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On this first day of #WomensHistoryMonth I highlight Soror Barbara Jordan. She was the first African American to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She also introduced the Presidential Records Act that eventually became a law in 1978.
On this second day of #WomensHistoryMonth I highlight Soror Wilma Rudolph. Despite being told as a child she would never walk again, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during the 1960 Summer Olympics.
On this third day of #WomensHistoryMonth I highlight Soror Dr. Jocelyn Elders. She was the first African American Surgeon General. While in that position she advocated for sexual health and reproductive rights — something which is still taboo to this day.
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My lovely Patreon supporters should now have my August newsletter in their inboxes. And the July newsletter is now public. Check it out: patreon.com/posts/july-new…
On that note, I have a new Patreon goal to help me fund a pet project I've wanted to run for a little while.
Have you enjoyed me talking about consent in popular culture? Like this little thread I did on #BlackLightning?
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When shows I watch get cancelled, I always wish I'd have done more to praise them. So this'll be an ongoing thread of shows I like, cancelled and renewed.
I basically stumbled onto #Rise and it had me in my feelings every week. Such a good story and really talented young cast. I had a feeling it wouldn't be renewed, so I was apprehensive about investing. But it was a worthwhile to do so.
#Sirens is one of my favorite shows this season. I went into it expecting a kind of teenage melodrama (like Twilight with mermaids) but it's actually mature and smart. It's a far more engaging story than I expected and I actively anticipate new episodes every week.
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On the subject of representation and inclusion, it is misguided and downright factually incorrect to suggest that black women do not support other marginalized groups. Black women have used their influence and power to hire and cast a diverse range of people in their work.
Think of Shonda Rhimes. She rules Thurdays nights with her trifecta of hit series (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder). In addition to casting white and black actors, all three feature NBPOC in lead roles AND all three have featured queer characters.
Over on the CW, we're seeing Mara Brock Akil (and her husband Salim Akil) are killing it with #BlackLightning. The series not only features the FIRST black lesbian superhero, but it also features a groundbreaking interracial queer romance between Anissa and Grace Choi.
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