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That Wasn’t In My Textbook with Toya From Harlem, is a digital lesson on the history of things you always wish you learned from that boring bulky textbook -without the boring pretentious language and whitewashed topics. It’s raw, thought-provoking and captivating. This biweekly podcast show will include dynamic research topics, Toya’s cultural commentary, interviews with culture creators, and entrepreneurs that will speak to the ‘History of’ their area of expertise. Topics will range from the history of curating to the history of weed.  We’ll reimagine history, because as you know, history isn’t just about what happened before us, its what’s happening this very second!!!!  Listen to your digital textbook that makes learning fun and fulfilling.

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    History of Reality TV: When the World Changed with YouTube Content Creator Wahima aka Just Call Me Wah

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 79:35

    Whether or not you like reality TV, you have to admit its one of the most popular TV genres that's definitely here to stay. So in this episode we trace when reality TV first showed up on our TV screens ( Hint it was 73 years ago).  So while many of us think of reality TV as the Kardashian or The Real Housewives, reality television a much broader, wider, deeper, history than most of us might think. Joined by YouTube Content Creator Wahima aka Just Call Me Wah, dive into this episode to learn how this genre that once was considered 'trash tv' has become one of the most popular and highly-rated genres to hit our TV screens. In today's episode we will: Define reality tv cause you know we love a good definitionTrace the history of reality TV ALLL the way back to the first reality TV show that was created 73 years ago- yeah it's MUCH older than the Real WorldLearn different genres of reality- is not all real housewives and the KardashiansDiscuss the pros and cons of reality TVDebate how much of it is 'reality'And then we will also take some guesses into what we think the future of reality will be- like what will it look like 5 to 10 years from now.Available wherever you listen to podcasts!Where I get my info from:www.britannica.com/REALITY TV SECTION/REALITY TV STATISTICSThe surprising origins of reality TVTimeline: 60 years of reality TV programmingFollow and Support:Support Wahima by subscribing to her YouTube channel, and following her on Instagram , Facebook and Twitter. Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    REWIND| 5 Things We Should Know About Thanksgiving: Debunkin' the BS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 26:11

    Many of our textbooks tell this beautiful story of Thanksgiving Day being a historic fest that took place in America in 1621 where Pilgrims and colonizers broke bread together in peace and harmony. While it sounds beautiful many Historians have pointed out that the events surrounding the real Thanksgiving don't match up with the stories in our textbooks. In this episode, we debunk 5 myths of that textbook Thanksgiving story to uncover the truth. This episode is not going to make you feel bad about enjoying eatin', drinkin', and celebratin' with your fam. It's just going to help you have a more woke and informed celebration that acknowledges the Indigenous groups aka the original occupants of this land. Listen to this episode to find out:5 lies our teachers told us about Thanksgiving like there wasn't a damn Plymouth rockLearn about one of the 1st Pandemics here in AmericaFigure out the real reason leaders of Indigenous groups helped out the Pilgrims aka colonizerUncover why Abe Lincoln declared the 3rd Thurs. In November ThanksgivingFind out 1 thing you can do on Thanksgiving that celebrates Indigenous groupsAvailable wherever you listen to podcasts!Sources:Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. "The Truth About Thanksgiving". p 70-92.New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.9 Myths About Thanksgiving & The Real Facts Behind ThemA few things you (probably) don't know about ThanksgivingThe Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They ImbueThanksgiving 2020Follow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast hostToya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    History of Exotic Dancing: 'I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 27:09

    Listen to the quick 20-min episode to get a brief overview of when and where this hypnotic erotic dancing began - that has men (and  some women) throwing money women all over the world for centuries.Find out how this ancient ritual for reproduction and harvest has evolved into modern-day entertainment for men… and women.In this quick 20-minute solo episode, we are going to:Define strippingUncover who were the first people to dance in the nude to sexually stimulate and how that evolve into the tripping we enjoy today Learn about Middle Eastern and African influence on this seductive dance And more Overall getting into the  nitty/ gritty of one of the popular and successful industries- the adult entertainment industry.Tune in now wherever you listen to podcast. Where I get my info from:The History of StrippingTHE HISTORY OF STRIPTEASEUrban Dictionary- StripperEvolution of StrippingFollow and Support:Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    History of Minimalism: Packin' Light with Afrominimalist Christine Platt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 68:55


