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Black & Yellow


Forward-thinking feminists Alana J. Webster and Jacklyn Chung-Young don’t hold back when discussing societal issues facing women and people of color in the new weekly podcast, Black & Yellow. Armed with research and wit, the ladies delve into the com...Show More

35:43 | Aug 30th

Why do African Americans prefer their meat Well Done? This simply question is the catalyst for this week’s episode. Check it out!Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlana J. Webster: @renegadeoffunJacklyn Chung Young: @jacklynchungyoung

51:24 | Aug 25th

Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlana J. Webster: @renegadeoffunJacklyn Chung Young: @jacklynchungyoung

36:53 | Aug 16th

** DISCLAIMER- In the process of editing this episode, we came across a problem with the audio file. A staticky noise crept in at about the 30 minute mark. That sound is wildly unpleasant, and we did not want to subject your ears to that noise for an...Show More

48:56 | Aug 9th

Real Talk, The Farewell is one of the best movies of the year. It’s a movie that explores the intersections of grief, humor, family dynamics, and cultural expectations all while trying to keep a lie from a family matriarch. This movie is legit, and i...Show More

46:55 | Aug 1st

While Hollywood is making great strides towards more diversity and inclusion on screen, back in the Hair & Make Up trailers on many sets, there are not always cosmetologists who are skilled at doing Black hair & makeup. The pressures of building a ca...Show More

39:37 | Jul 26th

The color nude is simultaneously on trend & problematic. What is nude when you are a woman of color? In this episode, Alana & Jacklyn talk about the naked reality of the color nude.Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlana J. Webster: @renega...Show More

44:49 | Jul 18th

Body Positivity is a topic that has been getting a lot of talk lately, but there are some demographics that are absent from the conversation. Since Summer is body positivity’s favorite season, Alana & Jacklyn talk about the politics of appreciating o...Show More

41:32 | Jul 11th

FACT: It costs a lot of money to be a woman! Women are charged more than men for basic goods and services on a daily basis. There’s a name for this financial phenomenon, and in this episode, Jack & Alana are talking all about it.Find us on Instagram:...Show More

52:24 | Jul 4th

Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlana J. Webster: @renegadeoffunJacklyn Chung Young: @jacklynchungyoung

56:47 | Jun 27th

A Cool Girl Of Color:In Part One of our Cool Girl Series we talked about how the Cool Girl Myth is damaging to women. In Part Two Of the series, we look closely at the extra hurdles African American and Asian American women must jump through if they ...Show More

40:39 | Jun 13th

What does a relationship look like for you? Does it include one person or does it include two? Does it include multiple partners or is monogamy more your speed? In this episode, Jack & Alanaexplore an alternative form of relating that may just make m...Show More

40:27 | May 24th

Young African American girls are viewed as older than they are at a young age, and the effects can drastically alter the course of their lives. In this episode, Alana & Jackie get to the bottom of this aging up phenomenon.Find us on Instagram: @black...Show More

29:33 | May 18th

Are you bad & boujee? What about bourgie & unbothered? Or maybe you’re proudly, shamelessly bougie? Whatever category of bougie you back, we are talking about it today on this week’s episode. Why are Alana & Jacklyn doing this episode? Because they w...Show More

41:45 | Apr 27th

Does your family drive you crazy? No sweat! In Japan you can rent one! Need a temporary significant other for a large event where being coupled up is easier than explaining your single status? That can be rented too! Need a friend but all of yours ar...Show More

41:20 | Apr 20th

Happy 4/20 to One & All! This National Holiday got Jack & Alana thinking about how attitudes toward marijuana are shifting among Asian Americans (and Asian Canadians)! In this episode, the ladies talk about the changing attitudes and generational div...Show More

51:12 | Apr 12th

The African American community has a slut shaming problem, but the vernacular used is not the norm. Black girls bodies are constantly policed, but the sting and stigma of being labeled based on assumed sexual promiscuity from members of your own comm...Show More

