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Minority Korner

Stop on by Minority Korner, a new podcast, every Friday. We'll visit neighnborhood Korners like: good ol race korner, the gender fun korner, sexy ass LGBTQIIALMNOP (there's a lot of letters there) korner, pop culture korner, politics korner, nostalgia korner, all from the lens of these two crazy minorities. Learn. Laugh. Play... like Blue's Clues! Only... more Black, Queer, and Lady Like!
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Stop on by Minority Korner, a new podcast, every Friday. We'll visit neighborhood korners like: good ol race korner, the gender fun korner, sexy ass LGBTQIIALMNOP (there's a lot of letters there) korner, pop culture korner, politics korner, nostalgia korner, all from the lens of these two crazy minorities. Learn. Laugh. Play... like Blue's Clues! Only... more Black, Queer, and Lady Like!

Oct 6, 2017
Nnekay and James are back giggling in the korners. Trying to figure out how to set the record straight? No. Setting the record right? No. Setting the record on the appropriate course. Yes. They are here to discuss as what Marvin Gaye and James say, "What is going on?" They discuss horrible incident that happened in Las Vegas, what we can do about it, and how this keeps happening to America by Americans. The semantics of the media... who is called a lone wolf, a thug, a terrorist? In Nnekay's Korner, she is talking about two stories about two good things moving in the right direction, Harvard students protesting Betsy DeVos, and how Black Lives Matters cannot be sued. To round out her korner, Nnekay talks about way that we can take care of ourselves when the world looks bleak. James taking a trip to Latin America for Latinx History month, which is from September 15th- October 15th. In his korner he is taking a page from Anderson Cooper's book and doing and expose on what is going on in Venezuela. How Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela is changing the country since Hugo Chavez, and has just been declared (by the US) a dictatorship. How are the people of Venezuela are rebelling and creating their own narrative. This is your last change to enter our 100 Minority Korner review sweepstakes! We're taking a little bit of a break (two weeks) and will be back with our 100th episode!!!! Enjoy the week and thanks for listening!!!!!!
 
 
twitter: @minoritykorner
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/minority.korner/
 
Links!
 
http://www.colorlines.com/articles/4-self-care-resources-days-when-world-terrible
 
 
 
https://everytown.org/
 
Puerto Rico
 
https://front.moveon.org/
 
hispanicfederation.org
Sep 29, 2017

Synchronize your watches because it's time... to give a fuck! We weigh in on the NFL Boycott and make an attempt to see both sides. James kicks it off (see what we did there) looking at two articles from the Root on opposite sides of the conversation. We'll catch you up on the man that started it all, Colin Kapernick, and theorize the real reason he's not getting picked by a team, why the NBA isn't having this same problem supporting it's players in their peaceful protests, and just what you can do to get involved! If you haven't participated in any #resist/#persist movements this year: now's the time! Nnekay continues the conversation examining the history of our National Anthem that we hear are sports games all the time, along with it's author. It might not surprise you that it comes from racist roots, and Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner... was a white supremacist. Also did you know about the missing 3rd stanza? What got his beef started with Black folks, turning him into a past day Taylor Swift? But FIRST! James is back to the Estados Unidos, and is back to his Carmen San Diego tricks again. Jetsetting to Portland for a Marvel THWIP Shoot in Portland, James has something he'd like to discuss in regards to this "liberal" town. Also legendary Voodoo Donuts... we need to talk. Life After Hate is an organization that needs your dollas! It was started by former white supremacist in Portland, working to end the irradiation of the KKK... See why we need to talk about Portland? Most importantly we need to talk about our friend... Ms. Jackson- cause we at nasty (definitely living up to our EXPLICIT in this episode). James has some inside scoop on why she's crying on stage, after her divorce, and what really happened in the marriage... ALLEGEDLY (for legal reasons). Also, Nnekay has tips about the power of a Manj wig. Ever on an airplane and not sure what to watch? James has been on so many planes he's got your airplane movie reviews! Rough Night Out, Baywatch, Alien:Covenant, The Mummy, Unbreakable, which one's to watch and which to.. skip! Stick around to the end to hear James' bombshell announcement! 

