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a Black culture podcast that explores identity, spirituality, sexuality and everything in between.

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a Black culture podcast that explores identity, spirituality, sexuality and everything in between.

On Social @BLKMLNL

All external audio clips shared under fair use.
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BUY BACK THE BLOCK
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY BABY SHOWER FOOD — EPISODE 050 : BUY BACK THE BLOCK — New week, new @BLKMLNL but this week is a special one. It's our 50th episode and it's leading us into our first ever LIVE SHOW! This week we spend some time breaking down the advantages and disadvantages of gentrification and how we can protect our communities. Later in the show, we pray for the Sick + Shut in — Summer Walker, Nicki Minaj + Christian Cult Leader Kanye West. Also stories of white men who got the back and fumbled it, meanwhile we're getting the bag, flipping and tumbling it.  Tickets to The Live show Hit Us Up — Twitter — Instagram — Email MOOD: WIPE ME DOWN -- Dr. Lori Croom Jasper (@eyeslor) LINKED UP: T.I. Reveals He Goes To The Gynecologist Every Year With Daughter Deyjah To Ensure Her Hymen Is Still Intact - via Madame Noire Missing Clark Atlanta University Student Is Found Dead - via New York Times The simple technique that helped this writer become a morning person — NBC News tips for long-distance relationships  and the science of sexual arousal - via the maudern McDonald’s fires CEO Steve Easterbrook over relationship with employee — The Wall Street Journal The FADER Suspends President and Publisher Andy Cohn Following Misconduct Allegations - via Pitchfork 23 Years a Slave: Restaurant Owner Gets Bullshit Sentence for Enslaving Intellectually Disabled Black Man - via The Root Instagram Will Test Hiding 'Likes' in the US Starting Next Week - via Wired Twitter may fundamentally change how retweets and mentions work - via The Verge
1:25:15
November 11, 2019
CONTROL — I LIKE TO HAVE A LOT
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY TO-GO PLATES  — EPISODE 049 : CONTROL - I LIKE TO HAVE ALOT —  This week we start off on a tangent about Thanksgiving (we're clearly hungry already). But we quickly switch lanes into our Motives and Thoughts for this week, where we talk about control. Charnae believes in the idea of relinquishing control and going with the flow while Juhmeer just can’t seem to wrap his head around the concept. Instead of splitting the social news into segments this week we draw a line in the sand with two categories — YOU HATE TO SEE IT + YOU LOVE TO SEE IT. That’s in addition to our newest segment, LOUD + WRONG where the topic is Solange’s divorce and why y’all should mind your business. MOOD: IT'S GONNA TAKE A MIRACLE FROM GOD  LINKED UP: Trump's Latest Move Against LGBTQ+ Rights Is Possibly His Biggest Yet -- via OUT I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb -- via VICE Beto O'Rourke Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race — Complex Former Starbucks employee sues company — WGN 9 Chicago Opinion | I Love Housework. Let Me Explain --  via New York Times Watch the New Trailer for 'The Photograph' Starring Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield — Complex With American Son, Netflix brings Broadway to the screen in an intriguing new way — Vox
1:15:15
November 4, 2019
DO THIS FOR MY CULTURE
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SPENDING THE NIGHT AT YOUR COUSINS — EPISODE 048 - DO THIS FOR MY CULTURE — New Week, New Black Millennial! In this week's Motives and Thoughts we dissect the reasons why we don't show reverence to our culture in the ways that we do others. We question why we hand out labels like luxury and exotic in reference to other cultures and why we aspire to cultural standards other than the ones we create for ourselves. Later in the social news section of the show, we introduce a new segment called, LOUD AND WRONG, so you know that's gonna get fun fast. We also spend some time in BOPS + BANGERS talking about gospel songs that slap 1000x harder than whatever K*nye just released.  MOOD : GET YOU SOMEBODY THAT CAN DO BOTH!! - Oprah TWEETS ON FIRE: This is an ALLY Thoughts + Prayers Still Sorry to This Man Changing the ABC Song is Anti-Black LINKED UP : The Probation Trap: Lenient sentences in Pennsylvania often have harsh consequences -- via The Philadelphia Inquirer  Democratic presidential debate on Nov. 20 headed for Tyler Perry’s studio complex -- via AJC Amazon's facial recognition misidentified Boston athletes as criminals -- via The Daily Dot Facebook and Instagram Are Censoring ‘Horny’ Emojis -- via Out.com WEEKLY MANTRA : "abundance and prosperity are available to you in all areas, especially to help you accomplish your purpose." +
1:19:38
October 28, 2019
SEXUAL ERUPTION
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SITTING UNDER THE DRYER — EPISODE 047 - SEXUAL ERUPTION — This week we have a raw (pun intended) conversation about sexual health, most specifically having a healthy perspective on your personal sexuality. Later in the show we discuss Azealia Banks' ashy spirit. Frank Ocean's PREP+ and Summer Walker's ability to show up for work.  Hit Us Up — Twitter — Instagram Tickets to our Live show BLKMLNL@eastoak.co MOOD: "Who is that hoe I see, starting straight back at me?" -- Ari Lennox LINKED UP: NEW DOC REMINDS US THAT LATASHA HARLINS’ LIFE MATTERED -- via AfroPunk Elijah Cummings, esteemed longtime Baltimore congressman, has died at 68 -- via CBS News 52 Mental Health Resources for Disabled People, POC, LGBTQ Folks, and More -- via Teen Vogue Left with nothing -- via Washington Post In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended -- via LA Times Opinion | Kim Kardashian's Met Gala dress fight with Kanye West is really about his desire to control her — NBC News
1:26:27
October 21, 2019
SHE WANTS TO MOVE
