Empire & the Myth of the “Black Stereotype” Pt. 1

Saying that the “Empire” TV show is stereotypical and coonery is an easy accusation to make and has a host of supporters.  I see why, the show has all of the elements and representations of which many people of color try to distance themselves.  But are these accusations true or are they just myths?

Labeling “Empire” stereotypical removes the need of accountability by throwing a veil over the problems and obstacles that truly affect many people of color. It puts “black” artists in an unattainable position of needing to be perfect while shaming them for being human and flawed. Hit play below to watch and then check out Part II of my Empire rant here.

 

Cyber Thuggin’ – The Five Most Common Trolls

Hello there my Freethinking Comrades!  This is the first official post for “One Chick Army” and I feel so happy to share it with you!  So let’s get into this.

We’ve all been there.  We post a comment on Twitter, Facebook or on a blog or decide to share a video showcasing how awesome we are and then…it happens.  Some random, anonymous person (b.k.a. a troll) comes out of nowhere and assigns the most insulting adjectives to you, that you feel like you’ve just been hit by an 18 wheeler.

I have had my fair share of debates in the virtual world and have run into all sorts of Internet Trolls.  Over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern. Outside of them being huge cowards, most of them are one trick ponies and often fall into one specific category.

The first episode of “One Chick Army” exposes the 5 most common type of trolls, how to spot them and how to deal with them.  Because, calling a hit man is not always the best option.  Give it a watch and then share your experiences dealing with a disgusting troll and how you handled them.