TikTok Has A Race Problem

The race problem on TikTok is glaring. Converse to the privilege and access that Charli has, most of the innovators on TikTok are almost always Black and Brown kids, who like Jaliah prior to that New York Times article, reaped no rewards from creating the Renegade dance.

Is Billie Eilish Culturally Appropriating?

At first glance, nothing about eighteen-year-old Billie Eilish screams Black culture, at least not when you play her music. But after the 2020 Grammys people started talking about what they considered the obvious influence of Black American culture on Billie’s image.

Let’s Talk About Black Panther

It took me forever and a day to get up a Black Panther review but it is finally, FINALLY here. And yes I am talking a mile a minute cause my brain is going 5 ways to the wind with everything whirling, so turn on the captions and grab you a drink. I talked through […]

Insecure Season Two Episode One “Hella Great” Review

There is something truly miraculous about a show created by Black women, largely produced by Black women, managing to create a character that Black men can rally behind. Hilarious because the #LawrenceHive entirely exists as a means for Black men to build a wall that protects their own insecurities and ain’t shit ways. The truth […]

Greenleaf Season 2 Episode 1 Review: The Self-Righteous Are Not Upright

Greenleaf season two episode one review by Jouelzy a top African American female writer and vlogger

Surprise, surprise, I’ll be doing reviews of the second season of OWN Tv’s Greenleaf. Thank god for the marketing push that had me spend my whole weekend obsesses, absorbed with watching the first season of Greenleaf on Netflix. It is that good. And since Being Mary Jane was so damn wacktastic this season (you can […]

Being Mary Jane S4E1 Review: Too Much Sex in the New City

Originally published on TheRoot.com Being Mary Jane is back for a fourth season, and Mary Jane Paul is still pompously lacking in self-awareness. While we open to M.J.’s 6-inch heels sauntering down the hallway to a sexy song, it doesn’t take long for M.J. to almost completely unravel in her most vulnerable space: her sexuality […]