What I've been up to + upcoming events
I thought about burying the lede to make you really work for it, you know? But, we aren’t that kind of community. It has been announced today that I am…
What I’ve been doing on my summer vacation + writing about pop culture for pop-culture mags and the meaning of the “near-present.”
Getting past the discomfort of talking about money to have a real talk about money
The manifold credentials of Black women, the ultimate “professional professionals.”
Black women scholars + Why the institution cannot love you
Racial capitalism and beauty + David Brooks and lookism
Reviewing Savala Nolan's excellent 'Don't Let It Get You Down' in NYTBR + the Black essay is having a moment.
On bingeing Canadian detective shows + finding the perfect marriage in fiction
On Black women and the culture of marriage + 'Veil and Vow' by Aneeka Ayanna Henderson + Terry McMillan and the Black publishing boom of the ’90s
Pelletown signaling + The Everyday Healthcare Tax
Why I Hate* California*I don’t hate California per se. I am in L.A. for a few days for a work thing. I will tell y’all about it soon! For now, just know that it was a…