Minority Korner

Stop on by Minority Korner, a new podcast, every Friday. We'll visit neighborhood korners like: good ole race korner, the gender fun korner, sexy ass LGBTQIIALMNOP (there's a lot of letters there) korner, pop culture korner, politics korner, nostalgia korner, all from the lens of these two crazy minorities. Learn. Laugh. Play... like Blue's Clues! Only... more Black, gay, and lady like.

Minority Korner 80: A Peak Behind The Jockstrap (Big Little Lies, Tuskegee Study, Sports In Amurrika, Master of None, Dear White People, PWR BTTM, Drake at Prom)

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"Awww Suki Suik," now we kick things off with an impromptu Quizlet Korner! Who made that phrase a house hold catch phrase in the 90's (and now looking back it is probably appropriated from Japan. James has a confession to make to Nnekay and you the audience... he watched 'Big Little Lies', but why does he feel so guilty about it? Possibly because it's just a bunch of rich white ladies, depressed, and staring into the ocean. Well we came here for Zoe Kravitz, and stayed for Nicole Kidman who turned it out! 'Masters of None' has reached perfection this season, and why are you still not watching 'Dear White People' yet? Nnekay delivers in an expose about the Tuskegee Study (not to be confused with Tuskegee Airmen of WWII) which was a true fucked up American Horror Story in it's treatment of Black men. Inspired by a recent trip, and conversion to the Yankee's, James takes a peak behind the jockstrap of Major League American Sports: a billion dollar industry. Which sports make what? How much do professional male athletes make compared to females? Why don't folks watch the WNBA? How much do cheerleaders make? What's the racial breakdown? LGBT Athletes? Does testosterone levels increase when your team wins? Why do we say "we" won, or "they" lost? Plus we take a look at the PWR BTTM controversy, and as we say: you gotta side eye your heroes. Also... did you see Drake get upstaged at his cousins prom?

Tuskegee Study History and current status

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/nearly-85-years-later-tuskegee-studys...

http://tuskegeebioethics.org/about/voices-for-our-fathers-legacy-foundat...

http://www.tuskegeecenter.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm

Let's Talk About Sports Mahn:

http://www.sportsnetworker.com/2012/02/15/the-psychology-of-sports-fans-...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/sports-stars-out-and-about/...

http://www.totalsportek.com/news/nfl-cheerleader-salaries-2015/

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/sports/basketball/after-two-decades-w...

http://ctbythenumbers.info/2013/10/10/wnba-leads-major-sports-gender-rac...

http://www.diversityinc.com/news/measure-diversity-one-u-s-pro-sport-meets/

http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-mlb-nba-nhl-average-sports-salaries-2...

Minority Korner 79: Put It In A Pamphlet and Get The Word Out: Hashtag Historical Facts (Debra Messing, Brooke Shields, Dolores Huerta, The Bracero Program, Cheng I Sao, Women In Power, Mya, Blaque, Monica & Brandi)

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Nnekay and James dabble in the reality tv arts by saving many of their weekly conversations for on air. This week, James sent Nnekay little tid bits about his exciting, action packed, and glamours week. Tired of #winelife and #craftlife Nnekay was desperate to hear. James adventures might have included and not limited by Debra Messing, Brooke Shields, bowling, and laser tag. James also teases his up coming interview with Brian Benson (aka Cousin Wonderlette) and his up coming documentary on Dolores Huerta- keep an ear our for an August debut. Nnekay is also briefly upset about the lack of diversity in the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer. In James' Korner, we're talking about the Bracero Program- started in 1942, it was a program to get labor from Mexico to come to America and work to help fill the deficit left by the war. By covering this program, James helps to clarify the continued trend America has by inviting Mexicans to America for labor then turning around and deporting them. This happened during the 1900s, the braceros program, and again today. How can we stop this cycle of xenophobia? In Nnekay's Korner, she is inspired by The amazing Lady Pirate Cheng I Sao, who in the 1800s lead a fleet larger than the Chinese Navy and was one of the most successful pirates ever to exist. So taking Cheng I Sao's cue, Nnekay decides to state some facts about the current position of women in leadership. It might be shocking, but basically it ain't good. We inspire those around us to seek higher positions of power and to support all the Baby Lady Bosses we know. In Quizlet Korner, James decides to bring it back with R&B Pop Princesses! Can Nnekay name that tune?

