What Do Local/State Politicians Do For You?

In this episode of #FocusOnTheState, I sat down with my state senator, Jeff Jackson who sits on the North Carolina state legislature. Jackson was very gracious (and charming) in availing himself for this interview to break down what is role as a state politician is, and how I’m impacted as one of his constituents. He […]

Is Defunding the Police Enough?

Josie Duffy Rice offers a wide breadth of insight on what it means to defund the police, why that call is necessary and how it is still not enough in moving towards a more peaceful and equitable society.

Outrage is Profitable

Outrage has become a social currency. First strategically enacted by Kris Jenner in the handling of Kim Kardashian’s sex tape. Let the outrage happen, just look not simply damn good but desirable while all the eyes are you. Folks will be hot while typing away essays, but all you need is a handful of folks […]

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.

Did Africans Sells Us Into Slavery | A Sentiment Heard in the “Diaspora Wars”

Let’s delve into another complex discussion within the African Diaspora. Africans selling their own people, us — into slavery. And do African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, any of the modern day descendants of enslaved Africans in the Americas, have the right to hold modern day Africans accountable? I’ve seen this sentiment bubbling over on Twitter and certain […]

Why Black People Don’t Travel to Africa

The Black people travel movement has definitely picked up stem in the past few years. It’s beautiful to see Black people traveling all over the world. But one of the questions that has been persistent is why Black people don’t travel to Africa. And what are really asking is why African Americans are not traveling […]

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 […]

On: What The Health…WTF?

The Netflix documentary is the latest viral documentary tackling the American food complex and every one of us has had a bevy of Facebook friends announcing they were going cold turkey vegan…or is it cold tofu vegan? Produced by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn, who are also the minds behind Cowspiracy, What the Healthy (WTH) […]

Insecure Season Two Episode Two “Hella Questions” Review

Insecure’s soundtrack is craftily selected and perfectly place songs. It looks like we’re going to be bodyrolling to season two the whole damn time. On the “nebulous fuck” as Issa describes the 10 second pelvic banging she did with Lawrence to Molly. hazy does some to be an accurate description. Issa ain’t so much as […]

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 […]

#PopSnark 42: Retrograde Got Us F*cked Up

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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 […]

Underground Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Cato the Black Devil

This should have been up yesterday but retrograde gonna retrograde and here we is. I can still feel accomplished I didn’t skip a week and combine reviews, that this is for one whole episode that was really good. Cato is forced to enter into a deal with Patsy that has him kidnapping free Black man […]