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The Extraordinary Negroes

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Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities. Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas, April Reign, 2017 Grammy nominees KING, Jerrika Hinton of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, author and blogger extraordinaire Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, and many more.

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Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities. Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas, April Reign, 2017 Grammy nominees KING, Jerrika Hinton of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, author and blogger extraordinaire Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, and many more.

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They inspire beyond belief and they informative, relatable, and DOPE!!!

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By Carsosauraus - Feb 19 2018
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I just started podcasts, and these guys are hilarious!

iTunes Ratings

108 Ratings
Average Ratings
93
7
3
0
5

Inspiring

By Irishcream07 - Apr 11 2018
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They inspire beyond belief and they informative, relatable, and DOPE!!!

:) HAHAHAHAH

By Carsosauraus - Feb 19 2018
Read more
I just started podcasts, and these guys are hilarious!
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The Extraordinary Negroes

Latest release on Jul 02, 2019

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Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues with some of your favorite media personalities. Previous guests include Luvvie Ajayi, Damon Young and Panama Jackson of VerySmartBrothas, April Reign, 2017 Grammy nominees KING, Jerrika Hinton of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, author and blogger extraordinaire Demetria Lucas O'Doyley, author Kiese Laymon, Eunique Jones Gibson of Because of Them We Can, and many more.

Rank #1: A Love Supreme (Feat. Dr. Jeanine Staples and Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report)

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In this episode, we chop it up with celebrated author, speaker, and educator Dr. Jeanine Staples and our extended family member Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report. We explore the impact that exposure to physical and emotional trauma has on women both in and outside of relationships, Jeanine's thoughts on the #HurtBae fiasco, as well as her suggestions on successfully dismantling patriarchy. Additionally, Alex can do without Ikea's Swedish Meatballs, Jay draws confidence from an unlikely source, and we have some very special announcements to make.

Feb 28 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #2: A Black Writers Symposium (Feat. Kiese Laymon & Hari Ziyad of RaceBaitR)

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In one of our most candid episodes to date, we're joined by the dynamic duo of educator, "Long Division" author, and Southern-fried scribe Kiese Laymon and RaceBaitR's H.N.I.C. Hari Ziyad for our first ever "Black Writers Symposium". We discuss the necessity of the creative spaces they occupy, the delicate balance of selling their artistry while not selling their souls, and the roles and responsibilities of writers within the pursuit of true Black liberation. Additionally, Alex has a thing for Crunch Berries, Jay shops at Gordon Gartrelle, and Amtrak stations ain’t nothing nice.

Apr 19 2017

1hr 51mins

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Rank #3: Hello Brooklyn (Feat. Demetria Lucas D'Oyley)

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In this episode, we’re joined by author, television personality, and melanated wonder woman Demetria Lucas D’Oyley to discuss her burgeoning multimedia empire, her bouts with self-doubt, which Brooklyn rapper wears the crown, and her journey while expanding her brand beyond writing. Additionally, Alex is to blame for the next podcast civil war, Jay is in dire need of anger management, and podcasting takes a lot of damn work.

May 02 2017

2hr 30mins

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Rank #4: Dollar Dollar Bill, Ya'll (Feat. Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche)

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With Black businesses and financial literacy more important than ever, in this episode we chop it up with financial guru Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, who puts us up on game in regards to budgeting, establishing a good credit score, savings, and much more. Additionally, we discuss the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the Mr. Steal Your Grandma phenomenon, and Jay's relentless pursuit of birthday gifts.

Jul 14 2016

1hr 53mins

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Rank #5: The Black Daddy Chronicles (Feat. Nickolas Gaines & Irna Landrum of Daily Kos)

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As we celebrate Father's Day for our third episode, we bring back fan favorite Nickolas Gaines (Suicide Prevention Program Director of the United States Department of Defense) and welcome essayist, activist, and Daily Kos' own Irna Landrum to join us in a roundtable discussion on Black masculinity, the wonders of Ice JJ Fish, and fatherhood. We laughed, we cried, but most importantly, we healed. Additionally, we take a moment to express our condolences for the mass shooting in Orlando, as well as take some time to reflect on the legacy of Muhammad Ali.

