic party. In James' korner he gets a question from Max Fun Member, Goldilocks about the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis... which, yea is still going down. He covers how this happened and what we can do about it. You wouldn't believe who made a guest appearance in Scandal in the second season? Hint- It's apart of our Maximum Fun family. 
 
Books to read more about Shirley Chisholm 
 
Unbought and Unbossed (1970)- Chisholm- which is literally written on her grave (vault)
 
The Good Fight (1973)- Chisholm 
 
Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change - Barbara Windslow
 
 PBS P.O.V. documentary. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed 
 
Links!
 
 
 
 
 
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May 18, 2018

The wonder twins are off on separate assignments. Nnekay is holding it down with her tidbits, and has some golden nuggets of wisdom for your around Twitter etiquette. Stop sharing ego beasts content that don't deserve our res hares! Also why is your brain wired for negative bias? Nnekay's got your answer! Next we visit Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli of The Repeater Podcast, who host a monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. We talk about the music video for 'Love Will Never Do (Without You)', James’ early love of dance, and Nipplegate 2004 and how racism and sexism played into that debacle. Also James dishes out on all the hot Janet gossip! Plus, Evan discusses the Q&A he recently attended with Carly Rae Jepsen and gives some insight into his “obsession” with CRJ, that's right she's an acronym now, and how to handle hecklers! Get ready for this picnic for your brain!

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If You're in the New York area catch James doing stand up, May 21st @7pm at Caroline's on Broadway, $5 but you have to use your phone as a phone like it's the 90s and reserve your spot 212-757-4100 and tell them you're coming to see James! Would love to have you there! 

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May 11, 2018

This week the wonder twins tackle a BOSSIP BONANZA, which just so happens to either include or is somehow related to Tessa Thompson. We cover it ALL: Childish Gambino/Donald Glover, This Is America (video), Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer, Rachel Dolezal's New Doc, Avenger's Infinity Wars (no spoilers), WestWorld (yes, spoilers), Dear White People on Netflix, Kanye, ego, annnnnd empathy! What does it mean to be black and ton of giggles! So sit back and enjoy some black gossip as we go HEAVY into pop culture!

Janelle Monáe's Emotion Picture Dirty Computer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdH2Sy-BlNE

James does Stand Up at Caroline's on Broadway:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHZb_hriqks

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Apr 27, 2018
Man o Man o Man... o MAN! We got a show for you guys!!! We got the amazing host of Pod Save The People, DeRay McKesson on the show! Can you even believe?! But before we get to the interview we have an update on the story from Episode 6 about Tiger Mandingo aka Michael Johnson who was convicted to prison for spreading HIV, but the story is much more complicated than just that... We also send our pal Scandal off into the great blue yonder and chat about the Finale. We also cover the potential change in abortion laws for Argentina, which leads us to take a closer look at the laws from around the world and what status various countries hold on legality of it. Thank you for listening!!
 
Links!

http://feministing.com/2018/04/18/in-potential-feminist-win-argentina-considers-legalizing-abortion/
 
Apr 20, 2018

Today we have life coach, writer, business strategist, all around inspiration giver Jennifer Covington!!! Host of the podcast Shine On Sista, she drops some amazing life tips while sitting down with James for a chat. They cover her work as a life coach, working with Budweiser, her amazing time spent with the Peace Corps and so much more!! But before all of that Nnekay decompresses about all things BEYCHELLA. Her edges are snatched and she is ready to talk about the Queen!!

Links!

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-one-habit-you-need-to_b_6017610.html

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/shine-on-sista-where-you-learn-to-shine-your-light/id1332855095?mt=2 https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jennifer-covington/shine-on-sista

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Apr 13, 2018
We are rounding out week two of the MaxFunDrive, and man are we pumped to cross that finish line!!! We are completely over joyed with the responses that we have been getting from listeners, new members, and upgrading members! what a fun ride it has been. But! It's not over! Keep and ear out because we have a few more surprise guest calling in this show. James tells Nnekay about his wild ride in parenthood this past week. He lit up New York with his 16 year old nephew, then called his parents to personally thank them. The wonder twins talk about the mind of a teenager. A little dabble in Ready Player One, then boom! Let's get into Roseanne... should we watch? Nnekay has OPINIONS. In James's korner he has a treat for us all with the break down of 4 fabulous Black Queens in history- just when you thought Beyonce was enough queenatude here's some more!!!! You might be surprised about what is left off the history books, these women are full of POWER. In Nnekay's Korner she continues the trend of black queendom by covering the newly elected Vice President of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell Barr- the first black woman Vice President in the Americas! Get Those earbuds ready because you are in for a treat!
 
