Latina to Latina
Latina to Latina
Mar 25, 2019
Fitness Entrepreneur Melissa Alcantara is Always in Beast Mode
28 min

Before you follow her on social media or try out her tailored fitness routine, there’s one thing you need to know about fitness coach and entrepreneur Melissa Alcantara: “I approach everything in beast mode.” And why shouldn’t she? She went from being in the worst shape of her life and feeling hopeless after years of yo-yo dieting to training her body and mind to achieve olympian fitness levels. And did we mention Kim Kardashian asked her to be her personal trainer. Melissa tells Alicia how she made it all happen by sheer will and determination.

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Latinos Who Lunch
Latinos Who Lunch
Latinos Who Lunch
Episode 180: The Mexican Legacy of El Zorro
In this episode, Babelito interviews Stephen Andes, a professor from Louisianna State University (LSU) and author of Zorro's Shadow: How a Mexican Legend Became America's First Superhero. They talk about this character's Mexican legacy and how Hollywood whitewashed him into a Spanish Latin lover. But before, Favy and Babelito talk about their favorite Thanksgiving recipes and their post-election blues. As always, send your questions to AskLWLpod@gmail.com and we may read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod #latinx Show Notes: Stephen Andes (https://www.lsu.edu/hss/history/people/faculty/andes.php) The Head of Joaquin Murrieta (https://www.kcet.org/shows/head-of-joaquin-murrieta/episodes/the-head-of-joaquin-murrieta) Borderless Film Festival (https://tarheels.live/borderlesscultures/) Cavalierhousebooks.com (https://www.cavalierhousebooks.com/book/9781641602938) Zorrosghost.com (https://zorrosghost.com/author/stephenandes/) Redstick Reads (https://redstickreads.com/) Rubio (https://rubiomusic.bandcamp.com/album/mango-negro) Swatch of Horrors (https://www.stitcher.com/show/swatch-of-horrors/episode/ep-1-nail-salon-horrors-76884480) Call now and leave a voicemail: (512) 333-0471 Thank you to all of our supporters on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/latinoswholunch) and Paypal (http://www.latinoswholunch.com/donate) Buy the ABCs of Latinidad Coloring book (https://thewritersblock.org/?q=h.tviewer&qsb=keyword&qse=ZzjQjUtIw2ckZaqLBU_Zqg&using_sb=status)
1 hr 32 min
Back Issue
Back Issue
Pineapple Street Studios
Remember When We Caught The Spirit? (feat. Pastor Shirley Caesar and Ashon Crawley)
Can You Hear It? I Know You Caught The Spirit This week, Josh and Tracy are taking you to church. First, they talk about their time in the pews, from the ways they've had to reconcile their faiths and identities to the music that has stuck with them. They hear about the deep, poetic roots of Gospel in Black identity from writer and professor Ashon Crawley. And they sit down with pastor and legend Shirley Caesar to talk about her reverence for the music, her unforgettable “greens, beans, potatoes, tomatoes” meme, and the importance of finding joy right now. Additional Material By: Arista Records, 20th Century Fox/Disney, Warner Bros Televison, Interscope Records/Universal, Universal Music Group, Malaco Music Group, SoSouth Music Distribution, Savoy Records/Univeral Music Group, Keep Cool/RCA, Light Records/Entertainment One, Columbia Records, eOne, ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, Urban One, Cameron J/Sony Entertainment, KevOnStage, TuneCore, The Orchard Enterprises, Christina Marie/Interscrope/Universal, B-Rite/Interscope Records, Columbia Records/Sony Music, Sony Legacy, Sony Music Entertainment, Paramount Domestic Television, Word Records, CW/Warner Bros, Parkwood Entertainment/Sony , TDE/Aftermath/Interscope, Priority Records/Universal, Dirty 3 Records Gospel Remix Provided by Donwill and 6th Sense. Production Music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com. For transcriptions, please visit our website at https://pineapple.fm/back-issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
59 min
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison
Prayer Edition | Day 21 | GirlTrek Nation
“Again, I tell you truly that if two of you on the earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in heaven. For where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.” -- Matthew 18:19-20 Dear Family, You walked with us, you prayed with us, you learned with us and last night (we could not make this up y’all. #divinetiming #Godswork) you helped our Black History Bootcamp walking podcast reach one million downloads!!!! Now, this is what you call spiritual warriorship! You made this happen! Your prayers. Your walking. And, today, on the last day of this 21-day spiritual journey, we celebrate YOU as our Spiritual Warriors! With each person you invited to join you on this journey, for every tweet that you sent, IG tag, or FB post that you made – you helped us inspire more people to start walking towards their healing. Imagine the power of that. This is God’s work and you are His servants. Thank you. Today’s walk is a celebration. The story will be your story. A story of victory and triumph against all odds. Lace-up your sneakers and join us live TODAY at 12 PM, ET. “The Bible says, 'For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.' There is power in our ranks. We believe in that same God that spoke to Sojourner, protected Ida, and animated Angela - lives in us. We believe that there is something divinely beautiful and powerful in every Black woman. We believe in holding up the light – celebrating sisters, amplifying what’s working and lifting up champions.” – Excerpt GirlTrek Manifesto, 2014 Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp - The Prayer Edition at blackhistorybootcamp.com to receive specially curated emails with prayers, survival tips, speeches + dedicated songs to listen to for each episode. Together we will discover the stories of 21 spiritual warriors. Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excerpt played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here: Keep Ya Head Up - 2Pac: https://open.spotify.com/track/4Tttv4p2xuAq1LpQ7LI95E?si=Ocl2PzJrSY2neqtwWXXcQQ Catch the Fire and LIVE. [Poem by Sonia Sanchez Read by GirlTrek Volunteers]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvipO-4k4e0&feature=youtu.be
