Minority Korner



Are you easily confused by terms like cultural appropriation, cisgender, toxic masculinity, twunk, black girl magic, and woke? Or maybe youre tired of explaining terms like these and you need a community that gets you! Sounds like you need MINORITY KORNER! Nnekay & James dish out your weekly serving of pop culture, social commentary, nerdy stuff, politics, empowerment, celebrity feuds, zanny anecdotes, mispronunciation of most names, and things they left out of the history books, all from a perspective thats Black, queer, and lady like! So come learn, laugh, and play! (Part of the Maximum Fun Network)


  • MK350 Keep on Side Eyeing (Our DNA Test, Past Episode Highlights, JHUD,Buffy, Marvel, Whitney, Stagecoach Mary, Racism, Homophobia,Tulsa Oklahoma, Hidden Figures)

    22/04/2022 Duração: 01h36min

    It's so hard to say goodbye... it's the very last episode of Minority Korner. Nnekay is back to help James close it out, and they both just took a DNA test and it turns out they’re 100%: a bunch of things! Nnekay and James reminisce about episodes past and wonder back to yesteryear. Hear about how it all began. Remember our taglines? Our theme song? How much has changed, what’s still the same? Hear about what was going on in their lives at different stages and moments. We go through the highlights, the memories, the laughter, the tears of  past episodes that made Minority Korner what it is today. Its been quite a Journey from the gay Warriors of Thieves, LGBTQIA+ Homless youth, Why Your Camera is Racist, Texas Rangers, Stagecoach Mary, The Black women mortality rate, Tulsa Okalahoma, speaking Hidden Figures into existence and much more. It’s time for the final episode of Minority Korner. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard

  • MK349: What Minority Korner Means to me (What this show has meant, favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future)

    19/04/2022 Duração: 45min

    It's our second to last episode of Minority Korner. This time we wanted to hear from you all!  Whether you`ve been with us since 2015 or you just joined this year, You Korner kids are now Korner Adults, are are what has kept us going these past 7 years and we wanted to hear your voices and thoughts on what Minority Korner has meant to you. We hear from past guests, co-hosts, Max Fun members and some Minority Korner family members on some favorite moments, takeaways and hopes for the future.Check out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9am PT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: [email protected]: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur

  • MK348: The Pillars of Caste & Ice Cream (Supreme Court Justice Kentanji Brown Jackson, The Senate Make up, The 8 Pillars of Caste, Moon Knight, History of Black Folks Impact on Ice Cream, Jennifer Hudson)

    15/04/2022 Duração: 01h35min

    The OG Queen of MK is back as we prepare to close out the show, Nnekay is with us! We got a Black lady supreme court judge- yaaaaay- but let’s take a look at the demographics of the Senate. Does this body represent America? Should we abolish it? The Justice KBJ gauntlet reminds us of the gauntlet Black folks have to go through when applying for jobs. Workers of Amazon, Etsy, and more are all unionizing! Moon Knight is gooooood- we discuss!!! James wonders why Jennifer Hudson never blew up but Adele did- but is this sudden support too little too late on the podcast from him? Nnekay has thoughts! James takes us through the 8 pillars of a caste system as depicted in Isabel Wilkerson’s book Caste- how are these structures still intact, and what can we do to dismantle them? Nnekay talks about the sweetest treat: ice cream and how black people actually helped bring it to fame, and found new ways of innovation to get it to us with 3 Ice cream pioneers that made this treat taste the sweetest! Support black ice cream!

  • MK347: Get on Up, AGAIN! (Royal Family’s Bad Caribbean Tour, Jared Leto’s Wildin’ Joker, How Well Do You Know the Avengers?)

