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, [...]

Why Scandal can have a seat in “The Lawn Chair”

Why Scandal can have a seat in “The Lawn Chair”

This Thursday’s Scandal intertwined all the elements of a typical episode, politics, abduction and gore to portray perhaps the most potent scandal of today’s world: police brutality against black males.  The episode opens with the slain body of teen Brandon Parker cast upon the cold concrete in a predominately black area in Washington,DC. In an act [...]

The Othered Woman as the Other Woman: Addicted to the Hyper Sexual Black Female

On the latest episode of How to Get Away with Murder, the audience learns that protagonist Annalise Keating, was once the mistress of her now husband. While this detail may be casually regarded as exhibiting the necessary drama for prime time, it aligns Keating with a blossoming caricature of black women in contemporary media. Despite [...]

How To Get Away With a Black Female Protagonist

How To Get Away With a Black Female Protagonist

Last night, ABC aired the much anticipated return of Scandal starring the lovely Kerry Washington, then debuted new series How to Get Away With Murder, starring the phenomenal Viola Davis. Despite the social media induced competition between the two protagonists, Pope and Keating are not mutually exclusive characters. Rather, both are exclusive mutually in the expansion of [...]

Why I Don’t Care What Those Outside of Black Femininity Have to Say About It & Why You Shouldn’t Either

Kerry Washington, as Olivia Pope on Scandal,Gabrielle Union, as Mary Jane of Being Mary Jane, and now Halle Berry as Molly on Extant are the new faces of the black woman as a prime time protagonist. The presence of these women on the small screen have created an undeniable buzz and an increased presence of [...]