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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)
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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)

Sep 21, 2018
These wonder twins sure are cranky! Some might even say Crotchety! Not really, though! They're here to first discuss the Emmy's which neither of them watched- and dive into a deep discussion as to where IS the line between being PC and comedy. Next up, something they both did see: Captain Marvel Trailer. Whew Lawd this looks good! Also was it weird for Vulture Magazine to feature a story about Soon-Yi Previn written by one of Woody Allen's friend? On to the main event- It's QUIZLETTE Time, Back 2 Skool edition. James guides Nnekay through some of the hottest topics including, Violas Davis and The Help, Bi-Pride Parade, Julie Chen... Moonves, Bert and Ernie being lovers, Anita Hill the hero, Cynthia Nixon, and... Helen Keller? Don't forget to check out James at Caroline's on Broadway
 
See James Stand Up Set at Caroline's on Broadway in NYC, Sept 24th at 7pm. Get $5 tickets by calling and reserving your spot and calling 212.757.4100.
 
"All The Sex I Want" a new Asexual play, September 29th at 8pm $10 Donations: https://www.nationalqueertheater.com/productions 
 
 
Links!

Viola Davis

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/movies/viola-davis-interview-widows-toronto-film-festival.html

Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett- the choke

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/tom-arnold-mark-burnett-got-fist-fight-donald-trump/

BOO to James Comey

https://www.themarysue.com/comey-miniseries/

Oscar Isaac

https://www.queerty.com/oscar-isaacs-latest-take-star-wars-character-gay-fans-going-hyperspace-20180911

Transgender models- Marcos Marcos all models

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/34-models-slayed-runway-marco-marcos-100-transgender-fashion-show/?utm_source=queerty&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=directlink&utm_content=34+models+slayed+the+runway+in+Marco+Marco%E2%80%99s+100%25+transgender+fashion+show

Bert and Ernie

https://www.queerty.com/exclusive-bert-ernie-couple-finally-answer-20180916

Rapper’s mid life

https://www.queerty.com/rapper-says-mid-life-crises-caused-make-amateur-gay-x-rated-film-20180911

Anita Hill and the New York Times’ Opinion Piece

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/opinion/anita-hill-brett-kavanaugh-clarence-thomas.html?action=click&module=Ribbon&pgtype=Article

Voter Fraud

https://www.theroot.com/america-s-biggest-conspiracy-theory-is-real-the-racist-1828691528

Samantha Bee- voter experience app

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-app-gamify-midterms-crashed_us_5b9a0eb7e4b05092ceed2ecd

McDonalds-

https://www.themarysue.com/mcdonalds-metoo/

Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller out of history in some parts of Texas

https://www.theroot.com/ny-gov-cuomos-cannabis-policy-will-leave-black-people-1829005682?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=The_Root_facebook

 

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Sep 14, 2018
Coming hot from a jam packed weekend in Fire Island James has notes on... the Hunger Game movies? The duo talk about these movies, also some how Omarosa manages to squeeze herself back into the fray with their conversation as well. Nnekay takes us back with the story of the Dominican Republic's baseball team Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo- created by 1937 dictator Rafael Trujillo. A team while created in a time of fascism still managed to treat black baseball players better than the United States. James investigates the difference between various terms that we might have misused in past episodes: Pansexual, Bisexual, and Sexually Fluid. We're here to grow just like everyone else! 
 
 
Links:
 
https://www.avclub.com/in-1937-a-dictator-assembled-a-baseball-team-for-the-a-1823978045  
 
https://bisexual.org/?qna=what-is-the-difference-between-bisexual-and-terms-like-pansexual-polysexual-omnisexual-ambisexual-and-fluid
 
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https://www.slideshare.net/joshhopper1447/pansexuality-bisexuality-and-genderfluidity-powerpoint
Sep 7, 2018
Reeling from the outrage about Kaepernick's feature in Nike's new campaign, the duo discusses... is Nike doing good or is it more complicated than that?! Also they are dissecting Whitney Houston's documentary, the tragedy that she went through and why we gotta give her more respect. The main korner for the show is Anita Hill, the precursor to the #metoo movement, James breaks down everything we might not know or have forgotten about her story and everything she went through during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Also- who's a better actor Whitney Houston or Halle Berry? 
 
