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UNGENTRIFIED is a safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form. UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson takes an unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.

UNGENTRIFIED is a safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form. UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson takes an unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.
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Atlanta, GA

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UNGENTRIFIED is a safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form. UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson takes an unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community.

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English


Episodes

024: The One Percent with Jerris Madison

10/18/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Jerris Madison (@jerrismogul), photographer, creative director, and Editor in Chief of Obvious Magazine to chat about his life-changing experience of becoming one of the least represented types of amputees. We discuss his discovery that he was living with the incredibly rare cancer Chondrosarcoma, the problem with medical misdiagnosis for Black patients, what he did when he first learned he’d have to receive an amputation, and where he’s at 4...

Duration:00:57:59

023: Say My Name with Tanisha Colon-Bibb

10/10/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Tanisha Colon-Bibb (@tanishacolonbibb), the entrepreneur who recently wrote an article about why she changed her name to something “less black” to avoid racism & discrimination in the workplace and get ahead in business, and her journey back to using her original name. We discuss the response she got from her article, Black-on-Black name discrimination, the history of “ghetto” names in the Black community, and whether or not Oprah’s resume...

Duration:00:49:42

022: Hairline Fracture with Wade Menendez

10/4/2018
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Episode 022: HAIRLINE FRACTURE On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Wade Menendez (@wadethebarber), business owner, philanthropist, celebrity barber and one of the first to offer custom hair units for men, also known as the “man-weave.” We discuss the fear of losing your hairline, what goes into getting a “man-weave,” and which celebrity he’d design a custom hair unit for. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Wade Menendez (instagram.com/wadethebarber) Website:...

Duration:00:45:55

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 8 Recap

10/1/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 8 RECAP: GHOST-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the eighth episode (and season finale) of Insecure’s Season 3, “Ghost-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. Check out our thoughts on this episode, the entire third season and our predictions for the next season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter ungentrifiedpodcast.com #ungentrifiedpod www.kentwjohnson.com Email us your...

Duration:01:08:30

021: Dancing On My Own with Anthony Burrell

9/27/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Anthony Burrell (@anthonyburrell), the world renowned choreographer, creative director, and actor to chat about his career in the dance industry. We discuss his journey from South Philly to Alvin Ailey, racism in the dance industry, his experience working for Beyoncé & Mariah Carey, and why he chose Atlanta to open up his new dance studio. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Anthony Burrell (instagram.com/anthonyburrell) Website:...

Duration:00:52:08

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 7 Recap

9/24/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 7 RECAP: OBSESSED-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the seventh episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “Obsessed-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the season finale! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:41:53

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 6 Recap

9/17/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 6 RECAP: READY-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the sixth episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “Ready-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:47:49

020: Little Black Book with Dhonielle Clayton

9/13/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Dhonielle Clayton (@brownbookworm), author of The Belles and the Tiny Pretty Things series and noted voice in Young Adult lit to chat about navigating the book industry as a black woman. We discuss why publishers are clamoring for black stories yet refusing to hire black authors to create them, literary code-switching, and her role in making sure all authors portray black life realistically in books. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest:...

Duration:01:16:24

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 5 Recap

9/10/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 5 RECAP: HIGH-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the fifth episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “High-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:32:22

019: Too Much S(e)oul with Cindy Wilson

9/5/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Cindy Wilson (@asian_southern_belle), author of the autobiography “Too Much Soul” to chat about her experience as a Korean child adopted by a Black family and living in the dirty South. We discuss her book, growing up in an all Black family, going to an HBCU, who defines culture, and her feelings on Rachel Dolezal. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Cindy Wilson (instagram.com/asian_southern_belle) Website:...

Duration:00:51:40

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 4 Recap

9/3/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 4 RECAP: FRESH-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the fourth episode of Insecure’s Season 3, “Fresh-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:30:56

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 3 Recap

8/27/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 3 RECAP: BACKWARDS-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the third episode of Insecure’s Season 3, "Backwards-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:25:16

018: James and the Giant Critique with James Bland

8/22/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by James Bland (@jrbland), the Emmy nominated actor, creator, showrunner and star of the hit digital drama series Giants to chat about Black art and our community’s duty to support. We discuss whether or not we have to unabashedly support Black media, if he feels his projects are supported by the community, and what the future holds for Black creativity. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: James Bland (instagram.com/jrbland) Website:...

Duration:01:01:44

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 2 Recap

8/20/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 2 RECAP: FAMILIAR-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the second episode of Insecure’s Season 3, "Familiar-Like," with my best friend, Bianca. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the remainder of the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:31:41

017: A Different Song with RĀI

8/15/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by RĀI (pronounced ‘ray,’ @raimusicworld), recording artist and the vocal force behind the #1 Soul album, Love’s On The Way. We discuss the ups and downs of going the independent route, releasing music (and making money) in a stream-centric industry, what it takes to make a #1 album as an independent artist, and preview some of the tracks from the album. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: RĀI (instagram.com/raimusicworld) Website:...

Duration:01:10:03

UNGENTRIFIED & INSECURE: Season 3, Episode 1 Recap

8/13/2018
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INSECURE SEASON 3, EPISODE 1 RECAP: BETTER-LIKE On a very special episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I recap the first episode of Insecure’s Season 3, "Better-Like" with my best friend. This will be a special series of episodes for the duration of the season, dropping every Monday after an episode airs. Check out our thoughts on this episode and our predictions for the season! Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on...

Duration:00:37:51

016: What Wine Goes With Leaving the Country? with Tanisha Townsend

8/1/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Tanisha Townsend (@girlmeetsglass), certified wine expert and the creator of Girl Meets Glass to chat about her experience with moving from the States to Paris, and all things wine. We discuss what made her decide to leave her job in DC and move to Paris, her journey to becoming a certified wine specialist, and some key tips for how to discover new wines. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Tanisha Townsend...

Duration:00:56:11

015: Black Paris with Jacqueline Ngo Mpii

7/25/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Jacqueline Ngo Mpii (@yaquimpii), author, expert resource of all things Black & French and the creator of Little Africa to chat about the black experience in Paris. We discuss why she created her company, her experiences growing up Cameroonian in Paris, and why we’re all ambassadors for the black community. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Jacqueline Ngo Mpii (instagram.com/yaquimpii) Website:...

Duration:00:42:48

014: Gone Somewhere with Nate Fluellen

7/11/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Nate Fluellen, (@worldwidenate) to chat about his journey to having his own travel television show, and being one of the few black men to do it. We discuss how he got started, why he chose Africa as the focus of his tv show, and the reason his mom is his favorite travel partner. Listen and give us your opinion! Guest: Nate Fluellen (instagram.com/worldwidenate) worldwidenate.com Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Sounds...

Duration:01:02:26

013: Call The Police, It's Juneteenth! with Walt Brown

6/18/2018
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On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Walt Brown (@waltbrowntellem), author, creator, and supporter of all things black to chat about the importance of Juneteenth and why we need to stop inviting everybody to the “cookout.” We discuss the history of Juneteenth, why it’s important that we as a community recognize the holiday, why the black community is hesitant to turn Juneteenth into the turnup it should be, black people wanting to invite every ally to the proverbial “cookout” and...

Duration:01:20:34