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Malcolm X said: “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” Forget that being seen and not heard. Get into: Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations, with Lya & Dana. Let’s discuss what matters to you, to us.

Latest Podcasts

Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations — Episode 12: Iowa’s school vouchers: ‘I view it as theft — I view it as racism’

Whether it’s called school choice, school vouchers or the ‘Students First Act,’ there’s a lot to unpack on the impact to Iowa public schools.

Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations — Episode 11: Our take on beloved Black actress Nia Long who dislikes labeling films ‘Black movies’

A popular Black actress dislikes her films being labeled “Black movies.” Why does Black always seem to have a negative connotation?

Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations – Episode 10: “Every condition requires a doula, honey”

Doulas wrap mothers in support. Learn how doulas change lives and why people shouldn’t get hung up on the term.

Being Heard: Episode 9 – “See Black women as human beings and not some type of super women”

Lya & Dana, co-hosts of Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations, get real about the challenges of being Black women and how to add more self-care into their daily schedules. #2blackpodcast

Being Heard: Episode 8 – “In order for there to be progress, we also need the youth to be paying attention”

Waverly Zhao tells Lya & Dana, hosts of Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations how and why she uses her voice to push for change.

Being Heard: Episode 7 – “I’m a whole damn woman”

Learn about self-care from an expert.

Being Heard: Episode 6 – “Why does my side of town not look like the other side of town?”

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart discusses his plans for the city of 68,000, which has a majority-Black city council — in Iowa.

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