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Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues within the African-American community.

Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues within the African-American community.
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Each week on "The Extraordinary Negroes", writers Jay Connor and Alex Hardy delve into humorous explorations of pop culture, current events, and relevant issues within the African-American community.

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English


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I Love My Momma (Feat. The Women Who Raised Us)

5/8/2018
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Intro by Naarai Michele Outro by Langston Hughes Get your kleenex ready. For our annual Mother's Day Blackstravaganza, our mothers (!!!!!!!) join us to discuss the many challenges they faced, the sacrifices they made, and even delve into some of their regrets and missteps in raising each of us. Additionally, we learn who's responsible for Alex's obsession with Janet Jackson, we unveil Jay's sordid cross-dressing past, and you'll get a bit more insight into just how we grew up to become...

Duration:00:53:30

Bitcoin Ballin' (Feat. Lamar Wilson and Lafe Taylor)

5/1/2018
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Intro by DJ Suede The Remix God Music By Marcelmakesmusic, Beatkowski, and Vincent Alexander. Don't know anything about cryptocurrency? Guess what? We don't either. So we invited Lamar Wilson, the mastermind behind blockchain company Hijro and the instructor of the Black Business School’s popular “Welcome to Cryptocurrency 101” course, to put us up on game. Additionally, Kanye lost his damn mind, Alex could use some extra gravy, and will Jay be watching football again this season? And...

Duration:01:07:42

My Brother's Keeper (Feat. James Bland of "Giants" & Elton Anderson Jr. of Creators of Color)

4/10/2018
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Intro by Durand Bernarr. Music provided by Heartbreaker, Theo Fill Us, and Beatowski. We're a day late and a dollar short, but hopefully we made up for it by bringing along James Bland of the Emmy-nominated, smash hit web series "Giants" and Creators of Color founder and celebrity photographer Elton Anderson Jr. We discuss their viral Instagram antics, how friendship is a form of self-care, how photography and film became their creative outlets, and how their brotherhood has propelled...

Duration:01:20:07

Once Upon A Live SXSW Episode (Recorded Live On SXSW's Live Podcast Stage) (Re-Release)

3/27/2018
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Almost a year ago to the day, we checked off an item on our bucket list when we made history as one of the first podcasts to ever perform live at SXSW. So to commemorate this momentous occasion, we're revisiting this episode so that our new listeners can enjoy this moment and our listeners who've been rolling with us from the jump can see how far we've come. Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary Instagram: @theextranegroes Business Inquiries:...

Duration:00:54:14

We'll Name This Podcast Later

3/13/2018
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Music provided by Michael Trapson, Marcel, & Ghost Beats. And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes: Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary Instagram: @theextranegroes Business Inquiries: theextraordinarynegroes@gmail.com And for those interested in supporting our movement, we graciously accept Patreon (patreon.com/theextraordinarynegroes) and PayPal (paypal.me/theextranegroes) donations.

Duration:00:54:56

Let's Go To Therapy (Feat. Tonja Renée Stidhum & Shamira Ibrahim)

2/27/2018
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In a unique take on our Writers Symposium series, writers Tonja Renée Stidhum (Blavity, Shadow & Act, The Root, etc.) and Shamira Ibrahim (Very Smart Brothas, Washington Post, etc.) explore their ongoing journeys with depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia, and mental illness. They bravely detail how they sought the support of their friends and family members, how each of them chose their therapists, and what gave them the will to carry on even in their darkest hours. And for more from The...

Duration:01:25:58

An Extraordinary Black Panther Review (Feat. J of Tea With Queen & J and Law Ware)

2/20/2018
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After its record breaking $235 million opening, you damn right we have much to discuss about this movie. Our favorite womanist race nerd J of Tea With Queen & J joins us and Law Ware makes his triumphant return as well to drop off his 2 cents. Enjoy. Artwork courtesy of @von.hall And for more from The Extraordinary Negroes: Facebook: The Extraordinary Negroes Twitter: @theextranegroes, #IAmExtraordinary Instagram: @theextranegroes Business Inquiries:...

Duration:00:50:49

Back To The Motherland (Feat. Myra & Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries)

2/13/2018
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Since we’re days away from our legendary block party in Wakanda and our collective excitement about our African heritage is arguably stronger than ever before, we chopped it up with Myra and Delvecchio Parks of The Repat Diaries. A married couple who grew tired of their monotonous life in America and decided to begin a new one in Simba’s backyard, The Motherland. They discuss the challenges of homeschooling their 5 year old son, the cultural differences they experienced in their new home,...

Duration:01:19:16

The Afterparty: "Welcome To Wakanda" (Feat. Law Ware)

2/9/2018
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Are you looking forward to Black Panther, but have no idea what the hell it's even about because you never read the comic book? Don't worry. We got you. Before Chadwick Boseman and company obliterate the box office, we're putting you up on everything you need to know prior to watching the movie. We break down the mythology of the Black Panther, the cultural signficance of Wakanda, who his cast of supporting characters are, what we're most looking forward to, and how the first big budget...

