BONUS EPISODE: Demetria has a blackity black-black discussion with Rutgers Professor Melissa Valle. The pair engage in a meandering conversation about Blackness that includes black-fishing (that means you Ariana Grande),t he Frankenstein-ing of of black beauty and (problematic) toasts to light-skin kids in the Year of Our Lord 2019.
Demetria muses on how initial Jussie Smollett supporters should handle the fallout of his alleged hate crime hoax, examines the questionable Blackness of Kamala Harris (with the help of an an expert on race, Christina Douyon), fawns over Showtime's documentary on Teddy Pendergrass, clowns Floyd Mayweather for shopping at Gucci and dissects Steve Harvey's integrity in that ill-fated interview with Mo'Nique.
Demetria interviews a "Friend-in-Her Head" multimedia artist and cultural expert Kenya (Robinson) about the creation of privilege (including Demetria's inner Susan), embracing fear, why Blackface won't go away, rituals/symbols of White Power, and whitewashing Motown at the Grammys.
Demetria shares her meandering inspirations from her new favorite book, Well-Read Black Girl, examines the complete sh--t show of Virginia politics, wonders why adult bed-wetting (non-medical or trauma related) isn't the dealbreaker it should be and reviews Abducted in the Plain Sight, ie, the most alarming documentary everrrrrrrrrrr.
Demetria is distraught about Jussie Smollet's attack, ticked off at B. Smith's discretion-less husband, curious about the new (and damning) Michael Jackson documentary at Sundance, and tired of all the water about Kamala Harris.