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 55: STAY. FIRED. UP! (Election 2016, Veteran's Day, White Folks Get to Work, History of Black Veterans, Native Americans in WWII, West World, Walking Dead, Election Victories, Cleveland Mascot, Ask Us Anything)

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We are here for you Korner Kids. Let's unpack this election. James was there at ground zero of what everyone thought would be the official celebratory election party of America's first female President. We walk through what happened, from voter turnout, to the reality of America. Most importantly we are going to get you FIRED. UP! Now is the time for action, and we've got some ideas, and reasons to be hopeful. Minority Korner the movement has just begun! In honor of Veteran's day we have two segments. First up Nnekay explores the involvement of Native Americans in WWII- and we have a lot to thank them for. Next James explores the history of Black folks in American wars, spoiler alert we've been fighting for America long before it was even America. Then it's our first ever "Ask Minority Korner Anything" we have a question! We explore escapism, sci fi, and fantasy and how it can be used for good like fighting oppression. All this and more!

Links!

http://armedforcesmuseum.com/the-role-of-native-americans-during-world-w...

https://www.shsu.edu/his_ncp/NAWWII.html

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

Minority Korner 54: A Verry Patti Korner- Where My Background Singers?!?! (Patti LaBelle, Femphobia, Black Podcast, Sounding Gay, Barrack Obama, Hell Houses, Halloween, The White House, That's So Raven, Jay Z vs. Kanye West, History of Trick o' Treat)

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It looks like Christmas has come early with a Flash Back Friday Patti LaBelle Holiday Presidential Christmas Tree Lighitng Extravganza circa 1996... and it is a dooze! The big question is: WHERE. ARE. HER. BACKGROUND SINGERS?!?! (Don't worry not only will we renact it for you thorughout the episode but we've posted the link). In the kornes first up it's James posing the question: Do I sound gay?! Before you answer we investigate what does it mean to "sound gay" inspired by the documtary 'Do I Sound Gay?', along with what does it mean to be "straight acting" and who all these "straight acting" gays are truly at war with. Nnekay gives us the full low down on other Black Podcast that you should be listening to. When did Halloween become mainstream? Probably more recent than you think, and Nnekay is going to give us the history. James has another Quizlet Korner that is horrifying. Christian Hell Houses? Lesbian Bachloretts? That's so Raven? Barrack Obama and the Gays? All in this epsidoe of Minority Korner!

Patti LaBelle Christmas Extravaganza (You're Welcome):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z84QdJlPpHE

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/how-candy-and-hallowee...

https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliafurlan/turn-up-for-podcasts?utm_term=.be0L...

Minority Korner 53: Dedicated To Noah Witke (13th, Birth of A Nation, Female Nobel Prize Winners, Nate Parker, Lewis Latimer, Jennifer Aguilera, 3rd Debate,Nasty Women)

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James was boy on a train last week but not as crazy, or as exciting. We've both watched '13th' Ava DuVernay's new documentary about Mass Incarceration, and how slavery is alive and well in our American society. It is a must watch for all Americans! Does Beyonce deserve a Nobel Prize? Bob Dylan got one.. What about the Lohans? Let's give props to some of the ladies throughout history who've managed to break into this Nobel Boys Club. James breaks down all the controversy around the film 'Birth of A Nation', not the racist one from 1915, the 2016 one that's potentially more problematic in it's treatment with women. Oh and there's the director/writer/producer/lead actors history with rape. Once again we need to have a conversation about how we treat and talk about women. History Korner is back from the grave and it looks like Thomas Edison is at it again, stealing ideas, but this time from a Black man. Quizlet Korner is going to get NASTAY for you as we focus on the the third and final debate. Also, James explains why we took the week of last week, sharing a tragic story, that sheds light on a first hand encounter of the police. In light of that this episode is dedicated to James' roommate Noah Witke, a beautiful, compassionate, loving, talented individual... may he rest in peace.

Links!

ttp://blackinventor.com/lewis-latimer/

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/lewis-latimer-drew-first-...

http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-howard-latimer-9374422#helping-to-...

http://www.greatblackheroes.com/science/lewis-latimer/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/rainy-day-women?utm_term=.kbL6XV8pA#...

