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The Anonymous Africans
33 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Drunkenly brought to you by East, West, and first guest, Anonymous George. Happy New Year!!
59 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Chit Chat: We’re lit off Malibu and Fireball with Rumchata. You know the vibes! Black Interwebs: Gucci Mane just dropped ‘East Atlanta Santa 3’ and that shit CRANKS. Do yourself a favor and go stream that shit! Kim Kardashian put on her best blackfishing act to pose for 7Hollywood magazine. Apparently, she was supposed to be channeling Elizabeth Taylor, but she really looked like Diana Ross or Diahann Carroll at first glance. SMH. It upset me and my homegirl! Successful Black People: Queen Mariah Carey has finally gone number one this year with her 1994 hit ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’! This is the second Christmas song to ever hit the number one spot on Billboard! CNN says, “‘All I Want From Christmas Is You’ is Spotify’s most-streamed Christmas song of all time, with more than 602 million plays...it’s earned more than 2 million in royalties since it was first added to Spotify.” NowThis says, “Mariah has made $60 million from ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’”. Favorite Thing of the Day: East: Mariah Carey! West: HBO’s Chernobyl & Watchmen. But most importantly, BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN!!!! Mental Health Minute: How we deal with anxiety around the holidays when it comes to money issues, getting the right gifts, and finding enough time to get everything done. This Day in Our History: On December 24th, 1951, Libya was “released from British and French oversight”. In other words, independence was acquired. They called themselves The United Kingdom of Libya, started off as a monarchy under King Idris I, and the rest is history! Ask the Africans: -How do you respond when someone gifts you something you truly hate? -What are some things you would like to gift YOURSELF next Christmas?
42 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Chit Chat: We’re a little tipsy and a tad smacked. Enjoyyyy! Black Interwebs: Lizzo went to a basketball game with her booty out. It got the people going. Successful Black People: Pamela Joyner is an African American business woman and art collector. She received her education from Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School, and is one of the most influential collectors of African American art. She has one of the most extensive collections in the world! Joyner is based in San Francisco. A good amount of her collection is displayed at her home, which she has opened to the public. Joyner is a member of the board of the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Trust, and is a founding partner of Avid Partners, which is a marketing firm in San Francisco. Joyner and her husband created the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of African American art. Their exhibition, Solidary & Solitary, was on display in Chicago earlier this year. Favorite Thing of the Day: East: PAX vaporizer. West: Crime Junkie!! Mental Health Minute: East speaks on how she set boundaries at work to protect her mental health. This Day in Our History: December 17, 1991: Michael Jordan is named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year! He is the eighth black man in history to receive this honor. Ask the Africans: The audio cut midway through the segment :(. We got y’all next episode!
43 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
East & West discuss Queen & Slim. Spoiler alert!!!
32 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Chit Chat: When men in gay clubs hit on women. Foreign dick. Black Interwebs: Ari Lennox did not win anything at the 2019 Soul Train Awards, and she had no problem letting us know. Plenty of folk on Twitter believe Lizzo shouldn’t have won a damn thing. What say ye? Successful Black People: Nia DaCosta is a 29 year old black woman who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Harlem. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, then wrote the script for Little Woods (which later starred Tessa Thompson). The script was picked for the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs in 2015, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. She is currently directing the Candyman sequel (set for release on June 12th, 2020), and is also the director for the Netflix series, Top Boy. Favorite Thing of the Day: West: Top Boy & Top Boy: Summerhouse...and Top Boy. East: Mi new car beep beep lol. Mango Nectar! Mental Health Minute: Summer Walker opened up to Beyoncé’s internet about her social anxiety, but people are out here tryna invalidate her lived experiences. They Didn’t Have to Die: Last we checked, the police had shot and/or killed 1,488 people. From October 5th-to November 21st, the police have killed 169 people. So far this year, the police have injured or killed a grand total of 1,804 human beings. This Day in Our History: Tina Turner’s Birthday! She was born on November 26, 1939. Abolitionist & women’s rights activist, Sojourner Truth, passed away in Battle Creek, Michigan on November 26, 1883. Ask the Africans: If you found out someone you’ve been seeing for 3 months doesn’t have papers to legally stay in this country, what would you do?
22 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
If you ain't black don't say it.
