We don’t need to look to comic books to find black superheroes

When I was in New York a few weeks ago, I saw John Leguizamo's one-man, Broadway show Latin History for Morons at Studio 54. In Morons, Leguizamao is in search of Latin heroes to share with his son, who is bullied for being the only brown kid at his all white private school. As I watched his 90-minute journey through…

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Black Jesus, Black-ish and black satire that white people can appreciate

SPOILER ALERT   Black Jesus: Jesus is in Compton trying to encourage peace and economic empowerment in the hood. The way he plans to do this is by starting a community garden with his few faithful followers. Now, instead of eating fried chicken, brothas in the hood are eating salads and feeling better and more energized. Obstacles to this flourishing…

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My delayed but still relevant reaction to OITNB Season 2

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS! So social media blew up a few¬†weeks ago when season 2 of Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix. And now with it's recent Emmy nominations (shout out to Laverne Cox!) people who never considered watching the series will tune in to see what the hype is about. I personally was late to the…

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I’m watching Season 1 of “The Newsroom…”

...and I am incredibly underwhelmed by the way the women characters have been written. In such a typically WASP-y way, all of the men are intelligent and reasonable, and all of the women can't use their brains on account of being too emotional. All of the women on this show are educated and in positions of power at the network…

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