Welcome to This Broad’s Life, a new Jezebel video series in which Hillary Crosley Coker trails interesting and kick-ass women as they navigate this thing called life.
On Tuesday night, two black Republicans were voted into Senate and House. While I applaud Tim Scott and Mia Love, respectively, as pioneering African Americans, I am nervous about whatever right-wing political madness they are most likely plotting. As Zora Neale Hurston once said, "All my skinfolk ain't kinfolk."
She was born on this day in 1891, so raise a glass to her! She also once sagely noted, "One finds comfort in good dinners," so maybe keep that in mind as you plan your evening.
• A Queens woman is suing a wig store after she suffered an injury at the hands of one of the mannequins. The plastic head fell onto her feet, leaving her unable to "make a fist with her toes."
Zadie Smith established herself as a literary wunderkind when she published White Teeth at the age of 25. Her collection of essays on topics ranging from Zora Neale Hurston to 50 Cent shows she's grown into something more.
Eatonville, FL, the first all-black town in the U.S. to incorporate and the childhood home of Zora Neale Hurston, was described, in detail, in her books Mules and Men and Their Eyes Were Watching God. Though she was once a literary star, a contemporary of Langston Hughes and the only black woman at Barnard College in…