Amara La Negra and the Political Dilemma of Diasporic Blackness in the Americas

Amara La Negra and the Political Dilemma of Diasporic Blackness in the Americas

As a black woman displaced into the Americas, it was an interesting experience to listen to Amara La Negra on the breakfast club with Angela Yee, Charlemagne, and DJ Envy. Their conversation illustrates the duality of denial and representation without actual reconciliation. "I thought you were black until you opened your mouth" The interview gets [...]

Proud Mary, A Review: The Strong Black Woman as Superhero/ Assassin Medley

Proud Mary, A Review: The Strong Black Woman as Superhero/ Assassin Medley

Proud Mary (2018) is a tale of emancipation well carried by Taraji P. Henson (Mary), Billy Brown (Tom), and Danny Glover (Benny), but poorly written and developed by the non-black males behind the scenes. Mary (Taraji P. Henson) a long time affiliate of Benny (Danny Glover), works to free herself from the chains of a [...]

To those who Seek Black Profit and Validation: Ponder our Injustice!

To those who Seek Black Profit and Validation: Ponder our Injustice!

The abundance of fatalities of blacks at the hands of white males have sparked outrage in the black community. However, what about artists like rapper Iggy Azalea and Kim Kardashian that claim affiliation to black culture? Both women embody the ability of white women to profit from the presence of attributes traditionally associated with black [...]