Minority Korner

Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, queer, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe you’re tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Welcome to Minority Korner, where we take an introspective look at the world. through an intersectional lens. Join James: a queer, political, comedian, self proclaimed, sexy blerd (that’s Black Nerd) and each week he's joined in the Korner by another fabulous minority tackling pop culture, the news, media, and history all with a little self care, and self love sprinkled throughout! It’s time to Learn, Laugh, and Play, right here at Minority Korner- because together: we’re the majority! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)



episode 298: MK298: We've Seen this Before (Anti Trans Bills, Lil Nas X, Real World NY Reunion, Concrete Cowboy, Amend, Daunte Wright, Lt. Caron Nazario, George Floyd, Pot in NYC, Filibuster or Bust?, #AbolishTheSenate)

It’s double the Black and double the gay with guest co-host Kyle Ishmael (he/him). We talk Concrete Cowboy which uncovers James’ beef with Idris Elba (please don’t cancel him). The Real World NY is must see TV in the age of Black Lives Matter. More violence against unarmed black men at the hands of the police, but have we reached a tipping point? Why we are not watching the trial of the murder of George Floyd. Anti Trans bills are on a historic rise, James has the numbers, the data, Kyle helps break down the Republicans strategy, we talk why we must all stand up NOW, and what you can do to help. Plus we talk politics with our politico Kyle, pot in NY, and should we get rid of the filibuster? And we weigh in on our sis Lil Nas X’s controversy.

GUEST CO-HOST:  Kyle Ishmael (he/him/his), lackity Black, gay NY politico, Pisces, co-host of the cult hit podcast House Party & hopelessly hopeful lover of croissants. IG & TW: @KyleIM

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  • The Root: Lieutenant Caron Nazario sues Virginia Cops Who Pulled Gun
  • The Root: Lt. Caron Nazario Pepper Sprayed by Cops
  • The Root: Daunte Wright How Many Black Kids Have to be Killed by the Police 
  • Washington Post: Maryland Repeals Police Bill of Rights

Historic Year for Anti Transgender Bills 

  • The Advocate: Record Number Anti Trans Bills Introduced to the States this Year
  • PBS: History of Arresting Dress Time Line Anti Cross Dressing Laws in the US 
  • HRC: 2021 Becomes Record Year for Anti Transgender Legislation 
  • ACLU: Anti Trans Legislation 
  • Texas Tribune: NCAA Transgender Laws 
  • Marie Claire: Anti Trans Legislation in works Across the Nation

Donate to Trans Organizations

If you have the means, consider donating to organizations that are dedicated to helping fight these anti-trans bills and improving the lives of transgender people across the nation.

  • national center for transgender equality
  • the marsha p. johnson institute
  • trans justice funding project
  • trans lifeline
  • g.l.i.t.s.
  • the okra project
  • glaad
  • the aclu

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 2021-04-16  1h25m