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TAKE OFF YOUR COOL

Take Off Your Cool is a Nashville-based podcast that covers everything from current events to pop culture to feminist and womanist issues. Hosted by two of your favorite Southern homegirls. Look for new episodes every Monday published on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and Podomatic. Give it a listen. You aren't really that cool but neither are we.
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May 16, 2018

This is America?

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the happenings around Nashville, Lise's favorite sandy spots in Cali, and a South Memphis vet gives back to baristas and a future Tiger secures all the bags in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. In the Bold and Baeless, 2Chainz gets on one knee and on Lise's nerves, Cousin Tiffany needs media training, Fab goes to court and Emily B accompanies him, and more. Jhene and her mini-me is adorable, Tristan is still trash and one of the Mowry twins welcomes a girl in Baby News. Lebron's reign continues, Chef Curry is back in the kitchen and Charles and Shaq on tv talking like its just them in Balls and All. For Politikin', one of our girlfriends talks with our favorite first lady and Nashville had some historic elections. The ladies talk their Met Gala favs and flops, Jada's vibrant red table, and more in What Had Happened.

Let's Talk About It Sis covers recent stories around police being called on Black and Brown folks for having the audacity to inconveniently exist and whether this really is America.

People treating all millennials like kids burns Lise's biscuits. Major's Love Offering goes to a literary icon who died telling our stories. In a galaxy far, far away, Cardi's voice is everything for the Geek Corner. And mamas are the GRITS We Love.

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May 3, 2018

Ain't That Bout A...

In this episode, Major and Lise are finally back! The ladies talk Nashville Happenings, not so many LA happenings and the fun of May in Hardly Home Always Reppin'. What had happened includes honoring the victims of the Waffle House Shooting and a real American hero, Baby News sees a painful pattern keep up with the Kardashians, Cardi is ready for smoke after labor and a prince is born, Balls and All has a baller overcoming odds to soar with Seahawks, Politikin' covers an epic week in the Twitterverse and no one can make Kanye great again.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Lise and Major bask in the afterglow of Beychella and talk about the performance's connection to their own HBCU experiences.

All hope is lost in the Geek Corner. The TOYC Tribe gets a special love offering. And a Spelmanite woman is the GRITS We Love.

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Mar 21, 2018

Girl, bye. 

In this episode, Major and Lise congratulate Music City heros for one year of P.R.E.A.M., Hardly Home Always Reppin' sees several state champions, a Memphis State legends is back, natural cuties gather, and a button brigade promotes inclusion, respect goes to a MC with flava (in ya ear), a thinker whose mind knew no bounds, and an impressive young man is among those lost in Austin. The Bold and the Baeless sees Jhene collecting her birthday tings, Snapchat loses major coins for petty jokes, Prince Harry is ready to share the wealth, and more. Cardi has some baby news and Blue outbids Tyler Perry like a bawse. Balls and All is madness and includes a theory about a land before time. Miranda for Governor in Politikin'. Happy Birthdays go out to our fav mama, a queen, and a glowy (and cultured) domestic. Bruno Mars and the neverending Twitter thread continues, Beyonce and her opener demand our coins, DJ Envy came for a strong brand, and more.

Major has lotion to moisturize the opinions of a certain Kardashian mommy-to-be.  

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the bittersweet nature of sayin goodbye. 

Queens just like us and a film experience we'll never forget get a love offering. 

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Mar 7, 2018

You. So, take it! 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Rick Ross' health scare, third time being a charm for Idris, Mary wasn't going to let a hater ruin her golden weekend, Safaree is doing humanitarian work, the price for the Martin reboot was too high, and more in The Bold and The Baeless, Baby News includes a tiny Sza fan, Stormi on our timeline, Khloe's gender reveal, and an adorable girl gets a royal visit from the Queen, DWade plays for a Parkland fan, Golden State does championship community service, a combine performance inspires, NASCAR has new ownership, and a trailblazer leads the Mavericks in Balls and All, whether anyone works at the White House and a mayor is politikin' for friendlier skies in Alabama, Must See TV includes the Oscars, a special moment in This Is Us, and SKB on SNL, Happy Birthday wishes to Ms. Badu, baddie Lupita, and two local stars who prove age ain't nothing but a number, RuPaul's dragging, and more. 

