Racial Breakdowns of the 2020 Elections - Preview to Episode 186
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This week on Black on Black Cinema, the guys return to announce the next film, "Charm City Kings." The film follows fourteen-year-old Mouse desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. The random topic this week is all about the racial demographic breakdown that has shown up during this 2020 presidential election. 

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What A Nation We Are
Christina M. Greer, PhD is an Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus). She was the 2018 Fellow for the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work. Her primary research and teaching interests are racial and ethnic politics, American urban centers, presidential politics, and campaigns and elections. Her additional research interests also include transportation, mayors and public policy in urban centers. Her previous work has compared criminal activity and political responses in Boston and Baltimore as well as Baltimore and St. Louis. Prof. Greer's book Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013 ) investigates the increasingly ethnically diverse black populations in the US from Africa and the Caribbean and was the recipient of the WEB du Bois Best Book Award in 2014 given by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Professor Greer is currently working on a manuscript detailing the political contributions of Barbara Jordan, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Stacey Abrams. She recently co-edited Black Politics in Transition, which explores gentrification, suburbanization, and immigration of Blacks in America. She is a member of the board of The Tenement Museum in NYC, the Center for Community Change, and serves on the Advisory Board at Tufts University. She is also an ardent supporter of FIERCE in NYC and Project South in Atlanta, GA, and a former board member of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration), the Riders Alliance of New York, and the Human Services Council. She is a frequent political commentator on several media outlets, primarily MSNBC, WNYC, and NY1, and is often quoted in media outlets such as the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, and the AP. She is the co-host of the New York centered podcast FAQ-NYC and co-host of the Black centered podcast What's In It For Us podcast, is the politics editor at thegrio.com, is the producer and host of The Aftermath and The Contender on Ozy.com as well as their editor-at-large, is a frequent author and narrator for the TedEd educational series, and also writes a weekly column for The Amsterdam News, one of the oldest black newspapers in the U.S. Greer received her B. A. from Tufts University and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. Subhah Agarwal has brought an honesty to her comedy that is refreshing, and at times a bit disturbing... but in a good way. Trust me. Subhah has written for "The Jim Jefferies Show"on Comedy Central, and "Comedy Knockout" on TruTv, amongst others. You can also catch her jokes live at stand up comedy clubs across the country. If you don't want to leave your couch, you can see her late night debut on NBC's "A Little Late With Lilly Singh." She will also be appearing on season three of HBO's "Westworld", as Ichtaca on TruTv's sketch comedy "Friends of the People", and as herself on MTV2, Comedy Central, and Gotham Comedy Live. Erin Jackson is one of the fastest-rising comedians in New York City. She works nightly in the city’s top comedy clubs, and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. Erin's debut comedy album, Grudgery, was released in 2018 and debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Always hosted by Marina Franklin - One Hour Comedy Special: Single Black Female ( Amazon Prime, CW Network), Trainwreck, Louie Season V, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, HBO's Crashing, and The Breaks with Michelle Wolf
1 hr 56 min
Take It Personal
Take It Personal
Take It Personal (Ep 78: 4th Anniversary Show aka The 80s Show) (NYE Edition)
Episode 78 is our 4th anniversary special. After the crazy year we've all had, it felt right to end 2020 with a TIP celebration. We've produced over 23 episodes, close to 90 hours of content, including 7 tributes, 2 album spotlights and some pretty memorable, informative and occasionally contentious interviews with artists like R.A. The Rugged Man, The Beatnuts, Spice 1, Jeru The Damaja, Ras Kass, Shawn J. Period, Meyhem Lauren, Apathy and Black muthafuckin' Thought of The Roots Crew! Whether it was our 5-part 1995 Tribute, our 6+ hour MF Doom tribute, The Remix Show or Justice For George, we tried to keep you entertained in every conceivable way throughout this taxing year. As many of your already know, an awful lot goes into creating each episode. No disrespect to those who strictly do interview shows or hop on Instagram Live for an hour, but we try to produce each show like a movie. In addition to those marathon-like interviews we do, we curate the music from the finest of hip-hop ingredients. From the selections to the sequencing to the mixing to the samples, our goal is to provide you a product that you'll listen to, not once, not twice, but frequently. It's easy to put out content these days, but the average consumer chews it up and spits it out, only to be forgotten a week later. But in a year from now, when you want to remind yourself what 1995 was like, or if you want to suggest to a friend why Black Thought is the GOAT, or tell a friend why MF DOOM is one of the important rappers of the last two decades, you have our shows for that. When you want to re-live classic albums like Street Level or The Sun Rises In The East and learn things we've never heard before directly from the artists themselves, then you have our album spotlights for that. When you only want to hear the very best remixes or collaborations, we got you covered. We are a hip-hop library; A time capsule and ultimately the most complete hip-hop show you've heard since the great Stretch & Bob days. Michael Jackson called himself the King of Pop. Howard Stern calls himself the King of all Media. On Take It Personal, we call ourselves the King of all Tributes. No other podcast or radio show for that matter is doing what we're doing. Tonight is a celebration for sure. For just one episode, we decided to do something totally off-course. You're going to hear some of our FAVORITE joints from the 80s. We're talking Tears For Fears, The Clash, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol, Pet Shop Boys, Naked Eyes, George Michael, Michael Jackson and much more. If you grew up in the 70s or an 80s baby like myself, you're going to love this show and play it over and over and over again! Thank you all for listening, supporting, and giving us a reason to produce the best hip-hop podcast we can make.  Like the legendary Bret Hart says the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be. Sincerely, Take It Personal Radio
