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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)

Nov 16, 2018

We kick things off with a giggle, in a burning search for where is Shanice? We may not have answers but we got questions! James has some info about 90's pop group Ace of Base... and we'll just say you'll never listen to them the same again. James sounds like a party girl but not for the reasons you think- he was off drinking the empowerment kool-aid at the Tony Robbins conference Unleash the Power Within. But what's up with all these Nazi's on the rise from high school to video games- how can we stop this madness? Does Jaden Smith have a boyfriend- and is he being a TERRIBLE boyfriend? One of the wonder twins' face can be seen on ads, and billboards around New York State- get covered ya'll! In the main event James takes a look at the life of visionary Stan Lee, who recently passed away, who was an advocate for civil rights and equality as shown through his diverse comic book characters, empowering folks of all different backgrounds, genders, sexualities, and beyond all around the world. Continuing on the celebration train, Nnekay is here to tell us about how dope Sam Esmail is in his diversity in casting in Homecoming with Julia Roberts on Amazon Prime and Mr. Robot. Phew! It's a whole lot of episode so get ready for the fun! 

 LINKS

https://www.theroot.com/wisconsin-boys-take-prom-photo-giving-nazi-salute-inte-1830391879
 
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjxdq/stan-lee-was-a-true-ally-for-people-of-color
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/12/stan-lee-comic-books-superheroes-justice-diversity-good-hero-column/1981744002/
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stan-lee-photos-marvel-comics_us_5be9e7d9e4b044bbb1a77969
 
https://www.history.com/news/stan-lee-x-men-civil-rights-inspiration
 
https://www.queerty.com/jaden-smith-tyler-creator-no-longer-boyfriends-20181114
 
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/11/stan-lee-marvel-comics-legacy-jack-kirby-steve-ditko
 
https://www.vox.com/2016/2/23/11098942/stan-lee-death-marvel-legacy
 
https://www.tonyrobbins.com/events/unleash-the-power-within/los-angeles/
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WJSdpE-sJQ
 
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Nov 9, 2018
We got your full on 2018 Midterm Election Breakdown for you! The highs, the lows, and the continual fight to make sure this country's democracy can stay afloat. Also we're getting you pumped and ready for the 2020 election. We can't loose steam, peoples! But before we get to the main event, James has a SCOOP for Nnekay- Are we talking about Nipplegate, again? Maybe... ok yes... but the details might enlighten and surprise you. Nnekay has a scoop too... but it's not what you guys might think it is. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrqRYSvfwhQ
 
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/historic-firsts-midterm-elections  
 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/midterm-elections-voting-rights_us_5be27da6e4b0dbe871a47ce0

https://www.theroot.com/winners-and-losers-from-the-2018-elections-1830285046

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mission-accomplished-for-democrats-but-not-without-disappointment_us_5be26965e4b0dbe871a45dc7

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/07/politics/historic-firsts-midterms/index.html

 
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Nov 2, 2018
Halloween might be over, but is this a spook ass episode! But first! We're talking about James' new flirtation with fame! Stacey Abram and her monumental race in Georgia, her celeb supporters and how The View is helping her spread the news about voter suppression. We're also talking about how Kanye might be leaving politics behind... PHEW! In the Korners Nnekay is talking about Trump and his bullshit, this week it's his threat of removing Birthright Citizenship, the 14th Amendment plays into this, what can, and what can't happen. James breaks down the new spread of fascism in Brazil with the election of Jair Bolsonaro- who is blatantly sexist, homophobic, racist, and in favor of dictatorships... that's just the tip of the iceberg. Shutter... Don't forget to vote on the 6th, everyone!!!
 
