Minority Korner

Stop on by Minority Korner, a new podcast, every Friday. We'll visit neighborhood korners like: good ole race korner, the gender fun korner, sexy ass LGBTQIIALMNOP (there's a lot of letters there) korner, pop culture korner, politics korner, nostalgia korner, all from the lens of these two crazy minorities. Learn. Laugh. Play... like Blue's Clues! Only... more Black, gay, and lady like.

MK 171: Put a Ring On it! (Jennifer Covington, Maximum Fun Drive, Cults, Affirmative Action, MANKind Project, On My Block, Surviving R. Kelly, 5 Levels of Interaction, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar)

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Minority Korner
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Jennifer Covington

We are so chuffed for this weeks episode! It’s the Maximum Fun Drive and we have an action packed episode! Nnekay will be joining throughout the episode in our Maxim Fun Drive segments. We have returning to Minority Korner Jennifer Covington, self help guru, extraordinary and host of Shine on Sista Podcast. With all the hard hitting documentary series what makes a series like Leaving Neverland, Surviving R. Kelly, or My Strange Addiction, helpful and when is it just voyeuristic? What makes a cult a cult- how to know you’re in one, and why Jen and James might be susceptible to cults. Remember hit Netflix show “on My Block”? ... We kind of do. We remember enjoying it but can’t remember what it was about- but it’s BACK! Jen leads us through a great conversation about the 5 Levels of Interaction she learned at a seminar by the MANKind Project, and these tips will help you navigate this debate filled world, and how to use your power and privilege. With the college admissions scandal plaguing our psyche’s James focuses in on the real scandal: White Affirmative Action. It’s a thing! Plus gay prime minister Leo Varadkar, visits... Mike Pence? Whaaaaat?  All this and more on this special episode of Minority Korner: Maximum Fun Drive edition!

LINKS:

https://www.theroot.com/government-study-school-is-racist-1825014607

https://www.theroot.com/separate-and-unequal-the-real-education-scandal-...

https://www.huffpost.com/?icid=hjx004 

https://phys.org/news/2015-03-african-americans-elite-college-degrees-ad...

http://www.newnownext.com/irish-prime-minister-leo-varadkar-presidential...

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MK170: Our Childhood is in Retrograde (Glory Mora, Captain Marvel, Leaving Neverland, Brazillian Activist/Politician Marielle Franco, Madame C. J. Walker, Will Smith, Astrology Korner)

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Glory Mora

Glory is back in the copilot seat, and James catches her up on what a Captain Marvel is, and his thoughts on this groundbreaking movie, and why these dude trolls be trollin- don't straight dudes like women? Kuddos to Rotten Tomatoes and other platforms who are changing their systems to combat Trollism. James just finished watching Finidng Neverland, thank God Oprah had a one hour special to help him unpack it, and Glory who hasn’t seen it yet, we'll just say things stop getting pretty funny and they get into an impassioned debate, which of course this is very triggering stuff that we’re bringing to light, and probably will be for a long time as we continue to have in depth conversations about abuse, and believing survivors, healing, and stopping the cycle of abuse. In honor of women’s history month James is celebrating the late activist Marielle Franco of Brazil, a Black, lesbian, single mother politician who was assassinated a year ago, and Glory is giving us the low down on Black lady self made billionaire Madame C J Walker who was helping Black folks with their hair before it was taken over by white folks. Stick around to the end because we get in a conversation about Will Smith’s latest controversial casting around colorism, and I’m not talking about his blue roll. Also in a first ever we have Glory’s special Astrology Korner just for you because Mercury is in retrograde- or as we like to say: reset.

 

LINKS:

https://afropunk.com/2018/08/politicians-are-involved-in-the-murder-of-b...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/18/marielle-franco-brazil-fav...

https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/brazil-after-a-year-of-impunit...

Resources for those in need of help, counseling, or support from sexual assault:

RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/

National Sexual Violence Resource Center: https://www.nsvrc.org/ 

What Therapist are Telling Trauma Survivors after Finding Neverland: 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/leaving-neverland-sexual-abuse-survivors_...

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MKEP169: What is Truth? W/Special Guest Samantha Nzessi (Hattie McDaniel, R. Kelly, Jussie Smullet, Finding Neverland, Masculinity, Green Book, Steve Harvey/Monique)

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Samantha Nzessi

It's about to get real emotional and philosophical up in here as these two water signs jump into it. In the guest cohost spot from the MASkulinity Podcast we have Samantha Nzessi. Remember that governor who you thought was racist well it turns out his wife just might have him beat with her own flavor of racism. We discuss what is truth these days, do we care about facts- which leads us into a conversation about Jussie Smulllet- what the fuck happened!? Finding Neverland documentary, yikes, is this the end to Michael Jackson? We canceled R. Kelly after the 'Surviving R. Kelly' doc, are we willing to do the same to the King of Pop? First Black Oscar winner Hattie McDonald was a controversial figure in her time and still to this day. James dives into the history of this controversial figure, her history, and who she really was. You think you know... but you don't know! Is Steve Harvey yucking Monique's yum. Samantha takes us on a tour in a conversation around her podcasts main premise of masculinity. What is masculinity in our culture? What does it mean to be a man? How did we get to Trump? Where do we go with dealing with the culture of masculinity? Plus James saw Green Book- and he has notes- Samantha did not see it- and still has notes... just who was this fantasy reconstructing of racism for? 

Links: 

https://ew.com/oscars/2018/02/22/hattie-mcdaniel-first-black-oscar-winne...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPhyaisW7CE

Samantha Nzessi: @samanthal_n

MASkulinity Podcast: http://maskulinitypodcast.libsyn.com/

@maskulinitypod

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MK168: Literally in a Korner w/ Teresa Attridge (Reparations, Model Minority, Marie Kondo, Desexualization of Asian Men/Over Sexualization of Asian Women, Avenue Q, Interracial Relationships)

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Teresa Attridge

This week we are literally recording in a korner! We have actress Teresa Attridge stepping into the guest co host spot while Nnekay is still out on maternity leave, and as our first Asian American guest (sorry it took so long)  we have so much to talk about! Is it time to rethink Avenue Q? Is it dated? Is everyone REALLY a bit racist? Terasa weighs in on interracial relationships and how she's navigated it. Also, she breaks down the model minority myth, it’s history where it came from along with the desexualization of Asian men, and over sexualization of Asian women. She shares her theories on how those in power weaponize our differences against each other, why younger Asian Americans are drawn towards black/hip hop culture, the Black/Asian divide, and so much more! Plus we get her thoughts on Marie Kondo. But first I dive into the case for Reparations: It’s about fucking time ya’ll and we could be the generation to do it!  I break down it's history, precedents of it happening before inside the US and out, the continued growing wealth gap, what it might look like, and why it is so necessary if we are ever going to have true healing in America. 

 

LINKS: 

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/08/26/three-strikes-didn-t-work-...

https://solidarity-us.org/atc/87/p1637/

https://qz.com/1012692/this-is-what-reparations-could-actually-look-like...

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/reparations-african-americans-un

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reparations-black-americans-slavery...

 

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MK 167: We Need a Black History Month Redux (Take that Blackface Off)! W/ Guest CoHost Angélique Roché (Blackfacepalooza, JLO at the Grammy's, Something Good- Negro Kiss, Black Buffy, Boomerang Reboot)

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We've got the fabulous Angélique Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop cultures as seen on Marvel and SYFY Wire, and she makes herself right at home! We discuss JLO and the Grammy's (who thought it was ok for to give the Motown tribute). Angelique proposes we need to get a redux on Black History because it's been ruined between all the blackface, Liam Neeson, Kanye and more. James is assuming that if you're white you've probably done blackface at some point. And then these two blerds nerd out heavily on Charmed (old/new), and Buffy (old/potential reboot?). Who's more treacherous to cross- the Beyhive or the Babylon 5 hive? James walks us through the first ever on screen Black Kiss dating all the way back to 1895 and the importance and revolutionary act of Black love on the screen. Also in honor of our guest cohost we have new mics! Enjoy that new sound in your ear holes! 

SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS

https://www.theroot.com/tracing-black-love-in-film-unpack-that-1832530824

https://qz.com/quartzy/1496928/watch-the-first-ever-movie-kiss-with-an-a...

Angélique Roché

IG: @a_gelique

https://www.angeliqueroche.com/

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MK 167: We Need a Black History Month Redux (Take that Blackface Off)! W/ Guest CoHost Angélique Roché (Blackfacepalooza, JLO at the Grammy's, Something Good- Negro Kiss, Black Buffy, Boomerang Reboot)

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We've got the fabulous Angélique Roché, is a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop cultures as seen on Marvel and SYFY Wire, and she makes herself right at home! We discuss JLO and the Grammy's (who thought it was ok for to give the Motown tribute). Angelique proposes we need to get a redux on Black History because it's been ruined between all the blackface, Liam Neeson, Kanye and more. James is assuming that if you're white you've probably done blackface at some point. And then these two blerds nerd out heavily on Charmed (old/new), and Buffy (old/potential reboot?). Who's more treacherous to cross- the Beyhive or the Babylon 5 hive? James walks us through the first ever on screen Black Kiss dating all the way back to 1895 and the importance and revolutionary act of Black love on the screen. Also in honor of our guest cohost we have new mics! Enjoy that new sound in your ear holes! 

SOMETHING GOOD - NEGRO KISS

https://www.theroot.com/tracing-black-love-in-film-unpack-that-1832530824

https://qz.com/quartzy/1496928/watch-the-first-ever-movie-kiss-with-an-a...