Links!

https://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactiviti...

http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/mexicanamerican...

http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175....

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/616/i-am-not-a-p...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ching_Shih

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/03/17/the-data-on-women-leaders/

Minority Korner 78: Trashrella is Ready for the Ball (Solange, Marvel, Dear White People, Moapa Band of Pauites, NV Energy, Sarah Baartman, Suzan-Lori Parks, A Goose, Samantha Bee, Franchesca Ramsey)

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he moment has finally arrived.... Did Nnekay meet Solange?!?!?! Nnekay breaks down her fabulous night at SFMOMA and how she may or may not have acted like a big ole trash bag... one might say a Trasharella? James also had a glamour night at a very exclusive Marvel private showing! James also talks about his newest obsession: Dear White People (the television show on Netflix). He HIGHLY recommends it! The jury is still out when it comes to Handmaiden's Tale on Hulu- we'll follow that up next week. We also want to congratulate our past guest, Ashley Nicole Black and her show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Samantha Bee hosted Not the White House Correspondence Dinner and it was a HIT. Also keep an eye out for Franchesca Ramsey's new talk show headed for Comedy Central (not VH1 like Nnekay said). Heading into our Korners, Nnekay talks about the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribe of Southern Nevada who fought against a toxic Coal Plant, which was poisoning their land and their people. It's a successful story about grassroots efforts, looking for the right resources, and never giving up in the face of adversary. In James' Korner, he covers the life and times of Sarah Baartman, an South African woman who was stolen, displayed, and exploited even in death. James was inspired the play Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks (which is currently running NYC). The story of Ms. Baartman may enlighten you to the perception of the black female body and it's objectification which still lasts to this day. We dabble a little into the Korner Kids Playground and talk about some of the amazing things happening there (join the fb group). Also we get into how Nnekay does not like birds, James doesn't like racoons, and how Nnekay may or may not have a trash chariot pulled by Racoons. ENJOOOOOOY!

Links!

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/how-one-small-tribe-beat-coal-and-bui...

MK77: JamKay's Fairy Tales: GoldiBitch & the Diabetic Witch (History of Pink Triangle, Solange, Books For Kids, Witches, Live Action Lion King, Visualization, Tonya Pinkins, Rachel Dolezal, Handmaiden's Tale, Goldilocks, Hansel & Gretel, Paris is Burning)

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James has quite the surprise to jump start the show, what celebrity is he now one degree of separation away from? Find out! But first: several tangents! In this fairy tale themed episode JamKay break down the TRUTH behind some of these fairy tales, what was really going on with this misunderstood, diabetic witch who lived in the woods before the entitled Hansel & Gretel showed up at her door? And don't even get us started on that Goldilocks... too late! Nnekay is going to a fancy event at the MOMA in San Francisco, will she meet Solange? Perhaps with some Oprah like coaching from James and his visualization techniques, and some throwing of elbows from Nnekay- she just might have a chance! As teased from last week James delivers as we explore the history of the Pink Triangle, which takes us to Nazi Germany, and the treatment of homosexuals. Could this happen again? Is it? We also look at the power and influence of queer culture as evidenced in the documentary Paris is Burning. Nnekay has another listicle for you and this time it is even more specific, like a very fine tuned Netflix sub-sub-sub category: Books for Kids featuring Black Protagonists not about Slavery, Sports, or Civil Rights. YES! But this leads into a larger conversation of Black stories in media, from Empire, to Scandal. We have some fan mail to read, thoughts on the Live Action Lion King, and we will bring up Rachel Dolezal for the last time.

http://www.pink-triangle.org/

https://scottwoodsmakeslists.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/28-black-picture-b...

Minority Korner 76: The Gabbening (Minus Gabrielle Union) ((Chris Brown, Black*ish, Gerrymandering, 2018 Elections, Velvet Ropes, Toys R' US, Celebrity Mascots, Barry Manilow, Copa Cabana)

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The Gabbening is upon us- only sans Gabrielle Union... she's busy... being Mary Jane. The breaks have been cut on this episode and it is full speed ahead in a series of Hot Topic issues. What is Chris Brown doing on our beloved show 'Black*ish', and the portrayal of women on the show gets debated. The 2018 Elections- it's already time to get ready, who are some interesting candidates, and how will gerrymandering effect a congressional shakeup? In tangent city James walks us through his first NYC velvet rope experience (and no we are not talking about the hit late 90's Janet Jackson album). Do you know what James' favorite disco jam is? You'll find out! We also walk through what all the pop star mascots are. You know about the Bee hive for Beyonce- but what are Ciara's fans called? Toys R' US- are kids still playing with toys? Plus Barry Manilow is gay!