Jun 14 2016

2hr 8mins

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Rank #6: Make Yourself At Home (Feat. Zakiyyah Myers & Rohan Gilkes of Innclusive)

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In this episode, we chop it up with Innclusive co-founders Zakiyyah Myers and Rohan Gilkes, who transformed their own #AirbnbWhileBlack debacle into a company that prides itself on providing international travel accommodations free of discriminatory behavior. We also discuss D'Angelo's peculiar absence at The BET Awards, the inherent challenges of being a Black business owner, and Zakiyyah dishes on some of her favorite travel destinations.

Jul 03 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: Back To The Motherland (Feat. Myra & Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries)

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Since we’re days away from our legendary block party in Wakanda and our collective excitement about our African heritage is arguably stronger than ever before, we chopped it up with Myra and Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries. A married couple who grew tired of their monotonous life in America and decided to begin a new one in Simba’s backyard, The Motherland. They discuss the challenges of homeschooling their 5 year old son, the cultural differences they experienced in their new home, and the complicated dynamics of being accepted as an African-American by our continental brothers and sisters. Additionally, Alex didn’t exactly have the greatest weekend, Jay visited Wakanda and lived to tell about it, and Black Panther is exactly the movie every last one of us deserve.

Music courtesy of IceJJFish, Nimbus Vin, & Little Ry Mu$ic. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary Instagram: @theextranegroes Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com

And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Feb 13 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #8: Blerd Is The Word (Feat. Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds & J. of Tea with Queen and J)

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In this episode, we're joined by the dynamic duo of Black Girl Nerds creator and mogul in the making Jamie Broadnax, as well as our very special guest co-host J. of the Tea With Queen & J podcast, to discuss the breadth and idiosyncrasies of nerd culture, the importance of Black creators and executives within creative spaces, and Jamie's secret rendezvous with Idris Elba. Additionally, Alex takes a voyage to 1998, our birthday party has the best cake and ice cream, and even Jay has a price.

May 17 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #9: An Extraordinary Recap: Insecure - "Hella Perspective" (Feat. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy For Black Girls & Law Ware)

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The season finale hath finally arrived. And to celebrate this momentous occasion, we brought back fan favorites Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy for Black Girls and philosopher/writing ass writer Law Ware for the ride. So enjoy as Law breaks down the anatomy of a sidekick, Jay fails miserably at recognizing closure, Dr. Joy considers exes imaginary friends, and Alex is a proponent of gratuitous sex.

Sep 11 2017

38mins

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Rank #10: The Afterparty: "Welcome To Wakanda" (Feat. Law Ware)

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Are you looking forward to Black Panther, but have no idea what the hell it's even about because you never read the comic book? Don't worry. We got you. Before Chadwick Boseman and company obliterate the box office, we're putting you up on everything you need to know prior to watching the movie. We break down the mythology of the Black Panther, the cultural signficance of Wakanda, who his cast of supporting characters are, what we're most looking forward to, and how the first big budget predominantly Black feature film has the potential to transform the entertainment industry. 

Feb 09 2018

25mins

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Rank #11: New Slaves (Feat. Marlon Peterson)

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In this episode, we're joined by Ebony Magazine Power 100 honoree, Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and criminal justice advocate Marlon Peterson to discuss the challenges of retaining your humanity while incarcerated, whether or not mass incarceration should be abolished, and how we as a community failed Kalief Browder. Additionally, we discover the origin of Alex's asshole ways, Procter & Gamble just might get a plate at the cookout, and Jay provides a candid update on his physical and emotional well-being.

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations.

Intro courtesy of Keithron Powell 

Aug 08 2017

1hr 31mins

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Rank #12: An Extraordinary Recap: Insecure - "Hella Great (Season Two Premiere)" (Feat. Tonja Renee Stidhum)

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In our inaugural episode of An Extraordinary Recap, we're joined by writer/director, "Wing Chick" series creator, and Cinema Bun Podcast co-host Tonja Renee Stidhum to dissect the season premiere of HBO's "Insecure". Additionally, Tonja has some choice words for the people in the Groupon seats in the back, Jay is a proponent of #BlackNipplePiercingsMatter, and the Issa/Lawrence dynamic might hit a little too close to home for Alex. Best Buy shirts sold separately. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes: 

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And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations. 

Jul 24 2017

18mins

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Rank #13: No Guest List (Feat. A Very Special Guest)

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Ehhhhh... Why spoil the surprise? Just enjoy the episode! 

