Coming Soon: Blackness. Under-represented.

Hi Everyone! So with a new year comes new adventure. I am writing to formally announce my podcast: Blackness. Under-Represented. Listen to the trailer here: https://anchor.fm/blacknessunderrep Blackness. Under-Represented will include episodes eight minutes or less that provide insight into happenings relevant to black people and black culture. This announcement is not a farewell to blogging;…

Black Business Spotlight: Nude Barre

A medley of personal style and professional aspiration, stockings, tights, or hoisery- are a part of my daily life. However, despite its essential status to my lifestyle, the cost is often overwhelming to my meager earnings. This cost, while personal harmful, was also an expense outside black economics– marking its true detriment. This detriment finds its…

Color Cryptonite: A Brown Girl’s Beauty Testimony

Perhaps the biggest burden of the black woman is to endure the shame cast upon her body. While there are countless sources of shame thrust upon the black female body during a lifetime, perhaps this first stone is cast by color. Color is typically seen as the key signifier to blackness. While unique, diverse and…

Blacks in Blackface and the Upcoming Nina Simone Biopic

While the sight of black bodies on television and movies does not seem remarkable in contemporary society, there was once a time where no blacks were allowed on television. Despite the absence of authentic black bodies, blackness was a consistent presence in past plays, movies and televisions. Blackness was achieved through blackface, or the act…