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY VH1 DIVAS — EPISODE 046 - SHE WANTS TO MOVE — We're back, for real this time like we never left. Levels of clownery are even higher, and the Blackness is in full effect. This week we join the Rihanna Navy as we've been given no other choice but to Stan, we also forgive Tyler Perry for the years of exposing the culture and we talk about important issues like climate change and the impeachment of the worst president in history. Motives + Thoughts centers around moving on and how to leave situations gracefully, and why sometimes you have to exit situations toxically 🤷🏽‍♀️ MOOD: "Sorry To This Man" - Keke Palmer  LINKED UP: Rihanna Talks Fenty, That Long-Awaited Album, and President Trump -- via Vogue Warren was asked about faith and gay marriage. Her response went viral. — NBC News These Two Badass Moms Just Made Track & Field History -- via She Knows Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s Legal Representative, Under Criminal Investigation — Vanity Fair Cracks emerge in White House strategy as witness testifies — The Hill Ending drought and saving lives -- via Freedom Solar Power Expansion of Philly same-day pay program doubles job numbers
1:22:13
October 14, 2019
SESSION 45: OKAY LADIES, NOW LET'S GET INFORMATION
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY JUST FOR ME — SEASON TWO PREVIEW - OKAY LADIES, NOW LET’S GET INFORMATION — This week we’re talking about the information age. The audio from this session is real Summer Walker-ish but the conversation was too good to delete, so please enjoy our Season Two preview and Subscribe so that you’re first in line to hear Episode One of Season Two. Hit Us Up! Twitter | Instagram New Black Millennial Website BLKMLNL@eastoak.co MOOD: Gordon from Best Buy - The Juice vs The Sauce LINKED UP: Six Flags Dares You to Spend 30 Hours in a Coffin–For Prizes! Hate on Display™ Hate Symbols Database Thread by @michaelharriot Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying ‘UFO’
1:32:01
October 7, 2019
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY ZAXBY'S (AND ALL FRIED CHICKEN TBH) — EPISODE 044 - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? — In the season finale we discuss the elephant in almost ever room across the country, race relations in America. As expected, the conversation speaks from the Black Millennial perspective. How are we effected by the constant microagressions and racism we experience, and what do we plan on doing about it? We can't and wouldn't try to resolve the issue on a single podcast episode, but we believe the conversation is worth starting here. The seasons final Motives and thoughts is unadulterated, unfiltered discussion about identity, pride and culture. In the second half we cover, Chicken Sandwiches (we've been standing Popeyes), Pose, A&E's Heroin Hub, close friends on Instagram and hella bops and bangers. MOOD: "Some — TIMES" -- Whitney Houston LINKED UP: Philadelphia is home to nearly 1,000 sugar daddies, report says via Fox29 Epstein created trust with $578 million days before suicide — Bloomberg Amid homelessness crisis, Los Angeles restricts living in vehicles — NPR The New American Homeless via New Republic Why do you use Close Friends on Instagram? Why'd you push that button? - the Verge Podcast
1:18:01
August 26, 2019
SITUATIONS, WILL ARISE
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY THE QUIET STORM — EPISODE 043 - SITUATIONS, WILL ARISE Y'all know we love a switch up so this week we keep it light and fun in Motives and Thoughts with a list of random scenarios sourced from the dark depths of Tumblr (Until they bring back the porn, they'll never prosper) Later in the show we discuss why Philadelphia is the greatest city in the world (shootings and all) Why non-Black people shouldn't speak on Black issues (because duh) and whether or not Jay Z working with the NFL is the plot of ABC's new spinoff, Coon-ish. MOOD: Mother Elektra Abundance teaches the children how to read. LINKED UP: Greenland’s ice is melting at the rate scientists thought would be our worst-case scenario in 2070 via Business Insider Jeffrey Epstein rape accuser sues his estate and associates — NBC News Autopsy finds broken bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck, deepening questions around his death via Washington Post 'Philadelphia Horror House', The Murder Stories Of Gary Heidnik - via Didyouknowfacts.com The day Philadelphia bombed its own people via Vox The controversy surrounding Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL, explained via Vox
1:11:19
August 19, 2019
THE BLACK NEW DEAL
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY MARY JANE BLIGE — EPISODE 042 - THE BLACK NEW DEAL —  We pick up where last week's discussion left off, talking about sustainability. What more can we be doing to protect our environment, ensure gender equality and stimulate economic growth? Is this even on our radar??? We want to make sure that it is. Later in the show there's a ton of stories that tie into this theme of sustainability. How can we be building a world for future generations starting today. MOOD: How am I embarrassing myself just by being myself? -- via @DamionG_  LINKED UP: How P2P insurance can empower social justice in local communities via Medium H&M is dropping its first African designer collaboration via The Standard The NCAA doesn’t have a Rich Paul problem. It has a problem with Black men. via The Undefeated First Look at Uzo Aduba as Shirley Chisholm In FX Limited Series, ‘Mrs. America’ via Black Film Equinox, SoulCycle Owner to Host Trump Fundraiser in Hamptons via The Advocate FBI ranks "black identity extremists" bigger threat than Al Qaeda, white supremacists: Leaked documents via Newsweek A homeowner reported her neighbor’s AirBnB. The neighbor retaliated with emojis. — Los Angeles Times A black man was about to buy a cop’s house. Then, he found a KKK application in a bedroom. via Washington Post Domino’s Pizza delivers a game-changing case to the Supreme Court — Quartz
1:15:50
August 12, 2019
KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR WORTH NIGGA