    12/04/2022 Duração: 01h27min

    Surprise, it’s a bonus episode! We are bringing you the best of last week's Get On Up! W/ James and Renee (Can I pet Your dog) the new live daily morning show. We chat about The Royal Family and their ill timed tour of Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Belize, it did not go as planned as they were met with protests and backlash. People have had it with their colonizers! Childhood stars Selena Gomez and Raven Simone still have a good head on their shoulders from being off social media for so long. Does this mean we’d all be better without it? Are we all addicted? Then it's time to play This or That as James takes us through a multiverse journey and what would we do if your significant other's parents meddled in your relationship? And we play a game where you decide if Jared Leto, and Alexander Sarsguard, in their latest scenarios are wildin’ or workin' it! Lastly, it's JAM You Lyin! A true false game to test how well you know the Avengers. REFERENCE LINKS: The Royals:https://www.newsweek.com/prince-william-kate-middle

  • MK346: If You’re Black- Rest is Resistance (The Batman, Moon Knight, Harry Potter Reunion Call Out, The Nap Ministry)

    08/04/2022 Duração: 41min

    We had to bring MacKenzie because who else would we talk about DC with? SPOILERS AHEAD! We need to discuss Matt Reeves’ The Batman. DC finally said, “let's make a good movie!” Even though it was 3 hours- but we’re here for it! Everything from the Joker, to The Riddler, to Zoe Kravitz epitome of Catwoman - we break it down, along with what would have been in the Zack Snyder era Batman. Sigh. The director of Moon Night Mohamed Diab, while on a press tour says Egypt will finally be getting its roses by actually being portrayed authentically, and names some names of who has failed recently, looking at you Wonder Woman. Also we have to talk about the Harry Potter reunion and we have A LOT of notes! In the main korner MacKenzie gives it to us straight up: rest is resistance. She explains through The Nap Ministry how we’ve all been lied to, and the importance of rest as part of our resistance particularly for marginalized folks... everybody else get to work! Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President

  • MK 345: White Folks, Please Wait 5 Business Days... (The 2022 Oscars, Jussie Smollett Sentencing, Todrick Hall Celeb Big Brother, Worst Things That Have Happened at the Oscars, Problem With Jon Stewart, White People Unpacking Whiteness/Racism)

    02/04/2022 Duração: 01h17min

    Of course we’re going to talk about this historic Oscars where Ariana DeBose (The first Latina to win since Rita Moreno) Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina King hosting and of course That Slap…though we will need white folks to refrain from commenting for 5 business days. These things affect Black folks differently due to linked lineage- we discuss. Speaking of complicated black issues, Jussie Smollett has been sentenced, and James saw Todrick Hall live, after his problematic Celebrity Big Brother stint. In the main korner James talks about the new show “The Problem with Jon Stewart '' and is an episode of white people talking about racism, how it went awry and gave a glimpse into the minds of white folks and the challenges ahead in dismantling white supremacy. Plus things white folks should and can do to combat racism in their worlds. Plus, everyone seems so sure this is the worst thing to ever happen at the Oscars, and with it almost 100 we have a list of other events that are historically just as bad, if

  • MK344: Get on Up! (Josephine Baker, Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson, Roller Coasters, And Just Like That, Jeopardy, Gay Dog, New Music From Britney, Lightyear Gay Kiss)

    25/03/2022 Duração: 01h41min

    This week join James and Renee for Get On Up- highlights from this week's shows! We're giving you a taste of James and Renee Colvert (from Max Fun’s own Can I Pet Your Dog) new show! We start with a weekend check in and James did some serious damage to his wallet at Macys. We talk about roller coasters and which ones are our faves, the issue with zoos and how do we contribute to the problem? In our news segment James talks about a possibility of Britney Spears coming back onto the music scene, how Pixar is making up for Disney’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ involvement, and Renee discusses a new reboot of an old fan fav Buffy The Vampire Slayer and an all Black Battalion that's finally getting its roses. James will then take us on a journey through the life and time of Josephine Baker the legendary artist , activist, dancer, singer, and ... spy!!!???!!!? Lastly we play Wildin’ and Workin it: during the confirmation hearings of the fabulous Ketanji Brown Jackson, was Senator Lindsay Graham Wildin’? The parents of potential