Links!
 

 https://www.colorlines.com/articles/can-trump-really-end-birthright-citizenship

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/us/politics/trump-birthright-citizenship.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-election-media_us_5bd769f4e4b07427610a36de

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jair-bolsonaro-brazil-trump-matteo-salvini-far-right_us_5bd746d4e4b055bc948efebc

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brazil-election-jair-bolsonaro-fascist_us_5bd1f3ece4b0a8f17ef57eee

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-lewis-mike-pompeo-bolsonaro-brazil-election_us_5bd3a7a9e4b0d38b5883829f

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Oct 25, 2018
This week Nnekay and James are fighting back against the awful memo that was passed around to major agencies in our government about the definition of gender. Before we get to the main event, James and Nnekay wonder... is Halloween still fun? Speaking of Halloween, Megyn Kelly has some questions about costumes as well, specifically Blackface. Let's just say she's WRONG in her opinions. Luke Cage and Iron Fist are getting cancelled, which makes James wonder if Disney has something up it's sleeves- James also elaborates on his newest obsession: DocuDramas! James kicks of the first korner by explaining what this memo is all about, and how it can impact the lives of Transgender and Gender Non Conforming people. James also gives tips on how we can fight back against this hateful ass memo and what we can uplift and support each other. Nnekay takes the baton by giving more tips on self preservation for POC transgender and gender non conforming people. She also gives a trusty dusty list of books that celebrate and lift up the voices of those apart of the community. Also did James manage to get yelled at by George Takei? I think you know the answer. 
 
 
Links!
 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html


https://transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/resources/Ally-Guide-July-2016_0.pdf


https://www.queerty.com/antigay-gubernatorial-candidates-campaign-no-comment-recent-grindr-activity-20181012


https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2018/10/23/stop-trump-lgbtq-americans-must-do-more-vote


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QQOERH8aGSrxjvByLGgcV31YsHC-g_olRC5h8aCevJk/edit?ts=5bbfed86&utm_source=%23TurnThisThingAround+7-Day+Challenge&utm_campaign=ef71f65300-liz%40lizkimball.com&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b8a56daff3-ef71f65300-230127185&mc_cid=ef71f65300&mc_eid=bb34910e4f
 
 
 
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Oct 19, 2018

We start this episode off by talking about our legends and their Twitter personas. Cher = good, while Bette Midler... surprisingly NOT. Taylor Swift is coming up roses, while Kanye shows us his ass and his simple iPhone code. We got another false accusation from a white woman blaming a NINE year old boy of sexual assault... WHAT?! Wahooooo casting news for Birds of Prey. James breaks down two important documentaries you should check out: Dirty Money and Active Measures- Trump is just the puppet and Putin is a dangerous form KGB mastermind who must be stopped. For the Main event we got a Minority Korner Movie Review about Netflix RomCom (?) Nappily Ever After starring the fabulous Sanaa Lathan ... was it good? You'll just have to listen to find out. We also have a quickie review of The Hate U Give. 

See James perform at the Broadway Comedy Club, Sat Oct 27th @6pm!

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Run For Something Candidates: 
https://runforsomething.net/candidates/
 
https://swingleft.org/
 
 
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Oct 12, 2018
Coming in strong with the duo discuss what they recently viewed! Nnekays talks about seeing Spike Lee's Blackklansman  move, and James was inspired by Notorious RBG. James also had an interesting experience with a woman in Starbucks... should we yearn for the better days of the 1950s? Nah. What the hell is Melania wearing and what historical implications does it have. Hint: it's not good. Nnekay talks about all the new and exciting Asian and Asian-American actors on Fall TV Premiers. James wants us to Queer the Vote, but highlighting some LGBTQ politicians running this coming November! 
 
 
Links!

http://blog.angryasianman.com/2018/09/all-asians-on-tv-fall-2018-series.html 
 
QUEER CANDIDATES TO VOTE FOR:
https://www.shondaland.com/act/a22061885/lgbt-candidates-midterm-election-2018/
 
Run For Something Candidates: 
https://runforsomething.net/candidates/
 
https://swingleft.org/
 
 
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Oct 5, 2018
 Insecure just ended it's season and the duo can barely believe it. Give that show more episodes, dammit! James watched the HBO documentary on Jane Fonda and was reminded why he loved her so much. Such an amazing life! Nnekay could relate since she watched the recent Quincy Jones Documentary. It's wonderful to honor our heroes while they are alive. Nnekay found a new video game called Supreme Courtship... about dating justices... which is as problematic as you would think it is. In the Korners- James is Getting us pumped for this November with ALL the facts on why it is truly important and necessary to make sure we all get out there and VOTE. He breaks down the Michael Moore Film 11/9 and how this could be the possible end to our democracy. Nnekay has a another great book list for you- this time on how to teach your children about consent and help curb toxic masculinity. Let's get to it!!! 
 
