21 Years Ago, A Goofy Movie Became the Blackest, Most Underrated Nerd Classic of All Time
- Published on Black Nerd Problems and later The Huffington Post, this essay follows Jordan's personal connection with a Disney film whose character had been widely coded as Black, in context of scarce minority representation in mainstream media for children in the 1990s.Finding Belonging as a Nomad In a World of Hometown-Loving Black Folk
- Because Black culture places so much importance on "where you from", is one not "real" if they can't pinpoint one place? This author's nomadic upbringing leaves him questioning his authenticity when dealing with self-identities based in hometown affiliation. Gargoyles Was the Most Important Cartoon of My Pre-Intellectual Black Childhood
- A follow up to Jordan's connection with 'A Goofy Movie,' this essay shares the influence and cultural significance of Disney's 'Gargoyles' and Black-coded characters that, for the first time in his life, challenged him with intellectual curiosity, complex characters, and mature themes.Profiles in Black Cartooning: Aaron McGruder
- Published on Black Nerd Problems and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, this essay discusses the career, influence, and brilliance of cartoonist Aaron McGruder, best known for the popular comic strip turned cartoon, The Boondocks.