Happy Black History Month!
As you all know, this month is all about Blackness and celebrating our Blackness together. I love this time of year because I believe it truly shines a spotlight on all the wonderful ways Black people contribute greatness to the world. Our efforts and contributions are often either discounted or overlooked.
In the spirit of highlighting Black magic, I’d like to talk to you about my newest podcast find. It’s called ‘Black Friends Dinner’.
Singer and poet Nandi Kay created this podcast. It has four episodes thus far with very interesting guests. The first episode featured Hari Ziyad, author of Black Boy Out of Time (Coming out the gate with fire!) One of the coolest aspects of this podcast is that it is literally friends talking over dinner.
Food they’ve prepared together or brought to share because EVERYBODY EATS.
In my mind, there is power in and at the Black dinner table. There is power, grace, and fire to be seen as well as served! From the way we prepare foods for our families; when we’re teaching our babies to wash greens; how to batter chicken; we use those times to reach our children to discuss the world.
It’s been refreshing to see that same model here, adjusted to fit into a societal niche that was waiting to be filled. Black Friends Dinner is a podcast which is fresh and brings a relatable, realistic platform to host multiple conversations through the vantage point of existing while Black. Covering a range of topics from artistic expression, gender norms and trying to survive being black while thriving in our Blackness. This podcast is the truth and I look forward to seeing what comes next.