We kick things off celebrating Juneteenth! Gossip Girl is jumping on the representational reboot train with a diverse cast- but is it too little too late? In the Heights is caught up in a colorism scandal- we weigh in. In the main Korner James helps us celebrate Afro Latino’s since In The Heights ignored them, with 8 legends who’ve made impacts from music, to acting, to politics, and activism this community has helped shape the fabric of society and it’s time they got their well deserved spot in the spotlight. Then guest co-host Julia Hardy spills all the tea on the Real HouseWives of New York with their first ever Black housewife Eboni, and as a former employee of reality television, Julia has the inside scoop.
Guest Co-Host: – Julia Hardy (she/her): a BIPOC, writer, TV junkie, queer. She’s dishing Black Girl Magic and Blerd Power. Shining the light on injustice and fighting for equity. – astrological sign Virgo.)
- Juneteenth Resources:
- In the Heights Colorism:
- The Root: In the Heights and the Erasure of Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx Folks
- Vulture – IN THE HEIGHTS UPDATED JUNE 16, 2021 Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon M. Chu, and In the Heights Actors Address Film’s Colorism
- The Marysue- We Need to Listen When the Afro-Latinx Community Criticizes In the Heights
- The Root: Let’s Talk About In the Heights and the Erasure of Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx Folks
- The Marysue- Lin-Manuel Miranda Issues Apology After In the Heights Criticism Over Lack of Afro-Latinx Representation
- Every In The Heights Song Not In The Movie
- New Gossip Girl Looks Way More Inclusive
- Afro Latino’s to Celebrate
- Remezcla.com- 8 Afro Latinos Who Made Important Contributions to US History
- This Black History Month, celebrate the work of Afro-Latinas who challenge what Latinidad looks like
- The Americano News- 5 Afro Latinas to Celebrate During Black History Month and Beyond
- Noticieromovil.com- A Hidden Identity: 10 famous Afro-Latinos to celebrate during Black History Month
- Three facts to celebrate Afro-Latinos during Black History Month
- Reuters- First openly gay Afro-Latino U.S. congressman
- Them.us – 7 Icons Adored by the Queer Latinx Community
- Run, Eboni! RHONY (Real Housewives of New York)
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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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