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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 Tuesday! Drink up!

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 685 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 Tuesday! Drink up!

    #277 White Sumpremacy: Season 4 (Kwanzaa Bonus)

    #277 White Sumpremacy: Season 4 (Kwanzaa Bonus)

    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

    On this episode… Happy Kwanzaa! We recorded an extra episode just for you! We talk about the way Covid is showing up in our tv and movies, how the global pandem has changed us on a personal level, and we look back on who and what had us fvcked up this year.

    This week’s hotlist - New pandemic, new you, managing time in isolation, why case for capitalism is weakening, relationship dynamics in the apocalypse, therapy, matching loungewear (get into it), spoiler free TV - Netflix’s “Big Mouth” and race, coronavirus on tv, Love In The Time of Corona, Social Distance, This Is Us gets more Black, Black-ish, Saved By The Bell again, Fargo and the Black holiday joy of Dance Dreams: The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker and Jingle Jangle. Non-Black POC’s post George Floyd, mehn, overall weird of vacationing during a global pandem and mad other ish...


    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS

    How Has the Pandemic Changed You?: 5:14
    What We’re Watching: 32:16
    Who Had Us Fvcked Up This Year: 1:15:04


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


    WEBSITE
    www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj
    Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ
    Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com

    EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES
    teawithqueenandj@gmail.com

    DONATE
    www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj

    Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2
    How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/


    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 Diana Ross on her approach to life and affirmations: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJT0vkXJoPv/?igshid=iswfmxan5o21

    This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis with editorial support from Candice Jones

    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
    Includes music by Chad Milner

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #276 New World Water

    #276 New World Water

    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

    On this episode… Do Black people need to be on the same page about the sh!t non-Black people say? Then investment advisor Lydia Idem joins us to discuss the future of water, water futures, what they, who owns water in this babylon country, and whether you can play in the stock market and dismantle white supremacist patriarchal capitalism at the same time.

    This week’s hotlist - Our pets don’t respect us, honoring rest, the Black joy that held us down in 2020, negro solstice and Black superpowers, harm reduction and prioritizing the harmed, everyone can’t be down with AAVE - stop trying, affirm a brokerage account, investing your investments in investing ass Black people that need you to invest, you got a 401k or nah? You got $5 for stocks and bawnds? And water futures are confusing but we figured it out. . .we think?

    THIS WEEKS SPONSOR
    635 Community Health Collective’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TS Yoga)
    Visit 635communityhealthcollective.com/ Or email them at 635communityhealthcollective@gmail.com

    SPECIAL GUEST
    Lydia Idem, Investment Advisor
    Twitter @faithmight https://twitter.com/faithmight
    Instagram @faithmight https://www.instagram.com/faithmight/


    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS
    Libations: 5:39
    Donation libations: 18:21
    Affirmations: 20:48
    Non-Black folks using AAVE, and the Black people who love them: 23:07
    Water on the stock market? 44:14
    Investor Lydia Idem tells us about water futures 46:13
    Who said they could trade water? 55:48
    Because climate change? 57:43
    China highkey colonizing Nigeria 59:43
    The “free market” illusion 1:02:06
    The stock market for womanist race nerds 1:07:25
    Investing in Black people 1:13:39


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

    WEBSITE
    www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj
    Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ
    Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com

    EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES
    teawithqueenandj@gmail.com

    DONATE
    www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj

    Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2
    How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/


    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


    NOTES AND EXTRA TEA
    Learn more about The Nap Ministry @thenapministry
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenapministry
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheNapMinistry

    Check out episode #223 “The State of Rape Culture” for an expanded discussion on AAVE and non-Black POC: https://soundcloud.com/tea-with-queen-and-j/223-state-of-the-rc


    This week’s hashtag: #WaterWars

    This week’s closing clip features The Jokes on Eddie’s, December 21st Black Power Soltice orientation https://www.tiktok.com/@thejokesoneddie/video/6908446299721452805?_

    This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis and Edited by Candice Jones

    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
    Includes music by Chad Milner

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #275 The Audacity of Men

    #275 The Audacity of Men

    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

    On this episode… If you were waiting for a global pandemic to land before finally getting into Kwanzaa, this is your year! We make plans and affirmations, we pay Black women, uncover ANOTHER racist bill and throw a bunch of men in the pit because why the fvck not?

    This week’s hotlist - Queen bouta DIY high end tech at the crib, are you tipping people during the pandem? Kwanzaa over Karenga, you can still get the principles on, family zooms or nah, Missouri’s anti-protest bill, taking up space on social media, the lawless internet of the zero zero’s and mad other ish...

