Dope Black Dads Podcast

Dope Black Dads Podcast

By Dope Black Dads Podcast

The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Lead by Marvyn Harrison and with contributions from the Dope Black Dads leadership as well as a host of special guests from the world of healing, media, parenting, TV/Film, Music and beyond. We discuss everything from co-parenting, masculinity, the black experience all the way to our favourite Netflix show. Don't listen if you are expected conversations about Nappies.

Episodes

How Many Wives??

The founding members of Dope Black Dads South Africa join Marvyn, Donald and Chris this week and they discuss everything from the potential normalization of polyamorous relationships in the future, the aftermath of Will and Jada's Red Table Talk, Kanye West running for President and their most shocking moments of 2020 so far. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
11/07/2052m 36s

Dissecting Will and Jada's Red Couch Talk

Do you feel appreciated as a father? Can a man be a good Dad if they're not a great partner? Do you push your ambitions onto your kids? These are just some of the points that the Dope Black Dads discuss this week as they break down Will and Jada's first 1 on 1 Red Table Talk Special.   You can watch the full Red Table Talk episode here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1068231806926090 Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:  Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
04/07/2050m 25s

The Mental Health Impact of Racism with Dr Roberta Babb

The last month has been an extremely traumatic time for Black People and it is so important, now more than ever to take care of your mental health. Dr Roberta Babb joins Marvyn, Donald and Umar this week to discuss the mental health impact of racism. Together they discuss managing triggers, the problem with the over exposure of traumatic images, she explains what empathy fatigue is and why black people experience transgenerational trauma. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”.
27/06/2051m 45s

BBC The One Show: Talking To Your Kids About Race with Ashley John Baptiste

When is the right time to talk to your children about race? What's the right age? How do you have these conversations in a way your kids understand? In light of the death of George Floyd it is clear that we are now bringing our children into a different world. Everyone is talking about race, everyone is talking about Black Lives Matter and as black parents it's always been our responsibility to talk to our kids to understand how they will be perceived in a world that sees their skin colour first and foremostly.   Until the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months, a lot of white people had only just realized that they too need to discuss race with their kids so that they can grow up to be anti-racist and advocate for black people. In this episode, Marvyn, Donald and Marvin are joined by Ashley John Baptiste from the One Show to discuss how they navigate these conversations, how they would like white parents to have these conversations and how they teach their children to love the skin that they're in.     Tune into BBC One at 7pm to see the full Dope Black Dads segment on The One Show. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
23/06/2058m 48s

Women: We're Moving!

Dope Black Women are moving to their own Podcast Feed! We are still part of the Dope Black Community and you'll still be getting our podcasts every Thursday but from now on you can find them wherever you get your passports by search Dope Black Women on Apple, Spotify or your preferred Podcast Platform.  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Instagram, @DopeBlackWomen on Twitter and Dope Black Women on Facebook
22/06/201m 31s

Dads: Happy Father's Day

Father's Day also means we're celebrating 2 year of Dope Black Dads! Marvyn is joined by the core members of the Dope Black team, Umar, Donald, Chris Becks and Marvin Crichlow. Together they discuss how they are going to use Father's Day to dedicate themselves to being better Dads and how they can better support the mothers of their children in the process.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
20/06/2035m 50s

Women: Daddy Issues

With Father's Day around the corner, Leanne, Olivia and Roshan get together to discuss their relationships with their fathers. They all take the Attachment Theory test and use their attachment styles to reflect on their and how their relationships with their fathers has impacted how they develop relationships as adults.    Attachment styles are developed during your childhood and can have a major influence on how you develop relationships as an adult. This is mainly driven by the relationship you have with your parents/influential adult figures you have in your life growing up growing up. You can take an attachment style quiz here: https://attachment.personaldevelopmentschool.com/ggl.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIufjZtdeD6gIVh6ztCh1-IQK-EAAYASAAEgLbZfD_BwE The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
18/06/201h 11m

Dads: How to be a Ally

What can white people do to better the lives of black families? This is the question that Marvyn poses to his guests this week, Shaha Ni and Michael. Together they discuss that allyship really looks like for them and how we should build new black leaders to move forward in our society. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
13/06/2032m 50s

Women: Stephanie Yeboah: Your High Street Faves Are Anti Black

Fat acceptance advocate, influencer and writer Stephanie Yeboah joins the Dope Black Women this week and spills all the tea on what it's really like working with high street brands as a plus size black influencer and dealing with brands who show performative action when it comes to supporting social justice causes. She also gives the women a history lesson on the body positivity movement, being hyper sexualised by men, the struggle to get her book published, and her journey to self love and acceptance.   Fattily Ever After is release on 3rd September and is available for pre-order now. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
11/06/201h 29m

Dads: Dear White People. We Are Tired

Following the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and several other black people as well as the impact of Coronavirus over the past couple of months, the Dope Black Dads reflect on the mental strain of the loss of black lives. Marvyn is joined by Stephen, Dexter and Max to discuss the psychological abuse of white supremacy, as well as the things we can do to overcome this and what foundations we need to build to do this.  The book mentioned in this episode was: The History of White People by by Nell Irvin Painter Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
06/06/2049m 20s

Women: Racism is a White Person's Problem. RIP George Floyd

George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis on 25th May 2020. This murder sparked anti racism protests in the US and UK, campaigns have been flying around social media, brands are making public statements. There's a lot going on right now. This week the Dope Black Women just talk. They discuss how they have been affected by the death of George Floyd, how they feel about the protests and how they're engaging with their non black friends about the subject. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
04/06/201h 11m

Dads: Should we bring Back Football during the Lockdown?

This week Marvyn is joined by Samantha Johnson (TRT World), Jordan Jarrett Bryan (Channel 4 and Talk Sport) and Leroy Lita (Former England U21, Swansea and Reading) to discuss the impact of a possible restart to the Premier League in June.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
30/05/2035m 38s

Women: What's the Difference Between an Orgasm and Climax with Sarah Mulindwa

How often should you go for an STI test? What's the purpose of going for a smear test? Does eating pineapples really make your vagina smell sweet? These are just some of the questions that we asked sexual health specialist Sarah Mulindwa from Channel 4's The Sex Clinic.  Together the Dope Black Women discuss how to find the right contraception for you, their experiences going for smear tests and how lock down has been a great time to get to know their own bodies. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
28/05/201h 11m

Dads: The Mental Load of Masculinity and Male Parenting

In light of mental health awareness week Marvyn is joined by a few of the founding fathers of Dope Black Dads: Chris Becks, Umar Kankiya and Donald Mbeutcha to discuss what Dope Black Dads do to support their members with mental health. They also dive into how lockdown and coronavirus has affected their mental health and the coping mechanisms they use, as well as the mental load of masculinity and male parenting. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads."
23/05/2048m 30s

Women: Mental Health of Young Black Girls with Ebinehita Iyere

Before you're a black woman you're a black girl and it's so important that you don't forget the young black girl inside of you and let her come out every now and again. This week in light of mental health awareness week, a very inspiration Dope Black Woman joins the show to discuss mental well-being in black girls.  Ebinehita Iyere is the founder of Milk and Honey which is a female led expressive safe space that allows black girls to feel empowered and heal from their experiences.   Together, the group discuss the importance of teaching our black girls how to feel their emotions rather than telling them that they have to be strong, the adultification of black girls, how we deal with grief in the black community and the benefits of therapy and the first steps you can take if you decide that therapy is something that you want to pursue.    You can find out more about Milk and Honey at @milkhoneybees on Twitter and Instagram. The Ted Talk that was mentioned on the episode was: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime by Nadine Burke Harris.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95ovIJ3dsNk&feature=youtu.be The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
21/05/201h 29m

Dads: Grief, Burnout and Beyonce.

The original trio of Marvyn, Darwood and Lawrence are back together again! As a group they reflect on some of the untold stories from their series run with BBC 1Xtra including what happened between Richard Blackwood and Beyonce! They also reflect on what's happened to them personally over the last year, from Lawrence loosing his father to Darwood having another child 18 years after his last. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
16/05/2055m 14s

Women: Finance 101 with Bola Sol

It is predicted that coronavirus will cause the biggest financial downturn in 100 years. Since we're in such an unprecedented time where people are loosing their jobs and being furloughed and struggling financially, we bought in Financial Wellness Coach Bola Sol to demystify what coronavirus means for the economy as well as talking us through the financial jargon we're supposed to know but are never taught! The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope . You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
14/05/2052m 57s

Dads: Do We Need Black Billionaires?

It was recently announced that Kanye West is part of Forbe's Billionaires list. Mr West is one of only 7 black billionaires in the world. At a time where 14 million people in the UK live in poverty, we ask the question, is it important to have black billionaires? We also discuss whether we are more critical of black businesses given that AfroNation is yet to cancel the festival in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time of recording Wireless, Creamfields and AfroNation had no announced postponing their festivals.  This week Marvyn is joined by Darwood Grace, Forbes writer Tommy Williams and Amani Simpson, CEO of Aviard Inspires. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
09/05/201h 9m

Women: Can You Forgive and Forget?

Whilst being in lockdown we’re finding that we’re spending more time with family members we may not usually spend time with and less time with  partners and friends. This is a real test of our relationships and learning to forgive is a crucial part of maintaining strong connections. This week the Dope Black Women discuss what forgiveness means to them, how they deal with making apologies and how letting go of the past brings them peace in the present. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
07/05/2055m 28s

Dads: What Questions Have you always wanted to ask Black Men?