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY CHURCH LADIES — EPISODE 041 -KNOW YOURSELF, KNOW YOUR WORTH NIGGA — In this week's episode of BLKMLNL we dig into why we place our worth in status symbols? Why do we feel the need to wear Gucci and other designer brands that disrespect our existence? Is it okay to live a life based in aspiration? Will enough ever be enough? Later in the show there's plenty of weird white people shit to discuss, articles linked below.  Beyoncé save us please, we hate it here. MOOD: You ain't really fuck with me way back when but how 'bout now? LINKED UP:  Gap Taps Beyoncé's 24-Year-Old Vogue Cover Photographer, Tyler Mitchell For 50th Anniversary Fall Campaign — BET News 'I want more answers' | Man finds frozen baby in mom's freezer in south St. Louis See-Saw Diplomacy Lets People Play Together Along U.S. Border Wall  Jeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNA — The New York Times Well-known Christian author, purity advocate, renounces his faith: 'I hope you can forgive me' — Fox News Mitch McConnell Really Doesn’t Like His New Nickname — New York Magazine Why getting dewy skin became a global obsession — Quartz Samoa's 'third gender' delicately balances sex and religion 
1:11:50
August 5, 2019
VIEWS FROM THE SIX
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SHEA BUTTER — EPISODE 040 - VIEWS FROM THE SIX —  ISSA GOOD JAWN! We start the show dissecting the concept of views and opinions. This week's discussion topic simply couldn't be quantified into questions, so Motives + Thoughts is a freeform, free-flowing conversation about entitled opinions. Aren't they just like assholes? And just because we have them, does it mean that we're required to use them... options that is, not assholes. That's your business. Later in the episode we discuss the ever growing disease that is racism, and Stan for Ilhan Omar x Flo Milli Shout out to all the shea butter babies and shea butter boys. MOOD: IT'S TOO DAMN HOT -- via @KrissyChula LINKED UP: I was told to stop fighting with my conservative uncle publicly on Facebook so I started making memes Muslim legislators are constantly being asked to waste time speaking to issues that other people are not asked to speak to. - Ilhan Omar  McConnell moves to confirm 19 conservative judges next week — POLITICO White woman who called black women N-word on video says she’s not sorry and would do it again
54:04
July 29, 2019
DOWN ON MY LUCK
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SHRIMP + GRITS — EPISODE 039 - DOWN ON MY LUCK —  In a continued effort to figure out the meaning of life on this hot rock of corruption, we take few minutes to uncover the source of luck and fate. Is good luck a real thing? Does that mean bad luck is real too? Can one exist without the other? And what did homeless or sick people do to deserve bad luck (Spoiler alert: the answer is nothing). Speaking of luck and fate, we also take time to lavish the praises of Destiny('s child), Blue Ivy's mama, Nala, The Gift, Beyoncé. We discuss her love letter to Africa, presented as sonic cinema and close out the show discussing The Lion King (2019) No spoiler alerts here, you've had since 1994 to see the movie.  MOOD: "It's Just My Taste" -- via Michael Jackson in Vegas LINKED UP: Madonna is Racist, but what else is new? Why so many black families are losing their property — ProPublica Transgender woman in Atlanta is jailed for 6 months, simply for sitting on a curb
1:15:58
July 22, 2019
LOVE, SEX + MAGIC
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY CARD GAMES — EPISODE 038 - LOVE, SEX + MAGIC —  It's a hot girl and hot boy summer and while much of the social mediasphere focuses on keeping us in competition with each other, we wanted to focus on the magic that can happen when two people unify lifestyles and this thing called a "relationship" starts to form. Don't worry if that sounds foreign to you, I too have never felt that emotion. Inspired by the upcoming book, The Game of Desire by Sexologist Shannon Boodram, we wanted to start our conversation where it's supposed to end, at commitment. Later in the show we talk about Black political activist A$AP Rocky, dissect and theorize what's happening in Euphoria and try to figure out why Jermaine Durpee hate's women. MOOD: "I'M NOT TAKING NO INTERJECTIONS!" -- via Diddy in Making The Band 4 LINKED UP: relationshipstyle — The Game of Desire Sisters Who Began Cheesecake Business During Government Shutdown Nab Walmart Deal Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate What to do if ICE Shows up at your door 𝒟𝒶𝓂𝒾ℴ𝓃 🤴🏾 on Twitter - How am I embarrassing myself by being myself? Transgender Suicide Hotline - US: (877) 565-8860 Andre Iguodala believes Mark Jackson is being blackballed
1:34:39
July 15, 2019
WE'LL NEVER BE THOSE KIDS AGAIN
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY CHURCH FANS — EPISODE 037 - WE'LL NEVER BE THOSE KIDS AGAIN — Being an adult is fucking hard, and we feel like someone should have better prepared us for that concept. So we're doing our best with reconciling, starting with an open conversation about nostalgia from our childhoods. Being a kid, especially in the 90's was such a transitive time, and we talk about some of the reasons why. There's more news and less pop culture on this episode because honestly, who cares. People are dying in concentration camps.  MOOD: YOU NIGGAS ARE CRAZY!!!! via Pastor James Davis Manning LINKED UP: The economical challenges POC face when trying to enter the cannabis industry Cori Gauff becomes the youngest player in Open Era history to qualify for Wimbledon draw Laverne Cox Says Lil Nas X Should Provide Inspiration to Closeted Hip-Hop Stars Christopher Cukor is a racist asshole 
59:01
July 8, 2019
THE DOOR IS CLOSED
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY LINE DANCES — 036 - THE DOOR IS CLOSED —  This week we focus our Motives + Thoughts on closure; in the segment produced by our social guru @le.mack, we discuss closure and the ending of relationships. Relationships in this context is universal —  familial relationships, friendships and romantic relationships. How do we end relationships amicably and close the door? Per usual, the Tweets are on Fire, Nicki Minaj's song sucks, and LGBT people of color are running the world. MOOD: THE DOOR IS CLOSED!!!!  - @NENELEAKES LINKED UP:  START - A MORNING CONFIDENCE PLAYLIST LIVESTREAM: House Hearing on Reparations | Colorlines Mastercard To Allow Transgender, Nonbinary People To Use Chosen Names On Cards | HuffPost 72 Philadelphia police officers placed on desk duty over offensive social media posts - NPR When white supremacists overthrew a government - Vox Labs Alaskan Teens Allegedly Convinced to Murder Friend After Being Offered $9 Million - Complex Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.
