EP 24. BLACK PANTHER REVIEW: FEAT TECH INDUSTRY INSIDERS: Richard (@AmpleryRichard) & Seun (@iShobande)

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On this bonus episode Mo is joined by Richard, digital advertising expert at Google and Seun, brand strategist at Facebook, to discuss the recent Black Panther movie. Including: the representation of Black women on screen and asking the question was a Killmonger true villain or simply misunderstood?
We also consider the concept of Wakanda representing an African utopia untouched by outside influences and colonialism, or are we (black people) simply pushing too much emotion onto what is essentially a Marvel Superhero Comic book film?
Richard and Seun consider the parallels between the need for diversity in Hollywood as well as the Tech industry, and the steps being made to influence positive change.
Special mentions to: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright and the queen Ms Angela Bassett

Highlights of the week:

Highlights of the week: Stormzy recent Brit Awards performance

Guests:
Richard (@AmpleryRichard)
Seun (@iShobande)

EP 23. “I’M SINGLE UNTIL I’M MARRIED”, FEAT RELATIONSHIP AND DATING EXPERTS: DAYO (@AfriClick) & RAY (@AjikeAjoke)

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This week it’s a dating and relationship special, Mo and Jay are joined by two guests:

Dayo, dating expert and creator of AfriClick a social discovery app for African and Afro-Caribbean professionals.

Ray, the driving force behind #BGR.LDN (Black Girls Rule London), which is a supportive community established to mentor and empower young Black women.

 

On our first ever extended episode we are covering a plethora of topics, including:

The Idris Elba conundrum, should you date someone who doesn’t want to marry?

Cultivating new “friendships”, whilst in a relationship, touching upon how Jhene Aiko started her relationship with Big Sean.

Dating divorcees do’s and don’ts.

Looking for potential in a prospective partner.

Mo’Nique Netflix Boycott.

Celebrity baby names Vs African names

Should a portion of the profits from the Black Panther Movie franchise go to supporting the black community?

Highlights of the week:

AfriClick is a new app that helps professionals & creatives of African & Afro Caribbean heritage, connect through their culture for networking or dating. Head to www.africlick.com to pre-register for the April 2018 Beta Launch.

www.africlick.com

Twitter: @AfriClick

Instagram: @AfriClick

 

#BGR.LDN  presents: Vision Board and Speed Mentoring party, held at ThoughtWorks London.

Www.bgrldn.com

Twitter: @bgrldn

Instagram: @bgr.ldn

EP 22. NOTHING BEATS A LONDONER, ALL SHADES WELCOME


 

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We are back earlier than usual with a new episode as a few things have happened.

Mo is joined by two new guest cost host, which includes: Tops, sneaker enthusiast (@ForTheLoveOfKicks_) and May, education specialist, who both bring their unique take on the week’s news.

This week’s topics include:

ITV, “This Morning”  TV Show, discussing colourism:

Irene Major, a former model talks with TV personality AJ Odudu. Irene explains why she chooses to use skin lightening creams and even removes her wig live on air to further validate her argument.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhuRtqzeqYk

Valentine’s day plans, is Nando’s viable restaurant option?

Nike’s new TV advert “Nothing Beats a Londoner”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0j_CX1S2es

Our initial thoughts and the importance of representation

Highlights of the week:

Jhene Aiko London Concert

Justin Timberlake Super Bowl, Halftime performance (no Prince hologram)

Black Girls Rule London: Vision Board, Mentoring and Networking Event

www.bgrldn.com/

Don’t forget to rate and review, your review will be featured on the show.

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EP 21. WALKING IN THE SPIRIT OF “GIRLFRIEND” AND “WIFE”

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Ciara’s call to women to #LevelUp if they want to find a husband. The singer started to trend on Twitter after she posted John Gray’s sermon in which he tells women what it takes to get married.

Mo and the returnee Jay both discuss and dissect what it is to be wife material and is Ciara shaming or uplifting her fellow women.

Asking is marriage the ultimate status symbol and why are men not under pressure to walk in the spirit of a good husband?? #NotAllMenAreTrash

Highlights of the week include: Prepping for Essence Fest, Black Panther Premier and David Oyelowo interesting/brave fashion choices.

