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Queen and J. are two funny womanist race nerds from the Bronx talking liberation, politics and pop culture over tea! Dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. New episode drops every Thursday! Drink up!

Tea with Queen and J‪.‬ Tea with Queen and J.

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 742 Ratings

Queen and J. are two funny womanist race nerds from the Bronx talking liberation, politics and pop culture over tea! Dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. New episode drops every Thursday! Drink up!

    #308 bell hooks, The Blogs, and Insecure

    #308 bell hooks, The Blogs, and Insecure

    On this episode… bell hooks, one of the greatest thinkers of our time recently passed away leaving us to explore her legacy and its impact on our intersections of Black womanhood. Our friend and activist Diamond Stylz joins J. this week to discuss Blackademia, the reality tv icon Nene Leakes (it’s important!), and to reflect on Insecure and an era of television that will be referenced for years to come.


    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up!


    This week’s hot list: we fvcking survived 2021, pay Black Transwomen Inc., we bingeing The Witcher, possible awkward C*sby show reference, bell hooks, street feminism, “femininity”, Laverne Cox, “problematic” but “important” questions, Nene Leakes and navigating grief & trauma on the blogs (she in these streets with a new boo all quick!), that Insecure glow up, Diamond is tired of Lawrence’s shit, J. might be lowkey #teamlawrence and ready to fight Nathan, and more about Kelli



    Libations: 3:57

    Donation Libations: 7:03

    Affirmations: 11:25

    bell hooks: 12:22

    Grieving in public and should we be in Nene’s business?: 45:25

    Insecure and last minute ass Lawrence (SPOILERS): 1:02:38 - 1:30:20

    Spoiler free Insecure reflections: 1:30:20



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    P.O. Box 1617
    229 East 85th Street
    New York, NY 10028


    GUEST CO-HOST DIAMOND STYLZ

    Twitter: @diamondstylz https://twitter.com/DiamondStylz

    IG: @diamondstylz https://www.instagram.com/diamondstylz/

    Podcast: Marsha’s Plate https://pod.link/1293033444

    Website: https://diamondstylz.com/about-diamond-stylz/


    PAY BLACK PEOPLE
    Support Black Transwomen’s Inc.
    https://blacktranswomen.org/




    Check out bell hooks and Laverne Cox in conversation at The New School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oMmZIJijgY




    This week’s closing clip features recent ancestor bell hooks on what it means to be feminist. Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpdJUGn0FHE


    This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with special guest host Diamond Stylz, editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo


    Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women.


    Opening song by Ohene Cornelius


    Segment Music by Chad Milner


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    #307 Single, No Kids

    #307 Single, No Kids

    On this episode… Single and “childless” (there’s gotta be a better term for that) - Why you shouldn’t (or should?) ask people about their parenting status. Then we get litigious about Black hair, and we finally talk about Dave Chappelle


    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up!


    This week’s hot list: talking reckless to Vivica A. Fox, sh!t people ask women with no kids, Medical drawings and white supremacy (for real), spa etiquette, wtf is a legacy exactly, can a triggering question be a good question, Jeffery Thorton and the CROWN act (them lawsuits hit different), a wellness check on Dave Chappelle and mad other ish



    Libations: 7:17

    Donation Libations: 17:08

    Affirmations: 19:32

    The politics of being grown and “childless”: 20:28

    Moment in Black Hair: 53:54

    Dave Chappelle, the not so great Bokeem Woodbine: 1:07:58:00



    Tweet us while you listen! @teawithqj or use #teawithqj and add #podin on Twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast!



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    J.’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm



    Send us snail mail:
    Tea with Queen and J.
    P.O. Box 1617
    229 East 85th Street
    New York, NY 10028


    Check out Chidiebere Ibe’s medical drawings on instagram https://www.instagram.com/ebereillustrate/


    Listen to Marsha’s Plate episode #207 Selective Offenses And Selective Bans https://soundcloud.com/danella-xuc/207-selective-offenses-and-selective-bans



    Moment In Black Hair: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/04/us/black-job-applicant-hair-discrimination-lawsuit/index.html


    https://www.thecrownact.com/about


    Dave Chappelle just out here: https://www.vulture.com/2021/11/dave-chappelle-teen-critics-alma-mater-q-and-a.html


    This week’s closing clip features recent ancestor bell hooks https://twitter.com/donovanxramsey/status/1471185375334830080?s=21


    This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo


    Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women.