Why can't serial cheaters stand being cheated on? Why don't more men take shared parental leave? Why do men remember football fixtures and not birthdays? As a follow on from last week's conversation where we asked the women, we're turning the tables and by asking questions to some of our Dope Black Dads that women from our Dope Black Network have always wanted to be answered.  This week Marvyn is joined by Darwood Grace, Chris Becks, Dare Dario and Carina White. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your hosts is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
02/05/201h 10m

Women: Zeze Millz on Cancel Culture on Black Twitter

Every few months old anti-black, sometimes colourist tweets get exposed from people who we admire in the industry. These tweets tend to be 8+ years old and this week some black women came under fire, whom we really respect. Internet personality Zeze Millz, who has also be subject to backlash through trolling, joins the Dope Black Women to discuss why cancel culture is so rife on Black Twitter, where this stems from, and why black women receive considerably more backlash then black men, and what we can do to move past this. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
30/04/201h 10m

Dads: What Questions Have you always wanted to ask Black Women

What are your expectations of black men? Do you empower your man? How would you deal with having a partner with opposing political/social views? Do you believe in shared fiances? This week Marvyn is joined by a group of Dope Black Women, Leanne Levers, Dominique Samuels, Janelle and Nkechi to continue the conversation around whether women's empowerment is silencing men's voices. They also answer a selection of questions from the Dope Black Dads group. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrion. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
25/04/201h 50m

Women: Dating During Lockdown

Being in self isolation is one thing, but not being able to date AND you have to stay at home. That's a whole different ball game! This week the Dope Black Women discuss how they're dating whilst in isolation, getting to know someone under lockdown and the things they're doing to satisfy their physical needs. Ladies take note there are some real tangible takeaways in this episode. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope   You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
23/04/2040m 54s

Dads: Are Men Being Silenced by Female Empowerment?

This week Dr Leanne Levers and Darwood Grace join Marvyn to discuss whether in the age where women are more empowered than ever, whether this is causing men's voices to be silenced? Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
18/04/2048m 40s

Women: This is Not The Oppression Olympics

Can your white friends use black emojis? To what extent do you support black businesses? Can you be pro black and date other races? This week the Dope Black Women discuss what it means to be pro black. They also share how they're coping with self isolation and what they're doing to keep themselves entertained and positive in this uncertain time. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
16/04/201h 9m

Dads: We love Rihanna BUT...😡

We're coming to you remotely again this week as Marvyn is joined by Chris Becks, Darwood Grace and Stanley Lumax, who joins all the way from the US. Together they discuss how they're coping with lock down and how they're using this time to connect with their kids. They also discuss Africa being a testing ground for the coronavirus vaccine and Rihanna's recent comment on having children whether or not she has a partner. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your hosts is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
11/04/201h 9m

Women: Noughts and Crosses with Director Koby Adom

What would it be like to live in a world where white people are oppressed and black people are superior? This is the world that Noughts and Crosses is set in. Malorie Blackman's famous series of books has been turned into a TV series and this week the Dope Black Women are joined by one of the show's directors, Koby Adom.  Koby discusses how he broke into the film industry as well as the main themes of the TV show such as identity, racism and overcoming adversity.  You can watch all episodes of Noughts and Crosses on BBC iPlayer. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
09/04/2051m 42s

Dads: What Would You Do If You Were The Black Mayor?

We cover all sorts in this episode - joined by fellow Dope Black Dads Kwame and Nigel, Marvyn discusses the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, Trump's black supporters and the manifesto you would put together if you were appointed to be the Black Mayor.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
04/04/2045m 18s

Women: What is Your Most Toxic Trait?

Have you ever had my heart broken? What is the biggest lie you've told recently and to who? These are just some of the questions the Dope Black Women answer this week as they play 'We're not really strangers.' We are not really strangers is a purpose given card game created by an American artist called Koreen who has collaborated with Red Table Talk, about empowering meaningful connections. The purpose of the game is to deepen your existing relationships and create new ones.   Fitness influencers mentioned in the podcast: @just_geen @ciaralondon The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
02/04/201h 3m

Dads: BBK Solo 45 - Are we Acknowledging the Allegations?

Recently, Solo 45 a member of the Grime group BBK was found guilty of raping four women and holding them against their will. In this week's episode Marvyn is joined by Raye, Stephen and Hayley from the Dope Black Community to unpack this story and discuss whether whether we keep people in the black community accountable for their actions and whether we acknowledge the allegations that are being made.  Your hosts is Marvyn Harrison.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
28/03/2037m 4s

Women: Do you feel the Pressure to have children?

We may be in lock down here in the UK, but that doesn't stop us from bringing you new episodes each week! In a Corona free episode, the ladies are joined by fellow Dope Black Woman Adaobi Nwachuku to discuss the pressures that women feel (from society and family) to be a mother. Reflecting upon their different life stories and backgrounds the women discuss whether they want kids, whether they would consider adoption and the similarities and differences in expectations for women between African and Caribbean communities. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood. Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
26/03/2058m 49s

Have you seen 'Love Is Blind' on Netflix?

Can you fall in love in a matter of days just by talking to someone? Could you be with someone who is bisexual? Would you be open to having an interracial relationship? In this week's episode, Marvyn is joined by Raye, Hayley and Gaia to discuss the Netflix show Love is Blind. Together they review the stand out couples from the series and answer the question: 'is love blind?' Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
21/03/2053m 34s

Women: Organ Donation in the Black Community with NHS Organ Donation

There is a huge lack of black organ donators and huge stigmas around the topic, so in this episode the Dope Black Women dispel some of those preconceptions, reflect on their own attitudes towards organ donation, as well as Leanne's story of being an organ donor herself. We also hear from Rachel Rowson, Regional Manager of the London Organ Donation Team, who talks us through some of the facts and statistics, as well as the change in law that is coming into play in May 2020 in regards to organ donation.  For more information you can visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood. Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
19/03/2039m 56s

Dads: Coronavirus with NHS Specialist Practitioner, Mary Akangbe

BONUS EP: We're facing a very strange time where people are panicking buying, businesses are closing and we've been instructed to self isolate. At a time where there is so much noise on social media and even in the news, we wanted to dispel some of the myths about Coronavirus, and give you advice on how to keep safe and healthy during this time. To give us this information, we are joined by NHS Specialist Practitioner and Founder of Zenith Global Health, Mary Akangbe. Make sure you're using credible sources to get your information, for NHS advice use https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. If you think you're suffering with symptoms, call 111 and self isolate for 2 weeks. Keep well, stay safe and look out for others during this time.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
18/03/2036m 17s

Dads: Calling Out Your Friends

What do you do when you know your friend is cheating? What do you do if you don't agree with the way your friend treats their children? Do you distance yourselves from friends that have different political and social views? We need to take more accountability for calling out behavior we don't agree with in our friendship groups, and in this episode Marvyn is joined by fellow Dope Black Dads Kwame Nigel and to discuss this, as well as Nigel's experience overcoming adversity as a teenager to becoming the Dope Black Dad he is today. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
14/03/2044m 6s

Women: Mental Health, Therapy and Toxic Friendships with Vic Sanusi

This week we open up the conversation around mental health and are joined by a very special Dope Black Woman, Vic Sanusi. Vic is a writer, podcaster and creative who is a huge advocate for mental health, especially encouraging more black people to talk about mental health. Together they open up to talk about everything from therapy to anti depressants, to taking time away from toxic friendships and the importance of having a partner who understands and supports your mental health. It gets deep in this episode, but more than anything we want to encourage our fellow brothers and sisters to talk to your friends and family about your mental health and how you're really feeling. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
12/03/201h 5m

Mums: We're Leaving.

Breaking News… The Dope Black Mums ARE MOVING! In this mini podcast the Dope Black Mums update you on the recent @glomamauk Awards plus their exciting move to their very own platform - Dope Black Mums. Tune in for the award ceremony low down plus all the information on where you can now find them. We couldn’t go without you guys! *DBM Hosts* @natsduv @brownstown29 @from_da_endz @missninamalone @missnage Follow @DopeBlackMums across all socials. hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk
10/03/209m 5s

Dads: Dope Black Women Dating in 2020 w/ Producer Leanne

How do you shoot your shot? How do you date with intention? How do you cultivate successful relationships? We have a slightly different episode this week, where producer Leanne joins the Dope Black Dads to discuss all her questions and dilemmas when in comes to dating. Marvyn is joined by fellow Dope Black Dads Kwame and Nigel, who reflect on their personal experiences to advise on how women can get to where they want to be in terms of dating.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
07/03/2049m 14s

Women: Representation in Theatre with Actress Julene Robinson

Is Theatre for white people? Why are there such few black shows for us to experience on the west end? Up and coming actress Julene Robinson joins the Dope Black Women this week and talks us through a history of black people in theatre. She also discussed her upcoming devised, show which she has also written and stars in, called The Night Woman, which is a show that explores the concept of darkness with beautiful Caribbean sounds and a deep and powerful performance to bring one woman’s journey into the Dark.    You can watch Julene in The Night Woman at The Vaults Festival on 17th and18th March at 6:20pm. All listeners of Dope Black Women get a 10% discount by using the code TNW10.  https://vaultfestival.com/whats-on/the-night-woman/ The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
05/03/201h 1m

Dads: Kobe Bryant: Protecting his Legacy or Remembering his Troubled Past?

Can we talk about the late legend that was Kobe Bryant without talking about his alleged sexual misconduct case? Why are we only having these conversations after his passing? The bigger question is how do we reflect on celebrities with troubled pasts after their death? Marvyn takes us through his thoughts on this difficult topic with a contribution from journalist Reya El-Salahi. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison. We would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
29/02/2036m 48s

Women: Never Have I Ever Made a Sex Tape plus the 7 Steps to Securing a Permanent Side Man

Have you ever had sex in public? Have you ever made a sex tape? Been kicked out of the club? In this episode we get to know the Dope Black Women even better as they play a game of Never Have I Ever. The stories are absolutely wild! Also in this episode (and by public demand) Leanne shares her seven top tips to securing a permanent sideman. It is cuffing season after all! The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope.  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
27/02/201h 15m

Mums: Giving Up Religion For Lent?

As Lent arrives the Dope Black Mums talk about whether to raise their children in religion or not. Should you instil religious beliefs in your children? How do you raise children with a partner who has a different faith to you? And if you are not raising a child in a religious home, what are you choosing instead? Big questions indeed! In this divine episode the Dope Black Mums ‘go in’ as they discuss their very varied experiences with religion, belief and spirituality. This is a dope conversation well worth having - and that’s one belief we all share. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ Please rate, review and subscribe to THE DOPE BLACK PODCAST. If you want to get in touch with any feedback or comments please email us on hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Mums” #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums
25/02/201h 1m

Dads with Teenagers: Understanding Sexual Consent

With porn being so easily accessible to our kids we need to make sure we're having open and honest conversations with our children about sex, consent and contraception and making sure that both girls and boys understand the importance of this. This we we welcome Darwood Grace, Mod Russel, Gavin Johnson and Stephen Ismail Thomas onto the podcast. Together they reflect on their own personal experiences growing up and how they developed their own attitudes towards sex and how they've used their experiences to educate their own children. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
22/02/2031m 38s

Women: Securing the Bag with Mercedes Benson

DJ, Creative, influencer and all round Dope Black Woman, Mercedes Benson joins Leanne, Roshan and Liv this week. Mercedes talks about how she broke into the creative sphere, managing expectations of traditional parents with a non traditional career and her take on 'hustle culture.' She dives deep into how she became a self taught DJ, the challenges she faces navigating the music industry as a black woman and her plans to scale her social enterprise SocialFixt. She drops so many gems of knowledge, this is a great listen! The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
20/02/2056m 44s

Dads with Teenagers: Understanding Peer Pressure and Dealing with Trauma

We always want to do the upmost to protect our kids and unfortunately sometimes they can find themselves in compromising or dangerous positions. This week we are joined by fellow Dope Black Dads Darwood Grace, Gavin Jonson and Kwame Kwaten who shed a light on how they talk to their kids about peer pressure and how they support their child if they are going through a particularly traumatic time. Note: There is reference to Grenfell tragedy in this episode. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
15/02/2049m 22s

Women: Happy Galentines Day!

Whether you're in a relationship or riding solo this year, February 13th is officially Galentines Day! A day to celebrate and spend time with your girlfriends! On the podcast this week Leanne, Shan and Liv discuss their take on Galentines as well as Valentines; they best and worst Valentines memories and how to spend Valentines if you're single this year. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
13/02/2046m 15s

Mums: Signs of Love Makin' - A Valentine’s Astrology Love Special

Signs of Love Makin’ - A Valentine’s Astrology Love Special with Tendai Chagweda. Can busy mums really find time for love, for romance and for sex tapes? And can astrology actually help? There is dope black banter galore as the Dope Black Mums compare their love lives pre and post motherhood. Plus special guest Tendai Chagweda demonstrates how she believes the signs of the zodiac can help us to understand ourselves better and find lasting love. But can Tendai convince us that love really is written in the stars? *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha Guest Tendai Chagweda https://instagram.com/quest4successuk?igshid=1azsq7jjnwzks https://www.instagram.com/InspiringDJs/ https://www.instagram.com/blackcalendaruk/ CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ #starsigns #astrology #zodiacsigns #astrologyposts #love #stars #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums
11/02/201h 17m

Dads with Teenagers: Rebellion, Drinking and Drugs in Teens

It's inevitable that your child will go through a phase in their teens where they will want to rebel. Whether that be the type of people they hang out with, getting their first taste of alcohol and maybe even experimenting with drugs. As this phase is inevitable it's important that as parents we respond to this instead of react and the Dads today discuss how they have dealt with these difficult times with their own teens. This week we welcome onto the podcast: Darwoood Grace, Kwame Kwaten and Gavin Johnson and Stephen Ismail Thomas. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
08/02/2039m 33s

Women: What Does Religion Mean to You?

No matter what your relationship with God, religion takes on a different role in your day to day lives. Religion is very prominent in the black community, within our culture and is often embedded in the way we grow up, so this week Leanne, Shan and Liv discuss their personal relationships with religion, what spirituality means to them and how this manifests if you have different religious views to your partner. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
06/02/2037m 44s

Dads with Teenagers: Developing Body Confidence within Teens

This week on the podcast we are joined by a group of Dads who have teenagers. We welcome Darwoood Grace, Kwame Kwaten and Mod Russel and Stephen Ismail Thomas.    We live in a world where our children are digital natives and social media can do more harm then good it can challenging for our children to lack confidence and self esteem within the way that they look especially in their teenage years. In this episodes we get a group of Dope Black Dads together to discuss how they deal with any insecurities that their child has and how to teach them to develop self love. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
01/02/2035m 5s

Women: Is the UK Ready for a Black Couple to win Love Island? With Pilar from Reality Tea Podcast

This week, the Dope Black Women are joined by fellow DBW - Social Media Consultant and Podcaster, Pilar Nalwimba. Pilar previously ran social media accounts for ITV and Love Island and currently hosts the Reality Tea Podcast. As a group they discuss the representation of black people on reality TV in general, whether reality TV shows stereotype black people and why certain reality shows are so obsessed with the character of the angry black women. They also discuss the most important question about the most popular reality show on at the moment: is the UK ready for a black couple to win Love Island? The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
30/01/2047m 25s

Mums: Conversations with my daughters.

Join Dope Black Mum, Carina White, and guest Laura Arscott for this special episode as they talk candidly with their daughters. Ever wondered what your kids would say if asked about your parenting? Well we find out some truths in this week’s podcast! Ten year old Soriah tells her mum what she really thinks about being raised by a single parent and fourteen year old Mia asks her mum what it was like to be a teenage mum. These dope daughters certainly put their mums on the stand in this tender, truthful insight into the reality of raising the next generation of dope black women. Who runs the world? *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ Please rate, review and subscribe to THE DOPE BLACK PODCAST. If you want to get in touch with any feedback or comments please email us on hello@dopeblackmums.co.uk or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Mums” #daughter #love #family #babygirl #mother #happy #motherhood #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums
28/01/2054m 23s

Dads with Children: Being Present at Your Child's School

Having a presence at your child's school is a responsibility that has to be shared between both parents and is not solely the responsibility of the mother. Very often black Dads are given a negative perception in school life and it's very important that as Black Dads we are present, contribute and are active in our child's school life. Sam, Stephen and Dare are back to discuss the challenges they have faced with their children's schools, how they overcame them and how we can make sure our child is happy and comfortable at school, at the most vital stages of their development. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.    Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
25/01/2048m 5s

Women: Should Black Women Get Married?

There are lower rates of marriage within black women compared to other races and only 23% of dark skinned women are married. This week, Leanne, Roshan and Liv discuss whether marriage is something we strive to achieve as women in 2020, whether we're still influenced by traditional cultural values to get married and what finding a life partner means to them.  The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
23/01/2048m 31s

Mums: Brexit, Megxit and Being Black in 2020 Britain.

Welcome back to the Dope Black Mums Podcast! It’s a new year, a new decade and a whole new season of dopeness!  Season 2 kicks off discussing all things ‘British’ - from Royalty to Stormzy to Brexit. In this eye opening podcast we ask, is Britain getting more racist? What does the ‘Leave’ vote mean for black people in the UK? And how do we approach politics with our children? Plus one Dope Black Mum shocks us all with her vote! Join us for this royal treat of an episode - it’s definitely got our vote. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #princeharry #royalfamily #britishroyalfamily
21/01/2052m 30s

Dads with Teenagers: Developing into a Man/Woman

This week on the podcast we are joined by a group of Dads who have teenagers. We welcome Darwoood Grace, Kwame Kwaten and Gavin Johnson.  In what is some of the most formative years in your child’s life, this can also be some of the most challenging, together the Dads discuss how to develop your teenager into a man/woman. What core values do you teach them? How do we teach them to understand their emotions, show compassion and respect authority? Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
18/01/201h 0m

Women: Dating on Holiday and Meghan and Harry Split from the Royal Family

We're back for the new year and as you're planning all your trips, holidays and bae-cations for 2020, the Dope Black Women discuss dating on holiday. From Island romances, to whether cheating counts when you're on holiday to asking the question -  would you move to a different country to be with someone? There's even a story where a guy ends up throwing a chair across a rave in rage! You'll have to listen to hear the full story! In this episode the Dope Black Women also discuss Meghan and Harry's announcement of their plans to step down from their positions as senior royals. What will they do now? Where will they live? How will they be financially independent? We discuss it all in this episode. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.  Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
16/01/201h 6m

Dads with Children: Developing Emotional Intelligence

This year on the podcast we're bringing in a variety of Dads at different stages of fatherhood to share their stories, experiences and learnings from being a Dad. This week we welcome Stephen Ismail Thomas who teaches mindfulness to primary and secondary school children, Sam Olagbaju who works with young offenders and Dare Dario, who each have children that are aged 5 - 12.  Together they discuss how to develop emotional intelligence in your kids, teaching them how to be their own person and not bow down to peer pressure, as well as teaching our children how to understand their moods and emotions and being socially aware.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
11/01/2055m 44s

Dads: The Black British African Story of the 90s w/ Andrew Osayemi

From investment banker to securing a deal with Netflix for his sitcom, Meet the Adebanjos, Andrew Osayemi joins Marvyn and Chris Beck this week to discuss how he made the transition from banker to creative, how he pitched his sitcom all over the world, before securing a deal with Netflix, as well as the power of working with influencers, the changes that we're seeing in the UK entertainment landscape, and why the UK will never be as far ahead as the US in terms of representation in television. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
04/01/201h 4m

The Dope Black Year in Review

When They See Us, The Power of Stormzy, Boris Johnson becoming the Prime Minister. What a year is has been! This week Marvyn is joined by some fellow members of the Dope Black collective to discuss some of the biggest moments of 2019, their personal highlights as well as looking forward to 2020 and what is in store for the Dope Black Collective in the near future.    Your hosts is Marvyn Harrison, who is joined by Nina Malone of Dope Black Mums, Leanne Levers of Dope Black Women and Donald Mbeutcha of Dope Black Dads.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads   If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
30/12/191h 12m

Women: Happy Holidays! We'll Be Back in the New Year!

However you're celebrating this festive season, we hope you've had a great Christmas and Holiday Season! We're just sharing a quick message to say we're taking a break for Christmas this week, but we'll be back in the new year with new episodes, more podcast guests, and more events and link ups! Share your thoughts on the podcast by using the hashtag #DBWPodcast and let us know what topics you want to hear us talk about by sending us a DM on Instagram or Twitter, we are @DopeBlackWomen1. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope.  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
26/12/191m 50s

Dads: Can Pan-Africanism save us from Tory rule? Mark Tieku

A Hard Brexit. Boris Johnson. 5 years of Tory Government. That was the result of the 2019 General Election. In this week's episode, Marvyn is joined by fellow Dope Black Dads, Chris Becks and music producer Mark T to discuss the impact of the election result on black people, but most importantly how we as a community can build our own ideologies and platforms to break down the systems that oppress us in our society. They also look at the opportunities that could be left by Brexit and how we can best foster Pan-Africanism, and what an all black government cabinet could look like. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
21/12/191h 7m

Women: Dope Black Christmas and New Year, New You?

Merry Christmas for all of us at Dope Black Women! In this episode Leanne, Liv and Roshan talk about what Christmas means to them, what the holiday season is like in their households, their weird family traditions and British Christmas vs Jamaican Christmas, as we get into the festive spirit. They also look forward to 2020 and discuss whether New Years Resolutions are useful or not. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood. Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
19/12/1935m 31s

Dads: Being Black on TV w/ Sean Fletcher

You'll recognise him from Good Morning Britain, Country File and Songs of Praise. This week on the podcast Marvyn is joined by TV presenter Sean Fletcher, and they covered everything in this episode! From his mixed heritage to his experience growing up in New York, Essex and Zimbabwe, to his relationship with his kids and how he manages his son who has OCD. Together they also discuss what it's like to be black in media, navigating white spaces and his take on some of the most controversial news stories of the year. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your hosts is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
14/12/191h 17m

Women: Being a Black Young Adult Carer with Kemi Forbes

In the black community, family is everything and when a relative gets ill, it is expected that the family members care for that person. However the concept of being a young carer is one that is not very familiar within our community. In this episode, the Dope Black Women are joined by their very first guest, Kemi Forbes. Kemi works for a charity that supports young carers and also cared for her Mother for 10 years. Together they discuss the challenges of being a young carer, and the sacrifices they made, how they balance being a carer with their career and personal life and the importance and value of family.  More young black people are carers than ever before, so in this episode we also discuss what resources you can access if you do find that you are a young carer. The best place to start is seeking out support from your local authority. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
12/12/191h 17m

Dads: General Election Special - Who Will You Be Voting For?

With the General Election fast approaching, this week Marvyn is joined by 3 fellow members of the Dope Black Dads group to discuss what could be considered the most important election of this generation.  Together the group discuss the political issues affecting the black community, how Brexit has affected each of the Dads with this group, their thoughts on the political parties and how Brexit has influenced their voting choices. They also share their thoughts on celebrities such as Stormzy showing allegiances to political parties.     Remember to go out and vote on Thursday 12th December. It's so important that you exercise your right to vote. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your hosts is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
07/12/191h 1m

Women: What Does Colourism Mean To You?

Colourism is a concept that has affected black women for decades and is an issue that has affected so many of us across generations. In this episode, the Dope Black Women discuss their personal experiences of colourism; from not being able to find the right shade of foundation to being considered 'less desirable' in the dating world. They also explore the rise of skin bleaching and the prominence of this in the western world compared to Asia and Africa. Most importantly, the women discuss how we can move this conversation forward and how we can unite together as black women, not matter what shade your skin is. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope, Laurelle Brown and Victoria Nzeribe . You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
05/12/191h 1m

Dads: The Blue Story Movie and #BoycottVue with Kike Oniwinde

Dope Black Dads have been heading up the discussions around the removal of Rapman's Film Blue Story at Vue Cinema, by writing a formal letter to the company and heading up the social media campaign, aiming to get them to explain the reasoning behind banning the film.  In this episode, Marvyn is joined by fellow Dope Black Dad, Chris Becks and Kike Oniwinde, founder of BYP Network. They discuss their thoughts on the film, whether there should be more films with the theme of gang violence and the CEO of Vue's response to removing the film and how they plan to address this issue.  Since the recording of this episode, Blue Story has now been re-screened in Vue and Showcase Cinemas. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrison.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
30/11/1944m 1s

Women: What Men and Women Say vs What They Really Mean plus Can You Be Transracial?

'I'm not looking for a relationship right now.' 'We're just friends.' 'I want to take things slow.' These are just some of the things men and women say but mean something completely different. In this week's episode the Dope Black Women dissect the most common things that men and women say vs what they really mean.   On Dope Black Chat this week the women discuss whether being transracial is a real concept, as well as the Boycott against Vue Cinema for banning Blue Story.  The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood. Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
28/11/191h 10m

Dads: What Does It Mean to Be A Man?

A few months ago at the House of Commons, Dope Black Dads held an event about what does it mean to be a man. This week, Marvyn is bringing some of this conversation to you the podcast. He discusses his own personal journey into manhood, the stages he thinks you have to go through to be a man and the responsibilities a man must take on board to be an active father, son and partner.  Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your host is Marvyn Harrisonn. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
23/11/1937m 7s

Women: What is Girl Code and Kelechi & Candice vs Clemmie Hooper

Would you ever date a friend's ex? How do you tell your best friend that she's wrong? Are you your friend's biggest cheerleaders? On this week's episode, Leanne, Liv and Shan discuss the unwritten rules of girl code, what girl code actually means to them and whether there are any times where it is acceptable to cross the line.   In this week's Dope Black Chat, the ladies discuss the recent controversy in the Mummy Blogger community between Clemmie Hooper, Kelechi and Candice Brathwaite. It came out the other week that Clemmie had been trolling fellow Mummy bloggers and leaving racist abuse on Candice's page. As a result of Kelechi calling this out, her Instagram account was taken down. To deal with bullies Clemmie became a bully and silenced black women in the process. Together the Dope Black Women discuss this issue, what consequences they think Clemmie should face and what more platforms like Instagram should be doing instead of silencing black voices. The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood. Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope   You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
21/11/191h 5m

Mums: Why you should date multiple men!

This episode the Dope Black Mums are joined by award winning relationship and dating coach, Stacii Jae Johnson. Join us as we uncover why the US author believes we should date multiple men - with no intimacy (damn!) and how we can attract lasting love into our lives. Stacii opens up about her personal journey and quest to make love work in her life - and the lives of others - as well as giving practical advice on finding and creating a healthy (and hot) relationship. Now that’s dope. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha Guest Stacii Jae Johnson https://www.staciijaejohnson.com/ https://www.instagram.com/justdategirl/ CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ #dating #love #relationships #onlinedating #marriage #single #relationshipgoals #datingadvice #relationship #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums
19/11/191h 11m

Dads: Raising Black Daughters and Embracing Black Hair with Casey Elisha

Author of Love Thy Fro, Casey Elisha joins Marvyn and Lawrence for a discussion on raising black daughters, embracing black hair as well as discussing the importance of representation in books, TV, film and theatre. Love Thy Fro is a children's book, about a young girl named Kemi who absolutely loves her beautiful, big, curly afro hair! A simple book with a simple message, the book aims to teach girls the importance of loving themselves and embracing their “non-typical” hair from a young age. Your hosts are Marvyn Harrison and Lawrence Lartey.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
16/11/1951m 33s

Women: Dealing with Microaggressions in the Workplace

'Can I touch your hair?' 'Oh sorry, wrong person.' 'Omg, you're so articulate.' We spend so much of our time at work, and unfortunately, it's not always a safe environment, and these are some of the most common microaggressions we, as black women have to face in the working world.  In this week's episode, Leanne, Liv and Shan discuss bringing their whole selves to work, their experiences of microaggressions, and most importantly how they deal with difficult situations with colleagues.   If you would like to find out more about how you can deal with microaggressions in the workplace, this is a very informative video put together by BBC Ideas. https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/how-i-deal-with-microaggressions-at-work/p07sc5vb The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope.  You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook.
14/11/1956m 19s

Dads: Do Black People Need to go to Therapy? With Malcolm Phillips

'People who have People Survive.' That's the message that Malcolm Phillips shared with us this week.  In today's episode Marvyn and Darwood speak to the Counselling Programming Lead for Hestia. Hestia is a charity that provides support for people and children in crisis. He has done a lot of work to make therapy more accessible to black people by opening counselling centers in London, developing a black therapy training course and he has also been providing mental health support for the Grenfell survivors since the disaster in 2016.   In this episode they discuss whether black people need therapy, the best way to access black therapists and alternative methods to have a healthy relationship with your mental health.   If you would like more information or are seeking a black therapist, the resources in the episode that were mentioned are:  baatn.org.uk (Black, African, Asian Therapy Network) ukabpsi.co.uk (UK Association of Black Psychologists) You can contact Malcolm at Hestia.org Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.   Your hosts are Marvyn Harrison and Darwood Grace.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads.”
09/11/1958m 32s

Women: The Dope Playlist and Can Hip Hop be Feminist?

Music is so prominent in black culture and brings us all together at the happiest times of our lives, but also the most difficult times. In this episode Leanne, Liv and Shan share their picks for a Dope playlist - from songs that make them feel empowered, to songs that represent a significant moment in their lives, to songs that people would be surprised that they love (there are some real wildcards in there).  They also dive into hip hop feminism. With the rise of black female MC's in hip hop, such as Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat reclaiming the narrative and owning their sexuality, our Dope Black Women ask the question: 'can hip hop ever be feminist?'   The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope   You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook. And this time check out the playlist -https://open.spotify.com/user/w7p8iuwpcuksxl1m93cvc0sll/playlist/0srL6SkJjDr4WRmtwcqeMR?si=SD4ABHg3T9OSd79-7iOZ1g. And add your own empowering, significant and out of the box choices!
07/11/1952m 19s

Mums: Foundation FM TakeOver

Dope Black Mumes Takeover @FoundationFM celebrating the end of Black History Month, with great chat, and of course some moral dilemmas. Have a listen. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha CONNECT WITH FOUNDATION FM https://foundation.fm/ https://www.instagram.com/foundation.fm/ https://twitter.com/foundation_fm https://www.facebook.com/foundationfmradio CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums #blackhistory #blackexcellence #melanin #radio #foundationfm
05/11/1945m 15s

Dads: How does having children change your life?

