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#SmartBrownGirlBook List

Books I Read in 2018

Here ye, here ye! For all my #SmartBrownGirls here is what I read last year in 2018. Check out my video where I give a bit of insight on why I picked up each book and what I thought of the read. A few of the books have inspired video topics or I've done reviews on them. Barracoon inspired a complicated conversation on the role of Africans in selling their own into slavery. I reviewed An American Marriage because it's really a great 'homegirl' discussion. The Hate U Give was a necessary read to accompany my movie review. Lastly, If
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#PopSnark

#PopSnark 42: Retrograde Got Us F*cked Up

It’s time for another #PopSnark, where we talk about everything from the low brow to the high brow as long as your eyebrows are on fleek. Clink clink clink claaaaaank. This might be the quickest turnaround ever to me putting out consecutive #PopSnarks. But all these planets in retrogrades got people and the universe doing THE absolute most. Where do we even begin. Mary J. Blige gave a great interview to Angie Martinez where she opened up about her divorce from the ain’t shit Kendu. It’s always been Mary’s candid realness that has made her so endearing. Share my world...don’t
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TV/Film Reviews

Birth of a Nation Is A Mediocre Snoozefest

Folks are tiring of the conversation around Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, a film that started out this year with much hype and has since been marred in controversy. Previously I published a video analyzing the Penn State rape case that involved Parker and his BOAN co-writer Jean Celestin in the late nineties. Since this conversation has become so polarizing, with scathing criticisms of the historical inaccuracy and people I know and respect saying that the film was a must watch, I decided to check it out. It’s become increasingly difficult to counter some of the anti-Black woman rhetoric that has
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