The Black Sterring
Living Single & the Archetypes of Sitcoms

Living Single & the Archetypes of Sitcoms

April 16, 2021

It's the turn of the sitcom. This time around we're looking back at the OG on which many formats and their Friends (gerrit?) were built. Join us we pay homage to the beautiful black women of Living Single. 

Lit Fires Everywhere

Lit Fires Everywhere

March 17, 2021

We go fire pon di mic on episode 7 with Little Fires Everywhere starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. It's a deep dive into what motherhood and childhood look like across the intersections of race, class, neurosis and loss. 

Blood & Water: Bana ba di Model C

Blood & Water: Bana ba di Model C

February 18, 2021

There's nothing quite like a teen drama because, honestly, that's where all the drama began. On episode 6 we go back to high school with Netflix original, Blood & Water starring black women in lead roles. We had some thoughts (and confetti!).  

The Ish-World of Kenya Barris

The Ish-World of Kenya Barris

January 21, 2021

Showrunners are up! On episode 5 we take stock of Kenya Barris' universe of black identity, politics and culture in Black-ish, Grown-ish, Mixed-ish and Black AF. 

I May Destroy You(r Idea of Consent)

I May Destroy You(r Idea of Consent)

January 13, 2021

Take a shot of something strong and zero in on I May Destroy You with us on episode 4. We're unpacking consent via the The HBO-BBC show by the outstanding Michaela Coel.  

How To Ruin Christmas & Other Messtivities

How To Ruin Christmas & Other Messtivities

December 30, 2020

The plug may've been pulled on Dezemba but SA's Netflix Original, How To Ruin Christmas, kept the current up. On episode 3, we look at homegrown nostalgia and all the black-women tropes we're used to in this feel-good mini-series that feels like home.

Insecure S4: Growing Up & Apart

Insecure S4: Growing Up & Apart

December 17, 2020

On this second episode of our Insecure deep dive, we look at endings. We unpack the friendships between black women through the trials that Molly and Issa face as well as romantic cross-roads via Lawrence and Issa. Issa lot.

The Black Sterring - Insecure & All That Tea

The Black Sterring - Insecure & All That Tea

December 10, 2020

Welcome to The Black Sterring! It's our first episode and we're coming in hot and little tongue-tied;) We're talking being seen as human onscreen while being a black women. How does that go bazalwane?

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