    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS
    Libations: 2:44
    Donation libations: 19:33
    Affirmations: 26:05
    Get into Kwanzaa: 29:17
    Pay Black Women: 58:45
    Oh, so ya’ll wanna kill protestors?: 1:10:06
    Men, clubhouse, and the yikes factor: 1:26:13


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

    WEBSITE
    www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj
    Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ
    Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com

    EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES
    teawithqueenandj@gmail.com

    DONATE
    www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj

    Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2
    How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/


    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

    PAY BLACK WOMEN
    Help Memery secure permanent housing
    Cashapp $elhielo: https://cash.app/$elhielo
    Paypal afrostaq: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/afrostaq
    Give Butter donation link: https://givebutter.com/NYrGV6


    NEWS THAT’S NOT NEWS
    https://missouriindependent.com/2020/12/10/missouri-bills-seek-to-shield-drivers-who-hit-protesters/


    NOTES AND EXTRA TEA
    Check out this throwback Kwanzaa episode for more info on the principles and other good sh!t #187 T’was The Night Before Kwanzaa https://soundcloud.com/tea-with-queen-and-j/187-its-kwanzaa-tho

    Build your own smart mirror: https://magicmirror.builders/
    Check out @DATAM0SH3R’s smart mirror: https://twitter.com/datam0sh3r/status/1337935808293007361?s=21
    This week’s hashtag: #KwanzaaoverKarenga

    This week’s closing clip features Relly B. bouta make his sales quota for the year at a Honda dealership in Louisiana where the money reside: https://twitter.com/durrellyrell/status/1338327205122723841


    This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis

    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
    Get Out by Jahzzar
    LICENSE LINK: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

    • 1 hr 52 min
    #274 Dave Bokeem Woodbine Chappelle

    #274 Dave Bokeem Woodbine Chappelle

    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

    On this episode… We don’t believe in humble, but Dave Chappelle is getting on our nerves! Then Blackness, regular Black, Foundational Black, ADOS, Barack, Kamala, and all that in a big conflated nuance lacking sandwich of ‘What does the Black diaspora mean today?’.


    This week’s hotlist - Birthday affirmations work! Therapy, plants and feel good music, Dave Chappelle’s branding as “epic”, Black mediocrity goals and Kevin Hart. Diaspora wars, ADOS, FBA, the rules of Black ethnicity, race, culture, some chattel slavery facts, intersections of privilege, and all kinds of Black and nuanced sh*t bc the Black experience is NUANCED and that’s powerful!

    THIS WEEKS SPONSOR
    635 Community Health Collective’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TS Yoga)
    635communityhealthcollective.com/ Or email them at 635communityhealthcollective@gmail.com


    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS
    Libations 7:16
    Donation libations 20:04
    Affirmations 23:40
    Dave Chappelle’s “epic” branding 25:47
    Kevin Hart 43:35
    Black in the White House 53:49
    T*riq N*sheed 1:02:47
    “Foundational Black Americans” & ADOS 1:07:08
    “Regular Black” 1:14:27
    It’s Comma-lah 1:20:14
    Chattel slavery sh*t & the no culture myth 1:21:31
    Barack & Kamala & privilege 1:32:23


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

    WEBSITE
    www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj
    Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ
    Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com

    EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES
    teawithqueenandj@gmail.com

    DONATE
    www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj

    Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2

    How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/


    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


    NOTES AND EXTRA TEA
    Follow Jimir Recce Davis- filmmaker and music producer on Twitter twitter.com/loneamorphus and Instagram instagram.com/theofficialamorphous

    This week’s hashtag: #AllBlackLivesMatter

    This week’s closing clip features Kimberly Foster FOunder of For Harriet: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIGY5HgFcUE/?igshid=sg3aetyrtqeu


    This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis

    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
    Get Out by Jahzzar
    LICENSE LINK: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode

    • 1 hr 49 min
    #273 The Janet Hubert Mixtapes

    #273 The Janet Hubert Mixtapes

    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

    On this episode… is Will Smith a whole cry baby? We dissect that warm and fuzzy Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air reunion, but also... is he a whole cry baby? Then, the worst voice over you heard in your entire life, and what YOU can do about the Georgia Senate runoffs

    This week’s hotlist - Half & Half is a comfort jam, quality colorism convos, Janet Hubert sitcom ether, Red Table Talk, male fragility too fragility, support Indiginous women whicho coins, why we still have this election on the brain, audio black-face, how to be a co-conspirator to marginalized demographics in your industry and mad other ish...

