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Black people in every industry – entertainment, sports, politics, culture – have worked hard to forge new paths and make change, and we want to talk about it. On The Table Is Ours, hosts Kirby Dixon and Amira Lewally are doing exactly that. Instead of asking for a seat at the table, we are building our own. Through open, honest and deep conversations we’ll learn how Black identity has informed, empowered and fortified the lives and careers of our Black faves. Listen up, because we are only getting louder.
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    • 4.5 • 122 Ratings

Black people in every industry – entertainment, sports, politics, culture – have worked hard to forge new paths and make change, and we want to talk about it. On The Table Is Ours, hosts Kirby Dixon and Amira Lewally are doing exactly that. Instead of asking for a seat at the table, we are building our own. Through open, honest and deep conversations we’ll learn how Black identity has informed, empowered and fortified the lives and careers of our Black faves. Listen up, because we are only getting louder.
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    Janelle Monáe: I Am The Future

    Janelle Monáe: I Am The Future

    The Table Is Ours season two comes to a close with peak style and grace. The one and only singer, songwriter and award-winning actress Janelle Monáe pulls up a throne to the table. Her electric energy and indescribable poise lights up the room as she discusses the music and artists that influenced her career, and the family ties that keep her grounded. She also shares an intimate dream she had about the next generation of artists she’s influenced, and how she continues to innovate on her style and voice to this day. Finally, she explains the power of Afrofuturism, how it informs Black culture, and why it’s important to her identity and her music. Plus, we get a first look into her new collection of short stories titled “The Memory Librarian,” an anthology based on her stellar album Dirty Computer. Come ready with champagne in your chalice because this episode we toast to the future of Black culture.

    This episode is brought to you by our sponsor Martell: Blue Swift and Acast Creative.

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    • 53 min
    Questlove: Finding Your Rhythm and the Power of Music (replay)

    Questlove: Finding Your Rhythm and the Power of Music (replay)

    The Table Is Ours takes a quick look back this week as we remember some of the great conversations from season one. We’ll be back next week with the highly anticipated season two finale. Until then enjoy this oldie but goodie. 
    Music royalty Questlove pulled up a seat this week, and we’re still ruminating on all the gems he dropped! We chatted about growing up in Philly, co-founding The Roots and how he finds balance between conscious music and commercial success. Plus we talked about his epic directorial debut, Summer of Soul. From Sundance Film Festival awards to multiple Grammys, it seems like everything Questlove touches turns to platinum. Hus, that's short for hustlers!


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    • 57 min
    Where’s the CARE in Healthcare? Feat. Dr. Kali Cyrus and Melanin Doc

    Where’s the CARE in Healthcare? Feat. Dr. Kali Cyrus and Melanin Doc

    This episode, we’re talking all about healthcare equity in the Black community with psychiatrist and healthcare activist Dr. Kali Cyrus. She shares some of the economic and physical obstacles she’s witnessed keeping Black communities from proper healthcare, discusses how she advocates for  her patients to ensure they feel heard and receive the care they need, and how people can use social media and online resources to impact policies and make real change. Additionally, brothers Somto (MD) and Ted (MBA candidate) Obi swing by to talk about their non-profit organization Melanin Doc and how their online platform is revolutionizing how Black communities get care. Tune in because in this episode walk-ins are welcome.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    K. Michelle: Building Beauty Inside And Out

    K. Michelle: Building Beauty Inside And Out

    This week Kirby and Amira are talking BBL’s - that’s Beautiful Black Ladies with singer, songwriter, and former Love & Hip Hop cast member K. Michelle. Our hosts jump right in and discuss K. Michelle’s decision to undergo plastic surgery and how she’s doing after her severe complications with silicone injections. She also talks about her passion to help other women who have gone through similar experiences on her new show My Killer Body with K. Michelle. She stresses the importance of being healthy mentally and physically before taking the leap into cosmetic surgery and hopes her story will help people make informed decisions for the body they want. She also raves about her new country album in development and how the positive vibes in the Nashville music scene and the support from her fans has given her a much needed safe space in the industry. The yee-haw agenda is here to stay!


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    • 40 min
    Law Roach: Laying Down The Fashion Law

    Law Roach: Laying Down The Fashion Law

    This week, image architect and fashion designer, Law Roach pulls up a seat to The Table Is Ours to talk about his self-made journey into fashion. Law builds a safe space with Kirby and Amira and shares his honest feelings about the fashion industry and the strides Hollywood has yet to make when it comes to inclusion and equity. He reflects on his upbringing, the style confidence his family showed him at an early age, and the personal swag he attributes to his hometown of Chicago. Law also has a heartfelt moment when speaking about the growth he and Emmy winning actress Zendaya have had as they build their careers together. Still want more? Don’t miss out when Law gives his fashion tips on how all of us can elevate our closets. Get dressed to impress cuz we’re stuntin’ this episode!


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nina Parker: #Blackness No Filter

    Nina Parker: #Blackness No Filter

    Being a Black woman in entertainment is not easy. This week’s guest, E! News anchor and Nightly Pop host Nina Parker knows that better than most. Nina joins hosts Kirby and Amira to talk about working her way through the industry and all the obstacles along the way. Nina speaks candidly about her experience with major news networks in New York City and the lack of representation in front of and behind the scenes. She also talks about her switch to entertainment news and TV hosting, and how she found her niche. Now with poise, confidence and a self-titled fashion line, Nina Parker has made a name for herself with so much more to come. Get informed because this episode we are spilling tea and breaking news.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

yungcatmom ,

Love this show

The hosts are so inviting and comforting, every episode feels like a conversation between friends at a dinner table rather than an interview format. You can tell every guest appreciates every question asked — which has perfect range between casual to hard-hitting — and has so much to say naturally. Great show!

Bleacherseats33 ,

Love this show

Great

LucyBee93 ,

My New Obsession!

The hosts are AMAZING. It feels like talking with my friends. Also love that there is a platform to hear from black women about black peoples moments of struggles and celebrations. Best podcast around!!!

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