Archive for the ‘Girl Power’ Category

On #YouOKSis and Bystander Intervention (A Round Up Guide)

A lot has been going on in the world of social justice, particularly around “street harassment”. I first wrote about it on this blog 3 years ago, and since then, I have been rather outspoken about it. I wrote this about how I notice a difference in how I’m treated based on my hairstyle, and […]

Bill O’Reilly Blasts Beyoncé…Again

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter was recently named as one of TIME magazine’s Top 100 (most influential) people in 2014. She appeared on the cover and looked stunning, as usual. This was, for many, a wonderful accomplishment worth celebrating, especially since it came at the same time Luptia Nyong’o was named People’s Most Beautiful Person in the world. […]

“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 […]

Powered by WordPress | Find Brand New Free Sprint Phones. | Thanks to Best CD Rates, Checking Account Rates and Homes for Sale