52 episodes

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.

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    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

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.

    The Imani Hakim Episode

    The Imani Hakim Episode

    Imani Hakim is extra grown and extra fabulous.  She was all of our favorite tattle-tell but hilarious little sister when she burst on the scene as Tanya in "Everybody Hates Chris."  She also portrayed Gabby Douglas in the Olympian's Lifetime biopic.  Now, she's still lighting up the Hollywood streets with out-of-the-box roles, bomb natural hair and her OWN projects she's writing in order to be the change she wants to see.She's a chick after our own hearts, playing video game tester Dana on Apple TV Plus' latest series (we can't believe how addicted to it we are!) "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," who is the only black video game tester in her office.  And she's fly AF. Imani and Natasha talk about gamer life, her decision to proudly rock braids for the role, her own real life natural hair journey and fight to see more Type 4c hair YBF chicks on our screens, black women speaking up for themselves in the workplace, Covid craziness, protests, and, of course, her thoughts on her former co-star Terry Crews' QUITE controversial statements about Black Lives Matter.Let's get into it!Stream season one of "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" on Apple TV + now!

    • 21 min
    Come Get This Church Tea! Special Guests: Deborah Joy Winans & Merle Dandridge Of 'Greenleaf'

    Come Get This Church Tea! Special Guests: Deborah Joy Winans & Merle Dandridge Of 'Greenleaf'

    Y'all! We finally got to chat it up with our fave messy church family. Natasha grabbed two folks from The YBF Team - Jamishia Smith & Tierra Green - to ki-ki with the stars of everyone's fave show, "Greenleaf." The gorgeous Merle Dandridge and Deborah Joy Winans did NOT disappoint.They finally get the tea on why it's ending this season (Lawd!) and get into some girl talk about waiting to have kids, popping off on folks who have a problem with it, single after divorce, marriage, fine a** co-stars, black women giving themselves permission to break down, self care, why Merle probably WON'T be dating Rick Fox in real life, why a Winans biopic would be LIT, and why these two are the most fabulously shady on screen sisters ever (like, for real). Plenty of laughs and tears."Greenleaf" airs on OWN, Tuesdays at 9p ET!

    • 58 min
    YBF POLITICS: Special Guest, 'The South' & 'Black Women For x' Activist Angela Peoples

    YBF POLITICS: Special Guest, 'The South' & 'Black Women For x' Activist Angela Peoples

    She's a self proclaimed "mom, bad b*tch and entrepreneur".  And we can certainly co-sign every part of that.Angela Peoples is the D.C. based activist who you've seen go viral on your timelines while holding up in-your-face signage at protests like "Don't forget, white women voted for Trump!" Now, she's founded & co-founded multiple organizations that are all finding solutions for and putting in the work on behalf of progressive black mothers and black women. Black women and black mothers are directly impacted by so many policies or the lack thereof, so Angela and Natasha chop it up about what those issues are and how we hold accountable our sitting politicians and candidates begging for our vote.The two talk about the differences in parenting black boys and black girls, important women's healthcare legislation, her sit down with former Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who (or if) she's endorsing anyone now, whether it's worth voting on party lines or voting your conscious, the "Black Mamas March," and more.What moves can we make politically to change the harmful narratives aimed at black children that affect them for the rest of their lives psychologically?  Natasha & Angela get into it all.  You can follow, donate to & support Angela's orgs below! https://www.thisthesouth.com/  https://www.instagram.com/the___south/https://www.instagram.com/blackwomxnfor/?hl=en Welcome to the new YBF POLITICS vertical!

    • 41 min
    YBF POLITICS: Special Guest U.S. Congressional Candidate Dr. Cameron Webb

