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The Nod
Weekly
 
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
 
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Gettin' Grown
Weekly
 
Keia and Jade are two happy and hard working (Blackity) Black Women who are just trying to learn how to adult, for real. Join us each week for Kitchen TableTalk, Petty Peeves and Lessons in Black Women Self Care, as we try to figure out life as 30-somethings.
 
The African diaspora is a rich tapestry weaving through the course of time, with not only a strong impact on the American society, but throughout the world. The “Black History” podcast ventures to each week introduce an innovative topic, influential person or present interesting aspects of history related to the African diaspora to those seeking knowledge and enlightenment.
 
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Black FreeThinkers
Monthly
 
We are here to challenge you to think and live for yourself, not convert you.Copyright © 2011-2019 All rights reserved. Written permission for use or reproduction is required.
 
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Pass The Mic
Monthly+
 
Podcast by The Witness
 
Black Talk Radio Network is the world's largest independent black digital radio and podcasting platform producing content of relevance to African-Americans and the African Diaspora. Visit online @ www.blacktalkradionetwork.com
 
Black Opinions Matter from Count The Dings. The show to get your week started. Black culture, hip-hop, movies, TV and sports. Comedy. Got you covered: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Mariano Bivins, John Jervay and Kev the Barber.
 
Listen in to hear about the good, bad and ugly of how black women and girls are treated in the media and the world at large. With occasional guests and exploring other groups this show is for fans of black chicks and diversity in general.
 
Join The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience—honoring all the people, past and present, black and white—who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship and artifact.
 
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Black Is
Rare
 
Dedicated to the Black Experience
 
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Black Girl Squee!
Monthly+
 
Inda Lauryn (@indascorner) and Didi (@dustdaughter) celebrate the achievements of and discuss current events pertaining to Black women.
 
Get Black entertainment and politics news, money and beauty advice, and discuss the issues that matter most to the African American community. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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We Leave You This
Monthly
 
Young, black, scientists… Tammy & Mike’s last will and testament (don’t worry they aren’t dying) on life, values, culture, and each other. Did we mention they’re married? Join them for their biweekly uncensored, sometimes nerdy, always hilarious conversations and advice.
 
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Homecoming Podcast
Monthly
 
Broadcasting how we birth in love.
 
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Michael Brooks and Big Wos are joined by special guest Bhaskar Sunkara to talk about a multitude of topics. The trio chats about Bhaskar’s background, being a Knicks fan, the Jay Z and Dame Dash connection, Bernie Sanders and so much more Produced by: Rob Lopez Bhaskar Sunkara - Founder of Jacobin Magazine Follow: @sunraysunray / @jacobinmag Ja ...…
 
This week, Jade and Keia hit the honesty box for another mailbag episode, but this time with a twist. We recorded the kitchen table on IG Live so that all the aunties, sisters, and cousins could be in community in y'alls business together. We all we got. Let's figure it out. GGBC February Pick: Becoming by Michelle ObamaShout out to my sis:Chic ...…
 
Whitney's words have never rung more true than during Black History Month 2019. But we've still got Black Fem Geniuses making history so let's celebrate them while we can! Intro/Outro is "Brujas' by Princess Nokia Read Inda's latest story, "Dustdaughter" here. Black Girl Squee is on Twitter, Tumblr, Apple Podcasts and Google Play Podcasts. Supp ...…
 
Romance novels usually conjure images of blonde Fabio wannabees and pale, busty princesses. But Brittany recently discovered a steamy, sensual world of romance novels that center Black women. What can these books offer Black women that other media can’t? Brittany talks to Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins of the podcast Thirst Aid Kit and NYT be ...…
 
Black Opinions Matter: Amin Elhassan, BLK Tray, John Jervay and Kev the Barber Special guests: Kyle Anderson and Jason Madison Sponsored by: ROMAN - Erectile dysfunction meds prescribed online. Go to www.getroman.com/bom for a free online visit. Rundown: 76ers and Jerv Blackface Debate Patrick Kelly Prada and Gucci doing blackface fashion Cance ...…
 
Michael Brooks and Big Wos are back with another episode of Woke Bros and the guys do not hold back. The talk about a pair of Virginia representatives admitting that they did blackface, Liam Neeson’s racist thoughts and ICE detaining 21 Savage. Produced by: Rob Lopez Subscribe to The Michael Brooks Show www.patreon.com/TMBS Support us on www.pa ...…
 
