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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)

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

Follow Glory Mora on IG: @gloryisprettyfunny

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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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