 
Links!
 
http://maximumfun.org/donate
 
https://womenintheworld.com/2018/04/03/costa-rica-elects-latin-americas-first-black-female-vice-president/
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/04/03/epsy-campbell-barr-is-costa-ricas-first-female-black-vice-president/?utm_term=.4ba4a19b1e83
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsy_Campbell_Barr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Apr 6, 2018
Hooray it's the MaxFun Drive!!!! Remember to become a member to get our extra bonus content: Jungle 2 Jungle double movie review, because we know you guys love our reviews! Not to mention many many many amazing other gifts with each level of membership! This week, the twins talk about Beyonce, but more specifically who bit her! They take a twist on the topic and talk about the joy of the mystery and probably solve it. In Nnekay's Korner she is continuing her quest to diversify your bookshelf by blessing you with some amazing Asian American authors to enrich your mind! James takes the korner baton and educates and reminds us all about the long lost art of Girl Groups, specifically R&B 90s Girl Groups- are you ready for a trip down memory lane? Well you better be... also for some possible off tune sing alongs. Since this is the MaxFun Drive... there might be some surprise guest during the breaks... you just never know, who might show up or call in.
 
Links!
 
http://maximumfun.org/donate
 
 
90s Girl Group Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/127745239/playlist/382sTEoG2fZz8StvPwP22T?si=5uaSTb9bTtulZQ_1exaUDg
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/zola-books-/great-asianpacific-americ_b_5351911.html
 
https://kollaboration.org/6426/five-asian-american-sci-fi-authors-you-should-be-reading/
 
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Mar 30, 2018
It's time for James to do the intro duties- what is going on with Katy Perry and dem nuns? Plus our food! What are we eating, what are food deserts, and how food in America is so cultural and political. Remember to vote!!! We are so fortunate to have Luna Malbroux as a guest on today's show! Luna sits down with Nnekay to discuss her play How To Be A White Man on the eve of opening night! The two discuss: what it's like to develop a play, the comedy scene in San Francisco, growing up in the rural south, dual consciousness, her work traveling across the country with #Mappingprivilege, and much much more. Luna is truly an inspiration so please do yourself a favor and check out her show! 
 
Links!
 
https://www.lunaisamerica.com/how-to-be-a-white-man/
 
https://www.lunaisamerica.com/
 
https://www.glamour.com/story/comedian-luna-malbroux-uses-humor-to-shine-a-light-on-darkness
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZwPUT8oEIU
 
http://www.mappingprivilege.com/
 
https://fusion.tv/author/luna-malbroux/
 
https://www.kqed.org/pop/25342/women-to-watch-luna-malbroux
 

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

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Mar 23, 2018
Is Nasty Nubbin a good nick name? Couple of discoveries at the start of the show: James' beat boxing skills, and Nnekay has bars! Are the wonder twins good at these respective skills? Jury is out. Next up- Miranda is running for New York Governor?! That's right Cynthia Nixon best known as Miranda from Sex In The City is running for Governor of New York. Let's unpack it! Nnekay gives a boots on the grown account of the National School Walkout at her job. James and Nnekay are both in awe and look forward to the March For Our Lives coming up. In James' korner- he is so excited to share the information he learned from Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly-  which covers tactics on overcoming shame through debunking myths on being vulnerable and a few takeaways to live your life fully. In Nnekay's korner- she addresses the package bombs that have been terrorizing Texas Capital, Austin. Why they haven't been in the news media, who they are effecting, how the victims and suspect have been portrayed, and what it means to actually be a domestic terrorist. Don't forget to tune in to Maximum Fun Shows during April 2nd when MaxFunDrive kicks off!!
 
