Her Name is Quvenzhané

Quvenzhané Wallis, the star of Annie, is an absolute powerhouse. Her acting skills are undeniable, and she is absolutely adorable on screen and in interviews. Wallis is the youngest actress to receive a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Actress, and has worked alongside countless other great actors and actresses including Jamie Foxx and Cameron…

Whitewashing in the Media

 Whitewashing is the practice where a director, producer, or fan takes a character who is originally of color and replaces them with a white actor or a white FC claim.  Whitewashing makes a character look more “white” or European in order to appeal to the white masses. People of a minority descent (i.e: everyone but white…

#blacklivesmatter

Upon the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot unarmed teenager Mike Brown, the hashtag #blacklivesmatter has reappeared all over social networking sites. The hashtag originally started with the unjust killing of teen Trayvon Martin, and with each new black life unfairly lost, it comes up again. The hashtag is a call to…

Father’s Nightmare or Nah?

Prom is a major event in high school life. However according to Amy Strickland, the assistant principle at Booker T. Washington High school, young black men should not have white dates.  On twitter,  Strickland referred to a picture of seven white young women in formal dresses accompanied by seven black young men in tuxedos as a “nightmare”…

The Obama Girls and Black Womanhood

President Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, are ages sixteen and thirteen, respectively. They are teenagers — children really — who have received backlash for their choice of dress and their actions. Elizabeth Lauten, who felt the need to comment is also the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and who resigned from her position, posted…