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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, 2017

Does Hallmark make a card for this? 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Lil Bow Wow just don't know how the internet works, big balling before you hit the court, the downfall of Shade-ra Parks on RHOA, Miley is over her hippy hoppy phase, Nicki is the antidote to Sally Mae, TLC finally returning y'all investment, Will and Grace returns but Major and Lise are on different teams, and all the ashiness on the back of Nashville's ankle gets some lotion. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk about being mothered in so many ways, the complicated nature of the mother-daughter relationship and how growth in their own womanhood helped teach them a thing or two about their mothers. 

We too tired to even cook biscuits, let alone allow them to be burnt. But a special lady lawyer from Georgia is the GRITS We Love. 

My Two Cents for the Week: What's your favorite "mama" song? 

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May 2, 2017

A Night to Forget. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk the passing of the very funny Charlie Murphy, the anniversary of the Purple One's departure, Lemonade turns one, TI is a patriarch distracted by marriage, Queen Serena is carrying a superhuman, Nashville may get a ring, Charles in charge of solving racism, Dear White People review, a real-life episode of #Got2BReal, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk their prom memories and how, for one of the hosts, it wasn't only for one night...unfortunately. 

Betsy with the bad grades burns Major's biscuits and Lise has no coins for your 501(C the way my account looks) on crowd-funding sites. Two very special women with connections to TSU are the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings 

04/02 - Lil Wayne @ Municipal Auditorium 

04/04 - Black Violin @ City Winery 

04/06 - Tour de Taco @ Nissan Stadium 

04/06 - Standing up for Justice and Muslim Community Day @ The Islamic Ctr

04/06 - 5th Annual McCabe Pub Crawfish Boil 

04/06 - Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival 

04/06 - Strokes Sips Beats presents Lauryn Hill Tribute @ 9 Bar Lounge

04/06 - May Art Crawl @ Abrasive Media 

04/06 - Trey Songz @ Marathon Music Works 

04/07 - Deeper Grooves Nashville presents Soul Ascension @ WKND 

 

Apr 10, 2017

And saddown somewhere.  

In this episode, your fav duo, Major and Lise, talk bringing back our girls, their #BlackWomenAtWork stories, the Bold and the Baeless drives for Uber, We Gettin' Old as Buffy turns 20, Fresh Prince cast reunited and OG Aunt Viv is big mad about it, Balls and All is chalked full of news, Kendrick ain't about this detangle life, and another Kardashian/Jenner is tone-deaf (...water is also wet), and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies breakdown what it means to be a "pick me" sis and why you absolutely don't want to be one. 

Conference woes burn Major's biscuits, Lise gives a love offering to her new fur-wearing shero, Major takes over the geek corner (yup, you read that right!), and southern girls who ball are the GRITS We Love. 

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Mar 29, 2017

Lettuce pray. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by our final #WomensMonth guest Rev. Chelsea B. Yarborough (@_chelseabrooke). The ladies talk the Westminister attack, the Bold and Baeless involves all the members of YMCMB, whether Kap is getting black-balled or can't ball, in this week's We Gettin Old: Selena movie turns 20 years old, the Rock is not bae-watch, the Space Jam Soundtrack gets turntable ready, the worse things ever mansplained to us, LaFlare is writing his story, Kim's nightmare in Paris, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Major and Lise talk with Rev. Yarborough about the very real stained glass ceiling that impacts women in spiritual spaces and beyond. 

Lise wants to put hands on Iron Fist in this week's Geek Corner, our biscuits will burn until our D.C.-area girls are back, a very special kids magazine gets our love offering, and a woman dedicated to making sure young folk take a look in a book is the GRITS We Love. 

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03/31: Wine Festival @ Bridgestone Arena 

03/31: Legends of Southern Hip Hop @ Municipal Auditorium 

03/31: Hip Hop Charades Just Play Naughty @ Venue 109

04/01: Who's Bad: MJ Tribute @Cannery Ballroom 

04/01: Edgehill Rocks Festival @ Horton Avenue and Edgehill Avenue 

Mar 21, 2017

Just as fine as she can be!

