March 13, 2020

Recently in Blackistani news, The Baby punches a fan, two separate black women get jumped by two separate groups of black males in close proximity to each other, and a little black girl exposes what the “community” really does to the psyche of dark skinned black girls and women. This is all connected.  

Your sons and your community are devouring your daughters and these incidents are why I refuse to bring a beautiful black...

March 6, 2020

In recent media and news, we are seeing the continued impact of colorism, level up, and black women empowerment conversations on the image of black women and girls, specifically dark skinned black women and girls.

On the reality entertainment front, we see a positive representation of a dark skinned woman being loved on and cared for by a provider man. On the big screen, we finally see a healthy black relationship with NORMAL...

February 28, 2020

This is going to be a little bit of a tough love session for black women (myself included) and If that is not what you want to read, I understand. However, I said what I said and while I love black women, there are some things that we need to answer for. 

In recent years, specifically since the 2010’s, the image of black women and specifically phenotypic, dark-skinned black women is undergoing a subtle yet drastic change. We ar...

February 7, 2020

I know last time I said that would be the first and last installment of this series; but the nigatry that’s afoot this week brought it back from the graveyard. The topic this week? Y’all really and I mean really need to stay out of black women’s business and black women, especially dark-skinned black women, need to stop making themselves look dumb for black men's approval.

These stories are really starting to grate on my nerves...

January 31, 2020

Terry Crews is exactly why I, and many other dark skinned black women no longer choose to defend the collective of black men. Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? 

In 2018, or maybe 2017 Terry Crews came out and spoke about being sexually assaulted by a man in a man in a bathroom during a party. I remember during this time, Tumblr was still a big part of my life and as those who are familiar with it know, it’s one of t...

January 10, 2020

This will probably be the first and last installment of of this “series” but this week in the media brought on a particular onslaught of chatter on the subject of dark-skinned women. More specifically, what(who) we’ve been doing and what we’ve been saying; Particularly our criticisms of the community. Loni Love’s rightful criticism of the black male collective, Gabourey Sidibe and her new white man, and Ari Lennox being called...

January 3, 2020

So here’s what we not gonna do in 2020 black women; we are not going to beg for the black community to see our worth because honestly, for the most part they don’t. In my last post I spoke a little bit about not bargaining your position, this is somewhat a part of that concept.

A few days ago someone on the Twitters (surprise surprise a black man) posted a tweet referring to Teyana Taylor and Ari Lennox as Rottweilers. Ari resp...

December 27, 2019

*DISCLAIMER*: This message ain't for everybody.

In recent blackisphere media news, there has been a lot of talk about Jodie Turner Smith. The beautiful actress of the movie Queen and Slim announced that she was not only married but pregnant! To most, this would be something to celebrate; A dark-skinned black woman who is having kids in wedlock with a ring and man right by her side. So what’s the problem? Well, he’s white. And a...

December 16, 2019

At the close of the decade, dark-skinned black women received two main-stage representations with very different optics. On one hand we saw the release of “Queen and Slim” where Queen, portrayed by Jodie Turner-Smith represents, with some debate on the black woman vlogisphere, the tale-as-old-as-time image of  the struggle black woman.

On the other hand we see the crowning of South African beauty, Zozibini Tunzi as Miss Univer...

September 27, 2019

In the early 2000s, weekday evenings after school consisted of a ritual young black girls know all too well. Sitting either in a salon chair, or in your mother’s living room anticipating the heat of a hot comb and the tugging of edges. UPN, now the CW was another part of that ritual.

At the time, Girlfriends was my favorite on the line-up. I’d perk up with enthusiasm, risking a slap from the comb, every time I heard the theme...

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