It may only be February, but I’m calling it – 2016 is going to be a great year to be a black girl. Just look at what we’ve gotten so far: Continue reading “2016 Is Officially The Year Of #BlackGirlMagic”
I am so glad that actors like Nate Parker exist.
You’ll probably remember him for his roles in movies like “Beyond The Lights” and “The Great Debaters” but in my mind, he’s now the person we have to thank for there being a feature film about the Nat Turner slave revolt. Continue reading “There’s A Movie About The Nat Turner Slave Revolt And I’m So Psyched”
If you were planning on hitting up Olive Garden and a movie for Valentine’s Day this year, it’s time for you and your boo to step your game up. Couples – muggles and otherwise – can now spend Valentine’s Day at the most romantic location on Earth: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Continue reading “You Can Now Have Dinner At Hogwarts For Valentine’s Day”
Being snowed in sucks, but it sucks even more if you don’t have anything good to watch. If you’re not the type who likes to ingest emotionally-heavy shows in one sitting but you’d like something a little more immersive than a movie, here are 5 shows to add to your Netflix list. They’re entertaining and feel-good, but not so dumb that it’ll annoy you (well, not that much, anyway). These shows are just good, clean fun, and ain’t nothing wrong with that. Continue reading “5 Feel-Good Shows To Binge Watch While You’re Snowed In”
The internet has made monsters of us all. Well, not really – it’s just made it easier for people who were already assholes to find new and creative ways to be dicks. This alone isn’t news, but every once in a while a headline will come along that reminds you just how messed up internet culture can be. Continue reading “Why Do People Act Like Dicks On The Internet?”
If you’d told me ten years ago that a bisexual black feminist with natural hair would make the cover of Teen Vogue, I never would have believed you.
But Amandla Steinberg – actress, activist, all around badass – not only graces the February cover, but was interviewed by one of the founding feminists of Black Girl Magic, Solange Knowles, and filmed a dope video campaign to go along with it. And let me tell you – the interview is so good, I just might go out and pick up a physical copy. Continue reading “Amandla Stenberg Is The Black Feminist Icon Your Little Sister Needs”
Do me a favor. Go to Google. Type in “black woman single.” Ok, now count how many articles pop up that have headlines like “This is why I don’t like black women” and “This is what black women should do if they want a man.” Stereotypes, misogynoir, blah blah blah, yawn.
Can you imagine if black men were treated like this? As if their being unwanted was a simple fact, and the whole world jumped in to tell them how to fix themselves? And can you imagine if the basis of their being unloveable was that they were just too damn educated/successful/confident? Let’s talk about this. Continue reading “The Unlovable Black Woman Does Not Exist”