We Need to Talk About Colorism on ‘Mixed-ish’

We Need to Talk About Colorism on ‘Mixed-ish’

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Mixed-ish is a new show to premiere this fall on ABC. If it sounds familiar its because it is the newest addition to the Kenya Barris empire on the network. His first big show was Black-ish then it’s spin off Grown-ish. Now, Mixed-ish will be a prequel series about Rainbow Johnson played by Tracee Ellis Ross.   Image via Rogers Media   When I first heard about the spin off, I was like…um okay? I’ve always liked Black-ish even when some of the episodes were questionable and the same goes for Grown-ish but sadly in a larger way.     …

Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Others Mourn Toni Morrison

Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Others Mourn Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison, essayist, novelist, professor, and Nobel Prize winner, passed away on August 5th, 2019. In the wake of her death, many people, fans and celebrities alike, have been sharing the impact that the author has had on their lives. Oprah Winfrey and former president Barack Obama shared some particularly touching responses.   Image via AceShowbiz   Winfrey shared this image of her and Morrison on her Instagram with the following caption: In the beginning was the Word. Toni Morrison took the word and turned it into a Song… of Solomon, of Sula, Beloved, Mercy, Paradise, Love, and more. She …