I have so many “progressive” black friends that are voting for Hillary, and it’s bumming me out. I follow so many “progressive” news outlets that are shilling for her. And that’s bumming me out, too.
I appreciate that Jon was speaking from the heart and that he bothered to address it. But when white people address racism in America, they often have a habit of saying “we” and “our” as if all Americans are equally culpable. That equivocating “we’re in this together” rhetoric irks my nerves. This isn’t unique to the…
OH I’M JUST OVER HERE EXPERIENCING A RAGE SPIRAL WITH BOUTS OF NAUSEA. YOU?
Y’ALL Ciara is WINNING! At least for the time being. At the White House State Dinner yesterday, superstar quarterback Russell Wilson draped Ciara on his arm, and they looked like a perfectly awkward still-new couple trying to figure out how to act in public. It was endearing and they both looked AMAZING and seemingly…
Mostly I’m making this post to say...Y’ALL I am so glad I started actually washing my face! Like what have I been doing all my life and why am I only starting this in my late 20s??
I'm supposed to be finishing a writing assignment today. But I had a brain fart over one particular point in my piece and have been procrastinating for about 7.5 hours. The majority of those hours have been spent cruising the net (obvi!) and talking about the Comedy Central show Broad City starring real life friends…
I've known for a long time that I'm black and what that entails in a racist American society. I've only begun to realize that I'm a feminist. Really, it's been maybe 2 or so years, but for a woman on the brink of her 30s, it represents just a fraction of my lifetime.
This might have been lost in the fray of the worldwide protests against the latest nonindictments, but Akai Gurley was an unarmed man who was merely walking down the stairs of his complex when an officer shot him to death last month. Who was the first person the officer called in the wake of killing somebody? An EMT…
I'd like to think that the advent of BEYONCÉ (the album) led to Beyoncé (the human) allowing us to see that she's a real person. She's typically been unrelatable, in the way the Hot Girl in high school is also President of the Student Council and actually fuckin' nice and adopts puppies as a hobby. Except, for…
Although I've been natural haired most of my life, there was a three year period I had a relaxer. I did the big chop 3 years ago, and I have since seen my hair grow longer than it's ever been before. But the truth is, I still don't understand my hair!
I'm kind of hoping Jezebel doesn't talk about Aaliyah anymore. No, not because I don't like her. I cried when I found out Aaliyah died like she was family. And that's precisely why I wish Aaliyah could stay out of mainstream press.
Talking about disparities in media portrayals of black people, and black women in particular, gets old. But it's a conversation we must keep having until the disparities cease to exist.
With the topic of street harassment hot on the interwebs these days, it didn't take long for Twitter to catch up.
Christmas came early.
Hello good people, it's rare a week goes by without threat of another black cultural term or practice being Columbused. I'm thisclose to making this a weekly feature.
by being militant. and being your bae.
In an age when our attention spans are compromised by the rapid flow of information, we cannot forget the thread of institutional racism that has weaved the injustices against black people together over the last several months.
A great examination of the Daniele Watts situation from Daily Kos complete with a much lengthier transcript in light of the gross, accusatory TMZ update.
May the melanin gods bless us with this agelessness.