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My appearance today on “HuffPost Live #WMN: Tackling This Week’s Biggest Stories About Women”
This week’s biggest stories included Ray Rice, #WhyIStayed and for a bit of levity, Tampon Run. I’ve only done a small handful of live appearances, but I think this was one of my better, but more challenging ones. It was only 30 minutes, but I swear it felt like 10. We packed in A LOT in those 10 minutes, including 2 mini interviews. Once we got rolling I realized I was over prepared, which isn’t a bad thing, but in my head I had a bunch of talking points that probably should’ve been more boiled down into 3 or 4 instead of 10. 
The whole thing felt so fast and on top of that we were dealing with some heavy subjects which require a certain amount of nuance, which takes a lot of of you emotionally. This was glaringly obvious when my co-panelist somehow started sympathizing with Ray Rice (“He’s a really nice guy!”) and then got defensive when the other guest, a domestic violence survivor, called her out on victim blaming. Yeah. And I had to follow up after that. It was challenging but I got through it and I think I added to the conversation in a positive way, so overall I’m really happy. Thanks to everyone that tuned in! Ok, enough “behind the HuffPost Live”.  If you missed it, you can watch the episode here! 

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My appearance today on “HuffPost Live #WMN: Tackling This Week’s Biggest Stories About Women”

This week’s biggest stories included Ray Rice, #WhyIStayed and for a bit of levity, Tampon Run. I’ve only done a small handful of live appearances, but I think this was one of my better, but more challenging ones. It was only 30 minutes, but I swear it felt like 10. We packed in A LOT in those 10 minutes, including 2 mini interviews. Once we got rolling I realized I was over prepared, which isn’t a bad thing, but in my head I had a bunch of talking points that probably should’ve been more boiled down into 3 or 4 instead of 10.

The whole thing felt so fast and on top of that we were dealing with some heavy subjects which require a certain amount of nuance, which takes a lot of of you emotionally. This was glaringly obvious when my co-panelist somehow started sympathizing with Ray Rice (“He’s a really nice guy!”) and then got defensive when the other guest, a domestic violence survivor, called her out on victim blaming. Yeah. And I had to follow up after that. It was challenging but I got through it and I think I added to the conversation in a positive way, so overall I’m really happy. Thanks to everyone that tuned in! 

Ok, enough “behind the HuffPost Live”.
  If you missed it, you can watch the episode here! 

2 weeks ago 387 notes

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SHONDA RHIMES - SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, AND PRODUCER, creator of hit TV shows such as “Scandal” (ABC), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Private Practice” (ABC), and the forthcoming TV show “How to Get Away with Murder,” starring Viola Davis, which will premiere on ABC on September 25, 2014.

She also wrote screenplays for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) starring Halle Berry, Crossroads (2001) starring Britney Spears, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway.

In 2007, she was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 people who help shape the world. She has been nominated and/or won a few awards including Golden Globe, NAACP’s Image Award, Emmy, Black Reel Award, and WGA Award by the Writers Guild of America.

She also runs her own production company, ShondaLand, which produces the tv shows that ABC has picked up for airing rights.

The Los Angles Times just published a new article, hailing her for building a TV empire in spite of white men running Hollywood.

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2 weeks ago 7,316 notes

onlyblackgirl:

My white teacher was like:

"9/11 is arguably the worst thing to ever happen in the United States" 

All the pocs in the class, all 3 of us were like:

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2 weeks ago 16,424 notes

sliceofbri:

guys this super cute black girl came in my store with big, beautiful, natural hair and she was showing off her new red dress and i told her “you look so beautiful, just like annie!” and she and her mom didn’t know about the new movie coming out so i showed her the trailer and she said “mommy she looks just like me!” and her smile was so fucking huge

don’t tell me representation isn’t important

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2 weeks ago 65,674 notes

browngirlblues:

Women against feminism are basically just arguing that their individual lives are fine and they don’t care about what other women go through

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"I couldn’t dream better to be on stage with the woman that I love and, who i believe, is the best entertainer alive"
— Jay Z / On the Run / Paris (09/13)

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2 weeks ago 1,088 notes

I am soo tired of these black men caping for Ray Rice.

Yes, he deserves to lose his career because he deserves to be in jail. He can ask Vick to be his pen pal if he wants to play football after he gets out.

What happened before they got in the elevator does not justify his actions. You know, just how we all agreed Darren Wilson’s actions were unjustified despite what Mike Brown may have done.

Just last week it was all “Black Lives Matter” and now it’s “What did she do to provoke him?”

Janay is black and he could have killed her…still might if the situation presents itself…so are women not included in these “Black Lives?”

2 weeks ago  #black women #domestic violence #ray rice #black men #misogyny #tired of this shit  2 notes