Minority Korner

Minority Korner

By James Arthur M

Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)

Episodes

MK350 Keep on Side Eyeing (Our DNA Test, Past Episode Highlights, JHUD,Buffy, Marvel, Whitney, Stagecoach Mary, Racism, Homophobia,Tulsa Oklahoma, Hidden Figures)

It's so hard to say goodbye... it's the very last episode of Minority Korner. Nnekay is back to help James close it out, and they both just took a DNA test and it turns out they’re 100%: a bunch of things! Nnekay and James reminisce about episodes past and wonder back to yesteryear. Hear about how it all began. Remember our taglines? Our theme song? How much has changed, what’s still the same? Hear about what was going on in their lives at different stages and moments. We go through the highlights, the memories, the laughter, the tears of  past episodes that made Minority Korner what it is today. Its been quite a Journey from the gay Warriors of Thieves, LGBTQIA+ Homless youth, Why Your Camera is Racist, Texas Rangers, Stagecoach Mary, The Black women mortality rate, Tulsa Okalahoma, speaking Hidden Figures into existence and much more. It’s time for the final episode of Minority Korner. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS:  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
22/04/22·1h 36m

MK349: What Minority Korner Means to me (What this show has meant, favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future)

It's our second to last episode of Minority Korner. This time we wanted to hear from you all!  Whether you`ve been with us since 2015 or you just joined this year, You Korner kids are now Korner Adults, are are what has kept us going these past 7 years and we wanted to hear your voices and thoughts on what Minority Korner has meant to you. We hear from past guests, co-hosts, Max Fun members and some Minority Korner family members on some favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future.Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
19/04/22·45m 37s

MK348: The Pillars of Caste & Ice Cream (Supreme Court Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson, The Senate Make up, The 8 Pillars of Caste, Moon Knight, History of Black Folks Impact on Ice Cream, Jennifer Hudson)

The OG Queen of MK is back as we prepare to close out the show, Nnekay is with us! We got a Black lady supreme court judge- yaaaaay- but let’s take a look at the demographics of the Senate. Does this body represent America? Should we abolish it? The Justice KBJ gauntlet reminds us of the gauntlet Black folks have to go through when applying for jobs. Workers of Amazon, Etsy, and more are all unionizing! Moon Knight is gooooood- we discuss!!! James wonders why Jennifer Hudson never blew up but Adele did- but is this sudden support too little too late on the podcast from him? Nnekay has thoughts! James takes us through the 8 pillars of a caste system as depicted in Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste- how are these structures still intact, and what can we do to dismantle them? Nnekay talks about the sweetest treat: ice cream and how black people actually helped bring it to fame, and found new ways of innovation to get it to us with 3 Ice cream pioneers that made this treat taste the sweetest! Support black ice cream!Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS: Ketanji Brown Jackson https://www.themarysue.com/ketanji-brown-jackson-confirmed-as-supreme-court-justice/https://www.npr.org/2022/04/08/1091459152/biden-harris-jackson-senate-historic-confirmation-voteDemographics of the Senatehttps://www.axios.com/diversity-in-senate-93afcd5d-8f8e-4b9d-9cc9-47b04945ad8b.htmlOhio Don’t Say Gay Bill:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/04/ohio-republicans-dont-say-gay-billCheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
15/04/22·1h 35m

MK347: Get on Up, AGAIN! (Royal Family’s Bad Caribbean Tour, Jared Leto’s Wildin’ Joker, How Well Do You Know the Avengers?)

Surprise, it’s a bonus episode! We are bringing you the best of last week's Get On Up! W/ James and Renee (Can I pet Your dog) the new live daily morning show. We chat about The Royal Family and their ill timed tour of Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Belize, it did not go as planned as they were met with protests and backlash. People have had it with their colonizers! Childhood stars Selena Gomez and Raven Simone still have a good head on their shoulders from being off social media for so long. Does this mean we’d all be better without it? Are we all addicted? Then it's time to play This or That as James takes us through a multiverse journey and what would we do if your significant other's parents meddled in your relationship? And we play a game where you decide if Jared Leto, and Alexander Sarsguard, in their latest scenarios are wildin’ or workin' it! Lastly, it's JAM You Lyin! A true false game to test how well you know the Avengers. REFERENCE LINKS: The Royals:https://www.newsweek.com/prince-william-kate-middleton-tour-crisis-raises-stakes-royal-caribbean-visit-edward-sophie-1694982https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1591876/kate-middleton-prince-william-caribbean-royal-tour-feeling-remorse-vn Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
12/04/22·1h 27m

MK346: If You’re Black- Rest is Resistance (The Batman, Moon Knight, Harry Potter Reunion Call Out, The Nap Ministry)

We had to bring MacKenzie because who else would we talk about DC with? SPOILERS AHEAD! We need to discuss Matt Reeves’ The Batman. DC finally said, “let's make a good movie!” Even though it was 3 hours- but we’re here for it! Everything from the Joker, to The Riddler, to Zoe Kravitz epitome of Catwoman - we break it down, along with what would have been in the Zack Snyder era Batman. Sigh. The director of Moon Night Mohamed Diab, while on a press tour says Egypt will finally be getting its roses by actually being portrayed authentically, and names some names of who has failed recently, looking at you Wonder Woman. Also we have to talk about the Harry Potter reunion and we have A LOT of notes! In the main korner MacKenzie gives it to us straight up: rest is resistance. She explains through The Nap Ministry how we’ve all been lied to, and the importance of rest as part of our resistance particularly for marginalized folks... everybody else get to work! Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatomba REFERENCE LINKS: If you are Black you are allowed to resthttps://www.instagram.com/p/CZ5z30POuwL/https://www.instagram.com/thenapministry/Moon Knight Director on Egyptian Portrayals in Movieshttps://www.themarysue.com/moon-knight-director-calls-out-wonder-woman-1984 Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/-Nap MinistryMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
08/04/22·41m 37s

MK 345: White Folks, Please Wait 5 Business Days... (The 2022 Oscars, Jussie Smollett Sentencing, Todrick Hall Celeb Big Brother, Worst Things That Have Happened at the Oscars, Problem With Jon Stewart, White People Unpacking Whiteness/Racism)

Of course we’re going to talk about this historic Oscars where Ariana DeBose (The first Latina to win since Rita Moreno) Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina King hosting and of course That Slap…though we will need white folks to refrain from commenting for 5 business days. These things affect Black folks differently due to linked lineage- we discuss. Speaking of complicated black issues, Jussie Smollett has been sentenced, and James saw Todrick Hall live, after his problematic Celebrity Big Brother stint. In the main korner James talks about the new show “The Problem with Jon Stewart '' and is an episode of white people talking about racism, how it went awry and gave a glimpse into the minds of white folks and the challenges ahead in dismantling white supremacy. Plus things white folks should and can do to combat racism in their worlds. Plus, everyone seems so sure this is the worst thing to ever happen at the Oscars, and with it almost 100 we have a list of other events that are historically just as bad, if not worse. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Them Oscarshttps://www.theroot.com/oscars-2022-will-smith-ariana-debose-questlove-win-b-1848711925Jussie Smolletthttps://www.vulture.com/2022/03/jussie-smollett-will-be-released-during-appeal.htmlWorst Things that Have Happened at the Oscars https://www.themarysue.com/no-will-smith-slap-was-not-oscars-ugliest-moment-ever/Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
02/04/22·1h 17m

MK344: Get on Up! (Josephine Baker, Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson, Roller Coasters, And Just Like That, Jeopardy, Gay Dog, New Music From Britney, Lightyear Gay Kiss)

This week join James and Renee for Get On Up- highlights from this week's shows! We're giving you a taste of James and Renee Colvert (from Max Fun’s own Can I Pet Your Dog) new show! We start with a weekend check in and James did some serious damage to his wallet at Macys. We talk about roller coasters and which ones are our faves, the issue with zoos and how do we contribute to the problem? In our news segment James talks about a possibility of Britney Spears coming back onto the music scene, how Pixar is making up for Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ involvement, and Renee discusses a new reboot of an old fan fav Buffy The Vampire Slayer and an all Black Battalion that's finally getting its roses. James will then take us on a journey through the life and time of Josephine Baker the legendary artist , activist, dancer, singer, and ... spy!!!???!!!? Lastly we play Wildin’ and Workin it: during the confirmation hearings of the fabulous Ketanji Brown Jackson, was Senator Lindsay Graham Wildin’? The parents of potentially gay dog gave it up for adoption- were they wildin’? Are they wildin’ making another ‘And Just Like That’ season 2? Are the Jeopardy contestants wildin’ in their answers? Chime on in, as we decide together! Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
25/03/22·1h 41m

MK343: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Woman (Ukraine, Racism in Ukraine, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Tupac, Spider Woman Valerie the Librarian)

This week while our hearts break for the people of Ukraine we can’t help but notice the different treatment these refugees are getting compared with ones from the Middle East or Africa. And Black Africans trying to flee Ukraine are being met with some racist practices in Ukraine. What’s the best way to give feedback? We’re here to help!  In more fun news, James has come out of his Little Mix hole to experience all the amazing Black music occuring in hip hop, R&B, and pop from Saweetie to Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., and more! Also legends of past, like Tupac, and the influence and legacy he left behind.  In the Main Korner Nnekay talks about the first Spider-Woman Valerie The Librarian- who was Black! REFERENCE LINKS: Africans in the UkraineTrevor Noah Says it All - regarding Black refugees in UkraineStudents Allege Racism in UkraineCBC - European Racism Comments from Heads of State- UkraineValerie the Librarian Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
18/03/22·53m 46s

MK342: Shoop that Oup (Don’t Say Gay, Suffragettes: Harriet Forten Purvis, Maria Guadalupe Evangelina, Felice Cohn, Komako Kimura, Zitkala-Ša, American Crime Story: Impeachment)

The Queen of Minority Korner is back! Nnekay Fitzclarke is here! This week James and Nnekay had Black Brunch or Black Meal depending on your preference. James loves a cult and a con but found a newly discovered passion as he watched An American Crime Story: Impeachment, A SCANDAL. We discuss how to not Linda Tripp ourselves and we will NOT be apologizing for any jokes made about her because well she was wildin! Then Florida has passed the newly named “Don’t Say Gay” bill and we discuss the harmful effects and precedence this sets for the country and why these bills are dangerous. In the main Korner we continue Women's History Month and talk about the unsung women of color heroes of the suffragette movement that you may not have heard about. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS: Don’t Say Gay Bill Florida 'Don't Say Gay' bill passes final Senate committeeDisney Issues Statement Regarding Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” BillDisney Will Apparently Keep Giving Money to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill BackersDisney CEO Gives Empty Sort-of Defense (Definitely Not an Apology) Over Donations To ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill SponsorsOn the flip side DisneyNew Disney+ Series Helps Young Black Girls Embrace An Important Hair Care RitualUnsung Heroes of the Suffragette Movement: Harriet Forten PurvisMaria Guadlup Evangeline De Lopez Womenshistory.orglwv.orgFelice CohnJwa.orgsuffragistmemorial.orgKomako KimuraAprilmag.comaboutjapan.japansociety.orgGertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša)nps.govCheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
11/03/22·1h 8m

MK341: Doin the Most (TV Gayer Than Ever, Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson, Ray Fisher & DC Continued, Star Wars Fandom Gatekeeping, Todrick Hall)

This week we close out Black History Month and transition into Women's History Month but first we have some things we'd like to discuss. Will DC finally apologize to Ray Fisher? If not, we welcome him to the Marvel universe there's so many characters to choose from! Speaking of DC, the cover of Entertainment Weekly has us all thirsting over Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson as Catwoman and Batman for The Batman. Do we have a new couple on the horizon? Todrick Hall has been at the forefront of content creation on youtube and recently joined Big Brother but maybe we have to side eye our heroes once again. We have good news about LGBTQIA+ representation! Will this last or is it a trend? Speaking of trends In the main korner  Mackenzie talks about her love and hate of the Star Wars fandom and why we need to stop with the gatekeeping. And we have tips on how you can help fight the Anti Trans laws in Texas. REFERENCE LINKS: Ray Fisher Tweethttps://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-ray-fisher-calls-out-warner-bros-for-black-history-month-tweet/Television is Gayer than everSupport Trans Youth In Texas:https://www.transtexas.org/-Texashttp://www.qdep.org/our-work/The Transgender District | San Francisco  Lambda LegalResources for Transgender Youth in TexasCheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuu Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
04/03/22·56m 36s

MK340 A Cult & A Con (The Tinder Swindler, Toni Stone, Brian Flores/NFL Racism, Sha’Carri Richardson, Olympics)

The Meryl Streep of Minority Korner, Mackenzie Green is back! This week we discuss what James was up to this weekend with his dating life. Was he trying to swindle Sarah into believing he was on a date with danger? James and MacKenzie love a cult and con! Next up, We discuss the blatant racism in sports programs like the NFL and The Olympics and how people like Sha'Carri Richardson and Brian Flores are leading the fight. In the main korner James teaches us about baseball player Toni Stone the first woman ever to play in the men's national baseball league and we find out the connection between Toni Stone and Mackenzie`s Grandma. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Sha'Carri Richardson:https://www.theroot.com/sha-carri-richardson-questions-kamila-valieva-s-inclusi-1848538965Racism In the NFLhttps://www.theroot.com/the-rooney-rule-was-always-meant-to-fail-1848468796https://www.theroot.com/brian-flores-sues-the-nfl-over-its-alleged-racism-1848463818Nfl hires Loretta Lynch in lawsuitToni Stonehttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Toni-Stonehttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Toni-StoneCheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
25/02/22·50m 3s

MK339: Rock Climbing While Black (Affirmative Action Case, Whoopi Goldberg, More Joe Rogen, Euphoria, Anime)

Affirmative Action could be struck down this year by the supreme court in a case where conservatives have found the perfect defendant to prove it’s unnecessary (though we know it is). We give our 2 cents on Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about the holocaust, her apology, and her two week suspension from The View. Is this a double standard when Joe Rogen is still able to rage on? Plus Emerald dishes on rock climbing while black, her experiences watching Euphoria, and the anime shows that have caught her eye. Guest Co-Host-  Emerald Wright-Collie:  IG @emeraldcollieREFERENCE LINKS: The end to Affirmative ActionOutdoor Activities and the Black community PARAMORECheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9amPT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
18/02/22·1h 7m

MK338: Poetic Justice for Black Andromeda (Black Lady Supreme Court Justice Nominees, Andromeda the Ethiopian Princess, Poetic Justice, Mercury Retrograde)

Mercury is out of retrograde and we could not be happier about it but sometimes you have to go through bad times to get to the good ones! Here to help us jump into week 2 of Black History Month it’s Emerald Wright-Collie! We kick off our celebration with the potential Black Lady Supreme Court Justices, and speaking of justice- when’s the last time you saw Janet Jackson in Poetic JusticeI with Tupac?! In the main Korner James gives us the real tea about Andromeda the Ethiopian Princess because yes she was Black!Guest Co-Host:Emerald Wright-Collie:  IG @emeraldcollieREFERENCE LINKS: SUPREME COURT JUSTICESShortlist of Supreme Court NomineesBlack Women are Taking Control of the Narrative - CNNANDROMEDAhttps://www.theroot.com/how-andromeda-the-daughter-of-ethiopian-royalty-ended-1790876123https://www.theroot.com/was-andromeda-black-1790874592 Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
11/02/22·57m 45s

MK337 We Need to Talk About Lynchings (Joss Whedon Interview, Bill Cosby Documentary, History of Lynchings in America)

NOTE: We do talk about sexual assault, sexual violence, along with lynchings and forms of torture to Black bodies. If any of these things are upsetting to you- please take care as you listen.  It’s time to kick off Black History Month! But first up we address the interview of our fallen hero Joss Whedon who did not do himself any favors doing a full interview with The Cut, and yes, he is the true monster. Where’s Buffy? Speaking of childhood ruining monsters, we have to talk about the new documentary about Bill Cosby. Then in the main korner James takes a deep dive into  Lynchings, an unfortunate, American past time. The startling history, numbers, participation by white America and the unwillingness for the government to do anything. It’s that time of year to not only celebrate Black culture, but look at the hard truths about this country and its history. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Joss Whedon: https://www.vulture.com/article/joss-whedon-allegations.htmlLynchings: https://naacp.org/find-resources/history-explained/history-lynching-america Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
04/02/22·1h 6m

MK 336: SPOILER ALERT! (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Britney Spears vs Jamie Lynn Spears, Black History Month Book Challenge)

We’re talking Spider Man: No Way Home. AND SPOILER ALERT! We talk about everything so listeners beware. Is this our favorite of the Spider-Mans? And all those surprises! Hats off to Andrew Garfield keeping those secrets, and we love his queerness and go off Tom Holland and Zendaya’s love on and off the screen! Britney Spears is out of her conservatorship and we couldn't be happier for her but her younger sister Jamie seems to want the drama back with her new book What She Should Have Said, but this feud unfolding between the sisters in front of the whole world, is it just so the younger sister can sell her books and clear her image? In the main Korner Mackenzie speaks about Black authors and challenges us all to read more Black authors this Black History Month. Are you up for it? Let's read more kids! Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Britney / Jamie Lynn https://www.vulture.com/2022/01/jamie-lynn-spears-call-her-daddy-interview.htmlhttps://www.thecut.com/2022/01/jamie-lynn-spears-abc-news-interview.html#_ga=2.260969485.1274216215.1642999845-1349843888.1635001267 Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
28/01/22·45m 32s

MK335: STILL Doin it for Ourselves! (Russell City, The 355, Insecure Finale, Yellow Jackets, Rotten Tomatoes)

Lady spies + Jessica Chastain = has James written all over it as Nnekay already knew, James would LOVE the new action film The 355! Why didn't this move get any hype? Why are we still dealing with the double standard in hollywood? Is Rotten tomatoes irrelevant now? Can't we just enjoy movies for ourselves? Next up is Yellow Jackets, the Showtime series that’s part Lost, part Mean Girls, part Lord of the Flies, and has us hooked!  Insecure has ended. We unpack this groundbreaking series and it’s ending. In the main korner Nnekay educates us on Russell City, originally established as a community for Danish immigrants, was a town in the west coast that turned into a vibrant black neighborhood, but what happened to it? Racism. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
21/01/22·48m 59s

MK334: Doin it for Ourselves! (Golden Globes, Seneca Village, Rule of 3: Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget)

We’re officially back, there's no one else in the world we would rather start the year off with than the queen of minority Korner herself Nnekay Fitzclarke! If 30 Rock has taught us anything it’s that the rule of 3 in celebrity deaths is real as we have lost Betty White, Sidney Poitier, and Bob Saget. The Golden Globes.. Happened? But does it count? There were also some big historic wins when it comes to representation!  In the main Korner James finally delivers on the history of Seneca Village, a once prominent Black community where Central Park now resides. Find out what happened to this Black community and how this displacement still happens today.  REFERENCE LINKS:Golden Globes Winners: https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1207430-2022-golden-globe-winners-revealedSeneca Village: https://www.centralparknyc.org/articles/seneca-village Manhatta to Manhattan the Lenape: https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/indianed/tribalsovereignty/elementary/uselementary/uselementary-unit1/level2-materials/manahatta_to_manhattan.pdf Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur 
14/01/22·46m 52s

MK333 Cut for Time

Hey Korner Kids! How were your holidays? We hope you created those healthy family boundaries! We're back with leftover episodes from some stuff that was cut for time and didn't make it in. We start off with James and Mackenzie discussing the Wicked movie casting with Arianna Grande and Cynthia Erivo taking the leads! Who's excited for that Oscar stage? We know this popular movie will be remembered for good! See what we did there?Also has anyone seen Blu Cantrell lately? We discussed her OG auntie vibes all the way back in 2001, yes folks 20 years ago. Who feels old, raise your hand and get ready to learn, laugh and play right here on minority korner.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
07/01/22·24m 31s

MK332 The Annual “You Got Kwanzaa’d!” Special

It’s that time of year again for our annual tradition 6 years in the running! Join Nnekay and James as they take you through a magical journey as they discover and explore Kwanzaa. How well do you know Kwanzaa? We’ll take a quiz from PBS, before diving into its origins, its meanings, symbols, and how you can celebrate this beautiful holiday celebrating African American Awesomeness. Plus which R&B singer is not our princess? Also join Nnekay and James as they plan their Kwanzaa Albums, and future Kwanzaa movies and TV projects. Will they beat out Oprah and Gayle for King and Queen of Kwanzaa? Get ready to get Kwanzaa’d!  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
24/12/21·57m 44s

MK331: These Are A Few of Our Favorite Things 2021

Nnekay is back korner kids and its time to review all the entertainment that made us laugh, cry and cringe this year. Who was the most listened to artist of James? What is Nnekays one and only favorite movie from this year? We take a deep dive into the shows that kept us going through this crazy time. Need a new show to binge while you're trying to beat the holiday blues? We got you covered, in our 2021 year in review! Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
17/12/21·1h 9m

MK330 Single All The Way At The Gym (Holiday Survival Guide, Gay Gym Stories, Queer Holiday Movies)

Jennifer is back! We had so much to talk about we had to give you more! This week is the gym the new tinder? Grindr? Scruff? James lets us in to his spicy encounter at his very gay gym and speaking of all things queer we are very much into the gay holiday movies and we have some recs! In the main korner the holidays have officially arrived and with it comes the family drama and trauma. Jennifer gives us an updated survival guide for dealing with your family this holiday season to keep yourself sane as we close out the year.Jennifer Covington, Guest Co-Host- a life coach, business strategist and the Queen Waymaker for World-Chagers - She’s a Capricorn Sun & Moon and very serious about her productivity. When she’s not helping people of color build profitable businesses she’s either spinning on her new skates, soaking in an herbal bath or volunteering with organization around the Bay Area. iG:  @TheRealJCovREFERENCE LINKS: Single All the Way Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCQxxqdowOgMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
10/12/21·38m 5s

MK329: The Harder they RENT (Tick Tick Boom..!, Real Life Cowfolk of The Harder They Fall, Steven Sondheim, Jonathan Larson, Lucy & Ricky Casting, RENT)

 It's the season of love and we're back after 10,080 minutes to talk about the groundbreaking musical  RENT! We`ll cover you with all the emotions and our favorite characters while dreaming of a restaurant in Santa Fe. But I should tell you we shed some tears. We honor the late Jonathan Larson with a review of In The Heights. It's another day of talking about Lin Manuel Miranda and has he redeemed himself from In The Heights? Speaking of legends We also discuss Stephen Sondhiem who helped shaped musical theater today and his one song glory. Speaking of covering bases we discuss the controversy around the casting of Amazon Prime's new series of Lucy and Ricky; Aaron Sorkin has some explaining to do!  Then in the main Korner the bigger they come the harder they fall. Join us as we talk about Netflix's Harder they fall all about the wild wild west.We discuss the all black cast and the stories that aren't being told. So sit back, relax and let's go out tonight! Get ready to learn laugh and play right here on minority korner.Jennifer Covington, Guest Co-Host- a life coach, business strategist and the Queen Waymaker for World-Chagers - She’s a Capricorn Sun & Moon and very serious about her productivity. When she’s not helping people of color build profitable businesses she’s either spinning on her new skates, soaking in an herbal bath or volunteering with organization around the Bay Area. iG:  @TheRealJCovREFERENCE LINKS: Sondheim!https://www.themarysue.com/broadway-pays-homage-to-musical-theater-icon-stephen-sondheim/Aaron Sorkin has some explaining to do: Re: Lucy & Ricky!The Harder They FallTime.com - The Real Black Cowboys That Inspired Netflix's The Harder They FallThe Harder They Fall's LGBTQ+ Representation Explained‘The Harder They Fall’ True Story: 7 Historical Figures Who Inspired the FilmStage Coach MaryCheck out  Minority Korner EP 166Meet Stagecoach Mary, the Daring Black Pioneer Who Protected Wild West Stagecoacheshttps://www.bustle.com/entertainment/stagecoach-mary-the-harder-they-fall-true-storyhttps://www.nps.gov/people/mary-fields.htmStagecoach Mary: The Ultimate Montana BadassMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
03/12/21·1h 13m

NEW MK328: Reclaiming Woke (Dionne Warwick on Twitter, Critical Race Theory, Vin Diesel vs. The Rock, Kyle Rittenhouse, Ahmaud Arbery)

So coming at you fresh off twitter its Dionne Warwick and she wants to know why did you name yourself that? And her various feuds with mayonnaise, Oreos and Burger King. Speaking of feuds we continue our obsession with the ongoing one of Vin Diesel VS The Rock, because regardless of gender we all fight! In the main Korner Lauren discusses  CRT or Critical Race Theory which has been on the minds of the nation for sometime now as she breaks it all down what it is, who’s studying it, and why it’s important. And at the end James reacts to the recent verdicts around the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Guest Co-Host: Lauren Carter:Lauren M. Carter is a Software Engineer in Silicon Valley with a track record for leading engineering teams that build consumer products. In addition to her technical role, Lauren is a long time distance runner turned tri-athlete.  She's competed on some of the largest and most successful Track Clubs and Triathlon teams in the US. When not engaging in fitness or tech, you can find Lauren with a glass of wine in hand probably having a discussion about gardening.REFERENCE LINKS: The Rock vs. Vin Diselhttps://www.themarysue.com/vin-diesel-wants-fast-feud-to-end/A company founded by 2 white men raises $50 million in fundingBen Hermann & Adam Gefkovicz are the foundersHermann has recently stepped downCritical Race Theoryhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/critical-race-theoryhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theoryhttps://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-critical-race-theory-20211114-wqnyldpy4zgr3g75uzl3h374yi-story.html Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
26/11/21·56m 14s

MK327: Breaking News! (Passing, Recognizing Native American/Indigenous Heritage Month, AstroWorld, #FreedBritney, Astroworld)

Lauren Carter is here with Breaking News from Twitter... about Adele. Britney is free (#FreedBritney) and we couldn't be happier but Jessica Simpson might need to read the room, with her announcement of her also being free. Drake and Travis Scott owe us answers as we discuss the tragedy that happened at Astroworld. Then we discuss Passing starring Tessa Thomosn and Ruth Negga an important movie that needs its roses! It’s Christmas, which means Mariah Carey is resurrected this time of year and our Queen of Christmas has a new partnership we didn’t know we needed.  And then in the main korner with Thanksgiving here, which is often an uncomfortable time knowing the genocide of Indegenous folks, James attended a Native American/Indegenous Heritage talk and is downloading the insights to you, with ideas of how to appropriately partake in the holiday while giving true thanks, and respect to who’s land this truly is. Guest Co-Host: Lauren Carter:Lauren M. Carter is a Software Engineer in Silicon Valley with a track record for leading engineering teams that build consumer products. In addition to her technical role, Lauren is a long time distance runner turned tri-athlete.  She's competed on some of the largest and most successful Track Clubs and Triathlon teams in the US. When not engaging in fitness or tech, you can find Lauren with a glass of wine in hand probably having a discussion about gardening.REFERENCE LINKS: The Astroworld TragedyDrake’s involvement with The Astroworld TragedyMariah Carey’s New PartnershipNative American Indegenous Heritage MonthCheck out the FULL panel discussion hereLyla June | https://www.lylajune.com/Michelle Schenandoah + Neal Powless | https://www.indigenous-concepts.com/https://rematriation.com/Lyla's article on healing/reclaiming Indigenous European roots: https://moonmagazineeditor.medium.com/lyla-june-reclaiming-our-indigenous-european-roots-64685c7fc960Haudenosaunee influence on democracy: https://www.haudenosauneeconfederacy.com/influence-on-democracy/Haudenosaunee influence on suffragettes: https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/how-native-american-women-inspired-the-women-s-rights-movement.htmMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
19/11/21·1h 11m

MK326: Thirsty for Marvel (Eternals Spoiler Free Character Breakdown, The Harder They Fall, JayZ on Chappelle, Kelis DJing?)

She’s back again and we love to have her Mackenzie Green! She’s with us to reunite the Marvel crew and do a deep dive into Marvel Studios’ Eternals! SPOILER FREE of course, but all to get you pumped and ready with all of James’ hot tidbits, production notes, he gleaned from hosting the red carpet premiere! Join us as we take a deep dive into each character in this groundbreaking and historical movie. But before we get there James discusses The Harder They Fall on Netflix based on real life black cowboys but falling short to real life colorism when it comes to casting. Will the rest of the world realize black cowboys existed?  Also does Kelis have a future as a DJ? Will James ever love Idris Elba? Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Nope, nope nope Jay Z just make messy black westerns for Netflix please: https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/jay-z-discussed-dave-chappelles-the-closer-special.htmlWatch James Host the Marvel Studios’ Eternals Red Carpet Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hTxYjmU01cCheck out James in Sh*t & Champagne on Amazon Prime and Apple TVMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
12/11/21·1h 24m

MK325: Space Sisters (Oscar Issac + Pedro Pascal, Historical Trailblazer Mexican Transgender Soldier Ameilo Robles Ávila, The Owl House, Sh*t & Champagne Streaming)

Avi is back for part 2 of this episode as we dive into the world of our favorite friendship of the moment Pedro Pascal and Oscar Issac. Cause we would all use a little more love am I right? In the main korner its time for some LGBTQIA+ history as we talk about Ameilo Robles Ávila who who fought in the Mexican Revolution and was the first transgender soldier in the Mexican military. Then at the end we discuss The Owl House, a disney animated show  where Avi voices the nonbinary character Raine Whispers.Guest Co-Host: Avi Roque (They/Them) is a Latine, Trans, Nonbinary actor & voice artist. Most recently, you can watch them on Disney’s Animated Series, The Owl House, as the voice behind Nonbinary character, Raine Whispers. Avi is also the narrator of several audiobooks, including New York Time's Best-Seller, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Lastly, they are happily engaged to TV Writer, Christina Nieves, together parenting 2 sweet cats, Benny & Ru. aviroque.comREFERENCE LINKS: Oscar Isaac + Pedro Pascal: https://www.themarysue.com/oscar-isaac-pedro-pascal-girlfriends/ Ameilo Robles Ávila:Remezcla - The Little-Known History of Amelio Robles, a Trans Zapatista Who Fought in Mexico’s RevolutionAmelio Robles Ávila, Trans Legend of the Mexican RevolutionWatch James Host the Marvel Studios’ Eternals Red Carpet Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hTxYjmU01cCheck out James in Sh*t & Champagne on Amazon Prime and Apple TV Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
05/11/21·46m 35s

MK324: We Need A Resolution (Dave Chappelle/Netflix Transphobia, Rust Set Tragic Shooting, Dia De Los Muertos History & How not to Appropriate, Aaliyah)

This week Avi Roque (they/them) joins the conversation. We start off with an important discussion about Dave Chappelle and the effect his hurtful actions are having on the Trans community. Maybe he should be listening to this episode right? Next, we talk about the tragedy that happened on the Rust set with the death of Halyna Hutchins. What does this mean for the safety of film sets moving forward? How will people trust this won't happen again? Then in the main Korner Avi gives us an E-D-U-C-A-T-I-O-N  on the well known holiday Dia De Los Muertos. We dive into the history of it and what it really means. James and Avi also discuss their heritage and what they`ve learned about themselves in the process and that Grandpa Russell had a lot of kids!  Guest Co-Host: Avi Roque (They/Them) is a Latine, Trans, Nonbinary actor & voice artist. Most recently, you can watch them on Disney’s Animated Series, The Owl House, as the voice behind Nonbinary character, Raine Whispers. Avi is also the narrator of several audiobooks, including New York Time's Best-Seller, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Lastly, they are happily engaged to TV Writer, Christina Nieves, together parenting 2 sweet cats, Benny & Ru. aviroque.comREFERENCE LINKS: Rust Tragedy, What We Know So Far...Vulture - EXPLAINERS UPDATED OCT. 27, 2021 ‘No One Has Been Ruled Out’ of Facing Charges in Rust Shooting, Says SheriffThe Mary Sue - What We Know About Fatal Rust Accident That Took the Life of Cinematographer Halyna HutchinsDave Chappelle: The Cut- All the Fallout From Dave Chappelle’s Controversial New SpecialVulture - Dave Chappelle the Comedy RelicWhat A Day - How Chapelle Fueled a Netflix Walkout Dia De Los Muertos: THE HISTORY OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T APPROPRIATE ITPBS - Beyond Sugar Skulls: The History and Culture of Dia de los MuertosThe Native Roots of Dia De Los MuertosThe History of Day of the DeadDay of the Dead history: Ritual dates back 3,000 years and is still evolving Watch James Host the Marvel Studios’ Eternals Red Carpet Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hTxYjmU01cCheck out James in Sh*t & Champagne on Amazon Prime and Apple TVMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
29/10/21·1h 9m

MK323: Eternally Yours (Marvel’s Eternals Red Carpet Premiere, Tlatelolco Massacre, Colin Powell, Why Ruby Rose Left Batwoman, LuLa Rich, The Way Down)

SHOW NOTES/EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Nnekay  FitzClarke is back! And she brought her bazookas! Well maybe her metaphorical ones? It wouldn't be Minority Koner if we didn't discuss the ever fan favorite cults! Tune in as Nnekay and James talk about the new amazon documentary ‘Lularich' and HBO's ‘The Way Down’. Then did the CW pull a Joss Wheedon? They discuss Ruby Rose and her abrupt and dramatic exit from Batwoman. Next up its Choose your own adventure! Nnekay picks what James will talk about: The Seneca Village a Black community displaced to build Central Park, or his time hosting  the Marvel Eternals blue carpet World Premiere interviewing the cast and production team. Which way will it go? Then our history buff Nnekay discusses the Tlatelolco Massacre  and why so little is known about it. So get ready to learn laugh and play on this weeks Minority Korner!Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay Watch James Host the Marvel Studios’ Eternals Red Carpet Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hTxYjmU01cREFERENCE LINKS: Ruby Rose Says why she left Batwoman!https://www.avclub.com/ruby-rose-explains-why-she-left-batwoman-alleges-injur-1847899875Colin Powell Died and Fox News taking advantage https://www.theroot.com/fox-news-couldn-t-wait-to-politicize-colin-powell-s-dea-1847891465Tlatelolco Massacre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlatelolco_massacrehttps://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97546687https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/world/americas/mexico-tlatelolco-massacre.htmlhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/2/mexico-the-tlatelolco-massacre-50-years-on  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
22/10/21·1h 28m

MK BONUS EP: Block Party (Janet Varney, Renee Colvert, James Arthur M.)

