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First Name Basis Podcast

Jun 27, 2023

Happy Pride my friends, especially to the LGBTQ+ members in our community!

To celebrate Pride, I wanted to share an episode from my Bite-Sized Black History program that features a Black American who was LGBTQ+.

So today, we’re learning about Glenn Burke, who was the first openly gay Major League Baseball player!

Jun 20, 2023

This episode is a special one to me, one dedicated to all of the Black and Brown moms out there.

A lot of my Black and Brown friends who are stay-at-home moms in the thick of it with tiny kiddos have told me that they feel like they’re not doing enough to contribute to the anti-racism movement.

For my friends and...

Jun 13, 2023

Did you read the title of this episode? It’s a doozy!

As convoluted as “The Untold Story of the Story That I Told” is, I couldn’t resist calling this newest episode that because of the WILD ride I went on making it.

Years ago I made an eBook called “Rise and Resist” where I highlighted five different Black...

Jun 6, 2023

I’ve been thinking a lot about coded language lately.

If you’re unfamiliar with that term, coded language is when someone is talking negatively about a marginalized group without explicitly saying who they’re talking about — but the “code” is that other people in the dominant culture know exactly who...