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.
Editor’s Note: Sometimes, it’s a good thing to give people room to express their own pop-culture crushes. So, I’m going to give the floor this Friday to guest contributor Crunkista, who has a postful of love for the iconic Wonder Woman. –AP By Guest Contributor Crunkista, cross-posted from Crunk Feminist Collective Dear privileged Hollywood women, […]
By Andrea Plaid Like I’ve said before, Fridays are light days around here: it’s the beginning of the weekend, and this Friday is the beginning of the first three-day summer weekend–the Memorial Day weekend–in the US. To send you off to celebrate the unofficial start of summer in fine and fun fashion, here’s a clip […]
Hosted by Tami Winfrey Harris and Andrea Plaid This week, Matt Weiner thought he’d counter the continued criticisms that he and his creative team aren’t dealing with race and racism by…fleshing out one of the worst racial fears about Black women. Tami, Renee Martin from Womanist Musings and Fangs For The Fantasy, and I give this […]
By Andrea Plaid Usually, this space at this time is reserved for the Racialicious Crush Of The Week. But sometimes we gotta keep our Fridays light by giving some side-eye to some face-palming foolishness. This week’s features some old-school kyriarchy from former Disney star Selena Gomez, who’s been styling out with bindis since the MTV […]
By Andrea Plaid Y’all know I love me some Janet Mock, so I’m too thrilled that she’ll be in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ (The Black List) upcoming HBO documentary, The Out List. The doc, premiering Thursday June 27–just in time to close out Pride Month this year–features her life story and the wisdom gained from so far, as […]
By Andrea Plaid With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we at the R celebrate the holiday with the best commingling of activism and e-cards from the one and only Strong Families crew! Check out their offerings: Along with the cards, Strong Families is also curating another incredible blog carnival on the […]
After Outcry, Disney Withdraws Effort To Trademark ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ (Fronteras) Twitter and Facebook exploded with posts like ‘Our culture is not for sale’ and ‘Keep your corporate hands off.’ By late afternoon Disney released a statement saying it would withdraw its “Día de los Muertos” trademark applications. Gustavo Arellano, author of the syndicated column […]