ON THE FIRST EPISODE OF BLACK MILLENNIAL WE TALK ABOUT WHAT MOTIVATES, DRIVES, AND KEEPS US UPLIFTED IN TODAY’S SOCIETY. BASED ON LAURYN HILL’S POEM, MOTIVES & THOUGHTS (2006), WHICH TOUCHES ON SOCIETY AND THE NEGATIVE EFFECT IT CAN HAVE ON THE INDIVIDUAL. WHETHER IT BE MORALITY, THE WAY YOU TREAT OTHERS, OR THE WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF … CHECK YOUR MOTIVES AND THOUGHTS.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: MOTIVES & THOUGHTS BY LAURYN HILL : YOUTU.BE/TGLLRPKCYLO
ECONOMISTS HAVE CALLED THIS “A GIG CULTURE” WHERE WORKERS WANT TO BE PAID THEIR WORTH AND REQUIRE MORE WORK/LIFE BALANCE. IN EPISODE TWO OF BLACK MILLENNIAL, WE DISCUSS THE THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT JOBS AND CAREERS DIFFERENTLY THAN GENERATIONS PAST. WE TALK WORST JOB EXPERIENCES AND FEELING THE WEIGHT OF BEING BLACK IN THE WORKPLACE.
INSPIRATION CONTENT :“I DONT REALLY WANNA WORK HERE NO MORE” — @RALPHSWEEZY (2018) YOUTU.BE/IH-KFJ2YQXK
THIS WEEK WE DISCUSS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE, THE PROFOUND EFFECTS MUSIC CAN HAVE ON AN INDIVIDUAL. WE TOUCH ON EVERYTHING FROM “SYMPATHY & PAYOLA” TO ANALYZING SOME THE DIFFERENT SOUNDSCAPES IN MODERN MUSIC. WE ALSO INTRODUCE TWEETS ON FIRE TO THE SHOW, A SHORT CONVERSATION AROUND THE HOTTEST TAKES ON TWITTER. THIS WEEK WE START BY BREAKING DOWN HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER LES BROWN OVER POUND CAKE BY DRAKE —YOUTU.BE/WUSGHIJ5TO4
THE AGE OLD SAYING GOES IN ORDER TO KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING, YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM. THIS WEEK’S EPISODE OF BLACK MILLENNIAL EXPLORES PARENTING AND MENTORSHIP. WE DISCUSS THE WAYS WE WERE RAISED AND HOW PEOPLE CAN STILL THRIVE DESPITE A LESS THAN PERFECT UPBRINGING. LATER IN THE SHOW WE DISCUSS HOLDING MEN ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR TREATMENT OF WOMEN AND HOW YEEZY’S ARE EQUIVALENT TO MAGA HATS.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: YOUTU.BE/91693DJCMK0
LEARN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. SAVE THE EARTH & SHIT: GOO.GL/DIBCGW
THINGS DON’T ALWAYS GO ACCORDING TO PLAN. THE REALITY IS IT’S ACTUALLY RARE THAT SITUATIONS AND EXPERIENCES TURN OUT IDEALLY. THIS WEEK WE SIT DOWN FOR A CONVERSATION ABOUT OVERCOMING ADVERSITY AND MINIMIZING EXPECTATIONS, AS WE WORK THROUGH THE CHALLENGES THAT COME WITH BUILDING A PODCAST. THE WHITE PICKET FENCE LIFE IS AN IDEAL, AS IS THE PERFECT JOB, THE PERFECT PROJECT AND THE PERFECT PARTNER. WHEN WE REMOVE THESE EXPECTATIONS WE REMOVE THE HEIGHTENED POTENTIAL FOR DISAPPOINTMENT.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: YOUTU.BE/KK0N1AAQ7VM
IN THIS EPISODE OF BLACK MILLENNIAL WE DISCUSS DOUBLE STANDARDS AND SOCIETIES COMPLACENCY WITH THE WHOLE CONCEPT. WHAT MAKES US MORE ACCEPTING OF SOME DOUBLE STANDARDS AND WHY? DO WE ONLY CARE WHEN THEY NEGATIVELY OPPRESS US? ARE DOUBLE STANDARDS ACCEPTABLE IN A JOKING MANNER? ALSO, IS KELSEY GRAMMAR REALLY A COOL WHITE GUY OR NOT, AND WHICH FLAVOR POP TART REIGNS SUPREME?! QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: NERD.ME/2P3XDV3
INCOME IN AMERICA: GRAPHICS.WSJ.COM/WHAT-PERCENT/