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by Twjana (@twjanacreativ) as our latest #WomensMonth guest. The ladies talk Love Jones turning 20, the bitter and sweet of Family Hustle's finale, seven marathons in seven days by a seasoned sister, Marshawn might come out retirement, Myron might address concussions, what we want when Insecure returns, Get Out made all the money, deserving the Queen's snapchat, Jack Daniels' new flavor tastes like struggle, and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Major and Lise talk with Twjana about making career changes and it never being too late to follow your passions. 

Y'all biscuits were burned because baby boy needs to worry about his record sales and not anyone's edges. We also cheer on a very special GRITS We Love. 

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03/22: The Equity Alliance Presents: Conscious Conversation - Black Political Engagement @SEIU Local 205 

03/23: Nashville Social Butterfly Presents: How to Start A Blog Workshop @Goodwill Lifsey Training Center 

03/25: Boom Bap feat. Spinderella @Basement East 

Mar 14, 2017

There ain't no other way! 

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by Grace of @nashvillethebeautiful as our latest #WomensMonth guest. The ladies talk the #MoonlightSyllabus, Chance believes children are the future, Keyshia and Radric slay GQ, Ciara's maternity shoot causes a stir, Xscape is hummin' comin' at 'cha, Balls and All features a girl breaking records, the #DayWithoutWomen was a mixed bag, the only Christopher we acknowledge has been gone 20 years and so much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Major and Lise discuss with Grace the journey of @NashvilleTheBeautiful and how to grow a social media brand. 

A certain man with gifted hands but an ashy spirit burned Major's biscuits, Lise was burned and loved by a woman whose feminism has a blindspot, and a certain aunt ahead of her time is the GRITS We Love. 

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03/16 - Sips and Stanzas Presents What Happened, Miss Simone at Watkins College

03/18 - Beats and Brushes 90s Pajama Jam Edition at Agenda @spreadluv615

03/18 - Paragon Social Club's Art Show at Vanguard Art Studio @paragonsocialclubnashville 

03/20 - Drumline Live at Schermerhorn Symphony Center 

04/18 - Rio at The High Watt (tickets at http://ticketf.ly/2mJK60z

03/18 thru 04/23 - Cheekwood in Bloom 

Mar 7, 2017

We tried to talk it away. 

In this episode, Major and Lise are joined by our first #WomensMonth guest, Krystal Bonner of @pfeinc, and the ladies talk Balls and All (Jameis should be silent, Kyrie can't be serious, Baylor's coach sets us all back, and record-breaking at the combine), not speaking ill of the dead, Coachella tickets are now available, Moonlight men showing us their Calvins, Rachel is trans-African, every failure of the justice system for Kalief Browder, and Oprah 2020. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies discuss the journey of entrepreneurship and the good, bad, and ugly of being a boss. 

A certain Norf Nashville pizzeria is burning Lise's biscuits, the privilege in Hidden Figures was too much for Krystal, a special Detroit judge and the brilliance of James Baldwin get our Love Offering. The Merc with the Mouth is in the Geek Corner and a woman climbing ladders and breaking barriers is the GRITS we love. 

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03/07 - Taco Tuesday @ Cloud 9

Thru 03/09 - I Am Not Your Negro @Belcourt  

03/11 - Whiskey Warmer @ Franklin

03/11 - Lovenoise Brunch @theposteast 

04/29 - Beats and Brushes: Prince Edition @spreadluv615

 

Feb 16, 2017

Join our sistahood of the traveling body con dress!