DONATE TO LIFE AFTER HATE: 

https://www.lifeafterhate.org/donate

 

NFL BOYCOTT:

Articles by Stephen Crockett@ The Root:

Black Men Still Watching the NFL Are Running Out of Excuses

If You're a Black Man Watching the NFL Here's What I Know About You

Jason Johnson @ The Root: 

A Black Person's Guide to Happily Watching the NFL

More Articles: 

http://www.theroot.com/colin-kaepernicks-nfl-jersey-is-still-doing-well-even-1818663929

https://www.themarysue.com/trump-kaepernick-curry-racism/

 

National Anthem

http://www.theroot.com/star-spangled-bigotry-the-hidden-racist-history-of-the-1790855893

https://www.theglobalist.com/francis-scott-key-and-the-slavery-question/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/wheres-debate-francis-scott-keys-slave-holding-legacy-180959550/

 

Sep 21, 2017

Hola! We are coming to you from around the globe, as James is in Espana and being unapologetically Black overseas, while spreading the gospel about racism in America like a Paul Revere. James is also working like a bastard, why do they work so hard, training for the Avengers 10K, accidentally joining separatist protests, and making a crazy film that may bring in the Spanish new wave of film making. Meanwhile back in the states, Nnekay has fallen in love with a new dog, and her bitch Zelda might not be having it. Also, maybe British Black actors leading American biopics might not be such a bad idea in terms of overseas appeal, aka John Boyega in Detroit, has found a home in Espana. Then we go to the main event: Writer/Comedian (not Comedienne) Janine Brito! We discuss the haunted Poconos Manner, getting lost in the forest, what to do when your family voted for Trump, why you should turn off Reality TV and do something, what's it like to be a lesbian comedian in LA, and create an idea for embroidered pillows on the go! Also someone please call James' mother, and tell her that he is safe in Europe. All this and more! 

Sep 14, 2017

The Wonder Twins of Podcasting are starting off with a bang, pitching a new movie... The Emperess' New Wig! Coming soon to a theater near you! They also have a little trip down memory land to the 2000s. Nnekay also discusses her underwear choices... and James extols the beauty of jock straps. Nnekay talks about the her turn as the cheesiest audience member for Yan Can Cook. Also Whoops! We made a mistake Ed Skerin was the bad guy in Deadpol. James talks about meeting the legend...Dolores Huerta who might be side eyeing us. WHAT? In Nnekay's Korner she covers some of the ways that you can contribute still to Houston. This was recorded before Irma hit, so be sure to listen to the top of the show where we cover how you can help with Irma relief as well. Links are included in these show notes. Help is needed further than just the first few weeks. In James' Korner we got the return of Quizlet Korner! Some of the topics he covers: Harriet Tubman and the 20 dolla bill, Star Wars and Asian Stars, Todrick Hall, KKK, The Democratic Party, and Bisexual Discrimination. We are still aiming for that goal for 100 reviews by our 100th episode for the Minority Korner Give away! So please write those reviews!!!!

Links!

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/8-ways-help-people-color-recover-hurricane-irma

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/how-donate-money-and-other-aid-communities-color-houston

 

Sep 8, 2017
James is back from the Poconos, making Pizza Delivery guys high kick for a tip and Nnekay is MELTING and shouting from the roof tops that climate change is here and showing it's ugly lil head. Just like Nnekay did in MaxFunCon West, James had a BLAST at MaxFunCon East!!! There he met comedian Cristela Alonzo, and also comedian Janine Brito. He taught people to P.E.E- provoke, enlighten, and entertain and of course... started a Conga Line. James leaves us with some amazing tips from Chenjerai Kumanyika (@catchatweetdown) who spoke at Max Fun Con. In James' Korner he is celebrating Labor Day by talking about and honors the POCs who are normally not recognized all that they do for this holiday. In Nnekay's Korner, she is going over what the DACA Program is, how Trump and Sessions are repealing it, and what people who benefited from this program can do and know what their rights are. We are still gearing up for our 100th episode which means, we're aiming to reach 100 reviews for the drawing for our Minority Korner Care Package, so please keep the reviews coming to be entered into the running!
 
Links!
 