2 hr 29 min
Heat Rocks
Heat Rocks
DJ Soul Sister on The Meters' "Rejuvenation" (1974)
The Meters helped change the New Orleans sonic landscape with their funky records and signature "second line" rhythms and in 1974, they released the heater _Rejuvenation_. The biggest difference on this record: vocals. Most of the members got a chance to flex their vocal and instrumental talents. This change up proved to be successful, becoming one of the group's most influential records and was heavily sampled all throughout 80s and 90s hip-hop. DJ Soul Sister AKA The Queen of Rare Groove, joins Oliver and Morgan to discuss the funkiness of The Meters, the New Orleans music scene, and what it's like to DJ at George Clinton's birthday. More on DJ Soul Sister * DJ Soul Sister's set at The Boiler Room * Interview with Red Bull Music Academy * Website|Twitter More on The Meters * The Neville Brothers performing Dance Your Blues Away live * All the samples that came from _Rejuvenation_ (WhoSampled) Show Tracklisting (all songs from _Rejuvenation_ unless otherwise indicated): * Africa * Jungle Man * Lee Dorsey: Can You Hear Me * The Meters: Thinking * Heavy D & The Boyz: Gyrlz, They Love Me * Hey Pocky A-Way * It Ain't No Use * Love Is For Me * People Say * Aaron Neville: Hercules * Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt: Don't Know Much * Neville Brothers: Dance Your Blues Away * Just Kiss My Baby * Public Enemy: Timebomb * Just Kiss My Baby * Africa * Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hollywood * Hey Pocky A-Way * Africa * Just Kiss My Baby * People Say * Hey Pocky A-Way * It Ain't No Use * People Say * Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can Pt. 1 * The Meters: A Message From The Meters * Dr. John: (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there If you’re not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!
54 min
Tea with Queen and J.
Tea with Queen and J.
Tea with Queen and J.
#277 White Sumpremacy: Season 4 (Kwanzaa Bonus)
Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up! On this episode… Happy Kwanzaa! We recorded an extra episode just for you! We talk about the way Covid is showing up in our tv and movies, how the global pandem has changed us on a personal level, and we look back on who and what had us fvcked up this year. This week’s hotlist - New pandemic, new you, managing time in isolation, why case for capitalism is weakening, relationship dynamics in the apocalypse, therapy, matching loungewear (get into it), spoiler free TV - Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and race, coronavirus on tv, Love In The Time of Corona, Social Distance, This Is Us gets more Black, Black-ish, Saved By The Bell again, Fargo and the Black holiday joy of Dance Dreams: The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker and Jingle Jangle. Non-Black POC’s post George Floyd, mehn, overall weird of vacationing during a global pandem and mad other ish... EPISODE TIMESTAMPS How Has the Pandemic Changed You?: 5:14 What We’re Watching: 32:16 Who Had Us Fvcked Up This Year: 1:15:04 Tweet us while you listen! #teawithqj @teawithqj and add #podin on twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast! WEBSITE www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES teawithqueenandj@gmail.com DONATE www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2 How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/ Queen’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/CXV9ZDWZ3PP9?ref_=wl_share J.’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm Send us snail mail: Tea with Queen and J. P.O. Box 1617 229 East 85th Street New York, NY 10028 This week’s closing clip features Diana Ross on her approach to life and affirmations: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJT0vkXJoPv/?igshid=iswfmxan5o21 This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women. Opening song by Ohene Cornelius Includes music by Chad Milner
1 hr 39 min
Movie Trailer Reviews
Movie Trailer Reviews
MTR Network
Cobra Kai Season 3 - Movie Trailer Reviews
Full disclosure: When Phenom and I sat down to record this review we waxed poetic about how unrealistic it is to have karate gangs roving the streets of the Valley but after the events of January 6th, that doesn't seem like such an unlikely prospect.  Season 3 of Cobra Kai marks the show's official move from YouTube to Netflix and while the show never struggles to deliver on the fun and the laughs, the pacing of this season leaves a lot to be desired. There's a lot for the fans who love the nostalgia of the original films, we just wish the show swapped out some of the nostalgia to focus on the young people who are falling victim (literally and figuratively) to the sin of the previous generation. Even though, Miguel is on the road to recovery, Robbie and Tory continue to slip further from the light under Kreese's manipulations. And while the introduction of Kreese's backstory leads up to the return of a fan favorite, there's no amount of storytelling that can make up for that man's machinations.  Overall, Cobra Kai remains insanely binge-able but we both wished the writers had kept the fast, driving pace the show perfected while on YouTube.  You can watch all 3 seasons of Cobra Kai, streaming now on Netflix.    Like what you hear? Subscribe To Movie Trailer Reviews to hear our Non-Spoiler, Non-Premium Reviews!      Follow us on Twitter:   @TheMTRNetwork   Our shirts are now on TeePublic:  https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!
1 hr 13 min
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