Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective…

Get Out, A Review (Spoilers)

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out proves a fascinating engagement with the racial truths of the contemporary world. The film centers on interracial couple Chris and Rose who are traveling to meet Rose’s parents in a New York City Suburb.... Continue Reading →

Why Moonlight Won Best Picture…

Even prior to receiving the highest honor of Sunday evening's ceremony, Moonlight acquired abundant acclaim. The film, while praised for its narrative of a black gay male, encompasses a duality that warrants its acceptance by the The Academy. On the... Continue Reading →

A Conscious Clapback…

My posts regarding interracial dating have proved quite contentious. While uncertain if this post is productive, I’d like to take a moment to discuss the symbolic significance of said contention. Namely, in a post authored last week, I concluded my... Continue Reading →

The Brother on the Bridge: The Miseducation of Black Suicide

"Not dead, not dead, but escaped; not bond, but free.”

Interracial Relationships: A Walking Death?

Just the other day, social media acquainted me with an image that I found rather disturbing. Oddly, the picture probably proved innocuous to most and sweet to others. The picture displayed a black woman alongside her boyfriend. While he appeared to... Continue Reading →

Beyonce-A Win For White Supremacy

Following her Grammy speech and performance, superstar Beyonce garnered abundant praise.  Beyonce’s grammy performance portrayed Queen Bey in a manner that proved as royal as her title. Beyonce’s look seemed reminiscent of the queens of our indigenous homeland— a connection... Continue Reading →

Runaway Slaves and Racial Regression

Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late and great Michael Jackson, recently made headlines for publicly declaring her blackness. Jackson’s declaration undoubtedly caused many to reread her statement in disbelief and brought others to a jilted laughter. However, Jackson’s admission... Continue Reading →

Black Oscar Nominations: Talking Points and Tokenism

Following my post on black beauty, I received a comment that referenced the number of black nominees for the upcoming Oscars. It then became obvious to me that these black nominees surfaced for this very reason—to occupy a point of... Continue Reading →

The Howard Beach Hoax: White Lies and Black “Crime”

A few months ago, I made the mistake of reading an article about Howard Beach jogger, Karina Vetrano (30). But the biggest mistake I made was hoping for justice in this slain young lady’s murder. Nearly thirty years ago, I’m... Continue Reading →

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