Archive for March, 2012

Friday 23 March, 2012

Beyond Tyler Perry’s Existence: Why We Need More Awkard Black Girls

“The problem with Tyler Perry isn’t that he exists…” Of course, everyone in the audience on Issa Rae’s college tour couldn’t stop laughing as she began to explain her thoughts on stereotypes in Perry’s films. She thinks the real issue is bigger than Tyler Perry. There are plenty of talented artists telling rich stories about […]

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Beautiful Soul: Mamadee on Musical Inspiration, Rasta and Re-Connecting with Our Roots

“You know those souls you can trust, souls that want the best for you and souls that are happy when you have success in life?” This is how reggae singer Mamadee, explains the inspiration for her song, “Beautiful Soul.” We think that this is also the best way to describe Mamadee, an Afro-German singer from […]

Thursday 01 March, 2012

Always A Reason to Laugh: Our Conversation with Comedienne Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji’s 2-word meteorology lesson about Africa: “It’s HOT!!!” For Yvonne, telling sexually explicit or raunchy jokes would just be too easy. As she says: “A LOT more happens in your day and around the world that provides humor than what random position your boyfriend had you in last night.” Her Nigerian roots, random everyday […]