Archive for the ‘Girl Power’ Category

“Annie” is a Black Girl and the World Hasn’t Ended

Last year, Academy Award-nominated African American actress Quvenzhané Wallis was confirmed as the lead role in the Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith-produced remake of the classic movie Annie. She’d just been nominated for her amazing portrayal of Hush Puppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild and received a lot of buzz as a rising star in Hollywood.  I don’t […]

On @huffpostlive Discussing News Important to Women

I was invited back to sit in the studio and discuss headlines relevant to women. This time, I was joined by Linda Sours for a discussion about anti-abortion laws in Ohio, the movie Honor Diaries, and equal pay. Watch here

For Black Women, Enjoying Sex is a Revolutionary Act of Resistance

Last year, I saw the Academy Award-winning movie by director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century. The movie presents the most honest, albeit heartbreaking, portrayals of American slavery that we’ve ever seen on film, and […]

What Is a “Ho”, Exactly? And “Thot”…?

I try to keep up with most of the newer cultural trends in music, fashion, and even language. I like to remain connected with new trends because I’m raising a son in this new cultural landscape. A newer term came to my attention a few months ago, “THOT,” and after seeing how it was being used, […]

FJ on @HuffPostLive “Did Media Fail Women in 2013?”

Hey everyone!! I got to do another exciting panel with awesome women about media portrayal in 2013! Jen Siebel Newsom @JenSiebelNewsom (San Francisco, CA) Founder & CEO, The Representation Project Marianne Schnall @marianneschnall Founder & Executive Director, Feminist.com; Author of “What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power” Lisa Belkin @lisabelkin (Westchester, NY) HuffPost Senior Columnist […]

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