The ladies discuss Mo'Nique one last time in Moisturize Your Opinions.

An attempt to set it off burns Major's biscuits. Love offerings are given to a parade in celebration of Black joy and the investment made in girls through our #AWITChallenge fundraising. And we have watched, from the mountains, the internet's #MBakuChallenge in the Geek Corner. 

An advocate, activist, and womanist and a Southern girl with a love of reading are the two GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

3/8 - Moves and Grooves Art Splash Gala 

3/8 - Jeezy at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium 

3/10 - Prom Dress Giveaway with Sigma Gamma Rho 

3/14 - Alvin Ailey Company at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center

3/14 - Women's Day on the Hill 

3/17 - Paragon Social Club Presents Black Love @paragonsocialclubnashville 

Feb 22, 2018

It ain't safe. It ain't safe. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are fresh off the plane from Wakanda. A new segment, Hardly Home But Always Reppin', sees hometown heroes who protect the king, strive for olympic gold and have the range. We hope #NeverAgain after the tragedy in Parkland, FL. Bold and the Baeless sees Lupita and Michael BAE Jordan making us take bets on their hookup, Jamie Foxx is a big Dawson's Creek fan, Taraji put some respect on her boo's name, and more. We saw Ciara's baby on the apps we already have and Jason needs to put it in a love song in Baby News. Balls and All has a woman out of bounds and a man who needs to sit down. The Obama portraits are contemporary and controversial in Politikin'. Ice-T turns 60 and RiRi is going to be unstoppable in her 30s. All this and so much more in What Had Happened. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Black Panther. It is a smooth forty minutes of all the feels and spoilers. You've been warned. 

Major's biscuits are burnt by folks who won't let others geek out and Lise is here for folks getting their coins back from Uncle Sam. Love offerings abound for Aubrey's charity, Nashville podcasters of color coming together, and the OGs of The Read. The Geek Corner is already excited for Ava's masterpiece, and you should be too. An epic poem about T'Challa's kingdom gets a spotlight. 

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Feb 12, 2018

Long live the kings and queens. 

In this bonus episode, Major and Lise are joined by some of your favorite #NashvillePodcast fam to talk Black Panther and what it means to them. 

Check out www.blackantiquity.com for great BHM Nashville events! 

We are joined by the following podcasts: 

Area 21 Podcast (0:01 - 10:30)

IG: @area21podcast 

www.area21podcast.com

 

Full Sports Press Podcast (10:30 - 22:30)

IG: @fullsportspress

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCujHixUtO4No58e_yi3ICXJQ

 

Queens Like Us Podcast (22:30 - 35:30)

IG: @queenslikeus_

www.queenslikeus.net

 

The Scenario Radio Show (35:30 - 46:45)

IG: @thescenarioradioshow 

FB: www.facebook.com/thescenarioradioshow

 

Take Off Your Cool Podcast (46:45 - 1:05:00)

IG: @toycpodcast 

www.toycpodcast.com 

 

Two Dead Chicks Podcast 

IG: @twodeadchicks 

www.twodeadchicks.com 

 

The Wolves Podcast 

IG: @wolvespod

FB: www.facebook.com/wolvespod 

 

The Lab Nashville 

IG: @thelabnashville 

www.thelabnashville.com 

Feb 7, 2018

And throw it away. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk their excitement over Nashville's Black Geek Week, the passing of a feminist icon who said you can do it and a temptation who left us with just Otis are celebrated, Bold and the Baeless has the double standard for our mayor and Kim's haters get a gift, Kylie welcomes a baby girl and we hope the Curry household gets a boy, Balls and All is Superbowl review, Kap keeping his word and revoking cookout passes, DaMita Jo deserves appreciation, the Martin reboot can get the boot, Trayvon's birthday, Mary J came through the mud to be Oscar bound, what about Mo'Nique's emails, and hometown billboards cause controversy. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss Ebony's interview with Matthew Knowles, Leslie Jones' realness about the perception of beauty and all the colorism in between. 