    Opening song by Ohene Cornelius


    Segment Music by Chad Milner

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #306 Love Life

    #306 Love Life

    On this episode…Season 2 of the series “Love Life” just wrapped on HBO. It’s got us pondering Black Love ™ versus the swirl; covid and the great white awakening of 2020; and Black masculinity, monogamy, love, and sex


    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up!


    This week’s hot list: Shout out to boundaries, and good family time. J. investigates how a really white show turned into an example of representation behind the camera, Black male characters and the “good guy” trope in film and IRL, When Black love ™ gets silly, interracial dating, marriage, divorce, threesomes, code switching and do people even use condoms anymore?


    Content warning with timestamps ahead. There is a miscarriage in episode 6 of the series. We discuss this from 1:36:50-1:38:30

    Libations: 3:16

    Donation Libations: 9:00

    Affirmations: 12:32

    What is Love Life: 16:58

    The “good guy” trope IRL: 36:51

    Interracial marriage: 45:00

    Black parents gonna Black parent: 1:00:51

    Black Love ™: 1:08:38

    A threesome: 1:21:49

    Ya’ll Mofos Don’t Use Condoms: 1:25:34

    Marcus had that breakup coming: 1:38:30

    Kian’s down with O.P.P.: 1:47:35

    Love, Covid & White Folks Wildin: 1:55:12

    Issa Relationship: 2:01:39





    We wanna seasons greet you with a post card for the new year! (for reals this time) We promise it'll be cute and not an entire waste of paper. Send your address here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhaXUgyYrT_r46FpFwpYkYTUenXGZGJVgrZ0U-jjJTbQ_orQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



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    Send us snail mail:
    Tea with Queen and J.
    P.O. Box 1617
    229 East 85th Street
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    This week’s closing clip features the recent ancestor Virgil Abloh https://www.instagram.com/tv/CW2uNUlFqgK/?utm_medium=copy_link


    This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo


    Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women.


    Opening song by Ohene Cornelius


    Segment Music by Chad Milner

    • 2 hr 18 min
    #305 How To Get Away With Murder

    #305 How To Get Away With Murder

    On this episode… It’s how to get away with murder. The internet shares their disappointment about the Kyle Rittenhouse acquittal. Should we feel a public sadness? What impact does the killing of white protesters have on allyship? And on a much needed lighter note, fun nerd sh!t and a game changing moment in Black hair


    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up!


    This week’s hot list: Use your PTO, Anime NYC, nerd judgement, Stranger Things, birthdays, Kyle Rittenhouse, white supremacy and the internets reaction, anti-protest laws, synthetic hair’s life cycle and mad other ish


    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS

    Libations: 3:15

    Donation Libations: 14:14

    Affirmations: 15:58

    Kyle Rittenhouse timeline of events: 18:29

    Acquittal and internet reaction: 26:29

    A moment in (synthetic) Black hair: 1:12:01



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    J. mentions the idea of “lone wolf” terrorism in this ep, but we have a more in depth discussion about domestic terrorism on episode #278 Issa Coup. Conversation starts around minute 18:41 https://soundcloud.com/tea-with-queen-and-j/278-issa-coup



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    Send us snail mail:
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    P.O. Box 1617
    229 East 85th Street
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    MOMENT IN BLACK HAIR

    The Wig Station Recycle Program: https://thewigstation.com/recycling/

    Plant based braiding hair by Rebundle: https://rebundle.co/


    This week’s closing clip features Gayle King Interviewing Jonathon Majors, for the movie ”The Harder They Fall” https://www.instagram.com/tv/CV_g2NJgb-y/?utm_medium=share_sheet



    This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo


    Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women.


