my kanye moment

I’m supposed to post another essay about 21st century black womanhood, but I’m still irritated by Beyonce’s performance of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” I’m irritated that Ledisi wasn’t on that stage, doing her own, haunting rendition, which still gives me chills.   I’m irritated that there are a bunch of articles saying that Beyonce … Continue reading my kanye moment

Ms. Pope, MJ, Cookie, Boo Boo Kitty & ‘Nem: 21st Century Black Women on the Small Screen

In 2000, I was a skinny 15 year old girl who loved to watch Felicity and Dawson’s Creek. The scripted series representing black familial life such as Family Matters, The Cosby Show, and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air disappeared by 1998. With a decidedly whitewashed television line-up, I compared myself to Joey and Felicity instead of Laura and Rudy. 15 … Continue reading Ms. Pope, MJ, Cookie, Boo Boo Kitty & ‘Nem: 21st Century Black Women on the Small Screen