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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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We continue our discussions and dives into the rise in violence towards the AAPI community- but first. Did Raven-Symoné see that both the third Zenon and Cheetah Girls movies were not going to be good- so she didn't return? Just who is Sheryl Sandberg? No seriously who is she? We find out. In the main korner James takes us through the history of th…
 
Did we fall into a time warp back into the 1960s- because Jim Crow 2.0 is back baby! In Georgia! We ask the question what do people really mean when they say "Conservative"? What does it have to do with the oppression of other people? We gush and highlight some really amazing media starring AAPI leads: the delicious gay film Monsoon, the period sup…
 
Vignette Ching is here and It's off to a quick trip to the land of imagination before we jump into the recent rise in Asian American hate crimes and the Atalanta attack. What does this tell us about our country? What does allyship really look like? Will this strengthen and heal the relationship between the Black and AAPI community? Well as just two…
 
With the recent violent attacks towards the AAPI Community most notably the tragedy in Atlanta where 8 were killed fueled by racism, and sexism, there seems to be a disconnect for some that this was in fact a hate crime- and that’s because folks don’t know their history. So in preparation for the next two weeks of guests and conversations we though…
 
Hate crimes against Asian American folks are on the rise - and guest co-host Natalie Orzco (she/her) has a personal connection to one of the most recent attacks in Oakland- and advice on how to show up for others. We have a PSA: if your family, friends, or loved ones watch Tucker Carlson - they in danger girl! Netflix is trying to shame us from sha…
 
Today we are a party with a purpose, it’s been a long time but comedic legend in the making and duchess of the podcasts Glory Mora makes her return. Speaking of royalty we unpack the tell all interview between our BAP Megan Markle and Queen Oprah herself, along with Megan's DAWM Harry ( don’t worry these acronyms will eventually make sense). Celebr…
 
The stats are in around the effects of the pandemic on Black businesses and the vaccination rates for Black folks and - they’re not good... surprise! We talk the adorable Sylvie's Love a romantic film set in the 50s starring Tessa Thompson and some other hotties. We talk the trash awards that is the Golden Globes which had some groundbreaking winne…
 
Nnekay is here and James has to confront her and have it out on the pod because she... spoiled.. last weeks... WandaVision in one simple text. We are on a mission to, as Viola Davis says, "exhume the bodies," and bare witness as James saw Amistad for the first time, and HBO Max’s It’s a Sin about a group of young gays in the 80s in London during th…
 
He’s back! Fellow Blerd, Cymatic Bruce (he/him), VR Evangelist and entrepreneur, we dig into the film vaults and talk the power of the Spike Lee biopic Malcolm X. Looks like a lot of white folks are getting got: we talk the Joss Wheedon fallout, Gina Carano's firing from Star Wars as consequence culture continues- and we are here for it. Justin Tim…
 
Is there a life coach in the house? There is today with Jennifer Covington (she/her) and we are feeling our power already. But first a PSA of how not to use Gorilla Glue as learned by Tessica Brown on her hair. While James is a proud member of the Britney Army the New York Times doc Framing Britney Spears featured shocking revelations even he didn'…
 
Comedian Cole Steffensen (he/him), our resident sports guy, is here to tell us is in the cast of this years season finale of football- because we don't know. But first racism: it's everywhere, even when you’re just trying to read a gay porn blog. Plus it’s Black History Month we go over it’s origins and James has a Black History Month Challenge for…
 
It's a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride of an episode in this hodgepodge of all of our korners and segments that have been left on the cutting room floor due to time. So we are rejoined by some of your favorite pasts guests co-hosts. First up Ben Randle and James talk about some of their favorite Movie and TV shows as of late: One Night in Miami, Wanda Vision,…
 
We unpack The Insurrection further, as more horrifying details come out and what this means for us moving forward, how do we deal with radicalized white christian evangelical nationalist terrorists? And was that part of BeBest Melania? Well time to BeGone! We also bring out the shame stick (or accountability stick) for 'Gays Over COVID', and straig…
 
Which generation is here to snatch the crown of Greatest? Have you been sleeping easier because a certain somebody has been kicked off all social media platforms? We have a battle cry for ally’s on how to really show up. Bridgerton has us all kinds of hot and bothered. Wonder Woman debuted on our TV screens! We enjoyed it- but we have notes. And qu…
 
A check-in with James as we navigate through more of these traumatic times. How are you being? How are you feeling? James reflects on the events that took place with the white supremacist insurgents coup'd that took place, when Trump supporters tried to stop the certification of the election. Plus 10 things you can do right now as part of your circ…
 
It's our Annual Kwanzaa episode! James reflects how the world has changed from when we first did the Kwanzaa special four years ago, and the impact of connecting to this Black ass holiday for him and his family. Join Nnekay and James as the take you through a magical journey as they discover and explore Kwanzaa. How well do you know Kwanzaa? We'll …
 
