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Latina to Latina
Jan 25, 2021
How Bomba Curls' Lulu Cordero Unfurled Her Natural Hair and Ambition
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The entrepreneur, whose hair care line has already made it to Nordstrom shelves, traces her enterprising spirit to a childhood backpack candy business. And gets real about the cultural challenges and triumphs of loving your natural hair.

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System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
The Nation Magazine
10: Political Violence Is No Anomaly in American History
Georgia made history this week: The state elected a Black Senator on Tuesday for the first time ever. Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Morehouse graduate who serves as senior pastor of the storied Ebenezer Baptist Church once pastored by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be representing Georgia in the Senate as soon as the results are certified. Along with the win of his fellow Georgian, Jon Ossoff, the Senate will effectively be in Democratic hands, as will the House and the Presidency. Sadly, a different kind of history was also made this week, when an angry, violent, mob of mostly white Trump supporters broke into the Capitol on Wednesday, smashing windows, destroying private offices and violating public spaces. With encouragement from the man occupying the highest office in the land, the mob forced our elected representatives to flee the House and Senate floors as they were undertaking the constitutionally mandated certification of the 2020 presidential election. The people who perpetrated this attack against our democracy were fueled by misinformation, much of it coming from the President himself: That dead people had voted, that voting machines had somehow switched votes, that the election was rigged and widespread fraud had handed Biden the presidency. But they were also acting on another kind of misinformation, another kind of lie—a lie that erases the genius and the contributions of Black people, a lie that ignores the fact that it was Black hands that made America what it is, that unpaid Black labor built the very buildings that serve as the seat of our democracy ( . They were fueled by the lie that is white supremacy. If we are to move beyond the gridlock that has been our political fate for years, we need to face up to this lie embedded deep within our entire public life. On this week’s show, your hosts Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren undertake a system check of the very foundation of our politics. Our guest and guide this week is Hasan Kwame Jeffries, associate professor of history at The Ohio State University where he teaches courses on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. He reminds us that the violence we saw at the Capitol this week is not an anomaly—in fact, political violence is what birthed this nation. The American Revolution, the Civil War, the brutal suppression of Reconstruction and the stiff resistance to the Civil Rights Movement, political violence has long been used to perpetuate white supremacy in this country. And too often, Black agency and emancipation has been bartered away to avoid further political violence. But Prof. Jeffries points us toward a way to hold people—whether they’re the people who stormed the Capitol or the politicians who egged them on—accountable for their political violence, and a way to recognizing and honoring the full contributions that Black Americans have made to our republic. Our final word this week goes to Professor Blair Kelley, Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University. System Check listeners will remember Prof. Kelley from episode 2, in which she gave us a deeply personal perspective on voter suppression ( —this week, she reminds us of all the working class Black folks who have asserted their right to participate in a political system that more often than not thwarted and devalued their input. It is our task to honor their legacy. System Checklist Transforming analysis into action, the System Check Team gives listeners three action items this week: Take Action: The politicians who aided and abetted this week’s assault on democracy must be held accountable. Prof. Hasan Kwame Jeffries’s brother, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries ( , is one of a chorus of politicians who came out today demanding President Trump’s removal from office. Add your name as a co-signer of Rep. Cori Bush’s bill to investigate and expel members of congress who fomented the storming of the Capitol ( , and help shift the balance of power in the Senate, that most unequal of institutions, by telling your representatives to make Washington, DC the 51st state ( . Get Informed: How do we fight misinformation? By educating ourselves. This week’s political violence didn’t come out of nowhere ( , it’s a clear response to the progressive political gains made this year, facilitated by the work of Black women from Stacey Abrams all the way back to Fannie Lour Hamer ( . Check out Prof. Jeffries’s moving TedTalk ( , mentioned in today’s show. Listen to Rev. Raphael Warnock’s speech ( after his defeat of Sen. Kelly Loeffler to learn how the son of a woman who picked someone else’s cotton could become a US Senator. Watch: And while you’re at it, treat yourself to Elizabeth Alexander’s full reading of “Praise Song for the Day” ( at the 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama. As always, we welcome your additions to our Checklist! Use our Twitter ( and Facebook ( pages to add your comments, suggested actions, and organizations to support. And if you like the show, subscribe on Apple Podcasts ( , Spotify ( , or wherever you get your podcasts for new episodes every Friday. System Check is a project of The Nation magazine, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren and produced by Sophia Steinert-Evoy. Support for System Check comes from Omidyar Network, a social change venture that is reimagining how capitalism should work. Learn more about their efforts to recenter our economy around individuals, community, and societal well-being at ( . Our executive producer is Frank Reynolds. Our theme music is by Brooklyn-based artist and producer Jachary ( . Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts:
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Ep 99: Black Feminist Militants
Money and Nikeeta are back, bein reckless and honoring Black Feminist Militants for Black History Month 2021. Oh, you can’t afford therapy? In this episode Money gives us 5 affordable solutions. We honor living legend Trish Millines Dziko as QWOC of the Week, and of course - The Word with Nikeeta, honoring Chicago Teacher's Union organizer Karen Lewis! Also: 100th episode giveaway announcement! 100th Episode Giveaway We will be giving $100 to 3 lucky winners Must be following us on the platform On the giveaway post, comment a QueerWOC you would love to hear highlighted on the pod and why Tag a friend who you think would like this insurgent biweekly audio syllabus Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - Tumblr - Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: 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: QueerWOC of the Week 00:12:44 Trish Millines Dziko New Jersey Native, Basketball legend, and Tech phenom Read More: Community Contributors 00:22:18 M Martinez on the Cashapp S.E over at Bella Media! Check out their piece with us here: New patrons: Amira upped their pledge; Stephen, Mariel, & Khadija became new patrons Borders are fake shoutouts - Richmond, VA / Walnut Creek, CA / Ames, IA Mental Moment with Money 00:32:12 Oh, you can’t afford therapy? Here are some O’s for options that are more affordable Open Path Opt for group therapy (ep 72) Options for sliding scale? Organizations and School Counseling Centers Organize a support group Word 00:52:47 In honor of Karen Lewis, Chicago educator and unionist extraordinaire Memebr of the Chicago Teacher’s Union The Shock Doctrine book by Naomi Klein No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age book by Jane McAlevey Topic/Curved Chronicle 01:16:10 Letter from Roz: have either of you felt the need to break up a romantic relationship but were afraid of how that might exacerbate the other person’s mental health struggles? Also what is your experience or knowledge w/relationship renegotiation, romantic, friendships, all kinds, especially w/fellow friends/activists/POCs in queer + trans community?
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Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken
Politicon: How The Heck Are We Gonna Get Along with Clay Aiken
52: Rep. David Price
Clay has run for congress in North Carolina and almost unseated the Republican incumbent-- and he remains engaged in the state’s politics to this day.  So for this special 52nd episode, Clay marks 1 year of podcasting by welcoming his hometown representative, Congressman  David Price ( to discuss the future of bi-partisanship, the Democratic majority, what it takes to get and stay elected, and how to best represent your constituents. Guest: Rep. David Price Representative David Price ( represents North Carolina's Fourth District  -- a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes Durham, Franklin, Granville and Orange counties as well as parts of Chatham, Wake, and Vance counties. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and went on to Yale University to earn a Bachelor of Divinity and Ph.D. in Political Science. Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, Price was a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system. Price currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the House Budget Committee and is a member of the Appropriations subcommittees on homeland security, State Department, and foreign operations. He is a recognized leader in foreign policy, serving as the Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership, which he initiated to help strengthen parliaments in emerging democracies. In North Carolina, David's constituents know him as a strong supporter of education, accessible health care, affordable housing, clean air and water, and improved transportation alternatives. David is a native of Erwin, Tennessee. He and his wife Lisa live in Chapel Hill and are parents of two children and three grandchildren. Get more from Rep. David Price with: Twitter ( | House.Gov ( | Facebook ( | Host: Clay Aiken ( has sold 6 million albums, authored a New York Times bestseller, and ran for Congress in North Carolina in 2014 almost unseating a popular Republican incumbent. Follow Clay Aiken further on: Twitter (   | Instagram ( | Facebook ( Email your questions to ( FOLLOW @POLITICON ( AND GO TO POLITICON.COM ( THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS: HELLO FRESH  GO TO WWW.HELLOFRESH.COM/10HECK ( AND USE CODE 10HECK FOR 10 FREE MEALS, INCLUDING FREE SHIPPING! APOSTROPHE  GET FIFTEEN DOLLARS OFF YOUR FIRST VISIT WITH A BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST AT www.APOSTROPHE.COM/HECK ( AND USE OUR CODE: HECK.
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