Minority Korner 52: Best Of Minority Korner Frankenstein Style (Queer History, Tiger Mandingo, Slave Tetris, Bees/Birth/Bears, Greta Garbo, KKK, Latino History, Luke Cage,Janet Jackson)

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Due to some personal tragedy and trauma, we don't have a full NEW episode but we have Frankenstein'd the FUCK out of our old one's for our "Greatest Hits"! But first Nnekay has designed our first ever Minority Korner Syllabus giving you some fresh reads this week on Queer History, Latino History, and most importantly... Marvel's Luke Cage! For those who've listened to segments from parts of past episodes (although why not just listen to the whole damn thing) we've broken down the times for each segment.

11:45- From Episode 6, We crack the case on the infamous "mandingo" that was supposedly terrorizing a university, and uncover the real villain in a case of a population being infected with HIV, and the stigma that HIV positive folks still face today, sometimes even legally.

34:40, From Episode 13, 'Slave Tetris'. Slave Trade the video game exists... and the creator is hell bent on trying to convince you this game is a great idea and necessary.

48:05, From Episode 6, Our favorite Quizlet Korner about Joe Biden, and most importantly Gretta Garbo and some crazy shit that had Nnekay in amazement. It doesn't take Scooby Doo to uncover the mystery of Nosfaratu, just Nnekay.

53:30, From Episode 5, The gloves are off as Nnekay and James come head to head over a glass (or two) of wine, and Nikola Tesla.

1:03:15, From Episode 4, A woman has a very unlucky day, pregnant, lost in the woods, surrounded by bees, and may have started a fire... she's a regular Amelia Bedelia.

1:08:03, From Episode 4, Grand Dragons, The KKK, McSkat Kat

1:15:38, From Episode 4, Extra Chat Korner

TIGER MANDINGO

http://www.queerty.com/college-wrestler-gets-30-years-in-prison-for-reck...

http://www.towleroad.com/2014/07/michael-johnson-feature-explores-the-da...

http://www.buzzfeed.com/steventhrasher/how-college-wrestling-star-tiger-...

SLAVE TETRIS:

http://kotaku.com/this-is-a-screen-shot-from-slave-tetris-which-i-can-as...

http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2015/09/03/slave-trade...

QUIZLET

http://www.queerty.com/who-stole-gay-silent-film-director-f-w-murnaus-he...

Amber's No Good, Terrible, Bad Day, Giving Birth, Chased by Bees, and Started a Forest Fire story:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-woman-lost-forest-20150630-s...

Minority Korner at the Chicago Podcast Festival

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11/18/2016 - 19:00
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Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater

Nnekay and James are bringing their takes on the issues important to you to the first ever Chicago Podcast Festival, and you won't want to miss it! The show is November 18th at 7:00 PM, and tickets are on sale now! You can get more information at chicagopodcastfestival.org.

Minority Korner 51: Explicit to the Maxx!!! (Luke Cage, Basket of Deplorable, Black Folks & Mental Health, 90s Jingles)

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This week we are taking it to the Maxx (our explicit nature that is)!!! James and Nnekay are all up in those jingles, like nobody's business! Do you even remember Jingles! Well these two sure the hell do! The beauty and blackness of Luke Cage has us hooked even just one episode in, let us break down why for ya'll. In the Korners, Kid Cudi checks himself into a Rehab to work through his bought with depression causing Nnekay to investigate why Black folks generally do not seek out help for for Mental Health We are knee deep in the political season. James' dives deep, deep and deeper into the election and truly tries to understand and uncover just exactly WHO these baskets of deplorable are... and is our country on the verge of a BROSIETY? While investigating the various supporter of a certain presidential candidate, James miiiiiight have signed Nnekay up for an undercover mission... will she choose to take it? This Quizlet corner, Nnekay is up to the challenge, also we give shout outs to our 50 goldstar listeners and Minority Korner Kids (we're still working on the name- and their prize).

Links!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mental-health-black-women-art_us_57c...

http://www.vulture.com/2016/10/kid-cudi-started-an-important-conversatio...

http://www.vulture.com/2016/10/kid-cudi-depression-suicidal-urges.html

Minority Korner 50: It's our 50th Extravgaynza Spectacular, So Let's have a Vakiki ! (Palm Springs, Racist Cameras, Privatized Prisons, Immigration, Solange Knowles, Helen Keller, Kodak Film)

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James is back from his amazing Palm Springs Spring Break... in October?! He witnessed first hand the invasion of the Bachelorette Parties in Gay Clubs... THEY'RE TAKING OVER, and Nnekay just CANNOT handle it. She would much rather celebrate Helen Keller. Nnekay is no longer a Bridezilla... but a GUESTZILLA, ya'll betta watch out, because she's coming to tear up your NEXT wedding. In our Korners, James is educating why your camera and film miiiiight just be racist... and why is there a woman named Shirley Cards involved... and is she wearing black gloves?! Nnekay discusses how privatized prisons might be coming to an end soon... but while this is a cause to celebrate... we still have a ton of work to go. In Quizelet Korner will Nnekay be stumped by James' questions this time? We cover NBC's Mail Order Bride, Solange Knowles, Britney Spears, Shonda Rhimes, and the transgender community. Enjoy the show!

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/what-you-need-know-about-dojs-cl...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/18/justice-de...

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/justice-department-phase-out-federal-...

Minority Korner 49: You Got To DO Sumthin, or Go Home! (The Debates, Fox News, More Appropriation, SNL, Sexxxy Quizlet Korner, Folsom Street Fair, Straight Male Sluts)

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It's the last episode of the summer before the summertime sadness kicks in, and Nnekay and James head to their respective coast lines! James explains the Folsom Street fair to Nnekay, like what a harness is. A new season of SNL is firing up and there's good and bad about it's upcoming cast members. We catch up on TV like Master of None, Atlanta, and get those Oscars ready because here comes Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in August Wilson's 'Fences'. It's that time of year again, time to talk about cultural appropriation, and Nnekay is STILL pissed ya'll ain't getting it about cultural appropriation so she's gonna break it down for you... AGAIN. From dread locks to Mark Jacob's, to Miley Cyrus, to Bon Appetit, and we'll give you a hint- it deals with power. And we know... we're tired... but the election isn't over, and the debates happened... so let's check in with our friends at Fox News to see how they felt the debate went. There are 6 points they're PISSED about when it comes to moderator Lester Holt who they feel pushed the debate in Hillary's favor. And get ready for the SEXIEST Quizlet Korner yet! You have a LOT to learn this week: Does sex get you closer to God? Are straight slutty more men more likely to get prostate cancer?

Minority Korner 48: Go Tell Your Wife! AKA Morris Messes Up: A Movie Review (The Get Down, When The Bough Breaks Movie Review, The Emmys So White, Black*ish, Historical Black Surgeons, Morris Chestnut)

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It's that time of year again! Yes the Emmy's but most importantly it's the MK Black Suspense Movie Review, as every September Hollywood releases what should be a Lifetime movie to the big screen. The reviews are in: Save your money and watch last years amazing Perfect Stranger, and enjoy our Spoiler Review of 'When The Bough Breaks' or what it should've been called 'Go Tell Your Wife AKA Morris Messes Up'. But first, James might be on Mariah Carey levels of celebrity after his hit San Francisco Show, where like Mariah he doesn't know JLO. It's a historical Emmy's because Black*ish is nominated for Outstanding comedy, the first Black show since 1985... so apparently the Oscars ain't the only thing that are so white. James has some facts and figures on this surprising situation. I mean come on! Where's Urkell's Emmy!? Nnekay is throwing us some history with medical advancements created by Black surgeons in perilous times. Thank you Black doctors for so many life saving techniques and practices. You probably had no idea. Well that's why we're here! Also are you getting down on the Get Down- you will be after James' stark raving mad review (and he's only an episode in).

Links!

http://www.biography.com/people/charles-drew-9279094#father-of-blood-banks

http://www.biography.com/people/daniel-hale-williams-9532269

Minority Korner 47: Ehhh Bra, Let's Get A Tan w/ Special Guest Carla Lee (Dolly Parton, Black Lady Physicist, Lady Gaga, Racist Castings, Beach Blanket Babylon)

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The reviews are in, Nnekay saw James' summer show 'Champagne is Disastrous', and did you know Black folks LOVE Dolly Parton, Nnekay explains why. Lady Gaga has a new song out and JamKay is into it. Cancer sucks but there's a Black Lady Physicist who may have found a new pioneering technology that could change everything! Longtime running San Francisco institution Beach Blanket Babylon posted a racist casting notice, but is it any different than what theater companies around the country are already doing without posting? We also have some ideas on how to diversify your theater company. Also writer/comedian Carla Lee from Killing My Lobster stops by the Minority Korner and man oh man is she busy with web series, stand up, and a new comedy series "Nice Tan".

Links!

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/01/09/black-female-physi...

https://www.yomyomf.com/all-ethnicities-welcome-to-audition-but-you-need...

https://www.facebook.com/nicetancomedy/