Original music produced by Nimbus Vin. 

Jul 13 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: An Extraordinary Recap: Insecure - "Hella LA" (Feat. Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas & Law Ware)

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In the latest installment of An Extraordinary Recap, we're joined by our beige brother from another Panama Jackson of Very Smart Brothas and writing ass writer Law Ware to discuss the latest and greatest in of the fourth episode of season two of HBO's Insecure, "Hella LA".

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations.

Aug 14 2017

29mins

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Rank #15: She's Gotta Have It (feat. Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim of Very Smart Brothas)

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With The Internets abuzz after the debut of Spike Lee's update on his 1986 feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, we felt it was only right to assemble the homies to discuss the show's portrayal of modern love in gentrified Brooklyn. We're joined by writer and Editor-In-Chief of TheExtraordinaryNegroes.com Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim, contributor to Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, and other outlets, to unpack the Netflix series, whether its take on sexuality and polyamory reflect dating in the 2000 and the 17, challenges in writing Millennial television characters, and healthy ways to juggle lovers.

Dec 13 2017

50mins

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Rank #16: An Extraordinary Recap: Insecure - "Hella Disrespectful" (Feat. The Brown Liquor Report)

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With all the chaos and turmoil in this episode, you might need a drink or a seven. But since we're fresh out of bartenders, we brought along our extended fam DJ BlackShah, The Count, Jas Hands, and B. Fierce, better known as The Brown Liquor Report, to help us drink away the pain. So pour yourself something to drink and partake in our latest "Insecure" recap. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations.

Sep 04 2017

33mins

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Rank #17: The Forgotten Ones (Feat. Dallas Goldtooth)

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Indigenous activist and environmental organizer Dallas Goldtooth joins us to discuss the struggle for people of color to remain hopeful in our society, his experiences on the front lines of the infamous Keystone XL and Dakota Access protests, the biggest sacrifice he's man as an activist, and the prevalence of anti-blackness in Indigenous communities. Additionally, Alex can't get to Essence Fest fast enough, Jay used to love H.E.R., and did do we have love for the Grammys or nah? 

Music courtesy of Mr. TalkBox and VybeBeatz.

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Jan 30 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Passport Pimpin' (Feat. Evita Turquoise Robinson of Nomadness Travel Tribe & Darnell Lamont Walker of Passport Required)

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In this episode, we're joined by branding/travel expert and Nomadness Travel Tribe founder Evita Turquoise Robinson and filmmaker and Passport Required founder Darnell Lamont Walker to discuss the keys to branding your business, the challenges of maintaining a self-care regimen despite a rigorous travel schedule, and what it was like to swag surf on the White House lawn before Cheeto-In-Cheif took office. Additionally, Alex doesn't believe in altruism at award shows, Jay is gonna miss Tiffany Haddish doing free shows all the time in LA, and Tommy from Martin got a job before Colin Kaepernick did.

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations.

Jul 28 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: Let's Go To Therapy (Feat. Tonja Renée Stidhum & Shamira Ibrahim)

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In a unique take on our Writers Symposium series, writers Tonja Renée Stidhum (Blavity, Shadow & Act, The Root, etc.) and Shamira Ibrahim (Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, etc.) explore their ongoing journeys with depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and mental illness. They bravely detail how they sought the support of their friends and family members, how each of them chose their therapists, and what gave them the will to carry on even in their darkest hours. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Feb 28 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #20: An Extraordinary Recap: Insecure - "Hella Blows" (Feat. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy For Black Girls)

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With so much to unpack in this episode, we felt it was only right to bring in a therapist. So thankfully, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy For Black Girls was up for the job. We dissect Molly's comfortability with the uncharted territory of an open relationship, Issa's "hocation" possibly meeting its abrupt end, and did Lawrence just realize he's an Affirmative Action hire? Like we said, it's a lot. So enjoy our recap. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And if you're interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon and PayPal donations.

Aug 28 2017

23mins

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An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color (Feat. Misha Euceph, Amber J. Phillps, & Diosa Femme)

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The second installment of "An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color" took place on June 27th. Once again, Jay organized a night of food, fun, and fellowship at YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of people of color within the podcasting medium. 

