Dr. Misee Harris (courtesy of her website)There's been much debate about the depiction of black women on reality TV shows. On the one side, many think that reality TV too often shows stereotypical images of black women. But others feel that reality shows are one of the few places on...
Photo from whatculture.comMy default film of choice is Back to the Future when nothing else is on. While watching recently, I was joined by my 9 year old brother. He turned to me and said, "I wanna time travel someday." My instant response was, "you can't". He looked puzzled; "well...
There are many varied opinions on George R. R. Martin and the thousands of pages he’s penned to create the A Song of Ice and Fire series. Some fans prefer the novels for their intricate detail and lengthy historical context and undeniable increased character depth. The running joke is...
Two things led me to this topic: my last post on Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie and reading this article on the new Muslim Ms. Marvel. In my last article, I wondered when the last time I read/saw a black character (especially black female) get to play with the “rags...
We pick up right where we left off. Sarah is in the car driving with a dead Katja in the backseat. Her pink phone rings and she finally picks it up. The person on the other line says, “where have you been? Did you meet the German?” Sarah is...
The new Annie trailer was released two weeks ago, but it’s gotten more negative press than anything. From the abhorring racist comments under the YouTube video (more seen here, probably some of the same people who read the Hunger Games but were outraged when Amandla Stenberg was cast to...
Tavi and Amandla nerd out and get super deep on issues like feminism, religion and science, the nature of the infinite body vs infinite universe, and more in Dazed Digital. I do wish, however, they'd not used "vs" in the title. It implies we're pitting them against each other,...
For what seemed the millionth time, an adorable couple sporting private-school uniforms with the Hollister-style good looks to match popped up on my Tumblr dash. The blurred rim of light around the two lent it a feeling of overly-cheesy drama, reminiscent of the soap operas that were often muted...
I know many have abandoned Saturday Night Live with good reasons, including the show's decline in quality and its callous disregard to feature black actresses in the cast (though I hear one may be coming "soon"). I still watch the show, mostly out of nostalgia and to catch those...
Have you heard of Alice Smith? If not, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?This past Friday night at the Howard Theatre here in DC, Alice made sure the packed house, made up of newbies, knew who they were witnessing.As I was standing in line for Friday’s concert I ended up talking...