    Oftentimes when we hear the word minimalist, we think of boring neutral colors, and bare bone spaces, but it doesn't have to be that way. In today, History of Minimalism episode we trace the history of this art form that has become a lifestyle and we also look at how we reimagine minimalism to fit our individual style and needs. Joined by the Afrominimalist Christine Platt, we take a new look ar how to live with less, especially for Black folks and other people of color, who we don't see in those spaces.  The biggest takeaway to living with less is that it is so much more that just getting rid of stuff- you gain alot as well. Listen to this episode to learn:How the minimalism art form became a lifestyle Uncover how minimalist  was inspired century old Islamic and Japanese cultures Find out the differences between minimalism and afro-minimalism how we got so much stuff in the first place and why we are attached to things Benefits of living with less+ so much more. Where I get my info from:Becoming An Afro-Minimalist To Really Be FreeALL YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MINIMALISM9 Fun & Surprising Minimalist FactsVoluntary SimplicityChave, Anna C. "Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power." Arts Magazine 64.5 (1990): 44-63.Kang, Jiyun, Cosette M. Joyner Martinez, and Catherine Johnson. "Minimalism as a sustainable lifestyle: Its behavioral representations and contributions to emotional well-being." Sustainable Production and Consumption 27 (2021): 802-813.Follow and Support:Support Christine Platt by checking out her website, instagram and/or purchasing her book.Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn


    History of Daylight Savings: 'Just Gimme the Light'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 20:41

    It's that time of year that we all hate when the sunsets at 5pm- its actually quit depressing. Every year, twice a year, most Americans switch all the clocks forward, or backward, one hour for daylight saving time (DST) beginning and ending.  BUT why do we shift time twice a year? And who came up with this? Cause I want to speak to management. Listen to this quick  20-minute solo solo episode. were our host answers these questions:Who the hell proposed DST ?When did Daylights saving time start?Why falling back might not be such a good idea? (Like duh I can think of a couple reasons off the top of my head)What states and countries that don't participate in DST? And  what states are trying to be set free from it?What would life be like if we just got rid of the whole damn thing?- Based on research of course.Tune in now wherever you listen to podcast. Where I get my info from:The Real Reason Why Daylight Saving Time Is a ThingWhat Would Happen If We Got Rid of Daylight Saving Time?South Carolina passed a bill to end daylight saving time. Will we still 'fall back' this year?Follow and Support:Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    Season 3 Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 4:24

    Your favorite history podcast has returned for Season 3. We're like the history class you never knew you wanted and that you don't want to miss!Let face it, most history classes are boring, a lot of history topics seem ancient and therefore people think history is boring. But believe it or not history is very interesting. Season 1 and 2 has proven that already and now we're back with Season 3 to prove yet again that history doesn't have to be a white, pretentious snooze fest. From the history of reality TV to the history of stripping, this season is going to full of juicy history topics.  Listen to this trailer to get a preview of season 3's juicy topics, learn about the new episode structure, get the new podcast schedule  (we're weekly now)and more. 

    The History of Burnout: Running on E (Season 2 Finale)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 25:51

    We're ending this 2nd season of the podcast talking about burnout. Something many of us may have experienced due to this past stressful year and a half juggling things like a  pandemic, racism, asian hate, climate change, women rights  and the list goes on. So yes, burnout is real and is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, that doctors can label you with- which makes total sense. Tune into this 25-minute solo episode to learn all you need to know about burnout and ways to combat it. In this episode, we talk about:The 50 year old History of Burnout and it's Definition it- cause we love definitionsSigns and symptoms of burnoutDepression vs burnout- cause they differentThen we are going to wrap it all up talking about- How to deal with burnout and resetWhere I get my info from:Burnout Prevention and TreatmentThe Fascinating History of BurnoutBrief history of burnoutWhat are the 5 stages of burnout?Follow and Support:Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInFollow and Support:Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    History of Astrology: Timing is Everything with Astrologer Kirah Tabourn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 78:14

    While many of our textbooks link astrology to Greeks, historians believe that astrology was actually birthed in Ancient Africa. So whether or not you believe in the power of the stars, moon and plants, this episode will help you uncover the history of astrology and the importance of timing- things that definitely wasn't in our textbooks.Joined by astrologer Kirah Tabourn, in this episode we discuss:How astrology has roots in Ancient AfricaHow to learn more about yourself through a birth chartWhat are some of the major astrological events happening this year and how to navigate themTips for making the best of out mercury retrogradeand more. Where I get my info from:The Zodiac Constellations: Crash CourseWhere Do Zodiac Signs Come From? Here's the True History Behind Your HoroscopeHISTORY OF ASTROLOGYTruth Behind How Greeks Copied Ancient African Science To Create Astrology | The BreakdownFollow and Support:Purchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn 

    History of Juneteenth Pt. ll: 9 Facts You Should Know & Our Podaversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 27:04

