The wait is over.
Netflix’s Strong Black Lead has announced that Tracy Clayton will host season one of its new “Strong Black Legends” podcast. Launching today (Feb. 12)—during Black History Month, no less!—the show will place Clayton before the presence of, you guessed it, some legendary strong Black leads as she figuratively and literally gives them their flowers.
This season’s guests include everyone from Lynn Whitfield to Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther, Do The Right Thing, Dolemite is My Name), and even Garrett Morris of Black 90s sitcom fame (you’ve seen him on Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show, and he was the first Black actor on SNL).
“KABOOOOOOOOM GUESS WHO STEPPED IN THE ROOM,” an excited Clayton tweeted Monday upon Strong Black Lead’s announcement. She added Tuesday that someone “really cash apped me money to buy some hot sauce for my kitchen,” and apparently we can find out why by listening to the first episode.
You had us at hotsauce, Tracy.
“YOUR GIRLS ARE OUT HERE,” former Another Round co-host Heben Nigatu proclaimed in response to another tweet, which pointed out the fact that she’s also writing for Desus & Mero. It’s been a little over a year since it was announced that Another Round had been let go from Buzzfeed, and after what seems like the longest wait, it looks like things are finally coming back together.
“The whole thing started as an experiment in a ‘studio’ made of pillows and blankets swiped from around the office and it grew into a space of acceptance and self-care for those who need it, a place to duck into and laugh when the world is too much, and a stage where the overlooked and silenced can see themselves and their stories reflected at long last,” Heben and Tracy shared in a statement when the show was axed in December 2017. They signed out with a “P.S. — LET MORE BLACK WOMEN OWN STUFF, IT CAN ONLY IMPROVE THINGS.” Looks like they were right (but we knew that, tho).
You can listen to Tracy on “Strong Black Legends” by clicking here. We’re tuned in right now. Trust us. It’s worth it.