Black Nerd Profile #3 – John Stewart

When I was 6 years old, one of my favorite TV shows was Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Even they were cartoons, they had writing which was as good if not better than most live action TV shows, both the villains and heroes were round and complex characters who had compelling motives. Among those…

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Black Nerd Profile # 2 – Issa Rae

Awkward is the new Magic You know that person or thing or place you discover that makes you go, “whoa, I’d wish I’d known/seen this before?” Watching The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl my freshmen year of college was one of those moments for me, second only to that time I asked Jesus to be my Lord…

Black Nerd Profile #1 – Missy Elliot

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’ Global Superstar. Black fat magic. Big girl goals. Virginia born and raised. Melissa Arnette Elliott was born on July 1, 1971, in Portsmouth, Virginia. Known mostly for her hits being in steady rotation through the mid-90s and early 2000s. She recently came into resurgence due to halftime show along Katy Perry. She’s…

REVIEW: Riverdale should be called ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’

The long awaited comic book to small screen adaptation of the beloved Archie comics premiered on Thursday 26th January and well I have a lot of thoughts since my last post on my expectations. It opens with Jughead (Cole Sprouse), our very own Nick Caraway, the narrator who experiences the story itself. The theme for me…

Magical Black Girl Syndrome

What do Black girls and the widely popular anime genre magical girls have in common? [Collage of Sailor Senshi by artist Odera Igbokwe ] “#Black Girl Magic” It’s the popular hashtag we’ve seen in the last few years plastered everywhere from social media accounts to various memorabilia. Coined by Cashawn Thompson in 2013 to highlight the…