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/349095-trump-to-end-daca-with-6-month-delay-report

http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/irli-daca-recipients-rights/

 
Sep 1, 2017

Can Auntie Maxine save us from that BW (basic woman) Taylor Swift and her latest display of white lady privilege? Also, Auntie Maxine... can we say that? ABC's Dinosaurs may have been the cause of Nnekay's irrational fear of comets. Speaking of Nnekay, she has some tips for back to school college activist and how everyone can get involved and find the inner feminist! James is going to help you become a "Purposeful Millionaire"... not this James... James Nowlin, but our James will report on a few of his favorite tips from James Nowlin's new book to empower you to make them dollah's and reach your full potential! And the Library is open prepare to get read Taylor Swift, Tinay Fey, Toddrick Hall, fidget spinners, and Pink! Plus how you can get involved in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and more!

 

Get James Nowlin's Book The Purposeful Millionaire

http://jamesnowlin.com/

Help Out With Hurricane Harvey Relief 

Aug 25, 2017

We have been waiting to release this special interview with film maker Brian Benson for months, because we are crazy... about ACTIVISM! And with his new film 'Dolores' about Dolores Huerta coming to theaters September 1st, we finally can! Brian Benson (AKA SF legend drag persona Cousin Wonderlette) is behind hit films such as 'La Mission' with Benjamin Bratt, 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' with Kirsten Wiig and Alexander Alexander SkarsgÄrd. Brian sits down with James while he's on a world wind tour, to talk about the activist, rebel, revolutionary, and mother herself Dolores Huerta, and the journey to get the film made and it's relevance. It's a tale as old as time involving immigration rights, racism, sexism, and more! Where's here statues across America? Speaking of statues, we weigh in on Charlottesville: white people come get your people. Plus find out how Brie Larson, AKA Captain Marvel, is defending our galaxy on the big screen and in real life. Who are all the bi celebrities coming out of the woodwork, and just how do you pronounce Halle Berry? And find out how you can enter to win a Minority Korner prize pack in honor of upcoming 100th episode!!! Get ready to get inspired!!

 

Check out a 'Dolores' screening in your city: 

Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves

 

Aug 18, 2017

Nnekay is still here, she's still in New York! James is showing her the sights! World Trade Center Monument, The High Line, The Stonewall Inn, a... bone... mall? Also James is excited to share his mutant power, which might not get him accepted into Professor X's institute. Did you know Madonna dated Tupac? The wonder twins discuss. Did you know that DeMario Jackson (from Bachelor in Paradise) asked Britney Spears out? James got to experience the fabulous Phylicia Rashad... sleep for most of the play? In James's Korner, we're discussing a tough topic (Trigger Warning). With the recent suicide of Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, James dives into one of the causes he was incredibly vocal about: Child Molestation. James breaks down some of the statistics from the website Darkness to Light, to squash a lot of the misconceptions that are spread. Also, James shares some tactics on how to protect those children that surround us. Next up! We try something new with a Super Soul Sunday. With all the intense conversations and whirlwind recording, we take a page from Oprah's book and discuss self worth, shared histories, race, and gentrification.

Links!

https://www.d2l.org/

Aug 11, 2017
Nnekay is in NEW YORK!!! Any every street is her runway! Once Nnekay got off her jalopy of a plane (after being tortured by children and Tom Ford), James has shown her THE. TOWN. But before we get to that, we cover how the American AssClown sent out tweets banning the trans community from the military, Nnekay and James discuss. In Nnekay's Korner, she gives us the direct opposite of Dunkirk, and examines how American Black GIs were treated  and existed in the UK during WWII. The results might be SURPRISING. In James' Korner he starts an open conversation regarding the proposed new HBO show, Confederates. What in the hell are Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss THINKING by making a show imagining a world where the South succeeded in secession. Closing out the show, Nnekay and James discuss the new movie obsession- KIDNAP starring our Hollywood QUEEN Halle Berry. You know they're gonna break down that trailer.

 

 

Links!