THIS WEEK WE HAVE AN OBJECTIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT RECREATIONAL DRUG USE. CAN YOU UTILIZE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AS AN ENHANCEMENT WITHOUT IT BECOMING AN ADDICTION? FURTHER IN THE SHOW WE GIVE SOME STATISTICS ON THE DIFFERENCE IN ORGASM RATE BETWEEN HETEROSEXUAL MEN AND WOMEN, WE TALK ABOUT WHY FUTURE SHOULD MAYBE STOP HAVING KIDS AND WE THE BEST WAY TO EAT A SALAD...WHICH IS TO EAT ONE.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: YOUTU.BE/RBLHTACSE4E
CLOSING THE ORGASM GAP: BIT.LY/2DVTD3L
SO WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE FIGURING OURSELF OUT AND TRYING TO GET TO KNOW SOMEONE ELSE? IN THIS WEEKS EPISODE OF BLACK MILLENNIAL WE BEGIN TO DISSECT DATING IN THIS CURRENT ERA. WHAT IS TALKING VS DATING? AND WHY IS IT SO EASY FOR ONE PERSON TO INTERPRET THAT DIFFERENTLY THAN ANOTHER? WE ALSO DISCUSS JILL SCOTT BEING A GROWN ASS WOMAN, ENCOURAGING YOUR MAN TO MAKE HIS OWN PLATE THIS THANKSGIVING AND THE FUTURE INCARCERATION OF THE PIED PIPER OF R&B, ROBERT KELLY.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: YOUTU.BE/M6SHPN5WCFS
NOTE: THERE IS SOME AUDIO DELAY TOWARD THE END OF THIS EPISODE. PLEASE BEAR WITH US AS WE TEST OUT NEW RECORDING TECHNIQUES.
THE FUCKERY CONTINUES THIS WEEK WHERE WE CONTINUE TO DISSECT MILLENNIAL ERA DATING AND SOME OF THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS THAT COME ALONG WITH IT. WE EXPLORE ALL THE REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE PRE-DATING AND PRE-BATING (DO A GOOGLE SEARCH IF YOU REALLY NEED TO) LATER IN THE SHOW WE OFFER OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF THE LATE KIM PORTER AND DISCUSS OUR THANKSGIVING.
INSPIRATION CONTENT: YOUTU.BE/SOKOOER3_GY
REAL FRIENDS. HOW MANY US OF HAVE THEM? MOST OF US ARE IN THAT STAGE WHERE WE’RE BEGINNING TO ESTABLISH REAL LONG TERM, PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS. THIS WEEK, WE INVITED OUR CLOSEST FRIEND TO THE SHOW TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUE FRIENDSHIPS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO SUSTAIN THEM. LIKE SZA SINGS, ”HOPING MY 20-SOMETHING’S DON’T END, HOPING TO KEEP THE REST OF MY FRIENDS” LATER IN THE SHOW WE TALK ABOUT TERAYAKI 69, JACQUEES AND WHETHER OR NOT AMANDA BYNES IS A CLONE.
BECAUSE THIS IS OUR 10TH EPISODE WE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING AND RECORD A VISUAL TO GO ALONG WITH THIS EPISODE OF THE SHOW ENJOY IT HERE: HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/PVMPKO0GG1O
THEME MUSIC THIS WEEK COURTESY OF HTTPS://BIT.LY/2PCNFUH
IN THIS EPISODE OF BLACK MILLENNIAL WE TALK ABOUT MASCULINITY AND/OR THE LACK THERE OF. WE FOCUSED ON HOW WE DEFINE MASCULINITY OR MANHOOD AND WHAT THINGS WE NEED TO REDEFINE. WE CHALLENGE WOMEN TO ALLOW MEN TO BE TO FIND THEIR MANHOOD AND THINK ABOUT THE THINGS THEY FIND ATTRACTIVE IN MEN AND ASK THEM WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU MET A REAL MAN? ... ALSO WE MADE A PLAYLIST. SO THAT’S COOL TOO.
https://youtu.be/zpZFCubE6Ag - It’s okay for boys to cry.
https://bit.ly/2Qlh3j5 - Understand the pyramid of violence - via Chicago Style
https://youtu.be/IVWS0BiFfxU - I was r*ped by my mom’s best friend - DJ GHOST
Issa new year and we’re taking some time to reflect. How do you plan for success and what do those steps look like? Goals vs intentions and are intentions always reality or naw? a new year also means new aesthetics and new topics.... we also touch on some old shit like R. Kelly. Maybe in 2019 he’ll stop getting away with being awful or at least y’all will stop stepping in the name of pedophilia.
