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43 minutes | Feb 11, 2018
Episode 27: Coffee and Love Languages with Indie Artist, Angie Rose
PLEASE NOTE: Unforeseen technical issues at the time of the recording of this episode resulted in LaJonel's not-so-great sound quality, so we apologize in advance! Please forgive us! Despite that, we delivered a great episode for y'all to enjoy! xo, the Unfinished Business Production Crew ...now on to the show! The ladies of Unfinished Business are joined by special guest co-host, the one and only, Angie Rose! The indie hip-hop and R&B recording artist and humanitarian joins us to talk about everything from her work to help restore Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria, to love and relationships, how she empowers her fans beyond the music, and the inspiration behind her award-winning 2017 EP, "Sipp'N Coffee in the Bakery". Plus, she gives deets on her newest project which drops in March 2018! As the founder of “Unstoppable Threadz”, a brand that funds initiatives that bring hope to communities all over the world, thousands of people have united with her to say one beautiful phrase: I’M UNSTOPPABLE. Angie Rose continues to prove that day-to-day in her work! Song of the week: FIYA by Angie Rose feat. Lish Check out Angie Rose's music on all streaming platforms and follow her for the latest on new projects and more: website: angierosemusik.com twitter: AngieRoseMusik instagram: AngieRoseMusik Show Notes: Hosted by LaJonel, Tori, Charisse, Shari and Sade Produced by LaJonel Edited by Po B “Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)” by Po B Instagram: unfinishedbusinesspodcast Twitter: UB_podcast Facebook: unfinishedbusiness08 Email: email@example.com
59 minutes | Feb 3, 2018
Episode 26: #realfriends
Mind Ya Business - Your News, the "UB" Way! Serial entrepreneur, Lynn P. Smith started "Buy the Block", the first black-owned crowdfunding platform in the country that connects real estate developers seeking to crowdfund any type of property, and the only one dedicated to making investments in real estate as a group more accessible for Black people! The buying power of Black women is in the trillions, let's continue to support each other! Super Bowl 52...LET'S GO EAGLES!!! The Re-Up: What about your REAL FRIENDS?! Many wonder how we've maintained our 14+ years of friendship. Your favorite co-hosts open up in sharing the do’s and dont’s of maintaining #realfriends. Get to know us in this wild and fun episode; and go get you some #realfriends <3 Hosted by LaJonel, Tori, Charisse, Shari and Sade Produced by LaJonel, Tori and Shari Edited by Po B -------------------- “Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)” by Po B (@porsche_mamab) Instagram: @unfinishedbusinesspodcast Twitter: @UB_podcast Facebook: Unfinishedbusiness08 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
31 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
Episode 25: Say Yes to the Dress
[Episode 25 Rundown] Gendered and sexual violence against Native women in US; Black men saying yes to the dress; a mugshot-turned-money bags Mind Ya Business - We share the story of late Native actress, Misty Upham. She too was a victim of sexual violence in Hollywood. Furthermore, in Indian Country: more than 80% of Native American women have experienced physical violence, and more than half have experienced sexual violence. Learn more and stay informed. The Re-Up (formerly known as Question of the Week and The Group Chat combined) - Black male actors in drag in film and TV is nothing new. Today, it is widespread across social media as actors and comedians take the development of their careers into their own hands to keep us entertained and to stay relevant...so what *exactly* is the issue??? Too Smart, Too Black - Shia Yearwood turns her mugshot into a marketing opportunity after a f*ck ni**a tried to bring her down. Hosted by LaJonel, Tori, Charisse, Shari and Sade Produced by LaJonel and Sade Edited by Po B “Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)” by Po B Instagram: unfinishedbusinesspodcast Twitter: UB_podcast Facebook: unfinishedbusiness08 Email: email@example.com
63 minutes | Jan 7, 2018
Episode 24: What a Time to be Alive
Happy 2018! In the Re-Up (formerly known as the Question of the Week), LaJonel, Tori, Shari and Sade get into some self-reflections inspired by the infamous drawing by Ghanaian illustrator, Peniel Enchill, of the woman stepping into the new year with her bag of resolutions, leaving behind her old ways, peoples and trends in the past year. In our news segment, Mind Ya Business, learn more about the INSANE rate of maternal mortality of Black women in the US; a Black Philadelphia woman puts up a fight against gun laws and the Repubs are backing it. Keaira LaShae, pro fitness trainer, singer and dancer and the woman behind the “Twerk and Tone Workout” DVD! Get it right and tight in 2018 with this ass-kickin’ of a workout. Check it out here: teamlashae.myshopify.com Hosted by LaJonel, Tori, Shari and Sade Produced by LaJonel and Sade Edited by Po B “Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)” by Po B Check us out: Instagram: unfinishedbusinesspodcast Twitter: UB_podcast Facebook: unfinishedbusiness08 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
96 minutes | Dec 23, 2017
Episode 23: Let Your Fro Grow and Your Skin Glow feat. Tess Shimoyama
