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Elevated Entertainment focusing on arts, culture, and society from an award-winning journalist.
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On this episode, Tommy Miles, the host of the popular OWN network show  "Ready To Love," talks about the new season in D.C. , love connections on the show, dating tips, and  how to make a marriage work. Nephew Tommy also discusses his new venture - a grits company, Just Good Gritz (https://justgoodgritz.com/). Contact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.If you would like to be featured on the podcast, send an email.
This episode highlights Rae Shaw, the director and screenwriter of the upcoming web series Black Kung Fu Chick. Set in South Los Angeles, the web series is about a young African American girl (played by up-and-coming actress Taylor Polidore), who needs guidance with achieving her goal of becoming a doctor. One of her teacher's (played by Chinese actor Peter Boon Koh) gives her the boost she needs to reach her dreams both professionally and personally.The series premiered at last year’s Slamdance Film Festival and recently played at AfroComicCon (https://afrocomiccon.org/) on October 23 and 24, 2021. The latter is a convention featuring Black and other People of Color creatives showcasing comics, art, music, film, cosplay, and more.For more information on Black Kung Fu Chick, go to http://www.blackkungfuchick.com/.  (Note that podcast host, writer, and producer,  Desiréia Valteau, is a producer on Black Kung Fu Chick).Contact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.If you would like to be featured on the podcast, send an email.
This episode highlight's Ella's Eve Cosmetics, an e-commerce makeup brand founded by sisters Melissa Polanco and Lissa Martinez.Polanco and Martinez are proud Latinas repping their Dominican heritage in an industry that is offering up more and more beauty brands by Women of Color for Women of Color.The host catches up with  Polanco to discuss how the company started, the importance of Latina and WOC owned beauty brands,  the company's products, and the significance of National Hispanic American Heritage Month, which is Sept 15 – Oct. 15. Music:Jazz Addict’s Intro  by Cosimo Fogghttps://soundcloud.com/cosimo-foggLipsia by Sapajou | https://soundcloud.com/sapajoubeatsMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USAnita Latina by Le Gang | https://soundcloud.com/thisislegangMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USCome Along by Jay Someday | https://soundcloud.com/jaysomedayMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USContact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. If you would like to be featured on the podcast, send an email.
This third part episode features Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, who served as host of PBS’ History Detectives from 2003-2011. The Professor of Sociology & Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania does a deep dive regarding the complexity of race and identity. He takes DNA tests to task and even goes so far to say that they are a "joke" and are NOT the answer to finding one's roots. Listen now to this lively and controversial conversation.Music (in the order it was played):Jazz Addict’s Intro  by Cosimo Fogghttps://soundcloud.com/cosimo-foggBreaking Down by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ The Way by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleiteMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USDay Ahead by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrottyMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USContact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. If you would like to be featured on the podcast, send an email.
"Chasing DNA and Family Roots Part 2," features Rene Worland, a family historian and archivist.   In more than 20 years of research this small business entrepreneur, living with her husband in the Los Angeles area, traced her family history in the United States and Canada.Rene’s ancestors go back to the Jefferson Davis plantations in MS, the Civil War, the Native American Territory of Oklahoma, the Sharecroppers’ Roadside Demonstration in Missouri, the fight for social justice in Oregon, and entrepreneurship in the West. Additionally, the Indiana University alum unearthed numerous family tree treasures including photos and stories about her ancestors in the archives of the Library of Congress, historical newspapers, documentaries, and local historical societies. What’s interesting about Rene’s journey is that she set out to find her roots mainly in North America and not Africa, like many African Americans.  Find out more in the podcast!For more information on topics mentioned in this podcast:Henrietta Lacks: http://henriettalacksfoundation.orgTuskegee Experiment: https://www.tuskegee.edu/about-us/centers-of-excellence/bioethics-center/about-the-usphs-syphilis-study Music (In the order it was played): "Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg "Vintage Memories" by Schematist | http://www.schematistmusic.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US "Coffee Shop" by PYC Music | https://soundcloud.com/pycmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/ "Affection" by Sappheiros | https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Contact: Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/) Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/) Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)   Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.   If you would like to be featured on the podcast, send an email.
