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Nerdacity with DuEwa Frazier

By DuEwa Frazier

Writer, author, educator, and TEDx speaker DuEwa Frazier discusses culture, books, film, and more! Visit www.duewaworld.com and YouTube.com/duewaworld. #nerdacitypodcast #DuEwaFrazier #writers #commentary #culture #podcasts
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Ep. 46 Raina J. León Talks black god mother this body
Ep. 46 Raina J. León Talks black god mother this body
Ep 46 DuEwa interviews poet Raina J. León about her writing life and new book, black god mother this body (Black Freighter Press. 2022). Visit www.rainaleón.com. FOLLOW/FAN/LIKE NERDACITY on IG @nerdacitypodcast on TWITTER @nerdacitypod1 on FACEBOOK @NerdacityPodcast page. SUBSCRIBE & LIKE on ALL podcast platforms (Apple, Anchor, Radio Public, iHeartRadio, Spotify) and YOUTUBE.COM/DuEwaWorld for videos of the podcast and vlogs. Support Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or Paypal.me/duewaworld or Cash app $duewaworld BIO Raina J. León, PhD is Black, Afro-Boricua, and from Philadelphia (Lenni Lenape ancestral lands). She is a mother, daughter, sister, madrina, comadre, partner, poet, writer, and teacher educator. She believes in collective action and community work, the profound power of holding space for the telling of our stories, and the liberatory practice of humanizing education. She seeks out communities of care and craft and is a member of the Carolina African American Writers Collective, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Macondo. She is the author of Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, sombra : (dis)locate, and the chapbooks, , profeta without refuge and Areyto to Atabey: Essays on the Mother(ing) Self. She publishes across forms in visual art, poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and scholarly work. She has received fellowships and residencies with the Obsidian Foundation, Community of Writers, Montana Artists Refuge, Macdowell, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Annamaghkerrig, Ireland and Ragdale, among others. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latinx arts. She educates our present and future agitators/educators as a full professor of education at Saint Mary’s College of California, only the third Black person (all Black women) and the first Afro-Latina to achieve that rank there. She is additionally a digital archivist, emerging visual artist, writing coach, and curriculum developer.
59:27
November 17, 2022
Ep. 45 Nerdacity Podcast IG Live: Summer of the Word feat. Amanda Johnson
Ep. 45 Nerdacity Podcast IG Live: Summer of the Word feat. Amanda Johnson
IG @nerdacitypodcast Hosted by DuEwa Frazier @drduewawrites www.duewafrazier.com June 2021 Summer of the Word featuring Amanda Johnston   BIO   Amanda Johnston was born in East St. Louis, IL, and raised in Austin, TX. She began writing poetry while living in Kentucky. Her writing has been published widely and she has presented at numerous literary conferences and events. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of two chapbooks, GUAP and Lock & Key, and the full-length collection Another Way to Say Enter. Her poetry and interviews have appeared in numerous online and print publications, among them, Callaloo, Poetry, Puerto del Sol, Muzzle, Pluck!, No, Dear and the anthologies, Small Batch, Full, di-ver-city, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism. Honors include the Christina Sergeyevna Award from the Austin International Poetry Festival, a joint finalist for the Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism from Split This Rock, and multiple Artist Enrichment grants from Kentucky Foundation for Women.  Amanda is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and has received fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and the Austin Project at the University of Texas. Johnston is a Stonecoast MFA faculty member, a co-founder of Black Poets Speak Out, and founder/executive director of Torch Literary Arts. Named one of Blavity’s "13 Black Poets You Should Know," Amanda’s work has been featured on Bill Moyers, the Poetry Society of America’s series In Their Own Words, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series. She was commissioned to curate a collection of poems for the Poetry Coalition on the theme Where My Dreaming and My Loving Life: Poetry & the Body. ➡️Subscribe and Like at http://www.YouTube.com/duewaworld  ❤️Support future episodes of the podcast by donating to https://PayPal.me/duewaworld or Cash app $duewaworld.   Twitter: @nerdacitypod1   
49:21
November 17, 2022
Ep. 44 Joel Dias Porter Talks Ideas of Improvisation
Ep. 44 Joel Dias Porter Talks Ideas of Improvisation
Season 3 EP 44 DuEwa interviews poet, Joel Dias Porter. Joel's new release is titled, Ideas of Improvisation (Thread Makes Blanket Press, 2022). Visit www.threadmakesblanket.com and follow Joel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Subscribe and Follow NERDACITY PODCAST @Spotify @ApplePodcasts @Anchor & more! FOLLOW Nerdacity on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast. TWEET Nerdacity on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. LIKE Nerdacity on Facebook.com/NerdacityPodcast. WATCH/LISTEN to YouTube.com/DuEwaWorld videos of Nerdacity. SUPPORT future episodes of Nerdacity by donating at PayPal.me/duewaworld or Cash app $duewaworld Thanks for listening! BIO Joel Dias Porter (aka DJ Reneg8d) originally from Pittsburgh, PA & currently resides in South Jersey. The 1998 & 1999 Haiku Slam Champion, he has poems in POETRY, Mead, Best American Poetry 2014, Callaloo, Antioch Review, Red Brick Review, & the anthologies, Short Fuse, Role Call, Def Poetry Jam, 360 Degrees of Black Poetry, Poetry Nation, Beyond the Frontier, and Catch a Fire. A Cave Canem Fellow, he received the 1995 Furious Flower "Emerging Poet Award". His collection “Ideas of Improvisation” is just out from Thread Makes Blanket Press.
47:39
October 03, 2022
Ep. 43 Remica Bingham-Risher Talks Soul Culture
Ep. 43 Remica Bingham-Risher Talks Soul Culture
SEASON 3 EP 43 DuEwa talks with Remica Bingham-Risher about her new book Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books, and Questions that Grew Me Up. Visit www.remicabinghamrisher.com and www.duewafrazier.com. Follow NERDACITY on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast  Tweet NERDACITY on Twitter @nerdacitypod1 Like / Fan NERDACITY on Facebook @Nerdacity Podcast with DuEwa SUPPORT future NERDACITY episodes @ PayPal.me/DUEWAWORLD or Cash app donation $duewaworld WATCH videos of NERDACITY and vlogs @ YouTube.com/DUEWAWORLD  Thanks for listening! BIO Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is an alumna of Old Dominion University and Bennington College. She is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Among other journals, her work has been published in the New York Times, the Writer’s Chronicle, New Letters, Callaloo and Essence. She is the author of Conversion (Lotus, 2006) winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013) shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Award and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017) winner of the Diode Editions Book Award. her newest work, and first book of prose, Soul Culture: Black Poets, Books and Questions that Grew Me Up, will be published by Beacon Press in 2022. She is currently the Director of Quality Enhancement Plan Initiatives at Old Dominion University and resides in Norfolk, VA with her husband and children.
51:40
September 23, 2022
Ep. 42 Naomi Shihab Nye Talks The Turtle of Michigan
Ep. 42 Naomi Shihab Nye Talks The Turtle of Michigan
Ep. 42 DuEwa interviewed award-winning poet, children's writer, editor, professor, and Young People's Poet Laureate, Naomi Shihab Nye. Naomi discussed her new title, The Turtle of Michigan: A Novel (March 2022, Harper Collins).  Follow Naomi on Twitter @YPPLaureate or on Instagram.  FOLLOW on Instagram @NERDACITYPODCAST and Twitter @NerdacityPod1 and Facebook.com/Nerdacitypodcast LISTEN and subscribe @SPOTIFYPODCASTS @ANCHOR @APPLEPODCASTS @IHEARTRADIOPODCASTS and more! SUBSCRIBE Videos of Nerdacity at YOUTUBE.com/DUEWAWORLD SUPPORT anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or send to PayPal.me/duewaworld BIO Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the author of more than 30 volumes. Her father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent, and Nye spent her adolescence in both Jerusalem and San Antonio, Texas. She earned her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio. Nye is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her work, including the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Book Critics Circle, the Lavan Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Carity Randall Prize, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry award, the Robert Creeley Prize, and many Pushcart Prizes. She has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and she was a Witter Bynner Fellow. From 2010 to 2015 she served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2018 she was awarded the Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Texas Institute of Letters. Nye is the Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate. Nye’s experience of both cultural difference and different cultures has influenced much of her work. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people, and objects, Nye has said that, for her, “the primary source of poetry has always been local life, random characters met on the streets, our own ancestry sifting down to us through small essential daily tasks.” In her work, according to Jane Tanner in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, “Nye observes the business of living and the continuity among all the world’s inhabitants … She is international in scope and internal in focus.” Nye is also considered one of the leading female poets of the American Southwest. A contributor to Contemporary Poets wrote that she “brings attention to the female as a humorous, wry creature with brisk, hard intelligence and a sense of personal freedom unheard of” in the history of pioneer women. Nye continues to live and work in San Antonio, Texas. Her latest title is The Turtle of Michigan (March 2022).