It's a Block Party! Hosts James Arthur from Minority Korner, Renee Colvert  Host of Can I Pet Your Dog? and Janet Varney Host of The JV Club Podcast celebrate The Max Fun Block party with a Spooktacular BBQ! They may have misunderstood the assignment but will leave you feeling full on things we’re ready to dish! We answer burning questions like Why is Janet wearing fangs?Is Dean Cain a liberal? Is this gluten free? Listen now wherever you podcast! Check out Can I pet your Dog, Minority Korner and The JV club all on Max fun!Guests Co-Hosts: Renee Colvert from Can I Pet Your DogJanet Varney from  The JV ClubMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
19/10/21·36m 42s

MK322: Read the Label (Marvel’s What If... Jesy of Little Mix Solo & Blackfishing, Perfectionism + Characteristics of White Supremacy, Stoicism + Black Stoics)

Marvel’s What If.. was better than it needed to be, or than we were expecting! Jesy of Little Mix is riding solo, sampling P. Diddy, making tracks with Nicki Minaj and... Blackfishing?! On the heels of having it pointed out by his therapist that perfectionism is a characteristic of white supremacy, James walks us through how it is, and other characteristics of white supremacy you need to cut out of your life! And then MacKenzie Green delivers on what she’s promised for months, your deep dive into Stoicism, what it is, how to apply it, and some dope Black stoics to add into your life! Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Jesy from Little Mix Black FishingCharacteristics of white supremacy How Perfectionism is a tool of white supremacy Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
15/10/21·1h 30m

MK321: Boars Will Be Boars (Trilogy of #FreeBritney Docs, Shakira Attacked, Broadway Abuse, Over-Indexing on Gender, COVID Stigmas & Trauma)

Shakira was attacked! And during LatinX Heritage month none the less. Attacked by what? Don’t laugh! Broadway is trying to open amidst these Pandemy times, and ‘Jagged Little Pill’ has us ringing our bell of shame in their toxic behavior towards its cast, which plunges us into a discussion around the emotional abuse rampant in the industry. We chat navigating our fears and stigmas around COVID even if we’re vaxxed. We have watched the full trilogy of the #FreeBritney documentaries that each pull pieces of the tragic story together, but are all of these documentaries necessary? Which one should you watch? Lauren Carter returns to chat about society’s over-indexing on gender. Guest Co- Host – Lauren Carter: a Software Engineer in Silicon Valley with a track record for leading engineering teams that build consumer products. In addition to her technical role, Lauren is a long time distance runner turned triathlete.  She’s competed on some of the largest and most successful Track Clubs and Triathlon teams in the US. When not engaging in fitness or tech, you can find Lauren with a glass of wine in hand probably having a discussion about gardening.REFERENCE LINKS: Shakira Attacked Over indexing on GenderGender reveal parties and the havoc they reekMen’s heels are now a trendThe impact this has on our childrenMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
08/10/21·57m 13s

MK320: It’s Always the Boyfriend (Underreported Missing Black Women, Drake & Underaged Girls, Historic Queer Latinx Game Changers, Black Celebs & Covid)

We discuss ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’ what it is, and why missing Black women goes so underreported (but also can we just not disappear all women)? We must finally talk, and have a come to Jesus moment about Drake and his relationship with underaged girls. We also must have a talk about some Black celebs and their perception of COVID. In the main Korner we celebrate 6 Historic Queer Latinx gamechangers to celebrate that you dont know about! Guest Co- Host - Lauren Carter: a Software Engineer in Silicon Valley with a track record for leading engineering teams that build consumer products. In addition to her technical role, Lauren is a long time distance runner turned tri-athlete.  She's competed on some of the largest and most successful Track Clubs and Triathlon teams in the US. When not engaging in fitness or tech, you can find Lauren with a glass of wine in hand probably having a discussion about gardening.REFERENCE LINKS: Missing Black Women UnreportedMissing black women's cases are often unsolved, underreportedThe urgent crisis of missing Black women and girlsThey walked for the ‘Unforgotten 51’ and all other Black women murdered or missing in Chicago230,000 people of color reported missing in the U.S. These black women are doing something about itNews Media Can’t Shake ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome,’ Critics SayBlack celebrities denying Pon de Replay, our last victim, Busta Rhymes Nicki Minaji scandal update (testicalgate distraction)Historic, Queer, LatinX Gamechangers http://www.newnownext.com/latinx-queer-lgbtq-history-month/10/2018/https://www.hrc.org/news/hrc-honors-five-latinx-lgbtq-historical-figures-for-latinx-heritage-monthhttp://www.alanpelaez.com/contact/#cntctfrm_contact_formhttps://www.spectrumsouth.com/5-queer-latinx-icons/https://hiplatina.com/latinx-lgbtqia-icons-we-should-all-know/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
01/10/21·1h 12m

MK319 The Medium is The Message (Emmy’s so White, DWTS, Mendez v. Westminster, Y The Last Man, Fashion & Style Tips for Personal Empowerment)

We are getting in style with Robin Allen Style- taking it back to her glory days of the T Zone with Tyra. Speaking of Tyra have you seen her hosting Dancing With The Stars which is pushing boundaries with their first same sex dancing duo?!  We unpack The Emmy’s in an era of amazing diverse television, and nominees the winners seem to be lacking in melanin. Y The Last Man is giving us some post apocalyptic realness sans those with a Y chromosome. Is Nicki Minaj spouting all this not getting vaxxed impotent talk to distract us from her legal troubles!? 7 Years before Brown v. Board of education their was Mendez vs. Westminster breaking down segregation in California schools for Latinx children. And our personal stylist guru takes us through a deeper dive into the AOC’s Met gala ensemble and how what we wear can help empower us to be the amazing people we are on the inside, reflected on the out. Guest Co-Host: Robin Allen Style (she/her)- Robin Allen is your Friendly Neighborhood Stylist. Personal Shopper and On-Air Personality! She has been the go-to Guest Style Expert on Portland’s daytime shows “AM Northwest” and “Afternoon Live” as well as a Creative Director, Fashion Show Producer, Brand Spokesperson and Red Carpet Fashion Critic. Her latest endeavor though is launching a charitable fund and soon-to-be show “Stylist for the People'' which focuses on giving her services and the services of her professional friends in the industry to deserving BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ recipients for free! @robinallenstyleREFERENCE LINKS: Nicki Minaj and the case of the swollen testicles- distraction? Emmys so Whitehttps://www.vulture.com/article/emmys-2021-analysis-awards-dont-capture-tv-landscape.htmlhttps://www.themarysue.com/michaela-coel-emmy-actors-of-color-shut-out/Mendez v. Westminsterhttps://www.crf-usa.org/bill-of-rights-in-action/bria-23-2-c-mendez-v-westminster-paving-the-way-to-school-desegregationhttps://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/mendez-v-westminster/https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/05/16/312555636/before-brown-v-board-mendez-fought-californias-segregated-schools Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
24/09/21·1h 12m

MK318 The Selenadad! (Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month, Remembering 9/11, AOC at the MET Gala, Fun Facts About Selena, Branqueamento/Blaquemento)

9/11 20 Years later, and we unpack why it may be hard to reflect, or bear witness on the many documentaries surfacing right now on this look back of this traumatic event, amidst a current traumatic moment. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to the Met Gala, and like anytime she does anything, she and her dress has everyone talking on both sides. It’s Hispanic Heritage month! Or LatinX Heritage month? We cover the origins of Hispanic Heritage month, define terms, and explore why some Afro Latinos don’t consider themselves Latino, and why some Millennials are calling out the Anti Blackness of Latinidad, and the history of white washing in South America. Then we have fun facts about the legend, the icon herself: Selena! REFERENCE LINKS: AOC at the Met GalaWhen it comes to the Latinidad, who isn’t/is included? Afro LatinoOrigins of Hispanic/LatinX Heritage MonthColorism in Hispanic/Latino Community, What's up with Latinx!?The Root, YouTube: Breaking down the Anti-Blackness of LatinidadMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
17/09/21·1h 32m

MK 317 R.A.I.N. On Me (Shang-Chi, Texas’ Terrible New Laws, QForce, Tactics for Dealing/Confronting People Who Trigger You)

Julia Hardy is back stepping in at the last minute, because the Rona is still messing things up! Netflix’s QForce is a queer spy animation dream, we didn’t know we needed or could have! Meanwhile Texas is proving to be quite a nightmare passing 666 new laws to make everyone’s life terrible. Do you have people in your life who trigger you and you don’t know how to process it? James has tactics and tips and just how to deal with these situations and how to confront those people who trigger you. And we saw Marvel’s Shang-Chi and have a spoiler free reaction/review! REFERENCE LINKS: Texas: https://www.themarysue.com/abortion-permitless-gun-carry-more-horrible-texas-laws/ Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
10/09/21·1h 20m

MK 316 Get Into Therapy, But Not Conversion Therapy (Pray Away, White Lotus, Parental Leave, Conversion Therapy, R. Kelly Trial)

One of James’ ol High School Prom dates is back: Leah Edun and she’s been busy since the last time she was on the show: she had a baby and they talk about the realities of parental leave, or lack thereof in the US. But first... The R.Kelly trial.. It’s happening. And it is a lot. Flipping the script, HBO’s The White Lotus starts a really great conversation around race, it really only scratches the surface - does white hubris in the writers room strike again? Netflix’s Pray Away documentary dives into the history, and truth around conversion therapy how it sky rocketed, the queer people who started it, and the horrifying facts around it, and how it has rebranded today. Guest Co-Host: Leah E. (she/her) a digital marketer, hot sauce enthusiast, traveler, obscure fact seeker, and comedy admirer. REFERENCE LINKS: The White Lotus- Scratches the Surface of the ConversationR Kelly Trialhttps://www.vulture.com/2021/08/r-kelly-trial-accuser-testimony-herpes.htmlhttps://www.vulture.com/2021/08/r-kelly-trial-aaliyah-abuse-marriage-testimony-details.htmlhttps://www.themarysue.com/r-kelly-trial-aaliyah-abortion/https://www.vulture.com/2021/08/r-kelly-trial-recap-week-one.htmlhttps://www.vulture.com/2021/08/r-kelly-sex-crime-trial-opening-arguments-recap-testimony.htmlConversion TherapyChallenge to Washington's law banning conversion therapy rejected in courtNPR- Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Conversion Therapy' In A New DocumentaryPray Away - Review:  Exposing the lie of conversion therapy If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
03/09/21·1h 16m

MK 315: Sissy That Census! (Spider-Man Trailer, Only Fans Sex Ban, 2020 Census Data, White Population Shrinking?, Cis Women in Drag)

Guest Co-Host- Carissa Hatchel/Snaxx (she/her): Snaxx, otherwise known as Carissa, is a drag performer in the Bay Area. She also is the booking manager for Oasis, a drag and queer nightclub in SF. She loves pizza, Lizzo, and white claws. She’s at @eatmoresnaxx on all platforms. Check out her podcast Talkin’ Snacks with Snaxx, wherever you listen to podcasts - and on OasisTV! watch.sfoasis.comREFERENCE LINKS: Only Fans.. what are they doing?!https://www.them.us/story/only-fans-porn-ban-lgbtqhttps://www.themarysue.com/onlyfans-no-adult-content/FACT CHECK NOT BANNING: https://www.vulture.com/2021/08/onlyfans-banning-sexually-explicit-content.htmlThe CensusThe Root: Where Did All the White People Go? NPR: Did Census Data Show White Population Shrinking? Census.Gov: More Than Half of US states smaller in 2020 than 2010Sacramento Bee: California Census Data Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
27/08/21·1h 26m

MK 314: The Colonialism Effect (Haiti, This is Pop, Jeopardy, Sinbad, Kazam, Fun Black Fiction, Boyz II Men, LeVar Burton, Beckett)

Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Are white people just confusing Sinbad for Shaq?Haiti:Minority Korner Episode 3: History of HispaniolaDocuments Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In HaitiHAITI: A BRIEF HISTORY OF A COMPLEX NATIONHow to help Haiti:Spreadsheet of Haitian OrgsOmprakashGlobal GivingA list of best practices to consider when making a donationMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
20/08/21·1h 12m

MK313: HBeyCU (Beyoncé Interview, History of HBCU’s, Bye Cuomo, Dealing with Anger towards Unvaxxed)

Guest Co-Host: Julia Hardy (she/her)- a BIPOC (Black Indigenous Person of Color), writer, TV junkie, queer, loving human. Civil servant working in affordable housing for the City of Los Angeles. She's serving Blerd Girl Magic and wellness. - astrological sign Virgo.Twitter: @BonjourBabar Instagram: @jules.du.jour)Bye CuomoBeyonce Interview... Essay? Britney, Beyonce, P!nk Pepsi Commercial History of HBCU’sA Brief History: The Rise of Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesHISTORY OF HBCUS5 Things To Know: HBCU EditionA History of Historically Black Colleges and Universities  The history of HBCUs in AmericaThe UnvaxxedNY Times - What to Do With Our Covid RageUSA Today - The vaccinated are angry. That's understandable but unproductive, health experts sayCNN - Angry at the unvaccinated? Here's a better wayCDC - How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and familyVolunteer: https://www.volunteermatch.org/covid19NY Times - Who Are the Unvaccinated in America? There’s No One Answer. Mayo Clinic- Anger ManagementMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
13/08/21·1h 20m

MK 312: Lil Nas X Saves the Day (Simone Biles, Scar Jo vs. Disney, Womens Sports Outfits, Ed Buck & Murder of Black Queer Men, Lil Nas X vs DaBaby, Homophobia in Hip Hop)

Samantha Nzessi is back - which is good because we need to break down all this sexism that is raging in our faces. From the outfits they make women wear in sports, to letting Simone Biles take care of her mental health to do what she needs to do, and in the entertainment world Scar Jo vs. Disney. In the main korner it is a news story that is the blend of classism and privilege, and racism and homophobia all intersecting in the conviction of Ed Buck murderer of Queer Black men. Samantha as usual sends us through a deep dive of the fuckery of Hip-Hop, which we love, but need to callout and this time it’s DeBaby and his comments and views of our beloved Lil Nas X who is challenging us all of our own fears and insecurities. GUEST CO-HOST: Samantha Nzessi is a third-culture linguaphile who cohosts MASKulinity Podcast, a show that’s now part of a healthy masculinities podcast network hosted by NextGenMen. Check out Modern Manhood and Oreja Peluda wherever you get your podcasts!REFERENCE LINKS: WOMEN IN SPORTSGerman Women’s Gymnastics Team Competes in Full Body Unitards in ProtestPink Offers to Pay Fines for Norwegian Women’s Beach Handball Team After They Refused to Wear BikinisSimone Biles Is Still the GOAT After Pulling Out of Olympic Gymnastics Team CompetitionSimone Biles Explains What Happened Before Her Withdrawal From Competition & It’s Absolutely TerrifyingSimone Biles wins bronze on beam in last day of event finalsFUCK YOU ED BUCKDemocratic donor Ed Buck found guilty in fatal meth overdoses of two menEd Buck Convicted on All Charges of 9-Count Indictment in Deaths of Black Men Gemmel Moore and Timothy DeanWhat A Day Podcast   Debaby & Lil Nas XLil Nas X Claps Back at Homophobic Responses to “Industry Baby”Vulture- DaBaby I don't See an End To ThisLil Nas X Explains Why He Performed His Onstage Kiss at the BET Awards: 'This Is My Space Now, Too' Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuu
06/08/21·1h 22m

MK311: What Happened to You, Boo (Black Widow, Oprah’s Book on Trauma, Masters of the Universe, A Quiet Place II, Pandemy Rages On)

Bruce is Back! But before the fun, the Pon De Replay is still raging- and at this point 1 of 3 things will happen to everyone when all is said and done. We saw a Quiet Place II which is great, except for one specific group of people. We gush about Black Widow and a theory we have about the character. DCEU is pumping out so much Black superheroness but is this STILL a distraction from Ray Fisher/Cyborg? In the main Korners it’s an Oprah/Minority Korner Book Club with “What Happened to You?” an examination and healing of our trauma, and James’ experience with the book, and why you need to get it! Then Bruce has us hop on the Nostalgia Express: through GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, Transformers, and more, and his theory as to why fanboys get so irate when people change up their IP aka make them less male and white. GUEST CO-HOST: Bruce Wooden – Known to VR enthusiasts as Cymatic Bruce, dance game enthusiasts as Bruce Leroy, and BJ to his family, Bruce Wooden is an educator, competitive gamer, VR evangelist, speaker, entrepreneur, and a sci-fi/gaming nerd.REFERENCE LINKS: Michael B. Jordan to Bring Superman Val-Zod Series to HBO MaxBlack Batgirl - more distraction from Ray Fisher?What Happened to You Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
30/07/21·1h 25m

MK310: Racism in UK Football & Penis Rockets (Colorism in Teen Dramas, Loki, Fast 9, History of racism in European Soccer/Football, Jeff Bezos Penis Rocket)

Like Loki, MacKenzie Green is BACK! We talk Loki, the MCU, and why does James’ friends keep spoiling these shows for him!? We love our new generation of teen dramas from HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot, to Never Have I Ever, and Genera+ion but as Refiniery 29 points out, do all of these groundbreaking shows have a colorism issue? In the main Korner we James leads us through a deep dive surrounding the wave of racism in UK football, but is this nothing new for European football, especially for colonizing countries, and has social media exacerbated the problem? Anti-Blackness is a global phenomenon. MacKenzie abandons her original korner because we need to talk about Jeff Bezos and his penis rocket. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud memeber of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: It Isn’t Just Gossip Girl — TV Has A Major Colorism ProblemRacism in European FootballThe Root- Black Soccer Players Receive Racist Abuse After Missing Penalty Kicks for England and, Of Course, Taking a KneeCNBC - Soccer players slam Facebook and Twitter’s response to racist abuseThe Root - Royal Couple Denounces Soccer Racism—but Will They Be Silent or Silenced About Racism Toward Meghan Markle?The Guardian - English football is consumed by racism and hatred. Can the cycle be broken?The Guardian - It’s not just football – it’s a barometer of diversity. Bring on the Euros   Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
23/07/21·1h 21m

MK309: Don't Mess With the Liberacos (Britney's Testimony, MK Summer Rewind: History of the Pink Triangle, Black Amusement Parks of the Past)

Editor Sarah Brown hops from behind the mic to in front, as she and James debrief the harrowing Britney Spears testimony.  In summer fashion it's time to rewind to some of our best korners relevant for post Pride month, and as we head into summer. First up, James leads us through an exploration of the history of the Pink Triangle, which takes us to Nazi Germany, and the treatment of homosexuals. Could this happen again? Is it? We also look at the power and influence of queer culture as evidenced in the documentary Paris is Burning. Then it's suns out buns out for some summer time fun as Nnekay takes us to a journey  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. REFERENCES: Britney Spears:Britney Full Audio Testimony The Marysue - Horrific Details About Britney's Conservatorship The Pink Trianglehttp://www.pink-triangle.org/Black Amusement Parks: https://blackthen.com/joyland-park-first-owned-operated-amusement-park-established-chicago-1923/https://blackamericaweb.com/2013/05/15/little-known-black-history-fact-joyland-park/https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/remembering-suburban-gardens-dcs-only-amusement-park/2013/10/26/62bb1c9a-3d72-11e3-a94f-b58017bfee6c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6693a314aaf2https://seaviewbeach.wordpress.com/http://adage.com/article/agency-news/jimmy-smith-dgwb-partners-launch-amusement-park-brands/297414/https://www.therichest.com/business/companies-business/top-10-most-popular-theme-park-operators-in-the-world/https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslightingCONTACT USGuest Co- Host, Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her):TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayGuest Co0Hot, Sarah Brown (she/her): IG:@sbrownsays @thequeeriencepodcastTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
02/07/21·1h 26m

MK308 Homework Done: A+ (Queer Caribbean Stories, Sha’Carri Richardson, Music Industry Failing Diversity Report Card, Red Table Talk: Paris Jackson & Willow Smith, Stonewall & Anheuser-Busch , UEFA & Manuel Neur’s Rainbow Band)

Minority Korner turns 6, and Nnekay is here to dish on the latest! James shares what it means to be out and proud at work, how far we’ve come, while still so much more to go. It may be Black Music Month, but the music industry’s report card is in on diversity and surprise: it’s not great. Nnekay did her homework and is bringing you the perfect Korner intersection celebrating both Pride and Caribbean heritage month with a list of Queer Caribbean stories you should check out- reading rainbow style, but don’t just take her word for it. Then James has a Pride Quizlet ripped from the headlines, from International Soccer possibly banning pride flags, is Stonewall banning beer, did Paris Jackson come out to Will Smith during a  Red Table Talk, and possible tea regarding record setting track star Sha’Carri Richardson, which headline fact happened, and which one didn’t? Find out! REFERENCE LINKS: In Honor of Black Music Month, Shocker Music Industry Not very BlackQueer Caribbeam StoriesQuizlet:UEFA stops investigation over Neuer's rainbow armband as Pernille Harder calls for reconsideration over moving more Euro 2020 games to BudapestEuro 2020: No UEFA Action For Manuel Neuer's Rainbow ArmbandStonewall Inn Is Banning Anheuser-Busch’s Hypocrisy-Soaked Beers This Pride WeekendTrack Star Sha’Carri Richardson Thanks Girlfriend After Qualifying for OlympicsAn Outpouring of Love for Olympic Runner Sha’Carri RichardsonParis Jackson Tells Willow Smith She’s Still Figuring Out Her SexualityThe Biden Administration Just Took Legal Action Against States With Anti-Trans LawsVenezuelan pop star Francisco León comes out as gayOver 140 LGBTQ+ Activists Call on Kyrsten Sinema to End the FilibusterCONTACT USGuest Co- Host, Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her):TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
25/06/21·1h 2m

MK307: Twice As Hard to Get Half As Much, & I’m Coming for Everything (In The Heights & Colorism, 8 Afro Latinos to Celebrate, Real Housewives of New York, Gossip Girl Reboot, Juneteenth)

We kick things off celebrating Juneteenth! Gossip Girl is jumping on the representational reboot train with a diverse cast- but is it too little too late? In the Heights is caught up in a colorism scandal- we weigh in. In the main Korner James helps us celebrate Afro Latino’s since In The Heights ignored them, with 8 legends who’ve made impacts from music, to acting, to politics, and activism this community has helped shape the fabric of society and it’s time they got their well deserved spot in the spotlight. Then guest co-host Julia Hardy spills all the tea on the Real HouseWives of New York with their first ever Black housewife Eboni, and as a former employee of reality television, Julia has the inside scoop.We kick things off celebrating Juneteenth! Gossip Girl is jumping on the representational reboot train with a diverse cast- but is it too little too late? In the Heights is caught up in a colorism scandal- we weigh in. In the main Korner James helps us celebrate Afro Latino’s since In The Heights ignored them, with 8 legends who’ve made impacts from music, to acting, to politics, and activism this community has helped shape the fabric of society and it’s time they got their well deserved spot in the spotlight. Then guest co-host Julia Hardy spills all the tea on the Real HouseWives of New York with their first ever Black housewife Eboni, and as a former employee of reality television, Julia has the inside scoop. Guest Co-Host: – Julia Hardy (she/her): a BIPOC, writer, TV junkie, queer. She's dishing Black Girl Magic and Blerd Power. Shining the light on injustice and fighting for equity. - astrological sign Virgo.REFERENCE LINKS: Juneteenth Resources:Honoring And Celebrating Juneteenth9 Ways To Celebrate Juneteenth in 2021Black & Queer: What It Means To Celebrate Juneteenth And Pride In The Same MonthIn the Heights Colorism:The Root: In the Heights and the Erasure of Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx FolksVulture - IN THE HEIGHTS UPDATED JUNE 16, 2021 Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon M. Chu, and In the Heights Actors Address Film’s ColorismThe Marysue- We Need to Listen When the Afro-Latinx Community Criticizes In the HeightsThe Root: Let's Talk About In the Heights and the Erasure of Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx FolksThe Marysue- Lin-Manuel Miranda Issues Apology After In the Heights Criticism Over Lack of Afro-Latinx RepresentationEvery In The Heights Song Not In The MovieNew Gossip Girl Looks Way More InclusiveAfro Latino’s to CelebrateRemezcla.com- 8 Afro Latinos Who Made Important Contributions to US HistoryThis Black History Month, celebrate the work of Afro-Latinas who challenge what Latinidad looks likeThe Americano News- 5 Afro Latinas to Celebrate During Black History Month and BeyondNoticieromovil.com- A Hidden Identity: 10 famous Afro-Latinos to celebrate during Black History MonthThree facts to celebrate Afro-Latinos during Black History MonthReuters- First openly gay Afro-Latino U.S. congressmanThem.us - 7 Icons Adored by the Queer Latinx CommunityRun, Eboni! RHONY (Real Housewives of New York)First Black RHONY Housewife“Race baiter”Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
18/06/21·1h 26m

MK306: All Those Sailors!!! (8 Uprisings Before Stonewall, Lavender Scare, VP Harris & Immigration, No Gay Love Island, War on Critical Race Theory)

Ben Randle is back to help us celebrate and reflect on Pride month! But first the transition to post pandemy life seems to have it’s own set of challenges. Apparently there will be no Gay Love Island because we are a ‘logistical difficulty’... really?!?! We set out to solve immigration... or at least debate Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala that has both folks on the right and left upset, but are they both missing the facts? Or is the administration not taking the full historical nature of the US’s devastation of South & Central America into full account? As we prepare to celebrate the uprising that started it all we dive into 8 uprisings that happened BEFORE Stonewall! From SF, to Philly, to LA, our queerstory is rife with activism, on the backdrop of the Lavender Scare that set the scene of making being Queer illegal.  Guest Co-Host: - Ben Randle (he/him): Theatre director based in New York. His origin story is: Born in a theatre, raised in a club. He’s someone you want on your trivia team if the questions are politics, theatre history or Madonna. Follow him on Insta @BenRandleTheatre or benrandle.comREFERENCE LINKS: No Gay Love Island- we are a Logistical Difficulty War on Critical Race TheoryKamala in the Northern Triangle - Eek, Immigration Debate!Before StonewallNewsweek: Before Stonewall 10 Uprisings Time.com: History of the Lavender ScareMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
11/06/21·1h 20m

MK305: The Minority Korner Ball (History of Ball Culture, History of Nickelodeon, HBO’s Legendary, Genera+ion, Queer Characters in Cartoons, Blue’s Clues Pride Song, Laverne Cox)

Pride month is here, Avi (they/them) is here to snatch crowns and take names! HBO’s Genera+ion has rocked our world with authentic queer youth televsion, and Avi has the inside scoop through their connection to the series and how this groundbreaking work was created. The Hulu documentary The Orange Years about the history of Nickelodeon has us feeling all the nostalgia feels. The Italian film market has a giant mis-step and blatant transphobia in their casting for the dubbed voice of Laverne Cox’s character in Promising Young Woman. Then James is serving us history realness with his deep dive into the history of Ball Culture - which dates back further than you might think, it’s significance in the queer community, and influence on music, fashion, and mainstream. Avi the evergrowing voiceover actor has some great revelations about the growing presence of queer characters in animation. Guest Co-Host: Avi (they/them)- a latinx, queer, trans, nonbinary actor, voice artist, new cat parent (although I do like calling myself a Cat Dad) & recreational bike rider (and that’s a bicycle not a motorcycle) IG: @amroque, TW: @ok_roqueREFERENCE LINKS: Tulsa 100 years later DocumentariesThe Orange Years: Nickelodeon Doc on HuluDemi Lovato Comes out as Non BinaryBlue’s Clues Pride Parade Music Video HIstory of Ball CultureBallroom GlossaryRolling Stone- Striking A Pose A brief History of Ball CultureShondaland - Psychological and Political Power of Ball Culture  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
04/06/21·1h 33m

EP304: Doin’ the Most (The Underground Railroad, Gay Samurai’s, George Floyd 1 Yr Later, Anna Paquin/Biphobia, Sexism in Yearbook Photos, Tessa Thompson/Taika Waititi/Rita Ora, Sandman Casting, Central Park Karen)

Moury Minhaz (she/her) is back to save the day. Our original live stream episode with Nnekaky FitzClarke- lost to the ether so at the last minute, to do a re-record Thursday night before we launch Moury has graciously agreed to jump in the co-host seat. First up we talk about Barry Jenkins Underground Railroad series, must see TV. Anna Paquin calls out Biphobia. Tessa Thompson is a walking PSA to get vaxxed this summer so you too can have hot three way kisses with Taika Waititi and Rita Ora. In the main korner capping off our celebration of AAPI Heritage Month we dive deeper into Gay Samurai’s and Homosexuality in Feudal Japan. Then it’s Quizlet Korner- which celebs are making comebacks nobody is ready for?  What series and shows are making great strides in queer inclusivity? And what - what the fuck things actually happened this week? Guest Co-Host: Moury Minhaz (she/her) – Immigrant to the US, a science enthusiast, video game novice, and loves feeding her loved one’s spicy food. (Twitter: @MouryM, IG: @mourym)REFERENCE LINKS: The George Floyd ‘Janga’ Not Anniversary Central Park Karen is BackAnna Paquin Calls out BiphobiaGay Samurai’s + Homosexuality in Feudal Japan Tofugu.com- Gay- Samurai Japanpowered.com- Homosexuality In JapanAllabout-japan.comqz.com- In Premodern Japan It Was Common For Aristocrats And Samurai To Pursue Male LoversQuizlet KornerSara Ramierez Queering up Sex and the CityThe Sandman CastingHigh School Shows Sexist Double Standards, Editing 80 Female Students’ “Immodest” Yearbook PhotosCongratulations to Disney’s 7th First Openly Gay CharacterMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
28/05/21·1h 21m

EP303: Gaylords Gotta Do, What A Gaylords Gotta Do (Little Mix, Yasuke: Black Samurai, Black Superman, LaKeith Stanfield, Anti-Semitism, Dunning Kruger Effect)

James Arthur M. and Guest Co-Host MacKenzie Green try to get to the bottom of why best girl group of the last decade, Little Mix, hasn't taken off in the US yet!? Plus highly melanated member of the group Leigh-Anne Pinnock just released her groundbreaking documentary ‘Race, Power, and Pop’ exploring racism in the UK and in the music industry. As if we needed more reason to extra cancel once beloved Joss Whedon, Gal Gaddot has spilled some Tea, and is the news of a Black Superman written by Ta-Nehisi Coates just a distraction from the mishandling and treatment of Ray Fisher/Cyborg? And Lakeith Stanfield accidentally found himself moderating an anti-semetic room in Clubhouse- ruh roh. In the main Korner, continuing our celebration of API Heritage we explore Asian and Black intersection in Black Samurai Yasuke, which a new Netflix Anime is based on. Also were some Samauri gay? Then MacKenzie takes us home in her TED like Talk letting us know and giving us permission that  it’s okay to not know anything.Join us for another LIVE stream episode with Nnekay FitzClarke, on OASIS TV, LIVE Tues 5/25 at 7:00pm PST! FREE: Livestream Link: watch.sfoasis.comGuest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  the Director of Social Media for BET+, holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud memeber of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc., and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010.REFERENCE LINKS: Little Mix- Fall in LoveLittle Mix Playlist on SpotifyLittle Mix Music VideosLittle Mix First Girl Group to win Brit AwardLaKeith Stanfield Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Clubhouse ChatCan We Cancel Joss Whedon? Again?YasukeTime: True Story of YasukeMens Health: True Story of YasukeForeign Policy: The Real Yasuke- Is Far More Interesting than Netflix SeriesBBC: Yasuke Mysterious African Samurai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mori_RanmaruMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
21/05/21·1h 24m