This latest episode - Chasing DNA and Family Roots (Part One) - will kickoff a series of shows regarding taking DNA tests and using other methods to find one’s family roots. The first guest in this series is Dena Chasten, who is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Delaware African American Historical and Genealogical Society.An adoptee, Chasten located her birth parents when she was a teen through a variety of methods including family interviews, public records, and DNA. With her years of experience in tracking down one’s ancestry, Chasten will unpack her journey in finding her biological family,  host Desireia Valteau's DNA results (which include the controversial Creole culture in Louisiana), and additional ways on how you too can find your roots.Resources:Association of Professional Genealogistshttps://www.apgen.org/cpages/homeDelaware African American Historical and Genealogical Societyhttp://www.deaahgs.com/Genealogy Quick Start (Created by Shamele Jordon)http://www.genealogyquickstart.com/about.htmlMusic:Jazz Addict’s Intro by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)Ambient Bongos by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Breaking Down by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/  The Way by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USDay Ahead by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrotty Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Check The Glove Box by Otis Galloway https://open.spotify.com/artist/1h3wk6cOFTdjQNbNsnBosPContact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
On this episode, my husband, Segun Abegunrin, is back reviewing "Namaste Wahala." (Last time, he reviewed "Bob Hearts Abishola,” which was well received. The sitcom airing on CBS, is set in Detroit and is about a white businessman, who falls in love with a Nigerian nurse).  My husband was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria. He came to the United States in the early 80s for college. Fast forward to now, he is a principal at his own architectural, management, and development company in Southern California.   As for “Namaste Wahala,” which loosely translates into “hello trouble” in Hindi and Nigerian slang, it’s about a young couple – a Nigerian woman and Indian man – who fall head over heels for one another. However, the couple’s love can’t stop their families from clashing in this cross-cultural rom-com.  Set in Lagos, Nigeria, the film has been touted as the first major collaboration between the two most powerful movie industries in the world – Bollywood, which is known as the film industry in India and in Nigeria, Nollywood is the preferred name of the cinema game there. Is this film, now on Netflix, worth taking a look at? Listen to the review to find out.   Music: Jazz Addict’s Intro by Cosimo Fogg (https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)Bhangra Bass by Punch Deck | https://soundcloud.com/punch-deck Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USAmbient Bongos by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Zurna (Instrumental) by Sapajou | https://soundcloud.com/sapajoubeats Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USContact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/) Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/) Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)  Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.   For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
Desiréia Valteau,  the  host, writer, and producer of Underground Magnolia Podcast, has a lively discussion with her husband regarding the television show "Bob Hearts Abishola" Born and raised in Nigeria, Segun Abegunrin,  a principal at his own architectural, management, and development company in Southern California,  is the perfect person to unpack the CBS comedy. Set in Detroit, the show is about a white businessman (Billy Gardell from "Mike & Molly") with health issues, who falls in love with his Nigerian nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku). In its second season, the sitcom was co-created by Gina Yashere, a well-known Nigerian Brit comedienne.    Listen in on this spirited conversation with Desiréia (New Orleans native) and Segun as they talk about immigrant life in the United States. Then stick around to get his take on the upcoming sequel to 1988's “Coming To America." The second movie, called "Coming 2 America," comes out in March. Music:Jazz Addict’s Intro by Cosimo Fogg (https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)Ambient Bongos by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Bumbumchack by Alwin Brauns | https://soundcloud.com/alwinmusik Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USContact:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter: @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
