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Nerdacity with DuEwa Frazier

Nerdacity with DuEwa Frazier

By DuEwa Frazier
Award winning writer, keynote & TEDx speaker DuEwa Frazier discusses self care, culture, books, education, and more! Visit www.duewaworld.com #nerdacitypodcast #DuEwaFrazier #writers #commentary #culture #selfimprovement #news
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Ep. 15 Tony Medina - Death with Occasional Smiling, I Am Alfonso Jones & Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy
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 his website at http://www.TonyMedina.org and follow him on Twitter and Facebook. 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). Listen to this episode here and on Spotify, iHeart Radio, YouTube, Overcast, Radio Public, Apple Podcasts, and others.  Tweet me to 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
1:54:22
January 16, 2021
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. 
31:48
January 15, 2021
Ep. 13 RECAP Episode 1 Bridgerton series "Diamond of the First Water" *SPOILER ALERT*
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.
46:18
January 11, 2021
Ep. 12 Mia Wenjen & 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 8, 2021
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 - 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 #FocusedFriday Author Keke Chanel & What the L
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 visit anchor.fm/duewafrazier/support and my website www.duewaworld.com.   AUTHOR 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?
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.
20:33
November 19, 2020
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 9, 2020
Ep. 4 #FocusedFriday with Author Patrick M. Oliver & Ananse Journal
*This episode has been edited to remove feedback noise.*  Oct. 9 #FocusedFriday Guest: 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
1:06:53
October 31, 2020
Ep. 6 Dr. Haki Madhubuti Shares His *NEW* Book, Taught By Women
DuEwa interviews legendary, award-winning poet, author, publisher, editor, educator, Founder & President of Third World Press Foundation, Dr. Haki Madhubuti. He 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, promoting Black literature, education, and publishing.   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 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.
1:05:47
October 31, 2020
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?
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.
56:24
October 6, 2020
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.
38:24
September 25, 2020
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