In this episode, we talk with Shanita Hubbard, the author of the new book Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women. We had an awesome time hearing from Shanita about her journey writing Ride or Die, why we must stop imposing and glorifying a Ride or Die mentality on Black women, how she’s growing as a parent, her favorite hip-hop artists and more. This is an incredible book and an incredible episode! You’ll love it as much as we did.
0:00 Shanita Hubbard Intro!
2:21 The Black community’s response to Shanita’s book
3:55 bell hooks’ legacy
6:05 What is a Ride or Die?
12:39 Shanita’s Story with the term
15:51 What Shanita felt writing the book
22:20 The Cost of the Ride or Die mentality
27:25 Shanita’s relationship with hip-hop now
30:43 F-R-E-E F.N.F
33:34 Sexual Freedom and Patriarchy
36:58 What Shanita has learned as a parent
44:36 Praising Black women without dehumanizing them
46:46 What Restorative Justice can look on a community level
52:12 Shanita’s Top 5 (SPECIAL EDITION)
59:40 Future Top 5 entries from new rappers
1:09:41 Anti-Blackness disguised as fandom
1:13:46 The Uses of Anger for Shanita
1:17:44 Shanita’s Book Recs
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