The treatment of Black hair care products burns Lise's biscuits, and Black History Month gets extra coins in the collection plate. 

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Nashville Happenings 

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Jan 24, 2018

And we know her name. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk sending Offset and Cardi B on a vacation to anywhere but social media, and Lamar needs to count his blessings and close his mouth in Bold and the Baeless, Kanye and Kim welcome home baby Chicago and Serena's scary labor is too common among Black women in Baby News, Memphis gives ZBo a warm return and why does Jesus love the Patroits so much in Balls and All, the Dems gave folks a long week and the women are still marching in Politikin', Must See TV includes Monique and Tracee securing the bag differently and The SAG Awards gave us a new mantra, Happy Birthday to Auntie Mo and the original catwoman, and we preach a word on Boaz and Yo'az in Moisturize Your Opinions. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by writer, theologian, academic and public educator Candice Benbow (@candicebenbow) to talk her Lemonade Syllabus, the walk of a grief journey, her viral 4:43 work, the ethics of love, and whether she eats savory or sweet grits. 

An author and academic who keeps us connected to our Southern roots is the GRITS We Love. (@redclayscholar) 

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Nashville Happenings 

01/26 - Just Play Game Night South Bar and Restaurant 

01/27 - Boom Bap Feat. Jus Blaze 

01/27 - Jefferson Street Art Crawl

02/07 - Conversation on Gun Violence in Nashville at Children's Theater

 

 

 

Jan 10, 2018

Time's Up For _________?

In this first episode of 2018, Major and Lise bring in the new year by discussing the Bold and the Baeless including Nikki and Nas ending the relationship that never was, and Drake is still out here for everybody, a questionable housewife is expecting and one more Kardashian pregnancy is confirmed, Nashville has a reason to be excited about football in Balls and All, Must-See TV includes Atlanta returning, a massive crossover in Shondaland, Grownish and Love (or something like it) and Hip-Hop (or whatever) in Miami, Family Feud and Finessee videos have us in our feelings, Blue Ivy's birthday wishes remind us how poor we are, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk Time's Up, the show of solidarity for awards season, the challenge of imperfect allyship and why American doesn't deserve Oprah in 2020 or beyond. 

The year's ashy start burns Lise's biscuits, and Major says wait a minute Mr. Postman. A Tennessee woman who gives us hope and an Alabama woman who showed us what courage is are the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

01/11 - Fisk University MLK Convocation feat. Candice Benbow 

01/14 - Let Freedom Sing @ Nashville Symphony 

01/15 - Tenn State University MLK Convocation 

01/16 - Renee Watkins Beyonce Yoga @ Hartman Park 

01/18 - Power Hour Candidate Mixer by Power of 10 Pac @ WKND

01/20 - Uncork and Unwine @ Cumberland on Church 

 

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Dec 21, 2017

We're Outta Here. 

In this last episode of 2017, Major and Lise discuss an arrest in the murder of a Memphis legend, a destined bride, Cardi ruining your man's gifts for Christmas, Kevin's rib and sides, and more in the Bold and the Baeless, Baby Budden is here, Serena's got her own building, Maame Biney is ice cold, Charles thinks he's in charge, Kobe retires two numbers, and more in Balls and All, Politikin' sees the tide roll but Lise gives a new senator media training, Imma-roast-her is looking for her people, Happy Birthday to Cicely Tyson and our beloved self-titled, SNL is making history, Nina Simone will find herself among the greats, and much more during What Had Happened. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the year-in-review, favorite guests, moments, and what they've learned this year. 

Memes that can't spell mane burn Major's biscuits and Lise is over local tastemakers ignoring Black-owned businesses. OGs in the podcast game get our homage and coins for the Love Offering. A week for Black geeks in Nashville and the power of the force are in The Geek Corner. The lovely sistahs of 'Bama are the GRITS We Love. 

