MK218: Put Down Your Torches, It’s The Black Criterion Collection (Black Movies, Tips for Surviving the Primaries, Pussycat Dolls, Jameela Jamil, Dwyane Wade, Gayle King, Ronan Farrow, Just Mercy, Birds of Prey)

Episode 218

14th February 2020

How to protect yourself during a fiery, political season. The Pussycat dolls are back but can you name which one didn’t return? The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil stepped in it, has pitch fork culture gone too far? Ask Gayle King we talk her interview over Kobe that blew up. We’ve got a gift for you: The Black Criterion Film Collection which features the broad spectrum of Black storytelling spanning 70 years and 3 generations of film making. Also Birds of Prey, and Ronan Farrow’s book: Catch and Kill. 

Episode notes

Jen is here to make our lives all better as we dive into this primary political season with a ‘how to protect yourself during a fiery, political season’ … will we make it to November? But first not only is Jen back- but so are the Pussycat dolls, and we define their mission statement. But which one’s are back aside from the obvious lead singer Nicole. Bet you can’t name them. The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil may have stepped in it, while trying to defend her seemingly controversial pick as a judge on a new Voguing competition reality series- but has cancel/outrage/pitch fork culture gone too far? Gayle King might know a thing or two about that as she received death threats for her interview with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryan bringing up his rape allegations- is this part of the larger problem with our ‘heroes’ having troubled past, and our inability to reconcile the two? Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union are being bomb ass Queer ally parents. Somebody blocked James on Facebook. Ew. For Black History month James has a gift for you: the Black Criterion Film Collection which features the broad diaspora of Black storytelling spanning 70 years and 3 generations of film making. How many have you seen? From Carmen Jones, to School Daze, Foxy Brown, to Amistad, Eves Bayou, Friday, The Goldenchild, Watermelon Woman, The Wiz, The Color Purple (which James has only seen in French) and more! We touch on some of the highlights from this expansive list, cue up your streaming services! Also Birds of Prey, and Ronan Farrow’s book: Catch and Kill

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Jameela Jamil controversy 

Dwayne Wade being a bomb ass parent

Gayle King/Snoop Dog Time Line

The Minority Korner Black Criterion Collection – Enjoy! 

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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he’s joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority!

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