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Thought You Were the Best Cheerleader Ever? Meet the Prancing Elites
Who said cheerleading was only made for girls? The Prancing Elites, an all-male cheerleading squad…
The Black *Insert White Name Here*
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a story about Joyce Bryant, a curvaceous entertainer in the…
Unpopular Opinion: I Act Like A Bimbo To Gain Respect
I’m a Bimbo and I love it. And I mean a capital B Bimbo who rocks cheetah-print frames and…
Black Twitter is Not a “Trend,” It is Not a “Thing,” It Is Our Culture — In Real Time
For the second time in as many weeks I’ve been asked to write about Black Twitter. And at first, I…
The Ever Growing Trend of Accepting and Glamorizing Being Ratchet
Ratchet Definition via Tumblr
Trying to explainwhat “ratchet” means to a group of non-black…
Zoe Saldana, Nina Simone and the Erasure of Black Women in Film
In Zoe Saldana’s recent Allure interview, the Afro-Latina actress has once again stated that she…
Over time, I’ve noticed that We the Blacks, collectively, have an annoying habit of criticizing so many things to death. We — some, not all — can look at something that is widely perceived as fair and decent (or at least way better than he standard reality TV fare we’re mostly offered) and then stare it down, scour, and overanalyze it until we can’t see any good in it, only the problems galore. It’s not constructive criticism; it’s just complaining.
Last night, I checked into The Root for my digest of what’s new in politico world and found more complaining. This time is was from Tom Burrell, a 45-year vet of the advertising industry, moaning about — out of all the things actually worthy of complaint on TV — Scandal. Burrell told The Root:
I’ve got major problems with Scandal. It comes dressed up and masqueraded as something new, but Scandal is basically a continuing perpetuation of the stereotype of a black woman whose libido and sexual urges are so pronounced that even with an education and a great job, and all these other things, she can’t control herself.
But the message that is really being delivered is that no matter how much education you get and how much power you get, you’ve still got that “around the way girl” in you. It’s basically saying that black women are innately, inherently, hot to trot. He doesn’t seduce her. She seduces him.
Are we watching the same show?