That’s a lovely and appreciated compliment. Thank you so much.
We have individual voices at The Root, and highly individual approaches to each story. I’m fine here, and share mutual appreciation with my team for what we each bring to the table.
Thank you for understanding my intent in identifying them as such.
Well, as a member of another marginalized group, I respect that feedback; again, my first priority was to give context to and familiarize our readership with sites they may not be familiar with (because as we know, Black Jews also exist). I hardly think that translates to “media control.”
As in the article, I am not here to debate, defend or editorialize Mallory or Sarsour. That said, you should always hyperlink your sources (as I did). As for what I included: I have a word count, which I had already far exceeded in attempting to present a balanced representation of so many who had weighed in on the…
To be honest, it was so that our predominantly black readership, who are generally familiar with News One, knew that I was including Jewish perspectives and outlets in this piece. Both outlets use the word “Jewish” in their taglines. With that in mind, it did not occur to me that it would be offensive to identify them…
Thank you. That was my intent.
I only want for her what she wants for herself. And by her own account, she didn’t want to be in the White House in the first place, but rose to the occasion admirably.
Every time I hear that Capital One commercial with “Let’s Go Crazy,” I cringe, thinking how he likely would’ve hated it.
I ran into her on Houston, near what was then the flea market!
That’s like asking me which finger I’d like to keep.
I also hope you’ve take this same critique to Twitter’s social team, because...interesting.
Yeah, I’m just thinking that a woman who doesn’t feel motivated to produce albums on demand might not want to be at the whim of a major beauty brand.
Perhaps they did, and she simply decided it wasn’t for her. I could see her doing that.
I’m not sure I emphasized it so much as acted on the (perhaps mistaken, but not likely) presumption that everyone knows Sade is British. However, not everyone knows she’s half-Nigerian. And even if they know she’s mixed race or of half-African descent, that she was actually born in Nigeria—or even which of the 54…
What I’m saying is that not all adults can be trusted to make decisions for children, and so parental consent—or even individual court approval—should not be considered a failsafe in place of laws that raise the minimum age.
I actually like this one better....and yes, it’s almost suspiciously similar.
The ref was male.