‘Black Panther’: Killmonger is the everyday African-American misogynist in denial

After seeing Black Panther on opening night, I knew that there would be endless articles of people’s reviews on the highly-anticipated film: Theories of the symbolic meanings; ideas on what the film did for black identity; black progressiveness; successful black films; black superheroes; black characters outside of the negative images of pimps and prostitutes and …

Yes, I’m a black woman, but stop asking if I cook

Just because I'm a woman doesn't mean that I'm supposed to adhere to your standards. Just because I'm a black woman doesn't mean that I'm supposed to adhere to your standards and make a swine-filled meal of pigs' feet and ham hocks like we're still on a southern plantation. (If you don't know what these …

Girls are ‘the devil’: Mommas’ boys

We treat our sons like princes. But sometimes, they have the tendency to be the men of the house. From the time they come out of the womb. OK, maybe not that soon, but not much longer afterwards. Pretty much when we realize that their fathers are dead-beats or just not the right type of …

When your partner isn’t black; he’s O.J.

Having a "woke" partner is a necessity. At least for me it is. For starters, let's address my first issue: I truly dislike the word "woke." People who claim to be "woke" aren't really "woke." If you were smart enough, you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. It's as if you're trying to …

Finding inner security: A recap of ‘Insecure’ finale

First, let's address the elephant in the room: I am not fond of this modern version of what are considered "full" seasons. With many shows that currently follow this trend, they only consist of about 10 episodes with a new one being aired each week. Insecure, on the other hand, only has eight episodes to …