Jun 11, 2020
The (News)Room Where It Happens
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This week, Tre’vell and Jarrett take us into the room where it happens: the newsroom. 

The past few weeks have seen the world galvanized around the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. The protests around the world have sparked debate about reform, defunding and restorative justice.  

Black people online and in protest have been sharing their experiences with Anti-Blackness and racism in all of our American institutions. 

While the nation attempts to decipher what defunding the police actually looks like, we are also seeing a push for an honest look at how welcoming (or not) newsrooms are to Black journalists. From the media's issues with inclusion to the way Black journalists like Yamiche Alcindor and Omar Jiminez have been treated for just trying to do their job to the shared stories we've been reading through the week on and offline, newsrooms and other forms of media have a long way to go toward parity.

Jarrett and Tre'vell unpack what they love about the newsroom and some of what they don't love about the burden of being a Black journalist.

But before we dive deep into this topic we've got…

A Tough Question

Black military and law-enforcement officers are under the microscope this week. Are you an African American law enforcement officer? Let us know how you're feeling at this time?

DIS/Honorable Mentions

This week, Tre'vell has an honorable mention for the newsroom of the LA Times for catching up and putting a capital "B" in Black people. Say it with your chest, next time!

An honorable mention to the honorable Mrs. Beyoncé Knowles Carter for her stirring digital commencement speech.

An honorable mention to young Black activists actors doing what needs to be done including Keke Palmer, Amber Riley and John Boyega.

A Dishonorable mention from Jarrett to Congressional Democrats for their Kente cloth stunts.

A dishonorable mention goes out to Georgia's voter suppression efforts happening right now. 


Finally, an honorable mention for everyone sharing their stories with the #Everyday tag. Click here to read more about it. 






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Go Fact Yourself
Go Fact Yourself
Ep. 69: Eliza Skinner & Josh Gondelman
Turn up your favorite song and raise a glass, it's time for more _Go Fact Yourself_! Eliza Skinner is known for her comedy and musical improvisation, but she’s also got a TV show out now on Disney+! “Earth To Ned” is a talk show with a cast made up entirely of puppets from the Jim Henson company. She’ll explain why, despite all the aliens and spaceships, it’s still a lot like its contemporaries… just with more coordination to make the host talk. Eliza Skinner’s debut comedy album, “Regarding My Lovers,” is available now. Eliza’s opponent is her friend and fellow TV producer Josh Gondelman. He works behind the scenes on the show, “Desus and Mero,” which has gone through some creative changes since the quarantine started. He’ll explain. Plus, he’ll tell us all about his discovery that a good pep talk can make all the difference in a rough situation (even when that situation is 2020). Our contestants will answer questions about life behind the scenes and classic shows on the stage and screen What’s the difference: God complex What’s the difference between the gospel and the scripture? What’s the difference between “complex” and “complicated”? Areas of Expertise Eliza Skinner: Stephen Sondeim, the Jamestown colony and Beanie Babies Josh Gondelman: The NBA bubble in Florida, the first seven seasons of the TV show “Cheers” and celebrities from Massachusetts. Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Eliza Skinner Josh Gondelman With guest experts: Michel Cerveris, actor, singer and guitarist who’s won two Tony Awards. George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett, actors best known for their respective roles as Norm and Vera on the show “Cheers.” _Go Fact Yourself_ was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance. Theme Song by Jonathan Green Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher The show is edited by Julian Burrell. Mask-wearing by YOU.
1 hr 20 min
Minority Korner
Minority Korner
James Arthur M
MK271: The White People's Apology Tour (Indigenous Cultural Burns, Megan The Stallion, Misogynoir & HipHop, Regina King Slay, Coming 2 America, Amy Comey Barrett, Gretchen Whitmer's Sign Language Lady, Furiosa)
_ _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 steal the election. We'll let you know why everyone needs a hype sign language person like Governor Gretchen Whitmer- don't fuck with her! On the pop culture front, Regina King’s latest project is about to _Slay_, and _Coming 2 America_ might be coming to you on Amazon, and why that's a bummer, and why the new Furiosa casting has us furious with ageism in Hollywood. In the main Korner's we are celebrating Indigenous People’s day highlighting the cultural traditions that First Nation’s people were doing that had been banned for centuries, that could have helped the fires in California, had Westerners leave them be, plus 5 things you can do to celebrate and support Indigenous folks! Samantha breaks down the case of Megan The Stallion’s treatment after she was shot by ex boyfriend Tory Lenz and how this is an example of Misogynoir, it's historical footprint in hip hop, and 5 ways you can stop it. Plus- our proposal for reparations which may include a white butler for all. Guest Co Host Samantha Nzessi- IG & Twitter: _@samanthal_n_ _Samantha (she/her) is about equity of all kinds. Racial, gender, class, you name it. She is co-host and producer of MASKulinity podcast, which is dedicated to unlearning patriarchy from the masculine side of the spectrum. Like Issa Rae, she’s rooting for everybody Black. Unless you’re a misogynist! Then she’s rooting for you to be held accountable for your fuckery._ _LINKS:_ Ugh , Amy Comey Barrett * * Regina King: Slay: Coming 2 America: Republicans have been trying to steal ballots: Anya Taylor Joy as a young Fruiosa : Indigenous People’s Celebration * * * * * Megan Thee Stallion + misogynoir in hip hop * * * * * * CONTACT US Twitter: @minoritykorner Email: IG: @minoritykorner James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthurM
1 hr 19 min
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