Ep 71: On Black Black Billionaires and Blood Diamonds

For all of the chaos it has brought the pandemic has forced us to be more critical of the celebrities who have for so long been the ideal to aspire to. While long known for her carefully curated public persona, Beyoncé was the latest celeb to find herself facing critique after she became the first Black Woman to wear the Tiffany Diamond, a piece from from Tiffany and Company’s collection that is tied to a history of colonialism. In this episode we welcome back longtime supporter Dr. Keyanah Nurse to unpack the implications of Beyoncé wearing this diamond.

Photo: Mason Poole


Guest: Keyanah Nurse, Phd, @KeyanahNurse

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

“Jazz Brunch ” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ep 25: 90s Nostalgia….Syke Nah

This episode was supposed to be about 90s nostalgia but we had our friend from middle school and local producer and storyteller Ray Sykes in the studio so we talked about everything from Beyoncé to J. Cole to Scandal and Ray’s career. Take a listen and tune in next week for the 90s Nostalgia episode.

Guest: Ray Sykes
@bandit_sykez on Instagram

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Twitter: @DrinkingWBlerds
Facebook: Drinking With Blerds
Blog: drinkingwithblerds.com
Shannon Sorhaindo: @PrettiiRandom
Khemani Gibson: @JamaicanScholar

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

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