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)

May 12, 2016

Nnekay is married! And planning her application to join Marvel's the avengers with her new married superpower. We give you the play by play of the Minority Korner's own Royal Wedding.  Did she become a bridezilla as I had predicted on episode one of Minority Korner? We both went to Captain America: No spoilers both of us had some crazy ass movie theater's. Nnekay confronts her archenemies: Wikipedia Know it Alls. Mandy Moore makes several appearances.  Prepare for a drive by fruity of information in James' "In Case you Missed it Korner", we're going to get you all ready for your weekend dinner parties with these gems: Colton Haynes, La Pride Music Festival, QueenBey, Ya'll Means All, Lemonade, SF P.D. is apparently racists, and homophobic, Rachel Dolezeal is back, dudes  are hating on the female Ghostbusters movie and trailer, and why won't Hollywood let us see our Black Actors. We have a Prince Tribute in our True or False Rumors game, and are JLO and Mariah having a feud? Oh and we have to talk about Janet Jackson is having a baby at 50.

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Apr 27, 2016

Nnekayy is potentially on her death bed with fever dreams of Michelle Obama. Is this entire episode just a dream of hers? James Olivia Pope'd it to D.C., and Nnekay survived her Bachelorette, though now she's on her death bed- so maybe she didn't. James tackles Hollywood White Washing: the Asian Edition- we're looking at you Dr.Strange, and Ghost in a Shell- and more! Nnekay has another list: This time of awesome African children cartoons. This weeks Quizlet has Nnekay guessing… the game itself! Is the GOP turning on itself with death threats to each other, are these lions gay? Are Jay-Z and Beyonce moving to the Bay Area? Let's Figure it out!!!!!







Apr 20, 2016

Nnekay (AKA Dawn's Old Face) tells a horrific tale of a night out in El Cerrito. James tells of a night out in NYC both are prime examples of these two aging Korner Folk. Nneaky dives into aisle discrimination involving Black hair care products.  James examines the history of LGBT characters in Cartoon, and specifically highlights the importance of Sailor Moon in most Queer kids upbringing. Quizlet Korner has you covered from Major League Baseball to the Panama papers. Plus we have to Free Brandy! And we look at Black Girls Rock! 


Apr 13, 2016

Nnekay and James are back on their respective coasts, and Nnekay is a woman on demand. James lost his I.D and is incredibly confused as to what city he's currently in. We dive into the Hamilton casting notice controversy.  and Nnekay and James talking about breeding possibilities involving a poodle. James continues his 2 part investigation of RuPaul, and if you thought last week was problematic- hold onto your butts this week. Nnekay shines light on 5 Japanese American woman who were doing it up in the civil rights movement. And as usual we have a Quizlet Korner that is just as random as ever! 


RuPaul Pt2




Apr 6, 2016

Nnekay and James are reunited and recording from Dolores park, on Easter Sunday- what could possibly go wrong?! (EVERYTHING!) We scope out the diversity (lack there of) of the park. Nnekay looks into the Unfair and Lovely campaign in India. James starts his 2 part investigation into the complicated, brilliant, yet problematic RuPaul who is essentially a Minority Korner Burrito. We also plug lots of things (you'd think we're getting endorsements). Quizlet Korner gets crazy, we might murder someone in the park, and uhhhhh Joey Brown stops on by. Get ready for the wildest Minority Korner to date!








Mar 22, 2016

James is back in the country- yes they actually let him back in and Nnekay is ready to catch him up on all things Trump, and what Rihanna is saying. What is Rihanna saying? Is it a legit language? Let's find out!  Latino high school students feel invisible when it comes to U.S. History... why? We dive into the history of Latinos and US History and how itpaved the way for amny many other civil rights causes.  We also examine the "Green Rush" and why it's ok for white folks to sell weed legally, but not Black folks. This weeks Quizlet Korner is a grab bag of random stories filled with guns, murder, birthdays, and Heathers! 

