Yes, I know right! It’s been too long, fam. Life has been happening. But I got a chance to sneak in some shows as I was trying to escape life, and was pleasantly surprised to meet some characters that excited me. If you haven’t met them, I’d like to introduce you to Ola Adebayo inContinue reading “I May, Love, Harlem.”
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After some coaxing from a friend, I decided to give this recommendation from Netflix a try. The show: Lupin. The cover: A Black man’s face. So of course it’d show up for me. I mean Netflix knows me, but I was resisting being known by artifical intelligence so I hadn’t given the show a chance.Continue reading “Arsene Lupin”
The Successful Africans
To hear the term successful Africans might sound redundant if you have grown up in an African home with African parents who made success a requirement for their love (just kidding…kinda). Although Sub-Saharan Africans comprise of less than 5% of the immigrant population in the United States, research shows that their rate has increased overContinue reading “The Successful Africans”
Make Stallone a Verb?
Last night, I had a movie night with my husband. Admittedly, I normally dread when he asks me to pick a movie. I know he is being kind, but honestly the movies I really want to watch are the ones that make me think or feel. I like words. Contemplation. Connection. I think my husbandContinue reading “Make Stallone a Verb?”
Yvonne Orji’s “Momma I Made It”
She did it! The premier of Yvonne Orji’s first stand-up special which aired on HBO on Saturday was not just a celebration for the Black community, but definitely felt like a personal achievement for me—a whole me. (You will get it once you watch it or if you are familliar with Orji’s podcast with LuvvieContinue reading “Yvonne Orji’s “Momma I Made It””
Why So Unapologetic?
It’s been a rough week for the world. In the midst of a pandemic people are rising from isolation to gather in protest of the unjust treatment of Black bodies. While the maltreatment of Black bodies in the United States is not new, it seems the world’s response to the brutal murder of George FloydContinue reading “Why So Unapologetic?”
Back to Africa
“If you’re not happy here, then go back to Africa!” a coward yelled at a group of us as we marched toward the Football stadium to protest the university’s handling of threats to Black football players. But seriously, how many times has this been said. It certainly wasn’t a new idea. Several times throughout AmericanContinue reading “Back to Africa”
We are Not the Problem
“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” -James Baldwin As inescapable as it is to be in our own skin, so is the frustration of racism in this country, and around the world I might add. It’s curious and dishearteningContinue reading “We are Not the Problem”
Ain’t I a (Black) Woman, Too?
As long as I am in the skin I’m in, I can never lose my Black card. The way the world interacts with Sub Saharan dark Africans will always be apart of our story whether born here or there. Our challenge is not to accept it, but to navigate it and to celebrate what has been constructed to be shameful.
Insider/ Outsider Standpoint
“I just happen to be this person with this background in this moment in time to where I can be one of the first people to stand up there and say hey, can we take a moment to assess our relationship with this country?”