We can all take something great from the following slice of Black Girl Magic. So, instead of trying to reason out the whys and wherefors to some foolishness that transpired in the media this week, I’m going to leave you with something inspiring, beautiful and encouraging – at least it was that for me. UCLA … Continue reading When Black Girl Magic Goes Viral
Believe it or not, I usually go with a less is more approach when it comes to how much to share online. It may seem like I let it all hang out in my blog and in other places, but I usually only speak when I have something to say. I censor myself, a lot. … Continue reading Ben Affleck, Can You Please Stop Talking about Jennifer Garner?
I’ve never been one of those people who roll my eyes and say things like, “stick to playing make believe,” or, “stay in your lane, honey,” when movie stars and celebs use their platforms to comment on things outside the entertainment industry. We’re all human. Most things concern most people – if you’re the type … Continue reading Joaquin Phoenix Is No Joke
Is racism like, a low key sickness of the mind? Or, if not racism – since I can’t make a strong case for that given the limited amount of info at hand – then bias or insensitivity, are they potential symptoms of a deeper mental condition? I ask because I just don’t understand how an … Continue reading Should MLB Cancel Robert Drake?
So, filmmaker Alma Har’el has created a new tool to promote diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Free the Work is a searchable database for women and minority creatives, or what she calls “a sexy version of Spotify meets IMDb.” I like it for two reasons. One, it puts the onus firmly where it belongs – … Continue reading Alma Har’el’s ‘Free the Work’ Makes It Easy to Find Diverse Talent in the Entertainment Industry
So, Jay-Z made a multi-year deal with the NFL that has people doing some serious talking this week. His entertainment company Roc Nation will help the NFL choose performers at league events, and help the organization’s social justice efforts. I’m not one to follow the crowd by any means, but on this one I’m leaning … Continue reading Jay-Z, I Can’t Help But Feel a Little Dodgy about this New NFL Deal
I love Trevor Noah. Not in an, I wanna lick your face and stalk you online nonsensical kind of way. This is more like, wow. What a good dude. The comedian and host of The Daily Show seems so empathetic, so smart, so kind and thoughtful. Patient too. Sometimes just listening to him talk makes … Continue reading Trevor Noah for President: He’s Smart, Thoughtful, and He’s Sees the Value of Inclusion
It always makes me shake my head when I hear industry elders share less than flattering opinions on what they see now. It’s often some combination of distaste, dismissal, or this rather milque toast smile and nod routine that is its own kind of insult. Oh, and let’s not forget the obligatory “back in my … Continue reading Listen to Your Elders, But Think for Yourself
So, Adidas is in the news for diversity problems. Employees at its Portland headquarters say they’ve been marginalized and discriminated against. Apparently management perpetuates a high school clique type environment, and ignores minority voices in favor of more familiar faces, often to the detriment of the business. Like having to pull your all white sneaker offering … Continue reading Beyonce, Pharrell, Please Cancel Adidas