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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 ...
 
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Nnekay is back! We are going to get real nerdy-looking at the trailer of the new Marvel Disney+ series WandaVision, and Nnekay went down the YouTube video easter egg rabbit hole, plus other exciting MCU announcements! We pivot to Judd Apatow's call out for Hollywood's silence on China’s Concentration Camps and then turn the mirror back at us here i…
 
Inspired by last weeks conversation around the racist history around curfews, we’re going to look at our Korner on a few historical riots in the US. We cover just how many riots heappened from 1964-1971, and specifically focus on: the: Harlem Riots of 1964, Watts Riots 1965, Newark Riots, and the Detroit Riots of 1967, all on the heels of James hav…
 
Sam Jackson is BACK! She/her, A San Francisco based black, pan, actor, vocalist, teaching artist, burner, CFO of Cirle Twerk: A Twerkshop, and all-around magical being. We are celebrating Niecy Nash who had the best way to come out, and John Boyega is not here for Disney/Star Wars’ bullshit. Go off John Boyega! In the first Korner, we’re going to e…
 
This week on Minority Korner we are going way back in time to a Korner from episode 3! Early on in the Minority Korner journey, such babes, who had no idea what lay ahead, but trust the racist bullshit was still there. Inspired by Guest Co-Hosts Glory Mora's Korner a few episodes ago, about the history of the Dominican Republic, we are going back t…
 
This is an action-packed week full of so much goodness! First, up the oh so talented actress Sam Jackson is here joining us for some HOT, HOT topics: Gender reveals have gone too far, underneath these orange fire skies did we wake up and miss the rapture? There are new Oscar rules for inclusivity! It’s the summer of sequels because it’s Rachel Dole…
 
Inspired by Black Panther, and because we don't know our history, we are digging into the vaults for Nnekay's korner on the Black Panther Movement, their tenants, actions, and what they actually stood for not what many have been told they were by mainstream media. James also dives into required viewing 'The Black Panther Mixtape'. Knowledge is powe…
 
James comes up from his week off from his media blackout and finds out what a "Kenosha" is... wow 2020. Not ready to go there so we pivot with our two guest co-host. First: Avi Roque is here to chat cancel culture, using our social media for social activism, and how to come correct when challenging someone as we explore shame vs. guilt. Then our re…
 
In this emotionally charged Rewind, we celebrate the life, the legacy of Chadwick Boseman. James shares what the actor meant to him. James had the fortunate pleasure of interviewing Chadwick Boseman for Marvel, at the Black Panther Purple Carpet premiere. We revisit that interview, along with James' insights of the experience of the event, along wi…
 
On a special episode of Minority Korner our very own political analyst, Ben Randle, joins us to debrief this historic Democratic National Convention as we swing into the general election. We provide our key takeaways, our highlights, our thoughts on republicans speaking, and who inspired us. Was there behind the scenes Democrat drama- or just somet…
 
The DNC just wrapped, and we are going to take a beat, and circle back to that next. So this week, we're going to have a little fun, Moury is here and we are going to dive into three shows that are tapping into the cultural Zeitgeist that we have devoured during the Pandemic: The Wire which has been eye-opening in understanding underserved communit…
 
We are still running with all the emotions from Michelle Obama's amazing speech at the 2020 DNC, and in honor of that Black woman who slays DNC conventions, we are celebrating Shirley Chisolm and historic run for President back in the 60s. She was a person of many first! Get ready to get inspired! Books to read more about Shirley Chisholm Unbought …
 
Kamala Harris has been selected to be Joe Biden’s Vice President and we air out all of our grievances over the Kamala Harris VP selection, not over the pick, but from the toxic responses within our own faction of the party on this historic moment, with so much at stake. We sound the alarm reminding folks of the big picture, and bring the receipts o…
 
She has not only taken over Disney+ but also this podcast. It needed an episode all on its own, it's Glory and James' conversation on Beyonce's Film Black is King. We dive into what it means to us as, the community, and how it uplifts the movement. It's a celebration of Black culture, connecting us with roots back to the continent. We do have one n…
 
Welcome to Civil Rights Part 5. We think we have discovered the perfect meme that describes our 2020 month to month journey through the many faces and reactions of Kerry Washington/Olivia Pope. Speaking of, will bringing up Kerry Washington, and American Son, AGAIN, reignite James and Glory's feud? Kerry Washington is doing it up, her Emmy nods, Th…
 
History (as usual) is under attack. For this week's MK Rewind, on the heels of Senator Tom Cotton trying to restrict the 1619 project being taught in schools because it was a “necessary evil”, we are ringing the school bells, because we've got a Quizlet on the history of the American Slavery epidemic. We’re going to show you just why it’s important…
 
Confused on who to vote for? Well Nnekay and James have a personalized way to help you get on the right side of history with our new campaign slogan and initiative that James thinks is kind of sexy’. In the age of Corona what will be the future of movie theaters be? And how come some directors and theaters can’t read the room on Corona? We have a H…
 