EP302: It's A Family Affair (Pose Season 3, History of Queer Polynesian Culture, Anti Trans Bills, Anti Protest Bills, AAPI Historical Influence on Queer Culture, Critical Race Theory)

It's a family affair this week as we celebrate the last week of the MaxFun Drive with a crossover episode with FANTI's Tre'vell Anderson (they/them). Pose Season 3 has started, is this landmark series ending too soon with nothing to replace it? The Republicans are up to more foolishness this time making it illegal to protest and raising a stink about 'Critical Race Theory'. In celebrating API Heritage Month we take a look at the Queer history of Polynesian culture, and the overall influence that API culture has had on the modern westernized gay identity. Tre'vell continues our ongoing dialogue about the anti Trans bills, their two buckets, why they're happening, and what we must do to stop them. Plus it's a parade of Minority Korner Stars with Nnekay FitzClarke, and Sarah Brown helping you to get involved in this years MaxFun Drive! GUEST CO-HOST – Tre’vell Anderson (they/them):  is an award-winning journalist, social curator, and world changer who always comes to slay! They co-host the MaxFun podcast FANTI and are a die-hard Fantasia stan. IG: @rayzhon TW: @TrevellAnderson Join James as he hosts the Max Fun Drive Finale show w/ One Mad Mother's Biz Ellis!  May 14th, at 5:00-7:00pm: https://maximumfun.org/events/online/maxfundrive-finale-show/REFERENCE LINKS:  Eliminating Critical Race Theory81 Anti Protest Laws put on the table- Florida has signed the first into law already History of Queer Polynesian Culture + AAPI Influence on Gay Culture Hawaiis Ancient Gay Culture - GayetyHawaii Sovereignty Is Hawaii an Occupied Nation? - BBCAAPI The Making of a Gay American Identity DOCUMENTARY: "Ke Kulana He Mahu: Remembering a Sense of Place" explores the little-known acceptance of homosexuals into kanaka maoli, or native Hawaiian society, and the near obliteration of that tradition by Western culture.ANTI TRANS BILLSAccounts to follow: @chasestrangio @aclu ; call your state reps to mind their damn business Suggested viewing: Disclosure on Netflix; The Trans List on HBO; Free Cece (On Demand) Changing the Game (June 1 on Hulu)Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
14/05/21·1h 29m

MK301: How, is this Racist? (History of The Kentucky Derby, Wild Wild Country, In the Heights, West Side Story, The Gay Agenda, Gen Z, Ruthie Ann Miles, Chess The Musical, Black Jockeys, Max Fun Drive)

It’s just a big ol love fest because the love James' life, and your life too is here: Renee Colvert from MaxFun’s Can I Pet Your Dog  is here to help celebrate the Max Fun Drive! James the Culty that he is finally saw Netflix doc Wild Wild Country- and boy does it live up to it's name- but is it a cult? It's the summer of musicals with West Side Story and In the Heights coming out, Renee our Broadway Lady couldn't be happier, but what are our thoughts of going back to the theater? The numbers are in on how many of our Gen Z youth are LGBTQ+, the internet reacts!  As the Kentucky Derby just happened featuring Black Jockey Kendrick Carmouche, we pose the question: Is the Kentucky Derby Racist? We dig into it's history to find out! In honor of Asian American Heritage Renee walks us through the inspiring story of current Broadway Super Star Ruthie Ann Miles! Plus, it's the Maximum Fun Drive and we tell you how you can join the action by supporting this show, along with your other Max Fun favorites! GUEST CO-HOST - Renee Colvert (she/her):  is a self proclaimed “man of the wilderness”, the emergency contact to her dog Tugboat, a podcaster, and James Aurther M’s NUMBER ONE FAN! IG: @reneescolvert @tugboatthefluffypitJoin us May 7th, at 7:00pm LIVE for the We Got This Team Trivia Showdown! https://maximumfun.org/events/online/we-got-this-maxfundrive-team-trivia-showdown/ REFERENCE LINKS: Internet Responds to 1 in 6 gen Z youth LGBTQ+: https://bit.ly/33nANXC Is the Kentucky Derby Racist?Kendrick Caramouche  NY Times: Kendrick Carmouche Wikipedia- Jimmy Winkfield My Old Kentucky Home Push Black- Racist Truth of Kentucky Derby WDRB- What to do with the Racism of the Kentucky Derby Black Jockeys Kentucky Derby Racist HistorySalon- My Old Kentucky Home Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
07/05/21·1h 25m

300th Episode LIVE From OasisTV! (Pauli Murray, Falcon & Winter Soldier, Racism in Crafts, George Floyd, Ma'Khia Bryant, Don Lemon, Quizlet Korner, Caitlyn Jenner for Gov?)

It's our 300th episode LIVE streamed from Oasis TV! Nnekay is back to celebrate this moment, we reminisce about the genesis of this podcast 6 years ago on the heels of Michael Brown, and with the verdict of the murder of George Floyd, how much has changed? Don Lemon had a questionable response to the killing of 16 year old Ma'Khia Bryant, and we hear Nnekay's thoughts as a new mother. We dish on the blackest thing Marvel has ever done, no not Black Panther: Falcon + Winter Soldier.  In the first Korner James walks us through the remarkable trailblazer who's shoulders we all stand on Pauli Murray, intersectional royalty, who you probably never heard of, but we all owe a lot. Then the Queen of Craft Nnekay walks us through the racism happening in the craft world because, yes, racism is everywhere! And it’s back! Quizlet Korner! The Maximum Fun Drive is coming, and we want to hear from you! Why did you decide to become a member? What does Minority Korner mean to you? Share your story by emailing  us at memberstories@maximumfun.org or call our Google hotline at (323) 601-8719REFERENCE LINKS: Ma'Khia BryantThe Root, Racial Disparities in Police Shootings: https://bit.ly/3e4Nn47Fox News/Don Lemon: https://fxn.ws/330ZEQHPauli Murray The Many Lives of Pauli Murray, The New Yorker: https://bit.ly/331DRZ8Racism In Craftshttps://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/25/18234950/knitting-racism-instagram-storieshttps://www.nbss.edu/blog/detail/~post/resources-racial-equity-craft-designhttps://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/stories/tackling-racism-craft-sectorhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jun/25/knitting-is-political-how-trump-forced-the-craft-community-to-confront-racismhttps://www.eater.com/2017/8/17/16146164/the-whiteness-of-artisanal-food-craft-culturehttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/all-knit-up-in-sweater-instagramhttps://quillette.com/2019/02/17/a-witch-hunt-on-instagram/Quizlet: Golden Globes/Hollywood Foreign Press Association- is a messReal Live Olivia Pope Leaves HFPAFormer HFPA Calls Black Lives Matter Racist OrgLas Vegas Raiders off to a bad start w/ "I Can Breathe"Howard Removing the Classics: is this the right step?Tucker Carlson was part of Harvey Milk Assassin Fan Club Will Smith ‘Emancipation’ movie pulls out of GeorgiaBlack Panther 2 stay in Georgia - Ryan Coogler Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USGuest Co- Host, Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her):TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
30/04/21·1h 43m

MKEP299: The Work Continues (Derek Chauvin Verdict, National Day of Silence, Seaspiracy, Scott Rudin #Broadwayfightsback, Karen Olivio, Reparations, Supporting Black Owned Businesses, Bachelor Colton Underwood Comes Out)

Thank goddess our editor Sarah Brown (she/her) hops from behind the mic to in front of it, because the verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is in- we react, our honest thoughts, feelings, and what’s next. Then in Broadway news we talk about our Sparkling Diamond Karen Olivio’s departure from Moulin Rouge in protest of the industry’s ignoring of big time producer Scott Rudin’s abuse – and dive into the systemic nature of his behavior. Where’s HR? James have taken the bait and fallen down the rabbit hole with the Netflix documentary Seaspircy. In the main Korner, in honor of National Day of Silence, and on the heels of the Bachelor’s Colton Underwoods coming out, James walks us through the importance of The National Day of Silence, it’s meaning, and what it means queer folks, particularly youth. Then Sarah shows us what reparations can look like in supporting Black businesses, in her own BQQVC Korner, and really has all the items you’ll need for your next 4/20! **Note** We do talk about issues of suicide in this episode as it continues to be an epidemic amongst queer youth, so if these subjects are disturbing to you, take care of yourself.Join us for Minority Korner's 300th Episode, on OASIS TV, LIVE Tues. 4/27 at 7:00pm PST! FREE:RSVP On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/308892880602804 Livestream Link: watch.sfoasis.comGUEST CO-HOST:  Sarah Brown (she/her), Is a queer artist/content creator Libra sun and pices moon.She loves horror movies,anime  and all things vegitarian. When shes not editing Minority Korner you can find her hosting her own show The Queerience which takes an indepth look at the queer expierience.IG:@sbrownsays @thequeeriencepodcastThe Maximum Fun Drive is coming, and we want to hear from you! Why did you decide to become a member? What does Minority Korner mean to you? Share your story by emailing  us at memberstories@maximumfun.org or call our Google hotline at (323) 601-8719REFERENCE LINKS: Karen Olivio Leaves Moulin Rouge over SilenceBachelor Star Colton Underwood Comes outhttps://bit.ly/3sKEK2shttps://bit.ly/3dKbkxyNational Day of SilenceLGBT Suicide Linked to Bullying GSA Day of Silence FAQ's Out History: National Day of SilencePacer: National Bullying StatsNBC News: Study of Percent of LGBTQ Suicide If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
23/04/21·1h 22m

MK298: We've Seen this Before (Anti Trans Bills, Lil Nas X, Real World NY Reunion, Concrete Cowboy, Amend, Daunte Wright, Lt. Caron Nazario, George Floyd, Pot in NYC, Filibuster or Bust?, #AbolishTheSenate)

It’s double the Black and double the gay with guest co-host Kyle Ishmael (he/him). We talk Concrete Cowboy which uncovers James’ beef with Idris Elba (please don’t cancel him). The Real World NY is must see TV in the age of Black Lives Matter. More violence against unarmed black men at the hands of the police, but have we reached a tipping point? Why we are not watching the trial of the murder of George Floyd. Anti Trans bills are on a historic rise, James has the numbers, the data, Kyle helps break down the Republicans strategy, we talk why we must all stand up NOW, and what you can do to help. Plus we talk politics with our politico Kyle, pot in NY, and should we get rid of the filibuster? And we weigh in on our sis Lil Nas X’s controversy.GUEST CO-HOST:  Kyle Ishmael (he/him/his), lackity Black, gay NY politico, Pisces, co-host of the cult hit podcast House Party & hopelessly hopeful lover of croissants. IG & TW: @KyleIMThe Maximum Fun Drive is coming, and we want to hear from you! Why did you decide to become a member? What does Minority Korner mean to you? Share your story by emailing  us at memberstories@maximumfun.org or call our Google hotline at (323) 601-8719REFERENCE LINKS: The Root: Lieutenant Caron Nazario sues Virginia Cops Who Pulled GunThe Root: Lt. Caron Nazario Pepper Sprayed by CopsThe Root: Daunte Wright How Many Black Kids Have to be Killed by the Police Washington Post: Maryland Repeals Police Bill of RightsHistoric Year for Anti Transgender Bills The Advocate: Record Number Anti Trans Bills Introduced to the States this YearPBS: History of Arresting Dress Time Line Anti Cross Dressing Laws in the US HRC: 2021 Becomes Record Year for Anti Transgender Legislation ACLU: Anti Trans Legislation Texas Tribune: NCAA Transgender Laws Marie Claire: Anti Trans Legislation in works Across the NationDonate to Trans OrganizationsIf you have the means, consider donating to organizations that are dedicated to helping fight these anti-trans bills and improving the lives of transgender people across the nation.national center for transgender equalitythe marsha p. johnson institutetrans justice funding projecttrans lifelineg.l.i.t.s.the okra projectglaadthe acluMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
16/04/21·1h 25m

MK297: Upset & White (Vincent Chin, The Cheetah Girls, Murder of George Floyd Trial, Zenon, Violence & Racism Towards AAPI, Stacey Dash)

We continue our discussions and dives into the rise in violence towards the AAPI community- but first. Did Raven-Symoné see that both the third Zenon and Cheetah Girls movies were not going to be good- so she didn't return? Just who is Sheryl Sandberg? No seriously who is she? We find out. In the main korner James takes us through the history of the murder of Vincent Chin in the 80s and the movement it sprang, uniting the AAPI community, and the ripple effects it created. Racism, murder, civil rights, justice- all mirroring what's happening with the Murder of George Floyd Trial as we await with bated breath. GUEST CO-HOST:  Teresa Attridge  –  is a biracial, bicoastal, bisexual currently living in NYC. A lover of cartoons, high fantasy, and other forms of socially conscious escapism, she believes in utilizing art as an act of service. A proud AAPI actor, writer, and lover of spam. IG: @terijoyeauxThe Maximum Fun Drive is coming, and we want to hear from you! Why did you decide to become a member? What does Minority Korner mean to you? Share your story by emailing  us at memberstories@maximumfun.org or call our Google hotline at (323) 601-8719REFERENCE LINKS: https://www.history.com/news/vincent-chin-murder-asian-american-rightshttps://www.advancingjustice-la.org/blog/one-our-first-cases-vincent-chin-tragedy-catalyzes-asian-american-activismHow to Help Asian American Community: Donations, Resources, Education, and More:https://www.playbill.com/article/stop-aapi-hate-a-resource-guide-to-support-the-asian-american-communityhttps://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a35866266/how-to-support-asian-american-community-organizations/https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-help-the-asian-american-community-donations-educational-resources-and-more/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
09/04/21·59m 54s

MK296: And I Spit Back (AAPI Hollywood + Broadway Stats, Jim Crow 2.0, Georgia, Defining Conservatism, Raya & the Last Dragon, Monsoon, Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Irregulars)

Did we fall into a time warp back into the 1960s- because Jim Crow 2.0 is back baby! In Georgia! We ask the question what do people really mean when they say "Conservative"? What does it have to do with the oppression of other people? We gush and highlight some really amazing media starring AAPI leads: the delicious gay film Monsoon, the period supernatural mystery show The Irregulars, cartoon adult superhero show Invincible, and  Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon- was it queer baiting us- because we are taking that bait!  We see you queer princesses. Guest co-host Teressa Attridge (she/her) takes center stage giving us the  Broadway and Hollywood diversity stats- and they're not great. This leads us into further conversations about why representation matters, and Teressa opens up about personal experiences over the last year being attacked because she's Asian American, what this year and moment have bene for her, and her call to action for us to unite to dismantle white supremacy. GUEST CO-HOST:  Teresa Attridge  –  is a biracial, bicoastal, bisexual currently living in NYC. A lover of cartoons, high fantasy, and other forms of socially conscious escapism, she believes in utilizing art as an act of service. A proud AAPI actor, writer, and lover of spam. IG: @terijoyeauxREFERENCE LINKS: So a Black woman legislator tries to walk into a voter suppression bill signing... https://www.theroot.com/a-black-woman-knocked-on-the-door-where-a-southern-whit-1846559911Asian representation in media: why it matters what people seeBroadway diversity stats from 2019: https://bit.ly/3dnKTfwFilm diversity stats from 2019/2020: https://bit.ly/3dydtLsComplex History of Asian Americans in Silent Film Era :  https://wapo.st/31T7StLMore Data: https://bit.ly/3sO7uIOHow to Help Asian American Community: Donations, Resources, Education, and More:https://www.playbill.com/article/stop-aapi-hate-a-resource-guide-to-support-the-asian-american-communityhttps://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a35866266/how-to-support-asian-american-community-organizations/https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-help-the-asian-american-community-donations-educational-resources-and-more/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
02/04/21·1h 12m

MK295: Welcome to the Land of Imagination (#StopAsianHate, Healing Generational Trauma, Chinese Acupuncture, Patsy Mink, Anna May Wong, Yuri Kochiyama, Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu)

Vignette Ching is here and It's off to a quick trip to the land of imagination before we jump into the recent rise in Asian American hate crimes and the Atalanta attack. What does this tell us about our country? What does allyship really look like? Will this strengthen and heal the relationship between the Black and AAPI community?  Well as just two friends who are part of the communities James and Vignette share their personal perspectives, callouts, and hopes for the future. Then our acupuncturist healer helps to unpack the effects of generational trauma and how it might be time to look to the east for our healing, and other benefits of Chinese medicine. Then in honor of Women’s History Month James is going to give you 4 bad ass Asian American Pacific Islander Women you probably didn’t learn about in because our school system sucks and dictated by white supremacy. From the political arena, to activism, to the laboratory, to Hollywood: these inspirational trailblazers in the face of America’s nature deserve all the praise and snaps. Let's heal our trauma so we can begin imagining a better place and have the heart space and strength to turn that into reality. GUEST CO-HOST: Vignette Ching –acupuncturist, proud single mama, podcast host of The Star Tulip Podcast, lover of human ingenuity, and upcoming children’s book author. You can support her podcast by heading to:  https://anchor.fm/thestartulip/supportREFERENCE LINKS: Remembering the victims of the Atalanta shooting: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/18/978742409/what-we-know-about-the-victims-of-the-atlanta-area-shootingsAssault Weapons Ban/Gun Reform by Biden: https://www.themarysue.com/biden-calls-for-assault-weapons-ban-gun-reform-after-colorado-massacre/4 Bad Ass AAPI Women You Need To Know:https://www.teenvogue.com/story/4-asian-american-women-who-changed-historyhttps://womenshistory.si.edu/news/2020/05/twelve-women-know-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-monthhttps://www.womenshistory.org/articles/celebrating-asian-american-womenThe Page Act Excluding Chinese Immigration of Women:  https://www.history.com/news/chinese-immigration-page-act-womenHow to Help Asian American Community: Donations, Resources, Education, and More:https://www.playbill.com/article/stop-aapi-hate-a-resource-guide-to-support-the-asian-american-communityhttps://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a35866266/how-to-support-asian-american-community-organizations/https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-help-the-asian-american-community-donations-educational-resources-and-more/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
26/03/21·1h 17m

MKREWIND: Chinese Exclusion Act, Model Minority Myth, and Bad Ass Lady Pirate Cheng I Sao (EP294)

With the recent violent attacks towards the AAPI Community most notably the tragedy in Atlanta where 8 were killed fueled by racism, and sexism, there seems to be a disconnect for some that this was in fact a hate crime- and that’s because folks don’t know their history. So in preparation for the next two weeks of guests and conversations we thought it'd be good to go back into the archives to resurface two past Korners from over 200 episodes ago! First up James continues he discussion on immigration this time focusing on the history of overseas from Asia, exploring the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882, and how it spawned more racists laws to uphold white supremacy, and where the myth of the Model Minority comes from. Then in honor of Women’s History it’s Nnekay’s Korner on Cheng I Sao, the bad ass Chinese Pirate who in the 1800s lead a fleet larger than the Chinese Navy and was one of the most successful pirates ever to exist.REFERENCE LINKS: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/04/19/524571669/model-minority-myth-again-used-as-a-racial-wedge-between-asians-and-blackshttp://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-72#acrefore-9780199329175-e-72-note-5https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/616/i-am-not-a-pirate?act=2How to Help Asian American Community: Donations, Resources, Education, and More:https://www.playbill.com/article/stop-aapi-hate-a-resource-guide-to-support-the-asian-american-communityhttps://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a35866266/how-to-support-asian-american-community-organizations/https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-help-the-asian-american-community-donations-educational-resources-and-more/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M (he/him): TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her):TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay 
23/03/21·43m 53s

MK293: We Are Rosa Parks Tired (Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans, Tucker Carlson PSA, Myth Busting Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin, Women Get Ish Done, Laverne Cox/Norman Leer Collab)

Hate crimes against Asian American folks are on the rise - and guest co-host Natalie Orzco (she/her)  has a personal connection to one of the most recent attacks in Oakland- and advice on how to show up for others. We have a PSA: if your family, friends, or loved ones watch Tucker Carlson - they in danger girl! Netflix is trying to shame us from sharing our passwords? TV Legend Norman Leer and Laverne Cox are teaming up for a new sitcom and this representation collaboration of legends is a BFD! We are side eyeing the Vatican with their most recent stance on the LGBTQ+.  This leads us into a discussion about being queer and having a relationship with religion. In the Main Korner, in honor of Women’s History Month- we gotta go back to the basics because ya’ll don’t know your history. James is hearing too many myths about Rosa Parks and we need to come correct with her legacy, so he breaks down and busts 5 myths about Mz Rosa Parks. And also… who is Claudette Colvin? See ya’ll don’t even know! Natalie keeps the celebration of women going with more women who are just getting shit done and some more first in the political arena. Natalies gives tips for her female identifying folks navigating these chaotic times, and a call to action for folks who benefit from male privilege and overall advice as we birth into Spring! And at the end solidarity for #stopasianhateGUEST CO-HOST: Natalie Orozco  – Precious Human Being. Latina, spiritual, medicine woman, coach, intersectional feminist, feminine strategy consultant, Virgo/ Libra Rising, advocate for radical self love and Social + Climate Justice. IG: @natorozco REFERENCE LINKS: Laverne Cox/Norman Leer Collaboration Sit Comhttps://thegrapevine.theroot.com/clean-slate-laverne-cox-george-wallace-to-star-in-new-1846336707NetflixTrying to Shame Us https://www.themarysue.com/netflix-password-sharing-test/ The Vatican Says "no" to LGBTQ+ : https://cnn.it/3lCofnl Gives women roles: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/world/europe/pope-women.html Rosa Parkshttps://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-rosa-parkshttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/565480/rosa-parks-factshttps://www.insider.com/15-surprising-facts-about-rosa-parks#she-was-in-the-small-percentage-of-african-americans-who-earned-high-school-diplomas-2Claudette Colvinhttps://www.npr.org/2009/03/15/101719889/before-rosa-parks-there-was-claudette-colvin Hate Crimes Against Asian Americanshttps://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/whiteness-is-a-pandemic-1846494770 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/anti-asian-hate-crimes-increased-nearly-150-2020-mostly-n-n1260264 Netflix Shaming us for our Passwordshttps://www.themarysue.com/netflix-password-sharing-test/How to Help Asian American Community: Donations, Resources, Education, and More: https://www.playbill.com/article/stop-aapi-hate-a-resource-guide-to-support-the-asian-american-communityhttps://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a35866266/how-to-support-asian-american-community-organizations/https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-help-the-asian-american-community-donations-educational-resources-and-more/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
19/03/21·1h 19m

MK292: Were You Silent, or Silenced? (Meghan Markle Interview, Coming 2 America, Nina Simone, Kid N' Play, History of Reggaeton, Bad Bunny, Bechdel Test)

Today we are a party with a purpose, it’s been a long time but comedic legend in the making and duchess of the podcasts Glory Mora makes her return. Speaking of royalty we unpack the tell all interview between our BAP Megan Markle and Queen Oprah herself, along with Megan's DAWM Harry ( don’t worry these acronyms will eventually make sense). Celebrating women’s history we celebrate the legacy of the High Priestess of Soul Nina Simone, her journey, her struggles, her legacy. And Glory pushes us down the Reggeaton rabbit hole uncovering it’s history and helps James understand what a Bad Bunny is and why I should care. But first the reviews are in for Coming 2 America and they are mixed even on this podcast. Also remember Kid N Play? James did a movie marathon so you don’t have to and reveals their origin story, and his theory of what happened to their career.REFERENCE LINKS: Nina Simonehttps://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/10-things-we-learned-from-new-nina-simone-doc-59571/https://www.britannica.com/biography/Nina-Simonehttps://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/mar/02/nina-simone-10-of-the-besthttps://www.ninasimone.com/biography/Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMGlory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora
12/03/21·1h 15m

MK291: #FreeBillie (Billie Holiday, History of Women's History Month & BHM, Pandemic Stats for Black Community, Sylvie's Love, Minari, Golden Globe Winners, Strange Fruit)

The stats are in around the effects of the pandemic on Black businesses and the vaccination rates for Black folks and - they’re not good... surprise! We talk the adorable  Sylvie's Love a romantic film set in the 50s starring Tessa Thompson and some other hotties. We talk the trash awards that is the Golden Globes which  had some groundbreaking winners this year and it’s shocking how in 2021 how groundbreaking they were. Plus we chat about Golden Globe winner Minari! Spaking of Golden Glob winners  Andra Day who marvelously played Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, leads us into an exploration and celebration of our queer Queen Billie Holiday, diving into her story, facts left out of the movie, and highlighting how her story is both the genesis of the Civil Rights Movement and the War on Drugs, the power of Strange Fruit, her legacy, her tenacity, in the face of adversity and trauma at the intersection of Black History Month and Women's History Month. Also, have you ever wondered why Black History Month is in February? Or why Women’s Month is in March? Well, Sam’s got the answers and how they came to be. Plus Sam and James thirst for hotties. REFERENCES: Low Rates of Black folks having access to Vaccines: https://khn.org/news/article/black-americans-are-getting-vaccinated-at-lower-rates-than-white-americans/This week in Golden Globes being Trash: https://www.themarysue.com/golden-globes-high-key-catastrophic/ Billie Holiday: https://www.biography.com/musician/billie-holidayhttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/05/920375498/the-united-states-vs-billie-holidayhttps://bit.ly/3sQVXrz Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMSam Jackson: IG:@little_miss_sj
05/03/21·1h 18m

MK290: Exhume the Bodies! (Amistad, Its A Sin, Dorthy Dandridge & Ertha Kitt, Golden Globes Are Trash, Argentina's Racists History)

Nnekay is here and James has to confront her and have it out on the pod because she... spoiled.. last weeks... WandaVision in one simple text. We are on a mission to, as Viola Davis says, "exhume the bodies,"  and bare witness as James saw Amistad for the first time, and HBO Max’s It’s a Sin about a group of young gays in the 80s in London during the AIDS pandemic and they discuss the revelations both these pieces brought up.  Welp it's official the Golden Globes are trash as the Emily in Paris controversy has shown. Then rounding out Black History Month we pay tribute to two Hollywood legends Eartha Kitt, and then diving in deep to the amazing Dorthy Dandridge as played by Halle Berry in the HBO biopic. Then you are in for a treat as Nnekay just found out… she’s Afro Latina! She takes us down to Argentina on her journey a she discovers, investigates, and sleuths why there are so few Black people in Argentina today, why here family fled, and Argentina’s historic racist past.  It is WILD! REFERENCES: Golden Globes Are Trash: https://www.themarysue.com/the-hollywood-foreign-press-association-is-worse-than-we-thought/?utm_source=mostpopularDorthy Dandridgehttps://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/10/dorothy-dandridge-biography-lifehttps://www.biography.com/actor/dorothy-dandridgehttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Dorothy-DandridgeErtha Kitthttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Eartha-Kitthttps://www.biography.com/musician/eartha-kitt Black Argentinians- Erasure and heritage https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/travel/argentina-rediscovers-its-african-roots.htmlhttps://afropunk.com/2018/07/argentinas-black-population-has-been-systematically-erased-removed-in-whitewashing-effort/https://www.thebubble.com/afro-argentines-how-black-people-were-systematically-whitewashed-from-argentine-historyMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuGuest Co- Host, Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her): TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayCONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHOST, James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
26/02/21·1h 27m

MK289: Get Yo Hand Outta My Pocket! (Justin Timberlake's Apology, 10 Black Iconic TV Characters, Joss Whedon Fallout, Gina Carano Fired, Malcolm X Biopic, Importance of Sleep, Appreciating Little Things)

He’s back! Fellow Blerd, Cymatic Bruce (he/him), VR Evangelist and entrepreneur, we dig into the film vaults and  talk the power of the Spike Lee biopic Malcolm X. Looks like a lot of white folks are getting got: we talk the Joss Wheedon fallout, Gina Carano's firing from Star Wars as consequence culture continues- and we are here for it. Justin Timberlake is kicking off the white people apology tour to James' queens Britney & Janet, but is it enough? Celebrating Black History month James takes us through his list of 10 Iconic Ground Breaking Female Fictional TV Characters. And to close us out Bruce gives us his Rejuvenation Station Korner with 3 learnings from this past year to take care of YOU and for leading a healthy-life  in this time of chaos, so you will be ready to do the work!GUEST CO-HOST: Bruce Wooden - Known to VR enthusiasts as Cymatic Bruce, dance game enthusiasts as Bruce Leroy, and BJ to his family, Bruce Wooden is an educator, competitive gamer, VR evangelist, speaker, entrepreneur, and a sci-fi/gaming nerd.REFERENCE LINKS: Joss Whedonhttps://www.themarysue.com/charisma-carpenter-joss-whedon-toxic-work-environment/https://www.vulture.com/2021/02/sarah-michelle-gellar-responds-to-joss-whedon-allegations.htmlYay Gina Caron Firedhttps://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1163393-lucasfilm-parts-ways-with-the-mandalorians-gina-caranohttps://www.themarysue.com/the-mandalorians-gina-carano-fired/Justin Timberlake Apology : https://variety.com/2021/music/news/justin-timberlake-apologizes-britney-spears-janet-jackson-i-failed-1234907138/Control Hit #1: https://www.today.com/popculture/janet-jackson-emotionally-thanks-fans-1986-album-tops-charts-t208962 Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHOST, James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
19/02/21·1h 17m

MK288: Bad Ass B**** M.A.G.I.C. (Framing Britney Spears Doc, Mary Church Terrell & Ida B. Wells, Bridgerton, Uncover Your MAGIC, Gorilla Glued Hairdo)

Is there a life coach in the house? There is today with Jennifer Covington (she/her) and we are feeling our power already. But first a PSA of how not to use Gorilla Glue as learned by Tessica Brown on her hair. While James is a proud member of the Britney Army the New York Times doc Framing Britney Spears featured shocking revelations even he didn't know, and how we all have a part to play, looking back at the awful treatment of this young girl, who was not yet a woman. Especially you Diane Sawyer and Justin Timberlake. Continuing our Black History Month celebration James enlightens on the dynamic duo, two B.A.B.'s May Church Terrell, and Ida B. Wells, in their groundbreaking work for Civil Rights and Women's Suffrage on the heels of emancipation. Hearing stories like these two B.A.B.'s can sometimes leave us feeling like how do I step into my power, and take care of myself? Well Coach Covington walks us through how to uncover your M.A.G.I.C. just in time for Black History Month! An empowering conversation on how to stay sane, at peace, well-rested, motivated, hydrated, and moisturized during the craziest times of our lives. Plus Bridgerton... is this good? Jennifer Covington, Guest Co-Host- a life coach, business strategist and the Queen Waymaker for World-Chagers - She’s a Capricorn Sun & Moon and very serious about her productivity. When she’s not helping people of color build profitable businesses she’s either spinning on her new skates, soaking in an herbal bath or volunteering with organization around the Bay Area. iG:  @TheRealJCov . Visit  https://jennifercovington.com/REFERENCE LINKS: PSA: Do Not Use Gorilla Glue- for your Hair!Mary Church Terrell https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-church-terrellhttps://www.biography.com/activist/mary-church-terrellIda B. Wellshttps://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/ida-b-wells-barnetthttps://www.biography.com/activist/ida-b-wellsMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHOST, James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
12/02/21·1h 20m

MK287: So, I Looked at the Comments... (Racism & Gay Porn, Same Cooke, Black History Month Challenge, Jim Brown, Super Bowl LV Prep)

Comedian Cole Steffensen (he/him), our resident sports guy, is here to tell us is in the cast of this years season finale of football- because we don't know. But first racism: it's everywhere, even when you’re just trying to read a gay porn blog. Plus it’s Black History Month we go over it’s origins and James has a Black History Month Challenge for our listeners? Will you accept? And In honor of Black History Month and the Super Bowl it is a cross sectional korner that only MK, a show about intersectionality, could do! Inspired by having seen One Night In Miami James takes us through a deep dive into two of the main figures of the movie kicking off with NFL star Jim Brown and then to the main event we all came here for, the half time show with the story of Sam Cooke- his legacy, his life, and his activism which were all cut too short. Then Cole tells us who to vote for, for the Super Bowl, plus James' gripes with the NFL.  Ready. Set. Hike!Cole Steffensen, Guest Co-Host-   a gay writer, comedian, villain, Great British Bake off Fanatic, and randomly a political ads consultant based in New York City. He’s the creator and host of the live show Sports for Gays (and Curious Straights), as well as the gayest podcast about Great British Bake Off - Ladyfingers. You can follow him at @coleorwhatever on Instagram and @colesteffensen on Twitter.REFERENCE LINKS: Sam Cooke: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Sam-Cooke  Check out  Same Cooke Documentaries Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, on Netflix & Legend on Amazon PrimeJim Brown: https://www.biography.com/athlete/jim-brown Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHOST, James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
05/02/21·1h 11m

