Not Your Superwoman:  The Archetype of the Strong Black Woman

Not Your Superwoman: The Archetype of the Strong Black Woman

t’s a sad moment when a Karyn White song even vaguely resonates, but as I sip a beer and write this, those three lines from…

The Quiet Brilliance of Ava DuVernay’s <em>Queen Sugar</em>

The Quiet Brilliance of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar

n September 2016, a marvelous thing happened–two television shows, both created and produced by Black people and showcasing contemporary Black life in the South, premiered…

#GuiltyPleasureConfessional:  Into Each Generation, A Grimm Is Born

#GuiltyPleasureConfessional: Into Each Generation, A Grimm Is Born

“This here is the cathedral made of all the guilty pleasures pop culture has given us since the dawn of time. A safe space where…

BNP Ladies Present: Our Favorite Female Video Game Characters [The Traveler From Journey]

BNP Ladies Present: Our Favorite Female Video Game Characters [The Traveler From Journey]

Illustration by Yves-José Malgorn n idea was kicked around with the women of BNP about writing a bit on our favorite characters from video games….

Actually, I Don’t Have Time:  Breaking up with Orange Is the New Black

Actually, I Don’t Have Time: Breaking up with Orange Is the New Black

*Full of as many spoilers as OITNB’s writers room is full of white people* orty years. I turned 40 in the woods about 90 minutes…