Links!
 
https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419
 
 
 
 
 

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

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Mar 16, 2018
This week we are honored to have the amazing comedian Michelle Buteau!!! James and Michelle sit and have a wonderful chat that covers, Oprah, women in comedy, how to be a stand up comedian, cultural appropriation, Journalism, unpacking shame, and more. Also why is watching yourself doing stand up might be like watching yourself take a shit? Not to mention... we meet Judge Booty! Check out her new comedy, Shut Up album out on iTunes and Amazon. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.amazon.com/Shut-Up-Explicit-Michelle-Buteau/dp/B014BCBOYS
 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shut-up/id1031972373
 

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

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Mar 9, 2018
Let's jump right in and get to it! First- we start with a little recap break down of The Oscars. Who won, who presented, who should have won, and what confused us. Nnekay actually was busy taking in a little theater while the Oscars was airing, Book of Mormon and both Nnekay and James share their thoughts (and some side eyes) on the 2012 musical. In the Korners, Nnekay covers 8 Indigenous Authors and their text that you should check out! James' breaks down 10 Black LGBTQ movies to help you with the Moonlight withdrawals. Rounding out the episode we GUSH over he greatness of the How to Get Away with Murder/ Scandal. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis were powerhouses, the newly shared universe, and who might be crossing from show to the other. Happy Friday!
 
 

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

 
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Links!
 
 
10 LGBT BLACK FILMS: Before Moonlight
 
https://www.pride.com/lgbt/2016/2/11/10-films-featuring-black-lgbt-characters-you-need-see#slide-0
Mar 2, 2018
It's Friday and we are hot, fresh, sexy, and cool with this episode, bbs! James bring to discussion the new SciFi Natalie Portman thriller, Annihilation directed by Alex Garland (of Ex Machina fame)... are we sensing a little...Whitewashing?! Double N and Lil J discuss the lack of representation for Asian American woman in film, drafts of manuscripts, Tessa and Gina, and James' love for Natalie Portman. Moving forward to the Korners- James continues the Hollywood trend by discussing the movie, Detroit directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is it FUBU aka For Us By Us? They chat about the 1960s riots- how many there actually were. It will surprise you. In Nnekay's Korner- she wants to give an update on the power outage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria on September 20th. How many people are still out power, who is in charge of fixing the crisis, and what can we do about it.
 

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

 
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Links!
DETROIT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/business/the-consequences-of-the-1960s-race-riots-come-into-view.html

https://www.highbeam.com/topics/race-riots-of-the-1960s-t10642

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/detroit-is-the-most-irresponsible-and-dangerous-movie-this-year_us_5988570be4b0f2c7d93f5744

https://www.alternet.org/culture/detroit-not-movie

PUERTO RICO: 
https://www.colorlines.com/articles/federal-government-cuts-number-contractors-restoring-power-puerto-rico
 
Feb 23, 2018
**Disclaimer! Nnekay's vocal are slightly off, but the stuff we're talking about is so awesome we couldn't not share this episode**
 
Nnekay has joined James in Wakanda and feels seen and embraced by the incredible representation of black women in Black Panther! Never fear this little happy dance the Wonder Twins do is Spoiler Free! In fact, Nnekay can't understand how James hasn't spoiled the movie for already. If you haven't seen Black Panther yet, please go see it!! While you're buying your tickets to Black Panther, go buy the soundtrack produced by Kendrick Lamar and how amazing it...but it wouldn't be us unless we side eyed something... and we're doing it with this! Then... we get to Fergie and her jazzy (?) rendition of the National Anthem. PHEW LAWD. Was she taking a protest in vocal form? Is it our fault for trusting Ms. Lovely Lumps herself with the Anthem? Should we even care about the racist Anthem? In Nnekay's Korner she covers the many Hip Artist and Black Athletes who found success in investments and venture capitalism. You might be surprised what many of these artist have been doing since you've heard from him. She covers, Chamillionaire, Nas, Will.i.am, Shaq, MC Hammer, and Snoop Dogg. In James' Korner we've got another Quizlette and this time its all about Slavery. Using his renewed self love and confidence inspired from Black Panther, James felt safe enough to explore "America's Dirty Secret". Nnekay serving as the audience will demonstration that even though we think we know- we do not. How did slavery start? How many lives were lost during the middle passage? Or who started the transatlantic slave trade? Let this korner inspire you, because of you are here because of the amazingness and perseverance  of your ancestors. 
 
