Articles by Marcus Scott

MARCUS SCOTT is a playwright, songwriter, dramaturge, sketch comic and journalist. His work has appeared in Elle, Out, Passport, Essence, Uptown, Trace, Backstage, Giant, Hello Beautiful, NewsOne, The Urban Daily, Madame Noire, Styleblazer, Clutch, Artvoice, Bleu and Krave, among others. He has interviewed Fefe Dobson, VV Brown, Elle Varner, SWV, Danity Kane, Ryan Leslie, Rose Byrne, James Earl Jones, Annaleigh Ashford, LaMarr Woodley, Mehcad Brooks, Lisa Raye, Shaun Ross, Columbus Short and Boris Kodjoe, among others.


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Capitol Hill’s Double Standard and Why Melania Trump is Incapable of Being First Lady Michele Obama

Regardless of the arena—whether it be the highflying political animals of the White House pressing room or the punch-drunk, grand-slamming tennis players at the Wimbledon—black women are habitually the muses and sacrificial goats of racism, sexism, misogyny, chauvinism, transphobia and the intersexuality of patriarchal media bias. But, let’s turn our eyes to the double standards of…

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Black Panther and the Rise of Black Superheroes in Blockbuster Films

On May 6 episode of Fatman on Batman, a 75-minute podcast, journalist/comic book writer Marc Bernardin and filmmaker/comedian Kevin Smith made quite a comparison when it said The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s now-iconic 2008 superhero crime thriller drama, was the men-in-tights equivalent to Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 epic mob sequel, The Godfather Part II. Both…

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Pentagon Paragon or the Manchurian Candidate: Hilary Clinton, the Only Experienced Presidential Hopeful

With the general election months away, it’s time to discuss the elephant in room: The liberal left, and its visceral crusade against Democratic moderate Hillary Clinton and the misunderstanding of the American republic. At the moment, there is generational gulf among Democrats in their presidential primary. In the years following the Civil Rights Movement of…

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The Caitlyn Jenner Problem: Transgender Aphrodite or All-encompassing Feminist?

Let’s not kid ourselves. Caitlyn Jenner is not exactly an LGBT rights activist or role model of the transgender community. She does not support gay marriage, she is unfamiliar with the history of transgender culture or community and like many have stated before, posing nude is not exactly “brave” by today’s standards, when everyone from reality…

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Broadway Vs. Hollywood: #TonySoDiverse and #OscarSoWhite Spark Dialogue on Representation

After receiving a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton dominated the Tony nominations on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2016. Earning a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations, the show was honored in virtually every possible category—from writing and composition to acting, direction, dance and design— eclipsing…

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On Harriet Tubman: A Brief Look at Reparations, American Imperialism & the Trans-Atlantic slave trade

To the delight of fans of Broadway musical theatre who are absolutely smitten with Lin Manuel Miranda’s epic hip-hop bio-musical based on the life of the founder of the nation’s financial system, on Wednesday, April 20, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew opted to appease popular culture by preserving the imagine of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton on the…

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