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Dec 5, 2017

Or maybe not? 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk living a washed life in Nashville, a princess of color, Mimi reclaiming her time and coin, Birdman and Toni are chicken and waffles and tis the season for locking it down in the Bold and the Baeless, the Harts welcome a baby boy, Balls and All celebrates Memphis ballers, Lebron's ejection and the Preds help deliver an icy proposal, Happy Plea Day for Politikin', Peace, Love and Soul was must-see TV, Jay-Z evolves in new interview, Matt Lauer is yesterday's news, Russell Simmons' decided to throw stones from a glass house, Major picks a side in the Cam'ron v. Mase beef, T-Pain tries to ruin childhoods, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss the new Netflix series, She's Gotta Have It, and whether they wanted any of Ms. Nola Darling's complicated and layered story. 

Lise's biscuits are slightly toasted by body-shaming, Major is here for the King's school, the Infinity War trailer has mixed reviews in the Geek Corner, and a Georgia peach who taught us that sitting can be the best way to stand for something is the GRITS We Love. 

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Nov 22, 2017

One man's trash is another's read. 

In this episode, Major and Lise say rest in peace to the non-ashy patriarch of a Black TV family and a queen who was in charge of the girls. The ladies also discuss Serena's fairytale nuptials, the broken marriage and engagement of two supreme vocalists and more in the Bold and the Baeless, Tia has baby news, homage to wrestling's pretty boy, cool runnings in real life, the GA dome demolition, and not cancelling Gabby Douglas in Balls and All, Politikin' sees 45 find a worthy foe in a big baller, Alabama is on the fence about molestation, SNL and the AMAs were Must See TV, Baduism is 20 years old, the internet remains in tact despite Nicki's recent cover, whether Meek has to be a hero to be free, Jay-Z in the 'Ville, and much more. 

A new segment is introduced, Moisturize Your Opinions, and Lise finds her own ashy spots. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk gratefulness and the difficulties of navigating the holiday. 

A TN teacher who can't respect a child's religion and person burns Lise's biscuits, a game makes it fun to say don't touch my hair, the Geek Corner is full to capacity, and listeners feedback on the Sexiest Man Alive leaves us wanting more...or just anyone else. 

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Nov 8, 2017

What More Do You Want From Us? 

In this episode, Major and Lise promise our thoughts and actions for those lost in attacks in New York and Texas, Bold and the Baeless has Mary J's vocal leaving folks unemployed, one Braxton sister's marriage is ending and another is in taking flight with love, a film about Flint feels premature, whose vocals can honor Whitney, We Gettin' Old but American Gangster has aged well, Tina and Chrisette are not going to make choice-shaming or fetch happen, #JusticeForJazzy, why we haven't one tear to shed for a certain pizza papa, and much more.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk Tyrese's social media spiral and how emotional manipulation shows up on our timelines and in our lives. 

The hypocrisy of praising Diddy while punishing Ciara burns Major's biscuits and Lise's are likewise crispy for the saints who can't let a first lady enjoy Halloween. A great new book full of historical Black girl magic and beauty queens highlighting the ugliness of abuse get our Love Offering. A cypher worthy of curating and a superhero warrior woman are everything in the Geek Corner. 

A young woman leading the fifth generation of a legacy over 100 years in the making is the GRITS We Love. 

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Oct 24, 2017

Or is it? 

In this episode, Major and Lise are back after homecoming almost took them down to talk Shaq getting on one knee, Kevin Hart wants to be paid for his pain, Chance's daughter has grammys to count, Balls and All includes Lebron's snack-ish GQ cover, Marshawn is a national treasure, two MVPs can't take the Grit or Grind, Jemele is back on the scene with the gangster lean, Pop uses his privilege for good and much more, The Mane Event was Must-See TV, a Love and Hip Hop star needs all the lotion, throwing out the whole Shad Moss, Gabrielle Union preaching the sexual reciprocity gospel, Selena finally gets a star and so much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies dig deep and talk the #MeToo social media moment, the impact of sharing (or not sharing) your pain publicly, and the spectrums of behavior that make pervasive sexual harassment possible. 

