Since the start of #OscarssoWhite, (but really, even long before then) our communities have demanded to see more accurate representations of Black and Brown folks. This demand has not stopped at the Hollywood film level; it has trickled down to mainstream television, web series shows and podcasts.
Lucky for us, these projects have heard our cries and have come to the rescue.
Here are 5 Millennial POC web series and podcasts you need to catch in 2017.
Inner Hoe Uprising
A podcast which describes itself as “A funny podcast about love, sex and dating from two black polyamorous 20 somethings in NYC” (via soundcloud) From SlamPow Productions,(@slam_pow) Led by the two hosts, Sam (@slamridd) and Shan (@shanpowell4), have established SlamPow productions since 2012, but have really made their way onto the podcast *accessible market. With recent episodes Hoes of the Year and Love Potion #69, Inner Hoe Uprising vows to give quality podcast/media content. With the reclamation of “inner-hoe-ness”, femme sexality and sex relations, and keeping the content brutally honest and real for its viewers, this project is something you don’t want to miss!
Issa Rae is coming back to her web series roots, along with Empire star, Jussie Smollett as Executive Producer. Giants is the story of three millennials trying to figure life out, while tackling issues such asmental illness in the Black community. Rae is no stranger to successful web series through her own Issa Rae Productions. She is also no stranger to Black representation, especially of Black millennials and friend and romantic relationships. The show has only a couple of episodes out so far, but here is the Giant’s trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YgjugzXscg
One Story Building
Set in Long Beach, California One Story Building is a new web series about and made by POC comic book and pop culture nerds. 1SB tells the tale of Story Tolentino as she figures out life, nerd culture, and her part-time job at a local comic book shop with her friends Yoyo and Michael Brazel. Roles are played by comedians/writers Marie Watschke (@QweenTrashMouth), Lance Lowe (@RealLanceLowe), Palmira Muniz (Me! @vivalapalma), and creator and producer Donovan Vim Crony (@vimcrony). Check the Trailer and first episode www.youtube.com/1storybuilding
And follow us on social medias: @1storybuilding and facebook.com/onestorybuilding
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Coming from the U.K, Imrie and Satia are Black women from London who host this amazing podcast. Imrie and Satia discuss everything including: pop culture, millennial struggles, and Black Twitter from a British point of view. You can find their channel here https://soundcloud.com/melaninmillennials and their social media handles: @MelaninMille @imimorgan @ImpassionedDias.
The Bodega Boys
Set in New York City, The boys talk about life in the city that never sleeps, political discourses and realities, and hilarious points of view on pop culture. Catch their episodes here: https://soundcloud.com/bodega-sushi and on their youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCedTXF6DAuzCj-b9pfbMjyA
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