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Sandra's 30th, our love for the #SATTSyllabus, Balls and All (Patriot-ism, Charles Oakley knucks at the Knicks, Trump is mad but not about March, and Serena slays SI), Ellen had the folks cos-playing for the Queen, the Bold and the Baeless (Drake and JLo cool off, Jim Jones sits at the big boy table, Cam'ron still petty, and Big Sean will son you over his gal), some great music is turning 20, a Black woman is finally the Bachelorette, Vogue is yellow-facing in 2017, and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk all things Grammys and breakdown why sisterhood and sistahood are different but can co-exist. 

You folk who can't let people be happy burned Lise's biscuits, a special pint-sized fan of New Edition plus a radio diva get our love offering, and the GRITS We Love are the two special ladies behind an awesome zombie podcast. 

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Also, check our Mel and Kia's podcast, Two Dead Chicks (A Walking Dead Podcast), via their socials (@twodeadchicks) and their site (www.twodeadchicks.com). 

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02/18 Beats and Brushes: Love Jones Edition @spreadluv615

02/18 Paragon Social Club: The Vanguard @paragonsocialclubnashville 

03/03 The Set: Grown A** Kids @itstheset 

 

Feb 8, 2017

Y'all didn't know there was a 6th one? 

In this episode, Major and Lise discuss being one step closer to Destiny's Child 2.0, Mahershala's beautiful SAG Awards speech, Parsley Steele had to fly stand-by for justice, who ordered a #8 Ocean's with Rihanna on the side, Chance is having the best week ever, Balls and All sports drama, Lil Buck put Lexus on, Milo is not free to get coins anywhere, whether Gaga needed a pinch of something else and much more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk their views on Valentine's Day. 

Nothing burned the biscuits, but Lise gives a love offering to the guys who rose up in brotherhood and a certain Atlanta lady who blazed a trail for so many is the GRITS we love. 

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2/9 Lauryn Hill and Guest @Ryman 

2/11 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K 

2/11 Back to the 80s Concert @Municipal Auditorium 

2/11 She's A Rebel @3rd and Lindsley 

 

Jan 30, 2017

Let us teach you a thang or two about a thang or two. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Chris Rock coming back to the game in Nashville, Oscars got *some* color, a special Selena moment in the 615, Tiny is bold, baeless and bless her heart, Mary Tyler Moore was the Oprah of her time, Queen Missy does it better, Major is here for Ciara's new deal, the Williams sisters continue to be dripped in excellence, Mr. Clean is back and Black, Jessica don't talk to Salma, and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, we decide to give BET each and every rose for the New Edition Series. 

Things get deep when a recently revealed lie doesn't just burn our biscuits but scorches our souls. The ladies offer love to a Memphis vet who is putting Apple on the map. Finally, a surprising fact about the Arthur theme song is Lise's Geek Corner. 

This Week's 2 Cents Question: Which group should be in BET's next bio-pic? 

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2/1 Malcolm X Screening hosted by @consciousconvo and @lovenoise2020 

2/1 Dae Bak Chop House Grand Opening Clarksville, TN 

2/2 Vine and Brew (free) @citywinerynash

2/2 Way Late Play Date: Time Travel @ Adventure Science Center 

2/3 I Am Not Your Negro Release @ Belcourt Theater 

2/4 Fashion for a Fraction Boutique Warehouse Sale @ Rocket Town

Jan 23, 2017

Some of y'all lying and marching. 

In this episode, Major and Lise discuss an interesting MLK Day in Nashville, Queen Serena shows how to let others gather themselves, Mother Maxine will read you now and faheva, Keke Palmer cleans Lise's pipes, Russell needs to listen to less Mary J before games, Melania looks were the best part of the inauguration, Chrisette needs better PR, and more. 

For Let's Talk About It Sis, Lise, who identifies as a feminist, and Major, who identifies as a womanist, finally talk why they align with one label over another, and both ladies share why they didn't march this weekend. 

Another awesome syllabus gets our love offering, tagging feminism to everything burned our biscuits, a woman born in Woke City, USA is the GRITS We Love, and a special shout goes to a certain past special guest. 