  • MK343: Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Woman (Ukraine, Racism in Ukraine, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Tupac, Spider Woman Valerie the Librarian)

    18/03/2022 Duração: 53min

    This week while our hearts break for the people of Ukraine we can’t help but notice the different treatment these refugees are getting compared with ones from the Middle East or Africa. And Black Africans trying to flee Ukraine are being met with some racist practices in Ukraine. What’s the best way to give feedback? We’re here to help!  In more fun news, James has come out of his Little Mix hole to experience all the amazing Black music occuring in hip hop, R&B, and pop from Saweetie to Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, H.E.R., and more! Also legends of past, like Tupac, and the influence and legacy he left behind.  In the Main Korner Nnekay talks about the first Spider-Woman Valerie The Librarian- who was Black! REFERENCE LINKS: Africans in the UkraineTrevor Noah Says it All - regarding Black refugees in UkraineStudents Allege Racism in UkraineCBC - European Racism Comments from Heads of State- UkraineValerie the Librarian Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykorne

  • MK342: Shoop that Oup (Don’t Say Gay, Suffragettes: Harriet Forten Purvis, Maria Guadalupe Evangelina, Felice Cohn, Komako Kimura, Zitkala-Ša, American Crime Story: Impeachment)

    11/03/2022 Duração: 01h08min

    The Queen of Minority Korner is back! Nnekay Fitzclarke is here! This week James and Nnekay had Black Brunch or Black Meal depending on your preference. James loves a cult and a con but found a newly discovered passion as he watched An American Crime Story: Impeachment, A SCANDAL. We discuss how to not Linda Tripp ourselves and we will NOT be apologizing for any jokes made about her because well she was wildin! Then Florida has passed the newly named “Don’t Say Gay” bill and we discuss the harmful effects and precedence this sets for the country and why these bills are dangerous. In the main Korner we continue Women's History Month and talk about the unsung women of color heroes of the suffragette movement that you may not have heard about. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. Sh

  • MK341: Doin the Most (TV Gayer Than Ever, Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson, Ray Fisher & DC Continued, Star Wars Fandom Gatekeeping, Todrick Hall)

    04/03/2022 Duração: 56min

    This week we close out Black History Month and transition into Women's History Month but first we have some things we'd like to discuss. Will DC finally apologize to Ray Fisher? If not, we welcome him to the Marvel universe there's so many characters to choose from! Speaking of DC, the cover of Entertainment Weekly has us all thirsting over Zoe Kravitz and Robert Pattinson as Catwoman and Batman for The Batman. Do we have a new couple on the horizon? Todrick Hall has been at the forefront of content creation on youtube and recently joined Big Brother but maybe we have to side eye our heroes once again. We have good news about LGBTQIA+ representation! Will this last or is it a trend? Speaking of trends In the main korner  Mackenzie talks about her love and hate of the Star Wars fandom and why we need to stop with the gatekeeping. And we have tips on how you can help fight the Anti Trans laws in Texas. REFERENCE LINKS: Ray Fisher Tweethttps://www.themarysue.com/things-we-saw-today-ray-fisher-calls-out-warner-br

  • MK340 A Cult & A Con (The Tinder Swindler, Toni Stone, Brian Flores/NFL Racism, Sha’Carri Richardson, Olympics)

    25/02/2022 Duração: 50min

    The Meryl Streep of Minority Korner, Mackenzie Green is back! This week we discuss what James was up to this weekend with his dating life. Was he trying to swindle Sarah into believing he was on a date with danger? James and MacKenzie love a cult and con! Next up, We discuss the blatant racism in sports programs like the NFL and The Olympics and how people like Sha'Carri Richardson and Brian Flores are leading the fight. In the main korner James teaches us about baseball player Toni Stone the first woman ever to play in the men's national baseball league and we find out the connection between Toni Stone and Mackenzie`s Grandma. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount, and NBCUNIVERSAL. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Miami. Holds two SunCoast Emmys, served as the former vice chair of the National Council of

