YouTube’s Akilah Hughes on #BlackWomenAtWork & Feeding The Buzz

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu #32 April 5, 2017

Our guest this week is Akilah… obviously! Akilah Hughes – otherwise known as Akilah Obviously – is a writer, comedian, and YouTuber who talks as easily about race, feminism, and intersectionality as she does pizza, hair, and punching Nazis. In this conversation, our hosts chat with Akilah about her life as a creator and the videos she’s most proud of (like the fantastic series, “This Shouldn’t Be News”). We also dive into what it’s like to be a black woman in media in the time of #blackwomenatwork and share the smart and hilarious content you ought to add to your queue. So hit play – obviously!

Watch Akilah’s videos on her YouTube channel:! And follow Akilah on Twitter: @akilahobviously.

Your favorite hosts are going on tour – find out when they’ll be in your city at and In the meantime, listen to Hari’s new record “Hari Kondabolu’s New Material Night Volume I” on Bandcamp and iTunes. And watch Kamau on CNN’s “United Shades of America” beginning in late April.

As always, send us your thoughts and suggestions on Twitter and over email: @politicreactive or

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