Jun 17, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) talks with a teammate during minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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BGS 26’s Visual Guide to #DWIDP

In episode 26 of Black Girl Squee, hosts Inda Lauryn (@indascorner) and Didi Jenning (@dustdaughter) squee about the Emmys and the latest casting news. Then they get into the Season 3 Premiere of HTGAWM (SPOILERS!). R*pe apologists catch the fade and Inda gives us another relevant womanist vocab word.

As for the print, Inda and I retract one awardee and shoutout to another who made history as the first actor of Egyptian descent to win an Emmy Award. But don’t worry, that still leaves a lot of print to talk about!

The first awardee of the episode is Queen Sugar‘s Kofi Siriboe! Just a gif of him in an all-white suit stopped my heart. So imagine what happened when I started watching the series.

 

Our next two awardees are athletes who are unapologetically Black and political. Inda named Colin Kaepernick, whose refusal to stand for the National Anthem has sparked debate all over the country.

 

Last but not least is Inda’s forever boo, retired Seahawks’ running back, Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch. Marshawn recently supported Colin’s protest while visiting Conan O’Brian’s show.

I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered. So, I mean, my take on it is [expletive]’s got to start somewhere, and if that was the starting point — I just hope people open up their eyes to see there’s really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop. And I mean, if you’re really not racist, then you’re going to see what he’s done, what he’s doing, [not] as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have. – Marshawn Lynch on Conan

 

That’s it for Dis Week in Dat Print! Let us know who you’d nominate for our next episode by tweeting @blackgirlsquee, sending an ask on our Tumblr or emailing blackgirlsquee at Gmail dot com.

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BGS 25’s Visual Guide to #DWIDP – The Hall of Print

In episode 25 of Black Girl Squee we celebrate FLOTUS, the cover girl, Queen Sugar’s debut and mourn Lady Chablis.

But later for all that! You’re here for the print and we’ve got a lot of it this episode!

One of our six loyal listeners who goes by @KrageinSF on Twitter asked co-host Inda Lauryn what her top 5 DWIDP’s were. She also said that I (Didi) could add my list if I was so inclined. I never turn down a chance to talk about print, so here goes:

Inda’s DWIDP HOF:

Daniel Wu

Tom Hardy

Warren Brown

Sean Baek

Idris Elba

HM: Chal Harn (Warning: These pics are NSFWork and NSFPanties!)

 

Didi’s DWIDP HOF:

Chadwick Boseman

Idris Elba

Broderick Hunter

Aldis Hodge

Billy Brown
Whoo! Once you’ve recovered from all this print, drink a tall glass of water. Then send us your DWIDP Hall of Fame on Twitter: @blackgirlsquee, Tumblr: blackgirlsquee.tumblr.com/ or Email: blackgirlsquee at Gmail dot com. Until next time, SQUEEEEEE!

 

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BGS 24’s Visual Guide to #DWIDP

Episode 24 of Black Girl Squee was beset by technical difficulties. But you can still get your squee on if you dare to listen!

This time we talked about the Olympics some more, the restoration and re-release of Daughters of the Dust,  new music from Syd (tha Kid) and a new video from Santigold. We delivered a fade to the internet trolls and hackers trying to steal Leslie Jones’ joy (Spoiler: You Failed!). And Inda hit us with a very relevant Womanist Vocab term.

But later for all that, right? What about Dat Print (TM)?

Inda’s choice for DWIDP is actor, Sean Baek. You can see him now on SyFy’s Killjoys where he plays a bounty hunter in space called Fancy Lee. Here’s why they call him Fancy.

 

 

Oh my. Inda’s a fan of Mr. Baek with that lovely beard. But trust, he looks damn good without it too!

 

 

He’s also a sweetie on social media. He made our girl, Inda’s day with this tweet:

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So there you have it, Sean Baek wins DWIDP for Episode 24 and Inda Lauryn’s heart forever. (P.S. If you’re single, Sean, call her! I’ll tweet you her phone number.)

 

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BGS 23’s Visual Guide to #DWIDP

Black Girl Squee returns triumphantly with a short episode as we shake off the rust from our long hiatus. We talk about Black women athletes kicking ass in the Olympics, Leslie Jones the super fan and we give you double the fun in DWIDP. Inda gives us a great Womanist Vocab word to think about as we conclude the episode.

But y’all don’t care about that, do ya? Y’all want that print! (So do I. So do I.) Well here it go!

