The Joy and “Unity” that Anti-Black Misogyny Brings

Recently a video of comedian, George Lopez, has been circling social media. In the clip, it is Lopez at one of his stand-up shows cracking a joke about Mexicans' two rules: "Don't marry somebody black and don't park in front of our house." A black woman in the audience stood up and expressed her distaste … Continue reading The Joy and “Unity” that Anti-Black Misogyny Brings

Diversity in Film and Television is Not Enough

It is no secret that Hollywood has an issue with inclusivity. Last year, with Oscar nominees being predominantly white, Black Twitter responded to the lack of diversity with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. The hashtag that took social media by storm was created by @ReignofApril on Twitter. The hashtag was not only a trending topic. It was … Continue reading Diversity in Film and Television is Not Enough

An Open Letter to Kid Cudi and Other Black Folk Who Ain’t as ‘Care-Free’

Dear Kid Cudi, How are you? How've you been? I read your post about checking into rehab because you've been struggling with depression and suicidal urges. I think that took a lot of courage to publicly say. Especially as a Black person.. Even more especially as a Black man who is boxed into a rigid … Continue reading An Open Letter to Kid Cudi and Other Black Folk Who Ain’t as ‘Care-Free’

The Harm Behind “Harmless” Jokes About Black Women and Girls

Twitter is a lot of things. Twitter is an accessible app for anyone with a mobile phone. It's diverse. It's expansive. There's different sections of twitter. There's Black Twitter. There's Feminist Twitter. There's Hip-Hop Head Twitter. There's Ashy Twitter. The list goes on. There's different views and opinions all over Twitter but one thing Twitter … Continue reading The Harm Behind “Harmless” Jokes About Black Women and Girls