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Pop culture is always trying it. Something is always happening in our fast paced, never stopping news cycle. Once a week, I take something that stressed me out and break it down with a friend. From media's widespread layoffs to Black History Month being ruined by blackface, this is an ode to the pop culture that's exhausting and draining us all.

Latest Episodes

7 | Keep Your Sorry Ass Apologies, Beloved

EIf you thought your week was stressful, imagine being a publicist for the Kardashian-Jenner family, Jordyn Woods, Robert Kelly, Gayle King or Taylor Swift. Celebrities are using new avenues to reclaim their narrative following a scandal in the public eye and Aneisha is back to talk about how the Kardashians thought Jordyn Woods was another disposable Black person and Jordyn had to let them know she was NOT the one; how unbothered Gayle King was able to remain as Robert Kelly raised his voice AND simultaneously wasted her time; and how Taylor Swift brought up a fight that no one remembered or was thinking about in 2019.

97 MIN2019 MAR 10
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7 | Keep Your Sorry Ass Apologies, Beloved

6 | Digital Blackface Is a Thing, and You May Or May Not Be Doing It

Being "Ghetto" is the worst thing that you can be, if you're a little black girl. While you don't understand everything, you do know that there's a thin line between expressing your emotions and being called a hoodrat so you don't roll your eyes, your neck or snap your fingers in a Z formation. But now as a Black woman, I can't log onto the internet without seeing white publications and tweeters adopting black slang or casually using gifs of black women doing thing that would have gotten me called "ghetto" 20 years ago. I'm annoyed and Aneisha has to listen to me gripe about it.

61 MIN2019 FEB 25
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6 | Digital Blackface Is a Thing, and You May Or May Not Be Doing It

5 | Celebs Are Like Regular People, They Do Blackface Too!

Can Black people dress up in Blackface? Is it worse if a light skinned Black person does it? Is it less offensive if it they're dark skinned? Aneisha and I aren't sure. The one thing I know for sure, is that Aneisha wasn't prepared to learn that her fave Queen B has been accused of Black face. We also talked about the Queens of appropriating Black womanhood, aka none another than Ariana Grande (Grand-ee not Grand-Ay) and her ponytail and a family of women who shall not be named.

71 MIN2019 FEB 18
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5 | Celebs Are Like Regular People, They Do Blackface Too!

4| Blackface, But Make It Fashion

EIt's Black History Month, and as it's been for much of the history of the United States, people have decided to take all of the nice things away from Black people. No one needs to put more RESPEK on the name of Black History Month more than the fashion industry. I sat down with my good friend Aneisha to talk about all of the Blackface gracing the runways in year of our lord 2019. Points of reference: The Gucci Sweater: www.instagram.com/p/BtqumA3BCRX/ Grace Coddington: twitter.com/aminatou/status/1093707075534770176 The Moncler: www.instagram.com/p/BtqsBdQhHpZ/

80 MIN2019 FEB 11
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4| Blackface, But Make It Fashion

3 | Black Women Everywhere Are Surviving R. Kelly, And It's Making Us Tired

EI sit down with my good friend Cass Alcide (@cassndra_ on Twitter) to talk about how exhausted the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly made us. Everything about those six hours sucked the soul out my body: the lack of empathy from R. Kelly's apologist, the overt complicity from so many people and the complicated relationship that black women have being supportive and being supported was enough to make us want to rip our baby hairs out. I just needed to vent about what hurt me, what enraged me and what truly bewildered me. While we laughed through some of our pain, this conversation is really just us supporting each other as friends and more importantly, as black women. (I'm still working on finding a place with good acoustics, so I do apologize for the echoing.)

49 MIN2019 JAN 9
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3 | Black Women Everywhere Are Surviving R. Kelly, And It's Making Us Tired

2 | My Job Is Becoming Obsolete, Thanks A Lot Facebook

EI worked in media as a writer and then suddenly, I didn't. Media companies everywhere have been downsizing their editorial departments as the entire industry has made a collective "pivot to video". This week, I talk to my friend Sankara (@s_sankara24), who works in the media department of a major media company, about what a pivot to video means and our projections of the future of digital media.*Spoiler Alert: The future looks incredibly messy*

38 MIN2018 DEC 17
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2 | My Job Is Becoming Obsolete, Thanks A Lot Facebook

1 | Tumblr Bans Porn, The Internet Erupts in Chaos

In an attempt to rectify a massive child pornography problem, Tumblr announced its plan to remove any content containing nudity from its platform. A lot of people have long abandoned their tumblr accounts brushed past this new update because they felt that this was a news item that wasn't relevant to them. However, I'd like to argue that this change actually raised some major red flags in terms of what the future of the all social media platforms might look like.

