An Extraordinary Mother's Day Tribute: I Love My Momma (Feat. The Queens Who Raised Us

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 Get your kleenex ready. For our annual Mother's Day Blackstravaganza, our mothers (!!!!!!!) join us to discuss the many challenges they faced, the sacrifices they made, and even delve into some of their regrets and missteps in raising each of us. Additionally, we learn who's responsible for Alex's obsession with Janet Jackson, we unveil Jay's sordid cross-dressing past, and you'll get a little bit more insight into just how we grew up to become Extraordinary Negroes.  

Bitcoin Ballin' (Feat. Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor)

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Intro by DJ Suede The Remix God Music By Marcelmakesmusic, Beatkowski, and Vincent Alexander. Don't know anything about cryptocurrency? Guess what? We don't either. So we invited Lamar Wilson, the mastermind behind blockchain company Hijro and the instructor of the Black Business School’s popular “Welcome to Cryptocurrency 101” course, to put us up on game. Additionally, Kanye lost his damn mind, Alex could use some extra gravy, and will Jay be watching football again this season?

More Lamar and Lafe: Wacoinda Facebook Group

"Meet Wacoinda: The Fastest Growing Black Economic Group on Facebook" [Black Enterprise]

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My Brother's Keeper (Feat. James Bland of "Giants" & Elton Anderson Jr. of Creators of Color)

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We're a day late and a dollar short, but hopefully we made up for it by bringing along James Bland of the Emmy-nominated, smash hit web series "Giants" and Creators of Color founder and celebrity photographer Elton Anderson Jr. We discuss their viral Instagram antics, how friendship is a form of self-care, how photography and film became their creative outlets, and how their brotherhood has propelled their respective careers to the next level. Additionally, Jay needs more podcaster friends, Fabulous won’t find a fan in Alex, and are Fried Lobster and Cheddar Bay biscuit Waffles for the culture?

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/PITCHES: 
April is
Stress Awareness Month and we want to hear your best ways of dealing with stressors, any precautionary tales of how they can affect the body, what your self-care looks like, and/or anything else related to acknowledging that stress is real and necessary to manage.

April is ALSO Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In light of recent events with sexual assault in the entertainment workplace being brought to the forefront and fully addressed, we want to address this issue taking place everywhere. We're accepting personal narratives, essays, poetry, prose, and any other type of writing that gets your point across about sexual assault. Because of the nature of the topic, we are willing to publish Anonymous pieces. We are accepting submissions & pitches from EVERYONE. We mention this because men and non-binary people have just as poignant voices and stories to tell about their own experiences but sometimes shy away from sharing due to toxic perceptions that hand out shame versus compassion. Our platform is a safe space for everyone so feel free to submit/pitch.

Please send all pitches/submissions to submissions@theextraordinarynegroes.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We'll Name This Podcast Later

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A very special episode with two veeeeeeery special guests. Music provided by Michael Trapson, Marcel, & Ghost Beats.

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More Alex: The Colored Boy | GetSomeJoy | Twitter | Instagram | Mental Health 1st Aid training

More Jay: Twitter | Instagram

Let's Go To Therapy (Feat. Tonja Renée Stidhum & Shamira Ibrahim)

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In a unique take on our Writers Symposium series, writers Tonja Renée Stidhum (Blavity, Shadow & Act, The Root, etc.) and Shamira Ibrahim (Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, etc.) explore their ongoing journeys with depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and mental illness. They bravely detail how they sought the support of their friends and family members, how each of them chose their therapists, and what gave them the will to carry on even in their darkest hours. 

More Tonja:

"My Name Is Tonja. And I Think About Committing Suicide" | Website | Twitter | Instagram 

More Shamira:

"Body Image and Me: My Struggle With Body Dysmorphia" | Website | Twitter 

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An Extraordinary Black Panther Review (Feat. J of Tea With Queen & J and Law Ware)

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After its record breaking $235 million opening, you damn right we have much to discuss about this movie. Our favorite womanist race nerd J of Tea With Queen & J joins us and Law Ware makes his triumphant return as well to drop off his 2 cents. Enjoy.

More Law Ware: Twitter

More Janicia Francis: Twitter | Facebook 

Ze podcast: Tea with Queen & J | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Back To The Motherland (Feat. Myra & Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries)

Since we’re days away from our legendary block party in Wakanda and our collective excitement about our African heritage is arguably stronger than ever before, we chopped it up with Myra and Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries. A married couple who grew tired of their monotonous life in America and decided to begin a new one in Simba’s backyard, The Motherland. They discuss the challenges of homeschooling their 5 year old son, the cultural differences they experienced in their new home, and the complicated dynamics of being accepted as an African-American by our continental brothers and sisters. Additionally, Alex didn’t exactly have the greatest weekend, Jay visited Wakanda and lived to tell about it, and Black Panther is exactly the movie every last one of us deserve.

Music courtesy of IceJJFish, Nimbus Vin, & Little Ry Mu$ic.

More Myra and Delvecchio: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

The Afterparty: "Welcome To Wakanda" (Feat. Law Ware)

Are you looking forward to Black Panther, but have no idea what the hell it's even about because you never read the comic book? Don't worry. We got you. Before Chadwick Boseman and company obliterate the box office, we're putting you up on everything you need to know prior to watching the movie. We break down the mythology of the Black Panther, the cultural signficance of Wakanda, who his cast of supporting characters are, what we're most looking forward to, and how the first big budget predominantly Black feature film has the potential to transform the entertainment industry.

More Law Ware: Twitter 

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