    YBF POLITICS: Special Guest U.S. Congressional Candidate Dr. Cameron Webb

    He checks all the boxes, and even those boxes not on people's list because most people don't accomplish all that he has. He does the work, without an elected title.  He was intentional about becoming an expert at both the law and medicine simply to be able to merge his expertise to create actual change for his community. He is also an assistant professor of medicine and a director of health policy and equity at the University of Virginia.  And the ish is impressive.Yet and still, it's an uphill battle for Dr. Cameron Webb to flip VA blue.  The U.S. Congressional candidate for Virginia's 5th district  - who holds both a J.D. & M.D. - is in the running to become the first black physician in Congress with voting power. But you'll need to get him through the Democratic Primary to make that happen.Dr. Webb believes the solution to righting the inequalities in our systemically racist society lies in equalizing healthcare for women and the black community.  The former White House Health Care Team member & fellow under Obama is using his legal AND political expertise to do so.The husband & father of two is calling out male privilege, injustices, racism and inherent bias displayed by the medical community.  That bias shows up especially against black women - hence the black maternal death crisis (that Serena Williams wrote an essay about after almost losing her life during child birth), the real reason Covid affects our community more, and us often feeling like our symptoms are ignored even by our internists.Dr. Cameron's BEEN doing this work as a practicing physician.  (Yes, Natasha asked for specifics on how and she got them.) So, he's got a plan or 5 on how to change it all.Natasha and Dr. Cameron also talk about his solutions to voter suppression, getting folks elected in states & districts, you don't live in, using his own male privilege to elevate women in the medical field and beyond, why women doctors outnumber male doctors, convincing his wife to allow him to go BACK to school for another 3 years to cop his law degree (lol), balancing fatherhood, service and being a practicing physician, his bomb impact he had on Obama's White House Medical Team & being a White House fellow for 44, and plenty more.Natasha also got him to dish on how he met "the strongest person he knows," his wife, Dr. Leigh-Ann, who is an ER physician and also holds an M.B.A.  Their black love story is one for the books! Yup, we took notes because, chile, we all need to know how to meet our own Dr. & Attorney McCharming. Father God, we've seen what you have done for others...Virginia, you're up!  Primary elections are TODAY (June 23rd, 2020)! Learn more about Dr. Cameron Webb HERE.Welcome to the new YBF POLITICS vertical!

    • 56 min
    YBF POLITICS: Special Guest U.S. Senate Candidate Jaime Harrison

    YBF POLITICS: Special Guest U.S. Senate Candidate Jaime Harrison

    Get your coins and your Twitter fingers ready.  We've got a political rising star you need to know who's on the brink of flipping a staunchly conservative Senate seat Blue. Are you losing your ish about the blatant injustices going unchecked and being promoted by certain people in power?  Is yes, almost every issue you have - from police injustice to socioeconomic disparities to racial disparities to federal policies rooted in misogyny and systemic racism - can be traced back to Sen. Lindsey Graham, who actively creates legislation to hold back anyone who is not a straight white man.  Now, the people have an alternative candidate to get him outta here.Meet White House intern turned first black Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Yale grad, husband to law professor Marie, and father, Jamie Harrison.  Oh, and Marvel comics lover (which is actually woke as well). The South Carolina native entered the race knowing it would be an uphill battle to defeat a 2-term incumbent who has an odd lock on the white supremacy-loving American crowd.  But things are changing, even in the deep south.Now, after showing and proving he's ALREADY got plans AND organizations in place that address many of the issues most of us (especially black women) have with the current status quo, Jaime's almost neck and neck with his opponent. This is BIG.Jaime and Natasha talk about everything political, personal and integral to actually making America great, especially for those of us who built this place. Being mad isn't where we stop, it's where we start. So listen to Jaime break down why voting IS the way to actually affect the change you want to see. The other side knows this and uses it to their advantage.  It's time we, the marginalized yet fabulously powerful (and they know it), do the same.Listen now!Jamie is officially the Democratic candidate for Senate in South Carolina, and he's on the ballot this November.Learn more about Jaime.Donate to Jaime's campaign (you do not need to be a South Carolina resident to do so).Welcome to the new YBF Politics Vertical!

    • 50 min
    The Darrin Henson Episode

    The Darrin Henson Episode

    Say what you will about Darrin Henson, but he not only KEEPS a check, he's responsible for majority of your favorite boy bands getting their dance clout and cult-like fans . It's been 20 years since he created the now iconic and MTV Award winning choreography for N'Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" video.  And he's got plenty of stories to tell about Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, and all the rest of the early 2000's folks he basically created careers for.  We didn't even know half the ish he's responsible for.Plus, Darrin and Natasha talk about possible reboots of "Soul Food" and Stomp The Yard because, classics.  And he's starring in a new UMC.tv series "Double Cross" that's already getting millions of viewers.Oh, and his "Darrin's Dance Grooves" checks - we get into those too. Because they are FAT. Before Shaun T was talking about "Tilt, Tuck & Tighten," Darrin was selling millions of hip hop dance DVD's on our tvs every night.  And will he reboot that DVD that changed the game too? Darrin & Natasha also talk about how he & his queen calm their anxiety during these insane times.Listen now!----*********LISTEN + SUBSCRIBE: Apple, Spotify, Google and anywhere you get your podcasts!VISIT: TheYBF.com for ALL the updates on the latest celebrity, pop culture & entertainment news & exclusives. 

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