13 episodes

BlackChat originated as a series of social salons in the summer of 2016. Curated by intergenerational co-conspirators !Kona and Morgan, BlackChat has dedicated it’s work to healing Black communities in the lower mainland through family reunion styled gatherings.

BlackChat the podcast welcomes you into our living room. Make some tea, get cozy, and join us as we explore conversations of the wild and ridiculous, real-world ish, and potentially anything else we find interesting and amusing.

BlackChat the Podcast BlackChat the Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

BlackChat originated as a series of social salons in the summer of 2016. Curated by intergenerational co-conspirators !Kona and Morgan, BlackChat has dedicated it’s work to healing Black communities in the lower mainland through family reunion styled gatherings.

BlackChat the podcast welcomes you into our living room. Make some tea, get cozy, and join us as we explore conversations of the wild and ridiculous, real-world ish, and potentially anything else we find interesting and amusing.

    012: Working in the Big House with Parker Johnson

    012: Working in the Big House with Parker Johnson

    Buckle up for this second half of the conversation. In this episode, !Kona and Parker bring us into the “big house”, and share their experiences working at the city of Vancouver. This conversation was not an easy one to have, nor was deciding to upload a choice that was made lightly. It is still the season of the reckoning, but we have to be really honest about the precarity these calls to accountability can have on the Black bodies within these institutions. So please, grab a snack, maybe a friend, and join the discussion about legacy, and working for the “big house”.

    Stay tuned for new episodes every other week with transcriptions coming soon! And be on the lookout for new graphics of old and new episodes!

    Keep up with us on FB and IG @blackchatvancouver

    Check out our website www.blackchat.ca

    Support our hustle on Patreon www.patreon.com/blackchat

    • 1 hr 1 min
    011: Reflecting on Asian Hate

    011: Reflecting on Asian Hate

    In part one of this chat with !Kona and Parker Johnson, they discuss anti-Asian racism, Black and White America, and coalition building across margins. It’s always a joy to be in conversation with Parker, and even more so to listen to him and !Kona bounce ideas and observations off one another. Intergenerational learning and teaching has always been at the top of our values list here at BlackChat and so it’s a real blessing to share this dialogue with all of you!

    Stay tuned for part two of this amazing convo where !Kona and Parker talk about what it is to work in the “Big House” here in “Vancouver, BC”.



    Stay tuned for new episodes every other week with transcriptions coming soon! And be on the lookout for new graphics of old and new episodes!

    Keep up with us on FB and IG @blackchatvancouver

    Check out our website www.blackchat.ca

    Support our hustle on Patreon www.patreon.com/blackchat

    • 49 min
    010: Mixed but also Black with Lili Robinson & Ryanna

    010: Mixed but also Black with Lili Robinson & Ryanna

    Firstly, did y’all catch that Oprah interview? I 10/10 recommend if you got the time.

    In this week’s episode, Morgan is joined by her LITERAL sibling, Ryanna! And playwright (amongst other great things,) Lili Robinson! And we talk about being mixed and pick it apart and confront it. All of us light-brites need to actually have conversations with each other and take feedback from darker-skinned folks without being defensive. Pick apart your defensiveness. That’s white supremacy. Just listen to the episode. We share personal experiences in the world in relation to our Blackness and our whiteness, examine social biases and privilege, and a liiiiittle bit about the Oprah interview.

    All that being said, we note that criticism/critique from dark-skinned folks is welcomed and will be received. And light-skinned folks who disagree with those critiques, confront them within yourself before running our mouths.

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    Check out:

    Lili on IG @lilrobmakesthings and Mx the Play on Facebook and Instagram @MxthePlay

    And the Prairie Youth Radical Organizing School at https://www.pyros-coop.org/

    Stay tuned for new episodes every other week with transcriptions coming soon! And be on the lookout for new graphics of old and new episodes!

    Keep up with us on FB and IG @blackchatvancouver

    Check out our website www.blackchat.ca

    Support our hustle on Patreon www.patreon.com/blackchat

    • 1 hr 41 min
    009: Horror & Heroes with Barbara Chirinos

    009: Horror & Heroes with Barbara Chirinos

    Grab your popcorn and drink of choice, because this week, we are bringing the world of cinema to the living room. I, (Morgan) am really stoked for this interview. Barbara is like an auntie to me. She was I thiiink the first Black person I met in Vancouver who wasn’t !Kona. We celebrate holidays and cry at elections in her house, before the Covid. It’s been a long, long time coming, to have the lovely Barbara Chirinos on BlackChat the Podcast. Barbara is an Independent Curator and Producer. She is the founder and former co-curator for VIFF Celebrates Black History Month, now entering its 9th year at the Vancity Theatre. She is one of the original BlackChat attendees from when we started the gatherings back in 2016. She is a long-time friend and chosen family, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to finally have her on the podcast. 