Welcome to episode 23 featuring founder/CEO of ColorfullXchange, Tess Shimoyama! As the year comes to a close, we remember some of 2017’s wild and crazy moments in pop culture, current events, celebrity couples, fashion trends and more + discuss today’s natural hair care movement, the evolution of the product market and beauty trends/brands to look for in 2018 + Tess puts us on to Philly’s first ever natural hair #ProductSwap, and how she is on a mission to promote wellness of the mind, body and soul through ColorfullXchange in “Too Smart, Too Black”! Episode 23 is now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, SoundCloud and Stitcher. P.s. Do yourself a favor and stock up on Tess’ Oil Blend and Tess’ Creme. It’s Unfinished Business approved! P.p.s. Thank you all for rockin' with us in 2017! We're excited about what we have planned for 2018! We love you!!! Have a safe and unforgettable NYE! Hosted by LaJonel, Victoria, Shari and Sade Produced by: Sade and LaJonel Edited by Portia aka Po B (IG: @porsche_mamab) Featured Song: Coconut Oil by Lizzio "Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)" by Po B Instagram: UnfinishedBusinessPodcast Twitter: UB_Podcast Facebook: UnfinishedBusiness08 Contact us! email@example.com
51 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
Episode 22: Pre-Litty Christmas Committee
In this episode, LaJonel, Tori and Shari take it easy, in spite of the chaos of the world and our personal lives, to discuss some do’s and dont's for this holiday season. In the Group Chat, get their take on gift-giving etiquette for dating, how to compromise on family traditions in relationships and whether or not sex-themed gifts are appropriate. Shari gives a dose of reality on modern day slavery and America’s lead epidemic in our news segment, Mind Ya Business. So sit back, pour a glass of red wine, get cozy with your fave hot cocoa or get real crazy with a Dirty Mexican (Shari put us on to this one) and take a moment to relax with Unfinished Business! Featured Song: Believe It, Lonny X (prod. Gravez) Hosted by LaJonel, Tori, Shari and Sade Produced by LaJonel and Shari Edited by Portia aka Po B (IG: porsche_mamab) Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro) by Po B Instagram: unfinishedbusinesspodcast Facebook: Unfinishedbusiness08 Twitter: UB_Podcast Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
57 minutes | Nov 24, 2017
Episode 21: “Have a Plate, That Food for Your Soul Tip”
In this episode, we share what makes us we feel “full” - filled + highlight Black women pioneers in the ongoing battle of sexual harassment in our news segment, “Mind Your Business” + THOTalks is back! We’re talking threesomes and how to get what you want in the bedroom + in honor of Thanksgiving, we honor our favorite meme time of year with #ThanksgivingwithBlackFamilies and #ThanksgivingClapback in Too Smart, Too Black! Unfinished Business is so thankful for you! Thanks for taking this journey with us! Have a safe and joyous Thanksgiving weekend with your family, friends and loved ones. Enjoy episode 21! Hosted by LaJonel, Victoria, Charisse, Shari and Sade Produced by LaJonel Edited by Portia aka Po B (IG: @porsche_mamab) Featured song: “Caught Up by GoldFace Richy & NotNxrmal “Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)” by Po Bo Instagram: UnfinishedBusinessPodcast Twitter: UB_Podcast Facebook: UnfinishedBusiness08 Contact Us: email@example.com
66 minutes | Nov 10, 2017
Episode 20: All We Hear is Platinum This, Platinum That featuring Feminista Jones
Who better to guest co-host our 20th episode than thee one and only FEMINISTA JONES! The universe worked its magic and the award-winning writer/community activist/Queen of Black Twitter (among other titles) sat with us to talk sex & relationships, why astrology matters in all aspects of life, and what Black feminism means to her. PLUS, we got the scoop on the evolution of her erotic novel, Push the Button, in Too Smart, Too Black. One of our fave episodes to say the least...lots of gems dropped in this one. Enjoy! Stay connected with Feminista Jones: feministajones.com / Twitter: @feministajones / Instagram: @feministajones / Facebook: FeministaJonesOfficial Hosted by LaJonel, Victoria, Charisse, Shari and Sade Produced by NBS Edited by Po B (IG: @porsche_mamab) "Unfinished Business (Intro/Outro)" by Po B Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: Laughsandadlibs, just__tori, leslistorm, myconcertfannypack
52 minutes | Oct 8, 2017
Episode 19: I Got...No Time
Tune in to hear LaJonel, Tori and Shari as they discuss news you should know, how you know if you're a actually a good guy or a f*ck boy who THINKS he's a good guy; and a black-owned upholstery company producing chic and unique pieces is Too Smart, Too Black. In this episode, we introduce our newest segment, Mind Your Business, news you should know beyond mainstream headlines! In light of the greatness that is Insecure 2, the ladies discuss f*ck boys who think they're good guys--the infamous line by Tasha in response to Lawrence playing with her heart. Women worldwide clapped and yelled "Preach!" and we, of course, explored the meaning behind this genius one-liner. We define f*ck boys vs. the nice guy, when does one realize that the nice guy is actually a f*ck boy? We define masculine tropes (first defining a what a TROPE is) and how it continues to impact the roles we play in relationships. Black-owned upholstery and home staging company, Elan by Uri, is Too Smart, Too Black! Check out her custom pieces and learn more about the New York City-based company below: Instagram: @Elan_byUri Facebook: ElanbyUri Tune in for good laughs and a strong female perspective!
