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If the Systems of Oppression Were the Game of Thrones

Ok so I admit that Game of Thrones is on my mind because I’m in the middle of finishing the recap for season 5, episode 3. Also, I watch too much TV so I enjoy finding parallels between art and real life. The Baltimore uprisings has sat on my spirit, …


Because A Dildo With Your Bae’s Ashes is Now a Thing

I don’t understand humanity sometimes, and of course we’re heading for doom. Stephen Hawking said so and now I’m sure of it. I read an article yesterday about a dildo you can order, with your loved one’s ashes inside. Don’t let something like death preclude your boo from having a …

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First Lady Sings the Blues: Scandal Episode 420 Recap

When we left, Scandal had us getting the Usher Board ready to plan another fune because Russell was using Jake’s body as a pin cushion. Let’s just get right into it. Surprise! – Quinn enters the gladiator office, getting coffee and whatnot. When she opens the conference room door and …

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10 Funniest Lines from President Obama’s 2015 Nerd Prom Set

The White House Correspondents Dinner (aka Nerd Prom) was last night, and as always, President Barack Obama came to roast. He’s fresh out of terms and fresh out of dambs to give too, so he came for everyone who sent for him in his 20 minute set. He even ended …

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So I Watched Bruce Jenner’s ABC Interview

Last night was Bruce Jenner’s much anticipated interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, where he talked about his transitioning to a woman. Because of laziness (and it’s the weekend), I’ll just share my thoughts through my live-tweets of the show, below. If you can’t see them, look on Storify. [View the …


The House of Black and White: Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 2 Recap

This episode of Game of Thrones kicks off with Arya Stark arriving at Braavos. Let’s talk about the episode. Sansa and Lord Baelish Brienne of Tarth the Trill and Podrick are somewhere eating when Podrick notices Lord Baelish and Sansa Stark sitting at a booth behind them. He tells the …

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Love and Hip Hop Academia: The Michael Eric Dyson Takedown of Cornel West

CHILEEEEEEE… listen. You know I love me a good read and wig snatch. Well it was served up on a platter last night when The New Republic released an essay, penned by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. It was title “The Ghost of Cornel West“ and it was a 10,000 word …

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I’m Just A Bill and Papa Pope is Back: Scandal Episode 419 Recap

Shoutout to the Scandal team for the Schoolhouse Rock hat tip on the title of this episode: “I’m just a bill.” Check out my Vulture recap for the short! Wine and Read – Papa Pope is back and he’s sitting in Olivia’s crib drinking her good wine. She’s pissed because …


First Gen Show is Singing My Life With Its Snark

We’re the experts of our experiences and the best storytellers of the lives we live. When we see our stories not being reflected, we should tell them. I was born and bred in Nigeria but I’ve been here since I was young. Being a first generation Nigerian-American is interesting because no …

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ESSENCE Magazine’s Cover with Ava, Issa, Shonda, Debbie and Mara is EVERYTHING!

Lemme tell you something, ESSENCE Magazine. Why must I have to buy each of your issues TWICE? Why, I ask? Lawdt. The magazine is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary with the May 2015 issue. The cover is the dopest, featuring Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Mara Brock Akil, Issa Rae and Debbie Allen. …


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