Can Black people dead respectability politics now? It’s been tried before and guess what? It still won’t make us acceptable to white society. There is a recent story of Kevin Kelley, owner of True Kitchen, scolding Black women for twerking in his establishment. This has sparked a debate about what is respectful and disrespectful behavior … Continue reading Let Go of the Respectability Politics
"Show me in the white community where a comedian is a white leader. Show me in the white community where a singer is a white leader. Or a dancer. Or a trumpet player is a white leader. These aren't leaders! These are puppets and clowns that have been set-up over the Black community by the … Continue reading Celebrity Culture Needs to Die Part 1: Celebrities Are Not Community Leaders!
You should know about this even if you're not a Detroit. Shoutout to Green Light Black Futures for the lessons on this!
Once again, Black culture is being appropriated. What's new? There was a recent debate on social media about African American Vernacular English (AAVE). For a couple of years, people have been trying to rename AAVE as "Stan Language." Brittany Tomlinson, AKA "Kombucha girl", recently shared an uninformed, Tik Tok video on AAVE. She believes that … Continue reading AAVE Is Not Stan Language (A Rant)
“Niggerfishing” is the art of white women portraying themselves as Black women or racially ambiguous women on social media. It’s like “catfishing”, which means to portray yourself as a completely different person online. White women on Instagram spray tan their skin outrageously dark, overline or inject their lips, and rock cornrows on Instagram for that … Continue reading The Problem With “Niggerfishing”
Bill Kapri is a self hating mumble rapper and rapist with a huge fan base. His “funny” videos and music override his disgusting words and actions. This continues the decades old pattern of straight Black men not being held accountable for their actions within the Black community. Not only is he a terrible person, he … Continue reading Black People Really Support Kodak?
A Letter to Classist Black Folk
Janelle Monáe is an inspiration for me. From her defiant lyrics to her thought-provoking style, I love Janelle Monáe. Since the beginning of her career, Janelle has been all about being unapologetic. She is unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminist, and unapologetically carefree. Janelle is a multi-talented artist. Everything about Janelle inspires me. I started listening to … Continue reading What Janelle Monáe means to Me
“The Black community is also selective when it comes to which Black life matters and which one doesn’t.”
I’ve been hearing this stereotype that black women prefer thugs for years. Donald Glover has been a big topic of discussion this week. Topics ranging from his music, comments about his racial preferences, and his current partner. I’ve seen many responses about black women not having a preference for “nerdy” black men. Donald has even … Continue reading Do Black Women Only Like Thugs?