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Melanated take on being a millennial, culture, love, careers, current events, parenting, and everything in between. We keep it authentic and unfiltered. Pop the cork and enjoy the ride.

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    • Society & Culture

Melanated take on being a millennial, culture, love, careers, current events, parenting, and everything in between. We keep it authentic and unfiltered. Pop the cork and enjoy the ride.

IG: @MelaninUncorked
Email: MelaninUncorked@gmail.com
FB: Melanin Uncorked Podcast
FB Interactive Group: Wine Down with Melanin Uncorked

    Black Girl Magic

    Black Girl Magic

    Ep. 54 - Black Girl Magic

    This episode is featuring my sister, Brandie.

    LETS UNCORK with our wine for the week, Black Girl Magic "Red Blend" (2018) 13.5% ABV by the McBride Sisters. Make sure you go out to vote; 45 refusing to participate in the next presidential debate. But are we surprised? Why do UNO think they can tell us how to play?

    WINE DOWN as we discuss motherhood, what it feels like to be a new mom and the reality of it all.

    Business of the Week: Lip Love Line (@liploveline) by Bri Williams

    Quote of the Week: "Healing Takes Time"

    Guest Handles: @amazinglybee_

    • 1 hr 28 min
    You Are Not My P****

    You Are Not My P****

    Ep. 53

    LETS UNCORK with a (2017) Sauvignon Blanc by Bosman (13% ABV). Our ice-breaker questions take multiple turns. Enjoy the ride.

    WINE DOWN with some hot topics like: a potential Verzuz battle that the crew doesn't agree with, Oprah purchasing billboards in KY for #BreonnaTaylor, Black Is King, children and colorism, and much more. How are you dating during COVID? Are you tapping into your creative juices?

    FINAL SIPn with challenges, purging, and manifestation.

    Quote of the Week: "I was complaining that I had no shoes til I met a man who had no feet" -Confucius

    Guests: Lex (@locs.of.lexx), Whitney (@lola0nthe3eat), Samia (@glowsoldseperately) and Chels (@noIGchels). Live Audience: Tasha & T

    • 1 hr 50 min
    You Belong Here

    You Belong Here

    Ep. 52 - You Belong Here

    LETS UNCORK with a black-owned wine 'Amour Genève' (11.5% ABV) This is the first naturally blue wine, and its a Spain wine! Let's see if you can guess the 'Who Am I?' segment - she definitely deserves her flowers.

    WINE DOWN with some hot topics like: Ye dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, people charged with felonies in Louisville, death of Naya Rivera and Nicole Thea, and more. We also discuss "Imposter Syndrome" and what that looks like, as well as how to combat it.

    FINAL SIPn with "Green Flags" instead of the typical "Red Flags" we always talk about.

    Business of the Week: Happy Cork Brooklyn (@happycorkbrooklyn and www.happycork.com, Owner, Sunshine Foss

    Quote of the Week: "Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren't grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more." -Roy T. Bennett

    • 52 min
    Pull Up Or Shut Up

    Pull Up Or Shut Up

    Ep. 51 - Pull Up Or Shut Up

    LETS UNCORK with Vinter's Reserve, Samuel Robert Winery 'Pinot Noir Rosé', 2019 (13%ABV) - with hints of strawberry, citrus, medium-bodied, and the #1 pick of the summer from Total Wine.

    WINE DOWN with some of the issues that's being discussed in the world today - you know what's going on - no need to elaborate here.

    Business of the Week: The Style of Scents (@thestyleofscents) on IG

    Quote of the Week: "Attach yourself to what you feel to be true"

    • 53 min
    Words Mean Things

    Words Mean Things

    Ep. 50 - A milestone hit today!

    LETS UNCORK with a 'Basic Reisling' 2017 (10% ABV). Still quarantined, and trying to stay sane. Jazzie mentions rewatching 'Insecure' over again from start to finish - recognizing some things that were missed over the years in Molly & Issa's friendship. #Verzuz battle, RHOA reunion and Mattie James on a twitter drag.

    WINE DOWN with this weeks topic: mentorship. What are the benefits? Types of mentorship, 4 stages of mentor/mentee relationships, effective behaviors and things to avoid.

    FINAL SIPn with whether to release or mend a friendship - a follow up from episode 49.

    Business of the Week: @happycorkbrookyln a Black owned wine & spirit shop in BK.

    Quote of the Week: "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who its for or against" - Malcolm X

    • 1 hr
    *CUES* What About Your Friends...

    *CUES* What About Your Friends...

    Ep. 49 - feat. Kia

    Lets UNCORK with a Chateau Morrisette 'Sweet Mountain Laurel' (10.5% ABV) - this is a local Virginia wine and more information about their wine can be found on www.ourdogs.com. I had to bring out the sweet wine for my guest host, she wouldn't have it any other way. We discuss Quarantinin', being a stay-at-home mom, diving into outr "would you rather ice-breaker" and our worst eyebrow experience (oh emm geee).

    WINE DOWN with Insecure Season 4 - whew chile, need I say more? It is a perfect segway to our main reason for recording this episode - FRIENDSHIP. The meaning of it, how people may view you as a friend, nurturing friendships, grieving friendships, and much more.

    FINAL SIPn with a clip and quote from Steve Harvey, Kia shares a bible verse as it relates to our discussion, and sending Happy Mother's Day wishes to all my MUVAS.

    Business of the Week: The Book'd Planner @thebookdstore

    Quote of the Week: "You can live in this world without your mother, without your father, but you cannot live in this world without a friend. You have to have a friend" - Steve Harvey

    Guest Handle: Kia @nakia__t

    • 2 hrs 12 min

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