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Dec. 15, 2021

Culture’s Gifts 2021: The Year in Culture

The 2021 Year in Culture, Culturati style! From the first Black and Asian American female Vice President, Kamala Harris, to honoring the passing of Cicely Tyson, to celebrating Missy Elliot's Hollywood Walk of Fame star; this list might spark a …

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Nov. 30, 2021

Abstract & Personal with Q-Tip

In this special episode, Kierna has a revealing conversation with one of her real life besties-- and one of hip-hop’s true legends-- Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest. The episode chronicles how they met as teenagers in NYC, and explores …

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Nov. 16, 2021

A Ho/Heaux Evolution

This week, school is in session as Kierna gets a sex education from Sam Ridell, an award-winning podcast producer and principal host of the critically-acclaimed, queer Black-feminist focused sexuality podcast, Inner Hoe Uprising. This epsiode explores...

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Nov. 2, 2021

Chasing Freedom with Tanya Fields

Today’s episode kicks off a radical, emo series we’re calling “Chasing Freedom,” where Kierna profiles fascinating women and femmes in the culture who personally inspire her own sense of liberation. This time, Kierna is joined by mother, writer and...

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Oct. 19, 2021

The Dilemma of Black Storytellers: W. Kamau Bell Opens Up

This week, Kierna kicks it with W. Kamau Bell, sociopolitical comedian, host and executive producer of CNN’s Emmy-winning documentary series United Shades of America. The two discuss the deep dilemmas of Black media makers—particularly those currently...

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Oct. 5, 2021

The History of Honey Magazine, PT 1: The Sweet Edition

In 1999, Lauryn Hill graced the cover of the preview issue of Honey, billed as a "fearless entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle magazine for young, urban women." A first of its kind on American newsstands, Honey earned instant acclaim and quickly...

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Oct. 5, 2021

The History of Honey Magazine, PT. 2: The Sticky Edition

"Every good drama has an anti-hero, and the same goes for the story of Honey magazine. This week, after having unanswered questions for more than 20 years, Kierna finally sits down with Keith Clinkscales, entrepreneur, media executive, former...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Culturati - Trailer

Veteran media maven and cultural critic Kierna Mayo hosts “Culturati,” a sonically rich world where Black women from Gen X to Gen Z— “bougie and ratchet” notwithstanding—are the official standard bearers. Through engrossing conversations with an array...

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