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Donald Glover Had A ‘Dream’

Hip-hop culture's most prominent creatives tend to have running themes throughout their work. Kanye West's music and video projects are commentaries on the limitations...

What ‘Due North’ Says About ‘Insecure’ And Its Young Black Viewers

"Is the soup hot?" "My soup is always hot..." You and I know that Due North, the fictional slavery-based romantic drama in the world of Insecure, is trash television. The...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not our ‘Black Panther’

I know there’s this hope that CRA is going to be our Black Panther. I see a lot of exuberance surrounding it. We did...
Beat Shazam Season 3

Beat Shazam Is Back, Along With The Wonderfully Awkward Racial Overtones

"This is a fucking social experiment," my girlfriend spit out in the midst of cackling at Aaron and Martin, Black sibling educators from Philly...

Fox News Might Be More Tolerant Than MSNBC

Yeah, I said it. I think we give Fox News too much of a hard time. I mean, there was that time Outnumbered co-host Andrea...

What They Say: Is ‘Black-ish’ Racist?

This past Monday, Andrea Peyser of the New York Post published an article claiming the show Black-ish perpetuates racist stereotypes of Black people. Among other...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...

The Get Down vs. Stranger Things

The Get Down and Stranger Things share a nostalgic feel that give each show context before they're even viewed. But the stories are vastly different, and play...
Marvel Villain Ideologies

He Ain’t Totally Wrong: Marvel Villain Ideologies I Can Respect

This piece contains some spoilers, but it’s been a hot minute since two of these movies came out and about a month since "Endgame"...

What They Say: Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters

Another stereotypical role for a Black actress, or nothing to worry about? The new Ghostbusters film is being led by an all-star cast of women...