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)
Before we go we wanted to hear from y’all! In this episode we hear from listeners, past guests, and the Maximum Fun family of what this show has meant to them, favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future.
We discuss the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson and how many black people feel they need to be overqualified to get any job. Moon Knight- it’s so good- once again Marvel is slaying it! We want to know why Adele took off and JHud didn’t? James takes us through the 8 Pillars of Caste from Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and how these structures are still in place. Nnekay gives us a sweet treat of how 3 Black pioneers helped usher these treat into the hearts of Americans.
James and Renee talk about The Royal Family’s botched/dated tour to their “colonies”, whose widlin and who's workin it, and just how our lives can benefit from LESS social media? We play This or That with scenarios you weigh in on, and finally we play JAM! You Lyin! Avengers style Where we get quizzed on the Avengers
James and Mackenzie discuss The Batman and WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD! We talk Moon Knight Director Mohamed Diab’s calling out of Hollywood's portrayal of Egyptians in media and how his show is making sure it's done right (through a latinx lead lol but we love Oscar Isaac). We have notes on the recent Harry Potter reunion! Mackenzie educates us on The Nap Ministry, an organization that talks about the value of rest- for Black folks. Rest is resistance and it's our secret weapon.
James and Mackenzie discuss the Oscars highs and lows, and how things like ‘the slap’ affect Black people differently than whites when pertaining to our community. Jussie Smollett’s sentencing, and Todrick Hall on Celeb Big Brother prove problematic for Black folks. Jon Stewart on this new show attempts to get white folks to unpack racism and it’s a diabolical and an insight into the minds of white folks...
James and Renee and help you Get on Up in this taste of their daily morning show! We’ve got a weeknd check-in about zoos, roller coasters, and murder mystery dinner parties. In the news Britney Spears might be coming back with news music, find out how Pixar is making up for Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ involvement, Black Buffy, an all Black Battalion that's finally getting its roses...
This week's episode James and Nnekay talk about the scandal of American Crime Story: Impeachment- Linda Tripp was trippin’l. We unpack the Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay Bill’ and in honor of Women’s History Month we take a look and celebrate some of the unsung women of color heroes of the Suffragette Movement.
This week on Minority Korner James and Mackenzie Green talk about Ray Fisher and DC owing him many many apologies, Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz being very very hot. LGBTQIA+ representation happening more in the media. We have to give some side eye to our beloved Todrick Hall, and a big PSA about Star Wars fandom.