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Roy G. Whiz

By Summer M. 2:38 pm September 9, 2009 Uh oh.  It’s a code red (black and green).  The bat signal is out.  bell hooks has started spelling her name in all CAPS.  Call up your elders, pray to your ancestors; conjure up your inner fairies, spirits, and goddesses.  Tyler Perry is turning your favorite play, […]

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Oh No He Didn’t . . . Tyler Perry Gone Do What?

By Fallon 1:45 pm September 6, 2009 It was the news heard around the world, heard in every black café, posted on every Facebook mini feed, screamed in abject horror in every black theater class, whispered in body stealing tones in every black feminist mind that Tyler Perry also known as Medea also known as […]

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My Reality of The Frankie and Neffe Show

By Fallon 8:51 pm August 28, 2009 Like many loyal fans of Keyshia Cole’s show, The Way It Is, I watched the premiere of Frankie and Neffe with bated breath hoping to see black reality drama at its finest. Of course, when people learn of my guilty pleasure many people are downright appalled that I, […]

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Today in Pre-Race History: Mad Men as Race Men?

By Summer M. 4:53 pm August 19, 2009 I like Mad Men. It’s a good show, well-written and -acted. All of that. I’m not turning myself into a Mad Men avatar like other fans, but I get the allure. (Besides, there’s no maid’s uniform.) The world of Mad Men is sleek, shiny, colorful; it totally […]

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Stopping (Constitutionally) Sanctioned Violence against Women of Color

By Fallon 12:24 pm August 14, 2009 On March 3rd, 2009, Aniysah was taken from her mother’s arms by New York’s Family Court System and placed in the care of Aniysah’s father who has a history of domestic violence offenses. Furthermore, there were no records verifying that she would be taken to a safe living […]

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The Problem with “America’s Next Top Model”

A couple of months ago a good friend of mine asked me to accompany her to America’s Next Top Model auditions here in chicago….

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Where’s Aniysah? A Campaign to End Violence Against Women of Color

By Fallon 11:08 am August 7, 2009 This week, I am going to feature a blog I wrote for Document the Silence which is a website I co-founded dedicated to ending violence against women of color. Right now, we are in the midst of mounting a national online media campaign to document how domestic violence […]

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The Meltdown: Judge Sotomayor . . . It’s Okay to Cry??

By Fallon 7:14 am July 17, 2009 Surrounded by white men in suits. Cameras flickering then flashing. Hands laid flat upon table. Nodding pensively. Swinging pendulum of opinions “we are happy” to “we have many reservations.” Judge Sonia Sotomayor listens as senator after senator summarize their thoughts about her appointment to the highest court in […]

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Why I want(ed) to be a Disney Princess

By Supernerd 2:52 am July 16, 2009   What I find hard to process about the previous post about not wanting to be a Disney Princess is that the author belittles “traditional fairytales.” She [the author] claims that “they are limited and untrue for poor working class black girls like [herself].” She asserts that “Prince […]

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The Cry Heard Around the World…He was the Best Father

By Fallon 10:51 am July 10, 2009 It was the cry heard around the world when 11 year-old Paris Jackson said, “Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine . . . I just want to say I love him so much.” From coast to coast, eyes wept […]

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