45:45
May 19, 2022
Ep. 41 Cynthia Manick Talks The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics & Superhero Poetry
Ep. 41 Cynthia Manick Talks The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics & Superhero Poetry
Ep. 41 DuEwa interviewed Cynthia Manick - poet, curator, and editor of the new anthology THE FUTURE OF BLACK: Afrofuturism, Black Comics & Superhero Poetry. Visit Cynthia's website at www.cynthiamanick.com.  LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE to NERDACITY @Anchor @ApplePodcasts @SpotifyPodcasts and others. LIKE & FOLLOW on Facebook.com/NerdacityPodcast INSTAGRAM @NerdacityPodcast TWITTER @NerdacityPod1 SUPPORT future episodes by donating at PayPal.com/DUEWAWORLD or Cash app $duewaworld  Thanks for listening! BIO Cynthia Manick is the editor of The Future of Black: Afrofuturism and Black Comics Poetry (Blair Publishing, 2021), editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019) and author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others.  Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and museums, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, Callaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently serves on the board of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the editorial board of Alice James Books. Cynthia is the founder/curator of Soul Sister Revue Poetry Reading Series.
51:33
May 12, 2022
Ep. 40 Nwasha Edu Talks Akoma Day: Guidebook into the Sacred Science of SoulMating
Ep. 40 Nwasha Edu Talks Akoma Day: Guidebook into the Sacred Science of SoulMating
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 40 DuEwa interviewed Nwasha Edu about her book, Akoma Day: Guidebook into the Sacred Science of SoulMating. www.akomahouseinitiative.com Listen + Subscribe @Spotify @Anchor @ApplePodcasts @iHeartRadioPodcasts @PodcastAddict SUBSCRIBE to podcast VIDEOS YouTube.com/DUEWAWORLD < SUPPORT at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or $duewaworld Cash app or PayPal.me/duewaworld Twitter @nerdacitypod1 Instagram @nerdacitypodcast  Facebook @nerdacitypod BIO Nwasha Edu coaches individuals, couples, families and professionals using real-life strategies that enhance any relationship through the power of ritual and cultural understanding.  Nwasha guides couples and singles through the Sacred Science of SoulMating and is the co-creator of a cultural alternative to Valentine’s Day, called Akoma Day, currently celebrated in 11 countries.  She believes "All Success is the Result of Successful Relationships" and uses her skills in strategic intervention to encourage the elevation of all relationships.  Her mission is to help transform any connection, from the most casual to the most intimate, into one of growth, contribution and love.  Visit www.akomahouseinitiative.com
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April 23, 2022
Ep. 39 Bonita Lee Penn Talks Where We Stand Anthology
Ep. 39 Bonita Lee Penn Talks Where We Stand Anthology
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 39 DuEwa interviewed poet, Bonita Lee Penn. Bonita shared her new work from the anthology WHERE WE STAND (2022, Cherry Castle Publishing) and discussed her writing life. Follow Bonita on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. To purchase the anthology, visit www.cherycastlepublishing.com.  SUBSCRIBE & FOLLOW on YouTube.com/DuEwaworld, @ApplePodcasts, @Anchor, @SpotifyPodcasts, @iHeartRadiopodcasts and others. FOLLOW on IG @NERDACITYPODCAST on Facebook.com/NerdacityPodcast and Twitter @NerdacityPod1. SUPPORT PayPal.me/Duewaworld or Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support. BIO Bonita Lee Penn is a Pittsburgh poet, editor, curator and author of the chapbook, Every Morning A Foot Is Looking For My Neck (Central Square Press, 2019.). Her work has appeared in JOINT. Literary Magazine, Hot Metal Bridge Journal, The Massachusetts Review, “The Skinny” Poetry Journal, Women Studies Quarterly, Voices from the Attic Anthology and her poem "When Lightning Rides Thunder Bareback" was the Solstice Editors' Pick for the 2018 summer issue of Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. A writing workshop facilitator and graduate Interdisciplinary Instructor (Poetic Forms). Also, a curator of various poetry events, she is a member of the Pittsburgh Black Feminist Reading Group, sub (Verses) Social Collective, United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh and Managing Editor of the Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine. She also performs with the New York based band Heroes Are Gang Leaders.
55:43
March 19, 2022
Ep. 38 Michelle Coles Talks Black Was the Ink
Ep. 38 Michelle Coles Talks Black Was the Ink
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 38 DuEwa interviews debut novelist, Michelle Coles. Michelle discusses her new young adult novel, BLACK WAS THE INK (2021, Tu Books). It's a wonderful book with an African American teen male protagonist, named Malcolm!  Visit http://www.michellecoles.com for more information. SUBSCRIBE, LIKE & LISTEN to this and previous NERDACITY podcasts @Anchor @Spotify @ApplePodcasts @GooglePodcasts @iHeartRadioPodcasts and others. FOLLOW on IG @nerdacitypodcast  TWEET me on Twitter @nerdacitypod1 Watch and subscribe at http://youtube.com/DUEWAWORLD SUPPORT by donating for future episodes to anchor.fm/support/duewafrazier or PayPal.me/duewaworld. Thanks for listening! BIO Michelle Coles is a debut novelist, experienced civil rights attorney, and mother of four. As a 9th generation Louisianan, she is highly attuned to the struggles that African Americans have faced in overcoming the legacy of slavery and the periods of government-sanctioned discrimination that followed. She is a proud alumna of Howard University School of Law and the University of Virginia. Her goal in writing is to empower young people by educating them about history and giving them the tools to shape their own destiny. She lives in Maryland with her family.
52:02
March 04, 2022
Ep. 37 Alan King Talks Crooked Smiling Light
Ep. 37 Alan King Talks Crooked Smiling Light
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com EP 37 DuEwa interviews poet Alan King. King discusses his writing life and his latest collection of poems, Crooked Smiling Light (2021, Plan B Press). Visit www.Alanwking.com and support his latest book.   FOLLOW on IG @nerdacitypodcast and TWITTER @nerdacitypod1 SUBSCRIBE + LISTEN @spotify @anchor @Applepodcasts @YOUTUBE.COM/DUEWAWORLD @iheartradiopodcasts @podcastaddict @overcast and more!! SUPPORT future episodes by donating to PayPal.me/duewaworld or to Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support BIO Alan King is a Caribbean American poet, whose parents emigrated to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago in the early '70s. He's a father, husband, and author of three collections of poetry: Crooked Smiling Light (Plan B Press, 2021), Point Blank (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and Drift (Aquarius Press, 2012). King's poetry caught the attention of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo who said: "Alan King is one of my favorite up-and-coming poets of his generation. His poems are not pop and flash, rather more like a slow dance with someone you're going to love forever." King is also a videographer and motion graphics artist. The video he produced for his poem, "Gluttony," was an "Official Selection" of the 2021 International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, King is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine. He lives with his wife, children, and mother-in-law in Bowie, MD.
01:08:26
December 06, 2021
Ep. 36 Randall Horton Talks Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays
Ep. 36 Randall Horton Talks Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com EP 36 DuEwa interviews Dr. Randall Horton about his forthcoming book, Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays. Randall reads an excerpt of his book and discusses his writing life. Visit www.randallhorton.com. LISTEN @anchor @spotify @iheartradiopodcasts @Applepodcasts @Overcast @RadioPublic @Podcast Addict LIKE & SUBSCRIBE @ApplePodcasts @YouTube.com/DUEWAWORLD < videos of podcast episodes FOLLOW Nerdacity on Twitter @nerdacitypod1 and on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast SUPPORT future podcast episodes by donating to PayPal.me/duewaworld or send to Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support BIO Randall Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, the Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award for Creative Nonfiction and a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature. In addition, Randall has been interviewed on Fox News, NPR, CTNPR, CSPAN, the New Haven Register and countless journals, magazines and radio shows. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program. In 2018-2019 Randall was selected as Poet-in-Residence for the Civil Rights Corps in Washington DC, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. Randall has conducted workshops, lectured and toured numerous adult and juvenile detention centers across the nation to provide encouragement and hope for those entangled within the legal system. He is very interested in eradicating the language of incarceration that tends to re-criminalized those entangled in the legal system. Dr. Randall Horton is currently the only tenured Full Professor in the United States of America at a university or college with seven felony convictions. He is a member of the experimental performance group Heroes Are Gang Leaders which recently received the 2018 American Book Award in Oral Literature and their latest musical project, The Baraka Sessions, was named best vocal jazz album by NPR in 20129.. Randall’s latest collection of poetry {#289-128} will be published by the University of Kentucky Press in Fall 2020. Dr. Horton is a Professor of English at the University of New Haven. Randall's memoir, Dead Weight: A Memoir in Essays is forthcoming in February 2022. 
