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August 2017

the trouble with standing for kaep while caping for floyd

By | August 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I logged into Facebook after this weekend's heavily publicized fight to see that people were apparently (incorrectly) equating Floyd Mayweather's "victory" over Conor McGregor to Black excellence. First things first. [...]

June 2017

linguistic lessons: the etymological origins of fauxtep

By | June 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I'm fairly certain that wayward man of Erykah Badu's acclaimed Call Tyrone fame, was a fauxtep. He had good dick, or perhaps his penis had been magnetized by Ms. Medulla [...]

April 2017

america’s black kangs are upset with the most preeminent athlete of our time

By | April 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Unless you've been scavenging the bottom of the garbage patch that is the Pacific Ocean, you know that Serena Williams recently announced that she's pregnant. By her F-I-A-N-C-E. Now a [...]

March 2017

the elusivity of whites and privilege

By | March 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few weeks ago, a clueless white chick--sadly, a former middle and high school classmate of mine--felt the need to apologize to me for her being born white and my [...]

January 2017

when sounding “white” upsets the whites

By | January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One day, several years ago, a Black female colleague at a previous job told me that our white colleagues described my emails as "scathing". Pause. Below, the definition of scathing: [...]

November 2016

broken as fvck: plastic wings and turning tables

By | November 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

By now, we've all had time to ingest, digest and regurgitate the season one finale of Issa Rae's pièce de résistance, Insecure. This episode, entitled Broken as F**k, like countless [...]

the conundrum of bridget jones’s baby

By | November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The concept of the movie Bridget Jones's Baby, released September 16 of this year, is problematic for several reasons. Walk with me. If Bridget Jones' was Briana Jenkins, a quirky [...]

August 2016

ryan lochte is the poster child for white privilege and dudebro shenanigans

By | August 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Troglodytic mentality. Those are just about the only two words I can think of that appropriately describe the oft pernicious behavior of dudebros, Ryan Lochte being the most recent offender. [...]

the birth of a rape conviction threatens film, the birth of a nation, and rightfully so

By | August 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was once captivated by the concept of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation. But in my heart of hearts, with the recent revelations leveled against him and the [...]

black swim: what simone manuel’s gold medal means for america

By | August 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today, I've come across commentary on the internet inquiring why the media has to bring race into Simone Manuel's momentous achievement. She is the first Black woman to win a [...]