MK286: Hodgepodge Korners (One Night In Miami, WandaVision, Mo'Nique, The History of Rudolph, Pretend It's a City, Jungle Cruise Victory, The Prom)

It's a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride of an episode in this hodgepodge  of all of our korners and segments that have been left on the cutting room floor due to time. So we are rejoined by some of your favorite pasts guests co-hosts. First up Ben Randle and James talk about some of their favorite Movie and TV shows as of late: One Night in Miami, Wanda Vision, Derry Girls, Pretend it's A City, and The Prom. Then Desiree Rogers and James unpack Mo'Nique's latest demand for an apology on the heels of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Reunion and reconciliation between Will and Janet, the merits of her requests, and the challenges of being a Black woman in the industry. Then Nnekay FitzClarke tops off the show with her cut for so many times segment on the wild and  true story of how Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer came to be. Plus a victory for the Korner Kids regarding the Jungle Cruise ride, and Biden keeps on signing executive orders to make America not suck again. GUEST CO-HOSTS:  Ben Randle (he/him): Follow him on Insta @BenRandleTheatre or www.benrandle.com Desiree Rogers (she/her): Check out Des’ Sunday Poems on her YouTube channel:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnYicYRso9bJsrjxHbW68gNnekay FitzClarke (she/her): TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHOST, James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
29/01/21·46m 6s

MK285: #BeGone (Gays Over COVID, The Insurrection/Now What?, 10 Historical Points to Avoiding Fascism, 'On Tyranny' Book Review, White Christian Nationalism, The Inauguration)

We unpack The Insurrection further, as more horrifying details come out and what this means for us moving forward, how do we deal with radicalized white christian evangelical nationalist terrorists? And was that part of BeBest Melania? Well time to BeGone!  We also bring out the shame stick (or accountability stick) for 'Gays Over COVID', and straight folks at swinger conventions. Woof. Ya'll, don't you know there is a PANDEMIC happening? And while we have dodged the bullet of authoritarianism (this time) like the killer in a horror movie, it’ll try to come back so James (he/him) highlights a few points from Timothy D. Snyder’s  On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century a must have book as we march forward and get to work. Plus Ben Randle (he/him) gives us his rejuvenation station tip of the week. And at the end highlights from the inauguration and Biden/Harris’ first day at the office! Can you feel a brand new day?! GUEST CO HOST- BEN RANDLE (he/him): Ben Randle, Theatre director based in New York. His origin story is: Born in a theatre, raised in a club. He’s someone you want on your trivia team if the questions are politics, theatre history or Madonna. Follow him on Insta @BenRandleTheatre or www.benrandle.comLINKS:GAYS OVER COVID: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/gaysovercovid-parties-pandemichttps://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/gays-over-covid-instagram-1109405/Gay Bisexual Men Are Having More Sex During the Pandemic: https://www.queerty.com/gay-bi-men-sex-ever-despite-fact-middle-pandemic-20201129Swingers Convention: https://www.nola.com/news/article_59c7a560-33db-11eb-8639-dffaf4948c1c.html Anti-LGBTQ Party Politician  Quits After Attending 'COVID Lockdown Orgy' https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7azdn/hungarian-mep-jozsef-szajer-after-attending-covid-lockdown-orgyHow Do you combat religious fanatics? White Christian Nationalism? https://religionnews.com/2021/01/12/the-faith-of-the-insurrectionists/Insurrectionist Seeking Pardons: https://www.theroot.com/capitol-terrorists-seek-trump-pardons-some-already-fre-1846077442QAnon is Destroying the GOP from Within: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/conspiracy-theories-will-doom-republican-party/617707/Timothy D. Snyder’s  On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century: https://www.timothysnyder.org/books/on-tyranny-tr Sign the PetitionAs mentioned in Episode 243, Disneyland’s park still features racists caricatures of tribal folks on their ride Jungle Cruise. Click here to sign the petition to help get this changed.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
22/01/21·1h 26m

MK284: Snatching Crowns and Taking Names (The Insurrection, Chocolate City, Wonder Woman, Gen X, Vaccine News, Bridgerton, Between the World and Me)

Which generation is here to snatch the crown of Greatest? Have you been sleeping easier because a certain somebody has been kicked off all social media platforms? We have a battle cry for ally’s on how to really show up. Bridgerton has us all kinds of hot and bothered.  Wonder Woman debuted on our TV screens! We enjoyed it- but we have notes. And questions. In the Main Korner we go back in time, TWICE, in one segment to Chocolate City AKA DC- which was a burgeoning Black Metropolis who’s rich history in Black excellence dates all the way back to the 1800s and an argument for state hood- NOW! Especially in light of the recent coup’d. Then Dr. Nnekay (she/her) is here to tell us all the facts we need to know about the Vaccine. Stick around to the end for our newest segment, Rejuvenation Station, where Nnekay gives us her rejuvenation/replenishing tip of the week.Chocolate City:The Atlantic - https://bit.ly/3nOOpCK Washington's Lost Black Aristocracy - https://bit.ly/3ieSjDIWashington Post -  https://wapo.st/3nHdr6ZBeyoncé's 'My Power' A Virtual Dance Workshop with James! Sunday at 12pm PST. Sign up here. Sign the PetitionAs mentioned in Episode 243, Disneyland's park still features racists caricatures of tribal folks on their ride Jungle Cruise. Click here to sign the petition to help get this changed. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
15/01/21·1h 18m

How Are You Doing, Really? + 10 Things Currently In Your Circle of Influence

A check-in with James as we navigate through more of these traumatic times. How are you being? How are you feeling? James reflects on the events that took place with the white supremacist insurgents coup'd that took place, when Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of the election. Plus 10 things you can do right now as part of your circle of influence to create rejuvenation, healing, and empowerment for you, others, and your community. We need you at your best! Take care.  We hope this provides you with some love. CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM  
08/01/21·25m 27s

MK282: 5th Annual You Got Kwanzaa'd Special

It's our Annual Kwanzaa episode! James reflects how the world has changed from when we first did the Kwanzaa special four years ago, and the impact of connecting to this Black ass holiday for him and his family. Join Nnekay and James as the take you through a magical journey as they discover and explore Kwanzaa. How well do you know Kwanzaa? We'll take a quiz from PBS, before diving into it's origins, it's meanings, symbols, and how you can celebrate this beautiful holiday celebrating African American Awesomeness. Plus which R&B singer is not our princess? Also join Nnekay and James as they plan their Kwanzaa Albums, and future Kwanzaa movies and TV projects. Will they beat out Oprah and Gayle for King and Queen of Kwanzaa? But first James gives snaps to Queer women who are having a moment in cinema from The Happiest Season, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and the Prom!  Prepare to get Kwanzaa'd! Help out What We Believe: A BLM Principles Activity Book, who was recently slammed on Amazon in reviews for having LGBTQ+ positive content, by writing a review or purchasing.  It's also available at Bookshop,  Barnes & Noble.  Indiebound, Get involved in the Georgia Runoff:https://votesaveamerica.com/state/georgia/ Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay 
26/12/20·1h 20m

MK281: Our Favorite Things (Jingle Jangle, The Prom, Top Pics of 2020: Music, TV, Movies, Books, Heroes and Hopes)

Nnnekay (she/her) librarian, co-creator, original OG of the pod is here- and she is in her element, literally, coming at us from the library- it is OPEN! James went down an MTV’s Are you the One Rabbit Hole. We talk about new Netflix movies Jingle Jangle, and The Prom and their cultural impact. And then it is on to our Favorite Things! Like Oprah! But you have to get these gifts yourself. 2020, What a year, but there were some great things that happened in Music, TV, Movies, Books, and more! What made our top lists that defined us, shaped us, and made our year? Plus James' hopes for 2021! Keep doing the work! Get involved in the Georgia Runoff:https://votesaveamerica.com/state/georgia/ National Sexual Assault Hotline: National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here. Hotline: 800.656.HOPEMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
18/12/20·1h 23m

MK280: Masha's Mushroom (Sexy Col. Sanders on Lifetime, Letitia Wright's Tweet, Tara Reid's Casting Request, Charrettes, Best of Enemies, Mo'Nique, Alberta Hunter, Lorraine Hansberry)

We're joined by actor, artist, poet, and portrayer of amazing Black historical women, Desiree Rogers. Mario Lopez is looking a little too finger looking good in this new Lifetime movie A Recipe for Seduction as a sexy Colonel Sanders. Is Tara Reid an inspiration or just on drugs in her latest casting attempt? Mo’Nique is resurfacing her pain and hurt with Black Hollywood again, and while we’re rooting for her… she makes it hard sometimes. Letitia Wright is our latest celeb to "step in it' with her tweeting of vaccine conspiracies, and her response to the debate it naturally brought up, was.. not great. In the main Korners, we are in need of some healing and inspired by the “ok” movie Best of Enemies we look at how this inspired by a true story's use of Charattes, could be an effective tool for us to use and learn from in bridging massive divides and create community change. Then it’s storytime with Des! She has played and channeled some of the GOATs and will not only give us insight into her process but provide some great history on Alberta Hunter, Lorraine Hansberry, Mable Hampton  three fabulous black queer artists.HOT TOPICS LINKSMoNique Demands an Apology... Again Letitia Wrights Twitter debacle on the Vaccine Mario Lopez as Hot Sexy Colonel SandersCHARRATTES https://www.newsobserver.com/article228417994.htmlMedium Article from Bill Riddick - https://bit.ly/3gzOtEF https://urban-regeneration.worldbank.org/node/40  Guest Co-Host, Desiree Rogers: Check out Des' Sunday Poems:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnYicYRso9bJsrjxHbW68gMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM  
11/12/20·1h 19m

MK279: Shame, Make Me A Drink! (History of Indian Boarding Schools, Saved By The Bell Reboot Review, Melissa McCarthy's Apology, Shame, Celebrating Debbie Allen, Who Can Play Queer or Straight Characters?)

It's a Maximum Fun crossover event with Renne Colvert of podcast Can I Pet Your Dog!  Does this make the show Can I Pet Your Korner?  Renee is just the person we need to brighten up our worlds and bring in the light as we kick off this holiday season and put 2020 to rest. Both Renee and James have finally checked out a bit of the Saved By the Bell Reboot-  it's better than it needs to be! Melissa McCarthy makes a costly mistake but shows HOW to come correct with an apology. On the heels of Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen's comments about playing queer or straight characters, is it a slippery slope in not allowing straight actors to play queer characters? Does this pigeon hold queer actors in only getting to play queer roles? In the main korners, we continue to bear witness to the atrocious history and acts committed against Indigenous Peoples, as we examine the centuries-long practice of Indian Boarding Schools, and it might be time to rebrand and rethink Thanksgiving. Renee gives us the inspiration we need in celebrating the legacy and continued awesomeness that is Debbie Allen.Guest Co-Host: Renee Colvert (she/her) is a self-proclaimed “man of the wilderness”, the emergency contact to her dog Tugboat, a podcaster, and James Aurther M’s NUMBER ONE FAN! IG: @reneescolvert @tugboatthefluffypitLINKS!Check out the Saved By the Bell Reboot Trailer: https://bit.ly/39ImuBg Melissa McCarthy Steps in it but shows how to apologize: https://bit.ly/3mFtsuvIs this a slippery slope for actors and casting?Kristen Stewarts Comments:  https://bit.ly/2JsWzmqVigo Mortensensens Comments: https://bit.ly/36AYeyW Debbie Allen & Phylicia Rishad's Must-See Music Video 'More Than A Man': https://bit.ly/3ornRInHistory of Indian Boarding Schools:The Atlantic: https://bit.ly/39FskTVNPR: https://n.pr/3gcH6CHNative Partnerships Org: https://bit.ly/37xbCTTNative Healing Org: https://bit.ly/37ydwnjDebbie Allen- check out Dance Dreams - Hot Chocolate NutcrackerGeorgia Runoff:https://votesaveamerica.com/state/georgia/ Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
04/12/20·1h 26m

MK278: Friendsgiving (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion, Native American Heritage Day, Parler, Self Care, The Artist Way, Saved by the Bell, Red Table Talk)

We're having a Friendsgiving! Friends of the pod Michelle Peralta (she/her) and Moury Minhaz (she/her) and everyone has brought some dishes for you! We’re dishing on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion, and all the feels it brought up for us. We dish on Patti LaBelle being caught up in another controversy involving a white guy's burner account and her nephew, and James is going undercover to Parler an alt right social media platform and he might need your help. In the main dishes we give you ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Day, which is the day after Thanksgiving, and Michelle gives us some much-needed mental health tips/practices, believing in ourselves, redefining our value, and community care as we end out the year. Feel the love- it’s Friendsgiving here on Minority Korner.LINKS:NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY: https://bit.ly/37a8Aos 14 Contemporary Books By Native American Writers To Get Excited About: https://bit.ly/2KGAaSF50 Children’s Books Celebrating Native American and Indigenous Mighty Girls: https://bit.ly/3maVcqA MK Episode W/Nnekay's List of Books featuring Native American Women (EP Goop On  A Mountain): https://bit.ly/39kgcrdTwo Spirt Indigenous Queer Fiction List: https://bit.ly/3lg0SxXTry a delicious Native American recipe: Pemmican, Algonquin Wild Nut Soup, Posole with Red ChileWatch a movie or documentary about or by a Native American: https://bit.ly/2KBJ57QGUESTS:Michelle Peralta (she/her)  - First generation Salvadoran, SF native, entrepreneur, banker, and yogi.  (@mish.peralta)Moury Minhaz (she/her) - Immigrant to the US, a science enthusiast, video game novice, and loves feeding her loved one's spicy food. (Twitter: @MouryM, IG: @mourym)CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
27/11/20·1h 24m

MK277: Gurl, Let’s Look at the Data (Racism & Economics, Donnagate, Cultural Appropriating Names for Kids, Racist History of Tipping, ASMR)

In responding to a handful of responses from listeners we address the usage of the term "Donna Trump" to refer to soon to be former President Donald Trump- but what does the data tell us about the handful of complaints? Did we already explain this? Is a joke funny if you to explain it? Can someone name their child a name outside of their own culture and it NOT be appropriation? Can naming white children really complicated names help create equity? Do we understand what equity actually is?  How does racism effect the economy? By how many trillions are we talking? What is the historic relationship between racism and the economy? Does tipping, like most things, have its roots in racism? Why have certain jobs, that historically been done by BIPOC folks, consistently have some of the lowest wages? Are there actions we can take to turn the beat around on the disparaging effects that racism has on BIPOC communities, particularly black people that will pump trillions of dollars into our economy? Does Janet do ASMR? Believe it or not, we answer ALL of this and more through looking at the data! Minority Korner YouTubeLINKS! Race and Economicshttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-gdp-growth-missed-16-trillion-systemic-racism-inequality-report/https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/08/17/the-economic-impact-of-racism/https://kinder.rice.edu/urbanedge/2020/08/03/racism-economics-hurting-american-gdp-and-prosperity-white-peoplehttps://voxeu.org/article/race-and-economic-opportunity-united-stateshttps://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/race-economics-and-social-status/pdf/race-economics-and-social-status.pdfGeorgia Runoff:https://votesaveamerica.com/state/georgia/ CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMSam Jackson: IG: @little_miss_sj
20/11/20·1h 18m

MK276: Yes She Can, Can (White Feminism, Election Win Feels for BIPOC, Getting COVID Tested, Katy Perry & Zachary Levi Say Time to Unify? The Suffragettes)

Can you feel a brand new day?  Sam Jackson (she/her) is here and bringing out all the cans of wine as we keep the celebration going- yes she can, and she DID! We discuss what this defeat of Trump especially means for Black and other marginalized folks in this historic election and we can't stop saying, "Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris". Katy Perry and Zachary Levi are calling for immediate unification for the country- is it time for that? Is this white celeb privilege? Did we make up in our minds that in 2016 we might have been told to "fuck our feelings"? Just what is the path forward for the country? James went in for his first COVID test and shares why he went in to get what he thought would be his brain being scrambled. Plus our hopes and pleas for the media post-Trump. In the main Korner Sam takes us into a deep dive into the roots of white feminism, how it for over a century  neglected BIPOC women, even at the expense of them, all the way back to the Suffragettes, and how it connects with this year's election results.  Don't worry white feminism is not just for white women. We might be preachin' to the choir, but sometimes the choir be offbeat. The election isn't over! Donate, Volunteer, Phone Bank, Text Bank, get involved with the Georgia Senate Race here!Minority Korner YouTubeCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMSam Jackson: IG: @little_miss_sj 
13/11/20·1h 12m

MKBONUS: We Did it! + Lovecraft Country (EP275)

Ding dong, the witch is dead- time to pop some bottles and take a much-needed victory lap because we defeated authoritarianism and Joe Biden & Kamala Harris take the White House back for the people in this historic nail bitter. We breathe a sigh of relief, letting out the stress, anxiety, and fear of the last four years while celebrating the folks, and communities that brought this home for us. As a treat for all your hard work, it's a Bonus Korner with Nnekay as we dive into HBO's groundbreaking Lovecraft Country- spoilers beware! On the heels of last week's episode, this show is a perfect example of the work ahead of understanding histories, and stories to create empathy and understanding of the marginalized, particularly the Black experience, and in Lovecraft it's executed through Sci-Fir/Horror to almost perfection. As much as we celebrate this series, like everything, sometimes you gotta side-eye your heroes, as it wasn't as flawless as HBO'S previous Black sci-fi series Watchmen. With a brief pit stop at Side Eye Villa, we venture into all the deep meanings, historical references, allegories, and easter eggs you might have missed- and what this show meant to us. So sit back, dig in as it is time to turn the page on a new era as we continue to do the work! Congratulations ya'll- we did it! Links!Lovecraft Country Syllabus and Guide: https://langstonleaguellc.squarespace.com/popculturepdGeorgia Runoff:https://votesaveamerica.com/state/georgia/ CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
10/11/20·56m 47s

MK274: You My Whore (Election 2020 Results + The Road Ahead, The Worst of the Chrises, Sexual Harassment Training, WAP Initiative in Milwaukee)

Welp the results are in, not about the election but we know the worst of the Chrises.  Milwaukee is instituting its WAP Initiative and is being received with mixed reviews.  James had a Sexual Harassment Training the day after the election- bad idea. Speaking of the election it's proving to be shocking, and eye-opening showing us the work to be done. While there is still promising hope of a Biden/Harris win, with mass amounts of Americans still aligning with Drumpf we break down the road ahead, what happened, and what to do next! Ultimately: take cues from Black People when it comes to politics! Plus we celebrate the victories that did happen across the nation for laws that were passed and the diverse representation that won!  Nnekay and James share their frustrating disappointments, but we are turning it into action! Let's go! LINKS!There’s Some Whole’s in This HouseWe have our Worst of the ChrisFlorida's Cuban VoteLatino Voters In FloridaHow Elections Happen Around the WorldGood Election Results- Things to Celebrate!Minority Korner YouTubeCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay 
07/11/20·1h 10m

MK273: Felicia is this You? (The Vow/NIXIM, Are Prisons Obsolete?, Decolonize Your Food, HBO's 537, The Election 2000, Elián González, Cult of Drumpf & QAnon)

We are going back to high school with James' old high school prom date Leah E. who's in the guest co-host chair,  and who coincidentally help coin the title of this very show back when "Minority Corner" was spelled with a "C". We talk about the HBO NIXIM documentary The Vow, and our personal connection to the cult, and James' near-miss with getting sucked into it, and how the doc has shown how Qanon and Agent Orange's following are they themselves: cults.  HBO is on a roll with its other documentary 537 about the 2000 Election showing the importance of voting and the shenanigans of Republicans. We sit down for the Minority Korner book club as James takes us through a deep dive into Angela Davis’ Are Prisons Obsolete? Hmmm ....  we will probably have an answer to the question the book proposes by episodes end. Then Leah aides us in our never-ending journey of decolonization this time turning our attention to our food!  Nothing is safe ya’ll we’ve been fed lies... literally.Leah E. (she/her) a digital marketer, hot sauce enthusiast, traveler, obscure fact seeker, and comedy admirer. Are Prisons Obsolete? Order the Book: https://bit.ly/37UycrmCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
30/10/20·1h 30m

(Corrected) MK272: Interrogate All of It w/Ashley Nicole Black (Writing Tips & FAQ's, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Deaf U, Glow, Ted Lasso, Harvard Study on Prison, Angela Davis)

Re-Released with the Full Episode Content, the Previous release was missing the back half. Sitting in the guest co-host chair it’s writer, actor, Emmy winner Ashley Nicole Black (she/her) we talk TV that is like a warm blanket like Apple TV's Ted Lasso (which Ashley is working on season 2), and since James and Ashley met in college, they discuss why the drama on Netflix's Deaf U is the reality TV gold you didn't know you were missing. Ashley has some more Tea on the sad cancellation of Glow and as a huge stan of HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show James asks Ashley all the behind-the-scenes burning questions you've been dying to know about this groundbreaking show. Then, school is in session as we are going to the Ashley Nicole Black Institute for writers, where Professor Black is going to answer the FAQ’s that she’s been getting on writing and to give you all the tips you need to get your butt into gear... James!  James just might be inspired enough to dust off all of his old screenplays. And finally, the two pay homage to their former UCSC Professor and revolutionary activist Angela Davis, and apparently Harvard conducted a study which has concluded the ONE reason why so many Black people are over-represented in prison? Hmmmm...  Ashley Nicole Black, Guest Co-Host:  a writer, actor, and comedian you’ve seen on the Emmy award-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. IG: @ashnb1  TW: @ashleyn1coleLINKS:Harvard study: https://www.theroot.com/a-judge-asked-harvard-to-find-out-why-so-many-black-peo-1845017462Highlights from Ava DuVernay and Angela Davis ConversationCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
23/10/20·1h 27m

MK271: The White People's Apology Tour (Indigenous Cultural Burns, Megan The Stallion, Misogynoir & HipHop, Regina King Slay, Coming 2 America, Amy Comey Barrett, Gretchen Whitmer's Sign Language Lady, Furiosa)

 Today is like therapy cause sometimes in the middle of a pandemic with so much happening- you’re just not okay. With returning guest co-host Samantha Nzessi, we talk “why are we trying to confirm Amy Comey Beheret and her questionable originalist self when folks still waiting for more stimulus checks?" Beware of the Republicans latest tactic to steal the election. We'll let you know why everyone needs a hype sign language person like Governor Gretchen Whitmer- don't fuck with her!  On the pop culture front, Regina King’s latest project is about to Slay, and Coming 2 America might be coming to you on Amazon, and why that's a bummer, and why the new Furiosa casting has us furious with ageism in Hollywood. In the main Korner's we are celebrating Indigenous People’s day highlighting the cultural traditions that First Nation’s people were doing that had been banned for centuries, that could have helped the fires in California, had Westerners leave them be, plus 5 things you can do to celebrate and support Indigenous folks!  Samantha breaks down the case of Megan The Stallion’s treatment after she was shot by ex boyfriend Tory Lenz and how this is an example of Misogynoir, it's historical footprint in hip hop, and 5 ways you can stop it. Plus- our proposal for reparations which may include a white butler for all.Guest Co Host Samantha Nzessi- IG & Twitter: @samanthal_nSamantha (she/her) is about equity of all kinds. Racial, gender, class, you name it. She is co-host and producer of MASKulinity podcast, which is dedicated to unlearning patriarchy from the masculine side of the spectrum. Like Issa Rae, she’s rooting for everybody Black. Unless you’re a misogynist! Then she’s rooting for you to be held accountable for your fuckery.LINKS:Ugh , Amy Comey Barretthttps://www.theroot.com/the-why-are-we-doing-this-and-not-passing-a-stimulus-p-1845350212https://www.themarysue.com/amy-coney-barrett-constitution/Regina King: Slay:  https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1151761-slay-regina-king-producing-supernatural-drama-in-development-at-the-cwComing 2 America: https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1151719-amazon-in-final-negotiations-to-acquire-coming-2-americaRepublicans have been trying to steal ballots: https://www.themarysue.com/ca-gop-doing-some-election-crimes/Anya Taylor Joy as a young Fruiosa : https://www.themarysue.com/anya-taylor-joy-furiosa-prequel/Indigenous People’s Celebrationhttps://www.npr.org/2020/08/24/899422710/to-manage-wildfire-california-looks-to-what-tribes-have-known-all-alonghttps://www.themarysue.com/five-amazing-creators-and-advocates-to-support-on-indigenous-peoples-day/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2020/10/07/indigenous-peoples-day-2020/https://www.bustle.com/life/5-ways-to-celebrate-indigenous-peoples-day-2797591https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/12/us/indigenous-peoples-day-2020-states-trnd/index.htmlMegan Thee Stallion + misogynoir in hip hophttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/opinion/megan-thee-stallion-black-women.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepagehttps://www.npr.org/2020/10/08/921902926/rapper-tory-lanez-charged-in-megan-thee-stallion-shootinghttps://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/art-books-music/a33471010/megan-thee-stallion-shooting-misogynoir/https://www.vibe.com/2019/04/dee-barnes-silent-on-dr-dre-sexual-assault-questionhttps://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/arid-30170006.htmlhttps://www.google.com/amp/s/level.medium.com/amp/p/63311c8fa0dbCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM 
16/10/20·1h 18m

MKREWIND: Christopher Columbus Was an A$$#%!@ (EP270)

In Celebration of the TRUE holiday Indigenous People's Day, we revisit our Korner on the OG Asshole Christopher Columbus. Don't think he was, well don’t worry James has got the receipts to back it up, CC is worst than you think! We also examine why this sociopathic lunatic even got a holiday in the first place. LINKS: Christopher Columbus was an Assholehttps://bit.ly/335VeFT, https://bit.ly/34blkbMSamantha Bee Full Frontal Segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHLer9kOWIMCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
13/10/20·23m 14s

MK269: He Owe Somebody Monay! (VP Debates, 355 Trailer, BIPOC, Tyra Banks DWTS, Jessica Chastain vs January Jones, Reparations, Quizlet Korner, BLACK, Disneyland)

The whole team is here! We’ve got Sam Jackson (she/her) our Marketing Manager and Production Coordinator, and editor Sarah Brown (she/her) on the show fresh off having watched the VP debate and we’ve got your hot HOT takes, takeaways, and wow was this not the burning trash fire the Presidential debate was. Kamala was not here to play, she had all the receipts, did everybody's homework, but the real winner was the fly. Plus the 355 trailer was released starring either Jessica Chastain or January Jones...? Do they look like? Sam walks us through the term BIPOC, and the history behind the ever-evolving name change and community classification of Black folks. With both Sam and Sarah here James pits them against each other in a head to head matchup (that neither of them are that keen on) in a Quizlet Korner- yes it’s back! We talk reparations- which states, and cities are moving forward? We talk Pop culture how Tyra’s hosting on Dancing with the stars, is there a new Black Superhero movie in the works at Warner Bros? Is our BAAP Megan Markle snatching a new crown?BIPOC:What is BIPOC"The BIPOC Project"CBS "BIPOC What does it mean, where does it come from?"John Belton O'Neall's The Negro Law of South CarolinaAn article for the Jim Crow Museum of Racist MemorabiliaQUIZLET:Gavin Newsom has signed a bill establishing a task force to study and make recommendations on Ahsville, North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black ResidentsSurvivors and Descendants of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre File Lawsuit Against the City for Its Role in the RiotTyra Banks Hosting Dancing With the Stars- no time for the hatersBAAP Megan Markle continues to live her best life untouched by the Crown but one degree of Separation from... the Crown,  Returns home dong the work-Warner Bros is adapting a comic book super hero called BlackDisneylandELECTION! GET INVOLVEDSwingleft.orgVote Save America Adopt -A-StateResistancelabs.comJoebiden.com, scroll down to volunteerpostcardstovoters.orgFairfight.com – go to get involved and select nationally or in georgiaVolunteerswinelections.comWomens march Text banksCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMSam Jackson: IG: @little_miss_sj
09/10/20·1h 22m

MKREWIND: The History of the Taino's (EP268)

Continuing our rexploration of the Caribbean, as we have revisited Hispaniola, another group that has been mentioned was the Taino people, their culture, where they existed and thrived before Christopher Columbus and his destructive ass decided to come stopping into town- who were eradicated. Time to end the practice of Columbusing- which has morphed to it's new form that still exists today. LINKS:http://endgenocide.org/learn/past-genocides/native-americans/https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/pre-colonial-history/taino-indigenous-caribbeans/CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
06/10/20·31m 43s

MK267: You Wanna Democracy, You Betta Work Bitch! (#FreeBritney, Presidential Debate, Campaign Volunteer Tips, Putin's Puppy, Carmelita Torres, Gasoline Baths at the US Border, BREAKING: Drumpf Got Rona)

Well, the first debate happened, and that was a mess! Well good thing Amanda E (she/her)  is here, a former professional canvasser, current committed campaign volunteer, and Amand's going to help us navigate through the ramblings of Britney Spears. Oh yeah, first it’s a pit stop to #FreeBritney as two former diehards of the Britney Army, Amanda & James, are still concerned. Then we get to the shit storm garage fire that was the first Presidential debate and we unpack our raw feelings, thoughts, takeaways... fears... a lot of those... but luckily Amanda is going to turn our fears into action with things that we can do to get involved this election cycle with some tips to help you navigate your fears about text/phone banking, and why we don’t have any other option: we each have to step it up at a level that's right for us! You’ll definitely be feeling the fire and empowered. Then a quick History Korner in honor of Hispanic heritage month Carmelita Torres the LatinX Rosa Parks, and where the Nazis got their idea for fumigating human beings in "gasoline baths", here's a hint: it's the US. Where to get involvedSwingleft.orgVote Save America Adopt -A-StateResistancelabs.comJoebiden.com, scroll down to volunteer postcardstovoters.orgFairfight.com - go to get involved and select nationally or in georgia Volunteerswinelections.comWomens march Text banksCarmelita Tores - watch the video here. CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
02/10/20·1h 20m

MK SIT DOWN: New Conservatory Theater Center's 'In Good Company' (EP266)

It is an artistic Thanksgiving as James invites the Director, one of the writers, and actors of the Radio Drama produced by LGBTQ Theater Company New Conservatory Theater Center’s radio drama In Good Company which also features our very own! James!  Youll meet his artistic family: Ed Decker (Director/Artistic Director), Jewelle Gomez (Writer/Author), Desiree Rogers (Actor/Artist) As they talk about creating art in the middle of a pandemic, how this show addresses the current social climate around race, the pandemic, and the things 2020 is challenging us with. Can theater survive, what is its future? All from the perspective of the people who've been creating art at one  the country's longest-running LGBTQ Theater Companies, which has navigated turbulent times before, and how it's driving the conversation, and creating a space of healing. You'll definitely want to check out their radio Drama In Good Company ! Catch In Good Company Wherever You Get Your Podcast:https://www.nctcsf.org/In-Good-Company-PodcastMeet the Cast & Crew:https://www.nctcsf.org/In-Good-Company-Podcast/learn-morehttps://www.nctcsf.org/index.php/shows/events/InGoodCompanyPodcast/learnmore/BiosDesiree's Sunday Poems: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnYicYRso9bJsrjxHbW68gCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
29/09/20·56m 55s

MK265: Snatchin Power for Ourselves (WandaVision Trailer, Voter Suppression, China's Concentration Camps, ICE Forced Sterilizations, Jovita Idár, Stacy Abrams' All In' Doc, Returning Citizens Rights, Shelby v. Holder)

Nnekay is back! We are going to get real nerdy-looking at the trailer of the new Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision, and Nnekay went down the YouTube video easter egg rabbit hole, plus other exciting MCU announcements! We pivot to Judd Apatow's call out for Hollywood's silence on China’s Concentration Camps and then turn the mirror back at us here in the US as forced sterilization practices are happening in ICE detention centers. The election is coming up and if you’ve seen the Stacy Abrams doc All In you know one of our biggest hurdles is Voter Suppression. James goes, all in, on a deep dive of some of the most surprising facts about voter suppression, it’s origins, and how it is currently stealing our votes! Also, what we can do about it! And as part of Hispanic Heritage month, Nnekay takes us back in time to Texas, to the inspiring story of Jovita Idar, activist, teacher,  journalist, for La Chronica and all-around American badass who stood up to the Texas Rangers. Inspiring! Hollywood take note, and we’ve got a director in mind for you.LINKSWanda... Fucking... Vision....!!!!Judd Apatow Calls Out Hollywood’s Silence on China’s Concentration CampsCA Inmate FirefightersReports of forced hysterectomies at Georgia ICE facility stir dark memories for someVoter Suppression and 'All In' - hereJovita Idar - hereCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
25/09/20·1h 11m

