Honestly after watching The People Vs OJ Simpson Johnnie Cochran was a brilliant lawyer that was able to leverage the anger stemming from the acquittal in the Rodney King beating to his advantage (special shout out to Courtney B Vance). Regardless of how you felt about the case, Cochran used the media, the aftermath of […]Read more "My Take: The People Vs OJ Simpson"
Black people are some of the best multitaskers I know. See before enslavement when my ancestors were busy creating cultures and societies they were multitasking. When they were enslaved they still were able to multitask while managing to plan their escapes, rear children, subvert slavery in every way etc. During the Civil Rights Movement black […]Read more "Psst, Black People are Able to Multitask"
It’s been a minute because you know graduate school but I have been aware of all the events that have happened in the last two months in regards to how black lives are treated in America. It goes without saying how the recent non-indictment in the murder of Tamir Rice is beyond a travesty. At […]Read more "My Top Things of 2015"
A week ago, during the Giants vs Eagles game on Monday night football, the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered. It was met with a thunderous applause the world over well at least except for the racists who felt the film was promoting white genocide. The notion that the film was too […]Read more "Towards Black Futures"
On Sepetember 20, 2015 the eve of the start of the Fall TV season, Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy for actress in a leading role in the 66 years of the award show’s existence. Though I have long abandoned the need for black actors and artists to be honored […]Read more "Viola….."
To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian. — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 31, 2015 So I was planning on waking up Tuesday morning and congratulating my man Trevor Noah in a post for securing the job […]Read more "What Happens When a Black/Brown Face Takes a White Place"
I loooove Being Mary Jane! Mara Brock Akil is known for her shows Girlfriends and The Game but Being Mary Jane is her first attempt at an hour long drama. When the movie came out in 2013, I was so excited for the following TV show which stars the lovely Gabrielle Union as the title character Mary Jane Paul […]Read more "Being Mary Jane and the Nuances of Blackness"