This episode is a live recording from that event, specifically the panel portion featuring some of the most important figures within the podcast medium--each of whom just so happens to be a person of color: Misha Euceph, host of KPCC's "Tell Them, I Am," Amber J. Phillps, host of "The Black Joy Mixtape," and Diosa Femme, host of "Locatora Radio." 

This event was presented by Extraordinary Ideas, SimpleCast, and YouTube and sponsored by Patreon and CastBox. Also shoutout to our partners AudioBoom and SquadCast. 

Jul 02 2019

1hr 34mins

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An Extraordinary Evening: For Podcasters of Color (Feat. John Asante of Stitcher, Sam Sanders of NPR's It's Been A Minute, Paulina Lopez of Super Mamas, & Shaun Lau of No, Totally!

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On 12/13, Jay organized a massive event in Los Angeles celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of people of color within the podcasting medium. It was a night of food, fun, and fellowship as podcasters of color throughout Los Angeles and beyond came together to lay the groundwork for the much needed wholesale changes necessary to achieve equitable treatment within the podcasting industry.

This episode is a live recording from that event, specifically the panel portion featuring some of the most important figures within the podcast medium--each of whom just so happens to be a person of color: Stitcher senior producer John Asante, Sam Sanders of NPR's "It's Been A Minute", Paulina Lopez of the incredibly successful "Super Mamas", and Shaun Lau of "No, Totally!" 

This event was presented by Extraordinary Ideas and SimpleCast, and sponsored by TableCakes Productions, Wavve, RadioPublic, SquadCast, Heil Sound, She Podcasts, Bullhorn.FM, and FullCast.  

Partners for this event include AudioBoom, TuneIn, Inner-City Arts, De Mi Alma Productions, and Comfort LA. 

Music provided by Yondo.

Dec 18 2018

1hr 21mins

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Dear Summer (Feat. Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances & Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast)

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Intro By Amanda Seales & Brian Alexander Morgan Music By Jonny May, JP Soundz, & Marcel

Summer is imminent and with it comes timely vacations, impromptu pool parties, and the triumphant return of sundresses. But lost in all the fun in the sun are the countless non-profit organizations sprinkled throughout the country that keep our communities thriving. So we're joined by Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances to discuss the important roles that non-profits occupy within our communities, how philanthropy is essential, and why giving should hurt. Additionally, Alex has a new apartment, Jay still hasn't slept, and Rachel Dolezal is the welfare queen Black America refuses to claim.

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Jun 05 2018

1hr 12mins

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An Extraordinary Mother's Day Tribute: I Love My Momma (Feat. The Queens Who Raised Us)

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Intro by Naarai Michele Outro by Langston Hughes

Get your kleenex ready. For our annual Mother's Day Blackstravaganza, our mothers (!!!!!!!) join us to discuss the many challenges they faced, the sacrifices they made, and even delve into some of their regrets and missteps in raising each of us. Additionally, we learn who's responsible for Alex's obsession with Janet Jackson, we unveil Jay's sordid cross-dressing past, and you'll get a bit more insight into just how we grew up to become Extraordinary Negroes. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

May 08 2018

53mins

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Bitcoin Ballin' (Feat. Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor)

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Intro by DJ Suede The Remix God

Music By Marcelmakesmusic, Beatkowski, and Vincent Alexander.

Don't know anything about cryptocurrency? Guess what? We don't either. So we invited Lamar Wilson, the mastermind behind blockchain company Hijro and the instructor of the Black Business School’s popular “Welcome to Cryptocurrency 101” course, to put us up on game. Additionally, Kanye lost his damn mind, Alex could use some extra gravy, and will Jay be watching football again this season?

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

May 02 2018

1hr 7mins

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My Brother's Keeper (Feat. James Bland of "Giants" & Elton Anderson Jr. of Creators of Color)

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Intro by Durand Bernarr.

Music provided by Heartbreaker, Theo Fill Us, and Beatowski. 