MK REWIND: Riots of the 1960's & How Detroit The Movie Fails (EP 264)

Inspired by last weeks conversation around the racist history around curfews, we’re going to look at our Korner on a few historical riots in the US.  We cover just how many riots heappened  from 1964-1971, and specifically focus on: the: Harlem Riots of 1964, Watts Riots 1965, Newark Riots, and the Detroit Riots of 1967, all on the heels of James having seen Kathryn Bigelow’s Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit, and how it's is NOT FUBU aka For Us By Us. This opens up a conversaiton of why it’s important to have folks of a specific community and culture working on a project it's refrencing. We dive into what REALLY happened during the Detroit Riots,  and why you can skip Bigelow’s movie! SorryKathryn Bigelow they can’t all be winners!LINKS:https://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/business/the-consequences-of-the-1960s-race-riots-come-into-view.htmlhttps://www.highbeam.com/topics/race-riots-of-the-1960s-t10642https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/detroit-is-the-most-irresponsible-and-dangerous-movie-this-year_us_5988570be4b0f2c7d93f5744https://www.alternet.org/culture/detroit-not-movieCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
22/09/20·37m 31s

MK263: Gonna Make Magic Out of Nothin (Lovecraft Country, Niecy Nash's Coming Out Wedding, Sundown Towns & Racist Curfews, Politicization of Black Women's Hair, CROWN Act, Adele, John Boyega, Appreciation v. Appropriation)

Sam Jackson is BACK! She/her, A San Francisco based black, pan, actor, vocalist, teaching artist, burner, CFO of Cirle Twerk: A Twerkshop, and all-around magical being. We are celebrating Niecy Nash who had the best way to come out, and John Boyega is not here for Disney/Star Wars’ bullshit. Go off John Boyega! In the first Korner, we’re going to explore the racist history behind city’s implementing curfews, and also the history of Sundown towns which were featured in the first episode of HBO’s Lovecraft Country. Do curfews unjustly effecting Black and brown folks and give police the excuse to arrest an already targeted and disenfranchised community? Are we already in a police state? Did we give up our rights? Then in Sam’s Korner, we explore how Black women were required by law to cover their hair, and how they’re STILL fighting, proving once again Black women's hair is always political. We revisit appropriation vs. appreciation when it comes to Adele's choice in celebrating a Jamaican holiday. EPISODE LINKSNiecy Nash’s Coming Out Wedding Party!!!Go Off John Boyega on Star WarsCurfewshttps://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-06-18/the-racist-history-of-curfews-in-americahttps://amp.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/17/ferguson-clampdown-brief-history-curfews-protest-us-citieshttps://thebolditalic.com/the-racist-history-of-curfews-a546144f4c9aBlack Women’s Hair:http://hnrs109sp18.blog.sbc.edu/2018/01/25/the-tignon-law/DeAndre Arnold-- cut dreads or dont gradhttps://www.cnn.com/2019/08/02/us/ga-school-hairstyle-policy-black-students-trnd/index.htmlAppropriation vs Appreciation? Adelehttps://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/sep/01/adele-accused-of-cultural-appropriation-over-instagram-pictureSam Jackson, Guest Co-Host: (she/her)  a San Francisco based black, pan, actor, vocalist, teaching artist, burner, CFO of Cirle Twerk: A Twerkshop, and all around magical being. I’ll love you so hard, you’ll have to use a safe word. IG: @little_miss_sj CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
18/09/20·1h 12m

MKREWIND: History of Hispaniola (EP262)

This week on Minority Korner we are going way back in time to a Korner from episode 3! Early on in the Minority Korner journey, such babes, who had no idea what lay ahead, but trust the racist bullshit was still there. Inspired by Guest Co-Hosts Glory Mora's Korner a few episodes ago, about the history of the Dominican Republic, we are going back to its genesis, along with Haiti's talking about the history of Hispanola and the first successful slave rebellion, and the ramifications from that still felt today, there, in the US, and around the world.  Plus a bit of a time capsule, as for a bonus tangent we talk about the craziness that was the BET Awards in 2015. Sigh. Simpler times. LINKS!Hispanolahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HispaniolaDominican Republic and Haiti http://fusion.net/story/156597/junot-diaz-and-edwidge-danticat-jointly-call-for-travel-boycott-of-the-dominican-republic/CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
15/09/20·31m 54s

MK261: Take Several Seats & Pivot w/Guest D'Arcy Drollinger (Gender Reveal Fires, New Oscar Inclusivity Rules, Scientology, The Batman & COVID, Rachel Dolezal Part II/Rachel Kruger, Shit & Champagne The Movie, Drag)

This is an action-packed week full of so much goodness! First, up the oh so talented actress Sam Jackson is here joining us for some HOT, HOT topics: Gender reveals have gone too far, underneath these orange fire skies did we wake up and miss the rapture? There are new Oscar rules for inclusivity! It’s the summer of sequels because it’s Rachel Dolezal part two except this time she’s “Afro-Latina” (but still white). The Batman set went back to work- in the middle of a pandemic but too early? Sam can testify to the fears of going back to work on a set in the age of Corona- advocate for yourself. Then it’s James' interview with writer/director/actor/drag queen/choreographer/night club owner/web series host/friend/mentor D’Arcy Drollinger is here to talk so many things: how a popular dance move helped turn crisis into opportunity, navigating keeping a nightclub afloat in these times, working as an artist, D’Arcy’s hilarious web/drag/news show Hot Trash and the new movie featuring both D'Arcy and James, premiering at Frameline Film Festival NEXT week Shit & Champagne!D'Arcy Drollinger:  an actor, writer, musician, director & choreographer known for his high-camp / vaudeville-style stage productions that combine slapstick, farce and often drag. He was a founding member of the post-punk art band Enrique. He is an owner of the San Francisco nightclub Oasis. Drollinger is also the creator of the dance-fitness brand, Sexitude.https://darcydrollinger.com/darcy/ TW: @DarcyDrollinger, IG: @DarcyDrollingerSee Shit & Champagne! Get tickets for the premiere on Sept 17th or catch it online: https://frameline.org/festival/film-guide/shit-and38-champagne Check out D'Arcy's Hit web-drag-news show Hot Trash: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFX1qGPFvK-hfo1A-1iJYVA Become an SF Oasis patron: https://www.patreon.com/sfoasisVisit Club Oasis for a social distance cocktail, a drag show, or Meals on Heels: https://www.sfoasis.com/Sam Jackson, Guest Co-Host: (she/her)  a San Francisco based black, pan, actor, vocalist, teaching artist, burner, CFO of Cirle Twerk: A Twerkshop, and all around magical being. I’ll love you so hard, you’ll have to use a safe word. IG: @little_miss_sj CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
11/09/20·1h 22m

MKREWIND: The Black Panther Party (EP260)

Inspired by Black Panther, and because we don't know our history, we are digging into the vaults for Nnekay's korner on the Black Panther Movement, their tenants, actions, and what they actually stood for not what many have been told they were by mainstream media. James also dives into required viewing 'The Black Panther Mixtape'. Knowledge is power!  BLACK PANTHER HISTORY CORNERhttp://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/protesters-to-hold-anti-beyonc-rally-at-nfl-headquarters-to-protest-black-panthers-halftime-show-reference-w163965 CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
08/09/20·44m 59s

MK259: Not A Callout, A Call to Action (Zoe Saldana/Nina Simone, Power and Control Wheel for Queer Partnerships, Afro-Latinx Culture, BLM, Dominican Republic's Black History, Cancel Culture, Guilt vs. Shame, John Leguizamo)

James comes up from his week off from his media blackout and finds out what a "Kenosha" is... wow 2020. Not ready to go there so we pivot with our two guest co-host.  First:  Avi Roque is here to chat cancel culture, using our social media for social activism, and how to come correct when challenging someone as we explore shame vs. guilt. Then our resident Afro-Latina comedian Glory is here to dive into something that has been weighing HEAVY on her... and she is coming for fellow Afro-Latina Zoey Saldana, who played Nina Simone and probably should not have, which opens us up into a deep conversation about Afro-Latinx heritage, and specifically Dominican history, slavery, colorism, and just how deep anti Blackness is. Also John Leguizamo we may have some words for you too, as Glory has a callout for colorism within the  Latinx community, and exclusion of Afro-Latino’s. Then we’re going to finish with some self-care and do something we rarely do here on the pod and talk about relationships. Whether you're currently in one, or not you will get some great healing tools as Avi walks us through some exercises from the Anti Violence Projects’ Power and Control Wheel for Queer Partnerships. RESOURCES:New York City Anti-Violence Project (https://avp.org/) / Intimate Queer Partnerships -- LGBT Power & Control Wheel (https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resource.cfm?r=594)Chadwick Boseman's Agent's article in The Hollywood Reporter  CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMGlory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmoraAvi: www.avirroque.com. TW: @ok_roque, IG: @amroque
04/09/20·1h 17m

MKREWIND: Chadwick Boseman; Wakanda Forever (EP258)

In this emotionally charged Rewind, we celebrate the life, the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. James shares what the actor meant to him. James had the fortunate pleasure of interviewing Chadwick Boseman for Marvel, at the Black Panther Purple Carpet premiere. We revisit that interview, along with James' insights of the experience of the event, along with all the research, history, fun facts about the film, the actors, the characters, the production design, and what the film of Black Panther means as it has shifted and impacted Hollywood, and the world. We also hear the amazing and inspiring speech he gave at the SAG Awards. Thank you Chadwick, this episode is for you! Wakanda Forever! Watch the Black Panther Red Carpet Coverage with co-host James:http://marvel.com/blackpantherliveCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
01/09/20·1h 11m

MK257: Democratic National Convention 2020

On a special episode of Minority Korner our very own political analyst, Ben Randle, joins us to debrief this historic Democratic National Convention as we swing into the general election. We provide our key takeaways, our highlights, our thoughts on republicans speaking, and who inspired us. Was there behind the scenes Democrat drama- or just something the media made up. We have our calls to action, strategies for moving forward, how to deal with white cynicism, and how to jump into the arena as the stakes couldn't be higher- this could be our endgame. Get involved!https://votesaveamerica.com/CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMBen Randle: IG:@BenRandleTheatre or benrandle.com
25/08/20·1h 27m

MK256: A Dippin Dot of Hope (The Old Guard, Black Medical Mistreatment, The Wire, West World S3, Taxes, The Vito Russo Test)

 The DNC just wrapped, and we are going to take a beat, and circle back to that next. So this week, we're going to have a little fun, Moury is here and we are going to dive into three shows that are tapping into the cultural Zeitgeist that we have devoured during the Pandemic: The Wire which has been eye-opening in understanding underserved communities and issues surrounding policing systems, West World Season 3 and what it means to be human, and The Old Guard which as us feeling seen as they are including diverse folks in their action storytelling and breaking ground and passing the Vito Russo Test for Queer representation.  Moury takes us through a deep dive into the systemic mistreatment of Black folks in the medical industry, where that comes from, and why it still persists today. LINKS!Black Medical Mistreatmenthttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1924632/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913079/https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/347780-black-americans-dont-have-trust-in-our-healthcare-systemhttps://www.aamc.org/news-insights/how-we-fail-black-patients-painCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMMoury Minhaz: Twitter: @MouryM, IG: @mourym
21/08/20·1h 17m

MK REWIND: Shirley Chisholm (EP 255)

We are still  running with all the emotions from Michelle Obama's amazing speech at the 2020 DNC, and in honor of that Black woman who slays DNC conventions, we are celebrating Shirley Chisolm and historic run for President back in the 60s. She was a person of many first! Get ready to get inspired! Books to read more about Shirley Chisholm Unbought and Unbossed (1970)- Chisholm- which is literally written on her grave (vault)The Good Fight (1973)- Chisholm Shirley Chisholm: Catalyst for Change - Barbara WindslowPBS P.O.V. documentary. Chisholm '72: Unbought & UnbossedLinks!https://www.britannica.com/biography/Shirley-Chisholmhttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Gloria-Steinem#ref671225https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_presidential_campaign,_2012https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_ChisholmCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
18/08/20·29m 34s

MK254: Know it For Yourself (Kamala VP, Sharecropping, Black Farmers, Warrior Nun,Progressive Purity Tests, 2020 Election Stakes, George Washington Carver)

Kamala Harris has been selected to be Joe Biden’s Vice President and we air out all of our grievances over the Kamala Harris VP selection, not over the pick, but from the toxic responses within our own faction of the party on this historic moment, with so much at stake. We sound the alarm reminding folks of the big picture, and bring the receipts on Kamala’s record, what this means to us having her on the ticket, and what it should mean for all of us, the root of why it is that maybe having an issue with this selection, and our strategy for getting folx on board. Plus James has a progressive purity test?  In the main event, we're still trying to find the right words to describe Melania with being disrespectful (sorry Akon, sorry Michelle we are going low) but James is on his Farmers apology tour. James went in hard on farmers a few years back, so he's giving Black farmers, the tribute and respect they deserve as we explore their history from slavery to sharecropping to farming. We also discover why there are so few black farmers, and  why George Washington Carver was more than just Mr. Peanut. Black Farming & SharecroppingCNN - https://cnn.it/3fYA6YtPlotline - https://bit.ly/3fWVCgnMother Jones- https://bit.ly/2PRZCUGKamala Harris How Liberal is She? https://bit.ly/30UP79fHer Chief of Staff Pick  https://bit.ly/3gXq8rEHer Record: https://cnn.it/2E5FmvXHer Record on Climate: https://bit.ly/30XIdAqCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
14/08/20·1h 24m

MKREVIEW: Black Is King (EP253)

She has not only taken over Disney+ but also this podcast. It needed an episode all on its own, it's Glory and James' conversation on Beyonce's Film Black is King. We dive into what it means to us as, the community, and how it uplifts the movement. It's a celebration of Black culture,  connecting us with roots back to the continent. We do have one note Bey, and what we would like to see from you next time!  CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMGlory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora 
11/08/20·36m 11s

MK252: The Confederate Flag - A Flag of Losers for Losers (Wilmington Coup D’État/Massacre, Kerry Washington, WNBA, LeBron vs. Jordan, The Fight, Mulan, Herman Cain, BLM, White Supremacy)

Welcome to Civil Rights Part 5. We think we have discovered the perfect meme that describes our 2020 month to month journey through the many faces and reactions of Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope. Speaking of, will bringing up Kerry Washington, and American Son, AGAIN, reignite James and Glory's feud? Kerry Washington is doing it up, her Emmy nods, The Fight documentary, and with theaters closed, movies are having to be released on-demand at home, but with all of our streaming platforms and subscriptions,  are folks willing to pay? Is Glory willing to pay? We think the not really a movement “Blue Lives Matter” thing was trying to paint a mural but we can’t figure out what they were trying to say and are completely missing the point. The feuds continue as we settle it once and for all LeBron or Jordan... yes... we will talk sports or more so do we look to celebrities to be too much or our societal saviors? Someone not saving anyone, Ellen, uh oh is she canceled? We’ll talk about Agent Orange more than we want to, but hey he is part of the white supremacy plague, and light is the best disinfectant... except with Corona- it does not cure COVID.  Another day another historical race massacre, but this time it is about the town of Wilmington Virginia, where the ONLY successful Coup D’État occurred on American Soil. It did not bode well for the Black people living there. And it’s the final week, final push, final day, final hours of the Maximum Fun Drive!HOT TOPICS:Blue Lives Matter/Back the Blue Mural WNBA- Walked off the court during the National AnthemLeBron James Donates $100,000 to Ex-Felons "Poll Tax" for Voting Rights Ellenhttps://bit.ly/3a60TAYhttps://bit.ly/3a6113qHerman Cain died as he lived:  Shucking and JivinThe Fight Documentary MulanWilmington Coup D’État/Massacre :The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/wilmington-massacre/536457/Black Past.org: https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/wilmington-race-riot-1898/NPR https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93615391CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMGlory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora 
07/08/20·1h 14m

MK REWIND: History of the American Slavery Epidemic (EP251)

History (as usual) is under attack. For this week's MK Rewind, on the heels of Senator Tom Cotton trying to restrict the 1619 project being taught in schools because it was a “necessary evil”, we are ringing the school bells, because we've got a Quizlet on the history of the American Slavery epidemic.  We’re going to show you just why it’s important to have things like the 1619 project taught in school, because there is probably a lot you didn’t know about the sheer numbers, magnitude, horrific nature and it’s true impact that went on for centuries.  If you’ve listened before it’ll be a good review. We have to learn from our history understand who’s blood upon the soil do you we stand on, who truly built this country. Quick Cavet we didn’t realize till after I believe that Nnekay’s Mic was messing up. So bare with it, but I think we got her a new mic shortly after (this is why we have the drive) keep upgrading Beyonce style. Speaking of, and it’s the last week of the Maximum Fun Drive and it’s a brand new celebrity call-in,  who could it be- there has been a theme... could they have a connection to Beyonce- they think they still do? LINKS: SLAVE TRADE QUIZLET KORNER: https://www.politico.com/story/2009/03/congress-votes-to-ban-slave-trade-march-2-1807-019465https://www.thoughtco.com/the-trans-atlantic-slave-trade-44544https://www.thoughtco.com/interesting-facts-about-slavery-in-america-2834587https://www.thoughtco.com/african-slavery-101-44535http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/historical-context-facts-about-slave-trade-and-slaveryhttp://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/campaignforabolition/abolitionbackground/abolitionintro.htmlhttps://www.thoughtco.com/the-trans-atlantic-slave-trade-44544*** Sign up to dance with James, Pussycat Dolls React,  Saturdays at 12pm PST on Zoom: https://forms.gle/T5v5fs2Cn9cVW96HA CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
04/08/20·49m 5s

MK250: Whoever Smelt It, Dealt It (Lovercraft Country, Avatar Sequels, The Rosewood Massacre, AOC vs. Yoho, Hidden Figures the Musical, 1619 Project, The Smollets, The Woman King)

Confused on who to vote for? Well Nnekay and James have a personalized way to help you get on the right side of history with our new campaign slogan and initiative that James thinks is kind of sexy’. In the age of Corona what will be the future of movie theaters be? And how come some directors and theaters can’t read the room on Corona? We have a HUGE coming attractions news roundup from a musical based on some historical Black, mathematician ladies, to Lovercraft Country on HBO, and a Black remake of a beloved 90s show. Nnekay blows James' mind with some pop culture facts. What makes good horror - good, as we are in a Black horror movie renaissance. James asks Nnekay about her experience of dealing with misogyny in the workplace on the heels of what AOC experienced from senator Yahoo/Yoho- whatever. And in other "fuck you" GOP news, apparently, slavery was a necessary evil, and they have a bill they're trying to pass to make sure we are taught no different.  In the main event Nnekay takes us through a detailed recounting of the Rosewood Massacre in  1920, Florida, what led up to it, and how it mirrors what we see happening to Black people today.Sign up to dance with James, Pussycat Dolls React,  Saturdays at 2pm PST on Zoom: https://forms.gle/T5v5fs2Cn9cVW96HAHOT TOPICS:THE WOMAN KING MOVIEHidden Figures MusicalBlack Teen Sentenced to Jail for Failing to Complete HomeworkSaving American History Act of 2020- Fuck you Senator Tom CottonRecord amount of Black Women running for CongressROSEWOOD MASSACRE:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacrehttps://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/rosewood-reparations/https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/rosewood-massacreCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
31/07/20·1h 27m

MKREWIND: The Texas Rangers and The Mexican-American Massacre (EP 249)

This week we revisit Nnekay’s Korner on the slaughtering of Mexican-Americans, at the hands of the Texas Rangers, not Walker Texas Ranger, but... we have choice words for him too. This story is jaw dropping, and parallels  many of the other stories we’ve covered around America’s bloody past to just about everyone. Black folks, Indigenous Peoples, LatinX folx you name it. It showcases this countries early gentrification and brutalization of police force. Also it’s the Maximum Fun Drive and ohhhh we have a NEW never before heard call from another celebrity who’d like to become a member. Who could it be?  Plus speaking of Destiny's Child (did we say Destiny's Child) I complete our deep dive into the drama behind the girl group. Sign up to dance with James, Pussycat Dolls React,  Saturdays at 2pm PST on Zoom: https://forms.gle/T5v5fs2Cn9cVW96HA CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
28/07/20·43m 17s

MK248: Plenty of Fucks to Dish Out (Nick Cannon, Gay's Donating Blood, McGrit V. Oklahoma, Trail of Tears, Destiny's Child, Bubba Wallace/NASCAR, Ali)

We find out why James has such venom for Destiny's Child's, "Say My Name" music video which leads to Detective Moury on the case to crack what happened to the other two original members of Destiny's Child.  Nick Cannon is under fire, rightfully so, for anti semitic remarks, is he canceled? We unpack why it's ludicrous for there to ever be beef between Black folks and Jewish peeps- makes no sense.  We look into the hysteria, hypocrisy, and history of gay and bisexual men’s history of donating Blood. NASCAR is fucking with James' boo Bubba Wallace, he's not having it.  In the main korner James takes us through a deep dive into McGrit v. Oklahoma, the landmark supreme court decision that upheld that a huge chunk of East Oklahoma was still under Indigenous jurisdiction, and the history that lead up to this moment that dates back to the Trail of Tears, what the argument was, and what this means for the future for Native rights in the area and across the country.  McGrit V. Oklahoma: The Supreme Court’s landmark new Native American rights decision, explained - VoxLandmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma - NYTWhat a New Supreme Court Decision Means for Native American Sovereignty- Smithsonian The McGirt Case Is a Historic Win for Tribes - The Atlantic This Land Podcast: https://crooked.com/podcast-series/this-land/Who's land are you living on?:   https://native-land.ca/HOT TOPICS:Gays Giving BloodFuck You NASCARNick Cannon Apologizes Farrah of Destiny's Child's last moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObPS0RnDrtISign up to dance with James, Pussycat Dolls React,  Saturdays at 2pm PST on Zoom: https://forms.gle/T5v5fs2Cn9cVW96HA CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykorner James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMMoury Minhaz: Twitter: @MouryM, IG: @mourym
24/07/20·1h 27m

MK REWIND: Rep. John Lewis Tribute (EP 247)

In honor of the passing of legendary, iconic, civil rights hero and activist Representative John Lewis' passing, we revisit our Quizlet Korner on 10 facts of why you don't fuck with John Lewis.  There's a lot of talk about how to honor John Lewis, but there's one way around voting rights that stands out the most. Also we revisit that time Queen Bey called into become a member for the Maximum Fun Drive.Join or Upgrade your membership for the Maximum Fun Drive: https://maximumfun.org/join/CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
21/07/20·38m 20s

MK246: Freddy D- Not Yo Slave! ( Frederick Douglass, MaxFun Drive, Scary Spice, Race Wars, Tupac Alive?)

It’s the Maximum Fun Drive! Woohoo! It’s feels like Christmas in July and not only do we have our neighborhood librarian jumping back into the mix for the drive, but we are going to unearth so many of the questions that have been plaguing us as of late. Is Agent Orange trying to incite a Race War? Is Scary Spice Racist? IS Tupac Alive? And on the heels of Nnekay’s fabulous Korner last week where we got introduced to Anna Marie Douglass, James is taking a deep dive into her husband, the man himself, Freddy D, with 10 facts you probably didn’t know abut Fredrick Douglass, but first there will be a quiz. You think you know Fredrick Douglass you have no idea. Become a Maximum Fun Member and support this show and others: https://maximumfun.org/joinThe Strike for Black Lives: j20strike.org/minorityLinks: https://www.npca.org/articles/1736-10-facts-you-might-not-know-about-frederick-douglass-in-honor-of-his-200thhttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/539306/facts-about-frederick-douglassLady Of the LakeCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @nnekay, IG: @nnekayEmerald Collie:  IG: @emeraldcollieFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
17/07/20·1h 9m

MK REWIND: Why Your Camera Is Racist (EP245)

In honor of the Maximum Fun Drive we are digging into the archives for one of our favorite, most popular Korner's: the history behind why your camera is racist, yes even in the digital age. Plus we resurface one of our celebrity guest callers, who've called to become a member during years past Maximum Fun Drives. A one: Jennifer Hudson. No, that's not James attempting to do an impression sounding like a drunk Fat Albert- that's offensive- don't make fun of the way the talented J Hud talks. CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
14/07/20·44m 58s

My Scottie Pippen's Not Throwin' Away My Shot (Hamilton, Thandie Newton, Cast of Dawson's Creek, McGrit v. Oklahoma, The Bad Ass Wives of: Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvy)

Having never watched a single episode of Dawson’s Creek, we give our Black takes on the cast, and all the juicy bossip. Thandie Newton has been giving some compelling interviews recounting her experiences of sexual assault, the industry, and shooting Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise which sounded TERRIBLE. We’ve got our hand on the cancel button- is it time to press it on party game Cards Against Humanity, or the Broadway hit now streaming into our Disney+’s Hamilton? Is James the next Lin Manuel Miranda? Probably not but that’s not gonna stop him from taking his: shot. Big wins for the Indigenous Peoples at the Supreme Court, and sports teams. Nnekay walks us through spouses who be workin it,  the unsung heroes behind notable Black figures like Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, and Marcus Garvy and when we say wives, we mean W I V E S. See how these bomb ass wives helped these men excel into greatness;  because behind every great Michael Jordan, is a Scottie Pippin.  LINKS:Cards Against Humanity Is CanceledHamilton Canceled? SCOTUS- Decision McGrit v. OklahomaThandie NewtonOlivia A. Davidsonhttps://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/davidson-olivia-1854-1889/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_A._DavidsonFanny Smith Washingtonhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fannie_Smith_WashingtonAmy Ashwood Garveyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Ashwood_GarveyAmy Jacques Garveyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Jacques_GarveyCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
10/07/20·1h 28m

MKREWIND: 5 Racist Rides at Disneyland (EP243)

This week for the Minority Korner Rewind, we are going to take you on a Ride, five rides to be specific. It looks like Splash Mountain, based on the very racist Disney film Song of the South, is finally getting a makeover that we’ve been calling for, for YEARS. Five down, four more to go. We cover the history of Song of the South, Disneyland’s relationship with Black folks from it’s opening, and just what these other four problematic rides are that need fixing too. Also James' recounts how triggering the death of Breonna Taylor has been to his own traumatic experience with the police kicking down his door a couple of years ago. Hold onto your butts! It’s gonna be a racist ride, on this week's Minority Korner Rewind as we revisit: 5 Racist Rides at Disneyland. Breonna Taylor Podcast Recommendation: https://www.vox.com/today-explained  (Episode Justice for Breonna Taylor)  CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay
07/07/20·38m 1s

MK242: Decolonize Your Bookshelf (Umbrella Academy, Lady World Leaders COVID Response, Confederate Flag, Mary J. Blige, Your Books)

In honor of America’s Birthday (cue the eye roll) we take a hard look at this country’s short fallings and how it can be doing better with both the Coronavirus, and your education and knowledge. Nnekay and James discuss the Confederate Flag being banned across the nation, and it’s beyond about damn time this is happening. James finally caught up on The Umbrella Academy which is essentially messed up version of the X-Men and gets a thumbs up from him, but not when it comes to Mary J. Blige. Why does he have beef with her? James and Nnekay have prophetic dreams and visions about the 2020 election- That's so Raven Style. Our Librarian in Chief, Nneaky, is here to help us Decolonize our bookshelves with her 4 step process, just in time for the holiday where we celebrate the end of colonization. Time to be about it!  Also what to do if you’re dating someone and they don’t have books on their book shelves? Does that make them just shelves? Then, Emerald joins back in the fun to further side eye America, get ready to gag when you hear about the female world leaders, and their response to Coronavirus. Beyoncé was right- who run the world... or at least who should be? GIRLS! Plus we’ll catchup with Nnekay to find out what she’s been up to, I’ll give you a hint... it’s pretty crafty.  LINKS!https://www.npr.org/2020/06/06/870910728/your-bookshelf-may-be-part-of-the-problemhttps://bound2books.co/2019/03/20/10-ways-to-decolonise-your-bookshelf/https://seattle.bibliocommons.com/list/share/279600817/1065717567CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayEmerald Collie:  IG: @emeraldcollieFacebook Minority Korner Kids PlaygroundROTMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: uoft.me/maxfun
03/07/20·1h 17m

MKREWIND: History of Black Folks & The 4th of July (EP241)

The 4th of July is upon us, we were thinking about taking a knee and not doing an episodes for this week, and we remembered their was a time when the 4th of July was a Black holiday. We revisit Black folks complicated history with the 4th of July, and how it was a Black Holiday, celebrated on a different holiday, in addition to Juneteenth, post Civil War. Also Fredrick Douglas’ has the original 4th of July mic drop moment and get ready to Tu La Lu, the 4th of July hit dance craze!CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
30/06/20·29m 58s

MK240: Pay It No Mind! (Pride In Place, Marsha P. Johnson, Aunt Jemima, Pose S2, Disclosure, Gender Reveals, Queer Class Presidents, Bubba Wallace, NASCAR, Trans POCs)

Avi Roque is here, for our Pride Celebration, or Queer Christmas, as we Pride in Place. We are gathering around to watch the NEW classics since we can’t be celebrating out in the streets together. James finally caught up on Pose season 2, it's giving me all the feels (you aren't ready), coupled with the Netflix Documentary Disclosure, both shows really highlight the journey, struggles, and stories of trans POC’s who really are the pillars of the Queer Liberation movement. Speaking of in honor of PRIDE we dive into life, and story of the mother of the movement herself, Marsha P. Johnson, her origins story, who she was, why she is to be celebrated, and what happened to her? Also James has a theory as to why many a school class President is queer, find out what happens when someone leaves him in charge of a gender reveal, plus Band-Aides, finally now with more skin tones, and why James might finally be tuning into NASCAR (the answer is a combination of activism and sexiness). Happy Pride!  Free Therapy for Black Trans FolksMarsha P. Jonsonhttps://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/who-was-marsha-p-johnsonhttps://www.cnn.com/2019/06/26/us/marsha-p-johnson-biography/index.htmlhttps://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/marsha-p-johnson-1945-1992/Aunt Jemima- https://www.themarysue.com/aunt-jemima-branding-is-no-more/Gender Reveal VideoCONTACT USJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMAvi: www.avirroque.com. TW: @ok_roque, IG: amroque Twitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykorner Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
26/06/20·1h 19m

MK REWIND: History of the Pride Flag (EP 239)

It’s PRIDE! And you might be seeing rainbow flags waiving all around your town but do you know the history of the Pride Flag? For this week's MK Rewind we go back to our exploration of the history of the Pride Flag,  what it means, what it stands for, on the heels of in 2018 in  Philadelphia when they introduced new colors to the flag to address intersectionality for Black and Brown folks, and the controversy it created. But the history of the PRIDE Flag lends itself to adapting towards the needs of its community. HISTORY OF PRIDE FLAGhttp://www.sftravel.com/article/brief-history-rainbow-flaghttps://unicornbooty.com/phillys-pride-flag-black-brown/CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
23/06/20·34m 45s

MK238: 5th Anniversary Partay! (8 Can't Wait, Black Trans Lives Matter, SCOTUS Decision, Da 5 Bloods, Elmo, Silent Solidarity)

Like a rash that we like Nnekay is back, ready to take us through Tangentown. So much has happened since she last visited, so we check in with her, and how she is dealing, handling, processing with all the civil unrest. We take issue with folks expressing “silent” solidarity. The definition of racism is finally being updated by Miriam Webster. Black Trans Lives Matter protests erupted around the country in mass, and we also try to remember how to celebrate good news with the recent Supreme Court ruling.  Nnekay has issues with Elmo. James saw the latest Spike Lee joint DA 5 Bloods on Netflix, which opens up a conversation about Black veterans, and the legacy of Spike Lee. In the main event we kick it up a notch in our actions you can take on police reform with 8 Can't Wait- 8 things you can make sure are in place in your city now to help end police violence on it’s citizens. LINKS!https://8cantwait.org/Miriam Webster Changing the DefinitionSpike Lee's Short Film : Three BrothersTony McDade- Black Trans Man killed in Police Custody CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekayFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground 
19/06/20·1h 36m

