As black people we shrieked in horror when the young black teen from McKinney, Texas explained how the white woman told her and her friends to “go back to her Section 8 housing” yet with respectability politics, it is easy for those who have “made it” to write off the urban poor and stigmatize those […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Black in America Blogs
These are really good stories I encourage anyone in the States to watch the next installment of Black in America tonight on CNN with Soledad O’Brien
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Soooooo it has been too long but the end of the semester is the same no matter what country you’re in. Bunch of papers, finales, the whole nine except they are all just in another language (easy right -___-). But anyways the last month or so has been an interesting way to end my time […]
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