The Afterparty: "A Love Letter To Black Veterans" (Feat. Richard Brookshire of Reparations Podcast)

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We know, we know. It's been a minute since we hit ya'll with an Afterparty episode, but your prayers have been answered. So with Veterans Day on the horizon, we're joined by former combat medic and current Reparations Podcast co-host Richard Brookshire to deconstruct Obama’s military legacy, Richard's quest to maintain his Black identity despite his surroundings, the mistreatment of veterans by society as a whole, why Richard believes Micah Johnson was a martyr for racial justice, and how his military service felt like a lie. And to the courageous individuals in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as our military veterans, we are eternally grateful for your service and sacrifice. As well as the friends and family who keep them loved and uplifted over the course of their military careers. 

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"Heard It Through The Grapevine" (feat. Ashley Akunna of The GrapevineTV)

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Once upon a time, Ashley Akunna was so discouraged by the absence of Black Millennial representation on television that she created a web series to do something about it. Now one of the most popular web series out, "The Grapevine" features some of your favorite game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals tackling the topics of today. And she joins us to discuss the importance of her platform, what she adds to the pantheon of Black women in media, and why we should stop blaming Millennials for every damn thing. Additionally, Jay offers to fix Chrisette Michele's life, Alex might put money on Justin Timberlake's head, and are we sure Takeoff wasn't left off of "Bad & Boujee?" Intro courtesy of Kevin Ross and additional music provided by sweetmelody602.

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KweliTV & Chill (Feat. Deshuna Spencer of KweliTV)

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Netflix is great and all, but what ya'll know about the newly launched streaming media service KweliTV? We're joined by its founder, Deshuna Spencer, to discuss the necessity of this new platform, the trials and tribulations of owning and operating a 100% Black-owned business, and the importance of creating content that reflects our interests. Additionally, Alex has found his soulmate in Janet Jackson, invites to the cookout are still suspended indefinitely, and rape culture's gotta go.

As part of our First Play situation, you can check out this episode exclusively on TuneIn until next week. 

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"The Watermelon Woman" (feat. Cheryl Dunye)

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We're baaaaaaack. And for those of you who can't wait for new episodes of Queen Sugar to return to your television sets, we picked the brain of Cheryl Dunye, one of the masterminds responsible for bringing this brilliant show to life. We also discussed what's on the horizon for the Bordelons, her thoughts on queer representation in Hollywood, and why it's a beautiful time to be Black and well moisturized.

Trailer: The Watermelon Woman (1996)