 
https://kotaku.com/video-game-about-dating-supreme-court-justices-has-a-di-1829443069  
 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/09/five-ways-republicans-beat-democrats-2018-elections-congress-column/759931002/


https://www.shondaland.com/act/a14765925/helping-with-2018-midterm-elections/


https://www-popsugar-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.popsugar.com/news/How-Get-Involved-Midterm-Elections-45138311/amp?amp_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQICAEoATgAWAE%3D#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddingTop=54&p2r=0&horizontalScrolling=0&csi=1&aoh=15384121715696&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Famp%2Fs%2Fwww.popsugar.com%2Fnews%2FHow-Get-Involved-Midterm-Elections-45138311%2Famp&history=1&storage=1&cid=1&cap=swipe%2CnavigateTo%2Ccid%2Cfragment%2CreplaceUrl


http://time.com/5389711/black-women-voters-2018-midterms/


Learning voter registration guides in yoru city: https://vote.gov/

https://www.rockthevote.org/action-center/host-your-own-event/


https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup
  
 
http://www.booksforlittles.com/toxic-masculinity/ 
 
https://www.amazon.com/Tough-Guys-Have-Feelings-Too/dp/1909263664/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1511285349&sr=8-1&keywords=tough+guys+feelings&linkCode=sl1&tag=booksforlittles-20&linkId=245dbbd4aa5511fbfe2209dd0d6d6994
 
https://www.amazon.com/Real-Cowboys-Kate-Hoefler/dp/0544148924/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1511285342&sr=8-1&keywords=real+cowboys&linkCode=sl1&tag=booksforlittles-20&linkId=e9d098258b0157e77856effde67b255b 
 
https://www.amazon.com/Like-When/dp/0152056491/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1511284468&sr=8-1&keywords=i+like+it+when&linkCode=sl1&tag=booksforlittles-20&linkId=b47f079afb09ca6a5b35ceb6c340429e
 
https://www.amazon.com/Elwood-Bigfoot-Wanted-Birdie-Friends/dp/1454908793/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1511760503&sr=8-1&keywords=elwood+bigfoot&linkCode=sl1&tag=booksforlittles-20&linkId=ee2fed2ed9f0600f91b240b3b8881ef2
 
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Robot-Ben-Hatke/dp/1626720800/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1511285810&sr=8-1&keywords=little+robot+hatke&linkCode=sl1&tag=booksforlittles-20&linkId=f5117a710175fd1006a2104ca029456d 
 
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Sep 28, 2018
We got a jam packed episode for ya'lls! James hosted a Bar Mitzvah, will the kids think he's cool? What's up with our girl, Tessa Thompson... she's up to something cool movie wise. Nnekay covers the Gullah Geechee Nation and it's people- it's history might surprise you! James covers voter fraud and how it's not a conspiracy theory, but a straight up conspiracy. We also cover Mark Cherry, Zoe Kravitz... also what the hell is going on with Facebook TV.
 
Links!
 
https://www.colorlines.com/articles/read-black-homeowners-gullah-geechee-islands-could-lose-land-after-florence
 

https://www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org/thegullahgeechee/
 

https://www.theroot.com/america-s-biggest-conspiracy-theory-is-real-the-racist-1828691528

 

https://www.theroot.com/40-years-after-the-tuskegee-syphilis-study-the-legal-f-1795132167

 

http://www.msnbc.com/all/eugenic-sterilization-victims-belated-justice

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/secret-cold-war-tests-in-st-louis-cause-worry/

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Sep 21, 2018
These wonder twins sure are cranky! Some might even say Crotchety! Not really, though! They're here to first discuss the Emmy's which neither of them watched- and dive into a deep discussion as to where IS the line between being PC and comedy. Next up, something they both did see: Captain Marvel Trailer. Whew Lawd this looks good! Also was it weird for Vulture Magazine to feature a story about Soon-Yi Previn written by one of Woody Allen's friend? On to the main event- It's QUIZLETTE Time, Back 2 Skool edition. James guides Nnekay through some of the hottest topics including, Violas Davis and The Help, Bi-Pride Parade, Julie Chen... Moonves, Bert and Ernie being lovers, Anita Hill the hero, Cynthia Nixon, and... Helen Keller? Don't forget to check out James at Caroline's on Broadway
 
See James Stand Up Set at Caroline's on Broadway in NYC, Sept 24th at 7pm. Get $5 tickets by calling and reserving your spot and calling 212.757.4100.
 
