BLACK MILLENNIAL

BLACK MILLENNIAL

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