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Ask A Black Woman

Ask A Black Woman

By Shanara
This is where you Ask A Black Woman anything but... You betta be ready for a real answer!

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AABW REVIEW of The Movie “Miss Juneteenth”
From the ♥️, a review off the dome of this masterpiece.
June 19, 2020
Ask a Black Woman: Check in & What’s To Come
Been too long fam. So here’s what’s on the AABW agenda. We’re also celebrating the 1 year of the one woman show debut in the Hollywood Fringe Festival by giving you free access to watch until the end of this month at:
June 14, 2020
AskABlackWoman Responds to “Attitudes Toward Ahmaud Arbery Trauma”
Shanara had a zoom call this week, that triggered this response to the lack of empathy for traumatized Black men, living in a time where they could be the next #AhmaudArbery . Shanara also shares part of a scene & poem from her one woman show, that deals specifically with being Black in certain neighborhoods.
May 13, 2020
Shanara is daughter of Diedre who is daughter of Gloria who is daughter of Alzena. This is MAMA'S DAY TRIBUTE poetic tribute in honor of her Gramma Gloria.
May 10, 2020
ASK A BLACK WOMAN About The Clark Sisters Movie
Shanara’s commentary on the Lifetime movie, “The Clark Sisters : First Ladies of Gospel”.
April 28, 2020
Shanara The MouthPeace gives her COVID19 perspective from a Black Woman’s lens.
April 9, 2020
My Mouth Speaks Peace: A LOVE Affirmation
Audio snippet from the forthcoming ebook, “Poetic Affirmations: My Mouth Speaks Peace “ by Shanara The MouthPeace.
April 4, 2020
My Mouth Speaks Peace: A Joy Affirmation
Today is an affirmation of Joy, from the forthcoming ebook , “Poetic Affirmations: My Mouth Speaks Peace” by Shanara The MouthPeace.
April 3, 2020
PSA on the Bonus stuff Added to the Podcast
Are you wondering why The MouthPeace is doing poetry on the podcast, listen to this PSA.
April 3, 2020
My Mouth Speaks Peace: A Hiring Affirmation
This hiring affirmation is from the upcoming free ebook, “Poetic Affirmations : My Mouth Speaks Peace “ by Shanara The MouthPeace
April 2, 2020
My Mouth Speaks Peace: A Healing Affirmation
Today’s affirmation is for healing. This snippet is from the free book releasing in April called “Poetic Affirmations: My Mouth Speaks Peace” by Shanara The MouthPeace.
April 1, 2020
My Mouth Speaks Peace: An Artist Affirmation
An audio snippet of An Artist Affirmation from the free ebook, My Mouth Speaks Peace” by Shanara The MouthPeace.
March 31, 2020
My Mouth Speaks Peace: A Peace Affirmation
First audio snippet from the free ebook dropping soon, “Poetic Affirmations : My Mouth Speaks Peace” by Shanara The MouthPeace.
March 30, 2020
A Black Herstory Moment Ep feat. Dr. Dina Bennett of NMAAM
We are concluding Women Herstory with A Black Herstory Moment interviewing Dr. Dina Bennett, Curatorial Director for the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM). Scheduled to open in Downtown Nashville Labor Day 2020, the National Museum of African American Music will be a 56,000-square-foot facility that will encourage visitors to discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music. More info at "In the swift whirl of time, music is a constant, reminding us of what we were and of that toward which we aspired. Art thou troubled? Music will not only calm, it will ennoble thee." - Ralph Ellison: Living with Music.  This was a poignant quote Dr. Bennett offered in her interview. Books suggested were: "Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson "Barracoon" by Zora Neale Hurston
March 25, 2020
Self Made Lessons from Madame CJ Walker: BONUS EP
If you looking for debate on the facts of Madame CJ Walker, this ain’t that! Here is an episode FULL of the lessons on Money & Hunny (love) from the inspired Netflix series starring Octavia Spencer. #BuyFromBlackWomen features Royalty Creations, a professional hairstylist affected by COVID19. Purchase her products at
March 24, 2020
Watch my award winning solo show, ASK A BLACK WOMAN, FOR FREE!
LET’S BREAK UP YOUR QUARANTINE MONOTONY! In response to the need for quality quarantine entertainment, you may watch my entire Hollywood award winning, “Ask A Black Woman” solo show, for FREE99 through 3/26 at: Then let the convo, debate and everything in between ensue. Enjoy / SHARE/ SEND COMMENTS & QUESTIONS PLEASE!
