Social TV

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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The 2014 Oscars Were Finally Dignified, Deep and Diverse

Dr. Goddess gives some of the most inspiring moments from a most dignified and diverse 2014 Oscar Awards Ceremony.

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Breaking Bad’s (White) Supremacy

But “Breaking Bad” is also a categorically racist and white supremacist fantasy and narrative that would not allow me to grant it the “Best Television Show Ever” status some people wanted me to assign.

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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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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.

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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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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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