Season 1E3: All Black Every-thang

 

From the first black Disney Princess to Tiffany Haddish and black women at Yale, this episode is blackity black y’all.

music copyright:

Mr. ColliparkYing Yang Twins &Bubba Sparxxx

Walt Disney Records– David Zippel & Matthew Wilder

Links:

The End of an Era: Disney’s The Princess and the Frog

U.S., Britain, and France Strike Syria Over Suspected Chemical Weapons Attack

Trump Gets What He Asked For in the Middle East

The Sneaky Language Today’s Politicians Use to Get Away with Racism and Sexism

14 Coded Words That Carry a Coded Meaning for Black People

Tiffany Haddish “Hoe Resume”

A Black Yale Student Took a Nap in a Dorm Common Room. A White Classmate Called the Cops on Her [Updated]

Bob Marley’s Granddaughter Threatens to Sue After Being Detained by Police While Leaving Airbnb

An Incomplete List of Things Black People Should Avoid Doing so They Won’t Be Killed by Police

 

 

FEATURED BUSINESS BRAND:

Green Box Shop

Green Box Shop was conceived in April 2016, out of an old 800 sq ft apartment.When our founder Kayla Robinson couldn’t find any bold social justice tees she decided to make them herself & sell them to raise money for her yoga instructor certification. Since then our mission has grown to be much greater. With the vision and heart from our founder and the hardwork and dedication from our team, Green Box Shop is now an ever growing and evolving body, spreading awareness and delivering quality products in the process.

Green Box Shop

Follow:

instagram-Logo-PNG-Transparent-Background-download  https://www.instagram.com/greenboxshop/

twitter https://twitter.com/greenboxshop_?lang=en

Season 1E5: My Grandmama’s Greens Are Definitely Better. Deadass.

 

Now we all know rule number one of being black is to never say that your grandmama ain’t got the best damn greens. Well the peas are discussing soul food, Trump being an unseasoned carrot, and Pizza men getting deported.

Music:

DJ Suede the Remix God

Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five

Links:

National Museum of African American History and Culture

France Is Voting on a Law Banning Fake News. Here’s How it Could Work

Trump will ask Athletes who Kneel During Anthem to Recommend People for Pardoning

Rhodesia

Zimbabwe

White Minority Rule

Rhodesia Unilateral Declaration of Independence

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Man Detained by Immigration Officers After Delivering Pizza to Army Base

Updated Links:

Who is Alice Marie Johnson

A Judge Just Stopped A New York Pizza Delivery Man From Getting Deported

FEATURED BUSINESS BRAND:

UnrulyUSA

UnrulyUSA is a clothing brand created by twitter user @A_Saint. His brand has urban aesthetics while also focusing on affordability and black power themes. This brand is truly unruly. From its extensive use of black models to its rebellious themes, Unruly is something to be worried about.

UnrulyUSA

Follow:

twitter @UnrulyUSA

 

S1E4: White or Wrong: Interracial Dating with Guest David Schrum

 

This week, after a two week hiatus due to Daphnee’s wisdom teeth being removed, the Peas are discussing the topic of interracial dating! They are also introducing their first guest of the season David Schrum to talk about his experiences in being a part of an interracial relationship.

Music: Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

Queen Latifah, Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman

Links:

Race and Attraction, 2009–2014

First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society

Special Guest:

David Schrum

david.jpg
David works his day job in the lab testing environmental samples for hazardous compounds.  He realizes that sentence might sound slightly interesting, or incredibly boring.
His desire for learning about different cultures began at an early age with his love for travel shows focused on food.
He gets his love of music from his mom.  She has a diverse and eclectic music collection, but David has branched out even further to R&B and Hip-hop.
David will take any chance he gets to pass along an album or podcast recommendation, or talk about how My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is Kanye’s best album.

 

Follow:

instagram-Logo-PNG-Transparent-Background-download the_lab_doctor

Season 1E2: Kanye Kanye: So Good You Have to Say it Twice

 

The Peas discuss Kanye West and briefly touch on some current topics. This episode is dedicated to Mr. West and all his mess because Kanye will always be the man, the myth, the legend.

music copyright:  (G.O.O.D. MusicRoc-A-Fella RecordsDef Jam Recordings)

Links:

The Chicago Defender

Two Koreas Agree to End War This Year, Pursue Denuclearization

Kanye West Hangs Out With John Legend After Pro-Trump Twitter Disagreement, Releases Two Songs

Kanye West criticizes Obama and praises Trump: ‘The mob can’t make me not love him’