72 minutes | Sep 22, 2017
Episode 18: Hella Done: Post Breakup Do's and Dont's
The season 3 opener features the first guest and male co-host, founder of non-profit, "Bridging the Gap" and longtime friend of UB, Garrett Richardson (@btggarrett)! The Group Chat: Inspired by season two of Insecure, together they discuss some major do’s and dont’s out of a serious relationship including what to do and not-to-do on social media, why self-reflection is so important for both men and women, and how to have a successful hoetation after the breakup. Too Smart, Too Black: Caidyn Bennett, LA-based kid-actor/comedian, mocks white women and their creepy ass interest in black hair in his comedic re-enactment of a conversation with his mom and said predators, Susan and Sandy in the viral video, “No Susan, These are Dreads” Tune in for all of this and much more! Learn more about Bridging the Gap: Instagram: @btgnj Facebook: Bridging the Gap P.S. Unfinished Business is now available on Google Play Music...search "Miss Brown Presents" to easily find us and subscribe! xo
46 minutes | Aug 13, 2017
Episode 17: Girl you look so good when you got no social media
Summer '17 celeb scandals + What is means to be private vs. secretive on social media + A Black-owned nail salon in the heart of South Philly, Brown Sugar Nail Spa, is Too Smart, Too Black! Featured Song & Artist: Poppin' by Rico Nasty Too Smart, Too Black Feature: Brownsugarnailspa.com Instagram: Brownsugarnailspa Facebook: Brown Sugar Nail Spa
43 minutes | Jul 28, 2017
Episode 16: Mask Off - THOTalks Returns!
THOTalks is back! Also, we honor leo season + sex positions we could do without + two of our listener’s questions are addressed in the juicy segment, THOTalks! Too Smart, Too Black: Brittani Canty (IG: @brittcanty), creator of Yell, Black Girl! (IG: @yellblackgirl_public_relations), an up and coming independent public relations firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Brittani, a strategic communications major at Temple University (#templemade!!), is on a mission to serve and elevate fellow young, black entrepreneurs! Tune in and learn why Brittani and Yell, Black Girl! is #toosmarttooblack! Featured Song: Empress (Musica De Magia) by Mizu Ming Follow us! Instagram: @unfinishedbusinesspodcast Twitter: @UB_Podcast Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing us at email@example.com! Enjoy!
38 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
Episode 15: Jump Out the Window
QOTW: Summertime fine self-care tips & tricks Group Chat Topic: Relationship milestones Too Smart, Too Black: Lauren Ash, founder/CEO of Black Girl in Om is on a mission to ensure all women of color are taking care of their bodies, minds and souls Stay entertained and enlightened with real-time new episode alerts, learn more about the amazing hosts, along with upcoming events, products and services featured by connecting with us! Instagram: @Unfinishedbusinesspodcast Twitter: @UB_podcast
95 minutes | May 31, 2017
Episode 14: Act Like An Adult For Once
Welcome to the Unfinished Business kickoff to Summer '17! Too Smart, Too Black: The Queen of Comedy and Oscar award-winning actress, Mo’Nique speaks her truth and simultaneously tells Oprah & Friends to suck her dick, if she had one. Tune in to learn our thoughts on this epic clapback in entertainment history PLUS the link below to a BuzzFeed article that perfectly summarizes the Periscope podcast in which Mo’Nique shares this insanely enlightening and compelling story. https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanschocket2/here-is-why-monique-is-pissed-at-oprah?utm_term=.csOp5Ey5p#.pm6amOvma The Group Chat: What is 30? THIS is 30! We challenge the norms of adulthood as we know it today and expand on what it means to party, dress and shape life goals in our thirties. We kick off the the conversation with the hilarious, viral post, “Women Over 30 Be Like” by actress/comedian, Tyree Elaine (IG:@tyreeelaine). How are you defying adulting in 2017? Comment below OR hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org! Enjoy!