Our first contestant is a model and vlogger extraordinaire. Broderick Hunter has a face sculpted by African gods and a body to match. But his mind is just as beautiful as you know if you follow him on Twitter, Tumblr, or subscribe to his YouTube channel.


Our second contestant is a new personal favorite of mine. Star of USA’s Mr. Robot, Rami Malek promises to become one of the best actors in Hollywood. The facets of complexity and vulnerability that he brings to the character of Elliot Alderson are thrilling to watch. There’s a reason why he’s being nominated for a Lead Actor Emmy after one season. His face is just as interesting as his acting choices, though many (like my co-host) prefer his twin brother Sami. Plus, his voice is sexy as all hell.


Well, that’s it for this episode’s DWIDP! Let us know what you think by tweeting @blackgirlsquee, sending us a message on tumblr, or emailing blackgirlsquee at gmail dot com.

And always remember to look for the print!

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Gearing Up for S2 of Mr. Robot

 

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I binge-watched Season One of Mr. Robot over the 4th of July weekend. Now it’s the only show I want to talk about.

Mr. Robot is the story of Elliot Alderson (played superbly by Rami Malek). Elliot is a corporate security engineer by day, protecting the data of the biggest and most evil company in the world. By night, he’s a self-made vigilante hacker. On top of that, he struggles to navigate modern life with several mental illnesses. These diagnoses make an unreliable narrator out of Elliot, one of the most unreliable narrators I’ve ever seen or read.

 

While others credit the accurate portrayal of hacking that  presents for its success and popularity, I believe it is Malek’s performance as Elliot that holds the entire series together. Malek as Elliot is able to convey a deep vulnerability and profound rage. With his wide set eyes, blank expression and monotone voice, we feel his disconnection from the outside world and other people.

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I could go on and on about this show. But further discussion will no doubt involve spoilers. If you’re intrigued by the premise, check out the ten-episode first season and prepare for the Season Two premiere July 13th on USA Network.

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BGS 22’s Visual Guide to #DWIDP

In Ep. 22 of Black Girl Squee, hosts Inda Lauryn (@indascorner) and Didi Jenning (@dustdaughter) celebrate Black women in charge of casting and programming at ABC, Black women on the Great White Way and stunting at the Met Gala. They also recap episodes 3 and 4 of WGN’s Underground. We name and shame in Catch the Fade before launching into a crowded DWIDP!

Our Squee Queens this episode are:

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Afeni Shakur – activist, Black Panther, and mother. #RestInPower

 

 

 

 

Florence Kasumba – actress who plays one of T’Challa’s ‘Dora Milaje’ bodyguards in Captain America: Civil War.

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We mentioned a lot of people in DWIDP including:

Don Cheadle – actor, director, activist

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Chadwick Boseman – actor and my husband. Everyone’s saying he did the damn thing as T’Challa/Black Panther in CA:CW. AND I AGREE.

 

Actor and musician, John Cho who was the focus of Twitter Campaign, #StarringJohnCho. Cast John Cho in all the things, please. NOW.

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And last but not least, rapper, actor, and Tony nominee, Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs!

 

And that’s it for Ep. 22’s Visual Guide to DWIDP. I think you’ll agree there’s a lot of fine to be found here. *fans self*

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BGS 21’s Visual Guide to #DWIDP

In Episode 21 of Black Girl Squee, we talk body diversity,  fat activism and anime titties with Ariel from @BadFatBroads.

We also celebrated three Black women who’ve made newsworthy achievements recently in our Squee Queens segment:

Harriet Tubman whose image will grace the $20 bill.

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Tessa Thompson who will grace movie screens in Thor: Ragnarok.

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And my wife, Nicole Beharie who has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of that Fox show that will not be name. She’s set to star in a remake of Jacob’s Ladder with Michael Ealy and Jesse Williams!

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But that’s not what y’all came here for, I know. Y’all want that print. Well, I got to give the people what they want. So without further ado, here’s our latest contestant on DWIDP.

Born in Seoul, South Korea but raised in Michigan, Steven Yeun is best known for playing Glenn Rhee on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He’s also well-known for being FOINE.

Seriously, look at the man’s cheekbones. That looks like well-made, sturdy structure that any woman could s- let me stop. Ahem.

Yeun has an unused Psychology degree (So do I! We obviously go together) from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

Yeun looks hot in glasses.


He looks hot with a gun.

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Or ‘making pancakes’ with TWD co-star Lauren Cohen.

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You get the point, right? He could get it. From every angle, several times a day. TMI, maybe but I’m saying.

Lemme end this Visual Guide before I get any more profane. Until next time, y’all!

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