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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)

Jul 19, 2019

Another day another racist comment from The Occupant in the White House. This time he's targeting four amazing Congresswomen. When are the Republicans going to step up?! Does J.Lo know that Africa is a continent? There is an update about the Maternal Mortality Crisis with the app Mahmee. Also a Black Lady 007?! What nonsense is ScarJo spewing now about all the roles she should be able to play? Nnekay is giving you some names of awesome diverse cartoons that feature LGBTQ and POC kids as their leads. James has a Quizlette for you that features: Punisher, Alan Turning, PETA and more!

 

QUIZLET LINKS: 

  1. Transgender kids’ brains resemble their gender identity, not their biological sex - https://bit.ly/2Lt7knV 
  2. Gay Millennial challenging a 76-year-old homophobe for a NY Congressional seat- https://bit.ly/2Y1sgEz 
  3. Alan Turning on the £50 Note - https://logo.to/2Y0HLwq 
  4. A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher's Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts/And the Punisher has told them to go fuck themselves, https://bit.ly/2SfBDz6 , https://bit.ly/2LVyjZ0 

5. PETA- https://bit.ly/2YfFmC0

 

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Jul 12, 2019
James went to a party and some said some rancid stuff that might include a taboo word during Taboo. We're also talking about the new Little Mermaid with excitement. Also Bette Midler needs to learn how to read a room especially at World Pride. James is tackling how we can do our part to help close the detention centers, actually let's call them what they really are: concentration camps. Nnekay is talking about how anthropology needs to be reexamined because it is alllll mixed up with racism and bias. 
 
Links:

https://daily.jstor.org/anthropologists-hid-african-same-sex-relationships/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/timeline.com/amp/p/7a45289071cf

https://undark.org/article/nubia-sudan-amara-west-archaeology/

 

What You Can You Do to Close the Camps- from Yopp Voice

https://bit.ly/2G8Q1V1  (Bookmark & Share)


Texas Tribune’s list of Orgs to help immigrant children separated from their families:

https://bit.ly/2YhWLqC   


Find  your Gov. Officials to contact:  https://www.usa.gov/local-governments


ICE using Solitary confinement for LGBTQ+ - https://bit.ly/30wgNhE 


Follow @Lights4Liberty- to find out about demonstrations and protests in your area. 


Know Your Rights: helpful videos for undocumented workers via the ACLU: https://bit.ly/2GU56ZB (Share)  
 
 
Jun 28, 2019

It's time to celebrate our 4th year anniversary.... or is it our 5th year anniversary? We don't know how numbers work. James just had a birthday and there is controversy surrounding his age. Is he 43? Or 34? We dive into a tangent surrounding Gabrielle Union and all the projects she's up to, also Scream the TV series seems to be making a comeback with some surprise people involved. James saw Toy Story 4 is it good? Was it necessary? What is proper party etiquette? James has some thoughts! We also spoke another movie into existence this time starring Viola Davis! We also celebrate each other and our accomplishments of 4... or 5 years. We dip into the vaults of our two favorite corners through this past year. First up Nnekay covers the Gullah Geechee Nation and it's people- it's history might surprise you! James is 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 known as Stage Coach Mary, and the other an escaped pirate slave Robert Smalls. Happy Anniversary and thanks for listening over the past 4... or is it 5 years?! 

Links!
 
Gullah Geeche Nation
 
gullahgeechenation.com
Color Lines- https://bit.ly/2XeVSCB 
Cultural Herritage Corridor Commission- https://bit.ly/2GICRjZ  
 
Stage Coach Mary 
https://bit.ly/2G9trx0
 
Robert Smalls
https://to.pbs.org/2XkQaQ1
 

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Jun 21, 2019
Nnekay is giving us some feminist travel tips and lady travel bloggers to follow on instagram. James has a Quizlette which tackles gaydar, Clarence Thomas AND Rachel Dolezal... what?! We also cover the B-sides of Disney shows, Duck Tales and Rescue Rangers, Taylor Swift's new song and video, and should Nnekay be the next host of Reading Rainbow? (yes.)
 
