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.

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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!

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A Poem for Jennifer Hudson

A Poem for Jennifer Hudson on Superbowl Sunday


Baptized me

in the Hudson River of Hope

Like New York’s plane crash survivors

You grabbed it and held on

To Audacity

You Have

Even more than Obama

And that’s a lot of Hope


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From Jena to Tahrir: Online Activism in the Age of Social Media and Public Intellectuals

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.

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Black Thought 2.0 Launches at Duke University with S. Craig Watkins

Black Thought 2.0 was curated by Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) via Duke University’s AAAS Program, the John Hope Franklin Center and More! It features @LeftOfBlack, @SCraigWatkins, @ProfBlmkelley, @SandyDarity, @ImaniPerry, @DrGoddess, @Jasiri_X and more!

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Piers Morgan and Toure Prove They Think Their Antics Are More Important Than Trayvon Martin

As I say in one of my tweets, this is just two pots calling each other’s kettles black. And it’s embarrassing. Piers Morgan and Toure ought to be ashamed of themselves, given how important Justice for Trayvon Martin truly is for all of us and especially the Martin family.

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On Being Natural and Black: An Open Letter to Wendy Williams

Dear Wendy Williams… You owe Black girls and women and any girl who struggles with not being the (white) standard of beauty an apology. You owe reparations, Wendy, so here’s what I want you to do…

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Black Twitter Creates Reparation Bands for Your Lady Antebellum Listening Pleasure

Simply put, #BlackTwitter doesn’t like the name of the band, “Lady Antebellum.” We’ve complained about it but with the advent of more teachers using slavery in the classroom with ignorant mathematical equations and racist meanderings, not to mention the GOP’s hideous attempts to rewrite history, it was time to fight back.

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