"All The Sex I Want" a new Asexual play, September 29th at 8pm $10 Donations: https://www.nationalqueertheater.com/productions 
 
 
Links!

Viola Davis

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/movies/viola-davis-interview-widows-toronto-film-festival.html

Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett- the choke

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/tom-arnold-mark-burnett-got-fist-fight-donald-trump/

BOO to James Comey

https://www.themarysue.com/comey-miniseries/

Oscar Isaac

https://www.queerty.com/oscar-isaacs-latest-take-star-wars-character-gay-fans-going-hyperspace-20180911

Transgender models- Marcos Marcos all models

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/09/34-models-slayed-runway-marco-marcos-100-transgender-fashion-show/?utm_source=queerty&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=directlink&utm_content=34+models+slayed+the+runway+in+Marco+Marco%E2%80%99s+100%25+transgender+fashion+show

Bert and Ernie

https://www.queerty.com/exclusive-bert-ernie-couple-finally-answer-20180916

Rapper’s mid life

https://www.queerty.com/rapper-says-mid-life-crises-caused-make-amateur-gay-x-rated-film-20180911

Anita Hill and the New York Times’ Opinion Piece

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/opinion/anita-hill-brett-kavanaugh-clarence-thomas.html?action=click&module=Ribbon&pgtype=Article

Voter Fraud

https://www.theroot.com/america-s-biggest-conspiracy-theory-is-real-the-racist-1828691528

Samantha Bee- voter experience app

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-app-gamify-midterms-crashed_us_5b9a0eb7e4b05092ceed2ecd

McDonalds-

https://www.themarysue.com/mcdonalds-metoo/

Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller out of history in some parts of Texas

https://www.theroot.com/ny-gov-cuomos-cannabis-policy-will-leave-black-people-1829005682?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=The_Root_facebook

 

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Sep 14, 2018
Coming hot from a jam packed weekend in Fire Island James has notes on... the Hunger Game movies? The duo talk about these movies, also some how Omarosa manages to squeeze herself back into the fray with their conversation as well. Nnekay takes us back with the story of the Dominican Republic's baseball team Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo- created by 1937 dictator Rafael Trujillo. A team while created in a time of fascism still managed to treat black baseball players better than the United States. James investigates the difference between various terms that we might have misused in past episodes: Pansexual, Bisexual, and Sexually Fluid. We're here to grow just like everyone else! 
 
 
Links:
 
https://www.avclub.com/in-1937-a-dictator-assembled-a-baseball-team-for-the-a-1823978045  
 
https://bisexual.org/?qna=what-is-the-difference-between-bisexual-and-terms-like-pansexual-polysexual-omnisexual-ambisexual-and-fluid
 
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https://www.slideshare.net/joshhopper1447/pansexuality-bisexuality-and-genderfluidity-powerpoint
Sep 7, 2018
Reeling from the outrage about Kaepernick's feature in Nike's new campaign, the duo discusses... is Nike doing good or is it more complicated than that?! Also they are dissecting Whitney Houston's documentary, the tragedy that she went through and why we gotta give her more respect. The main korner for the show is Anita Hill, the precursor to the #metoo movement, James breaks down everything we might not know or have forgotten about her story and everything she went through during the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. Also- who's a better actor Whitney Houston or Halle Berry? 
 