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/12035018/Revealed-How-Britons-welcomed-black-soldiers-during-WWII-and-fought-alongside-them-against-racist-GIs.html

 

Aug 4, 2017

The Wonder Twins of Podcasting have transformed into Amelia & Badelia, and one of them... we'll say Badelia (James) explains the entire plot of Beauty & The Beast- the live action version to Nnekay... or rather Amelia (no spoilers because it's pretty much the same as the animated version- but James- we mean Badelia is in to it)! Let's go over the chronological timeline of Lil Kim's face. What happened? She was so cute! We must talk about A Wrinkle in Time and how amazeballs it's going to be! Speaking of Amazing things: Spider-Man! But not The Amazing Spider-Man with angst Andrew Garfield (who Badelia ((James) was a big a fan of)) but Spider-Man Homecoming is swinging into our hearts (see what we did there)? James/Badelia continues the exploration of Queen Califia and the California Blacks from last episode. If they did exist, what happened, and where did they go? If you got a kid in your life Amelia (AKA Nnekay) has just the thing for their summer reading with another booklisticle: Social Justice & Activism Books for the younger folks. Yay!

 

Jul 28, 2017

Were you down with Ewoks? One of the Wonder Twins of Podcasting confesses their love, while the other demands reparations! Don't quite consider yourself a Millennial or apart of Generation X?! Good news theirs a made up sub-sect to make yourself feel better: Xennial. Nnekay breaks down why theirs a lack of women, and specifically women of color in the field of Astronomy and fingers seem to point towards: sexual harassment. Come on Physicist! Keep it together! James is going to blow your mind with the untold story of Queen Califia. Who was this African Queen of California? Was she a myth? Or were here and many Blacks before her living in the New Lands of the Americas long before white European settlers? The answer... might surprise you... or maybe not if your'e listening to this podcast. All this and more on this EPIC episode of Minority Korner! 

Jul 21, 2017

Summer Skool is in session! But not Jeff Sessions- fuck that guy! The Wonder Twins of Podcasting are still talking about the 4th of July, and try to come up with the lyrics of Stars and Stripes for Ever. Get ready to learn about the game that is changing dominoes forever: Hollywood Dominos! And what happened when James had a showdown with his Aunties at 4th of July: a star was born! .. again. Nnekay weighs in about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. And it's Nnekay vs. James in the debate about Bidet's... we've been waiting for this! It is the Minority Korner Summer Skool Spectacular Session Quizlet! We hope Nnekay studied: What city is home to the largest Book Fair in the U.S.?  Hint it's a place you might want to book for your summer travels- it's a hot place to be LGBT! Are frosted tips making a comeback? Is the gay leather scene dead? Who prefers their mens hairy or hairless, Ladies, or Gays? Iggy Azealia & Azealia Banks united together?  Did Britney bring peace to the Middle East? Is there a bias against young Black girls? Did Maxine Waters takes down HUD? Is Florida still sadly "standing their ground"? Find out! And then Nnekay walks us through Medicare, how it applies to health care debate, how it relates to race and gender, and what we can do to protect it. Also Jay-Z's 4:44! It's time to get crazy! 

 

 

Jul 14, 2017

The Wonder Twins of Podcast break down the late nineties teen group Cleopatra. James has had a an epiphany that he's a Dinah Lohan, just supporting and boosting (and sharing) the talent and success. Nnekay has a glamour tryst in gold country, and discovers a little thing called pretty privilege as introduced by Janet Mock. Get ready to clutch your pearls because James might not be familiar with a Super Star from RuPaul's Drag Race. In Nnekay's Korner, she covers how Climate Change and Race are connected through a study that was conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley and Princeton. As the temperature rises, so does the divide the wealth. In James' Korner, he is here to give an audio pamphlet for straight guys navigating gay bars. He knows they're coming, might as well give them some guidelines so everyone can have a fun time and let gay bars remain a space space for who they were created for. 

 

Links!

