Juneteenth + Fourth of July = Falcon and The Winter Soldier

It is one of our favorite episodes and it might inspire you to watch this series.

There is action and adventure which is what both Sistas really like, but something was added to this limited series that intrigue the pair and it wasn’t just the good looking brother. Listen to this week’s episode to see what it is.

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Harriet Jacobs was an African-American writer whose autobiography, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, is now considered an “American classic”. Born into slavery in Edenton, North Carolina, in Feb of 1811 she was sexually harassed by her enslaver. She was the first woman to write a fugitive slave narrative.

https://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/jacobs/bio.html

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Solomon Northup (born July 10, c. 1807 or 1808) was an American abolitionist and the primary author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave. A free-born African American from New York, he was the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and a professional violinist, Northup had been a landowner in Washington County, New York. In 1841, he was offered a traveling musician’s job and went to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal); there he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold as a slave. He was shipped to New Orleans, purchased by a planter, and held as a slave for 12 years in the Red River region of Louisiana, mostly in Avoyelles Parish. He remained a slave until he met Samuel Bass, a Canadian working on his plantation who helped get word to New York, where state law provided aid to free New York citizens who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery. His family and friends enlisted the aid of the Governor of New York, Washington Hunt, and Northup regained his freedom on January 3, 1853. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Northup

We Love the Competition

This show is one of our favorites because of the excitement that the competitions stir up. There is also so much foolishness in the reality shows, you can’t help but love it.

So, one Sista is skeptic and the other Sista is the optimist. When it comes to physical competition, they love to watch but know they can’t compete.  Check out this episode on physical competition shows and what they think needs to happen to win. They talk about the Amazing Race and the World’s Toughest Race.

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Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He was born in Talbot County MD in February 1818. He died in Washington, DC in February 1895.

Meet The Queens Again

We love the stories that originate on the African Continent. In Season One we talked about two of our favorites.

In this week’s episode, the Sistas talk about The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency and Queen Sono which are two shows that have strong African characters in the lead. These shows have women in nontraditional roles and showcase the beautiful land of Botswana and South Africa.

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