#ThatBlackCouple Season 4 Episode 3: Exploring the Legacy of Black Creatives

In this Black History Month episode honoring the legacy of Black creatives, Jenn and Daren share some of their favorite Black creatives from the old school, contemporary times, and present day.

In the first segment, Jenn and Daren talk about the legendary and super Black contributions of Ma Rainey and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

In the second segment, they share why the works of Audre Lorde and August Wilson are so important to the culture.

In the third segment, Jenn and Daren share their pride in how Black youth like Samara Joy and Zara Wade are carrying the torch for Black creativity into the future.

Reference Material:
* The first African American celebrity artist – https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/henry-ossawa-tanner-sa-periods/
* August Wilson: The Man Behind The Legacy – https://www.centertheatregroup.org/programs/students/learn-about-theatre/august-wilson-monologue-competition/august-wilson-biography/
* George C. Wolfe Says Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Is Still Relevant to Today’s America – https://www.them.us/story/george-c-wolfe-ma-raineys-black-bottom-netflix-interview
* The Audre Lorde Project – https://alp.org/about/audre
* Samara Joy won Best New Artist at the 2023 Grammys. Here’s how she got there. – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/samara-joy-jazz-vocalist-best-new-artist-2023-grammys/
* Dwyane Wade Is Standing Up For His Trans Daughter. His Ex-Wife Doesn’t Approve – https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/dwyane-wade-trans-daughter-name-change-1234623869/

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Podcast Summary:
This is an accidentally funny podcast about the realities of Blackness and adult life. We do “adult” differently. We are That Black Couple.
Our goal is to create a space for Black millennials to discuss and embody adult life on their own terms. We aren’t beholden to “traditional” gender or parenting roles, queerness is fluid and present in the ways we show up in our relationships and in the world, and we want to build community with other 30-something Black folx who are trying to figure this ish out.

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