If you let many Black queer folks tell it, Pride isn’t that big of a deal because we’re queer 24/7, all year long. Don’t believe the hype. Read the full story in Medium’s Zora.
Finn is sweet. Jake is fatherly, yet fun, and Princess Bubblegum is a genius that reminds me of the independently dynamic Powerpuff Girls (of the nineties and two thousands) that modern cartoons tend to lack. But Lumpy Space Princess is my favorite. Each character has unique tendencies, speech and resides in different geographic locations in… Read More ‘Adventure Time’ Will Soon Say Farewell, But Its Complex Legacy Won’t Be Forgotten
Before I saw Tamra Davis’s 2010 documentary “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” the most I knew about Basquiat was that he was a painter, Black, and popular in New York City. Only after recently watching the film did I realize how deep and passionate an individual Jean-Michel Basquiat was both as a person and an… Read More The Lasting Radiance of Jean-Michel Basquiat
It’s no secret that women in entertainment industries are constrained by what society deems beautiful. For black women, that’s having light skin, smaller noses, non-kinky hair, and other Eurocentric facial features. From Lil Kim to Nicki Minaj, it’s clear that black women in music often have to—or rightfully choose to—show more skin and adjust to… Read More Today’s Rap Scene Needs Kamaiyah
After watching the first, second, and third seasons of Orange is the New Black, I didn’t think there was anyone, or anything, on the show that I could loathe more than Piper Chapman. Season four proved that I was incredibly wrong. Read the full post here. Featured image via Wikimedia Commons.
For most of my life, I felt like my people didn’t have a culture. In elementary school, I was taught that African people were taken from Western countries on the continent and brought to America and the surrounding areas as slaves. I also learned that after centuries of enduring harsh, uncompensated labor, the newly-named African-Americans marched,… Read More How a Music Class Taught Me That My Culture is Valuable Too
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Anxious. Blissful. Confused. Disappointed. Enraged. Fat. All of these are emotions but the last word. Among Facebook’s expansion of techniques is a feature that allows users to post emoticons, small icons that represent certain moods, to their statuses. Until March 10, the emoticon’s feelings category consisted of a mood called “feeling fat” alongside a character… Read More Facebook deserves applause for removing “feeling fat”