Having children is one of the moments that will change your life forever. For the first time, you’re now responsible for someone else, and your whole world revolves shaping this person to be their best version of themselves.  In this week's episode Marvyn and Darwood discuss everything from their experiences of the births of their children, how the birth of their second child differed from the first, what they look for when selecting school/nurseries and the extent to which the current education system is serving our children. They also dive into how having children has changed them as men and their outlook on life.   Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your hosts are Marvyn Harrison and Darwood Grace.   Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads.”
02/11/191h 8m

Women: Where's the wildest place you've ever had sex?

Have you ever had sex in your car? In the sea? Or even at work? We all have crazy sex stories, ex's that we would rather forget, some that we will never forget and the ladies bare all in this week's episode.  They talk about what sex means to them, their non-negotiables, and why so many women don't orgasm! It’s important to normalise the topic of sex, especially with black women, so we are bringing together three professional women who are here to discuss sex openly and freely. From being a freak in the sheets to being spiritual and reading books - we can do it all!   The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts and Olivia Cope   You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
31/10/1940m 16s

Mums : Is Meghan Markle a Dope Black Mum?

This week’s episode is a royal treat! Join the Dope Black Mums as they respond to the controversial ITV documentary Meghan and Harry - An African Journey. How do the Dope Black Mums view the first interracial royal couple? And what does their relationship mean for multicultural Britain? This pod explores the ‘one drop rule’ and asks some very challenging questions about race, identity, celebrity culture and mental health. One thing is for sure, nothing is black and white. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ #safespace #facebook #instagram #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic #mumlife #mumssupportingmums #meghan #meghanmarkle #duchessofsussex #royalfamily #princeharry  #sussex #sussexroyal #royal #meghanandharry
29/10/1949m 53s

Dads: One Year of Dope Black Dads

From a WhatsApp group with 20 friends to a Global network of Dope Black Dads, Mums, Men and Women. A year really does go fast and what a year it has been! In this episode Marvyn and Lawrence take a look back on the year, the most powerful stories and moments that have been shared as well as taking a look forward to what's in next for the Dope Black collective.  They also answer the all important question that has been discussed in their Facebook group this week: who can be apart of the Dope Black Dads group?   Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your hosts are Marvyn Harrison and Lawrence Lartey.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:   Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Group: @DopeBlackDads  If you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads”
26/10/1944m 24s

Women- What does it mean to be black? Introducing the Dope Black Women

How do you identify as first? As a women, as black or does your nationality or career define you? On the very first episode of the Dope Black Women podcast, our hosts come together to discuss what blackness means to them, how their different backgrounds have shaped their perception of their blackness and how they have navigated being black in predominately white spaces, and moreover why they love being black.   The conversation is raw, real and unapologetically black!  The Dope Black Women Podcast is all about bringing black women together to discuss the topics that matter to us, connect and support with each other and through our digital sisterhood.   Your hosts are: Leanne Levers, Roshan Roberts, Olivia Cope, Laurelle Brown and Victoria Nzeribe. You can follow Dope Black Women online at @DopeBlackWomen1 on Twitter and Instagram and Dope Black Women on Facebook
24/10/191h 2m

Should 'black twitter' defend Meghan Markle? W/ Black Ballad and Nii Odarte

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, gave a rare glimpse into her personal life when she admitted that she has struggled to deal with the repercussions of being a new mother in the spotlight. A snippet of her powerful interview with reporter Tom Bradby was released by ITV on Friday. The clip is a part of the British television channel's documentary, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," which will be released in the UK on Sunday. In the video, Meghan talks about the issues she's grappled with as a new wife, mother, and duchess whose life has been judged and dissected by the media and public since she first began dating Prince Harry. "Any woman, especially when they're pregnant, you're really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging," Meghan said in the emotional video. "And then when you have a newborn, you know. And especially as a woman, it's a lot. So, you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed."
19/10/191h 20m

Mums: Why We LOVE Judi Love. A Guest Special.

This week the Dope Black Mums take a trip to Facebook in a guest special episode featuring British stand-up comedian and BBC Radio London presenter Judi Love. This seriously DOPE Black mum opens up about losing her mother, her trailblazing career path, being a single mum and the day the bailiffs came! This hilarious, heartfelt and honest chat the will leave you wanting more Love in your life. The one like Judi Love . *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha Guest Judi Love  https://www.instagram.com/1judilove/?hl=en CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ #facebook #instagram #whatsapp #judilove #comedy #podcast #thedopeblackpodcast #dopeblackmums #whatsappgroup #mumlife #mumssupportingmums #blackwomen #blackgirlmagic
15/10/1952m 46s

What's it like to be a male nanny?

Stereotypically, being a “manny” or male nanny might not be a career path many young men from Hackney would choose. But Joss Cambridge-Simmons was 19 and working in Harrods when he decided to change tack and work in a nursery. “It was a good job but my mum said I needed to find something I was interested in,” recalls Joss, now 30, of Downham Road, De Beauvoir. “I knew I was good with children, because I had my two-year-old brother around and I was good with him. There was a job fair advertised in the Islington Gazette, and I got the job on the spot. I’ve been doing it ever since.” In the last 11 years, Joss has worked in many nurseries including the Fire Station Community Nursery in Leswin Street, Stoke Newington. He has also worked as a youth worker using DJing to connect with the children, and a support worker in care homes for children with convictions and mental health issues. But he decided to branch out and set up his own agency Jossy Care – named after the pet name he’s given by kids – because he was often unable to secure work through nanny agencies. Keen to address stereotypes in the childcare industry, Joss wants to raise awareness of the sexism he finds to be inherent.
12/10/1959m 25s

Mums: When Birth Can Sometimes Mean Loss.

The Dope Black Mums discuss baby loss in an honest and heartfelt episode for baby loss awareness week. 15-25% of recognised pregnancies don’t go full term, yet it is often a subject that remains in the dark. In a society where death is already taboo, how do you deal with it when it comes hand in hand with the joy of preparing for a new life? Dope Black Mum Nana-Adwoa and guest Jess Elliot open up and share generously their own personal experiences of losing a baby. These hero dope women leave you feeling touched, moved and inspired by their bravery, honesty and resilience. We feel privileged to hear their stories and know you will too. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha Guest Jess Elliot  https://www.instagram.com/jessicaelliottjdf/?igshid=n5zs38mj94co Helplines to find more information and advice on baby loss https://babyloss-awareness.org/ www.rlbc.org.uk/crossroadspregnancy The Lullaby Trust (formerly FSID the Foundation for the Study of Infant Death) Bereavement Helpline: 0808 802 6868 lullabytrust.org.uk Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Helpline: Freephone 0808 164 3332 sands.org.uk The Miscarriage Association Helpline: 01924 200 799 miscarriageassociation.org.uk Petals (Pregnancy Expectations Trauma and Loss Society) petalscharity.org Tommy’s Helpline: 0800 0147 800 tommys.org The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust Helpline: 020 7733 2653 (24 hour message line) The Child Death Helpline Freephone: 0800 282 986 Additional Freephone number for ALL mobiles: 0808 800 6019 childdeathhelpline.org.uk Life after loss lifeafterloss.org.uk TAMBA Bereavement Support Group tamba.org.uk Lone Twin Network lonetwinnetwork.org.uk CONNECT WITH US https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/
07/10/1955m 33s

What do we do with R Kelly? (Throwback episode)

R. Kelly is facing prostitution charges by prosecutors in Minnesota, who have alleged he solicited a teenager who asked him for an autograph in 2001. According to county attorney Mike Freeman, Kelly invited the 17-year-old to his hotel room and offered her $200 (£164) to undress and dance with him. After money was exchanged they had sexual contact but not intercourse, Freeman claimed. Kelly's lawyer Steve Greenberg said the charges were "beyond absurd". His colleague Doug Anton said it was not clear that R. Kelly had ever met his alleged victim and that the charges might be a case of "revisionist history". The R&B singer is now facing criminal proceedings in three US states.
04/10/1926m 13s

Are black people victims? W/ Nels Abbey and Jordan Jarrett Bryan

Deep-seated racial inequality in the UK has been laid bare in a new report exposing "entrenched" disparities between different ethnic communities. Significant differences in the life outcomes of British ethnic minority and white people revealed in the Government’s racial disparity audit have prompted Theresa May to urge institutions to help ensure race is never a barrier. A considerably higher unemployment rate among black, Asian and minority ethnic people than white British adults and lower home ownership among Bangladeshis and black people are among the findings to come out of the report. How do we become victors with so many things seemingly stacked against us
04/10/1932m 55s

Mums: The Naked Truth About Body Image

The Dope Black Mums discuss bikini waxing, chin plucking and the importance of Spanx in this week’s revealing episode. As Black women the Eurocentric beauty ideal is already a tricky path to navigate - add the ‘post baby bod’ into the mix and even the most confident amongst us can be left feeling exposed. Join the Dope Black Mums as they bare all and talk openly about the body hang ups that haunt them - from saggy boobs to stretch marks to grey hairs. Let’s keep this episode on the down low! *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha Dope Blacks Mums are going LIVE on November 24th join us - https://www.dopeblackmums.co.uk/events Follow Dope Black Mums https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/
01/10/1956m 45s

Dads: Falsely accused of rape: "A mans worst nightmare" (Throwback)

The R&B singer Chris Brown filed a false accusation complaint in Paris on Thursday against a woman who accused him of rape last week. On Tuesday, Mr. Brown was released without charge following questioning by the Paris police over an allegation that he raped a woman at a hotel in the city. The one-page complaint, submitted by Raphael Chiche, Mr. Brown’s lawyer, asks the Paris Public Prosecutor’s office to investigate the claim as a criminal matter. The charge carries a penalty of five years in prison and a fine of around $50,000. Mr. Chiche did not respond to a request for further comment. Mr. Brown, 29, was taken into custody on Monday and questioned about an accusation of aggravated rape. A woman filed the complaint with the Paris police on Jan. 18, accusing him of raping her at his hotel after they met at a nightclub. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
27/09/1932m 56s

Dads: What's the difference between a Dope Black Dad and a Dad?

