Commentary on the Crooked Room: Shame on You Black Girl…(Part 1)

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This multi-part series covering Melissa Harris-Perry's book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, has discussed three main … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

The Superwoman Complex: Deepak Chopra Breaks Down the Dangers of a Stressful Lifestyle

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Everyone always talks about stress. They say things like "eat better to reduce stress." And, "exercise for 30 minutes daily to reduce stress." But, … [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...]

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...]