The Nod

The Nod

The Nod

CATEGORY: Arts
The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black -- in America, and around the world.
  1. October 20, 2020
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    Prentice Penny, Inside 'Insecure'
    Girlfriends, Insecure, Uncorked — what do they have in common? Executive Producer and Director Prentice Penny of course! Today, Prentice talks about his origins on Girlfriends, Insecure's Emmy noms, and the nee…
  2. October 13, 2020
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    The 40-Year-Old Version
    Sundance award winning director Radha Blank joins B + E to discuss her debut film, The 40-Year-Old Version, produced by Lena Waithe. She shares why Spike Lee and New York City play a major influence on her work…
  3. October 08, 2020
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    VP Debate: What's at Stake
    What do candidates Pence and Harris have to lose, and what do they have to prove? Political commentator Shawna Thomas reveals how the VP candidates and the debate moderator have prepared for one of the most imp…
  4. October 06, 2020
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    Cosplaying While Black
    With New York Comic-Con going remote, Eric talks with internet sensation, Korra — ahem — Kiera Please about its most beloved tradition: cosplay. They talk Blackness, anime's mainstream re-brand, and she even he…
  5. September 29, 2020
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    Big Freedia's Bounce
    The New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, has a lot on her plate! From a doc about gun violence to a brand new cooking show; she tells us how she’s using her platform to shine a light on the culture and the…
  6. September 22, 2020
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    The Shade Room: Pros & Cons
    Brittany and Eric put the internet's most controversial gossip blog in the hot seat. Is The Shade Room good for the Blacks? Author George Johnson discusses The Shade Room's place in Black celebrity gossip and i…
  7. September 15, 2020
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    The Cost of Student Debt
    NYT best selling author Michael Arceneaux chats with Brittany and Eric about his latest book, I Don't Want to Die Poor, and the untold emotional toll of student debt.
  8. September 08, 2020
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    The Power of La La Anthony
    Actress La La Anthony tells B + E all about 'The Chi', her journey as an actress, and how she seeks to uplift Black women with her work as a producer. Plus: La La shares which 'Power' character would make a kil…
  9. September 01, 2020
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    Sports Strike Against Racism
    Brittany and Eric discuss the unprecedented decision of numerous athletes to strike in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  10. August 25, 2020
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    Aminé: Life in Limbo
    Aminé’s 2nd album Limbo released this month and is already being heralded as his best work to date. The invigorating rising star takes a moment from his wild videos and hectic schedule to reflect with Brittany…
  11. August 19, 2020
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    Kamala Harris: Making History
    Senator Kamala Harris made history when she became the first Black Woman to run for Vice President on the Democratic ticket. Brittany and Eric reflect on this moment and hear reactions from some friends of the…
  12. August 11, 2020
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    Trans Lives, Front and Center
    POSE star Angelica Ross talks about merging activism with all parts of her life. From working on a show that employs transgender cast and crew to enriching lives through her work in the tech space, she shares h…
  13. August 05, 2020
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    Revolutionary Photos
    Photographer Mel D. Cole is known for capturing some of the most famous faces in hip hop, but now he's using his skills to document what's happening on the front lines of America's civil unrest and protests.
  14. July 28, 2020
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    Master P Has No Limits
    Hip hop mogul Master P joins Brittany and Eric to talk about his new BET docuseries “No Limit Chronicles” and how his No Limit Enterprises has become an icon for Black generational wealth.
  15. July 21, 2020
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    Justice for Breonna Taylor with Andrea J Ritchie
    George Floyd’s death inspired an uprising, but there has been a lack of attention given to Breonna Taylor, another life lost to police brutality. Brittany and Eric speak with Andrea Ritchie about the need to de…
  16. July 16, 2020
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    Better News with Sam Sanders
    NPR's Sam Sanders joins Brittany and Eric for a conversation about how mainstream newsrooms are covering these unprecedented times—and how they need to do much better.
  17. July 14, 2020
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    The Case for Police Abolition
    More people are beginning to declare “abolish the police”. It’s not a new position, but it’s still largely misunderstood. We’re joined by Bilphena Yahwon, a dedicated abolitionist, who explains why she thinks w…
  18. July 09, 2020
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    Could Kamala Harris Be Our Next Vice President?
    Eric and journalist Errin Haines discuss how the current state of upheaval in our country might affect Senator Kamala Harris' chances of becoming Biden's VP running mate. Will voters, now focused on police brut…
  19. July 07, 2020
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    A Reckoning for Black Journalists with Wes Lowery
    Black journalists are speaking out against the racist culture of their employers, leading to the departure of some of media's highest-ranked executives. Journalist Wesley Lowery joins us to discuss this trend a…
  20. July 02, 2020
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    On the Record: Black Women and Hip Hop
    On the heels of the bombshell documentary “On the Record,” which details the reported sexual abuse of Black women at the hands of Russell Simmons, two of his accusers, Sherri Sher and Drew Dixon, join The Nod t…

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