We're a day late and a dollar short, but hopefully we made up for it by bringing along James Bland of the Emmy-nominated, smash hit web series "Giants" and Creators of Color founder and celebrity photographer Elton Anderson Jr. We discuss their viral Instagram antics, how friendship is a form of self-care, how photography and film became their creative outlets, and how their brotherhood has propelled their respective careers to the next level. Additionally, Jay needs more podcaster friends, Fabulous won’t find a fan in Alex, and are Fried Lobster and Cheddar Bay biscuit Waffles for the culture? 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Apr 11 2018

1hr 20mins

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Once Upon A Live SXSW Episode (Recorded Live On SXSW's Live Podcast Stage) (Re-Release)

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Almost a year ago to the day, we checked off an item on our bucket list when we made history as one of the first podcasts to ever perform live at SXSW. So to commemorate this momentous occasion, we're revisiting this episode so that our new listeners can enjoy this moment and our listeners who've been rolling with us from the jump can see how far we've come. 

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Mar 27 2018

54mins

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We'll Name This Podcast Later

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Music provided by Michael Trapson, Marcel, & Ghost Beats.

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Mar 13 2018

54mins

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Let's Go To Therapy (Feat. Tonja Renée Stidhum & Shamira Ibrahim)

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In a unique take on our Writers Symposium series, writers Tonja Renée Stidhum (Blavity, Shadow & Act, The Root, etc.) and Shamira Ibrahim (Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, etc.) explore their ongoing journeys with depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and mental illness. They bravely detail how they sought the support of their friends and family members, how each of them chose their therapists, and what gave them the will to carry on even in their darkest hours. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary Instagram: @theextranegroes Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com

And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Feb 28 2018

1hr 29mins

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An Extraordinary Black Panther Review (Feat. J of Tea With Queen & J and Law Ware)

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After its record breaking $235 million opening, you damn right we have much to discuss about this movie. Our favorite womanist race nerd J of Tea With Queen & J joins us and Law Ware makes his triumphant return as well to drop off his 2 cents. Enjoy. 

Artwork courtesy of @von.hall

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Feb 20 2018

50mins

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Back To The Motherland (Feat. Myra & Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries)

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Since we’re days away from our legendary block party in Wakanda and our collective excitement about our African heritage is arguably stronger than ever before, we chopped it up with Myra and Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries. A married couple who grew tired of their monotonous life in America and decided to begin a new one in Simba’s backyard, The Motherland. They discuss the challenges of homeschooling their 5 year old son, the cultural differences they experienced in their new home, and the complicated dynamics of being accepted as an African-American by our continental brothers and sisters. Additionally, Alex didn’t exactly have the greatest weekend, Jay visited Wakanda and lived to tell about it, and Black Panther is exactly the movie every last one of us deserve.

Music courtesy of IceJJFish, Nimbus Vin, & Little Ry Mu$ic. 

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Feb 13 2018

1hr 19mins

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The Afterparty: "Welcome To Wakanda" (Feat. Law Ware)

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Are you looking forward to Black Panther, but have no idea what the hell it's even about because you never read the comic book? Don't worry. We got you. Before Chadwick Boseman and company obliterate the box office, we're putting you up on everything you need to know prior to watching the movie. We break down the mythology of the Black Panther, the cultural signficance of Wakanda, who his cast of supporting characters are, what we're most looking forward to, and how the first big budget predominantly Black feature film has the potential to transform the entertainment industry. 

Feb 09 2018

25mins

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The Forgotten Ones (Feat. Dallas Goldtooth)

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Indigenous activist and environmental organizer Dallas Goldtooth joins us to discuss the struggle for people of color to remain hopeful in our society, his experiences on the front lines of the infamous Keystone XL and Dakota Access protests, the biggest sacrifice he's man as an activist, and the prevalence of anti-blackness in Indigenous communities. Additionally, Alex can't get to Essence Fest fast enough, Jay used to love H.E.R., and did do we have love for the Grammys or nah? 

Music courtesy of Mr. TalkBox and VybeBeatz.

And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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Jan 30 2018

1hr 12mins

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Bout My Business (Feat. Dave Anderson)

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With our holiday hangover (and hiatus) out the way, we're back in business with Mr. Dave Anderson, aka The Business Bully, to discuss his groundbreaking Black Boys Win initiative, how his track record of success propelled him into entrepreneurship, why he refuses to wear suits, and how come Mr. T doesn't get his due as a revolutionary? Additionally, calling Alex a Nutella Queen might get you stomped out, never let Jay name your computer, and Combat Jack's legacy will live on forever.  Music courtesy of Jay Connor for Extraordinary Beats.