Let's go to the corners!









Mar 9, 2016

James is reporting LIVE from Amsterdam, and Nnekay is in exotic Oakland! Did you watch the Oscars? Neither did we, except for that Chris Rock monologue, and that awkward Stacy Dash moment. Nnekay looks into the lack of diversity in the tech industry and provides some answers and solutions. Pull up tight, because James is going to take you on a magical journey through time, as we look at the history of queer fabulousness. Also Tony the Tiger is out of control in this weeks Quizlet corner. 

Mar 2, 2016

Our new challenge- how many times each episode can we mention Sister Act? The struggle is real for James since he can't seem to find Kombocha in New York. Nnekay missed Minority Korner dance practice. Racists hate crimes hit a little too close to home for Minority Korner as the son of UCSC's multicultural theater company Rainbow Theater is the victim of several hate crimes at San Jose State. Linda Tripp! You are on watch, James starts a new beef with another "celebrity".  James brakes the silence of the rate of rape in the military and it's effecting not the gender you'd think at an alarming rate, and how it dates back to the foundation of the U.S. all the way back to slavery times. Nnekay answers a question posed by a listener, how do we teach racism to kids, and she's found a list of awesome and interesting books! Also in Quizlet Korner we revisit topics from the past: Rentboy, kids for cash, and Michael Johnson aka Tyson "Mandingo. And we invite you to join the movement: #BeFabulousFriday!

"Son, Men Don't Get Raped"

Picture Books That Teach Kids to Combat Racism 

Feb 23, 2016

James is hiiiiiiiiiigh … on caffeine and he takes us on the ride of our life! Today we talk about SHONDA and the year of YES! Is Lauryn Hill crazy?! Who know, but Nnekay sure thinks she has the answers. James tells us all about homelessness of the LGBTQ youth community. Meanwhile, Nnekay dives deep into the #FreeKesha movement. Whaaaat a potential Minority Korner Book Club and we answer our first listener question!!! We're so excited, so excited... We're so scared!


Homelessness and LGBTQ YOUTH


Kesha and the music industry


Feb 16, 2016

Today on Episode 3 of season 2... or episode 20 if your nasty... we talk about silly as Meryl Streep not understand the concept of race. The goddess Angela Bassett being the her amazing awesome self. Nnekay is just too damn tired for the club. James talks about the world thinks the Super Bowl was one big ole Black Gay Affair... which sounds familiar.... hmmmmmm Minority Korner much?!?!?!? Speaking of blackness, Nnekay actually explains what the black panthers stood for. James tries to stump Nnekay again with Quizlet Corner and there may or may not have been a mention of Planet Fitness which we SWEAR is not a sponsor of ours.... but we'll take the monies if you wanna give it ussssssssssssss. 


Meryl Streep "We're All Africans" 

Angela Bassett 

Gayest Superbowl Evah! Links:

Gay Agenda Superbowl 

Crazy ass Tomi Lahren

Welcome to the Movement Beyonce 







Feb 9, 2016

Happy Black History Month! But every month is Black History Month at Minority Korner, and some of you might be asking: why isn't there a Black History Month? Well, Nnekay has your answer… and it's short. Did you see the Beyonce & Coldplay music video? Is Coldplay at it again in their cultural "appreciation"/appropriation? #TweetLikeAWhiteGay has set the internet ablaze! Plus there are plenty of things you use that you probably had no idea that it was invented by a Black person. And this week in Quizlet Korner, James is sure he's got Nnekay stumped! Here we go for our 19th episode! 

