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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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Show: 
Minority Korner
Guests: 
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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Show: 
Minority Korner
Guests: 
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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MK159: The Annual 'You Got Kwanzaa'd!" Special (Kwanzaa, Choir Boy on Broadway, Cleopatra, Mowgli)

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Minority Korner

We have united in person for Kwanzaa, and James' Kwanzaa hormones are going! So, it's time to dust out our annual Kwanzaa special, because whether you're a new or longtime listener you may have forgotten how to celebrate! Plus we jump in between the segments to add in some new insights, retrospectives, tangents, and giggles. We'll be there to guide you through our Kwanzaa spectacular! But before we get into the gist of it James has a recommendation of a Black, Queer, Gospel, broadway musical "Choir Boy". The wonder twins also rehash the history of British pop group Cleopatra who were comin' atcha. So first how well do you know Kwanzaa? We'll take a quiz sponsored by PBS. Then we jump back into it and discuss Mowgli on Netflix, which Disney's live action Jungle Book she ain't, and James has impressions to show the difference. We also give tips on how to celebrate Kwanzaa if you're far away from your family. So then we jump back into the special and James talks about it's history, importance, meanings, and walks you through the days, and then Nnekay will walk you through how you can celebrate this beautiful holiday celebrating African American Awesomeness. 

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Don't know remember Cleopatra: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ZoJHCefY4

 

MKEP154: Celebrate Good Times with a Little YES! (Stan Lee, Homecoming, Shanice, Ace of Base, Emojis, Tony Robbins, Sam Esmail, Jaden Smith, Neo Nazis)

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Minority Korner

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-salut...
 
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwjxdq/stan-lee-was-a-true-ally-for-p...
 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/11/12/stan-lee-comic-books-s...
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stan-lee-photos-marvel-comics_us_5b...
 
https://www.history.com/news/stan-lee-x-men-civil-rights-inspiration
 
https://www.queerty.com/jaden-smith-tyler-creator-no-longer-boyfriends-2...
 
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/11/stan-lee-marvel-comics-lega...
 
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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MKEP153 With Some Knowledge, Funnies, and Research (2018 Midterm Elections, Les Moonves, Idris Elba, Janet Jackson)

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Show: 
Minority Korner

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_...

https://www.theroot.com/winners-and-losers-from-the-2018-elections-18302...

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mission-accomplished-for-democrats-...

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

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/les-moonves-janet-jackson-career_us...

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Ask Minority Korner Anything! (Listener Questions, Lesbian Bars, White People in Dreads, Queer/POC Musicals, Slavery, Chief Tuskaloosa, Queen of Pop)

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Minority Korner

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. 

 

LINKS:

Best LBTQIA+ Dating Apps for Women:

http://www.afterellen.com/people/447093-best-dating-apps-lgbt-women

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MK131: Hopalong Bingo & The Joyland Jazzers (Black Owned Amusement Parks, Gaslighting, Clergy, and Matrimony)

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Minority Korner

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-e...

https://blackamericaweb.com/2013/05/15/little-known-black-history-fact-j...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/remembering-suburban-gardens-dcs-on...

https://seaviewbeach.wordpress.com/

http://adage.com/article/agency-news/jimmy-smith-dgwb-partners-launch-am...

https://www.therichest.com/business/companies-business/top-10-most-popul...

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701...

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MKEP 128: Love Will Never Do (Without Nnekay's Tidbits) (The Repeater Show, Twitter Etiquette, Janet Jackson, 1814, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nipplegate, Loreen, Negative Bias)

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Minority Korner
Guests: 
Evan Forde Barden
Guests: 
Patrick Cartelli

The wonder twins are off on separate assignments. Nnekay is holding it down with her tidbits, and has some golden nuggets of wisdom for your around Twitter etiquette. Stop sharing ego beasts content that don't deserve our res hares! Also why is your brain wired for negative bias? Nnekay's got your answer! Next we visit Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli of The Repeater Podcast, who host a monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. We talk about the music video for 'Love Will Never Do (Without You)', James’ early love of dance, and Nipplegate 2004 and how racism and sexism played into that debacle. Also James dishes out on all the hot Janet gossip! Plus, Evan discusses the Q&A he recently attended with Carly Rae Jepsen and gives some insight into his “obsession” with CRJ, that's right she's an acronym now, and how to handle hecklers! Get ready for this picnic for your brain!