Duration:00:25:59

The Forgotten Ones (Feat. Dallas Goldtooth)

1/29/2018
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Indigenous activist and environmental organizer Dallas Goldtooth joins us to discuss the struggle for people of color to remain hopeful in our society, his experiences on the front lines of the infamous Keystone XL and Dakota Access protests, the biggest sacrifice he's man as an activist, and the prevalence of anti-blackness in Indigenous communities. Additionally, Alex can't get to Essence Fest fast enough, Jay used to love H.E.R., and did do we have love for the Grammys or nah? Music...

Duration:01:15:24

Bout My Business (Feat. Dave Anderson)

1/16/2018
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With our holiday hangover (and hiatus) out the way, we're back in business with Mr. Dave Anderson, aka The Business Bully, to discuss his groundbreaking Black Boys Win initiative, how his track record of success propelled him into entrepreneurship, why he refuses to wear suits, and how come Mr. T doesn't get his due as a revolutionary? Additionally, calling Alex a Nutella Queen might get you stomped out, never let Jay name your computer, and Combat Jack's legacy will live on...

Duration:01:21:43

Holiday Happiness (Feat. Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health)

12/18/2017
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The holidays aren't happy for everyone. So we're joined by psychotherapist Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health to discuss how factors like the winter weather, economic anxiety, and our current political climate adversely affect our mental health during the holidays, the importance of establishing healthy boundaries, and how to support your friends and family suffering from mental illness without losing yourself in the process. Additionally, Alex has fond memories of that LaFace Christma"...

Duration:01:22:09

Holiday Happiness (Feat. Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health)

12/14/2017
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Unfortunately, the holidays aren't happy for everyone. So we're joined by psychotherapist Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health to discuss how factors like winter weather, economic anxiety, and our current political climate adversely affect our mental health, the importance of establishing healthy boundaries, and how to support your friends and family suffering from mental illness without losing yourself in the process. Additionally, Alex has fond memories of that "A LaFace Family Christmas"...

Duration:01:22:07

An Extraordinary Thanksgiving Dinner Draft (Feat. Law Ware)

11/16/2017
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If you thought fantasy football was serious, imagine replacing NFL players with your Thanksgiving menu. Which is exactly what the hell we did. But did your Grandma's legendary mac and cheese make the cut? There's only one way to find out. Itis sold separately.

Duration:00:35:13

The Afterparty: "A Love Letter To Black Veterans" (Feat. Richard Brookshire of Reparations Podcast)

11/9/2017
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We know, we know. It's been a minute since we hit ya'll with an Afterparty episode, but your prayers have been answered. So with Veterans Day on the horizon, we're joined by former combat medic and current Reparations Podcast co-host Richard Brookshire to deconstruct Obama’s military legacy, Richard's quest to maintain his Black identity despite his surroundings, the mistreatment of veterans by society as a whole, why Richard believes Micah Johnson was a martyr for racial justice, and how...

Duration:00:33:49

Heard It Through The Grapevine (Feat. Ashley Akunna of The Grapevine)

11/2/2017
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Once upon a time, Ashley Akunna was so discouraged by the absence of Black Millennial representation on television that she created a web series to do something about it. Now one of the most popular web series out, "The Grapevine" features some of your favorite game changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals tackling the topics of today. And she joins us to discuss the importance of her platform, what she adds to the pantheon of Black women in media, and why we should stop...

Duration:01:13:48

KweliTV & Chill (Feat. Deshuna Spencer of KweliTV)

10/18/2017
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Netflix is great and all, but what ya'll know about the newly launched streaming media service KweliTV? We're joined by its founder, Deshuna Spencer, to discuss the necessity of this new platform, the trials and tribulations of owning and operating a 100% Black-owned business, and the importance of creating content that reflects our interests. Additionally, Alex has found his soulmate in Janet Jackson, invites to the cookout are still suspended indefinitely, and rape culture's gotta go.

Duration:01:16:41

"The Watermelon Woman" (Fear. Cheryl Dunye of Queen Sugar)

10/5/2017
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We're baaaaaaack. And for those of you who can't wait for new episodes of Queen Sugar to return to your television sets, we picked the brain of Cheryl Dunye, one of the masterminds responsible for bringing this brilliant show to life. We also discussed what's on the horizon for the Bordelons, her thoughts on queer representation in Hollywood, and why it's a beautiful time to be Black and well moisturized.

Duration:01:15:54

An Extraordinary Announcement!

9/19/2017
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Is this mic on? Gather round the campfire, children. It's time for a very special announcement.

Duration:00:02:28

An Extraordinary Recap: Insecure - "Hella Perspective" (Feat. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy For Black Girls & Law Ware)

9/11/2017
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The season finale hath finally arrived. And to celebrate this momentous occasion, we brought back fan favorites Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of Therapy for Black Girls and philosopher/writing ass writer Law Ware for the ride. So enjoy as Law breaks down the anatomy of a sidekick, Jay fails miserably at recognizing closure, Dr. Joy considers exes imaginary friends, and Alex is a proponent of gratuitous sex.

Duration:02:37:03

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