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‘Zola’ Sets Out a Clear Line Between Sex Work and Sex Trafficking that you won’t Forget

“Zola, although it’s fun, and you’re laughing and there’s music, dancing, underneath it’s like, ‘Oh, this is her processing her trauma through something’ that was actually a very dangerous situation.” Joi McMillon, Editor of the film ‘Zola’ The film Zola tells the story of a black girl of the same name (played by Taylour Paige) who is … Continue reading ‘Zola’ Sets Out a Clear Line Between Sex Work and Sex Trafficking that you won’t Forget

Is’Nana back in Action: “Birthday” Review

Do you remember Saturday morning cartoons? You know, cereal or oatmeal in hand, just before your momma turned on Luther and Anita to start the house cleaning routine… those Saturdays. That feeling of joy and expectation where absolutely nothing could ruin it? That is how it feels reading Is’nana Were-Spider: Birthday Day. Greg Anderson Elysee … Continue reading Is’Nana back in Action: “Birthday” Review

Facing Race Day 1 Recap

I didn’t realize that I was considered an activist until a few years ago.  It was brought to my attention when I was invited to speak at the 2016 Facing Race National Conference over four years ago. The bi-annual conference brings together community organizers from across the country to discuss how to implement racial as … Continue reading Facing Race Day 1 Recap

5 Films (and Shows) You Slept on, Way Before ‘Cuties’ Got Here

The current seems to be pulling away from the Netflix show Cuties written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. It’s about a girl and her friends who want so badly to be “grown-up” that they pull examples of adulthood from social media. Well, it should come as a surprise that the girls end up mimicking provocative … Continue reading 5 Films (and Shows) You Slept on, Way Before ‘Cuties’ Got Here

That Time When The Blerd Galaxy Board was On a SDCC Panel

Remember that time when the Blerd Galaxy Board members were on an SDCC panel with Jules Rivera and Camilla Zhang? Well, we were interviewed by CNN reporter Chris Morrow after the panel. Our interview posted weeks later. We found it and now we are sharing it with you. Listen as Vanee, Marqueeda, Regine, and Jonita … Continue reading That Time When The Blerd Galaxy Board was On a SDCC Panel

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