And I know folk may be on Django Unchained overload, but with the movie getting several Oscar nods while facing off against some good ol’ fashioned Quentin Tarrantino controversy, I’ve come across some totally badass commentary from black thinkers I respect, including these:
- 10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’ (Colorlines)
- Broomhilda in Chains (EisaEulen.com) <– a woman’s take on the strength of shero slaves missing in Django
And other MyBrownBaby Fresh posts we spotted this week:
Scared Straight: A mom ponders the effects of her press ‘n curl on her daughter (BlackandGreenMama)
I Give Other People’s Children The Mom Look (Mommyish)
Frida Kahlo’s Closet is Opened After 58 Years (Univision) <– a dope exploration on the fashion, culture, ethnicity and identity of one of my fav artists.
Reflections on Roe v. Wade by a black nationalist, womanist-leaning, hip-hop-generation writer (Dissent)
Trying to Be the Perfect Wife and Mother Nearly Killed Me (Ebony.com)
With Children, When Does Religion Go Too Far? (New York Times)
Hospital Missed Single Mom’s Cancer Diagnosis, Now She Only Has 6 Months to Live (Clutch)
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Get’: How to Fix the Gender Gap in Salary Negotiations (The Atlantic)
Flu Outbreak Spreads Across U.S. as Media Drops the Ball (Daily Beast)
And finally, remember The Fabulous McGhee Sextuplets in all their chocolatey goodness? They’ve got a new show on OWN, Oprah’s network, called 6 Little McGhees. GASP! How adorable? Check out a preview of the show here on Oprah.com, or watch the show, which airs on Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Have a fab weekend!
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