    Do you know that June 19th is known as the Day of Freedom? And it's also our podaversary?  Yep, June 19th, also called Juneteenth,  is actually the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In this quick 25-minute episode find out why General Granger's arrival in Texas on June 19th 1865, is a very important historical day for Blacks here in America- that should be in all of our textbooks.Tune in to:Learn 9 facts you should know about this historical dayFind out exactly what went down on June 19th, 1865Discover why the podcast started on this day of freedom. Show Notes:To learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitterand LinkedIn.History of Juneteenth12 Things You Might Not. Know About JuneteenthSo You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?Follow and SupportPurchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInClick “play” above to uncover some historical facts about this important day. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Did you learn about Juneteenth in school? If so, what did you learn? Do you celebrate Juneteenth?  If so, how do you celebrate Juneteenth? If you learned something new or have a fact you would like to add, leave us a comment below, or reach out to us on social media. 

    History of Pride Month: 5 Facts We Should Know About Pride

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 14:25

    Though the origins of Pride Month span back to the '50s, many people credit a specific event that happened in NYC on June 28, 1969, as the thing that set off the creation of Pride and the Gay Liberation movement: the Stonewall Riots.In this 14-minute solo episode, learn 5 facts that help us understand: What is Pride month How it startedThe symbolism of the flag- yep, the colors have meaningThe names of some important leaders of the movement and more. Listen now wherever you listen to podcast. Happy Pride!Where I get my info from:What Is Pride Month and the History of Pride?Library of CongressAn Archivist Explains The Deeply Radical Origins Of PrideEverything You Need to Know About Pride Month Follow and SupportPurchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    History of Violence in Israel & Palestine: 'We're Fighting for All of Us"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 58:58

    The conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is long and complex and goes back 100 years. Many argue that their beef is religious but it is a land, control and power issue. In fact it's an issue we've seen play out in history time and time again. Joined by Tamar a member of the Palestine Youth Movement NYC chapter and a NYU graduate student with a concentration in American, studies, we get some great historical and personal insight on what's going on currently and the demands of Palestinians fighting for their freedom. Listen to this episode:To learn how the beef between Israelites and Palestinians started 100 years ago and how it got to where it is today.To see the connection between Palestine's resistance and other liberation movements, like the  Black Lives Matter movement here in America.To get an understanding of the US involvement in the violence. To gather resources to take a deeper dive on the topic and take steps to get involved.Where I get my info from:The History Behind Tensions Between Israelis And PalestiniansIsrael-Gaza violence: The conflict explainedPalestine Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223Follow and SupportPurchase our new bookmarks. All proceeds go to the podcast. Learn more about The Palestinian Youth Movement. Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    History of Masturbation: Self Love is the Best Love

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 13:47

    Did you know we're in Masturbation May? And that May 7th is National Masturbation Day? Now you might be wondering how we May became the golden month for all things self pleasure and we talk about all that and more in this short 14 minute episode. In this episode, we discuss:How we got this Masturbation Day and MonthWhat's the definition of masturbation-cause we love a good definitionGo over a brief history of Masturbation and yes there’s a history Then we’ll wrap it up the health benefits of self pleasureHappy National Masturbation Day! Available now, where ever you listen to podcast. Where I get my info from:May is International Masturbation MonthMAY IS NATIONAL MASTURBATION MONTH. CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE?National Masturbation DayFollow and SupportVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn  

    The History of Cinco De Mayo and How the celebration came to the US

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 4:29

    Whether or not you plan on drinking margaritas today, (no judgement) let’s uncover the the true history of Cinco De Mayo. So we’re not one of the people getting sippin and eating today with no context, thinking today is Mexican Independence Day! In this episode, we discuss:What happened on this day in historyOne of the most common misconceptions about this dayIf and how they celebrate Cinco De Mayo in MexicoHow and why Cinco De Mayo became such a big deal in AmericaAvailable now, where ever you listen to podcast. Where I get my info from:Cinco De MayoThe Real History of Cinco De MayoThe Real History of Cinco De MayoFollow and SupportVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    History of Self-Care: A Revolutionary Act with Les Alfred founder of Balance Black Girl

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 54:52

    I think it's safe to say that the year 2020 was the year of self-care. Now, while the self-care of today that we see on the gram seems to simply consist of only facials and bubble baths,  self-care has deep roots and a radical history that definitely wasn’t in our textbooks.Joined by Les Alfred founder of Balanced Black Girl  an online wellness community and podcast focused on health, wellness, and self-care from the perspectives of Black women, we uncover the radical and political act of self-care that started with revolutionary Black women. In this episode we :Find out why the term self care was coined in 1950s Uncover the connection between self-care and the women of the civil rights movement and Black Panther PartyLearn about Les and the wellness platform and podcast that she has created for Black womenTalk about the ugly parts of self careHighlight some self care tips and tricksAnd sooo much more.Available now, where ever you listen to podcast. Where I get my info from:A History of Self-CareThe Radical History of Self-CareHow You Can Honor the Radical History of Self-CareA BRIEF HISTORY OF SELF-CAREFollow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Les Alfred visit her website https://www.balancedblackgirl.com. Find out more about her podcast The Balanced Black Girl. Connect with Les on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate..