March 20, 2020
Black Travel Ep w/ Dr. Christopher Daniels on the Ask a Black Woman Podcast
The inaugural Season 3 kicks off with Dr. Christopher Daniels on the topic of Black Travel. Dr. Christopher L. Daniels is an American academic, currently a Professor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in the Center for Global Security and International Affairs. He is also the Co-Founder of Motherland Connect. Motherland Connect is a premier student travel company empowering HBCU students, Alum, and Friends to travel back to Africa and the World. Follow Motherland Connect: FB & IG: @MotherlandConnect_ ; Mentioned in the episode: "The Green Book" by Muammar Gaddafi "Cannabis & Sustainable Development" by Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli, Simon Anderfuhren-Biget Ph.D, Martin Díaz Velásquez and Michael Krawitz Books on socialism by Former Tanzanian President, Julius Nyerere.
March 11, 2020
Honey Pot Hoopla Rant from the Ask a Black Woman Podcast
What the Honey Pot hoopla does to a Black Woman. #ThisIsAmerica
March 5, 2020
Jackie Lacey Rant from the Ask A Black Woman Podcast
Why y'all hate Black Women SOOO much? Elder Black Women at that. First Gayle, now this....
March 4, 2020
Super Tuesday Rant from the Ask a Black Woman Podcast
I voted today. So what? 
March 4, 2020
Special Tribute Ep of Ask A Black Woman Podcast
What a week! MamaDee’s bday sets off are a Tribute for many in this ep.
February 23, 2020
Ask A Black Woman “I Can’t Rant” on This Gayle King Sitch
Y’all done made me say sumthin on this mess. In 2020, THIS IS BLACK AMERICA. Yeah. Happy Black History Month😳
February 12, 2020
ASK A BLACK WOMAN Interview w/ Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood
This is the first AABW interview of 2020. It is with the multi-hyphenate media mogul, Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood. So many gems dropped with this Sista! #thankfultweet for kicking off the decade with her star power. Please follow her @ceoazarel .
February 5, 2020
Ask A Black Woman Rant About A White Woman Calling Me Rude
Today living while Black, this happened.
January 28, 2020
Holiday Ep of Ask A Black Woman: Queen who birthed King
The observance of Alberta King on the holiday teaches us to honor our mothers on our birthday. We learn some facts about this Queen Mother in this bonus podcast ep.
January 21, 2020
Ask A Black Woman Manifesto: 2020 Kickoff Ep
In this quick but powerful ep, Shanara The MouthPeace kicks off 2020 with a special manifesto in her roots of spoken word.
January 10, 2020
ASK A BLACK WOMAN About How She Living Kwanzaa in 2020
Shanara gives concrete ways that she will practice Kwanzaa in the new decade.
December 27, 2019
Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of Shanara’s Mama, Diedre Diane. Here’s a reflection on what she learned from her, especially pertaining to the relationship of mothers and daughters.
December 20, 2019
ASK A BLACK WOMAN w/ Blactress Whitney Tate
The final Ask a Black Woman Podcast interview of the decade was with Chicago raised/ Los Angeles transplant @_whitneytate . This ep is a must listen on topics such as the Black Brit “invasion”, colorism in roles, solutions & safe spaces for Blactresses, white fragility, and Black Woman burdens. Suggested reading from Whitney is “The Power” by Naomi Alderman. Please follow the work of our brilliant guest at .
December 11, 2019
Special T-Day Ep of ASK A BLACK WOMAN Podcast: Queen & Slim
Shanara The MouthPeace is not stuffed from “holiday” overeating. She is full from seeing the incredible movie “Queen & Slim”. So she just had to drop this ep while emotions were still raw and fresh.
November 29, 2019
Ask a Black Woman: Special New Orleans Edition
This is episode was made on location in New Orleans, for the Ask A Black Woman solo show performances in the 2019 Infringe Festival. Special guests in this episode are the director, Claudia Duran and producer Lindsey Haley.
November 20, 2019
Rebellion x Fantasy x Fetishes in Interracial Dating
So I met a white woman who pranked her Southern grandmother by saying she was dating a Black Man. Let’s dig into this a lil further...
October 24, 2019
When Wypipo Are “Experts” on Black Culture
Recent encounter at an event prompted The MouthPeace to ignite a discussion on “When Wypipo Are “Experts” on Black Culture”.
October 9, 2019
Year of Return Part 2: Special Guest Kristie’s Trip to Ghana
Our special guest, Los Angeles native, Kristie Metoyer (@artkristicali) shares her experience on her first trip to Ghana she just returned from.
