How Feel-Good Show “The Facts of Life” Tackled a KKK Problem, 35 Years Before Summer 2017
first published on MEDIUM, October 3, 2017, LINK The Facts of Life, similar to a lot of 1980s television, conjures warm-hearted memories of adolescent shenanigans and those same characters learning life lessons after an impassioned sit-down with an elder. Unlike a lot of sitcoms of the decade, The Facts of Life’s cast was pre-teen and teen girls,…
We Built This City On…Racism?
I’m so embarrassed. I just don’t know how much longer I can defend my city. My hometown of Boston and it’s troublesome label of being a racist city. How about “the most racist city ever”? I held a stalwart stance when New Yorkers would ask me, in all seriousness, “Are there any Black people in…
The Brothers Have Spoken: Between The World & Me and The Fire Next Time
by Shardae Jobson I immediately stopped drafting my original review of Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ Between the World and Me after I had skimmed reviews online and read more than once, that he was directly influenced by a specific piece of non-fiction work: James Baldwin‘s The Fire Next Time. Having just completed Between The World and Me, I was eager…
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