I have a love/hate relationship with new music because I miss the days of things being clever versus on the nose. Nevertheless, I'm a huge music fan and I listen to everything and almost anything once-- except EDM. Issa no for me dawg. Either way, summertime playlists are a staple for us as Black women … Continue reading Three Songs by Black Women to Add to Your Summer Rotation
Being a strong "friend" means I never want to actually talk about the roots of my problems and what's really going on because I don't want to bother people. But receiving a text, phone call, email, something showing a modicum of thought beyond "can you help me with" can be seriously affirming.
I turned in a full draft of my dissertation proposal and finally got a moment to breathe. As an over-committed graduate student working to break the cycle of doing too much (in my best of Moneybagg Yo et al. voices), I decided to allow myself the space to watch four hours of TV this week. In T.V. … Continue reading On #Scandal, “The List,” & A Culture of Workplace “Sex”
Cardi-B released her most recent single "Be Careful" and many consider it to be a musical warning shot at her cheating fiance. I don't know the ins and outs of Cardi's relationship, but what I hear in this song is a pain all too familiar. One that my friends be they Ph.D. or No-D, middle class or … Continue reading New Music Friday: Cardi-B x Be Careful
It's March 1st ya'll!!!! And with March 1 comes an end to Black History Month and beginning of Women's History Month. If you're like us at Cite A Sista, both of these identities are your own, inextricably tied, and require an intersectional understanding of the world. So as we think about celebrating Black women, we … Continue reading From #BlackHistoryMonth to #WomensHistoryMonth… It’s Black Women’s History SEASON!
As a co-founder of #CiteASista and one of five founding members of #SisterPhD I am no stranger to spending a lot of my time working towards (and on) supporting Black women. My research is about Black women. My life's work is on centering and supporting Black women. I work, every day, so fewer Black women … Continue reading Not you too, sis?: Taking Advantage of Fellow #BlackGirlMagic
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Black History. For some people, it is a 28-day reminder (Plus the third Monday in Jan) to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Black icons. For others, it's a reason to take a paid day off from work. For me? It's my worldview, my impetus for moving forward, my source of strength, and my constant … Continue reading When #MLKday and #J15 Collide: Honoring *Soror* Septima Poinsette Clark
For the last few weeks? (who can tell when every Darth Cheeto Scandal makes a day feel like a month) Twitter has been ablaze about the lack of promotions and support for the Taraji P. Henson led action thriller Proud Mary. With a supporting cast featuring Danny Glover, Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, and Neal McDonough, … Continue reading 4 Reasons I loved #ProudMaryMovie [Spoilers Ahead]