I am reclaiming the phrase “uppity”–and trying to make it positive– because I’d like more Black women to assert their own uppity. Or rather, come out of the closet and admit that they are uppity already,
Throughout my reading this article on Michael Vick, instead of asking myself the question I was supposed to—what if Vick were white—I found myself asking instead, what if Touré were white?
Dr. Rebecca Alleyne is conducting a research project on Black women, hair, and exercise. Spread the word about her important project!
Join Martha Southgate, Karen Hunter, and me on Esther Armah’s radio show on WBAI 99.5FM tomorrow at 7:30am EST. We’ll be discussing the new movie The Help.
Usually, I blog about something I’ve read about in the news, but this issue with Black women and self-love is something I don’t need to read about, because it’s going on with me every day
And so, for those of y’all who don’t regularly read this blog, I’d thought I’d introduce you to the real me.:-)
It’s not the story of Black domestics that I resent–or that the novel the movie is based on was written by a White woman. What I resent are the tone-deaf, historically inaccurate depictions.
On Wednesday, August 11, at 9pm EASTERN, I’m joining Mark Anthony Neal, James Braxton Peterson, and Salamishah Tillet for a Twitter Salon to discuss Watch the Throne, the latest CD by Jay-Z and Kanye West.
This week, The Black Nerd has been all over the web. A couple of days ago, the actress/writer Issa Rae premiered her seventh episode of The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl. This web series about a nerdy Black girl and her many humorous situations as a result of her nerdiness has become an instant classic. […]