Kanye West’s Rant In TMZ Office (Extended Cut) | TMZ

Kanye West Speaks Jay-Z, Donald Trump & Life With Charlamagne Tha God Full Interview

Charlamagne Tha God: Kanye West Sounds ‘Ignorant’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Kanye West Suggests Slavery Was “A Choice” | The View

What Republicans Think of Kanye West

Kanye Isn’t Getting Red-Pilled, He’s Just Being Kanye

FEATURED BUSINESS BRAND:

Me & The Bees Lemonade

When Mikaila was just four, her family encouraged her to make a product for a Children’s business competition (the Acton Children’s Business Fair) and Austin Lemonade Day. So she put on her thinking cap. While she was thinking, two big events happened.

  • She got stung by a bee. Twice.
  • Then her Great Granny Helen, who lives in Cameron, South Carolina, sent her family a 1940’s cookbook, which included her special recipe for Flaxseed Lemonade.

She didn’t enjoy the bee stings at all. They scared her. But then something strange happened. She became fascinated with bees. She learned all about what they do for her and our ecosystem. So then she thought, “what if I make something that helps honeybees and uses my Great Granny Helen’s recipe?”

That’s how Me & the Bees Lemonade was born. It comes from her Great Granny Helen’s flaxseed recipe and her new love for bees. So that’s why they sweeten it with local honey. And today her little idea continues to grow.

Me & the Bees Lemonade

Follow:

instagram-Logo-PNG-Transparent-Background-download  https://www.instagram.com/mikailasbees/

facebook_logos_PNG19753 https://www.facebook.com/MikailasBees/

Season 1E1: Babies, Bush, and ‘Bucks

Meet Daphnee, Starleisha, and Jamir as they discuss infant mortality for black babies, population imbalance, Starbucks coffee, and the death of Barbara Bush.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html?ref=oembed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/world/too-many-men/?utm_term=.781bf13f491a

https://www.theroot.com/from-starbucks-to-hashtags-we-need-to-talk-about-why-w-1825284087?utm_source=theroot_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/4/23/17271296/waffle-house-video-police-racism

https://nypost.com/2018/04/18/this-college-professor-is-happy-racist-barbara-bush-is-dead/

Featured Business Brand:

The Superiors

Boys On The Superior Side was created in 2014 by two individuals, Miles Davis and Ulysses Richmond. Originally we began with an egotistical mindset, thinking we could make better designs than every other streetwear brand out there. As we grew, we began to understand that we aren’t superior to others, we are superior to ourselves and who we used to be. This mindset we instilled in ourselves, drives us to make our product the way we do. It’s the message we send in the light we spread throughout the world. It’s the energy we radiate when we interact with other amazing people on a daily basis.

The Superiors

Follow:

instagram-Logo-PNG-Transparent-Background-download  https://www.instagram.com/the_superiors/

facebook_logos_PNG19753 https://www.facebook.com/bmorebotss/

An Emoji Tale

There once was a 👧🏾. She enjoyed 👩🏾‍🏫 very much. One day, she 👩🏾‍🎓 and her family was so proud. She had plans of 📝 her first 📕 of 📚. However, she knew she would be low on 💵 until this happened. But she didn’t care, she believed in the old adage of doing what makes you happy.
Then one day, a big bad 💰👮🏾 came to her 🏚 and said she owed 💸 to her school. The poor 👧🏾 didn’t know what to do. She 😭 to her 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 but they all had their own 💸💸💸 issues.
The 👧🏾 looked ⬆️ and 🙏🏾 that her financial burdens would be forgiven. But even the good Lord said “👧🏾 I’m broke too!” 🤷🏾‍♂️.
The 👧🏾 had to 🤔. She knew she was smart. Much smarter than her 💰👮🏾.
Eventually the 👧🏾 had no choice but to 🤥, change her name, and take on new 👩🏾‍⚕️💂🏾‍♀️👷🏾‍♀️👩🏾‍🍳👩🏾‍🎤👩🏾‍🎨👩🏾‍✈️👩🏾‍⚖️👰🏾 like she saw in a film called “🏃🏾 me if you can”.

This plan did not work. And the 👧🏾 still must pay that accrued interest on the first. 💸

The end. 😐

Why I want to be an Art Director

From a young age, I have always been inquisitive, artistic, and well, loud. I spent my free time drawing and performing, always trying to develop a better way to interact with the world around me. I loved classical music for the sound and lyrical poetry it produced through no words at all. I’d tirelessly watch black and white films on TCM to search out any flaws in otherwise flawless work. I read books during school and the summer months pondering how I could write them better while wanting to not change a thing. I would tell my family about the magic of art and the skill of dedication it takes.

