Jenna Graham

Bio

Jenna Graham is a Rutgers graduate and a Jersey Shore native. She's a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan and self proclaimed movie critic. When she's not watching movies or football, you can catch her in the kitchen making some banging tacos.

18 Best Quotes From Netflix's 'Dear White People'

By Jenna Graham
Looking back on the outrage over the release of Netflix's Dear White People is pretty amusing. So many were quick to judge a show they were completely unfamiliar with. Little did these people know that not only would the series call out issues of…

I Want To Date A Nice Guy, Just Not Right Now

By Jenna Graham
I'm finally owning up to a seemingly nonsensical truth about myself: I'm a 25-year-old woman, and I still favor guys who don't prioritize me. I seem to always choose them over the nice guys who would better suit me in a relationship. But, these guys…

7 Little Things People Do Every Day That Are Actually Super Racist

By Jenna Graham
As a black woman, I am subjected to racism every single day. Most of these instances are subtle, and just to enjoy my day I knowingly let some of them slide. It's tiring having to fight every single racist remark or message I come across, especially…

What People Don't Get About The 'Angry Black Woman' Stereotype

By Jenna Graham
Loud, rude, inarticulate, aggressive. What would you do if you woke up every day knowing you're about to face a world that labels you these words at first glance? Would you: A, overcompensate in order to defy those stereotypes? B, get angry and risk…

What You Need To Know About Colorism, As Told By A Light-Skinned Black Woman

By Jenna Graham
"What are you mixed with?" is something I'm asked regularly. It's the most common question I receive from a stranger, and it still manages to get deep under my skin. I raise my eyebrow and respond with a blunt, "I'm black," only to be challenged…

These 10 Best Black Movies Of The ‘90s Will Help You Escape The Madness Of 2017

By Jenna Graham
Ahhh, the '90s: How I wish I could go back. I'm actually lying. The truth is, my age didn't even reach double digits in the '90s, and there's nothing I miss about having a bedtime and learning my times tables. However, what I DO wish to bring back…

What Will It Take For Feminism To Be Completely Intersectional?

By Jenna Graham
I never dared call myself a feminist until college. Before then, I always believed feminism was reserved for white women. The way I saw it, I had way too many other issues to be concerned about. And because these issues weren't addressed in the…

16 Memes That Prove You Need Black Twitter In Your Life

By Jenna Graham
I want to tell you about a place I go to when I'm in need of a laugh or inspiration. It's place that keeps me in the know, and above all else, is like a fundamental home away from home. This place, my friends, is Black Twitter. It's the virtual…

I’m Black And I Refuse To Change The Way I Speak In Front Of My White Friends

By Jenna Graham
When I came up with the idea to write about code-switching, the first thing I did was Google “code-switching in the black community.” My search resulted in nearly each headline calling this a "skill," and discussing the importance of learning this…

What You Should Tell People Who Believe We Live In A 'Post-Racial' America

By Jenna Graham
A couple of weeks ago, my brother and I decided to check out the HBO documentary "A Class Divide." While it was eye-opening, we couldn't ignore the feeling there was an underlying message. Throughout the film, one continuous point subtly seeped its…

This Is The Problem With Using MLK Quotes To Silence #BlackLivesMatter

By Jenna Graham
Martin Luther King's legacy has always been manipulated by education systems and the media to fit a narrative that makes non black people feel comfortable. We've been spoon fed this idea that no matter how abused we are, no how many of us are killed…