WAP: White Africanized Presence

WAP: White Africanized Presence

On the first Friday of August 2020, Cardi B debuted a new song and music video featuring Meg the Stallion. I maintain my inaugural stance that Cardi B is a Lil’ Kim/Nicki Minaj #knockoff that illuminates the white imaginary’s attempt to improve a design engendered to Africanize America. It is for this reason, that I [...]

Black is King, A Black Female Perspective

Black is King, A Black Female Perspective

Beyonce’s Black is King delivers an aesthetically pleasing cultural collage. From waterfalls to regal braiding, the film captures the pure beauty of black people who occupy both central and peripheral spaces in the film. The music also engenders a Pan-Africanist sound that melds the diaspora together in a melody as diverse a the colors of [...]

Why The Real Can’t Keep a Black a Woman

Why The Real Can’t Keep a Black a Woman

This week, amidst global unrest, The Real Co-host Amanda Seales announced her departure from the daytime show. The announcement comes six months after Seales' addition to the table and five years after Tamar Braxton’s ejection from the talk show series.  Seales and Braxton brought vastly different components to the table, but both are outspoken Black [...]

Remembering Little Richard

Remembering Little Richard

“You’re here with this beautiful sun tan, and everyone’s trying to get on the beach”—Little Richard on Blackness Millennials occupy a peculiar position generationally. Unlike (most of) our parents, we never lived during a time where Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Malcolm X were not archived to black and white photos on a wall, or [...]