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The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. Come hang out on The Stoop as we dialog about the diaspora.

The Stoop Hana Baba and Leila Day

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 1K Ratings

The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. Come hang out on The Stoop as we dialog about the diaspora.

    EP 47: Craving a different world

    EP 47: Craving a different world

    Some of us who chose not to go to HBCU's have some major envy, and regret.  In this episode we hear from people about their experiences at Black colleges. Stories about when they fit in and when they didn't. Featuring Special guest: Stacey Abrams

    • 28 min
    EP 46: That Blaxpat Life

    EP 46: That Blaxpat Life

    We've heard people threaten to pack it up and move abroad, and today we to talk to two of them who followed through. Natalie Gill  now lives in Ethiopia and Noleca Radway relocated to Amsterdam. Two stories about making the move, and getting the hell out in order to redefine home. 

    Includes interviews with: Noleca Radway, Natalie Gill,  Crishan Wright & Michael Oshindoro Crishan

    • 32 min
    Ep 45: Zamunda on The Stoop

    Ep 45: Zamunda on The Stoop

    It's been 33 years since the original film Coming to America, a film that gave many of us some laughs at a time when tensions were high. Now with the new film Coming 2 America are we still laughing? We get into the African perspective and talk about what made us laugh and what made our Jheri curls feel dry. 

    • 26 min
    Ep 44: The Sounds of Blackness

    Ep 44: The Sounds of Blackness

    What is a sound that embodies Blackness?  Today we invite you to unwind, lean back, disconnect and drift; while we ask some phenomenal personalities, like LeVar Burton, Stacey Abrams, David Oyelewo, Shangela and more, what is a sound that is undeniably Black?  

    • 29 min
    EP 43: Sellassie's Choice

    EP 43: Sellassie's Choice

    Sellassie doesn't plan to take the Covid vaccine. He doesn't trust it. But it feels like the whole world is trying to convince him to. We unpack 'Black hesitancy' and talk to some of the people tasked with convincing their communities to vaccinate. 

    • 31 min
    Ep 42: Head on a Swivel

    Ep 42: Head on a Swivel

    Lately,  some of have been watching our back. It's not something we always want to admit, but the current vibe is triggering. We're back, a new season, and today we get a bit personal. We meet two people with different takes on maneuvering their neighborhoods where there aren't too many Black kith and kin in sight.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

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Perspectives on a variety of Black experiences

Enjoy listening to Head on a Swivel - these are thoughts, feelings, experiences that people of color don’t feel safe discussing or have been conditioned to suppress any uncomfortable feelings about for their own survival sake. Blacks too should be able to talk about things that people not like us may feel uncomfortable listening to. It’s done without bashing but just being free to think about how this or that affects a person of color. 💕💚

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The Sound of Blackness

Anything Earth, Wind, and Fire ESPECIALLY if being played by an HBCU band!!!

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Zamunda

On the zamunda episode I was quite perplexed on how this film was taken in a serious way, like Africa was portraited poorly, I was more on the last portion where they talked about this was just a fun film. The fact that Lesli jones is a sound actor of sound mind whom I assume choose that role, to minimize her decision and project on to her as an unattractive etc was too much. Let’s be real that came out of the person because that’s what society keeps projecting on her. Wesley playing the general is not that far off, we have general Amin, and more or less his predecessor Mseveni and dictators who continue to run many countries in Africa so that wasn’t that far off. All in all we are have so little as in black entertainment that we dissect any that comes our way, so that in itself is an issue. Here is to one day having so much black entertainment that we don’t have time to dissect it.

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