Two common ingredients in contemporary media that aims for modernity are: overwhelming presence of the female body from various racial … More
Black female hyper sexuality, a product of global racial conception, remains at the forefront of black female identity. From the … More
A wax figure of global star Beyoncé made headlines this week for its supposed white– washing of the talented star. … More
Following her Grammy speech and performance, superstar Beyonce garnered abundant praise. Beyonce’s grammy performance portrayed Queen Bey in a manner … More
“Becky with the good hair” shields an ignorant comment with the facade of entertainment–rendering blacks pawns in their own oppression. As pawns, fans overlook this problematic phrasing, and instead focus on unveiling Becky’s identity. In prompting listeners to place a face to the phrase rather than question its relevance, the toxic phrase “good hair” endures celebration rather than the scrutiny it deserves.
My consistent criticism of popular culture is its often indifference to contemporary conflict. Admittedly Hollywood offers starlets, singers and others … More
Personal v. Political Perhaps one of the greatest lessons learned during my graduate career, is the difference between feeling politically … More