Amandla the Great: What Amandla Stenberg Teaches us About Loving Blackness

Amandla the Great: What Amandla Stenberg Teaches us About Loving Blackness

A Pattern of Appropriation Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg (Rue) made waves this week after confronting Kardashian Klan member Kylie Jenner for her cultural appropriating ways. While Jenner has a history of cultural appropriation, her latest act- donning cornrows in an Instagram picture prompted yet another discussion of cultural appropriation.       Cultural appropriation is [...]

Black Woman, You Are Loved…

Black Woman, You Are Loved…

" I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people." Maya Angelou To continue celebrating Women History's Month, I compiled some quotes that colorfully respond to the question: What is it that you love or appreciate about black women?  “To me no other race comes close to the black woman, you have every [...]

I am NOT Mary Jane

I am NOT Mary Jane

In recent conversation with a coworker, I faced an unsettling reality of black female influence on the silver screen. Due to our inability to talk about much else, our conversation lingered to the recent episode of Being Mary Jane. Specifically, we discussed Mary Jane’s intentional attempt to become impregnated by an ex boyfriend who currently has [...]

For Colored Girls Who Fear the Sun During Summertime

To my sun kissed sisterswho fear the further browning of theiralready brown skin,I hear your silent cries as you evade “thekryptonite of your beauty” otherwise known asthe summer sun.However the complexities of your color are nothing but lieslies to get you to run from the sunas our majority counterparts run towards itrejoice brown girlin the [...]