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Minority Korner

Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)
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Now displaying: January, 2020

Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)

Jan 31, 2020

Joining us again,it’s Emerald! With our animation expert on board, we talk about the new animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts that is breaking ground on the LGBTQ+ and diversity front! Which movie is Disney reaching into the animated vaults to get the live action treatment, to ruin your childhood? Emerald has a mini review of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith’s reunion Bad Boys 4 Life- will we be able to create our own repetitious theme song by the end of the episode like the Bad Boys? We talk about our very own BAP herself Megan Markle, her Megxit, and this seemingly popular friend chicken joint (which sucks) may be flying the UK coup as well.. It’s Chickxit... does that work? Also... did the UK really have a burial for the N word?  Also we invent a new game... you’ve heard of Marry, Fuck, Kill... Well we play a game called Beyonce, Kelly, or Michelle... 

In the main Korner James walk's us through the Root’s expose that shows the 2nd Amendment may not have as much to do with protecting your right to protect yourself as a citizen, as much as it does to protecting the institutions of slavery, and how this Amendment has, and continues to oppress and kill Black folks. All on the heels of the 2nd Amendment rally held in Virginia. And Virigina was on such a roll with passing the Equal Rights Amendment, and some other dope legislation in this now Blue state. Plus the tragic death of Alberta King, MLK Jrs Mother. 

Emerald leads us through a conversation of a term she’s coined ‘Gentrafarming’ as she examines the history of farming, black agriculture, and with this huge focus on sustainability, and organic foods- but who has access to it? Looking at you Whole Foods. Plus The Watchmen, Black hair care products, and how Emerald has instituted her own form of modern day reparations. 

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Emerald (her/hers) he Miami Queen dancing to the NYC shuffle - she is a Maker of Cartoons and a little comedy on the side. Can be found on the C train passionately singing In the Heights under her breath and reading a Gothic horror novel. IG: @emeraldcollie 

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Equal Rights Amendment passing in Virginia 

Bambi Live Action

NAACP- Lays the N word to rest

Kippo and the Age of Wonderbeasts 

Megyn Kelly Talking Blackface... Again

2nd Amendment March/Connections to Slavery

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Jan 24, 2020

This week on the pod we’ve got Avi (they/them) LatinX Trans, non-binary, Queer artist and actor, a bit of a foodie, a fan of craft beer, loves a dance party, and currently searching for a hobby. We have so much fun today starting off with a little bit of good news! Some dope parents in Maryland through their child a Gayceañera! YAAAS! We debate the rainbow pride flag, and the commercialization of it. We both DEVOURED the Morning Show: It was amazing! It brought up some deep stuff for both of us around sexual assault, masculinity, sexism, and more. Though James was a bit distracted by someones wig. James saw Moulin Rouge on Broadway and may have been disappointed, representation matters even in your understudies. It's voting time- for SAG that is- and we both... forgot to vote!  But it shows how political and bullshit awards really are. When we jump into the Korners it is finally here: my 10 Tips for Healing Loss and a Broken Heart, we all experience loss in different ways and these 10 tips and tools can be used to heal as your heart reopens from whatever hurt you may have experienced. Avi takes us through a quote that has them thinking about a lot of things, which leads us into a beautiful conversation where Avi talks about their transition to becoming their full self, their journey to be being seen clearly for who they are. 

Reese Witherspoon's Wig 

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Avi: www.avirroque.com. TW: @ok_roque, IG: amroque 

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Jan 17, 2020

This is a Take Two! Guest Co-Host Shannon Algeo and James's, previous episode was lost to the either, and they had to gather to do it again! Awe the world of podcasting! We re-dive back in to highlights from this week’s debate, Mom & Dad are fighting? What is the beef between Warren and Sanders, or is this just tribalism amongst their supporters taken to extreme degrees on the social webs? Are the media, and Russia at it again? Find out why Lev Parnas has James throwing tables and where he believes we should really be focused and unified. Cynthia Enrivo said “un uh” to the BAFTA’s over POCs being snubbed AGAIN. Also... what is Meryl Streep’s process: we have theories! Could the She Devil herself Roseanne be at the center of it? In the main event, Shannon is going to align our chakra’s highlighting an ancient yoga practice James dubs Adult Napping. We look into why in these times we need to become awake to the things that are sleeping inside of us, how we become what we repeatedly practice (whether that’s stress, or anxiety), Shannon defines trauma, what the Four C’s of Life are, how we contain multitudes, and scientifically, why diversity is beneficial to everyone. We are going to connect to our inner world!

Twitter: @minoritykorner
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James Arthur Twitter: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM

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Shannon Algeo: https://www.shannonalgeo.com/

Soulumination 2020 Webinar: https://www.soulumination.com/2020

Jan 10, 2020

It’s going to get so nerdy! More than usual- this is going to be a 12 off the nerd scale so get ready! We've got The legendary Cymatic Bruce a VR Evangelist, DDR World Champion, Co Founder of Alt Space VR, and just a fabulous blerd! We are going to revisit some of our favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy movie epics like Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, The Matrix Trilogy, leading into a discussion about the Witcher and how best to enjoy this diverse fantasy epic (you can tell what I did over the break). And in the main event Bruce leads us in a conversation about video games and tech by first talking about the god father of video game consoles... Jerry Lewis, who was an early Black Silicon Valley engineer and creator of the Fairchild Channel F. He’s kind of like Bruce’s Obi Wan because through him we get Bruce’s origin story, and being Black and navigating the tech and video game world. This of course launches us into so many conversations about the Black Silicon Valley Exodus, toxic masculinity in the competitive video game world, the history of marketing video games to boys how that came to be, and the inclusivity of some pockets of the video game world over others and the direction it’s all heading in. Get your Star Wars Mandalorian Nerd goggles on and your Witcher’s Sorcerer's tarp on because you well get wet... with all this sweet sweet nerdtastic talk.

 

Cymatic Bruce: https://cymaticbruce.com/, Twitter: @CymaticBruce, YouTube, co-founded Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR), an international organization for VR professionals and pioneers; AltspaceVR, a socialVR platform that has since been acquired by Microsoft; created and delivered hundreds of hours of science curriculum via The Tech Museum in San Jose; accrued over a million views of his gaming/VR video content; and has presented, performed, and competed worldwide.

Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com

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