Black Business Spotlight: Nude Barre

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 [...]

How OWN’s Light Girls Didn’t Lighten the Matter of Colorism in the Black Community

How OWN’s Light Girls Didn’t Lighten the Matter of Colorism in the Black Community

The very division of the documentaries into Dark Girls and Light Girls, depicts the restricted and troublesome classification of black women. If we can't even be joined together in documentary, how can we hold hand in a racist system that is against us both?

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 [...]