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Say It Loud

The Reason #BlackTwitter Exists (And Is Totally Awesome)

Say It Loud

The Reason #BlackTwitter Exists (And Is Totally Awesome)

12m 49s

From seemingly choreographed takedowns to hilarious commentary on culture and current events, Black Twitter continues to be a source of endless debate, research, and of course endless cackles. In this episode, we deep dive into how Black Twitter exists on the platform and the unspoken (but somehow still agreed upon) rules of engagement.

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16m 12s

Is "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X Real Country Music?

It’s often been said that music is a universal language. So why was “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X initially removed from the country Billboard charts? Hallease and Evelyn use this hit record to talk about the business of music and how it has historically affected Black artists’ ability to “crossover”, stay true to their musical tastes, or experiment with the art form.

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18m 7s

Should We Keep Eating Soul Food?

As our culture evolves so does our food. What was once eaten out of necessity has become celebratory, all the while being the topic of constant debate. Evelyn & Hallease explore the new and inventive ways our generation is honoring and preserving our culinary past while staying conscious of our dietary future.

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16m 28s

Why Richard Pryor is Still Funny

From minstrels to vaudeville to Instagram, comedy has come a long way. Richard Pryor is arguably your favorite comedian's favorite comedian so in this episode, Hallease and Evelyn look at how comedy has changed throughout modern history, and attempt to define what the G.O.A.T contributed to its evolution.

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13m 5s

Should You Go To an HBCU?

HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) have the prestigious honor of always being committed to the mission of educating everyone regardless of race, but our hosts both attended a (PWI) Predominately White Institution & didn't pledge Black Greek. They discuss HBCU history and the myriad of reasons why prospective students consider attending them by touring Howard University.

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15m 17s

The Evolution of (Black) Beauty

Our perception and definition of beauty has morphed over time, so instead of trying to define everything we focused on three areas of the beauty industry: haircare, skincare, and makeup -- to show you just how far the industry has come. From Overton's high-brown face powder to Rihanna's Fenty Beauty, here's how African American beauty standards have evolved.

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13m 21s

She Isn't African Enough?! DNA Ancestry Tests

Ancestry and DNA testing is one of the fastest growing consumer markets. Over 26 million people have access to their DNA profiles, but understanding these profiles is complicated -- especially if you're a descendant of enslaved people. To highlight it’s complexity, Azie (who has taken over 5 DNA tests) explains her results with help from Dr. Joe Hanson of It's Okay to be Smart.

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9m 6s

The OG Black Republicans

Did Republicans lead the charge in electing Black politicians? We don’t need to know who you’re voting for but we are interested in how the end of the Civil War meant the start of Black people in US Government and the resilience required by these OG Black politicians to occupy space in a government that was very divided on whether owning people was bad.

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9m 29s

Black People Made That!

At the end of the day, it's all about the benjamins. Black inventors throughout American history have contributed so much to our country's innovation -- all while navigating a difficult US patent system. In this week's episode, Azie Dungey and Evelyn From The Internets discuss all the creative ways Black people have worked through their intellectual property and how it affects the U.S as a whole

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7m 20s

Is This Ratchet Or Runway?

What makes a fashion trend go from lowbrow to high class? How does the person wearing the style change its perception? And whose taste gets to be respected? Hang on to your boxer braids for this one, from the ghetto to ghetto fabulous and everything in between we're dissecting fashion through an African American lens.

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