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Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities.

Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas, April Reign, 2017 Grammy nominees KING, Jerrika Hinton of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, author and blogger extraordinaire Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, and many more.

The Extraordinary Negroes Jay Connor and Alex Hardy

    • Society & Culture

Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities.

Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas, April Reign, 2017 Grammy nominees KING, Jerrika Hinton of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, author and blogger extraordinaire Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, and many more.

    An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color (Feat. Misha Euceph, Amber J. Phillps, & Diosa Femme)

    An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color (Feat. Misha Euceph, Amber J. Phillps, & Diosa Femme)

    The second installment of "An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color" took place on June 27th. Once again, Jay organized a night of food, fun, and fellowship at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of people of color within the podcasting medium. 
    This episode is a live recording from that event, specifically the panel portion featuring some of the most important figures within the podcast medium--each of whom just so happens to be a person of color: Misha Euceph, host of KPCC's "Tell Them, I Am," Amber J. Phillps, host of "The Black Joy Mixtape," and Diosa Femme, host of "Locatora Radio." 
    This event was presented by Extraordinary Ideas, SimpleCast, and YouTube and sponsored by Patreon and CastBox. Also shoutout to our partners AudioBoom and SquadCast. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color (Feat. John Asante of Stitcher, Sam Sanders of NPR's It's Been A Minute, Paulina Lopez of Super Mamas, & Shaun Lau of No, Totally!

    An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color (Feat. John Asante of Stitcher, Sam Sanders of NPR's It's Been A Minute, Paulina Lopez of Super Mamas, & Shaun Lau of No, Totally!

    On 12/13, Jay organized a massive event in Los Angeles celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of people of color within the podcasting medium. It was a night of food, fun, and fellowship as podcasters of color throughout Los Angeles and beyond came together to lay the groundwork for the much needed wholesale changes necessary to achieve equitable treatment within the podcasting industry.
    This episode is a live recording from that event, specifically the panel portion featuring some of the most important figures within the podcast medium--each of whom just so happens to be a person of color: Stitcher senior producer John Asante, Sam Sanders of NPR's "It's Been A Minute", Paulina Lopez of the incredibly successful "Super Mamas", and Shaun Lau of "No, Totally!" 
    This event was presented by Extraordinary Ideas and SimpleCast, and sponsored by TableCakes Productions, Wavve, RadioPublic, SquadCast, Heil Sound, She Podcasts, Bullhorn.FM, and FullCast.  
    Partners for this event include AudioBoom, TuneIn, Inner-City Arts, De Mi Alma Productions, and Comfort LA. 
    Music provided by Yondo.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dear Summer (Feat. Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances & Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast)

    Dear Summer (Feat. Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances & Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast)

    Intro By Amanda Seales & Brian Alexander Morgan
    Music By Jonny May, JP Soundz, & Marcel
    Summer is imminent and with it comes timely vacations, impromptu pool parties, and the triumphant return of sundresses. But lost in all the fun in the sun are the countless non-profit organizations sprinkled throughout the country that keep our communities thriving. So we're joined by Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances to discuss the important roles that non-profits occupy within our communities, how philanthropy is essential, and why giving should hurt. Additionally, Alex has a new apartment, Jay still hasn't slept, and Rachel Dolezal is the welfare queen Black America refuses to claim.
    And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:
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    Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary
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    Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com
    And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    An Extraordinary Mother's Day Tribute: I Love My Momma (Feat. The Queens Who Raised Us)

    An Extraordinary Mother's Day Tribute: I Love My Momma (Feat. The Queens Who Raised Us)

    Intro by Naarai Michele
    Outro by Langston Hughes
    Get your kleenex ready. For our annual Mother's Day Blackstravaganza, our mothers (!!!!!!!) join us to discuss the many challenges they faced, the sacrifices they made, and even delve into some of their regrets and missteps in raising each of us. Additionally, we learn who's responsible for Alex's obsession with Janet Jackson, we unveil Jay's sordid cross-dressing past, and you'll get a bit more insight into just how we grew up to become Extraordinary Negroes. 
    And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:
    Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes
    Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary
    Instagram: @theextranegroes
    Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com
    And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

    • 53 min
    Bitcoin Ballin' (Feat. Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor)

    Bitcoin Ballin' (Feat. Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor)

    Intro by DJ Suede The Remix God
    Music By Marcelmakesmusic, Beatkowski, and Vincent Alexander.
    Don't know anything about cryptocurrency? Guess what? We don't either. So we invited Lamar Wilson, the mastermind behind blockchain company Hijro and the instructor of the Black Business School’s popular “Welcome to Cryptocurrency 101” course, to put us up on game. Additionally, Kanye lost his damn mind, Alex could use some extra gravy, and will Jay be watching football again this season?
    And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:
    Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes
    Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary
    Instagram: @theextranegroes
    Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com
    And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    My Brother's Keeper (Feat. James Bland of "Giants" & Elton Anderson Jr. of Creators of Color)

    My Brother's Keeper (Feat. James Bland of "Giants" & Elton Anderson Jr. of Creators of Color)

    Intro by Durand Bernarr.
    Music provided by Heartbreaker, Theo Fill Us, and Beatowski. 
    We're a day late and a dollar short, but hopefully we made up for it by bringing along James Bland of the Emmy-nominated, smash hit web series "Giants" and Creators of Color founder and celebrity photographer Elton Anderson Jr. We discuss their viral Instagram antics, how friendship is a form of self-care, how photography and film became their creative outlets, and how their brotherhood has propelled their respective careers to the next level. Additionally, Jay needs more podcaster friends, Fabulous won’t find a fan in Alex, and are Fried Lobster and Cheddar Bay biscuit Waffles for the culture? 
    And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:
    Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes
    Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary
    Instagram: @theextranegroes
    Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com
    And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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