Why Do We Care More About Entertainment than the Safety of Black Women and Girls?

From the #MeToo movement to women coming forward to speak out against Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse to Bill Cosby's trial for his several counts of sexual assault, people have not been shy about bringing the abuse that happens to women behind closed Hollywood doors to the light. In the past year, more women … Continue reading Why Do We Care More About Entertainment than the Safety of Black Women and Girls?

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Time to Pick the Bar off the Floor

A day ago, the TDE force we know to be Kendrick Lamar dropped his new single, Humble, along with a vibrant visual directed by Dave Meyers. Amongst the hype of Kendrick's new project, Black Twitter also made time to spark up a debate about his references to women's stretch marks, photoshop, and natural beauty. In the single, Kendrick expresses that … Continue reading Time to Pick the Bar off the Floor

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

Rape Culture in the Black Community & How it Affects Black Women and Girls

Earlier this month, former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was, to my surprise, convicted of raping several black women. Following this trial via twitter has been tumultuous for me. Tumultuous, rocky, but nonetheless, draining. Daniel Holtzclaw targeted these black women strategically. He targeted poor black women in particular--mostly sex workers and drug addicts because he knew that they … Continue reading Rape Culture in the Black Community & How it Affects Black Women and Girls