Retrolicious–Mad Men 6.8: “The Crash”

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 […]

Friday Foolishness: Selena Gomez Is Wearing A Bindi?

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 […]

Meanwhile, On TumblR: Congrats To Janet Mock For Getting On The Out List!

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 […]

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Strong Families’ Mama’s Day Campaign 2013

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 […]

The Racialicious Links Roundup 5.9.13

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 […]

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Sherman Alexie’s Essay On Jason Collins

By Andrea Plaid Those who follow this weekly post know that we just don’t crush out about people here; we’ve been known to show massive love to things like photographs around here. This week’s Crush is along that line. This week’s Loved Up is Sherman Alexie’s essay about basketball player Jason Collins coming out this […]

Racialicious Crush Of The Week: Maysles Documentary Center’s Teen Producers Academy And Triggering Wounds

By Andrea Plaid While I’ve been working here at the R–among other places–I’ve also been working as the Social Media Fellow at Maysles Documentary Center (MDC), home of Maysles Cinema in Harlem, NY. Started by legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) as a community-based movie house run by a mostly multiracial staff, MDC […]

Meanwhile, On TumblR: “…Because We’re Raising Quvenzhané”

By Andrea Plaid The Feminist Wire, helmed by the ever-fierce Tamura Lomax, is fast becoming the go-to joint for some incredible posts on feminism from newest generation of academics-cum-public thinkers–and I’m not just saying that because I’m part of its editorial collective. This week is one of the reasons why: they’re running a weeklong forum on […]