Links!

http://feministing.com/2017/03/22/record-numbers-of-women-people-of-colo...

Minority Korner 75: Defunk Your Mind w/ The Wonder Twins of Podcasting! (Mindfulness, Black Lady Mathematicians, Raven Simone, Virginia, Anxiety, John Ridley, and Scandal)

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Welcome to the Boobie Bonanza aka Minority Korner, where James and Nnekay might just have figured out their new tag line? Do you like? James breaks down his trip to Virginia, the expected and the unexpected and came back with a souvenir... a farmer's tan! The duo discusses potentially doing a radio play and from there we get into... James's Korner. James' discusses his ongoing struggles with anxiety and decides to unpack what he's going through and shares some of the tools he's been using to help him cope. He discusses The Anxiety Podcast, Deep Breathing, and Juggling? Using The Artist Way, James has been and encourages listeners to participate in a Reading Deprivation Exercise and general unplugging to reconnect with their bodies. Also don't forget to Play! In Nnekay's Korner, she's been hearing a bunch of negative news especially surrounding black women and black people in unexpected careers including, John Ridley's omission of black women in his most recent miniseries, how ABC almost didn't want to cast a black woman in the lead of Scandal, and the neglect of praise for great black architect Paul Revere Williams. So to combat these stories, Nnekay has decided to introduce the audience to four amazing Black Women Mathematicians. In Quizlet Korner, James' goes completely off the grid and gives Nnekay questions that pertain too but aren't limited too: Plantations, Betsy Devos, Raven Simone, and Scientology. Phew! Enjoy Everyone!!!

Links-

http://gizmodo.com/these-black-female-mathematicians-should-be-stars-in-...

http://www.vulture.com/2017/04/the-controversy-surrounding-showtimes-gue...

http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-architect-of-hollywood/

Minority Korner 74: What Have You Done For YOU, Lately? (MaxFun Drive, Vampire In Brooklyn, Kal Penn, Oprah, Fulfilling Your Potential, Ashley Nicole Black)

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Oh My Oprah! This week is chock full with wonderful goodies for your ears to snack on! It's our second aka last pledge episode for the #MaxFunDrive, so this is your last chance to consider making a donation to the amazeballs Maximum Fun Podcasting Network! Up first is a Minority Korner fan favorite Korner: Movie Review Korner! James and Nnekay review Eddie Murphy's beautiful masterpiece, Vampire in Brooklyn, which includes so much that Nnekay AND James have a hard time wrapping their brains around. Just to name a few surpries: Cobras, bad and multiple wigs, Angela Basset screaming her head off, bad Jamaican accents, and John Witherspoon. Nnekay covers some of the injustice Actors of Color specifically Kal Penn have to deal with during casting, and james bring his Oprah-ish Lessons on how to break free of limits and steps on how to reach the potential your truly deserve. And lastly we have the second part of the non bonus episode portion of our interview with Ashley Nicole Black from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee! She talks about women in comedy, what it's like to work on TV, and the RNC. So hang on tight, put on your Angela Basset Pants By Basset Pants on to get comfy and Enjoy the show!

Links!

http://jezebel.com/kal-penn-reveals-the-racist-roles-hollywood-wanted-hi...

Minority Korner 73: The Max Fun Drive, Starring JamKay as 2 Floppy Titties! (W/Special Guest Ashley Nicole Black, Full Frontal, Biphobia, African American Genealogy, Oprah, Santa, Nancy Drew,Panic Attacks, THWIP)

