Viola Davis, Cultivation Theory, and the 2015 #Emmy Awards

I won’t pretend I didn’t cry this morning. I didn’t watch the Emmys live last night, so waking up to the news that not only did Viola Davis win herself an Emmy (as I predicted back when she de-wigged on primetime), but two other black women, (Regina King for American Crime and Uzo Aduba for Orange is the New Black) had also left with trophies, has left me floating on a cloud of #blackgirlmagic that has lasted the entire day.

But it has also left me thinking long and hard about why these victories matter on a sociopolitical level. Read More Viola Davis, Cultivation Theory, and the 2015 #Emmy Awards

“Southland”: Thank Goodness For Second Chances

There are so many shows that aren’t given a proper chance to shine before getting cut (no, I’m still not over Freaks & Geeks, ok?). Every once in a million years, a program is given a second chance on another network, and one of my favorite shows, Southland, is a member of this small club.  Read More “Southland”: Thank Goodness For Second Chances