Links:
 
https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/travel/feminist-travel-trends-2019/amp/
 
https://feministglobetrotter.com/best-travel-blogs/
Jun 14, 2019
Happy Pride Everyone!!!! James went to the theatre and saw quite the show in the off Broadway production of "Underground Railroad Game"... who was this really for? Hold onto your butts! The Tony's happened! Who won, who lost, who watched... who didn't? This week we're celebrating with a list curated by James of history LGBTQ  game changers! Some you may know some you may not! Also we got a Ask Minority Korner Anything! This one tackles Cardi B. James and Nnekay reminice about going to the Scissor Sister's concert. Oh- and Ninja Turtles... yup... we're going there! 
 
 
LGBTQ History Game Changers: 
Buzzfeed- https://bit.ly/2RdSl1i
Logo - https://logo.to/1NNqSIJ
Huffpost- https://bit.ly/2MOGY1p
 
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Jun 7, 2019

We are coming in hot today as we are joined with a special guest: baby Maya is making her debut on the korner as Nnekay is literally juggling all things at once: all the snaps to our very own mother of dragons (except she ain't as mad - but she will burn it down: looking at you Linda Fairstein). But first! Should Nnekay be on Jeopardy? James puts on his Dina Lohana Momager tiara to push his baby girl to the top! We talk about Wanda Sykes new comedy special on Netflix which is a great reprieve while watching Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" - the important new series unpacking the unjust criminalization of 5 innocent Black children for the rape of a young white women in Central Park. If you had time to watch 'Game of Thrones' you have time to watch this! With Barry Jenkins setting his sights on a new film about revolutionary dancer Alvin Ailey, Nnekay breaks down who he is, and why he's so important. James circles back to the Central Park 5, and dives into the climate of New York around this time, who Linda Fairstein is who lead the prosecution and spun this web of chaotic lives that saw these children lose decades of their lives, and how she profited. Also what you can do to turn the beat around on our criminal unjustice system! 

LINKS: 

Alvin Ailey:

https://bit.ly/2MJ7rNU

#CancelLindaFaristein:
https://bit.ly/2QVxpMe
https://nyp.st/2K0yUbI
 
5 Black Men React to "When They See Us"
https://bit.ly/2WQ2jLz
 
Visit Winning Justice to join campaigns to stop over-policing and racial profiling in our communities:
https://bit.ly/31kqZLN
 
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May 31, 2019

James has invited Tara Reid to the podcast after his wild bachelor party in Palm Springs this past weekend. It was a wild ride. Nnekay has been scrolling through Netflix and finnally landed on Brene Brown and her amazing words. James tackles the complex intersectional timeline of #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth and LGBTQ milestones within it. Nnekay is taking over Quizlet Korner.... is she going to stump James? Other topics include, Tia & Tamera Mowrey, Storm, and the Statue of Liberty. 

LINKS:
 
Timeline of Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic LGBT history 
https://bit.ly/2JQxUqy 
 
https://bit.ly/2JPyCUF 
 
https://bit.ly/30ZxHq4 
 
 
QUIZLET! 
 Baby Anacondas- https://bit.ly/2MnYd9m 
 
 
Statue of Liberty- https://wapo.st/2JOfiY4 
 
 
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May 24, 2019
We are BREAKING DOWN this season of Game of Thrones and yuppppp- there are Spoilers. Do we disagree on some stuff? Maybeeeeee In the Korners, Nnekay is bringing you some Black Feminist that you might not have heard of, and you bes believe they should be honored in the cinemas. James is giving you a refresher on Malcolm X to celebrate the date of his birth. 
 