54:16 | Apr 5th

We’ve all been there. You have a great dinner with friends or family at a killer restaurant. Great vibes all around, but then the check comes. Suddenly, the mood changes from affectionate to awkward. In this episode, we explore check paying tradition...Show More

1:01:10 | Mar 28th

Asian Americans often face an identity crisis while living in the United States. They are often faced with the tricky balance of preserving traditions, languages, and beliefs of their culture while being pressured to adapt to American customs and tra...Show More

53:12 | Mar 14th

Some dismiss it as a fad while others are in the grips of it. Burnout is becoming a buzzword for culture writers, and is the subject of an article written by Buzzfeed’s Anne Helen Petersen. The article is a great read (and there’s a link to it below)...Show More

40:58 | Mar 8th

The Oscars have come and gone, but Hollywood’s fascination with racial reconciliation films is still alive and well. In this episode, Alana & Jackie delve into the transactional, feel-good friendship movie trope that appear to offer a “solution” to o...Show More

57:56 | Mar 1st

Black History Month is slowly coming to an end, but not without one last featured feminist! In our final installment of badass African American feminists past, present, and future we are talking about a seriously fierce individual who is taking the f...Show More

45:55 | Feb 22nd

FACT: The next African American Feminist we are talking about has neither confirmed or denied that she’s a feminist. However, she walks the intersectional Feminist walk, and talks (or shall I say raps) the feminist talk! She is a musical artist who w...Show More

40:48 | Feb 14th

In honor of Black History Month, Alana & Jackie will be spotlighting three African American feminists who have made great strides in the fight for female equality. First up is the woman who quite literally changed the way we talk about race & gender....Show More

1:03:33 | Feb 1st

Surviving R. Kelly (you know, the 6 episode Lifetime miniseries detailing the singer’s heinous sexual crimes against teenage Black girls) has left the world with many questions. Perhaps the most painful and most challenging to answer is do the lives ...Show More

45:30 | Jan 25th

Ah, marriage. It’s an institution that people are desperate to get into, dying to get out of, or don’t value at all. For Asian women, marriage is a must! In this episode, J & A talk about why marrying young is common for Asian women.Find us on Instag...Show More

50:32 | Jan 18th

The art and skill of haggling is foreign to Alana, but very familiar to Jackie. Off mic, they have had spirited debates about the bargaining technique. This time, they decided to babble about bartering on mic. The conversation may surprise you...Find...Show More

49:31 | Jan 11th

Whether you grew up getting a whupping, getting the switch, or getting spanked, corporal punishment is a common method that minorities use to discipline their children. In the Black community, it’s so common that it’s joked about. In the Asian commun...Show More

51:35 | Jan 4th

Drying out for the month of January is a trend occurring in the United States. If you’re participating in Dryuary, then you’re probably feeling great. If you’re not, odds are you probably know someone that is, and are really irritated hearing them ta...Show More

58:18 | Dec 28th, 2018

Asian women are being viciously attacked online for their choice to marry non-Asian men. By who? Asian Men! In this episode, Jack & Alana take a closer look at this form of online bullying targeting Asian women.Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpo...Show More

41:32 | Dec 22nd, 2018

Christmas is a few days away, and Kwanzaa starts the day after. Alana celebrates both and Jack celebrates neither. In this episode, J & A answer burning questions like: what do Asians do on Christmas? and is Kwanzaa the Black version of Hanukkah?Find...Show More

33:21 | Dec 13th, 2018

‘‘Tis the season for gift giving, and honestly, who doesn’t like receiving carefully thought out free shit! Jack & I sure do, and in this episode we talk about the gift-giving practices that exist in the African American and Asian communities.Find us...Show More

40:01 | Dec 6th, 2018

FACT: Black Women are magic! FACT: Manic Pixie Dream Girls are not. They’re #irritating & deeply problematic. Black women can be eccentric, eclectic, quirky, and flighty (if we want to be), but we do not solely exist to enlighten a man’s purpose or f...Show More