109 minutes | May 18, 2017
Episode 13: All she ever asked me for was time...
In The Group Chat, we recognize that most of us want to practice monogamy, but what are some aspects of monogamy that are normalized and that can be questioned? Too Smart, Too Black: BLACK AND SEXY TV! Learn how creators, Numa Perrier and Dennis Dortch, have revolutionized the storytelling of Black folks. In the compromising and polarizing industries of filmmaking and digital media, this power couple defies just that through entrepreneurship and creativity with their trailblazing independent network. P.s. Subscribe to their network for only $7/month for loads of AMAZING content! Website: Blackandsexy.tv IG: BlackandSexyTV Twitter: BlackandSexyTV Featured artist: Inglewood's own, MAQ, "Nickel Bag - Come Home" IG: maq_1 Soundcloud: IamMaq A very special shoutout to the Mamas, Mama’s Mama’s Mamas, Baby Mama’s...Happy Mother’s Day from Unfinished Business! xo Enjoy and of course, don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud and/or Podomatic! Hit us up: email@example.com
64 minutes | Apr 30, 2017
Episode 12: Satisfy You
In this episode, we introduce a new feature segment, THOTalks: a judgement-free zone in which we provide an alternative or "too smart, too black" perspective on your sex and relationship challenges/questions! A 26-year-old virgin wants to use it before she loses it and a queen is trying to persuade her reluctant king to give her oral sex. Don't hesitate and email your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Too Smart, Too Black: Cidney Green, the genius behind ATL-orgy, encourages us to "choose pussy over pain" in her now-viral video (over 4 million views and counting!!!). Tune in to learn how the "Total Liberation" founder is challenging YOU aka society's preference for violence and pain over sex, pleasure and specifically, P-U-S-S-Y. IG: total_liberation_official Tumblr: Cidney G Twitter: cidneygg Facebook: Cidney Green Enjoy!
47 minutes | Apr 7, 2017
Episode 11: #THOTlife vs. #HoeisLife
THOT vs. Hoe: Both terms have become common vernacular among our peers, but is there a difference? Are THOTs new-age hoe's? Are we appropriating youth culture by using them as a term of endearment for ourselves and our friends? Too Smart, Too Black: Women.Weed.Wifi - an art collective based in Seattle, with a mission to control the culture of legal weed industry in the rapidly gentrifying region of the Northwest. Shout out to creators, Amanya Maloba, Janice Ibarra and Vanity Thomas. Learn more at womenweedwifi.com Black Women’s Syllabus Inspired by the viral hashtag, Black Women's Syllabus is an online series of thematic courses that center on particular aspects of black women's lives. Every two months has a new focus (read: platonic relationships, sisterhood, family, love, work, sexuality, etc.) that is anchored with one major book by a black woman and other academic/artistic works by black women. Enroll today to join in on the movement at www.eliademy.com Enjoy!
72 minutes | Apr 3, 2017
Episode 10: Black Girl Lost
In this episode, the ladies scratch the surface on human trafficking and its impact specifically on Black and Latina communities. A March 2017 Instagram post gone viral about the alleged 14 Black and Latina girls gone missing within 24 hours in the DMV area, sparked a much needed national outcry on this existing issue in America. What has since come to the surface about Washington D.C. police department's latest social media initiative to heighten awareness on open cases of missing Black and Latina girls, has provoked conversation on the issue of human trafficking in the U.S. Tune in as we explore the lack of mainstream coverage on black and latina centered stories, who is actually involved in human trafficking, government vs. community action, self-care and last but not least, resources to use to tackle this issue. In The Plug, we feature the beautiful collections of Lola Ade, an LA based jewelry line by Pamela Adewoyin, an attorney and fellow #TempleMade alumna! Inspired by her West African heritage, tune in for a special offer! www.LolaAde.com -IG: @ShopLolaAde www.Facebook.com/ShopLolaAde Enjoy & Take Action.
77 minutes | Mar 5, 2017
Episode 9: IDFWU - Rape, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
The ladies react to a woman who partners with her rapist to engage in a conversation about the aftermath of rape + celebrate the Black winners and nonsense of Oscars 2017.
58 minutes | Feb 25, 2017
Episode 8: “You want a piece of me?” Public Meltdowns & Adulthood
In this episode, we celebrate the 30th birthday of our co-host, Shari, in “This is 30” and explore adulthood and public meltdowns on the 10th anniversary of the meltdown of one of our fave pop stars, Britney Spears.
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