Do Not Waste Your Money on Tyler Perry’s “Temptation”

If you’re thinking about going to see what the buzz is all about with Tyler Perry’s Temptation, don’t. Jezebel has a great piece about Perry’s latest in his installment of blaming and shaming black women. Not only does the movie have a rape problem, it also continues along Perry’s predictable path of unleashing some punishment […]

In calling Quvenzhane Wallis a cunt, The Onion perpetuates status quo on black femininity

So, The Onion during the The Oscars last night decided to turn its online gaze to a 9-year-old black girl. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the satirical news agency took to Twitter to refer to Quvenzhane Wallis as a cunt. Yes, the only word in the English dictionary used solely to communicate one’s complete lack of respect […]

What we learned from the inauguration: president chewed gum, first lady rolled her eyes

I should have known that some rogue reporter/news outlet would want to focus on bullshit like this. Apparently, the Christian Post decided to write an entire story about First Michelle Obama allegedly rolling her eyes at House Speaker John Boehner. OMG–black women don’t have the class and intellectual capacity to know when to act like […]

Today in post-racial racism: white women experimenting with afros

It appears some folks still haven’t received the memo that it’s offensive to co-opt black culture as a means to conduct a social experiment. The latest victim in this charade is a white woman who has decided to experiment with blackness in an unusual way. In her blog before and afro, Michelle Joni started rocking an afro […]

“I’m not used to your hair being like that. It reminds me of Angela Davis.”

Black women who choose to wear their hair in its natural state have heard it all, from being accused of fighting against whiteness’ subjugation to just following yet another fashion statement. We’ve been reduced to marginalized pets, with people wanting to touch and feel our tresses, and to stereotypes of radical black women trying to […]

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