Episode 41: Yes, We Belong

Welcome back! We kick start our conversation with Georgetown University’s decision to offer admission advantages to any descendants of slaves who were sold in one of the largest, well documented 1838 slave trades. We discuss if this action is enough, and why this is relevant during a time when racial tensions are high in America.

Solange Knowles is known for her soulful presence and artistic mind, so when she wrote ‘And Do You Belong? I do’ on her site this past Sunday, we had to read. In the beautifully written piece, Knowles expresses what it means to ‘belong’ as an African American in ‘white spaces’. We share how our own self-identification has shaped our experiences.

As we discussed in last week’s newsletter, it’s nothing new that Millennials get blamed for it all – declining car sales, workplace gaps, cultural laziness – the list goes on. We briefly chat on how Laura Marsh sets the record straight in a New Republic piece that breaks the myth of Millennials being “cultural rebels.”

This week you’ll notice we may sound a little different – Steph is currently in Denver, CO for the 2016 Online News Association Conference and we decided to record during her layover in Houston. It was nothing a little #teamwork couldn’t handle! Stay tuned as we will soon make some exciting changes for #TMH.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Solange // Losing You

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Episode 20: Power & Perceptions

Happy March lovelies! This week, we discuss Chris Rock’s opening monologue and our reactions to the conversation about race during The Academy Awards.

The New York Times recently published an interactive article showing The Faces of American Power. It unsurprisingly shows a vast number of underrepresentation for both minorities and women in American culture’s most influential people.

Alas, yet another study has found a new way of calling Millennials lazy. See what The New York Times Food section had to say about this generations eating habits and how it could be a tie to a perceived lack of work ethic.

This is The Millennial Hour.

XOXO,

Steph & Ash

#TMH Tune of the Week: Marian Hill // One Time