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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

    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
    Black Women Are Superheroes

    Black Women Are Superheroes

    Ep. 48 - Black Women Are Superheroes

    Recognizing Black Maternal Health Week, April 11th - 17th, annually.

    LETS UNCORK with Cupcake 'Sauvignon Blanc', 2018 (12.5 Abv.) I po; up while emphasizing on the 'Melanin Uncorked Book Club' - currently reading "The Water Dancer" by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    WINE DOWN - Bernie Sanders has resigned from racing in the 2020 election. Christian Keyes claps back at a "fan". The Boris Lawrence Henson foundation offers free COVID 19 Telehealth, registration starts April 15, 2020. We unpack some stats and facts on maternal health.

    FINAL SIP'n on staying safe during COVID-19, but also not feeling pressured to "do stuff", to "learn a skill".

    Business of the Week - NATAL Stories @natalstories on IG and their new Podcast that launches on April 15, 2020.

    Quote of the Week - "Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think and experience life. I realize how important it is to use the time I have" - Viggo Mortensen

    • 37 min
    Just a lil' Olive Oil

    Just a lil' Olive Oil

    Ep. 47 - feat. Chelsea LeMore-Monroe from 'Single in the City Podcast'

    Lets UNCORK with a La Vostra 'Prosecco' (11% ABV). Chelsea gives the Influential Black folk facts and we talk about her married life.

    WINE DOWN with some hot topics that's been buzzin' in these social media streets. We talk cultural appropriation, washing your hands, and Da Baby ass needing therapy. Then we get into some questionsss.

    Quote of the Week: "Let wack people be wack"

    Guest Handles: @starring_chelsea and @singleinthecitypodcast

    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Taking A Leap

    Taking A Leap

    Ep. 46

    Joined by Jasmine McLaughlin, LCSW and Director of Empowered to Thrive Counseling and Wellness, LLC.

    Let’s UNCORK with a Phebus ‘Torrontés’ from Argentina (13.5% ABV) as we talk about Black History Month and introducing “one gotta go” game as an ice breaker.

    WINE DOWN with us as we talk about taking a leap, vulnerability, therapist needing therapy and understanding that you don’t have to do it all - reinforcing the superwoman syndrome.

    Quote of the Week: “Do the right thing, and at the end of the day if people still like you, that’s extra”

    Guest Handle: Jasmine McLaughlin, LCSW
    @empoweredtothriverva
    www.empoweredtothriverva.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Navigating

    Navigating

    Ep. 45 - Dedicated to Curtis Bunn Jr. - A #VSU Legend and a Friend to so many!

    Lets UNCORK with a 'Pinot Noir' - Con-Scious (2018) 13.5%ABV. A Oregon wine, that I am SIPn. I talk about V-Day, and Nike releasing a #BlackHistoryMonth collection titled "Watch Us Rise".

    Lets WINE DOWN with navigating new relationships that are not ideal - to me. I get more personal than I'd like to, and some would probably say bitter, but ah well. Communication with co-parenting being the key and the child being the biggest priority.

    Business of the Week: "One Gotta Go" game - follow them on IG @onegottago and shop online at www.onegottago.com

    Quote of the Week: "The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for" - Maureen Wood

    • 32 min

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