52:13 | Nov 30th, 2018

The range of complexions within the African American skin color spectrum is broad, but American beauty ideals are narrow. So, what’s an individual to do when they are told their skin’s hue is not up to par? In this episode, Alana & Jacklyn get real a...Show More

41:17 | Nov 21st, 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner is the most important meal of the year, but there are many degrees of difference between White Turkey Day & a Black Turkey Day. In this episode, J & A breakdown the culinary differences of the most anticipated meal of the year, an...Show More

46:28 | Nov 15th, 2018

African American women work out less than women of other races. But why? In this episode, Alana & Jackie talk about the relationship between Black women, physical activity, and their hair.Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlana J. Webster: ...Show More

48:07 | Nov 8th, 2018

Votes have been cast, counted, and results have been announced. The Dems took the House but the Reps still have the Senate. In this episode, Alana & Jackie have a female- centric midterm election decompression conversation, & get real about overcomin...Show More

40:02 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Election Day is November 6! Instead of telling you who to vote for or why voting is important, Jacklyn and Alana are talking about what motivates them to vote (or not) in this new episode of Black & Yellow.Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcast...Show More

34:35 | Oct 26th, 2018

With Asian Americans becoming more and more visible in our mainstream media, Jackie and Alana wanted to rerelease a Black & Yellow Classic spotlighting the Model Minority Myth.Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlana J. Webster: @renegadeoff...Show More

1:01:24 | Oct 20th, 2018

Coming of age films are supposed to be the films that sum up the trials and tribulations of teenage life. They do, just as long as you’re white, straight, cisgender, and privileged. In this episode, J & A talk about how Coming Of Age films can be iso...Show More

39:21 | Oct 10th, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is officially a Supreme Court Justice. Simply put, this news is depressing and can feel as though all hope is lost. Alana & Jacklyn assure you it is not. In this episode they discuss what to do now that an official asshole sits on our...Show More

48:55 | Oct 6th, 2018

Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has given the US a mater class in White Privilege via his sexual assault testimony with Dr. Christine Blasey- Ford. But what exactly are the ingredients that make up Kavanaugh’s recipe for Caucasian entitlement...Show More

40:49 | Sep 27th, 2018

Jackie and Alana are no longer virgins! They pop their listener submitted topic cherry by tackling the tough topic of color-coded convictions of superiority and beauty standards in the Asian community. Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpodcastAlan...Show More

41:08 | Sep 20th, 2018

Remember school lunches when you were a kid? Some do and most don’t, but if you are an Asian American (or Indian American, quite frankly) you’d love to forget lunch time altogether. In this episode, Alana and Jacklyn talk about that awkward moment wh...Show More

1:01:00 | Sep 15th, 2018

The Asians have ARRIVED! They are crazy. They are rich. In this episode of Black and Yellow, Jack and Alana talk about the cinematic win that keeps on winning: Crazy Rich Asians

46:20 | Aug 24th, 2018

The modern music festival is a rite of passage for young Americans in search of harmony and hedonism. While music festivals pride themselves on an “all is welcome” ethos, that doesn’t mean that the audiences attending are diverse. In this episode, Al...Show More

50:59 | Aug 17th, 2018

Pregnancy and the birthing experiences are not created equal. Black and Asian women face their own sets of trials and tribulations. In this episode, Alana and Jacklyn look at the realities of being a (soon to be) mother of color.Find us on Instagram:...Show More

54:46 | Aug 10th, 2018

To beat the summer heat, most Americans head to the nearest swimming pool. Unless, of course, you are one of the 70% of African Americans in the U.S that can’t swim. Pools and people of color have historically been a dangerous mix. In this episode, A...Show More

44:24 | Aug 2nd, 2018

In the U.S., media representation of “thugs” is overwhelmingly Black. In International films, Asian (men) get their piece of the thuggish rugggish pie. In this episode, Jacklyn and Alana explore how Black and Asian thugs are depicted differently in f...Show More

