FriendsLikeUs
FriendsLikeUs
Sep 30, 2020
Do It Till You're Satisfied
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Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch in 2019, she hosted one of the host for Netflix's new show "100 Humans", she can be seen as a series regular on the new upcoming series from Greg Daniels a half hour comedy titled “Upload” an Amazon original series premiering May 1st, and she made her first late night stand up appearance on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers.  Zainab had a breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy (2017) and has made appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (2014), Arsenio (2014), BET’s Comic View (2014), AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! and just recently starred in a new web series titled Avant-Guardians.  She is a regular at the Improv Comedy Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY.  Zainab has performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy and returned numerous times since.  She also had a breakout performance at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2018.

Africa Miranda is an author, actress, host, digital personality, and beautyprenuer who fuses her vast cultural encounters and uncommon creativity to bring the world her unique perspective.  She was the first brand ambassador to partner with international hair company Creme of Nature.  This opportunity afforded Africa several international campaigns as a model and actress plus partnerships with major brands such as Refinery29, Macy’s, TJ Maxx, and Kia Motors America to name a few. Since then, she has written her first book titled Step Up, Step Out, and Shine in which she encourages individuals to tap into their higher selves. In addition, Africa landed a highly-coveted partnership with Facebook Watch in which she hosted and executively produced The Africa Miranda Show.  She has been featured in a myriad of popular media outlets such as Vanity Fair, iOne Digital, BUILD Series, XO Necole, Womensweardaily.com, Ebony.com, and Essence.com.  Africa’s global travels coupled with her 15-year beauty career as the face of major brands prompted her to bring the world Beauty by Africa Miranda.  This glamorous, yet affordable beauty lifestyle line was designed with the everyday woman in mind.  Each product or “beauty souvenir” is inspired by a specific stop on Africa’s travel journey.  In just a short amount of time, Beauty by Africa Miranda has garnered the attention of many including features in Essence Magazine, Rollingout.com, Yahoo Style & Beauty, and BET.com.  Africa was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Montgomery, Alabama.  She graduated from Alabama State University.  

Salone Monet is a New York City-based entrepreneur. Salone studied shoe making in Brooklyn where she made her first pair of nude heels. This then propelled into Pedestals NY, Salone’s clothing company specializing in nude heels for women of color. Each pair of Salone Monet heels is designed in New York and handcrafted in Italy. 

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

QueerWOC
QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Ep 94: It Don't Slap
Money and Nikeeta are back with some awkward squish tension, reading recommendations, and acronyms that help improve our mental health. Money shares some CARDS to stop overthinking, Nikeeta gives a summary of her favorite Angela Davis chapter, we celebrate Afro-German activist Katharina Oguntoye as QueerWOC of the week and answer a question about quarantining while single. Intro by TRUTH of Mother Nature. If you love the intro, listen to their new album Portalz here: https://open.spotify.com/album/0KWoevXqscd4eMWNZpodAE?si=l67fMsjnQUOKuZ89QtCZzA 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 00:16:46 Katharina Oguntoye Afro-German activist Katharina Oguntoye has been honoured for her life’s work against sexism, racism and homophobia with the Lesbian Visibility Award for Berlin 2020. https://www.theafricancourier.de/europe/katharina-oguntoye-wins-berlins-lesbian-prize/ Community Contributors 00:25:16 No new patrons Cash App: M. Martinez / Small Town Shout outs - Lees Summit, MO / St. Paul, MN / Maryville, TN / Nairobi, Kenya / Heidelberg, Germany Mental Moment with Money 00:35:00 Overthinking, I’ve got your CARDS. C - Connect with your body A - Accountability Buddy R - Reframe Mistakes D - Distract Yourself S - Select a scenario Word 01:02:06 https://www.marxists.org/subject/women/authors/davis-angela/housework.htm Topic 01:22:58 How do you deal with being singe through quarantine? Curved Chronicle 01:38:30
1 hr 57 min
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison
Day 10: Jesse Owens
You have to see yourself winning. Everybody's got that cousin... a cousin who is funnier than Eddie Murphy, one who can jump higher than Michael Jordan or that one who - with just a little coaching and education - could be the next Obama. Let’s agree to agree, we're blessed. Genius abounds at Black family reunions. So, when I look at Jesse Owens, it cracks me up because he looks like everybody’s cousin who can run fast. Jesse Owens was ours.  He was familiar. He was our chance to prove it. Settle the score. Win. He was the punchline to the joke of injustice. He was our graceful entrance.  And our “Hi Haters!” Jesse-Owens-was-redemption.  And, like so many of us who fight poverty, generational trauma, and thick-thick racism, Hitler didn't have anything for Jesse Owens - because he could already see victory before the race even began.  Call it survival.  Call it evolution.  What the enemy planned for his downfall became the greatest victory of his life.  Cue Koryn Hawthorne.  Won't He Do it! *Spiritual Warrior of the Day* In 1939, Jesse Owens was the most famous man on the planet.  He "single-handedly crushed Hitler's myth of Aryan superiority" by pushing the limits of human capability and smashing world records.  But today, we won't talk about gold medals.  No. Instead, we will explore three very-real moral dilemmas in Owens' life that just may help us out in 2020.  His life was complex. Rich with irony.  Hard fought and often misguided. Scrappy. Not always honorable.  And yet, we celebrate him - as a spiritual warrior - because he stayed in the race until the day he died.  Through decades of shifting definitions of Blackness, he kept his eyes on doing his personal best.  And for that, we draw a gritty brand of inspiration. 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 played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here: Won't He Do It - Koryn Hawthorne: https://open.spotify.com/track/5Vr9WTLcbpKRkQGvVen13W?si=0sJUEo3uQlm7brR-628xlw Soldiers In The Army - Rev. James Cleveland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnudHcR_34M&feature=youtu.be We're Blessed - Fred Hammond: https://open.spotify.com/track/0ZD5LFsk2PMHicGH8MWRN8?si=ZKc8cUMiS6WesytoRpTo6Q
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