Tag Archives: Black women

Explicit Content: A brief intro to Trap Feminism

TweetAmong other things, I’ve identified as a hip hop feminist. The term does the job of expressing my engagement in a culture of commodified blackness. I’ve also talked here about how hood feminism resonated with me. But neither term truly speaks to my inner feminist hoochie; nor explains the complex, sex-positive, financially ambitious, and self-affirming components of my [...]
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Flashers, sexual violence, and racism: SNL’s new cast member, Sasheer Zamata, takes on serious issues

TweetJoining the cast of Saturday Night Live, Sasheer Zamata will become the first African-American woman to grace the show in six years. You mean there are actually funny people who are simultaneously female and African American? Who knew? (Not SNL, apparently.) It’s truly mind-blowing! Where did SNL find this person? Really, though, SNL got the memo that their lack of diversity–which Syreeta and Juliana have written [...]
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Seriously, Let Michelle Obama (and black women in general) live

TweetPresident Obama was caught smiling at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela. Apparently, this is cause for outrage. Impeach him! But wait, there’s more. First Lady Michelle Obama was *so* mad at him for… smiling. I think. I’m not entirely sure what the fuss is about. I guess people really don’t like the idea of [...]
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American Horror Story: Coven is getting race all wrong

Tweet I’ve been watching the American Horror Story series since it started. And although the show hasn’t succeeded in giving me anything close to a nightmare since it’s first season, I’ve stood by to watch the story lines play out. But I’m dreading tonight’s episode because of the show’s problematic representation of blackness. SPOILER ALERT! [...]
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Demand justice for Renisha McBride

Tweet Over at The Nation, I wrote about the story of Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old Detroit native who, after getting into a car accident and going to the nearest house she could find seeking help, was shot in the face and killed in Dearborn Heights, MI. The homeowner and her killer have yet to be [...]
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