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?
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
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
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
Couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling down Twitter, minding my business as per usual, right? A tweet from HBO is retweeted onto my timeline and my thumb bout near breaks when I rush to press play on the clip of Beyonce's preview of Lemonade. The video was only...what? Thirty seconds? Not only was it … Continue reading Lemonade: Black Womanhood, Black Pain, and Black Joy
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
You know the saying "actions speak louder than words?" Generic, right? But relevant? Yes. Always. You can say one thing but if your actions don't align, your legitimacy is invalidated. It's no secret that misogynoir (anti-black misogyny) is a bonding agent among many. Many people of all different races love to see the dehumanization and … Continue reading It’s Not Enough to Say “I love Black Women.”