55 minutes | Nov 5, 2019
Chit Chat: Yo, why do all your exes/past flings always try to enter your life at the same damn time? Black Interwebs: On Twitter, @heykelechi started got the people going when she tweeted about dating bisexual men...shout-out to her! Successful Black People: Jackie Aina. No explanation needed at all. We STAN a queen! Favorite Thing of the Day: West: The freedom she has at her job to kind of do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. East: Beyonce’s Homecoming album! Mental Health Minute: We speak about our different triggers😡🤬 This Day in Our History: This week, we chose to highlight a few happenings that occurred on November 5th instead of focusing on a singular event. In 1829 or 1836 (there’s conflicting information), Theodore S. Wright became the first African American to get a theology degree in the United States. The narcissistic fuck Donald Trump is calling this impeachment inquiry a “lynching”. On November 5th, 1912, it was reported that 61 black folk were lynched. In 1968, the late great Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to be elected to Congress, representing BedStuy in NYC. On November 5th, 1974, Walter E. Washington became the first elected mayor of Washington, DC. Ask the Africans: How early is too early to start exploring ones sexuality?
54 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
#MartinMacneill: A Halloween Special
In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve decided to bring real live horrors to your beautiful ears. Trick or treat, b*tches!
34 minutes | Oct 25, 2019
Chit Chat: Tinder dating? Sugar daddies? Let us catch you up on what we’ve been up to! Black Interwebs: Pastor Wilson. PERIODT! Summer Walker’s Tiny Desk performance...people are not being empathetic or understanding at all. The woman has anxiety, dang! Successful Black People: Meghan Markle, who has faced a racist backlash, is the epitome of royal dignity and class as she continues to settle into her role as the Duchess of Sussex and as a new mom with the birth of her first child, Archie. Favorite Thing of the Day: Taco Bamba? Penises? Thinking about dicks? Our imminent vacation? Neither of us are ready to be flawed out, and neither of us decided on a FTOD. In the words of East, “nigga, nothing”. Mental Health Minute: It’s beginning to get colder in the DMV. For this week’s MHM, we speak about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Abeg, pls forgive us for calling it Seasonal Affective Depression. This Day in Our History: Julie Ethel Dash was born on October 22, 1952. She is a film director, writer and producer. Dash received her MFA in 1985 at the UCLA film school and is one of the graduates and filmmakers born out of a time known as the L.A Rebellion. In 1977, during her time at UCLA, she directed Diary of an African Nun, which is an adaptation of a short story by Alice Walker. In 1981, Dash received a grant to research Gullah culture in the Sea Island communities of South Carolina and Georgia. Part of this research was included in her 1991 feature, Daughters of the Dust, which became the first full-length film directed by an African American woman to obtain general theatrical release in the US. She’s directed episodes of Queen Sugar and, earlier this year, it was announced that her next project will be an Angela Davis biopic! We’re looking forward to seeing that piece of art!!! Ask the Africans: Taken from the pages of reddit: u/GertieGuss: What’s something someones said to you that at the time made you mad but since then you’ve realized they were right? u/AnlythDalar: If you take everyones hearing and eye sight away for 5 minutes everyday would the world descend into chaos or would we adapt to it?
36 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Chit Chat: Self-care! Black Interwebs: Webstar and Young B aka Bianca Bonnie dropped Chicken Noodle Soup on September 26th, 2006. K pop star J-Hope and singer Becky G brought the song back 13 years later on September 27, 2019. We definitely prefer the original song, but we’re glad they gave money and credit where it was due! Successful Black People: Lauren Underwood is a U.S. representative in Illinois. She’s been in office for less than a year and is already breaking records! At 32 years old, she is the first woman, first person of color, AND first millennial to represent her district. She’s also the youngest black woman to ever serve in Congress! Favorite Thing of the Day: West: Vacuum Beds. East: Forgiveness. Mental Health Minute: Euphoria (HBO) showcases depression, addiction, and a look into mental health illnesses. Zendaya does such an amazing job. Give this woman her Emmys and Golden Globes! This Day in Our History: Jesse Jackson’s birthday! He was born on October 8, 1941. He was an activist, a civil rights leader, he marched with MLK, and ran for president twice. He’s the second black man to run for office in history! Ask the Africans: If you could only accomplish one big thing in life, what would it be? Can you stay with someone who’s sex game has declined over time?