 
 

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Links!
 
HIP HOP/ATHLETE ENTREPRENEURS: 
 
 
 
 
SLAVE TRADE QUIZLET KORNER: 
 
 
 
 
Feb 16, 2018
This week kicks off with the wonder twins chatting it up about the wonderful world of the Winter Olympics! The beautiful opening ceremony... which may have or may not have made one of our host bawl like a baby over the unification of North and South Korea. They also touch down on how exactly to feel about Omarosa and her new turn as Celebrity Big Brother participant. Should we feel empathy? Apathy? Anger?! Nnekay also covers a run in with a delivery man who was less than thrilled to see her... how very odd it is to disappoint a person you don't know. Then we get to the main event of the episode! James sits down with New York Times Best Seller James Nowlin the author of The Purposeful Millionaire. Our James has shared some of James Nowlin's "52 Rules to a Better Life of Wealth and Happiness," in previous episodes and now we're getting it straight from the source. How will tips like applying the success formula, making your bed, surrounding yourself with positive people, releasing your own self worth, and waking up early lead you to a better more fulfilling life? How can you overcome obstacles no matter your race, gender, or sexuality? Listen up as James Squared explains and so so much more! Get ready to live a more purposeful life, like a millionaire! 
 
 
 
Links!
 
https://jamesnowlin.com/
 

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

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Feb 9, 2018
How did you spend Janet Appreciation Day (AKA Super Bowl LII)? We took a knee in support of Colin Kaepernick, and protesting Justin Timberlake's (Mr. King of Appropriation) performance after his participation of 'nipplegate' back in 2014, aiding in Ms. Jackson's dethroning, and riding his wave of white male privilege unscathed to the land of further success. Scandal seems to be showing some Janet love this week in it’s hot mess of a final season. Are you watching James’ “Auntie’s” (Angela Bassett's) show 9-1-1? Nnekay has a huge correction for the Today Show, and their unveiling facts about Queen Nefertiti, and who she really was. Note: she did not look like Gladys the soccer mom. Also King Tut was probably a bubble boy. Inspired by Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance, James takes us on a magical journey through time exploring a timeline of white folks appropriating Black music, why this has been occurring for over a century, and American music’s roots in African culture. Nnekay continues her discussion from last week exploring Black comic characters you should know! Hold onto your butts as we continue our celebration of Black culture! 
 
Timeline of White Folks Appropriating Black Music

http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/fade-to-white-black-music-white-artistsbig-money-504#axzz56IFTuf7P

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-lisa-tomlinson/black-music-exploitation_b_8934870.html

https://medium.com/@IRahmanJones/white-people-blues-music-and-the-problem-of-cultural-appropriation-3e61b8d25c03

https://morningsidereview.org/essay/black-rhythm-white-power/

https://morningsidereview.org/essay/black-rhythm-white-power/

https://blavity.com/confused-heres-a-breakdown-of-what-the-cultural-appropriation-of-black-music-is

https://www.bet.com/music/2017/05/08/pop-stars-use-black-artists-twitter.html

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-sister-rosetta-tharpe-belongs-in-the-rock-hall-of-fame-w513981

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/chuck-berry

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_rolling_stones_how_the_rock_and_roll_became_white.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_rolling_stones_how_the_rock_and_roll_became_white.html

 
Black Comic Characters: 
https://www.cbr.com/26-of-the-greatest-black-characters-in-comic-book-history/
 
 
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Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive


Feb 2, 2018

Have we got an action packed episode for you! Fresh off of co-hosting Marvel Studios' Black Panther Red (or shall we say purple) Carpet world premiere, James has your inside scoop from the historic event, where he interviewed the cast! Legends like Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita N'Yongo, Michael B. Jordan and more! James is also going to reveal how the sausage is made when it comes to live TV. Riding the comic wave Nnekay gives you the history and relationship of Black folks and comics. While Black Panther may have been the first Black superhero to hit the mainstream, he wasn't the first. In preparation for Marvel Studios' Black Panther hitting screens February 16th, James is going to give you a spoiler free: what you need to know about the world of Wakanda, and the award winning actors, and designers bringing forth this amazing film of Afrofuturism; as this film explores a technologically advanced African nation that was untouched by colonialism. The revolution just might be televised! We've got the Black Panther insider tip! Wakanda FOREVER!

