Black Tea VU

Black Tea VU

By JoHannah & Chanteria
Black tea is a podcast in collaboration with Vanderbilt Student Communications that strives to highlight underrepresented and undiscovered perspectives on campus. Our goal for this podcast is to include everything from self-care options available on campus, interviews with faculty of color and minority student orgs on campus, and showcasing black artists and authors.
In every episode, we’ll be drinking different types of tea and talking to you about black and brown Vanderbilt.
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Black Tea: Women, Religion, and Enslavement
Today marks the last episode of our Black History Month mini-series! To close off, we will be talking with Dr. Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh about women, religion, and African enslavement. Dr. Wells-Oghoghomeh will share with us everything from the influences of Christianity on enslavement practices, religious polysemy, and the way enslavement was gendered.  Resources Robert Smalls https://www.avclub.com/in-1862-a-slave-hijacked-a-confederate-ship-and-became-1828752853 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/thrilling-tale-how-robert-smalls-heroically-sailed-stolen-confederate-ship-freedom-180963689/ Walter Johnson “On Agency,” https://www.jstor.org/stable/3790316?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents Zora Neal Hurston, The Sanctified Church Jennifer L. Morgan, Laboring Women Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music: “Hip Hop Instrumental 2,” by Ketsa; “Yesterday Night,” by Checkie Brown at https://freemusicarchive.org/ ; “Poor Lazarus,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue6FD9r92CI, “I Be So Glad. . . When the Sun Goes Down,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-zlSq4mWiE&list=PL5gesReHGwvw6aCtl1VdBUVJHzSwzy0CD&index=2 Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea https://www.bigelowtea.com/Teas/Tea-Type/Black-Tea/Earl-Grey-Tea Quote of the day: “People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.” -Assata Shakur Self-care tip of the day: Watch a (black-directed) movie. Recommendations: Selma, Crooklyn, 12 Years a Slave, Moonlight, BlackKKKlansman, Us, and When They See Us Vote! We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Transcript: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast/post/episode-7-black-tea-women-religion-and-enslavement
43:53
February 29, 2020
Black Tea: Radical Black Internationalism
In her autobiography, Black revolutionary Assata Shakur states, "Imperialism is an international system of exploitation, and, we, as revolutionaries, need to be internationalists to defeat it." For today's episode, we will be talking with Vanderbilt History Professor Dr. Brandon Byrd about his book The Black Republic: African-Americans and the fate of Haiti and Radical Black Internationalism. This marks the third episode in a February mini-series in commemoration of Black History Month, where Black Tea will be interviewing and talking about different components of black history, including literature, gender politics, and the formation of black history. Resources 1. Dantes Bellegarde: https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/people-global-african-history/bellegarde-dantes-1877-1966/ 2. Dr. Brandon Byrd’s Book The Black Republic: African Americans and the fate of Haiti https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/16006.html 3. Story on Assata Shakur https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/dpww8q/assata-shakur-fbi-most-wanted-tshepo-mokoena-122   Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music: “Hip Hop Instrumental 2,” by Ketsa; “Yesterday Night,” by Checkie Brown at https://freemusicarchive.org/ Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea https://www.bigelowtea.com/Teas/Tea-Type/Black-Tea/Earl-Grey-Tea Quote of the day: “What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?” ― W.E.B. DuBois Self-care tip of the day: Disconnect from Social Media, https://afropunk.com/2019/07/radical-self-care-25-tips-for-black-people/ We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Our podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria
37:51
February 22, 2020
Black Tea: Black Arts Era
For today's episode, we will be talking with Vanderbilt English Professor Dr. Anthony Reed about the Black Arts Era. This marks the second episode in a February mini-series in commemoration of Black History Month, where Black Tea will be interviewing and talking about different components of black history, including literature, gender politics, and the formation of black history. Additional resources about this topic can be found on our website under our episode transcript! If you want to create your own podcast, be sure to go to Anchor.fm! Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music by Ketsa at https://freemusicarchive.org/ Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Earl Grey Black Tea, https://www.bigelowtea.com/Teas/Tea-Type/Black-Tea/Earl-Grey-Tea. Today's black history event: The Black Arts Repertory School. For more resources, check out this episode's transcript! Self-care tip of the day: Go to an art gallery. Be sure to vote in the primaries! If you are a Tennessee resident, you can begin early voting this Wednesday, February 12. If you want to vote absentee, the deadline to apply is February 25. For more information about Tennessee voting, go here https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/election-dates-deadlines/tennessee/.  We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: blackteainquiry.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Our podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria Episode transcript: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast/post/episode-5-black-tea-black-arts-era 
26:37
February 8, 2020
Black Tea: Politics of Black Gender
