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Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast

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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Love is Love...Or is it Tho? The Interracial Dating Episode

Does black love include white people (or anyone who isn't black)? We all know the answer to that. Pack a lunch---this is a long one with an extended review of Queen and Slim *SPOILER ALERT* at some point but not spoiley in beginning. Skip review if you haven't seen it yet.Highly Recommended ReadingPlaying in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (available for purchase online, fuck Amazon).Register for Ericka's first live webinar-Gender 101!! December 12, 11am PST/2pm EST: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN___4Vk0cST6SS18NoWa7paAReferencesBechdel Test for Trans Actorshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_ca/article/7x5nje/there-wasnt-a-bechdel-test-for-trans-representation-so-i-made-oneQueen and Slim Interview Linkshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiewire.com/2019/11/queen-and-slim-lena-waithe-melina-matsoukas-interview-1202191741/amp/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.com/amphtml/entertainment/why-queen-slim-star-jodie-160026506.htmlNational Geographic predicted Americans will look like in 2050 (not 2024 or 2030* as stated in the podcast)https://www.mic.com/articles/87359/national-geographic-determined-what-americans-will-look-like-in-2050-and-it-s-beautifulWack basketball player Patrick Patterson's anti-black statements can be found here: https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2019/11/26/clipper_s-patrick-patterson-slammed-for-referring-to-black-women.htmlMusic-Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl TurnerPodcast sponsored by you and consider donating to Activist and Writer Gia Love's college fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/gia039s-return-to-college-fund?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=38e6d6760d8644cbbdc01cf155ab69e5 and The Marsha P. Johnson Institute at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NzA3MDk=?fbclid=IwAR2whgNasaYmVhRi0CW_UgAbp2z3K-1UH0bKtBMqgzhxb8BHb6v6SqyrOWYBonus:

2hr 30mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Gender 101: The Binary Won't Save You

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

52mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Toxic Masculinity: How to be a White Cis Man 101

From Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly of America's early industrialization period to the "only Christopher we acknowledge", the drive to forgive the transgresses of abusive cis men celebrated the world over for the exploitative power of their influence and the allure of toxic masculinity across the gender spectrum has gone seldom challenged for millennia. Yet it's not the love of cis men that excites or attracts us to white supremacist patriarchy, but the hatred of black femmes. Join us in the first of two installments as we make the case that toxic masculinity aint nothing but an attempt to be like white cis men and we might need a better term for it.Highly Recommended Reading'You Promised You Wouldn't Kill Me' by Kimberly Crenshawhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/28/opinion/police-black-women-racism.htmlHistory of Bolivia's Interim President Jeanine Anez anti-indigenous tweets and a fact check of all of them: https://factcheck.afp.com/did-bolivias-interim-president-delete-anti-indigenous-tweetsEpisode Sponsored by You. To monetarily support HRHW you can do so at Venmo: @Ericka-Hart or PayPal: ericka@ihartericka.comMusic: Apathy Happy by Benjamin Earl Turner (go download that Bad Nature by him, too!)

1hr 33mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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

AAVE=African American Vernacular EnglishPOC= People of ColorThis Episode could have had a couple of names: No one wins when veiled anti-blackness among non black POC is a proxy for solidarityno one wins when you use AAVE and you're not black: the anti blackness of non black POCno one wins when you're neither black nor really my family so don't call me sis: POC and anti blacknessthis episode is onfleeklitbrosishomieEverybody wanna be black til it's time to dismantle white supremacyBoth 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; andInstagram: @ThreeKeysNola @BLAZELIKEFYRE @AceNewOrleans. Recommended Reading:That the Blood Stay Pure by Arica L. Coleman: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=806959More information on Pleasure Chest Sex Stores Workers' Struggle to Unionize: www.liberationnews.org/for-pride-thi…nt-on-strike/Episode sponsored by you and the Pleasure Chest

1hr 42mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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

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.

