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UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

UNGENTRIFIED with Kent Johnson

Author: Kent Johnson // Gray Graft Media

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UNGENTRIFIED takes a pure, unfiltered view on pop culture, music, tv & film, politics, current events, and topics central to the worldwide Black community. A safe audio space for celebrating Black culture in its purest form.

Hosted by Kent Johnson.
37 Episodes
023: Say My Name with Tanisha Colon-Bibb
On this episode of UNGENTRIFIED, I am joined by Tanisha Colon-Bibb (@tanishacolonbibb), the entrepreneur who recently wrote an article about why she changed her name to something “less black” to avoid racism & discrimination in the workplace and get ahead in business, and her journey back to using her original name. We discuss the response she got from her article, Black-on-Black name discrimination, the history of “ghetto” names in the Black community, and whether or not Oprah’s resume would get tossed in the trash. Listen and give us your opinion!   Guest: Tanisha Colon-Bibb ( Website:   Resources/People/Articles Mentioned in Podcast: Two applicants receive rejections letters stating their names are “too ghetto”:  Tanisha’s article on why she changed her name to something “less black” to be successful:  Episode 012 of UNGENTRIFIED, where I discuss the history of the movie Boomerang with entertainment writer Kay-B. Episode 019 of UNGENTRIFIED, where I chat with Cindy Wilson, a Korean woman who was adopted by a Black family when she was a baby, and ended up coming of age in the deep South. Follow the conversation: @ungentrifiedpod on Instagram/Twitter @kentwjohnson on Instagram/Twitter #ungentrifiedpod   Email us your questions/comments at   Episode Sponsor: CULTURECON Theme Music by Nas550 (
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