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

Diversity In the Comics in the 1940s: 

https://splinternews.com/diversity-in-comic-books-began-all-the-way-back-in-the-1793848840

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Jan 26, 2018
Oooh weeee do we have a treat for you! You might have missed it, but Nnekay guested on a special MaxFunCon episode of Lady 2 Lady- she chats and takes audience question and more wih Barbara Grey, Tess Barker, and Brandie Posey. But before we get to the episode- The wonder twins talk about the Women's March and how to be an ally. James has a bone to pick with Mike Pence for his twitter feud with Olympian Adam Ripon. Why do we make kids do math on the chalk board in front f everyone?! We also do a quick gratitude check in following James' journey through his 100 Days of Gratitude. Enjoy the show!
 
 
 
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Jan 19, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr., Asian-American Activist, Gidra, Iqbal Ahmed, Richard Aoki, Grace Lee Boggs. Larry Itliong, Vietnam War, Black Panthers, Detroit, United Farm Workers, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, H&M, Rachel Dolezal, Alameda, South Africa, Fast Fashion
 
Is being wished a Happy MLKJr. Day Celebration weird? Nnekay wonders if she was being singled out. The twins discuss. After that, Nnekay and James unpack the wild ridiculousness of the fiasco of H&M and their gross advertisement. Nnekay breaks down the terrible history of black people being compared to monkeys. James demands for more diversity in company- which could have prevented this. The twins also discuss the difference between nonviolent and violent protest inspired by the events of South Africa in reaction to H&M's racist ad. Rachel Dolezal decides to take advantage this opportunity by making poor choices and bad decisions once again. We kick off this episode with James' Korner- the return of our good friend Mz. Quizlette and this time she is look at you, Dr. King! James breaks down some facts that you might not have known about the legendary civil rights hero. Continuing the thread of activism, Nnekay takes us through a list of various Asian American activist who deserve a spotlight shined on them for their accomplishments in civil rights, labor right, anti-racism, and anti war efforts. 
 
 
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https://splinternews.com/the-forgotten-history-of-america-s-radical-asian-activi-1821046399
 
 
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Jan 12, 2018
This week, the Wonder Twins are back and ready for the second week of 2018. Is Nnekay naked?! James investigates. James has discovered The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Nnekay is super excited because and has loved him for a long time and pumps his podcast: Revisionist History. Going back to Tipping Point the twins discuss if they are Connectors, Mavens, or Salespeople. Also, the current Tipping Point we may be in. Speaking of... the Golden Globes! Specifically, Oprah's amazing speech, which motivated all of us to do better, be better, and get ready to fight. Not to mention Recy Taylor- Say Her Name! Continuing the trend of the Golden Globes, Nnekay decides to cover the topic of #TimesUp and the men who wore the pins on the red carpet. Are some of them hypocrites? Do they need to take those pins off? Or is it as simple as saying a sincere "sorry"? She'll give you the facts to find out. In James's Korner- he decides to educate everyone by covering the various racial politics that surround food and obesity in America. Why does obesity effect some races more than others? What are food desserts? How does heart disease factor in killing a disproportion of people of color? As a possible solution James speaks the truths of The Whole 30 and how it might help you re-calibrate your view on food. Thanks for listening and have a good week! 
 
