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Aldis Hodge Is As Nice Looking As He Is Smart

When I interviewed Aldis Hodge at the White House last week I’m-a gonna be honest, I knew not nare nothing about him and even less about Underground, a new WGN series about slavery and the Underground Railroad that stars him and one of my favorite actresses, Jurnee Smollett-Bell. But I was willing to learn. Especially when the teacher was handsome as all get out!

Check out our brief convo on Soundcloud after the jump. Continue reading

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Prince, Baltimore #Rally4Peace

He said it was also a rally for getting a “piece” of that economic pie. Prince challenged the young people to become leaders and entrepreneurs. It was pretty awesome. Nothing like a motivational speech in the middle of a Prince concert BY PRINCE. I was at the concert with Yesha Callahan and we sat in the NOSEBLEEDS, scared for our lives because we were so high up. But we still had a great time. Continue reading

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NBCBLK: Race Gets Lost in Translation Between Kanye, French Designer

Wrote an introspective piece on how black people don’t like talking about race so much as they have to, lest it looks like we’re endorsing our own slaughter. The backdrop? My years avoiding race (and failing at it) in California and Kanye West’s embrace of a French designer who was shamed out of using the N-word. Continue reading

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The Root: Kardashian/Rose Beef Full of Class, Race Drama

I wrote a piece for The Root today on how the drama between Khloe Kardashian and Amber Rose seems to be much ado about “slut shaming,” race and class. Namely, Rose and Kardashian trade in the same industry, but for some reason having wealth and privilege makes being a sexy femmebot an empowering decision. How dare Amber “choose her choice” of being a stripper at 15, but lets “celebrate” the equally provocative choices of La Familia Kardashian because … *shoulder shrug* … um … *record scratches.*

Money can’t buy you out of this trap the patriarchy put you in, ladies. Continue reading

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