R. N. Bradley

R.N. Bradley is A 'Bany girl (Albany, GA) through her core. Her grandfather (AKA Paw Paw) taught her hustling is in her blood and that opportunities are sought not given. Can't argue with a great man. A doctoral candidate in African American Literature and Culture at Florida State University, Bradley earned her BA in English from the "Unsinkable" Albany State University (GA) and a MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. Bradley's current research interests include identity politics, African-American humor, late 20th and 21st century black popular culture and literature, and Hip Hop. Bradley's dissertation investigates negotiations of white hegemonic masculinity in 21st century race consciousness using black popular culture and literature. Part time critic, full time learner. Let's get it.
Contemporary Urbanity and Blackness in ‘New Jack City’

Contemporary Urbanity and Blackness in ‘New Jack City’

Hood films are a jarring eviction notice for traditional Civil Rights rhetoric and, possibly, leadership -- in other words, "What has the Civil Rights movement done for me lately?"

Black ‘Coffy’ No Sugar, No Cream: Pam Grier’s ‘Foxy’

Citizen Abstained?: Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry

Generation Novacain? Hardly: ‘Brave New Voices 2010’

‘Malcolm X’ Challenges What You Thought You Knew About the Man

Sweeping Expectations in ‘Jumping the Broom’

The New Mouth, New (Post Civil Rights) ‘Dirty South’

Last Night a Trap Boy Saved My Life: T.I.’s Urban Legend

Dy(e)ing to be White: Whiteface Performance in Postracial America

Gwen Stefani Rhymes Words in Red Lipstick. Golly Gee.

Shoot the J!: Negotiations of Blackness and Normalcy in The Fab Five

The Voice and the Experience: Cee-Lo Green