Links
 
https://msmagazine.com/2014/02/19/how-many-of-these-early-black-feminists-do-you-know/  
 
https://face2faceafrica.com/article/civil-rights-icon-malcolm-x-was-born-on-this-day-in-1925?fbclid=IwAR0aIZuINNuOjLvzdXW5k-r0OF9eDcciG1TCY84dE5oxNMu9IyHihiY44WI  
May 17, 2019

Mother's Day has come and gone, it's a first for a Nnekay and shares with us what's it been like to be celebrated. James brings up the Constance Wu controversy with the Fresh off the Boat Renewal. This was recorded before the HORRIBLE Alabama Abortion Bill- but our thoughts and comments are still on target. James takes us through the 2020 candidates that are NOT white dudes. We look at their platforms and how we can best support and find out more!

May 10, 2019
This week Nnekay is brining another book list for you babies, this time it tackles Black Women Writers of 2018 from famed black lady magazine, Essence. James is bringing another Quizlet to cover some hot topics including but not limited too, Sam Smith, Brunei, and Salt n Peppa. Before we get into the korners, we're talking about Beyonce (still), the Met Ball, the Royal Baby, What is Camp, and James has a TV show recommendation for ya. 
 
Links:
 
https://www.essence.com/entertainment/12-favorite-books-written-by-black-women-authors-in-2018/
May 3, 2019
Stomping into May with James' list of LGBTQ books for kids! Keep this list handy for all your LGBTQ families. We start the show off by talking about the legendary director John Singleton. The #FreeBritney hashtag and the controversy with some of our friends from the podcast Lady2Lady. What would you do if your friends took a picture with and posted a photo on social media with a very controversial figure? It happened to these gays at Coachella. And of course we're going to talk about Avengers:Endgame! Some of us didn't like it as much as others and what are the consequences of not quite liking a cultural juggernaut? Also there's a gritty Fresh Prince of BelAir reboot! All this and more on this weeks Minority Korner! This episode is Rated R for Risque! 
 
Links!
 
https://www.mombian.com/2019/04/09/new-lgbtq-inclusive-books-for-the-very-youngest-children/?fbclid=IwAR2YbQOQaV4CcV2QN-W6vzgl8BbuxxgOt2oytHqai19K1DKt-d4R3SEKZm8

Pride Colors

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride 

Love Makes a Family-

My Two Moms and Me

My Two Dads and Me

I’m a Librarian

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Apr 26, 2019
We're all gobsmacked by Beyonce and her amazing Homecoming performance! We're also giving out takeaways from the documentary and why some people be getting deleted on FB for saying some ridiculous stuff about Queen Bey. We're also confused by this new trend in using Slavery in Marketing... what? Who thought this was a good idea? Nnekay is talking about Mary Poppins and the racist undertones. James is covering how Russia used Black journalist and activist to help rig the election for Trump. Then James is tackling 5 top headlines. Lets get into it!
 
Links!
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/movies/mary-poppins-returns-blackface.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Movies  
 
https://www.theroot.com/mueller-report-reveals-how-black-activists-white-tears-1834150537  
 
http://www.newnownext.com/harrys-shaving-ad-trans-man/04/2019/?fbclid=IwAR1x_H_NO1gw79xd2EbLAzgJkRdtRkViOGaOQ8OEF7jh3xb-WUyc4ioZ4r8 
 
http://www.newnownext.com/pope-francis-discard-gay-people-dont-have-human-heart-pilgrimage/04/2019/?fbclid=IwAR2NvzY8fYOd-4hBXftwsUz5230gehaWM2W88UmhrxaRcKpZmq0eSqyAYr4
 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/439116-white-house-offers-to-assist-france-in-notre-dame-rehabilitation?fbclid=IwAR3XgeZDv5Ug_g3kVT3AtwqkVbS_lkxIXjgOqmMTGQgJ5jMiJBtCPA_xmLQ
 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/us/notre-dame-rebuild-louisiana-churches-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0B5T7fyg2iRbwhXFyMsZkwqd0TkgcapY-tvwjAo4hU-R8_J0aK0zSvEas
 
https://www.blackpressusa.com/chairwoman-waters-introduces-bill-to-end-homelessness-in-america/?fbclid=IwAR2SL-z3yhzTxek5mFiN2PHIm9f_SbkTcwj1ebpZxJJdfmdQDQ2JiFL3mLk
Apr 19, 2019

We have returned to form because Nnekay has returned from her maternity leave. First we gotta thank all the wonderful guest hosts that helped James hold down the fort while Nnekay was away. What a gift! Next up, it's just some casual chit chat time with the wonder twins of podcasting, talking pop culture! Then Nnekay catches us up on what has been happening in her life! All the good and the grit, then we wrap things up with a quick splash of politics! It's a good one ya'll!

 

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Apr 12, 2019

We welcome back Ben Randle to the korner, as it’s technically his second time back, but due to some traveling and a technology mixup years ago, this is the first time you listeners are going to be entreated to his brilliance! It’s a Minority Korner Homecoming, for James and guest co-host Ben Randle as they sit in the very theater in San Francisco, at New Conservatory Theater Center where their friendship first started as they went on to work with each other, live with each other, and have super soul conversations together.  Ben is fresh off the heels of winning the prestigious Drama League Fellowship- next stop broadway. With Ben around, it's a politics gab sesh, as we dive into a deep dive into the current political landscape. Ben leads an eye opening conversation on how the very visible Democrats on twitter are not the same as the democrats in the electorate, which would account for why we are, and have in the past seen different polls and results than what we might see on our echoey twitter fees and media. James looks into the recent election of Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first openly Lesbian Mayor, in this landmark election, it was the Black church that got her elected, but how does this hold up with some of their conservative values? How did this happen? Is this a change in the Black Church (which is not the Black Community as a whole)? Plus Ben says Robyn was the best concert he ever went to, all this and more!  Nnekay's back next week! 

LINKS: 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/08/upshot/democratic-electorate-twitter-real-life.html?fbclid=IwAR1ZqwZS0suzec2CLtwjSi7FoN03MF_sGUecT2CqPIpViXXyWG4KgDgmtGs

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/07/us/chicago-gay-woman-mayor-black-church/index.html?no-st=1555051017

https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2019/apr/06/lori-lightfoot-chicago-mayor-criticism-progressive-record

https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/4/02/lori-lightfoot-has-become-chicagos-first-lesbian-mayor

 

FOLLOW BEN RANDLE: 

TW:@BRandleTheatre

IG: BRandle Theatre

http://www.benrandle.com/

 

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Apr 5, 2019

You, the Korner Kids, are driving the episode this week! Mail Call! Flying solo this week, James dips into the Minority Korner mail bag. James navigates learning how to run the show solo, and still manages to go into tangent city, and seems to spook himself talking about 'Us'. We get letters from around the world, and James attempts to answer questions like: what's the difference between Latino/Latina and Latinx? Who gets to tell who's stories? Naming your baby from a name that's not of your culture is that appropriation, digital blackface, and more! James manages to creep himself out throughout the episode. Then we jump over to Nnekay on Reading Glasses, as it's a Maximum Fun Crossover Event! It's like the Avengers but with books! Nnekay gives some amazing book recommendations, and how to give book recommendations to other people. 

Reading Glasses

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Mar 29, 2019

It’s the last week of the Maximum Fun Drive - ya’ll have been rocking it, and Nnekay is back to ring in all the Maximum Fun Drive fun! We also have a special Guest Cohost Bay Area Legend Steven LeMay, star of the SF drag stage production of of Sex & the City, he’s been on Project Runway and he shares so many great insights especially into the evolution of drag, history of drag, ageism in the gay, and performance community, his thoughts on current Drag Queens and the popularity of mainstream Ru Paul’s drag race, along with his journey into finding himself as a “female illusionist”. James is taking you to court with 5 cases across the country that are dismantling marriage equality, and could get pushed up to the Supreme Court... or is it 6? James and Steven will debate about that. Plus politics, the election, and lots of fun, and Nnekay will be back to chime in to tell you how you can get involved in this year’s Maximum Fun Drive! Let’s do it!

