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‘African Booty Scratcher’: Turning Cruelty into Comedy

I remember feeling so bad when I’d hear the slur ‘African Booty Scratcher’ in my younger years from other students addressing African kids just because they didn’t understand them. But years later, being Afrocentric is a lot cooler than it was then, so I can only imagine the kids who were once teased looking at […]

Get to know King Krule

I heard this song by Willow Smith called ‘Easy Easy’ what now feels like forever ago and instantly fell in love. Willow is amazing artist so her twist to the song was phenomenal but me being me, I did my research to find that it was actually a cover of a song by artist Archy […]

Floyd Mayweather, a Class Act?

I’m not a major boxing/UFC fighting fan, similar to a lot of people who felt the need to weigh in on the Ronda Rousey and Mayweather confrontation back in August via social media. The tensions between the two were interesting, to say the least, with Rousey making comments about Floyd’s domestic violence disputes and him shooting back with financial […]

Meet our new Secretary of Education

The other day Ebony Magazine tweeted the people a question: What are the most important issues for 2016 presidential candidates to talk about? The question struck me as incredibly important, so I responded. By the turnout of reactions to my tweets, be it verbal responses, retweets or favorites, I think it’s safe to say that a […]

An Animated FLOTUS

I’ve got this niece that loves “playing doctor” with her new baby brother, and I’m almost positive that’s got something to do with the very popular Disney series ‘Doc McStuffins.’ McStuffins is quite the junior expert on veterinary health as she gives routine check-ups to her stuffed animals while young kids like my niece get a […]

SPLAT

First Kenan and Kel tug at our nostalgia strings with their reenactment of Good Burger on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and now it has come to my attention that Nickelodeon themselves are doing the people a solid as well. The greats that brought us orange VCR tapes are soon to be introducing their new […]

Viola Davis: Recognized and Recognizing

Viola Davis, an award-winning, phenomenal, Black actress, made history at the Emmys last night by being the first Black woman to win the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. While she was up against a slew of amazing actresses —- Claire Danes in Homeland, Taraji P. Henson in Empire, Robin Wright in House of […]

A representative conversation on the tensions between Africans and Black Americans

My favorite thing about the relationship with the writers at Hazie Thoughts is that there is no such thing as a “touchy” subject. There has always been an open invitation to any type of conversation, everything qualifies. So recently, an old friend of mine brought this article asking Black Americans to stop appropriating African culture to my […]

A Wu Review

Most people know The RZA as a rapper in and founder of the rap collective Wu-Tang (Witty unpredictable talent and natural game). Most also know that he’s a producer and actor as well. However, one skill the artist possesses that isn’t particularly as highlighted is writing; he has done both screenwriting and a couple books, using […]

Meet Moon Girl

Cultural representation is so important. It always has been important, and it’s something that people of color have been trying to implement into their everyday media intake for quite some time, and thanks to Marvel, we’re taking another stride in the right direction. One of the biggest names in comics is taking a refreshing spin […]

Misty's Magic: A Pointe of Reference and Representation

I am not well-versed on ballet. It was never really something that I took a personal interest in, in terms of participation, inspiration or entertainment and 22 years into my life, I’m beginning to wonder whether or not that’s because there was never any public cultural representation. I mean, even in movies and television the […]

#BBHMM or get got

At midnight last night (or this morning? I’m not sure I’ll ever know which way to refer to midnight) Rihanna released her highly-anticipated Bitch Better Have My Money video. And in typical Rihanna fashion, it has well over a million views in a short 7 hours. My favorite thing about the video is that it […]

The Internet Was Already Broken

On the night of November 18th, the very underrated Paper Magazine, along with Kim Kardashian, released the cover of their upcoming Winter issue. The title alone “Break The Internet” let you know from the gate that this wasn’t just any magazine cover, this was a magazine cover with one of the most famous people of all-time completely naked, […]

Souled Out

As a huge fan for years, I can only elate in the magic that is Jhene Aiko’s debut album Souled Out, released yesterday 9/9/2014. Her sound, her style, her message are all things I think are important and excessively relevant in today’s day and age. She’s done an incredible job staying true to her own […]

Flawless Sunday

It’s been a little while since I last wrote a post on here, but what better way to reappear than on this note? Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé are arguably (not really) the top two women in the music industry in regards to their own genres. And to top their own respectable status, they’ve collaborated for […]

Rihanna Takes It Home

  After a year or so of wondering when exactly we would see Rihanna’s talents surface on the big screen again, our questions have been answered. Dreamworks Animation casts Rihanna as the voice of ‘Tip,’ their first Black female lead character EVER, in their upcoming movie Home which is scheduled for an early 2015 release. […]

A Raise For Who Raised Us

In President Obama’s most recent weekly address he speaks on how important it is for women in this country to have equal opportunity in the workplace. Obama reminds the country that a woman in America still makes 77 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same type of labor, which is unacceptable. The […]

$urreal: Exquisite Corpse

A friend of mine sent me a link on twitter to this mixtape that his friends, local rappers by the name of $urreal, recently put out called Exquisite Corpse and I can honestly say I’m glad he did. “From the cover art, to the beats, to the lyrics everything is produced by this 4 man collective. […]

The Hart of Philly

This is a Public Service Announcement for the City Of PHILADELPHIA… I am taking 250,000 & donating it to the school district & parks & recreation centers to help them buy new computers! My city made me who I am today and for that I am thankful. I will make it my priority to help […]

Angola Three Minus One

Ever heard of the Angola Three? Well, unfortunately, now there are only two. After 41 years in solitary confinement for a murder that he professed his innocence for on numerous occasions, last week (September 27, 2013) Herman Wallace passed away from a gruesome case of liver cancer. The Angola Three are a group of three men […]