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First Name Basis Podcast

Jan 25, 2022

Growing up as a mult-racial child, I often felt my racial identity shifting and developing — heck, even as an adult I do!  

Navigating what it means to be mult-racial continues to be a journey for me, which is why I was so excited to be able to interview Dr. Jennifer Noble.

 

Dr. Jenn, as she’s known online, is a...


Jan 18, 2022

In the summer of 2020, author Veronica Chambers had what she calls an “aha moment.”

 

Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Veronica’s Afro-Latina heritage has always been very important to her, and she worked hard to make sure her then-12-year-old daughter felt the power of her “Black...


Jan 13, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is less than a week away, and I couldn’t let this important day pass without another episode.

 

It’s actually my THIRD episode about Martin Luther King Jr., and I feel like this episode shows our journey as a community and my journey as an anti-racist (both personally and as an...


Jan 9, 2022

This past week we’ve had some deep and meaningful conversations about responding to the myth of “Black on Black crime.” As our conversations unfolded I realized that I left out one key detail, rich people commit crimes too! I made this clarification on our “Ask Jasmine” segment this week and wanted to make...


Jan 4, 2022

When a white person murders a Black person and we try to call it like it is — RACISM — there’s a response that, without fail, will crop up.

 

The heartbreaking circumstances of the killing can differ — whether it’s police violence like in the cases of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd or racist white vigilantes...