Ep 40: Black Lives Matter Four Years Later

This is definitely our longest episode ever and it’s for good reason because we had our high school friend Shirley in the office for a very important discussion. For today’s topic we unpack the legacy of the Movement for Black Lives in light of the murder of Botham Shem Jean in Dallas and compare how it started four years ago to what the organization is up to today. We also discuss the Me Too/Time’s Up movement and compare and contrast it to Black Lives Matter.

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Guest: Shirley (ShirlZ) Rejouis

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Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

 

 

 

Ep 39: All The Stuff That Happened While We Were Gone

Thank you all for being patient during our absence but we’re back and we’re discussing all the drama that ensued while we were gone. We tackle everything from the treatment Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka received in the US Open final, Mac Miller’s death, Botham Shem Jean’s murder in Dallas, Kaepernick’s Nike deal and racists burning their shoes, and of course the Cardi/Nicki fight at New York Fashion Week.

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Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

Ep 38: The Messiest Week of Summer 2018

This week’s episode is literally us just talking about all mess that happened this past week from Issa vs a former co-star, to Lauryn Hill stealing songs and firing bands, to Omarosa being the same Omarosa she’s been on reality tv for 15 years, to Nicki vs the world (but especially Safaree).

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Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

 

Ep 37: Shades of Representation

In this week’s episode we provide our review of Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album Queen and unpack who she dissed and our favorite songs. Shannon lists her critiques about singing Nicki and the monopoly of the fake-Jamaican accent artists of Caribbean descent use. Khemani then describes his recent work trip to Philly where he had the best cheesesteak in his whole life. Our main topic is then focused on looking at how colorism and representation in the media play a role in our lives and the formation of our identities.Black Women.

 

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Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

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Ep 36: Be A Man

It was a slow news week but we discuss the recents stories of how a man defraud McDonalds, Duane Martin’s claim for spousal support, and the continued collusion against Colin Kaepernick. We then look at how we as a society define masculinity and how toxic masculinity hurts men too.

 

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Music used in this episode:
Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

Ep 35: When You’re Black and Not From America but Live in America

On this episode in our weekly roundup Shannon returns with an update, we recount the ever growing list of our problematic faves (and those that are just problematic) and their misdeeds, and we respond to the racist white nerds who targeted Anna Diop for playing Starfire in the upcoming DC Titans tv show. Our main topic then addresses what it’s like to be a black immigrant/1st gen from the Caribbean in America and the unique struggles that we face. We had some technical difficulties with our mic so please excuse the volume fluctuating.

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Ep 34: The Neverending Interracial Dating Debate

In the weekly roundup we discuss Faith Evans’ marriage to Stevie J as well as her comments about her relationship with Biggie, The New Day’s comments on Hulk Hogan’s racist comments and his return to the WWE hall of Fame, and the recent internet controversy concerning Michael B Jordan on a boat in Italy. We then tackle the ongoing debate about interracial dating examining the role it plays a role in our society and the varying arguments used by those that are both for and against it.

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Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

Ep 33: Loving Your Body

In this episode we recount the hectic week in news and Khemani tells of his recent dating woes and encounter with an internet troll. The episode then delves into the topic of body shaming and how it affects people of varying body types in different ways. Our host discuss everything from how masculinity affects body image issues in men to the effects of illegal plastic surgery procedures.

 

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Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

Ep 32: Buying Black

In this episode we recount the week looking at 45’s denaturalization task force and the impending trade war with China. We then move on to some light-hearted fun with our hosts listing their favorite summer songs of all time. Lastly, we end the episode by discussing supporting black businesses and the problems and benefits of buying black.

 

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Music used in this episode:
Intro music “Imagination” and outro music “Hendrix” provided by WorldHipHopBeats.com

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