Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)
MK311: What Happened to You, Boo (Black Widow, Oprah’s Book on Trauma, Masters of the Universe, A Quiet Place II, Pandemy Rages On)
The Pandemy continues to rage on, lest we forget and at this point 1 of 3 things will happen to everyone. We saw A Quiet Place II which was great for everyone except one group, plus Black Widow! We do trauma and healing work through Oprah’s new book ‘What Happened to You?” and then it’s on the Nostalgia Express through cartoons of the 80s and a theory as to why fanboys wig out when people make their childhood IP’s less male and white.
MK310: Racism in UK Football & Penis Rockets (Colorism in Teen Dramas, Loki, Fast 9, History of racism in European Soccer/Football, Jeff Bezos Penis Rocket)
Like Loki, MacKenzie Green is BACK! We talk Loki, the MCU, and why does James’ friends keep spoiling these shows for him!? Do the new diverse teen drams we love have a colorism issue? We do a deep dive surrounding the wave of racism in UK football, but is this nothing new for European football, especially for colonizing countries, and has social media exacerbated the problem? MacKenzie abandons her original korner because we need to talk about Jeff Bezos and his penis rocket.
MK309: Don't Mess With the Liberacos (Britney's Testimony, MK Summer Rewind: History of the Pink Triangle, Black Amusement Parks of the Past)
We debrief the harrowing Britney Spears testimony. In summer fashion it's time to rewind to some of our best korners relevant for post Pride month, and as we head into summer. First up, James leads us through an exploration of the history of the Pink Triangle, which takes us to Nazi Germany, and the treatment of homosexuals. Could this happen again? Is it? We also look at the power and influence of queer culture as evidenced in the documentary Paris is Burning. Then it's suns out buns out for some summer time fun as Nnekay takes us to a journey to Amusement Park Past! She talks about three major amusement parks that were owned and for black people and all the glamour that occurred at these amazing spots.
MK308 Homework Done: A+ (Queer Caribbean Stories, Sha’Carri Richardson, Music Industry Failing Diversity Report Card, Red Table Talk: Paris Jackson & Willow Smith, Stonewall & Anheuser-Busch , UEFA & Manuel Neur’s Rainbow Band)
Minority Korner turns 6, and Nnekay is here to dish on the latest! James shares what it means to be out and proud at work, how far we’ve come, while still so much more to go. It may be Black Music Month, but the music industry’s report card is in on diversity and surprise: it’s not great. Nnekay did her homework and is bringing you the perfect Korner intersection celebrating both Pride and Caribbean heritage month with a list of Queer Caribbean stories you should check out- reading rainbow style, but don’t just take her word for it. Then James has a Pride Quizlet ripped from the headlines.
MK307: Twice As Hard to Get Half As Much, & I’m Coming for Everything (In The Heights & Colorism, 8 Afro Latinos to Celebrate, Real Housewives of New York, Gossip Girl Reboot, Juneteenth)
We kick things off celebrating Juneteenth! Gossip Girl is jumping on the representational reboot train with a diverse cast- but is it too little too late? In the Heights is caught up in a colorism scandal- we weigh in. In the main Korner James helps us celebrate Afro Latino’s since In The Heights ignored them, with 8 legends who’ve made impacts from music, to acting, to politics, and activism this community has helped shape the fabric of society and it’s time they got their well deserved spot in the spotlight. Then guest co-host Julia Hardy spills all the tea on the Real HouseWives of New York with their first ever Black housewife Eboni, and as a former employee of reality television, Julia has the inside scoop.
MK306: All Those Sailors!!! (8 Uprisings Before Stonewall, Lavender Scare, VP Harris & Immigration, No Gay Love Island, War on Critical Race Theory)
Ben Randle is back to help us celebrate and reflect on Pride month! But first the transition to post pandemy life seems to have it’s own set of challenges. Apparently there will be no Gay Love Island because we are a ‘logistical difficulty’... really?!?! We set out to solve immigration... or at least debate Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala that has both folks on the right and left upset, but are they both missing the facts? Or is the administration not taking the full historical nature of the US’s devastation of South & Central America into full account? As we prepare to celebrate the uprising that started it all we dive into 8 uprisings that happened BEFORE Stonewall! From SF, to Philly, to LA, our queerstory is rife with activism, on the backdrop of the Lavender Scare that set the scene of making being Queer illegal.
James and his content are excellent
James is such a brilliant and entertaining host who brings a light to even the darkest topics while still educating people on their far reaching implications!
You really will live, laugh, learn, and play
I’ve been listening to Minority Korner ever since I saw James on the Black Panther Purple Carpet in 2018 and was like “Oooo who is that with that gorgeous smile?” 😂 Looking him up, I’ve found Minority Korner and never looked back.
A lot of political podcasts can get hectic, but not here. I am always listening every week while driving and have a good ole time. James has really developed this podcast into something special, making improvements and listening to feedback. You can tell he really cares about making a difference in the world.
Each week, he has a different guest on the podcast as they talk about different topics from political issues, to comic book movies. There’s never a dull moment and I feel fulfilled each week after listening. Give them a shot, you will not regret it!
This is a great podcast!