When I saw postings on social media of Black people getting dressed up in kente cloth and Africentric dress on their way to the theatre, I knew that I needed to somehow see this movie with Black people. Mi gente. Continue reading Why It Was Important For Me to See #BlackPanther with Black People
Rihanna’s weight comment to The Cut changed how I think about myself and the black community at large. Source: Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller My thoughts: So many thoughts. Where do I start? “Jean Twenge, Ph.D, who studies the intersection of race and self-esteem, has an idea … Continue reading Rihanna’s Perspective on Her Weight Changed How I Think – Man Repeller
My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry. So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home. So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze. So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest. I’m not an angry person by nature. But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.
Required reading. There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016
I want to read stories with my kids where characters who aren’t white get to fight crime, solve mysteries, travel, explore, dream, dance, and grow. I want those characters to shine because they are awesome, not because they are other. I want them to get the giggles so hard they pee a little, and I … Continue reading Holdin’ Out for a (Nonwhite) (Funny) (Fictional) Hero