    Today, Morgan and Barbara talk about Black films, covering horror, heroes, and a little bit in between. Barbara, being the amazing critic, curator and producer of independent films and festivals, and Morgan, who like movies, go as far back as 1915, and even peek into the future, discussing the rise and challenges of Black cinema. And we may or may not talk a little bit about the current seasons of Drag Race for some time at the end… We also take a moment to shout out our amazing new team at BlackChat Vancouver! We’ve been so blessed to bring on Palesa Koitsioe as our new transcriptionist! Janette King on audio production! And of course, Ifetayo Alabi, our since day one, graphic designer! 

    In addition to these fab Black folks on our team, we have a couple of allies volunteering their skills in website and social media support, thank you, Sage. And to Piper for providing tech support and keeping Morgan functioning throughout this pandemic! It feels so amazing to be growing in this way and we are so excited for all we have to bring you this year! 

    Stay tuned for new episodes every other week with transcriptions coming soon! And be on the lookout for new graphics of old and new episodes! 

    Keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram @blackchatvancouver Check out our website www.blackchat.ca 

    Support our hustle on Patreon www.patreon.com/blackchat

    • 1 hr 18 min
    008: with Nya Lewis

    008: with Nya Lewis

    Oh, how good it feels to be back! 2021! After a 6 month+ hiatus, BlackChat the Podcast is back with so many amazing special guests, and pull apart topics to keep us all going and “gathered” during these (still) trying times.

    This week, Morgan is joined by special guest; Nya Lewis. Artist, Curator, Tkoronto transplant, Queer bae of your dreams, Style icon… What ISN’T Nya Lewis?!

    Join the virtual living room, grab a snack and a bevy, and listen in as we chat about past and present creative projects, what it is to be Black and Queer, our love of community and intergenerational knowledge sharing, and so much more!

    Find Nya at:

    Insta: @nyah.binghi

    Everywhere We Are - VIFF Connect BHM 2021 until March 4th

    Out On Screen Celebrates BHM 2021 until March 4th

    Quilt of Hope: Vancouver Artists for Black Liberation @ Massey Books until March 1st

    Where Do We Go From Here? @ VAG until June 13th, 2021

    Give Them Their Flowers - City of Vancouver Celebrates BHM 2021

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    Check us out BlackChat.ca, and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @BlackChatVancouver and join us on Patreon to stay informed about all upcoming episodes, collaborations, and most exciting; episode transcriptions! Our little team at BlackChat is growing! and we wouldn't be able to bring all this amazing to you without the help of our little crew! More on them in the next episode 3



    Artwork by Ifetayo Alabi @goldzzzie.artchive

    • 1 hr 11 min
    007: Is Rome Burning?

    007: Is Rome Burning?

    Recorded March 30, 2020 at 9:21 PM.

    Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Samwel Uko. Tony McDade. George Floyd. Regis Korchinski-Paquet. #saytheirnames

    This is only 6 of 80+ Black bodies murdered at the hands of police across North America, between Jan-May 2020.



    Today marks day 5 of protests in cities across North America taking the streets demanding murder charges against all 4 officers involved in the death of George Floyd, and justice for all Black lives that are killed by the hands of white supremacy and colonial violence. Buildings and vehicles have been set fire. Police in riot gear accompanied by K9 units and choppers in the sky have deployed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds. Cities have called in the national guard to assist in 'containing the protests'.  Roughly 1400 arrests have been made so far across America.



    Trauma is on all of our feeds. Seepings it's way into our conversations and relationships. the white people in our lives are acting weird. So much virtue signalling. So much performative allyship. So many challenging and conflicting feelings... Times are heavy.



    We love and are thinking of all our beautiful Black kin across the continent and across the globe. We see you. We hear you. We love you. And we will stand with you forever and beyond. You are sacred. you are beloved. You are cherished. Your life matters. Your joy matters. Your dreams matter. your love matters.



    Please take the time to share and donate to the links below...



    Canada:

    Black In BC Mutual Aid Emergency Relief Fund https://ca.gofundme.com/f/covid19-black-community-support-vancouver

    Race-Based Data Collection for Covid-19 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wPWZTexf9L-RPnGgxJ08sL5tTmi71iJu/view

    Other Resources for non-Black folks to contribute to Black Communities in Canada https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rvVbCG-7ubJDBISQGy02fQjFmUm2gWHJ08x1nDwoTcc/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1S121m_2Dc8CuaXa-NP1YIcNZgn8k1SmyX_p4ith-a9Mo3kNTlyoSzjgE



    The US:

    Petition - Justice for Breonna Taylor https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor

    Minnesota Freedom Fund https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

    George Floyd GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/f/george-floyd-bigfloyd

    Reclaim The BLock Minneapolis https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home/#about

    Louisville Community Bail Fund https://actionnetwork.org/f…/louisville-community-bail-fund/

    • 1 hr 46 min

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