    History of Tattoos: Adorning Your Temple with Oba Jackson from Push Tattoos

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 62:16

    Did you know 1 in 7 people in North America have at least one tattoo? And 70 percent of us tatted folks have more than one tattoo?We’re getting into all these facts and the history of tattoos in this episode with the dopest tattoo artist in the game Oba Jackson. In this episode we discuss:Where and why tattooing started in different parts of the worldWhen Oba  first fell in love with tattooingRacism in the tattoo industry - from the gate keepers in the tattoo world, to tattoo artist discriminating against melanted folks- cause they can’t tattoo- as Oba discusses in the episode if you can’t tattoo on black skin then that means you can’t tattoo PERIOD!Oba tips on how to find a tattoo artist and how to be the perfect tattoo clientAnd so much moreWhere I get my info from:Tattoos: The Ancient and Mysterious HistoryThe History and Origin of TattoosTattoo Etymology: The Origin of the Word “Tattoo”History of Tattoos - Meaning and OriginSee Rare Images From the Early History of Tattoos in AmericaFollow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Oba Jackson visit his tattoo shop’s  website Push Tattoos. Connect with Oba on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website.Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube and feel free to donate.

    History of Black Costume Designers: Safety Pins & Characters with Charlese Antoinette from Judas and The Black Messiah

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 77:04

    Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and drooled over the costumes? Well today we're celebrating the Black costume designers that are responsible for the drip, threads, swag -whatever you want to call - of our favorite characters from our favorite TV shows. Historically, Black and Brown folks haven't always been celebrated and reflected on screen. But of the past decade Black costume designers have paved a way for Black folk to see true reflections of themselves on screen, using clothing as tool to talk politics, freedom, beauty, love, struggle and pride. Tune into into this episode with  costume designer Charlese Antoinette who is schools what goes into picking the clothes of a character and how important is it to the overall stories that we watch at home and in theaters. In this episode, we learn:What is costume design (how it differs from styling) and exactly what goes into building a character’s costumesWho are some Black costume designers that should be in our textbooksWho Charlese is, how she fell in love with costume design at early age and was ‘damn near annoying and loud about it'’- which helped  her  get opportunities in the industryWhat were some of the challenges and rewards of being about of a movie about the historical  and important Black Panther Party How characters costumes can even influence how we, the viewers, feel about a character and takes us on a character journeyTips for how to get into the costume design gameWhere I get my information from:A History Of Black Costume Design In Film And TelevisionA Salute to Black Costume Designers'You can't dismiss us any more': the rise of black female costume designersCostume Designer Ruth E. Carter Reflects on Black History Month and the Cultural Tradition of StorytellingFollow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Charlese Antoinette visit her website https://charleseantoinette.com. Connect with Charlese on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.

    History of Wine: Pairings For My People with Sommelier Cha McCoy founder of The Flight Cru

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 93:29

    Did you know that wine is the 3rd most popular drink in the world? Yep, following water and coffee wine is at the top of most people's drinking list. Understand the popularity of this grape drank, listen to this episode to uncover where wine originated (Hint: it's not France), the process of becoming a Sommelier and to get tips on how to select and pair wines with our special guest Sommelier Cha McCoy. Our guest in this episode is Civil Engineer turned Sommelier Cha McCoy. She schools us on the rich history of wine, tells us about her mission to democratize the wine industry so that Brown and Black folks have a seat at the table and she give us tips on selecting and pairing wines in our homes. . In this episode you'll:Learn how wine is made (including orange wine)Uncover who first started making wine (Hint its not France) and uncover the ways in which wine spread across the world due to colonialism and religionFind out what a Sommelier is and does- the title that today’s guest holdsLearn how Cha went from being an engineer making building for Saks Fifth Avenue to being in the wine and food industry with a focus on making sure Black folks are includedGet Cha’s tips to selecting and pairing wineListen to this episode to understand the connection from the world's very first wine grape into your latest bottle of wine, to get a deeper appreciation and sense of enjoyment with every sip that we take. Where I get my info from:A Curious and Captivating History of WineHow Wine Colonized The WorldThe Origins and History of WinemakingHistory WineFollow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInTo learn more about Cha McCoy visit her website https://www.chamccoy.com. Find out more about her wine subscription service The Flight Cru. Connect with Cha on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.

