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LEMONADE Sipping, Hair Flipping, Eyebrow Icon, and all around Goddess Zendaya is Our New Mary Jane in #SpidermanHomecoming

It’s no secret that I am exhausted by reboots.  However, sometimes remaking a beloved film and refashioning it for our particular cultural moment can provide opportunities for marginalized groups to have access to more nuanced stories, Ghostbusters being the perfect example.  When Marvel first dropped news that they had regained the rights to Spiderman, and were rebooting the film, I was ecstatic.  I thought this was our chance for Donald Glover or to see Peter Parker make way for Miles Morales.  My hope was of course crushed when it was announced that Spiderman would once again be a White boy with brown hair.  Tom Holland was able to melt some of the ice around my cold, cynical heart with his exuberant performance in the aggressively dull Captain America: Civil War.  However, nothing could have prepared my heart for this.

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Chloe x Halle are #BlackExcellence

Sometimes you sleep on greatness, and then berate yourself for your procrastination.  I have been hearing buzz about Chloe x Halle for at least a year and a half.  The young Atlanta duo’s cover of Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts” made them internet sensations.  Then Beyoncé signed them to her label Parkwood Entertainment.  I will repeat Beyoncé, the meticulous show stopper who this year put out one of the best pieces of art I’ve seen in my life, signed them, and I STILL hadn’t heard their work.  Today I remedied the situation. Continue reading

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