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Meet Stacey!

What’s your name? Stacey Sargeant Where are you from? Brooklyn, New York What do you do for a living? I am an actress, singer, dancer and most recently, a filmmaker. How did we rope you into be a part of Black Folk Don’t? One my good friends told me you were having a difficult time(…)

Meet Serina!

What’s your name? Serina Phoenix Where are you from? New Orleans, Louisiana What do you do for a living? I am the Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Board of a bank.  In my spare time I’m a marketer and event planner. How did we rope you into be a part of Black(…)

Meet Lauren!

What’s your name? L. J. Domino Where are you from? New Orleans What do you do for a living? Film Programmer / Event Manager How did we rope you into be a part of Black Folk Don’t? That Tucker Gurl is a friend. What are some things that Black Folk Do that surprise most people?(…)

Black Folk Don’t Go To The Doctor

An American Academy of Family Physicians survey found that 45 percent of men between ages 18 and 50 don’t have a primary care physician, and 40 percent of men in their 40s have never even had their cholesterol tested. That same survey found that more than half of men—55 percent—hadn’t seen their M.D. in the(…)

Black Folk Don’t Do Winter Sports

Black Folk Don’t Do Winter Sports

My friend is a big snowboarder. She is black. When I first told her about this web series, she insisted that I do an episode about winter sports. When she mentioned this idea, I was skeptical mainly because I had some friends who skied. I told her that I would be open to the idea,(…)

Meet Brittany!

What’s your name? Brittney Taylor a.k.a. Marvel Nikel Where are you from? Mount Vernon, NY What do you do for a living? I recently retired from being a student (which really means I just graduated from grad school and am still in search of a full-time job). How did we rope you into be a(…)

Meet Crystal!

 Crystal “DJ Crystal Clear” Durant Where are you from? Born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania – and lived in Philly, Hollywood, California, and have been a New Yorker for 16 years! What do you do for a living? I am a Graphic Designer/Art Educator/DJ/Singer/Screen Printer, and much more than meets the eye! How did we(…)

Black Folk Don’t Travel

When we were deciding episodes, I was invited to show a film at a festival in Olomouc, in the Czech Republic. I love to travel so if you are buying my ticket, I will go … anywhere! Everyone was really nice there and I had a great time. But I was shocked by how retro(…)

Black Folk Don’t Go To Therapy

Black Folk Don’t Go To Therapy

This episode is one that I wanted to do because I thought it was important. It wasn’t one that leaped to mind for people. However, when I interviewed people about therapy they all agreed that there is a big stigma in the black community around it. This episode is important for me because I have(…)

Meet Tricia!

Meet Tricia!

What’s your name? Tricia Nelson Where are you from? I was born and raised in NY, the product of a large and close-knit Guyanese-American family. I’ve spent the last 15 years blissfully living in Los Angeles. What do you do for a living? I work in digital media, usually on the content (editorial) side. How(…)

Meet Baratunde Thurston!

What’s your name? Baratunde Thurston Where are you from? Born and raised in DC. Lived in Boston for 12 years. Escaped. Now reside in Brooklyn. What do you do for a living? I’m a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. How did we rope you into be a part of Black Folk Don’t? I guess(…)

How “Black Folk Don’t…” Came To Be

First, I am black. You might not know that so let me begin my introduction that way. It might matter to you. It might not. But I thought I’d begin there. A good number of Black people have heard it in some colloquial way. “Black folk don’t …” add your own phrase. Who defines this?(…)