Black girl magic is more than just a hashtag; it's also a celebration of the resilience, power, and overall dopeness of black women, who play a vital role in strengthening the black community and nation as a whole. For today's episode, we discuss what it means to uplift the women who hold it down for the community and country. We are joined by Kimberly ‘Isis' Thomas, author of "I Hear That Girl: Life Advice For Every Sister" and host of The Dope Black Chick podcast. During our conversation, we discuss the I Hear that Girl platform (33:12), key takeaways from her book (36:10), the relationship between black women's empowerment and community empowerment (38:18), and how black women can empower themselves (39:17). We also have a discussion about issues that black women face in the 21st century and how to support the next generation of dope women (42:22), the role of black men in black women's empowerment (46:47), the need for black men to create empowering spaces for themselves (54:42), and the importance of "Black days" for mental health (1:04:20).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch Up with Ty and Daphne
08:00 - BhD "Oh Lawd" News
28:45 - Introduction of the Topic
31:10 - Learn more about Kimberly "Isis" Thomas
1:01:10 - The Dope Black Chick Podcast
1:11:17 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss life, recent news, and politics. After catching up (00:30), the hosts discuss "Oh Lawd" news (03:34), including a mass layoff over Christmas break (4:05), the increase in emergency room visits following the legalization of cannabis in Illinois (6:29), and a bizarre North Korea political crime (8:06). They then discuss recent pop culture debates about love, marriage, and cheating. Specifically, they have a conversation about Mike Tyson's comments on interracial dating (10:04), Loni Love's remarks about cheating among Black men (21:45), the data related to race and faithfulness in relationships (28:25), the factors behind racial differences in marriage rates (33:30), and how gender roles shape marriage satisfaction and divorce (41:34). Ty and Daphne then switch gears by discussing health and the best and worst diets of 2020 (49:42). Next, the hosts have a conversation about the British royal family drama (56:00) as well as Meghan Markle's self-identification and the role of race in her treatment in the British press (58:30). Ty and Daphne wrap up the episode by sharing their thoughts on millennials' limited upward mobility (1:04:30), the latest developments related to the Democratic primary (1:10:15), and tensions between the US and Iran following Trump's decision to authorize Soleimani's killing (1:15:32).