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#TimesUp Pins and Allyship
 
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Guide To A Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition Pt. 3
Jan 5, 2018

We have a powerful new episode to kick off your new year! Have you seen the 'The Greatest Showman'? Nnekay hasn't and she'll tell you why as she breaks down the horrific truth about it's lead subject P.T. Barnum, and you guessed it, it deals with racism. James sits down with Shannon Algeo, life coach, who bridges spirituality, social justice, and personal empowerment, and is also the co-host of the hit podcast Soul Feed. Wondering how you can make this year different than any other? Finding it hard to stay positive about life? Shannon may have the answer for you, as he started the world wide phenomenon '100 Days of Gratitude', and will tell you how you can shape, and change your life, as it's not an attitude, it's a practice that effects all things, and can change not only your life, but can create a ripple effect for those around us. We unpack shame, fear, scarcity, and the ego which are at the opposite ends of the spectrum of what we all really want: love, abundance, and your purpose. Shannon's going to help us get there, as we are powerful beyond measure! Get ready to become a magical unicorn turning shitty situations into rainbows! 

Shannon Algeo:

Website: https://www.shannonalgeo.com/

www.awaken.yoga

Join the 100 Days of Gratitude All Unicorns Welcomed Group: 

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Shannon's Facebook: Facebook.com/shannon.m.algeo

Kick your new year off right and join Shannon for his powerful 7 week coaching group Illuminate, click here to make this year the year where your dreams take off:

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Minority Korner Guide to a Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition Part 3- Understanding the History of Queer Culture
Dec 22, 2017

Happy Halle Days! We are bringing back Kwanzaa, straight out of the vaults. Why? Because it's some of our best segments, and... we kind of forgot how to do Kwanzaa so we figured you did too for our longtime listeners, and new and fresh info for our newer listeners. But first! James talks about his near death peanut allergy attack through the streets of New York, where his survival instincts kicked in. Kwanzaa came early, Omarosa got the boot! Maybe she'll have a Scrooge like awakening? Get ready to revisit a magical journey as we rediscover and explore Kwanzaa. How well do you know Kwanzaa? We'll take a quiz sponsored by PBS, (that gets really competitive... by James) before diving into it's origins. James talks about it's history, importance, and meanings, and Nnekay will walk you through how you can celebrate this beautiful holiday celebrating African American Awesomeness. Also join Nnekay and James as they plan their Kwanzaa Albums, and future Kwanzaa movies and TV projects. Will they beat out Oprah and Gayle for King and Queen of Kwanzaa? Stay tuned to the very end for James' special announcement! 

Happy Kwanzaa! 

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history

http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

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Minority Korner Guide to a Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition Part 3- Understanding the History of Queer Culture
Dec 15, 2017

No terrorist got James this week! Nnekay went to an avant guard Bill Murray live performance and apparently the hipsters of San Francisco were drunkenly not hear for it. Also did Bill Murray set up an awkwardly racist caricature, pro confederacy moment? Nnekay's got the side eyes ready. The Golden Globes nominations are in and we've been snubbed, and by we, we mean POC's. Still so many white nominations! James is perplexed with all the Black excellence on TV from Queen Sugar, to Atlanta, to She's Gotta Have It, which brings up a great discussion. Spike Lee has updated his 80's classic of a young Black woman who doesn't have her shit together, queerness, sexuality, and feminism. And would She's Gotta Have It be more embraced by the feminist community if it were starring and written by a white woman like Leah Dunham? Let's continue our conversation about PrEP! What is it? How does it work? What is the debate? Why are some for it, and some against it? What is the fear or celebration? And who has access to it? And we have some alarming info about infection rates amongst young folks. Apparently Nnekay is the Chancellor/President of School of Don't Trust A Bitch. Nnekay's got all the tips of what to watch for when on the net, some of what you're reading is paid content known as Native Advertisement, which is growing in our media in crazy ways. Nnekay's got it's origins through advertorials, banner ads, and to sponsored content, and how it's growing, and doesn't seem to be going away. How will this impact our media sources and their credibility? How can you protect yourself when in information land? And Charles sit down or go home! 

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Minority Korner Guide to a Gay Bar: Straight Guy Edition Part 3- Understanding the History of Queer Culture
 

NOTES: 

Library Tips With Nnekay: Native Advertisements (see full list of links)

PrEP DEBATE:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/03/12/truvada_debate_watch_this_short_doc_about_the_prep_controversy_video.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-oneill/prep-yourself-making-better-sense-of-the-pre-exposure-prophylaxis-debate_b_5203299.html

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/prep-pep-resources.page

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-new-york-city/for-patients/prep-101

A Pamphlet on Prep By Dan W. 

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