By Guest Contributor Tressie McMillan Cottom, cross-posted from The Feminist Wire Most of us have seen the ads exhorting us to “call today!” to start on a new future with a college degree. How many of us have noticed the faces in those ads? The gender, race, and affect of the faces and voices in […]
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By Andrea Plaid When Dr. Brittney Cooper started the #paulawontcookit hashtag during the height of Black Twitter dragging Paula Deen for her controversial comments—and my undergrad college ace Dr. Lisa Huebner Rutchti tagged me to join in the fun–I contributed Which, I’m proud to say, met with Dr. Cooper’s approval and made Racialicious guest contributor […]
By Andrea Plaid Because sometimes it’s time to respect a foremother of a movement, so I’m gonna talk about one of my favorite feminist crushes, Ana Castillo.
By Guest Contributor Joy Ellison Over the last few weeks, fans have called for a person of color and/or a woman to star in Doctor Who. If you care about race and gender presentation in Doctor Who, then pay attention to who serves as the show’s next executive producer. When it comes to who should […]
By Andrea Plaid In the midst the Paula Deen- and Miley Cyrus-leveled foolishness this week stood Unlocking The Truth, a trio of young Black guys who’ve been unleashing slaying metal chords in New York City for a minute. Though they didn’t wipe racism’s grime from the nation’s consciousness, they’re a definite salute to what Black […]
Hosted by Tami Winfrey Harris and Andrea Plaid Wait…what’s going on with Bob Benson’s knee? Okay, not such much his knee but the unrealistic scenario Matt Weiner and his crew created in which Benson’s knee would come into play. This week, as the roundtable became a Table For Two, Tami and I talk about the […]
By Andrea Plaid It’s Pride Month, and I want to kick it off by feting a queer Black woman who’s a truly underappreciated musical genius: Meshell Ndegeocello.