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/study-3-ways-climate-change-will-have-unequal-economic-impacts-across-us

 
http://www.colorlines.com/articles/black-and-latina-moms-are-most-concerned-climate-change
Jun 30, 2017

James's birthday came and went and for our two year anniversary of the podcast we updated our photos!!! The wonder twins give a tutorial on how to do a proper jump photo, watch out Tyra! Even though we don't mention Michael Jordan, we try to talk sports by talking about sports superstars. James breaks down the HBO movie, The Life of Henrietta Lacks- his everlasting love of Rose Byrne and mediocre appreciation for Oprah. James is confused, mystified, and interested by all the happenings with Bachelor in Paradise. Little known fact, Nnekay is apart of Bachelor Nation- so she is ready to school James on all the haps. In James' Korner, he breaks down the statistics and percentages of drug use and alcohol consumption in the LGBTQ community. Which might come as a surprise to you as it did to Nnekay. In addition to the stats, James gives tips on how to party safely and have fun without tragedy. In Nnekay's Korner, to celebrate the 45th birthday of Title IX, Nnekay references a feministing.com article to elaborate on what Title IX is and the many aspects and people it protects in our school system. Also... what's up with poodles?

 

Links!

 

http://feministing.com/2017/06/24/its-title-ixs-45th-birthday/

Jun 23, 2017

It is our 2nd year anniversary and boy do we have some presents for you! First up is it hot, or is it just these hot, hot, HAWT Topics! So much to discuss that we haven't had a change to! James Comey- let's hold up before we give this man that ruined the election a parade. The Cosby Ms. Trial- Oye Vey what is up with jury's AND the Philando Castile trial??? Meanwhile another trigger happy cop shot and killed a pregnant Black woman. Elizabeth Banks demonstrates the case for more white feminism, along with Sofia Coppola's latest film that forgets Slavery was a thing back in the confederacy. Beyonce had twins! Phew! Over in the Korner's Nnekay pricks up her feud with JuneTeenth but flips and reverses it, with this way you can truly reclaim this holiday, and some land, as we Black folks still await our 40 acres and a mule. James tackles the controversy of a new Pride flag that was revealed and gives you the history of the flag, along with his two cents. I mean you know him, he's going to give you at least 5 cents. Plus! Queen Sugar has got James WOKE to the Farmer's struggle! Join us for our 2 year anniversary extravaganza!!!

 

 

HISTORY OF PRIDE FLAG

http://www.sftravel.com/article/brief-history-rainbow-flag

https://unicornbooty.com/phillys-pride-flag-black-brown/

 

JUNETEENTH

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/movement-black-lives-reclaim-black-spaces-juneteenth

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/

Jun 16, 2017

Nnekay has returned home from summer camp aka MaxFun Con, and James being the Dinah Lohan mother that he is, couldn't be happier to have his baby gurl back home.  Nnekay returns home with tales of her adventure of twirling, teaching folks how to side eye through being research warriors, and found out what a Bo Jangle's is. The Wonder Twins of Podcasting unpack the EPIC Black Panther Trailer, and combat the criticism by some (racists) that it's too "militant". Also are the rumors true started in this very episode about Angela Davis being in the Black Panthers movie? Find out! Continuing our celebration of Pride, and in honor of remembering the Pulse Massacre and their victims, James gives props to 10 LatinX LGBT folk who slay all day, everyday! Move over Ms. Frizzle, because Ms. Sizzle (Nnekay) has gotten hold of the magic school bus and she is taking us on a world wind tower visiting some Feminist Monuments! Also James let's Katy Perry have it! Swish swish- bish! 

 

LATINX WHO SLAY:

http://www.latinoglbthistory.org/lgbtq-latino-timeline

http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/2015/9/28/13-lgbt-latinos-changing-world

http://www.latina.com/entertainment/buzz/lgbt-latino-stars-celebrities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/04/lgbt-latino-activists_n_1569277.html

 

FEMINIST MONUMENTS:

http://weburbanist.com/2008/06/13/12-monuments-dedicated-to-women/

https://www.cheapflights.com/news/top-10-monuments-to-women-leaders/

https://www.curbed.com/2016/4/12/11413612/national-monument-feminist-history-obama

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/04/women-equality-national-monument/477828/

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/proudest-feminist-monument/BestOf?oid=1167156 

http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/women-s-history-month-nyc-monuments-and-memorials-dedicated-to-women-1.10067879

https://www.bustle.com/articles/140423-how-to-take-a-self-guided-historical-feminist-tour-of-upstate-new-york

