YBF founder Natasha Eubanks lets her shade flag fly. Everything we didn’t (or couldn’t) say on TheYBF.com, we’re talking our ish here. Hot topics & celebrity interviews in the original YBF style you’ve loved from day 1. Finally, Natasha’s not holding anything back.
YBF POLITICS: Louisiana State Rep. Ted James Went Viral For His Epic READ Of Republican Co-Chair, Now We're Getting Into Kamala, Racism, Toxic Masculinity & Justice Reform
YBF POLITICS: The Climate Conversation Black People Should Have - Racism, Health & Coins
Natasha says not enough black people are talking about climate change, so she tapped in the co-writer of the unnecessarily controversial Green New Deal, Yale grad, Rhodes Scholar & Director of Climate Policy at the Roosevelt Institute, Rhiana Gunn Wright, to talk about ALL the things.
Climate Change affects systemic racism, our health, our rent, cancer possibilities based on where we live - basically our everyday lives, and it's not just about cow farts. There's a reason certain folks don't care about making the environment more livable - because climate change disproportionately negatively affects people of color.
Rhiana and Natasha talk a little Real Housewives, a little Green New Deal drama, why allergies & asthma won't let us LIVE, why we deserve checks from a climate stimulus and they give the blueprint to everything you need to know about climate policy.
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YBF POLITICS: Stefanie Brown James On Finding Obama-esque Black Love, Bomb Black Candidates, & Black Respect In Politics
The Collective PAC is everything we need - a candidate incubator and candidate one-stop-support-shop all in one. When folks say "I don't know any black candidates running for office," they can look no further than The Collective Political Action Committee.
Founder Stephanie James Brown chops it up with Natasha about co-founding this necessary org with her husband back in 2016 to put more black candidates in office on all levels who have respect for people's needs.
From superstars like Cory Booker, Jamie Harrison, Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush to newbies you need to know like Dr. Cameron Webb, Lauren Underwood, and Jamaal Bowden - they've got the run down on who's standing for what and how to donate to their campaigns. The Collective has doubled their fundraising for these black candidates from last election to now - to the tune of over $12M. So yeah, it's legit.
They find amazing candidates who aren't necessarily handpicked by the establishment and give them the spotlight they deserve. Did you know over 90% of District Attorneys are white men? Yeah, so if you feel certain laws are anti-black, let's elect DA's and state Supreme Court Justices who can change them (Staci Williams for Supreme Court of Texas, Place 7 is one you should know).
You've got less than two days to get your ballots in, so The Collective PAC has the cheat sheet you need.
Plus, Stephanie dishes on how we, too, could meet our future BAE working and doing our civic duty in politics. Her & Quentin's Obama-esque love story is one for the books!
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YBF POLITICS: It's A Numbers Game! Ronetta Francis On How To Still Protect Roe v. Wade, Black Women Being Cheat Code Candidates, Flipping AR's State Senate Blue
You could have amazing progressive candidates in your State Legislature, but if Democrats don't have the majority, the ish YOU want passed or protected...isn't going to see the light of day.
Natasha sits down with Ronetta Francis, the Democratic candidate for the Arkansas State Senate, representing District 1, to explain why it's all a numbers game.
Arkansas may be the deep red south, but there's far more progressives than folks think in the state. So it's imperative that Dems simply have the numbers to influence policy, and the majority to actually get it pushed through. It's only a red state as long as you allow Republicans to vote in their candidates more than you vote in yours. If we want to protect Roe v. Wade now that the Supreme Court will likely get rid of it, vote in STATE legislators like Ronetta Francis who will make laws to STILL protect it in Arkansas.
What else does Arkansas need? What we ALL need. Rent relief, gender wage gap closure, black unemployment gap closed, greener environment, and how all of these things affect health and wellness - one of her top priorities for a state whose incumbent state Senator says "It's not the government's job to solve problems."
The employment attorney and senior Ethics and Compliance executive with decades of experience explains why women - esp. black women - are the cheat code to getting ish done in politics. (Hint: We think about EVERYTHING and EVERYONE, not just ourselves, to create the best policies.)
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YBF POLITICS: Is KeKe Williams The Secret Weapon To Flipping A Super Red Texas, Super Blue?
We love a potential history making moment, especially when it's a black woman on the forefront who is about to do so. She's even got President Obama's endorsement!
Texas is a notoriously red state, and this election, it's now officially a battleground state with the potential to go blue for the first time in over 40 years in the Presidential election AND the State Legislature!
Meet Keke Williams, the fearless & fab chick who's taking on the establishment in one of the most establishment-loving states in America - Texas. The military vet, wife and mom (and high key YBF fan) is the Democratic candidate for Texas State House, District 54. And if she wins, she'll become the first black woman military veteran in the Texas State House of Representatives. This is MAD important, as her district encompasses the largest military base in America - Fort Hood.
Keke and Natasha talk about how she will handle the extremely alarming number of cases of sexual assault and murders of soldiers on military bases, including Fort Hood, what she has already done in the Vanessa Guillen case that garnered national attention, why her non-military & Republican opponent has held the position for so long due to his family's name and pull, why she is the perfect candidate to represent a heavily black & brown and military district, and why Americans with Disabilities are one of her top priorities. Oh, and she names which "Real Housewives" would make for a perfect running mate if she needed one.
Flipping state congresses blue is one MAJOR way to combat a super conservative Supreme Court & U.S. Senate. We're giving you the keys to why and how.
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Helena Andrews-Dyer Wrote The Book On Reclaiming Time - Maxine Waters, Meg Thee Stallion, Marriage & Boss Mom Life
Helena Andrews-Dyer has BEEN slaying this writing game. She's the Senior Pop Culture reporter for The Washington Post and just released her second book (out today!) Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters that she co-wrote with pop culture writer R. Eric Thomas.
Helena - who's also author of Bitch is the New Black - and Natasha chop it up about everything ambitious and successful YBF chicks are going through right now. Going through and still slaying, too. They talk about the inspiration behind giving or fave never scared Auntie Congresswoman Maxine Waters ALL her things while we can, marriage (Maxine's and Helena's), what Michelle Obama told Helena about how to have a successful marriage, Meg Thee Stallion, Cardi B., motherhood while being a BOSS and more. We've included some main points starting around the 30 min mark you need to hear:
What could Kamala Harris could learn from Maxine Waters from the book
How Maxine Waters bursts into meetings on Capitol Hill when men in power "accidentally" forget to invite her
What Auntie Maxine would tell Cardi B and Meg The Stallion about navigating the world
Auntie Maxine's love of hip-hop culture (and yes, she is a true Cali girl who loves her some Tupac).
Husbands who are super supportive and not intimidated still exist - Helena's and Maxine's husbands are examples
The best marital advice Helena received from Former First Lady Michelle Obama
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