Queen & J. are two womanist race nerds talking liberation, politics, and pop-culture over tea. Drink up!

On this episode… This week on tea with queen and j. Is it important to have a Black section? and fuck does that mean? Then we remember Aretha Franklin, and get into some diasporadical foolishness, misunderstanding, voter suppression, and ghosting.

This week’s hot list: Safe Black brunch, Queen’s going to SXSW (maybe), What is African American lit(erature) and when’s the last time you were at a library? #1 Aretha Franklin is body positivity goals, #2Who should NOT participate in her tribute, and #3 Whose opinion we did not fvcking ask for. Racism & ableism join forces to suppress votes in Georgia. Afropunk swaps 3 Smiths & a possible for one Pusha T, when somebody who ghosted you has the nerve to still be alive, and mad other ish.

Time stamps: 
Tea talk/Teamail: 16:42:-43:10:
News that’s News: 44:56:-52:56:
Pay Black Women: 53:04:00-1:00:35
The Pit: 1:01:00-1:13:37

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EVENTS
As always we will be at Afropunk Brooklyn! If you see us say what’s up!

PAY BLACK WOMEN
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NOTES & EXTRA TEA
Listen to our friend Jay (@deathtoadverbs) of The Extraordinary Negroes Podcast guest appearance on The Stacks Podcast: Thestackspodcast – Ep-19-writing-podcasting-and-books-with-jay-connor-of-the-extraordinary-negroes

Aretha Franklin film & articles referenced in this week’s listener teamail:
‘Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul’ Documentary # 1
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKmcmnZVgO4

Washington Post: www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and….0124f7aa9d74

Closer Weekly: www.closerweekly.com/posts/aretha-f…herhood-164818

This week’s closing clip features Tevin Campbell performing at Essence Fest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQNY0vpVd5s

Engineering by Indie Creative Network: www.icn.dj/

Libations to our friends Casey & Domingo who help keep this show running by giving their money to Black women.