On Today's episode, co-hosts Jo'-Hannah Valentin and Shay Milner talk with tenured Vanderbilt professor Dr. Ikard about black masculinity and feminism. This marks the first episode in a February mini-series in commemoration of Black History Month, where Black Tea will be interviewing and talking about different components of black history, including literature, gender politics, and the formation of black history.  Additional resources about this topic can be found on our website under our episode transcript! To listen to Dr. Ikard's TedX talk, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb04xj7LS34&t=56s.  and, to see and/or purchase his art, check out https://www.ikardgallery.com/. If you want to create your own podcast, be sure to go to Anchor.fm! Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music by Ketsa at https://freemusicarchive.org/ Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Earl Grey Black Tea, https://www.bigelowtea.com/Teas/Tea-Type/Black-Tea/Earl-Grey-Tea.  Today's black history event: The Combahee River Collective. For more resources, check out this episode's transcript! Quote of the day: "When I dare to be powerful— to use my strength in the service of my vision— then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid" —Audre Lorde.  Self-care tip of the day: "Start taking compliments like a champ." https://bestlifeonline.com/self-care-tips/ Check out Hidden Dores https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/organization/hiddendores! For more information, you can email Vice President Kaylin Davis at kaylin.davis@vanderbilt.edu.  We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: blackteainquiry.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Our podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria Episode transcript found at: blackteainquiry.wixsite.com/podcast/episodes/episode-4-black-tea-politics-of-black-gender
37:26
February 1, 2020
Black Tea: February Special
In this trailer, Jo'-Hannah and Shay explain to you guys what is coming for February and Black History Month. Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music by Ketsa at https://freemusicarchive.org/ Episode edited with Audacity If you want to create your own podcast, be sure to check out Anchor through the mobile app or at Anchor.fm! Check out the OSCC! https://www.vanderbilt.edu/carecoordination/ We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Our podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria Episode transcript found at: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast/episodes/trailer-black-tea-february-special 
05:44
January 29, 2020
Chamomile Tea: Dr. Jamye Hardy
On this episode, Black Tea is taking you to therapy! Co-hosts Jo’-Hannah and Shay talk with Dr. Jamye Hardy from the Vanderbilt Office of Student Care Coordination (OSCC) about her background as a black woman pursuing mental health care and different self-care options out there for students and people in the larger POC community. For links to the self-care options, be sure to head to our website at https://blackteainquiry.wixsite.com/podcast/episodes/self-care-tips-and-resources! If you want to create your own podcast, be sure to go to Anchor.fm! Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music by Ketsa at https://freemusicarchive.org/ Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile Tea, http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/herbal/honey-vanilla-chamomile-herbal-tea Today's theme: "Taking control of our lives through self-care." Quote of the day: "If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them." https://advice.shinetext.com/articles/quotes-from-powerful-black-women-all-about-self-love/ Self-care tip of the day: Walk a friend's dog or get some puppy love at a local shelter, https://chasethewritedream.com/self-care-in-college/; you can find volunteer options for the Nashville Human Association at https://nashvillehumane.org/volunteer/. Check out the OSCC! https://www.vanderbilt.edu/carecoordination/ We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Our podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria Episode transcript found at: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast/post/episode-3-chamomile-tea-dr-jamye-hardy.
49:20
January 25, 2020
Passion Tea: Christian Crawford
In today's episode, co-hosts Shay Milner and Jo'-Hannah Valentin interview writer, lyricist, and Vanderbilt Student Christan Crawford. In his songs and short stories, he explores the different facets of self-value and self-love and the ways he has developed his art.  Christian's Media: "Wiggly," (song) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PUk_Y5qLTDRlQyPj-1pp27WVzAXEre9f/view?usp=drivesdk "Between Your Words," (song) https://drive.google.com/file/d/109uPDB1SJpV4dqXxnjFxLx9XUOXmqk4c/view?usp=drivesdk "The Orange House With the Green Trim," (short story) https://blackteainquiry.wixsite.com/podcast/episodes/the-orange-house-with-the-green-trim Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music by Christian Crawford and Soularflair at https://freemusicarchive.org/ Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Tazo Passion Tea, https://www.tazo.com/us/en/products/tea-bags/passion.html Quote of the day: “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” —from The Fire Next Time (1963) by James Baldwin Self-care tip of the day: Do something creative. https://www.collegemagazine.com/21-easy-ways-practice-self-care/ Join the ASL Club! Contact Jo'Hannah for more information: jo-hannah.y.valentin@vanderbilt.edu We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast Instagram: @BlackTeaPodcas1 Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Audio can be found at https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria    Episode transcript found at https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast/episodes/episode-2-passion-tea-christian-crawford-transcript
30:52
January 18, 2020
Black Tea: Unpacking
In today's episode, co-hosts Shay Milner and Jo'Hannah Valentin introduce you to Black Tea. They describe their goals for this podcast and the different ways that you can get involved in the show. Credits Shay Milner, co-host Jo'Hannah Valentin, co-host Music by Ketsa at https://freemusicarchive.org/  Episode edited with Audacity What we're drinking: Bigelow Earl Grey Black Tea, https://www.bigelowtea.com/Teas/Tea-Type/Black-Tea/Earl-Grey-Tea Quote of the day: "Your beauty will be in shades of melanin and light" by the poet R. YS Perez. Self-care tip of the day: Unpack your thoughts. Found at https://shiramstein.com/2016/06/10/10-easy-ways-to-practice-self-care/amp/ Join the ASL Club! Contact Jo'Hannah for more information: jo-hannah.y.valentin@vanderbilt.edu  We want to hear from you! You can reach us through our email, website, or our social media outlets. Email: blackteainquiry@gmail.com Website: https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast Twitter: @BlackTeaPodcas1, https://twitter.com/BlackTeaPodcas1 Facebook: @blackteapodcast, https://www.facebook.com/blackteapodcast/ Platforms Our podcast can be found at: https://anchor.fm/johannah-chanteria Episode transcript found at https://blackteapodcast.wixsite.com/podcast/post/black-tea-unpacking-transcription
17:07
January 11, 2020