This week we revisit Nnekay’s Korner on the slaughtering of Mexican-Americans, at the hands of the Texas Rangers, not Walker Texas Ranger, but... we have choice words for him too. This story is jaw dropping, and parallels many of the other stories we’ve covered around America’s bloody past to just about everyone. Black folks, Indigenous Peoples, La…
 
We find out why James has such venom for Destiny's Child's, "Say My Name" music video which leads to Detective Moury on the case to crack what happened to the other two original members of Destiny's Child. Nick Cannon is under fire, rightfully so, for anti semitic remarks, is he canceled? We unpack why it's ludicrous for there to ever be beef betwe…
 
In honor of the passing of legendary, iconic, civil rights hero and activist Representative John Lewis' passing, we revisit our Quizlet Korner on 10 facts of why you don't fuck with John Lewis. There's a lot of talk about how to honor John Lewis, but there's one way around voting rights that stands out the most. Also we revisit that time Queen Bey …
 
It’s the Maximum Fun Drive! Woohoo! It’s feels like Christmas in July and not only do we have our neighborhood librarian jumping back into the mix for the drive, but we are going to unearth so many of the questions that have been plaguing us as of late. Is Agent Orange trying to incite a Race War? Is Scary Spice Racist? IS Tupac Alive? And on the h…
 
In honor of the Maximum Fun Drive we are digging into the archives for one of our favorite, most popular Korner's: the history behind why your camera is racist, yes even in the digital age. Plus we resurface one of our celebrity guest callers, who've called to become a member during years past Maximum Fun Drives. A one: Jennifer Hudson. No, that's …
 
Having never watched a single episode of Dawson’s Creek, we give our Black takes on the cast, and all the juicy bossip. Thandie Newton has been giving some compelling interviews recounting her experiences of sexual assault, the industry, and shooting Mission Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise which sounded TERRIBLE. We’ve got our hand on the cancel butto…
 
This week for the Minority Korner Rewind, we are going to take you on a Ride, five rides to be specific. It looks like Splash Mountain, based on the very racist Disney film Song of the South, is finally getting a makeover that we’ve been calling for, for YEARS. Five down, four more to go. We cover the history of Song of the South, Disneyland’s rela…
 
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 4th of July is upon us, we were thinking about taking a knee and not doing an episodes for this week, and we remembered their was a time when the 4th of July was a Black holiday. We revisit Black folks complicated history with the 4th of July, and how it was a Black Holiday, celebrated on a different holiday, in addition to Juneteenth, post Civ…
 
Avi Roque is here, for our Pride Celebration, or Queer Christmas, as we Pride in Place. We are gathering around to watch the NEW classics since we can’t be celebrating out in the streets together. James finally caught up on Pose season 2, it's giving me all the feels (you aren't ready), coupled with the Netflix Documentary Disclosure, both shows re…
 
It’s PRIDE! And you might be seeing rainbow flags waiving all around your town but do you know the history of the Pride Flag? For this week's MK Rewind we go back to our exploration of the history of the Pride Flag, what it means, what it stands for, on the heels of in 2018 in Philadelphia when they introduced new colors to the flag to address inte…
 
Like a rash that we like Nnekay is back, ready to take us through Tangentown. So much has happened since she last visited, so we check in with her, and how she is dealing, handling, processing with all the civil unrest. We take issue with folks expressing “silent” solidarity. The definition of racism is finally being updated by Miriam Webster. Blac…
 
To celebrate Juneteenth, and why Agent Orange's (as Spike Lee him) attempt to have a rally ON Juneteenth in TULSA was such a slap in the face... and if you listened to last weeks episode, combined with this week’s rewind you’ll know just why. So for this weeks rewind we have Minority Korner Co-Creator Nnekay’s TWO segments on Juneteenth, as we go f…
 
When it comes to reforming our police structures and the violence against Black folks from those structures, so many people are like: what can I do? Well, we're gonna tell you! This week we dive into Campaign Zero which is a 10 point initiative and policy program to bring about change in our communities, based on data and practices that already exi…
 
It’s the Minority Korner rewind, each Tuesday we will have a bonus episode of MK digging into the archives and selecting a Korner that is appropriate to revisit for the moment. With so many new listeners, and even for the veteran Korner Kids we’ve had around 400 Korners, and sometimes it can feel like cramming for an exam. The best line of defense …
 
Cymatic Bruce is back- and thank the goddess because it has been a week! We dive into the four deaths that led up to the mass protests around the world responding to the killing of unarmed Black people and anti-blackness in America. These events didn't happen in a vacuum. We talk about #BlackOutTuesday and it’s effects, once everyone finally figure…
 
We go from Karen to Karen this week. Have you heard of social media chef Alison Roman- well she seems to be dragging Chrissy Tiegan and Marie Kondo, while other Karen Lana Del Rey seems to also be dragging women of color, and Ariana Grande - what is going on white women? Joe Biden might not be a white woman but that didn’t stop his whiteness from s…
 
