Messages from ‘Django Unchained': The Black ‘Damsel’, the ‘Django Moment’, and Phrenology’s Centerstage Show

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Now that Django is released in the UK, let's start spoiling it for real. Before writing my last post on Quentin Tarantino's film "Django … [Read more...]

This Article is for the Blerd: Star Trek And the Kiss That Rocked the Whole Entire Galaxy

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Thanks to the great article about the emergence of #Blerds I no longer feel strange by admitting one of my secret Tracy-ism's. Latch key kids was the … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: You Mad Sapphire? You Mad…the Angry Black Woman Trope

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Hello. My name is Jenn. And, I am an angry black woman. You know why? Well, because I, like all other human beings, possess the ability to get … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Mammy, Oh Mammy, Wherefore Art Thou Mammy?

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In Part 2 of this commentary series, I discussed the first character introduced in Melissa Harris-Perry's 2011 book Sister Citizen: Shame, … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Reveals the Jezebel in All Her Glory

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Originally, I thought I could do Melissa Harris-Perry's work, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, enough justice by … [Read more...]

Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women as Beasts of Burden

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The mule possesses the even temper, patience, endurance and sure-footedness of the donkey, and the vigor, strength and courage of the horse. Operators … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Shines a Light On How Perception Affects Black Women

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A recent sequence of posts about Black women, perceptions of beauty, and our inability to accept compliments rekindled a desire in me to write about … [Read more...]