01:02:06
November 17, 2021
Ep. 35 Willie Perdomo Talks Smoking Lovely: The Remix
Ep. 35 Willie Perdomo Talks Smoking Lovely: The Remix
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 35 *SEASON 2* DuEwa interviews award winning poet, Willie Perdomo. Willie discusses his latest book Smoking Lovely: The Remix (2021, Haymarket Books) and being newly appointed New York State Poet. Visit www.willieperdomo.com. Pick up Willie's book at your local bookstore or at HayMarketBooks.com. TWEET your thoughts on this episode @nerdacitypod1. FOLLOW on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast. SUPPORT future episodes with a donation at PayPal.me/DuEwaWorld or Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support SUBSCRIBE @ApplePodcasts @SpotifyPodcasts and YouTube.com/DuEwaWorld for videos of this podcast. Visit DuEwa's website at www.duewaworld.com. Thanks for listening! BIO Willie Perdomo is the author of Smoking Lovely: The Remix, The Crazy Bunch, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon, and Where a Nickel Costs of Dime.  Winner of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly Award for Poetry, and the PEN Open Book Award, Perdomo was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Poetry Society of America Norma Farber First Book Award.  He is co-editor of the anthology, Latínext, and his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Poetry, Washington Post, The Best American Poetry 2019, and African Voices. He teaches at Phillips Exeter Academy and was recently appointed New York State Poet Laureate.
59:22
October 25, 2021
Ep. 34 Vincent Kelly Talks All People Are Beautiful
Ep. 34 Vincent Kelly Talks All People Are Beautiful
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 34 DuEwa interviewed children's author Vincent M. Kelly. Vincent discussed his writing life and his latest book, All People Are Beautiful. Visit www.vincentmkelly.com for more information on his books. FOLLOW Nerdacity on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast. TWEET me on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. SUBSCRIBE and listen to podcast videos at WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/DUEWAWORLD. And listen and SUBSCRIBE @ApplePodcasts @SpotfifyPodcasts @Anchor @Overcast @RadioPublic! SUPPORT future episodes of the podcast by sending your small donation to anchor.fm/duewafrazier/SUPPORT or PayPal.me/DuEwaWorld VISIT DuEwa's website for more information on books, blogs, services, and virtual events www.DuEwaWorld.com! BIO Vincent Kelly is a husband, father, and an award-winning author. He resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and two sons. Vincent loves writing stories that are filled with fun, color, life lessons, and that focus on promoting positive behavior and early learning in children. Vincent goal is to write books that children all over the world will grow to love. Find out more about Vincent's books at www.VincentMKelly.com
43:21
June 24, 2021
Ep. 33 Leslie C. Youngblood Talks Forever This Summer
Ep. 33 Leslie C. Youngblood Talks Forever This Summer
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 33 DuEwa interviewed author Leslie C. Youngblood. Leslie's forthcoming book is Forever This Summer (July 2021). It is the follow up to her debut novel for young readers, Love Like Sky. Visit www.lesliecyoungblood.com. Follow Nerdacity @nerdacitypodcast on IG or @nerdacitypod1 on Twitter @nerdacitypod1.  Visit DuEwa's website at www.duewaworld.com. BIO Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She began her undergraduate degree at Morris Brown College and completed her bachelor's at Georgia State University. After graduation, she served as a columnist and assistant editor for Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine. She’s been awarded a host of writing honors including a 2014 Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. She received funding to attend the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony in 2011. Her short story, “Poor Girls’ Palace,” was published in the winter 2009 edition of the Indiana Review, as well as Kwelijournal, 2014. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. In 2016 she landed a two-book publishing deal with Disney-Hyperion for her Middle-Grade novel, Love Like Sky. She works as a writing consultant for various businesses seeking assistance and Individuals looking to hone their skills. In 2019, Little, Brown for Young Readers acquired Love Like Sky and her forthcoming title, Forever This Summer, from Disney Books. Forever This Summer Publishes July 6, 2021. When she's not reading or working on her next novel, she enjoys watching Shark Tank, Chopped, and other shows where people are giving their all. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, New York, she’s fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive family and friends.
01:05:38
June 21, 2021
Ep. 32 Part 2 - Listening Party! NEW Music with Mwalim "Paradise Over Peace" "The Storm" "Out of the Woods
Ep. 32 Part 2 - Listening Party! NEW Music with Mwalim "Paradise Over Peace" "The Storm" "Out of the Woods
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 32 Part 2 - Listening Party! DuEwa interviewed Mwalim and premiered his NEW music: "Paradise Over Peace," "The Storm," "Out of the Woods." Find Mwalim's new music @SPOTIFY @APPLE @AMAZONMUSIC and other music streaming.   Mwalim is an artist, poet, musician, producer, professor, Grammy-award nominated band leader/producer, and owner of Polyphonic Studios in MA! Visit http://daphunkeeprofessor.com and Instagram.com/Mwalim. Listen to Part 1 of my interview with Mwalim! Listen to more episodes @Spotify @Applepodcasts @iHeartradio @Podcastaddict. Subscribe at YouTube.com/user/duewaworld for videos of this podcast. Follow @nerdacitypodcast on Instagram and @nerdacitypod1. Support future episodes by donating to PayPal.me/duewaworld or Cash app $duewaworld. BIO MWALIM DaPhunkee Professor (Morgan James Peters) is a multifaceted artist whose first love is music. A 37+ year career in music as a composer, pianist, singer, and producer of jazz, soul, and house music; Mwalim Started with the viola at age ten, he played at Carnegie before age 14 and went on to attend Music & Art HS. At 26 he was one of the youngest session players in EMI Records history. As a senior in college, Mwalim started Midnight Groove Recordings in 1989 to release and promote his music, scoring numerous achievements including awards, chart positions, and international hit club recordings. Presently, he is the owner and head of production for Polyphonic Studios in Bourne, MA and a tenured Associate Professor of English, Communications and Black Studies at UMass Dartmouth. Http://daphunkeeprofessor.com Http://Instagram.com/Mwalim Http://Facebook.com/DaPhunkeeprofessor Disclaimer: Views expressed by guests on the podcast are not necessarily those of DuEwa or any employer or organization she may work with.
31:34
June 03, 2021
Ep. 31 Part 1 - Mwalim Talks Polyphonic Studios + Bronx Boheme
Ep. 31 Part 1 - Mwalim Talks Polyphonic Studios + Bronx Boheme
**Airport Chronicles - this episode was recorded at the airport and may feature background noise that cannot be edited out without deleting the conversation between DuEwa and Mwalim. Raw, organic, and authentic voice on NERDACITY!!** Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com **Ep. 31 Part 1 DuEwa interviewed Mwalim, artist, poet, musician, producer, professor, Grammy-award nominated band leader/producer, and owner of Polyphonic Studios in MA!  Visit http://daphunkeeprofessor.com and Instagram.com/Mwalim. Stay tuned for Part 2 Listening Party with Mwalim! Listen to more episodes @Spotify @Applepodcasts @iHeartradio @Podcastaddict. Subscribe at YouTube.com/user/duewaworld for videos of the podcast.  Follow @nerdacitypodcast on Instagram and @nerdacitypod1. Support future episodes by donating to PayPal.me/duewaworld or Cash app $duewaworld.  BIO MWALIM DaPhunkee Professor (Morgan James Peters) is a multifaceted artist whose first love is music. A 37+ year career in music as a composer, pianist, singer, and producer of jazz, soul, and house music; Mwalim Started with the viola at age ten, he played at Carnegie before age 14 and went on to attend Music & Art HS. At 26 he was one of the youngest session players in EMI Records history. As a senior in college, Mwalim started Midnight Groove Recordings in 1989 to release and promote his music, scoring numerous achievements including awards, chart positions, and international hit club recordings. Presently, he is the owner and head of production for Polyphonic Studios in Bourne, MA and a tenured Associate Professor of English, Communications and Black Studies at UMass Dartmouth. Http://daphunkeeprofessor.com Http://Instagram.com/Mwalim Http://Facebook.com/DaPhunkeeprofessor Disclaimer: Views expressed by guests on the podcast are not necessarily those of DuEwa or any employer or organization she may work with.
