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It’s a Black Thing

When we discover something we love at The Nod, we’ve gotta share it with the fam. Eric’s close friend, a self-proclaimed “glo-up artist,” explains how a piece of clothing changed his life forever. And Eric shares something he just can’t stop thinking about. RELATED LINKS To read Jon’s tips on how to pick the perfect…

January 15, 2018

Don Lemon is… Magneto

Some funny things happened in the past year: a reality TV star became president, tiki torches had to renounce white nationalism, and CNN’s Don Lemon seemingly went through a reinvention. In our latest edition of Good For The Blacks, culture writer Ira Madison III joins us to debate Don Lemon’s ‘transformation’ from respectability politician in…

January 8, 2018

BONUS: Don’t Call It A Resolution

Brittany reads Eric her intentions for the new year.

January 2, 2018

BONUS: Eric Takes Zinc

In this week’s bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.In this week’s bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken advice from Brittany. And that advice may (or may not) have worked.In this week’s bonus, Eric may (or may not) have taken…

January 2, 2018

The Paradise Garage

Reggie Ossé, friend of The Nod and host of The Combat Jack Show, explains how a wild night of dancing and partying helped him get into his dream law school. And Producer Emanuele Berry shares the story of the man who made that magic night happen: DJ Larry Levan. RELATED LINKS UPDATED 12/20/17: A new…

December 18, 2017

Diary of a Mad Black Cousin: The Hairstons Pt 2

Every year, descendants of both enslaved people and slave owners come together for a family reunion. The darker side of their shared past remains hidden underneath the celebrations and pleasantries. Until one year, when Ever Lee Hairston says two words that break decades of silence. RELATED LINKS Go on a visual journey through the complicated…

December 12, 2017

Snakes on a Plantation: The Hairstons Part 1

At a plantation in the South, descendants of enslaved people and slave owners stayed together as family, entangled by namesake and blood, long after the end of slavery. Eric tells the story of one woman who broke away. THE CREDITS The Nod is produced by Eric Eddings, with Brittany Luse, Kate Parkinson-Morgan, and Emanuele Berry….

December 4, 2017

BONUS: Brittany Reads Her LiveJournal

In this week’s bonus, Brittany makes an appearance on the Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids stage.

November 27, 2017

Ready, Set … Buy Black

Tupac vs. Biggie. Mac vs. PC… Brittany vs. Eric. This week, Brittany and Eric’s rivalry reaches new heights as they face off in a competition that tests their smarts, perseverance and maybe even their friendship.

November 20, 2017

The Fresh Princess of Bel-Air

Now this is a story all about how the life of actress Karyn Parsons (aka Hilary Banks) got flipped, turned upside down. And we’d like to take a few minutes—just sit right there—and we’ll tell you how she makes Black history movies with flair. RELATED LINKS To learn more about Sweet Blackberry, visit Follow…

November 13, 2017