THE GRAPEVINE | BLACK WOMEN AND MENTAL HEALTH

We've all heard the phrase, "strong black woman". With the spotlight on Black women in sports like Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles, and Sha'carri Richardson, the panelists come together to discuss Black women's mental health. What role does tv/film play in the "strong Black woman" trope? Are the public criticisms fair?


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THE GRAPEVINE | DaBaby, Homophobia & Cancel Culture

With DaBaby's recent controversial comments at Rolling Loud, the panelists come together to discuss homophobia in Hip Hop and cancel culture. Will the consequences that Da Baby faced deter homophobia in Hip Hop? Does Da Baby have a right to his "opinion"?


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THE GRAPEVINE | REMEMBERING AYESHA K. FAINES

Words cannot express the devastation we feel over the loss of our dear friend, Ayesha K. Faines. With unparalleled genius, beauty, and poise, Ayesha was a trailblazer. Her passion for women's empowerment fueled her work and her impact is undeniable. On this episode, The GV family comes together to remember Ayesha and discuss her legacy.


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THE GRAPEVINE | THE COLONIZATION OF BLACK BEAUTY

Is Beauty In the Eye of the Colonizer? Beauty is a $500 billion a year industry, manufactured to keep women coming back for more. In this episode, the panelists discuss the steep price some Black women pay to keep up with the Kardashian's real-life effect on beauty politics. What role does social media play in beauty trends, and how does it impact young Black girls' mental health and futures?


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THE GRAPEVINE | CRITICAL RACE THEORY | GV Quarantine Edition

As we understand and break down race as a social construct that limits Black and POCs, Critical Race Theory, or CRT takes a deeper look into how race informs decisions, shapes policy, and drives discrimination. Recently, policy makers have considered adding it to the curriculum for primary and secondary education, however there have been many mixed opinions about whether or not this is appropriate.


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THE GRAPEVINE (PATREON TRAILER) | IS RACISM A MENTAL ILLNESS? | GV Quarantine Edition

The impact of racism on the world is devastating. White supremacist ideology has led to genocides, slavery, and even irreversible damage to the planet. This behavior is often dismissed as "crazy". On this episode, the panelists discuss whether or not racism is a mental illness.


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THE GRAPEVINE | 2021 & BEYOND: WHAT'S NEXT? | GV Quarantine Edition

2020 will go down in the history books. With a global pandemic, massive job loss, and financial uncertainties looming, on this episode, the panelists recap the year and discuss what we can expect for 2021 and beyond. Will things go back to "normal" next year? Should Black people take the covid-19 vaccine?


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THE GRAPEVINE | WHITE ALLYSHIP | GV Quarantine Edition

White Allyship has been a topic of discussion this year as overt racism in America hits an all-time high. Following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, along with a highly racially charged election, white silence is on trial. In this episode, we hear from white allies who share their journeys in anti-racism.


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THE GRAPEVINE | THE STATE OF NIGERIA: #ENDSARS | GV Quarantine Edition

The #ENDSARS movement has been catapulted into the spotlight, exposing the corruption and brutal violence by the hands of the "Special Anti-Robbery Squad". Mass protests have been led by young Nigerians who have felt brutalized and disempowered by SARS and the Nigerian government. On this episode of The Grapevine, a panel of brave Nigerians discuss the state of Nigeria, shed some light on what's happening on the ground, and what's next for the movement.


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THE GRAPEVINE (PATREON TRAILER) | SHOULD WOMEN BE SUBMISSIVE? | GV Quarantine Edition

After confessing that she would "submit" to her husband, Jeannie Mai stirred up a huge debate over her traditional stance. On this episode of The Grapevine, the cast tackle what it really means to submit in a relationship. Is it necessary to do this in order to have a thriving relationship?


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THE GRAPEVINE (PATREON TRAILER) | SHOULD BLACK PEOPLE LEAVE THE USA? | GV Quarantine Edition

Black people suffer extreme injustice and racism in The United States of America. From slavery to police brutality, Black people have been on defense for centuries. On this episode of The Grapevine, the panelists debate whether or not Black people should leave the US.


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THE GRAPEVINE | BLACKFISHING | GV Quarantine Edition

The list of white women using makeup and wigs to appear to be of African descent is growing. From Jessica Krug to Rachel Dolezal, "Blackfishing" is a recent trend even in academic spaces. On this episode of The Grapevine, the cast discusses how these women are able to get away with this and the ramifications.


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THE GRAPEVINE | BLACK WOMEN & CHILDBIRTH | GV Quarantine Edition

Black women face incredible odds during pregnancy and childbirth that result in higher infant mortality rates. On this episode of The Grapevine, an all female panel, with Doctors, Nurses, and Doulas, come together to discuss these unique challenges and possible solutions for Black women and their families regarding childbirth.


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THE GRAPEVINE TV & RUN THE TAPE POD (PATREON TRAILER) | MISOGYNY IN HIP HOP - Part 2 | GV Quarantine

Misogyny in Hip Hop isn't a new conversation, but following the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion by Tory Lanez, it is clear that things aren't getting any better.


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THE GRAPEVINE | THE BLACK VOTE | GV Quarantine Edition

The Black Vote is up for grabs and is more important than ever. Democratic Presidential Candidate, Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his VP pick. This decision has caused a firestorm of a debate. On this episode, the panelists discuss whether or not this was the right choice and if the duo has what it takes to get Trump out of office.


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THE GRAPEVINE (PATREON TRAILER) | DATING AS A BLACK MAN | GV Quarantine Edition

These days, dating is a hot topic. On this episode, a panel of Black men discuss their experiences in dating. Are Black men scared of commitment? Are Black men valued when it comes to dating?


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THE GRAPEVINE | MISOGYNY IN HIP-HOP | GV Quarantine Edition

Misogyny In Hip Hop is not a new conversation, but it has been reignited as a result of a recent radio show featuring 50 Cent and Lil Wayne, where they declared their preference for exotic (non-Black) women, as well as the news of the shooting of rap superstar, Megan Thee Stallion by a Black man. It seems that misogynoir is at an all-time high. Do misogyny and hip hop go hand in hand? Have we accepted this reality?


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THE GRAPEVINE (PATREON TRAILER) | DATING AS A BLACK GAY MAN | GV Quarantine Edition

Dating is difficult enough, but what is it like for Black gay men? On this exclusive Patreon episode, the panelists explore the unique differences in dating amongst men. Do we as a culture, have commitment issues? Are gay men hyper focused on sex instead of building sustainable relationships?


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