Tiffanie's Recent Articles

We Need to Talk About the Responses to My Critique of Solange’s New Album

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On Friday, I wrote and published a review on Solange’s new album, A Seat at the Table, honestly reflective of the opinions I had of the artistic effort. In short, overall, I found it to be mediocre, underwhelming and uninspired. The piece was viewed and shared...

Y’all Tripping, Solange’s New Album Isn’t Magical At All

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Before I get to the reasons why Solange’s new creative effort, A Seat at the Table, is absolutely mediocre (at best), I have an important question that may very well prove my point for me: Who is still even listening to that album? I know...

Clutch Readers: We Gotta Get This Rapey Teyana Taylor Comedy Video Offline

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Dear Clutch Readers, I am sure most of you are familiar with the Kanye West visual, Fade, featuring dancer Teyana Taylor. Taylor made headlines after she broke the internet with her steamy choreography and a body that inspired thousands of women to head back to...

A Chat With @Nevlynnn: On Self-Care & Emotionally Enduring “The Big Chop”

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Black women have a strained relationship with our hair and with good reason. In a White supremacist society, all beauty is measured against Whiteness and that truism is no better demonstrated by society’s obsession with straight hair. For far too long, Black women were told...

On America & Confronting Racism: Sometimes Leaving is the Answer

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About three years ago, I wrote an article titled “Goodbye to my American Dream” detailing the difficult decision I made right after graduating college to leave the United States of America to return to my country of birth, Trinidad and Tobago, because of racism. The...

I (Barely) Survived America’s Separate & Unequal Education System

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When I am acquainted with strangers, they are not surprised to learn that I navigated America’s school system. They see a professional: nails manicured, clothes ironed, leather bag, matching shoes. They hear an intellect: Kant, neuroplasticity, theories of social psychology. What they do not sense,...