 
 
Links!

https://www.theroot.com/anita-hill-on-the-weinstein-scandal-this-type-of-shit-1819484276


https://www.theroot.com/what-has-been-the-impact-of-anita-hill-1790866460


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/the-case-for-impeaching-clarence-thomas.html


https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/anita-hill-and-her-1991-congressional-defenders-to-joe-biden-you-were-part-of-the-problem/2017/11/21/2303ba8a-ce69-11e7-a1a3-0d1e45a6de3d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8786a334055e

 

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Sep 1, 2018
Feeling inspired by Mama Mia: Here We Go Again, James tries out some new vocal impressions to the joy...? Chagrin... of Nnekay. Next up, the duo deconstruct HBO's Insecure, the ups and down of all three seasons and where they think they the show should head towards. In Nnekay's Korner- she tackles the national crisis of Black Maternal Mortality rates. What is happening to theses women and their babies! It's incredibly important information for all of us and hopefully highlight some of the women taking action to help fix it. We round out the episode with James breaking down Hoteps, what they are and how they are detrimental. ALSO we got a BIG BIG MK Surprise!!!
 
Links!
 
 
 
 
 
https://sistersong.nationbuilder.com/
 
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Aug 24, 2018

This week we're coming in hot and energized from seeing Crazy Rich Asians! Holy Moly is this a film! Next up, James has some notes for Harlem and their tributes for Janet Jackson... should they be pouring money into the art programs for the kids? He says yes. Nnekay brings us to a little tid bit of information involving Tupac and Trump... what?! In the Korners- James details his trials with the judicial system after he's been received the prestigious role of First Juror. He also covers the ins, outs, and bias of the court system and why Jury duty is so important. Nnekay dabbles with a little history korner with a profile on Althea Gibson and how she opened the for for the Williams Sisters and other tennis players of color.

Links!

JURY DUTY: 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-guthrie-ferguson/why-jury-duty-is-a-charac_b_8004734.html

https://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/20180802_civil-rights-orgs-urge-8th-circuit-to-accept-appeal-of-man-sentenced-to-death-because-hes-gay?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button

http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar01/jurorbias.aspx

https://today.duke.edu/2012/04/jurystudy

ALTHEA GIBSON: 

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/tbt-althea-gibson-became-first-black-wimbledon-champion-60-years-ago

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Aug 17, 2018
Warning! We recorded this episode earlier in the week before the passing of the great Aretha Franklin. We mean in no way to pay disrespect, and pay great homage to how she pathed the way for future generations of black artist and people to live their truth. Off the bat the wonder twins talking about the queen of soul herself, Aretha Franklin, sending prayers for her and talking about some of  her past controversies. James saw Spike Lee's newest film Blackkklansman and give a spoiler free review. In Nnekay's korner- she's got a booklist for you! This time she is giving you books from Latin American literary cannon that will help you diversity the American one. Also she had some selections from WOC writers to diversify your reading list and possibly some of your loved ones, to boot! In James' korner, he is give you THEATER- by way of  teleplay! That's right we have the Minority Korner players in the house. Playing out selections from the 1984 James Baldwin Village Voice interview. James playing James Baldwin and Nnekay playing the interviewer. The interview covers the James Baldwin's views on homosexuality, the black community, the future, and more. It's a deep insight into his thoughts on the LGBTQ community in the 80s. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/06/22/james-baldwin-on-being-gay-in-america/ 
 
http://remezcla.com/lists/culture/latin-american-books-literary-canon/
 
https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/g22721520/extensive-list-of-books-woc/
 
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Aug 10, 2018

This week James is steering the ship with a korner dedicated to the greatness of James Baldwin, but before the wonder twins start their adoration- we gotta talk about Delta. Gurl, Delta you betta fix your mess! James was cast as Jury number 1 in the role of actual real life civic duty. The two also talk about heritage and slavery and how big of an impact it has on modern times. Also: remember Tia Carrere? Where is she? In the singular korner for the day, it's all things James Baldwin! First unpacking the amazing documentary I Am Not Your Negro. Then a test- who has more James Baldwin knowledge?! Lastly... who knew J.Lo would cause such a rift! Enjoy!

See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
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Links!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM

http://www.peoplequiz.com/trivia-quizzes-3249-James_Baldwin_Wonderful_Writer.html

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Aug 3, 2018
We are taking a trip down memory lane this week and revisiting some early favorite segments from the early days of Minority Korner! James takes us back to a korner where he elaborates about the crisis of homelessness effecting LGBTQ Youth. With it's anniversary coming up soon, Nnekay takes us back to when she talked about the Chicano Moratorium of 1970. What it meant and how it relates to today. We hope you enjoy this travel back in time!! WE'll be back next week with a whole new barrel of laughs for you to enjoy!
 
