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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...

Minority Korner 70: We See You Oscars... and We Need to Talk (Political and Commercials of the Oscars, Who Are Actually Winning Awards, Campbell Soup, Paula Abdul, Denzel Washington, Bill Paxton)

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Is it really Hooray for Hollywood in this episode of Minority Korner? Yes, James and Nnekay are celebrating the Oscars this week. But first, Why does James always default to the Jurrassic Park Theme? Was it a game changer?!Dive into James' experience filming Soup Meets Sandwich... and JUST how much James loves Campbell's Soup... whereas Nnekay just wants some of that sweet soup money. The duo ponder if starting late in a career is doable and grabs inspiration from Viola Davis, Morgan Freeman, and Julia Childs. ALSO who is this James Arthur singer chap trying to steal OUR James' steez, Nnekay wants to KNOW. We start things off with Nnekay's Korner, this week she's covering the various types of protest pins celebs were sporting, and some of the interesting political statements the commercials from New York Times, Audible, and GE made during the broadcast of the Oscars. In James' Korner he tackles if the oscars have truly moved on from #oscarssowhite. He also question the myth of the liberal media and if Hollywood's standards more open minded than what they portray themselves to be... hint... things aren't as rosy as we me all think. In honor of our new Tidbit Korner, here are some more tidbits from the episode: Bill Paxton, Kerry Washington, Moonlight, La La Land, Mc Scat Cat, Vera Wang and More! Enjoyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

Minority Korner 69: A Star is Born! Get Nasty! (69 Boyz, Fashion Week & Activism, U.K. Period Dramas & POC U.K. Actors, and Party Lines)

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Time to GET NASTAY, because it's our 69 episode... mmmm.... In this episode you will discover the origins of how a certain MK hosts star was born in a little dance group called '9 on Time' back in the 90's, not be confused with Beyonce's 'Girl Time' though it's easy to do so. We take a trip down memory lane and talk about everything from the 69 Boys, to the Quad City D.J.'s, to Sisqo, and Nnekay has a theory about how Party Lines, may have been the birth to social media. James goes across the pond in his korner to investigate is the grass really greener on the other side in terms of POC (or as they call it B.A.M.E. Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic) visibility in U.K. media? Should James move to the U.K. to become a big hit actor? What's with all those period dramas? Where is the non-white representation? Does it accurately reflect the truth about the U.K., and it's history? It's Fashion week, and Nnekay the fashionista is going to tell us who's in, and who's out, when it comes to designers using the runway to challenge the zeitgeist, and get political! Nnekay chooses a side between Tyra and Namoi Campbell. We also discuss some interesting topics from the Minority Korner Kids Playground Facebook group about how to combat racism, and femphobia on dating apps, and reverse sexism- is it a thing? Also Mariah Carey doesn't understand how your desk job works- so don't try explaining it to her. All this in more on our 69th episode: GET NASTY!

ARTICLES:

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-incredible-nyfw-moments-that-actually-felt-...

http://www.indiewire.com/2014/04/co-screenwriter-of-noah-explains-why-th...

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2016/11/why-british-addicti...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11385314/David-Oyelowo-why...

Minority Korner 68: The People vs. Brother Outsider & The Wall (O.J. Simpson, Bayard Rustin, Mexican-American Massacre, Texas Rangers, Ryan Murphy)

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Nnekay needs a theme song for her soon to be half hour sit-com, and James has got one for her! James has finally watched the American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ, and there is much to talk about. Especially since this podcast didn't' exist then. Nnekay and James unpack the trial itself, the performances, and the importance of this trial as it was set in a time right after the Rodney King riots, exposing racism, police brutality, and the so called justice system. In our first Korner, Nnekay, is gonna learn you about the massacre of 1000's of Mexican-Americans, and will reveal the origins of all this "Wall" talk, and the history of the Texas Rangers and their overall awfulness. Finishing out this week's 1-2 punch of things we should've learned in school, in honor of Black History Month, we talk about Brother Outsider himself: Bayard Rustin. The organizer behind the Million Man March. You thought that was Martin Luther King Jr? It's time to learn about the true heart and soul of the Civil Rights Movement Bayard Rustin, the Black, gay, pacifist, Quaker, activist who time seems to have forgotten. But we haven't! It's another action packed episode!

http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/texas-rangers-kill-latinos

Minority Korner 67:What's Up Korner Kids!!!!!! (Super Bowl, Lady Gaga, Sundance, Mel B, Chicago, Pomo Afro Homo, Self Care, and William Monroe Trotter)

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This week we are on FIRE! THE SUPER BOWL came and went, but we're not here to talk about sports... we are here for GAGA. She dangled her ass into the arena like a spider and killed it! Also James touches on a Sundance lady brunch of the rich and the famous where they had a moving conversation about race... Celebrities they're just like us! James took himself out on a little Broadway Baby Date with himself to go see Mel B from the Spice Girls sing it up as Roxy Heart. Did she do a good job? Has she improved since her stint as Mimi in Rent way back when Nnekay saw her in the early 00s? Nnekay surprises James with a little information regarding her foray into the world of THEATER. She might just be ready for a new chapter in her life! Now on to the Korners! James is up first this week and is covering The Pomo Afro Homo Theater Troupe- Black. Queer. Theater. 'nough said! They have been producing incredible work work for years, so James breaks it down, by covering selections of sketches, their founders, and the future! Nnekay has a Hodge Podge Korner this week ya'll which she has titled- Just The Tips with Nnekay. She is covering books to help children learn compassion, Ariana Huffington's tips on how to combat outrage but to still stay active, as well as a tip for great cinema, the PBS documentary called Birth of a Movement about 1900s activist, William Monroe Trotter, who fought against the original extremely racist movie, Birth of a Nation. We also have a new Korner where we toss it to the Korner Kids and see what they've been up to! So hold on to your butts, get ready to rumble, and check your lace front, because we are ready to get you PUMPED.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/books-to-help-childre...