1:20:19
June 24, 2019
CAN I TALK MY SHIT AGAIN?
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY WEEKEND CLEANING MUSIC — EPISODE 035 - CAN I TALK MY SHIT AGAIN? —  In this week's episode of Black Millennial, we focus on self-confidence and why it's okay to big yourself up if no one else will. We exist in a society where finding your personal freedom has become increasingly difficult and the stress of keeping up with the whomever's is simply too overwhelming. Later in the show we break down Striking Vipers, stan Norah Jones and continue showing love to the LGBTQ community in a segment we like to call Who Run The World. As always there's Weird White People Shit + Bops to be shared. This is probably our best episode in weeks, tell a friend to tell a friend! MOOD(S):  My Truth, My Story - Dominique Jackson Move Muhfucka, You in Da Way - A LEGEND LINKED UP: UN experts urge US authorities to drop charges against aid worker Scott Warren When White Saviorism Turns Deadly: American missionary played doctor, children died, when will there be justice? Bushwick Bill's Legacy is Impossible to Forget Stay in The Loop with UWISHUNU Citizen App on iOS
1:39:37
June 17, 2019
PEOPLE BE GAY
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY JAMAICAN CASTOR OIL — EPISODE 034 - PEOPLE BE GAY — In this episode of Black Millennial we talk about being gay and why that’s okay. With June being pride month we thought it important to shed light on the struggles and triumphs of our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community. Because believing that all Black lives matter must include the wealth and variety of Black identities that exist.  MOOD: Don't Try To Be Something You Ain't - 21 Savage LINKED UP: Donate to The Attic LGBTQ Youth Center Why Is It Still So Hard For Young People of Color to Get Therapy? You can’t send Oprah to hell  Leaked FDA Documents Reveal Dangerous 'Forever Chemicals' in Meat, Poultry, Milk, and Chocolate Cake
1:01:20
June 10, 2019
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY FUBU, COOGI, PHAT FARM AND KARL KANI — EPISODE 033 - MY BROTHER’S KEEPER We’re back with a new episode and sponsored by some of our favorite throwback brands For Us By Us. this week we get a little deep ; In Motives & Thoughts we talk about inclusion and how those groups of people that aren’t often thought of first, it at all and what we can do to make a change for them. Per usual we found some WWPS to discuss because ..does it ever end ? But more importantly we even have a new section alert ! We’re never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy on this episode of Black Millennial  MOOD: Jay Z - The War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush LINKED UP: Don't ask me for my Instagram handle via GQ Building a personal brand isn’t cool anymore via The Verge Brittany K. Barnett on Instagram As More Millennials Rent, More Startups Want to Lend to Them The Forgotten Tale of How Black Psychiatrists Helped Make 'Sesame Street'
1:20:26
June 3, 2019
DO ANYTHING FOR CLOUT
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY BOX BRAIDS — 032 - DO ANYTHING FOR CLOUT —  We talk about our current boycott from social and why everything isn't sharable. Everything doesn't have to be done in the name of clout.
1:27:30
May 28, 2019
SWITCHING LANES IN A GRAND RAPID
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY PLAY COUSINS — EPISODE 031 - SWITCHING LANES IN A GRAND RAPID —  This episode of Black Millennial starts with a conversation on code switching. Is it only for “uncle tom”-types or can code actually be beneficial to our success trajectories? we also talk local philly elections, wigs and why white people always feel entitled to touch something they find interesting.  MOOD: GRATEFUL! — via @lookatdustin LINKED UP: The Procrastinator's Guide to Philly's local Elections.  San Francisco Bans the use of Facial Recognition for Law Enforcement Inclusion Works -- Google Marketing Live
55:53
May 20, 2019
ALWAYS STAY GRACIOUS
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY HONEYBUNS — EPISODE 030 - ALWAYS STAY GRACIOUS —  In this week's episode of Black Millennial we pause to give thanks. Specifically we focus on the powers of gratitude and humility.  MOOD: Say "Thank You" - A Motivational Video On The Importance Of Gratitude by Fearless Soul LINKED UP: Jopwell helps African American, Latinx, & Native American candidates find great jobs. Who Knows Demo by Teedra Moses A Curiosity Driven Life on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday Podcast
1:35:41
May 13, 2019
RATHER GO BLIND
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY THE BLACK FAMILIES ON FAMILY FEUD.  — EPISODE 029 // RATHER GO BLIND — we wanted to switch it up a ‘lil but for this week’s episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL. instead of our usual deep conversation we keep it light with a game of would you rather. each of the scenarios puts you in s different frame of mind and is meant to challenge the way we think. or just to have fun. who cares? later we talk tayl*r swift’s whitechella, the real life episodes of scandal happening in congress and an actual two way conversation about Game of Thrones. Arya is said to be hospitalized for carrying the show on her back. RIP to the Night King. real recognize real.  MOOD: STIFF WHERE?! LINKED UP: - The Big One on Apple Podcasts - Southern Poverty Law Center report on Hate in Schools - Therapy For Black Girls
1:21:18
May 6, 2019
POWER IS POWER
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY STATE CARNIVALS AND FAIRS — EPISODE 028 - POWER IS POWER — This week is a continuation of last week's conversation about power, internal and within our communities. 