28:28 | Jul 26th, 2018

The stereotype of the cheap Asian is pervasive, but is it true? In this episode, Jack and Alana examine this penny- pinching cliché to see where it came from, why it’s so popular, and if there’s any truth to it.Find us on Instagram: @blackandyellowpo...Show More

50:29 | Jul 20th, 2018

Names are something given to a child at birth. But what if you had the opportunity to give yourself a new name once you moved to a new country? This is the experience of many Asian immigrants who come to America. Alana was curious about this unique r...Show More

50:51 | Jul 13th, 2018

The World Cup is in full swing! While Soccer might be a world sport, Americans by and large don’t give much of a fuck about it. This is especially true when it comes to African Americans and Asian Americans. In this episode, Jack and Alana delve into...Show More

29:35 | Jul 6th, 2018

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. While talking about the importance of seeking mental health help is a hot topic in the media, it can often be hard for minorities to get the proper care. In this episode, Alana and Jacklyn discuss how d...Show More

37:16 | Jun 28th, 2018

AGE. This simple three-letter word sends people into a frantic tailspin to turn back the clock. However, Black and Asian women are not so frantic about this inevitability of life. In this episode, Jack & Alana discuss how Asian and Black women view t...Show More

45:11 | Jun 22nd, 2018

He taught us that brunch was a scam, took us to parts unknown, traveled and ate without reservations, and stressed how the ordinary can be extraordinary. This culinary, literary, and travel maverick was the one and only Anthony Bourdain. Jack & Alana...Show More

43:47 | Jun 14th, 2018

Congrats minority traveler! You’ve done it! You carefully pondered your travel destination, planned, saved, and now you have arrived at your desired location. Time to vacay! But not so fast, what kind of discrimination do you stand to face while in a...Show More

45:05 | Jun 8th, 2018

Summer & travel go together like peanut butter and jelly. Who doesn’t love a vacation? While most vacay planning is stressful, there is an added layer of anxiety for minorities who have to consider the color of their skin when selecting a destination...Show More

49:03 | May 31st, 2018

Black Hair has been heavily politicized for decades. Does Asian hair face the same level of politics? Black women look at hair care and hair upkeep as a full time job. Can the same be said for Asian women and their hair care routines? In this episode...Show More

37:07 | May 25th, 2018

To some, the word n***a is the ultimate racial slur. To others, this word is utilized in other ways. In this episode: Alana and Jacklyn delve into how Black Americans use this term in varying ways. The methods may surprise you. Does this word make yo...Show More

48:15 | May 17th, 2018

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has done it! He has generously provided us with the music video of the year and given us many political, racial, and societal issues to ponder. In this episode: Jack Lanz delve deep into the nitty gritty of this c...Show More

39:55 | May 3rd, 2018

An immigrant has to make a lot of decisions when choosing to migrate to America, but once here, a different set of choices emerges. One of those decisions is whether or not to assimilate into American culture. The choice to fully (or kind of or not a...Show More

45:55 | Apr 26th, 2018

Racism served up by a member of a different ethnicity is hurtful, but racism doled out by a person who looks like you is it’s own unique punch in the gut. Internalized racism or interpersonal racism are the not so obvious racism realities minorities ...Show More

56:38 | Apr 19th, 2018

Stores like H&M, Forever 21, Zara, and Primark are changing the fashion landscape. They aren’t only rapidly translating high fashion designs into low priced garments. They are also changing how and how quickly clothes are mass produced & consumed. Th...Show More

57:24 | Apr 12th, 2018

Swag. Chill. Dope. The Bomb. Breezy. Fly. All of these words are synonyms for the word “cool”. These adjectives are also commonly assigned to Black People when describing how cool they are. Why is this? Is it because Black People are predisposed to b...Show More

48:37 | Apr 6th, 2018

Why do Black people always hang out together? Why do Asian people only hang out with other Asians? Do minorities only have minority friends? In short, we don’t, they don’t, and NO! But, it looks like we need to get to the bottom of this trope. In thi...Show More

