Still Processing
Still Processing
Jul 16, 2020
Reparations for Aunt Jemima!
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When Quaker decided to take Aunt Jemima off the red pancake box after 131 years, did it also try to scrub the legacy she represents? And what sort of compensation is appropriate — and to whom — from a brand that maintained that image in public for so long?

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Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
The Emotional Intelligence of Ai-jen Poo
Alicia Garza is joined this week by her Sunstorm podcast co-host, Ai-jen Poo. Poo is an award winning organizer, the Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Director of Caring Across Generations, and the Co-Founder of SuperMajority. Garza and Poo talk about pandemic guilty pleasures, and how the power of love can ignite a movement. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of all the things Lady likes and dislikes. Ai-jen Poo on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia's new book: The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House), and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
42 min
FriendsLikeUs
FriendsLikeUs
Friends Like Us
A Malcom X 'By Any Means Necessary' Episode
Tamara Payne is the co-author of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X written with her father, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Les Payne. Tamara was the principle researcher for her father (while working in commercial real estate). After Les Payne’s sudden passing in 2018, Tamara made it her purpose to finish his life’s work. The Dead Are Arising has been selected as a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award and will be released on October 20th wherever books are sold. Veniece Antoinette is a Podcaster, Content Creator, and Influencer. Veniece found herself on her first podcast, Talk Hvy, in 2014, where she joined fellow co-hosts to discuss pop culture, music, relationships, debate controversial topics, and interview entertainers. Since then, Veniece went to birth “Sip & Spill” in 2016 with her best friend. They Sip on drinks while Spilling the tea on dating and relationships. Veniece and her co-host, Amber, discuss dating from 2 single black millennial women's perspectives and interview men in the entertainment industry to get their honest (tipsy) opinions. Veniece is also known for her infamous TikTok, where she's managed to go viral several times and gained over 200K fans who love to watch her reactions and other comical content. Veniece is known for her passionate, opinionated, and comical point of views. She has been interviewed and guest starred on several shows talking abut current events, dating, hip-hop, sports, sex, and more! While obtaining her Master's in TV & Media Management, she had the opportunity to work with several podcasts production and marketing efforts. The most notable being the “Confronting: O.J. Simpson” podcast which went on to list as the No. 1 podcast for Apple Podcasts. Suzette Simon is the founder of NYLaughs (NYL), a 501(c)3 performing arts nonprofit dedicated to enriching the lives of New Yorkers through laughter and deepening an appreciation of stand up comedy as a unique NY cultural asset by producing free comedy programming in public spaces. For the past 13 years, NYL has offered live comedy performances to diverse audiences in welcoming, accessible public spaces to target populations that might not otherwise have access to or experience with premier live artistic comedic entertainment. It's signature summer series, "Laughter in the Park," is the only program of its kind and NYL estimates having entertained over 25,000 New Yorkers and visitors. Each year it creates a vital space for residents to come together using comedy to explore the most critical issues of our city and times. Though, “Laughter in the Park 2020” was postponed due to Covid-19, NYL was still able to host an online, accessible show called “Laughter in Lockdown.” Connecting through comedy improves the mental and physical health of New Yorkers and acts as a community-building opportunity for those who need it most while also encouraging comedy's next generation and providing greater opportunities for comedic artists to grow their audiences and influence. Suzette also created the #STRONGBLACKBOOBS initiative as a place for others to go for breast cancer information based on her experiences, comedy, self-esteem boosters and support for communities of color. After losing her mother to breast cancer 30 years ago and then being diagnosed herself she has made it her goal to use this comedic, empowering approach on social media to raise awareness for communities of color and breast health. 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 51 min
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison
Prayer Edition | Day 15 | Stevie Wonder
“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit” says the Lord. - Zechariah 4:6 Many of you are lacking strength right now. Many of you are in a place of weariness and feeling battered by the battle, but don’t give up!  We’re coming on today’s walk to remind you of where your power and strength come from. It’s time to worship. It’s time to laugh. It’s to celebrate that we have made it through the week! It’s time to have your vision renewed and the weariness break off. You are walking into a new season of your life. Trust that feeling and keep moving.   *Spiritual Warrior of the Day:* Turn on your favorite Stevie Wonder song because it’s time to shift the atmosphere! This man has given us a lifetime of hits. He’s created a soundtrack to the Black experience that is so lush and full of funk and dripping with pride that it will never go out of style. And he did it all while proving to us that vision – the ability to really see – comes from God. And, boy does Stevie really see us. His music is a reflection of our beauty and pain, pushing us to believe in new possibilities. His songs are a conduit for joy, healing, and love. Just playing one of his songs can transform the energy of any person, room, or experience. That’s how much of a spiritual warrior Stevie is. On today’s walk, we will dive into the magical story of his life and the making of his masterpieces. We will learn how God talked to him and guided him each step of the way. We will learn how he was willing to walk away from it all, at the height of his career, to serve the higher calling that God placed in him. And we walk down memory lane, remembering all the ways in which Stevie’s music has personally influenced our lives. This is going to a be pavement party like no other. Put your good headphones on. Turn the volume all the way up. It’s going to the livest walk and talk, yet! 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: As - Stevie Wonder: https://open.spotify.com/track/13toFl1UwJPsRxDiD9jgtn?si=ibDE4drsTzSsZ13oPGlg_w Stevie Wonder - "Falling in Love with Jesus" Gospel at church 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6k-02RUP-c Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder: https://open.spotify.com/track/6RANU8AS5ICU5PEHh8BYtH?si=17PzvFbTRkSaqk7MnlTNXA
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