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Dr. Goddess Conjures Up a Sermon for the Conscious Types
In the Black community, you are “conscious” if you are “awake” to the social, political and economic reality of being Black in America. The term may have been popularized by the 5% Nation of Gods and Earths but via Hip Hop, public lectures and oral history, ideas of the “conscious” are no longer the realm of one organization or people.
Twitter Outraged Over @TheOnion Tweet About Nine Year Old Actress at #Oscars
We were watching and live-tweeting the Oscars and then whomever was tweeting for @TheOnion wrote a disgusting tweet about Quvenzhane Wallis, the nine year old actress who made history becoming the youngest actress nominated for an Oscar.
My Twitter Beef with Oprah About Gabrielle Douglas
Posted in Activism, Art, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Featured, Politics, Products, Scholarship, Social Media, Travel, TV by Dr. Goddess
Dr. Goddess enters into a Twitter debate with Oprah Winfrey over her focus on hair during her “Next Chapter” interview with Gabrielle Douglas on OWN TV.
Funny Sistas Speak at BlogHer 2012 in New York City!
I submitted for BlogHer 2012 and it was happily accepted: “Strategic Content Development Across Multiple Disciplines: Onstage, Onscreen and Online,” with Issa Rae (@IssaRae) of “Awkward Black Girl,” Franchesca Leigh Ramsey (@ChescaLeigh) of “Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls,” Luvvie Ajayi (@Luvvie) of “Awesomely Luvvie” and yours truly, Dr. Goddess (@DrGoddess) of “Dr. Goddess!: A One Woman Show” and “Dr. Goddess Goes to Jail, a spoken word, musical comedy (unfortunately) based on a true story.
Twitter Remembers Author and Fashionista, Erica J. Kennedy
Today, on Twitter, many of us learned that Author and Fashionista, Erica J. Kennedy passed away. According to her cousin, @bossladydani, she was found in her Miami apartment. We will hear much more about what happened in the future but as someone who archives and talks about “the bombastic brilliance of Black Twitter,” I found myself scrolling through Erica Kennedy’s timeline and laughing, smiling and crying. She was young, beautiful, talented, brilliant, all of that. Erica arrived on Twitter, initially, as @Feminista09 and then moved to @ericajk.
Balafon’s Welcome to Black River African Dance Conference!
Oh yes!! YES! Pittsburgh’s first Welcome to Black River African Dance Conference! May 25 – 27, 2012, Memorial Day Weekend! We’re going to learn so many different dances, such as Sabar, Lenjen and Sorsone! We have Papa Assane Kone from Kankouran in D.C. in the house, too!
A Poem for Jennifer Hudson
A Poem for Jennifer Hudson on Superbowl Sunday
in the Hudson River of Hope
Like New York’s plane crash survivors
You grabbed it and held on
Even more than Obama
And that’s a lot of Hope
From Jena to Tahrir: Online Activism in the Age of Social Media and Public Intellectuals
Posted in Activism, Art, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Featured, Local, Politics, Scholarship, Social Media, Travel, TV by Dr. Goddess
Along with @Moyazb and @AlexisPauline, I shared the panel with my Pittsburgh homeslizzle, @Jasiri_x and Dr. (@Salamishah) Tillet and it was moderated by former Duke Univ. grad and now Univ. of Missouri Prof, @DivaFeminist. I’m @DrGoddess and I shared my history of activism and social media.