When the Bough Is Black: A“When The Bough Breaks” Review

When the Bough Is Black: A“When The Bough Breaks” Review

Black Hollywood Veterans Regina Hall and Morris Chestnut appeal to the black audience  lost in the abundant white faces that continue to dominate the big screen. Thus, despite the familiar plot, reminiscent of Fatal Attraction or Obsessed, the film becomes attractive in the still aberrant presence embodied by black actors. Unfortunately, the presumed “black” actors, [...]

#TeacherBae and Sexuality as a Smokescreen to #BlackGirlMagic

#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 to do with her attire. Rather, Brown's popularity betrays an anxiety surrounding black women in [...]

Distraction in Division: Self- Love is for the Beautiful

Perhaps it is performing within a racial society for those who encompass a certain kind of beauty to feel beautiful. Perhaps it's easier to say that black is beautiful when your skin isn't the blackest and your hair isn't the coarsest. Perhaps it's easy to shout from the mountain tops that black is beautiful when [...]