A certain female rapper gets on every nerve in Major's neck and back, and Lise wants y'all to put some respect on Light Skin Aunt Viv's name in Burns My Biscuits. The 100th episode of The Walking Dead and a trailer filled with beautiful Blackness are in the Geek Corner. A woman from Miami-Dade with bedazzled cowboy hats might be about that life and is the GRITS We Love. 

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Oct 12, 2017

Get Geeked! It's Homecoming Week! 

In our 50th episode, Major and Lise talk first lady drama and Jhene making a Big (and permanent) statement on love, Balls and All is chalked full of news from Cam's sexism, Shannon's cigar celebration, Jerry Jones reversing on bending the knee and Jemele's suspension, Bob Corker's clapback game is strong, Blackish taught us about slavery, Bonnie and Clyde remind us We Gettin' Old, Tyrese needs a check (not social media), Nelly is a creep, Nene is deplorable, Wendy can save her tears after victim-shaming sexual assault victims, does Dove actually need lotion, lemon pepper wings brings out Black Hollywood in Atlanta, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies are joined by Kayla Smith (@_killak), the reigning 88th Miss Tennessee State University to talk what it is like to be a HBCU student now, how she's redefining the queen role, and why homecoming is much more than just the parties. 

We also feature our Homecoming agenda. One event we want to highlight is High Society BOTTOMLESS Brunch on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @Abrasive Media. Register for the event at www.highsocietybrunch.eventbrite.com

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Oct 3, 2017

When you feel you've done 'bout as best you can. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the passing of a certain playboy, a leader of heartbreakers and what happened in Vegas, Bold and Baeless sees a new superhero emerge, a lion-king themed shower for the Harts and what Lemon is sweet on, more Kardashian baby news, Serena's snapback and OGs of the reality shows welcome a son in Baby News, Balls and All includes the NBA wanting to see if fat meat greasy, the Juice is loose, Beast Mode is dressed for the movement, a Spur popped off and a different kind of Black Panther, Politikin' involves Agent Orange's favorite thing: a woman who ain't scared to speak truth to power, Jay-Z on SNL, Mariah actually was bothered, the culture stepping up for Puerto Rico, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk detaching from relationships as a form of self-care and how ending anything matters. 

A claim to the HBCU experience from a PWI student burns Lise's biscuits beyond recognition, and a young author telling HERstory is both our Love Offering and the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings

10/05 - 08: Nashville Oktoberfest 

10/07 - Conexion Americas #TheLatinParty 

 

Sep 28, 2017

And have a stadium seat. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk another mass shooting that hit close to home, Bold and the Baeless includes beard thirst traps, Love, Hip-Hop and Elopement, Tamar's last album, the Harris' push and pull, White Love Matters and more, the Kardashians don't have a Plan B, Carmelo is a warrior, a certain Vol can't have our tears, and Agent Orange targets the NFL in Balls and All, A Different World turns dirty thirty, ASATT turns 1, Badu has bars, Cardi deserves all the flowers, whether Bodak Yellow is the new Knuck If You Buck, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, a certain video of high school majorettes sparks a conversation about the intersections of feminism, sexism, and dance. 

More crackhouse references burn Lise's Biscuits, iconic catwalk slayers get a Love Offering, comic books deserve a special day in Geek Corner, and a young Georgia peach who stood up by getting down is the GRITS We Love. 

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Sep 20, 2017

But some of y'all ain't scored a point. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the tragic death of Kenneka Jenkins, Tyrese reverts back to the ashy-ness we know, Nasir and Nicki cute New Yorkness, Bow Wow's take on relationships and Kevin Hart being a target in the Bold and the Baeless, Alexis Jr., is adorable in Baby News, Kyrie is unbothered, Jemele is unbossed and Sloane is unbrought (but securing bags) in Balls and All, Must-See TV has us loving the Emmys (mostly...Sean Spicer excluded), more Virgo birthdays, Rihanna had the best week ever, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies breakdown a good formula for shooting your shot...and apparently you need to be a NASA scientist to get it right with them. 