LINKS:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-five-court-cases-could-change-the-future-of-lgbt-rights?ref=scroll

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michigan-lgbtq-adoptions-deal_n_5c9565aae4b057f7330addab

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-high-school-at-the-center-of-pennsylvanias-trans-bathroom-showdown

Get involved with Maximum Fun Drive! Become a member or upgrade your membership: https://maximumfun.org/donate

Follow Steven LeMay:

IG: @chezlemay

Shop at Steven's Store Retrofit vintage clothing:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrofityourworld?ref=l2-shop-info-avatar&listing_id=664118158

http://www.retrofityourworld.com/

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Mar 22, 2019

We are so chuffed for this weeks episode! It’s the Maximum Fun Drive and we have an action packed episode! Nnekay will be joining throughout the episode in our Maxim Fun Drive segments. We have returning to Minority Korner Jennifer Covington, self help guru, extraordinary and host of Shine on Sista Podcast. With all the hard hitting documentary series what makes a series like Leaving Neverland, Surviving R. Kelly, or My Strange Addiction, helpful and when is it just voyeuristic? What makes a cult a cult- how to know you’re in one, and why Jen and James might be susceptible to cults. Remember hit Netflix show “on My Block”? ... We kind of do. We remember enjoying it but can’t remember what it was about- but it’s BACK! Jen leads us through a great conversation about the 5 Levels of Interaction she learned at a seminar by the MANKind Project, and these tips will help you navigate this debate filled world, and how to use your power and privilege. With the college admissions scandal plaguing our psyche’s James focuses in on the real scandal: White Affirmative Action. It’s a thing! Plus gay prime minister Leo Varadkar, visits... Mike Pence? Whaaaaat?  All this and more on this special episode of Minority Korner: Maximum Fun Drive edition!

LINKS:

https://www.theroot.com/government-study-school-is-racist-1825014607

https://www.theroot.com/separate-and-unequal-the-real-education-scandal-is-ame-1833273732?fbclid=IwAR02-3q7Ag8AiBz7xfYMF5sUY6QRSV1Im81vTANRyer_wtHSc2js4mjLsD8

https://www.huffpost.com/?icid=hjx004 

https://phys.org/news/2015-03-african-americans-elite-college-degrees-advantage.html

http://www.newnownext.com/irish-prime-minister-leo-varadkar-presidential-visit-mike-pence/03/2019/?fbclid=IwAR02bNAKl1tkGn76t-uSyUhmTZ_m81tPHZY2z453CpIm7F4EEP8Devj6ewk

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Mar 15, 2019

Glory is back in the copilot seat, and James catches her up on what a Captain Marvel is, and his thoughts on this groundbreaking movie, and why these dude trolls be trollin- don't straight dudes like women? Kuddos to Rotten Tomatoes and other platforms who are changing their systems to combat Trollism. James just finished watching Finidng Neverland, thank God Oprah had a one hour special to help him unpack it, and Glory who hasn’t seen it yet, we'll just say things stop getting pretty funny and they get into an impassioned debate, which of course this is very triggering stuff that we’re bringing to light, and probably will be for a long time as we continue to have in depth conversations about abuse, and believing survivors, healing, and stopping the cycle of abuse. In honor of women’s history month James is celebrating the late activist Marielle Franco of Brazil, a Black, lesbian, single mother politician who was assassinated a year ago, and Glory is giving us the low down on Black lady self made billionaire Madame C J Walker who was helping Black folks with their hair before it was taken over by white folks. Stick around to the end because we get in a conversation about Will Smith’s latest controversial casting around colorism, and I’m not talking about his blue roll. Also in a first ever we have Glory’s special Astrology Korner just for you because Mercury is in retrograde- or as we like to say: reset.