1:24:57
April 29, 2019
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY COOKOUTS — EPISODE 027 - POWER TO THE PEOPLE — This week’s episode of Black Millennial is dedicated to the life and mission of Nipsey Hussle. WEEEE’RE BACK! and the content is better than ever. so much has happened during our two week break that we wanted to jump right in and analyze it all. We start with a conversation about power, something that’s intangible yet something that we can all feel. are you connected with your power? or as Katt williams put it, “are you in tune with your star player?” // in the culture segment we give Beyoncé her deserved flowers for being an embodiment of us. we talk about other stuff too but y’all came here to hear us stan. WWPS is full of political disorder and disillusion, but what do you expect when we have a great value brand cheese doodle in the white house.  MOOD: “Nobody needs to help you but your MF’n self!” — Frank Gatson LINKED UP: @juhmeer for Brainwash.Media - Fine Dining 420 Recipes Get $5 off of Modern Sex Essentials from Maude Today I Affirm: A Journal that Nurtures Self-Care
1:38:25
April 22, 2019
HOW TO GO AND GET A BAG
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY RED KOOLAID  — EPISODE 026 - HOW TO GO AND GET A BAG — MID-SEASON FINALE Despite the title of this week’s episode, it’s by no means a guide to how to get money. Rather we start by discussing why we need money and what motivates us. We also talk about manifesting income and being open to the opportunities that connect us with capital. Like the Frank Ocean skit says; it’s not just money, it’s the difference between being happy and sad. Please decondition yourself.  MOOD: EQUALITY IS NOT ELITIST — Congresswoman AOC LINKED UP: #FulfillYourProject Don't Let The Internet Make You Broke by @rayandnite FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL ACCOUNTS @BLKMLNL // ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM
1:02:51
April 1, 2019
* TRIGGER WARNING
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY MACARONI SALAD — EPISODE 025 - *TRIGGER WARNING — This episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL is titled Trigger Warning for a reason. We have a pretty candid discussion about domestic violence. We start at the beginning, how do arguments evolve into altercations? Later we discuss how the media’s scope on violence can effect our own perspectives. After the heaviness in the beginning of the show we the show we give a run down on scientific scammer Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos, why Kodak Black should go to jail and why Lupita needs multiple Oscars.  MOOD: "I HATE YOU JODY" LINKED UP: A formerly anti-gay reggae star returns to Jamaica. This lesbian poet calls it ‘complicated.’ Queer Anonymous - Trappin' Anonymous Podcast on Tidal ‎Lovely & Essex. by AyeCharnae LINK IN BIO — EAST OAK.
56:47
March 25, 2019
COMMUNICATION SAVE RELATIONS
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY DIRT BIKES — EPISODE 024 - COMMUNICATION SAVE RELATIONS — In this week’s episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL, we break down effective communication. What does communicating effectively look like and how can we coach ourselves into having better communication skills? We also ask men to stop objectifying women, we beg for white people to be arrested equally for equal crimes and we applaud some really incredible Black Women who are running the world right now.  MOOD: @KevOnStage Preaches Timely Word LINKED UP:  ‘To Black Women With Love’ creates a space for Black men to show their support Women’s History Month: Black Women in Tech - Los Angeles Sentinel Stop Building A Starbucks in Dilworth Park Black Millennial Presents SNACK BRACKETS | Black Millennial Book Report FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL ACCOUNTS ON TWITTER + INSTAGRAM
1:16:21
March 18, 2019
ASSASSINATE MY CHARACTER
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY AUNTIES — EPISODE 023 - ASSASSINATE MY CHARACTER — This week’s BLACK MILLENNIAL is an extension of last week’s discussion on character and performative behaviors. In our previous episode, titled Characters, Not Even Good Actors (title lyric from DMX - Party Up) we looked at character from an external perspective, but this week is all about looking within to find the best version of yourself to present. Later in the show, we salute Alex Trebek for being a non-problematic white, we highlight some bops and bangers written and produced by Women of Color and sadly we have to discuss more clownery from Robert Kelly.  MOOD: Jstlbby wants to be your Auntie LINKED UP: - Black Millennial Presents SNACK BRACKETS - Black Millennial Book Report - African-American dialects are often misinterpreted in U.S. courts, study finds | CBC Radio - Self-Driving Cars May be More Likely to Hit Darker-Skinned People, Study Finds - AfroTech - Student's Pledge of Allegiance Case Dismissed With Help From Roc Nation - Beech Community Services Philadelphia Black Business Guide 2019 - How artist Jacolby Satterwhite contributed to Solange’s When I Get Home film - Out of Office Newsletter - musings of an entrepreneur + pr girl
1:07:54
March 11, 2019
CHARACTERS, NOT EVEN GOOD ACTORS
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY BREAKFAST FOR DINNER — EPISODE 022 - CHARACTERS, NOT EVEN GOOD ACTORS — What’s the point of life? That’s a question we definitely don’t have time to answer, but we wanted to begin to discuss why people choose the lives that they do. And why some people choose to be play a role rather than living organically. Performative behaviors, living life for an audience that may or may not actually exist can happen for many reasons, but when do you lose yourself in it? When do you choose your social media character over who you actually are? Also, can performative behaviors be worn positively? We’ll find out the answers along with why Tristan Thompson smells like twerk winds, Future’s take on Fatphobia, and do racist actions make you racist? (Spoiler Alert: The answer is yes).  MOOD: STOP ASKING KELLY ROWLAND ABOUT MICROSOFT EXCEL  LINKED UP: EASTOAK.CO/ BOOK OF THE MONTH: WOMEN, RACE & CLASS BY ANGELA DAVIS  FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL ACCOUNTS @BLKMLNL // ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM
1:22:46
March 4, 2019
021 - BLACK TO THE FUTURE
