Recently I was reminded of something. In this era of awareness concerning diversity, it’s been all too easy for me to believe that because the creators of certain projects are Black they would take greater care to accurately portray members of the African diaspora. Surely, after being annoyed by biased, inaccurate representation, African-American creators would… Continue reading She’s Gotta Be Kidding
Millions of years ago when I was in school, I read The Handmaid’s Tale. And I’ll confess–as with all of Margaret Atwood’s works, it gave me the creeps. I don’t remember every precise detail of its story. However, I still have enough of it with me to recall its overarching themes. It deals specifically with… Continue reading The Handmaid’s FAIL?
In this episode, Jamie of Black Girl Nerds offers her listeners brilliant commentary on the idea of hashtag ownership. I’m about halfway through, and I have nothing to add. …Except for a little something about online behaviour. When I follow people on social media, it’s because their content interests me, or I like them, or both. Either… Continue reading #ThronesYall
Cuties. This post is useful, not only for Sleepy Hollow, but other shows. I’m talking about Abbie specifically. But what I have to offer is also a commentary on love, and the depiction of marginalized characters. A writer of color who used to work on Sleepy Hollow once insisted that contrary to what fans… Continue reading The “Other” Woman
This morning I noticed something. Here’s FOX’s 2016-2017 schedule. Sleepy Hollow isn’t returning until the middle of the season. (From what I can remember, that’s when…? January?) Although upset over Abbie’s elimination, I’ve been thinking. Last night, I came up with what I think is an appropriate analogy. In my opinion, this season’s finale was Sleepy Hollow… Continue reading FOX’s Kobiyashi
Here it is–my latest podcast episode featuring Monique of Just Add Color and Jamie, from Black Girl Nerds. Enjoy!
For those who missed that last scene: Yesterday I saw a prompt to discuss what people think will happen on season 2 of Underground. My mind went in several different directions… Rosalee will be working as Harriet Tubman’s apprentice (for lack of a better word). I’m glad to know that Harriet is a character in… Continue reading Imagining Underground – What’s next?
If you missed the latest episode and don’t like spoilers, this isn’t the post for you. Most shows that cover serious subjects avoid giving children a lot to do. Certainly, when I’ve seen programs depict slavery, the majority of screen time is given to adult actors, while the kids appear merely for minutes, if not seconds. However… Continue reading LAST week on Underground
Have you seen this? Video via Nicole Beharie Daily Shortly after I pressed “PLAY”, I almost started to cry. I definitely started to think. As a fan, I realized how selfish I’ve been. I don’t want to let Nicole Beharie’s Abbie go. But you know what else I don’t want? For Ms. Beharie to have to… Continue reading Nicole Beharie Deserves Better
I know, I know. Another piece on Sleepy Hollow‘s relationships. Sorry. After I asked about her, Jamie from Black Girl Nerds referred to Betsy Ross as “another Katrina”. Back in the day I’m pretty sure I snarked about her on Twitter. However in retrospect, I actually understood why Katrina existed. She was there from Sleepy Hollow’s… Continue reading Crane’s Angels?