Ask Dr. Goddess

An Open Letter to Mike Judge, On #SiliconValleyHBO

Oh Hey Mike Judge,

As you know, I tweeted my disgust to you about #SiliconValleyHBO’s second episode and my extreme disappointment that the first Black characters you introduced on this show were a Black woman stripper named “Mochachino” and some unnamed, scary Black man who served as her handler and enforcer.

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Saving the Gem of the Ocean: A Hearing to Save or Sell the August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Saving the Gem of the Ocean: A Hearing to Save or Sell The August Wilson Center
by Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis aka Dr. Goddess

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August Wilson for Young Minds

“August Wilson for Young Minds” is an Oral History, Preservation, Lecture and Teacher Training project from Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, who grew up on Wilson’s plays, taught the first August Wilson seminar at the University of Pittsburgh and is compiling a memoir of her time spent with August Wilson and in the City of Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

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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.

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My Twitter Beef with Oprah About Gabrielle Douglas

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.

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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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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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