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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September 15, 2021 65 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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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 55 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 66 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 70 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 74 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 68 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 69 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 71 min

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


Resources:

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 88 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

My Good + ...

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June 30, 2021 101 min

Black children deserve better than the lies and partial truths that are often taught in U.S. schools. So what do we teach them, and how do we teach them? Dr. Joshua M. Myers, an associate professor of Africana Studies at Howard University and author of the forthcoming book "Cedric Robinson: The Time of the Black Radical Tradition," joins the ladies for What's On Your Heart? in this episode on education.


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Coded B...

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June 23, 2021 56 min

The ladies flip the script and ask THE Jemele Hill more than a few uncomfortable questions in this very special episode of J.ill!


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June 16, 2021 60 min

Loving, messy, joyful — our relationships with our fathers can be complicated. We take some of their advice, and we leave some of it behind. But chile do they teach us some things.

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June 9, 2021 61 min

SPECIAL EPISODE ALERT! Emcee Phonte is in the building, joining the ladies for real talk on parenting and playing the hands we're dealt.


Twitter & Instagram: @phontigallo

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June 2, 2021 57 min

God knows, real-life trauma is enough. Has Hollywood veered into trauma porn territory with all the Black historical horrors and thrillers? How much is too much? The ladies get into it.


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Antebellum

Get Out

Them

12 Years a Slave

Django Unchained

Us

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Misha Green

Barry Jenkins

Katori Hall

Black Lightning

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

A Black Lady Sketch Show

In Our Mothers’ Gard...

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May 26, 2021 60 min

Well chile ... you know a person's public persona may be at odds with who they are behind closed doors. In this episode, the ladies knock down some high and mighty pedestals and discuss what we do when we KNOW the real deal.


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The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture

The Second Wave of "Cancel Culture"

Americans and ‘Cancel Culture’: Where Some See Calls for Accountability, Others See Censorship, Punishment


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Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw. Raw.


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More on Dr. Kameelah Rashad

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May 12, 2021 57 min

S*** ain't always sweet in the music industry. Fortunately, we can count on Laiya, Aja, and Jill to give budding artists game. So you and/or your kids wanna be in the business? Pause and listen to this episode.


Resources:

"The Music Business Toolbox: Actionable Business Guidance for Musicians from Recording to Royalties," by Bryan Calhoun with Kristin Thomson

"Everything You’d Better Know About the Record Industry for ...

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May 5, 2021 88 min

According to Aja's mother, there's petting, and then there's heavy petting. Don't know the difference? Find out in this episode, where the ladies share what their mamas taught them about sex and relationships. Shanicia Boswell, an author and the creator of Black Moms Blog, continues the conversation in a "What's On Your Heart?" about motherhood, womanhood, and making space to accept love.


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