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See James do Stand Up August 11th at 9:30pm in NYC! Tickets:
 
Jul 27, 2018
We're starting this episode with a bang! We talk Sorry To Bother You, why it's such a radical movie and what exactly is capitalism? We switch gears to talk a little more about the Handmaiden's Talk and is it White Feminism? Who is this show for, and do they have a problem with race? In Nnekay's Korner we doing a deep dive into Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Who is she, and how she might be one of the few to actually save the party and maybe... country! James bring back our friend, QUIZLET... yes she is back and ready. Covered in the Quizlet: James Gunn and Disney, Buffy Reboot, Mickey D's Shading Chick-Fill-A, is Bruno Brunal racist, and who has more registered voters Dems or GOP? Happy Friday and enjoy the show!
 
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Jul 20, 2018
In a response to last week's Ask Minority Korner Any thing filled episode, James takes us into a deep dive into what is currently going on with the Lesbian bar scene and the future ahead. Nnekay scored a great interview with Amber Kemp- Gerstel a contestant on the new NBC competition show- Making It. The two talk crafts and how to make it big with your passions. But before we get to the korners, the wonder twins discuss the new movie Sorry To Bother You, Westworld, Luke Cage, and ScarJo and her movie role choices. 
 
Links!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JePugX1YkG4
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEtwBNiw8go

 
 
 
 
https://damasklove.com/ 
 
https://www.nbc.com/making-it?nbc=1
 

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Jul 13, 2018

It's an all Ask Minority Korner Anything episode where we answer questions form YOU the Korner Kids! Is it cultural appropriation for white people to wear dreads? Where are the lesbian bars? How do lesbians meet other lesbians? How do you create a podcast when both co-hosts are on separate coasts (sounds familiar)? Who was Chief Tuskaloosa of the Mississippian? Who is the ultimate Pop Music Queen? Also, James sat down with his Aunt and Uncle discovered his familial connection to slavery and segregation, which was a stones throw away from a few generations and the Wonder Twins delve into a conversation of the importance of knowing your family stories and lineage. 

 

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Jul 6, 2018
The Wonder Twins are still having summer time fun in the Bay Area! James watched Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom and he has THOUGHTS. Meanwhile Nnekay is reminiscing about how amazing the original Jurassic Park was. Next up is the PBS documentary, Whoes Streets, which follows the intimate lives of those involved in the Ferguson Uprising. This spurs a lively discussion on why Blue Lives Matter is ridiculous and what the true meaning of Black Lives Matters is. In Nnekay's Korner to talks about South Fulton, Georgia's municipal courts and the black women running the show and the impact it has on the community. James decides to enlighten us to the truth of Black Folks and the Fourth of July, you betta get ready to Tu La Lu, and find out why black people we so excited to celebrate in the south. 
 
Links!
 
 
http://www.whosestreets.com/
 
 

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Jun 29, 2018

We're closing out Pride Month with a bang! But first James' is still in the Bay and the wonder twins talk about his performance as Manity Kane during Pride Weekend. They also talk about the Pride parade and if it's ok to have so many tech companies represented. James watched Love, Simon over the weekend and needs to discuss! In the Korners, James gets you ready for summer vacay with LGBTQA Travel Tips and blogs to follow for the ultimate queer vacation in the US and international. Nnekay hooks you up with a list of current LGBTQA YA novels to get your beach reading on and possibly teen gifting ideas. Omg! Amandla Stenberg came out! And boy does she have a classy way of saying it. Happy Pride ya'll and enjoy the summer :)

Links!
 

http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/38-best-lgbtq-ya-novels.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/queer-women-travel-sites-to-inspire-your-perfect-vacation_us_58fbc217e4b0f02c3870eb03

https://blog.tortugabackpacks.com/gay-travel-europe/

https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/lgbt-travel/trans-friendly-travel

https://www.orbitz.com/blog/2016/07/25-queer-vacations-must-take-die/

 

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Jun 22, 2018
James is BACK in the BAY! But sadly the duo aren't in the same room, yet- but that's coming! James had his West Coast debut as a comedian at a cat themed stand up show. The wonder twins talk art history and the majesty of Beyonce and Jay-Z aka The Carters and their new album and the visual richness of the video for Apeshit. Nnekay went to Janelle Monae and has lost all of her damn edges due to the sheer amazingness black female empowerment. The night before James went to Kathy Griffin at the same venue!!! He talks abut her fight against the Trump Administration. In the Korners, Nnekay talks about Romans 13 the bible verse that has been use to give legitimacy to many horrific events in world history- including most recently Jeff Sessions' use of it to plead the case for separating undocumented families. James talks about California's dirty past of trying but (thankfully) failing to ban black people from living in the state. 
 
