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.
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 […]