Black Roots in Music & Comics (911, Timeline of White Folks Appropriating Black Music, Black Comic Characters, Janet Appreciation Day, Justin Timberlake, Queen Nefertiti, Scandal, Today Show)

Episode 115

9th February 2018

We took a knee in support of Janet Appreciation Day (AKA Super Bowl LII). Nnekay corrects the Today Show, about their Queen Nefertiti facts. Inspired by Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance, James takes us on a magical journey through time exploring a timeline of white folks appropriating Black music, why this has been occurring for over a century, and American music’s roots in African culture. Nnekay continues her discussion from last week exploring Black comic characters you should know!

Episode notes

How did you spend Janet Appreciation Day (AKA Super Bowl LII)? We took a knee in support of Colin Kaepernick, and protesting Justin Timberlake’s (Mr. King of Appropriation) performance after his participation of ‘nipplegate’ back in 2014, aiding in Ms. Jackson’s dethroning, and riding his wave of white male privilege unscathed to the land of further success. Scandal seems to be showing some Janet love this week in it’s hot mess of a final season. Are you watching James’ “Auntie’s” (Angela Bassett’s) show 9-1-1? Nnekay has a huge correction for the Today Show, and their unveiling facts about Queen Nefertiti, and who she really was. Note: she did not look like Gladys the soccer mom. Also King Tut was probably a bubble boy. Inspired by Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl performance, James takes us on a magical journey through time exploring a timeline of white folks appropriating Black music, why this has been occurring for over a century, and American music’s roots in African culture. Nnekay continues her discussion from last week exploring Black comic characters you should know! Hold onto your butts as we continue our celebration of Black culture! 
 
Timeline of White Folks Appropriating Black Music
http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/fade-to-white-black-music-whi…
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dr-lisa-tomlinson/black-music-exploitation_…
https://medium.com/@IRahmanJones/white-people-blues-music-and-the-proble…
https://morningsidereview.org/essay/black-rhythm-white-power/
https://morningsidereview.org/essay/black-rhythm-white-power/
https://blavity.com/confused-heres-a-breakdown-of-what-the-cultural-appr…
https://www.bet.com/music/2017/05/08/pop-stars-use-black-artists-twitter…
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-sister-rosetta-tharpe-be…
https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/chuck-berry
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_r…
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2016/10/race_rock_and_the_r…

 
Black Comic Characters: 
https://www.cbr.com/26-of-the-greatest-black-characters-in-comic-book-hi…
https://www.buzzfeed.com/danielkibblesmith/sweet-christmas?utm_term=.sev…
 
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