It’s holiday time! Christmastime! And you know what that means – movies, movies, movies! With the pandemic and more stay-at-home orders in place, many of us will be at home roasting chestnuts, with popcorn and hot chocolate, watching these feel-good films.  In this episode, holiday movies featuring people of color are highlighted. Gone are the days of the mostly white casts on Lifetime and Hallmark networks. After a public outcry two years or so ago, these two networks expanded their productions by featuring holiday movies with black women as lead characters - Holly Robinson Peete, the Mowry sisters, Kyla Pratt, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Kelly Rowland and the list goes on.    The all-inclusive holiday movies on Lifetime also include the first film starring an Asian American Family - "Sugar and Spice" airs on Sunday, December 13. In addition to race, other first-time issues on Lifetime and Hallmark include gay themes and other abled folks.   "The Christmas Setup," about a mom finding her son a man, premieres Saturday, December 12 on Lifetime. Fran Drescher stars as the mother. Hallmark’s first holiday gay movie, "The Christmas House,” debuted at the end of November. Yes, there’s progress. Lifetime broke even more ground earlier this month with "Christmas Ever After." The romantic lead was Tony award-winner Ali Stroker, who uses a wheelchair. MOVIE REVIEW Additionally in this podcast, Netflix's "A New York Christmas Wedding" is reviewed. While it doesn’t have stars (except for Chris Noth), or a well-known director (Otoja Abit) behind it, and the production could look better, WATCH THIS MOVIE! It has a lot to say about LGBTQ issues and the Catholic Church. HEAR FULL REVIEW ON PODCAST. OLDER HOLIDAY MOVIES TO WATCH Hear about them all on the podcast. There's a special mention of the film "What’s Cooking. " Released in 2000, the film's directed by Gurinder Chadha, the Indian director who gave us the hit "Bend It Like Beckham" two years later in 2002.Christmas music featured:Christmas Is Coming by MaxKoMusic | https://maxkomusic.com/Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unportedhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_USPresent by Ikson | https://soundcloud.com/iksonMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comWinter Joy by Keys of Moon | https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoonMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Santa’s Tricks by Myuu | https://soundcloud.com/myuuMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USContact Underground Magnolia Podcast:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.  For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
Today’s podcast features my special guest La’Torria Lemon, a young publicist with her own Houston-Atlanta based Lemon Lime Light public relations firm. She represents celebrities (Beyonce’s BeyGood Foundation), non-profits (United Negro College Fund), faith-based companies, media (Warner Brothers/TNT/OWN), and corporations. One of her most challenging roles was in June 2020 as the official publicist for George Floyd’s memorial and funeral services in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Houston.  Also, on this podcast, the HollyShorts Film Festival, which is currently going on until November 15, 2020. This year, the Oscar-qualifying event now in its 16th year, is all virtual. Plus, a music review of  Moses Sumney’s latest. Links:*La'Torria Lemon: http://lemonlimelightmedia.com; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latorria_l*Holly Shorts Film Festival - buy tickets:  http://www.hollyshorts.com*Moses Sumney: https://www.mosessumney.com; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mosesMusic:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)"Coffee Shop" by PYC Music | https://soundcloud.com/pycmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/"Vintage Memories" by Schematist | http://www.schematistmusic.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US"Magheda" by Punch Deck | https://soundcloud.com/punch-deckMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USContact Underground Magnolia Podcast:Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.   For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
The latest episode features Alyson Williams discussing her illustrious recording career, upcoming projects, women rappers, and much more. In the late 80s, the Harlem singer became the first female R&B artist signed to the groundbreaking Def Jam rap label. Alyson’s first album, "Raw," garnered several top 5 singles, including slow jam favorite “Just Call My Name.” The album went on to spend over a year on the Billboard charts, met only by Madonna’s “Like a Prayer.” After leaving Def Jam,  the daughter of trumpeter and bandleader Bobby Booker, moved to Columbia records (now Sony) and released her second album. The self-titled release nabbed two top ten hits – “Just My Luck” and “Can’t Have My Man.”Alyson would go on to release two more albums – in 2004 and 2010.Before success as a solo artist, she sang background for hitmakers including Melba Moore, Evelyn Champagne King, and Kurtis Blow. Yep, that was Alyson singing the hook on classic Kurtis Blow rap tracks – "Basketball" and "If I Ruled the World."   In addition to a recording career, Alyson enjoyed acting and singing in musical reviews and stage plays both on and off Broadway in shows including  “One Mo Time” and the “25th Anniversary Revival of the Wiz." She worked with actors/and singers Lynn Whitfield, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Carl Payne, The Whispers, and Eddie Levert of The O'Jays. Currently, Alyson has a lot on her plate – working on a new jazz album, an upcoming virtual show honoring her friend and gone-too-soon singer Phyliss Hyman (click here for ticket information), and a radio show on WHCR in New York. Additional Links: Instagram: @alysonwilliamsmusic (https://www.instagram.com/alysonwilliamsmusic/) I Love My Artist Foundation: https://www.ilovemyartistfoundation.org/Music: "Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg (https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg) “Breaking Down” by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.com Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ “Day Ahead” by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrotty Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/) Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/) Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com.   For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
The guest for this episode is Dr. Jeanine Hall, a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine doctor in Los Angeles, who discusses being on the frontlines during COVID-19. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a top black college (HBCU). She went on to medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Hall strongly advocates wearing a mask, social distancing, and handwashing to help prevent the spread of the virus. Music:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)The Way by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleiteMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USDay Ahead by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrottyMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USUnderground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
On this podcast, "I May Destroy You" - a bold comedy/drama starring Black Brits by way of Ghana - is reviewed. The HBO Max series deals with the complex trauma of sexual consent, dating, and friendship. In the Celebrity Throwback segment, check out the 90s retelling of an interview with Iyanla Vanzant – long before the popular "Iyanla: Fix My Life" on the OWN network. Iyanla's Links:Website: https://iyanla.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/IyanlaVanzantInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/iyanlavanzant/Music:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)Coffee Shop by PYC Music | https://soundcloud.com/pycmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/Miyazaki’s House by Schematist | http://www.schematistmusic.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USVintage Memories by Schematist | http://www.schematistmusic.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USUnderground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
Known as the "trauma psychiatrist," Houston based board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Alauna Curry will join me on today's podcast. With Covid-19 affecting African American and Hispanic communities more than other groups, Dr. Alauna will help us center our thoughts and minds so that we can make it through the pandemic and more. Also, hear her conversation about “mask rage” with conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.  For more information on Dr. Alauna, go to the following:Website: https://www.dralauna.com/Online Course: https://www.traumarecoveryacademy.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dralauna/?hl=enTwitter: https://twitter.com/dralaunaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dralauna/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP5TBAeKn1S3vHAL8eiVNagMusic:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)"The Way" by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleite Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US"Affection" by Sappheiros | https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US"Check The Glove Box" by Otis Galloway (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1h3wk6cOFTdjQNbNsnBosP) Underground Magnolia website: (https://www.undergroundmagnolia.com/) Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
***EXPLICIT LANGUAGE***This podcast features Cheryl L. Bedford, whose name should be in the dictionary next to Hollywood Diversity and Inclusion.Bedford is a longtime outspoken Hollywood producer, who has always advocated for fairness. Best known as a producer of the still talked about 2011 “Dark Girls” documentary on colorism, her fearless, passionate voice has started the proactive organization Women of Color Unite. The group - for Women of Color behind the scenes and in front of the camera - addresses the dismal numbers and treatment of us – Women of Color - in entertainment. In addition to discussing Women of Color Unite, also known as WOCU (https://wocunite.com/), we discuss The JTC List (See WOCU website for more info) – a database of Women of Color in entertainment. Plus, we’ll hear about the successful mentorship initiative #StartWith8Hollywood (https://www.startwith8hollywood.com/), a partnership with The Bitch Pack, headed by Thuc Nguyen, that’s shaking up Hollywood gatekeepers.Hold on to your hats and seats because this interview is lit with hard-hitting, in your face facts. INDEX:00:00:12 Intro00:02:20 Short Music Break by Deepa Soul (https://www.deepasoullive.com/)00:02:54 Who Is Cheryl L. Bedford?/'Dark Girls' & Colorism/The JTC List & Women of Color Unite (WOCU) Beginnings00:11:39 The JTC List Named For Mother/Black Hair00:15:20 Kamala Harris-Light Skinned Black People & Identity00:18:34 Short Music Break00:19:00 Nuts & Bolts of The JTC List & WOCU00:29:59 Short Music Break00:30:33 Bedford's Family Members Fueled Her Activism00:32:06 "Trauma Porn"00:33:32 #StartWith8Hollywood00:41:56 Short Music Break00:43:09 "Get Us In The Door"00:44:27 Emmys: Black vs. Latinx-"Stop Fighting Over That Piece of Pie"00:48:40 Bedford Outro00:49:49 End with Deepa Soul Bio & MusicOther Music:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)"Affection" by Sappheiros | https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusic Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USBreaking Down by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ The Way by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleiteMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USDay Ahead by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrottyMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Underground Magnolia website: (http://undergroundmagnolia.com/)Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV)Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email.
