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Truth 101: Our World Through Chocolate Lenses
20 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Season 2, Episode 5 (15) What's Wrong Baby: De-stigmatizing mental health in the Black Community
Season 2, Episode 5 (15) What’s Wrong, Baby: De-stigmatizing mental health in the Black Community and Normalizing the work of therapy - Today MusiqTruth discusses mental health in the black community, stigmas, barriers and resources to begin the journey of personal growth and healing.
25 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4: "Take Your Side Hustle from Under The Table!"
Season 2 Episode 4: "Take Your Side Hustle from Under The Table!" - In this episode MusiqTruth shares her 5 essentials to starting your own business and establishing your brand and following. This show focuses on sharing easy strategies for moving your side passions to legitimate income all while moving at a pace that allows you to keep your 9-5 and slowly grow your business. Pull up a chair and let's chat!
22 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Season 2 Episode 3 (13) Why is the Struggle So Real: How Aristotle's Political Philosophy Informs Our Understanding of Human Nature During a Global Pandemic
Season 2, Episode 3 (13)- "Why is the Struggle So Real? How Aristotle’s Political Philosophy Informs our Understanding of Human Nature During a global Pandemic". Today's episode discusses why social distancing is such a struggle for humans and suggests ways to manage our human impulses toward social and political indulgences during a pandemic.
23 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Season 2 Episode 2 (12) - All Aboard The Mothership: The Origins of Afro-Futurism in Music
Today's episode will unearth the influences and origins of Afro-Futurism is music. From George Clinton & Sun-Ra to more contemporary conscious artists like Erykah Badu, we'll "travel the space ways" to find the elements and motifs that comprise Afro-Futurism. We'll even dive a bit into the Nation of Islam as a key influence to the theological elements of George Clinton's P-Funk Mythology. All aboard the Mothership!!
25 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Season 2 Episode 1: Weighted Wisdom: Life Lessons That Remain Undefeated At 30+
Welcome to Season 2 of Truth 101: Our World Through Chocolate Lenses! It's Episode 1 of Season 2 and today we'll discuss age-old wisdom that has guided us throughout our lives in the form of sayings and quotes from the pillars that shaped us.
9 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Episode 10: Why People With Big Arms Make the Best Grits
Episode 10: Why People With Big Arms Make the Best Grits is finally here! Here MusiqTruth provides a brief history of grits, where they come from and the great controversy over preparation, as well as the big arm advantage.
15 minutes | Sep 2, 2019
Episode 9: "When Did That Happen?" Fast Changes that Caught Us Off Guard
Today MusiqTruth discusses random changes that have sneaked up on us! Have you ever been in a conversation and someone sheds light on a change that left you scratching your head? "When did that happen!?" No worries, today we'll catch up on old times and new.
17 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
Episode 8: What's Keeping America From Being "Great"?
Episode 8: What's Keeping America From Being "Great"? In light of recent events, this is an impromptu discussion on an issue weighing on the very hearts of Americans as we grieve yet another racially motivated mass shooting. This week MusiqTruth analyzes gun violence and the greatest threat to national security.
14 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Episode 7: What is a 360 Deal in the Music Industry?
Episode 7: Today MusiqTruth sets the record straight on exactly what rap artist Remy Ma meant when she said Nicki Minaj had a 360 Deal. What is it? Where did it come from, and how has it shaped the industry today?
12 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
Episode 6: What About Us? Competing Oppressions and Intersectionality
"Episode 6: What About Us?" - MusiqTruth tackles the idea of competing oppressions and visits the words of Audre Lorde, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Niemoller to discuss competition for pain, empathy, intersectionality within the Black community and the shared benefits enjoyed when we address indirect issues among us all.
16 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Episode 5: The Cookout
In Episode 5, MusiqTruth gives a brief history of BBQ in the United States and the essential elements to a black cookout. Who's there? Who made the potato salad?
12 minutes | May 23, 2019
Episode 4: A Braided Past
This week MusiqTruth discusses the origins of braided hair, its cultural significance, and the controversy of appropriation.
16 minutes | May 15, 2019
Episode 3: Why Are We So Unbothered?
MusiqTruth unpacks potential sources of desensitization and its impact on the human condition. From Scarlett Takes a Tumble to World Star Hip-Hop, this week we peel back the layers of why we're so unbothered.
11 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
Episode 2: What in the YKK Does that Mean?
In Episode 2 we briefly "unzip" this 3-letter abbreviation that has accompanied us throughout our lives. What does it mean? Where did it come from? And why can't I pronounce it?
14 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
Episode 1: The Case of the House Dress
Welcome to the first episode of Truth 101: Our world Through Chocolate Lenses. Today we discuss the rights of passage in our community, specifically when women transition to the house dress and what's expected of you once you do!
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