James R. Nowlin, is back! He is a dynamic keynote speaker, executive coach who is an expert on purposeful living, leadership, and professional development, and award-winning author of “The Purposeful Millionaire: 52 rules for creating a life of wealth and happiness, he’s been called the “Napoleon Hill” of our generation, and he is here to shed some…
 
Everything old is new again, we are going to go back in time to check and see how did the last pandemic effect Black people? Spoiler alert: not well. As we look into the Pandemic of 1918 (not the Spanish Flu as it has been mistakenly called, as that’s NOT where it originated from) we examine, once again, how pandemics can bring out a countries raci…
 
Nnekay is back in part one of an EPIC two part Minority Konrer. We catch up about navigating life through a Pandemic! If you’re stressed don’t worry P Diddy's got your back to relax! So something else to worry about: Murder Hornets! Nnekay let’s us know just how scared we should be, which is apparently not at all. We talk about areas that have been…
 
Ben Randle is here to help us wade through the political forecast of election 2020 and what we can do! But first, a new AUTHORIZED Whitney biopic by her estate has just been green-lit, no more Lifetime originals on to the big leagues, but will this be truthful or fall short, like Bohemian Rhapsody and vilify her hidden queerness. We might be in qua…
 
It's a double guest co-host whammy with Glory and Moury back on the podcast! Glory and James jump back into their conversation about Insecure this time focusing on actress Amanda Seales, her chameleon like performance, being on The Real, and why isn’t she catching on? Ya’ll sleeping on Amanda Seales! Zoom has taken over everybody’s lives from the K…
 
Glory is back and has to try to figure out how to work her side of the tech in New York, and she lets us know... it’s still crazy. Just what’s across the street from Glory that is a cold rude awakening to make every day count? The Cheetah Girls are having a reunion, but maybe not after their Instagram Live where two of the members dropped some Tea …
 
We’ve got Moury Minhaz reporting from ground 0, in NYC, where they’ve been hit by the biggest cases of COVID19. But you think you’re having it bad... The Karen’s of the world are really having a time of it as a journalist has taken THIS as the opportune time to ask, "Is Karen the N word for White Women”.. Hmm... let’s discuss. That Rona is still ra…
 
Unclench your butt it's a double whammy! Double the guest co-hosts with Michelle and BJ back! James saw Hustler's with Jennifer Lopez and his reaction might surprise you. Michelle and James continue their conversation about the Census and the exclusion of leaving LatinX folks off the race category. Are you hitting boredom in you quarantine? Well vi…
 
You’ll have to forgive us, as we might be experiencing cabin fever, but this is our first pandemic ya’ll, and we’re coming to you LIVE - whatever that means in podcast world. We do a Coronavirus/Self Quarantine check-in. Fox News finally joins reality that this pandemic is real, but they’re blaming ... millennials... but wait who do they think mill…
 
Disclaimer: this episode was recorded last Saturday, so 6 days ago so when it comes to talking about COVID-19... so much has changed so bare with, me in particular. It’s sort of like looking at a time capsule. Guest co-host Michelle Peralta is here to help us navigate the beginnings of our lockdown. We talk about The Rona (the Coronavirus), James h…
 
She's BACK! The Queen of Minority Korner herself: Nenkay FitzClarke is back just to take in James' new muscular bod. Have you ever asked someone, "how was the funeral?" If you have, chances are: you're Black! We explore how we view age today vs back in the 80s looking at Grace & Frankie, vs The Golden Girls. With Nnekay here we can finally dive ful…
 
Two guest co-hosts this week as we continue where we left off from last week, still trying to figure out what Rihanna said. Glory kicks it off and gets real personal, taking a break from giving horoscopes, she leads us through a conversation about hair, being Afro-Latina and why things like the Crown Act are necessary. We kick it back over to Kyle …
 
Glory is back which means: Mercury must be in Retrograde. We have a Coronavirus update which will hopefully keep you calm and moving on- though the Man in the White House doesn’t seem to have a plan, local governments do! Glory gives her Hot Takes on the Goblin Mayor himself Michael Bloomberg, having lived in NYC during his Stop and Frisk reign. Th…
 
It's a house party as we have half of cult podcast House Party on the pod with Kyle Ishmael! So The Debates are literally happening, as we speak. Is Elizabeth Warren going Arya Stark on everyone up on that stage mainly a certain billionaire? We don't know because they are literally happening as we speak. Speaking of Michael Bloomberg - he’s going f…
 
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 Ni…
 
Comedian Cole Steffensen of Sports for Gays and Curious Straights is here to help us understand all things Super Bowl! Especially that halftime routine! OMG JLO and Shakira shut it down, they got a little political, but was it enough? Speaking of getting political, Taylor Swift’s documentary may have James walking back some of his ‘basic’ comments …
 
Joining us again,it’s Emerald! With our animation expert on board, we talk about the new animated series Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts that is breaking ground on the LGBTQ+ and diversity front! Which movie is Disney reaching into the animated vaults to get the live action treatment, to ruin your childhood? Emerald has a mini review of Martin Law…
 
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