Opinion: What the calls to boycott ‘The Woman King’ are really saying

Imagine my excitement — as a Black woman named for a controversial African queen — to see a Hollywood film about a fearless unit of women warriors committed to protecting the West African kingdom of Dahomey for over 200 years. Inspired by true events, “The Woman King” was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by … Read more

Opinion: Chinese companies listed on US exchanges must finally open their books

Just days ago, US and Chinese negotiators reached an agreement regarding the financials of Chinese companies listed in US stock markets. If successfully implemented, the agreement could significantly improve transparency for US investors looking to invest in Chinese firms. However, the agreement could also reveal worrisome connections between some Chinese companies and Beijing’s military activities. … Read more

Opinion: I called out Lizzo and Beyonce for song lyrics. They heard me

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me take you back to roughly six weeks ago when Grammy-winning singer and rapper Lizzo released the song “Grrrls” off her latest album, “Special.” Mixed in with the catchy beat and empowering lyrics that I could imagine millions of girls dancing to was an ableist slur; … Read more