Last night’s red carpet was hot-to-death thanks to the many women of the noir set whose style lit the match. From Viola’s natural do to Lupita’s rainbow salute and Uzo show stopping ensemble–these women came to play and I took notice. If the red carpet chatter boxes haven’t given them much attention before consider last night’s showing your official notice.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Well, we can all thank Tom Brady and the Patriots for rendering Twitter into a classroom filled with Bart Simpsons. I mean how many deflated ball jokes can we make? As it turns out, countless. From deflated balls to Presidential shade, this week has been one for the books!
“Our race issues are cellular”. Those were the comments made by Iyanla Vanzants in the opening of the Light Girls documentary with regard to the black communities issues with colorism. The term cellular however, maintains that the roots of colorism are innate in our person rather than learned behavior.
The Dr. Martin Luther King holiday is used by many as a day of service and a day of reflection. This holiday however, I can’t help like many, to reflect on how much work is still left to be completed.
America is a diverse and complicated country whose citizens are hungry for relevant and thoughtful portrayals of our diverse communities. Media has the power to be a tool of change—let’s hope that last night’s speeches of consciousness rising will become our new normal.
If it wasn’t for the ferocity of Black Twitter the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown wouldn’t have made the cable news cycle, trended in social media and become a cover story—which is exactly what Dr. King and his strategic team worked to do—make headlines.