There are only two episodes left in this season of BET’s hit drama Being Mary Jane, and Mara Brock Akil deserves a serious round of applause.
In addition to bringing in millions of viewers, BMJ has touched on so many relevant issues from mental health and suicide and dating “entitled Black men“, to being a complete badass in the workplace. While the second season was pretty great too, this go ’round, Akil and her writers have put their foot all up in this show!
And this week’s episode was no exception.
Tuesday, Mary Jane decided to break in her new white boo, but before they got it on she made him take a slew of tests. While some folks on Twitter accused MJ of being “extra,” we think the move was downright brilliant.
We’ve heard the warnings and slogans before about “no glove, no love,” and still so many Black women are becoming infected with sexually transmitted infections like HIV. In fact, Black women account for nearly a third of all new HIV infections among Black folks so we think more sisters should follow Mary Jane’s lead.
Take a look.
Whenever you start seeing a new boo, do you two get tested?
*BTW: Learn more about rapid HIV tests (or buy your own), here.