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Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tac… Continue Reading >>
Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network) << Show Less
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MK350 Keep on Side Eyeing (Our DNA Test, Past Episode Highlights, JHUD,Buffy, Marvel, Whitney, Stagecoach Mary, Racism, Homophobia,Tulsa Oklahoma, Hidden Figures) It's so hard to say goodbye... it's the very last episode of Minority Korner. Nnekay is back to help James close it out, and they both just took a DNA test and it turns out they’re 100%: a bunch of things! Nnekay and James reminisce about episodes past and wonder back to yesteryear. Hear about how it all began. Remember our taglines? Our theme song? How much has changed, what’s still the same? Hear about what was going on in their lives at different stages and moments. We go through the highlights, the memories, the laughter, the tears of  past episodes that made Minority Korner what it is today. Its been quite a Journey from the gay Warriors of Thieves, LGBTQIA+ Homless youth, Why Your Camera is Racist, Texas Rangers, Stagecoach Mary, The Black women mortality rate, Tulsa Okalahoma, speaking Hidden Figures into existence and much more. It’s time for the final episode of Minority Korner. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS:  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
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MK350 Keep on Side Eyeing (Our DNA Test, Past Episode Highlights, JHUD,Buffy, Marvel, Whitney, Stagecoach Mary, Racism, Homophobia,Tulsa Oklahoma, Hidden Figures) It's so hard to say goodbye... it's the very last episode of Minority Korner. Nnekay is back to help James close it out, and they both just took a DNA test and it turns out they’re 100%: a bunch of things! Nnekay and James reminisce about episodes past and wonder back to yesteryear. Hear about how it all began. Remember our taglines? Our theme song? How much has changed, what’s still the same? Hear about what was going on in their lives at different stages and moments. We go through the highlights, the memories, the laughter, the tears of  past episodes that made Minority Korner what it is today. Its been quite a Journey from the gay Warriors of Thieves, LGBTQIA+ Homless youth, Why Your Camera is Racist, Texas Rangers, Stagecoach Mary, The Black women mortality rate, Tulsa Okalahoma, speaking Hidden Figures into existence and much more. It’s time for the final episode of Minority Korner. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS:  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK349: What Minority Korner Means to me (What this show has meant, favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future) It's our second to last episode of Minority Korner. This time we wanted to hear from you all!  Whether you`ve been with us since 2015 or you just joined this year, You Korner kids are now Korner Adults, are are what has kept us going these past 7 years and we wanted to hear your voices and thoughts on what Minority Korner has meant to you. We hear from past guests, co-hosts, Max Fun members and some Minority Korner family members on some favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future.Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK348: The Pillars of Caste & Ice Cream (Supreme Court Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson, The Senate Make up, The 8 Pillars of Caste, Moon Knight, History of Black Folks Impact on Ice Cream, Jennifer Hudson) The OG Queen of MK is back as we prepare to close out the show, Nnekay is with us! We got a Black lady supreme court judge- yaaaaay- but let’s take a look at the demographics of the Senate. Does this body represent America? Should we abolish it? The Justice KBJ gauntlet reminds us of the gauntlet Black folks have to go through when applying for jobs. Workers of Amazon, Etsy, and more are all unionizing! Moon Knight is gooooood- we discuss!!! James wonders why Jennifer Hudson never blew up but Adele did- but is this sudden support too little too late on the podcast from him? Nnekay has thoughts! James takes us through the 8 pillars of a caste system as depicted in Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste- how are these structures still intact, and what can we do to dismantle them? Nnekay talks about the sweetest treat: ice cream and how black people actually helped bring it to fame, and found new ways of innovation to get it to us with 3 Ice cream pioneers that made this treat taste the sweetest! Support black ice cream!Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS: Ketanji Brown Jackson https://www.themarysue.com/ketanji-brown-jackson-confirmed-as-supreme-court-justice/https://www.npr.org/2022/04/08/1091459152/biden-harris-jackson-senate-historic-confirmation-voteDemographics of the Senatehttps://www.axios.com/diversity-in-senate-93afcd5d-8f8e-4b9d-9cc9-47b04945ad8b.htmlOhio Don’t Say Gay Bill:https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/04/ohio-republicans-dont-say-gay-billCheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK347: Get on Up, AGAIN! (Royal Family’s Bad Caribbean Tour, Jared Leto’s Wildin’ Joker, How Well Do You Know the Avengers?) Surprise, it’s a bonus episode! We are bringing you the best of last week's Get On Up! W/ James and Renee (Can I pet Your dog) the new live daily morning show. We chat about The Royal Family and their ill timed tour of Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Belize, it did not go as planned as they were met with protests and backlash. People have had it with their colonizers! Childhood stars Selena Gomez and Raven Simone still have a good head on their shoulders from being off social media for so long. Does this mean we’d all be better without it? Are we all addicted? Then it's time to play This or That as James takes us through a multiverse journey and what would we do if your significant other's parents meddled in your relationship? And we play a game where you decide if Jared Leto, and Alexander Sarsguard, in their latest scenarios are wildin’ or workin' it! Lastly, it's JAM You Lyin! A true false game to test how well you know the Avengers. REFERENCE LINKS: The Royals:https://www.newsweek.com/prince-william-kate-middleton-tour-crisis-raises-stakes-royal-caribbean-visit-edward-sophie-1694982https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1591876/kate-middleton-prince-william-caribbean-royal-tour-feeling-remorse-vn Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK346: If You’re Black- Rest is Resistance (The Batman, Moon Knight, Harry Potter Reunion Call Out, The Nap Ministry) We had to bring MacKenzie because who else would we talk about DC with? SPOILERS AHEAD! We need to discuss Matt Reeves’ The Batman. DC finally said, “let's make a good movie!” Even though it was 3 hours- but we’re here for it! Everything from the Joker, to The Riddler, to Zoe Kravitz epitome of Catwoman - we break it down, along with what would have been in the Zack Snyder era Batman. Sigh. The director of Moon Night Mohamed Diab, while on a press tour says Egypt will finally be getting its roses by actually being portrayed authentically, and names some names of who has failed recently, looking at you Wonder Woman. Also we have to talk about the Harry Potter reunion and we have A LOT of notes! In the main korner MacKenzie gives it to us straight up: rest is resistance. She explains through The Nap Ministry how we’ve all been lied to, and the importance of rest as part of our resistance particularly for marginalized folks... everybody else get to work! Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatomba REFERENCE LINKS: If you are Black you are allowed to resthttps://www.instagram.com/p/CZ5z30POuwL/https://www.instagram.com/thenapministry/Moon Knight Director on Egyptian Portrayals in Movieshttps://www.themarysue.com/moon-knight-director-calls-out-wonder-woman-1984 Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/-Nap MinistryMinority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK 345: White Folks, Please Wait 5 Business Days... (The 2022 Oscars, Jussie Smollett Sentencing, Todrick Hall Celeb Big Brother, Worst Things That Have Happened at the Oscars, Problem With Jon Stewart, White People Unpacking Whiteness/Racism) Of course we’re going to talk about this historic Oscars where Ariana DeBose (The first Latina to win since Rita Moreno) Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina King hosting and of course That Slap…though we will need white folks to refrain from commenting for 5 business days. These things affect Black folks differently due to linked lineage- we discuss. Speaking of complicated black issues, Jussie Smollett has been sentenced, and James saw Todrick Hall live, after his problematic Celebrity Big Brother stint. In the main korner James talks about the new show “The Problem with Jon Stewart '' and is an episode of white people talking about racism, how it went awry and gave a glimpse into the minds of white folks and the challenges ahead in dismantling white supremacy. Plus things white folks should and can do to combat racism in their worlds. Plus, everyone seems so sure this is the worst thing to ever happen at the Oscars, and with it almost 100 we have a list of other events that are historically just as bad, if not worse. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of Negro Women , a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Links Inc, and held the title of Miss DC USA in 2010. TW: @MacKenzieAGreen, IG: @missusatombaREFERENCE LINKS: Them Oscarshttps://www.theroot.com/oscars-2022-will-smith-ariana-debose-questlove-win-b-1848711925Jussie Smolletthttps://www.vulture.com/2022/03/jussie-smollett-will-be-released-during-appeal.htmlWorst Things that Have Happened at the Oscars https://www.themarysue.com/no-will-smith-slap-was-not-oscars-ugliest-moment-ever/Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK344: Get on Up! (Josephine Baker, Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson, Roller Coasters, And Just Like That, Jeopardy, Gay Dog, New Music From Britney, Lightyear Gay Kiss) This week join James and Renee for Get On Up- highlights from this week's shows! We're giving you a taste of James and Renee Colvert (from Max Fun’s own Can I Pet Your Dog) new show! We start with a weekend check in and James did some serious damage to his wallet at Macys. We talk about roller coasters and which ones are our faves, the issue with zoos and how do we contribute to the problem? In our news segment James talks about a possibility of Britney Spears coming back onto the music scene, how Pixar is making up for Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ involvement, and Renee discusses a new reboot of an old fan fav Buffy The Vampire Slayer and an all Black Battalion that's finally getting its roses. James will then take us on a journey through the life and time of Josephine Baker the legendary artist , activist, dancer, singer, and ... spy!!!???!!!? Lastly we play Wildin’ and Workin it: during the confirmation hearings of the fabulous Ketanji Brown Jackson, was Senator Lindsay Graham Wildin’? The parents of potentially gay dog gave it up for adoption- were they wildin’? Are they wildin’ making another ‘And Just Like That’ season 2? Are the Jeopardy contestants wildin’ in their answers? Chime on in, as we decide together! Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK343: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Woman (Ukraine, Racism in Ukraine, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Tupac, Spider Woman Valerie the Librarian) This week while our hearts break for the people of Ukraine we can’t help but notice the different treatment these refugees are getting compared with ones from the Middle East or Africa. And Black Africans trying to flee Ukraine are being met with some racist practices in Ukraine. What’s the best way to give feedback? We’re here to help!  In more fun news, James has come out of his Little Mix hole to experience all the amazing Black music occuring in hip hop, R&B, and pop from Saweetie to Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., and more! Also legends of past, like Tupac, and the influence and legacy he left behind.  In the Main Korner Nnekay talks about the first Spider-Woman Valerie The Librarian- who was Black! REFERENCE LINKS: Africans in the UkraineTrevor Noah Says it All - regarding Black refugees in UkraineStudents Allege Racism in UkraineCBC - European Racism Comments from Heads of State- UkraineValerie the Librarian Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
MK342: Shoop that Oup (Don’t Say Gay, Suffragettes: Harriet Forten Purvis, Maria Guadalupe Evangelina, Felice Cohn, Komako Kimura, Zitkala-Ša, American Crime Story: Impeachment) The Queen of Minority Korner is back! Nnekay Fitzclarke is here! This week James and Nnekay had Black Brunch or Black Meal depending on your preference. James loves a cult and a con but found a newly discovered passion as he watched An American Crime Story: Impeachment, A SCANDAL. We discuss how to not Linda Tripp ourselves and we will NOT be apologizing for any jokes made about her because well she was wildin! Then Florida has passed the newly named “Don’t Say Gay” bill and we discuss the harmful effects and precedence this sets for the country and why these bills are dangerous. In the main Korner we continue Women's History Month and talk about the unsung women of color heroes of the suffragette movement that you may not have heard about. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay REFERENCE LINKS: Don’t Say Gay Bill Florida 'Don't Say Gay' bill passes final Senate committeeDisney Issues Statement Regarding Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” BillDisney Will Apparently Keep Giving Money to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill BackersDisney CEO Gives Empty Sort-of Defense (Definitely Not an Apology) Over Donations To ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill SponsorsOn the flip side DisneyNew Disney+ Series Helps Young Black Girls Embrace An Important Hair Care RitualUnsung Heroes of the Suffragette Movement: Harriet Forten PurvisMaria Guadlup Evangeline De Lopez Womenshistory.orglwv.orgFelice CohnJwa.orgsuffragistmemorial.orgKomako KimuraAprilmag.comaboutjapan.japansociety.orgGertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Ša)nps.govCheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur
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