Scandal: The Beginning of The End

Scandal (Shonda Rhimes; 2012), the series who for the first time placed a black woman in a leading role since 1974’s Get Christie Love—will go down in history for its seemingly groundbreaking representation of black femininity. Pope, the beautiful, intelligent, and confident series lead is seen to personify fearlessness, but actualizes the most socially accepted form […]

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Traffik, A Black Female Perspective

Hundreds of thousands black women go missing around the world globally, but their abductions often fail to make as much as a ripple in the water let alone the news.  “Where are our girls? a term that went viral a few years back to raise awareness for the missing girls in Nigeria, provoking an ethereal […]

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An Ivy League Intervention

Admittedly, Mented Cosmetics, For Harriet, Meld, and TGIN hair care line, have established themselves as pillars of black commerce. For Harriet maintains its placement as a pillar in black female media, providing analysis, enlightenment, and opinions anchored in the black female perspective. Meld functions as an online dating site particularly anchored in producing black love. […]

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Decoding Deception Mastery

Gary Owens, Master Deceiver Comedian Gary Owens recently made headlines for using his black wife to call another black man the n-word in a battle I admit I had no idea was taking place before this act of debauchery made its way onto my twitter timeline. I’ll be honest, I am not a fan of […]

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Nice For What? Drake, #metoo, and Black Female Erasure

Degrassi Alum turned Rap superstar Aubrey “Drake” Graham recently joined the contemporary feminist performance with a new video for “Nice For What.” The song, a mash up of Lauryn Hill’s hit “The Ex factor” is a page in the New Orleans bounce sound, but the video is making waves for its atypical visuals— well, partially. […]

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Remembering Maya Angelou, and the Lessons She Left Us

Maya Angelou– a pedagogical poetess whose words healed many hearts and lifted many chins– is most remarkable for the moral her life tells. Maya Angelou is a testament to the fact that it’s not how you start but how you finish. Angelou had many titles in her life, but when most had “settled down” she […]

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Remembering the King Of Love, on the 50th Anniversary of his Assasination

I typically have a strong aversion towards honoring immortal leaders on the anniversaries of their physical departure. This reservation is due largely to the belief that it is a crucial moment in consciousness to understand that “life” is relative, and to be alive is to proceed with purpose—and no one does this more profoundly than […]

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