Without fresh source material, Kenya Barris fails to bring new complexity and depth to the ecosystem he has created.
The figures have been parsed through ad-nauseam in recent years, proving the failure of the program to successfully meet its stated objectives throughout Bloomberg’s mayoral tenure. An exegesis of the program, however, will show that it was actually quite successful, and worked exactly as designed. With every stop, New York’s gilded class was able to imprint a painful reminder that no matter how hard you may fight, the city does not — and will never — actually belong to you.
The NYC drill firebrand has the whole city behind him, and he’s just getting started.
She was the most accomplished Black woman ever to run for president. But what else did we know about her?
The artist’s Sunday Service concerts have afforded him grace in the face of controversy. But a lot has changed since he made “Jesus Walks.”
Tyler Perry’s legacy is one that will inevitably be acclaimed for his accumulation of immense capital. But nuance in the narrative lies in defining which Black community he is beholden to serving in his next era as an indisputable media mogul.
Growing up black and undocumented in a heavily policed neighborhood is often a ticket to the prison-to-deportation pipeline.
The insult to injury, lies in the audacity of any of the press within France – one of the pre-eminent colonizers of the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa – making distinctions in the harms that were historically imposed upon Black people, while simultaneously imposing a cultural norm of rejecting to acknowledge the nuances of race altogether.
Engaging in the labor of storytelling is not a tradition of exclusivity; it’s one of exchange and collaboration, as long as all parties arriving at the table have entered into a safe space of mutual respect and understanding. It’s a loss for us all when a new piece of Black work fails to understand that framework.
Can the impact of representation supersede the corporatization of identity?