1:02:48 | Mar 30th, 2018

Mass shootings affect our society in different ways. While White America is saddened and angry, Black America is enraged and confused. In this episode, Alana and Jacklyn examine how mass shootings affect marginalized groups who live with the threat o...Show More

1:08:35 | Mar 23rd, 2018

It seems like feminism is everywhere these days. From our favorite pop stars claiming the movement to popular clothing stores co-opting the movement to push merchandise, feminism seems to be the buzzword of 2018. But, just because the campaign has be...Show More

45:54 | Mar 15th, 2018

The choice to wear cosmetics is a choice that most women are forced to make at some point in their life. Is a woman making a statement if she chooses not to? Should she be shamed by men or women if she chooses to? In this episode, Jac and Lana attemp...Show More

49:02 | Mar 9th, 2018

Are men really better drivers than women? Depends on how you define “better”. Are Asians truly bad drivers? Define “bad”. In this episode, Alana and Jacklyn delve into these pernicious stereotypes to discover where they came from, why they still pers...Show More

1:01:00 | Mar 2nd, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics have come and gone. Team USA lead the way as the most gender diverse and ethically diverse team to participate. Woo hoo! However, there is still work to be done. Jac and Alana decompress after a colorful Olympic season, and d...Show More

50:45 | Feb 22nd, 2018

With all of the oppression in today’s world, the word ally has been a buzzword of sorts. But what does it actually mean to be an ally? (Hint: it’s a verb, not a noun). In this episode, A & J discuss to do’s and dont’s of being an effective supporter ...Show More

1:01:16 | Feb 16th, 2018

The Crusaders and protectors of White Supremacy, aka The Alternative Right, have a fetish for Asian women. It’s a bewildering mix. Alana and Jac analyze the where this “attraction” comes from, the stereotypes that play into this fetish, and what Asia...Show More

30:12 | Feb 9th, 2018

In the continuation episode of the Sexual Harassment in Hollywood series, Alana and Jacklyn talk statistics about just how often sexual assault happens in Black and Asian communities and what you can do to put an end to it.

48:16 | Feb 2nd, 2018

In their first two part series for the Black & Yellow podcast, Alana and Jac tackle the difficult topic of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Yeah, there’s Harvey, but what about R. Kelly? In this episode, we take a look at how Asian an...Show More

37:19 | Jan 26th, 2018

Think the word ‘exotic’ is a compliment? Alana does, but Jacklyn is different. In this episode, A & J get into a spirited debate over the problematic word. What side of the debate are you on?

49:32 | Jan 19th, 2018

Who is the least desirable dating demographic in the U.S.? What makes someone an undesired dating candidate? Alana and Jacklyn dive into this subject matter to try and make sense of the dismal data.

48:19 | Jan 12th, 2018

Who is the most dateable dating demographic in the U.S.? What makes someone dateable and someone else not? Interested in jumping into the online dating pool, but worry that there will not be enough eligible daters for you? The data may surprise you....Show More

49:59 | Jan 5th, 2018

Black women have been objectified, stereotyped, and pathologized in film and TV for decades. Alana and Jacklyn discuss the harmful tropes preventing Black women from being seen as fully formed characters (or humans…for that matter).

50:03 | Dec 28th, 2017

Asian women have been stereotyped and misrepresented inmovies and television for decades. Alana and Jacklyn discussthe most prevalent tropes facing Asian women in the mediatoday.

30:17 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Alana and Jacklyn have nothing but time to delve into thestereotype of Colored People's Time. It's not just for BlackPeople!

34:35 | Dec 14th, 2017

What is a model minority, and who is lucky (or perhaps unlucky)or enough to carry this title? Alana and Jacklyn unpack thistrope to see who the Model Minority Myth helps and who it holdsback.

30:25 | Dec 11th, 2017

This is the pilot episode for the rad new podcast Black andYellow. Pull up a chair, settle in, and get to know our hostsAlana J. Webster and Jacklyn Chung-Young.