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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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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)

Feb 28, 2020

Glory is back which means: Mercury must be in Retrograde. We have a Coronavirus update which will hopefully keep you calm and moving on- though the Man in the White House doesn’t seem to have a plan, local governments do! Glory gives her Hot Takes on the Goblin Mayor himself Michael Bloomberg, having lived in NYC during his Stop and Frisk reign. The verdict is in! Not only is Harvey Weinstein trash (which we already knew) but he’s been found guilty - and off to Riker’s, which Glory finds amusing. The NAACP Awards happened... or was it the BET Awards? Lizzo and Rihanna both took home awards, and Rihanna gave a speech.. And we think she was trying to say some pretty inspiring stuff. Beyonce sang at the Kobe Bryant memorial and we have a spirited debate about when did Beyonce hit the iconic saturation point? With so much is going on in the current state of affairs it can be overwhelming, Glory asks how do you keep up to be a good citizen? As we look at the South Carolina debate that happened this week, and the conversations happening amongst our white options for President, that seem to pander towards Black and Latino voters, inspired by the Root’s Michael Harriots twitter... posts.. Blog.. (I don’t understand how twitter works) we dive into looking beyond buzz words: issues that matter to Black & Latinx voters, it’s more than just the criminal justice system and poverty ya’ll, and does your candidate really walk the walk when it comes to these issues? Plus we try to figure out what Rihanna was really trying to say.

LINKS: 

Supreme court to rule on same sex adoption (JAM)  Fulton v. Philadelphia

NY TIMES: Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’

Michael Harriot at the Root: There Are more 'Black Issues' Besides Crime and Poverty

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James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM

Glory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora

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Feb 21, 2020

It's a house party as we have half of cult podcast House Party on the pod with Kyle Ishmael! So The Debates are literally happening, as we speak. Is Elizabeth Warren going Arya Stark on everyone up on that stage mainly a certain billionaire? We don't know because they are literally happening as we speak. Speaking of Michael Bloomberg  - he’s going full swing with his ads, so what do you do when you have family members who are considering voting for him? Is he the Progressives’s Trump? We look at his complicated record from Stop & Frisk to other classic Mike Bloomby racist policies. It’s like a Mike Bloomby mixtape up in here. We look at the Democrat primaries so far: our thoughts, feelings, woes, and Bernie Bros. There's a new festival in town- the Lover’s and Friends Festival- but is it real? Is this the New Fyre Fest? Did Kyle already fall for this and buy his ticket? Is Lil Kim really going to be there? Speaking of the Notorious K.I.M. did she have a shoot out back in the day with Foxy Brown? We have some recommended streamers: American Factory, and High Fidelity with Zoë Kravitz and we figure out how many degrees of separation I am from the coolest person on the planet.  In the main event James walks you through a couple of orgs to get involved with who need your time, money, and awareness this political season regardless of who you’re voting for to help ease anxt of hopelessness to help combat: Gerrymandering, voter suppression, protecting the right to vote, winning back the senate, helping kids in cages, and more! Plus impressions, from Snoop Dog to Michael Bloomberg

LINKS:

Fair Fight

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Vote Save America 

SWING LEFT

RAICES - No kids in cages

Kids In Need of Defense (Kind)

How to help kids in cages

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Follow Kyle Ishamel: @KyleIM

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Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com

IG: @minoritykorner 

James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM

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Feb 14, 2020

Jen is here to make our lives all better as we dive into this primary political season with a 'how to protect yourself during a fiery, political season' ... will we make it to November? But first not only is Jen back- but so are the Pussycat dolls, and we define their mission statement. But which one’s are back aside from the obvious lead singer Nicole. Bet you can’t name them. The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil may have stepped in it, while trying to defend her seemingly controversial pick as a judge on a new Voguing competition reality series- but has cancel/outrage/pitch fork culture gone too far? Gayle King might know a thing or two about that as she received death threats for her interview with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryan bringing up his rape allegations- is this part of the larger problem with our ‘heroes’ having troubled past, and our inability to reconcile the two? Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union are being bomb ass Queer ally parents. Somebody blocked James on Facebook. Ew. For Black History month James has a gift for you: the Black Criterion Film Collection which features the broad diaspora of Black storytelling spanning 70 years and 3 generations of film making. How many have you seen? From Carmen Jones, to School Daze, Foxy Brown, to Amistad, Eves Bayou, Friday, The Goldenchild, Watermelon Woman, The Wiz, The Color Purple (which James has only seen in French) and more! We touch on some of the highlights from this expansive list, cue up your streaming services! Also Birds of Prey, and Ronan Farrow's book: Catch and Kill

 

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Jameela Jamil controversy 

Dwayne Wade being a bomb ass parent

Gayle King/Snoop Dog Time Line

The Minority Korner Black Criterion Collection - Enjoy! 

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Feb 7, 2020

Comedian Cole Steffensen of Sports for Gays and Curious Straights is here to help us understand all things Super Bowl! Especially that halftime routine! OMG JLO and Shakira shut it down, they got a little political, but was it enough? Speaking of getting political, Taylor Swift’s documentary may have James walking back some of his ‘basic’ comments thrown in her direction in past episodes. The Super Bowl commercials catered, once again, to rainbow capitalism- but isn’t it nice just to be included? And were these commercials directed by M. Night Shaymalan because they were: WEIRD. We unpack the problematic nature of the NFL (and there’s a lot to unpack here between the Colin Kaepernick, the PSA with mothers who lost kids to police violence, Jay-Z’s involvement,  but then again he and Bey sat out the national anthem. The generational divide is shown where Cole has to explain to James who grammy award winner Lil Nas X is. 

We have our own Super Bowl halftime show where James walks us through Influential Queer musician trailblazers that have influenced modern day music- from Sylvester toMa Rainey and more! 

Did a gay athlete invent the hi-five? The tables turn as Cole Puts James in the hot seat Quiz Korner as it’s back to SPORTS! Cole learns us about out gay sports stars in major league American sports, and right in line with Black History month they happen to be Black! (Don’t worry it’ll get really gay again as we take a break to debate Kylie vs. Madonna). Also, the Netflix Documentary ‘Inside the Mind of Aaron Hernadez’. Side bar: can we just stop with football and all drool over Rugby? 


LINKS: 

8 Black Queer Musical Trailblazers 

Minority Korner Black Queer Music Trailblazers Playlist

Sign the Equality Act Petition courtesy of T-Swift

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COLE STEFFENSEN:

IG: @coleorwhatever, TW: @colesteffenson

Sports for Gays: @sportsforgays

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Twitter: @minoritykorner
Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com

IG: @minoritykorner 

James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM

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