A certain university president who doesn't know that the touch and feel of cotton was the fabric of enslaved lives burned Major's biscuits. An update on Hellboy and a special girl are in the Geek Corner. Last, a woman with wings is the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

09/23 - September Jefferson St. Art Crawl 

09/23 - Boom Bap @ Basement East 

09/23 - Pilgrimage Music Festival 

09/24 - Daybreak Nashville @ Jamaicaway Restaurant 

09/24 - Jazz With A View @ Millineum Maxwell House 

09/24 - Big Boi @ Marathon Music Works 

Sep 6, 2017

When keeping it real goes racist.

In this episode, Major and Lise talk our prayers for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Bold and Baeless has us (see: Lise) heartbroken for a R&B Diva, Baby News celebrates a newborn with a grand slam and a couple who are "goals", Balls and All sees a Texan secure the coins for good, a rant on DACA is warranted, Queen Bey should be your fav (as well as other Virgos), Rihanna has the range, Babygirl collabs with MAC for a beat we not sure about, lettuce pray for the problematic saints, Cardi B and rape culture collide, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, it is storytime and the subject is gentrification, which hit home this week for Lise. 

A special lady creating resources in food deserts gets our Love Offering. Geek Corner sees a racially problematic casting decision be reversed, cosplay brought joy in the midst of the storm, and a TSU and Game of Thrones mashup is everything. Last, a bad and boujee engineer is the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

09/06 - Who Knew Presents Nashville Rising @ City Winery

09/08 - Greek Festival @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 

09/09 - Wine on the River Nashville @ Pedestrian Bridge

09/09 - Poetry in Motion Live @ abrasiveMedia 

09/16 - Love Galore: Speed Dating Happy Hour @ 9Bar 

09/17 - Jazz on the Cumberland Concert Series 2017 

 

Aug 23, 2017

This is FUBU! 

In this episode, Major is joined by the fabulous @meghann_monroe to talk the tragedy in Charlottesville and Barcelona, a former child of destiny has a way of getting diamonds in the Bold and (the not so) Baeless, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton 2.0 are expecting, ESPN did a mock slave auction while the Blacks were away, a woman of Brewster Place is aging like fine wine, Brandy vying Keke's Crown of Draining, Kim continues her family tradition of showing that Black-adjacent means absolutely nothing, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Meghann, who has more social media followers than small countries have citizens, schools us on differentiating yourself, using social media as a tool to do so, and why she's willing to give million dollar game for $Free.99. 

The St. Patricks are unlucky charms who burn Meghann's biscuits, Major's GRITS We Love is a feminist professor from the land of golden sunshine, while Meghann's brings us to tears (but also gets us together). Last, a panel of experts handing out jewels and dropping bars gets a Love Offering. 

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Meghann Monroe @meghann_monroe 

Visit her website www.getglamd.com 

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Event Spotlight: Love Galore: Speed Dating Happy Hour hosted by The Love Jones Duo on 08/26 at 5pm at Nine Bar and Lounge 

08/24 Live on the Green Music Fest at Public Square

08/25 Nashville Black Professionals Mixer at Westin L27 Rooftop

08/27 Cigars at the Park at Two Rivers Park 

08/27 Jazz With a View at Millineum Maxwell House

08/29 The Equity Alliance TEAm Meeting at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill 

 

Aug 17, 2017

In this bonus episode, Major and Lise get to talk politics with Randall Woodfin, mayoral candidate for the city of Birmingham. We discuss topics like navigating this current political climate, appreciating the real work of past generations, the best hole in the wall in B'ham, which woman leader Randall would like to interview, the continued need for HBCUs, who has the best homecoming and the ways in which gun violence has us in a war for the souls of young people. 

To learn more about Randall and his Woodfin Plan, visit www.randallwoodfin.com. Follow him on social media @woodfinforbham. 

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Aug 15, 2017

Hella Thoughts. 

In this bonus episode, Lise and Major are joined by #LawrenceHive chairperson @andresupmante to recap the first half of Season 2. We talk Lawrence not being ready for these streets, Issa trying to get over one man while getting under another, whether we think Molly brought back the right message, and much more. 

