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.

My 2019 Reading List

Following up on my what I read in 2018 video, here’s a my ever evolving reading list for 2019. To be noted, I am working towards applying for my PhD in African American History this year. Which means my reading list is going to skew towards academic/black feminist history reading. Since I’ve recorded this video […]

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 […]

All the Books I Read in 2017 | #SmartBrownGirl Reads

2017 book list for smart black women

Here is the list of all the books I read last year, starting with the books that I completed and then the books which I started but did not manage to finish before 2017 was up. You can check out all my previous book lists here. All the books listed below are books that I […]

What I’ve Read + Am Reading in 2017

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts Why I Am Not A Feminist by Jessa Crispin The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Black Sexual […]

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 […]

Ernestine, Black Women, Their Body & Drug Abuse | @UndergroundWGN

Ernestine in season two is in the midst of major torment as she has been sold to a South Carolina plantation, fallen into a physically abusive relationship with another field slave and is sniffing ether to pass through the days of doing hard labor in the swampy fields. Her past sins and guilts are haunting […]

Underground Season 2 Episode 3 & 4 Review | @UndergroundWGN

My birthday was last weekend, March 25th, so I apologize for the supreme tardiness of this reviews. I’m putting together a whole video on Ernestine because her storyline these season is highlighting so many struggles of Black women’s narratives throughout history and it’s important, very important. Similar to what I discussed in Beyonce’s Grammy performance and […]

Underground Season 2 Episode 1 & 2 Review | @UndergroundWGN

I heard you, I heard  you, so here we is. I have figured out a way to give you what you want and show my gratitude for my awesome audience of #SmartBrownGirl. I will be reviewing Underground on my blog. It took me a minute to get on board and this week is my birthday, hence the […]

My 7 Week Trip to Ghana as an African American

Finally getting around to talking in full, about my trip last year to Ghana, where I spent roughly seven weeks chilling in Accra. Yes it took me forever and a day to get to this, but here we  are.  I originally landed in Ghana, because I was part of an influencer group heading to Togo […]

The Genius of Beyoncé Reshaping the Image of Black Motherhood

Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter is damn genius. You don’t have to be a stan or a member of the hive to understand. But let us walk through some historical context so you can under and over stand what Matthew and Tina have blessed us with. That definitely includes Solange too…because in an era of the 21st century […]

The Side Eye That Changed the Culture: Gloria Richardson

One of the most iconic pictures of a Black woman doing what she does best, with a simple glance letting you know she has the time and is not one to mess with because she will always stand and fight for the rights of her people, is Gloria Richardson giving the illest side eye while […]