"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 Afterparty: "The New Edition Story (Part 1)"

On 12/15, we attended the world premiere screening and cast Q&A of "The New Edition Story" and recorded this episode immediately afterward. So in this episode, we discuss out thoughts, opinions, and reactions to Part 1 of "The New Edition Story", our experience watching this movie with Bobby Brown, BET executives, and the rest of the cast, and what we learned about New Edition by watching this movie.