For Colored Girls Who Are Tired of Lena Dunham When Her Racism Is Enuf
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For Colored Girls Who Are Tired of Lena Dunham When Her Racism Is Enuf

I debated over what I would name this piece for a minute. Should I dedicate this to “colored girls” (Black women and Black feminists) since we’ve been battling “Lena Dunhams” since the beginning of time? Or should I dedicate this to the Black men Lena Dunham maligned, who, historically, have been killed because of the … Continue reading

#RyanPotterForTimDrake Represents The Unrealized Hopes of #AAIronFist
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#RyanPotterForTimDrake Represents The Unrealized Hopes of #AAIronFist

Greetings, lover of the Zoo. If you’re like me (and the recent contents of this site), you’ve been tryna strike a balance between oh-so-serious news and lighter, pop culture updates. And because the Twitter Gods™ love me, someone out there heard my cry and suddenly #RyanPotterForTimDrake came into existence: #RyanPotterForTimDrake because the DCEU needs Robin … Continue reading

Ghosts of Emmett Till: Why We Must Clapback At Amy Schumer’s Racist Tweet
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Ghosts of Emmett Till: Why We Must Clapback At Amy Schumer’s Racist Tweet

*co-written by Wicked Womanist* Does that title make you uncomfortable? Does potentially confronting the forces that contributed to the atrocity that was the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till rub you the wrong way? Good. Because if that’s the case, this tweet should bother you as well: I’ll be honest with you. A lot of my … Continue reading

Dear Mark Ruffalo: “Woke” You Are Not
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Dear Mark Ruffalo: “Woke” You Are Not

And yes, I wrote that as well as said that in my best Yoda voice. As you can tell by these last couple of posts, this weekend was an interesting one. To say the least. Lena Dunham wildin. The Orange One™ skittering into Black churches. And then, Mark Ruffalo…going full Well-Meaning Chet™. “What he do, … Continue reading

Nate Parker’s “Apology” Is Some Fine PR Work. But It’s Still Not Enough
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Nate Parker’s “Apology” Is Some Fine PR Work. But It’s Still Not Enough

Let’s be clear: Nate Parker’s recent sit down with Ebony was nothing short of PR genius. This, instead of those shameful, reactionary press releases that Parker and team released months earlier, should have been the interview he gave before news of his infamous campus rape incident resurfaced. Why? Well, he “goes off-script”. His doing so … Continue reading

DING DONG! Taylor Swift’s Career Has Been Cancelled By Kim Kardashian-West
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DING DONG! Taylor Swift’s Career Has Been Cancelled By Kim Kardashian-West

Lovers of Zoo. WHEN I TELL YOU THAT GOD IS A JUST GOD. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD. Y’ALL. I was taking a fucking nap yesterday when my phone started buzzing off the hook. You see, I’m a messy bitch that lives for allada drama, so the … Continue reading

Dani Mathers’ Mounting Karma Reminds Us That Fatphobia Is Real and Minding Your Business Is Free
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Dani Mathers’ Mounting Karma Reminds Us That Fatphobia Is Real and Minding Your Business Is Free

UPDATE: It seems that Dani may see the inside of a jail cell after all. It also appears that this has not been the best week for privileged White women. Well: Peep the updated story here: http://www.themarysue.com/dani-mathers-faces-jail-time/ _____________________ Lovers of the Zoo. I greet you today, but not from a happy place. No. Instead, I’m … Continue reading