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We are pleased to introduce you to Skye (@skyfyefutbol) and Sylvs (@southernsylvs), hosts of a weekly podcast that covers the week in women’s soccer from the lens of two Black women who love and understand the sport. Shea Butter FC also strives to bring Black American culture to soccer in the United States and embrace all cultures of the Diaspora in the beautiful game.
Given all that has happened in the women's basketball space in the past few weeks, we felt it was appropriate to start our Shea Butter FC Podcast Throwback series with Episode 74 - a roundtable with Black Support Groups across the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and Major League Soccer (MLS).
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A Shea Butter FC Family Affair
This episode originally aired on April 4, 2023. Shea Butter FC describes this episode as, "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 the Black community and supporter culture across soccer."
The episode features:
Jermaine from Miami’s Black Herons
Doug and Riss from Washington DC’s Rose Room Collective
Jake & Phil from Chicago’s Black Fires
Donald & Eboni from American Outlaws
The group discusses "the importance of community building and connection to help correct equity and inclusion missteps within the supporter community and look for paths forward to continue to bring Black people and other people of color to this beautiful game."
Follow & support the Black Supporter Groups featured in this episode:
Rose Room Collective
Follow Riss on Twitter: Riss_Willett
Doug on Twitter: dreyesceron
Twitter: blackheronsutd and Instagram: blackheronsutd
Follow Jermaine on Twitter: blacksoccerdoc
Support Black Herons’ Podcast, Dreaming of Freedom:
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
Original Shea Butter FC Podcast Show Notes
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, which explores the intersection of the 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!
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 on his YouTube Channel.
Also, much love and gratitude goes to D.O.P.E Chick Beats for allowing us to use some of her beats within this and several of our episodes.