    6 Facts We Should Know About Black History Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 11:36

    Did you know that in the 1960s the most popular 8th grade textbook only mentioned two Black people in the entire century of history that had transpired since the Civil War? Yep! So even though we celebrate Black History 365/24/7- Black history month was created to ensure that teachers and schools had to talk about Black History at some point in the academic year. So while brands, businesses and companies often use this time to tap into diversity and Black creators, Black History Month was created because black history was often left of of the history textbooks. Learn 6 facts that we all should know about this month-  like they're are themes- what? and more. And never limit your education, celebration and ally ship solely to when underrepresented groups months rolls around.  Follow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on YoutubeSourcesThis Is How February Became Black History MonthBlack History MonthBlack History Month Explained: Who Started It, Why It's in February and More Facts You Should Know

    History of 2020: Moments You Might've Forgotten ( Season 1 Finale)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 40:29

    Do you remember everything that happened in 2020? We can all agree that 2020 was a tough year that felt like it lasted 12 months and 487 days. We can also all agree the two biggest issues that we faced this year was COVID-19 and the continuous fight against police brutality and racial injustice. BUT what other things happened in 2020? Better yet, with ALL that happened in 2020, what should go in our textbooks?From Meghan Markle & Prince Harry saying, 'F-it we don't want to be royal' to entanglements, to BLM, let's close out the toughest year yet. Listen to this episode to:Refresh your memory of all that happened this yearTake a moment to give those that we lost their flowers Give a title to the chapter in our textbooks dedicated to 2020Streaming on all platforms. Congrats you survived 2020. Follow and SupportVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube and feel free to donate.To learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedIn

    History of Coquito: Puerto Rican Eggnog with Johnny Rivera of Brooklyn Coquito

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 53:44

    Unique drink recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, is a beautiful part of the holiday season in most families. While America's signature holiday drink is Eggnog, other Latin American and Caribbean countries have their own holiday drinks that are apart of their tradition- like Puerto Rico's signature holiday drink Coquito. In this episode,  we are learning about Coquito also known as Puerto Rican Eggnog. Similar to eggnog  Coquito is a creamy liquor based drink that keeps you warm and satisfied during the winter. Joined by  Coquito mixologist and founder of Brooklyn Coquito, Johnny Rivera, get a little taste of Puerto Rican culture as we discuss the history of this traditional Puerto Rican Holiday drink. In this episode you'll:Learn about the ingredients of this lovely creamy Puerto Rican holiday drink called CoquitoUncover the origins of  Coquito- Like who made this drink and how long  has it been aroundDiscuss the significance of Coquito to Puerto Rican culture and traditionsDebate of whether authentic Coquito has eggs in it or nahGet tips on how to have the best Coquito drinking and making experienceFind out more about our Johnny Rivera  Brooklyn Coquito and how  they’re  giving people a little taste  of Puerto  Rican culture one coquito can at a timeWhere I get my info from:Coquito: All You Need to Know About Puerto Rican EggnogA Brief History of Coquito from Puerto RicoCOQUITO – A TASTY PUERTO RICAN TRADITIONHere’s The History Of The Rivalry Between Coquito and Crème de Vie Follow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast host Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Brooklyn Coquito visit the website www.brooklyncoquito.com. Connect with Brooklyn. Coquito Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube  and feel free to donate.  

    History of the Emotional Roller coaster: The Change Curve

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 42:06

    Did you know that there are 6 basic feelings we all experience when we're dealing with change? Yep, and it's all broken down by the change curve, a 51-year-old simple breakdown that walks us through the 6 emotions we ALL experience when things switch up on us. Essentially, the change curve explains and looks like, the emotional coaster that people talk, sing, write about, and most importantly, experience. And in the year of change, this topic is perfectly fitting.In this episode we go over :What is the change curve and the different highs and lows of our personal emotional roller coastersWho uncovered the steps of the change curve and what areas of our lives it can be applied toHow we handle our emotions when things changeLearn' It's ok to not be ok'Uncover where you are along the change curve aka your emotional roller coaster rideSources:Understanding the Kubler-Ross Change CurveThe Change CurveThe Change Curve: Accelerating Change, and Increasing Its Likelihood of SuccessCoaching people through the Change CurveThe Change Curve: A Simple Summary  

