MhmKay Podcast

4 - Unpacking Black Womanhood

October 09, 2022 Molly Roth & Kenisha Lamarre Season 1 Episode 4
MhmKay Podcast
4 - Unpacking Black Womanhood
Show Notes

Welcome to the MhmKay Podcast with Molly Roth and Kenisha Lamarre! We hope you enjoy this new episode of our podcast dedicated to social justice, social commentary, and girl talks. In this episode, we discussed current events such as Kanye West and "White Lives Matter" as well as President Joe Biden's decision to pardon all federal marijuana charges. Additionally, in this episode, we sat down and interviewed Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, an anthropology professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste is a historical archaeologist who focuses primarily on the historical intersection of race, class, and gender in the shaping of cultural landscapes across the African diaspora. Her theoretical interests include Black feminist theory, African American material and expressive culture, and critical heritage studies. Her work spans a variety of historic sites in the Northern and Southern United States, including the home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee; Rich Neck Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia; the Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts; and the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her latest research is a community-based archaeology project at the Millers Plantation site on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

For more information, and relevant links, see down below in the description box.

Time Stamps:
0:00 - Intro & Check-Ins
1:28 - Kanye West “White Lives Matter”
7:10 - POTUS Pardoning Federal Marijuana Charges 
11:14 - MhmKay Podcast at the Massachusetts Daily Collegian
13:17 - Who is Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste?
21:00 - How to be Unapologetically You
27:26 - An Archeologist Uncovering the South
32:20 - Black Feminism 
39:00 - Modern Feminism 
42:20 - What does it mean to be a Black Woman in America
46:00 - “Letter to the Strong Black Woman”
49:00 - Academia & Activism
52:43 - Final Thoughts & Closing 

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Kanye West “White Lives Matter”

“The most important part of Biden’s surprise marijuana announcement” Vox Article explaining President Joe Biden’s Pardon on Federal marijuana Charges:

Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste biography: