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The People versus O.J. Simpson, A Review

My insomnia makes Netflix an common late-night companion. Over the past week, my insomnia streak acquainted me with recent Netflix series The People v. OJ Simpson. The popular series produced by Hollywood veteran and controversial scientologist John Travolta, takes viewers... Continue Reading →

Dear White People, A Netflix Series Review

With its contentious title and Netflix uproar, Dear White People premiered  to a reception unmatched by its competitors. Namely, Dear White People was deemed revolutionary before the first episode aired, due to the belief that if it pissed white people off... Continue Reading →

Is this Us? An Analysis of NBC series This Is Us

Few shows rise to the instant praise of NBC’s This is Us. This is Us debuted late last year and occupies a consistent place on Facebook and Twitter timelines. Weekly, viewers lament on the beauty of the writing and acting,... Continue Reading →

Where are the Black Women? Blackness and Black Female Portrayal

A friend recently informed me about Greenleaf, a show on Oprah Winfrey’s channel OWN that features a predominately black cast. I tuned to the channel excitedly, only to be disappointed to see a pattern consistent with black female representation--a racially... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of the Beast

Beauty and the Beast starring Hogwarts alumni Emma Watson proves an allegorical commentary on race. The age old story of an arrogant prince humbled by an unassuming sorceress seemingly illustrates the power of true love, but covertly depicts blackness as... Continue Reading →

Why Poussey’s Death proves that Orange is NOT the New Black

Netflix series Orange is the New Black debuted almost three years ago to a crowd that rejoiced in its seemingly diverse cast. Orange is the New Black, based on Piper Kerman’s book of the same title, reverses the dearth that... Continue Reading →

Trump-An American Apocolypse

Most inhabitants of the western hemisphere are well aware of the apocalyptic setting that frequents many popular films and novels. An apocalypse foments ideas of a destitute environment—a once abundantly populated region consumed by silence and disarray—an atmosphere reeking of... Continue Reading →

#TeacherBae and Sexuality as a Smokescreen to #BlackGirlMagic

This week, Patrice Brown made headlines after pictures of her in a tailored, knee-length pastel pink dress went viral. The picture offset a series of conversations about professional attire, and the sexualized black female body. However, Brown's popularity has little... Continue Reading →

Why Fade did not “Fade” The Hyper-Sexualized Black Female Image

Teyana Taylor resurfaced as a cultural phenomenon in Kanye West’s latest creation “Fade.” Although the creator of 2009’s “Google Me,” many have not googled Taylor in years. Not exactly a forgotten presence, Taylor launched her own company, and graced the... Continue Reading →

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