    5 Things We Should Know About Thanksgiving: Debunking the BS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 27:00

    Many of our textbooks tell this beautiful story of Thanksgiving Day being a historic fest that took place in America in 1621 where Pilgrims and colonizers broke bread together in peace and harmony. While it sounds beautiful many Historians have pointed out that the events surrounding the real Thanksgiving don't match up with the stories in our textbooks. In this episode, we debunk 5 myths of that textbook Thanksgiving story to uncover the truth. This episode is not going to make you feel bad about enjoying eatin’, drinkin’, and celebratin’ with your fam. It’s just going to help you have a more woke and informed celebration that acknowledges the Indigenous groups aka the original occupants of this land. Listen to this episode to find out:5 lies our teachers told us about Thanksgiving like there wasn’t a damn Plymouth rockLearn about one of the 1st Pandemics here in AmericaFigure out the real reason leaders of Indigenous groups helped out the Pilgrims aka colonizerUncover why Abe Lincoln declared the 3rd Thurs. In November ThanksgivingFind out 1 thing you can do on Thanksgiving that celebrates Indigenous groupsAvailable wherever you listen to podcasts!Sources:Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. "The Truth About Thanksgiving". p 70-92.New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.9 Myths About Thanksgiving & The Real Facts Behind ThemA few things you (probably) don’t know about ThanksgivingThe Myths of the Thanksgiving Story and the Lasting Damage They ImbueThanksgiving 2020Follow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast hostToya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    #WRBGFest20-The Suffrage Movement: The Age-Old Karen Problem with founder of Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim and writer Evette Dionne

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 70:34

    We're kicking off the Well-Read Black Girl festival with the special episode that: (1)celebrate Black women writers and readers (2) honors the unsung 'sheroes' that have contributed to the Black women's battle to the battle box.A lot of our textbooks talk about the fight for women's right to vote and focus on the efforts of white women like Susan. B Anthony. But have you heard of Frances Harper or Hetty Reckless? In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women's constitutional right to vote- we discuss the numerous Black women who were pushed out of the mainstream suffrage movement by white leaders and how they made their own table. In this episode, we uncover the key things we all should know about the Black women's journey to earn the right vote- both past and present and we find out that Karens go ALL the way back to the 1950s!Join the conversation as we talk to Glory Edim, the founder of Well-Read Black Girl about #WRBGFest20, the theme and events; and as we talk to our special guest Evette Dionne, Author of "Lifting As We Climb: The Black Women's Battle to the Ballot Box."Some topics covered include:How Well-Read Black Girl startedWhat festival events you should check out this weekendWhen Karen first appeared in historyWhat inspired Evette to write her book on "The Black Women's Battle for the Ballot Box" Why we SHOULDN'T vote shameWhat voting rights look like during COVID-19 and beyondFollow and SupportTo learn more about the podcast hostToya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Well-Read Black Girl and the festival visit the website www.wellreadblackgirl.org. Connect with Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram,  Facebook, and Twitter.To learn more about Evette Dionne visit her website www.evettedionne.com. Connect with Evette on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube 

    History of Cannabis: The Great Lie with Tammy Pettigrew aka Cannabis Cutie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 65:17

    Traditionally, cannabis, weed, pot, whatever you choose to call it, has a bad rep.  But as states start to legalize the use of cannabis for both medical and recreational use- a budding, flourish new industry of legal cannabis is starting to flourish and a lot of people are interested in the politics, science, products, and money that's coming from what is considered the Green Rush. In this episode we talk about:The current illegalization of cannabis in the USWhat should happen to all the non-violent, predominantly Black, weed sellers who have been locked up? Hint reparationsThe difference between THC vs. CBDTips for those wanting to enter the cannabis industryMommying while consuming cannabis and so much more*This episode has a special giveaway, so check out the rules on our IG page.Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Where I get my info from:History of MarijuanaThe Illegalization of Marijuana: A Brief HistoryA Complete History of Marijuana, According To ScientistsA Brief Global History of the War on CannabisFollow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Tammy and her book club and courses visit the Cannabis Cutie website. Connect with Tammy on Instagram and Facebook.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day, NOT Fu@king Columbus Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 18:21

    Let's debunk and destroy facts about Columbus and uncover ways to celebrate the resiliency and culture of the Indigenous groups who originally occupied this land.

    The History of Travel: From The Green Book to Pandemic Road Trippin' with Kristin Braswell from Crush Global

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 63:53

    With many borders closed due to the pandemic, more people are taking road trips.  So it only felt right to have an episode where we discuss a historic Black road trip guide from back in the day and then discuss pandemic road trippin' and traveling and the future of traveling with travel journalist and founder of Crush Global. In this episode we discuss:What's the Green BookPandemic traveling and road trippingTravel shamingBlack travel icons that wasn't in our textbooksListen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Where I get my info from:The Negro Motorist Green BookThe Green Book Travel GuideTraveling Through Jim Crow AmericaWhat to Know About the Controversy Behind The Green BookFollow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInTo learn more about Kristin and her travel guides visit Crush Global. Connect with Kristen on Instagram and Facebook.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    The 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance: Celebrate a time that changed American History FOREVER

