Dr. Brittney Cooper

When a Black female college professor argued that World Star Hip Hop is cultivating a digital culture of violence that exploits Black women for profit during a Huff Post Live Google+ discussion moderated my Marc Lamont Hill, the Black male panelists rebuffed her thesis as nonsense. It was a disturbing exchange that revealed how some […]

Fact: Tyler Perry’s depictions of Black women on television and in film are consistently, intensely polarizing and problematic. They are either too weak or too strong; cartoonishly naive or abrasively cynical and bitter. They have survived abuse at the hands of devastatingly handsome Black men — who are portrayed as jealous, vengeful, omnipotent, omniscient and […]