  • MK339: Rock Climbing While Black (Affirmative Action Case, Whoopi Goldberg, More Joe Rogen, Euphoria, Anime)

    18/02/2022 Duração: 01h07min

    Affirmative Action could be struck down this year by the supreme court in a case where conservatives have found the perfect defendant to prove it’s unnecessary (though we know it is). We give our 2 cents on Whoopi Goldberg’s comments about the holocaust, her apology, and her two week suspension from The View. Is this a double standard when Joe Rogen is still able to rage on? Plus Emerald dishes on rock climbing while black, her experiences watching Euphoria, and the anime shows that have caught her eye. Guest Co-Host-  Emerald Wright-Collie:  IG @emeraldcollieREFERENCE LINKS: The end to Affirmative ActionOutdoor Activities and the Black community PARAMORECheck out James’ new daily morning show Get on Up! @7-9amPT/10am-12pm ET Open up your Alexa or Echo device and say ‘Open Backchannel’ or catch on YouTube on the Backchannel stream where you can also catch all of our past episodes. Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: [email protected]: @minorityk

  • MK338: Poetic Justice for Black Andromeda (Black Lady Supreme Court Justice Nominees, Andromeda the Ethiopian Princess, Poetic Justice, Mercury Retrograde)

    11/02/2022 Duração: 57min

    Mercury is out of retrograde and we could not be happier about it but sometimes you have to go through bad times to get to the good ones! Here to help us jump into week 2 of Black History Month it’s Emerald Wright-Collie! We kick off our celebration with the potential Black Lady Supreme Court Justices, and speaking of justice- when’s the last time you saw Janet Jackson in Poetic JusticeI with Tupac?! In the main Korner James gives us the real tea about Andromeda the Ethiopian Princess because yes she was Black!Guest Co-Host:Emerald Wright-Collie:  IG @emeraldcollieREFERENCE LINKS: SUPREME COURT JUSTICESShortlist of Supreme Court NomineesBlack Women are Taking Control of the Narrative - CNNANDROMEDAhttps://www.theroot.com/how-andromeda-the-daughter-of-ethiopian-royalty-ended-1790876123https://www.theroot.com/was-andromeda-black-1790874592 Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: [email protected]: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @Jam

  • MK337 We Need to Talk About Lynchings (Joss Whedon Interview, Bill Cosby Documentary, History of Lynchings in America)

    04/02/2022 Duração: 01h06min

    NOTE: We do talk about sexual assault, sexual violence, along with lynchings and forms of torture to Black bodies. If any of these things are upsetting to you- please take care as you listen.  It’s time to kick off Black History Month! But first up we address the interview of our fallen hero Joss Whedon who did not do himself any favors doing a full interview with The Cut, and yes, he is the true monster. Where’s Buffy? Speaking of childhood ruining monsters, we have to talk about the new documentary about Bill Cosby. Then in the main korner James takes a deep dive into  Lynchings, an unfortunate, American past time. The startling history, numbers, participation by white America and the unwillingness for the government to do anything. It’s that time of year to not only celebrate Black culture, but look at the hard truths about this country and its history. Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director

  • MK 336: SPOILER ALERT! (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Britney Spears vs Jamie Lynn Spears, Black History Month Book Challenge)

    28/01/2022 Duração: 45min

    We’re talking Spider Man: No Way Home. AND SPOILER ALERT! We talk about everything so listeners beware. Is this our favorite of the Spider-Mans? And all those surprises! Hats off to Andrew Garfield keeping those secrets, and we love his queerness and go off Tom Holland and Zendaya’s love on and off the screen! Britney Spears is out of her conservatorship and we couldn't be happier for her but her younger sister Jamie seems to want the drama back with her new book What She Should Have Said, but this feud unfolding between the sisters in front of the whole world, is it just so the younger sister can sell her books and clear her image? In the main Korner Mackenzie speaks about Black authors and challenges us all to read more Black authors this Black History Month. Are you up for it? Let's read more kids! Guest Co-Host: MacKenzie Green (she/her)-  Vice President of Social Media for Who What Wear/Clique Brands. She previously served as a social media director at BET+, and worked for Betches, Telemundo, Paramount,