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Jan 16 2018

1hr 21mins

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Holiday Happiness (Feat. Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health)

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The holidays aren't happy for everyone. So we're joined by psychotherapist Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health to discuss how factors like the winter weather, economic anxiety, and our current political climate adversely affect our mental health during the holidays, the importance of establishing healthy boundaries, and how to support your friends and family suffering from mental illness without losing yourself in the process. Additionally, Alex has fond memories of that LaFace Christma" album, the verdict is still out on if Jay has been naughty or nice, and CyHi's new album gets our seal of approval.

Music courtesy of Cameron J. Henderson and Little Ry Mu$!c.

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Dec 19 2017

1hr 22mins

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She's Gotta Have It (feat. Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim of Very Smart Brothas)

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With The Internets abuzz after the debut of Spike Lee's update on his 1986 feature film debut, She's Gotta Have It, we felt it was only right to assemble the homies to discuss the show's portrayal of modern love in gentrified Brooklyn. We're joined by writer and Editor-In-Chief of TheExtraordinaryNegroes.com Synitta Walker and Shamira Ibrahim, contributor to Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, and other outlets, to unpack the Netflix series, whether its take on sexuality and polyamory reflect dating in the 2000 and the 17, challenges in writing Millennial television characters, and healthy ways to juggle lovers.

Dec 13 2017

50mins

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Rebel Yellow (Feat. Ranier Maningding of The Love Life of An Asian Guy)

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In one of our most insightful interviews to date, we chop it up with NextShark Editor-at-Large Ranier Maningding, better known as the mastermind behind the social media phenomenon The Love Life of An Asian Guy.

He dishes on how nearly every marginalized group adheres to the civil rights blueprints that Black people created, the responsibilities and loneliness that come with helming one of the only Asian-American platforms of its scale, how media whitewashing has impacted how Asian-Americans self-identify, how Black and Asian communities have been pitted against each other, and the complicated legacy of George Tekai's activism. Additionally, Jay is a sore loser, Alex is afraid of goblins, and @ElaineVictoria can sing her entire ass off.

Intro courtesy of @ElaineVictoria. And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes:

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Dec 05 2017

1hr 19mins

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An Extraordinary Thanksgiving Dinner Draft (Feat. Law Ware)

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If you thought fantasy football was serious, imagine replacing the NFL players in with your Thanksgiving menu. Which is exactly what the hell our hungry asses did. But did your Grandma's legendary mac and cheese make the cut? There's only one way to find out. Itis should separately. 

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Nov 21 2017

35mins

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The Afterparty: "A Love Letter To Black Veterans" (Feat. Richard Brookshire of Reparations Podcast)

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We know, we know. It's been a minute since we hit ya'll with an Afterparty episode, but your prayers have been answered. So with Veterans Day on the horizon, we're joined by former combat medic and current Reparations Podcast co-host Richard Brookshire to deconstruct Obama’s military legacy, Richard's quest to maintain his Black identity despite his surroundings, the mistreatment of veterans by society as a whole, why Richard believes Micah Johnson was a martyr for racial justice, and how his military service felt like a lie.

And to the courageous individuals in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as our military veterans, we are eternally grateful for your service and sacrifice. As well as the friends and family who keep them loved and uplifted over the course of their military careers. 

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Nov 09 2017

33mins

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Heard It Through The Grapevine (Feat. Ashley Akunna of The Grapevine)

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Once upon a time, Ashley Akunna was so discouraged by the absence of Black Millennial representation on television that she created a web series to do something about it. Now one of the most popular web series out, "The Grapevine" features some of your favorite game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals tackling the topics of today. And she joins us to discuss the importance of her platform, what she adds to the pantheon of Black women in media, and why we should stop blaming Millennials for every damn thing. Additionally, Jay offers to fix Chrisette Michele's life, Alex might put money on Justin Timberlake's head, and are we sure Takeoff wasn't left off of "Bad & Boujee?"

Intro courtesy of Kevin Ross and additional music provided by sweetmelody602. 

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Nov 07 2017

1hr 13mins

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Inspiring

By Irishcream07 - Apr 11 2018
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They inspire beyond belief and they informative, relatable, and DOPE!!!

:) HAHAHAHAH

By Carsosauraus - Feb 19 2018
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I just started podcasts, and these guys are hilarious!