Invented By A Black Person





Feb 2, 2016

We're back, and this season we're coming at you from coast to coast. James is finally back from Europe now in New York, and Nnekay is still holding it down in the Bay Area. James survived his first Blizzard. And if you that the Blizzard was white- did you see the Oscar nominations. We're going over the timeline of all the craziness over #OscarsSoWhite, and everyone's got something to say from Jadah Pinket, to Sarah Palin, to self hating troll Stacy Dash. There's talks of a boycott brewing. There's a new young little Black girl taking on America's lack of diversity in children books. Plus your favorite corners are back: Quizlet Korner AND History Korner. This week in Quizlet corner James tests Nnekay's knowledge of what he may or may have not done on his European Journey AND a bonus quiz about our favorite whacky Alaskan Sarah Palin. And History Korner has Nnekay sweatin'. Plus we practice our accents. Welcome back to the Minority Korner! 


Nnekay's Corner Little Girls That Be Making Her Cry:


Dec 22, 2015

We're going back in time to the lost episode. Remember two months ago? It was action packed! James was live in the east bay sort of. Well he was. James went to a wedding and won the shit out of it. Nnekay got a mysterious note.  Viola Davis at the Emmy's remember that? Let's go back and talk about it.

It's the first ever Minority Korner Movie Review: The Perfect Guy! You like many, probably missed it in theaters but now it's time to rent it on VOD, Netflix, or whatever handy service you have at your disposal A.SAP

Nnekay takes us on a tour of #itwasablackwoman. Black woman have done a lot do dope shit, and sadly we don't know it all.

Remember that ultimate asshat Martin Schreely, who wanted charge a ridiculous amount of money for AIDS drugs by raising the prices by 5000%.

In the Quizlet Corner it's all about Azealia Banks… and starting 2 months ago, we just might have to be done with her. She may have just flew off the crazy train.

Plus dogs, and James' allergies! Will he make it through the episode… I mean… did he… (spoiler alert: yes). 

Sep 22, 2015

We are feeling easy, breezy, and beautiful this week. We further deconstruct Bitch Betta Have My Money. James went to a bourgeois club doctor. We take a trip to Shondaland! Nnekay wound up in the Bermuda triangle of San Francisco. Apparently political correctness is running rampant amongst our American Universities and reeking havoc on millennial ability to critically think... or are old professors just really wanting to hold onto saying offensive things? Bernie Sanders wants to take down private prisons. This weeks history corner looks at Vanessa Williams the first black Miss America, and we go off an deep tangent about Lifetime movies.


The Codling of the American Mind

10 Ways Liberals Perpetuate Racism

Sep 15, 2015

The teenage dream episodes continue, with an episode full of teenage dreamyness! But first Nnekay's in need of a corn chip intervention, and gives hair tips that may lead to suffocation. We need to talk about Raven Simone, Chris Brown has "love" for the LGBT community, and we continue the conversation: can you separate the art from the artist? But most of all we need to talk about teenage dream Rowan Blanchard of 'Girl Meets World', the first member of the Minority Korner Party Korner!  It's time to Marvel at the Marvel Korner because they are diversifying their roster, and the people behind the scenes. Taylor Swift is still basic. Australia did a study that asks: Is sexual racism different than actual racism...? They're probably the same thing but let's look. Plus actor/activist Anthony Williams of hit film 'The Diary of a Teenage Girl' stops by the Korner. Teen sexual awakening, subtle racism, white fragility, activism through social media, and more, we talk about it all with Anthony! And then Nnekay disappears and you wont believe where James finds her. 











Sep 8, 2015

It's the teenage dream episode, as Minority Korner is now a teen... in epsidoes and it's awkward! We share our teen secrets in a new segment for our teen episodes called "Teen Secret Corner". But first in adult land, James is a high profile choreographer for a local tech commerical, and even here (on the lower end of the) casting table there is some weird racial things happening. The reviews are in, Nnekay has seen 'Temple of Poon'. Adventrues with Nnekay at Michaels in the DIY section. There's white dudes trying to explain slavery... Slave Trade the video game exists... and the creator is hell bent on trying to convince you this game is a great idea and necessary. We know we were supposed to do an all teen episode, but we miss understood the assignment.   Why's Burning Man so White? The originator has an explanation.  Super Minority Korner fan, Ryan Christo from the band One Hundred Percent, stops by the corner, who also works in the tech industry and weighs in on tech folks and the changing climate of the Bay Area. Ryan faces off against Nnekay in this weeks quizlet corner. Also Ryan has a gripe about the Minority Korner and is calling us out on Empire. 








