MKBONUS: We Did It! + Lovecraft Country (EP275)

Episode 275

10th November 2020

We did it! Joe Biden & Kamala Harris take the White House back in this historic nail bitter of an election. We celebrate the victory and the communities that really saved this country from itself. As a treat for all your hard work, it’s a Bonus Korner with Nnekay as we dive into HBO’s groundbreaking Lovecraft Country! On the heels of last week’s episode, this show is a perfect example of understanding our histories, and stories to create empathy and understanding of the marginalized, particularly the Black experience, to learn from our past and not repeat it, all executed in Lovecraft Country through Sci-Fir/Horror. We hash all the deep meanings, historical references, allegories, things that needed side-eye, and easter eggs you might have missed. So sit back, dig in as it is time to turn the page on a new era as we continue to do the work! Congratulations ya’ll- we did it!

Episode notes

Ding dong, the witch is dead- time to pop some bottles and take a much-needed victory lap because we defeated authoritarianism and Joe Biden & Kamala Harris take the White House back in this historic nail bitter. We breathe a sigh of relief, letting out the stress, anxiety, and fear of the last four years while celebrating the folks, and communities that brought this home for us. As a treat for all your hard work, it’s a Bonus Korner with Nnekay as we dive into HBO’s groundbreaking Lovecraft Country- spoilers beware! On the heels of last week’s episode, this show is a perfect example of the work ahead of understanding histories, and stories to create empathy and understanding of the marginalized, particularly the Black experience, and in Lovecraft it’s executed through Sci-Fir/Horror to almost perfection. As much as we celebrate this series, like everything, sometimes you gotta side-eye your heroes, as it wasn’t as flawless as HBO’S previous Black sci-fi series Watchmen. With a brief pit stop at Side Eye Villa, we venture into all the deep meanings, historical references, allegories, and easter eggs you might have missed- and what this show meant to us. So sit back, dig in as it is time to turn the page on a new era as we continue to do the work! Congratulations ya’ll- we did it!

Links!

Lovecraft Country Syllabus and Guide: https://langstonleaguellc.squarespace.com/popculturepd

Georgia Runoff:

https://votesaveamerica.com/state/georgia/ 

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Nnekay FitzClrke: TW: @mizzfitzie, IG: @nnekay

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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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