Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast

Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast

Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are music and entertainment icons, but they’re also experts in the art of no-holds-barred conversations. Jill Scott Presents: J.ill the Podcast is like chilling with that friend who says what everyone wants to say but is too afraid to – times three. Expect unfiltered talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in the world

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May 25, 2022 43 min

Jill, Aja, and Laiya are back together, in person, a few days after Jill’s 50th birthday party. They talk about celebrating yourself, knowing yourself, and knowing your worth. Jill reflects on life as a quinquagenarian and breaks down what you need for a successful party. For more info on throwing parties visit https://www.thebalancesmb.com/. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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Jill Scott, Laiya St.Clair, and Aja Graydon-Dantzler are back with season 2 of J.ill. This podcast is their safe space for unfiltered conversation. The three longtime friends and entertainment icons get together to talk about what’s on our hearts and minds. Like life, It gets juicy and it gets raw, but it’s always real and we’re always aiming to heal. Expect no-holds-bar talk about relationships, health, art, and everything else th...

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November 10, 2021 58 sec

After an amazing first season, it has come to an end. But don’t you worry we will be back!

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November 3, 2021 60 min

It’s time to get to the root of things this episode! Listen as Jill, Laiya and Aja go through the process of finding their African origins. They ask all the questions, share their results and there’s even a twist! Ain’t it always! Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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October 27, 2021 52 min

This is the episode where we hear from you! You called, tweeted and sent all kinds of bat signals so now it's time see what y'all are talking about and answer all questions because, We've Got Mail!

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October 20, 2021 51 min

This episode Jill, Aja and Laiya breakdown what they require in order for one to consider themselves a "good" white friend. Do you have requirements? Do you have any white friends? What does "good" or "right" even mean? Listen as the ladies make an attempt to break this down.


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Because we believe in letting the brothas say their peace, who better than the hilariously real Roy Wood Jr!?!?! Listen as he gives us insight into ALL the things that have been on his heart and mind!

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October 6, 2021 47 min

Let's just admit it, sometimes we just don't feel like it! Any of it! Listen as Jill, Aja and Laiya break down all the "its" and why it's ok to feel this way.....for a little while.



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September 29, 2021 52 min

The key to really live a good life is to take care of yourself inside and out! Today on J.ill the ladies get into what it take to ride the long bus. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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September 22, 2021 54 min

On this episode of J.ill your resident aunties discuss this new generation, generation z! Listen up, because the ladies have some wisdom to share today. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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September 15, 2021 54 min

Jill, Laiya, and Aja are joined by lead vocalist Tarriona "Tank" Ball of the incredibly talented group Tank and The Bangas! They waste no time in this conversation and get straight to the juiciness! Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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September 8, 2021 40 min

What do you hold shame about? How long have you been holding on to it? As hard as it is to talk about the things we hold shame around, it can be the most powerful way to release it. On this episode of J.ill we talk about shame in its many forms. Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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September 1, 2021 47 min

Booked AND Blessed? One may or may not equate to the other. Let me pencil you in so you know it’s real! This week on J.ill the ladies find the time in their equally busy schedules to talk about being “booked and blessed”! Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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August 25, 2021 55 min

What did they just say?! When someone spews some serious overtly racist BS in your direction, this is often the response. We all know what it feels like to experience those covert racist remarks or the microaggressions, but today we are talking about overt racism. Let’s hear what Jill, Laiya, and Aja have to say about this one! Call 866-HEY-JILL and leave us a message with your comments on this episode!

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August 18, 2021 59 min

It seems that interracial relationships are now the gold standard today. From athletes to actors, your co-workers, and even the black men working for black liberation! At each turn, you’ll find a non-black woman on the arm of a black man. Why is it that even the black men who claim to know the beauty and value of black women don’t choose them as mates? In this episode of J.ill, Jill, Aja, and Laiya discuss their thoughts on this ph...

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August 11, 2021 63 min

Who supported you or is currently supporting you on your journey through life? In this episode of J.ill, the ladies discuss what genuine support looks like, whether it comes from a friend, your family, or a business partner. At the base of any supportive relationship is trust. Without a deep level of trust, you fail to let the other person hold you up when you are in need and vice versa. Listen as Jill, Laiya, and Aja give their ta...

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August 4, 2021 57 min

In this episode of J.ill, we dive into living holistically with the multitalented artist Maimouna Youssef also known as Mumu Fresh. Mumu discusses where she is arriving in her personal life through a journey through spiritual, physical, emotional, and metaphysical exploration. Join Jill and the ladies as they journey with Mumu through her life experience and how it has led her to the knowledge she holds today. Call 866-HEY-JILL and...

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July 28, 2021 60 min

Colorism, it's one of the most sensitive and complex subjects in the black community. The narrative has been a duality of light skin and dark skin for so long, but as we continue to open up that conversation, we see how nuanced it truly is! Modern media is the biggest culprit for how these stereotypes and prejudices are furthered and mirrored in everyday life! As we begin to see more representation, particularly dark skin women...

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July 21, 2021 63 min

The ladies are here for a Blackety Black college experience. But the HBCU vs. PWI conversation isn't so black and white.


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Howard University's Decision To Cut Classics Department Prompts An Outcry

There’s No Classics ‘Catastrophe’ at Howard University

A Different World

Tell Them We Are Rising

History of HBCUs

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July 14, 2021 80 min

What's a "poo putt"? Hint: You might want them around for a good time, but you certainly don't want them in your life for a long time. The ladies set the criteria for poo-puttness in this episode and end the show with a What's On Your Heart? with Grammy-winning musician and mental health advocate Macy Gray.


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My Good

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