The Black Language Podcast

The Black Language Podcast

Linguistics holds up a magnifying glass to society to allow us to see the beauty, rawness, and complicatedness in what it means to be human by studying everything involved in what we communicate and how we communicate it. This is a podcast dedicated to talking about Black people and our language and the beauty, rawness, and complicatedness of our various realities. From discussing our favorite slang terms, to complex grammar, to the implications of linguistic discrimination, this podcast reaffirms, uplifts, and gives respect to Black people of the past, present, and future.

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November 25, 2020 18 mins

Deadass is a crowd favorite! In this episode I talk about the origins and transformations of "deadass".

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I’m taking y’all to school with this episode - not literally, but rather,  for a discussion about how Black language and our kids are treated in schools. This episode is based loosely on a Tedx Talk that I gave in 2019, but I promise this episode is way better. Though this episode touches on just a glimpse of what Black kids go through in school with regard to our language, I highlight some historical moments involving Black langua...

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August 8, 2020 21 mins

On the episode of The Black Language Podcast, the host Anansa dives into language appropriation through the comparison of Rachel Jeantel and Bhad Bhabie and speaks about the false claim that African American Language is stan/twitter/internet language.

Rachel Jeantel was the 19 year old Black, Haitian star witness in the trial of George Zimmerman in 2013. She was under much scrutiny for her use of African American Language...

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July 21, 2020 28 mins

How do you know if someone is about to tell a fire story? Probably because they began with "aight so boom”.

On this episode of The Black Language Podcast, the host Anansa, talks about the usage of "aight so boom" in story telling among Black people. Not only did Soulja Boy give us a reason to be on YouTube, but he also gave us great data to examine how we use "aight so boom" while telling stories.

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In this episode of The Black Language Podcast, your host, Anansa provides the vision for this podcast. 

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July 8, 2020 1 min

Welcome to The Black Language Podcast where we talk about our people and our language and where talkin' Black is anything said by a Black person. From discussing our favorite slang terms, to grammar structures, to linguistic discrimination, this podcast reaffirms, uplifts, and gives respect to Black people of the past, present, and future.

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