38:11
June 03, 2021
Ep. 30 Cheryl Boyce - Taylor Talks Mama Phife Represents
Ep. 30 Cheryl Boyce - Taylor Talks Mama Phife Represents
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 30 DuEwa interviewed poet, curator, and author Cheryl Boyce - Taylor. Her latest book is Mama Phife Represents (Haymarket Books). Cheryl discussed her life in poetry, her late son, Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, a member of the legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest.  Visit her website at www.CherylBoyceTaylor.net. FOLLOW The podcast on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast and Twitter @nerdacitypod1.  LISTEN and SUBSCRIBE @Anchor @SpotifyPodcasts @ApplePodcasts @iHeartRadio @PodcastAddict and YouTube.com/DUEWAWORLD SUPPORT The podcast by sending a donation to PayPal.me/duewaworld or Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support VISIT www.duewaworld.com for more information on DuEwa, host/creator, Nerd-In-Chief @nerdacitypodcast. BIO Cheryl Boyce-Taylor is a poet & curator born in Trinidad and raised in Queens, New York. She is the author of five collections of poetry, Raw Air, Night When Moon Follows, Convincing The Body, Arrival & Mama Phife Represents a verse memoir about her son Hip Hop Legend, Phife  Dawg (Malik Taylor) Cheryl holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University & an MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast: The University of Southern Maine.
59:30
May 24, 2021
Ep. 29 Marilyn Nelson Talks Papa's Free Day Party
Ep. 29 Marilyn Nelson Talks Papa's Free Day Party
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 29 DuEwa interviewed Marilyn Nelson, award winning poet, children's/YA writer, and author of the new children's book Papa's Free Day Party (April 2021, Just Us Books). Marilyn discussed her writing life and read an excerpt of Papa's Free Day Party. Visit www.justusbooks.com for more information on this new title.  LISTEN to this episode and others @Anchor @ApplePodcasts @SpotifyPodcasts @PodcastAddict @iHeartRadioPodcasts and others.  FOLLOW Nerdacity Podcast on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast and on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. SUBSCRIBE for videos of this podcast at YouTube.com/DuEwaWorld. SUPPORT future episodes of this podcast by sending a donation to PayPal.me/duewaworld or anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support. Visit DuEwa's author site at www.duewaworld.com. BIO Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of more than 20 books and chapbooks for adults and children. Her critically acclaimed books for young readers include A Wreath for Emmett Till, Fortune’s Bones, Carver: A Life in Poems, a Newbery Honor Book and recipient of the Boston Globe/Hornbook and the Fiora Stieglitz Straus Awards. Her memoir, How I Discovered Poetry, is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014. A three-time finalist for the National Book Award, her many honors include the Frost Medal, the NSK Neustadt Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. She was Poet Laureate of Connecticut, 2001 - 2006.
01:14:10
May 17, 2021
Ep. 28 Dr. Malika Grayson Talks Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD
Ep. 28 Dr. Malika Grayson Talks Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 28 DuEwa interviewed Dr. Malika Grayson author of Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the PhD. Dr. Grayson discussed her new book, her mentorship of Black women pursuing PhDs, and her creation of STEMinist Empowered LLC. Visit www.malikagrayson.com.  LISTEN to this episode and past eps. @Anchor @Apple @Spotify @iHeartRadio @PodcastAddict and others.  FOLLOW on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast and Twitter @nerdacitypod1.  SUBSCRIBE for videos of this podcast at YouTube.com/channel/duewaworld. SUPPORT future episodes of this podcast by donating at PayPal.me/duewaworld or anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support. BIO Dr. Malika Grayson is the founder of STEMinist Empowered LLC. An organization focused  on the empowerment of Women of Color who pursue graduate degrees through personal  statement reviews and graduate mentorship. A Fortune 100 global speaker, bestselling  author, and mechanical engineer. She has given dozens of workshops and keynotes and  is the recipient of many honors including Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity  Award, National Society of Black Engineers – Mike Shin Award for Distinguished Member  of the Year, Adelphi University’s Top 10 Alumni Under 10 and BEYA STEM’s Modern Day  Technology Leader. Her work in STEM has led to her being named one of Trinidad and  Tobago’s 40 Under 40 Youth Influencers by the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports  Affairs. She is also the author of the best-selling book "Hooded: A Black Girl's Guide to the  PhD" and has been featured in a number of publications and books including US Black  Engineer and Information Technology magazine, Radiations magazine the Wall of  Wonder. Her main keynotes and workshops are based on her experiences both in  academia and industry and focus on: Networking for Mentoring, Canceling Imposter  Syndrome, Navigating the Impossible, Success through Resilience, and Diversity,  Inclusion and Representation In STEM. She has given keynotes globally at numerous  schools, universities, and organizations, and remains passionate about sharing her  experiences to encourage others on their STEM journey.
49:55
May 13, 2021
Ep. 27 Danette Vigilante Talks Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil
Ep. 27 Danette Vigilante Talks Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 27 DuEwa interviewed Danette Vigilante, author of the forthcoming middle grade novel, Tia Lugo Speaks No Evil. Danette discussed her writing life and read an excerpt of her new novel. Visit www.danettevigilante.com.  Follow the podcast on Instagram @NerdacityPodcast and on Twitter @NerdacityPod1. Support future episodes of this podcast by donating to PayPal.me/duewaworld or send to Cash app $duewaworld. Visit www.duewaworld.com. Listen to past episodes here and @Applepodcasts @Spotifypodcasts @Googlepodcasts @iheartradiopodcasts and others. Subscribe to videos of this podcast @YouTube.com/duewaworld BIO Danette Vigilante grew up in the Red Hook Houses in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to live in NYC with her family and sweet pup, Luna. One day she hopes to move to a place where the sun is always shining, and the air is warm. Danette is the author of TIA LUGO SPEAKS NO EVIL, THE TROUBLE WITH HALF A MOON, a 2012-2013 Sunshine State Young Readers award nominee, and SAVING BABY DOE, a 2014 pick for the New York Public Library 100 titles for Reading and Sharing list. Danette encourages literacy in her community via a Little Free Library installed on her front lawn.
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May 10, 2021
Ep. 26 Tyehimba Jess Talks Leadbelly and Olio
Ep. 26 Tyehimba Jess Talks Leadbelly and Olio
Celebrating National Poetry Month! Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 26 DuEwa interviews award winning poet Tyehimba Jess. Tyehimba discusses his prize winning books, Leadbelly (2005) and Olio (2016).  Visit TyehimbaJess.net and Wavepoetry.com for more information.   Follow the podcast @nerdacitypodcast on IG and @nerdacitypod1 on Twitter.  Visit www.DuEwaWorld.com. Support future episodes of this podcast by sending a donation to PayPal.me/duewaworld or anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support. BIO Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.  Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. The Library Journal and Black Issues Book Review both named it one of the “Best Poetry Books of 2005.” Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004–2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000–2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He presented his poetry at the 2011 TedX Nashville Conference and won a 2016 Lannan Literary Award in Poetry. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2018. Jess is a Professor of English at College of Staten Island. Jess' fiction and poetry have appeared in many journals, as well as anthologies such as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry, Beyond The Frontier: African American Poetry for the Twenty-First Century, Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art, Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Power Lines: Ten Years of Poetry from Chicago's Guild Complex, and Slam: The Art of Performance Poetry. Disclaimer:  Views discussed on the podcast are not necessarily those of any organization or employer DuEwa may work with.
01:12:06
May 03, 2021
Ep. 25 Mazaré Talks Raw Honey
Ep. 25 Mazaré Talks Raw Honey
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 25 DuEwa interviewed poet and performer Mazaré. Mazaré’s latest project is a spoken word poetry album titled RAW HONEY. Visit her website to get a copy of her album at Mazare.net.  Listen to this episode @Spotifiy @Anchor @ApplePodcasts @GooglePodcasts @IHeartRadioPodcasts @Youtube and others.  Subscribe to the podcast on any podcast platform and YouTube.com/DuEwaWorld. Support future episodes of the podcasts by donating to PayPal.me/duewaworld or send to Cash app $duewaworld.  Links: anchor.fm/duewafrazier and Twitter.com/nerdacitypod1  BIO  Mazaré is a spoken word poet hailing from Durham, NC who describes herself as raw honey, "a teaspoon of brutal truth fresh from the comb--bold and thick with sweet." She received her writing training from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill where she studied English and Creative Writing. Mazaré presents her poetry everywhere from coffee shops to concerts and conferences. Most notably, she performed at the Parliament of the World’s Religions (2018) in Toronto, Canada before 8,000+ people from 81 countries around the globe. She delights in facilitating experiences where people grow in self-awareness and move further along the paths of healing and growth. Leading workshops that help writers identify their unique literary voice and cultivate their technical writing skills is one of her favorite endeavors. Mazaré's spoken word album Raw Honey features poetry about faith, her experience as an African-American, her love for words, and more. DISCLAIMER: Views expressed of guests on Nerdacity Podcast are not necessarily those of host, DuEwa or those of any organizations or employers DuEwa may work with.