1hr 17mins

5 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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

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 LordeTo 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 ReadingA 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

1hr 21mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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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... 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)

1hr 1min

31 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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

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 toAnd we will sit by and watch him dance On the tvNever at a rally And keep giving him money for the value of his meta distractionWe 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 usedAt 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.htmlEpisode sponsored by The Pleasure Chesthttps://thepleasurechest.com/educator-picks

1hr 31mins

9 May 2018

Rank #8

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

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 HeadwrapRecommended 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-thinkersAt 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.

1hr 32mins

11 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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DACA is Racist and Anti-Poor

While DACA certainly isn't the enemy, patently xenophobic and anti-poor US Immigration Policy is certainly not a friend to those seeking refuge and opportunity in the land of the broke and home of the slave. Talking DACA, West Indian Day Parade, and a lil' bit of gender.

1hr 1min

8 Sep 2017

Rank #10

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Black People Die and People Theorize about their Deaths: Typical Day in America

Typical day in America: people die at the hands of antiblack racism, people theorize about their deaths. An intellectual distancing from the deaths of black people doesn't stop it from happening. What are our options? Join us for a live episode of Hoodrat to Headwrap and if you feel some type of way, email us at hoodratsandheadwraps@gmail.com Recommended Reading: Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History Episode brought to you by our sponsor, The Pleasure Chest: www.thepleasurechest.com

1hr 30mins

12 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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

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 2020What Might Bring You Joy in 2020 Might Bring You Hell in 2021What Bring You Joy in 2020 Won't Bring Reparations, Liberation, Justice for Black People or anyone, really in 2020Do Marie Kondo Owe Anita Baker Some Money?Bernie Sanders for State ComptrollerMusic: "Apathy Happy" by Benjamin Earl Turner- Go Listen!!Highly Recommended Reading:Ta-Nehisi Coates: Bernie Sanders and the White Liberal Imaginationhttps://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/bernie-sanders-liberal-imagination/425022/The Origin of Others by Toni MorrisonBonnie Kristian for The Week: Bernie Sanders is not nearly as progressive as you think: https://theweek.com/articles/603044/bernie-sanders-not-nearly-progressive-thinkMore 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=.8aec01ae20ebZak 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.htmlJared 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.orgMollena William's Haas: http://sunnymegatron.com/mollena-williams-sobriety-submission-hyena/Episode Sponsored by The Pleasure Chest and You

1hr 35mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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Can Distraction be Decolonizing?

Said lil b*h (anxiety) you can't fk w/ me (you could) if you wanted to: Fenty, Football, Fanfare and Puerto Rican-U.S. diplomacy for dummies Tips to help folks help folks in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: 1. Call Congress 202-224-3120 and tell them to release disaster aid now 2. Donate to mariafund.org, NOT the red cross *Correction of acronym: LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) Update: Jones Act rescinded as of 9/28

1hr 6mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #13

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AFTERPunk: We Reminisce Over You, My God

Ya'll remember that song by J. Cole featuring Drake, "In the Morning", where Drake's voice is hella scratchy as if the song was recorded in the morning and you couldn't tell if that was intentional or if the nigga throat was sore? Well, that's how we sound after this past weekend at Afropunk---the good, the bad, the binary. Find out if this shit was for us.

1hr 2mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #14

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A Revolution Televised and Paid for by Disney: Black Superheroes for the White Imagination

Imagine that: a vision of Africa that puts the onus of "what it could have been" on an imaginative restructuring of a whole 53 country continent while failing to hold the European countries and institutions responsible for its perceived degradation accountable inside of a fictional universe created by a white person in the 60s, adapted to a film, produced by Disney. And it's only February. Join us as our faces melt off. if you feel some type of way, email us at hoodratsandheadwraps@gmail.com Recommended Reading: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/ethiopias-state-emergency-20-180219112158956.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/opinion/france-racism-rokhaya-diallo.html

1hr 13mins

21 Feb 2018

Rank #15