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http://www.repeater.show/

IG: @repeatershow

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Black Roots in Music & Comics (911, Timeline of White Folks Appropriating Black Music, Black Comic Characters, Janet Appreciation Day, Justin Timberlake, Queen Nefertiti, Scandal, Today Show)

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Minority Korner

How did you spend Janet Appreciation Day (AKA Super Bowl LII)? We took a knee in support of Colin Kaepernick, and protesting Justin Timberlake's (Mr. King of Appropriation) performance after his participation of 'nipplegate' back in 2014, aiding in Ms. Jackson's dethroning, and riding his wave of white male privilege unscathed to the land of further success. Scandal seems to be showing some Janet love this week in it’s hot mess of a final season. Are you watching James’ “Auntie’s” (Angela Bassett's) show 9-1-1? Nnekay has a huge correction for the Today Show, and their unveiling facts about Queen Nefertiti, and who she really was. Note: she did not look like Gladys the soccer mom. Also King Tut was probably a bubble boy. Inspired by Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance, James takes us on a magical journey through time exploring a timeline of white folks appropriating Black music, why this has been occurring for over a century, and American music’s roots in African culture. Nnekay continues her discussion from last week exploring Black comic characters you should know! Hold onto your butts as we continue our celebration of Black culture! 
 
Timeline of White Folks Appropriating Black Music
http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/fade-to-white-black-music-whi...
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-lisa-tomlinson/black-music-exploitation_...
https://medium.com/@IRahmanJones/white-people-blues-music-and-the-proble...
https://morningsidereview.org/essay/black-rhythm-white-power/
https://morningsidereview.org/essay/black-rhythm-white-power/
https://blavity.com/confused-heres-a-breakdown-of-what-the-cultural-appr...
https://www.bet.com/music/2017/05/08/pop-stars-use-black-artists-twitter...
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-sister-rosetta-tharpe-be...
https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/chuck-berry
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_r...
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_r...

 
Black Comic Characters: 
https://www.cbr.com/26-of-the-greatest-black-characters-in-comic-book-hi...
https://www.buzzfeed.com/danielkibblesmith/sweet-christmas?utm_term=.sev...
 
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Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:
http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

Wakanda Forever! (Black Panther Purple Carpet World Premiere, History of Black Comics, The World of Wakanda, Who's Who in Black Panther, James Meets Cast of Black Panther)

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Minority Korner

Have we got an action packed episode for you! Fresh off of co-hosting Marvel Studios' Black Panther Red (or shall we say purple) Carpet world premiere, James has your inside scoop from the historic event, where he interviewed the cast! Legends like Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita N'Yongo, Michael B. Jordan and more! James is also going to reveal how the sausage is made when it comes to live TV. Riding the comic wave Nnekay gives you the history and relationship of Black folks and comics. While Black Panther may have been the first Black superhero to hit the mainstream, he wasn't the first. In preparation for Marvel Studios' Black Panther hitting screens February 16th, James is going to give you a spoiler free: what you need to know about the world of Wakanda, and the award winning actors, and designers bringing forth this amazing film of Afrofuturism; as this film explores a technologically advanced African nation that was untouched by colonialism. The revolution just might be televised! We've got the Black Panther insider tip! Wakanda FOREVER!

Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:

http://marvel.com/blackpantherlive

Diversity In the Comics in the 1940s: 

https://splinternews.com/diversity-in-comic-books-began-all-the-way-back...

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