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"
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"
TV is a tough business as fans are fickle and change as easily as the seasons. I say this because Scandal has been on the receiving end of a lot of shade lately because of Empire. Not only do I find it problematic that people are attempting to put two great but different dramas with […]Read more "Let’s be Clear, Scandal is the Reason We Have Cookie"
So like many I am a big fan of the soap hip hopera Empire. It is a part of my Wednesday TV block where everything stops for me to plug in and live tweet at all the ridiculous developments. I remember when I first saw the news that Empire had been green-lit by Fox I was excited […]Read more "How the Anika vs Cookie Debate Reflects Class Conflict in the Black Community"
So I know I have been doing a lot of TV show centered posts lately but TV has a major influence over how blackness is perceived in America. As a black man in America, TV is responsible for the stereotypes that have been created about me. TV narratives that have dehumanized black people over the […]Read more "Why Aren’t More People Celebrating Alfre Woodard for her Portrayal as a Black Woman President?"
So today is that day I have been waiting for since prior to Thanksgiving when the mid-season finale of Scandal aired. It has been a long wait and my Thursday nights have never been drier but a last Scandal returns. In honor of Scandal’s return I would like to talk about my favorite character on […]Read more "Papa Pope the Terrible & How He Defies Black Male Stereotypes on TV"