2 Dope Queens, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson
2 Dope Queens is a comedy podcast and live comedy show hosted by dope queens Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson. Williams broke out as a correspondent on The Daily Show, and Robinson is a stand-up comic and author of You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.
We’re going to let the description of 2 Dope Queens speak for itself: “Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams are funny. They’re black. They’re BFFs. And they host a live comedy show in Brooklyn. Join the 2 Dope Queens, along with their favorite comedians, for stories about sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York, and Billy Joel. Plus a whole bunch of other s**t.”
@Ziwe, Twitter account of Ziwe Fumudoh
Comedian and writer Ziwe Fumudoh’s Twitter account makes us laugh on a daily basis. Her hilarious writing has been featured on The Onion and Reductress. She’s got her finger on the pulse of politics and pop culture, and her commentary is biting, current, and always chuckle-inducing.
Akilah Obviously, Akilah Hughes
Akilah Hughes is a writer and comedian whose YouTube channel, Akilah Obviously, is full of content that beautifully juxtaposes the important issues of today with her upbeat, optimistic, and hilariously relatable point of view. For example, one of her most popular videos is called “On Intersectionality in Feminism and Pizza.” Yeah, we’re on board.
Gabi Fresh, Gabi Gregg
GabiFresh.com is the style blog of designer and fashion blogger Gabi Gregg. This woman is fierce as hell and all about spreading her message of body positivity. She made a splash in the fashion world with her bold call for more fashion-forward clothing choices for women of all sizes and body types, and she also uses her platform to speak up about political issues that are near and dear to her heart.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The young adult literature world was taken by storm with the release of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, released in early 2017. It is Thomas’ debut novel and it opened at number one on The New York Times young adult bestseller list. The story’s protagonist, Starr Carter, is a 16-year-old black high school student who watches her best friend get shot by a white police officer. The novel is incredibly of-the-time, and it’s had an immense impact.