don’t touch my hair

It's a notion that every black woman feels at one point or another, and Solange Knowles captured the frustration and politics of the subject beautifully on her A Seat at the Table album in the song Don't Touch My Hair. For one, as black women, we're statistically at the bottom of the social, economic, professional totem …

New slave-traders on the rise: Why do the Kardashian-Jenners keep getting a pass?

I really have no interest whatsoever in the Kardashian-Jenner klan. I'm not fond of their pursuit and pride in being culture vultures, I don't care for their tactics of being famous for being famous, I don't care for their diva attitudes and that they find a way to make it seem as if they are …

Royal wedding: Reasons why I didn’t wake up early to watch

I didn't care much for the royal wedding — as in: I didn't care to follow the news on how things were progressing before the wedding, I didn't care about how the couple met, I didn't even care enough to actually WATCH the wedding when it was happening. First, I wasn't the one marrying Prince …

black girl magic: fulfilling our role as the voice of a people

We are strong. We are courageous. We have the ability to triumph through some of the most difficult tribulations that anyone's mind could even conceive and definitely through history's most shameful pasts. A blessing to be so resilient, but a curse that we carry on our backs each day, passing the weight from daughter to …

Weave-snatching crabpot: Does Frances McDormand’s speech stand for black women?

Frances McDormand's acceptance speech as Best Actress of the 2018 Academy Awards spoke phonetic monuments of how women feel in our careers. We're stifled creatively, professionally, and -- without a doubt -- monetarily. Our ideas are smothered and unheard because so many times we're not taken seriously. No matter how many awards we win, no …