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Jan 16, 2017

What's our late fee?

Major and Lise are back to apply a smooth layer to 2017. This week the ladies talk folks aiming to lose their jobs on New Year's Eve, Mariah Don't Care-y at all, Drake is for everybody, The King of Misogynoir came for our Asian baes, our stories on the silverscreens, and the Golden Globes were bad, boujee and very Black.

For Let's Talk About It Sis, it is so hard to say goodbye to the Obamas...and you can't make us! A inspirational teacher gets our love offering, and Lise is willing to wait for Atlanta to travel to a galaxy far, far away. Major spotlights an aspiring librarian and a Nashville native who we won't let be a Hidden Figure. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

-12/17  Paychecks and Playchecks by @knowledgebanknashville at American Baptist College 

 

Dec 15, 2016

It's our year end review! Auld lang sigh! 

In this last episode for 2016, Major and Lise talk all the Kardashian drama, police shooting proposal, Queen Bey continuing to gather all the things, Blue out-divas her mom and the iconic Mariah, young Ms. Willow is slaying each and every scene, why we don't deserve Gucci Mane, Chance's playlist for bubble time, Obama news, and the diversity within the diversity of this year's Gloden Globes and NAACP Image nominations. For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies reflect on the buttered and ashy moments of 2016 and their hopes for 2017. Plus, y'all so cool in your shirts, Lise breaks down why the force should be with you, and a woman who taught us that purple was more than a color is the GRITS we love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

12/17 Spreadluv's Beats and Brushes: Christmas Edition 

12/17 Boom Bap at the Basement East 

12/22 Home for the Holidays Party Basement East (Free w/ unwrapped toy) 

Dec 7, 2016

Two things in our life we ain't neva seen before is a UFO or a cute Blonde woman Black men won't cape for. 

In this episode, Major and Lise talk Showtime at the Apollo making a fresh start with an old twist, somebody need to tell Soulja Boy, Evelyn is coming back to draining reality, Lemonade is Rolling Stone's pick, the Grammy nominations are out, and why road rage and murder are two different things. For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk the twitter storm that erupted around Tomi Lahren, Trevor Noah, and Charlamagne and the how the voices of women of color exist and can get amplified. Major has a love offering for heroes in East TN, and Lise's biscuits are burned by how we criminalize people for being poor. Plus, the GRITS we love has a special connection to a certain dog. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

12/08 Elves: A Soulful Holiday Celebration 

12/9 Nashville Nutcracker at TPAC

12/11 Ringling Bros and Bailey Circus 

12/11 20th Annual Holiday Arts Market 

12/17 SpreadLuv's Beats and Brushes Xmas Edition @spreadluv615

 

 

 

Dec 4, 2016

Issa Rae's Insecure was everything. Did you love season one? Have you tired of reading the many think pieces about the show? Join our fun discussion where we (in no particular order) recap the season. Major and Lise are joined once again by our male brain correspondent @andresupmante.

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Nov 29, 2016

This week Major and Lise talk the Soul Train Awards, the death of Fidel Castro and its complications (for some), a lovely lady was lost, Gucci got a return on his investment and Keyshia needs a decoy, Xenophobia is the word of the year, and the Obama nephews are the cutest thing ever. For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk about whether home is really where the heart is. Major's biscuits are burned by y'all underestimating your granny's hands. Lise offers a love offering to a real queen. And woman-preneurs are the GRITS we love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

- 12/2: Its The Set; Accepting donations of winter gloves, socks, and hats (Follow them on Instagram @itstheset for more details) 

Nov 23, 2016

We're being thankful and thoughtful. This week Major and Lise talk swag-surfing at the White House, Cardi B remains a national treasure, Lise is excited about Selena's story coming to the small screen, Black Panther just added Queen Angela to the fold, Drake is at peak light-skinnedness, and Obama making it rain medals and sentence commutations. For Let's Talk About It, Sis, we get real about this being the season of self-care and mental health awareness. Really good music gets our love offering, Lise sits at the intersection of comic book and band geekdom in this week's Geek Corner, and one special Memphian girl is hardly home but always repping as the GRITS We Love. 

