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Black stories are more than a fad or fodder for opportunistic outsiders. We know them. We love them. We’re moved by them. They change our lives. And on this podcast, Black stories are the default.

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    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Black stories are more than a fad or fodder for opportunistic outsiders. We know them. We love them. We’re moved by them. They change our lives. And on this podcast, Black stories are the default.

    Black Donald Trump

    Black Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is everywhere — cable news, social media, those silly red hats, Black sitcoms and rap lyrics. Wait, what? That’s right. In this episode Katie and Yves are looking at Donald Trump’s cameos in Black sitcoms and rap music to track how Black folks’ attitudes toward The Donald have changed over time.
     
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    • 31 min
    Wash Day Woes

    Wash Day Woes

    Black haircare YouTubers built a brand-new storytelling genre from the ground up. So today on the podcast, Yves and Katie give them their much-deserved credit. Then they speak with LaToya Ebony, a content creator and actress who's been giving us haircare game on YouTube for over a decade.
     
    LaToya Ebony Hair
    LaToya Ebony
    Someday Sunday
     
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    • 46 min
    Black, White, and Read All Over

    Black, White, and Read All Over

    Ever wonder why news can feel so different depending on where you read it? In today’s episode, Katie and Yves compare how Black and white newspapers cover the same topics. From big events to everyday stories, we'll explore why the news isn't always so black and white.
     
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    • 38 min
    Branding While Black ft. Bridget Todd

    Branding While Black ft. Bridget Todd

    People have been branding themselves for a long time, but personal branding is a whole new beast in the digital age -- especially for Black folks. Katie and Yves speak with Bridget Todd of There Are No Girls on the Internet about what it means to share carefully crafted personas on social media.
     
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    • 43 min
    Do We Need More Slavery Movies?

    Do We Need More Slavery Movies?

    We're done with the trauma for trauma's sake. But can we trust folks to make informed, nuanced stories about enslaved people? Cheyney McKnight of Not Your Momma's History is skeptical. Katie and Yves speak with her about the horror of slavery films in Hollywood, her favorite movie about an enslaved person, and the kinds of slavery movies she wants to see in the future.
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    • 54 min
    Join us in ATL on Juneteenth!

    Join us in ATL on Juneteenth!

    Join us on Juneteenth for a special edition of Write Club Atlanta!
    Write Club is a literary event where writers go head-to-head on opposing topics. Expect amazing writers, stories that will take you on an emotional roller coaster, and an appropriate amount of joyous yelling.
     
    All Black writers. Blackity Black themes. Come see 'bout it.
     
    This event will take place at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta.
    Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8.
    Tickets $10 at the door.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ross_liggett ,

Love

Love this podcast and look forward to it every week. The beef and literary detectives episodes were especially great!

The Real MamaLee ,

Enjoyable variety of topics!

And the cohost engagement is nice too, looking forward to more in 2024🎉

Artfulears ,

Magnificent Listen

The production dazzles, the stories enrapt, the chemistry enchants. My new favorite show😊😊😊

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