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April 26, 2021
Ep. 24 Tongo Eisen-Martin Talks Blood on the Fog
Ep. 24 Tongo Eisen-Martin Talks Blood on the Fog
CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH! Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 24 DuEwa interviews San Francisco Poet Laureate and award-winning poet, Tongo Eisen-Martin. Tongo discussed his journey as a poet who hails from San Francisco. Tongo discussed his forthcoming book, BLOOD ON THE FOG (Fall 2021, City Lights Books). Visit www.citylights.com to PRE-ORDER Tongo's new book. Follow Tongo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Listen to this interview at Anchor @applepodcasts , @spotifypodcasts, @iHeartRadioPodcasts, Google podcasts & other platforms. FOLLOW on IG @nerdacitypodcast. Follow on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. Subscribe to the channel featuring this podcast @YouTube.com/duewaworld. SUPPORT future episodes of this podcast with a donation to anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or PayPal.me/duewaworld. BIO Tongo Eisen-Martin, originally from San Francisco, is a poet, movement worker, and educator. His book titled, "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book "Heaven Is All Goodbyes" was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffins Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award. His forthcoming book “Blood On The Fog” is being released this fall in the City Lights Pocket Poets series. He is San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate. Disclaimer: Views expressed by podcast guests are not necessarily those of any organization or employer DuEwa may work with. 
01:39:24
April 09, 2021
Ep. 23 Curtis L. Crisler Talks Indiana Nocturnes
Ep. 23 Curtis L. Crisler Talks Indiana Nocturnes
**NATIONAL POETRY MONTH** Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 23 DuEwa interviews poet Curtis L. Crisler. His latest collection of poems is Indiana Nocturnes, co - authored with Kevin A. McKelvey. Curtis discusses his writing life, creating through the pandemic, his previous works, and his collaboration with Kevin A. McKelvey for this latest work. He also reads poems "You Bring Out the Woman in Me," "January (for Ruby)," and  "Sleeper Cells (A Father Implants Life Maps) for Dwayne and Roger."  Visit www.poetcrisler.com and indiananocturnes.org for more information. FOLLOW Nerdacity Podcast on IG @nerdacitypodcast and Twitter @nerdacitypod1.  SUPPORT future episodes of the podcast by making a donation at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or send to PayPal.me/duewaworld. Visit DuEwa's author/consulting/artist site at www.duewaworld.com. BIO  Curtis L. Crisler was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He received a BA in English, with a minor in Theatre, from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and he received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His poetry books: Indiana Nocturnes with Kevin A. McKelvey (Nebo Publishing),  Don’t Moan So Much (Stevie): A Poetry Musiquarium (Kattywompus Press) and “This” Ameri-can-ah (Cherry Castle Publishing). His recent poetry chapbook Black Achilles (Accents Publishing) was released in 2015. His previous books are Pulling Scabs (nominated for a Pushcart), Tough Boy Sonatas (YA), and Dreamist: a mixed-genre novel (YA). Other chapbooks are Wonderkind (nominated for a Pushcart), Soundtrack to Latchkey Boy, and Spill (which won the 2008 Keyhole Chapbook Award). He is the recipient of a residency from the City of Asylum/Pittsburgh (COA/P), the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), Soul Mountain, a guest resident at Hamline University, and a guest resident at Words on the Go (Indianapolis). Crisler received a Library Scholars Grant Award, Indiana Arts Commission Grants, Eric Hoffer Awards, the Sterling Plumpp First Voices Poetry Award, and he was nominated for the Eliot Rosewater Award and the Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Award. His poetry has been adapted to theatrical productions in New York and Chicago, and he has been published in a variety of magazines, journals, and anthologies. He edited the nonfiction book, Leaving Me Behind: Writing a new me, on the Summer Bridge experience at IPFW. He’s been a Contributing Poetry Editor for Aquarius Press, and one of the Poetry Editors for Human Equity through Art (HEArt). Crisler is an Associate Professor of English at IPFW. Disclaimer: Views expressed by guests of the podcast are not necessarily those of employers or organizations DuEwa may work with.
01:13:25
April 02, 2021
Ep. 22 Quincy Troupe Talks Duende: Poems, 1966 - Now
Ep. 22 Quincy Troupe Talks Duende: Poems, 1966 - Now
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 22 DuEwa interviews award winning poet, editor, professor, children's and nonfiction author, Quincy Troupe for a #FocusedFriday edition.  Quincy discussed his forthcoming collection of poetry, DUENDE: Poems 1966 - Now. He also shared his journey from his life in St. Louis, to his artistic beginnings in California, to his life in the arts in New York City. Quincy talked about his relationship with the late, jazz legend Miles Davis and his writings on the notable musician. He also read a sample of poems.  Visit www.sevenstories.com for news on Quincy's forthcoming book DUENDE. Also connect with Quincy Troupe on Facebook and via email at mptroupe@yahooo.com.  Listen to this and previous episodes of Nerdacity Podcast at Anchor FM, Apple Podcasts, Spotify Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Overcast, Radio FM, Google Podcasts, and others.  Connect with the podcast on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast. Follow and tweet your thoughts on the show on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or PayPal.me/duewaworld to donate for future episodes. BIO Quincy Troupe is the author of 20 books, including 10 volumes of poetry and three children’s books. His awards include the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flower, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Award, January 25, 2018, in Detroit, Michigan. His writings have been translated into over 30 languages. Seven Stories Press will publish a new collection of Troupe’s poetry, titled Duende Poems: 1966–Now in the fall of 2021 and his memoir, The Accordion Years the following year in 2022. A major motion pictured based on Troupe’s memoir, miles & me, is also scheduled to go into production in the fall of 2021. Currently, Quincy Troupe is poetry editor of A Gathering of the Tribes and contributing editor to Konch, two online literary journals.  Visit www.QuincyTroupe.com
01:28:29
March 19, 2021
Ep. 21 DuEwa Talks Books, Dreams & Poetry with Young Readers
Ep. 21 DuEwa Talks Books, Dreams & Poetry with Young Readers
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 21 Dr. DuEwa Frazier, Ed.D. talks to a youth book club about her latest books and creative life.  The theme of her talk is Dreams & Poetry. DuEwa asks students, "What is one step you took to get to something that you love?"  DuEwa reads an excerpt of her children's book Alice's Musical Debut, a story that reimagines one day in the early childhood of the late, notable jazz harpist, composer, pianist, and organized, Alice Coltrane (wife of jazz great John Coltrane). She also reads poems from her poetry collections including Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets & Emcees (nominated for an NAACP Image Award) and Shedding Light From My Journeys (poem "Us Creative Women). Young reader participants shared their thoughts. Visit www.duewaworld.com and www.litnoirepublishing.co for more information on her books and creative life.  Follow the podcast on IG @nerdacitypodcast and on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. Support future episodes of this podcast at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or send to PayPal.me/duewaworld.
25:51
February 20, 2021
Ep. 20 Malcolm & Marie and the Meaning of Toxic Relationships [Film Review]
Ep. 20 Malcolm & Marie and the Meaning of Toxic Relationships [Film Review]
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 20 DuEwa discusses the new Netflix film "Malcolm & Marie" starring John David Washington as "Malcolm" and Zendaya as "Marie." She recaps some of the scenes and discusses the over the top tension between the two characters. Malcolm receives an award for his filmmaking but Marie is not happy because he didn't thank her. The rest of the film flows from there but at times it's difficult to watch. If you're going to watch, watch until the very end. Listen to this and previous episodes at Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Spotify and Others. Follow and TWEET me @nerdacitypod1 on Twitter. Follow the podcast on IG @nerdacitypodcast. SUBSCRIBE to see videos of this podcast including DuEwa's culture chats and author interviews at YouTube.com/duewaworld. SUPPORT future episodes of this podcasts at anchor.fm/duewafrazier or send donation to PayPal.me/duewaworld. Visit DuEwa's site at www.duewaworld.com.  Thanks for listening! DISCLAIMER:  This podcast is for entertainment purposes only. Views that are expressed are not necessarily those of any organizations or employers DuEwa may work with. 
30:17
February 12, 2021
Ep. 19 Nicole A. Telfer Talks A Black Woman's Guide to Earning a Ph.D.
Ep. 19 Nicole A. Telfer Talks A Black Woman's Guide to Earning a Ph.D.
