Rethinking the Black Hero, and Black “His” tory Month

Rethinking the Black Hero, and Black “His” tory Month

One recurring phrase that dominates much of the discussion surrounding the recently released Black Panther film, is it’s function to grant black children an opportunity to “see themselves as super heroes.” This assertion is cringeworthy, in part because the movie is birthed from the mind of a racist, and in the overlooked reality that the [...]

Black History Month–An Understudy to Beyonce’s fertility?

Black History Month–An Understudy to Beyonce’s fertility?

Yesterday marked the first day of the shortest month of the calendar year-also known as Black history month. Black history month functions to cure the social amnesia evoked from the other eleven months out of year. Months that work to convince blacks that their other attributes like gender, sexual orientation e.t.c. prove more significant, and [...]

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

Beyonce as Black Conscious?

My consistent criticism of popular culture is its often indifference to contemporary conflict. Admittedly Hollywood offers starlets, singers and others of the same sort a view from the top that all too frequently distances them from reality. Reality, well specifically speaking- black reality observes a prominent presence in Superstar Beyonce's latest video Formation. While the [...]