    Opening song by Ohene Cornelius


    Segment Music by Chad Milner

    • 1 hr 26 min
    #304 One Of Ya Lil Friends

    #304 One Of Ya Lil Friends

    On this episode…What about your friends? When friendships end, what else gets lost? Today we’re talking about love and friendship, and making room for the questions we thought we already had the answers to. Our biggest fears, what happens when we die, and our plans for the zombie apocalypse.


    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up!


    This week’s hot list: Afros & Audio, Are you friends with your parents? Ya’ll watching Love Life? Social fatigue vs. saying yes! Big small talk, embarrassing moments, bad dates, childhood memories, soulmates, love languages and more.


    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS

    Libations: 3:20

    Donation Libations: 10:46

    Affirmations: 15:11

    Friendship Dynamics & Loss: 15:53

    Questions About Life: 24:06

    Questions About Love and Zombies: 1:01:25




    Tweet us while you listen! @teawithqj or use #teawithqj and add #podin on Twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast!


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    J.’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm


    Send us snail mail:
    Tea with Queen and J.
    P.O. Box 1617
    229 East 85th Street
    New York, NY 10028


    This week’s closing clip features Nimco Happy singing her single Isii Nafta (Love You More Than My Life) https://twitter.com/nimcoshappy/status/1453796255742758918?s=21



    This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo


    Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women.


    Opening song by Ohene Cornelius


    Segment Music by Chad Milner

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #303 It's Giving Anti-Black

    #303 It's Giving Anti-Black

    On this episode… Revenge of the Black nerds! Were you othered for being queer or Black or nerdy, or all of that sh!t? Then, why labels may or may not be important to you and if any of that has to do with your privilege


    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism one episode at a time. Drink up!


    This week’s hot list: Sex toys, daylight savings or takings, Queens (the TV show), velvet, anti-Blackness and othering at the intersections of nerdiness & queerness, demisexuality, Cardi cosplay, labels, belonging, who gets to claim queer, who needs to claim queer, who cares and mad other ish



    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS

    Libations: 4:57

    Donation Libations: 17:08

    Affirmations: 20:18

    Anti-Blackness and Black nerds: 22:37

    Who claims queerness, who gets to say: 55:33




    Tweet us while you listen! @teawithqj or use #teawithqj and add #podin on Twitter to help others discover Tea with Queen and J. podcast!



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    Enter code AFAUTQJ21 for 25% off your ticket at https://www.afrosandaudio.com/podcastfestival


    Listen to J. on Bag Ladiez demisexual roundtable episode: https://soundcloud.com/bgladies/all-baggage-episode-with-akua-j-being-demisexual


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    Queen’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/CXV9ZDWZ3PP9?ref_=wl_share


    J.’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NP09USMPJ0TB?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_VEVWdvdDDemm



    Send us snail mail:
    Tea with Queen and J.
    P.O. Box 1617
    229 East 85th Street
    New York, NY 10028


    This week’s closing clip features Sylvia Scott featured on Advanced Style Official https://www.tiktok.com/@advancedstyleofficial/video/7027107364427795718

    This episode was created, hosted, and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones, social media & production support from Channél Jordan, and graphic design by Jo Caraballo


    Libations to our friend’s Domingo, Tokunbo, and D. Sindayiganza who help keep this show running by paying and supporting Black women.


    Opening song by Ohene Cornelius


    Segment Music by Chad Milner

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
742 Ratings

742 Ratings

Abena Brempong ,

Amazing podcast!

Tea with Queen and J is amazing! I’m learning so much as I navigate through these Corporate streets. I’m always refreshing your feed in the podcasts app for the next episode! Thank god for Patreon!

ajadestinyy ,

What a Black Delight

I adore Queen and J. Their chemistry is unmatched! Nonstop laughter and education is what you get from this podcast. Give them a try, you won’t regret it. Never felt happier being a black woman.

Rlene D ,

When people ask…

Rude to ask such a personal question of anyone. Marina Franklin says when people ask her when she’s having a child, she says when she’s tired of having money and places to go to spend it.

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