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY RESPECTING YOUR ELDERS — EPISODE 021 - BLACK TO THE FUTURE — In this episode of Black Millennial, we look toward the future. yeah Black history month is really important, but what about what happens next? how does Blackness, as a culture forge forward into the unknown? we often associate nerdy, sci-fi shit with white people, but this episode is for all the Black nerds who think about space and comics and all things afrofuturism. We cancel out the pop culture this week to discuss the Black Millennial Book Club read for February, What A Time To Be Alone by Chidera Eggerue, real Black intellectual shit.  MOOD:  “I WOULD LIKE TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THIS NARRATIVE” LINKED UP: Can we extend human lifespans to 150? Black Owned Comic Book Shop in Philly Love the podcast? Wanna contribute to producing even better episodes? Consider Listener Support 
1:12:31
February 25, 2019
020 - LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX...UALITY
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY WASHCLOTHS — Episode 020 - LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX...UALITY — Fresh off our return from #FyreFest19 (aka our vacation) we’re back to our regularly scheduled bullshit. We start things off by beginning to unpack some of the shame attached to sexuality within the Black community; a conversation that deserves continuance. Also there was much to cover on the pop culture side this week, enough coonery to fill up a Steve Harvey suit in fact. And why white ass magazine, Esquire thinks it’s so tough to be “American boy” ... Maybe Tamir Rice could tell us, but he will never know. (Had to take it there cause I’m tired) MOOD:  Whore-like LINKED UP: Barbershop Books Program  Our book of the month, What A Time To Be Alone By Chidera Eggerue is Now Available in Audiobook format! BLACK BOOKS FOR KIDS I Have A Dream, With Paintings by Kadir Nelson Bippity Bop Barbershop - Natasha Anastasia Tarpley Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles Coretta Scott by Ntozake Shange & Illustration by Kadir Nelson Look What Brown Can Do by T. Marie Harris Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks Malcolm Little — The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X By Ilyasah Shabazz The Nutcracker in Harlem By T. E. McMorrow Princess Hair By Sharee Miller
1:16:11
February 18, 2019
***SMUT MOMS
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY VACATION.  ***SMUT MOMS - Single Moms United Together  While our hosts get some much need rest and relaxation, we didn't wanna leave you without a conversation that opens your mind. A few weeks ago, @ayecharnae joined friends of the show, @yoooosum + @takecarayaself_  on the YooooSum Youtube Channel for an unfiltered conversation about motherhood as a young Black woman. 
1:09:46
February 11, 2019
019 - BLACKER THAN THE ESSENCE FEST
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY PICKING A SWITCH  — EPISODE 019 - BLACKER THAN THE ESSENCE FEST —  In this episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we discuss the Black experience and how we connect with it. Along with discussing how outsiders interact with Blackness, where is the line between appreciation and appropriation? Anyway, shout out to Juno for being a cool white lady...  New segment alert! It's called Weird White People Shit where we discuss ... weird white people shit. To keep it consistent, we unintentionally butcher someone else’s name this week.  MOOD: Ellen Page on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert LINKED UP:  UGA assistant under fire for racially charged comments about whites  #BLACKGIRLMAGIC on Spotify  @AYECHARNAE on S•M•U•T Mom's YouTube // Produced by East Oak  Black Film Friday Tickets
1:16:48
February 4, 2019
018 - LIFE AFTER DEATH
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY LACE FRONTS — Episode 018 - LIFE AFTER DEATH — This episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we talk about death. Which is kind of sick and twisted but nothing is off the table and it’s not as dark as it seems. We also discuss the after life and what happens when we leave this world. In pop culture, Mo’Nique calls Whoppi Goldberg “The Help” and Kamala Harris allegedly wants to “help” America. also does Logic get to say Nigga? We introduce a new segment called White Trash, because I mean, there are so many examples. Lastly we stan OTRII tour photographer Dave Malave, or is it Davé Mālavë? AND we have a special little cameo in this episode to showcase the reality of being a single black mom.  MOOD: “I’m a bad bitch, you can’t kill me!” LINKED UP: Mo’Nique Regrets Nothing by Malcolm-Aimé Musoni BOOK OF THE MONTH: "What a Time to Be Alone: The Slumflower's Guide to Why You Are Already Enough"
1:22:21
January 28, 2019
017 - AN ODE TO SELF CARE
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY PINK HAIR LOTION — EPISODE 017 - AN ODE TO SELF CARE—  This week’s episode of black millennial focuses on self- care. We should all know by now that it’s impossible to pour from an empty cup, yet it can be quite difficult to find that perfect line between doing things for yourself while remaining unselfish. Actually, is being selfish even wrong? We’ll explore this in our questions segment. Later in the show we discuss Souja Boy being recognized as the living legend that he is. And we begrudgingly discuss Auntie Gladys Knight singing the national anthem for the racist NFL.  MOOD: https://youtu.be/kfLGR0KYuys - Take Care of Yourself SPONSOR: @SeanGarrette // @SeanGarretteSkin on Instagram BLACK-FOCUSED WELLNESS BRANDS: @D.chanelyoga — dchanelyoga.com @ceylonskincare — ceylonskincare.com @bevel — getbevel.com @unsuncosmetics — unsuncosmetics.com LINKED UP: https://youtu.be/6DlrqeWrczs - Oprah @ Stanford (Extended) https://bit.ly/2RCEC7u - The border wall is a monument to white supremacy  E-MAIL US! - blackmillennialpodcast@gmail.com
1:26:57
January 21, 2019
016 - SORRY, NOT SORRY
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SEASONINGS  — Episode 016 - SORRY, NOT SORRY — In this weeks episode we discuss Forgiveness and apologies. How and why do we forgive? and what does that look like. how do we expect people to apologize to us for the best outcome. A direct quote from the episode, “Honestly, this year i’m not forgiving anybody” …so just pray. We also talk about the government like it’s an episode of Law & Order and Jam talks more about ratchet reality TV he’s obsessed with and i’m concerned. MOOD (INSPO CONTENT): https://youtu.be/fAa7XCla9hc LINKED UP: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/apology/ - apology language quiz
1:14:45
January 14, 2019
015 - WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO?