I’m now older and still probably much too wide eyed. To me, art is subjective. As I began to perform in live theater I realized that my performance could change every night, no matter how flawless my rehearsals were. When I began writing short stories and completed my first novel, I disconnected from the very powerful reasons I picked up the pen. I always question what it is about art that makes you love and hate it at the same time. What is it about art that can make a work look so effortless yet consume your every waking moment to create?

I’ll tell you what it is about art: It is the fact that art is love. Art is human emotion. Flawed and flawless. I never quite pricked my finger on the wheel of careers in business, but rather, in art. I have always wanted to connect to people. It’s why I cheered, it’s why I danced, why I wrote, why I showed up to my friend’s lame concert (😐). I want to share art and experience it with others.

As an art director you are in charge of the light brigade. You step up to the plate and you share. In film, so many pieces of an extraordinary puzzle get put on a chopping block. As an artistic director, being able to consider the pros and cons of each scene is vital. I thrive in that space called make or break. I create when nothing is available. I engage because I see a need. I live for artistry in the narratives of people, and especially people of color. I crave the feeling of honest direction that visually showcases the emotions of people.

Art directors can sometimes get over looked as they wander through the wizarding world casting spells of magic. And this black girl is ready to sprinkle her fairy dust, mix her black excellence, and open her third eye to the endless possibilities of what she can create with a powerful team of innovators.

So in summary, why do I want to be an art director? I want to be an art director because I’m a creative visionary hellbent on showcasing powerful stories.

Now, who is looking for a 24 year old aspiring art director?

Black is not a bad word

I’ve recognized a common occurrence on threads and posts about racial inequality lately. I figured I’d share it here. Did you know that by calling someone the color of their skin you are perpetuating racism? Yes, systemic racism can only be abolished once we stop verbally saying someone’s race. People of color (oops), I mean “people” can have equal and fair access to social, economic, and political opportunities if we just stop sharing our color. Who knew? All this time, my ancestors only needed to stop calling themselves black in order to get a fair slice of the educational, occupational, and residential pie. I now can sleep easier knowing that if I just stop calling myself a black woman I can one day with hard work make it in the private sector. Not too much hard work though, mostly networking to mom and dad’s friends to get me a corporate position fresh out of school. Ahh, serenity.

Now, you must be trippin if you thought that wasn’t sarcasm. Most of the remarks I read from white people (some brown/black too), is that by just the mere mention of blackness I and others are perpetuating racism. What in the green grass of Barney’s hole in the ground?! Calling Elmo red could suddenly discredit all the educational advancements he’s made in children’s lives? Let me make it very clear, racism is a system built on power plus prejudice. My white boss can have power and still chose to hire me in a position that requires diligence and intelligence, all the while knowing I’m black. Black is NOT synonymous with bad, evil, lazy, or other negative connotations. Although, Disney would have you believe otherwise. Black is a color, and when associated with humans, it is a color that traces a history of oppression, racism, success, intelligence, struggle, and strength. It is not wrong or continuing a system of oppression to recognize a black person’s color. The problem is rooted in how you recognize their color. Calling someone a black b**** is problematic because it stands to associate their color with a negative assertion. Calling someone a black lawyer (or even a black janitor) is a descriptor. It is supposed to directly target that individual who comes with a complex history. If you know someone’s name use it, but when using a descriptor that is not meant to other or degrade someone you aren’t perpetuating racism.

I question how some people will shun the idea of calling a black person black, but hold racist ideologies and practice racism. I didn’t call you black, but I’m not giving you this job because I think people like you are lazy. I didn’t call him black, but I stopped him for a broken taillight because people like him always have broken taillights. I didn’t call her a black teacher because she’s just a teacher… in an impoverished community where the students are mostly brown and black but the staff is 100% white. I don’t understand how people cannot recognize that descriptors have their place and their need in our society. Racism hasn’t been abolished, and it’s looking like it’s here to stay thanks to Don Cheeto. What that means is that not calling someone black IS NOT ENOUGH NOR BENEFICIAL IN ANY WAY TO ABOLISHING RACISM. I will alway support and endorse BLACK EXCELLENCE. I support all excellence, but I’m labeling the black people’s as such because of a history of non-celebratory behavior for black success.

I am a black woman with many of blackness’ complexities. And if you are afraid to call me a black woman, we need to have a chat because your foolishness is showing.