Stakes are high because parenting black children in a culture of white supremacy forces us to place too high a price on making sure our children are disciplined and well-behaved. I know that I personally place an extremely high value on children being respectful, well-behaved and submissive to authority figures. I’m fairly sure this isn’t a good thing. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
27/09/1923m 23s

Mums: Black Men Don’t Cheat. Or do they?

Ever wondered about the mindset of the man with numerous side chicks? The one who can’t commit? Or be faithful? This week the Dope Black Mums are joined by reformed self-proclaimed player, galis and ladies man Theo Manderson.  Join us as we hear first hand how he juggled so many women, why he and so many men behave like this and what it was that made him change for good. Don’t worry ladies we went IN on your behalf! This week’s insightful pod will be an eye-opener, to say the least.  *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #NanaAdwoaMbeutcha Guest #TheoManderson - https://instagram.com/theo.manderson?igshid=1gpto1iuj4wvu Dope Blacks Mums are going LIVE on November 24th join us - https://www.dopeblackmums.co.uk/events Follow Dope Black Mums https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/
24/09/191h 9m

Dads: Are you READY to be a dad?

So you find out you have a baby on the way, when a question pops into your head - ‘Am I ready?’ Or even sometimes a statement- ‘I’m not ready!’ If you have experienced this, then you are not alone. At some point the majority of expectant dads have had this thought cross their mind, and yet still go on to be great fathers. These kinds of thoughts just mean that you are aware of the enormity of it all – and it could be argued, this awareness means you will make a fantastic dad! Having a baby is always a huge life change, and it is completely normal to have one of those ‘what have I done?!’ moments! This is just what your brain does before a major life event, and they don’t come much more major than this. While these feelings and thoughts are normal, it is also important to think about how you react to them, and gaining understanding of them so you can make choices about how you deal with them is crucial. There are many possible thoughts and fears which can cross the mind of a newly realised expectant dad and make him wonder if he is ready – so here are some of the key ones:
21/09/191h 0m

Mums: Does Mum Really Know Best? Part 2

Back by popular demand! DOES MUM REALLY KNOW BEST? PART 2. So the Dope Black Mums’ pearls of dope black wisdom are needed once again. Join them as they answer real life questions from women facing some even trickier dilemmas... Is it wild (or wack) to date a 19 year old when you are a 30 year old mother of 2? Should you cancel your Day One over a Wedding Day? And can you REALLY ask a man’s salary on a first date? All this and more on this week’s pod. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #nanaadowambutcher Follow Dope Black Mums https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/
17/09/191h 3m

Dads NYC: How black are you at work?

Binna Kandola, a business psychologist who specialises in racism and sexism, argues that offices are prone to a deep-seated racist culture. “There’s a racial hierarchy. It was developed during the course of the slave trade and it’s a hierarchy of human beings. And wherever I looked, whether it was Brazil or north America or Europe – [or] even South Africa where black people are the majority – the hierarchy is always the same. It’s white at the top, black at the bottom, and everybody else in between. Such prejudices have clear economic consequences. The poverty rate for ethnic minorities is double that of white groups, according to research last year by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which also noted that workers who were not white were concentrated in low-paid sectors. And that was despite generally higher standards of academic attainment than most white groups.
14/09/191h 0m

Mums: The mixed race experience.

With ‘mixed ethnicity’ being the fastest growing ethnic group in the last two decades Dope Black Mums explore the realities of both being mixed and raising mixed children. This week the Dope Black Mums are joined by Steph Adjei, a dope white Anglo/Scottish mum raising two mixed children as they discuss identity, fetishising, blending cultures and yes, coping with that hair. A podcast and a half, if we do say so ourselves. *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k Carina White https://instagram.com/brownstown29?igshid=qjc32fhfvlzg Endy Mckay https://instagram.com/from_da_endz?igshid=19m99ipjem4ec #nanaadowambutcher *Guest* Steph Adjei https://instagram.com/steph.adjei?igshid=n2kdwswd74p1 Follow Dope Black Mums https://linktr.ee/DopeBlackMums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ Join us @ The Village event on September 15th 2019 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-village-garden-party-tickets-70615188931
10/09/191h 0m

Dads: How do we address youth violence?

Serious youth violence is a social emergency and the government needs to get a grip on the problem or more teenagers will die, MPs have said. A report from the home affairs select committee said there was a “serious mismatch” between the government’s diagnosis of the problem and its solutions, and its serious violence strategy lacked leadership and focus. Boris Johnson has promised to hire 20,000 police officers and has appointed a new home secretary, Priti Patel, to deliver his vision for law and order. The committee welcomed more resources for police officers but said more action was needed urgently to improve prevention and early intervention services. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
07/09/1934m 56s

Mums: “Do we trust British schools with our Black children?”

To educate or to home educate? That is the question... on this week’s pod anyway! While some of us are counting down the days until we can drop our dope kids back to school, others (actually around 48,000) are avoiding the system altogether and choosing to home educate. Today we’re joined by Deborah and her husband Dwaine who are expert home educators. They open up as to why they and so many other dope black parents are doing it themselves, including our very own co-host Nana-Adwoa. Should we all consider taking the leap? Do you think you can educate better than a mainstream school? Dope Black Mums weigh the pros and cons of home education . *DBM Hosts* Natalie Duvall https://instagram.com/natsduv?igshid=1d90f1yz717n7 Nina Malone https://instagram.com/missninamalone?igshid=yiovnltun27k #nanaadowambutcher *Guest* Black British Parent https://instagram.com/blackbritishparent?igshid=oxhfszswgkee Pelena https://instagram.com/mynameispelena?igshid=zc5r1mgj4l5t Follow Dope Black Mums IG www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums Twitter www.twitter.com/dopeblackmums FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/361906171407925/ https://linktr.ee/Dopeblackmums Join us at The Village event on September 15th 2019 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-village-garden-party-tickets-70615188931
03/09/1959m 26s

Dads: Are John Barnes and Jay Z right?

John Barnes: ‘What is more harmful for the black community? Pogba being racially abused on Twitter, or the fact young black kids in inner cities can’t get jobs.’ John Barnes: ‘What is more harmful for the black community? Pogba being racially abused on Twitter, or the fact young black kids in inner cities can’t get jobs.’rare we measuring and creating a hierarch around our trauma? Jay Z has a partnership with the NFL, THE NFL...AND said we are PAST KNEELING? What? we discuss further and would we ever take these guys off our protected list?
31/08/191h 0m

Mums: Does Mum Really Know Best?

Welcome to the DOES MUM REALLY KNOW BEST episode... This week the Dope Black Mums offer their Dope Black words of wisdom as they answer real life questions from women facing some tricky dilemmas. When it comes to advice - they’ve got you covered!
29/08/1955m 51s

Dads: How does culture affect parenting? (LIVE) w/ Ortis Deley

Cultural norms about parenting practices typically influence how children are raised. These norms affect what beliefs and values parents teach their children, what behaviors are considered appropriate, and the methods used to teach these values and behaviors. Host: Lawrence Lartey Guests: Marvyn Harrison, Darwood 'Black Jesus' Grace and Ortis Deley www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
25/08/1949m 0s

Mums: How do you define dating?

Dating is defined as to be romantically involved with someone. An example of datingis two people seeing each other exclusively for six months. The definition of datingis marking, assigning or recording with a date, or showing that something is typical for a certain time period. Contributors: Nina Malone Carina White Natalie Duvall Nkechi Ampabeng
21/08/1956m 28s

Why are black dads important? W/ Ghetts and Nihal

This was the 1980s, when UK black culture was dominated by the Caribbean and, in particular, Jamaican identity. It concerned me that there was such an acceptance of this model of parenting; that somehow the menfolk could impregnate women and then disappear or, at best, play a minor, semi-detached role in their child’s upbringing. My childhood had given me two models of fatherhood and it was clear which was preferable. The security of having two parents in a committed relationship, all of us living under one roof, provided a solid building block for everything I did; be it schoolwork, friendships or any outside activities. I’m not some puritanical tyrant who believes that all parents must be married, or that loveless or, worse, abusive relationships must be tolerated for the sake of the children. Host: Nihal Arthanayake Guests: Marvyn Harrison, Darwood 'Black Jesus' Grace and Ghetts www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
18/08/1949m 3s

Dads: How does Brexit effect black people? w/ Femi Oluwole and Nels Abbey

Guests: Darwood Grace, Nels Abbey and Femi Oluwole I believe 'Brexit' will have a negative economic impact on the UK. As for how it will effect us as Black people specifically; let us have a look at Tory austerity as a reaction to the 2008 financial crisis. Black women and children were hit the hardest. Yet, the crisis and subsequent recession were a direct result of the financial sector and collusion with the political class. Every aspect of government assistance and delivery of services was negatively impacted; from underfunding schools in poor ethnic minority areas to the closing of our youth centres or perhaps the lack of appropriate funds. Oversight and regulations and their relation to the Grenfell tower massacre is an even better example.
11/08/1959m 17s

Mums: How do you cope?

From holding onto some perspective to boosting your energy, add these techniques to your repertoire Chances are you never pictured yourself bringing up your baby as a single mum. And now it’s happened, you’re faced with a whole host of issues you never thought you’d have to deal with.  But whatever the reason you’re not in a relationship anymore, there are ways to make your day-to-day life as a parent that bit smoother. So, take a deep breath and stick this to your bathroom mirror to make the most of your not-so-unique situation.
07/08/1955m 46s

Dads: Why is women's sports important?

Females who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self esteem and lower levels of depression. From childhood to adulthood, females who play sportshave a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well being than girls and women who do not play sports. Host: Marvyn Harrison Guests: Michelle Moore (@Hellomoore) and Billie Graham (@FCoachBillie) www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
05/08/191h 28m

Mums: How do I deal with mothers guilt?