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 28:40

    Did you know that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance? Prior to the pandemic, there was BIG plans to celebrate this important time in history where Blacks changed the music, art, theater and literature game. Listen to the episode to join in on a virtual celebration of a historic time period, where Black folks moved to Harlem, New York, created community, and changed the art, music, theater and literature in the 1920s and beyond. Learn about how this Black Mecca, that changed American history forever, came and went. Learn things like:What is the Harlem Renaissance?How the Harlem Renaissance popped off?How the Harlem renaissance impacts us today?How it all came to an ended? Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Where I get my info from:A Brief Guide to the Harlem RenaissanceThe Long-Lasting Legacy of the Great MigrationHarlem RenaissanceThe Harlem RenaissanceFollow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter,and LinkedInVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    This History of USPS: Creating a Black Middle Class & What's Going On With USPS?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 33:57

    Way back in the day, mail was unofficially delivered by friends, merchants and enslaved folks. Today, the United States Postal Service also known as USPS, is the official way we get our packages and Amazon Prime deliveries.And with elections around the corner and rumors of USPS going bankrupt, many want to know what the hell is going on with America’s postal service!Tune into this episode to learn the history of the USPS including:5 interest facts that you should know3 dope bad ass postal women you should know NOW!The unique history of USPS giving Black folks opportunities and a hard time- at the same damn timeA quick breakdown of what’s up with the USPS today!Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Where I get my info from:The History And Experience of African Americans in America’s Postal ServiceUSPS Largely Black and Female Workforce Rallies to Save JobsEarliest Known African. American Figures in PostalWhat’s going on with the Post Office? Here’s what we knowFollow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInTo learn more about LaTonia and her teas visit Adjourn Teahouse. Connect with LaTonia on Instagram  and Facebook.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    History of Libraries: The Original Search Engine with Librarian Jehan Giles

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 73:25

    Did you know that the US has 17,000 libraries? That's more than the amount of Starbucks in the US. Tune into today's episode with special guest Librarian and Archivist Jehan Giles to uncover how libraries have changed and evolved throughout history, find out about the racist practices that are apart of libraries, and join the conversation about whether we still need libraries today.Click 'play' on whatever streaming platform you use to listen to podcasts and let's learn together.Follow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInTo learn more about Jehan and her work visit JehanGiles.com or connect with Jehan on Instagram  Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    History of Tea: From China to Your Cup with LaTonia Cokely of Adjourn Teahouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 50:36

    It is believed that there are as many ways of preparing tea as there are cultures around the world—which may be the reason tea is the SECOND most popular drink in the world after water. When the tea plant first arrived on the scene, tea trees were treated as a veggie, overtime is was discovered that leaves from the tea plant, make a tasty beverage.  Listen to this episode to learn how tea trees grew in China 6,000 years ago and ended up in our cups. With special guest LaTonia Cokely, from Adjourn Teahouse to talk about the history of tea and how we use it today during COVID-19 and beyond. We discuss things like:Where tea originatedHow colonizers ruined China's monopoly on teaHow and why tea is so popular todayWhat's some of the best teas from our immune systemAnd moreWhere I get my info from:Tea 101The History Of TeaHas the US Been a Tea-Drinking CountryTea Tuesday: What's the Difference Between Tisane and Tea?Follow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInTo learn more about LaTonia and her teas visit Adjourn Teahouse. Connect with LaTonia on Instagram  and Facebook.Visit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    The History of Police in the US: Slave patrols to BLM with Will Cooper from #PoliticsIn60Seconds

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 61:04

    We can't talk about American Police and not discuss the race. And with the invention of camera phones, we can no longer ignore that police are murdering countless amounts of Black people. To understand the tension and distrust of police by Black people, listen to the episode that uncovers the birth of American police and traces how police have evolved over time —Revealing the historical reasons why police are getting away with murder. With the current rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement in response to police brutality paired with the upcoming Presidental election, I invited special guest Will Cooper, writer, host, and executive producer of Politics In 60 seconds,  to talk about history and future of policing. We discuss things like:The origins of Police- Like where did this concept come fromThe relationship between police and Black bodiesWhat policing looks like todayHow you can use your vote to change policing in your neighborhoodDebate defund vs. abolishing policeWhere I get my info from:How the US Got its Police ForceNPR American PoliceHow racist policing took over American cities, explained by a historianFascination and Fear: Covering the Black PanthersFollow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInWatch Will Cooper's  Politics in 60 Seconds IGTV series. Connect with Will  on Instagram, Twitter  and LinkedInVisit our website. Follow the podcast on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook and watch episodes on Youtube