Jun 9, 2017
There is a meeting in the ladies room, and by ladies room we mean the Bay Area! That's right James is back in the SF Bay Area and our wonder twins are REUNITED!!!! James has come back to the booming trend of La Croix and needs some explanation from Nnekay. We also get to hear about James' flight which involves espionage, implicit bias, dubious toys, and some deep soul searching. We also get into The whole Kathy Griffin vs. Trump controversy. Too good? Too Far? Or Who Cares?! In Nnekay's Korner, she covers the untold story of the Tulsa Race Riot or how she likes to calls it "The Greenwood Massacre" the 1921 historic event which was covered up for decades. James uses his Korner to cover the facts, origin, history, and importance of the AIDS Quilt. Making sure that its purpose, art, and beauty get recognized for years to come and respected by those who may not have experienced it. We also have another Minority Korner Movie Review!!! This time we cover the insanity that is CATWOMAN. A year before Batman Begins came out we had Halle Berry strutting her stuff in the most ridiculous leather outfit ever to grace a superhero. Was this a knockoff of a superhero movie? Did Sharon Stone really have a stone face? Was Halle Berry robbed of an oscar?! All this an more in this week's episode!
 
Links!
 
 

 

Jun 2, 2017

James got that 'milk gift" and he is #blessed, he also narrowly escaped joining a cult. Thank goodness a certain body part saved him. After escaping the cult, Nnekay and James talk about Neil Degrasse Tyson and the universe, which initially freaks Nnekay out- but with Degrasse Tyson and his show, Cosmos' help the universe can be accessible and even... magical? In Nnekay's korner she tells of life and times of Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American artist who radically influenced the Disney classic, Bambi- but his journey to America and the story of his survival might be even more fascinating. Remember the "It Gets Better" Campaign? In James' korner he is seeing if there has been any change in the 7 years since it was first launched. James uncovers some currents facts about LGBT youth, analyses some recent articles that say that the campaign didn't work, and ultimately gives some tips on how to work through those moments in life when things seem bleak. We also have an Ask Minority Korner Anything!!!! This time from Eboni S. and relationships and vegetarians. We also cover such topics as: the wigs of scandal and just fake hairs in general, recommendation for Hasan Minhaj Netflix special Homecoming King and the book This Is What A Librarian Looks Like, which features one of your favorite Wonder Twins of Podcasting. 

Links!

http://fusion.kinja.com/the-forgotten-chinese-american-artist-behind-a-disney-a-1795380547
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/movies/tyrus-wong-dies-bambi-disney.html
May 26, 2017

We are going to bring TWO kinds of Nasty this week, as the Nasty Train Express takes off...choo choo! Nnekay finally saw 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and James has a question he's been burning to ask her- don't worry no spoilers, but was the portrayal of Mantis kind of offensive?  Also Nnekay gives us her takeaways from the hit Netflix series 'Masters of None', while James goes off on a tangent about 'Passions'.  As promised (from two weeks ago) James finishes the second part of his investigation into immigration, this time focusing on Asian immigration which led him to connect the dots to the myth about the "Model Minority". In Nnekay's Korner she is going to sprinkle some pop culture with her facts as she looks at "The Handmaiden's Tale", are the laws in this fantasy already a reality? Plus in Quizlet Korner: Does Mike Pence want to have sex with horses? Is Johnny Depp a champion for women? Why is there ANOTHER movie based on a ride, now in it's 5th installment? All this and more as we get... NASTY from all the angles! 

 Links!

https://io9.gizmodo.com/10-real-laws-straight-out-of-the-handmaids-tale-1794887451?utm_source=nar.al&utm_medium=urlshortener&utm_campaign=FB

 

May 19, 2017

"Awww sookie sookie," now we kick things off with an impromptu Quizlet Korner! Who made that phrase a house hold catch phrase in the 90's (and now looking back it is probably appropriated from Japan. James has a confession to make to Nnekay and you the audience... he watched 'Big Little Lies', but why does he feel so guilty about it? Possibly because it's just a bunch of rich white ladies, depressed, and staring into the ocean. Well we came here for Zoe Kravitz, and stayed for Nicole Kidman who turned it out! 'Masters of None' has reached perfection this season, and why are you still not watching 'Dear White People' yet? Nnekay delivers in an expose about the Tuskegee Study (not to be confused with Tuskegee Airmen of WWII) which was a true fucked up American Horror Story in it's treatment of Black men. Inspired by a recent trip, and conversion to the Yankee's, James takes a peak behind the jockstrap of Major League American Sports: a billion dollar industry. Which sports make what? How much do professional male athletes make compared to females? Why don't folks watch the WNBA? How much do cheerleaders make? What's the racial breakdown? LGBT Athletes? Does testosterone levels increase when your team wins? Why do we say "we" won, or "they" lost? Plus we take a look at the PWR BTTM controversy, and as we say: you gotta side eye your heroes. Also... did you see Drake get upstaged at his cousins prom?