Produced by DuEwa World - Consulting + Bookings http://www.duewaworld.com Ep. 19 DuEwa interviewed author, researcher, and doctoral candidate Nicole A. Telfer about her book A Black Woman's Guide to Earning a Ph.D. Nicole discussed her journey as a doctoral student and her inspiration for writing her book to help Black women on the path to earning Ph.D. degrees. #womenwithdoctorates #gradschool #authors #PhDdegree #podcasts #fyp #NicoleTelfer #DuEwa #FocusedFriday #womensupportingwomen #books #interviews Visit her website at www.nicoleatelfer.com. LISTEN to this and other episodes here on Anchor, and at Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Radio Public, iHeart Radio and ohters.  TWEET me and follow on Twitter @nerdacitypod1 and on IG @nerdacitypodcast SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and watch videos at YouTube.com/DuEwaWorld SUPPORT future episodes of this podcast at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or PayPal.me/duewaworld. BIO Nicole Telfer is a graduate student in Applied Developmental Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County @univofmaryland (UMBC). She previously earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology at Penn State University, as well as a Master of Arts in Applied Developmental Psychology at UMBC. Her research focuses on the retention of Black women in STEM programs, intersectionality, and on examining ways to improve the educational experiences of Black youth to inform preventive interventions in inner-city areas. Nicole believes that understanding the role of socio-cultural factors, like neighborhood disadvantage, systematic racism, and poverty, can help improve the academic success of Black adolescents, and close the educational achievement gap that exists in the United States. Outside of academia and research, Nicole advocates for Black youth by volunteering at local public schools and mentoring through organizations that serve at-risk youth. Lastly, Nicole is the author of two books: "Freed'' and "A Black Woman's Guide to Earning a Ph.D."
30:34
February 05, 2021
Ep. 18 Keisha-Gaye Anderson Talks A Spell for Living
Ep. 18 Keisha-Gaye Anderson Talks A Spell for Living
Ep. 18 DuEwa interviewed Keisha-Gaye Anderson @keishagayeanderson on for a #FocusedFriday edition of the #podcast. Keisha discussed her latest book A Spell for Living, her background in journalism, her love for the Brooklyn-arts scene, and her writing life. 🎧Visit anchor.fm/DuEwaFrazier and listen to previous episodes of the podcast @anchor.fm @spotifypodcasts @applepodcasts @iheartpodcast and others. Follow the podcast here on IG @nerdacitypodcast and on Twitter @nerdacitypod1. SUBSCRIBE to the @youtube for videos of the podcast at YouTube.com/DuEwaFrazier. DONATE to the podcast at PayPal.me/duewaworld or Anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support BIO Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, writer, visual artist, and media professional based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the author of Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing 2014), Everything Is Necessary (Willow Books 2019), and A Spell for Living, which received the Editors’ Choice recognition for the Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award, and is forthcoming from Agape Editions as a multimedia e-book, including music and Keisha’s original artwork. Keisha’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published in national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies that include Kweli Literary Journal, Small Axe Salon, Interviewing the Caribbean, Renaissance Noire, The Caribbean Writer, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Mosaic Literary Magazine, and others. Keisha is a past participant of the VONA Voices and Callaloo writing workshops, a former fellow of the North Country Institute for Writers of Color, and was short-listed for the Small Axe Literary Competition. In 2018, Keisha was selected as a Brooklyn Public Library Artist in Residence. Her visual art has been featured in exhibitions in the tri-state area and in such literary journals as The Adirondack Review, Joint Literary Magazine, and No, Dear Magazine. Keisha holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The City College, CUNY. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Learn more about Keisha at www.keishagaye.ink.
01:13:20
January 30, 2021
Ep. 17 Salt-N-Pepa Biopic: Where Was Spinderella? [Film Review]
Ep. 17 Salt-N-Pepa Biopic: Where Was Spinderella? [Film Review]
Ep. 17 DuEwa recaps the 1/23 Lifetime TV biopic of rap group, Salt-N-Pepa. DuEwa discusses women in hip hop and Salt-N-Pepa's influence on the culture. DuEwa also asks questions about the biopic including Spinderella's contribution to the group.  DuEwa also talks about the interesting relationship Salt and Pepa had, and the times they seemed to go their separate ways. DuEwa recaps some of the challenges the women rappers faced including a male dominated hip hop industry, Salt's relationship with Hurby Azor, Pepa's relationship with Treach, and the ladies' disagreements with one another. DuEwa talks about the five elements of hip hop and how Salt-N-Pepa fit within the elements. LISTEN to this episode here on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Radio Public, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and others.  FOLLOW the podcast on IG @nerdacitypodcast and TWITTER @nerdacitypod1 and share your thoughts. SUBSCRIBE to view videos of this podcast at YouTube.com/duewaworld SUPPORT future episodes of this podcast by donating at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or send to PayPal.me/duewaworld VISIT DuEwa's author/artist site at www.DuEwaWorld.com. Send a message for business or writing inquiries.  Thanks for listening! DISCLAIMER: Commentary on this podcast is meant for entertainment and expression of opinions only. Views on this podcast are not necessarily the views of any organizations or employers DuEwa may work with.  
34:02
January 28, 2021
Ep. 16 DaMaris B. Hill, Ph.D. Talks A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing
Ep. 16 DaMaris B. Hill, Ph.D. Talks A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing
EP 16 DuEwa interviews DaMaris B. Hill, Ph.D. about her latest book A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing.  DaMaris also discusses her writing life and women who've influenced her work. Visit www.damarishill.com for more information on DaMaris' book. Also follow her on all social media platforms. Listen to this episode on Anchor FM, iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Radio Public, Spotify and others.  FOLLOW the podcast on Twitter @nerdacitypod1.   SUBSCRIBE to see podcast videos at YouTube.com/duewaworld SUPPORT future episodes of the podcast at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or PayPal.me/duewaworld BIO  DaMaris B. Hill, PhD is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, \Vi-zə-bəl\   \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures).Similar to her creative process, Hill’s scholarly research is interdisciplinary. Hill is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Kentucky. Hill has a keen interest in the work of Toni Morrison and theories regarding ‘rememory’ as a philosophy and aesthetic practice.  She is inspired by the anxieties of our contemporary existence that are further complicated by fears that some linear narratives of history fail to be inclusive, stating “I belong to a generation of people who do not fear death, but are afraid that we may be forgotten.” In addition to working or taking workshops with writers such as Lucille Clifton, Nikky Finney, Natasha Trethewey, Deborah Willis, and Monifa Love-Asante [and others], Hill sought to strengthen her writing with a terminal degree in English and another in Women and Gender Studies. Her development as a writer has also been enhanced by the institutional support of theThe MacDowell Colony, Key West Literary Seminar/Writers Workshops, Callaloo Literary Writers Workshop, Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise, Project on the History of Black Writing, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Sicily, The Furious Flower Poetry Center, The Urban Bush Women, The Watering Hole Poetryand others. Her work has appeared in  African American Review, ESPNw, Sou’Wester,   Sleet Magazine, American Studies Journal, Meridians, Shadowbox, Tidal Basin Review, Reverie, Tongues of the Ocean,  Women in Judaism and numerous anthologies.
53:01
January 22, 2021
Ep. 15 Tony Medina Talks Death with Occasional Smiling and other titles
Ep. 15 Tony Medina Talks Death with Occasional Smiling and other titles
Ep. 15 DuEwa talks with award winning poet, writer, editor & professor Dr. Tony Medina.  Medina discusses his forthcoming collection of poetry Death with Occasional Smiling (Indolent Books). He also discusses her latest books for young readers I Am Alfonso Jones (Tu Books) and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy (Penny Candy Books). Medina shares his thoughts on current issues and how writers can focus on their craft. He also discusses writers of the Harlem Renaissance and many others who have inspired him. Visit http://www.TonyMedina.org and follow him on Twitter and Facebook. LISTEN to this episode here and on Spotify, iHeart Radio, YouTube, Overcast, Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, and others.  FOLLOW on Twitter and share thoughts on this episode @nerdacitypod1. Follow the podcast on Instagram @nerdacitypodcast. DONATE to the podcast at http://www.anchor.fm/duewafrazier , Cash app $duewaworld or PayPal.me/duewaworld. SUBSCRIBE to the YouTube channel for videos of the podcast at http://www.YouTube.com/DuEwaWorld BIO Born in the South Bronx and raised in the Throgs Neck Housing Projects, Tony Medina is a poet, graphic novelist, editor, biographer, and author of award-winning books for children and young adults. A two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (DeShawn Days and I and I, Bob Marley), Medina is the author/editor of twenty-one books for adults and young readers, the most recent of which are I and I, Bob Marley (2009), My Old Man Was Always on the Lam (2010), finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, Broke on Ice (2011), An Onion of Wars (2012), The President Looks Like Me & Other Poems (2013) and Broke Baroque (2013), finalist for the Julie Suk Book Award. He has received the Langston Hughes Society Award; the first African Voices Literary Award; and was nominated for Pushcart Prizes for his poems, “Broke Baroque” and “From the Crushed Voice Box of Freddie Gray.” Medina, whose poetry and prose appears in over 100 anthologies and literary journals, is the first Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University. In 2016, Jacar Press of North Carolina published his anthology, Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, on police violence and brutalities perpetrated on people of color. In 2017, Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, published Medina’s debut graphic novel, I Am Alfonso Jones, a Barnes and Noble Bestseller, and Penny Candy Books of Oklahoma published Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy (2018), which received the 2019 Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award honor and an Arnold Adoff Poetry Award Special Recognition. His latest book is the poetry collection, Death, with Occasional Smiling (Indolent Books, 2021).