Chris and Jonathan discuss Anthony Davis ready to leave New Orleans, Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis, free agency talk getting to Kyrie Irving and more! Please leave your thoughts below. You can also reach out via: Twitter – @BrothersLehman; Email – thebrotherslehman@gmail.com; Voicemail – (323) 455-4219.…
 
Jade and Keia welcome sister to the show, Kisha, to discuss Brittney Cooper’s ‘Eloquent Rage.’ Who better to sit and discuss the nitty gritty of black feminism than three sister-friends? Come, sit with us. Social: @shakishamorganWebsite: https://thegriffinfirm-pllc.com/Shout out to my sis:Millennial Wealth Building Workshop: TGFMillennialWealth ...…
 
A new kind of treatment for PTSD, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, may be just a few years away from legalization. What could it do for Black patients struggling with trauma? Brittany speaks to one woman about her experience with MDMA in therapy.
 
Alelia Bundles, Madam C.J. Walker's descendant and preserverationist gives The Gist of Freedom an update on Madam C.J. Walker's latest exciting projects. Netflix SeriesMadam C. J. Walker Beauty Culture productsThe Madam Walker Legacy Center Alelia's latest books on
 
Live Mon – Fri: 11:00AM EST The Thando Radio Show covers news and current events and how those events might impact our community and explore options…
 
Black Opinions Matter Monday: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, Mariano Bivins and John Jervay Produced by: Jade The Rundown: Tray's NFL strike is over Who is Jussie Smollett and what is going on with this story? Stop sharing Robert Kraft and Cardi B video Kraft is a straight Red Hat Kraft and Culture Black History Month celebrating White Peopl ...…
 
Michael Brooks and Big Wos are back after a week away for another episode of Woke Bros. The duo talks about Howard Schultz’s confusing media tour, Kamala Harris announcing she’s running for president in 2020 and experts dunking on the elite at the Davos World Economic Forum. Produced by: Rob Lopez Subscribe to The Michael Brooks Show www.patreo ...…
 
Chris and Jonathan are back to discuss James Harden’s historic scoring streak, DeMarcus Cousins is now healthy, Kyrie Irving apologizes to LeBron James, should the NFL make some rule changes, Patriots vs Rams in the Super Bowl, should black artists perform at the Super Bowl and more! Please leave your thoughts below. You can also reach out via: ...…
 
Sometimes you just don’t know, what you don’t know, until you know that you don't know it but you still gotta do it and do it well. 89% of adulting is the stress that comes from navigating new phases of life when you're not sure you know how... This week Jade and Keia talk about that.Shout out to my breh: VisionByBaileyAl Bailey- Photographerww ...…
 
Eric walks us through the life of Father Divine, a Black man who believed he was God, amassed thousands of followers all over the world, and became the biggest cult religious leader you’ve likely never heard of.
 
Black Opinions Matter Monday: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, John Jervay and Kev the Barber Produced by: Jade Hoye Rundown: Sade not the name of the singer? OJ, MJ and Bill Cosby Come get your boy Jerv! Is Bill Cosby Kappa or Omega? Teyana Taylor or Teanna Trump? Cleveland's DOG Pound mishap Porn terms Jade and Tray never heard of Trigger Wa ...…
 
Brittany Fluitt, registered nurse and community doula, shares the birth of her son Kamalu who was born at home in New Orleans. In the image above, she is embraced by her supportive husband Ifeanyi. Follow her on Instagram: @secretlife0fb Photo credit: Azanni Iman @azanniman Crochet maternity wear: Telisha Byrd @thelovebyrdshop Brittany is one o ...…
 
Inda and Didi are back from holiday hiatus. We cover some Squeeworthy News too good to ignore before talking to special guest, Maria from Nerdgasm Noire! Together, we talk about what Black women add to the discussion of film, this wacky awards season and our thoughts onBarry Jenkins' latest film, If Beale Street Could Talk. SPOILERS, of course, ...…
 
*taps mic* Is this thing on? Tammy & Mike are back for their first episode of 2019! Time to close some plot holes while Tammy talks personal growth and Mike pulls up on management. They’ll catch you up as they get back in the groove. And as always, there’s the end of episode lesson to keep the next generation inspired. Let us know what you thin ...…
 
Moving anytime soon? Thinking about it? Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table as they share a few tips, tricks, and things to consider when moving out on your own.https://www.getbellhops.com/blog/move-out-parents-house/Shout you to my sis: Bintou of Nafis Hot Pepper Condiments www.NafisOriginals.comIG: @NafisOriginalsCheck out Keia's Guest Sp ...…
 
Black Opinions Matter: Amin Elhassan, BLK Tray, Keb the Barber and John Jervay Produced by: Jade Topics: Fyre Doc 50 vs Teairra Mari Soulja Boy Claiming Compton vs Bow Wow vs Kanye From Bompton Claiming Compton Palmdale P Hood movies on ice Songs not on Spotify Today Was A Good Day Day 'Notorious' 10 years later Story time with Amin: Shaq and B ...…
 
Big Wos and Michael Brooks come together for another episode of Woke Bros. The guys chop it up about the Sopranos anniversary, the international issue Enes Kanter is facing, Soulja Boy's legacy and so much more. Produced by: Rob Lopez Subscribe to The Michael Brooks Show www.patreon.com/TMBS Support us on www.patreon.com/countthedings Find us: ...…
 
Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table as we welcome special guest, Antoinette Henry of Around the Way Curls podcast. This week we're exploring the question, “Who are you?”, and why it's so important to think about this super annoying but extremely important question.Social Media(Twitter/IG): @aroundthewaycurls / @antoinettehenryAround The Way ...…
 
Producer Simone Polanen thought she knew her little sister well, until she discovered a major part of her sister’s identity that she knew nothing about. When Simone confronts her sister, the conversation gets heated. This month, we're sharing some of Brittany and Eric's most memorable episodes of The Nod so far. This week is Brittany's pick: "S ...…
 
In the first Woke Bros Mailbag of 2019, Michael Brooks and Big WOS come together to discuss some of the recent happenings as the new year is fully underway.The duo talks about the recent crazy run from the president centered around a strong push for building the border wall, candidates in the democratic party to challenge Trump in 2020, which c ...…
 
Isis and Chae continue their conversation with Alysia Madison who is a mom of two boys. She always had an interest in mama cloth but made the switch when she began cloth diapering her son Apollo. Alysia was diagnosed with endometriosis and started mama cloth because she had really heavy, painful cycles. Alysia noticed that... The post Episode 0 ...…
 
This week, Jade and Keia discuss some of the systemic and structural cultural and societal issues that contribute to and sustain acts of predation, abuse, and sexual violence against Black girls and Black women as presented in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary. They also consider some of the ways we might break these cycles. https://www.ggenyc ...…
 
Black Opinions Matter: Amin Elhassan, BLK Tray, BIG Wos, John Jervay and Kev the Barber Rundown: R Kelly is sick 'You Are Not Alone' back story It was in the songs! Disturbing details revealed Sparkle He preys on weak minds Being called Daddy R Kelly can't read? Post Trial Chance the Rapper Wos' Rant on Rihanna and R Kelly More on R Kelly Story ...…
 
Eric's always had an affinity for Polo Ralph Lauren. But he discovers a group of boosters in Brooklyn that took their love for Polo to another level. This month, we're sharing some of Brittany and Eric's most memorable episodes of The Nod so far. This week is Eric's pick: "On That Lo Life $hit".
 
Black Opinions Matter: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, John Jervay and Kev the Barber. Special guest: Jason Madison Rundown: Pill Cosby Birdbox's naming convention Boy and Girl Mad Skillz better never than late Best Rap sidekick Is Llloyd Banks a sidekick? IG vs Twitter and Fake Followers Worst New Year's Resolution Team No Sleep Kev's Cut-A- ...…
 
In the first Woke Bros of 2019 Big WOS and Michael Brooks come together once again to discuss some of the recent happenings going into the new year. The duo talks about the United States government shutdown, a new role for Ebro Darden at Apple Music, more drama from Kanye West and LeBron James facing scrutiny for some rap lyrics. Produced by: R ...…
 
Tune in as I discuss some of the recent news headlines. Topics: Dead Children in ICE Custody, Iraqis demanding US Troops Leave, New Syria Coalition To Defeat ISIS Emerging. These topics and Continue Reading ?
 
Happy New Year Gettin’ Grown Fam! Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table to discuss lessons learned in 2018 and expectations for 2019. Thanks to all of you for listening and supporting the show. We love this community and promise to keep building space for us to live and learn together. May 2019 be a year of purpose, power, productivity, and p ...…
 
Every New Year, Brittany makes a list of intentions for how to live her life in the coming year. Last year, Eric was skeptical of the process. This year, he is a willing participant. In this week's BONUS, Brittany and Eric discuss their intentions for 2019.
 
Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table for a few favorite memories from previous episodes. Thanks to all of our listeners and supporters for joining us week after week. Happy Holidays from Jade and Keia Teami doesn’t just detox your colon! Add the Detox Mask to your beauty routine! Visit Teamiblends.com and use code GROWN25 to get 25% off your ...…
 
Brittany and Eric were recently guests on The Upgrade podcast's first ever live show, where the theme for the night was "How to Fail". In this week's BONUS, we are sharing an excerpt from that show, where they discuss each other's biggest failures and play a work inspired game of Never Have I Ever.
 
Happy Festivus! For the rest of us! I have so much to be appreciative of, but also so many things to be disappointed about as well. Let's have some fun.
 
Michael Brooks and Big Wos come together to close up shop on 2018 and touch on some of the biggest stories of the year. The guys talk about the democratic blue wave, the GOP jailbreak, the downfall of Kanye West, Meek Mill’s redemption tour, Nicki Minaj taking a public stumble as Cardi B leaped towards superstardom. Produced by: Rob Lopez Subsc ...…
 
Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table this week as they shout out some of their favorite glow up’s of 2018. Shout out to my sis:Safiya O'Connor- District Events and DesignIG: @districteventsanddesignDNicoleSettings DNicoleSetting.ComIG: @DnicoleSettingsFind a new bestie with Bumble BFF. To learn more, head to Bumble.com/GROWN Want to smell li ...…
 
"If Beale Street Could Talk" and "A Star Is Born" are two of the biggest films out this year, and they’re both dramatic romance epics. Eric and Brittany dig into a spoiler-free conversation about how these movies get viewers to root for the love at the center of the story.
 
Black Opinions Matter: Amin Elhassan, BIG Wos, BLK Tray, John Jervay and Naima Cochrane. Produced by: Jade Hoye Rundown: Parents ruining Christmas Waiting in line for Santa Best Xmas present as an adult Buying gifts etiquette Black Santa Welcome Naima King of R&B Debate Who is R&B? R Kelly & Usher Puff breaks it down Cardi B x Offset Debacle CN ...…
 
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Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table this week as they discuss the struggles of being a JV Auntie and the best ways to love on your JV Auntie and Uncle friends, lovers, and loved ones this holiday season.Be sure to check out The Analog Girl's Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide to Relieve Anxiety. https://theanaloggirl.com/blog-1/2018/12/6/analog-gi ...…
 
The beef between rap titans Cardi B and Nicki Minaj consumed the news this year. Shoes have been thrown, emails leaked, political candidates endorsed, and Harriet Tubman’s queenhood questioned. We consult comedian Nore Davis and associate editor at Vulture Hunter Harris to determine whether the beef is Good For The Blacks.…
 
Black Opinions Matter Monday: Amin Elhassan, BLK Tray, BIG Wos and John Jervay Special guest: Travon Free / @Travon Produced by: Rob Lopez Rundown: Fair Weather fans EAGLES Black Jade Cancel Culture Delete your accounts and old tweets now Kevin Hart Welcome Travon Free How long is too long ago? Behind the name BLK Tray Thought on Cancel Culture ...…
 
Please join us Sunday as we go over a number of issues that have taken place recently. Marc Lamont HillTamika MalloryWhite FolksBlack public figures and white expectations & demandsCyntoia BrownJeffrey EpsteinReparationsGeorge HW Bush45 WASPing seasonMuch more...
 
Michael Brooks and Big Wos are joined by criminal defense attorney Alex Spiro for a special episode of Woke Bros. Not only was Alex a former Manhattan Assistant District Attorney, he has been on the defense team for the likes of Mick Jagger, Jay Z, DeMarcus Cousins, Bobby Shmurda, Thabo Sefolosha, Aaron Hernandez, JR Smith, Casey Anthony, Julia ...…
 
Falling on your face is a big part of adulting. Join Jade and Keia at the kitchen table this week as they chit and chat about embarrassing moments they’ve had over the years. Shout out to my sis: Takeisha Presson DDS, Dimples Dental Suitewww.dimplesdentalsuite.comIG: @ takeishapressonRemember when it comes to fashion, Poshmark is the easiest wa ...…
 
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