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Nashville Happenings: 

-11/24: Thanksliving Celebrations @ Watson Grove Church, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, and New Covenant Church more details @thegrovenash 

- 11/25: Hip Hop Nutcracker @ TPAC www.patron.tpac.org

- 11/26: Jefferson Street Art Crawl 6pm - 9pm

- 11/26: Boom Bap @ The Basement East 9pm - 3am

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Nov 15, 2016

We got a right to be mad. In this episode, Major and Lise discuss the presidential election results, its aftermath, the new Kardashian Dream, Even Stevens got BARS, Joe Biden continuously proves to be a rider, Dave Chappelle was the cocoa butter for our soul, and Oprah is not beyond reproach. For Let's Talk About It Sis, the ladies talk sexual fluidity, bi-phobia and our adventures in sexual orientation. And a GRITS We Love gets proper respect since y'all put her over a trap beat.

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Nashville Happenings:  

Black Entrepreneurship Week - 11/14 - 11/18

Latin Vibes @ Hard Rock Cafe - 11/16

Expungement Clinic @ Nehemiah M.B.C. -  11/19

Music City Yoga Festival - 11/19 

Thistle Farms Holiday Marketplace - 11/19

John Lewis Lecture @ MLK HS - 11/19

 

Nov 7, 2016

We're back, and the internet streets were popping. In this episode, Major tells us about another great HBCU experience, Lise's dream collab happened and racists tried to ruin it, Lil Wayne is on drugs, TI is right this time, Major wants her mannequins only in the store, SNL is Blacker than ever, Moonlight blessed us, and we talk why we voted and why maybe we shouldn't have. We also spotlight some special GRITS and a local Black-owned business gets a love offering. 

This week's two cents is What Was Your Worst First Date Experience? 

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Oct 25, 2016

The ladies are joined again by Angela (@culturedomestic) to discuss all the things. In this episode, they talk the bold and the bae-less, Ciara giving us something we actually want, Kanye cares more about Blonde than Frank, JoAnne is just not the same, Justice and Lucky might be honored, Jazmine pulled a Jahiem, Lise doesn't want anyone to colonize her NBA franchise, Angela is a fellow walker and, for Let's Talk About It Sis, they discuss recognizing when friendships no longer exist and how to NOT handle it. 

Major and Lise will be back November 7th. 

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- 10/24 Kountry Wayne at Zanie's 

- 10/29 Twerk Me Out Hosted By Legacy Cheer Gym www.twerkmeouttour.eventbrite.com

 -10/30 Noah Community Forum at Temple Church 

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Oct 18, 2016

Major and Lise are excited to welcome, Angela Branch (@culturedomestic). This week the ladies talk peak Blackness at #TSUHomecoming16, the passing of our dawg Tommy, Alicia Keys has Sephora points, Roland Martin is defiant against lotion, whether we are Issa or Molly from Insecure, The Notorious RBG disappoints, and why we are more concerned with our baseboards than who Black men date. 

This Week's Two Cents Is What Are Your Favorite Horror Movies. 

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Upcoming Nashville Event: 

- 10/20 Sticks and Slices at Mafiaoza's and Battleground Smokes 

- 10/21 Anthony Hamilton, Lalah Hathaway, and Eric Benet Concert

- 10/22 Creatives Day @creativesday www.creativesday.com 

- 10/22 Artober Jefferson St. Art Crawl 

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode, the ladies discuss the random celebrity sightings all across Tennessee, the necessity of Kid Cudi's open letter and #YouGoodMan, Ben and Jerry are woke and delicious, bones are to be picked with Beyonce, a fav author remains flawless, Ava is bae for 13th, diversity in fantasy is important, and the Billy Bushes of the world are the real problem. 

