Demetria chats with Black Masculinity expert Dr. Jason Nichols about fragile men, pick-me princesses, Billy Porter, weaponizing the Bible, Barack Obama, Fox News, the responsibility of black men to fix each other and SOOOOO MUCH MORE.
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.
ANGRYYYYYYYYY?!! *Big Draco voice* “
YES!!!! And rightfully so!! The idea that [R. Kelly] has been able to get away with this... everyone’s been talking about it for a good 20 years and nothing was done!! Absolutely I was outraged. Along with many other people who were appalled that he’s been allowed to remain free despite these allegations of him committing crimes against young girls.”
@kendisgibson @msnbc #muterkelly
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.