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

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

Zendaya’s Casting as Mary Jane Watson Proves It’s Never Just About “Canon”
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Zendaya’s Casting as Mary Jane Watson Proves It’s Never Just About “Canon”

So this past weekend, I spent all my time collecting a bunch of Chet™ tears as well as the tears of his nerdy cousin Doug™. Why was I doing this? Well, here’s the thing: Ya girl Mary Jane Watson…is now Black. That’s right. Marvel recently announced that Zendaya Coleman is going to be playing the … Continue reading

Ghostbusters Review: Leslie Jones, You Deserve Better
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Ghostbusters Review: Leslie Jones, You Deserve Better

I like to keep y’all gagging for more. So every 6 months or so, I swing by the Zoo with a sarcastic review of some mediocre movie I’ve had the displeasure of watching. Today, ladies and gents, that movie is Ghostbusters. Not the original, obviously. No…unfortunately, it’s the crappy remake. Melissa McCarthy (ew), Kate McKinnon … Continue reading

We Need To Beef Up Security At The Cookout
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We Need To Beef Up Security At The Cookout

The Cookout™. It is a pair of words that mean nothing when they are both looked at in isolation but mean everything when they are brought together in holy matrimony of Blackness. Next to the infamous and embattled Black Card™, The Cookout™ is the ultimate determinant of coolness (aka Blackness or proximity to Blackness thereof). … Continue reading

Said Something Racist Lately? Have No Fear! The Racist Apology Guide Is Here
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Said Something Racist Lately? Have No Fear! The Racist Apology Guide Is Here

Greetings, fairest denizens of the Zoo. While it’s been awhile since I last talked to each and every one of you, I am here to say that it has been a WILD couple of days for us over at the Zoo–and frankly for comic book fans at-large as well. On top coming off of a Captain … Continue reading

Dear Ms. Janet: It Is That Deep
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Dear Ms. Janet: It Is That Deep

Yesterday, Janet Hubert “clapped back” at and “read” Jada Pinkett-Smith on her call-out of the Oscar and her calls to boycott. Because this video was coming from Janet Hubert and because she forever has a place in my heart as the OG Aunt Viv aka Dark-Skinned Aunt Viv, I wanted to “YASSSSSSS” at this video. … Continue reading

About That Boycott: On Star Wars and the Idea of “Feeding The Trolls”
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About That Boycott: On Star Wars and the Idea of “Feeding The Trolls”

Greetings, lovers of the Zoo. Today, instead of posting a new “Marvelous Women” piece, I’m going to comment on something that’s been on my mind since yesterday…which happens to be the commotion surrounding #BoycottStarWarsVII. In case you haven’t heard, #BoycottStarWarsVII was trending yesterday, much to the confusion of the general public. The tag, (which was … Continue reading