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Remember Backing That Azz Up? (Feat. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford and Mariah Moore)

Remember Backing That Azz Up? (Feat. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford and Mariah Moore)

Back Issue - November 30, 2020 - 54:44

Without A Doubt, I Miss The CookoutThis week, take a break from your solitary quarantine as Josh and Tracy take you waaay back to some of the baddest, Blackest functions of all time, like ATL's Freaknik and the Kentucky Derby. Then, travel back in time with Josh and organizer Mariah Moore (of The Transgender Law Center, House of Tulip) to the celebration of life and death that was Aretha Franklin's second line in New Orleans. And because we all could use some therapy, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford of 'Therapy For Black Girls' drops in to offer some (non-medical!) guidance on how to get through this time of separation.Additional Material By: ViacomCBS, Warner Bros., Los Angeles Times, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Atlantic/Warner Bros., CW/Warner Bros.Production Music courtesy of For transcriptions, please visit our website at

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Remember when Monica allegedly punched Brandy right before they performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards? When Freaknik took over Atlanta, and changed the game for parties everywhere? When tasteless critics panned Mariah Carey’s Glitter? (#JusticeforGlitter!) When Beyonce told Farrah that someone could send her luggage? We do!Back Issue tells the stories behind formative moments in pop culture. In each episode we look back at some of the moments that shook us, that changed us. Join Tracy Clayton (host of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends, Mailchimp’s Going Through It) and Pineapple Street Studios Senior Producer Josh Gwynn as they reckon with some of culture’s biggest questions, from "How did we let this happen?" to ‘Why do we still love this?" Because nostalgia is more than just a feeling. Got an issue you’d like us to investigate? Hit the Back Issue Hotline at (678)-74ISSUE.