MK242: Decolonize Your Bookshelf (Umbrella Academy, Lady World Leaders COVID Response, Confederate Flag, Mary J. Blige, Your Books)

Episode 225

3rd July 2020

In honor of America’s Birthday we take a hard look at this country’s short fallings and how it can be doing better with both the Coronavirus, and your education and knowledge. We decolonize our bookshelves, and look at how the countries with female heads of state are leading the charge in Coronavirus response. Plus we look at Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, why James has beef with Mary J. Blige, and why the Confederate Flag obviously, should’ve been taken down across the nation.

Episode notes

In honor of America’s Birthday (cue the eye roll) we take a hard look at this country’s short fallings and how it can be doing better with both the Coronavirus, and your education and knowledge. Nnekay and James discuss the Confederate Flag being banned across the nation, and it’s beyond about damn time this is happening. James finally caught up on The Umbrella Academy which is essentially messed up version of the X-Men and gets a thumbs up from him, but not when it comes to Mary J. Blige. Why does he have beef with her? James and Nnekay have prophetic dreams and visions about the 2020 election- That’s so Raven Style. Our Librarian in Chief, Nneaky, is here to help us Decolonize our bookshelves with her 4 step process, just in time for the holiday where we celebrate the end of colonization. Time to be about it!  Also what to do if you’re dating someone and they don’t have books on their book shelves? Does that make them just shelves? Then, Emerald joins back in the fun to further side eye America, get ready to gag when you hear about the female world leaders, and their response to Coronavirus. Beyoncé was right- who run the world… or at least who should be? GIRLS! Plus we’ll catchup with Nnekay to find out what she’s been up to, I’ll give you a hint… it’s pretty crafty.




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