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It's Minority Korner's first Maximum Fun Drive, so get ready to get wet, and make it rain! We are pulling out all the stops... all of them... there are no more left, as it is full speed ahead! But first James shares something very serious with Nnekay, and by default you the listeners as we unpack panic attacks, and the power of knowing what a problem is so you can confront it. James had a very heartwarming, Oprah style, empowering korner lined up, but then Queerty came up with 5 ways you might be Biphobic, and it is time to discuss. Are you Biphobic? Nnekay is tackling this week's 'Ask Minority Korner Anything' and is going to help one of the korner kids, and Black listeners everywhere, trace their genealogy using her sexy librarian prowess. And headlining this episode we have Ashley Nicole Black, writer and correspondent on "Full Frontal w/Samantha Bee" in the first of a 3 part interview series (though the final part is only available to listeners who donate and subscribe to Maximum Fun). Ashley talks to us about all kinds of things from Shonda Rhimes, to racism in Chicago, and we begin to chart her journey to 'Full Frontal'. Plus random things like Nnekay's love for Boxcar children, was Nancy Drew really lurking? Is Santa Real? Did Jennifer Hudson (AKA J-hud) drop by the Korner? Find out! As these two floppy titties get you hyped and ready to donate for the Maximum Fun Drive!

5 Signs Your Biphobic:

https://www.queerty.com/5-signs-might-biphobic-not-even-know-20170320

Map Your Genealogy:

http://www.pbs.org/genealogy-roadshow/genealogy-tips/free-people/

http://www.theroot.com/do-mormon-genealogy-records-include-black-people-...

http://www.genealogycenter.info/africanamerican/

http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/

http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/

http://iaar.unc.edu/

Minority Korner 72: Poets, Pioneers, & A Chip'd Tooth (Get Out, Historical Transgender Women, POC Poets, David Kaluuya/Samuel L. Jackson, and crows)

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James has been horribly disfigured from an intense salad eating gone array! There goes his toothpaste modeling career, but Nnekay has some ideas on how to fix it, although they might be more entertaining than helpful. Lawwd James needs your help, as he's involved in an awful production that seems to be getting it all wrong about being gay, Black, getting news that you're HIV+, and essentially how to put on a proper production. A production that seems to have Tyler Perry aspirations. We're not knocking Tyler Perry... (but we're knocking Tyler Perry...). Nnekay's up first and she is going to snap us into some POC Poets you need to know about. We're going to get all NPR on your ass, as Nnekay recites, spits, and slams so dope poetry at you. In celebration of Women's Month, James is going to take us back to school and educate us on some important Historical Transgender Women, who nobody ever talks about. Guess who's back? Quizlet! And she is looking goooooood! She is going to test your knowledge: what did Samuel L. Jackson say about 'Get Out' star David Kaluuya? Aretha Franklin is retiring, and Patti La Belle has some thoughts on the matter! And what is going on with this Indiana High School, and it's... "Straight Pride"... oh lawwwd! Get these kids some Minority Korner! Also crows are intelligent, who knew! All this and more!!!

Links!
http://aaww.org/three-poems-justin-chin/

http://www.rachelmckibbens.com/

https://twitter.com/azizabarnes?lang=en

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/aracelis-g...

http://www.morgan-parker.com/

http://www.danezsmithpoet.com/

http://frannychoi.com/

Minority Korner 71:It's Spring Break, so just give me the Fact-Facts! (Gay Loneliness, Immigration Raids, The voice, Ben Carson, #adaywithoutawoman, ICE, Toxic Masculinity)

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Today we are all about the FACT-FACTS and not the Alternative facts that seems to be dominating all the media outlets these days. It is Spring Break and is Nnekay having the time of her life orjust crying at the blind auditions on The Voice? James has some questions for Nnekay: What is the origin of the term 'Becky" and what exactly is the Women's Boycott or rather #daywithoutawoman? Nnekay tried to explain the best she can. Both are APPALLED by the nonsense that has spewed from Ben Carson's dumb mouth. James wants to give him a pamphlet to educate him on slavery, meanwhile, Nnekay just wants him to float away to Island of AWAY. In James' korner, he tackles the truth about Gay Loneliness. He covers the article in the Huffington Post, the rebuttal, the truth to both sides and what falls in the middle. Nnekay's korner covers Immigration Raids currently being conducted by the ICE. She covers how we got to this point, some key facts, and what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Remember ya'll The Max Fun Drive is coming up, and we hope you enjoy this episode!
Links!

http://feministing.com/2017/02/16/four-things-you-should-know-about-immi...

http://mijente.net/

http://feministing.com/2017/02/13/image-of-the-day-know-your-rights-grap...

http://unitedwedream.org/thank-deportation-defense-card-handy-phone/

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/03/06/gay_loneliness_is_real_but...