7 Episodes

By: Alisha Sonnier and Jami Cox

Black Tea is an audio and visual media organization that aims to raise political, social, and cultural awareness while engaging communities in a conversational and entertaining way. Our primary project is an educational podcast themed on discussing today's socio-political challenges from the perspective of two young black women. Co-founder Jami holds an undergraduate degree in public policy and a master's degree in global affairs. As a professional, she works in real estate, finance, and community development policy. Co-founder Alisha holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology. As a professional, she works in mental health services. Our goal is to educate and...

What's New in STL: Changes in City Leadership
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Hello Sippers! Your favorite hosts are back with a recap on what's been going down since our last episode, and it has been ALOT. The city has seen a lot of new changes in leadership. We have a new Mayor, new Treasurer, new Alderpeople, and new Board of Education members. We break down what these changes mean for Saint Louis and talk about some of the new initiatives that are taking place at the city level with an emphasis on items high up on Mayor Tishaura Jones's agenda. We also give you our take on some of the initiatives that...

Boss Women Doing Boss Work

In this month's episode, BlackTea is celebrating boss women doing boss work in the community!! Your hosts are back to break down just what else came with your #KamalaCash in the latest COVID relief bill, then they recap the local election cycle and give their takes on our first woman-to-woman general Mayoral Election. On Community Spotlight they talk with community leader and organizer Johnetta Elize, known for her work in the Ferguson movement. We learn how she came into community work and how her time in the movement has inspired her in what she's doing now. But that's not all! ...

The Power of Black Love

Your favorite hosts are back with your fifth cup of BlackTea and this time it’s being co-brewed with “Relationship-Ish.” Our first collaboration features the Relationship-ish podcast which is founded by two boss women who focus on all things love & relationships. What better time than black history month & the official love month to talk about all things love; self-love, platonic. and romantic. Our special feature guests Phillip and Chavelle Sangokoya are a co-founder couple who run an organization called the Brand of St.Louis that focuses on building and supporting businesses in STL. You'll want to get to know t...

Joe Did It: New Year, New Hills

Hellllooo Sippers! Your hosts are back to break down all of the highlights of the Biden/Harris inauguration. They recap why Kamala Harris's new role as VP is so historic and talk about all of the things the administration has in store, starting with the executive orders that have been signed so far. On Community Spotlight they talk with Show Me Integrity Executive Director Benjamin Singer, to learn about his organization's new initiative, Reform STL, to bring governmental change to St. Louis. But that's not all! Have you heard about the "spy planes" potentially flying over the city? No? Get...

Doses or Deuces?: Unpacking the Vaccine

Your hosts have some HOT TEA for you on defunding the police, but first, they delve into facts and myths about COVID-19 vaccines and address common questions circulating on social media. They unpack how the vaccines were prepared so quickly and how vaccine trials actually work. On the debuting segment HOT TEA they tackle the highly debated topic of police reform versus defund the police. Is the word defund too extreme? or just right? and just what is up with all of these Christmas lights being left up until Valentine's Day? Listen in to find out.

Hindsight is 2020: Elections Recap

Your hosts join special guest Rep. Rasheen Aldridge, Missouri 78th District State Rep, to get an inside scoop on life as one of St. Louis's youngest politicians. They learn about Rasheen's journey from the streets of the movement to a seat in the Missouri State Capitol and get his take on some new legislation passed during the November election. But that's not all the tea, When will Trump have to leave the white house? What's up with everyone's twitter beef with Lil Wayne? Listen in to find out!

Launch Episode

In this episode we discuss......What is the electoral college? Who's up next for the Supreme Court? How can you get active in community development? How to inspire yourself to make a major life transition?