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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 [...]

July 2016

i ain’t birthin’ no babies!

By | July 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was recently a featured guest on a mater mea podcast, where the topic of discussion was women who don't want children. For anyone who may not be aware, I'm [...]

June 2016

a stadium somewhere requires the attention of dame helen mirren

By | June 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I'm literally appalled by Helen Mirren's recent statements. So much so, that when I saw the topic trending on Facebook, I actually ran upstairs, partially infuriated, to grab my computer [...]

March 2016

it’s 2016 and men are still in opposition to women’s emancipation

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

Things I'm over: interlopers parading as upstanding, respectable men attempting to extol Ayesha Curry-influenced "virtue" in women that they themselves do not possess and are nowhere near rising up to [...]