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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)

Feb 15, 2019

This week on Minority Korner, for our first guest cohost filling in for our neighborhood librarian as she’s on maternity leave, we have the very hilarious New York based comedian Glory Mora and we have so much to talk about we dive into Cancel Culture, the right way to apologize for some past social media shit one shouldn’t have said, Glory catches me up on the drama on the Braxton family values, and why do we watch rich people fucking up their lives on TV? I watched Netflix’s Siempre Bruja which should be a win dealing with a witch in colonial slave time Columbia, but it is a misstep, and Glory is right at home as we go into tangent city. In the main events I am giving you the low down on 2 Black folks you probably haven’t heard about and that should become movies asap! One was a bad ass stagecoach driver, and the other an escaped pirate slave- and Glory will finish out the episode giving you the insight about the divine 9- the Black Fraternity and Sorority’s and some prominent members that hail from her very own sorority Zeta Phi Beta- and along the way Glory will be fact checking and letting us know everyone’s star sign! Also I give Glory some advice: don't ever let Baby Face manage your music career. 

Stage Coach Mary

https://www.history.com/news/meet-stagecoach-mary-the-daring-black-pioneer-who-protected-wild-west-stagecoaches

Escaped Pirate Slave Robert Smalls

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/which-slave-sailed-himself-to-freedom/

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Feb 8, 2019
Hello Hello! This week we're kicking off February with some stories about white people being ridiculous... ahem Liam Neeson and his racist predatory past, and Governor Ralph Northam and his Blackface confessions. What is going on?! Gwyneth Paltrow is looking at a lawsuit by barreling down the mountain while skiing and taking out an old man, and James has two tickets to the next Fyre Festivalllllll! Is Nnekay going to take him up on that offer? In the Korners, Nnekay is bringing you another fab book list, this time covering Children's books with Native American and Indigenous Female leads! James will be revisiting the football protest in honor of Janet Jackson appreciation day aka the Superbowl. We end the show with an important announcement, so stick till the end!
 
Links!
 
https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10365&fbclid=IwAR33AVp4J4n0cXAriIdIBoJf9-dEFTUvFStBCt7WQy1o9G6CZJzYjYzN4xg  
 
Feb 1, 2019
Did Miss Mary Mack die in that nursery rhyme? Or did James have a dark upbringing? Nnekay investigates! Before we get to the korners we''re talking Stacey Abram giving the response to the State of the Union representing the Democratic Party and what that means for the future of the party. Tessa Thompson is vowing to work for more female directors, and we dig in to a little Celebrity Big Brother and their complicated ass rules. James is leading this episode with a Korner called his State of the Que-Union... see what he did there? He's breaking down the state of affairs for the LGBTQ+ community, including the horrific racism and homophobia that Jussie Smollett endured in Chicago, plus Queer superheroes on the TV screen, will we have our first out gay Presidential contender? What is this new scientific finding, and California law around HIV that is potentially going to change the landscape for those living with the virus? 
 

LINKS:

Jussie Smollet

https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/jussie-smollett-reportedly-hospitalized-in-chicago-foll-1832158963

Black Lightening

https://www.afterellen.com/general-news/568929-thunder-first-black-lesbian-superhero-inspires-us-to-be-bold-interview


Gay President Pete Buttigieg?

https://www.queerty.com/fg-perv-president-homophobes-already-coming-openly-gay-2020-candidate-pete-buttigieg-20190124


GAY BARS

https://www.queerty.com/no-gay-hook-apps-arent-killing-gay-bars-actually-far-complicated-20190127

HIV LAWS CHANGING IN CA

https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-downgrades-from-felony-to-1507331544-htmlstory.html?fbclid=IwAR2YclIypBMKnfDHXGtsqfKxqjdrW0p-POrDiN-BiLfeulKJBgTuMyvxonw


US GOVERNMENT DECLARES HIV UNTRANSMITTABLE IN UNDETECTABLE FOLKS

https://www.queerty.com/niaid-joins-300-worldwide-health-agencies-say-hiv-untransmittable-undetectable-levels-20190111

https://www.queerty.com/5-reasons-hiv-undetectable-must-now-mean-uninfectious-20161220


Greta Garbo- Original Celesbian

https://www.afterellen.com/movies/469931-greta-garbo-original-celesbian

 

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Jan 25, 2019
Nnekay and James are a splashing around in the giggle pool reminiscing about Nnekay's wild weekend- first a guest spot on the live taping of Judge John Hodgeman at the legendary Castro Theater! Then a baby shower for what James' dubs The Bay Area's Baby! James managed to help plan the shower from across the country because that's what friends are for (Thanks Dionne). Next Up- We got a little incident of trolling going on James' facebook page, mostly surrounding Kamala Harris and her Presidential Bid... by you guessed it- Nnekay. The wonder twins break down what happened and how we got to that point. In the Korners- Nnekay talks about Black People in horror movies. Some good, some bad, some are Candyman. James then helps us all with some tips on how to survive and THRIVE this next Election Cycle of 2020. We also talk Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.vulture.com/article/horror-films-starring-people-of-color.html  
Jan 18, 2019

Get ready for some hot winter hot topics! First up the wonder twins react to the the live action remake of Aladdin. James has the inside scoop because he's in the "industry", and is upset, but not because of the reason you think. From there the twins easily go on a Robyn Williams tangent, which brings up the question of just why is Sally Field triggering for James? Will Nnekay entreat us with some live music? James gives his hand at ASMR, could this be a new career for him?  Which actor dominated the box office last year? The sailor gay kiss around the world has conservatives in a TWIST! Do blue characters on kids shows tend to connotate blackness? Did Marvel try to push Iceman back into the closet??? Nnekay has a spoiler free review of Aquaman- it's ridiculous. James watched John Cho's suspense thriller Searching- and it's so good, you've never seen anything like it! Then for the main event we breakdown Gabrielle Union's "Breaking In". We watched it, so you don't have to! The New year, new us continues!

LINKS: 

https://www.themarysue.com/iceman-was-almost-put-back-into-the-closet-by-marvel/

http://www.newnownext.com/us-navy-gay-sailors-homecoming-kiss-jacksonville-florida/12/2018/?xrs=share_copy_email

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Jan 11, 2019
Starting this new year off fresh after a little break! We give some shout outs to some other great black hosted podcasts. What is this decade called? Is it the Teens? With a quick detour into Dreamgirls. James gives us some BTS aka behind the scenes to his cameo on CBS Access' show Tell Me A Story. Nnekay breaks into some rare environmental successes not to have us rest on our laurels, but to motivate us to keep going to save our planet. James wants to celebrate and highlight the Kwanza day: Nia- by highlighting and creating goals for the new year. Using some of the things he learned from the Tony Robins Conference- James breaks down some tactics on how move forward in 2019 with goals set and ready to kick ass!
 
Links!
 
https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-rare-environmental-victories-of-2018-1830780065  
 
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