Episode 74: Shea Butter Family Affair – A Seat At the Spades Table
Welcome to episode 74 of Shea Butter FC, a podcast by, for and about Black women in soccer. In this episode, we welcome members of Black Support Groups across NWSL and MLS, to have an unfiltered discussion on the ups and downs of being a Black supporter in a predominately white USA soccer space.
This is the launch of our programming, Shea Butter Family Affair, that explores the intersection of Black community and supporter culture across soccer .
With the help of Jermaine from Miami’s Black Herons, we chop it up with members of Washington DC’s Rose Room Collective (Doug and Riss) , Chicago’s Black Fires (Jake and Phil) , and members of the American Outlaws (Donald and Eboni) on the importance of community building and connection, to help correct equity and inclusion missteps within the supporter community, and look for paths forwards to continue to bring Black people and other people of color to this beautiful game.
Come vibe with our first of many roundtable discussions and take a seat at the Spades Table !
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Rose Room Collective
Twitter: RoseRoomCo and Instagram: roseroomcollective
Follow Riss on Twitter: Riss_Willett and Doug on Twitter: dreyesceron
Twitter: fires_black and Instagram: blackfiressoccer
Twitter: blackheronsutd and Instagram: blackheronsutd
Follow Jermaine on Twitter: blacksoccerdoc
Support Black Herons’ Podcast, Dreaming of Freedom
on Twitter: FreedomDreamsBH and Instagram: dreamingoffreedompod
Follow the Legendary Eboni Christmas
Twitter: EboniC25 and support her podcast Walking 90 Twitter: walkin90pod
Follow the Legendary Donald Wine
Twitter: blazindw and support his podcast on Twitter: USASoccercast
Much love and appreciation to KC Nevijay for letting us use some of his beats and mixes within this episode and many of our episodes. His beat appears at the intro piece at the beginning of the episode. Peep his other work at YouTube Channel @ KC Nevijay
Also much love and gratitude goes to D.O.P.E Chick Beats for allowing us to use some of her beats within this episode and several of our episodes. Her beat appears at the end of the end of the episode. Follow her on ig : alexandria_theaudiowiz and on twitter: DOPECHICKBEATS
The photo used for this episode is a collage of pictures compiled of Black and brown supporters from Black Fires, Black Herons, and Rose Room Collective in the community and at club and US soccer games.