MK REWIND: Juneteenth (EP 237)

To celebrate Juneteenth, and why Agent Orange's (as Spike Lee him) attempt to have a rally ON Juneteenth in TULSA was such a slap in the face... and if you listened to last weeks episode, combined with this week’s rewind you’ll know just why.  So for this weeks rewind we have Minority Korner Co-Creator Nnekay’s TWO segments on Juneteenth, as we go full circle with Nnekay’s Journey on the American Holiday. The first segment, which is from the vaults of our SECOND episode, (so bare with audio- but you're here for the content), Nnekay gives us a brief history, and then we’ll jump forward two years to Nnekay’s revisit, highlighting the Black Land and Liberation’s movement for  #40Acres40Cities. Juneteenth really is an American holiday and those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. So let’s travel back in time a few times for this week’s MK Rewind: Juneteenth.LINKS!http://www.colorlines.com/articles/movement-black-lives-reclaim-black-spaces-juneteenthhttp://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/what-is-juneteenth/CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @nnekay, IG: @nnekayFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
16/06/20·35m 41s

MK236: The Roots Are Rotten, Let's Plant a New Tree (Campaign Zero, Defund the Police, Black Lives Matter for Businesses, What YOU Can Do)

When it comes to reforming our police structures and the violence  against Black folks from those structures, so many people are like: what can I do? Well, we're gonna tell you! This week we dive into Campaign Zero which is a 10 point initiative and policy program to bring about change in our communities, based on data and practices that already exist in this country or around the world. It is detailed, it is dope, and should give us all so much hope for the future and the better society we can create especially for Black folks. You'll leave this episode with concrete policies to fight for, and bring to the table, as we reshape our country.  Certain businesses are jumping into the Black Lives Mattering- some better than others. Also we discuss where you, the individual can make the biggest impact, and beware of Russian bots- they are still out there meddling in our lives ya’ll! LINKS! https://www.joincampaignzero.org/CONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykorner, Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com,  IG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM, www.mjamesarthur.comCymatic Bruce: https://cymaticbruce.com/, YouTube/Twitter: @CymaticBruceFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
12/06/20·1h 17m

MK REWIND: Tulsa/Greenwood Massacre (EP235)

It’s the Minority Korner rewind, each Tuesday we will have a bonus episode of MK digging into the archives and selecting a Korner that is appropriate to revisit for the moment. With so many new listeners, and even for the veteran Korner Kids we’ve had around 400 Korners, and sometimes it can feel like cramming for an exam. The best line of defense in the war against systemic racism is knowledge and information: knowledge is power. So on our last episode, Bruce walked us through the history of police in America, and we began talking about HBO's The Watchmen, and thus Tulsa which reminded James of Minority Korner, co-creator, Nnekay’s segment on Tulsa/the Greenwood Massacre. With everything going on it seemed fitting to revisit the story of Greenwood. Who were the people that made up the Black Wall Street town of Greenwood, and what caused, what would ultimately be, the massacre and destruction of this town at the hands of white supremacist? For some you’ve never head this before, or just snippets, and there’s a reason why this wasn’t taught in history class. Strap in as we see the microcosm of what happens when a town of Black people get too successful.Checkout the original episode in full:Episode  83: Rip, Roaring, and Ready to Go (Tulsa Race Riot, AIDS Quilt, La Croix, Implicit Bias, Catwoman, and Halle Berry)https://bit.ly/3h99aqMLINKS: https://www.ebony.com/black-history/destruction-of-black-wall-street/#axzz4j6Kxaj5YCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @nnekay, IG: @nnekayFacebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
09/06/20·29m 40s

MK234: The Emperor Has No Clothes (History of US Police, Protests, Ivanka & PRIDE, #BlackOutTuesday, Coping through Systemic Racism while Black, White Ally's, Bush, Photo Op)

Cymatic Bruce is back- and thank the goddess because it has been a week! We dive into the four deaths that led up to the mass protests around the world responding to the killing of unarmed Black people and anti-blackness in America. These events didn't happen in a vacuum. We talk about #BlackOutTuesday and it’s effects, once everyone finally figured out how it worked. Will all this public out cry for justice, and equity for Black folks, will this actually be the moment, catalyst for change, or just the news cycle and trend of the moment? We talk about the other pandemic this country has been facing for centuries (racism), and what we've dubbed the background radiation of oppression/racism that Black people have always felt and learned to live with. James is proud to be a millennial and he'll tell you why. And also why he's wishing, First Karen, Ivanka Trump a very UnHappy Pride. Unfortunately but necessarily, we have to talk about that Guy in the white houses photo op, how he’s proven to be even more dangerous, and the holes and failures he’s shown that we must patch in our government. Bruce takes the main Korner as he walks us through the History/Origins of Police in America, its eye opening and like most American things it’s rooted: in racism. LINKS:Ivanka Ruins Pride: https://bit.ly/2XW2l2QGeneral Mattis Denounces Trump: https://bit.ly/2Y7s8FoBush Denounces Trump and Praises Protesters: https://wapo.st/2z4jr6jJustice for Breonna Taylor Petition: https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor CONTACT US:Twitter: @minoritykorner, Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com,  IG: @minoritykorner James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMCymatic Bruce: https://cymaticbruce.com/, YouTube/Twitter: @CymaticBruce
05/06/20·1h 41m

MK233: From Karen to Karen (Joe Biden's Gaffe, George Floyd, Christian Cooper, 12 Year Old Black Oil Tycoon Sarah Rector, Alison Roman, Lana Del Rey, Chrissy Tiegan, Marie Kondo, Call to Action, #Blackout2020, #BLM)

We go from Karen to Karen this week. Have you heard of social media chef Alison Roman- well she seems to be dragging Chrissy Tiegan and Marie Kondo, while other Karen Lana Del Rey seems to also be dragging women of color, and Ariana Grande - what is going on white women? Joe Biden might not be a white woman but that didn’t stop his whiteness from stepping in it too, we unpack the gaffe heard around the social media scapes and while some may be outraged, some are just shrugging our shoulders. Also Black women are being negated on TikTok. Have you ever heard of the little rich Black girl Oil Tycoon? I hadn't’ either until one of our listeners pointed me to it: Sarah Rector, and her essentially slavery to riches story. And then finally stick around till the end as I unpack the two latest incidents showcasing Americas racism that had two very different outcomes involving Black men: Christian Cooper, and George Floyd and our call to action about what you can do about it. This is a jam packed episode. LINKS:https://nyti.ms/3cg6Jikhttps://bit.ly/3gyLGeehttps://bit.ly/2yJqAJfGET INVOLVED: Adopt a State:  https://votesaveamerica.com/states/ George Floyd Actions:Text “Floyd” to 55156 to demand the officers that killed him are arrested.Email Hennepin County DA at citizeninfo@hennepin.us and demand the officers are arrested -Donate to the Floyd Family, or @mnfreedomfund who collect funds to bail people (protestors) out of jail Sign the petition at www.justiceforbigfloyd.com CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykorner James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMEmerald Collie:  IG: @emeraldcollie 
29/05/20·1h 23m

MK232: Realize I Create Happiness (James R. Nowlin, Motivation, Healing, Crisis & Trauma, Gratitude, Releasing Perfection, Resetting Dreams, Financial Goals)

James R.  Nowlin, is back! He  is a dynamic keynote speaker, executive coach who is an expert on purposeful living, leadership, and professional development, and award-winning author of “The Purposeful Millionaire: 52 rules for creating a life of wealth and happiness, he’s been called the “Napoleon Hill” of our generation, and he is here to shed some light in these seemingly dark times. We dive deep! And answer some of your questions. We discuss can we return back to normal when we get to the other side of the pandemic? James gives us his tips and tools for navigating these times, dealing with trauma and crisis, why there’s no need to compete, what you should be filling your head with, what you need to release in order to move through this, how to save and earn money in today’s new pandemic world, what to do if you just don’t seem to have any motivation right now? What to do when your Plan A can’t go forward because of the current circumstances, a healthy ego vs and inflamed ego, how to avoid suffering for a life time, and the key to achieving happiness. Oh yes! This and so much more! James is here to help our lights shine brighter ya’ll!  It’s double the James! James R. Nowlinhttps://jamesnowlin.com/TW: @JamesNowlinTPM,  IG:  @speakerjamesnowlin CONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerJames Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMDance with James every Saturday at 2pm PST on Zoom! This Month: ‘Dirrty Slave 4 U’ Britney vs. XTina: Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
22/05/20·1h 2m

MK231: Darkies from Dixie (Black Folks & The 1918 Pandemic, VP Picks, Steve Urkel, Breonna Taylor)

Everything old is new again, we are going to go back in time to check and see how did the last pandemic effect Black people? Spoiler alert: not well. As we look into the Pandemic of 1918 (not the Spanish Flu as it has been mistakenly called, as that’s NOT where it originated from) we examine, once again, how pandemics can bring out a countries racism, and how Black people endured, overcame, and preserved  her in America. Yet, 100 years later are we repeating the same mistakes? What lessons can we learn from The Pandemic of 1918? Before Joe Biden picks his VP Ben Randle is back to help us speculate, and fantasy football. Oh the possibilities! And does it NEED to be a Black woman specifically? Should it? And just why do I hate Steve Urkle? All this and more on Minority Korner. Plus another police shooting of an unarmed Black person: Breonna Taylor. This needs to stop.Resource Links: https://theundefeated.com/features/in-1918-and-2020-race-colors-americas-response-to-epidemics/https://portside.org/2020-04-05/1918-and-2020-race-colors-americas-response-epidemicshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/11/closed-borders-and-black-weddings-what-the-1918-flu-teaches-us-about-coronavirushttps://www.history.com/news/spanish-flu-second-wave-resurgenceCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykorner James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurMNnekay FitzClrke: TW: @nnekay, IG: @nnekayBen Randle: TW: @BRandleTheatre IG:@BenRandleTheatre or benrandle.comDance with James every Saturday at 2pm PST on Zoom! This Month: 'Dirrty Slave 4 U' Britney vs. XTina: Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
15/05/20·1h 12m

MK230: This Too Shall Pass- Thanks P. Diddy! (Georgia, #BlackAF, Murder Hornets, Mrs. America, Cold Civil War,Black Businesses, Hercules, P. Diddy, Janelle Monae, Life in Quarantine)

Nnekay is back in part one of an EPIC two part Minority Konrer. We catch up about navigating life through a Pandemic! If you’re stressed don’t worry P Diddy's got your back to relax! So something else to worry about: Murder Hornets! Nnekay let’s us know just how scared we should be, which is apparently not at all.  We talk about areas that have been hit hard by COVID19 like nursing homes, and the meat packing industry and how it looks like we might be in a Cold Civil War. With Georgia reopening it puts Black business owners in a catch 20/20 especially those who own barber shops and businesses with 80% of the deaths in Georgia being Black! And is all of this happening for humanity’s second chance? Lots of great new TV shows/Movies on the way, some new Disney reboots to have mixed emotions about, don’t worry it’s not Pocahontas.. yet. Amazon’s Homecoming is coming back, Nnekay takes on one of our favorite artists acting ability. And we examine Kenya Barris and his new Netflix show #BlackAF, and the hard hitting FX/Hulu show Mrs. America which tackles the event surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment. Dance with James every Saturday at 2pm PST on Zoom! This Month: 'Dirrty Slave 4 U' Britney vs. XTina:  CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Nnekay FitzClrke: TW: @nnekay, IG: @nnekay Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
08/05/20·1h 20m

MK229: This is for Ruth! (Joe Biden, Patti LuPone, Jeff Goldblum on Drag Race, Whitney Houston Movie, 2020 Election, Winning the Senate, Wendy Williams, Darren Criss, Lyndon Johnson vs. Goldwater, RBG)

Ben Randle is here to help us wade through the political forecast of election 2020 and what we can do! But first, a new AUTHORIZED Whitney biopic by her estate has just been green-lit, no more Lifetime originals on to the big leagues, but will this be truthful or fall short, like Bohemian Rhapsody and vilify her hidden queerness. We might be in quarantine and lockdown but when it comes to Patti LuPone  the library is still open as she is out her reading folks, spilling the tea, and throwing the shade in only the way that Patti LuPone can do, on Watch What Happens Live. Speaking of the state of TV... we need to talk about Wendy Williams. What is going on? Like more than usual. Is this a cry for help on live TV? While some celebrities have no filter, are some too filtered, and do some need to be filtered? Jeff Goldblum may have stepped in it, on an episode of drag race that has some raising the islamaphobia bells, or was he just asking a question about the art of drag? In the main event Ben is going to walk us through the upcoming election painting it as our generations Johnson v. Goldwater moment, how Biden may not be as bad as progressives think, and the key Senate races that are going to need our help.  LINKS! Michelle Goldberg, NYTimes Opinion: A Biden Presidency Could Be Better Than Progressives Think Neera Tanden, USA Today: A lesson about Lyndon Johnson and Joe Biden for progressives in doubt Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman, NYTimes: Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him Dance with James every Saturday at 2pm PST on Zoom! This Month: 'Dirrty Slave 4 U' Britney vs. XTina:  CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Ben Randle: TW: @BRandleTheatre IG:@BenRandleTheatre or benrandle.com
01/05/20·1h 16m

MK228: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Skincare, When a Ja Rule vs 50 Cent Feud Is Enuff (FUBU Skin Care, JaRule v 50 Cent, Amanda Seales, DMX, Ashanti, JLO, Zoom Party Tips, Gaybraham Lincoln)

It's a double guest co-host whammy with Glory and Moury back on the podcast! Glory and James jump back into their conversation about Insecure this time focusing on actress Amanda Seales, her chameleon like performance, being on The Real, and why isn’t she catching on? Ya’ll sleeping on Amanda Seales! Zoom has taken over everybody’s lives from the Kansas City Supreme Court to our Birthday Parties, and Trivia nights, but they’re getting out of control and we’ve got some tips for our new lives on Zoom. Why is Kim Kardashian James' hero? It's not because she slapped one of her sisters on their show, now in it's 18th season. She's doing something dope! And Glory is here to tell James which sister got slapped. Which European country is also seeing attention brought to the Black female mortality rate? Moury is back to give us some FUBU skin care tips, and recommendations, with skincare founded by POC folks FOR us melanin proficient folks. Also she lets us know why most sunscreens don't really rub on our skin.  In the age of Zoom calls we all deserve to be looking our best. Glory is going to give us our "This Week in History," about Gaybraham Lincoln. And her main event we are going to get the full timeline of the age ol Ja Rule v 50 Cent Feud which opens up a can of worms: is JLo just a glorified backup dancer? Would JaRule have a career if it wasn’t for DMX going to prison? Would Ashanti even exists if Aaliyah was still alive??.. is she really a “true” talent as Glory put it? What was the REAL reason Christina Aguilera couldn’t make friends in the Mickey Mouse Club? And just how many times has 50 Cent punked Ja Rule? And is this feud just because they’re actually: in love? So many questions, and we have answers... to some.. LINKS! Naomi Campbell Coronavirus pre/post flight process she was always ready: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-U_jT9qWvs FiveXmore- Black British Mama’s Campaign to raise awareness about UK Black female mortality rate https://theglowup.theroot.com/fivexmore-black-british-mamas-campaign-to-raise-awaren-1842586396 Epara Skincare (Luxury brand) Founder: Ozohu Adoh Unsun Cosmetics Founder: Katonya Breaux Ayele & Co. (pronunciation: eye-yell) Founder: Danielle Bahi Bavel (Men’s skincare) Founder: Tristan Walker Iman Cosmetics Founder: Supermodel Iman Bolden Founders: Ndidi Obidoa and Chinelo Chidozie Forest Essentials Founder: Mira Kulkarni (New Delhi, India) Brujita Skincare Founder: Leah Guerrero   Sources: POPSUGAR - 19 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Deserve a Spot in Your Makeup Bag. Author: Tembe Denton-Hurst REFINERY29 - 5 Skin-Care Brands To Shop If You Want To Buy Black. Author: Raven Baker HipLatina - 10 Latina-Owned Skincare Brands You Need to Try Now. Author: Johanna Ferreira  Vogue Australia: 5 Indian skincare brands you need to know now. Author: Anjan Sachar   JAMES' FIRST STANDUP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHZb_hriqks GLORY’S FIRST STAND UP:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu9smt8iDZw Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Glory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora Moury Minhaz: Twitter: @MouryM, IG: @mourym
24/04/20·1h 12m

MK227: Square Dancing, a Virus that Won’t Go Away (Cheetah Girls Reunion?, Insecure, The Real, Square Dancing's Racist History, Coronavirus East vs West Responses, Henry Ford)

Glory is back and has to try to figure out how to work her side of the tech in New York, and she lets us know... it’s still crazy. Just what’s across the street from Glory that is a cold rude awakening to make every day count? The Cheetah Girls are having a reunion, but maybe not after their Instagram Live where two of the members dropped some Tea about one of the other members. Insecure is back! We discuss how these ladies are our best friends, but now that we're in season 4 are they just phoning it in? Did you have to Square Dance in High School? Why is Square dancing the ultimate virus there doesn’t seem to be a cure for? The answer might not be Henry Ford (though he may have helped) but a much older American pastime: racism. Just how did it succeed in becoming the National folk dance in the 80s? And just like anything crafted in the US, did Black folks have a hand it making it what it was, and in turn recieve no credit? They don’t call it whitewashing for nothing- and no- that’s not a Square Dancing call.    Links: America’s wholesome square dancing tradition is a tool of white supremacy Thanks to Twitter user @elliotjunkyard for inspiring this weeks topic of Square Dancing!  Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Glory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora   Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playgroun
17/04/20·1h 7m

MK226: Evil Doesn’t Take a Break (Little Fires Everywhere, History of Racism and Pandemics, Andrew Yang's "Americanness" OpEd, Tiger King, COVID19, Wisconsin Primary, Tik Tok, Opportunistic Republicans, NYC Update, Mask19, Japanese Americans in WWII, Th

We’ve got Moury Minhaz reporting from ground 0, in NYC, where they’ve been hit by the biggest cases of COVID19. But you think you’re having it bad... The Karen’s of the world are really having a time of it as a journalist has taken THIS as the opportune time to ask, "Is Karen the N word for White Women”.. Hmm... let’s discuss. That Rona is still raging and we have so much to talk about: how it’s effecting transplant patients, effecting the Wisconsin Primary, how some politicians are using this as an opportunity to pass laws, mostly on the evil side (but one good one), Italy's high death rate, domestic violence is on the rise, and the Queen gave a speech making us wish we had lost the American Revolution. In the main korner it’s a tale as old as time: it wouldn’t be a pandemic without some racism. We explore America’s history of racism in times of pandemics, how it’s effecting the Asian American Community, and how Andrew Yang’s op Ed pushing for Asian Americans to prove their "Americanness" is bringing up past feelings of WWII Japanese American Internment camps amongst some.  On the entertainment front Moury watched the Tiger King and has a quick review... We both are burning with love for Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon’s Little Fires Everywhere, which fuck "daddy issues" this show is brining front and center the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters and what spawns into: mommy issues. Moury talks about from experience, and the challenges of immigrating here and balancing this with assimilating to a new culture, and holding up traditional expectations. James is late but jumping into The Wire which has ruined television for him. Plus Ozarks season 3 we couldn’t sit or unclench or butts. And words of encouragement for Bernie Sanders supporters at the very end!  Harboring Hearts links and social media:   Donate here: http://www.harboringhearts.org/donate Twitter: @HarboringHearts IG: harboringhearts FB: http://facebook.com/harboringhearts   LINKS: - Wisconsin STILL votes ! Thanks Republicans - Black folks are dying/contracting it at a higher rate - Women are using codewords at pharmacies to escape abuse during lockdown - Corona Beer Halts Production! - Idaho Passed two Discriminatory Laws against Transgeder folks - French doctors suggest experimental COVID-19 vaccines should be tested on Africans - HISTORY OF PANDEMICS AND RACISM - For Asian Americans there are two Pandmeics: COVID19 & Racism - Andrew Yang.... Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Moury Minhaz: Twitter: @MouryM, IG: mourym Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playgroun  
10/04/20·1h 35m

MK225: We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off (Hustlers, Census Cont'd, Video Games in Quarantine, Mindfulness & Yoga as a POC, Half Life Alex, VR)

Unclench your butt it's a double whammy! Double the guest co-hosts with Michelle and BJ back! James saw Hustler's with Jennifer Lopez and his reaction might surprise you. Michelle and James continue their conversation about the Census and the exclusion of leaving LatinX folks off the race category. Are you hitting boredom in you quarantine? Well video game evangelist and aficionado Cymatic Bruce is here about some notable video games, specifically one's featuring POC leads. We dive into a conversation about the demographics of video gamers, and why diversity is important not only on the screen but behind the scenes, to avoid whats happened in some video games even today. Plus their Madame CJ Walker impressions continue! With all this COVID19 madness, thankfully Michelle is here to help us practice mindfulness. She also talks about her journey of being a Latina and learning yoga and mindfulness, and dive into work/life balance. Also Michelle being the bad ass that she is, is starting a bank!  MICHELLE'S RESOURCES: Yogini Kala: Black Women Meditation: How to Reduce Stress w/ Meditation Book (NVC): What We Say Matters by Judith Hansen Lasater Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Michelle Peralta IG: @mish.peralta Cymatic Bruce: https://cymaticbruce.com/, YouTube/Twitter: @CymaticBruce Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
03/04/20·1h 24m

MK224: We Got Cabin Fevah! (Madame CJ Walker Quizlet, COVID19 Check-In, Tips For Surviving Quarantine, Digital Divide, Stimulus Package, Gen Z, Mandalorian 2)

You’ll have to forgive us, as we might be experiencing cabin fever, but this is our first pandemic ya’ll, and we’re coming to you LIVE - whatever that means in podcast world. We do a Coronavirus/Self Quarantine check-in. Fox News finally joins reality that this pandemic is real, but they’re blaming ... millennials... but wait who do they think millennials are? The dangers of generalizing a single generation. James gets on his soap box as he blames a specific group of people dating back to 2016. What will it take for us all to unite and fight this invisible enemy? We look at how COVID-19 is furthering the digital divide for youth in rural areas without internet to continue their schooling. How is this effecting LGBTQ homeless youth? An economic stimulus package was finally agreed on, and we look at what that means and when you can expect it. Guess who’s coming to the Mandalorian season 2 this October? Hint: they’re kind of connected politics. Quizlet Korner is back! To honor Madame C.J. Walker on the Netflix series inspired by her life. We’ve got tips for surviving The Rona: a daily questionnaire, actions you can do, how you can help, managing your anxiety, and how to come out of the other side of this changed as an individual and hopefully as a society. Be Well!  LINKS: LGBTQ Homeless Youth Struggle during COVID19 DONATE: Visit crooked.com/coronavirus to donate to all of this in one fell swoop: FOOD:  Feeding America Meals on Wheels No Kid Hungry INDUSTRY: National Domestic Workers Alliance Restaurant Workers Community Foundation One Fair Wage HEALTH: CDC Foundation Direct Relief FOR THE HOMELESS: People who are homeless are also especially at risk. To help those in your community, you can look up shelters near you here and donate directly to your neighborhood shelters: https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/ DAILY QUARANTINE QUESTIONAIRE: What am I grateful for?  Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?  What expectations of “normal” am I letting go today?  How am I getting outside today?  How am I moving my body today?  What beauty am I either creating, cultivating, or inventing today? How will I contribute to my community/society today?  What have I been putting off?  Who do I want to be when I come out of this?  Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Cymatic Bruce: https://cymaticbruce.com/, YouTube/Twitter: @CymaticBruce Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
27/03/20·1h 32m

MK223: The Rona & The Census (Hillary Documentary, The Census, Coronavirus, Contagion, The Crown, Online Culture, Gay Trees, Holistic Health)

Disclaimer: this episode was recorded last Saturday, so 6 days ago so when it comes to talking about COVID-19... so much has changed so bare with, me in particular. It’s sort of like looking at a time capsule. Guest co-host Michelle Peralta is here to help us navigate the beginnings of our lockdown. We talk about The Rona (the Coronavirus), James has been watching Contagion for comfort. As we all bunker down and figure out how to brave through this never before done pandemic there has been a flood of racism erupting towards Asian American folks. We talk about how to stay healthy through a holistic approach on top of washing your hands. If you live in the Bay Area have you ever wondered why you have such terrible allergies? We dive into the Hillary documentary on Hulu, and Michelle, being from the business world, provides a lot of great insights into the inherent sexism towards powerful women, and what the documentary revealed for us both. The Census is here! We talk about why it is so damn important, what groups will be included and what groups will be excluded, and 10 myths about the census. It’s so important ya’ll! Also The Crown... James watched the first season and Michelle watched some.. We have thoughts.   Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Michelle Peralta IG: @mish.peralta Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
20/03/20·1h 13m

MK222: How Was the Funeral? (#BisexualMenExist, Coronavirus Karaoke, Bernie/Biden Bros, White Liberals, High Fidelity, Love is Blind, The Golden Girls)

She's BACK! The Queen of Minority Korner herself: Nenkay FitzClarke is back just to take in James' new muscular bod.  Have you ever asked someone, "how was the funeral?" If you have, chances are: you're Black! We explore how we view age today vs back in the 80s looking at Grace & Frankie, vs The Golden Girls. With Nnekay here we can finally dive fully into Hulu's High Fidelity starring the amazing Zoe Kravitz. With the Democratic Primaries potentially drawing a close we need to have a talk with white liberals: ya'll doing too much! James & Nnekay have a PSA for this group: stop blaming Black people for Sanders and Warren not winning in the primary - scapegoating is not the key. It's time for Coronavirus Karaoke, as Nnekay takes us through songs we can sing while we wash our hands for 20 seconds to stay healthy and not get bored while doing it. Did you know Bisexual men exist? They do and they have their own hashtag to prove it! We unpack this wave of a hashtag inpsired by Netflix's Love is Blind, which thankfully Nnekay is here to walk us through this show. Biphobia is real especially for Black men, but so are negative views about Black women. We discuss! A Candidate is not a savior, we all have a role to play as we gear up for the 2020 election! All hands on deck!  LINKS:  FLORIDA CAN’T BAR PEOPLE FROM VOTING BECAUSE OF INABILITY TO PAY, APPEALS COURT SAYS #BisexualMenExists Songs to sing wil washing hands to fight Coronavirus Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Nnekay FitzClrke: TW: @nnekay, IG: @nnekay Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
13/03/20·1h 11m

MK221: Gurl Wash Your Face, And Run That Race (Crown Act, Obama, Lark Voorhies, Saved by the Bell, Keke Palmer, Democratic Primary)

Two guest co-hosts this week as we continue where we left off from last week, still trying to figure out what Rihanna said. Glory kicks it off and gets real personal, taking a break from giving horoscopes, she leads us through a conversation about hair, being Afro-Latina and why things like the Crown Act are necessary. We kick it back over to Kyle who poses the question of: should Obama come back and wrangle the Democratic party? Are we a doomed mess headed for a brokered convention? James made Glory watch Lark Voorhies Dr. Oz special which brings up a lot of questions about mental illness and the real reason she wasn't asked to come back to the Saved By the Bell Reunion. Was it raceism or her issues with mental illness? So much has happened with the Democratic Primary in the past two weeks, and what to do if you find your candidates is out of the running and your heartbroken?  LINKS:  Keke Palmer / History of Hair in the workplace (reference) 2019 Dove CROWN Study (here) DeAndre Arnold, Teen suspended over dreadlocks (here) Political Spectrum Test Lark Voorhies Interviews Dr. Oz. Entertainment Tonight I Entertainment Tonight II   Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Glory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora Kyle Ishamel: IG: @kyleim Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
06/03/20·1h 10m

MK220: And THAT’S What Rihanna Was Trying to Say (Coronavirus, Black and Latino Voter Issues, NAACP Awards, Rihanna’s Speech, Michael Bloomberg, Harvey Weinstein Verdict, Kobe Bryant Memorial, Beyonce, Democratic Primary, Katherine Johnson RIP, BEGGGO

Glory is back which means: Mercury must be in Retrograde. We have a Coronavirus update which will hopefully keep you calm and moving on- though the Man in the White House doesn’t seem to have a plan, local governments do! Glory gives her Hot Takes on the Goblin Mayor himself Michael Bloomberg, having lived in NYC during his Stop and Frisk reign. The verdict is in! Not only is Harvey Weinstein trash (which we already knew) but he’s been found guilty - and off to Riker’s, which Glory finds amusing. The NAACP Awards happened... or was it the BET Awards? Lizzo and Rihanna both took home awards, and Rihanna gave a speech.. And we think she was trying to say some pretty inspiring stuff. Beyonce sang at the Kobe Bryant memorial and we have a spirited debate about when did Beyonce hit the iconic saturation point? With so much is going on in the current state of affairs it can be overwhelming, Glory asks how do you keep up to be a good citizen? As we look at the South Carolina debate that happened this week, and the conversations happening amongst our white options for President, that seem to pander towards Black and Latino voters, inspired by the Root’s Michael Harriots twitter... posts.. Blog.. (I don’t understand how twitter works) we dive into looking beyond buzz words: issues that matter to Black & Latinx voters, it’s more than just the criminal justice system and poverty ya’ll, and does your candidate really walk the walk when it comes to these issues? Plus we try to figure out what Rihanna was really trying to say. LINKS:  Supreme court to rule on same sex adoption (JAM)  Fulton v. Philadelphia https://bit.ly/3846C7p https://nyti.ms/2T4Woj6 NY TIMES: Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’ Michael Harriot at the Root: There Are more 'Black Issues' Besides Crime and Poverty Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Glory Mora: TW: @prettyfunnyglo, IG: @glorelysmora Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
28/02/20·1h 11m

MK219: Swing Left, Swing Chariot (Bloomberg, Lovers and Friends Festival, Democratic Orgs that Need Your Help, Zoë Kravitz, High Fidelity, American Factory, Lil Kim)

It's a house party as we have half of cult podcast House Party on the pod with Kyle Ishmael! So The Debates are literally happening, as we speak. Is Elizabeth Warren going Arya Stark on everyone up on that stage mainly a certain billionaire? We don't know because they are literally happening as we speak. Speaking of Michael Bloomberg  - he’s going full swing with his ads, so what do you do when you have family members who are considering voting for him? Is he the Progressives’s Trump? We look at his complicated record from Stop & Frisk to other classic Mike Bloomby racist policies. It’s like a Mike Bloomby mixtape up in here. We look at the Democrat primaries so far: our thoughts, feelings, woes, and Bernie Bros. There's a new festival in town- the Lover’s and Friends Festival- but is it real? Is this the New Fyre Fest? Did Kyle already fall for this and buy his ticket? Is Lil Kim really going to be there? Speaking of the Notorious K.I.M. did she have a shoot out back in the day with Foxy Brown? We have some recommended streamers: American Factory, and High Fidelity with Zoë Kravitz and we figure out how many degrees of separation I am from the coolest person on the planet.  In the main event James walks you through a couple of orgs to get involved with who need your time, money, and awareness this political season regardless of who you’re voting for to help ease anxt of hopelessness to help combat: Gerrymandering, voter suppression, protecting the right to vote, winning back the senate, helping kids in cages, and more! Plus impressions, from Snoop Dog to Michael Bloomberg LINKS: Fair Fight Florida Rights Restoration Coalition Vote Save America  SWING LEFT RAICES - No kids in cages Kids In Need of Defense (Kind) How to help kids in cages ------ Follow Kyle Ishamel: @KyleIM Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground
21/02/20·1h 15m

MK218: Put Down Your Torches, It’s The Black Criterion Collection (Black Movies, Tips for Surviving the Primaries, Pussycat Dolls, Jameela Jamil, Dwyane Wade, Gayle King, Ronan Farrow, Just Mercy, Birds of Prey)

Jen is here to make our lives all better as we dive into this primary political season with a 'how to protect yourself during a fiery, political season' ... will we make it to November? But first not only is Jen back- but so are the Pussycat dolls, and we define their mission statement. But which one’s are back aside from the obvious lead singer Nicole. Bet you can’t name them. The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil may have stepped in it, while trying to defend her seemingly controversial pick as a judge on a new Voguing competition reality series- but has cancel/outrage/pitch fork culture gone too far? Gayle King might know a thing or two about that as she received death threats for her interview with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryan bringing up his rape allegations- is this part of the larger problem with our ‘heroes’ having troubled past, and our inability to reconcile the two? Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union are being bomb ass Queer ally parents. Somebody blocked James on Facebook. Ew. For Black History month James has a gift for you: the Black Criterion Film Collection which features the broad diaspora of Black storytelling spanning 70 years and 3 generations of film making. How many have you seen? From Carmen Jones, to School Daze, Foxy Brown, to Amistad, Eves Bayou, Friday, The Goldenchild, Watermelon Woman, The Wiz, The Color Purple (which James has only seen in French) and more! We touch on some of the highlights from this expansive list, cue up your streaming services! Also Birds of Prey, and Ronan Farrow's book: Catch and Kill.    LINKS:  Jameela Jamil controversy  Dwayne Wade being a bomb ass parent Gayle King/Snoop Dog Time Line The Minority Korner Black Criterion Collection - Enjoy!  ------ FOLLOW JEN: Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferCovingtonFanPage/ Instagram: instagram.com/therealjcov/ Website: www.JenniferCovington.com   Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground 
14/02/20·1h 35m