 

LINKS:

https://afropunk.com/2018/08/politicians-are-involved-in-the-murder-of-brazilian-afro-feminist-activist-marielle-franco/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/18/marielle-franco-brazil-favelas-mourn-death-champion

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/brazil-after-a-year-of-impunity-authorities-must-bring-marielle-francos-killers-to-justice/

Resources for those in need of help, counseling, or support from sexual assault:

RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: https://www.nsvrc.org/ 

What Therapist are Telling Trauma Survivors after Finding Neverland: 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/leaving-neverland-sexual-abuse-survivors_l_5c87fe51e4b0450ddae4ec62

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Mar 8, 2019

It's about to get real emotional and philosophical up in here as these two water signs jump into it. In the guest cohost spot from the MASkulinity Podcast we have Samantha Nzessi. Remember that governor who you thought was racist well it turns out his wife just might have him beat with her own flavor of racism. We discuss what is truth these days, do we care about facts- which leads us into a conversation about Jussie Smulllet- what the fuck happened!? Finding Neverland documentary, yikes, is this the end to Michael Jackson? We canceled R. Kelly after the 'Surviving R. Kelly' doc, are we willing to do the same to the King of Pop? First Black Oscar winner Hattie McDonald was a controversial figure in her time and still to this day. James dives into the history of this controversial figure, her history, and who she really was. You think you know... but you don't know! Is Steve Harvey yucking Monique's yum. Samantha takes us on a tour in a conversation around her podcasts main premise of masculinity. What is masculinity in our culture? What does it mean to be a man? How did we get to Trump? Where do we go with dealing with the culture of masculinity? Plus James saw Green Book- and he has notes- Samantha did not see it- and still has notes... just who was this fantasy reconstructing of racism for? 

Links: 

https://ew.com/oscars/2018/02/22/hattie-mcdaniel-first-black-oscar-winner-legacy/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPhyaisW7CE

 

Samantha Nzessi: @samanthal_n

MASkulinity Podcast: http://maskulinitypodcast.libsyn.com/

@maskulinitypod

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Mar 1, 2019

This week we are literally recording in a korner! We have actress Teresa Attridge stepping into the guest co host spot while Nnekay is still out on maternity leave, and as our first Asian American guest (sorry it took so long)  we have so much to talk about! Is it time to rethink Avenue Q? Is it dated? Is everyone REALLY a bit racist? Terasa weighs in on interracial relationships and how she's navigated it. Also, she breaks down the model minority myth, it’s history where it came from along with the desexualization of Asian men, and over sexualization of Asian women. She shares her theories on how those in power weaponize our differences against each other, why younger Asian Americans are drawn towards black/hip hop culture, the Black/Asian divide, and so much more! Plus we get her thoughts on Marie Kondo. But first I dive into the case for Reparations: It’s about fucking time ya’ll and we could be the generation to do it!  I break down it's history, precedents of it happening before inside the US and out, the continued growing wealth gap, what it might look like, and why it is so necessary if we are ever going to have true healing in America. 

 

LINKS: 

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/08/26/three-strikes-didn-t-work-it-s-time-to-pay-reparations

https://solidarity-us.org/atc/87/p1637/

https://qz.com/1012692/this-is-what-reparations-could-actually-look-like-in-america/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/reparations-african-americans-un

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reparations-black-americans-slavery_us_56c4dfa9e4b08ffac1276bd7

 

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Feb 22, 2019

We've got the fabulous Angélique Roché, a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop culture as seen on Marvel and SYFY Wire, and she makes herself right at home! We discuss JLO and the Grammy's (who thought it was ok for to give the Motown tribute). Angelique proposes we need to get a redux on Black History because it's been ruined between all the blackface, Liam Neeson, Kanye and more. James is assuming that if you're white you've probably done blackface at some point. And then these two blerds nerd out heavily on Charmed (old/new), and Buffy (old/potential reboot?). Who's more treacherous to cross- the Beyhive or the Babylon 5 hive? James walks us through the first ever on screen Black Kiss dating all the way back to 1895 and the importance and revolutionary act of Black love on the screen. Also in honor of our guest cohost we have new mics! Enjoy that new sound in your ear holes! 

SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS

https://www.theroot.com/tracing-black-love-in-film-unpack-that-1832530824

https://qz.com/quartzy/1496928/watch-the-first-ever-movie-kiss-with-an-african-american-couple/

Angélique Roché

IG: @a_gelique

https://www.angeliqueroche.com/

 

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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  
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