54 min
FriendsLikeUs
FriendsLikeUs
Friends Like Us
The Impact Of Sisterhood
Amanda Seales is a comedian and creative visionary. You know her as, “Tiffany DuBois” of HBO’s Insecure and her debut stand up special, “I Be Knowin”. She is a former cohost on daytime talk show, “The Real”, host of NBCs “Bring the Funny,” and hosted the groundbreaking 2020 BET Awards. She is the creator/host of the hella successful touring and now virtual, variety game show, “Smart Funny & Black” owner of its namesake Smart Funny & Black Entertainment, and recently launched the membership community app, “SFB Society” which through vibes, jokes, and facts provides a safe space for folks to be their whole black selves. A Jedi Khaleesi with a patronus that’s a Black Panther with wings, Amanda Seales continues to keep audiences laughing, thinking, and living in their truth! Vanessa Fraction Born in St. Louis and raised in Chicago, this mother of two has over a decade of experience captivating fans around the world with her one of a kind storytelling talent. Whether you see her on stage, television or hear her on the radio, Vanessa is on a mission to empower her audience to overcome their struggles while laughing at hers. These can be hilarious tales of being a single mother paying child support or revealing anecdotes on the battle of being a strong, successful black woman. Her television credits include appearances on Comedy Knock Out and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks (TruTV), Tales (BET), and a recurring role on BounceTV’s Mann and Wife. Vanessa’s hilarious and bold stand-up comedy has been showcased on many shows such as HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, 1st Amendment Standup (STARZ) and Mike Epps Live at Club Nokia. As a writer she has worked on The Arsenio Hall Show (CBS), 106 & Park and The Mo’Nique Show (BET). Her film roles include Barber Shop 2: Back in Business and Kim Field’s Holiday Love: The Rebirth. Her quick wit and sharp humor is featured when she guests hosts on entertainment shows like DishNation (FOX) When you "do the math" Vanessa Fraction equals One Very Funny Lady! More info at www.vanessafraction.com Aminah Imani is a stand-up comedian, host, and actor who can be seen nightly at reputable comedy clubs and venues in New York city. Aminah’s notable performance at her alma mater, Howard University's Homecoming Comedy Show paved the way for career highlights including; 2018 Carolines on Broadway March Madness Comedy competition, the DC Comedy Festival, Skankfest Comedy Festival, online content with Buzzfeed and television appearances on Viceland. Aminah currently produces the Wine Before Nine podcast and hosts a weekly comedy show in New York, Comedy at the Knitting Factory. 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 21 min
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being
Matthias Roberts
Tim Be Told on Love and Happiness
Tim Ouyang is a recording artist, producer, and songwriter. His band, Tim Be Told, is a contemporary Christian music group from the college-town of Charlottesville, Virginia. Tim’s new album, Love and Happiness, focuses on his coming out journey and experiences with love, disappointment, disbelief, faith, hope, and God. Specifically, Like This song is the crown jewel on the album. Tim has had quite a career since coming out and shares how things have fundamentally changed and shifted. Topics Discussed: * Faith Forms Identity: Being gay was bain of existence and incredible blessing * Gain Clarity: Why am I different? Praying to God to change * Homosexuality is sinful? Contemplating suicide, know you’re loved and not alone * Are you gay? Parents’ accusations, violations of privacy change to affirmations * Theological Compromise: Remove leaders to not be seen or heard out of fear * Conflict Resolution: Don’t ignore struggles; confront and cope with pain, sadness * Like This Song: Taps into source of trauma from cultural and familial baggage * Christianity: Know the right God because his spirit changes you from inside out Links and Resources: Tim Be Told Tim Be Told on Bandcamp Tim Be Told on Instagram Tim Be Told on Spotify Love and Happiness Album Like This Song Q Christian Fellowship Virtual Conference Queerology Podcast on Instagram Queerology Podcast on Twitter Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts Matthias Roberts on Patreon
41 min
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Ep 97: Sapphic Sock Seductress
Money and Nikeeta are back for the last QueerWOC episode of 2020. They celebrate Jamaican Trans advocate Renae Green as QueerWOC of the week. Money shares 5 ways to cope with this public health crisis holiday season! Nikeeta gives us part 1 of her election results breakdown. We think through what to call our partners and tackle the burning question of the season: socks or no socks when gettin it on? Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:10:55 Renae Green Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy for Trans Wave Jamaica, an organization committed to promoting Trans health and well-being through advocacy and visibility in Jamaica. @TransWaveJA She co-coordinated Jamaica’s first Trans Health and Wellness Conference in Kingston, JA in June 2019. Community Contributors 00:17:15 New patrons: Leah & Lucille Borders are fake shoutouts - Flint, TX / Cupertino, CA / Chatham, NY / Lyon, France Mental Moment with Money 00:23:45 Queer Quarantine Holidays: 5 ways to cope with limited social interactions during the holidays Challenge your narratives around holidays Connect with who you have Create a memorable moment for yourself Volunteer in your community Remember why you’re quarantining https://greatist.com/health/alone-for-the-holidays Word 00:49:40 What are white women REALLY voting about? Nikketa gives us the 1st part of her gender-race analysis of the 2020 presidential election. Topic 01:38:40 No topic this episode. Submit or suggest one by sending us an email @ queerwocpod@gmail.com Curved Chronicles 01:39:10 Socks or no socks? Is this even a question? Also, for what might be the first time ever, Money and Nikeeta both end the #QueerWOC year with a boo! Now if only we could figure out what to call them…
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