My thoughts on UO

The University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon video is all over CNN and my timeline on Facebook and Twitter. I have never seen a university react so quickly to anything. Universities are bureaucratic mines where ideas rarely lead to action with any sort of speed. However, I question whether they acted too quickly. The fraternity members were absolutely wrong and…

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My thoughts on the film “Dark Girls”

For the record, I've seen this documentary and attended a luncheon with one of the filmmakers-- D. Channsin Berry--who directed/produced the film with Bill Duke. They're planning to make a follow-up film called The Yellow Brick Road about light-skinned black women. The film was on OWN last night and the social media world was all a-buzz. I didn't re-watch the…

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Response to “The Weight Those Heels Carry”

Today's New York Times ran an article by Felicia R. Lee about Kerry Washington's role as Olivia Pope in the ABC television series Scandal. Through much of the article Lee wrote about how Washington's portrayal of Pope impacts the often vile (or absent) image of black women in the media. She noted that Washington is only the second black woman…

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