Tuskegee Study History and current status

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/nearly-85-years-later-tuskegee-studys-descendants-still-seek-justice

http://tuskegeebioethics.org/about/voices-for-our-fathers-legacy-foundation/

http://www.tuskegeecenter.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm

Let's Talk About Sports Mahn: 

http://www.sportsnetworker.com/2012/02/15/the-psychology-of-sports-fans-what-makes-them-so-crazy/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/sports-stars-out-and-about/ss-BBwLVRJ

http://www.totalsportek.com/news/nfl-cheerleader-salaries-2015/
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/sports/basketball/after-two-decades-wnba-still-struggling-for-relevance.html
 
http://ctbythenumbers.info/2013/10/10/wnba-leads-major-sports-gender-racial-diversity-baseball-mirrors-society-best/
 
http://www.diversityinc.com/news/measure-diversity-one-u-s-pro-sport-meets/
 
http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-mlb-nba-nhl-average-sports-salaries-2016-11
May 12, 2017

Nnekay and James dabble in the reality tv arts by saving many of their weekly conversations for on air. This week, James sent Nnekay little tid bits about his exciting, action packed, and glamours week. Tired of #winelife and #craftlife Nnekay was desperate to hear. James adventures might have included and not limited by Debra Messing, Brooke Shields, bowling, and laser tag. James also teases his up coming interview with Brian Benson (aka Cousin Wonderlette) and his up coming documentary on Dolores Huerta- keep an ear our for an August debut. Nnekay is also briefly upset about the lack of diversity in the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer. In James' Korner, we're talking about the Bracero Program- started in 1942, it was a program to get labor from Mexico to come to America and work to help fill the deficit left by the war. By covering this program, James helps to clarify the continued trend America has by inviting Mexicans to America for labor then turning around and deporting them. This happened during the 1900s, the braceros program, and again today. How can we stop this cycle of xenophobia? In Nnekay's Korner, she is inspired by The amazing Lady Pirate Cheng I Sao, who in the 1800s lead a fleet larger than the Chinese Navy and was one of the most successful pirates ever to exist. So taking Cheng I Sao's cue, Nnekay decides to state some facts about the current position of women in leadership. It might be shocking, but basically it ain't good. We inspire those around us to seek higher positions of power and to support all the Baby Lady Bosses we know. In Quizlet Korner, James decides to bring it back with R&B Pop Princesses! Can Nnekay name that tune?

Links!

https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/immigration/mexican8.html

 

http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/mexicanamericansandworldwarii.pdf


http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-72

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/616/i-am-not-a-pirate?act=2

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Shih


http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/03/17/the-data-on-women-leaders/

May 5, 2017

The moment has finally arrived.... Did Nnekay meet Solange?!?!?! Nnekay breaks down her fabulous night at SFMOMA and how she may or may not have acted like a big ole trash bag... one might say a Trasharella? James also had a glamour night at a very exclusive Marvel private showing! James also talks about his newest obsession: Dear White People (the television show on Netflix). He HIGHLY recommends it! The jury is still out when it comes to Handmaiden's Tale on Hulu- we'll follow that up next week. We also want to congratulate our past guest, Ashley Nicole Black and her show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Samantha Bee hosted Not the White House Correspondence Dinner and it was a HIT. Also keep an eye out for Franchesca Ramsey's new talk show headed for Comedy Central (not VH1 like Nnekay said). Heading into our Korners, Nnekay talks about the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribe of Southern Nevada who fought against a toxic Coal Plant, which was poisoning their land and their people. It's a successful story about grassroots efforts, looking for the right resources, and never giving up in the face of adversary. In James' Korner, he covers the life and times of Sarah Baartman, an South African woman who was stolen, displayed, and exploited even in death. James was inspired the play Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks (which is currently running NYC). The story of Ms. Baartman may enlighten you to the perception of the black female body and it's objectification which still lasts to this day. We dabble a little into the Korner Kids Playground and talk about some of the amazing things happening there (join the fb group). Also we get into how Nnekay does not like birds, James doesn't like racoons, and how Nnekay may or may not have a trash chariot pulled by Racoons. ENJOOOOOOY!

