Negress Allure (in honor of sisters at the 2017 MET Gala…)

A Cosmopolitan online piece pointed out how women of color were best-dressed at the 2017 MET Gala. I must agree with Cosmo (which I rarely do). While everybody else was smoking in the bathroom, brown girls were kind of showing everybody else what the real point of the night is. But, Negress allure will be any woman’s best friend.
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I am not clapping for Moonlight just because I am Black.

25 years from now, a new generation will still have no clue who August Wilson or Katharine Johnson are. However, they will have a “classic” Best Picture still popping up. It will use pretty arthouse shots and soaring classical music to show them Black women were crackheads who neglected and abused their sons to grow up into sexually-conflicted drug dealers who fight not to hate them for it. Continue reading

When We Are Witnesses…for Kitty Genovese

No matter what I have learned from her brother Bill Genovese’s heart-wrenching push for the truth, I still can not extinguish the feeling of seeing myself in Kitty Genovese: young, happy, independent, innocent, moving toward the future, and fated to be a woman living alone in American big cities. Continue reading