Meet Miami Golde, the Black Woman behind Féminin Rör

Féminin Rör is a Black-owned music publication created by women, for women. I had the opportunity to talk to Miami in May to learn about why she created her publication and the music industry’s overall need for better female representation. 

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Do the Right Thing: A Lesson on Empathy

Do the Right Thing is a comedy/drama movie created in 1989. The movie focuses on the day-to-day activities of different people in a predominantly Black community and their rivalries with neighboring non-Black business owners.  The main character in the movie, Mookie, is played by Spike Lee. He works as a pizza delivery boy for an […]

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Black Life In The Spotlight Of Literature

The Black experience has often been not diverse in media and literature. We have been portrayed as drug dealers, drug addicts, criminals, or impoverished athletes who find miraculous success at the hands of a generous white coach. Black characters, when included, have been one-dimensional figures within white narratives.  However, increasing numbers of Black literary minds […]

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The Light That Is Africa

When Black Panther was released in February 2018, I remember my Instagram feed being full of movie posters and my fellow African and Black friends posing with the Wakanda Forever signs. The love and unity for Africa poured out as people dressed in their African attire as they headed to see the movie with their […]

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And The Category Is… Representation: What we can learn from Pose and LGBTQ Inclusive TV

Pose is an American television drama series that features the largest ensemble of transgender actors ever cast in series regular roles. The show is set in 1980s New York City and focuses on Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender non-conforming ballroom culture. The show stars Dominique Jackson, who plays fierce house “mother” Elektra Abundance. MJ […]

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If You’ve Never Watched Insecure, Here’s 3 Reasons You Should Start Now

The first episode in the fourth season of HBO’s Insecure premiered last week on April 12th. Over the last two weeks, this show has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s funny, it’s dramatic, and it’s relatable, even though I am far from the age of the main characters.  Insecure had been on my mental “need to watch” […]

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My 6 Favorite Black-Girl Books to Read During Quarantine

Like many other Americans this week, I’m locked away at home practicing social distancing. It has been difficult to find ways to make myself feel busy and purposeful, particularly with the news that my school will not be returning for the rest of the semester. Nevertheless, I have reminded myself to remain optimistic, as the […]

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