Disney made headlines recently because the production crew were “struggling” to find an actor to play Aladdin in their upcoming live-action remake. Apparently, the 2,000 auditions just weren’t enough for them to choose from.
Despite the witty language and overall heart the film brought out of its characters, I couldn’t help but think about what it meant to see a brown man romance a white woman on the big screen.
It’s not just politicians who need to hear our queen Maxine’s message. It’s perfect for teens too. Here, we think back on all the times we could have used a “reclaiming my time” mantra.
I don’t ask celebrities to be perfect, everyone is flawed and has their demons. I just ask that they not be, you know, sexual predators…
Here’s the thing: gender fluidity is NOT a fashion statement or a trend…
I look at my parents, who never went to college, and how they live paycheck to paycheck. It’s not the future I want for myself. But without financial aid, I may not have a choice.
My mom was 21 when she got pregnant with me. She had to grow up faster than her peers, and take on a huge responsibility. Probably 10 years too early.