We've got a lot to smile about! It's episode 51, and we're trying to live our best lives this summer. Ebonie is chillin on boats. We're both looking forward to quality TV. And LeBron James is out here building a school for people in need. One would say of the three of us, LeBron might be winning the Best Life contest. Give us a listen and enjoy!
Happy July! In this episode, we talk Janelle Monae and Tessa Thompson, classic TV shows that don't (and sometimes do) need a reboot, and the FX show "Pose." Beat the heat, chill out with us and dodge those fireworks your neighbors are still shooting.
Happy June! This episode touches on Roseanne's bull jive and the swift retribution that followed. We also discuss everyone's favorite black woman, Rachel DoleWhateverHerNameIs. We redeem our conversation with our take on love and how Ebonie's heart has been thawed. Brandon is still a work in progress. Enjoy.
After a nearly two-month break, we have returned. In this episode, we discuss having to cancel so many people within a one-and-a-half-week period and how we're side-eyeing people who defend problematic folks. But we don't stick to the negative; we also talk about the greatness that is Janelle Monae's new album and how "Atlanta" isn't what we expected.
It's our anniversary!! Our show is one year old, and we had to bring our boy John back to help us celebrate. On this week's episode, we discuss the Academy Awards, "Atlanta," and the plight of signing to Bad Boy Records. Also, watch out for Florida Man!
Although it's the beginning of March, we couldn't let 2018 go on without doing a show about how lit this year's Black History Month was. In this episode, we delve into black history as it pertains to the entertainment industry, the projects that came out in February and the projects announced during that month. From Black Panther to Atlanta to Wrinkle in Time (YAY, SADE!), we're excited, to say the least.
It's the episode Brandon has been waiting since last year to record: Black Panther is finally here! In this episode, it's all Wakanda all day. We break down the film and discuss everything from our favorite characters to black pride, the badass women, and socio-political issues in the movie.
For the first time in Reclaiming the Shade history, Ebonie and Brandon are recording an episode while in the same state! In this episode, we discuss Ebonie's move to Florida and her interesting experiences finding a place to live. We also talk about the big game and why Prince is sending purple doves to haunt Justin Timberlake.
It's a classic case of "important message, wrong messenger." In this week's episode, we look at Mo'Nique and her fight for equal pay. We also discuss the allegations against Aziz Ansari, flu season, and Kim and Kanye's new baby name. Life tip: don't name your kid Precious or Princess!