25 MIN2018 DEC 10
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1 | Tumblr Bans Porn, The Internet Erupts in Chaos
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Latest Episodes

7 | Keep Your Sorry Ass Apologies, Beloved

EIf you thought your week was stressful, imagine being a publicist for the Kardashian-Jenner family, Jordyn Woods, Robert Kelly, Gayle King or Taylor Swift. Celebrities are using new avenues to reclaim their narrative following a scandal in the public eye and Aneisha is back to talk about how the Kardashians thought Jordyn Woods was another disposable Black person and Jordyn had to let them know she was NOT the one; how unbothered Gayle King was able to remain as Robert Kelly raised his voice AND simultaneously wasted her time; and how Taylor Swift brought up a fight that no one remembered or was thinking about in 2019.

97 MIN2019 MAR 10
Comments
7 | Keep Your Sorry Ass Apologies, Beloved

6 | Digital Blackface Is a Thing, and You May Or May Not Be Doing It

Being "Ghetto" is the worst thing that you can be, if you're a little black girl. While you don't understand everything, you do know that there's a thin line between expressing your emotions and being called a hoodrat so you don't roll your eyes, your neck or snap your fingers in a Z formation. But now as a Black woman, I can't log onto the internet without seeing white publications and tweeters adopting black slang or casually using gifs of black women doing thing that would have gotten me called "ghetto" 20 years ago. I'm annoyed and Aneisha has to listen to me gripe about it.

61 MIN2019 FEB 25
Comments
6 | Digital Blackface Is a Thing, and You May Or May Not Be Doing It

5 | Celebs Are Like Regular People, They Do Blackface Too!

Can Black people dress up in Blackface? Is it worse if a light skinned Black person does it? Is it less offensive if it they're dark skinned? Aneisha and I aren't sure. The one thing I know for sure, is that Aneisha wasn't prepared to learn that her fave Queen B has been accused of Black face. We also talked about the Queens of appropriating Black womanhood, aka none another than Ariana Grande (Grand-ee not Grand-Ay) and her ponytail and a family of women who shall not be named.

71 MIN2019 FEB 18
Comments
5 | Celebs Are Like Regular People, They Do Blackface Too!

4| Blackface, But Make It Fashion

EIt's Black History Month, and as it's been for much of the history of the United States, people have decided to take all of the nice things away from Black people. No one needs to put more RESPEK on the name of Black History Month more than the fashion industry. I sat down with my good friend Aneisha to talk about all of the Blackface gracing the runways in year of our lord 2019. Points of reference: The Gucci Sweater: www.instagram.com/p/BtqumA3BCRX/ Grace Coddington: twitter.com/aminatou/status/1093707075534770176 The Moncler: www.instagram.com/p/BtqsBdQhHpZ/

80 MIN2019 FEB 11
Comments
4| Blackface, But Make It Fashion

3 | Black Women Everywhere Are Surviving R. Kelly, And It's Making Us Tired

EI sit down with my good friend Cass Alcide (@cassndra_ on Twitter) to talk about how exhausted the Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly made us. Everything about those six hours sucked the soul out my body: the lack of empathy from R. Kelly's apologist, the overt complicity from so many people and the complicated relationship that black women have being supportive and being supported was enough to make us want to rip our baby hairs out. I just needed to vent about what hurt me, what enraged me and what truly bewildered me. While we laughed through some of our pain, this conversation is really just us supporting each other as friends and more importantly, as black women. (I'm still working on finding a place with good acoustics, so I do apologize for the echoing.)

49 MIN2019 JAN 9
Comments
3 | Black Women Everywhere Are Surviving R. Kelly, And It's Making Us Tired

2 | My Job Is Becoming Obsolete, Thanks A Lot Facebook

EI worked in media as a writer and then suddenly, I didn't. Media companies everywhere have been downsizing their editorial departments as the entire industry has made a collective "pivot to video". This week, I talk to my friend Sankara (@s_sankara24), who works in the media department of a major media company, about what a pivot to video means and our projections of the future of digital media.*Spoiler Alert: The future looks incredibly messy*

38 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
2 | My Job Is Becoming Obsolete, Thanks A Lot Facebook

1 | Tumblr Bans Porn, The Internet Erupts in Chaos

In an attempt to rectify a massive child pornography problem, Tumblr announced its plan to remove any content containing nudity from its platform. A lot of people have long abandoned their tumblr accounts brushed past this new update because they felt that this was a news item that wasn't relevant to them. However, I'd like to argue that this change actually raised some major red flags in terms of what the future of the all social media platforms might look like.

25 MIN2018 DEC 10
Comments
1 | Tumblr Bans Porn, The Internet Erupts in Chaos
the END
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