I’ve been trying to put my finger on why I felt Caitlin Moran’s book, “How to be a woman,” so deeply and I think I finally know. While raving about it to yet another person– this time to Liz, my boss at Bedsider– I said, “For the first time, I can finally call myself a feminist.” [...]
Finally focused and made a dent in Caitlin Moran’s book, How to be a woman. Moran’s memoir / feminist manifesto has been assigned reading for me, for over a month, as Wednesday is the 2nd annual “Meeting of Women Thinkers” a.k.a. an unofficial book club that started in April. During our first meeting, about 25 women [...]
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 [...]