Category Archives: Culture

What Michael B. Jordan’s GQ Interview Reveals about Race

Talking about diversity and representations of blackness can be frought terrain, even now when we are seeing so many more Black men and women in key roles in front of, and behind, the camera. I thought about this immediately when … Continue reading

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My 13 Favorite Pop Culture Moments of 2013

I don’t have a long preamble for this. This list is just my way of trying to pull together a lot of disparate pop culture moments that struck me in some profound way during the year. I think the more … Continue reading

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The Cruel Racism of the Real World

Quvenzhan√© Wallis was the butt of a deeply sexist, racist inappropriate joke by whoever is tweeting for The Onion last night (which I will not link to or describe because it’s ugly). And what upsets me so much about it … Continue reading

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Telling Our Own Stories, Black People

Khalil Kain, late of the brilliant television show¬†Girlfriends, has a fascinating interview on Ebony.com promoting his new role in the classic 1970s Negro Ensemble Company play, The Great MacDaddy. I was struck most by this exchange: EBONY: How do you … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco and the Radical Messiness of Black Male Feeling

My thoughts on Lupe Fiasco’s MTV interview where he breaks down into tears.
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