Tonja Renée Stidhum
Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.
Sep 3

Thank you for this, Tonja. This show is black. I mean it’s pig feet and chitterlings with hot sauce black! FYI, you forgot one ‘ism in your description. Do gooder classism is also present. Notice how Andre’ wanders about the town he’s from now that he’s returned home an educated man. That sort of explains why he’s Read more

Sep 1

“Selfishly I wanted to do it together. Silently I was unsure how I’d do it alone.” Read more

Aug 21

DJ D-Nice doing a “D Tour”? First the DNC now DC Fandome? LOL!

Jul 14

Yo the jokes about Barris stretching a brick are funny but if we are keeping it two virgils - Old-ish & and Man-ish are pretty necessary stories even if they are not tackled in Barris’ -Ish Cinematic Universe. We NEED someone to write stories about black empty-nester/retirees in 2020.

And save for Atlanta.. we don’t Read more

Jul 10

I guess it’s a good thing this was on a gospel album because this is NOT the gang banging I was expecting.

Jul 10

Look, you guys gotta be a little more explicit with your headlines. 

Jul 10

This is legitimately one of the funniest fucking things I’ve ever seen 😂😂😂😂 Read more

Jul 10

I don’t know why, but this is not the kind of ‘gang banging’ I was expecting. Thought it would be something along the lines of the old blues songs like ‘Back door man’. Either way, pretty hilarious and unexpected.

Jun 24

Yep, Black America, it’s way past time that We The Black People dealt with this bullshit. Time to call out these motherfuckers who we made into the leaders of the community and hit the re-set button on that major fucking mistake. This can not continue.

Jun 3

Kpop stans also crashed a Dallas PD snitching app as well so clearly we know where they stand.

Jun 1

That comma tweet hits hard.

May 25

Before everything shut down people told me this was one of the best thrillers they had seen in years. I will now check it out as Moss looks amazing in the clips I have seen. Hodge is proving to be a versatile and talented actor. I mean from MC Ren to Hidden Figures to Undeground everything he is in has been excellent

May 18

I just hope we get a Lester to Clay Davis “deez nutz” smile and one good sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet in there

May 13

That’s a bold strategy to admit to facilitating child sexual abuse on video.  Is bold the word I’m looking for?

May 13

Thank you so much for posting this! Really looking forward to watching it!

May 12

It’s a god damn crime that Morgan didn’t get an Oscar nod for his role in The Last Black Man in San Francisco or ANY hype for his role in Just Mercy. I was crying grown ass man tears over Herbert Richardson. I hope the Academy does right by him and nominates him for that role. Then he portrayed that dastardly Sol Read more

May 7

Oh, so sweet! I can imagine the wellspring of pride she has seeing her mother get some sunshine! And I’m an old softie who tears up for certain songs too! Read more

May 1

This isn't Lauren Hill we are talking about, so I'm sure she'll turn up.

Apr 30

I AM EMBARRASSED FOR HIM. You’d think they would study EVERYTHING but alas- we are here. :-/ Ariana Grande... Boy Bye!