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY KWANZAA — Episode 015 - WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO?  —  Issa new year and we’re taking some time to reflect. How do you plan for success and what do those steps look like? Goals vs intentions and are intentions always reality or naw? a new year also means new aesthetics and new topics.... we also touch on some old shit like R. Kelly. Maybe in 2019 he’ll stop getting away with being awful or at least y’all will stop stepping in the name of pedophilia.  INSPIRATION CONTENT:  https://youtu.be/kV7Trgx4LhI?t=94 LINKED UP:  History of African American Vernacular English - https://bit.ly/2F8ME1p APPS FOR ORGANIZATION: Mindly - https://apple.co/2VxQqGE Asana - https://apple.co/2khXjx Clear - https://apple.co/2RHtdiF Timepage - https://apple.co/2vDhE39
1:15:13
January 7, 2019
014 - PRETTY FUCKING FAST YEAR
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY “CAN WE TALK” — Episode 014 - PRETTY FUCKING FAST YEAR. —  Since this week's show is set to release on the eve of 2019, we wanted to use this episode of Black Millennial to reflect on all of the things this past year brought, the good and the bad. We focus on a single question this week, what changed most for you this year? The rest of the show is an in-depth analysis of all the things that happened in blackness this year. We break it down very simply were these events good for black folks or bad for us in the long run. If you’re reading this thank you so much for listening to the show. peace and blessings to you in the new year.  INSPIRATION CONTENT: https://bit.ly/2LEjw2q
1:19:24
December 31, 2018
013 - WE DON'T WANT NO DEVILS
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY BABY BOY — Episode 013 - WE DON'T WANT NO DEVILS! —  In this week’s episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we take the time to dissect organized religion from a non-biased and objective position. We evaluate the benefits and necessity of connecting to powers high than you. In addition we discuss ways that we can utilize aspects of other religions to bring us closer to our respective God(s). We finish the show with this week in the culture. Why are we comparing Kylie Jenner + Jay Z? Why did Travis Scott accept the superbowl? Why is Jadakiss as hard is it gets? 😂 To keep your spirits high, we curated another playlist to go along with this week’s show!  APPLE: https://apple.co/2GDtLFr TIDAL: https://bit.ly/2ELW6Yu SPOTIFY: https://spoti.fi/2LzbZlm INTRO MUSIC:  https://bit.ly/2EEUVcm INSPIRATION CONTENT: https://youtu.be/lt-dG-hJ31I
56:58
December 24, 2018
012 - WHO RUN THE WORLD?
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY UPN SHOWS — Episode 012 - WHO RUN THE WORLD? — This week we amplify some of the issues that women face in today’s society. We start by unpacking some of the generational and patriarchal values women have groomed into believing over time. Later we discuss issues that women experience amongst each other and how they can be resolved. We end the show with some pop culture that aligns with this week’s theme. Why are we holding two women accountable for being pregnant by the same man while the man is applauded? Also please put all the UPN shows on Netflix ASAP. please and thank you. INTRO MUSIC: RUN THE WORLD (GLOBAL CITIZEN EDIT) - Felkner Xycrest https://youtu.be/x5zucZoTBdg INSPIRATION CONTENT: https://youtu.be/naGLiFQNJu4 #SAYHERNAME Kelly Stough
1:14:39
December 17, 2018
011 - BOYS DON'T CRY
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY THE WOBBLE — Episode 011 - BOYS DON’T CRY. — In this episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we talk about masculinity and/or the lack there of. We focused on how we define masculinity or manhood and what things we need to redefine. We challenge women to allow men to be to find their manhood and think about the things they find attractive in men and ask them when’s the last time you met a real man? ... also we made a playlist. so that’s cool too. TIDAL https://bit.ly/2zR6mux SPOTIFY https://spoti.fi/2EmvVHM APPLE https://apple.co/2QKGmKM LINKED UP: https://youtu.be/zpZFCubE6Ag - It’s okay for boys to cry. https://bit.ly/2Qlh3j5 - Understand the pyramid of violence - via Chicago Style https://youtu.be/IVWS0BiFfxU - I was r*ped by my mom’s best friend - DJ GHOST
1:19:06
December 10, 2018
010 - GHETTO ASS FRIENDSHIP
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY COCOA BUTTER — Episode 010 - GHETTO ASS FRIENDSHIP. — REAL FRIENDS. HOW MANY US OF HAVE THEM? MOST OF US ARE IN THAT STAGE WHERE WE’RE BEGINNING TO ESTABLISH REAL LONG TERM, PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS. THIS WEEK, WE INVITED OUR CLOSEST FRIEND TO THE SHOW TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUE FRIENDSHIPS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO SUSTAIN THEM. LIKE SZA SINGS, ”HOPING MY 20-SOMETHING’S DON’T END, HOPING TO KEEP THE REST OF MY FRIENDS” LATER IN THE SHOW WE TALK ABOUT TERAYAKI 69, JACQUEES AND WHETHER OR NOT AMANDA BYNES IS A CLONE. Because this is our 10th episode we decided to do something and record a visual to go along with this episode of the show enjoy it here: https://youtu.be/PvmPKO0Gg1o Theme music this week courtesy of https://bit.ly/2PcnFuH
57:21
December 3, 2018
009 - THE FUCKERY OF DATING PT. II
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY THE ISLEY BROTHERS — Episode 009 - THE FUCKERY OF DATING: PART TWO — The fuckery continues this week where we continue to dissect millennial era dating and some of the trials and tribulations that come along with it. We explore all the really important things like pre-dating and pre-bating (Do a google search if you really need to) Later in the show we offer our condolences to the family of the late Kim Porter and discuss our thanksgiving. INSPIRATION CONTENT: https://youtu.be/SokOoer3_GY
1:27:45
November 26, 2018
008 - THE FUCKERY OF DATING.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SUGAR IN SPAGHETTI — Episode 008 - THE FUCKERY OF DATING. — So we’re supposed to be figuring ourself out AND trying to get to know someone else? In this weeks episode of Black Millennial we begin to dissect dating in this current era. What is talking vs dating? And why is it so easy for one person to interpret that differently than another? We also discuss Jill Scott being a grown ass woman, encouraging your man to make his own plate this thanksgiving and the future incarceration of the pied piper of R&B, Robert Kelly. https://youtu.be/m6Shpn5WCFs Note: there is some audio delay toward the end of this episode. Please bear with us as we test out new recording techniques.