Angélique Roché

IG: @a_gelique

https://www.angeliqueroche.com/

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MK166: A Therapeutic Bru Ha Ha w/Glory Mora (Stage Coach Mary, Robert Smalls, Cancel Culture, The Divine 9, Siempre Bruja, Braxton Family Values, Therapy, Star Signs)

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This week on Minority Korner, for our first guest cohost filling in for our neighborhood librarian as she’s on maternity leave, we have the very hilarious New York based comedian Glory Mora and we have so much to talk about we dive into Cancel Culture, the right way to apologize for some past social media shit one shouldn’t have said, Glory catches me up on the drama on the Braxton family values, and why do we watch rich people fucking up their lives on TV? I watched Netflix’s Siempre Bruja which should be a win dealing with a witch in colonial slave time Columbia, but it is a misstep, and Glory is right at home as we go into tangent city. In the main events I am giving you the low down on 2 Black folks you probably haven’t heard about and that should become movies asap! One was a bad ass stagecoach driver, and the other an escaped pirate slave- and Glory will finish out the episode giving you the insight about the divine 9- the Black Fraternity and Sorority’s and some prominent members that hail from her very own sorority Zeta Phi Beta- and along the way Glory will be fact checking and letting us know everyone’s star sign! Also I give Glory some advice: don't ever let Baby Face manage your music career. 

Stage Coach Mary

https://www.history.com/news/meet-stagecoach-mary-the-daring-black-pione...

Escaped Pirate Slave Robert Smalls

https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/...

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Goop on a Mountain (Children's books featuring Native American Women, Janet Jackson Appreciation Day, Superbowl, Liam Neeson, Fyre Festival)

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Hello Hello! This week we're kicking off February with some stories about white people being ridiculous... ahem Liam Neeson and his racist predatory past, and Governor Ralph Northam and his Blackface confessions. What is going on?! Gwyneth Paltrow is looking at a lawsuit by barreling down the mountain while skiing and taking out an old man, and James has two tickets to the next Fyre Festivalllllll! Is Nnekay going to take him up on that offer? In the Korners, Nnekay is bringing you another fab book list, this time covering Children's books with Native American and Indigenous Female leads! James will be revisiting the football protest in honor of Janet Jackson appreciation day aka the Superbowl. We end the show with an important announcement, so stick till the end!

Links!

https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10365&fbclid=IwAR33AVp4J4n0cXAriIdIBo...

MK 164: Miss Mary Mack is Back! (State of the Que-union, Stacey Abrams, Celebrity Big Brother, Jussie Smollett, Tessa Thompson)

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Did Miss Mary Mack die in that nursery rhyme? Or did James have a dark upbringing? Nnekay investigates! Before we get to the korners we''re talking Stacey Abram giving the response to the State of the Union representing the Democratic Party and what that means for the future of the party. Tessa Thompson is vowing to work for more female directors, and we dig in to a little Celebrity Big Brother and their complicated ass rules. James is leading this episode with a Korner called his State of the Que-Union... see what he did there? He's breaking down the state of affairs for the LGBTQ+ community, including the horrific racism and homophobia that Jussie Smollett endured in Chicago, plus Queer superheroes on the TV screen, will we have our first out gay Presidential contender? What is this new scientific finding, and California law around HIV that is potentially going to change the landscape for those living with the virus? 

LINKS:

Jussie Smollet
https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/jussie-smollett-reportedly-hospitalized...

Black Lightening
https://www.afterellen.com/general-news/568929-thunder-first-black-lesbi...

First Openly Gay President Pete Buttigieg?
https://www.queerty.com/fg-perv-president-homophobes-already-coming-open...

GAY BARS
https://www.queerty.com/no-gay-hook-apps-arent-killing-gay-bars-actually...

HIV LAWS CHANGING IN CA
https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-...

US GOVERNMENT DECLARES HIV UNTRANSMITTABLE IN UNDETECTABLE FOLKS
https://www.queerty.com/niaid-joins-300-worldwide-health-agencies-say-hi...
https://www.queerty.com/5-reasons-hiv-undetectable-must-now-mean-uninfec...

Greta Garbo- Original Celesbian
https://www.afterellen.com/movies/469931-greta-garbo-original-celesbian
 
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Get Your Tambourine! (Black People and Horror Movies, Election Cycle Tips 2020, Kamala Harris, and Women's March)

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Nnekay and James are a splashing around in the giggle pool reminiscing about Nnekay's wild weekend- first a guest spot on the live taping of Judge John Hodgeman at the legendary Castro Theater! Then a baby shower for what James' dubs The Bay Area's Baby! James managed to help plan the shower from across the country because that's what friends are for (Thanks Dionne). Next Up- We got a little incident of trolling going on James' facebook page, mostly surrounding Kamala Harris and her Presidential Bid... by you guessed it- Nnekay. The wonder twins break down what happened and how we got to that point. In the Korners- Nnekay talks about Black People in horror movies. Some good, some bad, some are Candyman. James then helps us all with some tips on how to survive and THRIVE this next Election Cycle of 2020. We also talk Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee.

Links!

https://www.vulture.com/article/horror-films-starring-people-of-color.html