Meryl Streep’s ‘I’d Rather Be a Rebel Than a Slave’ T-Shirt is Problematic but Accurate

Most White women feminists in history have compared their state of gendered oppression to that of slaves. And, while this sad fact is both ahistorical and dismissive of the actual atrocities of slavery, the recent media from the Suffragette film – featuring Meryl Streep – is right in line with this ill-informed narrative. The 2015 film is set to tell the story of 19th and 20th century British women who were integral in the women’s rights movement ....more

ABC’s ‘Quantico’ is the Perfect New Mystery Thriller

There is so much to like about ABC’s new thrilling drama Quantico. Deceit and deception run deep, and Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is equal parts compelling, gorgeous, and vulnerable. This series is definitely worth the watch and the re-watch via DVR ....more

Whiteness, Groceries, and Black Women’s (Hyper)(In)Visibility

There is something utterly peculiar about being perceived by someone then being...more

3 Reasons Why Michael B. Jordan’s PR Team is the Real MVP

Last week, Michael B. Jordan was accused of supporting “All Lives Matter” after a supposed interchange on Snapchat. Without necessarily seeing evidence supporting...more

Listen to this Playlist With Tweet, Pentatonix, and Timbaland and Get Your Entire Life

The monotony of the Top 100 can bore the average music snob (like me) to death. Because of that, I like to peruse the music most folks have missed. It’s sometimes surprising to find out what songs ...more

Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Wins (Again) With Roman Gianarthur’s ‘OK Lady’ EP

Imagine D’Angelo and Smokey Robinson had a baby, and Prince donated some DNA for good measure. That would give you Roman GianArthur, the newest phenom from...more

President Obama’s CBC Speech Was Crucial at this Moment In History

A few weeks ago, 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stood in a predominantly Black church, before a grieving audience of activists, journalists, and the families and friends of the nine Black church members who were killed at the Emanuel AME Church. In that speech, Clinton said the words “All lives matter.” This phrase, while seemingly innocuous, has been used by many – especially via social media – to undermine the call to action that “Black Lives Matter.” Some still praised her speech saying it was good she even decided to discuss race. But, President Obama’s speech at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Gala on Saturday evening, committed to discussing this country’s history of racism and activism, stands out as a far better example of political accountability for dialogue on race and equality in this country ....more

CBS’ ‘Limitless’: For When You’re Laughing At, Not With, the Television

Sometimes you have high hopes for a series, and you hope to not be disappointed. Other times your expectations are low and a show comes along and surprises you. Limitless is neither of these ....more

Fox’s ‘Minority Report’ is Sleek Sci-Fi Fun

Meagan Good as Det. Lara Vega. Amongst a highly competitive fall season, Fox’s...more

‘Blindspot’ Review: There’s Beauty in All the Brawling

BLINDSPOT — “Pilot” — Pictured: Jamie Alexander as Jane Doe — (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC) One of the most buzzed about shows of the Fall season, Blindspot, premiered last night. But for all of the dutiful marketing efforts, it came off like just another product from the mystery thriller factory. Blindspot stars Jaimie Alexander as “Jane Doe”, a woman discovered naked inside a duffel bag in Times Square ....more