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You Had Me at Black is where Black Millennials tell the true-life stories you won't see on TV.
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PK Problems

PK Problems

2021-04-1421:24

Growing up as a PK, Danny always planned to start a ministry of his own. But once he started to lead a congregation, his thinking around what it means to start a church began to unravel. Share your story on the next season of our podcast! Learn more.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us. Support other indie Black podcasts: Listen to Adventures from the Bedroom of African Women wherever you get your podcasts 
As the older sister, Secunda was in charge of making sure the chores got done after school before her mom got home. One afternoon, her brother challenged her, unraveling her sense of authority and the sibling pecking order.Share your story on the next season of our podcast! Learn more.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us. Support other indie Black podcasts: Listen to The Adventures of Black people wherever you get your podcasts
Liquid Therapy

Liquid Therapy

2021-03-3125:38

Fresh out of grad school, Blake faces a devastating loss that unraveled everything he tired to hold together by a thread for too long. This story deals with loss, addiction, and suicidal thoughts.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us. Support other indie Black podcasts: Listen to The Stoop wherever you're listening now.
My Art Will Go On

My Art Will Go On

2021-03-2415:40

A bad breakup unraveled everything Nate thought he had planned. After realizing he couldn't drink it away, he decided to follow his instincts.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us.We recorded Nate's story for one of our Kickbacks. The next one is Friday, March 26. Get your tix!Support other podcasts telling our stories: Listen to Resistance on Spotify   
Our Kickbacks are a live podcast broadcast with stories and music. You're familiar with the stories, we play them here on the podcast. But if you've never been to a Kickback, you've missed out on the other other side- the music. That's what we're bringing you to today.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us.We recorded this episode at one of our Kickbacks. The next one is Friday, March 26. Get your tix here!Support other Indie Black Podcasts! Check out TRIGGERED from Domino Sound wherever you listen.
Doggie Tricks

Doggie Tricks

2021-03-1013:24

This story comes Errinn, who was terrified of dogs. Everything unraveled when her boyfriend brought one home.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us.We recorded Erinn's story for one of our Kickbacks. The next one is Friday, March 26. Get your tix!
This story comes from Tobi. They found reason after reason to ignore the warning signs of a toxic job, until everything unraveled.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show!Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us. Support other indie Black podcasts! Listen to Blackbelt Voices wherever you get your podcasts.
Date at the Museum

Date at the Museum

2021-02-2417:54

This story comes from Carl. Carl was happy living his single life. That is, until his boy set him up on a date, and his happy singlehood unraveled.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us. Support other indie Black podcasts! Listen to Blackbelt Voices wherever you get your podcasts.
Welcome to a new season of You Had Me at Black! This season's theme is "unraveling." You'll stories from all kinds of folks about the moments they confronted things they ignored and pushed aside for too long. These stories are about the work; the messiness between our valleys and peaks; the healing. We can't wait for you to hear what happened. Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us.
Panic at the Pyramids

Panic at the Pyramids

2021-02-1715:33

This story comes from Taylor. She's an avid and adventurous traveler who happens to live with Sickle Cell Disease. She grew up trying to downplay the physical constraints of the disease, but on a vaction in Mexico, her act unraveled.Leave a rating or review wherever you listen to help others find our show.Nurture your inner creative in The Kinship, our digital community.Visit our website to attend our Kickbacks and creative workshops, or to partner with us.Support other indie Black podcasts! Listen to Blackbelt Voices wherever you get your podcasts.
As we gear up for a new season, let's revisit some of our favorite stories from the past. Kwynn searches for a reason to live after losing her child and partner. Kickback with us on Black FridayJoin us on Black Friday for a virtual edition of our beloved live shows.  The Kickback is an immersive, interactive virtual experience that promises an opportunity to relax, unwind, and drift away. We even put together a Vibe Kit - a curated set of goodies from Black-owned businesses to help you set the mood at home. Purchase ticketsFollow us on Instagram (@youhadme.atblack) and Twitter (@youhadmeatblack) 
As we gear up for a new season, let's revisit some of our favorite stories from the past. Deborah saves her coins and stays with a friend-of-a-friend on a trip. She quickly learns that "you get what you pay for."Kickback with us on Black FridayJoin us on Black Friday for a virtual edition of our beloved live shows.  The Kickback is an immersive, interactive virtual experience that promises an opportunity to relax, unwind, and drift away. We even put together a Vibe Kit - a curated set of goodies from Black-owned businesses to help you set the mood at home. Purchase ticketsFollow us on Instagram (@youhadme.atblack) and Twitter (@youhadmeatblack)
As we gear up for a new season, let's revisit some of our favorite stories from the past. Kevin (fka Erk tha Jerk) learns the hard way to be careful what you wish forKickback with us on Black FridayJoin us on Black Friday for a virtual edition of our beloved live shows.  The Kickback is an immersive, interactive virtual experience that promises an opportunity to relax, unwind, and drift away. We even put together a Vibe Kit - a curated set of goodies from Black-owned businesses to help you set the mood at home. Purchase ticketsFollow us on Instagram (@youhadme.atblack) and Twitter (@youhadmeatblack) 
As we gear up for a new season, let's revisit some of our favorite stories from the past. Fed up by the way his grandmother dresses him, 8th grade Meechie joins the BDs, a Chicago-area gang, to buy new clothes.This episode was produced by Stephany Lowe.Kickback with us on Black FridayJoin us on Black Friday for a virtual edition of our beloved live shows.  The Kickback is an immersive, interactive virtual experience that promises an opportunity to relax, unwind, and drift away. We even put together a Vibe Kit - a curated set of goodies from Black-owned businesses to help you set the mood at home. Purchase ticketsFollow us on Instagram (@youhadme.atblack) and Twitter (@youhadmeatblack)
Rewind: Saratonin

