The Internet is Exploding

The Internet is Exploding

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, how the US Senate fails citizens, Paris Hilton, Enya, TikTok and WeChat ban, and more

The internet was very sad and kinda all over the place this week, as was I.

The internet was kinda sad this week

Drinking with Nikki Giovanni and Tressie McMillan Cottom, the unfinished story of Emmett Till, how it is expensive to be poor, philanthropy mostly helps the rich, the end of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and more.

So much happened on the internet this week

Jesmyn Ward’s grief, Julia Bullock on poetry, Margie Hendrix’s unforgettable voice, we don’t know Mariah Carey, Niecy Nash comes out, and more

The internet was full of rupture this week

Amy Sherald’s Breonna Taylor painting, the future of museums, Chadwick Boseman, Jacob Blake, the NBA strikes, and more

The internet did its thing.

Michelle Obama, USPS, COVID-19 long-haulers, a back-to-school rap, the details of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson’s masterful duet, Megan Thee Stallion on Tory Lanez, and more.

The internet was kind of amazing this week

Janelle Monáe on Stacey Abrams, Kimberly Drew on Janet Mock, Zadie Smith on Toyin Ojih Odutola, the Verzuz Effect, what MasterClass really sells, and more

The internet was GOOD this week!

Highlights: the Beirut Explosion, how the pandemic defeated America, American racism, digital blackface, Simone Biles, the Olympic Games, beautiful pictures of Rihanna, stunning photos of Megan Thee Stallion, WAP, and Padma Lakshmi.

John Lewis in his own words, Noname’s book club, Keyshia Cole 15 years later, #challengeaccepted, Hong Kong's delayed election, and more

So much happened in the past two weeks, but I tried to ease my way back into the internet.

Viola Davis and Dario Calmese, Mary Trump, Nick Cannon, Naya Rivera, Megan Thee Stallion, and more

This week the internet was surprising, and almost all of my picks are about a person.

Michaela Coel, Ziwe Fumudoh, Killer Mike, canceling cancel culture, Beirut’s waste, a big victory for Native Americans, stop dining out

The internet was kinda great this week and it was filled with profiles and interviews.

Community accountability, the politics of storytelling, capitalizing the B in Black, Vanessa Guillen, COVID-19 parties, and more

The internet seems to be forgetting that we are in the middle of an uprising, and people are actively ignoring that we are in the middle of a pandemic!

Arthur Jafa, the future of bail funds, James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni, Elijah McClain, the Church of White Guilt, and more

People are still reeling from Beyonce’s Juneteenth drop, coronavirus cases are increasing as states reopen, and protests continue.

Juneteenth, Oluwatoyin Salau, Rayshard Brooks, grieving through John Coltrane’s “Alabama," and more

Important Supreme Court decisions were made, some racist branding was changed, and white people discovered Juneteenth, all of which were all over the internet this week.

White people need to talk about whiteness, JK Rowling’s transphobia, Bon Appétit’s implosion, a “bastard cop’s” confessions, and more

There were many thoughtful and beautifully written articles on the current protests, systemic racism, and racial and generational trauma, but it was still hard to be online. 

The past six months, accomplices v. allies, the psychopathology of whiteness, Black revolutionary texts, and more

The internet was reflective of the world this week.

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