 
 
Links!

https://www.theroot.com/anita-hill-on-the-weinstein-scandal-this-type-of-shit-1819484276


https://www.theroot.com/what-has-been-the-impact-of-anita-hill-1790866460


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/the-case-for-impeaching-clarence-thomas.html


https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/anita-hill-and-her-1991-congressional-defenders-to-joe-biden-you-were-part-of-the-problem/2017/11/21/2303ba8a-ce69-11e7-a1a3-0d1e45a6de3d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8786a334055e

 

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Sep 1, 2018
Feeling inspired by Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, James tries out some new vocal impressions to the joy...? Chagrin... of Nnekay. Next up, the duo deconstruct HBO's Insecure, the ups and down of all three seasons and where they think they the show should head towards. In Nnekay's Korner- she tackles the national crisis of Black Maternal Mortality rates. What is happening to theses women and their babies! It's incredibly important information for all of us and hopefully highlight some of the women taking action to help fix it. We round out the episode with James breaking down Hoteps, what they are and how they are detrimental. ALSO we got a BIG BIG MK Surprise!!!
 
Links!
 
 
 
 
 
https://sistersong.nationbuilder.com/
 
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Aug 24, 2018

This week we're coming in hot and energized from seeing Crazy Rich Asians! Holy Moly is this a film! Next up, James has some notes for Harlem and their tributes for Janet Jackson... should they be pouring money into the art programs for the kids? He says yes. Nnekay brings us to a little tid bit of information involving Tupac and Trump... what?! In the Korners- James details his trials with the judicial system after he's been received the prestigious role of First Juror. He also covers the ins, outs, and bias of the court system and why Jury duty is so important. Nnekay dabbles with a little history korner with a profile on Althea Gibson and how she opened the for for the Williams Sisters and other tennis players of color.

Links!

JURY DUTY: 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-guthrie-ferguson/why-jury-duty-is-a-charac_b_8004734.html

https://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20180802_civil-rights-orgs-urge-8th-circuit-to-accept-appeal-of-man-sentenced-to-death-because-hes-gay?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button

http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar01/jurorbias.aspx

https://today.duke.edu/2012/04/jurystudy

ALTHEA GIBSON: 

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/tbt-althea-gibson-became-first-black-wimbledon-champion-60-years-ago

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Aug 17, 2018
Warning! We recorded this episode earlier in the week before the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. We mean in no way to pay disrespect, and pay great homage to how she pathed the way for future generations of black artist and people to live their truth. Off the bat the wonder twins talking about the queen of soul herself, Aretha Franklin, sending prayers for her and talking about some of  her past controversies. James saw Spike Lee's newest film Blackkklansman and give a spoiler free review. In Nnekay's korner- she's got a booklist for you! This time she is giving you books from Latin American literary cannon that will help you diversity the American one. Also she had some selections from WOC writers to diversify your reading list and possibly some of your loved ones, to boot! In James' korner, he is give you THEATER- by way of  teleplay! That's right we have the Minority Korner players in the house. Playing out selections from the 1984 James Baldwin Village Voice interview. James playing James Baldwin and Nnekay playing the interviewer. The interview covers the James Baldwin's views on homosexuality, the black community, the future, and more. It's a deep insight into his thoughts on the LGBTQ community in the 80s. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/06/22/james-baldwin-on-being-gay-in-america/ 
 
http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/latin-american-books-literary-canon/
 
https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/g22721520/extensive-list-of-books-woc/
 
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Aug 10, 2018

This week James is steering the ship with a korner dedicated to the greatness of James Baldwin, but before the wonder twins start their adoration- we gotta talk about Delta. Gurl, Delta you betta fix your mess! James was cast as Jury number 1 in the role of actual real life civic duty. The two also talk about heritage and slavery and how big of an impact it has on modern times. Also: remember Tia Carrere? Where is she? In the singular korner for the day, it's all things James Baldwin! First unpacking the amazing documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Then a test- who has more James Baldwin knowledge?! Lastly... who knew J.Lo would cause such a rift! Enjoy!

See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
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Links!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM

http://www.peoplequiz.com/trivia-quizzes-3249-James_Baldwin_Wonderful_Writer.html

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Aug 3, 2018
We are taking a trip down memory lane this week and revisiting some early favorite segments from the early days of Minority Korner! James takes us back to a korner where he elaborates about the crisis of homelessness effecting LGBTQ Youth. With it's anniversary coming up soon, Nnekay takes us back to when she talked about the Chicano Moratorium of 1970. What it meant and how it relates to today. We hope you enjoy this travel back in time!! WE'll be back next week with a whole new barrel of laughs for you to enjoy!
 
