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Send In The Clowns (The Moors, LGBTQ Hate crimes, IT, Oklahoma!, 9/11, Nasty 90s)

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It's halloween, which means something scurry that maybe used to bring joy to many is lurking around every corner: Clowns! Ah! And they even have a sequel to a very particular clown coming back to haunt us. The twins lament over their fears: IT! It's back! Is there a scientific reason as to why people don't like clowns? The Wonder Twins also piece together the real meaning behind a very popular 90s dance jam and surprise: it's nasty. It's the 90s! James is freshly back from seeing the new and exciting version of OKLAHOMA! This ain't yo mamma's Oklahoma, on this dark take on this usually up beat American musical. This transitions into a conversation of how to do a remount of a classic play.Nnekay has some suggestions for him to see next. The duo talk about the rise in violence against the LGBTQ community, and is the economy really booming in Trump's America? Also the shitty tactics employed by the North Carolina State Representative to get bills paid on 9/11. The main event is all about The Moors! James breaks down who they are and how they brought alllllll the magic to Europe, brining them out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance giving us advancements in education, hygiene, food, medicine, dining, sexuality, music, technology, agriculture, the modern city, and more! The Moore's are giving us more, and it's time we give them credit, as once again Black folks and their contributions have been washed out of history. Not today on Minority Korner! James will probably drag Europe for there sad dark living before the Moors came in and Fixed Their Lives! Get ready to have your mind blown about the Moor's! 

Links

The Moors!

https://bit.ly/2kIIJzQ
https://bit.ly/2kxR3m4
 
Hate Crimes on Rise:
https://bit.ly/2lRYQeq

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MK195: Glitter Bombs of Truth (Rep Illhan Ohmar, Jay-Z & the NFL, Sex in the Stacks, Missy Elliot, Dreams of Beyonce)

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The Wonder Twins are back- no more voicemail messages they are talking person to person! Missy Elliot may have been celebrated at the VMAs (a little too late) but Nnekay noticed a huge problem with her performance... a certain R&B princess was missing. Is James really friends with Beyonce & Jay-Z? Or was it a dream? Speaking of Jay-Z sure did step in it this week. Jay-Z Mr. Got Colin Kapernick's back on take a knee, seems to have flipped the script and aligned himself with the NFL. Is he shcukin' and jivin, or jumping into the arena? The twins discuss. James seems to have come back from Europe more able to see both sides to everything. Does Nnekay get her comedic writing from her dreams? In the main event Nnekay stops the rumor mill for Representative Illhan Omar. Nnekay breaks down her heroic story, truly representing the American Dream, and the work she's done, and what she's been up against. In a new segment called "James Asks a Question" he poses to our friendly neighborhood librarian his burning question over the last few weeks: Sex in the stacks? Fact or fiction based on the latest season of 'Dear White People'. Also please watch the Great Hack on Netflix if you haven't! 

 

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MK194: MK Voicemail Conversations PT2 (VMA's, D23, The Amazon, Equal Pay for WOC, Karamo Brown, Koch Brothers)

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Ring, ring, ring leave another message at the Minority Korner Beep! The wonder twins are still separated by land, and sea and try to reach each other! First up James calls Nnekay and gives her all the snaps on her voicemail korner of last week. Also the VMA's happened, and James is feeling old and out of the loop. D23 Happened and James has some hot exciting takes on what else Marvel/Disney+ will be rolling out to take all of our money and eyeball time. One of the Koch brothers died and James is conflicted on how to respond. James also shares some Bossip with Nnekay around Queer Eye/Real World's Karamo Brown who stepped in it this week. Also the Glow Up did a great deep dive into why we still have unequal pay for women of color. Nnekay hops on the horn and tries to give James a call who's still over in Europe. She has to tell him all about how the Amazon is burning, and what we can do to help! All this and more on PT2 of Minority Korner Voicemail Conversations! 

LINKS: 

The Amazon - https://cnet.co/2NAmAQ9
Koch Brothers - https://bit.ly/340HhKK 
Women of Color Equity in the Workplace- https://bit.ly/2PoHiVW 
Karamo Brown Steps in It- https://bit.ly/32cuZgJ 

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Voicemail Conversations Part 1 (Gay European Adventures, Black Chefs, Circuit Festival, Amsterdam Pride, #boycottmulan?, New on Netflix)

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The Wonder Twins are stretched across the world, as James is still over in Europe, and Nnekay is holding it down in the Bay, and they're trying to get a hold of each other for this weeks episode! What ensues are two very lengthy voicemails for each other catching up on their lives and the state of the world. Nnekay gets James up to speed on her life, and black chefs who are changing the course of dining in America- YUM! James gives Nnekay a very long ramble about his misadventures in Amsterdam and Barcelona. From Circuit Festival- the largest gay circuit dance festival (why did he pay the circuit past), to navigating micro aggressions in Amsterdam (no place is perfect), Amsterdam Pride (they have actual floats), and how the Google Pixel can save your life while traveling abroad with cute pictures and internet everywhere! James has mostly been away from current events but has peaked his head in to see #boycottmulan, and the racist in chief and his usual shenanigans. Also sadly two Pulse shooting survivors have become loud, outspoken, ex-gay activist. Also he's somehow managed to squeeze in quite a few Netflix series and they're is some good stuff floating around out there! So get caught up with the Wonder Twins of Podcasting through some voicemail conversations!