  • MK335: STILL Doin it for Ourselves! (Russell City, The 355, Insecure Finale, Yellow Jackets, Rotten Tomatoes)

    21/01/2022 Duração: 48min

    Lady spies + Jessica Chastain = has James written all over it as Nnekay already knew, James would LOVE the new action film The 355! Why didn't this move get any hype? Why are we still dealing with the double standard in hollywood? Is Rotten tomatoes irrelevant now? Can't we just enjoy movies for ourselves? Next up is Yellow Jackets, the Showtime series that’s part Lost, part Mean Girls, part Lord of the Flies, and has us hooked!  Insecure has ended. We unpack this groundbreaking series and it’s ending. In the main korner Nnekay educates us on Russell City, originally established as a community for Danish immigrants, was a town in the west coast that turned into a vibrant black neighborhood, but what happened to it? Racism. Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get tha

  • MK334: Doin it for Ourselves! (Golden Globes, Seneca Village, Rule of 3: Betty White, Sidney Poitier, Bob Saget)

    14/01/2022 Duração: 46min

    We’re officially back, there's no one else in the world we would rather start the year off with than the queen of minority Korner herself Nnekay Fitzclarke! If 30 Rock has taught us anything it’s that the rule of 3 in celebrity deaths is real as we have lost Betty White, Sidney Poitier, and Bob Saget. The Golden Globes.. Happened? But does it count? There were also some big historic wins when it comes to representation!  In the main Korner James finally delivers on the history of Seneca Village, a once prominent Black community where Central Park now resides. Find out what happened to this Black community and how this displacement still happens today.  REFERENCE LINKS:Golden Globes Winners: https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1207430-2022-golden-globe-winners-revealedSeneca Village: https://www.centralparknyc.org/articles/seneca-village Manhatta to Manhattan the Lenape: https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/indianed/tribalsovereignty/elementary/uselementary/uselementary-unit1/level2-materials/ma

  • MK333 Cut for Time

    07/01/2022 Duração: 24min

    Hey Korner Kids! How were your holidays? We hope you created those healthy family boundaries! We're back with leftover episodes from some stuff that was cut for time and didn't make it in. We start off with James and Mackenzie discussing the Wicked movie casting with Arianna Grande and Cynthia Erivo taking the leads! Who's excited for that Oscar stage? We know this popular movie will be remembered for good! See what we did there?Also has anyone seen Blu Cantrell lately? We discussed her OG auntie vibes all the way back in 2001, yes folks 20 years ago. Who feels old, raise your hand and get ready to learn, laugh and play right here on minority korner.Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: [email protected]: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur

  • MK332 The Annual “You Got Kwanzaa’d!” Special

    24/12/2021 Duração: 57min

    It’s that time of year again for our annual tradition 6 years in the running! Join Nnekay and James as they take you through a magical journey as they discover and explore Kwanzaa. How well do you know Kwanzaa? We’ll take a quiz from PBS, before diving into its origins, its meanings, symbols, and how you can celebrate this beautiful holiday celebrating African American Awesomeness. Plus which R&B singer is not our princess? Also join Nnekay and James as they plan their Kwanzaa Albums, and future Kwanzaa movies and TV projects. Will they beat out Oprah and Gayle for King and Queen of Kwanzaa? Get ready to get Kwanzaa’d!  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: [email protected]: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur

  • MK331: These Are A Few of Our Favorite Things 2021

    17/12/2021 Duração: 01h09min

    Nnekay is back korner kids and its time to review all the entertainment that made us laugh, cry and cringe this year. Who was the most listened to artist of James? What is Nnekays one and only favorite movie from this year? We take a deep dive into the shows that kept us going through this crazy time. Need a new show to binge while you're trying to beat the holiday blues? We got you covered, in our 2021 year in review! Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: [email protected]: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur

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