Sep 1, 2015

Empire! Did you watch that crazy show- we're both caught up, and it's time to talk about Cookie! James is writing a book on the art of getting that special someone to fall in love with you... or just sleep with you, and it all involves one single word. The VMA's happened, we don't want to talk about it, but how can we not, with the surprising presidential announcement. Taylor Swift has given Nnekay more reason to call her basic.  James had a major star sighting (remember he watches a lot of Real World so set your bar low). We check in the world of allyship, and see how two different ally's are taking two very different approaches to creating visibility for Black folks. Two VERY... different approaches... one's a pickup artist.  Also the entire judicial system is even more fucked up then we thought, and it's starting early in the juvenile detention arena. Also today's quiz is going to look at the myths and truths around the bust. 














Aug 25, 2015

Fires, earthquakes, and droughts- California is out of control! Never forget the major earthquake of 2015, and we survived! Are Renaissance fairs for Black people? Alfre Woodard in all her amazingness is joining the Marvel Universe, but Nnekay is not happy with her characters name.  James is also making a list and checking it twice (a make out list).  Nnekay watched the Backstreet Boys documentary. Nnekay investigates Black Queens and gives them praise, and is about to start a major feud and beef with Queen herself Aretha Franklin. James dives into 'Straight Out of Compton' looking at the true true story of this true story, and a behind the scenes look at the casting of women for the movie. What's Campaign Zero? We're here to tell you, and it's awesome! Plus the Industrial Prison Complex is getting in the hot seat for the Quizlet Corner, and you'll never guess which athlete superstar is being put in the corner, because he sucks as a human being.  









Aug 18, 2015

Just like Janet Jackson said when her new track hit #1: Bitches need to stay woke! We have pop artist Saturn in the studio, and things are gonna get shady. James has a bug a boo.  Did you hear about the one about the Catholic priest, a bagel, and an ear? Target is going gender neutral with it's toys and bedding, and it's a sign of the Apocolaypse because people are FREAKING OUT! Good trolls! How to fuck up your kid the least. CA ain't got no love for grand juries, and which candidates are actually listening to #blacklivesmatter? John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt opened up a Slavery museum, how many slavery museums exist in the country? Also little Matilda is throwing some shade towards director Ronald Emmerich, Madonna has lost her mind, and Donald Trump is... still Donald Trump.  All this and more on our big ten episode! 



Target troll:

Hilarious New Stonewall trailer:

Bernie Sanders new platform: 

Janelle Monae's amazing new inspirational jam:

Hillary Clinton and BlackLivesMatter:

Slavery Museum:

History Corner:,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina
Aug 11, 2015

Nnekay literally just got off a plane from the Philippines and is loosing her mind- she was in the future! Nnekay is also running for office and is very behind in the polls. It's Bernie Sanders vs. #Black Lives Matter, but Sanders has an ace up his sleeve to unite movements. James lost his groove, but Nnekay doesn't believe him. It's Black Women's Equal Pay Day so BBHMM! We have our very first special guest Pearl Marill from So You Think You Can Lap Dance, and Crunch Pop (or as we know here from: College!). Nnekay and Pearl battle it out in this weeks quizlet corner about Mariah Carey.  James takes a look at some Black Queer writers you should know, specifically Charles M. Blow writer of 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones', and he reveals something nobody knew happened to his cousin. And we're still debating if we should go on the 'Amazing Race'. 


Black Women's Equal Payday: 


Bernie Sanders:


Charles M. Blow:


Mariah Carey and what inspired this weeks quiz: 



Who is Pearl?:

Crunch Pop:


So You Think You Can Lap Dance:



Aug 4, 2015

Get your JNCO's on cause we're going back in time! But first some short term Nostalgia: Nnekay went to L.A. and she saw some "celebrities". Remember LFO? We kind of do.  Should Nnekay and James go on the Amazing Race? We're getting outrageous with JEM & The Holograms. Jem is the ultimate HBIC. Also, this is the true story how the real world has become a drunken frat house. Also we dive into music videos! Where did they go? Looking back were pop teen princesses actually just strippers with voices? This is actually going to be a giant episode about MTV which apparently raised us both. 


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Jul 28, 2015

There are two different movies called Girlhood, about young Black girls, and we're confused.  James has trouble pronouncing even more words and reveals his celebrity crush.  Buckle down because Femicidio is happening in both of our neighboring countries. But what does Miss USA and the treatment of Aboriginal women in Mexico have in common? (We're not sure they actually do, but some how they're in the same corner). One city has banned drag queens from a prideful celebration.  It's not the hunger games, but it is the twitter games, where a celebrity teen tweet feud is raging, and for some reason Andy Cohen has decided to butt his head into it, and in this case he should keep his drunk ass out. Teen sensation Amandal Stenberg is blowing us away with her wisdom around black culture, and what it means to appropriate the culture of others.  Listen up Kylie Jenner, we're talking to you. Plus yes... we're still talking about comic con but come on! A gay black superhero? Yes please! Sandra Bland has left us speechless. And this weeks Quizlet corner made it on the cutting room floor but it's in the Bonus Content section, and will give you a hint into next weeks Podcast! 



Jul 21, 2015

Nnekay isn't wearing any pants, or is she? We have so many updates this week, in chit chat corner. More nerd talk! DC is bringing an animated Black female superheroine to your TV! Nnekay's not wearing pants.  More things you apparently can't do while being Black. We have two stories that are practically transformers, where there's more than meets the eye... see what we did there. We crack the case on the infamous "mandingo" that was supposedly terrorizing a university, and uncover the real villian in a case of a population being infected with HIV. Also did you hear about the sequel to 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.  It doesn't take Scooby Doo to uncover the mystery of Nosfaratu. Joe Biden and the gays, and who exactly is Ida B. Wells? Let's go to the Korners! 





Don't peak until after you listen!


Jul 14, 2015

The gloves are off as Nnekay and James come head to head over a glass (or two) of wine, and Nikola Tesla. But first let's hear about Nnekay's rendezvous with the great Dr. Cornel West.  And James played the part of gay uncle and took his nephew to ride roller coasters.  It's Comic Con, and we're going to get real nerdy on you. Have you seen the blog 'Every Single Word'? It's the Black Brechtel Test with even lower standards and needs- so come on Hollywood! Get with the program. Also what is going on with theater etiquette!? Is Madonna acting crazy in the theater? Is Britney losing her mind... again? Is Patti LuPone putting folks in check? Find out! Also we have bonus material! As if this episode couldn't get in longer! Find out what we did actually cut. 




Every Single Word:

Jul 7, 2015

It's the 4th of July SPECIAL EDITION. America Ferrera wrote a letter to Donald Trump. Nnekay ate some hot dogs on an island... of Alameda. A woman has a very unlucky day, pregnant, lost in the woods, surrounded be bees, and starts a fire. Stonewall the movie is coming to a multiplex near you, but it's all wrong, one word: erasure. The ex CEO of the House of Mouse (Disney) has lost his damn mind, and he did it in front of Goldie Hawn.  Librarians are off to war! The KKK is at it again. And have you seen Rihanna's new music video Bitch Better Have My Money!!!??!? Let's go to the Korners! 




America Ferrara's Letter to Donald Trump:


Amber's No Good, Terrible, Bad Day, Giving Birth, Chased by Bees, and Started a Forest Fire story:


Stonewall the Movie:


Sandra's Awesome Response


Sweaty Peanut Face

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