Rank #1: Gender 101: The Binary Won't Save You
Referenced Reading: http://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/straight-black-men-are-the-white-people-of-black-people-1814157214
Sep 20 2017
Rank #2: Everybody wanna be black til it's time to be white: Non-Black POC & AAVE in service of Antiblackness
POC= People of Color
This Episode could have had a couple of names:
No one wins when veiled anti-blackness among non black POC is a proxy for solidarity
no one wins when you use AAVE and you're not black: the anti blackness of non black POC
no one wins when you're neither black nor really my family so don't call me sis: POC and anti blackness
this episode is onfleeklitbrosishomie
Everybody wanna be black til it's time to dismantle white supremacy
Both vilified and stolen, black folks aren't the only ones benefitting from black linguistic and cultural production.
Get into 20 minutes of outtakes at the end...this episode could have also gone on for hours.
We're taking this baby on the road! New Orleans, we aren't like Drake, come fuck wit us at the Ace Hotel for a LIVE recording of Hoodrat to Headwrap for our Toxic Masculinity Episode on Sunday, September 2nd from 1pm-3pm as part of the CAKE series.
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That the Blood Stay Pure by Arica L. Coleman: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=806959
More information on Pleasure Chest Sex Stores Workers' Struggle to Unionize: www.liberationnews.org/for-pride-thi…nt-on-strike/
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Aug 21 2018
Rank #3: Stop KonMari'ing Ya'll racism: Bernie, Kamala & What Won't Bring You Joy (reparations) in 2020
Stop Playing and Let a Real Nigga Bring You Joy in 2020
What Might Bring You Joy in 2020 Might Bring You Hell in 2021
What Bring You Joy in 2020 Won't Bring Reparations, Liberation, Justice for Black People or anyone, really in 2020
Do Marie Kondo Owe Anita Baker Some Money?
Bernie Sanders for State Comptroller
Music: "Apathy Happy" by Benjamin Earl Turner- Go Listen!!
Highly Recommended Reading:
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Bernie Sanders and the White Liberal Imagination
The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison
Bonnie Kristian for The Week: Bernie Sanders is not nearly as progressive as you think: https://theweek.com/articles/603044/bernie-sanders-not-nearly-progressive-think
More on Bernie Sanders:
Zak Cheney Rice: Bernie Sanders and the Lies We Tell White Voters: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/bernie-sanders-and-the-lies-we-tell-white-voters.html
Jared Beck Comments: https://www.inquisitr.com/5268724/bernie-sanders-supporter-kamala-harris-willie-brown-penis-twitter/
400 Years of Inequality--Jamestown 1619: http://www.400yearsofinequality.org
Mollena William's Haas: http://sunnymegatron.com/mollena-williams-sobriety-submission-hyena/
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Feb 01 2019
Rank #4: How We Love and Why Even Bother: The Black/Queer Way
Oct 05 2017
Rank #5: This is America: Black Cis Men Never Held Accountable for Selling Out Black Pain for White Pleasure
Black people are murdered and it’s an idea for a storyboard for a rap music video without a trigger warning. Black people are not paying attention, while the world continues to kill us. We only pay attention when black cis men tell us to. Listen to them. Black cis men know what we need. And we should listen. They are geniuses. They win Pulitzers for their music without having to reckon with the misogynoir conveniently overlooked to get them there. And slavery was a choice. But, just hear him out. And he’s the King so he doesn’t give head. But he is not really Black, so it’s different. We spend hours talking through our pain from being re-traumatized and he “just wanted to make good music”.
He could care less that people actually died. But but they are just destroying a Black man’s legacy.
He got his money
And will continue to
And we will sit by and watch him dance
On the tv
Never at a rally
And keep giving him money for the value of his meta distraction
We get tired of calling him in
He doesn’t listen
Why talk. He’s talking. Just let him speak!
Just a body on his way to fame
To the white girl across the room
We are just a body
To be used
At the cookout on 4th of July
At his leisure
Our pain is a joke
And a moment,
Not happening all the time.
Join us for another episode of Hoodrat to Headwrap as we distract you from black cis men centering whiteness again (are you entertained?).
Recommended Reading: Barracoon, The Story of the Last Black Cargo by Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and ethnographic blerd.
Read this article from 2018 to better understand DJ Khaled's tweets in 2015: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/world/canada/incel-reddit-meaning-rebellion.html
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May 09 2018
Rank #6: Diversity and Inclusion is for White People: Beyond Bruno Mars, and the Love of Light Skin
"The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations which we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us."---Audre Lorde
To preamble the episode: We didn't talk about how Twitter and companies like it-Google, Facebook, etc. have whole diversity departments, committees and initiatives and make marketing videos featuring a whole bunch of black folks but employee less than 3% of us. How the conversation about representation allows the system to continue to work--as long as we are used for aesthetic, put on display, "visible", the world is completely content with whiteness remaining dominant.