September 11, 2019
I’m not THAT B***!
Being a Black Woman is enough, why we gotta be That B*** or a Bad B***?
September 4, 2019
Year of Return Part 1
Shanara shares her Year of Return moment and more.
August 28, 2019
The NEW Good Ole Boys Club
Let’s get real about the good ole boys club brewing at work and in every facet of life.
August 21, 2019
Black Church Culture Appropriation
Is there such thing as Black Church Culture Appropriation? Hmmm...
August 14, 2019
Response to St Patrick’s Day Message
Catching up with supporters!
July 27, 2019
Response to Paladinah
Catching up with supporters!
July 27, 2019
Ask A Black Woman Podcast is BACK! 7/27/19
It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you... trust me I have good reason. But I’m back! Lemme catch y’all up😊
July 27, 2019
So I got a selfie with Mr Bobby Brown this past Saturday and had to check a chick about her dumb comment about him
December 6, 2018
Ask A Black Woman Podcast Premier Ep1
ASK A BLACK WOMAN Podcast Premier Pt 1. It's Vday 2018 so The MouthPeace wants to talk about the hit Bravo show "To Rome for Love".
September 14, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "Does Domestic Violence Exist in Wakanda?" Ep 5
It's Women's HERstory month and I'm a DV survivor, so lemme know if you think DV would exist in InWakanda? Why or why not? How can we transfer remedies from our African utopia to remedy this issue?
September 14, 2018
ASK A BLACKWOMAN Unapologetically Black Convo w/Misty Monroe
In this 44th episode, The MouthPeace sits down with Misty Monroe, creator and performer of the dope one woman show, “Unapologetically Black “. This candid convo about code switching, flip side of Black pride and standing down in the face of white maleness and much more is a must listen!
August 15, 2018
Ask A Black Woman Raps About “Charlemagne &Rape” Ep43
The unpopular perspective about Charlemagne and Rape
August 1, 2018
Ask A Black Woman Sistafriend Convo w/ Kendra MacDonald Ep42
The MouthPeace chops up with sista Kendra MacDonald on her career as a film producer and director and how her faith influences her calling.
July 25, 2018
Ask A Black Woman Sistafriend Convo w/ Angelic Ep 41
When two Westside Chicago natives meet for the first time in LA, it's a must they have an AABW sitdown❤️
July 18, 2018
Ask A Black Woman King to Queen Ep 40 ft Brotha Insight
This special King to Queen ep is the first episode with a Black Man as a guest. The MouthPeace chops it up with an old friend, Brotha Insight from their radio show days.
July 11, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "The P&V Words!" Ep 35
The MouthPeace dishes about mid term elections from the lens of a Black Woman. Fight the Power!
June 8, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "Why Does the Future of Tech Leadership Still Look Hella White?" Ep 34
The MouthPeace dishes her opinion about what she felt at Blacks in Technology at the AT&T Shape Conference in Los Angeles.
June 3, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN GEM DROP "Ye&Rhymefest/Job&Bildad: A Litmus Test" Ep 33
Kanye's album drops today AND The MouthPeace has some insight on the similarities of the recent Kanye and Rhymefest ish mirroring Job and Bildad in the Holy Bible.
June 1, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN Collabo Ep 32 w/Sitting Pretty Podcast
First ever podcast collab AABW + Sitting Pretty Podcast talmbout some of everythang like Donald Glover and Oakland BBQ pettiness😝
May 23, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN GEM DROP "I'm Doing A Great Work. I Can't Come Down!" Ep 31
Just wanna bless ya with something I learned while listening to Nehemiah 4-6 today.
May 15, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN EXCLUSIVE "Mother's Day Poem for Childless Women" Ep 30
Approaching Mother's Day, The MouthPeace drops an original poem for single women like her, "For Childless Women, Who've Considered Purpose When Children Weren't Enough"
May 11, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "If She's Still Drinking Starbucks" ft Tijuana B. Ep 29
A must listen with Tijuana B. , a former Starbucks Manager of 10 years, having the realest convo as Black Woman's perspective on the Starbucks incident & why she's still drinking Starbucks
May 9, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN About "EVEN KANYE: Loyalty and Loving Black Men" Ep 28
The MouthPeace shares her unpopular opinion about Kanye.
May 2, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN about "Leaving" #PoeticFridays Ep 27
This final original poem by The MouthPeace for National Poetry Month is an ode to her 3 year L.A. anniversary and the spiritual/mental/physical journey it took to get to L.A..