01:54:23
January 16, 2021
Ep. 14 Culture Roundup: Kamala Harris' VOGUE cover and more
Ep. 14 Culture Roundup: Kamala Harris' VOGUE cover and more
EP 14 DuEwa talks about Vice President elect Kamala Harris' VOGUE magazine cover and the controversy it sparked. DuEwa shares details from a Washington Post article on Harris' cover as well as a piece in The Root, both expressing outrage for the informal image on one of the covers. DuEwa gives her opinion on the VOGUE covers featuring Kamala Harris and Harris' style. The articles question the intent of VOGUES editors. DuEwa discusses the recent riots at the Capitol. She talks on the new "Bridgerton" series on Netflix, produced by Shonda Rhimes (Shondaland) and the books the series is based on.  Listen and SUBSCRIBE to Nerdacity Podcast at SPOTIFY, OVERCAST, APPLE PODCASTS, ANCHOR, iHEART RADIO PODCASTS, and http://www.YOUTUBE.COM/DUEWAWORLD.  FOLLOW the podcast on IG @nerdacitypodcast and on Twitter @nerdacitypod1.    DONATE to the podcast at http://www.anchor.fm/duewafrazier or Cash app $duewaworld.   Also visit DuEwa's author site http://www.duewaworld.com.  DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with. 
31:49
January 15, 2021
Ep. 13 RECAP Episode 1 Bridgerton Netflix series [Film Review]
Ep. 13 RECAP Episode 1 Bridgerton Netflix series [Film Review]
Ep. 13 DuEwa recaps and give her perspective on episode 1 of the new NETFLIX series "Bridgerton" created by Chris Van Dusen, produced by Shonda Rhimes. *SPOILER ALERT* Episode 1 introduces us to the marriage season in Regency London for the young lady Featheringtons and Bridgertons.  DuEwa discusses the characters and scenes involving Daphne Bridgerton, Lady Danbury, Simon (Duke of Hastings), Anthony Bridgerton, Penelope Bridgerton and her sisters, Queen Charlotte, Nigel, and Marina Thompson.   SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. Now available on all major podcast platforms including Apple, Spotify, Anchor FM, iHeart Radio podcasts, Overcast, Radio Public, and others.  Follow Nerdacity Podcast on Twitter @Nerdacitypod1. Follow the podcast on IG @NerdacityPodcast. Also visit www.DuEwaWorld.com for more information on DuEwa (podcast Host/Creator). To support this podcast with a donation visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or Cash app $duewaworld. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
46:19
January 11, 2021
Ep. 12 Mia Wenjen Talks Multicultural Children's Book Day
Ep. 12 Mia Wenjen Talks Multicultural Children's Book Day
Ep. 12 DuEwa interviews Mia Wenjen - author, book blogger, and co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day. Mia discusses the purpose for Multicultural Children's Book Day and the impact its had over the years for readers, teachers, parents, authors, and more!  Mia also talks about writing during the pandemic and what we can do to support authors of diverse books!  Multicultural Children's Book Day is being celebrated this year on January 29 - join the Twitter party!  Visit www.pragmaticmom.com and www.multiculturalchildrensbookday.com.   BIO Mia blogs on parenting, children's books, and education at PragmaticMom.com and is the co-creator of Multicultural Children's Book Day, a non-profit celebrating diversity in children's books. She is the co-author of two books with Alison Foley, HOW TO COACH GIRLS (a primer on how to keep girls in sports for coaches), and THE ELUSIVE FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP: AN INSIDER'S GUIDE. Her debut picture book, SUMO JOE, is illustrated by Nat Iwata and published by Lee and Low. Scholastic is the publisher for  her middle grade anthology ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HEROES. To find the best diverse books, she wrote BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN'S BOOKS: MY FAVORITE DIVERSITY BOOKS FOR KIDS AGES 1-12 published by Audrey Press. She is also the co-founder of Aquent, the world’s largest company staffing creative, digital and marketing talent with 37 offices around the world. SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. Now available on all major podcast platforms: Anchor, Overcast, Radio Public, iHeart Radio, APPLE, and others! Follow Nerdacity Podcast on Twitter @Nerdacitypod1. Follow the podcast on IG @NerdacityPodcast. Also visit www.DuEwaWorld.com for more information on DuEwa (podcast Host/Creator). To support this podcast with a donation to keep future episodes going by visiting anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or send donation to Cash app $duewaworld. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
47:46
January 08, 2021
Ep. 11 Jabari Asim Talks Mighty Justice & My Baby Loves Valentine's Day
Ep. 11 Jabari Asim Talks Mighty Justice & My Baby Loves Valentine's Day
Ep. 11 DuEwa interviews award winning writer Jabari Asim. Jabari discusses his newly released books Mighty Justice (middle grade) and My Baby Loves Valentine's Day (picture book). Jabari also discusses his writing life and other works including Stop and Frisk, Only the Strong, and A Child's Introduction to African American History.  Visit Jabari's website at www.JabariAsim.org. Order Jabari's books at www.BookShop.org. SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. Now available on all major podcast platforms. Follow Nerdacity Podcast on Twitter @Nerdacitypod1. Follow the podcast on IG @NerdacityPodcast.  To support this podcast with a donation visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or Cash app $duewaworld.  Also visit www.DuEwaWorld.com for more information on DuEwa (podcast Host/Creator).  BIO An accomplished poet, playwright, and writer, Jabari Asim has been described as one of the most influential African American literary critics of his generation. Asim has served as the editor-in-chief of Crisis magazine—the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, culture, and ideas— and as an editor at The Washington Post, where he wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture, and social issues. His writing has appeared in Essence, The Baffler, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, The New Republic, American Prospect, Yale Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts and is the author of seven books for adults—including We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival —and eleven books for children. His debut book of poems, Stop and Frisk, was published in 2020. His latest books for young readers’, Mighty Justice and My Baby Loves Valentine’s Day, were released on December 15, 2020. Asim is currently an Elma Lewis Distinguished Fellow and Associate Professor at Emerson College. He is both the Graduate Program Director of the MFA Program in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, and the Program Director for the James Baldwin Writers Colony. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
43:51
December 30, 2020
Ep. 10 Dr. Dominiqua M. Griffin, Ph.D., NCC Talks Why Women Shouldn't Give Up the "Dr. "
Ep. 10 Dr. Dominiqua M. Griffin, Ph.D., NCC Talks Why Women Shouldn't Give Up the "Dr. "
DuEwa interviews Dr. Dominiqua M. Griffin, Ph.D., NCC, founder and owner of @BlackWomenPhDs on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Dr. Griffin dissected the recent @wsj op-ed piece that called for Dr. @Jillbiden to drop her "Dr." title and choose to be called First Lady only. Dr. Griffin also shed light on the many hurdles that women and Black women face when pursuing doctoral degrees. We discussed statistics on women earning doctorate degrees and more! #MondayMotivation #WomenwithDoctorates #BlackWomenPhDs #politics #news #women #commentary  Listen to this episode @anchor @spotifypodcasts @applepodcasts @iheartpodcasts and other platforms.  Support the podcast at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support.  Follow on IG @nerdacitypodcast and Twitter @nerdacitypod1. Follow @BlackWomenPhDs on IG, Twitter & Facebook. Visit www.duewaworld.com. BIO  Dominiqua M. Griffin, PhD, NCC, owns @BlackWomenPhDs®, a digital platform that celebrates Black Women earning doctorates and she is a tenure track Assistant Professor of School Counseling at California State University, Fresno. She focuses on school counseling, multiculturalism, and international education to advance school counseling systems domestically and internationally. She centers Barbados school counseling and understanding their roles and challenges. Dr. Griffin’s research extends to school-family-community partnerships and she is one of the co-authors on a collaborative book chapter. She is interested in influencing policy regarding counseling services for K-12 and university settings. She attended the Pennsylvania State University for her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a Dual Title in Comparative and International Education. She worked previously as a school counselor in Washington, D.C., where she earned her Master’s from Howard University and she has a BA from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Griffin serves as a Board Member for The Global Center for School Counseling Outcome Research Evaluation and Development and she is an editor for their peer-reviewed journal. This Bronx Girl received Honorable Mention from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education and the dissertation grant from Penn State’s Africana Research Center for her work on school counseling in Barbados. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
30:57
December 21, 2020
Ep. 9 Keke Chanel Talks What the L
Ep. 9 Keke Chanel Talks What the L
Ep. 9 DuEwa talks with author Keke Chanel about her writing life and her latest book What the L. Visit www.thekekechanel.com.  #books #authors #Nerdacitypodcast #podcasts #writinglife #bookbuzz Tweet me @nerdacitypod1 and leave a comment! Also follow @nerdacitypodcast on Instagram. Support future episodes and donate to PayPal.me/duewaworld and anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support.  Visit DuEwa's author website www.duewaworld.com.   BIO KeKe Chanel is an award-winning author of #suspense and paranormal fiction. She's also a lifestyle #blogger, ghostwriter and #writing and life #coach. Her love for literacy began at the early age of three when her aunt took her to the library for the very first time. She easily became a lover of words. Over the past 8 years, KeKe has independently published 9 novels and 3 short-stories. KeKe just release her 14th title called What The L? Finding Balance: Creating and Maintaining a New Mindset. Recently, KeKe decided to turn in blog Kickin’ It With KeKe into a live online show via Instagram where she showcases guests from all walks of life and professors. It airs every Monday night at 8 pm CST. In her spare time, KeKe enjoys reading, spending time with loved ones, and listening to music. She attended college at Southeastern Louisiana University where she majored in Psychology. KeKe currently resides Louisiana with family. For more information about KeKe Chanel and her work, please visit her website: http://www.thekekechanel.com.  DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
56:10
November 20, 2020
Ep. 8 Who Should Be the Next Education Secretary?
