Stuck in The Middle Podcast

Of One Blood Project with Jason Nkwain (Writer, Director, Poet)

The ‘Of One Blood’ Project critically examines the relationship between Africans and African Americans through the artistic disciplines of Film, Song, and Literature. The title Of One Blood stems from a novel written by the brilliant Pauline Hopkins. The novel tells the intricate and extremely complex stories of three Siblings (Reuel, Aubrey, and Dianthe) who born by way of rape through the institution of slavery, were separated from birth and grew up passing so as to survive the real and immediate threat of white supremacy.

The ‘Of One Blood (A Short Film)’ explores the psychological state of a man enduring the trauma of being ripped from his family, land, culture and most importantly, from himself. Told through minimum dialogue, poetry, song, and gripping imagery, the Experimental short film takes you on a pivotal journey through time, place and space.

The ‘Of One Blood – Soundtrack Album’ features six originally created songs for and inspired by the Project. Each song seeks to explore a crucial element in this severed relationship. Themes in the songs include but are not limited to love, fear, racism, unity, white supremacy, and triumph.

The ‘Of One Blood – A Memoir’ written as a letter to the African American family tells the story of the creator Jason Makwein Nkwain, as he grew up in Africa. It travels to specific points in his life both in Africa and eventually America as he comes to the realization that from birth, he had been conditioned, sometimes consciously and other times subconsciously, to think himself inferior. He also comes to the realization that this same conditioning was also seared into the minds of his blood (African American brothers and sisters). We find him questioning his way to his true identity in the hopes that finding himself will help him find his ‘blood’ – African American.

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Lexi’s Lil Bug (Children’s Transportation) with Erika Jernigan

Lexi's Lil Bug strives to make parents and guardians live a little easier by transporting their children anywhere at the drop of a request. We understand how important your little ones are to your world and the many demands of everyday life such as work, kid's school schedule, and enrichment activities. Lexi's Lil Bug number #1 priority is transporting your precious cargo swiftly and securely. We pride ourselves in making sure we are very transparent and providing innovative ways for our customers to check on their children when in Lexi's Lil Bug care.

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The Couch Talk | Expectations WIth Courtship/Dating, Sex On The First Date, Sexual Double Standards

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In this episode of The Couch Talk out host Sir Charles is joined by Yatta Mariee, Kimbo, Isatu, & Jason as they discuss expectations in dating/courtship, sex on the first date, double standards with it relates to sex and dating, + more. Join the conversation and get weekly updates on Stuck in the Middle Podcast but 1- hitting that subscribes button & 2- Commenting your thoughts, questions, & concerns on these topics.

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Fists Up Afros Out with Blac HAZ3

Blachaz3 (Pronounced “Black Haze”) stands to be one of the most versatile creatives on the east coast. Since childhood, she has always been multifaceted within her creativity and has showcased these abilities through her public speaking, creative direction, modeling, acting, fashion styling, photography, as well as owning her own business. Hosting notable shows nationwide at numerous colleges and universities , in addition to hosting shows at venues such as SOBs is among the slew of reasons why she is becoming a cultural staple. On social media, Blachaz3 continues to make her mark with over 100k collective followers and gained the attention of artists such as Missy Elliot, A$AP Rocky, Martin Lawrence, DJ Tunez, Ace Hood, Yara Shahidi, Amara La Negra, Olamide as well as many others. On a global level, Blachaz3 is an avid enthusiast of Afrobeats as a rising music genre. She has been featured in multiple music videos, such as Pappy Kojo ft. Spacely - Blessing, and Akeju-Kiss and just to name a few. The fact that she is constantly booking shows and events, as well as being scouted for opportunities because of the work that she produces, proves that Blachaz3 was born to flourish and is becoming a prominent personality within the field of creative versatility.

CEO: FistsUpAfrosOut
Website: www.blachaz3.com
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Martha Lorine Organics with CEO & Founder Michelle Yancy

Michelle Yancy is the founder of Martha Lorine LLC a luxurious, naturally handmade essential brand, where she prioritizes Healthy Beauty and Natural Wellness. Their primary goal is to help you GLOW in all aspects of your life. She provides honest, fresh, organic ingredients in all of her products. They specialize in naturally made skincare and hair products curated for all skin and hair types. They hand-pick and hand-mix fresh ingredients that contain potent healing and beautifying properties provided by mother nature, ethically and sustainably sourced from West Africa.

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The Face of Sickle Cell with Geraldine Alloh

Second time returning on show, Geraldine Aloh expresses her views on a variety of topics including a project she is very passionate about - The Face of Sickle Cell, Ruby Red (A Red Carpet Event Raising awareness and funding for stronger health education needs for Sickle Cell Disease patients and their families.), what motivates her to keep pushing not just for her survival but for survival of others. One thing to take away from this episode as every other is INFORMATION IS KEY!

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Finding Love After College - The Couch Talk

After a very brief hiatus, the most dangerous group chat show is back with Sir Charles hosting Jason, Yaya, Tutu, and King K on the topic:
 
Finding Love After College/University. VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.
 
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Comeback Season with J.Addo (Artist/Musician)

In 2010 J. Addo, a Singer and songwriter from Silver Spring Maryland with Ghanian heritage was destined for hometown and worldwide recognition after successful song releases featuring some of the hottest artists, and then he disappeared. J Addo did what most would never dare to do at that height of success, which was to leave the music scene and focus on attaining his degree. Now 8 years after achieving that goal and making himself and parents proud, J Addo is making a strong comeback and picking up right where he left off with his brand new Single 'Right Now' which comes at the cusp of him going viral from a skydiving photo which made it on the ShadeRoom and other news outlets. Check out this episode as we get to know the humble and energetic singer, and learn more about his grind, life, and music.

Coworking Space and Event Organization with Tita Leslie (I/O Spaces Co-Founder)

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In the winter of 2014, Leslie Tita outlined his idea for a co-working space geared to the African diaspora on his blog and reached out to Rebecca Enonchong. The two Cameroonian-born tech enthusiasts set out to diversify the industry with what is likely the nation’s first co-working space aimed at the African diaspora with I/O SPaces, an award-winning innovation workspace for Startups located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. We sat down with Leslie and took a deep dive into his life, ideas, and I/O Spaces, the top Innovation pace in the DC region by Biz Journal two years in a row as documented by Forbes Afrique, Blavity, CCTV Africa, Buzzfeed, Technically DC, Huffington Post.

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Visual Storytelling with Chidinma Dureke (Content Curator, Blogger)

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Chidinma “Chi-Chi” Dureke is a fulltime visual artist based in Maryland. She received her BFA in graphic design and painting from Frostburg State University.

Her paintings are handcrafted using oils, fabric and gold leaf. Chi-Chi’s work focuses on hair and its significance in black culture but has evolved into beauty. The expressionistic sunflowers in her sunflower series are not naturalistic but used to represent society & mood.

With Africa as her main inspiration, she fuses colors, textures, organic shapes and traditional techniques to create images that are fresh, iconic, expressive and diverse in her portraits. Using bold African fabric as head wraps to disguise what the figure’s hair looks like; the viewer is then forced to focus on the woman’s natural and physical features.

IG: @art_isadanma
Email: info@chidinmadureke.com
Website: http://chidinmadureke.com/cv/ 

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