Hosts Tre’vell and Jarrett STAN Lil Nas X, and so of course this week we’re talking about his Montero album. Before that, however, a comment Jarrett made to Tre’vell at their 30th birthday party, inspired them to publish an article about the policing of trans bodies: In Defense of the Meaty Tuck on Xtra Magazine. Jarrett and Tre’vell get into a meaty conversation about the beauty standards of a white, cis-gendered-dominated society. And if you enjoy this episode on Lil Nas X, be sure to listen to NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour to hear even more opinions on his latest album.
Shout out to the FANTI fam. You all ask us the best questions, including this week’s: When it comes to job hunting with personal ethics and values in mind, should I continue to hold out and work for companies truly committed to dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy even if it means struggling to make ends meet?
HM: Disney Plus releases Sparkshorts Twenty Something directed by Pixar’s rising animator Aphton Corbin.
HM: Director Zach Parrish releases the romantic animated short Us Again about an elder interracial couple dancing back into the days of their youth.
HM: Getting into convo with bikers, host Christopher Stricklen talks racial justice on the soon-to-release episode of his podcast We Got to Hangout.
HM: CBS’ Big Brother will have its first Black winner thanks to Tiffany Mitchell (and The Cookout Alliance).
HM: Megan Rohrer has become the first transgender bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
DM: Nicki Minaj’s vaccine tweets inspired the Barbz to get loud and unabashedly ignorant in these streets.
Black History Is Happening Everyday
Michaela Coel is the first Black woman to win an Emmy for writing I May Destroy You, one of the best limited series of the last decade, and she slayed her Emmy moment with a relatable and much-needed speech for 2021.
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About the show
Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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