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#ThatBlackCouple Episode 34: The Black Futures Episode: How to Move as a Healing Black Person in 2022

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren highlight the recent increase in Black deaths from suicide and why it is imperative that we seek healing in 2022. In the second segment, they discuss bell hooks’s book Sisters of the Yam, talk through the troubling statistics around Black mental health, and share their “4 Steps to Moving as a Healing Black Person in 2022”. In the third segment, Jenn and Daren reflect on their own mental Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Episode 33: bell hooks, Breakups, and Blackness

Jenn and Daren start season 3 of That Black Couple with a rundown episode covering some of the hottest topics of the month. In the first segment, Jenn and Daren share what has been on their minds like the little known long-term success of recent chart topper Muni Long (Hrs And Hrs), the merits of white on white violence in HBO’s Euphoria, why they’d both rather have a “sex tape” go public than a “spit Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Episode 32: The Looking Forward Episode

Jenn and Daren close out the season looking back at how far they’ve come in the 5 years that they’ve been creating the That Black Couple podcast and announce what listeners have to look forward to in 2022. In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about what changes you can expect in season 3 of TBC. All of the graphics will be getting a facelift, and they will be altering the structure of the Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Episode 31: The Looking Back Episode

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren laugh their way through their favorite drags of the first 2 seasons, focusing on what makes Kenya Barris’s shows tick and why white people should be cleaning up after Octavia Spencer for the rest of her life. In the second segment, they discuss their favorite intellectual moments of the first 2 seasons from the “Millennials and Interracial Dating” and “Black Sleep Matters” episodes. They delve into the challenges Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 30 – “Black Healing and Trauma During COVID-19”

In the first segment “First Things First,” Jenn and Daren talk about how important it is to take lessons from the past year or two since COVID-19. For Black people, this time has shown us exactly how anti-Black and white supremacist these institutions are and how they often harm Black life. In the second segment, “The Conversation,” Daren shares the data about the increased vulnerability of Black folx and other people of color during the Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 29 – Why Young Black Folx Are Leaving The Black Church

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk through their own relationship with the church and spirituality and the difficulty they had in finding a church for their own family. In the second segment, they invite Jenn’s partner Tia into the conversation to discuss why Black millennials are leaving the church and how they have come to adopt alternative forms of church. In the third segment, Jenn, Daren, and Tia discuss how young Black folx Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 28 – “That (Queer) Black Couple: Gender Fluidity and Asexuality”

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk through how the COVID-19 pandemic has been an opportunity for self-exploration and the start of new ventures. In the second segment, they discuss how they discovered their own sexual (asexual) and gender (gender fluid/genderqueer) identities and what those identities mean. In the third segment, Jenn and Daren reflect on how asexuality and gender fluidity/genderqueerness have shown up in their lives from childhood to present and why it Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 27 – “The Entanglement Episode (or How We Do Polyamory)”

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren recap how the term “entanglement” exploded over the summer and how it exposed people’s ignorance around polyamory. In the second segment, they unpack what an entanglement is, debunk its negative stereotypes, and show how polyamory is all about responsibility, open communication, respect, and ongoing commitment. In the third segment, Jenn and Daren reflect on how society shapes how we believe we should live our lives even though every Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 26 – “Why we aren’t rooting for everybody Black”

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk through why Kanye West’s and Terry Crews’ recent headline-making actions are proof that we shouldn’t root for everybody Black. In the second segment, they dive into a deep discussion on how Black Entertainment has largely not been held accountable for advancing Black narratives in TV. They also explain why it is important that we hold people like Kenya Barris and Issa Rae accountable for their art while Read more…

#ThatBlackCouple Ep 25 – “Radical Black Mothering and Protecting Black Children”

In this Mother’s Day episode, Jenn and Daren discuss the importance of mothers and “other mothers” both in their lives and the lives of Black folx at large. Next, they dive into the importance of parenting without adhering to societal gender roles and against harmful norms. They also talk about Dwayne Wade’s and Gabrielle Union’s parenting choices with Zaya Wade as the family navigates transphobia and protecting Black child.

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