Top 4 jokes from Eddie Murphy’s “RAW” that have changed in meaning today

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Eddie Murphy’s comedy special Raw. To date, it is the highest grossing stand-up movie of all time. After watching Raw for the first time this year, I began to think about how comedy has changed over the past 30 years. While comedy is heavily influenced by politics and by culture, there are also many jokes are about sex … Continue reading Top 4 jokes from Eddie Murphy’s “RAW” that have changed in meaning today

It’s Not You, It’s Men: Gender roles in relationships

Recently, the OWN channel released the news that it would not be renewing the show, It’s Not You, It’s Men, for a second season (Clutch, 2016). The primetime talk show was hosted by actor/singer Tyrese and rapper/reality star Rev Run. The male hosts attempted to explore the reason behind women’s (particularly Black women’s) unsatisfactory love and sex lives. By looking at just the title, one … Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Men: Gender roles in relationships

Big Brother 18: Negotiating Consent and Boundaries within a Reality Show

This season of CBS’ Big Brother is full of new game twists, rioting teams, and returning contestants. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Big Brother is a reality game show in which a group of people live together in a secluded house away from the world and the media. Each week, they have to compete to win the power to avoid and/or nominate people … Continue reading Big Brother 18: Negotiating Consent and Boundaries within a Reality Show

State Farm Commercial: I’m Never Letting Go

Commercials are great.  I see tons of them every day, and none are funnier than the auto insurance commercials that I love so much. But for some reason, a recent commercial by State Farm has really caught my attention. You may have seen it: it starts off with a single man who claims that he will never get married, never have kids, and never move … Continue reading State Farm Commercial: I’m Never Letting Go