Mother's guilt is only natural and is the consequence of wanting to be a good mother to your children. However, in the end it will only weigh you down. ... We moms might feel guilty when we can't afford something for our kids or are nagged by the feeling that we simply don't spend enough time with them. @Dopeblackmums
01/08/1946m 22s

Dads: What's the black New York dad story?

Until only a few years ago, beginning with the killing of Treyvon Martin, and with the continued press coverage of other highly unfortunate cases, it seemed to many that the issue of racism was a thing of the past. United States society was now in a post-racism era. After all, the civil rights act of the 1960’s was over half a century old. I can remember thinking honestly, in the almost entirely white town that I came from, that the only kind of racism that existed were the “innocent” jokes about blacks and other minorities. I was completely ignorant of the structural violence and racism that blacks had to live with on a daily basis in many other parts of the country, and looking back, how potentially difficult it would be for a black person to feel fully comfortable in a town like mine. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 💸 Donate: https://www.patreon.com/dopeblackdads 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
28/07/1958m 3s

Mums: Are you sure you don't want to sleep with her?

A husband's opposite-sex friendship can make even secure wives feel a little jealous. If your husband has a female best friend, you may worry that he is being emotionally or even physically unfaithful. However, if you trust your husband and want to keep your marriage happy and loving, you need to learn to deal maturely and effectively with your husband's female friend. Carina White Nina Malone Endy Mckay Natalie Duvall @dopeblackdads
24/07/1939m 48s

Dads: How can I make money? I am broke

Black, Asian and ethnic minority employees are losing out on £3.2bn a year in wages compared to white colleagues doing the same work, according to a study that adds to pressure on the government to introduce mandatory reporting of race pay gaps. Ministers have been urged to press ahead with proposals to force large firms to report their ethnicity pay gap, after the research showed the extent of the salary disparity for Britain’s 1.9 million black, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and other minority workers. After taking account of differences in average qualifications and job types, the analysis by the Resolution Foundation found the gap rose to as much as 17%, or £3.90 an hour, for black male graduates’ pay. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
21/07/191h 3m

Mums: How was sex after having a baby?

After giving birth, you might feel like you'll never have sex again. But you will heal and your interest in sex will return. For many women, this happens within 1-3 months of your baby's birth, but it's normal for it to take longer. ... By 12 weeks after giving birth, almost 80% of first-time mums had tried having sex. @DopeBlackMums Nina Malone Carina White Endy Mckay Natalie Duvall
17/07/1941m 3s

Football: Is Lampard's appointment 'White privilege'?

We constantly get caught up on the latest football news so to release the rival tensions we have put our passions into a football podcast. Contributors are: - Chris Becks - Darwood Black Jesus - MOD - Nigel David - Kojo Sarpong
15/07/1952m 47s

Dads: What makes a Dope White Dad?

Hey man, it’s nice to finally meet you and have an open discussion outside of our forced environments. I know, we see each other a lot and it’s weird that we’re only having this conversation now. But I’m glad we’re having it. It stands to reason that we should be more than cordial and, well, downright friendly to one another too. Now, I’ll admit that our interactions, while limited, have been somewhat awkward and I think I have an idea why. See, I’m black and you’re not and I get the feeling that you don’t really know many black people or, at least, you probably don’t have many if any black friends. That’s cool. I get it. We’re only 13 percent of the population so we may be hard to find in your social circles. But, here I am and there you are and it looks like you’re about to make a black friend so let’s put our cards on the table and answer some honest questions. Cool? www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
14/07/191h 58m

Mums: Meet the Dope Black Mums

We are honoured to introduce you to the first new podcast to 'The Dope Black Podcast' network. Dope Black Mums was birthed in October 2018 from a group of mothers wanting a safe space to talk about their lives, experiences, parenting, relationships, love, work and mindfulness. Contributors: Nina Malone Carina White Endy Mckay Natalie Duvall Nana Adowa www.instagram.com/dopeblackmums www.Twitter.com/dopeblackmums
10/07/1942m 13s

Dads: Is there a place for me in Britain?

Violent crimes, such as murders and gun and knife crime, account for around one per cent of all crime. But the impact of them on society is huge in terms of lives and communities destroyed. So it is concerning that in recent years the number of these offences being reported have started to rise in England and Wales. This trend is at least partly due to the county lines phenomenon in which drug-selling gangs from major urban areas such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool exploit children, young people and vulnerable adults to commit crimes and supply drugs to markets elsewhere. Councils have had to prioritise protecting the most vulnerable in recent years and are well aware of the growing number of children in care or young people with mental health problems who are particularly susceptible to exploitation by these criminal networks. As the case studies in this report show, councils are stepping up to the challenge. There are universal interventions that target whole populations, such as Liverpool’s work with secondary schools across the city. Other projects are more targeted, helping those young people who are beginning to fall into a life of crime. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
07/07/191h 14m

Should we stop calling people, 'racist'?

Conservative leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has been called a "racist" in the House of Commons and accused of "stoking division". In a fierce assault on the Tory candidate, who is widely expected to be the next prime minister, the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford listed a series of Mr Johnson's past remarks. Mr Blackford claimed the former foreign secretary is "not fit" to enter 10 Downing Street and challenged Theresa May to offer her own view on the man who could replace her. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
30/06/191h 23m

Can you have a female best friend?

Can men and women ever be just friends? It is the eternal question that When Harry Met Sally set out to answer in 1989, and endless romcoms have continued to debate in the decades since (Friends with Benefits, 13 Going on 30 and so on). According to one new survey, the answer is a straight no. Social network MeetMe polled 6,500 of its users and found that more than half of people said they have fantasised about sleeping with their best friend of the opposite gender. What's more, nearly 40 per cent (four out of 10) reported actually having slept with said best friend, while two thirds admitted they would if the opportunity presented itself. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
26/06/1946m 45s

The best black British songs ever w/ Rodney P and Leanne Levers

Playlists are in the process of slaughtering the rap radio star. An artist’s career can be launched into the stratosphere if a buzzing song is placed on a popular playlist. The world’s biggest streaming service has created an ecosystem integral to the future of most musicians, and so far, Dope Black Dads hasn't embraced this new playing field, until now. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
23/06/191h 12m

What makes Jamaican women special? w/ Annette Carrington

GENEVA (CMC) – A new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that Jamaica has the highest proportion of women managers, globally, ahead of countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. The study also found that while women are still under-represented in top management, the number of women in senior and middle management positions has increased over the last 20 years. The study entitled “Women in Business and Management, Gaining Momentum”, found that the proportion of women managers in Jamaica stood at 59.3 per cent, while Yemen has the least with 2.1 per cent. The US is ranked 15th in the list of 108 countries with 42.7 per cent women managers, while the United Kingdom is at 41st with 34.2 per cent and the Russian Federation holds the 25th place (39.1 per cent).  Colombia holds the second place at the global level and ranks first in Latin America, followed by Panama in fifth place. The report presents the findings of a 2013 ILO survey of over 1,200 companies in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Eastern and Central Europe and Latin American and the Caribbean, focusing on measures and initiatives to advance women in management. The survey was carried out with the assistance of national employers’ organizations in 39 countries. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
19/06/1951m 46s

Should we segregate black business?

Racial segregation is the systemic separation of people into racial or other ethnic groups in daily life. It may apply to activities such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school, going to the movies, riding on a bus, or in the rental or purchase of a home[1] or of hotel rooms. Segregation is defined by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance as "the act by which a (natural or legal) person separates other persons on the basis of one of the enumerated grounds without an objective and reasonable justification, in conformity with the proposed definition of discrimination. As a result, the voluntary act of separating oneself from other people on the basis of one of the enumerated grounds does not constitute segregation".[2] According to the UN Forum on Minority Issues, "The creation and development of classes and schools providing education in minority languages should not be considered impermissible segregation, if the assignment to such classes and schools is of a voluntary nature". www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting  More Episodes and longer content on:  🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS  📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads  👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ]  💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads  📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads  📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
16/06/191h 7m

How do I get him to commit? w/ Poet and Pops Mensah

A committed relationship is an interpersonal relationship based upon a mutually agreed-upon commitment to one another involving love, trust, honesty, openness, or some other behavior. Forms of committed relationships include close friendship, long-term relationships, engagement, marriage, and civil unions. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
09/06/191h 13m

Should Nipsey Hussle and J Hus have left 'the ends'? w/ Carina White & We Are Qveen

Nipsey Hussle was declared dead 35 minutes after being gunned down outside his LA clothing store last weekend, according to his newly released death certificate. The document lists the rapper’s death as gunshot wounds to the head and torso, according to TMZ. Hussle, 33, was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. March 31 at California Hospital Medical Center. His death was listed as “rapid” despite efforts by paramedics. ------------------------------------------------- Drake used his concert at the O2 Arena to reveal fellow rapper J Hus has been released from prison, as he joined him on stage Drake used his concert at the O2 Arena to reveal fellow rapper J Hus has been released from prison. The British rapper was believed to be remaining in jail until this summer after being sentenced for eight months in jail for carrying a knife in public last December, but during Drake's concert at the London venue on Friday (05.04.19) he brought J Hus on stage to reveal he's been released. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
09/06/191h 0m

How do I know if he is cheating? w/ Simone Powderley

In a very broad sense, cheating involves betraying a partner’s expectations about the type of contact the cheater has with others. When a husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, violates one’s expectations about what is appropriate, people feel betrayed. Keep in mind that relationships are not based on logic, but are influenced by our emotions. As a result, cheating is difficult to define because people differ in the type of contact they feel it is appropriate for a partner to have with someone else. For example, some people believe that it is unacceptable for a partner to: Flirt with others Engage in sexual talk with someone else Exchange personal e-mails or text messages Deny being married or in a relationship Spend time with specific individuals Engage in specific types of contact—sleeping in the same bed with another person Purchase intimate gifts and presents for others Chat online with someone else (online affairs) Have sexual contact with someone else (physical infidelity) Become emotionally involved with someone else (emotional infidelity) Develop a crush or feelings for another individual Share their most private thoughts and feelings with someone else Become best friends with someone of the opposite sex www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
03/06/191h 4m

Can you be gay in Jamaica?