Links!

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/how-one-small-tribe-beat-coal-and-built-solar-plant

 

Apr 28, 2017

James has quite the surprise to jump start the show, what celebrity is he now one degree of separation away from? Find out! But first: several tangents! In this fairy tale themed episode JamKay break down the TRUTH behind some of these fairytales, what was really going on with this misunderstood, diabetic witch who lived in the woods before the entitled Hansel & Gretel showed up at her door? And don't even get us started on that Goldilocks... too late! Nnekay is going to a fancy event at the MOMA in San Francisco, will she meet Solange? Perhaps with some Oprah like coaching from James and his visualization techniques, and some throwing of elbows from Nnekay- she just might have a chance! As teased from last week James delivers as we explore the history of the Pink Triangle, which takes us to Nazi Germany, and the treatment of homosexuals. Could this happen again? Is it? We also look at the power and influence of queer culture as evidenced in the documentary Paris is Burning. Nnekay has another listicle for you and this time it is even more specific, like a very fine tuned Netflix sub-sub-sub category: Books for Kids featuring Black Protagonists not about Slavery, Sports, or Civil Rights. YES! But this leads into a larger conversation of Black stories in media, from Empire, to Scandal. We have some fan mail to read, thoughts on the Live Action Lion King, and we will bring up Rachel Dolezal for the last time. 

 

http://www.pink-triangle.org/

https://scottwoodsmakeslists.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/28-black-picture-books-that-arent-about-boycotts-buses-or-basketball/

 

Apr 21, 2017

The Gabbening is upon us- only sans Gabrielle Union... she's busy... being Mary Jane.  The breaks have been cut on this episode and it is full speed ahead in a series of Hot Topic issues. What is Chris Brown doing on our beloved show 'Black*ish', and the portrayal of women on the show gets debated.  The 2018 Elections- it's already time to get ready, who are some interesting candidates, and how will gerrymandering effect a congressional shakeup? In tangent city James walks us through his first NYC velvet rope experience (and no we are not talking about the hit late 90's Janet Jackson album).  Do you know what James' favorite disco jam is? You'll find out! We also walk through what all the pop star mascots are. You know about the Bee hive for Beyonce- but what are Ciara's fans called? Toys R' US- are kids still playing with toys? Plus Barry Manilow is gay! 

Links!

http://feministing.com/2017/03/22/record-numbers-of-women-people-of-color-running-for-office-in-los-angeles/

Apr 14, 2017
Welcome to the Boobie Bonanza aka Minority Korner, where James and Nnekay might just have figured out their new tag line? Do you like? James breaks down his trip to Virginia, the expected and the unexpected and came back with a souvenir... a farmer's tan! The duo discusses potentially doing a radio play and from there we get into... James's Korner. James' discusses his ongoing struggles with anxiety and decides to unpack what he's going through and shares some of the tools he's been using to help him cope. He discusses The Anxiety Podcast, Deep Breathing, and Juggling? Using The Artist Way, James has been and encourages listeners to participate in a Reading Deprivation Exercise and general unplugging to reconnect with their bodies. Also don't forget to Play! In Nnekay's Korner, she's been hearing a bunch of negative news especially surrounding black women and black people in unexpected careers including, John Ridley's omission of black women in his most recent miniseries, how ABC almost didn't want to cast a black woman in the lead of Scandal, and the neglect of praise for great black architect Paul Revere Williams. So to combat these stories, Nnekay has decided to introduce the audience to four amazing Black Women Mathematicians. In Quizlet Korner, James' goes completely off the grid and gives Nnekay questions that pertain too but aren't limited too: Plantations, Betsy Devos, Raven Simone, and Scientology. Phew! Enjoy Everyone!!!
 
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