Links!
 
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-you-can-fight-family-separation-at-the-border.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jun 15, 2018

Did you know that June is African American Music Appreciation Month?! Well now you do! The Wonder Twins try with all their might to talk about this, but Jimmy Carter just keeps showing up to steal the show! James needs tips on how to leave a date early and Nnekay has dubbed herself the Date Referee giving tips and calling it when the gig is up! Should James trust a "walk up dentist?" Nnekay says no and tells a tale of caution. In James' Korner he addresses the Supreme Court ruling in favor for Jack Phillips- who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. What does this mean for the future, what has happened in the past, and how we can stay woke to discrimination with love and respect. Inspired by the recent Oakland, Ca events involving BBQ Becky and Jogger Joe, Nnekay talks gentrification- what and what not to do.

Links!

https://www.gofundme.com/j98zu-help-drew

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/jim-crow-gay-cakes-trump-administrations-war-civil-rights/

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/new-inclusive-flag-replace-rainbow-flag/?utm_source=queerty&utm_medium=directlink&utm_campaign=directlink&utm_content=Could+this+new+more+inclusive+flag+replace+the+rainbow+flag%3F

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/hardware-store-posts-no-gays-allowed-sign-supreme-court-cake-decision/

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2018/06/hardware-store-posts-no-gays-allowed-sign-supreme-court-cake-decision/


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-be-ally-to-lgbtq-friends-during-pride_us_5b16b68de4b09578259c0ad0

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Jun 8, 2018
We kick this week off, by discovering our dear lil James had grown up to be a Minister of Love!!! Yes yes, ya'll James got his licence and is ready to officiate your wedding- which he did this weekend! The twins get into it and all that went down in Central Park. Nnekay then takes us on a ride to Amusement Park Past! She talks about three major amusement parks that were owned and for black people and all the glamour that occurred at these amazing spots. Then James breaks down gaslighting- what is it, how can we protect ourselves- ESPECIALLY since our current administration are pros at it. So relax and come hopalong into this episode.
 
Links!
 

https://blackthen.com/joyland-park-first-owned-operated-amusement-park-established-chicago-1923/
 
https://blackamericaweb.com/2013/05/15/little-known-black-history-fact-joyland-park/
 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/remembering-suburban-gardens-dcs-only-amusement-park/2013/10/26/62bb1c9a-3d72-11e3-a94f-b58017bfee6c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6693a314aaf2
 
https://seaviewbeach.wordpress.com/
 
http://adage.com/article/agency-news/jimmy-smith-dgwb-partners-launch-amusement-park-brands/297414/
 
https://www.therichest.com/business/companies-business/top-10-most-popular-theme-park-operators-in-the-world/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting


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Jun 1, 2018
Gather round lil doggies! You think you know about Cowboys but you have no idea! We got a the history of cowboys coming at you! You might be surprised that Cowboys might be a liiitttle more Black, Latino, and Queer than old Hollywood would have you believing- James breaks down the facts. Before that the Wonder Twins discuss Deadpool 2 and how "fridging girlfriends" is a trope that needs to go! We round out the episode with an Ask Minority Korner Anything addressing a unique form of male privilege. Enjoy the show!
 
Links!

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lesser-known-history-african-american-cowboys-180962144/

https://www.americancowboy.com/ranch-life-archive/history-vaquero

https://blackamericaweb.com/2012/11/19/little-known-black-history-fact-black-cowboys/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-cowboy-photography_us_5882237fe4b070d8cad1f79d
 
https://truewestmagazine.com/old-west-homosexuality-homos-on-the-range/
 
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