Join Alex & Team GetSomeJoy at Self-Care Check-In Live: Pre-Launch Edition


OH, HEY. So, for the past year or so, Alex has been working with his GetSomeJoy team to develop a digital wellness content and event network to spread joy and promote wellness among Black and brown folks. They're kicking off a new #SelfCareCheckIn movement with a pre-launch conference call with some special guests to share what they've been up to and have a light and casual chat about wellness and how we can be greater together.


Self-care is a full-time job, but what does self-care mean to you? How can we engage our communities in the battle against spiritual ashiness? Join mental health advocate Alexander Hardy (The Extraordinary Negroes) and Team GetSomeJoy for a discussion on wellness and self-care for Mental Health Awareness Month, featuring Andrew Shade, Editorial Director of Broadway Black and Ricky Neal, Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Crisis Text Line. 

About our guests:

Andrew Shade (Broadway Black)

Andrew Shade has a burning passion that lies in the arts. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, he resides in the heart of Harlem, helping to lead the way in building a more diverse and knowledgeable audience in the theatre world. He is the Founder & Editorial Director of Broadway Black, a digital platform dedicated to highlighting the achievements and successes of African-American theatre artists on and off the Broadway stage. Broadway Black has taken the theatre industry by storm & has been excelled by the likes of Ben Vereen, Jennifer Hudson, & Misty Copeland just to name a few.However, Shade feels the greatest achievement has been using his experience and knowledge of the industry to create a community celebrating his own. Recently awarded The Mountaintop Award by Actors Equity Association & BOLDNYC for being a trailblazer. "There is no greater joy than fueling & inspiring those who once thought the theatre was a foreign place to which they were not welcome," he says. He lives the life of the Broadway Black slogan, and shows what can happen "When The Theatre Goes Dark."

Ricky Neal (Crisis Text Line)

Ricky Neal is a country boy from Laurens, South Carolina who currently lives in Harlem. An alumnus of Morehouse College, Ricky taught third grade prior to taking positions at Crisis Text Line. He is passionate about the exposure to and quality of mental health care in marginalized communities.

You'll be able to join the conversation via conference call so you can listen from wherever you are. And it's $Free.99. Taddow.

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More GetSomeJoy: Web | SelfCareCheckin.comGetSomeJoy's last event, Wine & Words

Oh Snap! We're finalists for the 2017 Podcast Awards


You did it. 

Thanks to your texts, smoke signals, prayers, and votes we're finalists in the Society - Culture category for this year's People's Choice Podcast Awards. Thank you to everyone who's listened, subscribed, told someone about us, or enjoyed an episode of our podcast situation. It's been a helluva year and getting this award would be the icing on the cake. Now, a squad of 350 listeners will gather round and vote on a winner in each category. Will our Black excellence, wit, and wonderfulness charm the judges? We'll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, be sure to listen and subscribe to The Extraordinary Negroes on your podcast platform of choice and follow us on the Internets.

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Okay, so here's what happened at #GetSomeJoy: A Blackstravaganza for Mental Health Awareness

I wanted to do something cool to bring Black folks together to talk about how hard it is out here for a pimp, feelings and emotions, and all the beautiful and the powerfully wack stuff, in a comfortable, engaging, entertaining, non-clinical way.

Join us in NYC Saturday 3/11 for #PodLiveNYC

The lovely ladies of Tea with Queen and J. invited us to come drink, chill, and talk and revel in our collective awesomeness with a bunch of other dope independent podcasters and of our amazing listeners. Also in the building: Inner Hoe Uprising, The Cure, The Girth, Bag Ladiez, We Come From Queens, Brunch & Budget, TK in the AM, Queer WOC, and The Bodega Podcast. It's going to be awesome. AND, the best part is that it's $Free.99 if you RSVP, which you can do right here.