Join us on a furiously tender conversation.
A New Nielsen Report Puts Black Buying Power at $1.2 Trillion: http://fortune.com/2018/02/28/raceahead-nielsen-report-black-buying-power/
Check out Luminance Skin Care's fundraiser: https://luminanceskincare.com/products/special-edition-ginger-peach-bar-soap?variant=14256321735
Mar 14 2018
Rank #7: Astrology Takin' Over for the 99 and the Two Thou: A Chani Nicholas Gamesgiving
Lots of memes declaring snarky platitudes and generalizing quips about astrological signs (e.g., what each sign would do in a horror movie, lots of other ones we can Pinterest lol)circulating round the net. Needless to say, the younger generation is getting witchy, but it wasn't cool to be witchy back in the day outside of 90s pop culture references, movies like The Craft w/ the tartan skirts, white shirts and suspenders (only one black girl in the craft now that I think of it!). So join us in parsing that out on Hoodrat to Headwrap's first episode of our Gamesgiving Series with...
Don't miss this generous game give out on what the hell is happening in the heavens, and what it has to do with Mesopotamia, hippies in the sixties, white supremacy and most importantly, you.
Recommended, Referenced Reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/arts/how-astrology-took-over-the-internet.html
Bonus: Techgnosis by Erik Davis (thank me later)
Jan 31 2018
Rank #8: So We All on the Same Page in 2019: Gentrification is not Normal, it's Intentional ft. @Ecofeminista
Get this so we can all be on the same page in 2019: Gentrification is not a normal process whereby increased real estate development in a once systemically neglected area leads to greater economic change but rather it is the targeted displacement of "undesirable" groups in a given area to attract "desirable" (read: white) groups whose purpose can serve to reserve capital for the wealthy and significantly reduce availability of resources to poor residents from marginalized identities, many of them Black and Brown. This is a byproduct of white supremacist patriarchy, the transatlantic slave trade, colonization, widespread racial and social injustice compounded by white people's genteel urban planning policy and biased anthropological rhetoric in the academy that often overlooks institutional and governmental policies designed to support the disenfranchisement of black folk, indigenous and POC via early 20th Century discriminatory housing laws.
Join us and our love/special guest Cynthia Malone (@ecofeminista) and bear with me and my cringeworthy amount of "likes" when I talk cus a nigga (Ebony) is tired at the end of the year.
Two hours long
pack a lunch to this
clean up to this before New Years especially if your family is black and superstititous
Highly Recommended Reading:
On plantations, prisons and a black sense of place by Katherine McKittrick:
"Forces Driving Gentrification in Oakland": https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-forces-driving-gentrification-in-oakland/Content%3foid=20312733&media=AMP%2bHTML
"Six figure low income salary in Oakland":
"Summer hill fake bullet holes in crown heights": https://www.google.com/amp/s/ny.eater.com/platform/amp/2017/9/20/16339246/summerhill-bullet-hole-walls-crown-heights
A dream deferred exhibit is an excellent resource on how gentrification, redlining and gentrification have historically disadvantaged Black and Asian American and Asian immigrant communities in Philadelphia:
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Dec 21 2018
Rank #9: What is Black? Happy April Fools Year & the Words They Say to Make us Think They Aren't Bigots.
Are you melting too?
Also, what is the line between conservatism and racism? Well, there is no line so why does that word conservative exist? What could possibly be conserved?
Join us as we parse out "bold, left leaning ideas", red, blue, progressive, liberal and all the ways that white supremacy is upheld by any other name. The rhetoric is deadly.
The Sarah Lawrence Protests, please stand with them and demand the university to meet the students' demands
What happened there in New Zealand isn’t isolated, it becomes inevitable when islamaphobia is fostered in our government at the federal and state level it’s connections to all of the aforementioned (There is in danger in not considering all forms of violence and how they lead to death—- Ilhan Omar vilification leads to this kind of islamaophibia that is fatal)
Excellent article on the white terror attack in New Zealand by Sahar Ghumkhor
Ebony and Ivy by Craig Steven Wilder (black author)
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's Comments on Reparations
Theme Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner
This episode is dedicated to Victor McElhaney and Ashanti Carmon
Apr 02 2019
Rank #10: #TimesUp on Defending Rich White People and Oprah: A Defense of Those Who Don't
Recommended Reading: Excerpt from Nicole Ashcoff's book, The New Prophets of Capital: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/may/09/oprah-winfrey-neoliberal-capitalist-thinkers
At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle McGuire, who wrote at length about Recy Taylor's story in 2011 and was largely responsible for the public apology the Alabama House of Representatives gave to Recy on behalf of the state:
Unrecommended, poorly written but referenced: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-lefty-critique-of-timesup-is-tired-and-self-defeating/
For backstory on Golden Globes Time's Up Movement and insanely rich and powerful people just "doing what they can", visit ihartericka on Instagram and watch the highlighted stories.
Jan 11 2018