Kat and Bill ditch the segments and spend the whole show discussing the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850’s influence on modern day policing and the not so recent epidemic of white people calling the police on black people for simply existing.
Kat and Bill discuss Bill Cosby’s conviction, Kanye’s journey into the sunken zone and Janelle Monae’s glorious coming out. In the main segment, they discuss the consequences of being Black in White spaces and finish discussing the first Black female soldier, Cathay Williams.
Kat and Bill introduce a new segment Breathing While Black where we talk about black people just trying to live. They then go into gender identity, queer misogyny and gender policing. They later honor Alice H. Parker for her invention that paved the way for central heating.
In honor of spring, Kat and Bill discuss the progress of this year’s goals in Slay or Nay. They then talk about rethinking the 9 to 5 and pros and cons of the gig economy. Can we change what work looks like within our generation? They finish by celebrating Black Women’s History month by featuring Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson.
Kat and Bill tackles the most infamous racial slur in the American vocabulary. Is it ok for white people and other non black people of color to use? Is there a difference between using it maliciously and just singing along with your favorite Kanye song? Also featured in this episode, Best Things and Trans Activist Miss Major Griffin Gracy.
In this episode, Kat and Bill bring back slay or nay because accountability matters.They dive into their feels on the opioid crisis and praise the hustle of Madam CJ Walker who continues to inspire us to live our dreams.
In this episode, Kat and Bill request that people keep pussy hats off of Harriet Tubman’s Harlem statue, stop acting like they don’t understand the concept of colorism and provide us with reparations. This episode begins a very exciting Black Ass History Month.
Kat forgot to turn on Bill’s mic for the first 10 mins of the episode. She tried to fix in post production so please refrain from dragging her on audio quality.
Kat and Bill introduce a new segment: Hot Takes on Hot Trash where they let loose on the current events. Kat then demands for Bill to explain why men are trash in their main segment. Lastly in This week in Black Superhero, Kat expresses her love for the representation of Black people in this genre.
In this episode, Kat explores to ignorance and incompetency of Harry Truman and how we may be doomed to repeat our past.
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This week in politics: Healthcare is hard, Maxine Waters is a shining star and everyone us is mediocre.
Main Segment: Kat and guest host Maryam discuss the impact of colonization and repeated trauma in communities of color. Remember, you can go to therapy simply because you want to.
Black Girl Magic, White Boy Tragic: Nielsen’s latest report reveal that Black women have emerged as major consumers that should be marketed too while Trump focuses his time tweeting at the NFL instead of focusing on Puerto Rico.
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