Off the Record

Michaela Coel

Content warning: This article discusses themes such as sexual assault and trauma. It also contains spoilers from the television show “I May Destroy You.”



The new FX series titled “Dave” is a semi-autobiography of David Burd, played by himself, who goes by Lil Dicky on stage. Yes, it is a corny dick joke and yes, I kinda love it. Moving on.



I became hip to Noname’s Book Club this past summer.


There isn’t much that hasn’t already been said about the power of voting. In a society in which many aspects of our livelihoods aren’t controlled by us, it is important that we at least have a say on who is allowed to lead our nation.

Wade Family

“What’s the point of being on this earth if you’re going to try to be someone you’re not?” - Zaya Wade



Music has always been an important part of my life. I think as I got older, I started to dive deeper into new and old genres. One glaring issue I found was the amount of Black women artists that were criminally underrated.



Tyler Perry's "A Fall from Grace" movie poster

Black Twitter is a beautifully vibrant, diverse and fun online space where many Black folks can find solidarity in ideas, views and interests. As a film lover, I particularly find myself following Black people who watch, discuss and engage with Black media.

We're Not Really Strangers card game

This past weekend, I played a game called “We’re Not Really Strangers.” For those who are unfamiliar, WNRS is a card game to help develop and strengthen relationships in your life.


Last night, while I was eating dinner and checking all of my social media platforms, I noticed that my best friend from home direct messaged me this story about a boy in Grand Rap