Rewind: Saratonin

2020-10-2119:20

As we gear up for a new season, let's revisit some of our favorite stories from the past. Newly single after a 5-year relationship ended, she decides to try a new style of dating, and learns more about love than she did in the 5 years prior. This episode was produced by Gabrielle Horton.Rule the world. Tell your storyOur mantra is, "those who tell stories rule the world." We're accepting story pitches at for our upcoming sea. Submit a pitch.Follow us on Instagram (@youhadme.atblack) and Twitter (@youhadmeatblack)
Rewind: Finding Dragon

Rewind: Finding Dragon

2020-10-1413:29

Eric's trip to Cuba takes an unexpected twist when he's forced to confront skeletons from his past.This story was produced by Martina and Britney Abrahams, scored by Deion Henderson, and mix and mastered by Miles Dotson.Join The KinshipNurture the story within & build your digital community. Join our digital kinship designed for Black folks inspired inspired to use their voices to connect, heal, and liberate. Learn more and sign up.Rule the world. Tell your story -Our mantra is, "those who tell stories rule the world." We're accepting story pitches at for our upcoming season. Submit a pitch.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter
Rewind: Theo's Mixtape

Rewind: Theo's Mixtape

2020-10-0712:13

Theo, a former child singer, finds himself in a pinch the afternoon of a big audition.This episode was produced by Adizah Eghan.Join The KinshipNurture the story within & build your digital community. Join our digital kinship designed for Black folks inspired inspired to use their voices to connect, heal, and liberate. Learn more and sign up.Rule the world. Tell your story -Our mantra is, "those who tell stories rule the world." We're accepting story pitches at for our upcoming season. Submit a pitch.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter
Rewind: Yogi Awakening

Rewind: Yogi Awakening

2020-10-0717:27

After his divorce, Marlon takes a retreat and arouses himself in away he never has before.This story was coached by Adizah Eghan and mix and mastered by Miles Dotson.Join The KinshipNurture the story within & build your digital community. Join our digital kinship designed for Black folks inspired inspired to use their voices to connect, heal, and liberate. Learn more and sign up.Rule the world. Tell your story -Our mantra is, "those who tell stories rule the world." We're accepting story pitches at for our upcoming season. Submit a pitch.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter
CeeJaye's one-night hook up results in unexpected and life-altering changes.This story was coached by Adizah Eghan and mixed and mastered by Miles Dotson.Join #TEAMYHMABNurture the story within & build your digital community. Join our digital kinship designed for Black folks inspired inspired to use their voices to connect, heal, and liberate. Learn more and sign up.Rule the world. Tell your story -Our mantra is, "those who tell stories rule the world." We're accepting story pitches at for our upcoming season. Submit a pitch.Follow us on Instagram and Twitter
At the House: Escape

At the House: Escape

2020-08-0533:16

In our final cycle of our 'At the House' series, we hear seven stories about breaking free from people and situations that didn't serve them.This episode is sponsored by Idenati. Our listeners can sign-up for free at Idenati.com/yhmab.At the House is a collab between You Had Me at Black and While Black. Subscribe to both shows wherever you get your podcasts.Follow @youhadmeatblack and @while_black on social media to get notified about new story calls and episodes.Share your story for a chance to be featured in a future episode. 
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sent here by Rian phin

Jan 18th
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Sharmaine Bishop

I love that he was inspired by my cities beautiful paintings!!!

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