49:29
November 19, 2018
007 - DO YOU LIKE DRUGS
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY GINGER ALE — Episode 007 - DO YOU LIKE DRUGS — This week we have an objective conversation about recreational drug use. Can you utilize drugs and alcohol as an enhancement without it becoming an addiction? Further in the show we give some statistics on the difference in orgasm rate between heterosexual men and women, we talk about why Future should maybe stop having kids and we the best way to eat a salad...which is to eat one. Inspiration Content: https://youtu.be/RBlHTAcsE4E Closing the Orgasm Gap: https://bit.ly/2DvTD3L
56:59
November 12, 2018
006 - DOUBLE THE TROUBLE.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SPACE HEATERS — Episode 006 - DOUBLE THE TROUBLE — In this episode of Black Millennial we discuss double standards and societies complacency with the whole concept. What makes us more accepting of some double standards and why? Do we only care when they negatively oppress us? Are double standards acceptable in a joking manner? Also, is Kelsey Grammar really a cool white guy or not, and which flavor Pop Tart reigns supreme?! questions that need answers. Inspiration Content: https://nerd.me/2p3xdv3 Income in America: http://graphics.wsj.com/what-percent/
1:03:34
November 5, 2018
005 - TWO KIDS & A SWIMMING POOL.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY SALT, PEPPER, KETCHUP & HOT SAUCE. — Episode 005 - TWO KIDS & A SWIMMING POOL. — Things don’t always go according to plan. The reality is it’s actually rare that situations and experiences turn out ideally. This week we sit down for a conversation about overcoming adversity and minimizing expectations, as we work through the challenges that come with building a podcast. The white picket fence life is an ideal, as is the perfect job, the perfect project and the perfect partner. When we remove these expectations we remove the heightened potential for disappointment. Inspiration Content: https://youtu.be/kk0n1AAQ7VM
39:22
October 29, 2018
004 - PARENTAL ADVISORY.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY WINGS FRIED HARD — Episode 004 - PARENTAL ADVISORY. — The age old saying goes in order to know where you’re going, you have to know where you came from. This week’s episode of Black Millennial explores parenting and mentorship. We discuss the ways we were raised and how people can still thrive despite a less than perfect upbringing. Later in the show we discuss holding men accountable for their treatment of women and how Yeezy’s are equivalent to MAGA hats. Inspiration Content: https://youtu.be/91693DJcMK0 Learn about Climate Change. Save The Earth & Shit: https://goo.gl/DibcGW
1:10:04
October 22, 2018
003 - STATE OF THE CULTURE.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY ECO STYLER GEL — Episode 003 STATE OF THE CULTURE. — This week we discuss the music industry and on a more personal note, the profound effects music can have on an individual. We touch on everything from “sympathy & payola” to analyzing some the different soundscapes in modern music. We also introduce TWEETS ON FIRE to the show, a short conversation around the hottest takes on Twitter. This week we start by breaking down homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Inspiration Content: Motivational Speaker Les Brown over Pound Cake by Drake — https://youtu.be/wUsGhIj5TO4
1:07:34
October 15, 2018
002 - IT AIN’T WORKING.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY COGNAC — Episode Two - IT AIN’T WORKING. — Economists have called this “a gig culture” where workers want to be paid their worth and require more work/life balance. In episode two of Black Millennial, we discuss the the way we think about jobs and careers differently than generations past. We talk worst job experiences and feeling the weight of being black in the workplace. “I Dont Really Wanna Work Here No More” — @RalphSweezy (2018) https://youtu.be/iH-KfJ2yqxk
48:38
October 8, 2018
001 - MOTIVES & THOUGHTS.
THIS WEEK IS SPONSORED BY CORNBREAD — Episode 1: MOTIVES & THOUGHTS — On the first episode of BLACK MILLENNIAL we talk about what motivates, drives, and keeps us uplifted in today’s society. Based on Lauryn Hill’s poem, Motives & Thoughts (2006), which touches on society and the negative effect it can have on the individual. Whether it be morality, the way you treat others, or the way you see yourself … Check your Motives and Thoughts. Motives & Thoughts By Lauryn Hill : https://youtu.be/tglLRPKCyLo
1:07:07
October 1, 2018
TRAILER.
This is Black Millennial A Podcast that focuses on the negative, the positive and just the reality of being a black millennial. we’ll touch on pop culture, mental & emotional wellness and everything in between. Our objective for this show is to tell our own stories, in our own words and to share what it’s really like being young and black in times like these.
01:25
September 27, 2018
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