36 minutes | Oct 8, 2019
Chit Chat: What we’ve been up to since season one ended! Black Interwebs: Lizzo falsely and publicly calling out the Postmates employee, and the backlash (on both sides) that ensued. Kayla Nicole/NicoleTV, her comments that offended the trans community, and her swift apology. Successful Black People: Tomi Adeyemi, author of the international bestseller, Children of Blood and Bone. It is a West African inspired fantasy YA novel. Her book is being developed into a major motion picture! Her follow up book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is expected to come out in December 2019! Adeyemi also happens to be #17 (one number before Beyonce) on #TheRoot100 list of the most influential African Americans! Favorite Thing of the Day: East’s: Her dog who recently passed. West’s: a ring that East gave her. Mental Health Minute: Friends going through a mental health crisis. They Didn’t Have to Die: So far this year, the police have shot or killed 1,488 people. This Day in Our History: October 1st 1960 is when Nigeria gained their independence from the British Empire. Happy Nigerian Independence Day! 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 Ask the Africans: If you died today would you die happy? If you could fuck anyone of your choosing, who would it be and why?
52 minutes | May 21, 2019
It’s the last episode of the season! Keep up with our Youtube and social media pages for more content! Freestyle [0:00] — It’s the last episode of the season Yeah we turning up we turning up for good reason Did this shit all on our own we don’t need no help That’s how we plan to accumulate our wealth Money money money on our mind Chasing all our dreams yeah we know how to grind I’m a boss lady Go getter baby, If you want my time then you gon have to pay me Cultural Catch Up [2:43] — African parents don’t normally want their kids to go into careers that have to do with the arts. How do we feel about that? Would we pursue careers in the arts category ourselves? Would we be happy if our future kids wanted to pursue careers outside of STEM? Black Interwebs [11:00] — Brehanna Daniels is the first black woman to be a Nascar Tire Changer! Although this history was made back in 2017, Brehanna’s feat is and forever will be relevant. She’s also Guyanese American! Peep this living legend on Instagram @brehannadaniels Sherrexcia Rolle is a 29 year old black woman and is also the Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Western Air, a Bahamian airline! This airline has a net worth of over $90mill. Catch this queen on Instagram @rexyrolle Successful Black People [14:30] — Robert F. Smith is pledging $40 million towards the student loan debt of Morehouse’s entire 2019 graduating class! He announced it while giving his speech at their commencement ceremony. Robert is the founder, chairman and ceo of Vista Equity Partners. With a $5 billion net worth, he is currently the richest black person in America. https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/blogs/news/morehouse-commencement-speaker-announces-grant-to-pay-off-entire-class-of-2019-student-loans Favorite Thing of the Day [17:17] — Thee one...thee only...our girl Hot Girl Megan Theeeeeeeeee Stallion just dropped her album, Fever, and it is hot as FUCK! We are sick and lit!! If you have not streamed the album yet, you are doing yourself a disservice. Megan Thee Stallion is that bitch. Treat yoself and blast that album. 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣Real hot girl shit!! Mental Health Minute [21:40] — How do you stay positive? How do you push through the daily bullshit and keep a positive attitude? They Didn’t Have to Die [28:02]— From 5/12-5/18, the police have murdered 18 people. I don’t know what these individuals were doing, I don’t know why these officers decided to kill them...all I know is they didn’t have to die. San Diego just backed a state bill which limits the use of deadly force by cops. We need to see this bill passed in all 50 states! This Day in Our History [30:55] — Today is X Day! Malcolm Little aka el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was born on May 19th, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother is from Grenada and his dad was born in Georgia. After his family life fell apart, Malcolm X went through a period of crime which landed him in the prison system. It was in prison where he found his faith, Elijah Muhammad, and the Nation of Islam. He was a Pan Africanist, a Black Nationalist, a minister, and an activist. On May 19th, 1948, Grace Beverly Jones aka Grace Mendoza was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica! At the tender age of 18, she signed with Wilhelmina Modeling agency and has been snatching edges ever since. She is a singer, a songwriter, a producer a model, an actress, and a living muhhfuckin legend. Grace Jones is a barrier breaking icon. Happy 71st birthday, sis!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuW4TcZWeLI Ask the Africans [34:55] — Hi! My name is George and I have a question for the AA. When in a relationship, how often do you think you should see the person you’re dating within a week? Hey there! I have a question for the AA. Could you marry someone you don’t love because they provide stability and comfort? What has been the hardest part of starting and continuing this podcast? INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/anonymousafricans/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AnonAfricans FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Anonymous-Africans-304483220305997/ YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/2OwjIm3 EMAIL: email@example.com LIKE! COMMENT! SUBSCRIBE! FOLLOW! EMAIL OR DM US QUESTIONS YOU’D LIKE US TO ASK DURING THE ANONYMOUS AFRICANS SEGMENT!
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