Episode 53: The Highs & Lows of The Emmys

We’re back with another N+N episode! This time we’re all abuzz about the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards which aired earlier this week. On the real, this year’s Emmys were a bit of a snooze but there were still some fun moments — The Fonz! Betty White! Teddy Perkins! — and we dive into each of them. We also talk about some of the new, diverse shows slated for this Fall season.

We sound our Airhorn Salute for the one and only Regina King who won her third Emmy for her starring role on Netflix’s Seven Seconds.

Episode 52: It's Time to Get Free, Sis!

It’s an N-squared episode! And we’re All A Twitter about — #spoileralert! — Lawrence, walking back into our lives on HBO’s Insecure. We’re also buzzing about Lena Waithe’s powerful acceptance speech at the recent Black Girls Rock awards. She encouraged us all to “get free” and live out loud as your authentic self. This led us into our larger conversation about tennis great Serena Williams and the “angry, Black woman” trope too many of us have to deal with every damn day. And we sound our Air Horn Salute for Women’s U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka. Get in to this!

Episode 51: Making Art and a Difference with A'Driane "addyeB" Nieves

This week we're chopping it up with A'Driane "addyeB" Nieves, a USAF veteran, self-taught artist, activist, and speaker with a heart for serving others and social good. She’s the founder of Addie Addye Studios, and gallery & boutique in Philadelphia that serves women artists of color. She's also a mental health advocate living with bipolar disorder, and runs an online mental health support group for women of color called Tessera Collective. She empowers women to transform brokenness in their lives into power and beauty, and amplifies the voices and experiences of those marked as Other in society through her written and visual work. She believes creating and viewing visual art that addresses themes such as racism, mental health, and recovering from trauma can serve as a catalyst for personal growth and social change. She lives in New Jersey with her robotics loving husband and three boys.

Episode 50: Looking For Everyday Eyecandy with LaShawn Wiltz

We welcome our friend and fave IG Influencer LaShawn Wiltz. LaShawn is the creator of Everyday Eyecandy where she blogs about motherhood, her life, her passion for capturing everyday moments through photography and trying to find her version of balance through it all. Based in Atlanta, you can find Lashawn on Instagram, capturing the beauty in life’s everyday moments, documenting her days as a working wife and mom with a half-finished coffee in one hand and her camera in the other. We also sound our Air Horn for pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who celebrated her 100th birthday this week! 

Episode 49: Take Your Voice Off Mute with Amber L. Wright

We're excited to welcome our homegirl Amber L. Wright to the show this week! Amber is a communication coach, consultant, and owner of Words Well Said, LLC. Her superpower is helping women take their voice off mute and use it to change their lives. A popular speaker and award-winning educator, she is known for her hilarious, authentic, and inspiring approach to speaking and teaching. We're also sounding out Airhorn for Crazy Rich Asians, whose box office success is further proof that #RepresentationMatters, but it also brings in the big dollars. 

Episode 48: We Got This

Hey, hey! Not only are we back with a new N+N episode, but it's another episode that we recorded sitting right next to each other. We could get used to this! This week we're All A Twitter about the return of Insecure for its third season. And we're issuing a major spoiler alert because we dive deep into what's going on. We're also talking about Black women and the power of getting outdoors. We highlight a few women and organizations who are doing their part to help make the outdoors a more colorful, reflective place, including Nailah's Color Outside. Lastly, we sound our airhorn for Alexandria Ocasio Cortez for her historic nomination and what it means for the future of the Democratic party.

Episode 47: Black Women a.k.a. Icons Living

We're back! So excited to kick-off Season 3. We dive into what everyone seems to be talking about (uh, basically, always)... Beyoncé. This time it was her takeover of the September issue of Vogue magazine, including handpicking 23-year-old photog Tyler Mitchell for the cover shoot: He is the first Black fashion photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in 126 years. Wow! (But also, wow. Shameful.) Plus, we sound the air horn for all the magazine September issues with strong, creative, powerful Black women on their covers. Hell, yes!