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Minority Korner 45: Minority Korner is Waiting... For a New National Anthem (Chicano Moratorium, LGBT & The Church, Colin Kaepernick, Britney Spears, and The VMAs)

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James and Nnekay are hot and bothered about Britney's new album, Glory- She is also BACK with her performance at the VMA... which G-Money (whoever that is) tried to lay a big ole smooch on her face. Not to mention she had to go after BEYONCE who SHUT IT DOWN... but was it better than her concert? Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers is facing an unusual amount of grief by flexing his freedom of speech. Cause Nnekay and James to wonder... maybe it's time to pick or creaaaaaate a new national anthem.

Nnekay's topic for the day is the largest anti-war protest held by American Minorities: the Chicano Moratorium- which protested the Vietnam war as well as the ridiculously large amount of Mexican American soldier death. James is talking about the Church and it's priest who are spreading hate against the LGBT community and are closeted themselves. As well as illegally spending the money of church goers for their own gain.

Some things included in Quizlet Korner this week are: Dildos, Olympics, and Bath Houses... Think Nnekay can get at least one right this time?

Remember to #BeFabulousFriday

Links!

https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/important-day-us-history-chica...

https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/1538186869540619/?pnr...

Pop Rocket Episode 69: Sipping Lemonade and Remembering Prince

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Guy Branum
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Margaret Wappler
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Oliver Wang
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Wynter Mitchell

The gang reunites this week in a special double discussion episode of Pop Rocket!

First up, Queen Bey's most personal and controversial album yet, Lemonade. Oliver has some critiques for the "visual album" while Guy reveals the problem some of the younger gay men are having with the record.

Then, a very special discussion of all things Prince. His place in pop culture, the young proteges he worked with, weird Prince party stories, and some Batdance talk, obviously. And Prince-inspired jams to top it all off.

With Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang and Margaret Wappler.

That’s My Jam:

Wynter Mitchell - Prince – Mountains
Oliver Wang - Chaka Khan – I Feel for You
Margaret Wappler - Esparanza Spalding - One
Guy Branum - Prince – Let’s Go Crazy

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Dwayne Kennedy & Noel Fielding

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Dwayne Kennedy
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Noel Fielding

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Dwayne Kennedy on His Debut EP, Using Jokes About Race as a Barometer, and Playing Different Kinds of Crowds

Dwayne Kennedy has been in the stand up comedy game for about thirty years now, performing everywhere, from Showtime at the Apollo to the Late Show with David Letterman, but he's still a bit of a comic's comic.

He'll talk to Jesse about why he's recorded plenty of his sets, but is only releasing his debut stand up EP this month. Plus, he'll explain how he's adapted his comedy for different audiences and how he's used jokes about race as a barometer.

His debut record is called Oh No! It's Dwayne Kennedy and is available now on Bandcamp. You can also check out Dwayne Kennedy's site for a schedule of his upcoming shows. See if he's coming to a city near you!

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British Cult Comic Noel Fielding on 'The Mighty Boosh' and Creating New Worlds

If audiences in the United States know Noel Fielding, it's for his cult comedy show The Mighty Boosh, a comedy double-act turned radio program and then TV show. It aired here on Cartoon Network's adult swim. But Fielding is much better known in his native UK for not only the Boosh (which has done arena tours) but his appearances on quiz shows and his specific sense of style.

Fielding is touring the United States this spring with a live show called An Evening with Noel Fielding, which features some of his beloved characters and frequent collaborators (like Rich Fulcher).

Fielding sits down with us to talk about his comedy "marriage" with his Mighty Boosh creative partner Julian Barratt, his personal aesthetic, and creating new worlds on the radio, on TV, and on the stage.

His show The Mighty Boosh is available now on Seeso.com. Find out if An Evening with Noel Fielding is coming to a city near you by checking out Fielding's site.

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The Outshot: Beyoncé's "Formation" and Taking Space

Jesse considers the backlash to Beyoncé's new single, and explains why he thinks it's worth your attention.

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Pop Rocket: Episode 58 Super Bowl 50 with Asterios Kokkinos

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Wynter, Asterios, Oliver & Margaret
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Margaret Wappler
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Wynter Mitchell
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Oliver Wang
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Asterios Kokkinos

Margaret guest hosts, steering discussion around the commercials and half time show of last weekend's Super Bowl.

With Wynter Mitchell, Oliver Wang, Margaret Wappler and special guest, comedian and former copywriter Asterios Kokkinos.

That’s My Jam:
Wynter Mitchell - The Gift of Life by Teddy Prendergrass
Oliver Wang - Sun Godess by Ramsey Lewis featuring Earth, Wind & Fire
Margaret Wappler - Reichpop by Wild Nothing
Asterios Kokkinos - Goon Squad by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

Other useful links this week…
Check out Beyonce's Formation video for yourself here.
You can buy Asterios' books here.

Join in the conversation and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitte

Throwing Shade #65 - Gay cakes, Playtex Fresh + Sexy, Beyonce, Richard III, Glen Beck

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Bryan and Erin super bowl their way through the gay cake problem in Gresham, OR, Playtex's new Fresh + Sexy, Psy's Pistachio ad, Beyonce's half time performance, Timberlake, Richard III, and the always funny, Glen  Beck.  I don't live in Florida.
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Beyonce - Work It Out

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This was Beyonce's first solo single - a track from the Austin Powers 2 soundtrack. Produced by the Neptunes. One of my favorite Beyonce songs even now. This was one of the Neptunes most productive periods - after they'd established their signature sound, and started to get a little odd. I'm also a big fan of their album Clones, from right around this same time. Roscoe P. Coldchain's "Hot", which featured Pusha T from the Clipse and Boobonic from Philly's Most Wanted still bangs. Anyway, this Beyonce song is a jam. Sorry about all the Austin Power in the video.

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