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-to-get-out-of-the-cycle-of-outrage-...

http://www.colorlines.com/articles/watch-william-monroe-trotter-fights-d...

http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Pomo-Afro-Homos-Fierce-force-r...

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/499847/pdf

Minority Korner 66:Cocktails and Soup and Sandwiches (Roxane Gay, Women's March, Male Feminist, Reality Dating, STEM, American Gods, Ashley Judd)

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This week we are coming in hot, hot and fresh like a Thai Breeze. That's right Nnekay just got back from her Honeymoon in Thailand and she is... SICK, but she managed to have a lot of fun in the sunnnnn. James is on the fast track to Reality Stardom, and also owning the hottest Restaurant IN THE WORLD: Cocktails and Soup and Sandwiches. Did James find love on the Reality Dating Sow? Another question answered: What type of sandwich is James? Let's get to the Korners! First up is Nnekay's Korner where she talks about the Amazing Roxane Gay: Feminist, Activist, Writer, Publisher, Professor, she does it all! Know what else she does? Stands up to giant publishers, Simon and Schuster. In James's Korner he tackles some of the hurdles young girls have to face, why STEM is important and how men can be better feminist. He also tells the tale of his travels to the Women's March in DC. Last up is Recommendation Korner! Nnekay recomends a book, and James has some hot movie picks... annnnnnd goes over how Double Jeopardy DOES NOT stand the test of time. So put on your pussy hats ya'll and enjoy the show!

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/26/511767380/roxane-gay-p...

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

https://www.bustle.com/articles/153209-12-roxane-gay-quotes-to-power-you...

https://www.bustle.com/articles/117595-10-ways-men-can-be-feminist-allie...

http://www.xojane.com/issues/feminism-men-practical-steps

http://www.themarysue.com/study-brilliance-in-children/

Minority Korner 65: Round 2...FIGHT!: Star Wars Lady Wars (Rouge One, Coded Gay Characters, Books for Black Teens & You, Carrie Fisher, Black Authors Galore, Moonlight, TV Shows With Gay Characters)

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The gloves. Come. Off. It is our 2nd annual fight! And this might be the one that breaks the Korner (but probably not). Nnekay and James haven't disagreed this much since Tesla back in episode 5. Stripped from the cutting room floor it's all of our bonus segments from the past month that were cut for time, but woah is this some juicy material. First James tackles the coded gay characters in Rogue One, and calls out the film industry for it's lack of gay representation, and points out some TV shows are representing. But first there's a fight. Then Nnekay gives us another fabulous list of books every Black teenager (and/or human being) needs to read. It is an action packed episode! So hold on to your butts!

Minority Korner 64: Lace Up Your Boots its Inauguration Day! (The O.A., The History of Christmas, Ancient Egyptians, Combating Casual Racism, Immigration, Ask Minority Korner Anything, Outlander, "Passing")

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It's time to "get Jazzy with it" in 2017! It's Inauguration Day! We hope you got some boots for the Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Christmas, Winter Pagan Holiday because we think you'll be getting a lot of use out of them this year! This is the year to be gellin?! James walks us through his yearly interrogation by the British Immigration office which usually turns into therapy around his ex's. Does he share too much? Why were so many people against The O.A. on Netflix? James has a theory about this beautiful story, that we're not used to in our world of negative stories, violence, and anti-heroes, a story of hope might be a bit hard to digest these days. Meanwhile Nnekay is watching Scottish titties on Outlander. We dive into some theories about the advance technologies of Ancient Egypt as well as the History of Christmas. It's not as wholesome as it is now, and was once outlawed by the no fun Pilgrims. It's a new year and a New Nnekay, and she's crafted her very OWN list on how to prevent future terrorist that grow up to be crazy Dylan Roof terrorists by combating casual racism before it gets too big. We have our first Ask Minority Korner Anything of the new year, giving "advice for those who "pass". Enjoy!

Minority Korner 63: And I Will Always Love You... Gay Africa! (History of Homosexuality in Africa, The Bodyguard the Musical, Mariah Carey, #BLMKidnapping? Vivica A. Fox, Shaun King, Frank Ocean, The West End)

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James is back from his holiday in the U.K. and he brings news: In England the hottest ticket in town is... The Bodyguard the Musical AKA a Whitney Houston tribute, and Broadway level it ain't. After this segment Nnekay and James will probably not be allowed to visit London's theater district the West End because of all the shade but James just might be West End bound anyways. We catch up on our Kwanzaa Celebrations. As promised James is delivering just as he teased last year, we are divining into the history of homosexuality in Africa, debunking the myth that it is a thing brought to the continent by white colonizers. Surprise! Africa's always been gay! We get subversive in this controversial Quizlet Korner, where it might be time to breath, think, and put the torches down. Is Vivica A. Fox's ladies only/no gays allowed Vegas show homophobic? Did she apologize? Does she need to? Did J LO beat out Mariah Carey in the battle of NYE performances by actually having a rehearsal? Is Frank Ocean's mom demanding a homophobic gospel singer be removed from her son's new album? Did Black Lives Matter really kidnap and torture a man? Like... Really??? Did James remove his troll from his life? What exactly IS The Bodyguard Musical? All this and more on this week's Minority Korner!

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