In Response to the Tess Holliday-Cosmo Magazine Faux-troversy

A day or so ago, I saw an article on MSN.com that told of all these “concerned” Cosmo readers that thought Tess Holliday, the plus-sized model, shouldn’t have been given the coveted cover of the magazine because her obesity “promotes an unhealthy lifestyle.” And I saw right through that concerned-sounding argument to the truth poorly hidden within […]

Babe Alert: Deep Roots Jessica

Last year, I wrote a post in which I debated whether I should call myself a “feminist” or come up with a different name for the woman-centered views that I hold and work I aspire to do (to help to internally build up black women and other women of color). It probably seemed random to the followers that […]

I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

I live in a house located at the intersection of American Citizenship Avenue right before it turns into Black Woman Boulevard, where it crosses Motherhood Mount, right before it turns into Writers Way. It’s an exhausting place to live sometimes. American is a ridiculously busy street where the traffic moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, […]

White Men Will Be Boys, Black Men Will Be Predators: Nate Parker, Casey Affleck, Intersectionality, and the Prevaricating Press

Buzzfeed–the “edgy” Internet periodical–has an article up about the fraternal Sundance cinematic wunderkinds Nate Parker and Casey Affleck. In it, the author–young, white, woman–explains why Parker’s history of sexual violence tanked his movie, “The Birth of a Nation,” and Affleck’s did not tank his (“Manchester by the Sea”). She says Parker was accused of “rape” and put on […]