Nnnekay (she/her) librarian, co-creator, original OG of the pod is here- and she is in her element, literally, coming at us from the library- it is OPEN! James went down an MTV’s Are you the One Rabbit Hole. We talk about new Netflix movies Jingle Jangle, and The Prom and their cultural impact. And then it is on to our Favorite Things! Like Oprah! …
 
We're joined by actor, artist, poet, and portrayer of amazing Black historical women, Desiree Rogers. Mario Lopez is looking a little too finger looking good in this new Lifetime movie A Recipe for Seduction as a sexy Colonel Sanders. Is Tara Reid an inspiration or just on drugs in her latest casting attempt? Mo’Nique is resurfacing her pain and hu…
 
It's a Maximum Fun crossover event with Renne Colvert of podcast Can I Pet Your Dog! Does this make the show Can I Pet Your Korner? Renee is just the person we need to brighten up our worlds and bring in the light as we kick off this holiday season and put 2020 to rest. Both Renee and James have finally checked out a bit of the Saved By the Bell Re…
 
We're having a Friendsgiving! Friends of the pod Michelle Peralta (she/her) and Moury Minhaz (she/her) and everyone has brought some dishes for you! We’re dishing on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion, and all the feels it brought up for us. We dish on Patti LaBelle being caught up in another controversy involving a white guy's burner account and …
 
In responding to a handful of responses from listeners we address the usage of the term "Donna Trump" to refer to soon to be former President Donald Trump- but what does the data tell us about the handful of complaints? Did we already explain this? Is a joke funny if you to explain it? Can someone name their child a name outside of their own cultur…
 
Can you feel a brand new day? Sam Jackson (she/her) is here and bringing out all the cans of wine as we keep the celebration going- yes she can, and she DID! We discuss what this defeat of Trump especially means for Black and other marginalized folks in this historic election and we can't stop saying, "Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris". Katy Perr…
 
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 for the people 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,…
 
Welp the results are in, not about the election but we know the worst of the Chrises. Milwaukee is instituting its WAP Initiative and is being received with mixed reviews. James had a Sexual Harassment Training the day after the election- bad idea. Speaking of the election it's proving to be shocking, and eye-opening showing us the work to be done.…
 
We are going back to high school with James' old high school prom date Leah E. who's in the guest co-host chair, and who coincidentally help coin the title of this very show back when "Minority Corner" was spelled with a "C". We talk about the HBO NIXIM documentary The Vow, and our personal connection to the cult, and James' near-miss with getting …
 
Re-Released with the Full Episode Content, the Previous release was missing the back half. Sitting in the guest co-host chair it’s writer, actor, Emmy winner Ashley Nicole Black (she/her) we talk TV that is like a warm blanket like Apple TV's Ted Lasso (which Ashley is working on season 2), and since James and Ashley met in college, they discuss wh…
 
Today is like therapy cause sometimes in the middle of a pandemic with so much happening- you’re just not okay. With returning guest co-host Samantha Nzessi, we talk “why are we trying to confirm Amy Comey Beheret and her questionable originalist self when folks still waiting for more stimulus checks?" Beware of the Republicans latest tactic to ste…
 
In Celebration of the TRUE holiday Indigenous People's Day, we revisit our Korner on the OG Asshole Christopher Columbus. Don't think he was, well don’t worry James has got the receipts to back it up, CC is worst than you think! We also examine why this sociopathic lunatic even got a holiday in the first place. LINKS: Christopher Columbus was an As…
 
The whole team is here! We’ve got Sam Jackson (she/her) our Marketing Manager and Production Coordinator, and editor Sarah Brown (she/her) on the show fresh off having watched the VP debate and we’ve got your hot HOT takes, takeaways, and wow was this not the burning trash fire the Presidential debate was. Kamala was not here to play, she had all t…
 
Continuing our rexploration of the Caribbean, as we have revisited Hispaniola, another group that has been mentioned was the Taino people, their culture, where they existed and thrived before Christopher Columbus and his destructive ass decided to come stopping into town- who were eradicated. Time to end the practice of Columbusing- which has morph…
 
Well, the first debate happened, and that was a mess! Well good thing Amanda E (she/her) is here, a former professional canvasser, current committed campaign volunteer, and Amand's going to help us navigate through the ramblings of Britney Spears. Oh yeah, first it’s a pit stop to #FreeBritney as two former diehards of the Britney Army, Amanda & Ja…
 
It is an artistic Thanksgiving as James invites the Director, one of the writers, and actors of the Radio Drama produced by LGBTQ Theater Company New Conservatory Theater Center’s radio drama In Good Company which also features our very own! James! Youll meet his artistic family: Ed Decker (Director/Artistic Director), Jewelle Gomez (Writer/Author)…
 
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…
 
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