Culture

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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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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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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About Owning Your Ideas and Giving Them Permanence Away from Social Media

Ownership is wealth, and I want us to own our work, in all forms. To do that, we need to take them out of free platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. So here’s my latest rant. If you cannot view it below, check out About Owning Your Ideas and Giving …

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Culture

About #BlackOutFriday and How Some People are Missing the Point

Today is Black Friday, the annual shopping gluttony day where we all bless each other with new things that are 50-70% cheaper than normal but not really because they made them 50% more expensive just to give us a 40% discount. Some of us go to WalMart to risk being trampled …

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About Lena Dunham’s Memoir, Overshare and Lack of Boundaries

Lena Dunham is weird. That is her thing. I admit that her hype has always perplexed me, and the title of being the “voice of a generation” has certainly given me pause. I’ve seen GIRLS and I was bored to tears by it so I realized that maybe the generation …

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About Renee Zellweger’s New Face, Our Shock, and Folks Telling Us to STFU

A woman got on the red carpet the other day, looking vaguely familiar. Or like the cousin of Robin Wright and Sarah Jessica Parker. Wait. WAYMENT. That’s Renee Zellweger! Shut my mouth wide open! WUT? What happened to her face? I mean, that’s kinda rhetorical because we know it’s plastic …

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Culture

About This Grudge Folks Hold Against Michael Vick…

Michael Vick did a terrible thing. TERRIBLE. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to sponsoring a dogfighting ring, participating in many himself and being a part of the killing of dogs (pit bulls) by drowning or hanging. And he made money off this stuff. AWFUL stuff, really. He was convicted, went …

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Culture

About the Relationship Between Africans and African Americans

Last night, @MisstoyaJ sent me a couple of tweets asking me to address the meaning of the word “akata” by Nigerians and other Africans because they had seen it on Twitter. It felt cheap to just talk about the word without talking about the larger dynamic behind it. This led …

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