In part 2 of my interview with Dr. Corey Hartman, a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Birmingham, Alabama, we discuss how derms address more than just skin issues. Derms can be seen for concerns about nails, hair, and much more. We also talk about when to see a dermatologist, skin cancer in the black community, and the epidemic rates of black women losing their hair. Plus, how to really know if a "protective hairstyle" is helping your hair, how wigs and hair glue may equal no edges, and finding a dermatologist that can properly treat  African Americans and other people of color.Black Derm Directory https://www.blackdermdirectory.com/ was mentioned by Dr. Hartman as a resource to find black dermatologists nationally and outside of the U.S. For more info on Dr. Hartman and his practice Skin Wellness Dermatology, go to https://skinwellness.com/.Music in this podcast:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)Breaking Down by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/The Way by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleiteMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USUnderground Magnolia website: (http://undergroundmagnolia.com/) Instagram: @UMPodcastDV (https://www.instagram.com/umpodcastdv/)Twitter:  @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
In this episode, get ready for Part 1 of a two part episode with Dr. Corey Hartman. I used to babysit the now board certified dermatologist while he was a young boy living down the street from me in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Hartman, who is African American, has his own practice (Skin Wellness Dermatology - https://skinwellness.com/) in Birmingham, Alabama and discusses his medical school journey as the only black person in his program at University of Alabama. We also do a deep dive into running a business in the Deep South and treating patients, especially black people and people of color. Additionally, I’ll review the Amazon Prime series "Upload" starring former Prince protege Andy Allo and there's the Interview Throwback with South African singer/musician Jonathan Butler.Music in this podcast:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)Day Ahead by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrottyMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US Breaking Down by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/ The Way by Mike Leite | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleiteMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US just chilling out by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US Underground Magnolia website (http://undergroundmagnolia.com/) and Twitter @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV). Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
This episode features an interview with Seattle-area's Daizha Brown, who has been donning natural hair for six years. To take care of her beautiful tresses, the 24-year-old created DaiByDai Hydrating Hair Buttercream, a handmade healthy hair treatment that moisturizes, mends split ends, adds shine, promotes growth and strong hair. It contains whipped shea butter, Jamaican black castor oil and rosemary oil. For more information and to buy, go to https://www.daibydai.com/. Also, her Instagram is DaiByDaiBeauty (https://www.instagram.com/daibydaibeauty/?hl=en).Music in this podcast:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)"Day Ahead" by Joe Crotty | https://soundcloud.com/joecrottyMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US "Breaking Down" by Groove Bakery | https://groovebakery.comMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/"The Way by Mike Leite" | https://soundcloud.com/mikeleiteMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US"Affection" by Sappheiros | https://soundcloud.com/sappheirosmusicMusic promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.comCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_USUnderground Magnolia website (http://undergroundmagnolia.com/) and Twitter @UMPodcastDV (https://twitter.com/UMPodcastDV). Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
This is Part 2 of Underground Magnolia's host Desiréia Valteau's millennial daughter (Simone) and friends decompressing  "Insecure"-Season 4, the popular HBO series created by and starring Issa Rae.Simone (African American) along with Amanda (her bestie & Mexican American) and Daniel (a trusted colleague, pal & African American) rep the best and brightest in today’s black and Latino young people.The college grads - living in Los Angeles and the Seattle area - work in tech and media and tell it like it is about the show that highlights life, love and pain of young black Americans living and holding it down in the Greater Los Angeles area.Also in this episode, Desiréia gives her take on the show overall as a black mom and the Encounter With A Celebrity segment features Yvonne Orji.Music in this podcast:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)"Check The Glove Box" by Otis Galloway(https://open.spotify.com/artist/1h3wk6cOFTdjQNbNsnBosP)Underground Magnolia website(http://undergroundmagnolia.com/) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
Underground Magnolia's host Desiréia Valteau's millennial daughter (Simone) and friends decompress "Insecure"-Season 4, the popular HBO series created by and starring Issa Rae.Simone (African American) along with Amanda (her bestie & Mexican American) and Daniel (a trusted colleague, pal & African American) rep the best and brightest in today’s black and Latino young people. The college grads - living in Los Angeles and the Seattle area - work in tech and media and tell it like it is about the show that highlights life, love and pain of young black Americans living and holding it down in the Greater Los Angeles area.Enjoy Part 1, with Part 2 coming soon.Music in this podcast:"Jazz Addict’s Intro" by Cosimo Fogg(https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg)"Check The Glove Box" by Otis Galloway(https://open.spotify.com/artist/1h3wk6cOFTdjQNbNsnBosP)Underground Magnolia website (http://undergroundmagnolia.com/) Send questions/comments and requests to contact@undergroundmagnolia.com. For more information on having your music featured, send an email. 
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