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Aug 9, 2017

Girls, we run this mutha!

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by Tiffany and Tasha of @femmefest615 to talk our prayers for Nashville's Wonder Woman, Bold and Baeless examines the white love we can't do without and Queen Serena warms our ovaries, Ray Lewis has the right to remain silent (and he should), a Titan remembers the Obamas, Dodgeball finally gets its due and other things in Balls and All, Politikin' reclaims time, fires folk from a job they never had and looks to make sure the feds are not watching, Obama Day should be a thing, the brilliance of Bebe Kids means We Gettin' Old, allyship is what's for breakfast, Boosie doesn't know what M O L E S T A T I O N mean, Rihanna is all the tings and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Femme Fest 2017 and why this festival for women by women is having a moment in Music City, USA. 

Biscuits are burned when Lise is "intrigued" by casting choices for a certain Egyptian Queen, and Major wants folk to stop throwing shade from ashy hands. A church community is a different world than where we come from and gets a Love Offering. A league of extraordinary women fueling Femme Fest are the GRITS We Love. 

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Femme Fest 2017 WWW.FEMMEFEST615.COM 

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Nashville Happenings

- 08/10 Power of 10 PAC Meet and Greet with Randall Woodfin @ Sinema 

- 08/10 Live on the Green Music Festival @ Public Square 

- 08/12 An Art Deco Affair @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts 

- 08/19 Beats & Brushes Paint Party Tribute to Soul Train @ Agenda 

Jul 27, 2017

Can we oil the whole nation? 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk losing a man who saved us but not himself, 
Bold and Baeless includes a look at the value of pre-nups, the blessed twins are here, Mike Vick preaches respectability and a Rose with shaky stems is still a Rose (and a Cavalier) in this week's Balls and All, Politikin' waves goodbye to Spicey, side-eyes the entire Senate, and Tennessee thinks your right to procreate is worth 30 days. The ladies review the struggle olympics between R. Kelly, Usher, Kevin Hart and OJ. Who won gold? 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the season premiere of Insecure and why the right thing for the wrong reasons ain't the right thing. 

Folks body shaming for clicks burns Major's biscuits. Lise geeks out over all things Comic Con. Two ladies who don't dread the dead are the GRITS We Love. 

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Resistance Organizations: 

- Indivisible www.indivisbleguide.com

- Southern Women For Civil Rights www.southernwomenforcivilrights.com 

- The Equity Alliance www.theequityalliance.com 

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Nashville Happenings

- 07/26 Black In Tech Nashville Presents: Mix(troz) & Mingle Happy Hour @ Sinema

- 07/28 Conexion Next at the Frist 

- 07/29 Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival 

- 08/04 ULYPMT Member Mixer @ Bar Louie Murfreesboro 

- 08/04 First Fridays w/ Women Voters of Nashville @ 2nd Harvest Food Bank 

- 08/06 Soul Ascension Sundays @ WKND 

 

Jul 13, 2017

It'll cost you. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the passing of the very talented Nelsan Ellis, Bold and Baeless includes Lamar on Wendy, Kofi wanting a snack, 21 is not savage to Amber and a child of Destiny deserves, Rob breaks the law and Chyna gets justice, Balls and All includes the blessings of the Body Issue and everyone secures a bag, a certain Grizz belongs in rafters, Kendall and Kylie prove Black adjacent means nothing, 4:44 Review and more. 

Folk Burn Our Biscuits by making fodder of addiction and putting your kids on the street ain't fundraising. An awesome group of girls and a new local podcast gets our Love Offering. 

The GRITS We Love spotlights a top graduate and young boss babe! 

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Nashville Happenings: 

- 07/15 9th Annual All-White Affair 

- 07/15 Paragon Social Club at Abrasive Media Art Studio 

- 07/16 Daybreak Day Party by Riddim and Spice 

- 07/16 Jazz on the Cumberland 

-07/22 Carla Hall's Homecoming Dinner 

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