For Kathleen Collins With So Much Joy: A Syllabus for the Losing Ground Film Screening Saturday July 18th 2015 @AFI Silver Spring

On Saturday I along with some friends will be attending a screening of Losing Ground (1982) directed by Kathleen Collins and you are welcome to join us. I LOVE this movie. I saw it earlier this year at Lincoln Center as a part of the "Tell it Like … [Continue reading]

Ms. Viola Davis and the White Beauty Industrial Complex

Viola Davis looks like the women in my family. ~My friend, and African American Playwright So. Alessandra Stanley called my friend* Ms. Viola Davis "less classically beautiful". Let me be clear. As a scholar my work is on Black women's … [Continue reading]

From Cafe los Negros to Black Girl Twitter: A Note on Race and Ownership of Social Media Properties

    Last year while writing my book I read (@ Moya's recommendation) "Race, Technology and Everyday Life", edited by Alondra Nelson, Thuy Lihn N. Tu and Alicia Headlam Hines. In this book there is a hell of an interview by Andrew Ross of … [Continue reading]