April 27, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN about "The Art of Single" ft Racquel Coral Ep 26
Listen to 2 Black Women get real about the art of singlehood, featuring Racquel Coral of the blog, IG and FB @theartofsingle, Twitter is @artofsingle.
April 26, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN #PoeticFridays "The Drop" Ep 25
Another original written and performed by The MouthPeace for the new segment #PoeticFridays
April 20, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "4The Culture Reparations Due:Beychella/Taylor Swift/Sbux" Ep 24
In this ep, The MouthPeace tells why the reparations tab just went up within the last week between Beychella/Taylor Swift/Sbux.
April 18, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN #PoeticFridays Impromptu Ep 23
Listen to what happens when 2 poets meet in a T-Mobile on the debut evening of #PoeticFridays...
April 14, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "Can She Cook?" #PoeticFridays Ep 22
For National Poetry Month, Shanara The MouthPeace takes us back to her award winning spoken word roots in this new segment #PoeticFridays. Enjoy this original new piece!
April 13, 2018
ASK A BLACK "How To Be Empowered w/ Chayla Jackson" Ep 21
This episode is features guest Chayla Jackson, founder of Be Empowered Networks LLC. This talk is an extension of her passion for pushing people to make real moves to their dreams. To keep up with her events and 2 books dropping this year:
April 11, 2018
The YouTube series turned docu-series in process began 4/5/17 with our first ever guest, Rachel (Cinnamon). We invited her back for our 1st anniversary. Gratitude!
April 4, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "5 Dating Habits Blocking Your Blessing" f/ Love Expert Jas T. Ep 18
ASK A BLACK WOMAN sat down with owner of Black Match Made, Jasmine Turner last night. She dropped gems on "5 Dating Habits Blocking Your Blessing". Follow her on social media @jasloveslove. More free tips at 5TipsTo
March 30, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN WHW "The Smiley Women" Ep 17
Meet the best in natural hair care, The Smiley Women of Amazon Natural Hair Academy
March 28, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "What Wendy Williams Just Taught Us" Ep 15
You sleep while I grind...right? Well listen to what Wendy Williams health scare and return just taught Black Women.
March 20, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN WHW "Salute to Dr. Deena Marie Carr" Ep 13
Today is the second installment of Women Honoring Wednesday during Women HERstory month.
March 15, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN READS "Soar by TD Jakes" Ep 12
This is the 1st installment of ASK A BLACK WOMAN READS. Hear what I have to say about "Soar by TD Jakes"
March 10, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN RANT "Living While Black in L.A." Ep 11
Something happened this week while living Black in L.A. that incensed me & further validated the necessity of spaces like Ask A Black Woman
March 10, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN #WHW Salute #1 to Dr. Venus Opal Reese Ep 10
First #WHW Women Honoring Wednesday Salute of Women's HERstory Month is here!
March 8, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN RANT About "The Murders of Pac & B.I.G." Ep 9
A sista is in a tizzy coz there's ANOTHER damn show about these famously unsolved murders. I know WHY they'll never solve them too!
March 8, 2018
CALL IN for: Ask A Black Woman Podcast "What I Liked about Oscars 2018"
Latest episode of Ask A Black Woman
March 6, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "Honor Thy Mother: Women's HERstory Month Kickoff" Ep 7
Ask A Black Woman honors her mother, Ms. Dee as a promo kickoff to the Women's HERstory Month Wednesdays where we honor Black Women who have made a difference for the culture and humankind.
March 6, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN About "Bill Cosby, Ryan Coogler, Black Men & Scandal" Ep 6
Why y'all quiet about the death of Bill Cosby's daughter? My insight on Black men and scandal and why Black creators need to be cautious.
March 3, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN "How You Living AFTER BLACK History Month?" Ep 4
Wakanda is Forever so...Make your Blackness the norm after BHM. Here's my 2 cents
March 2, 2018
ASK A BLACK WOMAN " How Non Blacks Act When You Come Around?" Ep 3
Tonight this Black Woman thought about how non Blacks respond to her presence in regular daily living. Seems like it ain't just the brothas...
March 1, 2018
CALL IN for: Ask A Black Woman Podcast "To Rome For Love"
Listeners show love for Shanara's review of Bravo's show "To Rome For Love" In the debut of the Ask A Black Woman podcast, she gives her 2 pence about the new show, "To Rome for Love". This show is about Black women living and dating in Italy. Lemme talk about that hunny!
February 26, 2018
Ask A Black Woman 5 Things About Black Panther Ep2
Shanara has an opinion about the new film Black Panther. Of course she does. She's a Black Woman!
February 25, 2018