LINKS:

Black Chefs: https://nyti.ms/2SjEt62

Pulse: https://bit.ly/2TYJWjv

Mulan: https://bit.ly/2ZjLRnX 

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Judge John Hodgman Crossover!

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Nnekay pops in to the Judge John Hodgman show to help make some judgments during SF Sketchfest! But first she rattles on about things in her life.

I Know Their Lips (Drag Queens, The Yankees, Stranger Things 3)

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We're heading into this episode with a little story about James potentially starting a ruckus at a Yankees games. Nnekay felt old in an Urban Outfitters, and the NYPD is at it again with James. In the corner, James is tackling the New York Magazine profile of Powerful Drag Queens, why it's problematic. To combat this list, he is giving you some alternative Drag Queen that are Powerful and not featured on this list. This week we got Nnekay's recommendations for the summer!!

We're Going To Cat School! (Black Cosplayers, Comic Con, Marvel)

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We are breaking down everything San Diego Comic Con and Marvel, In fact, we're breaking down the whole 4th phase of the Marvel Universe. We're Excited Nerds!!!! Flowing with the Comic Con Theme, Nnekay has some Black Lady Cosplayers to follow on Instagram. James has some TV and book recommendations to get you through the summer!

My Therapist Is A Pervert (Diverse Cartoons, Scarlet Johansson, Black Lady 007, Punisher, More Racism In the Whitehouse)

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Another day another racist comment from The Occupant in the White House. This time he's targeting four amazing Congresswomen. When are the Republicans going to step up?! Does J.Lo know that Africa is a continent? There is an update about the Maternal Mortality Crisis with the app Mahmee. Also a Black Lady 007?! What nonsense is ScarJo spewing now about all the roles she should be able to play? Nnekay is giving you some names of awesome diverse cartoons that feature LGBTQ and POC kids as their leads. James has a Quizlette for you that features: Punisher, Alan Turning, PETA and more!

QUIZLET LINKS: 

Transgender kids’ brains resemble their gender identity, not their biological sex - https://bit.ly/2Lt7knV 
Gay Millennial challenging a 76-year-old homophobe for a NY Congressional seat- https://bit.ly/2Y1sgEz 
Alan Turning on the £50 Note - https://logo.to/2Y0HLwq 
A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher's Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts/And the Punisher has told them to go fuck themselves, https://bit.ly/2SfBDz6 , https://bit.ly/2LVyjZ0 
5. PETA- https://bit.ly/2YfFmC0

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The Aloha Experience (Close the Camps, Racist Anthropology, Drop Dead Gorgeous)

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James went to a party and some said some rancid stuff that might include a taboo word during Taboo. We're also talking about the new Little Mermaid with excitement. Also Bette Midler needs to learn how to read a room especially at World Pride. James is tackling how we can do our part to help close the detention centers, actually let's call them what they really are: concentration camps. Nnekay is talking about how anthropology needs to be reexamined becuase it is alllll mixed up with racism and bias.

Links:
https://daily.jstor.org/anthropologists-hid-african-same-sex-relationships/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/timeline.com/amp/p/7a45289071cf

https://undark.org/article/nubia-sudan-amara-west-archaeology/

What You Can You Do to Close the Camps- from Yopp Voice

https://bit.ly/2G8Q1V1 (Bookmark & Share)

Texas Tribune’s list of Orgs to help immigrant children separated from their families:

https://bit.ly/2YhWLqC

Find your Gov. Officials to contact: https://www.usa.gov/local-governments

ICE using Solitary confinement for LGBTQ+ - https://bit.ly/30wgNhE

Follow @Lights4Liberty- to find out about demonstrations and protests in your area.

Know Your Rights: helpful videos for undocumented workers via the ACLU: https://bit.ly/2GU56ZB (Share)

It's Our Anniversary! (Toy Story 4, Gabrielle Union, Gullah Geeche Nation/People, Stage Coach Mary, Robert Smalls, Glory Mora)

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It's time to celebrate our 4th year anniversary.... or is it our 5th year anniversary? We don't know how numbers work. James just had a birthday and there is controversy surrounding his age. Is he 43? Or 34? We dive into a tangent surrounding Gabrielle Union and all the projects she's up to, also Scream the TV series seems to be making a comeback with some surprise people involved. James saw Toy Story 4 is it good? Was it necessary? What is proper party etiquette? James has some thoughts! We also spoke another movie into existence this time starring Viola Davis! We also celebrate each other and our accomplishments of 4... or 5 years. We dip into the vaults of our two favorite corners through this past year. First up Nnekay covers the Gullah Geechee Nation and it's people- it's history might surprise you! James is giving you the low down on 2 Black folks you probably haven’t heard about and that should become movies asap! One was a bad ass stagecoach driver known as Stage Coach Mary, and the other an escaped pirate slave Robert Smalls. Happy Anniversary and thanks for listening over the past 4... or is it 5 years?!

Links!

Gullah Geeche Nation

gullahgeechenation.com
Color Lines- https://bit.ly/2XeVSCB
Cultural Herritage Corridor Commission- https://bit.ly/2GICRjZ

Stage Coach Mary
https://bit.ly/2G9trx0

Robert Smalls
https://to.pbs.org/2XkQaQ1

Follow Glory Mora on IG: @gloryisprettyfunny

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