When I moved to Brooklyn last year I was determined to really get to know my new community, and contribute in a real way! Right away I was directed to Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) — a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn. [Check out one of the videos Veralyn Media created with BMC!] Central Brooklyn [...]
In the last week I must have watched at least 20 different sketch comedy skits on YouTube under the new-age mantra: Sh*t (Insert Demographic/Group Here) Say. Of course some are funnier than others, but my favorite one so far has got to be: Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls The vlogger who created this video, Franchesca Ramsey, was [...]
This past weekend I attended the Krio Descendants Union Global “Family Reunion” [See pictures here]- a weekend all about celebrating the culture and heritage of Krios, which is an ethnic group in Sierra Leone. An ethnic group that biologically I belong to, but one I had nearly no idea how it separated me from [...]
“You call yourself Pro-Black-Women and you watch Basketball Wives?” That’s what my best guy friend told me yesterday after I twitted that I spent Monday afternoon catching up on Basketball Wives Season 3- just in time for the Reunion Show. “That show is the #1 offender when it comes to making black woman look bad [...]
Controversy in the Blogosphere: Essence Magazine Hires White Managing Editor- Should his race Matter?
Listen Here: Essence Magazine- for those that may not know- is a 40 year-old publication that aims to put Black woman first in news, entertainment and motivation. I got that straight from there website… And this week the African-American Womens magazine, outraged many of its readers by hiring Michael Bullerdick, a white male, as its new [...]
Listen Here: So were you following the Casey Anthony case? Honestly I must admit- I was not. After hearing the initial news (years ago) of Casey waiting 31 days to report her daughter, Caylee, missing… hearing how she lied about her daughter being kidnapped… and then hearing that the remains of little Caylee were found… [...]
Controversy in the blogosphere: Is “Basketball Wives” helping the image of Black woman in reality TV?
Listen Here: My interest in this weeks topic started after I read Shaunie O’Neal’s commentary on CNN: Negative portrayals of black women on reality TV Now in case you don’t know Shaunie is the ex-wife of NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and she’s the executive producer and star of the VH1’s reality show “Basketball Wives.” This [...]