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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 are getting in style with Robin Allen Style- taking it back to her glory days of the T Zone with Tyra. Speaking of Tyra have you seen her hosting Dancing With The Stars which is pushing boundaries with their first same sex dancing duo?! We unpack The Emmy’s in an era of amazing diverse television, and nominees the winners seem to be lacking in m…
 
9/11 20 Years later, and we unpack why it may be hard to reflect, or bear witness on the many documentaries surfacing right now on this look back of this traumatic event, amidst a current traumatic moment. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to the Met Gala, and like anytime she does anything, she and her dress has everyone talking on both sides. It’s Hi…
 
Julia Hardy is back stepping in at the last minute, because the Rona is still messing things up! Netflix’s QForce is a queer spy animation dream, we didn’t know we needed or could have! Meanwhile Texas is proving to be quite a nightmare passing 666 new laws to make everyone’s life terrible. Do you have people in your life who trigger you and you do…
 
One of James’ ol High School Prom dates is back: Leah Edun and she’s been busy since the last time she was on the show: she had a baby and they talk about the realities of parental leave, or lack thereof in the US. But first... The R.Kelly trial.. It’s happening. And it is a lot. Flipping the script, HBO’s The White Lotus starts a really great conv…
 
Guest Co-Host- Carissa Hatchel/Snaxx (she/her): Snaxx, otherwise known as Carissa, is a drag performer in the Bay Area. She also is the booking manager for Oasis, a drag and queer nightclub in SF. She loves pizza, Lizzo, and white claws. She’s at @eatmoresnaxx on all platforms. Check out her podcast Talkin’ Snacks with Snaxx, wherever you listen to…
 
Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)- Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vic…
 
Guest Co-Host: Julia Hardy (she/her)- a BIPOC (Black Indigenous Person of Color), writer, TV junkie, queer, loving human. Civil servant working in affordable housing for the City of Los Angeles. She's serving Blerd Girl Magic and wellness. - astrological sign Virgo.Twitter: @BonjourBabar Instagram: @jules.du.jour) Bye Cuomo Beyonce Interview... Ess…
 
Samantha Nzessi is back - which is good because we need to break down all this sexism that is raging in our faces. From the outfits they make women wear in sports, to letting Simone Biles take care of her mental health to do what she needs to do, and in the entertainment world Scar Jo vs. Disney. In the main korner it is a news story that is the bl…
 
Bruce is Back! But before the fun, the Pon De Replay is still raging- and at this point 1 of 3 things will happen to everyone when all is said and done. We saw a Quiet Place II which is great, except for one specific group of people. We gush about Black Widow and a theory we have about the character. DCEU is pumping out so much Black superheroness …
 
Like Loki, MacKenzie Green is BACK! We talk Loki, the MCU, and why does James’ friends keep spoiling these shows for him!? We love our new generation of teen dramas from HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot, to Never Have I Ever, and Genera+ion but as Refiniery 29 points out, do all of these groundbreaking shows have a colorism issue? In the main Korner we…
 
Editor Sarah Brown hops from behind the mic to in front, as she and James debrief the harrowing Britney Spears testimony. In summer fashion it's time to rewind to some of our best korners relevant for post Pride month, and as we head into summer. First up, James leads us through an exploration of the history of the Pink Triangle, which takes us to …
 
Minority Korner turns 6, and Nnekay is here to dish on the latest! James shares what it means to be out and proud at work, how far we’ve come, while still so much more to go. It may be Black Music Month, but the music industry’s report card is in on diversity and surprise: it’s not great. Nnekay did her homework and is bringing you the perfect Korn…
 
We kick things off celebrating Juneteenth! Gossip Girl is jumping on the representational reboot train with a diverse cast- but is it too little too late? In the Heights is caught up in a colorism scandal- we weigh in. In the main Korner James helps us celebrate Afro Latino’s since In The Heights ignored them, with 8 legends who’ve made impacts fro…
 
Ben Randle is back to help us celebrate and reflect on Pride month! But first the transition to post pandemy life seems to have it’s own set of challenges. Apparently there will be no Gay Love Island because we are a ‘logistical difficulty’... really?!?! We set out to solve immigration... or at least debate Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Gua…
 
Pride month is here, Avi (they/them) is here to snatch crowns and take names! HBO’s Genera+ion has rocked our world with authentic queer youth televsion, and Avi has the inside scoop through their connection to the series and how this groundbreaking work was created. The Hulu documentary The Orange Years about the history of Nickelodeon has us feel…
 
Moury Minhaz (she/her) is back to save the day. Our original live stream episode with Nnekaky FitzClarke- lost to the ether so at the last minute, to do a re-record Thursday night before we launch Moury has graciously agreed to jump in the co-host seat. First up we talk about Barry Jenkins Underground Railroad series, must see TV. Anna Paquin calls…
 
James Arthur M. and Guest Co-Host MacKenzie Green try to get to the bottom of why best girl group of the last decade, Little Mix, hasn't taken off in the US yet!? Plus highly melanated member of the group Leigh-Anne Pinnock just released her groundbreaking documentary ‘Race, Power, and Pop’ exploring racism in the UK and in the music industry. As i…
 
It's a family affair this week as we celebrate the last week of the MaxFun Drive with a crossover episode with FANTI's Tre'vell Anderson (they/them). Pose Season 3 has started, is this landmark series ending too soon with nothing to replace it? The Republicans are up to more foolishness this time making it illegal to protest and raising a stink abo…
 
It’s just a big ol love fest because the love James' life, and your life too is here: Renee Colvert from MaxFun’s Can I Pet Your Dog is here to help celebrate the Max Fun Drive! James the Culty that he is finally saw Netflix doc Wild Wild Country- and boy does it live up to it's name- but is it a cult? It's the summer of musicals with West Side Sto…
 
It's our 300th episode LIVE streamed from Oasis TV! Nnekay is back to celebrate this moment, we reminisce about the genesis of this podcast 6 years ago on the heels of Michael Brown, and with the verdict of the murder of George Floyd, how much has changed? Don Lemon had a questionable response to the killing of 16 year old Ma'Khia Bryant, and we he…
 
Thank goddess our editor Sarah Brown (she/her) hops from behind the mic to in front of it, because the verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is in- we react, our honest thoughts, feelings, and what’s next. Then in Broadway news we talk about our Sparkling Diamond Karen Olivio’s departure from Moulin Rouge in protest o…
 
It’s double the Black and double the gay with guest co-host Kyle Ishmael (he/him). We talk Concrete Cowboy which uncovers James’ beef with Idris Elba (please don’t cancel him). The Real World NY is must see TV in the age of Black Lives Matter. More violence against unarmed black men at the hands of the police, but have we reached a tipping point? W…
 
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…
 
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