MK217: She’s a Natural Memer (Super Bowl: Commercials, Shakira/JLo, Jay-Z & Beyonce, NFL, Major League Out Sports Stars, Black Queer Music Trailblazers, Lil Nas X, Documentaries: Taylor Swift & Aaron Hernandez)

Comedian Cole Steffensen of Sports for Gays and Curious Straights is here to help us understand all things Super Bowl! Especially that halftime routine! OMG JLO and Shakira shut it down, they got a little political, but was it enough? Speaking of getting political, Taylor Swift’s documentary may have James walking back some of his ‘basic’ comments thrown in her direction in past episodes. The Super Bowl commercials catered, once again, to rainbow capitalism- but isn’t it nice just to be included? And were these commercials directed by M. Night Shaymalan because they were: WEIRD. We unpack the problematic nature of the NFL (and there’s a lot to unpack here between the Colin Kaepernick, the PSA with mothers who lost kids to police violence, Jay-Z’s involvement,  but then again he and Bey sat out the national anthem. The generational divide is shown where Cole has to explain to James who grammy award winner Lil Nas X is.  We have our own Super Bowl halftime show where James walks us through Influential Queer musician trailblazers that have influenced modern day music- from Sylvester toMa Rainey and more!  Did a gay athlete invent the hi-five? The tables turn as Cole Puts James in the hot seat Quiz Korner as it’s back to SPORTS! Cole learns us about out gay sports stars in major league American sports, and right in line with Black History month they happen to be Black! (Don’t worry it’ll get really gay again as we take a break to debate Kylie vs. Madonna). Also, the Netflix Documentary ‘Inside the Mind of Aaron Hernadez’. Side bar: can we just stop with football and all drool over Rugby?  LINKS:  8 Black Queer Musical Trailblazers  Minority Korner Black Queer Music Trailblazers Playlist Sign the Equality Act Petition courtesy of T-Swift -------- COLE STEFFENSEN: IG: @coleorwhatever, TW: @colesteffenson Sports for Gays: @sportsforgays ------------ Get Your Shirt at the Max Fun Store: CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground 
07/02/20·1h 24m

MK216: Bad BAPS, Bad BAPS (Ku Klux Klan Act, Bambi, Gentrafarming, Megan Markle, Bad Boys 4 Life, 2nd Amendment, Chick-Fil-A, Equal Rights Amendment, Megyn Kelly, Reparations)

Joining us again,it’s Emerald! With our animation expert on board, we talk about the new animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts that is breaking ground on the LGBTQ+ and diversity front! Which movie is Disney reaching into the animated vaults to get the live action treatment, to ruin your childhood? Emerald has a mini review of Martin Lawrence and Will Smith’s reunion Bad Boys 4 Life- will we be able to create our own repetitious theme song by the end of the episode like the Bad Boys? We talk about our very own BAP herself Megan Markle, her Megxit, and this seemingly popular friend chicken joint (which sucks) may be flying the UK coup as well.. It’s Chickxit... does that work? Also... did the UK really have a burial for the N word?  Also we invent a new game... you’ve heard of Marry, Fuck, Kill... Well we play a game called Beyonce, Kelly, or Michelle...  In the main Korner James walk's us through the Root’s expose that shows the 2nd Amendment may not have as much to do with protecting your right to protect yourself as a citizen, as much as it does to protecting the institutions of slavery, and how this Amendment has, and continues to oppress and kill Black folks. All on the heels of the 2nd Amendment rally held in Virginia. And Virigina was on such a roll with passing the Equal Rights Amendment, and some other dope legislation in this now Blue state. Plus the tragic death of Alberta King, MLK Jrs Mother.  Emerald leads us through a conversation of a term she’s coined ‘Gentrafarming’ as she examines the history of farming, black agriculture, and with this huge focus on sustainability, and organic foods- but who has access to it? Looking at you Whole Foods. Plus The Watchmen, Black hair care products, and how Emerald has instituted her own form of modern day reparations.  ------- Emerald (her/hers) he Miami Queen dancing to the NYC shuffle - she is a Maker of Cartoons and a little comedy on the side. Can be found on the C train passionately singing In the Heights under her breath and reading a Gothic horror novel. IG: @emeraldcollie  LINKS:  Equal Rights Amendment passing in Virginia  Bambi Live Action NAACP- Lays the N word to rest Kippo and the Age of Wonderbeasts  Megyn Kelly Talking Blackface... Again 2nd Amendment March/Connections to Slavery ----- Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com IG: @minoritykorner  James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Facebook Minority Korner Kids Playground 
31/01/20·1h 30m

MK215: Let's Put Some Wigs On (The Morning Show, Gayceañera, Tips for A Broken Heart, A Trans Journey, Moulin Rouge Broadway, SAG Awards, Rainbow Flag)

This week on the pod we’ve got Avi (they/them) LatinX Trans, non-binary, Queer artist and actor, a bit of a foodie, a fan of craft beer, loves a dance party, and currently searching for a hobby. We have so much fun today starting off with a little bit of good news! Some dope parents in Maryland through their child a Gayceañera! YAAAS! We debate the rainbow pride flag, and the commercialization of it. We both DEVOURED the Morning Show: It was amazing! It brought up some deep stuff for both of us around sexual assault, masculinity, sexism, and more. Though James was a bit distracted by someones wig. James saw Moulin Rouge on Broadway and may have been disappointed, representation matters even in your understudies. It's voting time- for SAG that is- and we both... forgot to vote!  But it shows how political and bullshit awards really are. When we jump into the Korners it is finally here: my 10 Tips for Healing Loss and a Broken Heart, we all experience loss in different ways and these 10 tips and tools can be used to heal as your heart reopens from whatever hurt you may have experienced. Avi takes us through a quote that has them thinking about a lot of things, which leads us into a beautiful conversation where Avi talks about their transition to becoming their full self, their journey to be being seen clearly for who they are.  Reese Witherspoon's Wig  James Arthur Twitter: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Korner Kids Playground  Avi: www.avirroque.com. TW: @ok_roque, IG: amroque  Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com
24/01/20·1h 11m

MK214: I’m Meryl Streeping You (Warren v. Sanders, 4 C's of Life, Meditation, She Devil, Meryl's Process, Cynthia Enrivo, BAFTA's, Yoga Nidra)

This is a Take Two! Guest Co-Host Shannon Algeo and James's, previous episode was lost to the either, and they had to gather to do it again! Awe the world of podcasting! We re-dive back in to highlights from this week’s debate, Mom & Dad are fighting? What is the beef between Warren and Sanders, or is this just tribalism amongst their supporters taken to extreme degrees on the social webs? Are the media, and Russia at it again? Find out why Lev Parnas has James throwing tables and where he believes we should really be focused and unified. Cynthia Enrivo said “un uh” to the BAFTA’s over POCs being snubbed AGAIN. Also... what is Meryl Streep’s process: we have theories! Could the She Devil herself Roseanne be at the center of it? In the main event, Shannon is going to align our chakra’s highlighting an ancient yoga practice James dubs Adult Napping. We look into why in these times we need to become awake to the things that are sleeping inside of us, how we become what we repeatedly practice (whether that’s stress, or anxiety), Shannon defines trauma, what the Four C’s of Life are, how we contain multitudes, and scientifically, why diversity is beneficial to everyone. We are going to connect to our inner world! Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com James Arthur Twitter: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM Korner Kids Playground  Shannon Algeo: https://www.shannonalgeo.com/ Soulumination 2020 Webinar: https://www.soulumination.com/2020
17/01/20·1h 4m

MK213: Talk Nerdy to Me (The Witcher, LOTR, The Matrix, Video Games, Black and in Tech, DDR)

It’s going to get so nerdy! More than usual- this is going to be a 12 off the nerd scale so get ready! We've got The legendary Cymatic Bruce a VR Evangelist, DDR World Champion, Co Founder of Alt Space VR, and just a fabulous blerd! We are going to revisit some of our favorite Sci-Fi and Fantasy movie epics like Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, The Matrix Trilogy, leading into a discussion about the Witcher and how best to enjoy this diverse fantasy epic (you can tell what I did over the break). And in the main event Bruce leads us in a conversation about video games and tech by first talking about the god father of video game consoles... Jerry Lewis, who was an early Black Silicon Valley engineer and creator of the Fairchild Channel F. He’s kind of like Bruce’s Obi Wan because through him we get Bruce’s origin story, and being Black and navigating the tech and video game world. This of course launches us into so many conversations about the Black Silicon Valley Exodus, toxic masculinity in the competitive video game world, the history of marketing video games to boys how that came to be, and the inclusivity of some pockets of the video game world over others and the direction it’s all heading in. Get your Star Wars Mandalorian Nerd goggles on and your Witcher’s Sorcerer's tarp on because you well get wet... with all this sweet sweet nerdtastic talk.   Cymatic Bruce: https://cymaticbruce.com/, Twitter: @CymaticBruce, YouTube, co-founded Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR), an international organization for VR professionals and pioneers; AltspaceVR, a socialVR platform that has since been acquired by Microsoft; created and delivered hundreds of hours of science curriculum via The Tech Museum in San Jose; accrued over a million views of his gaming/VR video content; and has presented, performed, and competed worldwide. Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Korner Kids Playground 
10/01/20·1h 17m

MK212: U Got Kwanzaa'd 4! (Voter Purges, Impeached, Kwanzaa, Nnekay)

It’s you got Kwzaa’d 4! Kwanzaa is next week so we are going to dig into the vault, Nnekay is back, for our annual Kwanzaa special. This is fun every year!  If you’ve been with us before: how much do you remember about Kwanzaa- will you ace the Kwanzaa quiz this year? We go over the Seven Principles and Seven Symbols of Kwanzaa along with it's history, so you can know everything you need to know to celebrate this dope ass African American holiday to connect, rejuvenate, and empower your family, community, and self before the new year! We are going into 2020: it’s A BIG year for us in the US and we don’t just mean because all of the Marvel and DC movies being released next year are female driven, but it’s an election year, the fate of our democracy hangs in the balance and we need us as unified, calibrated, focused, and ready than ever. Plus Brandy or Monica, and Ashanti #notmyprincess. At the top of the show we have a PSA for Georgia and Wisconsin registered voters. Plus impeachment rally, and it looks like 45 has indeed been impeached!  Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
20/12/19·1h 19m

MK211: That Boom, Baboom, Boom, Boomer! (Ok Boomer, Kamala Harris, Lizzo, Aladdin Spin-Off, Miss Universe, Presentism, Golden Globe Snubs)

So much to discuss this week as Glory rejoins the podcast. Kamala Harris drops out of the primary race, there’s going to be an Aladdin spin off- but not on the character you think of or remember, and did the Golden Globes snub women and people of color this year? You can bet Lizzo’s thong she shook at the Lakers! OK Boomer has ignited the generational divide. We look into and debate its merits, as we look into the meme and hashtags origins, highlight noteworthy Baby boomers, define generations, look into how a concept called “presentism” helps to recclye these age old feuds between the generations. The Miss Universe pageant happened, Glory didn’t watch it, but she has notes and insights as another Black woman snatches a crown through victory. And one of us rewatching Friends...  LINKS: Things Baby Boomers have done: shorturl.at/asJU9 Meaning behind OK Boomer: shorturl.at/swGKR, shorturl.at/anvVX  Problems with OK Boomer Washington Post: shorturl.at/hijlK  Misconceptions about Boomers & the 60s: shorturl.at/gKOW2 Minority Korner Taino's Episode: shorturl.at/enrAJ  Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
13/12/19·1h 12m

MK210: Blow the Whistle (Impeachment Hearing Breakdown Points & Facts, Madonna In Concert, Winter is Here, Phone Concert Etiquette)

The first part of the Impeachment Hearings have been held by the House Intelligence Committee and our heads our spinning! It was a lot of important information that is setting the ground work for moving forward, and what exactly is all the bru ha ha- so we have Ben Randle here, our Minority Korner Resident Political Analysis Scientist, to help us break it all down, key points and takeaways. He's braved the weather to join us! The holidays are coming up and you might need some talking points and it's our duty to be educated citizens of the United States. But first, since Ben is also our Resident Madonna Expert and we talk her latest concert. What is proper phone filming etiquette at a concert? 10,000 hours is it really a thing to become an expert- Malcolm Gladwell may have proven it? Also James is becoming a painter? By the end of the episode you will have a clear grasp on all things impeachment, the intentional confusion by the Republicans stops here!  LINKS: Business Insider: https://bit.ly/2DOBdsX Politifact- https://bit.ly/2DOBdsX LA Times https://lat.ms/351dRww Come see James at Yaaas Queer Comedy Fest in NYC. Dec 12th @6:30pm Broadway Comedy Club. Tickets are $25.  Be sure to call 212.726.2665 to make a reservation (I know supes old school) Show will sell out so be sure to reserve! Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner    
06/12/19·1h 11m

MK209: FEAR-less (Monday Moment, History of Christmas, Zig Ziglar)

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: 'Forget Everything And Run' or 'Face Everything And Rise. ' The choice is yours.” - Zig Ziglar For your Monday Minority Korner Moment we empower ourselves to fear-less. Also James has the history of Christmas.. again.  Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
02/12/19·7m 43s

MK208: Little Shop of Korners (Oliver & Company, Little Shop of Horrors, Great Things of 2019, Animation, Self Partnering & Emma Watson, England)

We have a very special, hilarious, episode to help you laugh off that post Thanksgiving food if you were so fortunate to partake, or if you are out in the midst of Black Friday- we’ve got some funnies for you with the hilarious Emerald Collie from UCB’s Improv team Token and the world of Animation. We dig into those Disney+ archives, Emerald try’s to jog James' memory of Oliver and Company he can’t seem to remember. Speaking of Disney+ they have new disclaimers for culturally insensitive material but is it enough, and is another studio showing them up? We put James' theater theory degree to use and talk about the Brechteian Effect and how it’s used effectively in storytelling. We talk traveling to England, the Theater!  And Emma Watson has married herself? What’s that about? Self Partnering? We have questions. We review 25 amazing things to be grateful for that are dope that happened in 2019 amongst POCs, LGBTQ, media, politics, the environment, and Emerald being from the world of animation takes us into a look at that world in terms of it’s diversity, the challenges, where it is, where it’s going, and who’s doing it right with some awesome recommendations. LINKS: Great things that have happened in 2019:  https://bit.ly/34HquN7 https://bit.ly/2R2ElJz https://nbcnews.to/2P8zFj5 https://bit.ly/2rCdTMi Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
29/11/19·1h 14m

MK207: Overcoming Loneliness (Minority Korner Monday Moment, In Living Color Reunion, Baywatch, Divergent, More Charile's Angels, Overcoming Loneliness)

James went to a workshop that he found quite healing and wants to share those insights with you as the holidays are coming and that feeling of loneliness can creep up whether we're with loved ones, partners, or by our wholesome (not lonesome).  Everyone experiencing loneliness so we're not alone. We look at just how united and interconnected we are, how to train in love and compassion, and tools to help us love and be loved unconditionally. What do you want to expand and nourish in your life?  On the pop culture front: Did you know there's an In Living Color Reunion in the works? Did Angelina Jolie and Ben Affleck almost end up in a spy thriller crossover? Which Divergent house are you? Who should've been in Charlie's Angles?  "I have my own source of peace and happiness within me" Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
25/11/19·28m 57s

MK206: Christopher Columbus the OG Incel (Charlie's Angels, Christopher Columbus an A$$#@!%, Incels, Facebook Protocol, Steven Miller)

This week we are joined once again by Samantha Nzessi of the Maskulinity Podcast. James poses a question to the Korner: what do you do when you see someone you kind of know on your Facebook wall... posting some real, misguided, misinformed bullshit?... Like some really fringe pro Trum stuff!?! Did I mention this person was a Black woman? Oh goddess! James has a movie review of Charlie’s Angeles as he's one of the few who saw it. What happened ya’ll? The first Charlie’s Angeles written and directed by a woman free from the male gaze... and ya’ll missed out- he'll give you the scope of why it’s so dope and why you need to give it some money! In 1492.. an asshole sailed the ocean blue. You don’t think Chris Columbus was an asshole? Well don’t worry James has got the receipts to back it up, CC is worst than you think! And just how did this terrible man get a national holiday to begin with?!? As our resident masculinity expert, Samantha, is going to take us on a deep dive into the world of incels. Just what are they? And was the idea really started by a queer woman and co opted by men who took it, and ruined it?... yes... This is an eye opening conversation putting a lot of dudes like Chris Columbus, Steven Miller, and Trump into a hugely perspective. LINKS:  Christopher Columbus was an Asshole https://bit.ly/335VeFT, https://bit.ly/34blkbM Samantha Bee Full Frontal Segment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHLer9kOWIM Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner  
22/11/19·58m 39s

MK205: Anger into Action! (Motivational Monday Moment, Quote of the Week, Syrian Refugee Tents)

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it. - Goethe How can you turn your anger into action? Sometimes the most simplest step is just to being. We look to brilliant architect Abeer Seikaly who created tents for Syrian refugees that collect rainwater for sustainable use, and store solar energy. What will you begin to create this week?  https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/12/27/female-architect-invents-refugee-tents-that-collect-rainwater-and-store-solar-energy/?fbclid=IwAR1NBFjSxJ_24DlcZs--BvTnR00ytVfFiDJS5fqtoC9Lknvon0vH0YE2ZoQ
18/11/19·9m 36s

MK204: Black Lady Superheroes- Yesterday & Today (Harriet Tubman, The Watchmen, Tips for the Holi-daze, Disney +, Big Mouth, The Good Place)

This week we are joined by resident life coach and guru: Jennifer Covington of the Shine on Sista Podcast. Her third time on the show- so you know we’re gonna leave feeling sparkly! James tries to pitch Jen shows and movies he thinks she should be watching. Gotta come correct with Jen! Today’s episode really feels like a send up to Black Lady superheroes of yesterday, and today (hence the title). James saw Harriet the movie starring the almost EGOT Cynthia Enrivo, about the bad ass real life superhero herself. We talk about what the critics are saying, and James gives his full review, but seeing the movie inspired him to dig deeper into who this woman was! We think we know Harriet Tubman but we have no idea! Guaranteed you will be GAGGED with the fact bombs James is going to drop on you- and no exaggeration she is one of the most inspiring, extraordinary, individuals that has ever lived! And a black lady superhero that’s kicking ass today: Regina King in The Watchmen which is taking a problematic dope ass comic book and mixing our favorite things: superheroes and social justice: whaaaaat??? And with the holidays just around the corner Jen’s got some tips to keep us sane during the Holidaze (as she's coined) and dealing with our family. These tips are hot- and just might save your upcoming holidays with the fam bam! Why aren't you all watching The Good Place!? Also looks like James may have caved and joined the Disney + train another platform, but take note he might be able to help you swindle the system. Also James took a DNA test turns out he’s 100% that Grinch? And which Holidays are Jen side eyeing?  Lets get into it Korner Kids! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! Harriet Links: shorturl.at/iQWX8 shorturl.at/ckL79 shorturl.at/wMNPW MK EP 83: Tulsa Massacre: shorturl.at/aq246  Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
15/11/19·1h 13m

MK 203 Monday Minority Korner Moment (This Week in History, Whitney Houston, Arsenio Hall, Abraham Lincoln, Orlando Bloom)

It's Monday and you must be so confused- but it's our first ever Monday Minority Korner Moment! We help to jump start your week with a quick something, something. Left on the cutting room floor for time last week was Glory's This Week in History (which I guess is now last week in history) but it's good nonetheless. From Abraham Lincoln being shot by disgruntled actors, why is Aresino Hall being mistaken for Wesley Snipes, how many Orlando Blooms are there, and is it ok to be outed once your dead? Looking at you Whitney Houston, as her lover Robyn is revealing all in a tell all book. Getting your week jump started!  Quote of the Week:  “You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - Brene Brown   Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
11/11/19·12m 26s

MK202: We in a Cold Civil War (American Son, 2019 Elections, Buffy/Charmed, Black Lives STILL Matter, The Maribel Sisters, T.I., Jock Straps, If You Seek Amy)

We're joined this week by friend of the podcast, New York comedian Glory Mora! Election day just happened and we talk about all the exciting things happening, and why ya’ll need to mark your calendar for every 1st Tuesday in Nov: go VOTE! Big wins for Queer candidates. James almost dies... AGAIN... from a peanut allergy attack- thanks healthcare system. Is it okay that he used that excuse to get out of things for the next week? Also TI seems to know way too much about his daughter’s hymen- Glory has notes male patriarchy. We both watched American Son, starring Kerry Washington, was on Broadway, now on Netflix for the whole world to see tackling issues on race, police shootings of unarmed Black men and the debate is on! Is it good! Is it effective? Should you watch it? Is Kerry Washington just being Olivia Pope? That segues into our first Korner where James takes a look at since Ferguson, the Michael Brown shooting four years ago, have things changed, are police killing less unarmed Black men, and if not why isn’t the media talking about it? Glory gives us some Dominican History celebrating three Latina activist who changed history: the Mirabel Sisters. Plus James has PSA announcement about jock straps. Glory and James continue to try to name tunes- they're not good at it.  LINKS: POLICE KILLINGS OF UNARMED BLACK MEN LA Times- https://lat.ms/36KIyXR City Lab- https://bit.ly/2Q1sdrR Washington Post- https://wapo.st/2CptBfT , https://wapo.st/36KIPKn Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
08/11/19·1h 5m

MK201: Disney: Casually Racist (Charmed, Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween, Marry Poppins, Disney's Racist Rides)

We are passing the baton as we enter in a new era of Minority Korner! We have our new co-host Glory Mora jumping into the fold as we review our two hottest Korners of the past 100 episodes! James and Glory discuss their halloween costumes: Kitty man, and... Pilgrim lady... is Glory Selena or a Pilgrim? Was Glory a model for the House of Dereon? She seems to know a lot about Tina Knowles' design house. Glory also seems hell bent on proving that the center divides in streets are not only called meridian's.. but malls... fact check please! The debate is on whether or not Charmed was... a good show worthy of a cult classic, as Glory does a Charmed rewatch- James and Glory's first debate takes place. Are the Black Buffy/Charmed reboots a good idea? We dig into the archives and bring out two of our BEST korners from the past 100 episodes. First up, remember when James walked us through Disneyland's racist rides. For example do you know the racist movie Splash Mountain is based on? Song of the South, which gave us complicated songs like Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, and characters like Uncle Remus. James breaks it down! Keeping on the Disney track we celebrate Nnekay's expose on Marry Poppins and the racist undertones. Get ready to have your childhood bubble burst! Here's to the next 200 episodes!  DISNEY'S RACIST RIDES http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/disneyland-60th-anniversary-feat/index.html http://screencrush.com/song-of-the-south-racism/ http://www.vulture.com/2013/12/walt-disney-anti-semitism-racism-sexism-frozen-head.html MARY POPPINS: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/movies/mary-poppins-returns-blackface.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Movies     Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
31/10/19·1h 15m

It's a Celebration! 200 episodes Extravaganza (Black Herman, Marvel, Lizzo, Big Mouth)

It is our 200th episode! Can you even believe?! We have a treat for you, first and foremost we're talking, Lizzo, Megan Markle, Marvel, Jeremy Renner, Big Mouth, and Rachel Maddow. James enlightens us about Black Herman the hottest Black magician this side of the Harlem Renaissance. Then Nnekay has a GIGANTIC announcement- and the winder twins look back at 200 episodes and 4 years a of fun. 
25/10/19·1h 26m

An Intimate Evening w/ Minority Korner (Teen activist, Gina Rodriguez, Zoe Kravitz, Slave Play)

Do you like fun?! Well we got an episode that will satisfy that desire! We're diving in deep with Gina Rodriquez and her messy ass, The Watchmen is coming out soon, and Zoe Kravitz is gonna be Catwoman. In the Korners Nnekay is talking about all those amazing teen activist that are out there trying to change the world. James has been traveling! He's talking us through Slave Play, The African American History Museum, and Madonna. Let's get into it!   Links   https://www.teenvogue.com/story/teen-climate-activists-fighting-future-of-the-planet     https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a27253797/little-miss-flint-water-crisis-five-years/
17/10/19·1h 20m

One Bad Minority Korner (One Bad Mother, Madonna, Motherhood)

Nnekay stops on by the Maximum Fun Podcast One Bad Mother and has an honest conversation about motherhood, being a new mother, and about biases affecting African American maternal mortality rates and librarians on the front lines of the war on facts. Do we have too specific ideas of what a librarian is? Nnekay also goes over a history of how Minority Korner came to be, and how other celebrities are making Podcasting more chic, but we've been in the game along time. Also, James went to Madonna's very intimate tour Madame X.  Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
04/10/19·34m 49s

Don't Fight, Make Love Tonight (Hustlers, Weird LGBT History Facts, The Emmy's, Billy Porter, Mayor Pete, Libra Season, JLO)

Glory's back on the podcast sitting in the co-host chair and she is ready to read all of our astrologies as an unofficial astrologist. Glory saw 'Hustlers' and she has notes- and isn't sure why it's getting Oscar buzz. The Emmy's happened and Billy Porter is inspiring us all: the category is Love! Michelle Williams is showing what it means to be an ally! Keke Palmer lives in a blissful world where she has no idea who Dick Cheney is. Glory got digitally flashed on the subway! In some gay news: Is Mayor Pete Gay enough? What does that even mean? Do people still need to come out as HIV+? Oakland's Gay men's chorus office was vandalized. James is still writing the history wave with random/weird LGBT Facts: what was the oldest gay chat line? We revisit the Sacred Band of Thebes, a group of 300 men who fought, loved, and fucked each other. What does the ancient Chinese saying 'cut of the sleeve' mean? Glory, our resident astrologist lets us know that it's Libra Season and what we can expect. Water signs it's going to be a bumpy season- so find the balance!    LINKS:  Weird LGBTQ History Facts - https://bit.ly/2lG6uZU  Jonathan Van Ness - https://bit.ly/2nMlIgt  Emmy's- https://bit.ly/2m8cx9c  Oakland's Gay Men Chorus was Vandalized- https://bit.ly/2ne0GHe  Digital Flashers - https://bit.ly/2m8inrR 
27/09/19·1h 16m

Shake Dat 4 Me! (Call Out Culture, Shane Gillis, SNL, Chelsea Hendler, Ancient Queer History Facts, Knives Out Trailer, Shadow Force)

James is coming in singing, once again, to another... nasty song! Before the Wonder Twins could even jump into this story, it had already been processed, we're talking about SNL's latest hired (now fired) cast member: Shane Gillis. Can racist jokes be funny? Did SNL make the right move? Why did they hire him? Chelsea Handler's new documentary "Hello, It's Me Privilege," is out on Netflix, and according to James it is mandatory viewing for white folks. Nnekay is still on the fence about Hendler, but is she showing how we can people can evolve, and how we must give space for that? Did the new 'Knives Out Trailer' give out too much of it's plot? Who creates these trailers anyways? James has the scoop on old Hollywood. Hold onto your butts because Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown are joining forces in a Mr. & Mrs. Smith esque movie: SHADOW FORCE, and the Wonder Twins can't wait! In the main event Nnekay has found a new website that is singing to her heart and walks us through an article by Maisha Z. Johnson, about call out culture: 6 Signs that Your Callout is About Ego and not Accountability- a great check for all of us navigating our activism spaces, and trying our best to make the world a better place. James is still riding high off his last weeks corner about the Moor's and is keeping his Quizlet Korner in the past with some Queer History facts! Did archeologist find a pair of gay lovers buried next to each other from the 6th century? Did Shakespeare coin the term 'Drag'? When was the first porn created? Is Batman older than you think? All this and more on this week's Minority Korner!  LINKS: 6 Signs that Your Callout Is About Ego not Accountability https://bit.ly/2m0iN33 Quizlet:  Lovers of Modona- https://bit.ly/2m0HnRd, https://bit.ly/2lMUUMg Ancient Batman- https://bit.ly/2lX4I6u Oldest Porn, DRAG - https://bit.ly/2m4TH2I  Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner    
20/09/19·1h 12m

Send In The Clowns (The Moors, LGBTQ Hate crimes, IT, Oklahoma!, 9/11, Nasty 90s)

It's halloween, which means something scurry that maybe used to bring joy to many is lurking around every corner: Clowns! Ah! And they even have a sequel to a very particular clown coming back to haunt us. The twins lament over their fears: IT! It's back! Is there a scientific reason as to why people don't like clowns? The Wonder Twins also piece together the real meaning behind a very popular 90s dance jam and surprise: it's nasty. It's the 90s! James is freshly back from seeing the new and exciting version of OKLAHOMA! This ain't yo mamma's Oklahoma, on this dark take on this usually up beat American musical. This transitions into a conversation of how to do a remount of a classic play.Nnekay has some suggestions for him to see next. The duo talk about the rise in violence against the LGBTQ community, and is the economy really booming in Trump's America? Also the shitty tactics employed by the North Carolina State Representative to get bills paid on 9/11. The main event is all about The Moors! James breaks down who they are and how they brought alllllll the magic to Europe, brining them out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance giving us advancements in education, hygiene, food, medicine, dining, sexuality, music, technology, agriculture, the modern city, and more! The Moore's are giving us more, and it's time we give them credit, as once again Black folks and their contributions have been washed out of history. Not today on Minority Korner! James will probably drag Europe for there sad dark living before the Moors came in and Fixed Their Lives! Get ready to have your mind blown about the Moor's!  Links The Moors! https://bit.ly/2kIIJzQ https://bit.ly/2kxR3m4   Hate Crimes on Rise: https://bit.ly/2lRYQeq   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
13/09/19·1h 18m

Glitter Bombs of Truth (Rep Illhan Ohmar, Jay-Z & the NFL, Sex in the Stacks, Missy Elliot, Dreams of Beyonce)

The Wonder Twins are back- no more voicemail messages they are talking person to person! Missy Elliot may have been celebrated at the VMAs (a little too late) but Nnekay noticed a huge problem with her performance... a certain R&B princess was missing. Is James really friends with Beyonce & Jay-Z? Or was it a dream? Speaking of Jay-Z sure did step in it this week. Jay-Z Mr. Got Colin Kapernick's back on take a knee, seems to have flipped the script and aligned himself with the NFL. Is he shcukin' and jivin, or jumping into the arena? The twins discuss. James seems to have come back from Europe more able to see both sides to everything. Does Nnekay get her comedic writing from her dreams? In the main event Nnekay stops the rumor mill for Representative Illhan Omar. Nnekay breaks down her heroic story, truly representing the American Dream, and the work she's done, and what she's been up against. In a new segment called "James Asks a Question" he poses to our friendly neighborhood librarian his burning question over the last few weeks: Sex in the stacks? Fact or fiction based on the latest season of 'Dear White People'. Also please watch the Great Hack on Netflix if you haven't!  https://www.colorlines.com/articles/rep-ilhan-omar-claps-back-alabama-gop     https://omar.house.gov/     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilhan_Omar    https://web.archive.org/web/20161114004716/http://www.aaiusa.org/from_refugee_to_st_house_race_ilhan_omar_looks_to_break_new_ground     Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
06/09/19·1h 8m

MK Voicemail Conversations PT2 (VMA's, D23, The Amazon, Equal Pay for WOC, Karamo Brown, Koch Brothers)

Ring, ring, ring leave another message at the Minority Korner Beep! The wonder twins are still separated by land, and sea and try to reach each other! First up James calls Nnekay and gives her all the snaps on her voicemail korner of last week. Also the VMA's happened, and James is feeling old and out of the loop. D23 Happened and James has some hot exciting takes on what else Marvel/Disney+ will be rolling out to take all of our money and eyeball time. One of the Koch brothers died and James is conflicted on how to respond. James also shares some Bossip with Nnekay around Queer Eye/Real World's Karamo Brown who stepped in it this week. Also the Glow Up did a great deep dive into why we still have unequal pay for women of color. Nnekay hops on the horn and tries to give James a call who's still over in Europe. She has to tell him all about how the Amazon is burning, and what we can do to help! All this and more on PT2 of Minority Korner Voicemail Conversations!  LINKS:    The Amazon - https://cnet.co/2NAmAQ9 Koch Brothers - https://bit.ly/340HhKK  Women of Color Equity in the Workplace- https://bit.ly/2PoHiVW  Karamo Brown Steps in It- https://bit.ly/32cuZgJ    Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
30/08/19·36m 17s

Voicemail Conversations Part 1 (Gay European Adventures, Black Chefs, Circuit Festival, Amsterdam Pride, #boycottmulan?, New on Netflix)

The Wonder Twins are stretched across the world, as James is still over in Europe, and Nnekay is holding it down in the Bay, and they're trying to get a hold of each other for this weeks episode! What ensues are two very lengthy voicemails for each other catching up on their lives and the state of the world. Nnekay gets James up to speed on her life, and black chefs who are changing the course of dining in America- YUM! James gives Nnekay a very long ramble about his misadventures in Amsterdam and Barcelona. From Circuit Festival- the largest gay circuit dance festival (why did he pay the circuit past), to navigating micro aggressions in Amsterdam (no place is perfect), Amsterdam Pride (they have actual floats), and how the Google Pixel can save your life while traveling abroad with cute pictures and internet everywhere! James has mostly been away from current events but has peaked his head in to see #boycottmulan, and the racist in chief and his usual shenanigans. Also sadly two Pulse shooting survivors have become loud, outspoken, ex-gay activist. Also he's somehow managed to squeeze in quite a few Netflix series and they're is some good stuff floating around out there! So get caught up with the Wonder Twins of Podcasting through some voicemail conversations! LINKS: Black Chefs: https://nyti.ms/2SjEt62 Pulse: https://bit.ly/2TYJWjv Mulan: https://bit.ly/2ZjLRnX  Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner  
23/08/19·42m 58s

Judge John Hodgman Crossover!

