Geez, When Did Success Become Toxic? When It’s Black Success

Excuse me, Scott Mendelson? I’ma need you to find your mind quick, ‘cuz I’m pretty sure you lost it. His Forbes piece “Box Office: Black Panther’ Should Terrify Every Hollywood Studio” starts off ok, running down the film’s stats and comparing it to some other heavy box office hitters in recent history. But things quickly take … Continue reading Geez, When Did Success Become Toxic? When It’s Black Success

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Owns Up to Platform’s Abuse Problem – Again

I’d like to give a shout out to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for owning up to the social media platform’s problems this week. Or, do I? In a series of tweets published yesterday Dorsey said he’s tried to combat Twitter’s issues, but acknowledged that its primarily reactive efforts aren’t enough. He “didn’t anticipate the amount … Continue reading Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Owns Up to Platform’s Abuse Problem – Again

Janelle Monae: Let It Hang, Let It Bounce, Take a Risk

So, Janelle Monae knocked everyone’s eyes and ears out this week releasing two songs from her upcoming 3rd album “Dirty Computer.” “Django Jane” is an unapologetic female empowerment jam where she knocks mansplaining and tells the world, there’s no point in denying the power of melanin or femininity considering how well both have been performing … Continue reading Janelle Monae: Let It Hang, Let It Bounce, Take a Risk

About That Myth That Black Films Don’t Sell…

So, Black Panther is like the King of the cinematic world right now, and the movie is still two weeks out. There goes the myth that black movies don’t sell to anyone except black people. The film has already broken several pre-release records including first day advance ticket sales, and it’s Fandango’s top-selling superhero film … Continue reading About That Myth That Black Films Don’t Sell…

Anatomy of a Perfect Message: The Letter to Larry Nassar that Broke My Heart

I’ve followed the Larry Nassar case closely this week, and I swear I have a sore neck I’ve been shaking my head so hard. I’m not naïve enough to say, “I can’t believe it,” though it is unbelievable. Nor am I naïve enough, sadly, to think that something like this couldn’t happen. What floored me … Continue reading Anatomy of a Perfect Message: The Letter to Larry Nassar that Broke My Heart