Black Girl Meets World: On Misogynoir, Sexuality & The Black Woman’s Experience [A Brief Introduction]

“Black women’s stories look a lot different from what you’ve heard. And when black women speak for themselves, the picture presented is nuanced, empowering, and hopeful”     

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Black Excellence: The Wiz! (+ The Best Memes from Black Twitter)

The Wiz! live premiered on NBC last week and simply put, it was amazing. Between the cast, the costumes, the set, the graphics, the music, the makeup and the hair, all I can say is…

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tumblr_nyt6w6PQnT1tf70vho1_540I started working on this post during the premiere of the production but I found myself fixated on the screen. It was brilliantly done.Before going any further, I NEED to say that I’m not going to do what has already been (unnecessarily) done and compare old and new. The new production had a cleverly modern twist but still managed to pay homage to the original groundbreakers.

 

tumblr_nytbdahGSi1rl5evlo1_1280Queen Latifah (the Wizard), David Alan Grier (the Cowardly Lion), Uzo Aduba (Glinda), Elijah Kelley (the Scarecrow) and newcomer Shanice Williams (Dorothy) headlined the warmly received production, which followed in the footsteps of the 1978 film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and its 1975 Broadway predecessor. The show also featured Amber Riley (Addapearle), Common (The Bouncer), and Mary J. Blige (Evillene). Stephanie Mills returned to act as Aunt Em.


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#BlackGirlTips [Halloween Edition]: Costumes For Black Girls

      It’s that time of year again: candy, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and cultural appropriation run rampid during the month of October. Why? HALLOWEEN! This year, while searching for a costume, I was instantly turned off by the multitude of appropriating white women in costumes that just wouldn’t work for me or in costumes that I found just plain stupid.

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Black Girl Supremacy: Zendaya & The Doll that Smelled of Patchouli Oil

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This post would be in vain if I didn’t begin by saying that I am beyond proud of Zendaya for all of her accomplishments thus far. Navigating your way throughout a treacherous industry while maintaining a strong sense of self is commendable and very appreciated.

Zendaya has successfully balanced two hit television series, a music career, a clothing line and several other business endeavors.

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known mononymously as Zendaya, is the 19 year old superstar taking the world by storm. Zendaya’s list of accomplishments is endless and her exuberant spirit has resonated through it all.

Recently, Zendaya and Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic made headlines when Rancic attacked Zendaya’s Oscar’s fashion by saying that while she admires Zendaya’s fashion sense, she found her long locks to appear “really heavy – it overwhelms her, and it’s just too boho.” She then made peace-sign symbols and went on to say that “Zendaya is more high-fashion. The hair to me on her is making her a little more boho. Like I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed.” 

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Happy Birthday, Queen Zendaya!

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The fierce and confident young woman  is turning 19 years old today, SEPTEMBER 1!I am so amazed at the collected, spunky, classy young woman that Zendaya has grown into. I am excited to see everything that she does within the next year and I wish her nothing but peace, blessings and prosperity in every aspect of her life   _____________________________________

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The actress, singer, dancer and overall QUEEN celebrated her 19th birthday by launching a CrowdRise fundraiser to help three South African brothers who lost their parents to AIDS. Philanthropy and empowerment have been a key element of Zendaya’s career and I am so proud of her

 

Black Girl Supremacy: The Introduction of Supreme Black Girls

This site is for the carefree, pro-black girls. The black girls that love Twitter and Instagram. The black college students who are fed up with financial aid and applying for scholarships. The beautiful black girls who rock their pink velour tracksuits and bamboo earrings with their classic air force 1s. The Black Daria lovers and Anime queens. The controversial, problematic black girls with attitude and passion. I am doing this all for you. Black girls are made from honey and gold. Being a black girl right now is lit. It’s almost like being a part of super exclusive organization.You are a goddess. In this series, Black Girl Supremacy, we are going to showcase black girls in all of their glory while also highlighting issues that are affecting black women and their culture. We are celebrating our women on the front line of racial wars, supporting them against the war on their womb and reminding them that they hold all power. With makeup or without, dawning flowers and tattoos, praying to Black Jesus or Buddha, their black is beautiful. This is about Black Girl Supremacy.

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