No Two Cents this week, but you can put a review in the collection plate. 

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10/10 - 10/15 - TSU Homecoming www.nashvillesocialbutterfly.com for events

10/10 - Women's Politics and Progress www.vanderbilt.edu 

10/10 - NoH8 Open Photo Shoot at Tribe www.noh8campaign.com 

10/11 - 10/12 - Tootsie's Birthday Bash Downtown Nashville 

10/13 - Conscious Conversation HBCUs at Risk www.hbcusatrisk.eventbrite.com 

10/14 - 10/16 - Boo At The Zoo  www.nashvillezoo.org 

10/15 - Makeup and Mammograms www.theartistcorner.com 

 

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Oct 4, 2016

The ladies bask in the afterglow of Beyonce. In this episode, Major and Lise talk about the upcoming Michel'le movie, Chyna keeping folk out her man's phone, Mary tired of y'all crap, how not to propose to either of them, clowns catching hands, fighting the troll within, reseating yourself at the table, and the majesty that was the Formation Tour in Nashville. Plus, Robin Roberts and two special Texas girls are the GRITS we love, and Lise reads someone their constitutional rights. 

This week's My Two Cents: What was your favorite concert of 2016? 

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10/05-09 - International Black Film Festival Nashville www.ibffevents.com 

10/07-09 - Oktoberfest www.thenashvilleoktoberfest.com 

10/08 - Appealed Design Fall 2016 Pop Up Shop www.appealeddesign.com 

10/15 - Makeup and Mammograms www.theartistcornerstudio.com 

 

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Sep 26, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year? For real?

Major and Lise talk the passing of Shawty Lo and Bill Nunn (Radio Raheem), loving both Atlanta and Donald Glover, the historic opening of the NMAAHC, TSU's band and the First Lady go together, Lise stans out for Chance's Magnificient Coloring Day, Major wants you to take your assigned seat, Saint Pablo blessed our spirits, and the ladies break down the ideology behind cuffing season. 

 

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 09/26 - Political Debate Watch Party - Watson Grove MBC - @thegrovenash 

09/28 - Restorative Justice Discussion - Juvenile Justice Center - RSVP to daniel.satterfield@nashville.gov

10/01 - Down Home Blues Brunch - Mad Platter - www.eventbrite.com/downhomebluesbrunch 

10/01 - Lenox Village Food Truck Fest - Lenox Village 

10/01 - Expungement Clinic - Watson Grove MBC - @thegrovenash 

10/01 - Nashville Whiskey Festival - Omni Hotel - www.nashvillewhiskeyfestival.com 

10/01 - Beats and Brushes Tribute to Thriller - Agenda - www.eventbrite.com 

10/02 - Formation World Tour - Nissan Stadium - www.beyonce.com 

Sep 19, 2016

Lise is back and the ladies talk Colin Powell shading everyone effortlessly, The Game's ill-fated quest to be the new 50 cent, Malia Obama and her need for new friends, our hopes for #BlackGirlMagic at the Emmys, Beyonce making one less single lady, the sad case of Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina, the value of Sandra Bland's life, why Dolly Parton should be your shero and whether passport stamps are the new "step yo game up". 

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- Monday, 09/19: Marquee at Sinema hosted by @nashvillethebeautiful 

- Monday, 09/19: Nashville Black Entrepreneurs Monthly Meeting @ Nashville Entrepreneur Center 

- Friday, 09/23: School Boy Q @ Exit/In 

- Saturday, 09/24: Nashville Brew Festival @ First Tennessee Baseball Park 

- Saturday, 09/24: Riverfront Jerk Festival @ McGregor Park in Clarksville, TN

- Saturday, 09/24: Saint Pablo Tour (Kanye West) @ Bridgestone Arena 

- Sunday, 09/25: Tour of Worship Places starts @ Islamic Center of Nashville

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