    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS
    Libations: 2:41
    Donation libations: 9:06
    Affirmations: 13:04
    The Fresh Prince & Janet Hubert: 16:06
    Pay Black Women: 50:48
    What We Doin About Georgia:55:54
    The Pit:1:04:50


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

    WEBSITE
    www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj
    Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ
    Tumblr: teawithqueenandj.tumblr.com

    EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES
    teawithqueenandj@gmail.com

    DONATE
    www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj

    Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2
    How to continue support for the End SARS movement in Nigeria
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/


    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

    PAY BLACK WOMEN
    Learn more about Native Women’s Wilderness: https://www.nativewomenswilderness.org/donate


    NEWS THAT’S NOT NEWS
    Georgia Senate Runoffs: How to Help, Donate, and Vote: https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a34692385/georgia-senate-runoff-elections-donate-volunteer-vote/


    NOTES AND EXTRA TEA
    Listen to J.’s conversation with Diamond Stylz on Marsha’s Plate podcast episode #161 Hooking The Ups: https://soundcloud.com/danella-xuc/161-hooking-the-ups-feat-j

    Learn more about Dr. Regina Bradley’s work: http://www.redclayscholar.com Follow Dr. Bradley on twitter @redclayscholar
    Read Dr. Regina Bradly’s article Da Art of Speculatin’: https://firesidefiction.com/da-art-of-speculatin

    This week’s hashtag: #ChroniclingStankonia

    This week’s closing clip features all of us mad at all of you try new sh!t on the holiday ass nakers: https://twitter.com/Miami_Babbyyy/status/1066043975713386496

    This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis

    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

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #272 The Forty Year Old Version

    #272 The Forty Year Old Version

    Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

    On this episode… Grown ass women on film, our homegirl Lacresha Berry joins us as we review the Netflix film 40 year old version, talk about the politics of being grown with no kids (there are politics, we promise!) Black New York, sex and mad other sh!t.


    This week’s hotlist - Afro’s and Audio festival was lit. That 30 for 30 list is complete trash. Big Toni Morrison energy, Posse scholarships, struggle porn, Charm City Kings and Black New York in black and white. From hiphop to headwraps, and everything in between. Creative gatekeepers, the MTA, teenagers shooting their shot, and much much more...


    SPONSOR
    Good Neighbor
    www.goodneighbor.care
    855-355-7001

    EPISODE TIMESTAMPS
    Libations: 5:06
    Donation libations: 8:52
    Affirmations: 11:05
    The Forty Year Old Version: 15:16
    Sh!t we liked 20:40
    Sh!t we thought was meh 45:07
    Is 30 under 30 toxic? 58:52
    Dealing with parents & mortality 1:07:44
    Happily single and childless but then… 1:13:44
    Dating 1:23:30
    Toxic white rooms 1:25:51
    Black Trauma Porn & media 1:37:08
    Grown and trying new sh!t 1:44:28


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

    Link up with Berry on the socials and check out her website:
    Website http://www.berryandconyc.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lacresha.berry/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHSoE0E0fgskUIJiU-QBr-g
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/berryandcompany
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/berryandco/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@berryandco?lang=en



    OUR WEBSITE
    www.TeaWithQueenAndJ.com

    SOCIAL MEDIA
    Twitter: twitter.com/teawithqj
    Instagram: Instagram.com/teawithqj
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TeawithQueenandJ
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    EMAIL & SPONSOR INQUIRIES
    teawithqueenandj@gmail.com

    DONATE
    www.paypal.me/teawithqj OR www.patreon.com/teawithqj

    Where to Donate Your Money and Time to Help Protestors: https://nyulocal.com/where-to-donate-your-money-and-time-to-help-protesters-ef2727d7a9d2

    How to continue support for the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/10/29/how-to-continue-support-for-the-end-sars-movement-in-nigeria-13487714/



    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

    NOTES & EXTRA TEA

    Follow Afros and Audio on instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/afrosandaudio/

    Listen to Radha Blank explain why she decided on a black and white movie on Raging Gracefully podcast. Convo begins at the 22:25 mark: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raging-gracefully-presents-conversation-radha-blank/id1416778670?i=1000495851044


    This week’s hashtag: #40YearOldVersion #FYOV #FortyYearOldVersion

    This week’s closing clip features Rahda Blank's rapping debut in The 40 Year Old Version https://www.netflix.com/title/80231356


    This episode was created, hosted and produced by Naima Lewis Muhammad & Janicia Francis

    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 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
685 Ratings

685 Ratings

Ma'atma Uhuru ,

I wish y’all were my homegirls

I first found out about you two on The Grapevine. I knew then that I needed to hear more, learn more. Then a traveling companion put me on right before the pandemic started, and I’ve been listening to your show faithfully all year. Thank you for the laborious, but necessary work that you both do, really just by existing and letting your beautiful souls shine. I don’t always agree with your takes on political topics, but I know everything y’all say is from a place of true love and care for the Black Community and all it’s people. I can’t wait to hear how you continue to educate and uplift throughout this next and year and many more to come.

TebriaP ,

Amazing per usual!

Queen & J can do no wrong in my eyes. All hits and no misses

Abena Brempong ,

Great podcast

Really great podcast! Very knowledgeable! Inspirational! Funny!

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