History of African American Vernacular English - https://bit.ly/2F8ME1p
APPS FOR ORGANIZATION:
Mindly - https://apple.co/2VxQqGE
Asana - https://apple.co/2khXjx
Clear - https://apple.co/2RHtdiF
Timepage - https://apple.co/2vDhE39
In this weeks episode we discuss Forgiveness and apologies. How and why do we forgive? and what does that look like. how do we expect people to apologize to us for the best outcome. A direct quote from the episode, “Honestly, this year i’m not forgiving anybody” …so just pray. We also talk about the government like it’s an episode of Law & Order and Jam talks more about ratchet reality TV he’s obsessed with and i’m concerned.
MOOD (INSPO CONTENT): https://youtu.be/fAa7XCla9hc
https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/apology/ - apology language quiz
This week’s episode of black millennial focuses on self- care. We should all know by now that it’s impossible to pour from an empty cup, yet it can be quite difficult to find that perfect line between doing things for yourself while remaining unselfish. Actually, is being selfish even wrong? We’ll explore this in our questions segment. Later in the show we discuss Souja Boy being recognized as the living legend that he is. And we begrudgingly discuss Auntie Gladys Knight singing the national anthem for the racist NFL.
MOOD: https://youtu.be/kfLGR0KYuys - Take Care of Yourself
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LINKED UP: https://youtu.be/6DlrqeWrczs - Oprah @ Stanford (Extended) https://bit.ly/2RCEC7u - The border wall is a monument to white supremacy
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This episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we talk about death. Which is kind of sick and twisted but nothing is off the table and it’s not as dark as it seems. We also discuss the after life and what happens when we leave this world. In pop culture, Mo’Nique calls Whoppi Goldberg “The Help” and Kamala Harris allegedly wants to “help” America. also does Logic get to say Nigga? We introduce a new segment called White Trash, because I mean, there are so many examples. Lastly we stan OTRII tour photographer Dave Malave, or is it Davé Mālavë? AND we have a special little cameo in this episode to showcase the reality of being a single black mom.
MOOD: “I’m a bad bitch, you can’t kill me!”
LINKED UP: Mo’Nique Regrets Nothing by Malcolm-Aimé Musoni
BOOK OF THE MONTH: "What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough"
In this episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we discuss the Black experience and how we connect with it. Along with discussing how outsiders interact with Blackness, where is the line between appreciation and appropriation? Anyway, shout out to Juno for being a cool white lady... New segment alert! It's called Weird White People Shit where we discuss ... weird white people shit. To keep it consistent, we unintentionally butcher someone else’s name this week.
MOOD: Ellen Page on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert
UGA assistant under fire for racially charged comments about whites
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC on Spotify
@AYECHARNAE on S•M•U•T Mom's YouTube // Produced by East Oak
Black Film Friday Tickets
Fresh off our return from #FyreFest19 (aka our vacation) we’re back to our regularly scheduled bullshit. We start things off by beginning to unpack some of the shame attached to sexuality within the Black community; a conversation that deserves continuance. Also there was much to cover on the pop culture side this week, enough coonery to fill up a Steve Harvey suit in fact. And why white ass magazine, Esquire thinks it’s so tough to be “American boy” ... Maybe Tamir Rice could tell us, but he will never know. (Had to take it there cause I’m tired)
Barbershop Books Program
Our book of the month, What A Time To Be Alone By Chidera Eggerue is Now Available in Audiobook format!
BLACK BOOKS FOR KIDS
I Have A Dream, With Paintings by Kadir Nelson
Bippity Bop Barbershop - Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange & Illustration by Kadir Nelson
Look What Brown Can Do by T. Marie Harris
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks
Malcolm Little — The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X By Ilyasah Shabazz
The Nutcracker in Harlem By T. E. McMorrow
Princess Hair By Sharee Miller
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