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A Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books.Light an incense to this. #nigchampa #hrhw #theblackpoweredpodcastTo monetarily support Hoodrat to Headwrap Venmo @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com

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A Decolonized Podcast for lovers on the margins, join your resident sexuality educator Ericka Hart and Deep East Oakland's very own Ebony Donnley, as we game give, dismantle white supremacy and kiki in the cosmos somewhere between radical hood epistemological black queer love ethics, pop culture, house plants and a sea of books.Light an incense to this. #nigchampa #hrhw #theblackpoweredpodcastTo monetarily support Hoodrat to Headwrap Venmo @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.com

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Just listen! Listen to this podcast. Much love to you Ericka and Ebony, thank you💕

Completely Amazing

By Arielbrianag - Jul 30 2019
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This is one of my favorite podcasts, hands down!! I learn something new every time.

iTunes Ratings

705 Ratings
Average Ratings
698
4
0
0
3

♥️

By ihadthisdream_ - Oct 30 2019
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Just listen! Listen to this podcast. Much love to you Ericka and Ebony, thank you💕

Completely Amazing

By Arielbrianag - Jul 30 2019
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This is one of my favorite podcasts, hands down!! I learn something new every time.
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Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast

Latest release on Dec 03, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Gender 101: The Binary Won't Save You

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Refusing to acknowledge how gender works isn't doing you any favors, so gather round for this long awaited, very special teach-in episode w/ Resident Headwrap Sexuality Educator Ericka Hart as she helps you help us destroy white supremacist cis het patriarchy.

Referenced Reading: http://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/straight-black-men-are-the-white-people-of-black-people-1814157214

Sep 20 2017

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Rank #2: Everybody wanna be black til it's time to be white: Non-Black POC & AAVE in service of Antiblackness

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AAVE=African American Vernacular English
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.

For more info visit: https://www.acehotel.com/calendar/neworleans/blazelikefyre-presents-hoodrat-headwrap-live-erick-hart-ebony-donnley

@AceNewOrleans on Twitter
Facebook: facebook.com/threekeysnola facebook.com/acehotelneworleans; and
Instagram: @ThreeKeysNola @BLAZELIKEFYRE @AceNewOrleans.

Recommended Reading:
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

1hr 42mins

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Rank #3: Stop KonMari'ing Ya'll racism: Bernie, Kamala & What Won't Bring You Joy (reparations) in 2020

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Happy Black Everything At All Times and Happy Black Hixtory Month. Join us for our first lil episode of 2019 and I'm already not having it.

Alternative Titles:
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
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/bernie-sanders-liberal-imagination/425022/

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:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/30/bernie-sanders-campaign-harassment-1077014 https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sen-bernie-sanders-changes-his-message-to-black-voters-racism-is-alive/2019/01/22/6c2b5466-1dbe-11e9-8e21-59a09ff1e2a1_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8aec01ae20eb

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/

Episode Sponsored by The Pleasure Chest and You

Feb 01 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #4: How We Love and Why Even Bother: The Black/Queer Way

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We're just being hella vulnerable with each other about relationships, including friendships, how and why they end and the traumas and triumphs that inform them.

Oct 05 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: This is America: Black Cis Men Never Held Accountable for Selling Out Black Pain for White Pleasure

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WHITE CIS MEN HAVE COMMITTED MORE MASS SHOOTINGS IN THE US THAN ANY OTHER GROUP...but I'm sleep.

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

Episode sponsored by The Pleasure Chest
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May 09 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #6: Diversity and Inclusion is for White People: Beyond Bruno Mars, and the Love of Light Skin

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https://www.patreon.com/seren_sensei

"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.

Recommended Reading
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

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: Astrology Takin' Over for the 99 and the Two Thou: A Chani Nicholas Gamesgiving

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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...

Chani Nicholas

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.

www.chaninicholas.com

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

1hr 1min

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Rank #8: So We All on the Same Page in 2019: Gentrification is not Normal, it's Intentional ft. @Ecofeminista

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FREE CYNTOIA FIRST AND FOREMOST:
https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-cyntoia-brown

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:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=2ahUKEwj6tqqbkrDfAhXSJt8KHWbSBhUQFjADegQIBRAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmyelms.umd.edu%2Ffiles%2F45965850%2Fdownload%3Fdownload_frd%3D1&usg=AOvVaw0VLa2VcqgXgW0XoGHP_nnq

"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":
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfgate.com/expensive-san-francisco/amp/low-income-families-sf-bay-area-hud-statistics-13024580.php

"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:
https://www.adreamdeferredphl.org/exhibition/

Episode Sponsored by YOU and The Pleasure Chest.

Dec 21 2018

2hr 6mins

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Rank #9: What is Black? Happy April Fools Year & the Words They Say to Make us Think They Aren't Bigots.

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And what exactly do ya'll mean by "woke" when you say it in response to people resisting their own subjugation? Why would Van Jones applaud right wing views and also herald Kim K as the next coming of Malcolm in criminal justice reform? Why is the Mayor of Chicago so upset with one case, considering this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theroot.com/feds-confirm-that-the-chicago-police-dept-is-as-corrup-1791173264/amp

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.

Recommended Reading:
The Sarah Lawrence Protests, please stand with them and demand the university to meet the students' demands
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/03/13/students-sarah-lawrence-want-review-tenure-conservative-professor-who-criticized

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
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/hypocrisy-zealand-claim-190319104526942.html?fbclid=IwAR1-8BMzamsE04e1Zz5s07an6MgV2PWDTs5jj_0aq7dQoL7U4oTapCpxdhM

Ebony and Ivy by Craig Steven Wilder (black author)
https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/ebony-and-ivy-9781608193837/

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez's Comments on Reparations
https://medium.com/@SIIPCampaigns/the-congressional-black-caucus-needs-to-pass-a-reparations-bill-before-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-c3ef3c6ee438 https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bet.com/news/national/2019/03/19/_who-is-black-_--alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-erasure-of-blackness-.amp.html

Willie McCoy
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theroot.com/bodycam-footage-shows-vallejo-police-shoot-willie-mccoy-1833688793/amp

Theme Music: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner
https://open.spotify.com/album/56MVukuaZLRsSvMHErDNo0

This episode is dedicated to Victor McElhaney and Ashanti Carmon

Apr 02 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #10: #TimesUp on Defending Rich White People and Oprah: A Defense of Those Who Don't

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H & m and how companies stocks go up when they stoke black peoples' anger in order to get a rise out of the market and oh, yeah, the Golden Globes. This is your bonus episode of Hoodrat to Headwrap

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:
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/111678/at-the-dark-end-of-the-street-by-danielle-l-mcguire/9780307389244/

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

1hr 32mins

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