Melayna Williams

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Melayna Williams is a legal-educated, anti-racism advocate, writer and podcaster. Her work is grounded in community mobilization, social justice, critical race theory and intersectional feminism. She has worked in human rights law, education law, alternative dispute resolution and sexual assault crisis response. She hosts Black Tea on Frequency Podcast Network and her work has appeared in Macleans, Flare, Vice, Photo District News, NOW Magazine and West End Phoenix.

Cassie & Alex’s pregnancy announcement 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at June 13, 2019 19:47:30 June 13, 2019 19:47:30
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Cassie is pregnant with her first child! She made the announcement early this morning, captioning the adorable picture of her and her boyfriend, Alex (most fitting last name ever) Fine as follows:           Full Story

Drake is not immune

Melayna Posted by Melayna at June 12, 2019 13:39:49 June 12, 2019 13:39:49
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Drake and Chris Brown’s new single “No Guidance” has hit #1 on Apple Music, with Chris celebrating the win on Instagram and Drake chiming in in the comments: “Jeeeeeeez....wait till the video drops - also are we the first mortal enemy duo to go number one on Apple Music?? #guinessbookofrecords” We all know the origin of their conflict is that they share an ex: pop star, makeup mogul, and fashion icon Rihanna. Full Story

Lena Waithe's The Chi drama

Melayna Posted by Melayna at June 10, 2019 17:26:28 June 10, 2019 17:26:28
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In the past few weeks, we have seen some serious drama unfold publicly from the set of  the Lena Waithe Showtime drama ,The Chi. Suddenly one of the stars, Jason Mitchell was thrust into the spotlight in a negative way, getting dropped from not only The Chi but also the Netflix movie Desperados, and his agency, UTA, for multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Full Story

Twitter comes for Future over Rolex

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 29, 2019 15:09:58 May 29, 2019 15:09:58
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Last week, baby Future celebrated his 5th birthday and was gifted a Rolex from his father, Atlanta rapper Future. Due to baby Future having three high profile parents (Ciara, Future, and stepfather NFL superstar Russell Wilson), imaginary parents, caregivers, and childhood psychology Twitter went in on Future. Full Story

Miley raps about Nicki 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 28, 2019 19:45:34 May 28, 2019 19:45:34
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Nicki Minaj is in the news. Usually this makes me happy but Miley Cyrus has decided to speak on her to roll out three singles. On one called "Cattitude," Miley raps “I love you Nicki, but I listen to Cardi.” As fans, we can joke about the Nicki hate-train which she has, in the past, benefited from, but there are other times when we should analyze the ways people dislike black women for no reason, which I elaborated on last year for Vice Full Story

Good Girls: there’s more to life than Game of Thrones 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 27, 2019 19:21:55 May 27, 2019 19:21:55
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SPOILERS Watching the season finale of NBC’s breakout dark comedy Good Girls was certainly an experience. The show has been so good, I was expecting to just love it and wait for season 3. But as the writers told us before the season began, season 2 was deeper, darker, and more fascinating than season 1. Full Story

Are Jhené and Big Sean back together? 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 16, 2019 19:45:08 May 16, 2019 19:45:08
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Last week, Jhené Aiko, vice president of my emotions (SZA, H.E.R and Lizzo are co-prez right now) released a freestyle called “Triggered”, a beautiful song that is clearly about her long-time love and current ex, rapper Big Sean. As usual, Twitter took notice: Jhené has been dropping hints that she is missing Sean, and is publicly unpacking aspects of their adorable and public relationship that lasted from 2016-2019. Full Story

The resurgence of Wendy Williams

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 16, 2019 14:49:10 May 16, 2019 14:49:10
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We are witnessing the literal resurgence of our queen of tea, shade, and daytime, Wendy Williams. And it’s been a long journey: it almost was 2 years ago when The Daily Mail broke the story about her satanic soon to be ex-husband having a whole house and mistress on the side. Full Story

The Veep series finale

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 14, 2019 19:47:41 May 14, 2019 19:47:41

On Sunday night, Veep went deep and dark for a finale that we all deserved. It has always been a brilliant show that made me feel smart for being in on the jokes and scandal. Most importantly, it stands in a unique spot amongst the elite of political television shows like West Wing, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Scandal. Full Story