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Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

May 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, My Two Cents

Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

Originally written for EBONY.com  From Angie Martinez to Wendy Williams, Black women were a consistent voice on the hip-hop and R&B stations I listened to growing up. But when I began wanting more talk, and less music, Brian Lehrer and Ira Glass (White male hosts that I enjoy) were waiting for me at the “front door” […]

The End of NPR’s Blackest Show

May 24th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

The End of NPR's Blackest Show

Originally written for EBONY.com Believe it or not, I was actually listening to Michel Martin, NPR’s Tell Me More (TMM) host and Marilyn Geewax, NPR’s Senior Business Editor tell me why 3 million young people, like myself, are missing from the housing market when I got a text telling me NPR was canceling TMM, their daily news show created to appeal primarily […]

What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

May 13th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Featured, My Two Cents

What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

On the morning I heard about the 200+ Nigerian girls who were kidnapped at their Chibok boarding school by the militant group Boko Haram I was with guy I’m seeing, who happens to be Nigerian. We were listening to the BBC and he (basically) assured me this happens all the time, that they (Boko Haram) […]

Civil Rights Era 2.0

June 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Civil Rights Era 2.0

Civically… there is a lot going on in this moment. Starting on Monday the Supreme Court has ruled on affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, and same-sex marriage. And on top of all that, my online world erupted last night as Sen. Wendy Davis and her army of protesters blocked Anti-Abortion Legislation In Texas. AND as if all that wasn’t […]

Tips for getting my skin back on point!

June 14th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Tips for getting my skin back on point!

Have you heard about my skin issues? (Read all about them here: Part 1 & Part 2.) Well, up until this point I’ve just been focused on getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment… and not trying to think about the scars left by the white-pimple-looking-outbreaks that have healed. But now that I’m on the road […]

My Top 10 Moments In India!

April 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

My Top 10 Moments In India!

Yes! I went to India ya!… with Nomadness Travel Tribe, a facebook group were people of color come together to swap travel tips and their love for seeing the world. I joined this private facebook group a little over a year ago… well actually- I was invited in… Yes you need to be invited. And during […]

4 Steps I’m Taking to Avoid a “Catfish” Situation

March 15th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

4 Steps I’m Taking to Avoid a “Catfish” Situation

As a person who spends most of my life either on my computer or on my phone, I have never hesitated to online date. Sure, I’ve had creeps make me feel gross after they sent an inappropriate sexual “compliment” in a message… but that’s also happened to me on the subway. Just like I take […]

Why HIV Stigma Has to End, ASAP

December 30th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents, Videos

Why HIV Stigma Has to End, ASAP

For World Aids Day this past Saturday, I decided to find out if college students today are worried about HIV. After getting mixed responses to that question from the 25 students I spoke to, I followed up by asking them if a partner (or potential partner) had ever disclosed a positive HIV status. Here’s what I […]

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  • Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Happened In The 5 Months Since

    As I mentally prepare to watch and discuss ‪#‎GirlsRising‬ today– a film that portrays the lives of nine young girls from around the world describing the challenges they face being denied an education– I googled “chibok kidnapping nigeria." 

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    janetmock:

    My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

    “I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

    —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration