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Dr. Goddess gives some of the most inspiring moments from a most dignified and diverse 2014 Oscar Awards…
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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!
Posted in Activism, Art, Beauty, Blog, Featured, Local, Social Media, Social TV, Travel by Dr. Goddess
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, Social TV, Travel 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.
Black Thought 2.0 Launches at Duke University with S. Craig Watkins
Posted in Activism, Art, Ask Dr. Goddess, Blog, Featured, Politics, Scholarship, Social Media, Social TV, Travel by Dr. Goddess
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!
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.
On Being Natural and Black: An Open Letter to Wendy Williams
Posted in Activism, Art, Ask Dr. Goddess, Beauty, Blog, Featured, Politics, Products, Scholarship, Social Media, Social TV by Dr. Goddess
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…
Issa Rae of Awkward Black Girl Freestyles for Dr. Goddess
Before I can hit the stage, a sista starts beatboxing hardcore from behind me. OOOOohhh, I fall right into the beat. Her name is Amber. We all tell her to get up onstage! She jumps onstage, beatboxes, and Issa Rae starts freestyling…