While in Jamaica for Carnival we recorded a few podcasts with the people looking after us and our family. We got an update on the issues facing Jamaica and looked deeping into Jamaican becoming a LGBTQ friendly place. Early one late summer morning, more than 200 people gathered under the lush canopy of Hope Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, for a breakfast party. The revellers ate – ackee, saltfish, fried plantain – and swayed to a soundtrack of dancehall and soca. Same-sex couples danced together. A transgender woman strutted by in a flowing white dress adorned with a sash bearing the words: “Miss Supermodel Intl 2018”. The park was strung with rainbow banners for the fourth annual Pride JA celebrations. At about midday, the party wrapped up. A light rain eased the heat and the dancers went home to sleep. It was all a far cry from the country that Time magazine called “the most homophobic place on Earth” in 2006. Yet that label has clung to Jamaica ever since, and with good reason. In a 2013 survey of 71 LGBT people conducted by Human Rights Watch, more than half said they had been victims of homophobic violence. Non-violent discrimination is even more pervasive, with bullying and exclusion faced in education, healthcare and within local communities. More: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/06/jamaica-lgbt-rights-activists-pride-two-decades-of-progress-j-flag www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
28/05/191h 24m

What is 'Black Twitter'?

Black Twitter is a cultural identity consisting of "Black" Twitter users from around the world on the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community, particularly in the United States. Feminista Jones described it in Salon as "a collective of active, primarily African-American Twitter users who have created a virtual community ... [and are] proving adept at bringing about a wide range of sociopolitical changes."A similar Black Twitter community grew in South Africa in the early 2010s.[6] Although Black Twitter has a strong Black American user base, other people and groups are able to be a part of this social media circle through commonalities in shared experiences and reactions to such online. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
14/04/191h 0m

Why would you get married in 2019?

Marriage comes from Middle English which was first seen in 1250-1300 CE. ... The main goal ofmarriage, earlier on, was to act as an alliance between families. Throughout history, and even today, families arranged marriages for couples. Most couples didn't marry because they were in love, but for economic liaisons. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
05/04/1945m 25s

Do black women need us to save them?

If your spouse and baby were drowning but could only save one, whom would you save? www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
31/03/1950m 43s

Should Cardi B go to jail?

Cardi B has defended herself after a video resurfaced of her saying she drugged and robbed men who wanted to have sex with her while she worked as a stripper before finding fame. The rapper faced criticism after the three-year-old Instagram live video recirculated on social media. "Whether or not they were poor choices at the time, I did what I had to do to survive," she wrote on Tuesday. "I never claimed to be perfect or come from a perfect world." The original video was made as her career was starting to take off and was her response to someone who said she didn't deserve success because she hadn't put in any work. "Nothing was handed to me. Nothing," she said in the video, before going on to reveal that she would invite men to a hotel before drugging and robbing them. In response to the furore, she wrote on Instagram that she had been talking "about things in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living". She added: "I'm a part of a hip-hop culture where you can talk about where you come from, talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are." www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
28/03/191h 30m

Is there a war on masculinity?

Marvyn Harrison, Ortis Deley and Darwood Grace unpack if there is a war on masculinity www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
22/03/1925m 41s

Does Racism Exist?

Marvyn Harrison goes solo and explains racism and his understanding of where Britain is www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ej... 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=... ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
17/03/1939m 38s

BBC 5Live take over with Nihal Arthanayake

Dope Black Dads take over Nihal Arthanayake show on BBC 5 LIve www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
28/02/1949m 3s

How are Black Dads perceived?

James Anderson, Chris Becks, Dare and Kojo discuss what they believe the external perception of black dads is. www.dopeblackdads.com  #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting   More Episodes and longer content on:   www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
23/02/1921m 18s

How do I cope after a still birth? #TriggerWarning

Marvyn and Donald and discuss how he and his wonderful family survived the loss of a child and the experience they had with health professionals, friends and family. This episode comes with a trigger warning. If you have suffered infantal loss, this episode may not be suited to you. Please chose another podcast from the website.  www.dopeblackdads.com  #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting   More Episodes and longer content on:   www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz  💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
20/02/1934m 32s

Do you still 'do' Valentines Day?

Marvyn and Donald sit down and unpick some interesting facts around Valentines day. www.dopeblackdads.com  #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting   www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
14/02/1935m 49s

Is Obama black?

We discussed if Obama was black as we were looking at if dual heritage pan africans are considered black through thick and thin #10YearChallenge #Podcast #Parenting www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
07/02/1923m 51s

10 Year Challenge

Marvyn Harrison, Simone Powderley, Darwood Grace and Leah Samuels discuss who they were today vs 10 years ago #10YearChallenge #Podcast #Parenting   More Episodes and longer content on:   ? TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads   ? INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads   ? FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
05/02/1925m 20s

BBC Three Counties - Social Media Use with kids (Interview)

We sat down with BBC Three Countries Radio to talk about social media use for our children. www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
05/02/197m 28s

So we're on Channel 5 news

We sat and discussed the aftermath of Marvyn Harrison'd visit to Channel 5 News #10YearChallenge #Podcast #Parenting www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: ? SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS ? Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads ? Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] ? TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads ? INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads ? FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
03/02/1918m 33s

How do you de-stress? w/ Nii Odarte

Marvyn Harrison and Nii explore how to de-stress and if Marvyn is too needy. #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
30/01/1932m 19s

Why use the word Dope?

www.dopeblackdads.com Marvyn sits down with Nii to see how he is doing #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTdlNDhjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
27/01/1912m 14s

Is the internet too judgemental of parents?

www.dopeblackdads.com Marvyn, Becks, David and Darwood sit down to discuss how you parenting in the social media age is ' \ full of judgement. #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: https://anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YTdlNDhjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz 💸 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
27/01/1925m 45s

How do I prevent a divorce?

We discussed the merits and downfall of divorcing at the billionaire level, We are joined by: - Darwood Grace - David A Class - Chris Becks - Marvyn Harrison Tell us what you think on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
18/01/1925m 18s

Can Black people say the 'N' word?

We discussed the merits and downfall of using the 'N' word, We are joined by: - Darwood Grace - David A Class - Chris Becks - Marvyn Harrison www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
17/01/1939m 51s

The woman's side of the 'black dad story'

This week we spoke with Mum, Actor and Dope Black Mum in a very honest conversation to look at: - The other side of separation - How relationships can breakdown - The mistakes and lessons learned www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
19/12/181h 0m

Are LGBTQ dads invited into Dope Black Dads?

This week we had a powerful discussion about: - Being LGBTQ and black - Coming out to your parents - Kevin Harts homophobic comments - LGBTQ and religion - Coming from Nigeria and Dominica and being LGBTQ - LGBTQ Education in schools - Racism in LGBTQ community www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
12/12/181h 42m

Why I'm not coping with seperation

This week on Dope Black Dads we catch up with one of the core members of the group to discuss: - Coping with Separation - Having a support network - True friends and family - Porn consumption www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
04/12/1857m 38s

How do you raise your kids?

This week we discuss what it's like to raise kids while black. Are things specific to our experience or a general parenting experience? www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
02/12/1848m 0s

How do you raise young black women?

This episode we speak to founding fathers of Dope Black Dads to discuss: - Raising young women in 2018 - Raising kids in South Africa - The worst parenting mistake they've made - How they knew their partner was the one www.dopeblackdads.com #SocialMedia #Podcast #Parenting More Episodes and longer content on: 🎙 SUBSCRIBE on Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/3cIh6ejnk3lUUVhqSKzPUS 📹 Anchor.FM: anchor.fm/dope-black-dads 👑 Google Podcasts: www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR…jL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz ] 💸 TWITTER: twitter.com/DopeBlackDads 📸 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/DopeBlackDads 📲 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/DopeBlackDads
25/11/1859m 47s

How do you raise a black family in New York?

We were in New York and we honoured to speak with the wonderful Giles Family on their experience of parenting in New York. We also covered: - Being black parents - How to survive parenting in New York - Equality in New York - Education - Cost of living - How they co-parent and co-habit & Much more
12/11/181h 0m

Are Black people more likely to be sectioned?

This week we were joined by: Marvyn Harrison | @marvynharrison Darwood Grace @darwoodgraceisblackjesus Umar Kanyika @UmarKanyika Where we discussed Mental Health and how it's affecting the black community
04/11/181h 2m

How do we Co-Parent?

This week we got together with: Tunji Stretchinald @Tunjistretchinald Lawrence Lartey @MrLartey Marvyn Harrison @MarvynHarrison Nii Odartei Evans @NiiOdarteiEvans This week we discussed: - Whats our home setup? - How do we co-parent? - Dealing with post-partum depression - Couple counselling - Living in Saudi Arabia - Difference in our mums and dads - How do we co-parent?
22/10/1856m 7s

Therapy, White Women and Supporting #MeToo

We dug deep with this one after having some technical difficulties we discussed being a male nanny, White Women bring scared of black men, tactics in raising our kids and more
14/10/1854m 31s

Is youth violence because of absent dads?

A group of black dads have come together to discuss the highs and lows of the male parenting experience. We have over 53 contributors to the podcast so look out for special guests and contributions. This episode we cover: 1. Gang culture and knife crime - Do you agree with Stacy Solomon or David Lammy MP 2. How to raise a dope black 17 year old boy in Hackney 3. How to work with the mother of your child when you're not together 4. Possible solutions to the knife crime problems Message us on: Instagram.com/dopeblackdads Twitter.com/dopeblackdads
10/10/1853m 0s

Dope Black Dads: Introducing the dads

Contrary to popular belief, black men are present and loving fathers, and on Fathers day 2018 we brought together all the black dads in my network to celebrate themselves and on that day we built a brotherhood which has grown to 46 members around the world. This podcast is a chance for the world to hear the stories and perspectives of black dads unfiltered.
09/10/1821m 58s
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