Ep. 8 Who Should Be the Next Education Secretary?
DuEwa discusses the end of Betsy Devos' tenure as U.S. Education Secretary. She references recent articles from Inside Higher Education, NEA, and the Washington Post to give details on the speculation of the prospective candidates and what the agenda for the successor should be. DuEwa shares her "fantasy" list of who could be the next Education Secretary including Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and Dr. Lisa D. Delpit.  Who do you think should be the next Education Secretary? What do you think of DuEwa's picks?  #Nerdacitypodcast #DuEwa #education #edchat #politics #commentary #schools #news  Leave a comment at DuEwa's blog at Medium titled "Who Should Be Devos' Successor as Education Secretary?"  Tweet me @nerdacitypod1. Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and www.duewaworld.com.  DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
20:34
November 19, 2020
Ep. 7 Kamala Harris' Historic Rise & Women Who Paved the Way
Ep. 7 Kamala Harris' Historic Rise & Women Who Paved the Way
DuEwa discusses Kamala D. Harris' historic rise to the position of the 2020 Vice Presidential elect in the U.S. She discusses the women in politics who paved the way for Harris: Shirley Chisolm, Charlotta Bass, Cynthia McKinney and others. DuEwa ends with a reading of the poem "The Afterbirth, 1931" by Nikky Finney from Rice (Sister Vision Press, 1995).  Consider becoming a supporter of this podcast today.  #Nerdacitypodcast #DuEwa #commentary #women #politics #news #culture #blogs #podcasters #nerds #nerdlife  Follow the podcast on IG @nerdacitypodcast Tweet me @nerdacitypod1!  Visit Donate at anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support or Cash app $duewaworld.  Visit www.duewaworld.com. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
26:39
November 09, 2020
Ep. 4 Patrick M. Oliver Talks Ananse Journal
Ep. 4 Patrick M. Oliver Talks Ananse Journal
*This episode has been edited to remove feedback noise.* Ep. 4 DuEwa interviews Author and Founder of Speak Loudly, Patrick M. Oliver discusses his latest book Ananse Journal and his work with youth literacy, fellow authors and illustrators, and his latest initiative Encouraging Our Sons to Read: A Community Call to Action Facebook page. Visit www.speakloudly.com Patrick M. Oliver is a writer, author, publisher, literary and education consultant dedicated to promoting reading and writing as tools of empowerment. Through a variety of innovative projects Oliver engages children, youth, and adults in activities such as author talks, vision boarding, book discussions, professional development sessions and community forums. He is a Literary and business development consultant for educational institutions, non-profits organizations, publishers, best-selling and award-winning authors. He is the recipient of numerous grants and community service awards. Patrick was formerly a senior subcontract administrator in the defense industry (Los Angeles); director of sales and marketing Third World Press (Chicago) and program director Open Book Program (Chicago).  Founder Say It Loud! Readers and Writers a literary arts organization.  #NerdacityPodcast #authors #books #culture #bookbuzz #DuEwa #podcasters #nerds #nerdlife Tweet me @nerdacitypod1.       Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and www.duewaworld.com. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with. Sponsorships: on for this episode
01:06:54
October 31, 2020
Ep. 6 Dr. Haki Madhubuti Talks Taught By Women
Ep. 6 Dr. Haki Madhubuti Talks Taught By Women
Ep. 6 DuEwa interviews legendary, award-winning poet, author, publisher, editor, educator, Founder & President of Third World Press Foundation, Dr. Haki Madhubuti. A literary icon and founding member of THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT, Dr. Madhubuti shares his inspiration behind his latest book TAUGHT BY WOMEN: POEMS AS RESISTANCE LANGUAGE NEW AND SELECTED and reads excerpts. Dr. Madhubuti also discusses his journey as a writer, Black literature icon, education pioneer, and ground-breaking publisher.   Visit www.thirdworldpressfoundation.org for more information. #Nerdacitypodcast #podcast #DuEwa #books #authors   Tweet me @nerdacitypod1!        Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and www.duewaworld.com. DISCLAIMER: This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
01:05:48
October 31, 2020
Ep. 5 Hip hop weighs in on 2020 election
Ep. 5 Hip hop weighs in on 2020 election
DuEwa talks the 26th anniversary of the classic #hiphop album Blowout Comb by #DigablePlanets. She discusses recent support of HBCUs’ (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) by entertainers and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott. DuEwa dives into recent news of several rappers’ controversial involvement in promoting the 2020 election.  She discusses breast cancer awareness month as a note on #selfcare. DuEwa ends with a poem titled, “On Disappearing” by Major Jackson.  #Nerdacity #CultureTalk #news #hiphop #HBCUs #education #DuEwa #podcasts Tweet me @nerdacitypod1!       Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and www.duewaworld.com. DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
16:40
October 27, 2020
Ep. 3 Do you have support?
Ep. 3 Do you have support?
DuEwa discusses a professor who trolled Twitter users posing as a woman of color, to debate on issues in social justice. She highlights an op ed piece that suggested universities should end on campus housing and student activities to lower tuition costs.  DuEwa shares a topic on school principals and leadership preparation programs taking an anti-racist stance for K-12 schools. She discusses Essence Magazine's recent decision to furlough employees due to the pandemic. DuEwa talks culture regarding 25 influential songs by Black women artists and favorite singers to headline the next #Verzuz battle. She focuses on the self-care topic of receiving support from others and identifying when to make a shift. DuEwa ends by sharing a poem by Rita Dove titled "Dawn Revisited."   Tweet me @nerdacitypod1 ! Visit http://www.anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and http://www.duewaworld.com #Nerdacitypodcast #DuEwa #culture #selfcare #education DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
56:25
October 06, 2020
Ep. 2 What's hurting teacher diversity?
Ep. 2 What's hurting teacher diversity?
DuEwa discusses #selfcare related to dental health. She talks about the recent grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. DuEwa discusses the impact of COVID 19 on teacher diversity. DuEwa talks entertainment about the all Black "Friends" table read, "Living Single" sitcom that inspired "Friends," and Megan The Stallion on the cover of TIME for #100MostInfluential list. She reflects on a radio interview with former record label head Irv Gotti discussing how he tried to block rapper 50 Cent's #hiphop career. DuEwa ends with a poem titled "Black Credit" by Natasha Oladokun. Visit www.duewaworld.com. #Nerdacitypodcast #DuEwa #podcasts #teachers #diversity #education #culture #Friends #LivingSingle #writing #blogs #commentary #selfcare Tweet me @nerdacitypod1! Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and www.duewaworld.com.  DISCLAIMER: This podcast features the opinions of DuEwa , opinions of her guests, and also other cited news bites. This podcast does not promote or represent any political party or school of thought other than to comment on news and events from the hosts' point of view. This podcast also does not represent the views or opinions of any employers or organizers DuEwa may work for or with.
38:25
September 25, 2020
Ep. 1 Self Care: Making it back to the gym
Ep. 1 Self Care: Making it back to the gym
DuEwa shares her thoughts on pandemic self care. She discusses what it was like to head back to the gym after a stressful summer. DuEwa discusses the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. DuEwa ends with a reading of a poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, "This Morning I Pray for My Enemies." Visit DuEwa's website at www.duewaworld.com. #Nerdacitypodcast #DuEwa #selfcare #pandemic #health #wellness #RuthBaderGinsburg #JoyHarjo #poets Tweet me @nerdacitypod1!    Visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and www.duewaworld.com.
36:47
September 23, 2020