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The #MeToo Movement Won’t Kill Any Sexy Movies in Hollywood, Because You Know What’s Sexy? Consent The #MeToo Movement Won’t Kill Any Sexy Movies in Hollywood, Because You Know What’s Sexy? Consent

I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline, minding everyone else’s business, when I came across an article entitled, “How the #MeToo Movement Could Kill Some Sexy Hollywood Movies,” via the Hollywood Reporter. After rolling my eyes so hard they could be on a river, I decided to take a gander.

If Mark Ruffalo’s ‘God Is a Black Woman’ Tweet Were a Marvel Movie If Mark Ruffalo’s ‘God Is a Black Woman’ Tweet Were a Marvel Movie

In “America must be in sweeps season” news, Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate seat in a special election over a homophobic alleged pedophile. Woop-woop, decency for the win! It was readily apparent that, similar to what happened in the election that brought the circus peanut in chief to the presidential seat, black…

7 Black Shows to Watch This Fall TV Season  7 Black Shows to Watch This Fall TV Season 

The fall season is near, and I have to be honest: I don’t care about trees changing colors (I live in Los Angeles, where it’s green ... everywhere), and pumpkin spice makes me as excited as a vegan lion. But what I am enthusiastic about is what autumn entertainment will bring. Whether it’s the return of an oldie or…

Step: Black Girls Stomping All Over Adversity to Create a Rhythmic Safe Space Step: Black Girls Stomping All Over Adversity to Create a Rhythmic Safe Space

On the totem pole of society, black girls are distributed at the bottom. The magic within us is an unmatched recipe consisting of our resilience, perseverance and love. No matter the adversity and hate hurled at us, we rise from the ashes like an intoxicating phoenix. And this is the feeling you’ll get while watching …

This Man Cooking On A File Cabinet Grill Is The Blackest Thing I've Ever Seen This Week This Man Cooking On A File Cabinet Grill Is The Blackest Thing I've Ever Seen This Week

I love us. “Us” being Black folks. And there is no greater time than today to flaunt and celebrate it. We are swimming in the ocean of the Black TV Renaissance resurgence, we’re the driving force of social media, our music (as always) is the soundtrack to everyone’s lives, and well… the Carter twins are Black.

Why Casey Affleck's Win Aint A Defense Against Nate Parker's Loss Why Casey Affleck's Win Aint A Defense Against Nate Parker's Loss

A few months ago, widespread rumblings about Casey Affleck’s sexual allegations began to surface in my social media space. To be completely real, my very first encounter was when someone dropped a NY Mag link in my women-centric industry Google Group. Not on my Twitter timeline, not on my Facebook feed, not via…

That Time I Decided To Move To Los Angeles To Chase My Dreams That Time I Decided To Move To Los Angeles To Chase My Dreams

It was December 2014. A highly emotional and stressful year was met with a last punch to my gut when a significant friendship ended. I felt worthless, burdensome, insufficient, and abandoned. And, frankly, I was tired. I was tired of crying every day and every night, sneaking away to bathrooms to delete my cache of…

I Came, I Saw, I Conquered Caribana I Came, I Saw, I Conquered Caribana

***Disclaimer: The official name for Caribana is The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Scotiabank doesn’t even have the rights to the name, “Caribana,” but it’s one of those things that just stick. Kind of like how no one in Chicago calls The Willis Tower by its current name, we still say Sears Tower. So… yo mama…

Dear Respectability Politics Brigade: This Is Time For You To Shut The Fuck Up Dear Respectability Politics Brigade: This Is Time For You To Shut The Fuck Up

In the wake of the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, this letter is equally outdated and timely.

Ava DuVernay Has A Barbie Doll. Black Girl Magic All Up In Your Grill. TADOW! Ava DuVernay Has A Barbie Doll. Black Girl Magic All Up In Your Grill. TADOW!

I was minding my own Black ass business this morning when my boy Berook dropped a bomb in my Gchat. As a part of the Variety Power of Women Luncheon, Mattel's Barbie will be presenting six dolls to commemorate six "Sheroes" who inspire women and girls "by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for women…

Madonna Sucks The Everlasting Living Human Spirit Soul Out Of Drake Madonna Sucks The Everlasting Living Human Spirit Soul Out Of Drake

During a Coachella performance of his song, "Madonna," the actual Madonna joined Drake onstage for a special guest performance. But, wait there's more. She ended the performance by forcing a kiss on young Aubrey, much to his chagrin. Seriously, homie looked like when our mama used to force-feed us Tussin whilst…

Cheekie Does SXSW: Part 3 Cheekie Does SXSW: Part 3

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Cheekie Does SXSW: Part 2 Cheekie Does SXSW: Part 2

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Cheekie Does SXSW: Part 1 Cheekie Does SXSW: Part 1

South By Southwest has always been on my bucket list. And since you're never too young to start checking things off of the bucket list — and since I'm a filmmaker myself and shit — I decided to go this year. One of my friends suggested that I write about my experience and Damon one-upped the suggestion and said I…

I Wish It Was "Just Hair"...But It Aint I Wish It Was "Just Hair"...But It Aint

Full-disclosure: I’m a proud member of the #naturalhair community. I’m the chick who schedules huge blocks of time to wash, condition, and style my hair, all the while claiming that #bighairdontcare. The summary of my hair journey has been a rollercoaster of tender-headed press and curls to perms to (cluelessly)…

On #BlackBrunch And Bottomless White Tears On #BlackBrunch And Bottomless White Tears

Earlier this week, NYC protesters supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement decided to take it up a notch and encroach upon “White spaces” in order to express their outrage over police brutality against Black folks. I thought it was a splendid idea. More often than not, creating awareness about an issue to facilitate…

The Black Movie Solidarity Struggle The Black Movie Solidarity Struggle

“Pizza is a lot like sex. When it's good, it's really good. When it's bad, it's still pretty good.”

A Second-By-Second Recap Of Momma Dee's "I Deserve" A Second-By-Second Recap Of Momma Dee's "I Deserve"

Yes, that’s right. Momma Dee (of Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta fame), aka Live-Action Scar, created a song, and made a video for this song. This song is called "I Deserve." You will now watch a video for this song and read a recap of the video, because you deserve to be entertained by this.

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