LINKS:
 
See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
 
Jul 27, 2018
We're starting this episode with a bang! We talk Sorry To Bother You, why it's such a radical movie and what exactly is capitalism? We switch gears to talk a little more about the Handmaiden's Talk and is it White Feminism? Who is this show for, and do they have a problem with race? In Nnekay's Korner we doing a deep dive into Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Who is she, and how she might be one of the few to actually save the party and maybe... country! James bring back our friend, QUIZLET... yes she is back and ready. Covered in the Quizlet: James Gunn and Disney, Buffy Reboot, Mickey D's Shading Chick-Fill-A, is Bruno Brunal racist, and who has more registered voters Dems or GOP? Happy Friday and enjoy the show!
 
Links!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jul 20, 2018
In a response to last week's Ask Minority Korner Any thing filled episode, James takes us into a deep dive into what is currently going on with the Lesbian bar scene and the future ahead. Nnekay scored a great interview with Amber Kemp- Gerstel a contestant on the new NBC competition show- Making It. The two talk crafts and how to make it big with your passions. But before we get to the korners, the wonder twins discuss the new movie Sorry To Bother You, Westworld, Luke Cage, and ScarJo and her movie role choices. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JePugX1YkG4
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEtwBNiw8go

 
 
 
 
https://damasklove.com/ 
 
https://www.nbc.com/making-it?nbc=1
 

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Jul 13, 2018

It's an all Ask Minority Korner Anything episode where we answer questions form YOU the Korner Kids! Is it cultural appropriation for white people to wear dreads? Where are the lesbian bars? How do lesbians meet other lesbians? How do you create a podcast when both co-hosts are on separate coasts (sounds familiar)? Who was Chief Tuskaloosa of the Mississippian? Who is the ultimate Pop Music Queen? Also, James sat down with his Aunt and Uncle discovered his familial connection to slavery and segregation, which was a stones throw away from a few generations and the Wonder Twins delve into a conversation of the importance of knowing your family stories and lineage. 

 

LINKS:

Best LBTQIA+ Dating Apps for Women:

http://www.afterellen.com/people/447093-best-dating-apps-lgbt-women

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Jul 6, 2018
The Wonder Twins are still having summer time fun in the Bay Area! James watched Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom and he has THOUGHTS. Meanwhile Nnekay is reminiscing about how amazing the original Jurassic Park was. Next up is the PBS documentary, Whoes Streets, which follows the intimate lives of those involved in the Ferguson Uprising. This spurs a lively discussion on why Blue Lives Matter is ridiculous and what the true meaning of Black Lives Matters is. In Nnekay's Korner to talks about South Fulton, Georgia's municipal courts and the black women running the show and the impact it has on the community. James decides to enlighten us to the truth of Black Folks and the Fourth of July, you betta get ready to Tu La Lu, and find out why black people we so excited to celebrate in the south. 
 
Links!
 
 
http://www.whosestreets.com/
 
 

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Jun 29, 2018

We're closing out Pride Month with a bang! But first James' is still in the Bay and the wonder twins talk about his performance as Manity Kane during Pride Weekend. They also talk about the Pride parade and if it's ok to have so many tech companies represented. James watched Love, Simon over the weekend and needs to discuss! In the Korners, James gets you ready for summer vacay with LGBTQA Travel Tips and blogs to follow for the ultimate queer vacation in the US and international. Nnekay hooks you up with a list of current LGBTQA YA novels to get your beach reading on and possibly teen gifting ideas. Omg! Amandla Stenberg came out! And boy does she have a classy way of saying it. Happy Pride ya'll and enjoy the summer :)

Links!
 

http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/38-best-lgbtq-ya-novels.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/queer-women-travel-sites-to-inspire-your-perfect-vacation_us_58fbc217e4b0f02c3870eb03

https://blog.tortugabackpacks.com/gay-travel-europe/

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/lgbt-travel/trans-friendly-travel

https://www.orbitz.com/blog/2016/07/25-queer-vacations-must-take-die/

 

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Jun 22, 2018
James is BACK in the BAY! But sadly the duo aren't in the same room, yet- but that's coming! James had his West Coast debut as a comedian at a cat themed stand up show. The wonder twins talk art history and the majesty of Beyonce and Jay-Z aka The Carters and their new album and the visual richness of the video for Apeshit. Nnekay went to Janelle Monae and has lost all of her damn edges due to the sheer amazingness black female empowerment. The night before James went to Kathy Griffin at the same venue!!! He talks abut her fight against the Trump Administration. In the Korners, Nnekay talks about Romans 13 the bible verse that has been use to give legitimacy to many horrific events in world history- including most recently Jeff Sessions' use of it to plead the case for separating undocumented families. James talks about California's dirty past of trying but (thankfully) failing to ban black people from living in the state. 
 
Links!
 
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-you-can-fight-family-separation-at-the-border.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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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
 

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