Nnekay pops in to the Judge John Hodgman show to help make some judgments during SF Sketchfest! But first she rattles on about things in her life.
09/08/19·47m 20s

I Know Their Lips (Drag Queens, The Yankees, Stranger Things 3)

We're heading into this episode with a little story about James potentially starting a ruckus at a Yankees games. Nnekay felt old in an Urban Outfitters, and the NYPD is at it again with James. In the corner, James is tackling the New York Magazine profile of Powerful Drag Queens, why it's problematic. To combat this list, he is giving you some alternative Drag Queen that are Powerful and not featured on this list. This week we got Nnekay's recommendations for the summer!! 
02/08/19·1h 7m

We're Going To Cat School! (Black Cosplayers, Comic Con, Marvel)

We are breaking down everything San Diego Comic Con and Marvel, In fact, we're breaking down the whole 4th phase of the Marvel Universe. We're Excited Nerds!!!! Flowing with the Comic Con Theme, Nnekay has some Black Lady Cosplayers to follow on Instagram. James has some TV and book recommendations to get you through the summer!
26/07/19·1h 7m

My Therapist Is A Pervert (Diverse Cartoons, Scarlet Johansson Black Lady 007, Punisher, More Racism In the Whitehouse)

Another day another racist comment from The Occupant in the White House. This time he's targeting four amazing Congresswomen. When are the Republicans going to step up?! Does J.Lo know that Africa is a continent? There is an update about the Maternal Mortality Crisis with the app Mahmee. Also a Black Lady 007?! What nonsense is ScarJo spewing now about all the roles she should be able to play? Nnekay is giving you some names of awesome diverse cartoons that feature LGBTQ and POC kids as their leads. James has a Quizlette for you that features: Punisher, Alan Turning, PETA and more!   QUIZLET LINKS:  Transgender kids’ brains resemble their gender identity, not their biological sex - https://bit.ly/2Lt7knV  Gay Millennial challenging a 76-year-old homophobe for a NY Congressional seat- https://bit.ly/2Y1sgEz  Alan Turning on the £50 Note - https://logo.to/2Y0HLwq  A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher's Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts/And the Punisher has told them to go fuck themselves, https://bit.ly/2SfBDz6 , https://bit.ly/2LVyjZ0  5. PETA- https://bit.ly/2YfFmC0   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
19/07/19·1h 9m

The Aloha Experience (Close the Camps, Racist Anthropology, Drop Dead Gorgeous)

James went to a party and some said some rancid stuff that might include a taboo word during Taboo. We're also talking about the new Little Mermaid with excitement. Also Bette Midler needs to learn how to read a room especially at World Pride. James is tackling how we can do our part to help close the detention centers, actually let's call them what they really are: concentration camps. Nnekay is talking about how anthropology needs to be reexamined because it is alllll mixed up with racism and bias.    Links: https://daily.jstor.org/anthropologists-hid-african-same-sex-relationships/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/timeline.com/amp/p/7a45289071cf https://undark.org/article/nubia-sudan-amara-west-archaeology/   What You Can You Do to Close the Camps- from Yopp Voice https://bit.ly/2G8Q1V1  (Bookmark & Share) Texas Tribune’s list of Orgs to help immigrant children separated from their families: https://bit.ly/2YhWLqC    Find  your Gov. Officials to contact:  https://www.usa.gov/local-governments ICE using Solitary confinement for LGBTQ+ - https://bit.ly/30wgNhE  Follow @Lights4Liberty- to find out about demonstrations and protests in your area.  Know Your Rights: helpful videos for undocumented workers via the ACLU: https://bit.ly/2GU56ZB (Share)
12/07/19·1h 12m

It's Our Anniversary! (Toy Story 4, Gabrielle Union, Gullah Geeche Nation/People, Stage Coach Mary, Robert Smalls, Glory Mora)

It's time to celebrate our 4th year anniversary.... or is it our 5th year anniversary? We don't know how numbers work. James just had a birthday and there is controversy surrounding his age. Is he 43? Or 34? We dive into a tangent surrounding Gabrielle Union and all the projects she's up to, also Scream the TV series seems to be making a comeback with some surprise people involved. James saw Toy Story 4 is it good? Was it necessary? What is proper party etiquette? James has some thoughts! We also spoke another movie into existence this time starring Viola Davis! We also celebrate each other and our accomplishments of 4... or 5 years. We dip into the vaults of our two favorite corners through this past year. First up Nnekay covers the Gullah Geechee Nation and it's people- it's history might surprise you! James is 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 known as Stage Coach Mary, and the other an escaped pirate slave Robert Smalls. Happy Anniversary and thanks for listening over the past 4... or is it 5 years?!  Links!   Gullah Geeche Nation   gullahgeechenation.com Color Lines- https://bit.ly/2XeVSCB  Cultural Herritage Corridor Commission- https://bit.ly/2GICRjZ     Stage Coach Mary  https://bit.ly/2G9trx0   Robert Smalls https://to.pbs.org/2XkQaQ1   Follow Glory Mora on IG: @gloryisprettyfunny Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner  
28/06/19·1h 11m

Wait What About, Baloo? (Travel Tips, Taylor Swift, Reading Rainbow)

Nnekay is giving us some feminist travel tips and lady travel bloggers to follow on instagram. James has a Quizlette which tackles gaydar, Clarence Thomas AND Rachel Dolezal... what?! We also cover the B-sides of Disney shows, Duck Tales and Rescue Rangers, Taylor Swift's new song and video, and should Nnekay be the next host of Reading Rainbow? (yes.)   Links:   https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/travel/feminist-travel-trends-2019/amp/   https://feministglobetrotter.com/best-travel-blogs/
21/06/19·1h 13m

A Reason For The Season (Underground Railroad Game, LGBTQ History Changers, Pride, The Tony's, Alan Turing, Bessie Smith, Straight Pride Parade)

Happy Pride Everyone!!!! James went to the theatre and saw quite the show in the off Broadway production of "Underground Railroad Game"... who was this really for? Hold onto your butts! The Tony's happened! Who won, who lost, who watched... who didn't? This week we're celebrating with a list curated by James of history LGBTQ  game changers! Some you may know some you may not! Also we got a Ask Minority Korner Anything! This one tackles Cardi B. James and Nnekay reminice about going to the Scissor Sister's concert. Oh- and Ninja Turtles... yup... we're going there!      LGBTQ History Game Changers:  Buzzfeed- https://bit.ly/2RdSl1i Logo - https://logo.to/1NNqSIJ Huffpost- https://bit.ly/2MOGY1p    Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
14/06/19·1h 8m

And Baby Makes Three! (When They See Us, Alvin Ailey, #CancelLindaFairstein, Wanda Sykes, Jeopardy, Baby Maya)

We are coming in hot today as we are joined with a special guest: baby Maya is making her debut on the korner as Nnekay is literally juggling all things at once: all the snaps to our very own mother of dragons (except she ain't as mad - but she will burn it down: looking at you Linda Fairstein). But first! Should Nnekay be on Jeopardy? James puts on his Dina Lohana Momager tiara to push his baby girl to the top! We talk about Wanda Sykes new comedy special on Netflix which is a great reprieve while watching Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" - the important new series unpacking the unjust criminalization of 5 innocent Black children for the rape of a young white women in Central Park. If you had time to watch 'Game of Thrones' you have time to watch this! With Barry Jenkins setting his sights on a new film about revolutionary dancer Alvin Ailey, Nnekay breaks down who he is, and why he's so important. James circles back to the Central Park 5, and dives into the climate of New York around this time, who Linda Fairstein is who lead the prosecution and spun this web of chaotic lives that saw these children lose decades of their lives, and how she profited. Also what you can do to turn the beat around on our criminal unjustice system!  LINKS:  Alvin Ailey: https://bit.ly/2MJ7rNU #CancelLindaFaristein: https://bit.ly/2QVxpMe https://nyp.st/2K0yUbI   5 Black Men React to "When They See Us" https://bit.ly/2WQ2jLz   Visit Winning Justice to join campaigns to stop over-policing and racial profiling in our communities: https://bit.ly/31kqZLN   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
07/06/19·57m 22s

Most of History Is Shitty (Asian Pacific American LGBTQ History, Quizlet, Brene Brown)

James has invited Tara Reid to the podcast after his wild bachelor party in Palm Springs this past weekend. It was a wild ride. Nnekay has been scrolling through Netflix and finnally landed on Brene Brown and her amazing words. James tackles the complex intersectional timeline of #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth and LGBTQ milestones within it. Nnekay is taking over Quizlet Korner.... is she going to stump James? Other topics include, Tia & Tamera Mowrey, Storm, and the Statue of Liberty.  LINKS:   Timeline of Asian and Pacific Islander Diasporic LGBT history  https://bit.ly/2JQxUqy    https://bit.ly/2JPyCUF    https://bit.ly/30ZxHq4      QUIZLET!   Baby Anacondas- https://bit.ly/2MnYd9m      Statue of Liberty- https://wapo.st/2JOfiY4    Netflix- https://bit.ly/2Z4GyVX    Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
31/05/19·1h 11m

X Gonna Give It To Ya (Unheard of Black Feminist, Malcolm X, Game of Thrones Spoilers)

We are BREAKING DOWN this season of Game of Thrones and yuppppp- there are Spoilers. Do we disagree on some stuff? Maybeeeeee In the Korners, Nnekay is bringing you some Black Feminist that you might not have heard of, and you bes believe they should be honored in the cinemas. James is giving you a refresher on Malcolm X to celebrate the date of his birth.    Links   https://msmagazine.com/2014/02/19/how-many-of-these-early-black-feminists-do-you-know/     https://face2faceafrica.com/article/civil-rights-icon-malcolm-x-was-born-on-this-day-in-1925?fbclid=IwAR0aIZuINNuOjLvzdXW5k-r0OF9eDcciG1TCY84dE5oxNMu9IyHihiY44WI
24/05/19·1h 11m

A Gift From Chauncey (2020 Election, Mother's Day, Constance Wu)

Mother's Day has come and gone, it's a first for a Nnekay and shares with us what's it been like to be celebrated. James brings up the Constance Wu controversy with the Fresh off the Boat Renewal. This was recorded before the HORRIBLE Alabama Abortion Bill- but our thoughts and comments are still on target. James takes us through the 2020 candidates that are NOT white dudes. We look at their platforms and how we can best support and find out more!
17/05/19·1h 3m

It's the Pooh Prescription (Black Women Authors, Met Ball, Salt n Peppa)

This week Nnekay is brining another book list for you babies, this time it tackles Black Women Writers of 2018 from famed black lady magazine, Essence. James is bringing another Quizlet to cover some hot topics including but not limited too, Sam Smith, Brunei, and Salt n Peppa. Before we get into the korners, we're talking about Beyonce (still), the Met Ball, the Royal Baby, What is Camp, and James has a TV show recommendation for ya.    Links:   https://www.essence.com/entertainment/12-favorite-books-written-by-black-women-authors-in-2018/
10/05/19·1h 9m

Rated R for Risque (LGBTQ Books for Kids, John Singleton, Avengers: Endgame, #FreeBritney, BelAir)

Stomping into May with James' list of LGBTQ books for kids! Keep this list handy for all your LGBTQ families. We start the show off by talking about the legendary director John Singleton. The #FreeBritney hashtag and the controversy with some of our friends from the podcast Lady2Lady. What would you do if your friends took a picture with and posted a photo on social media with a very controversial figure? It happened to these gays at Coachella. And of course we're going to talk about Avengers:Endgame! Some of us didn't like it as much as others and what are the consequences of not quite liking a cultural juggernaut? Also there's a gritty Fresh Prince of BelAir reboot! All this and more on this weeks Minority Korner! This episode is Rated R for Risque!    Links!   https://www.mombian.com/2019/04/09/new-lgbtq-inclusive-books-for-the-very-youngest-children/?fbclid=IwAR2YbQOQaV4CcV2QN-W6vzgl8BbuxxgOt2oytHqai19K1DKt-d4R3SEKZm8 Pride Colors Rainbow: A First Book of Pride  Love Makes a Family- My Two Moms and Me My Two Dads and Me I’m a Librarian  Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner Read more at http://minoritykorner.com/#yTis7MEX1SiwRADe.99
03/05/19·1h

Tackling the Topics with some Giggles (Homecoming, Slavery Marketing, Mary Poppins, Russia)

We're all gobsmacked by Beyonce and her amazing Homecoming performance! We're also giving out takeaways from the documentary and why some people be getting deleted on FB for saying some ridiculous stuff about Queen Bey. We're also confused by this new trend in using Slavery in Marketing... what? Who thought this was a good idea? Nnekay is talking about Mary Poppins and the racist undertones. James is covering how Russia used Black journalist and activist to help rig the election for Trump. Then James is tackling 5 top headlines. Lets get into it!   Links!   https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/movies/mary-poppins-returns-blackface.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Movies     https://www.theroot.com/mueller-report-reveals-how-black-activists-white-tears-1834150537     http://www.newnownext.com/harrys-shaving-ad-trans-man/04/2019/?fbclid=IwAR1x_H_NO1gw79xd2EbLAzgJkRdtRkViOGaOQ8OEF7jh3xb-WUyc4ioZ4r8    http://www.newnownext.com/pope-francis-discard-gay-people-dont-have-human-heart-pilgrimage/04/2019/?fbclid=IwAR2NvzY8fYOd-4hBXftwsUz5230gehaWM2W88UmhrxaRcKpZmq0eSqyAYr4   https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/439116-white-house-offers-to-assist-france-in-notre-dame-rehabilitation?fbclid=IwAR3XgeZDv5Ug_g3kVT3AtwqkVbS_lkxIXjgOqmMTGQgJ5jMiJBtCPA_xmLQ   https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/us/notre-dame-rebuild-louisiana-churches-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0B5T7fyg2iRbwhXFyMsZkwqd0TkgcapY-tvwjAo4hU-R8_J0aK0zSvEas   https://www.blackpressusa.com/chairwoman-waters-introduces-bill-to-end-homelessness-in-america/?fbclid=IwAR2SL-z3yhzTxek5mFiN2PHIm9f_SbkTcwj1ebpZxJJdfmdQDQ2JiFL3mLk
26/04/19·59m 39s

Reunited and It Feels SO Good (Nnekay is Back! Captain Marvel, Michelle Yeoh, Preeclamsia, C-Sections, Pete Buttigieg)

We have returned to form because Nnekay has returned from her maternity leave. First we gotta thank all the wonderful guest hosts that helped James hold down the fort while Nnekay was away. What a gift! Next up, it's just some casual chit chat time with the wonder twins of podcasting, talking pop culture! Then Nnekay catches us up on what has been happening in her life! All the good and the grit, then we wrap things up with a quick splash of politics! It's a good one ya'll!   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
19/04/19·59m 58s

Homecoming (Democrats 2020, Twitter, Lori Lightfoot, The Black Church, Madonna, Ben Randle, Robyn)

We welcome back Ben Randle to the korner, as it’s technically his second time back, but due to some traveling and a technology mixup years ago, this is the first time you listeners are going to be entreated to his brilliance! It’s a Minority Korner Homecoming, for James and guest co-host Ben Randle as they sit in the very theater in San Francisco, at New Conservatory Theater Center where their friendship first started as they went on to work with each other, live with each other, and have super soul conversations together.  Ben is fresh off the heels of winning the prestigious Drama League Fellowship- next stop broadway. With Ben around, it's a politics gab sesh, as we dive into a deep dive into the current political landscape. Ben leads an eye opening conversation on how the very visible Democrats on twitter are not the same as the democrats in the electorate, which would account for why we are, and have in the past seen different polls and results than what we might see on our echoey twitter fees and media. James looks into the recent election of Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first openly Lesbian Mayor, in this landmark election, it was the Black church that got her elected, but how does this hold up with some of their conservative values? How did this happen? Is this a change in the Black Church (which is not the Black Community as a whole)? Plus Ben says Robyn was the best concert he ever went to, all this and more!  Nnekay's back next week!  LINKS:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/08/upshot/democratic-electorate-twitter-real-life.html?fbclid=IwAR1ZqwZS0suzec2CLtwjSi7FoN03MF_sGUecT2CqPIpViXXyWG4KgDgmtGs https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/07/us/chicago-gay-woman-mayor-black-church/index.html?no-st=1555051017 https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2019/apr/06/lori-lightfoot-chicago-mayor-criticism-progressive-record https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/4/02/lori-lightfoot-has-become-chicagos-first-lesbian-mayor   FOLLOW BEN RANDLE:  TW:@BRandleTheatre IG: BRandle Theatre http://www.benrandle.com/   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner Read more at http://minoritykorner.com/#QDqtHqlzjLpHvzDb.99  
12/04/19·1h 4m

FYBY: For You, By You (Reading Glasses, Ask Minority Korner Anything, Us, LatinX, Digital Blackface, South Africa, Appropriation, Book Recommendations)

You, the Korner Kids, are driving the episode this week! Mail Call! Flying solo this week, James dips into the Minority Korner mail bag. James navigates learning how to run the show solo, and still manages to go into tangent city, and seems to spook himself talking about 'Us'. We get letters from around the world, and James attempts to answer questions like: what's the difference between Latino/Latina and Latinx? Who gets to tell who's stories? Naming your baby from a name that's not of your culture is that appropriation, digital blackface, and more! James manages to creep himself out throughout the episode. Then we jump over to Nnekay on Reading Glasses, as it's a Maximum Fun Crossover Event! It's like the Avengers but with books! Nnekay gives some amazing book recommendations, and how to give book recommendations to other people.  Reading Glasses Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
05/04/19·59m 9s

In Bed W/ Steven LeMay (Maximum Fun Drive, Marriage Equality Under Attack, Female Illusionist, Drag Queens, Ru Paul, Project Runway, Ageism, The Cockettes)

It’s the last week of the Maximum Fun Drive - ya’ll have been rocking it, and Nnekay is back to ring in all the Maximum Fun Drive fun! We also have a special Guest Cohost Bay Area Legend Steven LeMay, star of the SF drag stage production of of Sex & the City, he’s been on Project Runway and he shares so many great insights especially into the evolution of drag, history of drag, ageism in the gay, and performance community, his thoughts on current Drag Queens and the popularity of mainstream Ru Paul’s drag race, along with his journey into finding himself as a “female illusionist”. James is taking you to court with 5 cases across the country that are dismantling marriage equality, and could get pushed up to the Supreme Court... or is it 6? James and Steven will debate about that. Plus politics, the election, and lots of fun, and Nnekay will be back to chime in to tell you how you can get involved in this year’s Maximum Fun Drive! Let’s do it! LINKS: https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-five-court-cases-could-change-the-future-of-lgbt-rights?ref=scroll https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michigan-lgbtq-adoptions-deal_n_5c9565aae4b057f7330addab https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-high-school-at-the-center-of-pennsylvanias-trans-bathroom-showdown Get involved with Maximum Fun Drive! Become a member or upgrade your membership: https://maximumfun.org/donate Follow Steven LeMay: IG: @chezlemay Shop at Steven's Store Retrofit vintage clothing: https://www.etsy.com/shop/retrofityourworld?ref=l2-shop-info-avatar&listing_id=664118158 http://www.retrofityourworld.com/ Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
29/03/19·1h 36m

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)

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-is-ame-1833273732?fbclid=IwAR02-3q7Ag8AiBz7xfYMF5sUY6QRSV1Im81vTANRyer_wtHSc2js4mjLsD8 https://www.huffpost.com/?icid=hjx004  https://phys.org/news/2015-03-african-americans-elite-college-degrees-advantage.html http://www.newnownext.com/irish-prime-minister-leo-varadkar-presidential-visit-mike-pence/03/2019/?fbclid=IwAR02bNAKl1tkGn76t-uSyUhmTZ_m81tPHZY2z453CpIm7F4EEP8Devj6ewk Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner Read more at http://minoritykorner.com/#vQj4hU7vBAxM36QO.99 FOLLOW JEN: Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferCovingtonFanPage/ Instagram: instagram.com/therealjcov/ Website: www.JenniferCovington.com
22/03/19·1h 18m

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

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-brazilian-afro-feminist-activist-marielle-franco/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/18/marielle-franco-brazil-favelas-mourn-death-champion https://www.amnestyusa.org/press-releases/brazil-after-a-year-of-impunity-authorities-must-bring-marielle-francos-killers-to-justice/ 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_l_5c87fe51e4b0450ddae4ec62 Follow Glory Mora on IG: @gloryisprettyfunny Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
15/03/19·57m 7s

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

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-winner-legacy/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPhyaisW7CE   Samantha Nzessi: @samanthal_n MASkulinity Podcast: http://maskulinitypodcast.libsyn.com/ @maskulinitypod Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
08/03/19·1h 8m

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)

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-it-s-time-to-pay-reparations https://solidarity-us.org/atc/87/p1637/ https://qz.com/1012692/this-is-what-reparations-could-actually-look-like-in-america/ https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/reparations-african-americans-un https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reparations-black-americans-slavery_us_56c4dfa9e4b08ffac1276bd7   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
01/03/19·1h 17m

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)

We've got the fabulous Angélique Roché, a journalist, attorney, content creator, and communications professional focused on the intersections of activism, policy, politics, current events, and nerd and pop culture 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-african-american-couple/ Angélique Roché IG: @a_gelique https://www.angeliqueroche.com/   Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner Read more at http://minoritykorner.com/#JZCSwemBZuk8rO5V.99
22/02/19·1h 1m

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)

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-pioneer-who-protected-wild-west-stagecoaches Escaped Pirate Slave Robert Smalls https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/which-slave-sailed-himself-to-freedom/ Follow Glory Mora on IG: @gloryisprettyfunny Twitter: @minoritykorner Ask Minority Korner Anything: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
15/02/19·1h 2m

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

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=IwAR33AVp4J4n0cXAriIdIBoJf9-dEFTUvFStBCt7WQy1o9G6CZJzYjYzN4xg
08/02/19·1h 13m

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

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-in-chicago-foll-1832158963 Black Lightening https://www.afterellen.com/general-news/568929-thunder-first-black-lesbian-superhero-inspires-us-to-be-bold-interview Gay President Pete Buttigieg? https://www.queerty.com/fg-perv-president-homophobes-already-coming-openly-gay-2020-candidate-pete-buttigieg-20190124 GAY BARS https://www.queerty.com/no-gay-hook-apps-arent-killing-gay-bars-actually-far-complicated-20190127 HIV LAWS CHANGING IN CA https://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-downgrades-from-felony-to-1507331544-htmlstory.html?fbclid=IwAR2YclIypBMKnfDHXGtsqfKxqjdrW0p-POrDiN-BiLfeulKJBgTuMyvxonw US GOVERNMENT DECLARES HIV UNTRANSMITTABLE IN UNDETECTABLE FOLKS https://www.queerty.com/niaid-joins-300-worldwide-health-agencies-say-hiv-untransmittable-undetectable-levels-20190111 https://www.queerty.com/5-reasons-hiv-undetectable-must-now-mean-uninfectious-20161220 Greta Garbo- Original Celesbian https://www.afterellen.com/movies/469931-greta-garbo-original-celesbian   Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
01/02/19·1h 18m

Get Your Tambourine! (Black People and Horror Movies, Election Cycle Tips 2020, Kamala Harris, and Women's March)

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
25/01/19·1h 21m

A Mama Bear Episode That's Just Right (Breaking In Move Review, Aladdin Live Action Remake, Letitia Wright, ASMR, Iceman in the Closet, Aquaman, Searching)

Get ready for some hot winter hot topics! First up the wonder twins react to the the live action remake of Aladdin. James has the inside scoop because he's in the "industry", and is upset, but not because of the reason you think. From there the twins easily go on a Robyn Williams tangent, which brings up the question of just why is Sally Field triggering for James? Will Nnekay entreat us with some live music? James gives his hand at ASMR, could this be a new career for him?  Which actor dominated the box office last year? The sailor gay kiss around the world has conservatives in a TWIST! Do blue characters on kids shows tend to connotate blackness? Did Marvel try to push Iceman back into the closet??? Nnekay has a spoiler free review of Aquaman- it's ridiculous. James watched John Cho's suspense thriller Searching- and it's so good, you've never seen anything like it! Then for the main event we breakdown Gabrielle Union's "Breaking In". We watched it, so you don't have to! The New year, new us continues! LINKS:  https://www.themarysue.com/iceman-was-almost-put-back-into-the-closet-by-marvel/ http://www.newnownext.com/us-navy-gay-sailors-homecoming-kiss-jacksonville-florida/12/2018/?xrs=share_copy_email Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner  
18/01/19·1h 19m

New Year, New You, New Me, New Us (Some Environmental Positivity, Setting Your Goals for Your Life)

Starting this new year off fresh after a little break! We give some shout outs to some other great black hosted podcasts. What is this decade called? Is it the Teens? With a quick detour into Dreamgirls. James gives us some BTS aka behind the scenes to his cameo on CBS Access' show Tell Me A Story. Nnekay breaks into some rare environmental successes not to have us rest on our laurels, but to motivate us to keep going to save our planet. James wants to celebrate and highlight the Kwanza day: Nia- by highlighting and creating goals for the new year. Using some of the things he learned from the Tony Robins Conference- James breaks down some tactics on how move forward in 2019 with goals set and ready to kick ass!   Links!   https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-rare-environmental-victories-of-2018-1830780065     Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
11/01/19·1h 9m

Going Out With A Biz-ANG and Laying Down the Ground Work! (2018 Round Up, Van Jones, Black Maternal Mortality, Black Queens)

We start this episode off with a round up of all things 2018. Can you even believe it?!?!? Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians came out, the Olympics happened- this year has been a whirlwind! We got the wind knocked out of in 2017 and we persevered in 2018. We kicked our asses into gear and plan to continued to so in 2019. Nnekay and James share their hopes and dreams for the next year. With a little detour into why mud baths are annoying and James' trip to the Van Jones' Show. In the Korners- we have our two favorite from the past year: Nnekay's korner is from Episode 140 and is all about the epidemic plaguing our country: Black Maternal Mortality. James' Korner is from Episode 124 and is about Black Queens (four specifically)... remember Queen Candice!? Also a lot of questionable pronunciations. 
28/12/18·1h 25m

The Annual 'You Got Kwanzaa'd!" Special (Kwanzaa, Choir Boy on Broadway, Cleopatra, Mowgli)

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.  Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner Don't know remember Cleopatra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ZoJHCefY4    
21/12/18·1h 26m

Don't You Double Down! (Ryan Murphy, Kevin Hart, PETA, Sabrina, State of Gay Rights Around the Globe)

James is driving the ship this week, while Nnekay takes to being in that passenger side with ease! We got one korner, but man is it a korner! Back from the OutRight International Out Summit on global activism- James is MOTIVATED to talk about LBGTQ issue that are happening all over this beautiful glob we got. More specifically, he's going to focus on India's Article 377 and the the ripple effect of change it has had on many other countries. Lets decolonize and change legislation to be less homophobia and to provide liberty for truly all! We also get into chats about Kevin Hart's fuck up... yet again.  How Ryan Murphy is effecting change, Why some music videos really irked us... and why you gotta have us pay Vulture? You a BLOG! 
14/12/18·1h 13m

:-/ (Mexico Repatriation, The Tainos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Scarlet Witch, Kevin Hart)

We got a frown town of an episode for you guys this week- but don't fret! We're still going to bring the entertainment! Both Korners this week are covering things you might not have learned in school- Nnekay is tackling when the US blamed the loss of jobs on Mexicans taking them and started to deport anyone who had Mexican heritage... including US Citizens... sounds familiar....welp this happened during the Great Depression. James is covering the Taino people, their culture, where they existed and thrived before Christopher Columbus and his destructive ass decided to come stopping into town. We also cover Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Sexual Misconduct, Kevin Hart and his racist dated birthday parties, Scarlet Witch getting the short stick, Barbara Lee being scammed against, and the Manhattan Young Democrats loosing it's POC leadership. Let's head into it!   Links!   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Repatriation   https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://en.wikipedia.org/&httpsredir=1&article=1147&context=plr   https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/09/08/437579834/mass-deportation-may-sound-unlikely-but-its-happened-before   https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/americas-brutal-forgotten-history-of-illegal-deportations/517971/   https://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-04-04-history-books_x.htm   https://www.dailynews.com/2012/02/21/la-county-board-of-supervisors-to-issue-formal-apology-over-mexican-repatriation/   Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
07/12/18·1h 10m

Get Your Side Gaze On! (California's Indigenous Genocide, Celebrity Side Eye, The Lion King, Thanksgiving, Gina Rodriguez, Ellen Pompeo)

This week you better have your eyes lubricated because we are side eyeing EVERYTHANG- from California and it's horrible history of the genocide of Indigenous People, to a certain celebrity who just keeps fucking up! But before we get to the korners James is super excited about A Star Is Born, and Nnekay joins in on the the questionable reason as to why we even need another Lion King, is this one even "live action"? The duo also talk about when to have tough conversations with people- James gives examples and Nnekay gives more examples as to why the many tiny mistreatment of black women in the medical field could lead to Black Maternal Mortality. Let's get to it!   Links!   https://www.history.com/news/californias-little-known-genocide http://endgenocide.org/learn/past-genocides/native-americans/ https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/wounded-knee https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/pre-colonial-history/taino-indigenous-caribbeans/  https://thegrapevine.theroot.com/meet-gina-rodriguez-the-latina-actress-who-refuses-to-1830640955   https://madamenoire.com/1042162/gina-rodriguez-black-women/   https://fierce.wearemitu.com/things-that-matter/gina-rodriguez-latina-power-photo-race/   http://remezcla.com/film/gina-rodriguez-annihilation-premiere-los-angeles/   https://hiplatina.com/gina-rodriguez-erases-black-women-in-recent-interview/   https://twitter.com/hereisgina/status/895831108369096704?lang=en   https://atlantablackstar.com/2018/02/21/actress-gina-rodriguez-gets-much-needed-history-lesson-trying-sugarcoat-rape-erasure-african-people-latin-america/   Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
30/11/18·1h 16m

GO SIT ON A PILE OF BRICKS! (Making Black Friday BLACK, Bubonic Plague, Shanice, Kerry Washington, Widows)

We hope all of you are full off of the feast from the previous day! Now we have a FEAST for your earholes! Nnekay will be making Black Friday actually Black, by giving you guys some black owned businesses to do all your holiday shopping with! James has dusted off our friend the Quizlet Korner... this time it's all about the Bubonic Plague... of course there is a twist. But before that we get into what Shanice is up too, other than smiling and liking our smiles, notes about American Son staring Kerry Washington on Broadway, kick ass Viola Davis in Widows, and Marianne Williamson!    Links!   https://www.walkerslegacy.com/31-woman-of-color-owned-businesses-to-support-this-holiday-season/     https://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2017/08/30/how-the-toy-industry-opens-the-door-to-innovative-women/#331049f74ce1   https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-owned-business-gift-guide_us_5845c758e4b028b32338ab43   https://imgur.com/gallery/NZI74   Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: minoritykorner@gmail.com Like Us On Facebook: Minority Korner
23/11/18·1h 22m