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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, …

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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 …

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About Images of Black Death and the Groundhog Day of Police Brutality

Have you heard of the Black man named Eric who police had pinned to the concrete and he told them he can’t breathe and they didn’t give a shit and we watched his last moments on video because he shortly after he said that? Oh no, I’m not talking about …

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Black Girls Rock 2015 Was Everything: Recap

Black Girls Rock is awesome for the mere fact that it creates space for the celebration of Black womanhood, Black girlhood, Black femininity and Black girl magic. The organization (and show), created by Beverly Bond, takes time to honor us on a grand scale and that by itself is incredible. …

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About This Irresponsible Reporting of Nigeria’s Election

I am forever annoyed by the way stories told about Africa and Africans are framed. We’ve come so far but we’re still acting like the continent is nothing but a giant country of bad news and bad decisions and it is always frustrating to me. History was made yesterday when …

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Dear Nellie Andreeva and Deadline, About Your Piece on Too Much “Ethnic Casting” on TV

Yesterday, Deadline’s TV editor Nellie Andreeva posted a piece titled “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” This headline wasn’t click-bait because it captured exactly what the writer was trying to say: that TV is getting too Black and maybe it should …

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Because Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar: Dope Video Alert

You all know how I feel about animations and illustrations and whatnot. I have been using a cartoon avatar on these interwebs for over 9 years, because I really do think they’re adorable, but also great ways to kind of make people pay attention even when they don’t realize they …

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“Pastor” Creflo Dollar is Trying to Raise $65 Million for a Plane

I wrote a sternly-worded letter last year to my fellow Christians about how we use Christ as a crutch to justify our bad behavior. Well, here’s another example of foolishness in the name of Joseph’s Stepson. Creflo Dollar, “pastor” (all shade. ALL OF IT) of megachurch World Changers Church International, …

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The Lawn Chair Over Justice for Brandon: Scandal Episode 414 Recap

I am a firm believer in using your platform to say things boldly, even when they’re uncomfortable and when they make people wince by throwing the truth back in their faces. This last episode of Scandal was the most important one they’ve ever done, being audacious enough to use it’s primetime to …

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About Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Speech at the 2015 Oscars

I didn’t watch the 2015 Academy Awards so there’s no recap! And I’m kinda on the go but I saw a clip of Patricia Arquette’s speeches, both onstage and backstage. She should have quit while she was ahead because I’m here to talk about her comments in the press room. …

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