The Boondocks: The Best Cartoon in History, VERIFIED by Me

by MILEN MEHARI I love the Boondocks. Honestly, I got Netflix to watch House of Cards, but I stayed because of the Boondocks. If you’re not familiar, first of all, why? Its a classic satirical cartoon show that explores the joys, trials, and nuance of Blackness. The comic turned cartoon show is created by Aaron […]

Bruh, you should read BRUH

Pictured here is the cover of the book BRUH by Markus Prime

by MILEN MEHARI I, like many young folks, love scrolling through tumblr, collecting and curating my niche little identity in a corner of the web. I tend to follow Black artist, vegan food blogs, and generally funny progressive content creators. It was on this platform that I found out about the book BRUH: Black Renditions of […]

What Makes a Woman (Gender Identity in Bitch Planet)

Even though our class only read the first volume of Bitch Planet, I continued to check back at a website I found where the newest issues were uploaded every month. Once I reached Issue #8, I noticed an ineteresting development in the story that we hadn’t gotten the chance to experience in class: the comic’s commentary […]

A Colorblind America?: Inaugural Imagery in March: Book Two

In March: Book Two by John Lewis, recurring images of President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration interrupt the central narrative set within the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s. I’m interested in how these images function, what message they send, particularly in regards to the ending of the book, where such an image is quickly followed […]

The X-Men and Injustices: A Short Recount/Modern Glimpse

In the Marvel Universe (MU), there are super natural/human beings that have very diverse powers and abilities. Among this group of super beings are the Mutants, though we know a few of them better as the X-Men. According to the Marvel website, “Mutants (also known as “homo superior”) are an offshoot sub-species of humanity who […]