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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The Forgotten Ones (Feat. Dallas Goldtooth)

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Indigenous activist and environmental organizer Dallas Goldtooth joins us to discuss the struggle for people of color to remain hopeful in our society, his experiences on the front lines of the infamous Keystone XL and Dakota Access protests, the biggest sacrifice he's man as an activist, and the prevalence of anti-blackness in Indigenous communities. Additionally, Alex can't get to Essence Fest fast enough, Jay used to love H.E.R., and did do we have love for the Grammys or nah?  Music courtesy of Mr. TalkBox and VybeBeatz.

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"Keystone XL would destroy our native lands. This is why we fight" Dallas Goldtooth for The Guardian

And his performance at Redx Talks: “Comedy As a Way Of Reconciliation

Bout My Business (feat. Dave Anderson)

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With our holiday hangover (and hiatus) out the way, we're back in business with Mr. Dave Anderson, aka The Business Bully, to discuss his groundbreaking Black Boys Win initiative, how his track record of success propelled him into entrepreneurship, why he refuses to wear suits, and how come Mr. T doesn't get his due as a revolutionary? Additionally, calling Alex a Nutella Queen might get you stomped out, never let Jay name your computer, and Combat Jack's legacy will live on forever.  Music courtesy of Jay Connor for Extraordinary Beats.

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Pitch Close Upsell Repeat: A Practical Guide to Sales Domination

The Business Bully Podcast

Rivet Boys Clothing & Accessories

Holiday Happiness (feat. Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health)

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The holidays aren't happy for everyone. So we're joined by psychotherapist Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health to discuss how factors like the winter weather, economic anxiety, and our current political climate adversely affect our mental health during the holidays, the importance of establishing healthy boundaries, and how to support your friends and family suffering from mental illness without losing yourself in the process. Additionally, Alex has fond memories of that LaFace Christmas album, the verdict is still out on if Jay has been naughty or nice, and CyHi's new album gets our seal of approval. Music courtesy of Little Ry Mu$!c.

More Quinn: Magnolia Mental Health 

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She's Gotta Have It (feat. Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim of Very Smart Brothas)

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With The Internets abuzz after the debut of Spike Lee's update on his 1986 feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, we felt it was only right to assemble the homies to discuss the show's portrayal of modern love in gentrified Brooklyn. We're joined by writer and Editor-In-Chief of Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim, contributor to Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, and other outlets, to unpack the Netflix series, whether its take on sexuality and polyamory reflect dating in the 2000 and the 17, challenges in writing Millennial television characters, and healthy ways to juggle lovers.

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More Shamira: TwitterShamira The First | Very Smart Brothas

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Rebel Yellow (Feat. Ranier Maningding of Love Life of An Asian Guy)

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In one of our most insightful interviews to date, we chop it up with NextShark Editor-at-Large Ranier Maningding, better known as the man behind the social media phenom The Love Life of An Asian Guy. He dishes on how nearly every marginalized group adheres to the civil rights blueprints that Black people created, the responsibilities and loneliness that come with helming one of the only Asian-American platforms of its scale, how media whitewashing has impacted how Asian-Americans self-identify, how Black and Asian communities have been pitted against each other, and the complicated legacy of George Tekai's activism. Additionally, Jay is a sore loser, Alex is afraid of goblins, and Elaine Victoria can sing her entire ass off. Intro courtesy of @ElaineVictoria

More Ranier: NextShark | Ted Talk: "Social Activism is the New Civil Rights Movement"

Love Life of an Asian Guy

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An Extraordinary Thanksgiving Dinner Draft (Feat. Law Ware)

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If you thought fantasy football was serious, imagine replacing the NFL players in with your Thanksgiving menu. Which is exactly what the hell our hungry asses did. But did your Grandma's legendary mac and cheese make the cut? There's only one way to find out. Itis should separately.

More Law: Twitter | Writings at Very Smart Brothas | Writings at HuffPo

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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. 

More Richard: Twitter

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From last year: The Afterparty: Veteran's Day (feat. Nickolas Gaines)

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