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EP 20. ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS SAY YES…

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We focus on the debate around what is consent and where is the line leading into sexual harassment. With campaigns such as TimesUp and MeToo, do men have to examine their sexual history? We dissect the recent accusations against Aziz Ansari, drawing on our own dating experiences.

Highlights of the week include the reigniting of the Ja Rule and 50 cent beef, taking us back to the 2000’s (boot-cuts and low rise jeans).

While also paying tribute to Cyrille Regis, Premier League and International, black football player.

Mo is again joined by guest co-host Nathan (@DJImpulseV1).

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EP 19. A STORM IN A TEACUP

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On this week’s episode Mo is joined by guest co-host Nathan (@DJImpulseV1), to discuss:

Asking the question can black people actually be racist??? Exploring the Reggie Yates controversy.

Alexander Shipp, playing Storm in the next X-men film, colorisim in Hollywood.

The current state of female rap: Nicki Minaj/ Remy Ma/ Cardi B/ Stefflon Don/ Eve/ Lauryn Hill… etc

Highlights of the week include

Netflix: She’s Gotta Have It

HBO: Ballers

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EP 18. COLOR ME BAD

We are finally BACK and so much to talk about, everything from skin bleaching, colorism, sexual harassment and male patriarchy.
A lot has been going on, so listen as Mo & Jay discuss the latest scandals hitting the headlines, including: Nivea skin lighting cream and Harvey Weinstein alleged “Hollywood sexual predator”, even House of Cards star Kevin Spacey.
Mo ponders the phenomenon of “band wagon outrage” and are we looking for racism even when it’s not there? With the recent Dove advert controversy, is social media justice passing judgement, before we have all the facts???
Highlights of the week include:
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, film documentary.
Eloquently Saying Nothing Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/esnpodcast
Advance apologises for the audio is Guy Fawkes Night so fireworks were going off!

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EP 17. AFRICLICK PANEL DISCUSSION: DATING, INFIDELITY & “DATING CHECKLISTS”

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EPISODE SUMMARY:
On this week’s episode we are talking about Dating, Infidelity and “Dating Checklist”. To help with the discussion we have enlisted the help of Dayo, founder of Africlick a social discovery app for African and Caribbean professionals. Earlier this year Africlick hosted a panel discussion consisting of various dating experts who gave their unique views, advice and sometimes controversial prospective. Listen as hosts Mo and Jay, along with Dayo dissect some of the more contentious questions raised by the panel, including: “Are our significant other requirement checklist too long?” and “Do Africans/ Black people tolerate cheating more than other cultures?”

@Africlick on Instagram and twitter
website: africlick.co.uk registration is now open for new members.

The next black dating panel discussion is on 24 October- visit africlick.co.uk to pre register for event tickets.

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EP 16. BLACK WOMEN IN TV AND FILM

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EPISODE SUMMARY:
On this week’s episode we are talking about our favourite films and TV shows with a black female lead. Is American TV better at portraying diversity than British TV?
Love & Basketball vs. Brown Sugar debate.
Listen to Mo & Jay’s thoughts on new movie Girls Trip and why this is different from its predecessors. Also British Ghanaian artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane paintings around London and soul artist Omar at Jazz refreshed festival.
What are your favourite black British female leads?….let us know!
You can find our special guest Alex @alexanddrakeessie (twitter), @kesstagram (IG). Checkout her film “Canned atm”

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EP 15. ALL IS EQUAL IN LOVE AND PAY …. WELL MAYBE NOT

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EPISODE SUMMARY:
Mo & Jay are back after a short break. This week talking about racial bias in online dating and discuss the recent controversy around the Chanel 4 documentary “Is Love Racist?” which explores racism in Britain through modern dating apps.

Jay raises the issues of work base politics and why women bosses are referred to as being “catty”, whilst men are given the label of “go-getters”. Also the importance of after work drinks and “playing the game” to move up the career ladder.
Mo talks about working for men vs women, revealing her preference and touches upon on the scandal surrounding the BBC wage gap between men and women.

Our highlights of the week include:
The movie “Girls Trip”
Zanele Muholi, art exhibition
@BlackBritishBanter Instagram/ Facebook, highlighting Black British Positivity

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