    History of Curating: Collecting and Selecting with Tyree Boyd-Pates

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2020 52:22

    In the world where we are curating our feeds and at a time when quarantine that has brought some families closer than ever-  it was pretty fitting to sit down with a curator to talk about the collection of art, not only just the fancy, pricey shit we use to see in art galleries and museum walls  BUT to discuss the collections of art and archives that are in our own homes —like those family photos albums, books of recipes, and the various items that are apart of some of our own personal history. The root of the Curating means to ‘take care of.’ Back in the day when museums were created, curators' roles were established as the keeper and collector. Curators select, organize, and look after items in a collection or exhibit often in galleries and museums. Understanding that, we sit down with Associate Curator of Western History  at the Autry Museum Tyree Boyd Pates to discuss:What  issues came up when people watched the infamous Museum Heist scene in the Black Panther MovieWhether we all are curators as we curate our lives on the 'Gram and Twitter- and how it may go down  in our textbooksLearn about Tyree’s really dope COVID-19 items collection project- where people can submit their COVID-19 photos, writings, etc.as apart of his role at Autry MuseumGet some tips and resources on how you can collect your family historyAnd much moreListen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcastsWhere I get my info from:A Brief History of CuratingThe  story behind the world's oldest museum, built by a Babylonian princess 2,5000 years agoThe Cabinet of CuriositiesThings Tyree Mentioned:KEITH HARING | JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: CROSSING LINES virtual exhibitSubmit to The Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative: The West During COVID-19 —Black Lives Matter Protests in the WestFollow and SupportTo learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedInTo learn more about Tyree Boyd Pates, visit http://www.tyreebp.com. Connect with Tyree on Instagram, Twitter  and LinkedInFollow the Podcast on Instagram , Twitter and FacebookWatch episodes on Youtube 

    History of July 4th: When Black Folks Celebrated July 4th

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2020 18:34


    Did you know there was a time when July 4th was a Black Holiday? Yep, you read that right. At first, I couldn't believe it either.In this quick 18-minute episode find out why Black folks use to go hard and turn up on the July fourth. During this episode, you'll also uncover other historical events that happened on this day in history and learn some important words from Frederick Douglas that still remain true to this day. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcastsWhere I get my info from:Too-la-Loo for the Fourth of JulyPeople’s History of Fourth of JulyWhen the Fourth of July Was A Black HolidayA Nation's History: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"To learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.Follow the Podcast on Instagram and Twitter. Watch episodes on Youtube


    History of Juneteenth : 6 Facts You Should Know About Juneteenth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2020 7:49

    Do you know that June 19th is known as the Day of Freedom?  Yep, June 19th, also called Juneteenth,  is actually the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In this quick 7-minute episode find out why General Granger's arrival in Texas on June 19th 1865, is a very important historical day for Blacks here in America- that should be in all of our textbooks.Tune in to learn 6 facts you should know about this historical day; you'll find out what happened on June 19th, 1865, uncover shocking information and discover unknown events that resulted after this day.Show Notes:To learn more about Toya, visit ToyaFromHarlem.com. Connect with Toya on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. History of Juneteenth12 Things You Might Not. Know About JuneteenthSo You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?Click “play” above to uncover some historical facts about this important day. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Did you learn about Juneteenth in school? If so, what did you learn? Do you celebrate Juneteenth?  If so, how do you celebrate Juneteenth? If you learned something new or have a fact you would like to add, leave us a comment below, or reach out to us on social media. 

    Welcome to That Wasn't In My Textbook

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2020 16:35

    Listen to this  Welcome episode that will  introduce you to your new, fun, and risque audible textbook- that you'll never want to put down. Learn all the exciting things that are in store for this season and learn 5 fun facts about the women behind the mic. Click “play” above to discover  the out-of-the-textbook topics we will discuss this season and to learn a little bit about your historian homie Toya. You can also listen to Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Make sure you  follow me on social media at @ThatWasntInMyTextbook everywhere. And make sure you subscribe to That Wasn’t in My Textbook podcast on all streaming platforms. There’s a new juicy topic every other week.  Remember knowledge is power. 

    That Wasn't In My Textbook Trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2020 2:18

    Listen to this short clip that's a preview to your new, fun and risque audible textbook. Learn all the exciting things that are in store for this season. Click “play” above to discover  the out-of-the-textbook topics we will discuss this season and to learn a little bit about your historian homie, historical griot, trap historian, Toya. You can also listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your favorite podcasts.Make sure you  follow me on social media at @ThatWasntInMyTextbook everywhere. And make sure you subscribe to That Wasn’t in My Textbook podcast on all streaming platforms. There’s a new juicy topic every other week.  Remember knowledge is power. 

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